Nepalese Prime Minister Dahal will abide by agreement to yield place to Deuba soon

Nepalese Prime Minister Dahal will abide by agreement to yield place to Deuba soon

Kathmandu, May  5:  A top aide to Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba will become Prime Minister after the first phase local elections are held on May 14. www.southasianmonitor.com reports. Speaking at an interaction organized by the Reporters Club here on Wednesday, Chakra Pani Khanal, […]

Nepal’s Supreme Court stalls parliament’s move to impeach Chief Justice

Nepal’s Supreme Court stalls parliament’s move to impeach Chief Justice

Kathmandu ,May 5 (newsin.asia): The Nepalese Supreme Court on Friday issued an interim order against the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, allowing her to return to office from Friday itself. Justice Cholendra Shamsher’s  bench instructed Parliament not to move the impeachment motion against Karki. The ruling Maoist-Nepali Congress coalition had filed the […]

Nepal’s first lady Chief Justice being impeached on baseless charges

Nepal’s first lady Chief Justice being impeached on baseless charges

Kathmandu, May 4 (newsin.asia): The manner in which the impeachment motion was registered against Nepal’s first lady Chief Justice, Sushila Karki, and the kind of charges leveled against her, show just how ridiculous those in power can become, writes Ameet Dhakal in www.setopati.com The legislature is empowered to use the impeachment process against the judiciary […]

Nepal’s constitutional conundrum: Will Dahal untie the political knot?

Nepal’s constitutional conundrum: Will Dahal untie the political knot?

By P.K.Balachandran/www.southasianmonitor.com Nepalese Prime Minster Pushpa Kamal Dahal went into a huddle with various parties in parliament on April 28 to untie the Gordian knot hindering the full implementation of the country’s constitution passed in September 2015. Dahal’s effort did not yield results and the meeting ended up discussing an immediate problem – how to […]

Lack of political will stymies garbage management in South Asia

Lack of political will stymies garbage management in South Asia

By Frances Bulathsinghala Colombo, April 23 (www.southasianmonitor.com):  Concealed from privileged city dwellers, tucked away from posh tourist resorts and invisible to policy makers are the rubbish dumps in the cities of South Asia. But the thick wall of apathy cracked on April 14 when a 300 ft high mountain of garbage, allowed to build up for years in the low-lying Colombo […]

Challenges facing BIMSTEC in integrating Bay of Bengal

Challenges facing BIMSTEC in integrating Bay of Bengal

By P.K.Balachandran/South Asian Monitor Colombo, April 15: The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) launched in 1997, is an ambitious effort to integrate the countries around the Bay of Bengal. The Bay of Bengal region has striking commonalities in culture and religion. It has  had very close trade and cultural […]

There’s a historical basis for re-connecting the divided Bay of Bengal region

There’s a historical basis for re-connecting the divided Bay of Bengal region

Dhaka, April 11 (www.bdnews24.com): The Bay of Bengal region, comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand, was once connected closely through trade, religious and cultural ties. But these were torn asunder by sweeping political changes in the region and beyond with the advent of European dominance. However despite persistent conflicts between the […]

Ex-Pakistan army officer “disappears” as alleged India spy gets death penalty in Pakistan

Ex-Pakistan army officer “disappears” as alleged India spy gets death penalty in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 10 (Dawn): A retired Pakistan Army officer Lt.Col. Mohammed Habib  mysteriously disappeared while visiting Nepal for a job interview even as a Pakistani military court sentenced a retired Indian naval officer to death for spying. The Pakistani officer, identified as retired Lt Col Mohammad Habib, has been untraceable since Thursday (April 6) from […]

How Hindu ascetics observe Shivaratri in Nepal

How Hindu ascetics observe Shivaratri in Nepal

Kathmandu, February 24 (The Sun/NIA): Maha Shivaratri on February 24 marks the birth as well as marriage of the Hindu God Shiva and is celebrated in an especially grand way at the Pasupathinath temple in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. While most people turn up in colorful costumes and sing and dance glorifying Lord Shiva […]