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Loot-tantra in “loktantra”

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Corruption, commission and abuse of authority have become synonymous of this “loktantra” as it has become very difficult to get a clean leader in this “loktantrik” era. As the leaders are involved in corruption, commission and misuse of power, they have tried to defunct the Commission for Investigation on Abuse …

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Political Season On

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By and large this country of festivals can safely say that the festival season is over and the political season has begun. That it has begun with prime minister Prachanda clearing his party office of his former rebels who had taken over the premises agitating for their claimed share of …

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Tremors

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Kathmandu’s ever mobile political scene is currently throbbing in all directions. The convention of the international chapter of the World Hindu Organization has had to have its reverberations primarily because of the former king’s accurate assessment of the revolting political situation in the country and the continuing exclusivity that prevails. …

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Mere Tampering

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Two points to be made. Outsourcing Nepali decision making that makes implementing difficult. From whosesoever sources, yet to be owned up to, the republican, federalist secular agenda was thrust upon Nepali constitution-making, implementation must necessarily be by Nepalis. The constitution that has yet to be implemented remains admittedly in the …

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Ignorance: The Costs

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C.P. Mainali, still a leader of one of the minor communist parties made news nearly three decades ago when he chose to speak over a Radio Nepal interview that king Mahendra was a nationalist leader of Nepal. This was news at that time since he was part of the newly …

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Nepal–India: Overload

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Prime Minister Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” pays his pilgrimage to India this week. Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat is there presumably on a preparatory trip. A Deputy Prime Minister was there a fortnight back. All this within a month after Dhahal assumed office. Merely months before this, hectic efforts were undertaken …

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Congress Critical

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Sher Bahadur Deuba’s is certainly no easy undertaking. He is running a Nepali Congress close to its nadir until Girija Koirala jumped on the Delhi bandwagon to emerge as local patron of the Maoists whose  ‘people’s war’ was against his party in the very first place. Girija, assured of a …

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Prachanda: Doldrums

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Newly ensconced prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, is definitely low key as compared to the profile he chose to adopt during his first term. He himself admits to learning from his mistakes. This is wise. But the fact is that ‘realpolitk’ compels him to take this stance. His party, …

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Structural? No, Functional

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Former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, as leader of the current Nepali Congress party, the largest party in parliament, is in a way, mentor of the incumbent prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, since it is with the Congress backing that Dahal toppled the UML government and elected himself to government. …

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Gloomy scenario

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Will the disputed issues in the constitution be resolved; will there be timely elections; will there be total implementation of the constitution by 21 January 2018, there are many questions and we don’t have hopeful answers as those who were involved in the promulgation of the constitution, are also in …

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