News Digest June 1-7, 2019

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Domestic Politics NCP Merger Factional politics is on the rise in NCP party. Nine senior leaders are protecting their group interests in the party. PM Oli leads a group with committed members and has home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa as the new comer.[1] NCP discussed the name of in-charge and …

GoN Institutional Mechanisms for GESI

News Digest May 1-7, 2019

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Government and the Ruling Party Employees Adjustment Process The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) announced the completion of the civil servants’ adjustment process in all three tiers of the government. Nevertheless, about 10,000 civil servants in health and other sectors are not satisfied and have registered complaints.[1] …

Federal Government – Employee Deployment

PEACE BY PEACEFUL MEANS

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Conflict and revolution have become a culture of the country. Be it chanting slogans against Panchayat system in 1990, or suffering armed conflict for a decade starting 1996, the Madhesh Movement, the Tharuhat movement and the like. However, the warring parties have always reached a negotiated settlement. The Maoists, as …

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They are citizens too

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Nepali mothers should be able to pass citizenship on to their children via their name. The idea of citizenship has never been the same, even during the early Roman period. Aristotle, the most prominent philosopher of all time, has written in his book entitled Politics Book III, “Whoever is entitled …

Lost in the Course of Federalism

News Digest May 22-31, 2019

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Domestic Politics Ruling Party and the Government Former PM and Nepal Communist Party leader Jhalanath Khanal said that there is a need for amendment in the Constitution with regards to parliamentary and election system.[1] Prime Minister Oli said that there is a single Government in the country of which the …

News February 2019

News Digest May 15-21, 2019

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Government and the Ruling Party Bills and Parliamentary Affairs The government registered the Environment Protection Bill in the Federal Parliament with new provisions on carbon trading, reducing adverse impacts of pollution especially from vehicles, machine, equipment, industries, hotels and restaurants and pollution control measures during mountaineering, trekking, and sightseeing. [1] …

GoN Institutional Mechanisms for GESI

News Digest May 8-14, 2019

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Contents Government and the Ruling Party Policy, Programs and Budget Home Affairs UN Leadership Nepal Communist Party Opposition Politics Nepali Congress Samajbadi Party RJP-N Rastriya Prajatantra Party Biplab Security and Strategic Affairs Citizenship Nepal’s One China Policy Networking Business Press Freedom Natural Disasters Gender Based Violence, Discrimination, Social Inclusion Sexual …

Two Third Majority

News Digest May 1-7, 2019

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Government and the Ruling Party Employees Adjustment Process The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) announced the completion of the civil servants’ adjustment process in all three tiers of the government. Nevertheless, about 10,000 civil servants in health and other sectors are not satisfied and have registered complaints.[1] …

On a path of de-democratization

CK Raut and Madhes Politics

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Hours after the Supreme Court released Chandra Kanta Raut, an emerging radical leader, he spent the evening in Baluwatar drafting an agreement saying he would abandon secessionist politics and abide by the constitution. The next day, PM K P Oli declared the agreement with a fanfare,[1] clearly designed to attain …

Two Third Majority

Power and Exclusion

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Exclusion and categorical inequality have persisted in Nepal despite attempts at inclusive reforms after the 2006 regime change (Mallik, 2013; GoN & UNDP, 2014). Human Development Index as well as levels of income show a clear association between inequality and collective identity based on caste and ethnicity (GoN & UNDP, …

Lost in the Course of Federalism

Lost in the Course of Federalism

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Amidst several initiations on infrastructure development, the government still ignores the principles of federalism manifested in the constitution. Recently proposed bills on civil servant adjustments, health, education, and peace and security are against the directives of the constitution regarding federalism. The constitution allows the provincial governments to administer their own …