Stories By 'Ajaya Bhadra Khanal'
We blame the prime minister’s ‘authoritarian’ tendencies for constricting the space of civil society, but we need to do some introspection.
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The private sector has gained notoriety in recent days by becoming part of high profile corruption cases, whether it is their role in tax scams, illicit financial flows, cost escalation of public infrastructure projects, opaque dealings in airplane procurements or encroachment of public lands.
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The recent appointments of five justices to the Supreme Court and 18 judges to the High Court display the extent to which our ‘democratic’ system has broken down.
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After Dahal was forced to step down, the subsequent governments sought to contain ‘anarchy, insecurity and impunity’ spread by the Maoists as well as democratise and professionalise the security forces that had once backed the monarchy. T
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In 1948, Rana Prime Minister Padma Shum Shere Jung Bahadur Rana sought to exercise the “supreme authority” vested to him through the sacred Panja-patras by the Shree Panch Maharajadhirajas of Nepal to promulgate a new constitution and abort an imminent political revolution.
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Whatever the final tally, two new emerging political forces, Bibeksheel Nepali and Sajha Party, have bulldozed their way into people’s consciousness.
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