#Nepal: Madhesi groups have the highest representation in government jobs

The dominant narrative promoted by a section of ethno-centric activists and intellectuals is that Nepali civil service is dominated by Hill Bahun/Kshetri and that the Madhesis are excluded and underrepresented. This is the mixture of lies and half truth. A comprehensive research considering caste, ethnic and gender dimensions of Nepali society shows a different picture.Continue reading “#Nepal: Madhesi groups have the highest representation in government jobs”

Election Government or Elected One?

Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke. -Will Rogers By Siromani Dhungana UWB I don’t support the idea of a government that bureaucrats or technocrats lead. Do you support a military-led government led? If not there is no reason you will support a government led by bureaucrats?Continue reading “Election Government or Elected One?”

Cooking Gas Price Hike: Maoists Take People for a Ride

It seems ‘people’ is one of the most sellable words for Nepali communists. So what about war? Nothing more than a business strategy for the hammer and sickle lovers. ‘Proletariat‘ are their clients whom they can easily sell their product, that is, ‘false hope of prosperity’. Activities of UCPN (Maoist) in Nepal are glaring evidences.Continue reading “Cooking Gas Price Hike: Maoists Take People for a Ride”

Press Council Nepal: From a Watchdog to the Maoist Lapdog

By Siromani Dhungana UWB The present Press Council Act in Nepal need to be revisited, restructured and reformed to ensure the independence of the council and to establish it as a true ‘watchdog mechanism’. After the appointment of new chairman at Press Council Nepal (PCN), the need of reforming the existing legal provision has furtherContinue reading “Press Council Nepal: From a Watchdog to the Maoist Lapdog”

For an “Austere” Prime Minister, Far Too Many (and Costly) Helicopter Rides

But that’s the contradictory and hypocritical nature of Baburam Bhattarai. Can the Mustang-rider PM reveal the source of his party’s income to pay for his choppers fare? By Siromani Dhungana And the earth is round! Russian Mi-17 and French AS332 Super Puma helicopters were used by the then governments to fight against the decade-long MaoistContinue reading “For an “Austere” Prime Minister, Far Too Many (and Costly) Helicopter Rides”

Policies and Programmes of a Maoist Led Govt

It’s a nice essay but nothing substantial, said chief opposition party NC’s leader Sher Bahadur deuba about the government’s program and policies document. ………………………………………………. With an aim to take the peace process to a logical end, the Maoist-led government today publicized its policies and programmes. Brining out new constitution on time (within two years) isContinue reading “Policies and Programmes of a Maoist Led Govt”

Is New Nepal Heading Toward [Maoist] People’s Republic?

By Conflict Study Center On August 21, 2008, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), CPN (UML) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) agreed on the Common Minimum Program (CMP), Code of Conduct (CoC), Modus Operandi of the Government (MOG) and the formation of a Political Coordination Committee (PCC). The documents were signed by Prime Minister andContinue reading “Is New Nepal Heading Toward [Maoist] People’s Republic?”