Cybersecurity

Cyber Insecurity: Catastrophe in the Waiting

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The vulnerabilities of Nepal’s banking system came to the fore on the night of August 31, 2019,[1] when five Chinese nationals were arrested in the capital, who were on ATM hacking spree in different places in Kathmandu. The hackers had come to Nepal on August 20 and had planned to …

On a path of de-democratization

News Analysis – May 2019

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Summary As international strategic interests make inroads, Nepal is at a decisive point where it needs to revisit its national interests and manage external pressures. While the Indo-Pacific strategy is backed by India and Japan, China is asserting itself aggressively by pursuing economic and security interests. The United States generated …

The 14th Dalai Lama

The Impending Battle to Choose the Next Dalai Lama

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The 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso celebrated his 84th Birthday on the first week of June with Tibetans all over the world celebrating their spiritual leader’s life and leadership. The Dalai Lama’s birthday gave rise to the pertinent question yet again as he makes his way into old age; what …

NCell and Capital Gains Tax

Geo-strategic Spillover

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Ordinary citizens and civil society have become the victims of the government’s desire for political control. There is an evident shift in the political discourse, where political parties in power are emphasising on the duties of the citizens over their rights. This is in tandem with the shift in emphasis …

News Digest June 1-7, 2019

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Domestic Politics NCP Merger Factional politics is on the rise in NCP party. Nine senior leaders are protecting their group interests in the party. PM Oli leads a group with committed members and has home minister Ram Bahadur Thapa as the new comer.[1] NCP discussed the name of in-charge and …

Federal Government – Employee Deployment

PEACE BY PEACEFUL MEANS

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Conflict and revolution have become a culture of the country. Be it chanting slogans against Panchayat system in 1990, or suffering armed conflict for a decade starting 1996, the Madhesh Movement, the Tharuhat movement and the like. However, the warring parties have always reached a negotiated settlement. The Maoists, as …

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 …

K.P and C.K 11-point agreement

Social Roots of Authoritarianism

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We blame the prime minister’s ‘authoritarian’ tendencies for constricting the space of civil society, but we need to do some introspection. In the recent months, there are three observations to be made. Civil society and the political opposition is growing weaker, the incidences and magnitude of corruption are increasing and …

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 …

Two Third Majority

Power and Exclusion

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Exclusion and categorical inequality have persisted in Nepal despite attempts at inclusive reforms after the 2006 regime change (Mallik, 2013; GoN & UNDP, 2014). Human Development Index as well as levels of income show a clear association between inequality and collective identity based on caste and ethnicity (GoN & UNDP, …

Lost in the Course of Federalism

Lost in the Course of Federalism

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Amidst several initiations on infrastructure development, the government still ignores the principles of federalism manifested in the constitution. Recently proposed bills on civil servant adjustments, health, education, and peace and security are against the directives of the constitution regarding federalism. The constitution allows the provincial governments to administer their own …