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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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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

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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

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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?

(151031) -- RASUWA, Oct. 31, 2015 (Xinhua) -- Fuel tankers of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) head to Chinese city Kerung to receive the petrol assisted by Chinese government in Rasuwa, Nepal, Oct. 31, 2015. Nepal has sent four fuel tankers to China's Kerung on Saturday noon to receive the first batch of China's fuel grant to ease the fuel crisis in the country following India's blockade. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)(zhf)

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

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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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