• Nepal: EU issues high voltage rejoinder, met Raut on HR Grounds

    The meeting took place at the EU's request. Its aim was to correct the misinterpretation of a recent meeting with Dr. Raut. Strongly refuting allegations that this meeting was part of a plan to destabilise Nepal, Ambassadors stressed their role as longstanding friends and partners in the development of the country as a whole.

  • India will not allow drafting a good constitution for Nepal: Rohit

    India always wants Nepal to remain unstable. It plays one force against the other to install a government that serves its interests. So opines Narayan Man Bijukche Rohit of Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party. “They do not want Nepalis to draft a good constitution for themselves. They want a constitution of their liking,” he said in an interaction program on Tuesday.

  • EU: Friend turns enemy, supporting secession in Nepal?

    To recall, Republica daily had earlier published an Open Letter to Nepal’s members of parliament by British Ambassador Andrew Sparkes. Sparkes in the open letter titled ‘sabhasad-jyus’ had expressed his open support to ‘Protection of Right to Religious Conversion’ in the new constitution.

  • Nepal: PM Sushil initiates talk with angry leaders in opposition

    The Nepali Congress spokesperson, who is known for making high voltage declarations but with no substance, claimed addressing a press interaction on Tuesday that Koirala has already talked to Chairman Pushpa Kamal of Unified Maoists and leaders of Madhesh based parties.

  • Nepal: Ruling parties offer talks, opposition rebukes

    The joint press release issued after conclusion of the meeting states that the ruling parties not only favor resolving disputes through parleys and consensus but are also ready to forge overall consensus in the CA and if not are also ready to adequate consensus among parties represented in the Constituent Assembly.

  • Tighten your belts: Opposition declare 3 months long protest in Nepal

    The third-phase of the movement would be decisive and begin on March 30. Upendra Yadav of Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum is quoted as saying by the media, “The CA Chairman Subash Nembang will be primarily targeted as he acted like a cadre of the ruling parties.”

  • Nepal: RT meet in Lainchour Durbar, India celebrates Republic Day

    The event was India’s 66th Republic Day celebration, January 26, 2015 organized by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu at the Linchour Durbar-Nepal’s fate charter. The colorful program in Linchour Durbar reminds critics of interesting comments made by Nepal’s two top leaders:

  • Madhav Nepal wants his love back, perhaps is searching

    Madhav Kumar Nepal may have done more harm to Nepali politics than helping it settle down but of late he seem to have begun repenting for his past follies. He says, “We had in the past given Maoists with enough space (more than it was required) but, it can’t be done again.”

Opinion

Dr. Shekhar Koirala, Nepali Congress leader

The movement has already begun. If they are not in influence from any

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Mohan Baidya, Chairman, NCP-Maoists, Nepal

I don’t think that he disliked a person called Mohan Baidya and left

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The question is not of legality or otherwise, the ground reality has been

Opinion

Nav Raj Subedi, NCP Unified Maoists leader, Nepal

Possibilities galore in politics. But as of now, how the Biplav party is

Opinion

Ms. Pampha Bhusal, NCP-Maoists leader, nepal

But since this CA is an impediment for forward oriented changes and hence

Five Question

Dharmendra Bastola, Leader NCP, Maoists, Nepal

We will raise the issue of nationalism and exposé those who were engaged

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Rajaram Shrestha , RPP leader, Nepal

If you wish to know my opinion then I would say that all

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Jhal Nath Khanal, Senior UML party leader, Former PM Nepal

Some claim that there should be single Madhesh province as per sponsored designs

Five Question

Bam Dev Gautam, DPM/Home Minister Nepal

Mainly, our two parties, for example, the UML and the Nepali Congress have

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Khadga Prasad OLi, UML Party Chairman, Nepal

That the constitution shall be promulgated within a year is what had been

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Dr. Prakash Chandra Lohani, Vice Chairman Rastriya Jan Shakti Party

The major challenge ahead of us is to get rid of this political

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Keshar Bahadur Bhandari, Retired Army General, Nepal

Isn’t it that a Prime Minister of Nepal government formed immediately after 2006

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Telegraph Nepal,

“The Unified Maoists’ Party is largest in the parliament but, the party is

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Telegraph Nepal,

“What crime has Ruwel committed against Nepali nationalism”, asked Deputy Prime Minister Sujata

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Krishna Prasad Sitaula, Nepali Congress Leader

Former Home Minister and Nepali COngress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula in his exclusive

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Nagarik Daily, March 20, 2011, Person: Did you find it...look for it carefully...New Constitution is written in the Cigarette Box

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Environment and Sustainable Development: Issues in Nepali perspective

In these countries, without adequate environmental protection, development will be undermined, and without development, environmental protection will fail. In the hills of Nepal, for example, environmental degradation is both a contributing cause of poverty, as well as its consequences.
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Political Parties and Democratic Consolidation in Nepal

The parties in Nepal do not exactly characterize ‘patron-client-parties’ but their monopolization in the party signifies an undemocratic nature that can be seen especially during the nomination of candidates for the parliamentary election.
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Foreign private investment in Nepal and South Asia

Similarly, the Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act 1992 of Nepal also define foreign investment. The Act underlines that foreign investment refers to: (a) investment in share, (b) re-investment of the earnings derived from the investment and (c) investment made in the form of loan or loan facilities.
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Nepal: What is democratization?

