Running In Circles Around Overlapping Spheres

By Maila Baje — When the Indians locked Nepal in that economic stranglehold in 1989-1990 for having bought anti-aircraft guns from China, lost in the story was the fact that Beijing had tempted us with lucrative prices. When the Panchayat system collapsed as a result, the Chinese joined the chorus

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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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विगतका गल्ती सच्याऊ

युवराज घिमिरे — त्यो ०६३ वैशाख ११ गतेको घोषणा (राजा ज्ञानेन्द्र शाह) जेठ ४ को प्रतिनिधिसभाका निर्णय र अनि ०६५ जेठ १५ को संविधानसभाको पहिलो निर्णय पुनरावलोकन 'समीक्षा तथा 'करेक्सन' बिना सम्भव छैन। फागुन ७ गतेको सन्देशमा पूर्वराजा ज्ञानेन्द्र शाहले राजनीतिक दलहरूलाई एउटा अवसर दिए, उनकै विरोधका नाममा भए पनि

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Party-King Secrete Agreement: Is India Listening?

By Deepak Gajurel — In April 2006, when the Nepal representative of the United Nations was denied to mediate between the King and the parties, Indian Prime Minister had sent his special envoy, Dr. Karan Singh, officially, to meet the King and the party leaders, and presumably to negotiate between

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Deceit and Betrayal: Are you Smart Enough?

By Deepak Gajurel — Nepal clearly is back to where it was in 2004, in other words, before India sponsored so-called Janaandolan-II of 2062/63. it is high time for the parliamentary parties, especially Nepali Congress and UML, that they accept, officially, that they have betrayed the nation and the Nepali

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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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Nepal Politics: Kabuki Theater Of Ex-Premiers

By Maila Baje — The Chinese are far from neutral in Nepal. They only appear to be the most polite ones in public – and that’s putting things charitably. Buying off the Maoists had worked in the past. Let’s not focus too much on where the money came from. Khanal

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गैरजिम्मेवार राजनीति

युवराज घिमिरे — ०४७ को संविधानको जति पनि स्वीकार्यता हुने छैन यो संविधानको। किनकि त्यसबेलाको तीन पक्ष (राजा, कांग्रेस र एमाले) मध्ये दुई पक्षको मात्र संविधान हुनेछ यो। राजनीतिमा नयाँ समीकरण, सम्भावना र खतरा देखा पर्न थालेका छन्। तर जवाफदेही र उत्तरदायित्वको राजनीतिको संकेत कहीं देखा परेको छैन। माघ ८

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It was King Gyanendra, Who’s Next?

By Deepak Gajurel — Watch out Nepali politicians! Look before you leap. Think multiple times before acting upon 'signals' from without. 'Unsolicited advice' from outside has always been counterproductive, even damaging, in the past, especially when it comes to encouraging against democratic norms or acting in violation of prevailing law

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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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Starry-Eyed And Snookered

By Maila Baje — “When the king hounded you, you came running to us considering us democrats. Now you have the audacity to call us obstructionists?” Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) general secretary Krishna Bahadur Mahara’s pointed question to the two mainstream parties the other day wasn’t exactly new.

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Nation hostage of foreign powers

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan — It is unfortunate that our political leaders are unable to function by themselves as their remote control is somewhere else. The given deadline for the promulgation of the constitution is 22 January, i.e. coming Thursday. Foreigners are fighting against each other for their interests by

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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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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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