Covid-19 raises questions about the future of the Nepali state

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Nepal will have to debate and talk about our ideas about the nation-state. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was discharged from the hospital Friday following a kidney transplant for the second time. Instead of resting as advised, he was eager to promote an optics of good health and political control. …

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 …

News February 2019

News Digest (February 15-21, 2020)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS NCP & the Government: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, on February 16, said that several conspiracies are being made to defame his government, expressing paranoia over his government’s future.[1] On February 17, he praised his ‘extraordinarily performing’ governments saying that his government is leading the country towards ‘modernity, …

Sugarcane harvesting

News Digest (February 8-14, 2020)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS The Ruling Party: The 3-member taskforce formed by NCP to study the MCC compact demanded a 10-day extension on the deadline, which expired on February 12. Team leader Jhala Nath Khanal expressed that the assigned period of 10 days was too short to complete the task.[1] NCP commemorated …

Educating the Ignorant

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Just the way Nepal learns from China’s development model and technological advancement, China and its officials should learn a thing or two from Nepal, especially media and press freedom, which can be the first of many, and Nepali leaders and media personnel should facilitate the process.

Democracy under threat

News Digest (February 1-7, 2020)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS The Ruling Party: In its first Central Committee Meeting after the unification, NCP leaders and members discussed party and national issues such as intra-party factionalism, dispute, and corruption, government’s performance, and MCC—a much-debated national issue that was not on their agenda.[1] NCP co-chairs, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa …

Is Nepal Prepared to Take On the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19?

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The Scare of COVID-19 The Nepal Embassy in Beijing has reported that as of February 2, 2020,[i] 180 Nepali students in the Hubei province of China including 62 from the Wuhan City have applied for immediate evacuation from the province that is currently reeling under the scare of coronavirus.[ii] The …