Stories By 'ASMITA VERMA'
The Nepali Congress party held its election review meeting four months after the elections. Contrary to the ground assessments of many, and belief of its own cadres, Congress blamed the election debacle on the left alliance.
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Among the 18 ministers and four state ministers in Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s Cabinet, there are three women—Beena Magar, Padam Kumari Aryal and Ram Kumari Chaudhari—which is well below the constitutional provision of 33 percent representation. The reluctance to appoint women to high positions is a clear sign of the patriarchal grip in society and the social, political and economic structures.
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Chief Minister of Province 2, Lalbabu Raut recently wrote a letter to Prime Minster K P Oli seeking cooperation from the provincial bureaucracy.
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India’s Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, whether it was at Kathmandu or Delhi’s initiative, concluded her 24 hour ‘special’ visit to Kathmandu on February 2.
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The presence of student organisations in colleges, universities and schools as student unions, governments or associations is to facilitate various activities and act as a support mechanism.
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As long as discrimination and inequalities between men and women remain, the potential of the human family to create a peaceful and prosperous world will not be realised.
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