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Waterways: For record

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This is for record. A Nepali multi-party activist of the referendum days of Nepal’s 1980s launched a quest for waterways access to the sea for Nepal. Manjur ‘World’ founded a ‘Rastrya Samaj Sudhar Sanstha’ which pioneered two sterling homegrown movements in those days of new found multi-party activism. One was …

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Tangible Corrections

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The past decade of populism in Nepali politics has exposed itself for what it is: mere populism. If the science of development has taught the world that there are mere two avenues for development—moneys and education—political society’s perversion of the two since the past decades has made it abjectly evident …

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Loktantric Governance

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What better example of Nepali governance than the continued resort to rule by edicts even when the legislature sits to make laws? This is despite the more than two-thirds majority so widely being flaunted. The excuse this time is the paucity of time and the need to fast track these …

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Nepal: Partying

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The Nepali population has found the decade expensive. Our leaders have long run out of excuses. Prime Minister K.P. Oli and his newly strengthened NCP must now tell his party-men to stop pointing out the shortcomings of his fiscal policies in public. The whip notwithstanding, practical politics of one sort …

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China???

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We are at it again. Nepali intelligentsia and the media is as preoccupied as Prime Minister K.P. Oli who is at time of print on the return leg of his China visit in eulogizing the boons of Nepal-China relationships and in predicting—in predictably very partisan terms— the extent of Chinese …

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To Be in History

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We are at it again. Having been asked to take reprieve of political change and concentrate on development for prosperity, the execution or management phase of the new Nepali republic is being given silent doses of expectations for yet another momentous change. As it is, the constitution was being sold …

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Messing Management

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Parliament’s stock has been so reduced in public eyes that even the cosmetic addition of a section of the Tarai movement into the cabinet matters little. Government’s fiscal policy has passed parliament previously even when a government party has chosen to shift loyalties to the party opposing government on the …

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The Republic

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Prime Minister K.P. Oli has done the country a good turn. He has unwittingly set a moratorium on the republic. By telling his people that he intends to invite the former king he and the prevalent system ousted twelve years ago in order to establish the republic to participate in …

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Brute Theatrics

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Three decades of political grandstanding promoted by a pliant media who cannot but carry partisan analyses as coverage of economic policies makes the budget session merely part of the overall dramatics that is our democracy today. Both K.P. Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have separately and jointly introduced fiscal policies …

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Leaf Fallen

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi must be congratulated. His third foray into Nepal has rendered naked Nepali democracy and constitutionalism. His wisely invested upon whirlwind entry through Janakpur demonstrated the Indian advantage in Nepali Federalism by allowing him separate largesse in State Number Two which can now officially proclaim its …

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