Yubaraj Ghimire

Darjeeling, India’s Nepali language hub
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Shared language, culture and roots bond Nepal with Darjeeling, now site of a revived Gorkhaland movement driven by language

Next door Nepal: Limited choices
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Uncertainty over local body elections raises questions about political stability

Madhesi activist seeks ‘invalid’ voting ahead of local polls in Nepal
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The RJP forced representatives of the Election Commission on duty in Siraha district to sit on a dharna for an hour in support of their demands.

Madhesi party announces fresh anti-poll agitation
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

RJP leaders said the offer from Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” to amend the Constitution in order to address some of their demands was “too little and too late”.

Next Door Nepal: New leader, old politics
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Coalition survives, but PM Deuba needs to balance many contradictions.

Sher Bahadur Deuba elected prime minister of Nepal
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Sher Bahadur Deuba will be heading a multi-party coalition, with the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre as the second largest constituent after Nepali Congress. This is the fourth time that Deuba, 72 becomes the Prime Minister of the country.

Nepal SC: How it’s mired in politics and factionalism
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

Outgoing Chief Justice Sushila Karki's parting shot was this: the Executive is plagued by corruption, and so is the 'political level'.

Next door Nepal: Breaking with the past
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

Delhi’s signal to the Madhes front marks a course correction

Next Door Nepal: Waiting for a PM
Mon, May 29, 2017

With parliament blocked and polls stuck, Kathmandu looks adrift

Behind Nepal’s Parliament shutdown, parties caught up on wheeling and dealing
Sun, May 28, 2017

Nepal's main opposition, the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist has been stalling the House for close to two weeks now.

Why Prachanda’s quitting is unusual in Nepal politics
Thu, May 25, 2017

The willingness of the Maoist chief, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, to step down from office on Wednesday in deference to an agreement reached at the time he took power is, therefore, unusual.

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigns, Sher Bahadur Deuba set to take over
Thu, May 25, 2017

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda resigned from his post on Wednesday during his live address on live television

Nepal: Another boycott, anyone?
Tue, May 23, 2017

CJ Karki is believed to have told President Bhandari that she was not feeling well and therefore would not be able to administer the oath scheduled in the President's office.

Next door Nepal: Connections, old and new
Mon, May 22, 2017

India is likely to come to terms with Nepal joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Nepal: Are the Supreme Court and Parliament still on collision course?
Fri, May 19, 2017

Legislators accuse Karki of playing 'favouritism' in constituting the bench for this issue, and fast tracking it while a similar case is pending before the court for the past three years.

Nepal: Are the Supreme Court and Parliament still on collision course?
Fri, May 19, 2017

CJ Karki, who is to retire on June 10, due to her age, has not held any bench since but has assigned cases to benches as usual.

Nepal’s PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal to resign next week
Tue, May 16, 2017

The understanding was reached after the two removed former Prime Minister K P Oli from power in August.

Infant warmers to operating tables: Express readers make a difference in Nepal hospitals
Tue, May 16, 2017

Their donations — constituting The Indian Express Citizens’ Relief Fund — resulted in the purchase of critical medical equipment worth Nepal Rs 1.2 crore for hospitals in some of the worst earthquake-hit areas.

After 20 years, Nepal votes in first local polls
Mon, May 15, 2017

71% turnout; 1 killed in police firing

The foreign hand
Mon, May 15, 2017

UN special rapporteur’s intervention in the impeachment issue is uncalled for

Nepal too joins OBOR, China experts say India must reconsider stance
Sat, May 13, 2017

Experts in China warned that India may be isolated in the region, despite its considerable influence, in the years ahead, if its stance on ties with China continued.

The politics of revenge
Mon, May 08, 2017

Impending impeachment of the chief justice inaugurates a new crisis.

In Fact: Behind the politics of impeachments in Nepal, a culture of ‘fixed’ appointments
Wed, May 03, 2017

Under Nepal’s constitution, a motion for impeachment moved by not less than one-fourth of the total membership of the House leads to the suspension of the person holding the constitutional position.

How the CJ’s impeachment in Nepal is a political landmine
Mon, May 01, 2017

In 2012 March, Supreme Court Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi also became the Prime Minister heading an 'electoral government' that had ministers from political parties.

Next door Nepal: Betrayal on Baisakh 11
Mon, May 01, 2017

The day, in 2006, when India lost Nepal’s trust

Nepal: Impeachment motion moved against Chief Justice Sushila Karki
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

The motion comes five weeks before she is to demit office on grounds of age.

Next door Nepal: Distant neighbours
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Nepal President Bhandari’s Delhi visit did little to address the trust deficit

Discontentment over ‘breach’ of protocol brews in Nepal Parliament
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

The minister straight away moved to the rostrum to respond to the point, and left the House immediately.

Houses for Mushahar community in Nepal
Sat, Apr 15, 2017

on Nepali New Year on April 14, 55 Mushahar families in Bardibas, at least 195 km from Kathmandu, were given houses in a special ceremony under an initiative by a couple.

Nepal: Police chief’s appointment hints at tussle between executive and supreme court
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

The government was careful enough not to let the court come in between its decision regarding the new appointment and its execution.

Next Door Nepal: Hurdles on the Silk Route
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

PM Dahal gets a mouthful from the powers that be in China

All About Protocol: PM Dahal has not been able to define seniority of deputy PMs
Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Given Dahal's compulsion to have the numerical strength in Parliament, he has to retain both the Nepali Congress – Nidhi’s party -- as well as the RPP headed by Thapa.

Next door Nepal: Yogi’s Kathmandu connect
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Adityanath’s long opposition to the ‘red revolution’ has many takers in Nepal

China set to supply heavy equipment to Nepal army
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Chang, told his Nepali counterpart Balkrishna Khand on Thursday that China would provide heavy equipment and other logistics for the Nepal army on UN peacekeeping missions as well as for disaster management.

Yogi Adityanath’s mutt, hardline Hindutva’s hub
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Adityanath is heir to the history and legacy of the Gorakhnath Peeth that has long believed in militant involvement in politics as a means to achieving its religious and ideological ends.

Power And Politeness
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

China’s response to border problems with Nepal is in contrast to India’s postures