Oli's China visit instrumental for bilateral ties: Ex-Nepal PMs

Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries.

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Addressing Nepal's state violence

Human history and creation of nation-state borders are familiar with violence in all forms. Nepal’s brutal timeline can be traced back to 1768 when the king Prithvi Narayan Shah unified the Himalayan nation through military violence. Prior to that, the lynched republic was once a scattered land ruled by numerous kings. The notion that most nations were founded by spilling blood cannot be overruled. 

Nepal's sense of despair

There is hope that the new Nepalese Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, better known as Prachanda (Nepali for "fierce one"), will work towards improving relations with India. But many here feel that the trust Nepalese people had in India has vanished and the uneasy relationship with India is set to continue. So, what next for Nepal?

Deja Vu of a new beginning

On August 4, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre), was sworn in for the second time as Prime Minister of Nepal, becoming the ninth Prime Minister in the country’s eight-year-long history as a republic and the only communist leader to have managed to stage a political comeback. While this may be testimony to his pragmatism, others feel that Mr. Prachanda has engaged in too many political flip-flops.

Unnecessary row

The local tourism entrepreneurs in the Annapurna Base Camp route and tourism stakeholders in the Western Regional Association in Pokhara and the Union of Trekking, Travel, Rafting Airlines workers are at odds after the local hotel and restaurant entrepreneurs decided to increase the cost of bed and food along the route famous for trekking.  
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Three new projects in U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative

The U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, led by the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, has announced three new projects with the state government of Maharashtra


India-Australia free trade agreement soon?


The long-pending free trade agreement with Australia is expected to be cleared with Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the country on June 26. T...