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News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (January 7 – January 13, 2021)

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Oli’s interview: In an exclusive interview with Zee News of India, Nepali PM Oli prioritised Nepal’s non-aligned foreign policy and also stressed on maintaining and resolving border issues with India. Furthermore, some analysists have critiqued that since his rivals – Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, have secured China’s …

News Digest – Democracy & Governance (January 7 – January 13, 2021)

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Democracy and Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the House Dissolution: Subash Nembang, ex-House Speaker who played a vital role during the making of the 2015 constitution, came under heavy criticism for staying silent on the issue of parliamentary dissolution after an old video of him claiming the unconstitutionality of …

News Digest – Gender & Social Inclusion (January 7 – January 13, 2021)

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Honour killing: A 15-year-girl old was burnt alive by her mother in Parsa district on November 14, 2020 because the daughter had an affair with a lower caste guy. The police instituted a case against the mother at Parsa District Court. Recognition of good recruiting agencies: International Manpower (IMR), a …

News Digest – National Security & Climate Change (January 7 – January 13, 2021)

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Nepal’s COVID-19 tally reaches 265,268 as death toll reaches 1925: According to the health ministry, as of January 13, Nepal’s COVID-19 tally stands at 265,268 and the death tally has reached 1,925. There are 4,375 active cases of infection in the country while 258,968 people have made a recovery. Nationwide …

News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (December 31, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

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Pradeep Gyawali to visit Delhi: After the Sixth meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission was postponed in December due to internal party dispute, Pradeep Gyawali is set to visit New Delhi in January 2021. Even though the House of Representatives stands dissolved, experts argued that bilateral talks with India shouldn’t be …

Two Third Majority

News Digest – Federalism (December 31, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

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Provincial Parliamentary activities: Gandaki Pradesh Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung is preparing to reshuffle two ministers—the Minister for Internal Affairs and Law and the Minister for Land Management, Agriculture, and Cooperative from his cabinet. On December 27, after the dissolution of the House of Representatives, the provincial governments started to …

PM Oli

News Digest – Democracy & Governance (December 31, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

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Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & Parliamentary Dissolution: Although constitution makers and experts iterate that the constitution was drafted after a lot of discussions and dialogues and that the prime minister has no right to dissolve the parliament, PM Oli continues to claim that it is his “special” right to …

COVID-19

News Digest – National Security & Climate Change (December 31, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

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Nepal’s Covid-19 tally reaches 262,784 as death toll reaches 1893: According to the Health Ministry, as of January 6, 20201, Nepal’s Covid-19 tally stands at 262,784 and the death tally has reached 1,893. There are 5,225 active cases of infection in the country while 255,666 people have made a recovery. …