Stories By 'Deepak Thapa'
It says a lot about the state of our country that the headline-grabbing news a few days ago was that those convicted of corruption (and various other crimes) would not be allowed to contest the upcoming federal and provincial elections.
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There are many distinctions Sher Bahadur Deuba can be credited with: some positive, many negative. On the plus side, it was during his second stint in 2001-02 that he established the national commissions for women and Dalits, outlawed the practice of untouchability,
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The late Chandra Bahadur Gurung had his momentary claim to fame in Nepal’s history books as the standard bearer of the only party that voted against transforming Nepal into a republic in 2008.
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A couple of weeks ago, an incident took place in Delhi that created a small flutter in the Indian media.
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With the monsoons finally upon us, most residents of the capital can now take it easy owing to the reprieve the bountiful rains will provide from the bane of perennial water shortages in Kathmandu.
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It was a disturbing piece of news, although not altogether unexpected in retrospect. As reported in a rather shoddily written story on the news portal, Onlinekhabar, it appears that a couple of newly elected chairpersons from two rural municipalities had called on the secretary at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD).
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