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PM will step down after first phase local polls: Khanal


A top aide to Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba will become prime minister after the first phase local elections are... More

RPP ministers resign from Nepal govt


A day after the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) decided to pull out of the government, the party ministers tendered their resignations on Wednesday. Party Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister and Local Development... More

CPN-UML, RPP to forge electoral alliance in Kathmandu and Lalitpur


The CPN-UML and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have decided to forge electoral alliance for the local level election in Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan cities. According to CPN-UML chief whip Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal,... More

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


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 in order to ensure judicial independence... 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 Parliament, on Monday pulled its support... 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 Karki of delivering biased verdicts and... 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 network between Nepal and China, is... 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 full implementation of the country’s constitution... More

Nepal can be bridge for India role in Belt, Road


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 participating in the "One Belt, One... 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 apart the country. “Indian is plotting against... 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 of Statistics on Tuesday. This is the... More

Nepal Govt begins process to increase local units in Tarai


  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 to address the demands of the... 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 to facilitate the constitution amendment process... More

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


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 meeting began hours after scheduled time... 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 constitution amendment proposal. The second meeting of... More

Nepal scaled down drills with China due to India: Chinese media


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 10-day joint military exercise, code-named 'Sagarmatha... 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 KP Sharma ‘Oli’ led government on... 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 society on board. In a statement issued... 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 it with the Chandannath 1 and... 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 talks. In the meeting with PM Modi... More

Bonhomie with China reflects only economic interests, Nepal assures India


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 people blame the Indian government for... More

COLUMN

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

EDITOR'S CHOICE

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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