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Next Door Nepal: Governing is negotiating
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

With Maoists refusing to join, task is cut out for a minority government.

KP Oli takes over as Nepal’s Prime Minister
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) or CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli Thursday took over as Nepal’s Prime Minister with the support of the Maoists, who had withdrawn support from his previous coalition government in 2016.

Next Door Nepal: United they need to stand
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

All players must be made stakeholders to achieve political stability.

Next Door Nepal: One trip, two views
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Sushma Swaraj’s visit is seen differently in Delhi and Kathmandu

Sushma Swaraj meets Nepal leaders, assures India’s support
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Sushma Swaraj told the leaders that India had worked with the Nepali Congress in the past and supported all “pro-democracy movements” it launched.

Sushma Swaraj meets KP Oli, says visit devoid of any agenda
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Swaraj had a one-on-one meeting with K P Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, and leader of the Left Alliance that won absolute majority in the parliamentary elections.

India reaches out to Nepal, Sushma Swaraj meets ‘pro-China’ Oli today
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Swaraj is likely to meet Oli, besides President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, and other leaders during her 20-hour stay.

Next Door Nepal: The ice is melting
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Indian PM Narendra Modi’s overture to K P Oli indicates a thaw in bilateral relations.

Next Door Nepal: No room for egos
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Nepal’s main political actors must admit that the new constitution is a failure.

Next door Nepal: Ball is not just in the court
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Mending judiciary will require restoring credibility of other institutions in Nepal.

Produce Chief Justice’s age, academic papers, says Nepal SC as charges fly
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Judges were divided on whether the Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli should attend office from Thursday till the inquiry is over.

Next Door Nepal: His long wait
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

For K.P. Oli, winning election has not led to taking office. Thereby hangs a tale.

Next door Nepal: A short-lived hope
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Political instability looms again as communists and Maoists delay a merger

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari signs key ordinance
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Bhandari signed the ordinance over two months after the cabinet sent it to her suggesting that the first National assembly under the new constitution be formed on the basis of the single transferable vote system.

Nepal: Row erupts over reconstruction of national monument
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

The day was observed on Poush 27 (January 27) each year as a mark of respect to King Prithvi Narayan Shah, founder of modern Nepal.

Next Door Nepal: Waiting for a government
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

Left Alliance has won the election. But it must wait to take office.

Next Door Nepal: The morning after
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Post elections, Kathmandu must deal with a hopeful China, confused India.

Next Door Nepal: Virtues of soft power
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Beijing finds a binding thread in Buddhism as India pursues hard diplomacy.

Nepal elections: Left in lead, Oli likely to be new Prime Minister
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Nepal: KP Oli was projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate by the two parties when they decided to form an alliance and contest the poll under a common manifesto.

Nepal votes in final phase of elections
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Elections in Nepal were held for the first time since a constitution was promulgated two years ago.

In final Nepal vote today, promise of huge change and a complex outcome
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

India has frequently been accused of “micro-managing” Nepal’s politics, and China has gained at India’s cost in popularity and acceptability in Nepal.

Next Door Nepal: Evading truth and reconciliation
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Disagreements on amnesty for war crimes could destabilise the Left alliance.

Bomb attacks rock landmark Nepal polls
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Bombs have earlier gone off close to campaign meetings of PM Sher Bahadur Deuba in Dang district of western Nepal, and that of K P Oli, the prime ministerial candidate of the Left Alliance, in the capital Kathmandu, sending waves of fear and panic sweeping across the country.

Blasts near Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, K P Oli’s poll meetings
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Nepal goes to the second and last round of the polls on December 7.

Next Door Nepal: Much ado about nothing
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

First phase of the election is over, but the electorate is uninterested.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal loses aide at meet to condole son’s death
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Dahal, who had been maintaining a brave front over the loss of his son and political aide, broke down uncontrollably as Pakhrin breathed his last.

Next Door Nepal: Whose dam is it, anyway?
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Budhi Gandaki project has become a battleground for Indian, Chinese interests.

Is EC in Nepal really effective in controlling money power in the elections?
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The Home Ministry, run by the Nepali Congress Party, has been generously releasing 'discretionary funds' for individuals with political access, ostensibly for medical treatment. The cumulative figure released has crossed Over Rs 500 million.

Next Door Nepal: Limits of democracy
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Elections are no guarantee of an end to the prevailing political uncertainty.

Next Door Nepal: Democracy without the dance
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

The stage is set for elections but there is no excitement among voters

Nepal poll panel agrees to print separate ballot papers for upcoming elections
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

The Election Commission of Nepal is also under pressure to annul its decision depriving about 600,000 government employees including police, army, para military and civil servants of their voting rights for the first time.

Next Door Nepal: The clash of institutions
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

The conflict between the judiciary, Opposition and government goes deep

Nepal’s Left Alliance opposes delay in polls
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

The alliance’s stand came a day after the court cited the law and sought details from the EC about preparations made for separate ballot papers for the polls within three days.

Nepalese election panel vows not to defer polls
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The notice was issued in response to a petition noting the federal and provincial polls were governed by separate laws and required different ballot papers.

Next door Nepal: A country for conspiracies
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Distrust and partisanship among top leaders cast a pall over upcoming polls.

Former Nepali King Gyanendra Shah stakes claim to throne
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Gyanendra Shah’s assertion comes at a time when Nepal's politics is going through major fragmentation and the state’s authority is visibly depleted.