Yubaraj Ghimire

Articles By Yubaraj Ghimire

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.

Former Nepal PM Prachanda says US ensured he wasn’t arrested during visit

Prachanda was the leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) during the insurgency. “I am revealing all this here because it is a very sensitive issue, and there have been attempts to undo the historic achievements in the country,” he said.

Raids on Maoist breakaway group in Nepal, weapons seized

Police began the raids at Shivgarhi area early morning and searched 18 houses, seizing two short machine guns (SMG) with three magazines, two pistols, remote sensing devices and explosives.

Nepal tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari among 7 dead in helicopter crash

All seven on board including Nepal's Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari were killed in the fatal crash. An emergency meeting of the cabinet was called following the incident.

Breakaway Maoist group claims Friday’s blasts in Nepal

Hemant Prakash Oli, a central committee member of the party, told the BBC Nepali service on Sunday night that it was his party that caused the series of explosions on Friday.

Explosions at a dozen telecom towers across Nepal, one killed

Bahadur Gurung, a Nepali citizen who retired from the Singapore police service a few years ago, was injured as a powerful bomb went off outside NCELL telecommunication office in Lalitpur in Kathmandu, and succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital Friday night.

Nepal: K P Oli dissolves ‘unity task force’

Oli’s move is the latest in a spate of actions that have raised doubts about the unity of the ruling party.

Protests in Nepal after satirical song taken off Web

As reports about the song's withdrawal began coming up, an avalanche of support for the singer, and the right to protest against the government, have dominated public discourse.

Nepal: As Venezuela issue divides party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal meets K P Oli

Dahal’s statement on January 25 that American “imperialism’s intrusion in Venezuela affairs was not acceptable” had reportedly irked the US, and Oli tried to appease Washington by calling Dahal’s statement a “slip of tongue”.

Prachanda’s Venezuela remarks trigger rift within Nepal ruling party

On Wednesday evening, Oli told government-controlled Nepal Television that there was no urgency for Prachanda to make such a statement when “I was abroad, and going to return within hours”. “Such a statement would not have come if I were here,” he added.

Washington seeks explanation after Nepal leader slams US intervention in Venezuela

The US Ambassador in Kathmandu, Randy Berry, on Friday did not attend a meeting that Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli and Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali had hosted for the head of the mission, and instead sent his deputy.

Clarify plans for transitional justice process, Nepal govt told

The joint statement comes in wake of the government’s move to throttle investigations by two designated commissions by not giving them adequate powers and jurisdiction ahead of the expiry of their four-year term on February 1.

Won’t accede to hunger strikes from anyone: Nepal PM KP Oli

Oli said while a “deal” with an individual on hunger strike could be driven by the necessity of the situation, it would not have an “overriding” effect on the right of parliament to make laws without outside interference. “I can make appeals to the Parliament, but I cannot dictate it,” he said.

Nepal: No need for neighbours to worry, no strategic interest in Indo-Pacific

Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali was responding to media speculation in the wake of his visit to the United States last month at the invitation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.