Yubaraj Ghimire

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

Yogi Adityanath’s take over as UP CM triggers speculations in Nepal, here is why
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Yogi Adityanath's take over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has triggered speculations in Nepal, that does not normally happen in the case of other chief ministers.

‘From bullet to ballot’ seminar: Nepal minister Nidhi silent on deaths during Maoist insurgency
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Dr. Bhattarai quit the Maoist Partly nearly fourteen months ago, but his role in human right violation and killing of political opponents during the year of insurgency, frequently dominate in the social media debates.

Nepal gets a new Indian Ambassador but it will bring about any change in relations?
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

An Indian Ambassador wields considerable clout in Nepal but of late that has visibly cost India the trust and respect of its neighbour.

Nepal oppn CPN-UML says will resume protests from today
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

“Instead of rewarding the security officials and the chief of district administration for the restrain they showed, their transfer by the government was condemnable act which amounts to endorsing the act of Morcha,” they said.

Nepal: Madhesis, Communists clash; four killed
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The clash makes the possibility of local bodies election taking place as scheduled on May 14 uncertain.

Next Door Nepal: Judiciary open to intimidation, pressure, says US
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

The US Human Rights report is the first by any international institution questioning independence and fairness of the courts in Nepal.

Next Door Nepal: $13.5 billion pledged by international community
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

The pledge made by the international investors is seen as a welcome sign by the host government

Next Door Nepal: The foreign hand
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Donors, international agencies are blamed for fuelling secessionist demands.

Next door Nepal: A fragile peace
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Parties are pulling in different directions while a Maoist group threatens violence

Next Door Nepal: Judges in the dock
Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Another state institution slips as lawyers quit over judicial appointments.