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Let State Assert

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A highly embittered younger generation in Nepal which has been waylaid by doctrinaire partisan politics is increasingly restive. A populist media, very much part of that partisan upbringing, continues to fuel that disenchantment with exposes of the political shenanigans ranging from the stupid to extreme impudence. Well-pursed activities in the …

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Wait and Watch

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The conclusion of the second phase elections finally brings politics to a legislature that has for very tactful reasons evidently remained in the backseat to bring public focus to the holding of the polls. The third phase of the elections due in a little over two months as currently scheduled …

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Real Post Mortem

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The irony behind the establishment logic that the local level elections must take place at all cost for the constitution to be implemented is lost on the people. The mainstream media has hyped the election fervor to the extent that they have served to cover up the irony. Elections at …

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Mounting Problems

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The conclusion of the second phase of elections to local government Wednesday (yesterday) will have brought the bulk of the country theoretically under local government. The second phase saw it possible under stricter security supervision than in the first and the third phase is due in a little over two …

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Political psyche

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Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is planning to go to Delhi after the second phase of elections and before the third phase elections. Earlier to Deuba’s visit, DPM and foreign minister Krishna Bahasdur Mahara is scheduled to go to Delhi to pay courtesy call on his counterpart Sushma Swaraj. After …

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Jeopardy Again

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One fails to see constitutionalism functioning in the establishment’s approach begrudging a rounded view to the Tarai problem. There is politics no doubt in portraying the Tarai demands in bad light. The media and our ruling cabal have conveniently forgotten that the demands the Tarai continue to harp on were …

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Silver Lining

As government finally forms itself and readies for the much promised elections to the second phase after the much promised amendments to woo participants in the Tarai, realization of fundamental truths are gradually seeping into fundamental discourses on account of the first phase. The newly elected local level representatives are …

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Jumbo Size Budget

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The government on 29 May presented a jumbo-sized budget for the fiscal year 2017/18. The budget worthRs 1278.99 billion is the largest ever budget the nation has seen. The budget has allotted funds for provincial elections and federal elections to be held in the coming fiscal year. Accordingly, after first …

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Random Thoughts on Nepal’s Local Polls

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By Prabasi Nepali Moderate Rouhani Wins Decisively in Iran Last Saturday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory as voters overwhelmingly supported his efforts to rebuild foreign relations and at the same time propel the struggling economy. He won 23.5 million votes – 57 percent – compared to …

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Poll Momentum

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The haste to usher in a ‘new Nepal’ through implementation of an exclusive constitution by the conduct of its first elections can merely reflect the flaws. The fact is that the constitutional issues remaining did trigger the electoral division of the country in its very first stage. Our monopolists can …

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