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Top Indian and Chinese officials arriving Kathmandu


India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli are arriving in Kathmandu on August 10 and August 14 respectively. This is first high level visit from both countries after... More

Nepali Congress and CPN (MC) to make alliance in DCC election


The main ruling parties—Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre)—have agreed to make alliance in the election of District Coordination Committee (DCC). A joint meeting of the taskforce of both the parties made... More

EC sets riders for holding both elections at a single go


While clarifying that the Election Commission (EC) is not against the idea of holding both provincial and federal elections in a single go, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said... More

Federal parliamentary election should be held before provincial polls: Oli


Speaking to media persons in the Capital after wrapping up his seven-day visit to China’s Tibet, leader Oli said that his party will not raise objection even if the both federal... More

No power cuts now onwards, Nepal Energy Minister says


 Nepal Energy Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi has said that the people will not have to face load-shedding now onwards. At a program organized in the capital city on Thursday, Minister Shahi said... More

PM Deuba expands Cabinet inducting 19 new ministers


More than a month and a half after he was appointed to the top executive post, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday expanded his Cabinet by inducting 19 new ministers. PM... More

Cabinet expansion stalled as NC fails to finalise names


The Cabinet expansion was stalled on Tuesday after the ruling Nepali Congress failed to finalise names of its ministers. According to NC sources, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba failed to expand his... More

Searching for scapegoats


With ITs domestic politics in disarray, the key actors in Nepal’s polity now seem to hold outsiders guilty for everything that is going wrong. Nepal’s journey towards a radical political agenda... More

Nepal parliament passes contribution-based social security bill 2017


The Nepal Legislature-Parliament on Monday passed the Contribution-based Social Security Bill 2017. Minister for Labour and Employment Farmullah Mansoor had presented the proposal seeking the passage of the bill. When Speaker Onsari... More

CPN (MC) for directly elected executive chief: Dahal


CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the party will work towards garnering people’s support for the directly elected executive chief system. He said so while making public the... More

Constitution amendment not possible before phase III elections: DPM Gachhadar


Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar has said that the amendment to the constitution was not possible before the third phase of local level elections slated... More

5-member CDC formed under former Justice


The government on Thursday formed a five-member Electoral Constituency Delimitation Commission under former Justice Kamal Narayan Das. Madhav Adhikari, Bishwo Kalyan Parajuli and Ganesh Raj Karki are the members of the CDC... More

Ensure majority support before tabling amendment: RJPN to govt


Top leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Wednesday urged the government to ensure the required support to endorse the constitution amendment bill before pushing it through the parliament. The... More

Vote on amendment if RJPN pledges to join polls: Ruling parties


The ruling parties have shown their readiness to put the constitution amendment bill to a vote but demanded prior commitment from the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to participate in the... More

Non-alignment in Kathmandu


The recent stand-off between India and China over Doklam has fueled speculation in Nepal, mainly over the impact it may have on the country should it escalate into an unanticipated war.... More

Gopal Parajuli sworn in as Chief Justice


Gopal Parajuli sworn in as Chief Justice of Nepal. He has taken the oath of office and secrecy at Sheetal Niwas, in Maharajgunj, on Monday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath... More

RJP-Nepal not in favour of naturalised citizens holding top posts


Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal Presidium Coordinator, Mahantha Thakur, has said that the RJP-Nepal was not in favour of making naturalised citizenship holders either President or Prime Minister in the country. Addressing a conference... More

PM Deuba’s India visit proposed for Aug 17-19


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday proposed August 17-19 for Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to India. MoFA’s India Division has communicated the proposed dates for PM Deuba’s visit... More

Constitutional bench to conduct hearing on writ against CJ Karki’s impeachment


The Supreme Court has decided to refer the writ petition against the motion to impeach then Chief Justice Sushila Karki to a constitutional bench for hearing. A division bench of Acting Chief... More

High-level EC team off to India to study EVMs


A high-level team of Election Commission (EC) has left for India to study feasibility of Indian Electronic Voting Machines in upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections. The four-member study team headed by Laxmi... More

Dahal floats 3 alternatives to end current deadlock


Coalition partner CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has proposed a three-point alternative to forge consensus with the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) on the issue of constitution amendment. CPN (MC)... More

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Another hornet’s nest stirred

The Modi government has developed a reputation to stir a hornet’s nest where one can be and should be avoided. With less than a month to go for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Myanmar visit, one of his controversy-prone ministers has... More

Accountability across the board

Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public viewing during his YATRA along the GT Road. This confirmed that the 1998 PML(N) mob attack on... More

Myanmar’s military launches counter insurgency operation against Muslim...

The Myanmar military has air-dropped hundreds of troops into the country's strife-torn western Rakhine state in preparation for a surgical operation intended to route out accused Muslim rebels and insurgents, according to military sources. The deployment of the 33rd... More

Kashmir: Produced by 1947, sustained by Indo-Pakistan thereafter

As Pakistan celebrated August 1947 and India celebrates and mourn both, Kashmir bled in a war called by many names since 1947. To India, Kashmir is split into two with Pakistan occupying one half and to Pakistan the story... More

Sri Lankan government’s multifarious dilemmas

Two years into its five-year term, Sri Lanka’s coalition government led by President Maithipala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is afflicted by chronic disunity; contradictions in domestic and foreign policies; and a marked inability to fulfill election promises. Given... More

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Spiral into chaos  

Historically speaking, Balochistan in general and the Baloch community in particular are secular. Even in traditional Baloch society, the mullah is not a revered figure. Instead, he... More

Standoff with China prompts revamp of India’s regional policies

The denouement of the dangerous India-China military standoff in Doklam near the Sikkim border is hard to predict. But on the diplomatic and geopolitical plane, one definite... More

Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military hospital, a... More

India’s CEA declines Bhutan’s requests on CBTE

The Bhutanese government around two months ago, through diplomatic channels, sent a letter to the Indian government over Bhutan’s various concerns over the Cross Border Trade in... 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

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