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 […]

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 […]

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