Pictures show how Nepal is coping with the inhumane blockade by India

– by NepalForeignAffairs.com team The Indian blockade of Nepal (#IndiaBlockadesNepal) has been running for over three months now. Being landlocked, most of Nepal’s imports come via India. Although international laws provide landlocked countries the right to unrestricted passage to the sea, India has been unquestioned by the international community on the way it is puttingContinue reading “Pictures show how Nepal is coping with the inhumane blockade by India”

Biased Narrative of HRW Report on #Nepal

Prem Dhakal Does Human Rights Watch (HRW) believe that people migrating within Nepal have no say about provincial delineation of the place where they live now, while those coming from India like Rajendra Mahato should have a greater say over delineation of the whole stretch of Terai? Why is the narrative of Human Rights WatchContinue reading “Biased Narrative of HRW Report on #Nepal”

Deconstructing Baburam Bhattarai: Conflicts and Contradictions

On Friday (9 August), Kathmandu Post published a piece by Suman Khadka (a PhD candidate at Monash University, Australia) that critically analyzed Baburam Bhattarai’s contradictory personality with focus on his bourgeois education that the Maoist leader stopped many Nepali youths from pursuing. (His party forced many students in rural Nepal out of schools to join the Maoist ‘militia’ reasoning that theyContinue reading “Deconstructing Baburam Bhattarai: Conflicts and Contradictions”

For an “Austere” Prime Minister, Far Too Many (and Costly) Helicopter Rides

But that’s the contradictory and hypocritical nature of Baburam Bhattarai. Can the Mustang-rider PM reveal the source of his party’s income to pay for his choppers fare? By Siromani Dhungana And the earth is round! Russian Mi-17 and French AS332 Super Puma helicopters were used by the then governments to fight against the decade-long MaoistContinue reading “For an “Austere” Prime Minister, Far Too Many (and Costly) Helicopter Rides”

Prime Minister Baburam in India: Agreements Signed and Some Photos Clicked

Nepal, India ink two major deals including BIPPA BIPPA a calculated gamble: PM By Akhilesh Upadhyay and Mahesh Acharya in The Kathmandu Post Nepal and India singed two major agreements, including the much-talked about Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA), here late on Friday (yesterday). This brings to a close days of hectic negotiations andContinue reading “Prime Minister Baburam in India: Agreements Signed and Some Photos Clicked”

Does Baburam Bhattarai Need Political Adversaries like Mohan Baidya When he has a Wife like Hisila Yami?

‘Choosy’ Hisila Yami Cheapens Her PM Hubby’s Resolves  हिसिला यमी जस्ती भ्रष्ट श्रीमती भएपछि प्रधानमन्त्री बाबुरामलाई मोहन बैद्य जस्ता राजनीतिक शत्रु किन चाहियोस ? By Bhadra Sharma [प्रधानमन्त्रीकी भ्रष्ट पत्नी: १६ लाखको मुस्ताङ चढने प्रधानमन्त्रीकी श्रीमती हिसिला यमीलाई डेड करोडको प्राडो चाहियो ! जवकी प्रधानमन्त्रीकी श्रीमतीलाई गाडी दिने कानूनी प्रावधानै छैन । सस्तो गाडी दिँदा उनले मुख्यContinue reading “Does Baburam Bhattarai Need Political Adversaries like Mohan Baidya When he has a Wife like Hisila Yami?”

Bijay Gachhedar, the Corrupt Home Minister, Kicks out a Competent Home Secretary from the Ministry

By Kiran Chapagain in Republica Cartoon by Rajesh KC  The bad news is that despite Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s own assurances that the government secretaries would not be transferred within the first month of his entering Baluwatar just to appease any individual or group, the cabinet meeting on Friday (yesterday) transferred Home Secretary Leela ManiContinue reading “Bijay Gachhedar, the Corrupt Home Minister, Kicks out a Competent Home Secretary from the Ministry”