China’s silence adds to Nepal’s woes on Lipulekh

Kathmandu expects China, which is a party to the dispute over the Lipulekh Pass, to tell India to address Nepal’s sovereignty and territorial integrity concerns. China has been noncommittal

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

What is CK Raut doing now?

The common consensus in Madhes is that Raut is gradually losing his ground after the agreement with Oli. The Janamat party is now busy laying the ground for the next round of local, provincial, and federal elections

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepal government faces heat as parliament recommences

Speaking in the House of Representative, opposition parties’ lawmakers came down heavily against the government

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Opposition parties in Nepal bracing for anti-government...

Even though opposition parties don’t see eye to eye on everything, they plan on developing an alliance on common issues

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Political crisis in Nepal: PM Oli getting desperate...

PM Oli is trying to secure the support of majority lawmakers of the party. In the federal lower house, the ruling NCP has 174 lawmakers. Of them, 78 are in Oli’s favor, 53 in Dahal’s, and 43 in Nepal’s

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Commentary: KP Oli meets his Waterloo?

If Oli splits the NCP or is reluctant to transfer party leadership, it clears the way for future collaboration between former Maoists, Madhesi parties and the main opposition Nepali Congress, most likely under Dahal’s leadership

Biswas Baral

Split of Nepali political parties made easier

According to new provisions, a new party can be registered at the Election Commission with 40 percent support either in parliamentary party or in party central committee

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Nepal’s corona response hobbled with adjourned parliament

Only the parliament committees may meet; or the parliament can meet virtually using remote methods

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Role of Nepal Army in the pandemic

Security experts say the government can mobilize the national army to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, but only if its role can be clearly defined within constitutional limits

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Covid-19 shaping power dynamics in Nepal’s ruling party

There is more than a smidgen of truth in the suspicion that Oli is trying to cement his hold, for he understands that other senior party leaders cannot openly criticize him during a national crisis. Photo: RSS

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Corona and Nepal: PM Oli, take charge

There is a tendency to discredit any voices of opposition to government anti-corona measures. Opposing voices everywhere stand accused of trying to ‘politicize’ the pandemic

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Is PM Oli’s poor health hindering effective corona...

The absence of prime minister’s strong command has been felt in the past three months since the coronavirus started spreading around the world. Nepal found itself without test kits, protective equipment for healthcare workers, and basic medicine

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

Bamdev Gautam: The one-man show who nearly upended...

Gautam is someone who lost the most recent parliamentary elections, which otherwise saw a near complete communist sweep. So what is the secret to his continued power despite the election loss?

Kamal Dev Bhattarai

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