Aspirations of ethnic federalism are powering movements of the kind that exploded in the killing of eight policemen in Tikapur this week.
An honest stocktaking is needed in Kathmandu — and in Delhi
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.
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.
As Nepal fumbles with identity issues, an open threat of separatism raises new concerns.
A badly mismanaged transition phase in Nepal’s politics is coming to an end. But there is no clear exit from the disorder yet
Nepal’s Constituent Assembly had set a two-day period — which was criticised for being too short — to soliciting public opinion on the draft, which was adopted last week.
Nepal’s leaders need to be reminded that only a full national reconciliation will create the right atmosphere for the new constitution.
Draft constitution has widened the political divide
Sushma Swaraj announced that the government of India had pledged to provide $1 billion for Nepal’s reconstruction over a period of five years.
Judiciary is reasserting itself, pushing political parties towards accountability.
The resignation by Amnesty International (AI) vice-president follows announcement of total “dissociation” from the human rights body by its founder-chairperson (Nepal Chapter) Krishna Pahadi.
Post earthquake, K.P. Oli has capitalised on public anger with Koirala’s regime.
Instead of focusing on relief, parties are toying with a change of government.
Search teams say it is not easy getting to the bodies because they are probably deep inside, beneath layers of flattened buildings.
Mi-17 helicopters of the Indian Air Force are operating from bases in Kathmandu and Pokhara, dropping relief material.
India and China, among the first countries to respond to Kathmandu’s SOS for international help, have deep interests in Nepal.
Anger mounts as relief operations hit by politics, poor coordination; districts outside Kathmandu wait for aid.
The death toll in Nepal from the earthquake has risen to around 4,000, officials said. 1,053 people are reported killed in the Kathmandu Valley alone and 875 in Sindhupalchowk.
Hospitals overflow with dead and injured, run out of supplies; thousands spend rainy Kathmandu night in the open.
Strongest quake to hit region in 80 years devastates Nepal, sends shiver down India, from Assam to New Delhi.
The injured passengers have been rushed to Kathmandu for medical treatment. The condition of six injured is critical.
Why Govinda K.C.’s fast shook the government.
He met Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Constituent Assembly chairman Subhash Nembang among others.
A new sense of vulnerability is driving the effort to reunify the two Maoist parties.
Was there an understanding with Gyanendra in 2006 to continue with the constitutional monarchy?
Renu Devi had also spoken in favour of Nepal’s Hindu status being restored.
But Nepal’s leaders cannot escape accountability for failing to deliver the constitution.
Subash Ghising squandered his gains, but nobody denies his legacy.
Legislature, leaders have once again missed the deadline for the constitution. Can Nepal change course?
As the deadline for the constitution approaches, political parties continue to be divided on this crucial issue.
Nepal may get a constitution after all — but without due process and debate.
Can the House give all powers to its chairman and accept his draft as the constitution?
With the scheduled date for delivery less than a month away, the new constitution is nowhere in sight.
Questions of secularism and federalism divide the political spectrum
A constitution by any means will likely ignore public opinion and cost India further credibility