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Rejection of Maoist agendas

By Our Reporter In the sec ond phase of local elections, the Maoist Center, compared to the first CA elections, has received very nominal votes. The Maoist Center has not been able to show its presence in urban areas. In rural municipalities also, NC and UML have strongly dominated the …

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Real Post Mortem

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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Nepal sans government, ministers

By Our Reporter It has been three weeks since Sher Bahadur Deuba was elected the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal. But he has been unable to give a full shape to his cabinet. Even in three weeks after his appointment to the top post, he has only an 8-member cabinet …

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Discouraging Nepal-China trade?

By Our Reporter It is disappointing that while travelling from Kathmandu to Rasuwagari, one has to go through security checks in 13 check-posts. One or two security check is okay but security checks at 13 places have given a wrong message that the security organs are discouraging Nepal’s trade with …

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NC, UML in competition

By Our Reporter Despite rains and strike called by the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, the second phase of local elections concluded in Provinces 1, 5 and 7 on Wednesday. It may take about 10 days to complete the vote counting. Many analysts have claimed that the CPN-UML was likely to …

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Gorkhaland movement enters the second week

By Our Reporter Nepali speaking community in Darjeeling and the surrounding areas has been taking to the street demanding creation of a separate province in the hills for the past 14 days. The movement that was sparked due to a decision of the West Bengal Government to make Bangala a …

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Obstruction common in Mugling-Narayangadh road

By Our Reporter Obstruction of the vehicular movement has been very common along the Narayanghat-Mugling road section. The road that was blocked on Thursday due to landslides at Khanikhola was reopened on only Friday evening. But it was again blocked on Sunday due to a dry landslide at Kali Khola …

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Former IGPs, AIGs surrender, leaders got off scot-free!

By Our Reporter Together with two former IGPs—Om Bikram Rana and Hem Bahadur Gurung, two AIGs Shyam Singh Thapa and Deepak Singh Thangden and DIG Deepak Shrestha are now behind bar for their involvement in the infamous Sudan scam. Among them AIG Thapa was last to surrender to the Supreme …

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Mounting Problems

The conclusion of the second phase of elections to local government Wednesday (yesterday) will have brought the bulk of the country theoretically under local government. The second phase saw it possible under stricter security supervision than in the first and the third phase is due in a little over two …

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