Nothing’s changed for Biplob party

Around 1,500 leaders and cadres of Biplob’s party have been arrested, and it’s on the verge of political irrelevance

Biswas Baral

Nepali Economy : Yubaraj Khatiwada again

The finance minister has a second chance to redeem himself. The monetary policy is far too tight for these troubling times

ANNAPURNA

Editorial: The Bamdev Gautam saga

This shocking development was the perfect illustration of how our senior politicians can easily trade away national interests for personal gains

ANNAPURNA

Two cheers for freedom

Despite the deficiencies of Nepali democracy, today, it is nigh impossible to take away one right: freedom of speech

ANNAPURNA

Spending holes

The government, and its cerebral finance minister, it appears, could not do even the bare minimum to gin up the economy

ANNAPURNA

Going soft?

Oli seems to realize he can only lose by going on the offensive when his political hand is weakened and his health is again iffy.

ANNAPURNA

Central agenda

The NCP CC meeting would have achieved a lot if it can send out a clearer message of unity

ANNAPURNA

Cold and filthy

This is a cold-cold Nepali winter, with chilly days forecast well into the next few weeks. Sporadic deaths have been reported from the Tarai as those without concrete homes struggle to keep warm. In fact, this is a tragic yearly occurrence. This winter,...

ANNAPURNA

Many speakers

The prolonged impasse over the election of a new speaker of the federal lower house, and deputy speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe’s refusal to step down, give one overarching message: the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is still very much a divided house,...

ANNAPURNA

Provincial pangs

Federalism works only when provinces and local bodies feel empowered to take important decisions and settle differences on their own

Biswas Baral

Spooked by its own shadow

Recent media-related bills could act as roadblocks in Nepal’s progress toward a fully democratic state

Biswas Baral

The curtain falls

With elections still three years away, you wouldn’t bet against the RJPN joining the federal government

Biswas Baral

Lessons from India

Promoters of Nepal as a Hindu state will get a boost if our parties follow an electoral logic of emulating Modi’s Hindutwa

Biswas Baral

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