Sunday, April 18, 2021

Dr Manandhar is a freelance management consultant.

  • Even though ages ago Karl Marx declared, “Communists of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but chains”, communists in Nepal are facing problems of fragmentation and factionalism. T…

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  • The two court verdicts – one, restoring the dissolved parliament and other, annulling the unification of CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) – have brought political tsunami in Nepal. The v…

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  • With the quashing of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) unification by the court, the Oli faction of NCP (now UML) is in a euphoric mood. Some members are even celebrating the victory, claiming Oli standing…

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  • The derailed constitution is back on track after the Supreme Court overturned the prime minister’s decision to dissolve parliament as an unconstitutional move. But political uncertainties are y…

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  • When people are baffled by the unfolding of intricate events they churn out conspiracy theories, possibly as a rationalization process. People are baffled because they cannot dissect causes from effe…

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  • Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, who remained wishy-washy, willy-nilly during last two months of legal battle over parliament dissolution, has now spoken out. He is reported to have said…

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  • Finally, much awaited verdict of the Supreme Court is out. It is loud and clear. The Court has reinstated the parliament that got dissolved on 20 December 2020. Given the absurd Q&A taking pl…

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  • Compared to 72 lawyers that pleaded on behalf of 13 writ petitions filed at the Supreme Court against unconstitutional dissolution of the parliament, the government lined-up 188 lawyers in defence. T…

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  • As the hearings inside the Supreme Court's Constitutional Bench drags on and the Election Commission is still undecided over legitimacy claims by the two factions of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), …

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  • The newly appointed chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Prem Kumar Rai is reported to have said that his first job will be to restore the glory of the institution. …

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  • With the PM dissolving the parliament and calling for early elections in April/May, Nepal’s politics is back to square one, that is, back to pre-2015 days. Literally, in one go, we have drained…

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  • Raja aau, desh bachau – These days pro-monarchists are busy chanting this slogan at high decibel noises. For a non-Nepali speaker, the literal translation will be: “Come back king, save m…

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  •   With the revelation that the Cabinet decision to dissolve the parliament has no reference to any constitutional clauses whilst the press release issued by the President’s Office refer…

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