Nepal may be a pertinent case in point. The authoritarian political structures have gone through a genuine transition toward democracy meanwhile they have began in a full swing under the 1990 constitution, the consolidation is yet to be realized fully.
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Foreign Investment in Nepal

Industrialization in Nepal began in 1936 with the initiative of Indian capital, management and labour (NCP 1983:3 1). The first Companies Act was enacted in 1936 and, in the same year, the first joint stock enterprise, the Biratnagar Jute Mills was established in joint collaboration with Indian entrepreneurs.
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Cartographic aggression continues: Nepal border row with India on Kalapani

Notably, Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai as head of government has said “Kalapani is a part of the Nepalese territory, Kalapani is ours according to the maps of that area (23 July ‘99). He spoke in the parliament that Nepal will not leave even an inch of land on the basis of available maps.
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Negative Impacts of Globalization on Nepalese Polity: a case in point

Like in other Third World countries, there is considerable growth in service sector activities in Nepal, including a sharp increase in banking, insurance, transportation and others. A growing number of NGOs and INGO5 (nearly 20,000) are operating in Nepal and providing basic services in different sectors.
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Rising Individualism in Nepal: Negative impact of Globalization

Individualism is growing among the urban and educated Nepalese. In society, collective life or communitarianism is going downhill. Indigenous social, cultural, religious, political, and judicial institutions are disappearing very rapidly.
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Weak Nepali State irritates foreign envoys

Let’s not ask for alms. Let’s not seek the favors of foreign envoys for private scholarships and personal treatments and visits. Let’s tell them in a straight way not to meddle in our internal matters. But when we ourselves invite them then it is only but natural that they will find some space to poke into our exclusive matters.
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Nepal perspective: Sri Lankan poll results

As a democratic gesture, President Mahinda was gracious enough to accept his poll debacle and the Nepali population now hopes that the Island nation now leaves in peace under the newly elected President.
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China insults Nepal and its honorable leaders

The insulted Nepali leaders may fuel anti-China activities and there are many. The chances remain high and the sure shot loser is not the minister Wang nor the local embassy officials but the Chinese President honorable Xi Jinping. That’s all.
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Education on Federalism needed in Nepal

If it is not so then the creation of mere provinces would have no meaning at all to them for whom we have become sensible to their genuine grievances to which the previous order apparently ignored or even rejected their genuine concerns.
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Dr. Rizal ko beizzat bhayo aslil Hindi gana ley

Chanting of dirty slogans and ugly songs inside the Nepal’s money spinner CA body has become a common phenomenon.
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Nepal ZoP recharged, thanks Isabelle Duquesne

The long forgotten issue has very freshly been brought to the world attention once again. Thanks Isabelle Duquesne, the writer of the book “Nepal: Zone of Peace”. The book has a touch of Hindu religion because the very cover has Om printed. Omkar embodies the universe.
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Magadh Emperor Chandra Gupta's Nepali linkage

Hari Narayan Apte, an eminent Indian scholar in his book entitled “Chanakya and Chandra Gupta”, clearly mentions in his carefully written book that Chandra Gupta was the son of a KIRATI girl, Mura Devi. He also mentions that Mura Devi hailed from the mountains wherein Kirats lived then and continue to live still.
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Biratnagar Nepal school days recalled: Dear Prahlad, I miss you

Prahlad, I must admit, was not only brilliant but a hard working student. Perhaps he was the class topper each year in the annual examinations. He used to tell me “Narendra! You must double your study hours...”.
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Nepal and Russia Relations and Global Scenario

The existing potential of Russian-Nepalese cooperation is not used in full measure at the level of small-scale and medium scale business and in hydropower production. There are some indications that the interest of the Nepalese businessman in working on the Russian market is growing.
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Nepal: Development Discourse of Civil Society

Although the role of fieldworkers in the execution of the proposed program is vital, there is still a need for more special and more specific knowledge to ensure the efficiency of planning and evaluation studies. Democratic development, however, involves not only the restructuring of state-civil society relation toward freedom, economic justice, equality, autonomy and cooperation but also the role of donors.
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Nepal: THE MISSING DYNAMICS OF PEACE PROCESS:

The peace process should have addressed the structural problems which bred the insurgency. Until 2007, Nepal’s peace process was viewed with great optimism as it unfolded quickly, moving fast from the 12-point understanding to CPA to CA election to the realization of a republic (Heiniger, 2009: 47-48).
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Nepal: New Refugees from India

The Nepalese leaders have started visiting Delhi again, not just for medical check-up, but a friendly visit as they’d like to describe, where Nepal’s political situation can be shared, and the possibilities can be explored and discussed.
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Indo-Pak normalized ties must for Peace in South Asia

Indeed it occupies a paramount position in Indo-Pak relations and over the years it has abundantly become clearer that without its resolution, the peace of South Asia would continue to remain an elusive commodity.
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South Asia: Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

It is in this regards that the International Community, especially the Governments in South Asia, has an obligation towards working with the Sri Lankan Government while sharing the lessons learnt on not only rehabilitation and reconciliation but also on counter insurgency strategy and practices.
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Nepal perspective: Military intervention is not the solution

US should critically evaluate over the differences of its decades long foreign policies that are creating an anti-American sentiment worldwide.
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Nepal Views: Polish success in market economy and attracting foreign investment

Poland still faces many challenges. The transition from Communism to EU integration and the unemployment hit the people very hard. Thanks to the EU and flexible labor laws, many people flocked to the Western Europe and the UK looking for work and better life.
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