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Former Nepali King Gyanendra Shah stakes claim to throne


Eleven years after Nepal discarded and subsequently abolished monarchy, former King Gyanendra Shah on Saturday (Oct 21) said he was ready to assume the country’s leadership. Speaking to media... More

Diplomats in Nepal seeks Maoist flexibility for transitional justi


The international community in Nepal has sought 'firm commitment' and 'sincerity' on the part of the CPN (Maoist Center) in providing transitional justice to conflict-era victims. During a meeting between... More

China looks at Nepal as potential gateway to South Asia


With an investment of $ 8.3 billion this year alone in Nepal, the Chinese are coming in a big way to the Himalayan country which they see as a... More

Nearly 400,000 people under poverty line in Nepal


Nearly 400,000 people are reeling under the poverty line across 25 districts in Nepal, according to a report unveiled by the Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation on Tuesday. The... More

Delay and hassles in Indian transit raise Nepal’s cost of trade


Nepal can substantially reduce the cost of its foreign trade if the transit procedures in India are simplified and transport service is effective, says a recent report unveiled by... More

Nepal PM Deuba relieves all Maoist ministers of portfolio


Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has relieved all the ministers representing CPN (Maoist Center) of their portfolios. According to Govinda Pariyar, Press Coordinator of PM Deuba, the decision came... More

Nepal Loktantrik Forum unifies with Nepali Congress


Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar-led Nepal Loktantrik Forum (NLF) has merged with the Nepali Congress amid a special ceremony held at Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Monday. The parties were supposed... More

Nepal parliament completes tenure, dissolved but grievances remain on board


Nepal's Parliament turned Constituent Assembly (CA) completed its tenure on Saturday as per the constitutional provision and has dissolved from midnight leaving grievances of disgruntled parties on board, reports... More

Nepal cabinet expansion fuels rumors about Maoist Center expulsion


Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba's decision to expand the cabinet just a few days ahead of elections has fuelled speculation about the possible expulsion of the CPN (Maoist Center)... More

Nepal UML, Maoist Centre warn PM Deuba over election postponement


The CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre on Friday warned Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba not to remove ministers from the CPN-MC or postpone the scheduled elections. During a meeting of... More

Left alliance in Nepal: India shocked, US baffled, Europeans silent


The announcement of an electoral alliance between CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre and Naya Shakti Party Nepal with a commitment of unification after the polls has sent shock waves to the... More

Chinese team to study agro sector in Gulmi


A high-level team of Research Development Centre under the National People’s Congress of China is set to arrive here to undertake agro sector feasibility study in the rural area... More

Nepal Govt making bid to postpone next month elections


The Nepal Government, led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, is making a bid to postpone the elections for which it has been lobbying and making internal preparations, sources... More

Caretaker govt. possible in Nepal


PM Deuba’s govt. is short of majority after Prachanda ties up with Oli Days after forming a new coalition to fight the upcoming elections in Nepal, former Prime Minister... More

Nepal committed to implement BRI: PM Deuba


Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Nepal is committed to implement the Belt and Road Initiative of China and work further with the northern neighbour. During a meeting... More

Nepal Maoist leader Dahal says his party does not want topple govt


CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today said his party was not in favor of toppling the incumbent coalition government led by the Nepali Congress. "Leftist alliance and... More

Nepal Police plans to set up cyber bureau


Over 58 government websites, including those of Department of Passports and Nepal Law Commission, were hacked in the past one year. The frequent cyber-attacks show how vulnerable the country’s cyberspace... More

Nepal: Political uncertainty is almost certain


Nepal has been a laboratory of many political experiments, mostly power driven, bringing parties with contradictory ideologies and past enmity together, especially in the past 11 years. Birth and... More

Nepali Congress to form democratic alliance to counter leftist


The ruling Nepali Congress today decided to form a democratic alliance for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections to counter the Maoist party's alliance with the largest communist bloc. A... More

CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre form alliance in Nepal


In a surprise move, two of Nepal’s biggest leftist parties – the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre – on Tuesday announced the formation of an alliance ahead of provincial and... More

Indian PM Modi likely to visit Nepal this month


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Nepal in October this year. Although preparations are underway to welcome Modi in October, the exact date of his visit... More

COLUMN

New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

India’s Afghanistan venture has its limits

Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

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... More