Yubaraj Ghimire

Articles By Yubaraj Ghimire

Nepal, China step closer to signing extradition treaty

Nepal shares a long border with Tibet and is home to around 20,000 Tibetan exiles — two cases of self-immolation by Tibetans have been reported in the last few years.

Nepal ex-Speaker KB Mahara held in sexual harassment case

Police arrested Mahara from the official residence of the Speaker, which he had not yet vacated after resigning from the post following allegations that he attempted to rape an employee of the parliamentary secretariat.

Nepal: Accused of rape, Speaker steps down

In a letter to the deputy speaker, printed by newspaper My Republica, Mahara said he was stepping down “on moral grounds to facilitate a fair probe into the allegations raising serious questions about my character”.

Modi, Oli to open India-Nepal petroleum pipeline today

The inauguration of the project, which will carry fuel from Barauni refinery via Motihari in Bihar to Amalekhgunj in Nepal, will mark the completion of a project that was agreed upon bilaterally 15 years ago.

Jaishankar calls on Nepal PM, takes part in bilateral meet

Jaishankar, who flew in from Dhaka after a two-day visit to Bangladesh on Wednesday morning, will call on Nepal’s President Bidya Bhandari on Thursday.

Nepal: Four former govt employees under probe commit suicide

The Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has expedited investigations into a major land deal that involved transfer of government property to private individuals in the neighbourhood of the Prime Minister’s official residence.

Nepal rain kills 14, paralyses normal life

As collapsing houses, landslides and other rain-related incidents caused death and destruction, the government alerted people across the country, especially low lying areas, that more rain was likely and that caution should be exercised.

Nepal govt says no to Dalai Lama birthday

Sources in Nepal’s Home Ministry said the government has denied permission to the office of the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu, asking them not to celebrate the spiritual leader’s birthday — he was born July 6, 1935.

Nepal govt withdraws ‘Guthi Bill’ after protests

Prime Minister K P Oli asked his Land Reforms Minister to withdraw the Bill, but he was stopped by the Opposition from speaking on the issue in Parliament Tuesday morning.

Envoy to Nepal leads yoga practice above Everest base camp

The symbolic practice was part of International Yoga Day celebrations for June 21, and is believed to send the message that India is willing to pitch in to restore Everest to its pristine state.

Controversial Bills: Following protests, Nepal govt shows signs of retreat

One of the Bills seeks to replace the existing Press Council with a media council led by a government-appointed chief, who would have sweeping powers to impose fines up to Rs 1 million on editors, reporters or publishers if they are found guilty of defamation.

Explained: What does it take to climb Mount Everest? What are the risks involved?

Mount Everest expedition: The death of 11 climbers on the world’s highest peak has drawn worldwide attention. What does it take to climb Mount Everest? How many get permission, and how? What are the risks involved in the ascent?

At least 3 killed in Kathmandu explosions

Police said the situation was under control and patrols had been intensified in Kathmandu and other places.

Nepal PM Oli’s ‘abusive’ comments on Oppn expunged from records

Oli, in the course of his response to the debate over President Bidhya Devi Bhandari's address to the joint session of parliament, had on May 7 ridiculed the Opposition using many "unparliamentary" and "abusive" words.

Nepal: PM KP Oli warns Maoist group, defends president for ‘my govt’ remark

Addressing a parliamentary party meeting of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal, Oli said his government had succeeded in bringing “secessionist” groups to mainstream politics, and that he would want to give the same opportunity to those practicing “terrorism” provided they are willing to surrender arms.

The questions that matter Bihar: Lalu not present, but that does not mean Lalu is absent

RJD leaders say his stamp is everywhere — in the emergence of son Tejashwi Yadav as heir despite family grumblings, in the seat distribution within the alliance, in ticket allocation, and even in his absence that has robbed Bihar of the flavour the leader brought to its elections.

Begusarai: Kanhaiya in the balance, but caste could again outweigh class here

With approximately 23 per cent of its 19.50 lakh voters Bhumihars, the upper caste that Kanhaiya belongs to, Begusarai has among the highest concentration of this group in Bihar.

Sharing stage with BJP, JD(U) treads carefully with minority messaging

The JD(U) faces a dilemma in the region in an election the party is fighting in alliance with the BJP — the people, especially those from the minority community, do not come out openly in favour of either the BJP or Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nepal mulls law giving sweeping powers to PM on deploying Army

“We fear that with the current ruling dispensation having militant youth wings , it could be way of incorporating them into the security system through back door,” a senior Army officer said.

At least 27 dead in Nepal storm

Strong wind, rain and hail in the two districts on Sunday night uprooted around 500 families, damaging their houses. Though the official death toll is 27, unofficial sources said 31 people have died.