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No Confidence

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It is not quite possible to shake-off a sense of political-pre-design. With the Tarai parties at one end and the CPN/UML at the other of the current constitutional spectrum, it was possible to foresee a clash. Perhaps the UML was testing the Tarai Monday. Having very harshly crushed the Tharu …

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State, Constitution and Party

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It is ironic in the least that the oldest sovereign, independent state in the region is in search of itself. Having for decades advocated change to the point of rendering the state virtually unrecognizable, their over reach has made it difficult to distinguish between what is partisan and what is …

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Message

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The government has decided to hold the local elections on 14 May. Along with announcement of the election date, the Madheshi Front has announced its agitation programme. Leaders of the Front are threatening to launch a decisive agitation. They are claiming that the situation in the Tarai districts could go …

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Democracy Day

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Let us hope that Democracy Day Saturday succeeds in arousing in Nepal a new awareness of the state of Nepali democracy. Three decades of multi-party democracy coupled with three decades of party-less democracy added to another decade of multi party democracy should have been enough experience to make corrections in …

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One Voice

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The de-mythification of Nepali politics is a close to impossible task since much of organized politics in this country is premised on these myths. The organized propagation of these myths facilitated artificial divisions that can only be effectively countered by equally organized public illumination of actualities. The biggest hindrance to …

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Pot Pourri

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Prime Minister ‘Prachanda’ is at his tether’s end. This ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with the Congress to head government turn by turn is approaching time lapse. The conditional vote support he received from the Tarai parties in the legislature threatens to erode. He is still harping both ways. He must be allowed …

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Quandary

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Where are we heading towards, we don’t know. Whether the present path will carry us towards united, indivisible, strong and prosperous Nepal? Whether the present path will ensure sovereign and independent Nepal? Whether peace and political stability prevail in Nepal?Can the political leaders answer these questions? We have achieved an …

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Building Bridges

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As Nepali politics in its exclusionary travails of impudent organizational gains continues to breach national unity resulting in precarious national divisions bordering structural collapse, it seems it takes none less than a king to resort to building bridges for the nation’s sake. Amidst undercurrents of controversy whether former king Gyanendra …

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Tampering

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Allowing jurisprudence to actually gauge the effects of the judiciary reversing previous decisions on the Lok Man Singh Karki case last week, the singular progress made in the political sector is the enablement of his persecution tabled in the legislature. The impudence lies in the decision ignoring the participation of …

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Nepal and the Globe

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The Vedas were to be listened to and recited. Although this recitation from word of mouth was later put to words, its lack of interpretation in the process was perhaps designed to ensure its pristine purity although one cannot deny that these yet to be accurately dated texts too have …

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