The problem with the Indian media is that they also see Nepal with colonial mindset as that of Indian establishment. They hardly think that Nepal is an independent nation that never came under the rule of any colonial powers.
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Nepal and India are long-time close friends. They not only share their long international border but also share their social and cultural affinity from time immemorial. Despite being the closest neighbours, the Nepal-Indian treaties and pacts have given a hint that India has always enjoyed upper hand over its small neighbour through these unequal treaties.
Holi is celebrated as the significance of a victory over evil by good. It also signifies the end of the winter and arrival of spring.
A failure to do so would indicate that, despite the promises in the new constitution, the parties have no intention of changing the existing power structure.
Province 2 has adequate potential for agriculture, tourism, education and industry. Now the federalism in the country should be planned by the provincial assembly to plan the development of the state. If the soil is well-planned, this state is healthy.
A constitutional amendment that is acceptable to the parties and gives the Madhesi population a greater sense of belonging towards the Nepali nation can only be in the long-term interest of the entire country.
. If all this is done, Prime Minister Modi will help take the Nepal-India relationship to greater heights.
such as reflective intelligence, institutions, strategies, resource and political will of leaders for complex performances. This provides a chance for them to gain inner experience of life and acquire material prosperity to the fullest extent possible.
This bizarre announcement met strong opposition from different quarters. Now, one can question their ‘dirty politics’ as they show a height of apathy towards the Madheshi people, who are dying of cold-induced diseases. Instead of making illegal promises to the innocent guys, they should have launched a relief operation to save the needy people left out in the cold.
The new government is expected to set a healthy precedent by giving preference on recruitment and appointment to independent professionals and persons of integrity in public and constitutionally created bodies and institutions.
For their part, the Madheshi parties have concluded that their electoral future can only be assured by keeping the federalism pot at boiling point. It is in their interest to stoke Madheshi animosity against Pahades .
This is a golden opportunity for Madhesi parties of carrying the historic mission. It will be litmus test for the resurgent them to prove its mettle. It must not fritter away the golden opportunity by indulging in intra-party conflict.
After the elections, it has also increased the confidence of political stability in general Madhesi people and also has increased expectations for the stability in government and prosperity of the country.
The elections were held by December 7 this to meet the constitutional deadline. Had the election not been held in time, the constitution would have failed, drawing a lot of flak to the government and the political parties.
e can only hope that the new government after the election will show the much needed discipline, maturity and honesty to start our long road to prosperity.
The decision had triggered condemnations from various sectors. In yet another controversial pledge, it has announced to offer a golden mangalsutra (a necklace worn by a Hindu woman to show that she is married) weighing half a tola to girls completing higher secondary education and those who have reached marriageable age.
However, sometime the candidates overstep the mark to woo the voters. It becomes difficult to discern whether they are selling dreams to the voters or violating the election code of conduct. Sometime ago, the Election Commission banned the distribution of budget from the Constituency Development Fund, thinking this would violate the poll code.
The chameleons shift their allegiance for the sake of post and power in a jiffy. The neophytes hijack the position of devoted leaders, who have spent their entire career and energy for their parties. This creates very odd situation.
The general trend among public so far has been to stick to ideologies- communists or democrats, in many cases without knowing much what underlie deep in such political doctrines.
Nepal is currently passing through a critical political juncture; the local level elections as provisioned in the federal republican constitution have been successfully concluded in all parts of the country and the countrymen are now eagerly waiting for provincial and federal elections slated for November 26 and December 7.
The Maoist Centre would have lost its position of the third party to one of the Madhes-based parties had it not forged alliance with the UML.
Within 10 days of its formation, the grand left alliance has suffered a crack. This is not owing to the ideological factor but from disagreement over the distribution of electoral seats for the upcoming federal election.
The three political parties—the CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre and Naya Shakti Party-Nepal — announced that they would be forging an electoral alliance for the upcoming federal and provincial elections and ultimately opt for party unification after the elections.
The third and final phase of local elections was completed on September 18 in Province 2. Elections were held in a remarkably uneventful manner. Incidents of violence and disruption were even fewer than during the first two phases, and there was not even a single fatality.
There was a time when Nepali politics revolved around Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala. The NC ruled the country most of the time following the restoration of multiparty democracy in 1990.
Contrary to the ubiquitous misperceptions, the people and political parties demonstrated their great enthusiasm for the local level polls in Province No 2 slated for September 18.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has emphasised the smooth implementation of the constitution in reference to the need of completing the important task of holding the local level, provincial and federal elections.
Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, formed with the merger of six Madheshi political parties that had been protesting against some provisions in the new constitution of the country right since its promulgation, has finally decided to take part in the l
Floods and landslides will only get worse in Nepal in coming decades that much is sure. Preventing them requires understanding nature’s ways, and letting rivers flow free again.
The long-running stalemate has persisted because the major actors clash over the vision of building Nepal anew. Their conflicting postures and interpretations of the problems of and solution to the structural problems of Nepali society have constantly put them at loggerheads. Failure to adopt democratic methods to sort out their substantive differences led to the occasional hiccups.