Despite having an overwhelming majority in the House, Prime Minister Oli appears to be facing many challenges. The breakaway faction of the Maoists led by Netra Bikram Chand continues to be active and is gaining ground.
During the face-off earlier this year between India and Pakistan over a terrorist attack that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitaries in Kashmir, New Delhi made an existential threat to Islamabad. The weapon was not India’s considerable nucl
Tashi Sherpa runs the only teashop in Rasuwa Ghadhi on the border of Nepal and China, 170 kilometres northwest of the capital Kathmandu. About 50 metres away, a group of Chinese workers are busy building a bridge that will link the two countries
This summer, Nepal is seen to be witnessing protests on various issues all of the Government’s own making. The first was the Media Council Bill which is still attracting a large number of protests. There has been no attempt by the governmen
The swearing-in ceremony on 26 May 2014, marking Narendra Modi’s first term as Prime Minister in office, was distinctly different from those one had witnessed earlier in New Delhi. Apart from local dignitaries and the diplomatic corps, the hea
Biodiversity is a global asset of tremendous value, recognized as “natural capital” necessary for the survival of all species that share this planet. The International Day for Biological Diversity is annually celebrated on 22 May to draw att
On May 2, 2019, at a press meet in Kathmandu, a group of conflict victims expressed their concerns over the Government’s ongoing appointment process of commissioners and members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commissi
Forty years ago, I bought a second-hand Volkswagen van and, with my wife, drove out of Switzerland. We crossed the unstable and at times dangerous lands of Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. Our destination was Nepal. This relatively small country h
Following the widespread criticism, the government has demolished the structures constructed at Khula Manch, the only open theater that locates at the heart of the Kathmandu. It is astonishing that the authorities including the Kathmandu Metropo
Furor seems to have sparked among the general public after 113 ropanis public land located at right under the nose of the Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwatar, Kathmandu is proved to have illegally transferred in the person’s name includi
The recently concluded Nepal Investment Summit 2019, convened by the government of Nepal in March in Kathmandu, has moved the country’s new economic agenda to center stage. The event, which drew industry leaders, senior government officials, a
During Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lotay Tshering’s December visit to New Delhi, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Development of hydroelectric projects is an important part of the long history of India’s aid to Bhutan.” While hydr
During the 2013 pre-general elections rallies, foreign policy was not one of the main topics for Narendra Modi. However, after nearly 5 years of tenure, it is safe to say that he was one of the most important prime ministers of India’s post-in
In a speech regarding the Pulwama terror attack; India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “India will give a befitting reply to this incident. The security forces have been given full freedom to decide.” We salute the Prime Minister
During Imran Khan’s four-month sit-in and political demonstrations in front of the parliament in Islamabad from August to December 2014, the allegations of election rigging and the demand for electoral reforms were simply a smokescreen.