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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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Odd Flurry

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The furor created in power circles over former king Gyanendra’s scathing attack on the current state of the polity is understandable. Among other things, his analysis is as close to the truth as possible and there is none other than the current political masters who are aware the king was …

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The Streets Again

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The impasse in the legislature is to be followed officially in the streets what with the opposition alliance announcing the date for their rally in Kathmandu. It is not just speculation that the streets have been warming up already at their behest but the declaration that they are to hold …

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Election Ploy

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The idea is to continue the monopoly. Mainstream parties stuck in the dubious issue of constitutional amendment in the face of Tarai opposition now dangle the election bait in order to skirt the stalemate. The UML very much part of the stalemate as also the monopoly has deployed its workers …

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Forcing Alternatives

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There is still that hope that our mainstream parties patch up their differences fast and dish out a compromise that sets the course for the current constitution to conduct all levels of elections in order to render the implementation process of the constitution complete. Warnings that disaster awaits if this …

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Delhi Pact Negated

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Many a time this column has had to resort to recall. Recall that the so-called Janaandolan 2 led by the Nepali Congress was for the restoration of a duly dissolved parliament. Dig deeper into memory and you will discover that a constitutional monarchy acquiesced to the advice of the elected …

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