Yubaraj Ghimire

Next Door Nepal: Virtues of soft power
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Beijing finds a binding thread in Buddhism as India pursues hard diplomacy.

Nepal elections: Left in lead, Oli likely to be new Prime Minister
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Nepal: KP Oli was projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate by the two parties when they decided to form an alliance and contest the poll under a common manifesto.

Nepal votes in final phase of elections
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

Elections in Nepal were held for the first time since a constitution was promulgated two years ago.

In final Nepal vote today, promise of huge change and a complex outcome
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

India has frequently been accused of “micro-managing” Nepal’s politics, and China has gained at India’s cost in popularity and acceptability in Nepal.

Next Door Nepal: Evading truth and reconciliation
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Disagreements on amnesty for war crimes could destabilise the Left alliance.

Bomb attacks rock landmark Nepal polls
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Bombs have earlier gone off close to campaign meetings of PM Sher Bahadur Deuba in Dang district of western Nepal, and that of K P Oli, the prime ministerial candidate of the Left Alliance, in the capital Kathmandu, sending waves of fear and panic sweeping across the country.

Blasts near Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, K P Oli’s poll meetings
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Nepal goes to the second and last round of the polls on December 7.

Next Door Nepal: Much ado about nothing
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

First phase of the election is over, but the electorate is uninterested.

Pushpa Kamal Dahal loses aide at meet to condole son’s death
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Dahal, who had been maintaining a brave front over the loss of his son and political aide, broke down uncontrollably as Pakhrin breathed his last.

Next Door Nepal: Whose dam is it, anyway?
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Budhi Gandaki project has become a battleground for Indian, Chinese interests.

Is EC in Nepal really effective in controlling money power in the elections?
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The Home Ministry, run by the Nepali Congress Party, has been generously releasing 'discretionary funds' for individuals with political access, ostensibly for medical treatment. The cumulative figure released has crossed Over Rs 500 million.

Next Door Nepal: Limits of democracy
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Elections are no guarantee of an end to the prevailing political uncertainty.

Next Door Nepal: Democracy without the dance
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

The stage is set for elections but there is no excitement among voters

Nepal poll panel agrees to print separate ballot papers for upcoming elections
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

The Election Commission of Nepal is also under pressure to annul its decision depriving about 600,000 government employees including police, army, para military and civil servants of their voting rights for the first time.

Next Door Nepal: The clash of institutions
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

The conflict between the judiciary, Opposition and government goes deep

Nepal’s Left Alliance opposes delay in polls
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

The alliance’s stand came a day after the court cited the law and sought details from the EC about preparations made for separate ballot papers for the polls within three days.

Nepalese election panel vows not to defer polls
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The notice was issued in response to a petition noting the federal and provincial polls were governed by separate laws and required different ballot papers.

Next door Nepal: A country for conspiracies
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Distrust and partisanship among top leaders cast a pall over upcoming polls.

Former Nepali King Gyanendra Shah stakes claim to throne
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Gyanendra Shah’s assertion comes at a time when Nepal's politics is going through major fragmentation and the state’s authority is visibly depleted.

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba strips Maoist ministers of their portfolios
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Deuba had asked them to leave his ministry after Maoists had joined the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist-led Left alliance announced earlier this month.

Nepal: Politics is about being in power with immunity and no accountability
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Just a couple of days prior to Oli raising the question of propriety over the size of the cabinet, three parties quietly agreed to let the parliament sanction Rs 10 billion to the outgoing MPs.

Next Door Nepal: President vs PM?
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Judiciary, itself badly discredited, may not be able to settle any dispute.

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba inducts 8 ministers, does not sack Maoists
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The new ministers — three with cabinet rank and four minister of state — are from the pro-Hindu, pro-monarchy Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP).

Deuba tells Maoists to quit, will replace them with new ministers
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

The induction on Saturday would coincide with the dissolution of Parliament on Saturday. Deuba’s move comes despite a warning from the newly-formed Left alliance and the country’s chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

Next Door Nepal: Red versus rest
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Proposed merger of communist parties has begun a realignment of forces.

Nepal’s UML and Maoists announce alliance, to strive for single left party
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

The two parties have also decided to include Naya Shakti party led by Baburam Bhattarai, a breakaway Maoist leader and Federal socialist party led by UpendraYadav in the alliance.

Nepal civil aviation director’s removal exposes mega scam
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

Since the secretary for tourism was holidaying abroad, a joint secretary carried out the minister's order and recalled Gautam to the ministry on short notice in contravention of the electoral code of conduct.

Next Door Nepal: The burden of graft
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Political parties will have to explain the institutionalisation of corruption

Three-year-old girl named Nepal’s new living goddess
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Trishna Shakya, daughter of Bijaya Ratna and Srijana Shakya was recognised as the one possessing divine powers.

Political turmoil in Nepal affects its diplomatic postings
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Vacancies in countries like India, US, China and many others had been necessitated following their decision to recall ambassadors from these countries suspecting that they were loyal to the King as they had been appointed when the monarchy existed.

Next Door Nepal: A storm in the making
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Rising anger against corruption could derail plans of the political establishment

Simply put: Why Nepal wants to measure height of Mount Everest again, and alone
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Two measurements done by India a century apart, then a later one by China with conflicting findings; Nepal prepares for solo mission of ‘national pride’

Next Door Nepal: The creaking citadel
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Corruption and political partisanship undermines the judiciary’s credibility

Next Door Nepal: The restless nation
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Public anger against corruption is making itself seen and heard.

Next Door Nepal: The standing army
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

As political actors in Nepal lose credibility, its armed forces grow in stature.

Next door Nepal: Slipping in Delhi
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

A similar fear is palpable also among certain sections in India that had played a key role in formulating the contentious agenda of the constitution, mainly secularism and republicanism, without following due process and letting the people have their say on these issues.