Asmita Verma

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Congress conundrum

Though party leaders claim otherwise, the Nepali Congress’ electoral defeat was not mainly due to the formation of the left alliance

That is so unfair

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.

Reshaping the landscape

Chief Minister of Province 2, Lalbabu Raut recently wrote a letter to Prime Minster K P Oli seeking cooperation from the provincial bureaucracy.

A global focus

Nepal’s geo-strategic position makes it the fulcrum in the balance of regional and global politics

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