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‘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 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 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

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 10-day-long military drill “Sagarmatha Friendship 2017”... 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 that India wants to build this... 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 Friendship Treaty signed in 1950. This was... More

EPG agrees to revise Nepal-India friendship treaty


The Eminent Persons Group on Nepal India Relations (EPG-NIR) from Nepal and India has decided to revise the 1950 Peace and Friendship Treaty. The decision was taken in the third round... More

Himalayan glaciers granted status of ‘living entities’


An Indian court has recognised Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as "legal persons" in an effort to curb environmental destruction, weeks after it granted similar status to the country's two most... More

India should compensate Gautam’s kin: Nepal House panel


A parliamentary panel formed to investigate the killing of Nepali national Govinda Gautam by Indian security personnel in Kanchanpur near the Nepal-India border earlier this month has asked the government to... More

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The Daughters of the East

Sheikh Hasina and Aung San Suu Kyi have so much in common. Daughters of great fathers who spearheaded the freedom struggle of their countries, both lost their fathers before they could get to run or had just about run... More

Pakistan mulls over new US policy for a...

A Times of India report of September 19 claimed that the US was “moving closer to designating Pakistan a terrorist state.” Reasons for this include, the report claimed, Pakistan’s non-cooperation in Afghanistan and its unwillingness to act against the... More

Suu Kyi: New promises but no commitments  

AASK’s speech could be the best delivered under the circumstances but it’s also full of misleading hopes and commitments never kept. The speech will buy time for the Myanmar military but may not do much at all to solving... More

Lady: “Caught between a rock and a hard...

Four hundred thousand Muslim Rohingyas have fled across the border to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the last 3 weeks to escape the army’s clearance operations. Human rights groups claim it’s a “scorched earth” policy – reminiscent of the military’s... More

The illusion of Indo-China rapprochement at BRICS

The recently concluded BRICS summit was meaningful in anumber of ways. More than anything else, it left a powerful impression of increasing rapprochement between two Asian rivals, India and China, after two months of intense standoff in the Doklam... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Reviving India’s economy

Given the Indian economy’s massive size and extensive global linkages, its growth slowdown is a source of serious concern not just domestically, but around the world. The... More

Suffering has a name

Suffering is universal and part of the human condition and life. In history however, suffering is quite specific. Suffering carries a name, sometimes of an individual and... More

Trump’s N Korean challenge: can Pakistan be next?

It appears that the Trump administration is not willing to learn any lessons from the vast riches of US diplomatic history. The one thing that stands out... More

Was Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech too little, too late?

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech to the nation about the humanitarian plight of the Rohingya people is too little too late for those in the... 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