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Going Back

It wasn’t long after 1990 that king Birendra realized that what was His Majesty’s Government was no long his. Nor was His Majesty’s most loyal opposition loyal to him. This is in accordance to a latter day book by Birendra’s secretary during the takeover. When the king drew attention of …

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It’s the ‘System’

Let’s face it. Dr. Govinda KC is much more than a pin prick to the political establishment. He was a headache to the previous administrations under the current political establishment attesting to the numerous agreements he arrived at with them. His latest adventure into suicidal agitation is proving an embarrassment …

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Trust Deficit

A country that twice won an elected seat to the United Nations Security Council must thrive on the pleasure of having hosted an international meet of a Church. Obviously thus, much must be made of prime minister K.P. Oli’s attendance at Davos, a first at the international meet for Nepal. …

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Leaders and their double standards

By PR Pradhan While celebrating the 297th birth anniversary of Great King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the government has performed double standards. When the government is considering for giving national holidays to different communities, including the Christians, during their festivals, the government seems conservative while giving national holiday on the birth …

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What’s the Fuss

Surreal Nepali contemporary environs are best evinced in the presence of the president and prime minister at the Prithwi Narayan Shah statue in front at Singha Durbar gates and their formal obeisance to the unifier of the country amidst popular gatherings at the venue demanding a national holiday on the …

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The RA Debacle

Any serious perusal of back copies of these columns since the very inception of this weekly will attest to our repeated insistence that, after 1990, national performance has been deliberately hindered by sabotage designed to dismantle modern Nepal. This weekly has, among other things, chronicled the (Royal) Nepal Airlines shenanigans …

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The Law

If by chance our lawmakers think they are doing justice to the constitution by putting their nominee for chief justice through the grind in terms of a hearing they are doing the contrary. Neither has justice Cholendra Rana done the Supreme Court and his aspired for office justice by going …

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‘Lubricant’ Grease

Dr. Tulsi Giri who died last week was staunch in his analysis that the multiparty system functioned on moneys that lubricated the party system and, given Nepal’s geo-strategic system made it incompatible with a monarchy in the country. He was thus vilified by champions of the multiparty system to the …

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Political Parties and Nepal

When a political scientist bemoaned the dominance of political parties that successfully overthrow the established order and inherited government wishing that they reorganized and regrouped into program based parties, he was talking sense. The legitimacy the success of the overthrow provides, gives such transcending parties predominance over any other grouping …

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What’s the Paush 1st: Points to Ponder Fuss?

The late Surya Prasad Upadhyay, in an interview when the referendum was in full swing had claimed that he headed the Kathmandu branch of the Nepali Congress while the Benaras branch was founded by Krishna Praad Bhattarai, Gopal Prasad Bhattarai, Biswesor Prasad Koirala and Matrika Prasad Koirala just as the …

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