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ICJ calls on Nepal govt to withdraw impeachment motion...


The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has called on Nepal government and ruling parties to withdraw the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki... More

Coalition stares at crisis after seeking to impeach Karki


A day after the two large coalition partners filed an impeachment motion against the chief justice, the Rastriya Prajantantra Party, the fourth largest party in... More

Nepal’s first female chief justice faces impeachment  


Nepal's first female chief justice has been suspended after the two largest parties in the ruling coalition filed an impeachment motion against her. They accuse Sushila... More

‘Pact on Ktm, Kerung rail project at final stage’


Nepali Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara has claimed the much-talked about pact on the Kathmandu-Kerung rail project, a cross-border rail... More

Nepal’s constitutional conundrum: Will Dahal untie the political knot?


Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal went into a huddle with various parties in parliament on April 28 to untie the Gordian knot hindering the... More

Nepal can be bridge for India role in Belt,...


To further strengthen economic ties between Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal, China will try harder to get India to see the benefits of... More

India trying to thwart Nepal’s constitution: CPN-UML


CPN-UML Vice Chairman Bhim Rawal has said that the ruling and Madhes-based parties are acting on behalf of India to subvert the constitution and break... More

Nepal’s economy to grow by 6.94 pc in 2016-17


Nepal’s economic growth has been projected to grow by 6.94 per cent in the Fiscal Year 2016-17, as per the data released by Central Bureau... More

Nepal Govt begins process to increase local units in...


  The Nepal government has started a process to increase local units in 11 districts of Tarai. The process to increase the local units has been started... More

Constitution amendment proposal tabled


Tabling the amendment bill, Nepali Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajay Shanker Nayak said on Monday that the amendment was introduced in order... More

Nepal two-phase election to be held on May 14...


The Nepal Cabinet meeting on Sunday decided to hold local bodies election on May 14 and June 14, said Minister for Industry Nabindra Raj Joshi. The... More

Gathabandhan positive on joining Nepal local polls


Agitating Sanghiya Gathabandhan has become positive on joining the local level polls slated for May 14 after the ruling coalition partners agreed to revise the... More

Nepal scaled down drills with China due to India:...


Nepal has scaled down the size of its first-ever military exercise with China after facing strong opposition from India, state-run Chinese media claimed On Friday. The... More

Relevance of Bhandari’s India visit


Nepalese president Bidya Devi Bhandari has embarked on her maiden 5-day state visit to India. Her earlier visit was cancelled abruptly last year by the... More

India supports Nepal’s bid to implement constitution through dialogue


India has reiterated its support to ongoing efforts of Nepal government in moving constitution implementation process forward through dialogue and taking all sections of its... More

Fight to save indigenous seeds


When the indigenous ‘Jumli Marsi’ variety of rice, grown in Nepal’s Jumla district, was hit by blast infection, farmers had little choice but to substitute... More

Nepal President meets Modi


Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari met Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in Delhi on Tuesday to hold bilateral... More

Bonhomie with China reflects only economic interests, Nepal assures...


President Bhandari’s visit is likely to strengthen the bilateral ties between India and Nepal which are far from smooth as some sections of the Nepalese... More

Nepal, China hold first-ever joint military exercises


China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its influence in the region. The... More

Reorienting the army


The Nepal Government is reportedly preparing to award the Rs 112 billion contract for the fast-track highway to the Nepal Army. It is an open secret... More

India Nepal to rework bilateral agreements


India and Nepal on Thursday agreed for further studies and discussions on updating and reviewing some of the bilateral agreements including the crucial Peace and... More

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Myanmar’s fragile peace process set to unravel

Myanmar’s peace process is slowly unraveling as the discussions between the government and the ethnic groups involved remains marred by confusion, indecision and division. Days away from the next round of the 21st Century Panglong or national peace conference, there is still no clear idea of who... More

Why kicking itself out of OBOR was...

While India stopped short of attending the last week held summit of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in China, otherwise known as ‘One Belt One Road’ vision, the decision should not be confused with, despite India’s allusions to the violation of its territory and sovereignty, the possibility... More

Can India afford to ignore OBOR

India's decision to not join the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit in Beijing (May 14-16) is not just about the sovereignty issues, as has been made out by Delhi. It is not just about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor entering through... More

International-ising Jadhav

This was a good week for Pakistan. First Modi made the faux pas of the decade by boycotting the China Summit on the “One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives, then India gave us an enormous platform for internationalizing human rights by going to the ICJ over the... More

Asia is central to China’s strategic vision

China’s international summit to help promote its strategic vision – ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), now dubbed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – has just concluded in Beijing. Twenty-nine heads of state and representatives from 130 countries attended the two-day forum on 14-15 May. Most of... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Resolving the National Question: Where is the key?

"We all know the old joke about a guy looking for his lost key under the street light; when asked where he lost it, he admits that it was in a dark corner. So... More

China tightens grips on ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman’s watered-down statement stands testimony to this. This China factor — coming on the back of Beijing’s huge investments as... More

China’s new world order

China recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order. The summit conference that... More

Why Kashmir remains disturbed

Whether stone pelting on Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir is being done at the behest of Pakistan or as a response to fundamentalists' call, the fact remains that the valley is disturbed. Scores of... More

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David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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