• Nepal parties and CA body have lost credibility: Mohan Baidya

    Mohan Baidya Kiran of Nepal Communist Party-Maoist is of the view that having failed to promulgate constitution within their self-imposed deadline of January 22, the political parties and the Constituent Assembly has already lost its credibility.

  • Identity based federal order will be unacceptable: Nepal

    They want the country to split into pieces, he said this while addressing a program on Wednesday and added, a person is linked with diverse identities, such as their names, village, district and also their ethnic identities. Yet, federalism based on identity will never be accepted, he continued.

  • Nepal ruling parties will stick to CA process now: Khanal

    “We can very well resolve disputes related to constitution through a consensus,” he said and added, “The population at large support the constitution drafting process. The step undertaken by Chairman Subash Nembang is totally right and it will not be revoked under any condition.”

  • Nepal Opposition soon to quit firm stance on federal order: Dr. Mahat

    Ram Saran Mahat, the minister for finance said that country’s politics will take to normal course with the Unified Maoists abandoning its stand for identity based federalism and the Madhesi parties giving up their one Madhesh demand. He said both the parties will soon abandon their stands.

  • New twist in Nepal Politics; opposition rejects talks offer

    “The ruling parties have indeed made offers for talks but they have done it so in a humiliating manner,” said party spokesperson Agni Sapkota and he adds, “We have decided not to take part in any of the committee and subcommittee meetings of the CA and the parliament.”

  • 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.


Dr. Shekhar Koirala, Nepali Congress leader

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


Mohan Baidya, Chairman, NCP-Maoists, Nepal

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



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


Nav Raj Subedi, NCP Unified Maoists leader, Nepal

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


Ms. Pampha Bhusal, NCP-Maoists leader, nepal

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

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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

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Bam Dev Gautam, DPM/Home Minister Nepal

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

Five Question

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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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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