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Step back from the brink

Kathmandu, Dec. 21 -- As feared, Prime Minister KP Oli's brinkmanship has led the country to the edge of the cliff. This cartoon in Nepali Times last week was prescient. The coming days will show whe... Read More


"I had no other option," PM Oli

Kathmandu, Dec. 21 -- Prime Minister K P Oli has lashed out at rivals within the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) for creating obstacles every step of the way in the past three years, saying this is what f... Read More


Nepal's rights groups must step up

Kathmandu, Dec. 20 -- Amidst growing concerns over a shrinking civic space, Nepal's civil society, especially rights-based organisations continue to play an integral role by complementing, consulting,... Read More


President endorses Nepal House dissolution

Kathmandu, Dec. 20 -- President Bidya Devi Bhandari has officially given her office's formal stamp of approval to Prime Minsiter K P Oli's reccomendation through the Cabinet on Sunday to dissolve the ... Read More


Nepalis outraged by PM Oli move

Kathmandu, Dec. 20 -- Prime Minister K P Oli's surprise proposal on Sunday to dissolve the Lower House of Parliament in response to challenge from party rivals has been met with sharp and widespread c... Read More


Nepal child marriages spike during pandemic

Kathmandu, Dec. 20 -- Thirty child marriages took place in one municipality in Sarlahi District during the lockdown earlier this year. This startling fact highlights howgirls are at particular riskas ... Read More


Nepal waits for an unequal Citizenship Law

Kathmandu, Dec. 19 -- Just as Nepal came out of its first phase of lockdown on 21 June, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) tabled a revised Citizenship Bill in the Federal Parliament. The bill was... Read More


Nepal's unequal Citizenship Law

Kathmandu, Dec. 19 -- Just as Nepal came out of its first phase of lockdown on 21 June, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) tabled a revised Citizenship Bill in the Federal Parliament. The bill was... Read More


The right climate for Joe Biden

Kathmandu, Dec. 19 -- When it comes to international environmental diplomacy, America has a chequered past. It stood at the forefront of the international battle to fix the ozone hole and has shaped m... Read More


Nepali women doubly burdened by climate change

Kathmandu, Dec. 18 -- Agriculture expert Yamuna Ghale was on a research visit to Dolakha district when she heard the women livestock farmers complain that their goats had weak legs and could not stand... Read More