Nepal India Bhai Bhai. Take Rose, Tension Nahi Leneka.

In an effort to reduce tensions between their two nations, Nepalis and Indians come at a border point to hoist their national flags, sing their national songs and pay respect to their martyrs. But Indian Border Security Force’s harassment continues in eastern border (see box) By Janak Nepal Flags were hoisted, national anthems sung andContinue reading “Nepal India Bhai Bhai. Take Rose, Tension Nahi Leneka.”

Nepali Maoists and Bihari Republic

Bihar’s success story tells us that if Nepali leaders want, Nepal can progress in a couple of years, not decades. By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Finally, the Indian ambassador in Kathmandu last week did what he was primarily supposed to do: promote his country rather than poking his nose into internal affairs of theContinue reading “Nepali Maoists and Bihari Republic”

Obstacles for Business in Nepal: Instability and Maoists

Political instablity and power outage are the two major contributors to Nepal’s poor investment climate, a World Bank report says. It forget to mention the number one reason: the Maoists. Nepal 2009 Enterprise Survey points out lack of access to finance and labour regulations as other major obstacles. Obstacles, however, differ from industry to industry.Continue reading “Obstacles for Business in Nepal: Instability and Maoists”

Nepal Govt Advised Not to Allow India Deploy Sky Marshals

‘Indian ploy to legitimize what they have been doing informally for the past 10 years’ By Saroj Raj Adhikari The secretariat of Nepal’s Security Council has advised the government not to allow India put sky marshals in their planes flying out from Kathmandu. The secretariat that takes stock of security issues before providing any adviseContinue reading “Nepal Govt Advised Not to Allow India Deploy Sky Marshals”

‘India Already Has Sky Marshals in Nepal-Bound Planes’

New Delhi’s pressure to allow sky marshals on Indian planes flying out from Kathmandu has put Nepali government agencies in a dilemma. Foreign and Home Ministry officials held consultations with their colleagues in the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoTCA) before Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna’s visit to Nepal in mid-January andContinue reading “‘India Already Has Sky Marshals in Nepal-Bound Planes’”

India Again Presses Nepal on Sky Marshals in Airplanes. This Time With a Veiled Threat

If Indians do not trust Nepali security apparatus at the Kathmandu airport, they should stop flying to Nepal for the time being. Why should, after all, they take the risk? India has once again asked Nepal to allow it to deploy sky-marshals in its airplanes flying out from Kathmandu. While the request is not newContinue reading “India Again Presses Nepal on Sky Marshals in Airplanes. This Time With a Veiled Threat”

On Nepal-India Border Issue

Out of the 1808-km Nepal-India border, various rivers traverse 650 km and many border pillars have been washed away. But those pillars that are close to human settlements are found to have been removed by the Indian peasants, often in collusion with the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the Indian paramilitary force deployed at the border.Continue reading “On Nepal-India Border Issue”

Jaipur Literature Festival 2010

By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal “How was it?” asked my friend Deepak when he knew from me that I was back in Delhi from attending two days of Jaipur Literature Festival. Here’s what I replied: It was good. Very few books were to be seen as it wasn’t a book festival but literature. WritersContinue reading “Jaipur Literature Festival 2010”

Maoists and Nepal-India Relations

Will they do it? A day after burning copies of some Nepal-India treaties they term unequal including the Sugauli Treaty, the 1950 Peace and Friendship Treaty and the Mahakali treaty in Kathmandu and other parts of the country the Maoists today said that they will take up the issue of border encroachment during their leadersContinue reading “Maoists and Nepal-India Relations”