Yubaraj Ghimire

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.

Next Door Nepal: When judiciary turns activist
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Opinion is divided if the turn augurs well for the institution.

Time to review past 10 years of change: Former Nepal King Gyanendra
Sun, Oct 09, 2016

While greeting Nepalis on Dashai, the main festival of Hindus in the country, the former king said though it was already too late, people must review the situation and make the actors answerable.

Nepal may be a secular state, but rituals and traditions still play big role in politics
Sat, Oct 08, 2016

As Dashai, the main festival of the Hindus with over 80 per cent of the population begins, security forces are beefed up in and around major 'Shakti' and 'Bhairav' temples where the President Bidhya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to pay a visit on Sunday.

Next door Nepal: Watching the institutions
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Civil society, media and judiciary are under the anti-corruption scanner.

Summit off: Nepal too on board, Delhi dialled Saarc hotlines
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

After India and three other nations decided pull out of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad, Nepal on Sunday said the regional environment is not conducive for the summit.

SAARC summit to be called off as Dhaka, Kabul and Thimphu too slam Islamabad
Thu, Sep 29, 2016

All three countries, in different ways, blamed Pakistan for the current atmosphere and said it was not conducive for the summit.

A ‘chance’ meeting in Delhi, may stall political settlement of Madhesi issue in Kathmandu
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

At the meeting, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal was taken aback when Resham Chaduhary requested the withdrawal of cases including murder, pending against him for more than a year.

Next Door Nepal: A minority document
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

A year after, the new constitution is owned only by the political elite.

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.