• Indian Energy assistance deal amounts to Sikkimisation of Nepal, claims Shrestha

    If anyone is to deem the draft agreement sent by India harmless, the person would be above blame as the draft showers “love” on the small neighbour by the “big brother”, however, it intends smother with love to death. Expert Shrestha also claims that the draft does deal with export of power from Nepal in the name of “trade” but only exclusively to India – it very smartly precludes export to third countries like Bangladesh, China, etc.

  • India PM Modi visit to Nepal: To be or not to be?

    The Nagarik Daily reports further, "Modi's trip to Nepal could be announced formally during Indian Foreign Minister Sujata Swaraj's two day visit to Kathmandu beginning Friday, July 25, 2014." However, contradicting reports from Indian media quoting high placed Indian government officials have it that Modi's visit to Nepal in August is highly unlikely.

  • Modi Rise in India a threat to Nepal, claims Baidya Maoist party

    On a different note, the party has said that the freshly proposed Energy Cooperation Agreement by India is a direct intrusion in Nepal's exclusive right to harness its hydropower resources and its ill motive to monopolize Nepal's natural resources.

  • PM Modi may not land in Nepal this August

    The Indian media reports referring to high placed government officials report that the proposed August, 2014 trip of India's Prime Minister Narendra Bhai Modi to Kathmandu is highly unlikely. Nepali fundamentalist Hindus may have fallen flat.

  • Indian Energy cooperation against Nepal sovereignty, claims communist alliance

    The meeting of the top leaders of the alliance also concluded that the proposal is not only the direct intervention in Nepal's sovereignty by the Indian side but is also intended to monopolize Nepal's natural resources. Issuing a press note the alliance has also asked the government to bring the details of the proposed agreement to the open.

  • Envoy defends Indian energy proposal, says Nepal consent must

    If the draft on 'Energy Cooperation Agreement' is signed by Nepal it not only prohibits countries except India from investing in Nepal's hydropower resources but it also disallows Nepal from harnessing its own water resources without seeking India's prior consent. This Indian motive!

  • Indian Proposed Energy Cooperation Agreement to Nepal: Full Text

    This agreement will act as a bridgehead for facilitating joint cooperation in the power generation and transmission. It will also enable export of power between Nepal and India on mutually acceptable terms.

  • Nepal: Energy cooperation accord not in terms set by India, says Bastola

    Leader Dharmendra Bastola who is the chief of the party's energy division speaking at the meeting said that the fresh proposal from India has been forwarded with the objective to exploit Nepal's natural resources and that it has made India's ill-motive towards Nepal wide and clear.

Opinion

Professor Surendra K. C, Department of History, TU, Nepal

The national politics has exactly reversed to the state what we have had

Opinion

Rameshwar Khanal, Former Finance Secretary, Nepal

The budget I have in my mind should address the initiatives taken as

Opinion

C. P Mainali, General Secretary, NCP-ML, Nepal

It is not that I can't take the proper initiatives. The problem has

Opinion

-Prthivi Subba Gurung, PB member, UML, Nepal

Oli's chairmanship is all the more urgent and necessary to manage the party's

Opinion

Dr. Shankar Sharma, Senior Economist, Nepal

In no way it could be justified. Instead of providing money, they should

Five Question

Pradip Jung Pandey, Chairman FNCCI, Nepal

For the moment, the foreign investors are eagerly waiting as to when Nepal

Five Question

Professor Rabindra Khanal, Political Scientist, Nepal

There will be no visible shift in Nepal policy to be acquired by

Five Question

Lal Babu Pandit, Minister General Administration, Nepal

Those who have obtained DV, Green card or it could even be Ration

Five Question

Mani Thapa, Chairman, Revolutionary Communist party-Nepal

The anti-national 12 point agreement followed by the domestic movement which did away

Five Question

Radha Krishna Mainali, Jhapa movement activist, Nepal

Later I made self criticism. Still I wish to beg apology from all

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Rabindra Pratap Shah, Inspector General of Police, Nepal, IGP

