Reverse the Past Anti-Nation Activities

By Deepak Gajurel — Constituent Assembly (CA) chairman the other day publicly said 'if consensus is not reached soon, the coming days are dangerous.' 'Nepal is heading towards another conflict', if our demands are not met, thundered the top opposition coalition boss. Similar lines of prediction or sort are being

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Nepal Political Quagmire: India Must Tell the Truth

By Yubaraj Ghimire — Nepal has missed the deadline to deliver a constitution four times since May 2010. It is nothing new. But the difference this time is the political leadership’s inability to promptly announce the next date, without owning accountability for the failure. Unlike in the past, politics today

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When Expediency Collides With Propriety

By Maila Baje — Rumbles of realignment on the right and the left have instilled some specificity in the latest response of former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal to ex-king Gyanendra Shah’s allusion of a behind-the-scenes political deal in April 2006. The Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) leader and

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Nepal Politics: A Circus by Indian Stooges

By Shashi P.B.B. Malla — Baburam Bhattarai’s recent visit to New Delhi has brought various truths to the foreground. He was known to have a soft heart for Indian interests and now he has proved it again. To put pressure on the ruling coalition to promote ‘consensus politics’ in the

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राष्ट्रिय स्वार्थ गौण पारिएको ‘लोकतन्त्र’

युवराज घिमिरे — बाराकी एक अबोध बालिका (सात वर्ष) अपराधीहरूद्वारा बलात्कृत भइन्। उनको हत्या भयो। सम्पूर्ण सम्भाव्यताको उनको जीवन केही अपराधीहरूले खोसे। एउटा परिवारकी छोरी या छोरा या बच्चा अकालमा गुम्नुको पीडाबारे कुनै अनुभूति नगर्ने अधिकार सरकारको आरामदायी कुर्सीमा बस्ने प्रधानमन्त्री या गृहमन्त्रीसँग या सत्ताको दौड र संविधान लेखनमा समर्पित

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Despite claims to contrary, BRB returns empty-handed

By M.R. Josse — This sequel to last week's column, which appeared while Maoist functionary Baburam Bhattarai (BRB)'s much-ballyhooed mission to India was in progress, is penned after his return. At the outset, let's examine what he achieved. First and foremost, he was snubbed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with

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Chaos in Nepal Harmful for China and India: Prakash Koirala

Prakash Koirala — The Indian establishment agreed to oust the monarchy from Nepal, but it was also unfortunate that China also okayed the same. Now everybody is realizing the vacuum of the monarchy in Nepal. Monarchy has still historical importance in Nepal, and it should be reinstated. India’s Interest Nepal

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