The long political transition in Nepal has come to an end with the successful completion of local, provincial and federal elections. A new phase of history beckons Nepal as it has adopted federalism under... More
Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli will press India to exchange millions of dollars held in Nepal in banned high-value Indian bank notes during a visit this week to improve ties with its large... More
There are seemingly as many interpretations as there are analysts in Nepal pouring over Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oliâ€™s three-day state visit to India starting April 6.
One reason for such diverse views on Oliâ€™s... More
Nepal will deploy drones to patrol its border with India, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa said today.
Announcing a 82-point programme of the Home Ministry, Thapa, also a senior Maoist leader, told the media that... More
Brushing asides speculations that China wants Nepal to be fully tilted toward it, China has said that it supports friendly ties between India and Nepal.
While lauding the remarks of Prime Minister KP Oli about... More
Two days after Prime Minister KP Oliâ€™s briefing to the international community, China on said that it appreciates the Nepal governmentâ€™s pursuit of an independent foreign policy.
â€œThe government of China will pursue an independent... More
India has raised the price of electricity that it exports to Nepal.
As per the new power purchase agreement by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and India's NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd signed on Wednesday, electricity... More
Nepalâ€™s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the bilateral relations between Nepal and India should be redefined and redesigned from the perspective of mutual economic benefits.
â€œAll the high-level exchanges between the... More
Â Kanak Mani Dixit is a pre-eminent voice for democracy and freedom of the press in South Asia. An outspoken critic of the establishment, he was arrested in 2016. Notable rights bodies describe this as... More
Nepalâ€™s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has remarked that Nepalâ€™s foreign policy based on a policy of friendship will remain balanced.
Releasing a book on â€˜Nepal-China relationsâ€™ amid a function held at the Prime Ministerâ€™s... More
Nepalâ€™s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stepped up preparations for Prime Minister KP Sharma Oliâ€™s visit to India, which is slated to begin on April 6. Announcement of the three-day official visit is due... More
Improving roads and trails in mountainous regions of Nepal can enhance food security and nutrition for remote rural communities, according to a report released here on Friday.
The report "Road and Market Access and Household... More
The Centre has decided to hike its financial aid for the financial year beginning April this year to Nepal to Rs 650 crore, a 73% increase from the previous year allocation, while expressing concern... More
Nepal and China have proposed to ink a memorandum of understanding to have a power trade agreement during the next high-level political meeting between the two countries.
Nepal has already signed a power trade pact... More
Nepalâ€™s newly-appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali informed that the government has started preparations to ensure Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit Nepal in 2018.
Speaking at a press... More
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expanded his Cabinet for the third time on Friday, inducting 11 ministers and four state ministers.
The newly appointed ministers include six ministers and three state ministers from the UML... More
When Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena recently arrived in Pakistan as a chief guest to celebrate the Pakistan Day on March 23, he was not just witnessing the military parade, but was also making a meaningful statement about Pakistan’s importance in the region and the value Sri Lanka itself... More
James Brien Comey Jr served as Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for four years till fired by President Donald Trump on May 9, 2017. Trump initially claimed this was because of Comey's mishandling of the investigation into the private email of Hillary Clinton. The overriding perception... More
The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), which went into the trial of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed had listed the flaws in it and asked the Maldivian government to release him to enable him to contest the September 2018 Presidential election.
But the government on Sunday rejected the UNHRC’s observations and recommendations... More
It’s pretty odd to think that Bangladesh elections should be of any interest to China and India given the complete lack of its strategic value. However, Bangladesh maybe becoming a reluctant pawn of sorts in a regional ‘great game’.
China’s rising influence in the region and India’s relative decline in what... More
Biplab Deb is a BJP chief minister with a difference. In a 40-minute interview with this writer last week, he did not mention even once any of the usual saffron agenda -- Ram Mandir, beef, illegal migration from Bangladesh. "My agenda is development, development, development all the way," he... More
The problem starts at a fundamental level. How does one define a sadhu? Tied to the meaning of this word, or character, is in a way the well-being of the world’s largest democracy. Most people would think of a sadhu as an ascetic or monk of some sort. Dictionaries,... More
As US President Donald Trump decides whether to reauthorize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which he has long wanted to exit or renegotiate, Iranian authorities have announced they will be getting help with their nuclear program from China.
"Some negotiations have been held on mutual cooperation and building small nuclear... More
The American think tank, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, had featured a riveting ‘curtain-raiser’ to the 2014 poll in India entitled Does Good Economics Mean Good Politics In India? The essay appeared in December 2013 and I’d carefully stored it in my archives, as a fairly prescient analysis of... More
I will not reach any deal that would go against the national interest of Nepal,” K P Sharma Oli, the prime minister of Nepal, reportedly assured parliamentarians in Kathmandu earlier this week, before heading out to India. That such questions should be asked and answered is a definitive sign... More
Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More