Yubaraj Ghimire

Why Nepal feels the pinch of demonetisation 
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

According to media reports in Nepal, the NRB delegation sought an exchange facility, where Nepal citizens could turn in old notes of up to Rs 25,000.

Next door Nepal: Who will judge the judges?
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

In both cases, the Supreme Court reversed its own judgment given a couple of years ago, citing “grave error in justice” as the reason for entertaining respective appeals.

Next Door Nepal: Being with the force
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Cordial relations with Nepal’s army is crucial to Indian and Chinese diplomacy.

Fresh protests in Nepal: Prachanda’s ‘secret’ meet with CJ raises eyebrows
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The meeting also comes at a time when the Supreme Court faces criticism over the appointment of judges with political background after recommendation of their respective parties.

Nepal PM Prachanda sacks ‘Reconstruction Authority’ chief
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

The dismissal followed a spat between Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” and Gyawali holding each other responsible for the slow pace of work.

Next door Nepal: Gyanendra’s salvo
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Former king’s statement has muddied the political waters

Nepal: Youth leader of main Opposition party gunned down, sparks protests
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The Parliament was adjourned for the second week in a row as the Communist Party has been obstructing it.

Next door Nepal: Pushpa Kamal Dahal under siege
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Dahal, in consultation with the main parties, announced that the local bodies number and boundaries will remain the same as they were 20 years ago when election last took place under the 1991 constitution.

Next Door Nepal: Mindless about the map
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Streets erupt as political impasse over reconstituting provinces continues

Nepal: Uncertainty prevails over Constitution amendment bill
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

The main opposition, Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist and the RPP-N combining against the constitution amendment bill, on the other hand, will defeat the bill that may lead to the fall of the government.

Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal holds ground over Constitution Bill
Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Speaking at a programme in Dang, Prachanda said he will not buckle under Opposition pressure.

Next Door Nepal: The angry nation
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

PM Dahal’s credibility is at stake as people protest a constitution amendment

Why the Nepal PM will have to rework the Constitution Amendment Bill
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

On Thursday, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's every attempt to cajole and convince Front leaders failed.

Protests in Nepal against move to amend Constitution
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Nepal govt moved bill to meet Madhesi demands.

Baba Ramdev’s bid for land in Nepal runs into trouble
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

A section of the university administration opposed the move saying ‘university land’ can not be leased out to anyone for more than 10 years.

Nepal: Dr KC and the public wonder why politicians get special treatment abroad
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Dr KC is better known in the capital and urban areas for intermittent fasts --- now the tenth in the past five years--seeking corruption free medical education.

Nepal situation difficult and challenging, says its army chief
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

He was also critical of certain external donors and international NGOs who were involved in what he said was “instigating and defaming” the Nepalese army by “linking it with a certain religion and community”.

Nepal earthquake-hit Boudhanath stupa reopens
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

It is the Himalayan nation’s first UNESCO heritage world site to have been repaired after the earthquake.

Two pro-Hindu parties merge in Nepal
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

The unified party will leave the issue of whether to back the restoration of the constitutional monarchy or accept republic Nepal to the delegate session that will take place soon.

Next door Nepal: The fragile republic
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Only politicians have been beneficiaries of the decade-old peace accord.

Nepali students, traders, patients hit hard after demonetisation
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

There is no official estimate of how much Indian currency is in circulation in Nepal, but the fact that it is freely acceptable and convertible in Nepal.

Cost of medical treatment for VVIPs under scanner in Nepal
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

The issue of the cost borne by the exchequer for expensive treatment of politicians, cutting across their political leanings, has been an issue of contention the past few months.

Next Door Nepal: 100 days later
Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Nepal’s PM is struggling to balance India and China. Resentments are building within

Ex-Maoist child soldiers in Nepal lock leaders in office
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The order comes at a time when he is facing an impeachment motion in Parliament on multiple grounds.

Next door Nepal: The rare consensus
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

The government had hoped India would “welcome” the statute promulgated 14 months ago during President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit.

President Pranab Mukherjee in Nepal: No tangible outcome to the visit?
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

The two Presidents talked of history, civilisation, culture, geography, and the proximity between the people of the two countries – all of which bring them uniquely closer.

Pranab Mukherjee: Terror most serious threat to peace
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee said the common challenges would necessitate an environment of peace and security in the region and beyond.

Next Door Nepal: A president, a friend
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Pranab Mukherjee is seen to have played a key role in Nepal and he could build on that during his upcoming visit to that country.

Simly put: Why Nepal’s anti-graft chief Lokman Singh Karki faces the axe
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

For over a week, Kathmandu has been agog with news of the impeachment of the man heading Nepal’s top anti-corruption body.

Impeachment CIAA chief’s own doing: Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Thu, Oct 27, 2016

Prachanda said Karki had undermined the government’s authority by announcing actions “against me when I was away on a state visit to India in mid-September”.

Nepal House starts impeachment procedure against anti-graft chief
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Chiefs of 4 parties slammed for recommending Karki.

Next door Nepal: Top-down secularism
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Constitution delinks religion from politics without engaging the people.

Nepal moves to impeach anti-graft panel chief: Why Lokman Singh Karki turned such a villain
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Karki had offended many politicians in the past and now civil society organisations, especially the rich ones, were feeling vulnerable.

Impeachment of Nepal anti-graft chief exposes political rifts
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

The House, with an effective strength of 596, will require two-third majority endorsing it for adoption of the motion for impeachment.

Next door Nepal: The vulnerability of Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Just before Dahal’s Delhi trip, clear indications had come from the Chinese side that the much-anticipated visit of President Xi would not take place either on his way to or return from the BRICS meet in Goa.

Partisan politics casts shadow on Nepal’s Dashain festivities
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

Dashain has all along been a religious, cultural and social occasion for Nepal , but this time it gave a loud political message as well.