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Shipment of Chinese goods in Nepal alarmed India


Indian media have warned New Delhi that Chinese goods in Nepali market could drive out Indian traders from the Himalayan country. The cautionary message came after the first major consignment of Chinese goods worth 2.8 million USD... More

Morcha objects to 3-party agreement to keep amendment bill inactive until polls


Madhesi Morcha has objected the agreement forged, in principle, by the major three parties to keep the constitution amendment bill inactive in order to create an environment for polls. Reports of the top leaders of three major parties... More

Big 3 agreed on holding local body election in Nepal


Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has revealed that three big political parties have agreed to hold local body election on the old structure. Addressing a gathering of newly elected office bearers of Nepal Tarun Dal at party... More

Will elections resolve Nepal’s political crisis?


Amid the worsening political situation in Nepal over amendments to the country’s constitution, the President Vidya Devi Bhandari advised the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to prepare for the election taking all parties in the hold. The... More

China provides nearly Rs 16 billion grants for reconstruction


The Chinese government has provided nearly Rs 16 billion for the post-quake reconstruction activities in Nepal. Spokesperson of the government and Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki shared this information adding that the Cabinet meeting on... More

Nepalis say Indian PTA guideline discriminatory


The Indian government’s new guidelines on cross-border electricity trading could pour cold water on Nepal-based private power producers’ plans to export electricity to the southern neighbor.   India recently issued a guideline on cross-border trade of electricity. The Indian... More

Post-truth journalism


Journalism is a kind of struggle for truth over emotional, biased and strategically designed messages flooding social media platforms. The rise of social media as a news source has fueled a trend of post-truth journalism where the... More

Nepal moving in positive manner: US envoy


US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B Teplitz today paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter’s residence, in Baluwatar. Teplitz discussed contemporary political issues, law and order and other bilateral issues with PM... More

Power to the people


Federalism is a system of governance in which a country is controlled by two or more levels of governments. The key feature of federalism is decentralisation of political power so as to establish a political order between... More

Nepal PM proposes local polls by mid-April


Nepal’s PM Dahal’s proposal on Wednesday came a day after the government registered a constitution amendment bill and hours after the main opposition CPN-UML’s decision to counter the bill from the streets and Parliament. A Parliamentary Party meeting... More

Constitution amendment bill challenged at SC in Nepal


A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court (SC) challenging the registration of the bill on amendment to the constitution. Advocate Tikadhwoj Khadka moved the apex court on Wednesday demanding repeal of the bill without any... More

India reluctant, Nepal at bay


It has been almost three weeks since the Indian government banned circulation of high-value banknotes. But they are still indifferent to the Nepali government’s proposal of providing exchange facility to Nepalis holding banned Indian currency. Kathmandu is... More

2nd Amendment Nepal Constitution registered


A government officer registering the bill in the parliament secretariat late Wednesday night. Pic: RSS A late night cabinet meeting on Wednesday endorsed a second constitution amendment bill, and hurriedly registered it in the parliament secretariat. However, without the... More

Who is going to relent?


Present political crisis is a result of a combination of issue-based and self-interest-based positions. It is difficult to separate issues from self-interests, for all self-interests are disguised as political issues Nov 30, 2016- As the deadline for the... More

Nepal Downhill on SDGs


Nepal is lagging its South Asian (SA) counterparts in preparing a comprehensive plan to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The plan is essential to roll out programmers declared by the United Nations under SDGs. The UN Sustainable... More

A Trump World, Nepal perspective


BY Diwakar Chettri> Donald J Trump’s victory in the US presidential election this week shocked Americans and sent shock waves across the world. Here in Nepal, it had analysts scratching their heads about what it means to Nepal,... More

Nepali PM stresses trans-Himalayan cooperation for development


  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, while addressing a seminar on “Trans-Himalayan Cooperation beyond Trilateral Discourse”, said that the trans-Himalayan cooperation could be a platform for trilateral collaboration among Nepal, India and China. He also hoped that the workshop would... More

Blessed Nepal: Sea of opportunities


By Hisila Yami: The country has adopted a multi-party system allowing different trends to have their representation. But within the political party the leaders are poor managers of different opinions. As a result the parties are rife with... More

Democratic principles can serve both Indian and Nepali interests


Kathmandu’s almost all elitist debates over Nepal-India relations hastily raise a question of whether this relationship served any of Nepal’s interests. Or they invariably focus on how the Indian foreign policy infringed upon Nepal’s vital interests, independence... More

Mukherjee crossed lines, says ex-PM


Jhala Nath Khanal, former Prime Minister and senior leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), said that Indian President Pranab Mukherjee spoke beyond his jurisdiction by advising the Nepali leaders to amend Nepal's constitution.... More

How successful Nepal will be in trilateral relationship strategy?


Nepal's government led by Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda is trying to create an effective strategy revolving a trilateral relationship with India and China. As part of this strategy, Indian prime minister had a sudden appearance... More

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Myanmar’s economy could go into a tailspin as currency woes deepen

y Fears that Myanmar’s currency crisis has only momentarily stalled are growing, as the government does not seem to see any urgency in tackling the underlying causes of the recent fall in the kyat’s value against the dollar. Regional analysts believe a major collapse of the currency remains very real. Their fears were justified when, the end of last week, the kyat plummeted once again to over K 1,600, largely... More

Bangladesh’s grenade attack case: Politics of past or future?

The October 10 special tribunal verdict on the August 2004 grenade attack case that killed 24 and injured many including Bangladesh’s current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina didn’t carry too many surprises since it was a foregone conclusion that the “guilty men” would be handed out tough sentences. It was earlier speculated that BNP’s acting chief and Begum Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique Rahman may be awarded the death sentence, but he... More

Spreading falsehood and distorting facts

Initiated in 2014 the Ashiana-Iqbal project could not be completed mainly because an illegal award increased the cost, and if it were to be initiated now, the escalated cost of Rs 40 billion will be borne either by the applicants of the government. As Lahore Development Authority (LDA) director general between 2013 and 2016, Ahad Khan Cheema was also a member on the Punjab Land Development Corporation (PLDC) board.... More

RSS: Glasnost or public relations?

India's Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) claims to be a social organisation but those who have closely followed it say it is the political high-platform of Hindutva. Its Nagpur headquarters is located in Maharashtra’s Nagpur city, where in the 18th century originated the Hindu Pad Padshahi or the vision of a Hindu nation-state during the reign of the Peshwas. The Peshwas drove the limits of Maratha empire to Attock in the northwest... More

China’s discreet headway into Afghanistan

While China continues officially to deny playing a leading role in managing conflict in Afghanistan, there is also no gainsaying that China continues to make a meaningful headway into Afghanistan, a development that would, even if Beijing denies, have a strong impact on which way the wind blows in Afghanistan in next few years. This week Pakistan’s Maulana Sami ul Haq, the cleric who is known as the ‘father of... More

VIDEO-INTERVIEW

OUTCOME AND FUTURE OF BMISTEC? & WHAT’S ON THE BALANCE?


The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, was “not fruitful” because of the inherent “weakness” of the regional inter-state institution,... More

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