Nepal New Constitution is a Failure

Nepal’s main political actors must admit that the new constitution is a failure. What next? Nepal can either continue to be governed by a failed constitution, with the rulers using it the way they want. Or the leaders of three parties can give up on their egos and chart out

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नयाँ संविधानले जन्माएका आशा र आशंका

युवराज घिमिरे — अहिले व्यवस्थापन या संस्थापनभित्रको हरेक महत्वपूर्ण व्यक्ति फरक मत राख्दा 'ब्ल्याकमेल' को सिकार भएको अनुभूति गर्दैछ। त्यो डरमा महत्वपूर्ण पद र भूमिकामा रहेकाहरूले समेत सत्य बोल्न नसक्ने तथा राष्ट्रहितमा र पदीय दायित्वअनुरूप आफूलाई अभिव्यक्त गर्न नसक्ने परिस्थिति छ। जनादेशको भन्दा विदेशी शक्तिहरूबाट सञ्चालित हुँदै आएका राजनीतिक पात्रहरूबाट

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Nepali Maoists Protégé: Int’l Community

By Maila Baje — All in all, within his first 100 days in office, Dahal had met with the leaders of China, India and the United States, the three principal drivers of the country’s destiny. Civil society leaders sung paeans to the purity of the Maoists’ pursuit of violence in

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१२ बुँदे दिल्ली ‘रोडम्याप’को अन्त्‍य र अबको बाटो

युवराज घिमिरे — प्रक्रियाविहीन तरिकाबाट र जनतालाई संलग्न नगराई राजतन्त्र नहटाइएको भए र हचुवा तालमा धर्म निरपेक्ष र संघीयताको घोषणा नगरिएको भए मुलुकको अवस्था धेरै सकारात्मक, स्थायित्वपूर्ण र समृद्धि अनुकूल हुने थियो। भारतले बाह्रबुँदे गराएपछि नेपालमा जन्मेको 'सहमति' को राजनीतिक अभ्यासमा फरक मतलाई निषेध गर्नुपर्छ भन्ने अर्थ लाग्नु हुँदैन। तर

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Finding faith in alien encounters

By Maila Baje There are times when you wonder whether our foreign friends really want us to get a new constitution. British Ambassador Andrew Sparkes’ recent open letter advising the drafters to ensure that religious conversion is enshrined as something approximating a fundamental right is one of those times. 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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‘सहमति’ कि मुठभेडको तयारी ?

मुलुकलाई फेरि मुठभेडतर्फ धकेल्ने खतरा देखिएको छ । एमाओवादी अध्यक्षले ‘कांग्रेस-एमालेले आफूले प्रस्ताव गरेअनुसारको संविधान बन्‍न नदिए त्यसका विरुद्ध जनतालाई जुरुक्कै उठ्न आह्वान गर्ने’ दीपक गजुरेल नयाँ संविधानका मूल विषयहरुमा ‘सहमति’ को प्रयास गरिराखेका ‘प्रमुख’ दलहरुबीच दूरी वढ्दै एक–अर्का विरूद्ध आक्रामक बनेका छन् । अर्कातिर, संविधानसभाबाहिरका दलहरूको चर्कँदो ‘रणनीतिक’ व्यवहारले

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Nepal’s Peace Process: Two Frantic Letters

A look back at the beginning, on how the UN got involved in Nepal’s peace process By Suresh C Chalise Girija Prasad Koirala, Prime Minister of the 2006 Interim Government, already had it in his circumspect roadmap that the United Nations must be involved as a witness during Nepal’s peace

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