Yubaraj Ghimire

Nepal: K P Oli takes over, says normalising ties with India a top priority
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Oli listed his priorities soon after he and two Deputy Prime Ministers and five cabinet ministers were administered the oath of office by President Ram Baran Yadav at his office.

KP Sharma Oli replaces Sushil Koirala as new Prime Minister of Nepal
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

Oli defeated the incumbent Prime Minister and Nepali Congress Chief Sushil Koirala by a huge margin. In the House of 597 members, Oli secured 338 votes against Koirala's 249.

Sushil Koirala resigns: Nepal to have new PM, K P Sharma Oli front-runner
Sun, Oct 11, 2015

Koirala submitted his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav who accepted it and asked him to conduct daily administrative functions till a new government is formed.

A new PM for Nepal – power will trump principles
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

Incumbent Prime Minister Sushil Koirala decided to go against his earlier commitment to quit the post after the promulgation of the new constitution.

Supplies from India hit, Nepal moves to airlift fuel from third country
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

The notice published by the state-run Nepal Oil Corp has asked suppliers to submit proposals to supply gasoline, kerosene and diesel and aviation fuel to the capital Kathmandu by air or by land.

Who are the Madhesis, why are they angry?
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

New Delhi conveyed an easing of the protests to Kathmandu over the weekend, and a degree of normalcy is expected to return this week.

Nepal: PM election unlikely to end within deadline
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

Standing committee of the UML on Sunday fielded Oli as its candidate for the top post. On the other hand, Koirala who is also the chairman of the Nepali Congress, told his party colleagues that he was keen to lead the “national government”.

Next door Nepal: Blaming it on India
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

The state-sponsored celebrations to welcome the constitution were cut short and anti-India rhetoric and protests have now become routine.

Nepal: Election process for PM begins, Sushil Koirala refuses to resign
Sat, Oct 03, 2015

An aide to the President told The Indian Express that Koirala’s refusal to resign will not make his position different from a 'caretaker prime minister’s'.

Protests against India in Nepal: The big brother syndrome?
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

From the top leadership of the three major political parties to their youth wings, there are protests against India for its 'undeclared’ blockade.

PM aspirant K P Oli asks India to lift Nepal ‘blockade’
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Meanwhile in New York on Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj rejected as "totally false" allegations that it blockaded the trade checkpoint on the border with Nepal.

Nepal takes Indian TV channels off air, Delhi heads to crisis table
Thu, Oct 01, 2015

With supplies running low, youth cadres of major political parties are whipping up anti-India sentiments and all Indian TV channels were taken off air Tuesday by cable operators.

Xi to take up issue with Modi: Prachanda
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

He said he had spoken to Doval and “despite his promise to lift the blockade in three hours, nothing has been done even in eight hours after that.”

Baburam Bhattarai joins Madhesi cause, holds future of politics in his hands
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Why Bhattarai, after three decades, will not be considered a communist anymore.

Ex-Nepal PM Baburam Bhattarai quits Maoist party he founded, backs Madhesis
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Bhattarai has been sympathetic to the agitation launched by Madhesi parties demanding more rights and representation to the people residing in the southern plains of Nepal.

Eight parts, 305 articles: Nepal’s latest constitution in a nutshell
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Nepal’s seventh constitution in 67 years was promulgated in Kathmandu on Sunday. Apart from the seven provisions to which New Delhi has objected — the source of violent Madhesi protests along the border with India — what else does it contain?

Any act that amounts to undermining Nepal’s sovereignty is not acceptable: Prachanda
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Two Senior Communist leaders from Nepal — one a former orime minister, and another one aspiring for the top post — on Tuesday said the promulgation of the new Constitution in Nepal was a “matter of conscience and self-respect” for the Nepalese people an assertion of the country’s sovereign right, and it was not a move […]

Next Door Nepal: Tryst with destiny, eclipsed
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

The constitution has finally been delivered, but its ownership has shrunk

Nepal gets Constitution, India raises concerns
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

Security was stepped up in Nepal ahead of the proclamation of the Himalayan nation's new federal constitution after weeks of deadly protests by smaller political parties and ethnic groups.

Constitution promulgation: Indian foreign secretary meets senior leaders in Nepal
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Barely 48 hours before the scheduled delivery of the Constitution, follows what appears like Nepal’s cold-shouldering India’s suggestion to put off voting and adoption of the Constitution in hurry.

The new Nepalese constitution: a personal dilemma for PM Koirala
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Constitutional experts say, Koirala will automatically cease to be a Prime Minister on September 27 if there is no last minute rescheduling or postponement of the constitution’s promulgation scheduled for Sunday.

Nepal assembly clears Constitution, promulgation set for Sunday
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists, a splinter group of the main opposition Maoist Party, has given bandh call on September 20, the day scheduled for promulgation.

Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav, CA chief Subhash spat overshadows Sept 20 unveiling of Constitution
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

The House has so far adopted 176 out of 302 clauses in the Constitution through the process of clause-by-clause voting.

Nepal to stay secular, lawmaker reject proposal to declare it as Hindu state
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

A proposal to revert Nepal as a Hindu state was today overwhelmingly rejected by the Constituent Assembly which declared that the Hindu-majority nation will remain secular.

Nepal protests continue : Constituent Assembly begins vote on draft
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Maoist Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal said any delay in the Constitution delivery would upset the entire aims and agenda that the Maoist insurgency that he had led stood for.

Stirring the cauldron
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

A statement and denial from Delhi add to the restlessness in Kathmandu.

Rape of two Nepalese women highlights plight of migrants from Nepal
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

The UNPF estimates that more than 28,000 women may be at risk of gender-based violence in Nepal in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake.

Rape victims return to Nepal, share their ordeal with local probe agency
Fri, Sep 11, 2015

A senior officer told The Indian Express that this was the first case in which any Saudi official or anyone from the Gulf region was likely to be held accountable.

Nepal govt adamant: More parties boycott constitution process
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

At least two prominent members of the party - Arjun Narsingh K C and Shekhar Koirala — have refused to withdraw the “amendments” they have moved despite the party central committee’s instruction.

5 killed, dozens injured in Nepal protests
Wed, Sep 02, 2015

In a show of fury against the current dispensation, protesters vandalised a statue of G P Koirala, the man who led the mass movement in April 2006 promising peace, stability and economic prosperity.

Nepal: Top-down Constitution-making and assertion of identity
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Aspirations of ethnic federalism are powering movements of the kind that exploded in the killing of eight policemen in Tikapur this week.

For Nepal’s stability
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

An honest stocktaking is needed in Kathmandu — and in Delhi

Constitution protests: Madhes-centric party quits Nepal Parliament en bloc
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Resignations come amid mass protests across the country. On Tuesday, one person was killed and dozens were injured during a clash with police in Saptari district, 460 km from the capital.

Curfew imposed, army deployed after Nepal protest
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

As the protests intensified, Maoists Party Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the issue of demarcation of boundaries of the proposed six provinces was not final.

Irresolute nation
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

As Nepal fumbles with identity issues, an open threat of separatism raises new concerns.

How ‘Hindu’ is ‘new’ Nepal?
Sat, Jul 25, 2015

A badly mismanaged transition phase in Nepal’s politics is coming to an end. But there is no clear exit from the disorder yet