Neither Nepal nor India can accept the EPG report

The RJPN has been strongly raising the issue of constitution amendment. It has also asked the federal government to come up with a clear stand on the unfolding Kashmir issue and says it rejects the report of the India-Nepal EPGs.

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We have made political parties needlessly powerful

As the then Chief Election Commissioner, Bhojraj Pokharel is credited with successfully holding the 2008 Constituent Assembly elections in what were difficult times. After retiring as the CEC, Pokharel has been an active member of the civil society and...

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The party will take the final call on the gentleman’s...

Fifteen months after party unification, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has almost completed the formal integration of the two organizational structures. But instead of helping resolve outstanding issues, this process seems to have opened a new...

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Quick questions with AASHIRMAN DS JOSHI

Quick questions with AASHIRMAN DS JOSHI

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With Nepal lacking preparations, China yet to confirm...

Upendra Gautam, General Secretary of the China Study Center, a Kathmandu-based think-tank, is a close observer of Sino-Nepal relations. He has done extensive research on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Biswas Baral and Kamal Dev Bhattarai caught up...

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Quick questions with JYOTSNA YOGI

Quick questions with JYOTSNA YOGI

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Weak opposition responsible for a weak parliament

Daman Nath Dhungana wears many hats. He was the first speaker of parliament after the restoration of democracy in 1990. Later, during the insurgency, he played the role of a facilitator in the talks between the government and the Maoist rebels. He then...

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Only way 30 percent people can continue to rule over...

Political analyst CK Lal does not like the term ‘identity politics’, which he thinks of as condescending and patronizing. To refer to the fight of the marginalized communities, he prefers ‘dignity politics’. Whatever the name, what is its current status...

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Only after a national development policy can we have...

Nepal has over the past few years seen growing penetration of the US and China in its military. India has always been the primary outside military force in Nepal, as well as a major defense supplier. Now there are new actors in the fray, raising concerns...

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Quick Questions with Malina Joshi

Malina Joshi, Actress and Miss Nepal World 2011

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