Time to revisit Mapase?

Leela Devkota, 38, was returning to her home near Budhanilkantha Temple at around 10:00 on the morning of 14 December 2019. As she was walking on the sidewalk, a grey Suzuki car breached the sidewalk, and ran over her. She was later pronounced dead on...

Prasun Sangroula

Five ministers for seven ministries

Taking oath of office on 15 February 2018, Province 1 Chief Minister Sherdhan Rai inducted four ministers in his provincial cabinet. The number was in no way sufficient to staff the provincial government.

Rabin Bhattarai

Road to China,via MCC

One conspiracy theory refuses to die. Krishna Bahadur Mahara was supposedly removed from the speaker’s post after he refused to start the process of the mandatory parliamentary ratification of the American MCC accord. The Maoist half of the ruling Nepal...

Biswas Baral

Bills of wrongs

New bills set a low bar on freedom of expression. Just about anything written in newspapers or posted online may be deemed problematic

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepalis naturally wary of big powers

Whether with the Indians, the Chinese, or the Americans, it’s easy to preach to a small power

Biswas Baral

Conspiring against MCC

The entire process of the compact has gone through consultations with multiple stakeholders at different levels, under six different prime ministers of Nepal

Surendra R Devkota

Why are CDOs still taking orders from Kathmandu?

Internal affairs and law ministers of seven provinces complained that the federal government was not serious about law and order in the provinces

Rabin Bhattarai

What’s domestic, what’s foreign?

Contrary to popular belief, I have always held that nation-states are unique entities that have different priorities at home and abroad

Biswas Baral

Buddhist varsity spreading wings after a spell of stagnation

Because of the officials’ tendency to stay in Kathmandu, Lumbini Buddhist University had long been unable to run classes. But things started turning around two years ago | Photo AMN Archives

Laxman Pokharel

The MCC muddle

If the Millennium Challenge Cooperation compact is in our interest, why so blatantly lie to get it approved?

Biswas Baral

Where the hell is the plane?

Locals of Manang had thought regular flights would be operated from September, as claimed by several authorities. The unfulfilled promise has left them disappointed.

NABIN RAJ KUIKEL

I may be wrong

Did I really ‘know’ Xi was coming? No. There could have been legions of reasons why his trip would have been postponed or even cancelled.

Biswas Baral

North Koreans up sticks, head home

All businesses with North Korean investment are being closed down. The government had issued an ultimatum for North Koreans to return home by December 20. The North Koreans had investments in two IT companies, some restaurants, and a hospital in Nepal....

Shambhu Kattel

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