KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Former diplomats and international relations experts have said that possible visits by the Chinese and Indian presidents to Nepal would be positive events for this country. The visits of the two deputy prime ministers to the two neighboring countries as special envoys of the prime minister have ensured that the presidents of those two countries would visit Nepal in the near future, it is reported.
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: A jatra held at Devpokhari of Khokana, Lalitpur had attracted many locals and a huge crowd was seen around the pond and the Rudrayani Temple who were eagerly waiting for the jatra to begin.
MUMBAI, Aug 16: We all know that Salman Khan and Iulia Vantur are seeing each other, but the duo have tried their best to hide their relationship from the public but nothing really worked out as per their plans.
SEOUL, South Korea, Aug 12: Despite a continuing nuclear standoff and virtually no interactions between each other politically, some North and South Koreans are making an exception — among their athletes at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
ITAHARI, July 30: SMinister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has said that the departure of the incumbent government was due to the foul play of some seen and unseen forces entering from the back door in Nepali politics.
Chairperson of the ‘Commission for the Determination of the Numbers and Boundaries of Village Bodies, Municipalities and Special, Protected or Autonomous Regions’ in federal Nepal, Balananda Paudel, says the commission is working day and night to submit its final report to the government at the earliest, so as to pave the way for local elections. What are the bottlenecks? And why is restructuring of local units important? Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal and Sangeet Sangroula visited the commission’s office in Buddhanagar, Kathmandu, to gather his views. Excerpts:
Political analyst and Professor of Political Science Krishna Khanal argues that timely elections of local bodies, provincial assemblies and federal parliament is the only solution to the current political and constitutional logjam. He, however, maintains that agitating Madheshi forces must be taken into confidence first. He discussed some of these issues in an extensive interview with Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal.