नेपाली जनता, आफ्नो दायित्व बहन गर

युवराज घिमिरे — ज्ञानेन्द्र शाहले अहिलेका असफल दलहरूलाई स्मरण गराएका छन्, ती सहमति र समझदारीबारे। पक्कै पनि, 'गणतन्त्र' ल्याउने सर्त मानेर यी घोषणाहरू भएका थिएनन्। निश्चय पनि, प्रजातान्त्रिक पद्धतिमा दलहरूलाई निषेध गर्न सकिन्न। तर, दलहरूलाई जबाफदेहीभन्दा माथि राख्ने परम्परा पनि स्थापित गर्न सकिन्न त्यो पद्धतिमा। सहमति, समझदारी, नियम, कानुन, संविधान

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जवाफदेहीविहीन अराजक राजनीतिको अन्त्य जरूरी

युवराज घिमिरे — झट्ट हेर्दा माघ ८ को भाखा टरेपछि राजनीतिक सरगर्मी र सक्रियता निकै बढेको छ। शीतलनिवास दरबार फेरि राजनीतिक दलहरूको बैठकको थलो बन्न पुगेको छ। राष्ट्रपति रामवरण यादव र प्रधानमन्त्री सुशील कोइरालाका राजनीतिक लाइनहरू फरक-फरक देखिएका छन्। उपराष्ट्रपति परमानन्द झासमेतले संविधान जारी गर्ने अर्को म्याद तोक्नुपर्ने सार्वजनिक बयान

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Timely Course Correction or Boomerang

By Deepak Gajurel — In the absence of timely corrections, policy of 'controlled destabilization will boomerang, having devastating outcome, so will be the policy of 'non-interference.' Nepali politics took a full circle. Two adversaries used to fight to eliminate the other. With blessing and instructions from without, these rivals turned

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1990 Constitution, A Safe Landing Spot?

By Maila Baje — Even as the Nepali Congress and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) implore them to return to the negotiating table after the night of the broken chairs, the Maoists and their allies remain agitated. United Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN)-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal dismissed Prime

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Constitution Making: Result of Unnatural Alliance

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan — Dissolve the CA. As there is no possibility of writing a constitution acceptable to all, it is better to return to the 1990 constitution.What we saw on Tuesday morning at about 2.30 at the Constituent Assembly is the result of the unholy alliance between the

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Nepal: To be secular or not to be

By Yubaraj Ghimire — The demand for the restoration of Nepal’s Hindu status is gaining ground. Not only the UML but also the Nepali Congress (NC), which heads the coalition with the former, is vertically split on the issue. Religion and caste/ ethnicity have emerged as the major issues and

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Nepal Political Mess: Yet Another Spell of ‘Bloodshed’!

By Deepak Gajurel — Adding fuel to this political quagmire, newly formed, splinting from Baidhya Maoist party, Biplav group of Maoist party has began to speak of yet another spell of ‘gun and barrel’ if its demands of ‘people’s constitution’ is not met by all. The universal truth that ballot

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Deadline And Lifelines, Again

By Maila Baje — Our leaders are so carried away by their confidence in bringing out the new constitution by their self-imposed January 22 deadline that they have been going off on tangents. Realizing it or not, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala threw his cousins under the bus. “I will not

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राजनीतिक संकटको उत्तम निकास : वैधानिकताको बाटो

दामोदर कोइराला — आयातित मोदी बिचार ’सहमतिमै संविधान बनाउनु पर्छ, बहुमतीयबाट बनाउँदा नेपाललाई फाइदा छैन’ जस्तो निर्देशात्मक अनुरोधले संविधान आउने ग्यारेण्टी दिन सक्दैन। बरू अन्यौल सिर्जना गरेको छ। संशोधनको प्रक्रियाबाट नभएर बाधा अड्काउ फुकाउने प्रावधान प्रयोग गरी संशोधन गरिएको अन्तरिम संविधानले त्यसैबेला वैधानिकता गुमायो।

The Kathmandu Post: Christian’s Fifth Column!

By Deepak Gajurel — When you have a fifth column within, you don't need any enemy from without. Foreign powers, overtly and covertly, attempt to destroy societies like ours through every means possible. It's well known, and most often than not, comfortably established that Christian missionaries in the semblance of

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Consensus Nepal Politics: A Futile Circus

By Deepak Gajurel — The constitution making process in the country's Constitution Assembly (CA) is stalled with many fierce disagreements among the partners of 12-point Delhi Agreement. The Delhi agreement (brokered by India and signed by insurgent Maoist and seven parliamentary parties) was the takeoff point that led to the

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Up, down, round and round

By Maila Baje It looks like Ram Chandra Poudel has really had it with Pushpa Kamal Dahal. The Nepali Congress vice-president has almost begun attributing the nation’s precarious plight to the sordid mental faculties of Dahal, or something like that. At a personal level, Poudel probably resents Dahal for having

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