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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 …

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 …

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 …

Oli-Dahal discuss

Monthly News Analysis – June 2019

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Summary The US has been tightening its grip in the South Asian region alluring the countries with additional financial assistance. Nepal as a country in South Asian region cannot remain unaffected of the US assertion and has already received a huge commitment under the MCC. However, Nepal should have a …

NCell and Capital Gains Tax

News Digest(September 14-19, 2019)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS A recent statement of NCP Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, NCP leader Ghanshyam Bhusal, and NC leader Gagan Thapa on contemporary politics indicates that Nepal’s political transition suffers from self-centralism, the individual interest of leaders, lack of clear agenda and thoughts, and internal tussle and factionalism.[1] However, Chairman Pushpa …

Dengue mosquito

Dengue and Climate Change – A Hard to Win Fight for Nepal Government

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Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease caused mainly by the female Aedes aegypti. Some other species including Aedes albopictus, Aedes polynesiensis, and Aedes scutellaris are also vectors of dengue.[1] Dengue has been rising over the last half-century due to factors, including global trade and travel, urbanization, population growth, and climate change, …

CIAA Commissioner Implicated in Corruption

News Analysis – June 2019

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Summary The US has been tightening its grip in the South Asian region alluring the countries with additional financial assistance. Nepal as a country in the South Asian region cannot remain unaffected of the US assertion and has already received a huge commitment under the MCC. However, Nepal should have …

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 …

China’s 10th White Paper on Defence: Reading Between the Lines

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China released its 10th White Paper on Defence, giving the world a front albeit curated view into the inner workings of its military strategy and concerns. While going through it, one must remain consistently aware that this document has been created solely for external consumption and attempts to create a …

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 …