A chronicle of change

January 19, 2020 09:01 am

Nepal is changing fast. The change is evident in socio-economic and political arenas. Some changes are encouraging, others problematic. Dr Ram Sharan Mahat’s new book Trials, Tremors and Hope: The Political Economy of Contemporary Nepal is a comprehensive account and analysis of the major aspects of this change. It provides commentary on political economy of modern Nepal in a historical perspective.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Experts have said that the goal of achieving socialism in the country will not be possible as long as the state allows health and education sectors as matters of private business.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed on the clarity of vision in the party-line to set up a foundation to socialism.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged all the youth and students of his party to stand against anti-federal and anti-democratic republic elements as they are attempting to reinstate obsolete autocratic and unitary system.

Fragment of the future

August 29, 2019 01:25 am

People love Karl Marx for his coruscating classics The Communist Manifesto and Das Capital.  The former he co-authored with Frederic Engels in 1848 formed the basis for the communist movement around the world. They argue capitalism will inevitably self-destruct to be replaced by socialism. The latter, published in 1867, explores the origins, development, and inner workings of the capitalist system, but also extols socialism.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The government has clarified that budget for the coming fiscal year 2019/20 has been allocated in order to fulfill the goal of socialism enshrined in the constitution.

Mockery of socialism

April 29, 2019 01:00 am

Prime Minister committed to zero tolerance against corruption when he took office in 2017. Now this commitment is mocking at his face for his administration has failed to control corruption

Nepali Congress 4.0

February 13, 2019 03:11 am

In 1990, Nepali Congress mistakenly chose neo-liberalism overlooking the ideology of socialism suggested by B P Koirala.

CHITWAN, Feb 7: Former Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Thursday said Nepal at present is on a journey toward socialism and communis

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Senior Nepali Congress (NC) leader Ram Chadra Paudel has said that the arbitrary privatization of various state-owned enterprises (SOEs) had prevented the party from achieving socialism as envisioned by the party’s founding leader BP Koirala.

KAPILVASTU, Dec 4: Chairman of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government has taken the current decade as the foundation decade for socialism.

Germany’s socialism of fools

October 16, 2018 00:30 am

Combining anti-establishment rhetoric on cultural and economic issues has worked well for right-wing populist parties. Will it work in Germany?

Populism with socialism

June 24, 2018 00:30 am

Why are nationalist governments of Europe so popular? Because these governments are not only nationalist, they are also socialist

KATHMANDU, May 31: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Nepal is in a position to peacefully achieve its goal of socialism by stepping in the provisions set in the constitution promulgated by the elected Constituent Assembly (CA).

KATHMANDU, May 29: An international conference on 'Marxism and  Socialism' has being held in Kathmandu on May 30-31 to mark the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx, the founder of Marxism.

KATHMANDU, May 28: An international conference on 'Marxism and Socialism' has been scheduled to be held here on coming May 30-31 on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth anniversary of the founder of modern Communism Karl Marx.

Socialism run amok

July 12, 2017 00:30 am

Having lost legitimacy, Venezuela’s kleptocratic and murderous regime is hanging on by a thread.