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Biswas Baral

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Old geopolitical rivalry in Nepal takes a new turn: US and...

On January 25 Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, the co-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), came out with a strong statement denouncing the...

Despite stirrings, revival of Nepal’s monarchy and Hindu character unlikely

Thirteen years ago, major political forces promulgated the interim constitution of Nepal (2007), following the formal entry of the warring Maoists into mainstream politics...

Nepal PM will have a tough time balancing India and China

The financial viability of new transit routes that China has just offered to Nepal is a secondary issue for many in the Nepali federal...

Despite playing host at 4th BIMSTEC summit, Nepal has little to...

The perennially patchy streets of Nepal’s federal capital are undergoing a major overhaul. The unseemly bundles of wires by the roads are being tidied...

As Nepal’s Oli looks to bolster ties with China, Modi may...

There are seemingly as many interpretations as there are analysts in Nepal pouring over Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s three-day state visit to India...

Is this the end of Nepal’s ‘special relationship’ with India?

There is now little doubt that India has lost strategic space to China in Nepal. Some reckon the era of “special relations” between India...

After Nepal, Maldives

At night, from Bandos Island in the North Male Atoll, the twinkling Maldivian capital of Male, barely a few kilometers away, appears like a...