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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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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भारतको असफल नेपाल नीति

युवराज घिमिरे — शान्ति प्रक्रिया र यो शैलीमा संविधान लेखन अनि परिवर्तनका एजेन्डाको 'रचयिता' भारत रहिआएको छ। तर ऊ असफल भइसकेको छ। नेपाली राजनीति र संविधान निर्माण गतिविधिमा मुख्यतया बाह्रबुँदेपछिको भारत निर्णायक हस्तक्षेपकारी शक्तिका रूपमा देखा पर्दै आएको हो। तत्कालीन भारतीय विदेश सचिव श्याम शरणको अगुवाइमा भएको छबुँदे, त्यसबाट निर्देशित

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A Polity Owned by Puppets, Guided by Aliens

By Deepak Gajurel — A quarter of Nepalis accuse India of interfering in Nepal's internal affairs which Indians repeatedly deny. Nay, our southern good neighbor is not doing that! Rather Nepali politicians are to be blamed for dragging in foreign powers as their masters. A cursory review of the past

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राजा र दलहरुबीच राजतन्त्र राख्‍ने सहमति भएकै हो : कमल थापा

अन्नपूर्ण पोष्ट — थापाले त्यसपछि दलहरुले राजासमक्ष लिखित प्रतिबद्धता ब्यक्त गरेको दावी गर्दै दल र दरबारबीच संवैधानिक राजतन्त्र र बहुदलीय प्रतिस्पर्धालाई राखेर संविधानसभाको निर्वाचन गर्ने सहमति भएको बताए। थापाले भने–'आन्दोलन सम्झौतामा टुङगिएको हो। राजाको शाही घोषणाले पुनस्थापना भएको प्रतिनिधिसभा स्वीकार्ने, माओवादीले पनि परोक्ष रुपमा त्यो सम्झौतालाई स्विकारेको हो। त्यो बेलामा

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राजा, प्रधानमन्त्री सबै दुस्मनले घेरिएका छन्

युवराज गौतम — कार्ल माक्र्स र फ्रेडरिक एंगेल्सद्वारा लिखित कलेक्टेड वक्र्स (भोल्युम १८) सन् १८५७ देखि १८६२ मा संगृहित रचनाको सँगालो हो। त्यसमा एंगेल्सले बर्मामा राजाकै सहयोगीले राजाको सत्ता कमजोर पारेपछि ब्रिटेनको चलखेल बढेको र कालान्तरमा सीमान्त क्षेत्रबाट चीनले पनि हात हाल्न थालेको सुन्दर विश्लेषण गरेका छन्। बर्माका जनताले चिनियाँ,

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Nepal: The Grand Game of Triangulation

By Maila Baje — In retrospect, the sudden influx of Maoists into Kathmandu Valley in the week before the Narayanhity Massacre made much more sense. The second constituent assembly elections finally produced the results that were supposed to have emerged in 2008. Notice how everything is running in reverse? Since

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Agreement between then King, political leaders

By Pushpa Raj Pradhan — After the Democracy Day message by the former King last Thursday, a new debate has taken place in intellectual as well as political groupings. Former King Gyanendra had asked the political parties to implement the understanding and agreement endorsed between him and the political leaders.

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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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Pertinent Questions On The ‘Secret’ Agreement

By Maila Baje — Days after former king Gyanendra resurrected the ‘agreement’ in his Democracy Day message to the nation, all heads are still firmly turned to Madhav Kumar Nepal. The second-ranking leader of the erstwhile Seven Party Alliance (SPA) has denied the existence of any such agreement in writing

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