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.
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.
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.
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 government also approached Bangladesh and Russia to explore possibilities of getting petroleum products and cooking gas.
India-Nepal stand-offs are not new. But Delhi may have overplayed its hand.
India has repeatedly said that the Madhesi agitation in Nepal's Terai is 'a political problem and needs a political solution'.
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.
India is increasingly seen as the villain behind the shortages in Nepal
The fate of surrogate kids has remained uncertain after the Nepal Supreme Court declared surrogacy illegal two months ago.
Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Vice Chairperson of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, has been elected the new President of Nepal.
Someone with strong willpower and courage, Bhandari has emerged victorious through all the factional feuds of the party.
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.
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.
On Monday, Oli, 64, became the sixth democratically elected communist Prime Minister of Nepal in 22 years.
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.
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.
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.
Incumbent Prime Minister Sushil Koirala decided to go against his earlier commitment to quit the post after the promulgation of the new constitution.
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.
New Delhi conveyed an easing of the protests to Kathmandu over the weekend, and a degree of normalcy is expected to return this week.
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”.
The state-sponsored celebrations to welcome the constitution were cut short and anti-India rhetoric and protests have now become routine.
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'.
From the top leadership of the three major political parties to their youth wings, there are protests against India for its 'undeclared’ blockade.
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.
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.
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.”
Why Bhattarai, after three decades, will not be considered a communist anymore.
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.
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?
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 […]
The constitution has finally been delivered, but its ownership has shrunk
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.
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.
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.
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