Nepal-UK relations go back to centuries and the UK remains Nepal’s one of the largest donors and development partners. At the same time, the British Gurkhas have often expressed grievances against the UK government over pension issue. Why does the issue remain unresolved? How will the UK support Nepal in its federalization process and Visit Nepal 2020? How is the UK watching Nepali politics, including the issue of transitional justice process? Nicola Pollitt, British Ambassador to Nepal, shared her perspectives with Republica’s Subhash Ghimire and Mahabir Paudyal on a range of issues.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri is returning home from Kathmandu next week, and he will be retiring from Indian Foreign Service as well. Puri was largely seen as an important figure in helping improve Nepal-India ties.
Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is facing tough times these days. While India’s claim on Nepal’s Kalapani area in its political map has triggered public outrage and pressure on the government to resolve the issue, the performance of the government has always been under question. How is the ruling NCP and the government thinking about it? What will it do? Republica’s Subhash Ghimire and Mahabir Paudyal sat down with NCP General Secretary Bishnu Poudel to discuss various political and governance issues.
Manisha Koirala, the scion of BP Koirala and the famous Bollywood actress
is a cancer survivor and is active on social media these days. What are her
reflections on life after cancer? What are her views on Nepali politics and society? Subhash Ghimire and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with her in Kathmandu