Nepal’s vital infra projects in China’s hands

The Indians are worried. What does the growing Chinese presence in Nepal mean? Does it spell an end to its dominant role here? (Our India correspondent Asha Thapaliya talked to Ashok Mehta, a retired general of the Indian Army in Delhi)

Asha Thapaliya

Unrealistic to expect China to replace India as Nepal’s...

Purushottam Ojha, a former Commerce Secretary, negotiated a slew of trade and transit agreements with India and China. Even in his retired life, and in his role as an expert commentator, he has been busy exploring ways and the costs and benefits of trading...

ANNAPURNA

India Searches for answers as Xi’s visit spawns myriad...

The Indians are worried. What does the growing Chinese presence in Nepal mean? Does it spell an end to its dominant role here? Growing Chinese influence in South Asia has long been a concern for India. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to...

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Supporters of Hong Kong protests could try to disrupt...

To prepare for the likely Nepal visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping, many Chinese security teams have visited Kathmandu to take stock of the security measures here. Our security bodies are making their own plans. APEX’s Kamal Dev Bhattarai talked to...

ANNAPURNA

FDI is not only about money but also tech and management...

Biswo Poudel is among the most noted new-generation economists in Nepal. A former senior advisor at the National Planning Commission and currently a professor of economics at Kathmandu University, Poudel has a firm grasp of Nepal’s economic history as...

ANNAPURNA

Nepal has to clearly state that it won't join any alliance...

Nepal’s former foreign secretary and permanent representative to the United Nations in New York Madhu Raman Acharya is a keen observer of regional geopolitics. Biswas Baral and Kamal Dev Bhattarai sought his views on the ongoing confusion over the American...

ANNAPURNA

Heralding a new Wave in Nepali music industry

With Wave, Prakash as a publisher and photographer turned musicians into celebrities. He gave a touch of glamour to music

Sunny Mahat

Dengue spreading but no need to panic

With proper medical care, only around 1 percent of those with dengue fever will die.

ANNAPURNA

Modi and Nepal’s contested Constitution Day celebrations

In a way, Madhes-based parties have accepted the constitution, though they have not given up their demand for an amendment. India, however, no longer speaks about amending Nepal's constitution

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Neither Nepal nor India can accept the EPG report

The RJPN has been strongly raising the issue of constitution amendment. It has also asked the federal government to come up with a clear stand on the unfolding Kashmir issue and says it rejects the report of the India-Nepal EPGs.

APEX BUREAU

We have made political parties needlessly powerful

As the then Chief Election Commissioner, Bhojraj Pokharel is credited with successfully holding the 2008 Constituent Assembly elections in what were difficult times. After retiring as the CEC, Pokharel has been an active member of the civil society and...

APEX BUREAU

The party will take the final call on the gentleman’s...

Fifteen months after party unification, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has almost completed the formal integration of the two organizational structures. But instead of helping resolve outstanding issues, this process seems to have opened a new...

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