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KP Sharma Oli wants to redraw Nepal’s provincial map


Former Nepali Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli stressed the need to revise the Nepal boundaries of the Province No. 2 as well as it currently only includes the... More

Nepali opposition parties preparing for mass demonstration


Nine Nepali opposition parties including main opposition CPN-UML are preparing to organise a mass demonstration against the constitution amendment bill registered at the Legislature-Parliament by government. The parties are organising a mass... More

Nepal to hold military exercise with China


Beginning a new level of bilateral military engagement, Nepal will hold its first ever joint military exercise with China on February 10, senior military officials have told Nepali media. The focus of... More

Nepal court sets up amicus curiae to decide local elections


  Amid sharp controversy among Nepali political parties over the question whether the local level elections should be held on old structure or with a new structure, the country’s Supreme Court... More

‘Forces active to weaken hill-tarai bond’


Expressing concern over political instability and anarchy prevailing in the country, former king of Nepal Gyanendra Shah has said that some forces are active in weakening the bonds between the mountain,... More

NC, CPN-MC, UDMF to move ahead with process


A meeting between the Nepali Congress, CPN-MC and the United Democratic Madhesi Front decided to move ahead with the process of constitution amendment bill. Chair of National Madhes Socialist Party Sharat Singh... More

Shipment of Chinese goods in Nepal alarmed India


Indian media have warned New Delhi that Chinese goods in Nepali market could drive out Indian traders from the Himalayan country. The cautionary message came after the first major consignment of... More

Morcha objects to 3-party agreement to keep amendment bill inactive...


Madhesi Morcha has objected the agreement forged, in principle, by the major three parties to keep the constitution amendment bill inactive in order to create an environment for polls. Reports of the... More

Big 3 agreed on holding local body election in Nepal


Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has revealed that three big political parties have agreed to hold local body election on the old structure. Addressing a gathering of newly elected office bearers... More

Will elections resolve Nepal’s political crisis?


Amid the worsening political situation in Nepal over amendments to the country’s constitution, the President Vidya Devi Bhandari advised the Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to prepare for the election taking... More

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 this information... 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 guideline on... 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 fueled a... 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 and order... 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 so as... 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 from the... 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 Wednesday demanding... 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 to Nepalis... 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 registered it... 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 issues Nov 30,... 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 by the... More

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Will the US’ ‘Carrot & Stick’ policy to...

If we were to describe the nature of Pak-US relations in one phrase, uncertainty and trust deficit would undoubtedly feature in it. Clouds of uncertainty have become even more obvious ever since the beginning of Trump era. Amid the... More

The Al Capone Formula?

This week the Panama case entered its last, and possibly decisive round.  On May 16, 2016, the PM had unequivocally stated in the National Assembly (NA) that a complete record of all his sources of income and assets was... More

Myanmar marks Martyrs’ Day amid growing tensions between...

What a difference a year makes. Last year, the anniversary of martyrs’ day marked an amazing rapprochement between Myanmar’s military leader, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Aung San Suu Kyi – effectively the country’s civilian leader. This year –... More

Thank you Humayun Ahmed ….

Thank you Humayun Ahmed, for giving shape to the hopes, aspirations and imageries of the slightly bemused slightly innocent, slightly out of place middle class that no one spoke for with such authenticity. You spoke not just for one but... More

Brig Jafar Khan: A Soldier and a Gentleman

The words of one of late Brig Jafar Khan’s closest friends Brig (Retd) Asmat Beg Humayun best describes one of Pakistan Army’s outstanding soldiers, “I first met Jafar Khan, a Gheba Malik from Surag a village near Pindi Gheb,... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Is China turning up heat on Indian through Pakistan flank amid...

While Chinese and Indian troops face off near Bhutan, skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani forces along the disputed border in Kashmir have spiralled dangerously since May, threatening India with hostilities on two flanks. But even though... More

Time to Get Tough on Kabul

The Trump administration’s review of U.S. policy towards Afghanistan is likely to conclude in the next few weeks. It is expected that an assessment of the current U.S. security policy toward Kabul will see... More

Trump’s new Afghan strategy and neighbors’ concerns

In the past, America's abstruse Afghan strategy has deteriorated the security situation in the region. Perhaps the strategy was not planned meticulously. It was ambiguous. Or perhaps it was well-calculated and clear but only... More

Hindu nationalism risks pushing India into war with China

Since Indian troops illegally crossed into the Doklam area, China and India have been locked in a stand-off for over a month. Regardless of China's call urging India to withdraw its troops that have... 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 Gorkhaland. I told them in no way... More

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