Nepal at the edge of political uncertainty again

Nepal at the edge of political uncertainty again

With parliamentary elections due on November 26, and the present parliament ceasing to exist on October 22, Nepal is again standing on the edge of political uncertainty if not a political crisis., writes P.K.Balachandran in DailyFT. While a change of government due to an election is only to be expected in a democracy, Nepal has […]

Sri Lankan women saved from traffickers in Nepal

Sri Lankan women saved from traffickers in Nepal

Kathmandu, Sept 11 – Amid a growing trend of Nepali men and women being trafficked via Sri Lanka, two Sri Lankan women have been rescued from the clutches of traffickers who tried to send them to various foreign destinations using Nepal as the transit point. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police rescued two Sri […]

Madhesis ignore call to boycott Nepal local elections

Madhesis ignore call to boycott Nepal local elections

Colombo, June 29: The Madhesis, a people of recent Indian origin who had sworn that they would boycott the second phase of the Nepalese local body elections on June 28, ended up participating in them as voters as well as candidates, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com The Madhesis are 20% of the population of Nepal and […]

Challenges facing Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba

Challenges facing Nepal’s new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba

Kathmandu, June 11: The new Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba faces many challenges, but fortunately, his   tormentors in the past, have been neutralized. Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda of CPN (Maoist Center), is today an ally; and the Monarchy, does not exist, writes P.K.Balachandran in the South Asian Monitor. On June 7, veteran politician […]

Beyond parochialism and pettiness: Setting a regional agenda for actual cooperation

Beyond parochialism and pettiness: Setting a regional agenda for actual cooperation

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Express Colombo, June 8: South Asia has a plethora of regional cooperation institutions, but their performance has been dismal. Parochialism, petty nationalism and mutual suspicions have been the bane of these institutions, though they have been around for decades and have been holding meetings frequently to ritualistically express sentiments of brotherhood and signing […]

Napalese Prime Minister Dahal resigns to allow Deuba to take over as per prearrangement

Napalese Prime Minister Dahal resigns to allow Deuba to take over as per prearrangement

Kathmandu, May 24 (PTI): Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Wednesday  resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress. Prachanda, 62, announced his resignation while addressing the nation in a live telecast. It was his second stint as […]

Indian woman climbs Mt Everest twice in five days and five times in six years

Indian woman climbs Mt Everest twice in five days and five times in six years

Guwahati, May 21 (Express News Service): Anshu Jamsenpa created mountaineering history for Indian women on Sunday, by climbing Mount Everest twice in five days and notching up five successful ascents to the world’s highest peak  in six years. A mother of two daughters, Anshu is the first Indian woman to scale Mt.Everest  five times since 2011 […]

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