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From The Hindu (1 March, 2021)  The new Constitution is being trampled upon due to the political ambition of key players On February 23, Nepal’s Supreme Court reinstated the House of Representatives, which had been dissolved by Prime Minister K.P. Oli on December 20, responding to an attempt to unseat him from his own parliamentary party in the
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पर्वत ज्ञाता, हिमाल गाथा

हिमाल खबरपत्रिका (२१ पुस २०७७) बाट हिमालको काखमा जन्मेर राष्ट्रिय र अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय ख्याति कमाएका डा. हर्क गुरुङले हिमाली चुचुरा र श्रृंखला कहिल्यै बिर्सेनन्।  डा. हर्क गुरुङले अनेक क्षेत्रमा नाम कमाए- शासन व्यवस्थादेखि पर्यटन, सामुदायिक पहिचान, राज्य व्यवस्थापनसम्म। तर पनि हिमाल उनको नजरबाट कहिल्यै हटेन। हिमालय पर्वतको भौगर्भिक उत्पत्तिदेखि फेदका मानव वस्ती, जीवजनावर, पर्वतारोहणको इतिहासदेखि हिमाल वारिपारीको व्यापार,
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The ill-conceived push for a high dam to curb Kosi flooding is a litmus test for democracy in India

From Scroll.in (Oct 27, 2020) Will the people impacted by the project be heard through the cacophony of money, careerism, certitude and bombastic populism? In years that the Kosi river floods in Bihar, government officials from Delhi and Patna rush to observe the river’s “wrath” from high-flying helicopters. Inevitably, political leaders, bureaucrats and sections of
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River in disequilibrium: How engineering attempts to ‘tame the Kosi’ have only added to human misery

From Scroll.in (Oct 26, 2020) An ‘embankment mafia’ of technocrats, politicians and contractors ensures that alternative measures are not discussed seriously. This year, the monsoon in Nepal was extended by nearly a month and ran into late September. It finally bid farewell with an extended four-day spell of rainfall (jhari) over the Kosi river catchment
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From The Hindu (18 August, 2020) The mending of the most exemplary inter-state relationship of South Asia must be as dramatic and rapid as the rupture When the Nepal-India dispute over the Himalayan territory of Limpiyadhura flared up in May, New Delhi opinion-makers presented it as the doing of an upstart nation run by a
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NSC 78| India-Nepal Cartographic Tussle

From The Wire (June 21, 2020) Dr Happymon Jacob speaks with Mr Kanak Mani Dixit (Publisher of Himal Khabarpatrika & editor of Himal Southasian) and Amb. Rakesh Sood (Retd.) (Former Ambassador to Nepal), about the recent tensions in India-Nepal relations. The two guests discuss the triggers of these tensions and trace the primary cause to
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