Yubaraj Ghimire

Nepal: Top-down Constitution-making and assertion of identity
Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Aspirations of ethnic federalism are powering movements of the kind that exploded in the killing of eight policemen in Tikapur this week.

For Nepal’s stability
Tue, Aug 25, 2015

An honest stocktaking is needed in Kathmandu — and in Delhi

Constitution protests: Madhes-centric party quits Nepal Parliament en bloc
Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Resignations come amid mass protests across the country. On Tuesday, one person was killed and dozens were injured during a clash with police in Saptari district, 460 km from the capital.

Curfew imposed, army deployed after Nepal protest
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

As the protests intensified, Maoists Party Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the issue of demarcation of boundaries of the proposed six provinces was not final.

Irresolute nation
Mon, Aug 03, 2015

As Nepal fumbles with identity issues, an open threat of separatism raises new concerns.

How ‘Hindu’ is ‘new’ Nepal?
Sat, Jul 25, 2015

A badly mismanaged transition phase in Nepal’s politics is coming to an end. But there is no clear exit from the disorder yet

Draft Constitution: Nepal seeks public opinion, faces violence
Tue, Jul 21, 2015

Nepal’s Constituent Assembly had set a two-day period — which was criticised for being too short — to soliciting public opinion on the draft, which was adopted last week.

Next door Nepal: What Delhi must tell its guests
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Nepal’s leaders need to be reminded that only a full national reconciliation will create the right atmosphere for the new constitution.

Next Door Nepal: No closure in Kathmandu
Mon, Jul 06, 2015

Draft constitution has widened the political divide

Earthquake Aid: India pledges $1 billion for Nepal’s rehab
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Sushma Swaraj announced that the government of India had pledged to provide $1 billion for Nepal’s reconstruction over a period of five years.

A new moment, a new court
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Judiciary is reasserting itself, pushing political parties towards accountability.

Blaming Amnesty of ‘secession’, top Nepal officials quit
Mon, Jun 15, 2015

The resignation by Amnesty International (AI) vice-president follows announcement of total “dissociation” from the human rights body by its founder-chairperson (Nepal Chapter) Krishna Pahadi.

Next door Nepal: The communist comeback
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Post earthquake, K.P. Oli has capitalised on public anger with Koirala’s regime.

Next Door Nepal: Getting the priorities wrong
Sat, May 30, 2015

Instead of focusing on relief, parties are toying with a change of government.

Nepal Earthquake
Nepal Earthquake: After death, it’s disease; epidemic fear in camps
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Search teams say it is not easy getting to the bodies because they are probably deep inside, beneath layers of flattened buildings.

India intensifies relief efforts in Nepal : Jaishankar, Doval to visit Nepal tomorrow
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Mi-17 helicopters of the Indian Air Force are operating from bases in Kathmandu and Pokhara, dropping relief material.

Nepal Earthquake
Meanwhile, a little India, China aid meeting
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

India and China, among the first countries to respond to Kathmandu’s SOS for international help, have deep interests in Nepal.

Nepal Earthquake
Nepal earthquake: Flood of help in Nepal, but it is barely trickling down
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Anger mounts as relief operations hit by politics, poor coordination; districts outside Kathmandu wait for aid.

Nepal Earthquake
Tears after shock: Fearful Kathmandu stays outdoors in the rain and cold
Tue, Apr 28, 2015

The death toll in Nepal from the earthquake has risen to around 4,000, officials said. 1,053 people are reported killed in the Kathmandu Valley alone and 875 in Sindhupalchowk.

Nepal Earthquake
Dead cross 2,500 as living begin to pick up the pieces
Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Hospitals overflow with dead and injured, run out of supplies; thousands spend rainy Kathmandu night in the open.

Nepal Earthquake
Himalayan tragedy: Over 1,500 killed, villages wiped out in Nepal
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Strongest quake to hit region in 80 years devastates Nepal, sends shiver down India, from Assam to New Delhi.

Nepal: 17 Indian pilgrims killed in bus mishap, PM offers condolences
Thu, Apr 23, 2015

The injured passengers have been rushed to Kathmandu for medical treatment. The condition of six injured is critical.

Nextdoor Nepal: When a doctor protests
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

Why Govinda K.C.’s fast shook the government.

Foreign Secy reaches Nepal, takes stock of country’s political situation
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

He met Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Constituent Assembly chairman Subhash Nembang among others.

Nextdoor Nepal: Fear of trial and punishment
Mon, Mar 30, 2015

A new sense of vulnerability is driving the effort to reunify the two Maoist parties.

Nextdoor: Nepal wants to know, India must tell
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

Was there an understanding with Gyanendra in 2006 to continue with the constitutional monarchy?

BJP leader’s remark on Nepal doesn’t reflect govt view: Indian embassy
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Renu Devi had also spoken in favour of Nepal’s Hindu status being restored.

Nextdoor Nepal: The foreign hand
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

But Nepal’s leaders cannot escape accountability for failing to deliver the constitution.

Exiled from the hills
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Subash Ghising squandered his gains, but nobody denies his legacy.

Nextdoor Nepal: Failing again
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

Legislature, leaders have once again missed the deadline for the constitution. Can Nepal change course?

Nextdoor Nepal: To be secular or not to be
Tue, Jan 20, 2015

As the deadline for the constitution approaches, political parties continue to be divided on this crucial issue.

Nextdoor Nepal: An undemocratic hurry
Mon, Jan 12, 2015

Nepal may get a constitution after all — but without due process and debate.

Nextdoor Nepal: A failing experiment
Sat, Jan 03, 2015

Can the House give all powers to its chairman and accept his draft as the constitution?

Nextdoor Nepal: To the deadline, empty-handed
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

With the scheduled date for delivery less than a month away, the new constitution is nowhere in sight.

Nextdoor Nepal: Letter from UK, message from China
Mon, Dec 22, 2014

Questions of secularism and federalism divide the political spectrum

Next door Nepal: The price of instability
Mon, Dec 08, 2014

A constitution by any means will likely ignore public opinion and cost India further credibility