Yubaraj Ghimire

Articles By Yubaraj Ghimire

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.

Nepal bans use of India’s Rs 2,000, Rs 500, Rs 200 notes

The decision comes as the Nepal government is making preparations to celebrate 2020 as the ‘Visit Nepal Year’. Estimates indicate that at least 2 million people will visit Nepal in 2020, the bulk of them from India.

Yogi Adityanath to visit Nepal as Oli faces heat over summit

Bimalendra Nidhi, vice-chairman of Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, and a former deputy PM of Nepal, who had opposed Adityanath’s presence at the event, retracted his statement issued a week ago.

Prime Minister K P Oli no show, party leaders leave meet after 30 minutes

The others who left the party included Madhav Kumar Nepal, a former prime minister, Bamdev Gautam and Narayan Kaji Shrestha, bother former deputy prime ministers.

Nepal PM KP Oli criticised for accepting church award

Oli, who has faced protests for co-hosting an event along with a church, did not attend a separate ceremony in which “Mother Moon” blessed hundreds of couples, wishing them a “blessed family” life.

Nepal PM KP Oli criticised for supporting church event

The three-day summit, on the theme “Addressing Critical Challenges of Our Time”, has been organised by the South Korea-based Universal Peace Federation (UPF), founded by Reverend Sun Myung Moon.

Yogi Adityanath to represent PM at Janakpur event, Nepal oppn leader objects

While Nepali Congress chief and other senior party leaders are silent on Nidhi’s campaign against Adityanath’s visit, party spokesperson Bishwa Prakash said it is the party’s collective stand.

Nepal, China to step up defence cooperation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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