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Nepal in my mind and heart


By Prof. Dr Shastra Dutta Pant An Indian armed police force with Indian uniform entered to a house, searched a house in the CDO Tole, the heart of capital city Kathmandu. And the government of Nepal, instead arresting them, remained unnoticed and I was shocked. Soon after, one teacher from …

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One trip, two views

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE Sushma Swaraj spent less than 24 hours in Nepal. Most of it was expended on assuring political actors — in the government and the Opposition — that India has no interest in Nepal other than see it turn politically stable and prosperous. But, clearly, the perceptions about …

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Indian blockade 1989


BY DR. SHASTRA DUTTA PANT All of a sudden India imposed economic blockade in 1989. I thought this action was inhumane, immoral, undemocratic and bullying. Such act from a sovereign democratic country to another sovereign democratic country was an injustice, more injustice to a landlocked country. I wrote over hundred …

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The ice is melting

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE A week ago, Narendra Modi, called K P Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist, to convey that he was eagerly waiting for Oli’s visit to Delhi as prime minister. The two leaders share a love-hate relationship marred by deep distrust. However, Oli was …

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Tribute to the martyrs and King Tribhuvan


By Dirgha Raj Prasai The Nepal government has declared 10 to 16 Magh as the martyr’s week in memory of the martyrs of Nepal. From the very beginning, Nepal is known as a sovereign and independent country in the world. The struggle and sacrifice of the martyrs against the Rana …

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Philippines-China maritime cooperation shows good start

By Liu Lulu Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte allowed China to research with the University of the Philippines at the Benham Rise, an area off the Philippines’ Pacific coast, according to Reuters. The report was later confirmed by Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang: China’s scientific research vessel Kexue will be …

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Ball is not just in the court

BY YUBARAJ GHIMIRE The euphoria over the successful conduct of the polls, the first under the new constitution, is fast giving way to anarchy and confusion. Last Wednesday, abuses were hurled at the sitting Chief Justice, Gopal Prasad Parajuli, during a hearing before a division bench of Nepal’s Supreme Court. …

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Delaying tactics of Deuba unjustified

BY DR. S.CHANDRASEKHARAN It is more than a month since the elections under the new constitution took place. Still, there appears to be no immediate chance of the new government being formed. It may take another month or even more and as one commentator said that perhaps it may need …

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