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How successful is PM Dahal’s 10 month tenure?

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is all set to quit after completing his 10-month tenure in the office. By the time, this issue of this weekly reaches the readers, Dahal will have resigned.  As such, everyone wants to know how successful his term was. Obviously, Prime Minister …

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Isn’t Deuba heading to retain his 2002 title?

By Our Reporter It seems NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba who is becoming Prime Minister of Nepal in the next two weeks will retain his 2002 title of ‘incompetent’ after a gap of 15 years. He has not been able to become Prime Minister since February 2005 when he was …

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When will Deuba become PM?

By Our Reporter Under the strong pressure of NC president SherBahadurDeuba, PM PushpakamalDahalwas planning to tender resignation on Tuesday by addressing the Parliament. As UML created obstacle in running the parliament business, Dahal was unable to address the Parliament.  Dahal could tender resignation to President VidyaBhandari if he had really …

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Will Rastriya Janata Party Nepal participate in elections?

By Our Reporter The second phase local poll is just three weeks away, but it is still not certain whether the Rastriya Janata Party, Nepal, the new party of six Madhes-based parties, will take part in the poll is still uncertain. The RJP has been demanding that the election should …

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Deep Basnyat new CIAA chief

By Our Reporter Deep Basnyat has assumed office as the chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) after taking oath of office on Monday. The Constitutional Council on last Tuesday had recommended Basnyat for the post of the CIAA chief. Basnyatwas working as the acting chief …

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Government to announce full Budget

By Our Reporter The caretaker government has prepared to launch a full budget for the next fiscal year on May 29. The government decided to table the budget amidst debate whether the government can present budget before holding the local poll slated for June 14. However, the Election Commission has …

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Money matters in election

By Our reporter In the first phase of local level elections, according to an estimate, one candidate spent a minimum of ten million rupees in small municipalities. In Kathmandu like cities, the candidates are said to have spent tens of millions of rupees to influence the voters. Basically, the big …

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Random Thoughts on Nepal’s Local Polls

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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Example of impunity

By Our Reporter The government has decided to withdraw cases against those who were alleged for being involved in killing eight on-duty security officials including senior Police SP in Kailali two years ago. Furthermore, the government has decided to withdraw all criminal cases filed against protesters alleged of being involved …

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UML emerges as a strong party

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan Until the writing of this report on Tuesday, the UML was leading in the voting result of the local election. The Nepali Congress, the largest party in the last CA elections, was following the UML. It is shameful that the Maoist Center, which had become the …

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