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News Digest (July 30 – August 5, 2020) Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): The152 members of the Central Working Committee of NCP demanded a meeting to settle the ongoing dispute within the party as soon as possible.[1] The members who submitted the written statement for the same are close …

People and Coronavirus

News Digest (July 23 – July 29, 2020)

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The guidelines for repatriation of the migrant workers seem to further delay their homecoming. The migrant workers expressed their discontent towards the guideline, as many workers remain to be excluded from the list of workers being repatriated.

Women's right

News Digest (July 16– July 22, 2020)

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Domestic Politics The Nepal Communist Party (NCP): Oli and Dahal failed to reach a conclusion on July 15 and were scheduled to meet again on July 16, a day before the standing committee meeting was supposed to resume; the NCP senior leader Madhav Nepal was to attend the July 16 …

Puppeteering

News Digest (July 09– July 15, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) & the Government: Political parties and leaders questioned the government’s and NCP’s self-decision and inefficiency to deal with the heightened geopolitical interests of the major players—China, India, and the United States—in Nepal.[1] In the long internal struggle of the NCP, which saw a series …

freedom from suppression

News Digest (July 02– July 08, 2020)

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The discrimination faced by transgender community in society is persistent and the government lacks in taking sufficient action to ensure their rights.

Humans causing suffering to humans

News Digest (June 25 – July 01, 2020)

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Suicide and child marriage rates rise during the pandemic. National COVID-19 mortality tally nearing 30. Bodies of migrant workers coming home.

gender equality

News Digest (June 21 – June 24, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP): The long-due Standing Committee meeting of the NCP kicked off on June 24, 2020.[1] The main agenda of the meeting is the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and the government’s performance.[2] Nepali Congress (NC): The opposition Nepali Congress—led by Balkrishna Khand, Pushpa Bhusal and Gagan …

Lack of testing kits

News Digest (June 11 – June 17, 2020)

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Quarantine facilities are sending asymptomatic patients home without testing, creating serious concerns in the already spiking COVID-19 cases.

News Digest (April 16 – April 22, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the Government: NCP co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed that national and global powers have been exercising to weaken the Nepal Communist Party.[1] A cabinet meeting held on April 20, 2020, decided to issue two ordinances—about political parties and constitutional council—which was approved by …

Wear masks

News Digest (April 9 – April 15, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the Government: In a cabinet meeting on April 14, 2020, the government decided to extend the ongoing national lockdown until April 27.[1] NCP co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal stressed the need to form a strong mechanism, consisting of members from all parties, to fight …