APEX LONG READ: Afghanization of Nepal: Our mistakes

In October 1961, Mao Zedong met with King Mahendra and his Queen Ratna at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China. Photo courtesy: Chinese Embassy, Kathmandu

Trailokya Raj Aryal

Why are landslides occurring with more frequency in...

This year has witnessed highest casualties from landslides in a decade. According to Home Ministry, between 28 September 2019 and 28 September 2020, altogether 292 people have died in landslides. In the past month alone, 54 people died

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

The evolution of Kalapani border dispute between Nepal...

There was no substantial progress till the 1990 democratic change. The dispute gained more prominence after left parties started broaching it that year. In 1992, lawmaker Prem Singh Dhami spoke about the Indian encroachment in the upper house

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepal’s BRI journey: Heavy on promises, light on substance

Then Ambassador of China to Nepal Yu Hong and then Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi sign the BRI MoU on behalf of their respective governments on May 12, 2017 | MoFA

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

The woeful presence of Nepali women in politics and...

Despite some improvement over the last decade as a result of inclusive legal provisions, women’s representation in key political and bureaucratic positions remains exceptionally low

Kamal Dev Bhattarai