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.

Geopolitics

News Digest (February 22-26, 2020)

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Domestic Politics The Ruling Party: Referring to the party member’s alleged involvement in the recent corruption issues, NCP co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal assured that every wrongdoer in the party would be punishable and not given any ‘excuse and protection’.[1] Following the recent scandal of the MCC debate, and disagreement over …

gender equality

The Tussle for House Speaker

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This article was written on December 12, 2019 Since October 1, after the former Speaker of Nepal Krishna Bahadur Mahara resigned following rape allegations, the post of Speaker remains vacant. The Deputy Speaker, Ms Shiva Maya Tumbahamfe, who is registered in the Election Commission as an NCP member, has been …

Democracy under threat

How social and political divisions are driving the process of democratic erosion

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Cleavages can generate a visceral emotional response; they override people’s concern for democracy and human rights. Prime Minister K P Oli is dragging Nepal towards a path of democratic backsliding. This process is putting a strain on the prospect of economic development. Suffice it to say, the Nepali people are …

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Gender insensitivity and Nepali Congress

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The party elite, and Congress itself, think that women cannot be effective political actors. What constitutes the meaning of politics for women and girls? What are the specific needs and demands of women and girls within the political parties? Are the electoral manifestos and activities of political parties sufficiently addressing …

Constitution and Madhesh Movement

संविधान र मधेश आन्दोलन

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संविधान जनताहरुको साझा दास्तावेज हो । संविधान सबैलाई समान अधिकार, पहिचान, शक्ति, र समान रुपमा बाँच्न दिने र सिकाउने कानुनी कडी हो१ । वर्तमान संविधानमा केही विरोधाभासका आवास सुनिएका र देखिएका छन् । मुख्यतया मधेशी केन्द्रित जनतामाझ उनीहरुको बुझाईमा संविधानले अधिकारमा तल पारियो भने छ । मधेशसंगको सम्झौता बारम्बार कागजमा …

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 …