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MONTHLY ANALYSIS – September 2019

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Summary China intensified its political and public diplomacy in September setting the stage for Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal, scheduled for October 12 to 13. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit was followed by that of a delegation of the Chinese Communist Party which participated in a joint symposium with …

Transitional Justice Lessons for Nepal

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Nepal’s transitional justice process awaits a logical end. Neither the government nor the major political parties have seriously worked towards for that. Political observers blame leaders for failing to prioritize the transitional justice process despite reiterated written and verbal commitments. On 21 November 2oo6, Nepal Government and the Communist Party …

Democracy and Federalism

News Digest June 8-14, 2019

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Ruling Party Policy, Programmes, and Budget Members of the National Assembly expressed doubt over effective implementation of the budget. The members in the discussion at the Assembly claimed that budget was estimated without any homework.[1] Likewise, Financial Comptroller General Office reported that the government spent only 46.22 percent of budget …

Babita Marik making fan or bena out of bamboo shoots. This is their traditional occupation which is slowly dying out. She only makes them when she gets orders, that is only during wedding seasons. She gets Rs 1000 per order. On other times, she stays home looking after her children. Mariks are of Dom caste, much lower than Dalits in the caste hierarchy.

Light of Hope for Dalits

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Nepal retains its centuries-old caste system. Dalits, the discriminated people under this system, suffer from restrictions on the use public amenities, deprivation of economic opportunities, and general neglect by the state and the society. More than twenty Dalit caste groups exist in the country at present and caste-based discrimination is …

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] …

Children play and pose for photograph.

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 …

Babita Marik's son peeps through the bamboo wall. Bamboos are essential part of Mariks' lives.

CHHAUPADI: A VAPID PRACTICE

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Chhaupadi is a social practice followed by the Hindu women in mid and far western part of Nepal during the menstruation; when they are isolated in a small hut nearby their residence. They are not allowed to practice any normal family activities; even are restricted to go to schools, temples, …

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 …