COVID-19

News Digest (April 23 – April 29, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party & the Ordinance Controversy: In a precautionary move, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP-N) and Samajwadi Forum Nepal (SFN) agreed to unite and form a new Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP). Top leaders from both parties met late at night on April 22, 2020, and decided to …

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 …

Covid Pandemic

News Digest (March 26 – April 1, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party: In a meeting held on March 29, 2020, the High Level Committee decided to extend the national lockdown by a week, until April 7, 2020, and continue the ban on international flights until April 15.[1][2] NCP General Secretary Bishnu Prasad Paudel urged everyone to help …

Donor Complicity

News Digest (February 27- March 4, 2020)

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Domestic Politics Nepal Communist Party: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was admitted at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on March 3 for his second kidney transplant, scheduled for March 4.[1] On February 26, NCP decided to send Bamdev Gautam, its secretariat member, to the National Assembly.[2] However, Prime Minister, KP Sharma …

Corruption

Employee Adjustment Process in a Limbo

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Federal Administration The administrative mechanism of any country is carried out by its employees and the economy of that country. Employees and economy must be balanced to create a strong governance system of the country and then only people get easy services and feel comfortable. Nepal is now the new …

Health workers are few and scarce in rural parts of Nepal. Pregnant women and new mother rely on their expertise for safe motherhood.

News Digest (July 15-21, 2019)

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Domestic Politics NCP Merger NCP finalized the sharing of leadership of party departments with 18 for the erstwhile UML and the remaining 14 for the former Maoist Center. However, the party is yet to confirm the leaders for the departments.[1]  The party confirmed international, parliamentary, and state affairs department for …

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 …

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 …

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 …