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Yubaraj Ghimire

Sushil Koirala & India: A love-hate relationship
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Sushil Koirala spent nearly 11 years in India in exile from 1968 and always had close links with Indian politicians, mainly the socialists.

Former Nepal PM Sushil Koirala passes away at 78; India lost a valued friend, says PM Modi
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Sushil Koirala was suffering from a chronic respiratory problem and was also receiving treatment for "tongue cancer".

In fact: Of tradition and reciprocal visits between India and Nepal
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Oli, who is now visiting New Delhi, has invitations from both the prime ministers of India and China.

Madhesis call off protest, fuel supply back as Nepal border blockade removed
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

The announcement to end the border blockade comes ahead of Prime Minister K P Oli's trip to India on February 19, the first overseas visit of the new Nepalese premier.

Next Door Nepal: Between promise and delivery
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

PM Oli has been lucky, but his political survival looks uncertain

Key India-Nepal border post open, trucks cross after 5 months
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Residents on both sides set ablaze tents that were being used by UDMF activists to block vehicular traffic

Bhattarai’s new political force in Nepal: Has he changed spots once too often?
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Bhattarai began his politics parallel to his student life, first in Chandigarh and then at JNU in the decade between the early 70s and the early 80s, as a human rights activist.

Nepal’s constitution amendment may trigger more hostile reaction
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Out of 75 districts, administrative units in the country, 22 fall in Tarai and the rest in the Hill and Mountain.

Nepal: 3 killed in fresh Madhesi violence
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Eyewitness account said the casualty figure might go higher as “no final and authentic version” has come out yet. One of the persons killed is a woman, police confirmed.

Nepal Supreme Court denies amnesty for murder during conflict
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

In judgment likely to impact insurgency trials, SC orders life imprisonment for senior Maoist leader.

Rumours of revival of underground movement; unrest in Nepal’s Maoist splinter groups
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

There are speculations that the Maoists did not “hand over” their entire armoury when they joined the peace process, and a substantial part of it was “hidden” under the supervision of Biplab.

Should India worry about Nepal’s ‘special relations’ with China?
Sun, Dec 27, 2015

As Nepal and India are squabbling over what constitutes blockade and what does not, China has sent across a message that it will do every thing possible to steer Nepal off the humanitarian crisis looming larger over it.

Nepal’s steps to resolve Madhesi crisis: India’s `positive’ response helps
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

India's statement that the government’s 'positive steps that will help create the basis for resolution of the current impasse in Nepal," were welcomed.

Kathmandu blinks on its Constitution
Tue, Dec 22, 2015

New Delhi welcomed Kathmandu’s decision and urged all political forces in Nepal to demonstrate “maturity and flexibility” .

Nepal President’s visit to holy shrine: A dilemma for the secular state
Mon, Dec 21, 2015

What the president faced there was reminiscent of the treatment the orthodox Hindus of Kashi had meted out to Jagjivan Ram, in 1977 when he inaugurated a ceremony at the Sampurnananda Sanskrit University there.

17-year-old boy killed in Madhesi protest in Nepal
Mon, Dec 21, 2015

Seventeen-year-old Sheikh Tarvej was hit by a police bullet as Front supporters chased the officers inside a police post showering them with bricks and stones.

Nepal in news again, it’s corruption after chaos
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Last week, Nepal's anti-corruption body, dropped a bomb shell by summoning 29 people, mostly politicians and public post holders besides a journalist cum civil society leader, for investigation.

Nepal’s Madhesis announce fresh phase of protests
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

Front coordinator Mahanth Thankur announced that its next phase will begin on Sunday. “

Harking back in Kathmandu
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

In Nepal, a new question: would Gyanendra have been more democratic?

Nepal President Vidya Devi Bhandari visits temple amidst protests
Thu, Dec 17, 2015

A petrol bomb was hurled at the temple premises immediately after Bhandari left due to which the stage and canopy caught fire.

Nepal solution lies in honest search for effective federalism
Tue, Dec 08, 2015

India’s Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj only said, ‘if Madhesis get justice, and God willed’, the situation would ease up in Nepal in the coming days. However, that lacked a firm commitment.

Hospitals, hotels, homes bear brunt of Nepal blockade
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae had recently asked some doctors during a closed-door interaction to give him a list of medicines required to be re-routed or airlifted.

In Nepal’s blame game, real losers are kids
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

Blockade hits schools, hospitals; Deputy Prime Minister says children and women worst-hit.

Nepal PM Oli wants end to ‘undeclared blockade’
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

Madhesi agitators clash with Indians near border.

How the growing chasm between India and Nepal is widening at all levels
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

As the current impasse has hit almost all sections of Nepalese society, protests and displays of jingoism and an overdose of anti-Indian sentiments are becoming almost a routine.

Next door Nepal: Blaming the neighbour
Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Efforts to resolve the India-Nepal crisis are still half-hearted

Nepal: Tarai aflame will have a bearing on domestic politics, relations with neighbours
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

The current round of violence and tension with curfew imposed in certain areas coincides with what looks like a series of half-hearted negotiations between the government and UDMF in Kathmandu.

Four Madhesi protesters shot dead in fresh Nepal clashes
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Police said two people died in Rupaun and Bhardah area in Rajbiraj district in eastern Tarai in the clash with the security forces on Sunday morning, while two more succumbed to their injuries in the evening.

Two developments that could have long term impact on India-Nepal ties
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Early this month, at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, India criticised Nepal's human rights record, especially in dealing with the Madhesi agitation.

Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Oli slams India again, praises China
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Oli praised China for helping Nepal with fuel and other essential commodities. Speaking about China, he added: “We will have our trade volume enhanced and diversified.”

Nepal cabinet asks India to ease supply of commodities
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Nepal government also approached Bangladesh and Russia to explore possibilities of getting petroleum products and cooking gas.

Next Door Nepal: A step too far
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

India-Nepal stand-offs are not new. But Delhi may have overplayed its hand.

In ‘shadow-boxing’ between Nepal and India, China gains influence
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

India has repeatedly said that the Madhesi agitation in Nepal's Terai is 'a political problem and needs a political solution'.

China supplies one-third of promised petrol to Nepal
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

A group of NOC, Petro-China company and officials of Chinese embassy in Kathmandu had reached the Nepal side of the border to welcome the entry of the much-awaited fuel in Nepal.

Next Door Nepal: Advantage Beijing
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

India is increasingly seen as the villain behind the shortages in Nepal

First lot of surrogate kids to leave Nepal
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The fate of surrogate kids has remained uncertain after the Nepal Supreme Court declared surrogacy illegal two months ago.