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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... More

COLUMN

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

Sirisena gets into political hot water as elections approach

Elections to the Sri Lankan local bodies and Provincial Councils are due in 2018. But President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe heading the Yahapalanaya or Good Governance regime in Colombo, not prepared for it. The lack... More

Lady and her generals 

"Aung San Suu Kyi and her generals” ran a headline in The New York Times, as if she controlled them. The fact is she does not but has to take all the blame for what they do. Two... 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