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Governance under “loktantra”!

By P. R. Pradhan Beloved leader Baburam Bhattarai is the father of the word “loktnatra”. Besides this, biased Bhattarai has also introduced the word “lokmarga” instead of “rajmarga” [highway] when he presented the country’s budget at the capacity of a finance minister. It seems, he didn’t want to hear the …

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Well done!

By PR Pradhan Local residents in the Chabhil-Jorpati area organised a violent agitation last week by capturing the road disrupting vehicular movement in the area protesting against the authorities’ reluctance to black-top the road. The road expansion project was halted due to the negligence of the contractors and government officials …

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Obstacles in the path of prosperity

By PR Pradhan “Prosperity”, it sounds good, but there are many hurdles in its path, moreover, the government created problems and corruption are the main hurdles. Reports state that the number of youths going abroad for work has already crossed seven million. Every day, 1500 to 2000 youths are going …

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President Bidya Bhandari’s lavish pose

By PR Pradhan On the day when President Bidya Devi Bhandari was leaving for a nine-day visit to China, the roads from Maharajgunj, Baluatar and Gaushala to the Trivhuvan International Airport were blocked for half an hour for the President’s travel. Kathmandu’s skies were also closed for 57 minutes to …

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Is citizenship like distributing a candy?

By PR Pradhan Nowhere in the world is citizenship distributed like a candy but in this “loktantra“ era in Nepal, it has become so easy to acquire a Nepali citizenship for foreigners, specially to those individuals coming in from India. At a time, when the citizenship amendment bill was under …

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Beauty of “loktnatra”

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan How is the “loktantra” days in the country, one should not go for Google search as the newspapers’ headlines speak clearly. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli doesn’t want to see the face of those corrupt people but he is encircles by the very people. The government …

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The other side of 26 Chaitra

By PR Pradhan Those, who are enjoying power at present, have recalled 26 Chaitra as the founding day of present political change. They are not tired of advocating the 26 Chaitra as the foundation of democracy or say present day “loktantra”. On 26 Chaitra, 2046 BS, multiparty democracy was introduced …

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The investment summit

The two-day investment summit organised in Kathmandu was concluded on 30 March with instant commitment of 1700 billion rupees worth investment in 17 various projects. Although, the organizers are highly encouraged from such a commitment, economic observers and business people are still doubtful on the investment part. In the 2017 …

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Path to prosperity?

By PR Pradhan Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is not tired of lauding “prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali”. Contrary to this slogan, all the economic indicators are declining. More seriously, the country is facing trade deficit and the gap between the country’s exports and imports are widening in an alarming rate …

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Powerful PM grappling more power

By PR Pradhan Under the new provision in the defence policy, if the federal parliament adopts, the Prime Minister can mobilize the Nepal Army by bypassing the National Defence Council. Observers suspect, this provision may lead the PM to become a dictator. Another report states that all the infrastructural projects …

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