Friday, June 21, 2024

Dr Manandhar is a freelance management consultant.

  • Among several sensitive issues in Nepal, citizenship bill definitely comes at the top of the list. The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued an interlocutory interim order against the President’s a…

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  • Only seven months have passed since we had general elections. But almost all major political parties have started talking of next elections in 2027. Parties are preparing themselves as if the electio…

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  • Initially imagined as a case of fraud, the investigation into fake Bhutanese refugee scandal gives an impression of opening a can of worms. It sounds like having a bite of something more than one can…

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  • In the annals of anti-corruption drive, big political changes as well as corruption scandals and incidents provide a window of opportunity to launch clean-up campaigns. Often they turn out as epoch-m…

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  • Out of by-elections held in three constituencies, Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) had a clean sweep in two, namely, Tanahu-1 and Chitwan-2. Victorious jubilations in these two constituencies have, lit…

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  • This is my fourth instalment of the analyses of Nepal’s current situation using global indicators. Earlier, in 2019 elsewhere, I have sought to answer questions like: Are we a happy nation?&nbs…

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  • Earlier, using globally available indicators, I sought to answer two questions: Are we a fragile country? What are the sources of our governance failure? This time, I look into our competitive advant…

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  • The by-elections, scheduled on 23 April, in three constituencies in Bara, Chitwan and Tanahu districts are drawing so much public attention that they give an impression of mid-term polls. Whoever win…

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  • Every political party is now talking of good governance, anti-corruption, service delivery, integrity, accountability, and transparency. Zero tolerance against corruption, inefficiency and lethargy h…

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  • With political instability and economic downturn, everyone is fearing about Nepal heading towards a state collapse, something akin to what unfolded in Sri Lanka in a harsher from or in Pakistan in a …

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  • In the parliamentary test held on 20 March, PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal garnered confidence votes of almost all political parties, saving UML and RPP, in the parliament. This time, even NMKP – an eve…

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  • The re-filing of writ petition case by some conflict victims in the Supreme Court against PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal, aka Prachanda, the Maoist Supremo, has triggered a new debate on transitional justice …

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  • Having completed elections to the president, Nepali people were expecting that the country will now take its course. We thought that there will be no more breathtaking high voltage political drama. H…

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