In Nepal, a deadlock, a likely confrontation

By Rajesh Singh – While many experts and the single-judge Bench of the Supreme Court may have legal arguments to justify the basis for the interim stay on the 16-point agreement, one cannot escape the political implications of the setback to the breakthrough. For one, the wait for a Constitution

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Nepal Towards A New Full-Fledged Conflict?

By Shashi Tharoor — Away from the glare of global headlines, Nepal is grappling with a constitutional crisis that could once again propel the tourist mecca, sensitively situated between India and China, into full-fledged conflict. From 1996 to 2006, Nepal was wracked by a brutal civil war that pitted a

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Foreign hand in Nepal Politics

By Yubaraj Ghimire — The Constituent Assembly’s (CA) failure to deliver the constitution by January 22 did not come as a surprise. But the failure this time round has sharply polarized politics. The two major parties in the ruling coalition — the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML — seem determined

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Nepal: Caught Between Anticipation And Indifference

By Maila Baje — Investing consideration and cash in all key parties means Beijing would not have to suffer the indignities of 2006 all over again. (Remember how they had to beg, scream, kick and cajole to let their ambassador become the first top foreign diplomat not to present his/her

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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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