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Not Delusional

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Take the example of a known Nepali intellectual who decided to curry favor from the newly emergent Nepali Congress by blasting king Birendra’s pet New Education System plan as politically compromising. It did not matter that the plan itself was scuttled politically in course of the referendum a decade earlier. …

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Chinese Concern

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DPM and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara is presently in Beijing. His visit, according to the Foreign Ministry sources, is to assure China on Nepal’s eagerness on the implementation of BRI. After signing on the MoU on OBOR initiative and attending the OBOR meeting in Beijing, any further progress has …

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Deuba Trip

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Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s New Delhi trip begun Wednesday is unique in its treatment in our mainstream media. A section would make it the butt of jokes satirizing the routine pilgrimage of the newly incumbent for homage and patronage. Another would rather express reservations as to what more compromises …

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Disaster Prone

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The cost in lives and property due to last week’s heavy rains has caught the country unprepared once again. The media which competes to disseminate the coverage on the disaster spews both the unforeseen extents of the disaster and the rampant ineptness of the relief measures. Little is mentioned of …

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No Cheers

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It is well recognized that our monopolists of political organizations are so wary of their unsolicited agenda for republicanism, secularism and federalism that they purposely kept these away from public endorsement but seek instead to legitimize them on the strength of the votes they secured in the constituent assemblies alone. …

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India-China Doklam standoff

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Since mid-June, after some Indian troops crossed the Bhutan China border and entered into the Doklam area, the two countries have been engaged in a standoff. It is a case of serious violation of the international norms and practice by the Indian troops. China is firm on its stance that …

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The People

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The divide between the state and its people is a wee bit too obvious for comfort. Politics which is being conducted in the name of the people is engrossed in sharing the political spoils. The people are aware of this. The media is aware of this too since the media …

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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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