It is totally unfair to label the entire Police Force as a corrupt

Quote Of The Day

Sushil Koirala, Nepali Congress President

The Nepali Congress warns the Maoists not to take the magnanimity of the

Quote Of The Day

Mitra Pariyar, Columnist, Nagarik National Daily, September, 22, 2011

“To reward any region and area in the name of a particular ethnic

Quote Of The Day

Srish Ballav Pradhan, Senior Journalist, Nepal

....but in the name of changing the treaty it should not become a

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Ishwar Pokharel, , General Secretary United Marxist Leninists

The leaders who are known for having practiced in the past irregularities, opportunist

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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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Nepal: Vital is political compromise among of political economy key actors

What is needed is a political - cultural compromise, as it were, among the key actors of the political economy of a country despite differences in their vested interests. Some shared experiences and convictions must grow if a social democracy is going to happen and be successful.
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Nepal: Social and economic rights need political embedding and rule of markets

A Social Democracy’s choice of economic and social policies and instruments needs to pursue a two pronged strategy by balancing objectives of practical efficacy ( productivity, growth) and normative legitimacy (fair distribution of life chances, social inclusion, work).
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This is a Time for Social Democracy

Most of you will remember the famous prophesy by Francis Fukyama, the US’s leading political intellectual, shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1992. He said: world history has reached its final destination with the end of the communist empire in 1989.
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Nepali Meaning & Philosophy of Namaste

Namaste is a formal and traditional way of greeting prevalent widely in Nepal and India. Unlike “Good Morning “ “Good night ” in English and Asiawalikum, “Khudda Hafiz” “Sabhakhair” in urdu “Ram Ramjee” in Tharu, “Lalsalam” in Communist group, “JaiNepal” in Democratic Group.
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Labour Market information System in Nepal

Information is strength and works as blood circulation for socio economic development. LMIS ( Labor Market Information System) is foundation for effective labour market analysis. Further it helps to facilitate decision makers as well as planners.
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Nepal: Relationship between change and conflict formation

Unfortunately, this inductive approach makes it hard to pick out commonalities that would help in the construction of a typology of change-as well as taking up a great deal of space-so a deductive approach seems to offer an alternative, at least at the start of any classification process.
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Issue of Legal and Political Space for NGOs in Nepal

Nepal’s most challenging problem is underdevelopment. Records show that persistent poverty, increasing demographic pressure, declining resources, inability to invest in technology, compounding external debt and the patronage system will compound the problem further.
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Nepali society is larger than Nepali state spread across the globe

Although Nepal has been seen from various lens – failed, failure, and the weak – based on the extant state of affairs but if we look at the dynamisms and the vibrancy that exist beyond the formal state structures are – the community level the assumption may be proved untrue.
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Seasonal nationalists of Nepal

The real slap will hit Nepali Hindus when the priest lands in Nepal in person any time this year. Neighbors can't be changed which is unfortunate. And what remains to be told when "we" are ourselves rotten eggs?
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Indian envoy in Nepal talks absurd

Ambassador Ray is correct in denying that RAW has no role in Nepali affairs. In fact the Indian envoy who controls the embassy has no say over the RAW chamber located inside his own compound, just adjacent to his own office.
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Who sidelined Nepal monarchy?

To recall, Mr. Nepal used to make several trips to India in order to meet them and perhaps such visits to India were being made to convince the Maoists that the King, the villain of Nepal in his eyes, must be overthrown through the latter's Himalayan force and that is what had happened eventually.
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Choking press in Nepal's vibrant democracy?

Interestingly, such a spine chilling law is about to take the form of a law but yet the champions of "mission journalism" of the bygone era, including the International Federation of Journalists-IFJ, have so far not come to the streets or with convincing statements.
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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: 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 views: Russia and the Multipolar World

Multi polarity of the world will certainly bring a justified balance between the countries, creating a healthy and conducive atmosphere. Moscow’s stance on multi-polar world is certainly the only solution to make the world a better place to live in.
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Nepal and Russia relations, new thinking needed

Nepal possesses precious natural resources, flora & fauna. We export them unprocessed. There are so many items in Nepal which needed scientific research in order to ascertain their potentialities. But where is the manpower, laboratories investment?
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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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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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