Crisis in Nepal and Indian Motives

By Yubaraj Ghimire, Shubhajit Roy — Adding to the confusion in Kathmandu, Vice President Parmananda Jha issued a statement in which he accused the state of discriminating against Madhesis. The crisis in Nepal over the new Constitution has deepened with protests in Madhes continuing to block the border with India

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The New Constitution: Dead on Arrival?

By Maila Baje — The Chinese, of course, could afford to be happier about the outcome because it’s not their porch that’s smoldering. The drivers of the promised change are in full control. They can no longer blame the palace for subverting a people’s quest for full sovereignty. Much has

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New Constitution: Failure of 12-Point Agreement

By Maila Baje — We need the new constitution to be promulgated soon to mark the official failure of the experiments spawned by the 12-Point Agreement. Against the multi-pronged attacks the notion of a ‘new’ Nepal has exposed itself to, the ‘old’ nation continues to acquire its own luster. Sure,

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भारतको धर्मनिरपेक्षता र ‘अल्पसंख्यक’

ध्रुबहरि अधिकारी — संविधानमा 'सेक्युलर' शब्द छिरेपछि चाहिं भारत अल्पसंख्यकहरूको लागि अनुकूल नरहेको निष्कर्ष निस्कन्छ। भारत लोकतन्त्र भएपनि इन्दिरा गान्धी सरकारमा रहेका बखत त्यहाँको जनताले एकप्रकारको तानाशाही खेप्नुपरेको तथ्य जग-जाहेर छ।सन् १९७५को जुनदेखि १९७७को आरम्भसम्म (२०३२/३३ साल) तिनले सङ्कटकाल लगाएर शासन चलाएकी थिइन्। त्यही बीचमा, सन् १९७६ मा, संविधान संशोधन

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Nepali Maoists Protégé: Int’l Community

By Maila Baje — All in all, within his first 100 days in office, Dahal had met with the leaders of China, India and the United States, the three principal drivers of the country’s destiny. Civil society leaders sung paeans to the purity of the Maoists’ pursuit of violence in

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The Karan-Saran Conundrum

By Maila Baje — For long, India profited from a diabolic game of playing on all sides and retaining enough plausible deniability to step in as the redeemer. It can no longer afford that luxury. Perhaps the promulgation of the new Constitution – complete with its infirmities and flaws –

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Nepal: An undemocratic hurry

By Yubaraj Ghimire — The international community is now convinced that its trust and investment in Nepal’s political actors — who have monopolized power, politics, and the peace and constitution-making process since 2006 — were misplaced. Except casting their votes to elect two CAs, the Nepali people are hardly involved

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Nepal: Yet Another Spell of ‘Bloodshed’!

By Deepak Gajurel — The universal truth that ballot and bullet cannot work together seems to be proven by experiments of 8 years’ drama of ‘consensus building’ in Nepal. It’s only the matter of time, and modus operandi to be applied; these two, Maoist and parliamentary parties' coalition, formally break

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Nepal: Failed Political Experiment

By Yubaraj Ghimire — But more people questioning the CA’s legitimacy is likely to drive home the message that Nepal’s political experiment has failed. Last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on a visit to prepare for President Xi Jinping’s trip, sent a clear message to three top leaders by

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India Used Maoist to Destabilize King’s Regime in Nepal

Professor Madhukar SBJ Rana — The rise of the Maoists in Nepal is not that the Indians were supporting. Their rise is an indigenous phenomenon. However, in my view, it was later on used by the Indian government to destabilize the then regime led by the King of Nepal, which

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China means no Competition with India in Nepal: FM Wang

“We hope Nepal becomes a bridge for China with India and South Asia.” By Telegraphnepal China raises Nepal aide 5-fold to compete with India. This is what a headline from India’s top newspaper read following China’s benevolent gesture to increase its aide to Nepal in Kathmandu. The Indian jealousy beginning

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China’s Nepal Policy: Review the Past

By Deepak Gajurel — It is high time that Beijing should consider correcting its past policies, if not for Nepal’s interests, for the sake of China’s itself. This was in pursuance of two aspects, first, obliterating any recurrence of West European conflict, and second, containing the Soviet Union from penetrating

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Next door Nepal: The price of instability

By Yubaraj Ghimire Anand Swaroop Varma, the editor of Teesri Duniya, with open sympathy for the radical Left, including the Maoists, sent out a clear message through his column that the support that Narendra Modi has been able to draw in Nepal is the latest version of what used to

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