Yubaraj Ghimire

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?

More than 33 dead, 40 injured in Nepal accident
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

About 85 passengers were seated in the bus, which was bound for Ramechhap district and fell 300 m down the hill. The roads were in a bad shape due to the heavy rains over the past few days.

Nepal PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal expands cabinet again, still incomplete
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Two Deputy Prime Ministers — Bimalendra Nidhi and K B Mahara — will be heading to Delhi and Beijing as “special emissaries” for the purpose.

Next Door Nepal: Cloud over judiciary
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

The politician-activist-donor nexus dominates the appointment of judges.

Nepal’s new PM: 6-member cabinet in new Pushpa Kamal Dahal govt
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

Dahal's takeover was not without controversy as he refused to take the oath “in the name of God, country and the people” as prescribed. He only mentioned 'people and the country”.

Maoist chief Prachanda takes over as Nepal PM: Wins clear majority, Modi invites him to India
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

Says chosen by history to work for country; major parties sign three-point agreement promising resolution to Madhesi issues

Pushpa Kamal Dahal can now afford to be more balanced in his relations with India, US
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

With guerrillas issue settled this time around, Dahal may not have to fear the retaliation from inside.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal may be elected Nepal PM tomorrow
Tue, Aug 02, 2016

President Bhandari Monday hosted a joint meeting of chiefs of five major political parties and said she will now write to the House Speaker to initiate the process for election of the new Prime Ministet by majority vote.

Next Door Nepal: Prachanda’s second innings
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

Further political instability could kill Nepal’s fledgling constitution

Oli’s new veiled attack on India: A neighbour has deprived Nepal of its sleep
Sat, Jul 30, 2016

Speaking at a programme organised by the Madan Bhandari Foundation, Oli said all the agreements with China were signed at a time “Nepal was pushed to the brink” by the alleged neighbour.

Nepal: Can new strange bedfellows avoid cracks in power relationship?
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

The relationship between Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his partner-cum-new found patron Sher Bahadur Deuba has been complex and visibly without mutual trust in the past.

Nepal: KP Oli steps down, Prachanda set to be new PM
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

K P Oli’s resignation paves the way for election of Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” in Nepal, but may take a few weeks for the process to be formalised.

Next Door Nepal: Chinese checkers
Mon, Jul 25, 2016

As Oli and Prachanda manoeuvre for office, proximity to Beijing may suffer.

Facing certain defeat, Nepal PM KP Oli to resign today
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

As defeat stared on his face, Prime Minister K P Oli has decided to tender his resignation from the post without facing the vote on the No-Confidence in the afternoon.

KP Oli’s support down by two as no-confidence vote looms
Sun, Jul 24, 2016

Speaker Onsari Gharti is expected to write to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari soon after the vote outcome requesting to set in motion the process of electing Oli's successor.

Nepal political crisis: KP Oli hints at resignation as no-trust motion deferred
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

When Oli expressed his dissatisfaction over the way the Speaker had altered the listed business earlier, she had retorted: “Mr Prime Minister, I have 30 parties in the House that I must listen to.”

Parliament to take up Nepal’s no-trust motion for vote today
Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The no-trust motion has already been endorsed by nearly 350 members in a House that has an effective strength of 598.

Next Door Nepal: The more things change
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

A new government in Nepal does not hold out any promise of greater stability.

As Nepal grapples with constitutional crises, three women take political centerstage
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Three women on the top are being talked about in the political circle as country’s politics hops from one constitutional crisis to another, with each getting more and more complex. Speaker Onsari Gharti will have the honour of presiding over the no-trust motion against the government on July 21, first in the past one decade […]

Nepal political crisis: Speaker stops all bills, House only to take up no-trust vote
Sat, Jul 16, 2016

Gharti, who belongs to the Maoist party which is leading the charge against the PM, declared that no business other than the no-trust motion slated for Thursday would be taken up.

Nepal PM KP Oli: Will fight no-trust vote; slams India for souring of ties
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

He also blamed Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, who has lead the motion against him, for being a “pawn” in the hands of external forces.

No-trust vote tabled against Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

A total of 254 members signed the no-trust motion tabled before the Parliament secretariat Wednesday, and Speaker Onsari Gharti fixed July 21 for debate and voting.

Nepal govt in crisis again: Maoists pull out of Oli-led coalition
Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairman of the Maoists Centre, who announced withdrawal of support to the coalition government led by K P Oli in Nepal has approached the main opposition Nepali Congress to form a government under his leadership.

Maoists withdrawal of support to Oli govt: deeper political crisis facing Nepal?
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

Soon after the Maoists handed over the letter to the Prime Minister saying, 'it will be politically inappropriate to continue our support', Oli said he will think about it.

Next Door Nepal: Reprieve for Oli
Tue, Jul 12, 2016

But the latest lease of life given to the Nepal PM may not guarantee stability.

Nepal’s new Chief Justice: Has she threatened judicial independence with her ‘shoes’ remark?
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

Empowerment and responsibility come with wider public scrutiny and Sushila Karki has raised many an eyebrow after what she said during the parliamentary hearing yesterday.

Nepal’s fasting doctor has a new demand
Sat, Jul 09, 2016

With no political party or a parliamentarian coming in his favour of impeachment of Karki , Dr Govinda K C faces the risk of losing face, or health , depending whether he will give up or stick to the fast, this time around.

India-Nepal EPG meet: Both sides pledge to take relations to new heights, amend treaties
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

The EPG is meeting at a time when the bilateral relations have nosedived over the months ,something that Deputy Prime Minister Thapa said, is only natural

Next Door Nepal: Unseeing corruption
Mon, Jul 04, 2016

Political instability has allowed it to spread and grow.

How Nepal’s coalition partners oppose Constitution and remain in power
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

This is an issue that the opposition has been raising continuously ever since, pushing Prime Minister Oli into the defensive.

Bodies of 12 Nepalese guards killed in Kabul return home
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

PM Oli arrives at Kathmandu airport with cabinet members to receive bodies.

Afghanistan: Why its a popular destination for Nepalese workers
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

While only 3353 permits have been issued to Nepalese workers by their government for working in the 'Green Zones' of Afghanistan, 8000 to 11,000 workers might be working in the country clandestinely.

Nepal: Landlord moves court to evict former president Ram Baran Yadav
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

The Nepal government was irregular in the payment of Rs 1,60,000-a-month rent as there is no provision for the housing rent of retired officials to go beyond Rs 35,000.