Nepal

Nepali Opposition Threaten Elections

Nepali Opposition Threaten Elections

By Raju Dawadi, Computer Engineering Student at Institute of Engineering, HCOE
Location Nepal Nepal

The Nepali government faces massive protests from opposition groups seeking to prevent Nepal’s post-monarchy elections for November 19. After more than a year of gridlock following Nepal’s dissolved first Constituent Assembly (CA) which failed to issue a new constitution, the Nepali people are preparing for its second CA election. Nepal’s CA election is crucial because the country is currently ruled by an interim constitution without effective checks and balances of power. Nepal will hopefully enter […]

November 1, 2013 · 0 comments · Nepal, Politics, South Asia
Nepal’s ‘Humpty-Dumpty’ Political Ride

Nepal’s ‘Humpty-Dumpty’ Political Ride

By Nabin Kumar Chhetri, Author and Member of The Scottish Pen
Location Nepal Nepal

Nepal has come a long way to reach to this point of democratic change. There was a time when Nepalese used to be touched by hearing the news of death in their locality. People gasped. They expressed sympathy. It was during the eighties. Life was simple. The country had its own pace of development. Nevertheless, it was peaceful. Songs of Narayan Gopal, Deep Shrestha and Udit Narayan filled the air. Kusume Rumal, Santaan, Lahure, Chino […]

October 10, 2013 · 5 comments · Democracy, Nepal, Politics
Land Disputes between India and Nepal

Land Disputes between India and Nepal

By Nabin Kumar Chhetri, Author and Member of The Scottish Pen
Location Nepal Nepal

One of the crucial setbacks in the India-Nepal relationship has been the issue of land grab. Nepal is at the brink of historical transition. The civil war has ended and so has the 240 year old royal institution. The Maoists have left the jungle to join the parliament. The amalgamation of Maoist guerrillas into the national army has been a success. Communist hardliners have finally agreed that the only way to win the hearts of […]

June 13, 2013 · 0 comments · India, Nepal, Politics
The Change Nepal Needs

The Change Nepal Needs

By Nabin Kumar Chhetri, Author and Member of The Scottish Pen
Location Nepal Nepal

Nepal needs change but not the “radical change” as proposed by some fundamentalists. Nepal is a unique country. Squeezed between two Asian giants, China and India, it has been generously blessed by nature. Nepal has many mountains whose height are over 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). According to the World Bank estimate, the mountain torrents of Nepal have the potential of generating more than 83,000 megawatts of electricity. Despite the natural abundance, it has been severely […]

May 13, 2013 · 0 comments · Nepal, Politics
Nepal: The Mega Transition

Nepal: The Mega Transition

By Nabin Kumar Chhetri, Author and Member of The Scottish Pen
Location Nepal Nepal

Nepal’s political gridlock has crossed all limits. The recent proposition to appoint Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi as prime minister with a team of technocrats has been met with mixed reactions. While the major political parties have ultimately dragged themselves to the point of agreement, another Maoist faction led by Vaidya has severely criticized the move. This is not the first time that Nepalese political parties have disagreed. Over the years, disagreement had become a […]

February 25, 2013 · 5 comments · Nepal, Politics
Sitting Chief Justice May Lead Nepal Government

Sitting Chief Justice May Lead Nepal Government

By Keshav Prasad Bhattarai, Author and Columnist
Location Nepal Nepal

Khil Raj Regmi, the sitting Chief Justice of Nepal, may lead a new government to conduct the second election of the Constituent Assembly (CA). On Thursday evening, leaders of the major political parties have publicly admitted that in principle, they have reached a consensus. The ruling United Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN) Maoist initially advocated this proposal on the first week of this month. Since then Nepali politics have stirred people and entered into a […]

February 15, 2013 · 0 comments · Nepal, Politics