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 …

On a path of de-democratization

On a path of de-democratization

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While the anti-corruption drive appears to have picked up some speed in recent months, governance practices and policy making processes appear to indicate a process of de-democratization. The Supreme Court’s verdict capital gains tax during the transfer of Ncell’s ownership has been lauded by Nepali people, but the complicity in …

Investment Summit – Foreign Policy FDI

Investment Summit – Foreign Policy FDI

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The government appears to be investing a lot of energy and focus on the upcoming investment summit to be held in late March. However, the policies and practices adopted by the government in recent months have been giving the wrong messages, raising further questions about the investment climate in Nepal. …

Corruption

Corruption

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Nepal this week had exploratory cases, which surprisingly, was solved in time with evident findings, given the pace of development of past cases. Cases regarding corruption, ineligibility, and ideological differences held government’s pace in development, resulting in unattended posts in the requisite governmental bodies. Government methods of controlling social media …

NCell and Capital Gains Tax

NCell and Capital Gains Tax – Governance in Nepal

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The controversial debate over capital gains tax related to NCell’s transfer of ownership from TeliaSonera to Axiata came to a closure this week with a Supreme Court verdict. A full bench consisting of five justices said NCell and Axiata companies are liable to pay the capital gains tax.[1] The Supreme …

Corruption

Reversal of Democratic Thrust

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The government is de-democratising the security sector and weakening democratic oversight of the security forces When Pushpa Kamal Dahal became the prime minister in 2008, the Maoists began to call for a new national security policy. While the idea of ‘national unity’ was designed to reconcile and control the Maoists’ …

Two Third Majority

दुइ तिहाईले जन्माएको प्रश्नस् भित्रैबाट सिर्जित अस्थिरतालाई के गर्ने ?

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।१। राजनीतिक अस्थिरता र पटक पटक बदलिईरहने सरकारलाई हामीले नेपालको अव्यवस्था, भ्रष्टाचार र कुशासनको कारक मान्दै आएका छौं । राजनीतिक स्थायित्व र स्थिर सरकारकै चाहनाले गर्दा गत निर्वाचनमा धेरैले कम्युनिष्ट गठजोडलाई सहयोग पनि गरेका हुन् । नेपालको राजनीतिलाई अस्थिर बनाउन भारतको चलखेल मूख्य रूपमा देखिएको छ । त्यसपछि नेताहरूको आफ्नै …