Yubaraj Ghimire

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.

Once a Nepal Maoist ideologue, Baburam Bhattarai now charts a new path
Mon, Jun 13, 2016

In 2006, Bhattarai was the agenda setter for a 'new Nepal' that he insisted should be a Republic.

Politics of Human Rights
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

The TRC came into existence only last year, and has recently begun entertaining complaints, there isn't much clarity about its scope and jurisdictions.

Why the Nepal Supreme Court does not have enough judges
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The NC and its leader Sher Bahadur Deuba's public criticism has not been taken very kindly by the Supreme Court.

Maoists-Nepal PM rift deepens; home minister likely to be sacked
Fri, Jun 03, 2016

Defying PMO, Home Minister Basnet transferred officers; 7 Maoist ministers ‘boycott’ cabinet meeting.

Former Nepal king Gyanendra shah: Country comes first, not constitution
Mon, May 30, 2016

I am not worried about the constitution, I am worried more about the state of crisis that the country faces today, said Gyanendra shah.

Nepal Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal says he will replace KP Oli as PM soon
Fri, May 27, 2016

Dahal said his leadership would give impetus to the implementation of the constitution, post-earthquake reconstruction and national unity.

Nepal government to critical outsiders: ‘Go home’
Fri, May 20, 2016

The UN and other diplomatic missions and donor agencies have at times played the role of activista or catalyst role in Nepal politics, but whether the government is justified in the delay in welcoming the new resident commissioner is something that the government has not addressed publicly.

Nepal PM Oli has kept his sense of humour — and his dreams
Wed, May 18, 2016

In 50 years, he has faced conviction and even completed a life term in jail for killing the 'class enemy' in eastern Nepal during the 70s.

Madhesi protest: Nepal govt, Federal Alliance brace for bigger confrontation
Mon, May 16, 2016

The Federal Alliance that has the UDMF and other two dozen parties and ethic groups began their street protest aimed at paralysing the entire secretariat including that of the Prime Minister's office since Sunday.

Nepal & India: Relations at a new low?
Mon, May 09, 2016

Nepal's neighbour, and especially its MEA and RAW bureaucracy who together worked on the mediation and the subsequent political developments along with the Nepali actors, were seen as a 'patron' of democracy in Nepal.

Nepal envoy sacked, BJP regrets ‘anti-India rhetoric’
Mon, May 09, 2016

Deep Kumar Upadhyay had refused to resign despite the government reportedly ordering his recall. He is now likely to leave Delhi on Wednesday.