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Gen (retd.) Pradeep PB Malla passes away

By Our Reporter We regret to inform our esteemed readers and well-wishers that our respected columnist Maj.-Gen. (retd.) Pradip Pratap Bom Malla passed away after a brief illness in New Delhi on Monday. Late Malla was undergoing treatment in Delhi. Gen. Malla had a distinguished career in the Royal Nepalese …

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Let State Assert

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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UML further consolidate its nationwide strength

By Our Reporter Against the expectation of the ruling Nepali Congress and the Maoist Centre, the CPN-UML emerged as the largest party  winning the largest number of  Gaunpalika (Rural Municipality) chairmen and municipality mayors in the second round of local polls held on June 28. The party had emerged largest …

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Sparks of Gorkhaland movement reach New Delhi

By Our Reporter The Gorkhaland movement launched for the creation of a separate hill state in Darjeeling has entered the fourth week with the death toll increasing to six. Although the state government of West Bengal has imposed a food blockade in the hills, the Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee, a …

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Cabinet expansion delayed due to rift in NC

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has been unable to expand his cabinet even in six weeks after he was elected to the top post on June 6. The growing rift between two factions– the Ram Chandra Poudel-led faction and Deuba-led group within the NC is attributed for …

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Former King’s birthday observed

By Our Reporter The country is practicing “loktantra” by adopting secularism, federalism and republicanism, whereas, in the same country, people are observing the former king’s birthday with great fanfare. On 7 July, thousands of commoners went to Nirmal Niwas to wish birthday greetings to former His Majesty King Gyanendra on …

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Wait and Watch

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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Deuba fails to expand cabinet

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who has earned a bad name for his inability to appoint office bearers in the party even 16 months after he was elected president of the Nepali Congress, has exhibited similar inability in expanding his cabinet. It has already been a month …

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Provincial, federal parliament elections challenging

By Our Reporter It is already July and the vote counting of the second phase polls is still going on, and the government has been unable to make preparations for the elections of the provincial and federal parliaments, which the Election Commission has proposed to hold by the third week …

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Will RJP take part in 18 Sept polls?

By Our Reporter The government postponed the local elections in Province 2 for September 28 as demanded by the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal instead of holding it on June 28. However, the RJP-N leaders are still claiming that the government postponed the polls in Province 2 without consulting them and …

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