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The tragic incident that took place in Taukhel of Lalitpur on Friday when a wall fell on a school killing two young students and injured around 24 others has sounded the alarm bell.This accident happened due to the recklessness of the land plotter.


Recently, the Government issued a directive for the Nepali online news portals aiming at keeping record of those new media and discouraging inappropriate materials.However, the next day the directive became an orphan amidst strong criticism that not only came from the stakeholders and oppositions, but also within the coalition partners and the ruling party.


A coalition government is normally formed on the basis of a common minimum programme and conditions agreed upon by the constituents. However, the right to defy or oppose the Constitution is not something that the coalition partners are granted.


The theme of this year’s Thirteenth National Rice Day is "Basis of commercial rice farming – Extension of community nurseries".


The Election Commission (EC) seems to have recommended the government to incorporate the provision for state funding to the political parties securing 1.5% of votes in relevant laws under enactment to implement the new constitution.


Almost twelve years ago Islamic extremists had executed twelve Nepalese citizens in Iraq. Twelve years after the horrific incident, another twelve Nepalese were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was blown up by terrorists in Afghanistan.

On Friday morning within hours of the ‘Leave’ win in Britain’s European Union (EU) referendum, the British pound had fallen by 13% and stocks plummeted in trading when East Asian bourses opened.  

Buildings which are constructed without meeting the building code are to be denied water supply, electricity, telephone and sewerage services as recommended to the concerned agencies by the Policy Coordination Committee under the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development.


Project implementation has been always weak in Nepal, and this has always led to low spending of capital budget, affecting development no matter how much money may be increased in the national budget every year.


After much criticism from all walks of life over the misuse of security personnel for the security of former holders of high government posts the Home Ministry has drafted a bill to regulate the security and other benefits to them.


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Nepal’s deposed king Gyanendra Shah has regretted that the country has lost its Hindu identity and said despair and unhappiness among the people might lead them to revolt once again. 


The first India-Palestine Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) signifies New Delhi’s commitment towards economic development and well being of Palestine writes Muddassir Quamar for South Asia Monitor

Pakistan continues to remain in denial about the well-calibrated surgical strikes by India, in response to the terror attacks on 18 Indian jawans in Uri, Jammu & Kashmir. Far from addressing the problem of terrorism emanating from Pakistan and affecting regional stability, Islamabad chose to remain quite. What make matters wor...

If we hadn't jumped into a parallel political universe in the last 18 months or so, the idea of Donald Trump winning the Republication presidential nomination would be bizarre enough.   

Since my last visit five years ago I have keenly observed India’s political, economic and social transformation, and welcomed the increasingly active role India is playing internationally. I have also witnessed the growing personal ties between New Zealand and India, supported by our diaspora communities and our education, tou...


Address by M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs on Regional Integration and Prosperity at Brussels Conference on Afghanistan (October 5, 2016). Read more inside...

Military aid or assistance, is an important tool, that states have always plied to manoeuvre and counter-manoeuvre other sovereign entities and countless disparate factions in the pursuit of international relations. It includes arms transfers, logistical support and even supply of troops.   

The fallout of the trans-border raids in an active “hot peace” environment between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir is always unpredictable, because there are just too many imponderables. The “surgical strike” by hunter-killer teams of the special forces of the Indian Army on fidayeen bases across th...


The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk not only destabilise Pakistan and make it one of the world's most dangerous places but also threaten neighbouring Afghanistan and India -- and even far...


The book, written in the manner of a series of case studies, also points to the lack of a clearly enunciated national security strategy, a defence situational review, a defence strategy and a joint strategy for the armed forces -- all of this h...


The book ‘Pakistan at crossroads: Domestic Dynamics and External Pressures’  is one of the few books in recent years which fixes spotlight on various aspects of Pakistan; the internal flummoxing situation and external forces wh...


In a region which is unexplored as an asset class, performance will be the kingmaker. This book includes the author’s CDCF Portfolio basket for the SAARC asset class, which selects the best fundamental-p...


Sri Lanka has to be the most beautiful country I have ever seen, says John Gimlette, an accomplished travel writer who journeys to the island nation at the end of a long and brutal civil war. Anyone who has se...

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