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Yubaraj Ghimire

Nepal: Tarai aflame will have a bearing on domestic politics, relations with neighbours
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

The current round of violence and tension with curfew imposed in certain areas coincides with what looks like a series of half-hearted negotiations between the government and UDMF in Kathmandu.

Four Madhesi protesters shot dead in fresh Nepal clashes
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Police said two people died in Rupaun and Bhardah area in Rajbiraj district in eastern Tarai in the clash with the security forces on Sunday morning, while two more succumbed to their injuries in the evening.

Two developments that could have long term impact on India-Nepal ties
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Early this month, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, India criticised Nepal's human rights record, especially in dealing with the Madhesi agitation.

Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Oli slams India again, praises China
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Oli praised China for helping Nepal with fuel and other essential commodities. Speaking about China, he added: “We will have our trade volume enhanced and diversified.”

Nepal cabinet asks India to ease supply of commodities
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Nepal government also approached Bangladesh and Russia to explore possibilities of getting petroleum products and cooking gas.

Next Door Nepal: A step too far
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

India-Nepal stand-offs are not new. But Delhi may have overplayed its hand.

In ‘shadow-boxing’ between Nepal and India, China gains influence
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

India has repeatedly said that the Madhesi agitation in Nepal's Terai is 'a political problem and needs a political solution'.

China supplies one-third of promised petrol to Nepal
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

A group of NOC, Petro-China company and officials of Chinese embassy in Kathmandu had reached the Nepal side of the border to welcome the entry of the much-awaited fuel in Nepal.

Next Door Nepal: Advantage Beijing
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

India is increasingly seen as the villain behind the shortages in Nepal

First lot of surrogate kids to leave Nepal
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

The fate of surrogate kids has remained uncertain after the Nepal Supreme Court declared surrogacy illegal two months ago.

UML leader Bidhya Devi Bhandari elected as Nepal President
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Vice Chairperson of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, has been elected the new President of Nepal.

Nepal’s new president Bidhya Bhandari- Mother Courage will be tested
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Someone with strong willpower and courage, Bhandari has emerged victorious through all the factional feuds of the party.

China to supply Nepal with 1,000 MT of fuel
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The Chinese government would be dispatching the fuel through Kerung pass along the Nepal-Tibet border, and “the consignment may be arriving here by early next week,” according to top sources.

Nepal PM Oli sending deputy to Delhi for talks with Sushma Swaraj
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

Thapa is scheduled to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. However, no meeting between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been announced yet.

K P OLI: A man of ‘eastern values’, one who speaks his mind
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

On Monday, Oli, 64, became the sixth democratically elected communist Prime Minister of Nepal in 22 years.

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.