Yubaraj Ghimire

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.

Next door Nepal: Mending fences
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

Dahal, who has travelled to Delhi in less than a month of his succeeding Oli as the prime minister, risks giving credence to the Indian perception with his claims to promote “balanced” relations with Nepal’s two neighbours.

Nepal anti-graft body begins probe in Maoist ‘salary scam’
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

CIAA spokesperson Ganesh Karki said top leaders of the Maoist party would be asked to depose before the commission within 30 days. He, however, refused to disclose names.

How the Gorkha regiments may be on Nepal PM’s agenda in India
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

A prominent Madhesi leader told Dahal that the Madhesis should get around 50 per cent quota in the Gorkha regiments.

Raise pensions issue during India visit: Gorkhas to Prachanda
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

The issue regarding Gorkha recruitment and pensions has been raised both at the political level as well as by the Federation of the Retired Military Personnel, a representative body of over 100,000 Gorkha pensioners living in Nepal.

Nepal PM coming to India: Will political uncertainty in Kathmandu impact the visit?
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Not to be left out, PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal has taken upon himself the responsibility to bring the relationship 'back on track'.

Next Door Nepal: Neighbours and relatives
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

Relations between Pushpa Kamal Dahal and India have seen many ups and downs. Dahal has in the past accused India of trying to micro-manage Nepal.

British court acquits Nepal army colonel of torture charge during insurgency
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The move may apply some balm in the strained bilateral relations between UK and Nepal

Unhappy China scraps Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The decision, incidentally, comes at a time when Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda, is preparing to visit India for a three-day trip starting September 15.

Next Door Nepal: The new fall guy
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

Voluntary sector is being targeted to deflect public anger against politicians

Into thin air
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Constables Tarkeshwari and Dinesh Rathod’s ‘Everest conquest’ has now been certified a Himalayan hoax, prompting a relook at rules from Pune police to Nepal Tourism Ministry. What lies behind is a long quest for fame

Nepal govt’s ‘huge’ medical assistance to Ram Baran Yadav raises many eyebrows
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

The cabinet has decided to bear entire expenses for his treatment of prostrate cancer in the United States and released Rs six million as the initial installment.

Next Door Nepal: Inclement weather in Kathmandu
Mon, Aug 29, 2016

PM Dahal must address coalition concerns, balance relations with India, China.

Nepal PM Prachanda expands Cabinet, adds 13 Nepali Congress ministers
Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” administered the Oath of Office to the new ministers in the presence of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari in her office on Friday morning.

Why Himal magazine was suspended in Nepal
Fri, Aug 26, 2016

The closure of the magazine removes a platform that the regional think tank felt was its 'own'.

In Nepal, the lights go out in former Queen’s home but Ratna still commands power among people
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

She’s a stubborn character, the 88-year-old former Queen Mother

Nepal government cuts power supply to former Queen Mother’s residence
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The 88-year-old Queen Mother has been living in Mahendra Manzil, a house built and gifted to her by her husband late King Mahendra some five decades ago.

Next door Nepal: Detente in Kathmandu
Mon, Aug 22, 2016

The emissary diplomacy comes at a time when New Delhi has been unable to conceal its happiness over the exit of K.P. Oli, who it perceived to be pro-China, from the PM’s office.

One year on, will Nepal celebrate its Constitution or bury it?
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The challenge to the core concept of the Constitution raises the following question: How long can the Constitution that only a year ago was called the best in the world by its architect leaders, survive?