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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Correct the Troubles of Your Own Making

By Deepak Gajurel — Political quagmire continues unabated in Nepal with no light sighted at the end of the tunnel. Though it should be the concern for Nepali populace, the heat is felt across the international borders to the south, and equally to the north. Media pundits in Delhi, and

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विदेशी कठपुतलीको कब्जामा नेपाली राजनीति

दीपक गजुरेल — प्रमुख दलहरू ‘सहमति’ को प्रयाशमा फेरि जुट्ने भए। डेढ महिना पानी बाराबार गरेर ‘सहमतिमै संविधान बनाउने’ प्रतिवद्धता एकपटक पुनः व्यक्त गरेका छन् नेताहरूले। सहमति गरेर, सबैलाई समेटेर, सम्पूर्ण नेपालीलाई चित्त बुझाएर, समावेसी नयाँ नेपाल बनाउने दावी गरिराखेका नेपाली लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्रवादी दल र तिनका नेताहरू आफैँले केही गरिराखेका

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माओवादी, भारत र दक्षिण एसिया

केशवप्रसाद भट्टराई — राजा ज्ञानेन्द्रको राजनीतिक निर्णय सही वा गलत भएर होइन, भारतले आफ्नो दीर्घकालीन रणनीतिक लक्ष्यअनुरूप नै प्रचण्ड र बाबुरामलाई हतियार बनाएर नेपालबाट राजसंस्था हटाएको हो। समग्र राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षा संयन्त्र भत्काएर आफ्ना लागि सत्ता र शक्तिको जोहो गर्दै आएका एमाओवादी अध्यक्ष पुष्पकमल दाहालले आफू असुरक्षित रहेकोले राजा वीरेन्द्र र

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The Royal Republic

By Maila Baje — So let’s get this straight. Former king Gyanendra, in his Democracy Day message, publicly exhorts the political leadership to earnestly fulfill the agreements they had reached with him before he restored parliament in April 2006. The political establishment is up in arms. But the fists are

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Nepal Politics: A Paradigm Shift is a Must

By Prof. Dr. Sushil Raj Pandey — Why was the 12-Point Agreement compromised in New Delhi and not in Rolpa. This is the pertinent question which has not been addressed by the concerned parties of the agreement. Was it because Comrade Prachanda was assured of full safety by Dr. Bhattarai

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