Maoist Leader, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Sworn in as New Prime Minister of Nepal

Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Nepal by the President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav at the President’s residence in Sital Niwa. Nepal’s Parliament elected the senior Maoist leader on Sunday followed by the administration of the oath of office and secrecy at a special function on Monday. Senior … Read more Maoist Leader, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Sworn in as New Prime Minister of Nepal

UN Envoy Meets Nepali Leaders to Urge Agreement Ahead of Constitution Deadlines

The United Nations has expresses concern over the tardy peace process of Nepal and urged the major political parties to arrive at a consensus without making any delay. As Nepal’s peace process failed to yield any results following the withdrawal of the UN’s political mission in January UN Secretary General, Ban ki- Moon sent a … Read more UN Envoy Meets Nepali Leaders to Urge Agreement Ahead of Constitution Deadlines

Senior Chinese Official Meets Madhav Kumar Nepal as Nepal Readies to Appoint Leader

A senior Chinese official has met with Madhav Kumar Nepal to discuss political stability in Nepal following the resignation of the Prime Minister, Jhala Nath Khanal. Zhou Yongkang met with the leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) in Kathmandu. The member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the … Read more Senior Chinese Official Meets Madhav Kumar Nepal as Nepal Readies to Appoint Leader

Jhala Nath Khanal Resigns as Prime Minister of Nepal

The Prime Minister of Nepal has resigned creating yet another constitutional crisis for the fragile government of the nation. After having nearly missed a deadline to vote on the new constitution, politicians now have yet another deadline to meet – they must form a new government by 21st August 2011. Mr Khanal went to visit … Read more Jhala Nath Khanal Resigns as Prime Minister of Nepal

Tiger Population Increasing in Nepal

As the world celebrated world tiger day on Saturday 30th July 2011, Nepal’s perennial efforts to conserve the dwindling population of big cats has brought cheer to the global conservation fraternity. The population of big cats in Nepal is on an upward trajectory, bringing the current total to 155. In 2010, a census was carried … Read more Tiger Population Increasing in Nepal

Ambassador Houlan Meets with Nepalese Ministers to Discuss Tibetan Protests

China has once again asked Nepal to restrict the ‘Free- Tibet’ movement. Beijing is promulgating a strong “One-China” policy and insists that Tibet and Taiwan are integral parts of its territory. China is Nepal’s Northern neighbour and Tibet shares border with Nepal along its northern side. The newly appointed Chinese Ambassador to Kathmandu, Yang Houlan, … Read more Ambassador Houlan Meets with Nepalese Ministers to Discuss Tibetan Protests

Nepal Declared Landmine Free Country from Tuesday 14th June 2011

Nepal has officially been declared a landmine-free country from Tuesday 14th June 2011. The declaration comes five years after the end of a decade long insurgency in Nepal where more than 14,000 people were killed. The last remaining anti-personnel landmines were cleared by the Nepal Army this week. The devices had been planted in Phulchowki, … Read more Nepal Declared Landmine Free Country from Tuesday 14th June 2011

Nepalese Constituent Assembly Gets Three Month Extension

In the wee hours of Sunday 29th May 2011, Nepal’s major political parties decided to extend the term of the three year old Constituent Assembly (CA) that was scheduled to expire on Saturday at midnight. The assembly has a mandate to carve a new republic and federal statute. As uncertainties remained, tensions ran high from … Read more Nepalese Constituent Assembly Gets Three Month Extension

Nepal: Communist Party Chairman, Jhala Nath Khanal, Elected as PM

The Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist) has been elected as Prime Minister following a protracted peace process which saw the disarmament of Maoist rebels and the dissolution of the Nepalese monarchy. The votes in the legislature were as follows: Jhala Nath Khanal 368 Ram Chandra Poudel (Nepali Congress) 122 Bijaya … Read more Nepal: Communist Party Chairman, Jhala Nath Khanal, Elected as PM