Yubaraj Ghimire

Bombs explode at 2 schools in Kathmandu, no injury reported
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Two low-intensity bombs went off at schools in Kathmandu’s Jorpati area while the army disposed the rest, officials said. Police said three people allegedly involved in the crime have been arrested.

Dahal returns from Delhi ‘fully satisfied’, but critics have few issues
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Dahal was criticised within the central secretariat of his own party, with senior leader Narayan Kaji accusing that what Dahal did in Delhi will make another neighbour 'angry'.

Opposition says ‘sold out’ Nepal interest on India visit
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Former Prime Minister and chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist K P Oli said Prachanda had stooped “too low.

Next door Nepal: Mending fences
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Dahal, who has travelled to Delhi in less than a month of his succeeding Oli as the prime minister, risks giving credence to the Indian perception with his claims to promote “balanced” relations with Nepal’s two neighbours.

Nepal anti-graft body begins probe in Maoist ‘salary scam’
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

CIAA spokesperson Ganesh Karki said top leaders of the Maoist party would be asked to depose before the commission within 30 days. He, however, refused to disclose names.

How the Gorkha regiments may be on Nepal PM’s agenda in India
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

A prominent Madhesi leader told Dahal that the Madhesis should get around 50 per cent quota in the Gorkha regiments.

Raise pensions issue during India visit: Gorkhas to Prachanda
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The issue regarding Gorkha recruitment and pensions has been raised both at the political level as well as by the Federation of the Retired Military Personnel, a representative body of over 100,000 Gorkha pensioners living in Nepal.

Nepal PM coming to India: Will political uncertainty in Kathmandu impact the visit?
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Not to be left out, PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal has taken upon himself the responsibility to bring the relationship 'back on track'.

Next Door Nepal: Neighbours and relatives
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Relations between Pushpa Kamal Dahal and India have seen many ups and downs. Dahal has in the past accused India of trying to micro-manage Nepal.

British court acquits Nepal army colonel of torture charge during insurgency
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The move may apply some balm in the strained bilateral relations between UK and Nepal

Unhappy China scraps Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The decision, incidentally, comes at a time when Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda, is preparing to visit India for a three-day trip starting September 15.

Next Door Nepal: The new fall guy
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Voluntary sector is being targeted to deflect public anger against politicians

Into thin air
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Constables Tarkeshwari and Dinesh Rathod’s ‘Everest conquest’ has now been certified a Himalayan hoax, prompting a relook at rules from Pune police to Nepal Tourism Ministry. What lies behind is a long quest for fame

Nepal govt’s ‘huge’ medical assistance to Ram Baran Yadav raises many eyebrows
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The cabinet has decided to bear entire expenses for his treatment of prostrate cancer in the United States and released Rs six million as the initial installment.

Next Door Nepal: Inclement weather in Kathmandu
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

PM Dahal must address coalition concerns, balance relations with India, China.

Nepal PM Prachanda expands Cabinet, adds 13 Nepali Congress ministers
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” administered the Oath of Office to the new ministers in the presence of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in her office on Friday morning.

Why Himal magazine was suspended in Nepal
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The closure of the magazine removes a platform that the regional think tank felt was its 'own'.

In Nepal, the lights go out in former Queen’s home but Ratna still commands power among people
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

She’s a stubborn character, the 88-year-old former Queen Mother

Nepal government cuts power supply to former Queen Mother’s residence
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The 88-year-old Queen Mother has been living in Mahendra Manzil, a house built and gifted to her by her husband late King Mahendra some five decades ago.

Next door Nepal: Detente in Kathmandu
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The emissary diplomacy comes at a time when New Delhi has been unable to conceal its happiness over the exit of K.P. Oli, who it perceived to be pro-China, from the PM’s office.

One year on, will Nepal celebrate its Constitution or bury it?
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The challenge to the core concept of the Constitution raises the following question: How long can the Constitution that only a year ago was called the best in the world by its architect leaders, survive?

More than 33 dead, 40 injured in Nepal accident
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

About 85 passengers were seated in the bus, which was bound for Ramechhap district and fell 300 m down the hill. The roads were in a bad shape due to the heavy rains over the past few days.

Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal expands cabinet again, still incomplete
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Two Deputy Prime Ministers — Bimalendra Nidhi and K B Mahara — will be heading to Delhi and Beijing as “special emissaries” for the purpose.

Next Door Nepal: Cloud over judiciary
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

The politician-activist-donor nexus dominates the appointment of judges.

Nepal’s new PM: 6-member cabinet in new Pushpa Kamal Dahal govt
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Dahal's takeover was not without controversy as he refused to take the oath “in the name of God, country and the people” as prescribed. He only mentioned 'people and the country”.

Maoist chief Prachanda takes over as Nepal PM: Wins clear majority, Modi invites him to India
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Says chosen by history to work for country; major parties sign three-point agreement promising resolution to Madhesi issues

Pushpa Kamal Dahal can now afford to be more balanced in his relations with India, US
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

With guerrillas issue settled this time around, Dahal may not have to fear the retaliation from inside.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal may be elected Nepal PM tomorrow
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

President Bhandari Monday hosted a joint meeting of chiefs of five major political parties and said she will now write to the House Speaker to initiate the process for election of the new Prime Ministet by majority vote.

Next Door Nepal: Prachanda’s second innings
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Further political instability could kill Nepal’s fledgling constitution

Oli’s new veiled attack on India: A neighbour has deprived Nepal of its sleep
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Speaking at a programme organised by the Madan Bhandari Foundation, Oli said all the agreements with China were signed at a time “Nepal was pushed to the brink” by the alleged neighbour.

Nepal: Can new strange bedfellows avoid cracks in power relationship?
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The relationship between Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his partner-cum-new found patron Sher Bahadur Deuba has been complex and visibly without mutual trust in the past.

Nepal: KP Oli steps down, Prachanda set to be new PM
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

K P Oli’s resignation paves the way for election of Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” in Nepal, but may take a few weeks for the process to be formalised.

Next Door Nepal: Chinese checkers
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

As Oli and Prachanda manoeuvre for office, proximity to Beijing may suffer.

Facing certain defeat, Nepal PM KP Oli to resign today
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

As defeat stared on his face, Prime Minister K P Oli has decided to tender his resignation from the post without facing the vote on the No-Confidence in the afternoon.

KP Oli’s support down by two as no-confidence vote looms
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Speaker Onsari Gharti is expected to write to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari soon after the vote outcome requesting to set in motion the process of electing Oli's successor.

Nepal political crisis: KP Oli hints at resignation as no-trust motion deferred
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

When Oli expressed his dissatisfaction over the way the Speaker had altered the listed business earlier, she had retorted: “Mr Prime Minister, I have 30 parties in the House that I must listen to.”