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Janata Samajbadi Party - Nepal
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(May 2018 - March 2021)
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United Nations

Historical background:
Constituent Assembly
Nayan Shakti Party - Nepal
Northeast India
Rastriya Janata Party Nepal
Samajbadi Party - Nepal

Police in political quagmire: Pandering to tastes of parties while in service, becoming politician after retirement, by Arun Bam (rep 23/09/2022)

Why do DGs and secretaries change when ministers change?, by Bhuwan Sharma (rep 07/08/2022)

Sharing university narratives : Things went wrong when the political parties turned the students' organisations into party units, by Abhi Subedi (kp 17/07/2022)

Experts for weighing viability, transparency and national interests while selecting foreign funded projects (nlt 12/06/2022)

Four-party alliance sweeps Nepal Bar Association polls : The UML-led panel will have no representation for the next three years (kp 09/04/2022) [The party-political infiltration of public institutions goes unabated!]

Political influence & judiciary of Nepal, by Yogendra Prasad Lamichhhane (kh 07/04/2022)

Of politics and teachers : The history of overt and covert allegiances of teachers to political groups spans many decades, by Abhi Subedi (kp 19/12/2021)

Call to end political dominance in universities (ht 16/12/2021)

Independence of umbrella organization of Nepali journalists comes under scrutiny : The FNJ is supposed to be an organization that promotes freedom of expression, journalists’ rights, and independence. But its incumbent officials are vying for public positions in major political parties, by Prasun Sangroula (nlt 25/11/2021)

Parties mum on judiciary crisis, but lawyers affiliated to them speak up : Advocates aligned to Congress and UML, who are under the Nepal Bar Association that is demanding Rana’s  resignation, say court hearings should not be obstructed, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/11/2021)

Government employees in politics: Court issues interim order against it : The interim order has given hopes as partisan of employees along the political ideology has been directly reflected in the service delivery and favoritism based on affiliation to a particular political party has become visible (nlt 07/10/2021)

Cabinet recommends 11 envoys for various countries : Of the recommendations, nine are political appointees while only two are from the foreign service (kp 15/05/2021) [This is nepotism in its purest form! Only those who have the Oli party book shall be appointed to representative foreign posts for which only top diplomats are qualified!], Oli’s envoy appointments could erode country’s credibility, experts warn : Only two out of eleven ambassadorial nominees are career diplomats, by Anil Giri (kp 16/05/2021)

Bipul Pokhrel-led panel sweeps all positions of Federation of Nepali Journalists (kp 11/04/2021) [The media should be free from any infiltration by political parties!]

An election of journalists under the shadow of political parties : Almost all candidates have backing of parties, leaving little space for independent ones to lead, which many say could affect independence of Federation of Nepali Journalists, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/04/2021), FNJ Must Rise Above Partisan Interest, by Kundan Aryal (rn 09/04/2021)

Making our democracy work : The thing to do is rein in political corruption and depoliticise public institutions, by Naresh Koirala (kp 15/03/2021)

Politicians influencing constitutional body decisions comes to light once again : As a minister implicitly admits the Election Commission was ‘pressured’, analysts say independent bodies are increasingly being brought under the control of the executive, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/03/2021)

Politics Dictates Public Institutions, by Mukti Rijal (rn 02/10/2020)

Anti-graft body in the spotlight as questions arise over its independence : The constitutional body is largely failing to function as per its mandate because over-politicisation has meant  officials often serve their political masters, analysts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/09/2020)

Political wranglings continue unabated in Bajhang’s public schools: Many school administrations across the district focus on taking financial benefits out of the school's budgets, according to the Education Unit, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 17/03/2020), Keep politics out of schools: Politicisation has compromised the quality of education (kp 18/03/2020)

Former vice-chancellors warn government to stop politicisation in universities: Retired vice-chancellors see the draft Higher Education Bill as an attempt to centralise power, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/02/2020)

How politicisation is dragging Kathmandu University down: Ever since the appointment of vice-chancellor Ram Kantha Makaju, allegations of financial impropriety and a monopoly over decision-making have continued to haunt the university, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/01/2020)

Community schools in Kalikot a playground for local political leaders: Politicisation of school management committee elections in community schools expose students to highly volatile political atmosphere hampering their studies, by Tularam Pandey (kp 22/01/2020)

Unwarranted move: The ruling Nepal Communist Party is not only trying to inject its communist ideologies in politics but in the society as well (ht 22/01/2020)

Revitalizing sociology and anthropology: Many of those at Department of Sociology/ Anthropology today are engaged in party politics and are busy undertaking development consultancies instead of prioritizing research and publications, by Gaurab KC (rep 22/01/2020)

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