Stories By 'Ajaya Bhadra Khanal'
Contradictory interests have found a rallying point in Prime Minister Oli’s handling of party affairs as well as affairs of the state.
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In trying to maintain political order, the government is ignoring the areas where it is needed the most.
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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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