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 […]

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 […]

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