Democracy under threat

News Digest (October 1-14, 2019)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS The Ruling Party-NCP: NCP party secretariat meeting advised Speaker of the House, Krishna Bahadur Mahara to step down from both the posts of Speaker and HoR member over allegation of rape on a staffer.  On 30 September, Mahara was allegedly involved in sexual harassment of a female employee.[1] …

Trans-Himalayan Connectivity

Xi’s Proposed Blueprint for Nepal-China Relations

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal has helped forge a new strategic partnership between Nepal and China. The strategic partnership is based on Xi’s blueprint for bilateral relations and has significant implications for Nepal’s democracy, development, governance and foreign policy. In a signed article published on October 11 in …

Democracy under threat

Democracy under Threat

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On September 24, the ruling party of Nepal, the Nepal Communist Party signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Chinese Communist Party. This agreement is the first such agreement signed between the parties signifying a cementing of “sisterly relations”[1] with one another. The agreement was signed between Madhav …

Ropes

Nepal’s Neutrality Dilemma

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In recent years, Nepal has become strategically significant in the eyes of key global players like China, America, and India. This has been the result of increasing tensions between China and America playing out in a test of the will between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Indo-Pacific Strategy. …

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 …

Oli-Dahal discuss

News Digest (September 20-30, 2019)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS NCP and CPC relations: NCP gladly received an orientation on Xi Jinping Thought before the impending arrival of Chinese President. The two-day symposium on CPC ideology, party organization, and development model was organized on 23-24 September in Kathmandu.[1] NCP and CPC signed MoU for establishing sisterly relations between …

Oli-Dahal discuss

The De-democratization of Nepal

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The Prime Minister’s speech on Constitution Day highlighted several challenges to Nepal’s democratic transition. As the President made her way to Tundikhel on Friday, motorists caught in traffic honked in protest. People who wanted to observe the pomp in Tundikhel were kept outside by opaque zinc barriers. Madhesis, women and …

Prayer Flags

Nepali and Chinese Perspectives on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Nepal

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A. Nepali Perspective: With the current visit of a Chinese delegation led by its foreign minister Wang Yi, Nepal’s hope of seeing Xi Jinping in Nepal has heightened. Wang’s visit gave a positive impression to Nepal for the long-awaited visit of the Chinese president. After meeting Wang, Nepali leaders said …

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 …

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 …

Two Third Majority

News Digest (September 7-13, 2019)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS The Ruling Party: On September 6, Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli returned home from his two-week-long medical treatment in Singapore.[1] As there was a heated debate in between senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and PM Oli ahead of his departure to Singapore,  Leaders expect a clear demarcation and …

GoN Institutional Mechanisms for GESI

News Digest (September 1-6, 2019)

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DOMESTIC POLITICS The Ruling Party: In a bid to overcome public criticism and frustration the ruling party announced a nation-wide mass meeting to strengthen its position.[1] Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal stressed the need to act swiftly in every sector to prevent pessimism among the public and warned that public impatience …