Nilambar Acharya set to be Nepal's envoy to India: Politician well-versed with diplomacy can thaw strained ties
Former Nepali law minister Nilambar Acharya is now the hill State's envoy to India. The Nepal government nominated him to take over the post, which was lying vacant for about a year now after Deep Kumar Upadhyay resigned October last year to join politics.
Polling opens for last phase of Nepal elections; process seen as final step in country's transition to federal democracy
Polling opened today in 45 districts of Nepal for the last phase of the historic provincial and parliamentary elections.
Nepal wants to become a bridge between India and China and contribute towards maintaining peace and stability in the entire South Asia region, Nepal's deputy prime minister Gopal Man Shrestha has said amidst Beijing's efforts to step up its influence in the country.
Polls opened on Monday in a Madhesi-dominated province of Nepal, close to the border with India, for the final phase of the first local-level election in two decades
Nepal Parliament fails to garner two-third majority for Constitution amendment bill that tackled Madhesi issue
Nepal's parliament on Monday failed to endorse the much-awaited Constitution amendment bill to address the issues of Madhesis as the ruling coalition could not garner a two-thirds majority required for its passage.
A meeting between Sher Bahadur Deuba and a Madhesi party over the current crisis failed to yield results as RJP-N insisted on amending the Constitution before the local body polls
India made it clear that it has never put any pressure on Nepal or the embattled Madhesi groups, adding that it wants an "inclusive" Constitution
The Nepal government Thursday postponed the date of local-level elections in the disputed Madhesi-stronghold province number two by nearly three months, adding a third phase in the polls.
A Madhesi party in Nepal announced fresh protests after it failed to reach a consensus with the government over a constitutional amendment
Nepal postpones second phase of local elections yet again; dates changed to avoid clash with Ramadan
Nepal's government postponed the second phase of local elections on Wednesday after the country's Muslim minority community voiced concern over clashing of the poll date with Ramzan, Cabinet sources said
Amid renewed tensions in Nepal over the Madhesi issue, the country's home minister Bimalendra Nidhi had called Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday
In a meeting with the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) leaders, Prachanda had urged them to participate in the upcoming local polls after amending the Constitution, setting aside the issue of state delineation for the time being.
Nepal's government proposed amending its new constitution to carve out a new state to meet the demands of an ethnic group whose protests for bigger federal state last year left more than 50 people dead.
Re-demarcation of the provincial boundary is the major demand put forth by the agitating Madhesi community, mostly of Indian-origin and other ethnic minority groups.
On the eve of his maiden visit to India, Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda on Wednesday expressed his government's commitment on amending the new Constitution to make it acceptable to all sides and said that his trip to New Delhi was not linked to it.
This will also be the first foreign trip of Nepal's Foreign Minister Mahat after assuming office
Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda on Tuesday filed his candidature for the Prime Minister's post as the country is all set to vote for its new premier on Wednesday.
Nepal's President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday gave a fresh call to all political parties to form a majority government after the deadline given to them for forging consensus expired without yielding any results.