Yubaraj Ghimire

Nepal, China to step up defence cooperation
Fri, Oct 26, 2018

A defence ministry source told the Indian Express that a formal agreement between the two sides will be signed next week in Beijing.

Nepal puts crown on show 10 years after end of monarchy
Tue, Oct 16, 2018

The government has not explained why it took so long to put the crown and the sceptre on display in the museum, which is located on the premises of the erstwhile royal palace.

Nepal PM K P Oli responds to criticism, says development will take time
Tue, Oct 09, 2018

Oli’s statement signalled a change in his rhetoric for the first time since the beginning of his term in mid-February, indicating that he is either tired of criticism or has become more realistic and even apologetic.

Nepal: Don’t take parliament for granted, says speaker
Sun, Oct 07, 2018

Speaking to a forum of journalists outside parliament, Mahara said, “Parliament autonomously makes government accountable to it and the government should not take it for granted in any way.”

Nepal leaders meet in Oli’s absence, deliver warning to PM
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

Senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party on Friday warned Prime Minister K P Oli not to overrule the party, bypass the standing committee or take their grievances lightly

After pulling out of Pune drill: Nepal Army contingent to go to China for joint exercise
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Nepal had earlier agreed to participate in the BIMSTEC joint military exercise (September 10-16), but pulled out a day before a group of 30 was set to leave for Pune.

Nepal Parliament rocked by teen’s rape, murder; govt faces mass protests
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

The civil and police officers, who had earlier forced the victim’s father to perform the last rites, have been put under suspension while the earlier investigating team is under investigation itself.

Nepal backs out of BIMSTEC joint military exercise in Pune
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

The field training exercise will be conducted between September 10 and 16 at the Foreign Training Node at Aundh in Pune.

Nepal gets access to all Chinese ports, ending dependence on India for trade
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

Traders say the plan to connect the country with China could face issues due to a lack of proper roads and customs infrastructure on the Nepalese side of the border. The nearest Chinese port is also located more than 2,600 km from its border.

Rahul Gandhi leaves for Lhasa after spending night in Kathmandu
Sun, Sep 02, 2018

Rahul Gandhi spent a couple of hours with three others in a restaurant, and posed for photographs. Then he checked into a hotel for the night and avoided being photographed at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where he boarded a flight for Lhasa on the way to Kailash Mansarovar.

China pulls out of $1.2-billion Nepal project
Fri, Aug 31, 2018

The 750-MW project, the first reservoir project in Nepal, was to be completed by next year as per the CTGI’s earliest commitment, but its pull-out without even beginning construction may have an adverse impact on China’s credibility.

Nepal: Pardoned for ‘good conduct’, convict rapes, kills teen weeks after release
Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Dilip Singh Bista, who had spent 10 years in jail for committing a murder, was released on the recommendation of Nepal’s Cabinet.

New Nepal criminal code raises fears of curbs on free press
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

Although the new Constitution promulgated in 2015 guarantees press freedom and right to information, the new code introduced by the government has raised suspicion in the minds of journalists and rights activists.

Soft corner for Nepal: When Vajpayee touched king’s feet
Sat, Aug 18, 2018

In June 2002, Vajpayee apparently adopted a flexible posture towards top Nepali Maoist leaders Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Baburam Bhattarai.

PM K P Oli’s ‘disapproval’ stalls appointment of Nepal envoy to India
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Nilkantha Upreti, after his retirement as CEC, was associated with the Niti Pratisthan, a political foundation backed by the Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangh in Nepal,

Nepal’s KP Oli accused of interfering with freedom of judiciary
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

While major political parties including the Communists, Nepali Congress and those based in Madhes over the years have been packing the judiciary with their party loyalists, KP Oli allegedly began directly interfering on the issue, especially on the choice of Chief Justice.

Nepal: Clashes in Kathmandu in support of fasting doctor
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

Police fired multiple rounds of teargas shells and resorted to baton charge in Baneshwar area of Kathmandu, injuring over a dozen people including Jitjung Basnet, head of the youth wing of the main opposition Nepali Congress.

Doctor on fast forcibly airlifted, his supporters thrashed in Nepal
Fri, Jul 20, 2018

The 60-year-old Dr KC, as he is known, was brought to Kathmandu in a Nepal Army helicopter on Thursday evening, ostensibly for talks. However, Prime Minister K P Oli had already said that he would not yield to anyone just because “he is fasting”.

Nepal doctor ‘harassed’ at Home Minister’s office for refusing to issue ‘exaggerated disability certificates’
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Adhikari said six people, some with physical disabilities, came to his office on July 10 and demanded they be issued disability certificates, where the scale of injury sustained should be exaggerated so that they could corner higher allowance from the government.

Nepal PM KP Oli at centre of row after varsity V-C stopped from boarding flight
Tue, Jul 10, 2018

On Sunday, the issue was raised in the Rashtriya Sabha — the upper house of Nepal’s Parliament. Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal told the Rashtriya Sabha that Koirala was going to Canada without the government’s authorisation.