My Republica

Hari Bansh Jha

The contributor for Republica.

Reason to worry

Published On: January 28, 2020 09:33 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Tensions between the US and Iran continues even after several days of killing of top Iranian General Qassim Suleimani by the US at Baghdad airport in Iraq on January 3. Suleimani was the most powerful commander of the Revolutionary Guards in Iran. In retaliation, Iran launched a spate of missile attacks targeting US troops in Iraq. Initially, the US claimed that there was no casualty as such on its army base from the Iranian attacks, but now it is confirmed that 11 of US soldiers were injured.

What Yadav’s exit means

Published On: January 2, 2020 08:55 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

The resignation of Upendra Yadav from the post of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Law on the ground that the federal government did not address the demands of Madheshi, Janajati and other disadvantaged groups by amending the constitution has created a ripple in Nepali politics. With this development, the Samajbadi Party Nepal (SPN), of which Yadav is the chairman, has given a jolt to the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), which no longer has the two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives.

Combating hunger

Published On: December 11, 2019 10:50 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

This is no time for complacency for Nepal when we are heading toward 2030, the year to bring hunger to zero level as per the UN Sustainable Development Goal

Janakpur calling

Published On: May 7, 2018 12:30 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Modi’s visit might become epochal in bolstering socio-economic and cultural ties between Nepal and India

As Oli goes to India

Published On: April 3, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Prime Minister Oli holds almost the same strong clout in Nepal as his counterpart Narendra Modi does in India

Reviving Janakpur’s pride

Published On: March 6, 2018 12:00 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Construction of Ram-Janaki Multipurpose International Stadium is likely to revive glorious cultural tradition of Janakpur.

Rohingya and Nepal

Published On: November 26, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Nepal, India and Bangladesh should exert pressure on the United Nations and the Myanmar government to create proper environment for safe return of the Rohingya.

To ally or not to ally

Published On: October 18, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Congress needs Madhesbadi parties for its very survival while these parties can do without such an alliance with NC.

Doklam and Nepal

Published On: September 10, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

It is not advisable for Nepal to remain neutral when there is a war-like situation in our neighborhood.

Unity in adversity

Published On: August 15, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Let’s join hands to turn this challenge in the form of massive floods in Tarai into an opportunity to unite the whole country.

Now, implement it

Published On: August 3, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

As the leader who signed Mahakali Treaty with India in 1996 Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba should discuss implementation of Pancheshwar Project during his India visit.

Unholy delay

Published On: July 2, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

There has been no effort to implement the 2014 three-year agreement on twin city ties between Janakpur and Ayodhya

In dragon’s shadow

Published On: June 4, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

As India is opposed to China’s BRI and has its own connectivity modality, it could never agree to Nepal’s trilateral cooperation idea

Age-old bonds

Published On: May 17, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

It is important to link Janakpur and Ayodhya not only through roads but also through railways, airways and optical fibers

The election blunder

Published On: May 1, 2017 12:35 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

National integration is more important than elections to satisfy the ‘ego’ of certain persons linked to implementing the constitution in its current form

Combating terrorism

Published On: April 1, 2017 09:17 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Humanity today faces the greatest threat to its existence in the form of terrorism. Yet there is currently no viable way to address this problem. It is feared that the terrorists, if given free hand, could kill more people than the total killed during the two World Wars as they these days have in their possession deadly weapons of mass destruction. The terrorists have also been poisoning the minds of common people in plural societies.

The holy trail

Published On: February 2, 2017 12:26 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Relations between Janakpur and Ayodhya date back to Treta Yuga, some 10,000 years ago. At that time, Janakpur, the capital of ancient Mithila state, was ruled by Siradhwaj Janak, father of Sita; while Ayodhya, the capital of Awadh state, was ruled by King Dasarath, the father of Ram.

Mukherjee’s historic visit

Published On: December 3, 2016 12:35 AM NPT By: Hari Bansh Jha

Such high level visits not only help contain growth of external influence in Nepal but also greatly boost Nepal-India relations