Tag: Nepal

The FATA conundrum

Merwah Qureshi | FATA is the region of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan from the north and the west, Baluchistan from the south and KP from the...

Inclusive Development Index: Pakistan scores higher than India

News Analysis | Pakistan has been ranked at 47th place among emerging economies on the Inclusive Development Index, ahead of India at 62nd place. China,...

Why has Nepal banned solo travellers from climbing Everest?

AFP | Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday. The cabinet...

Nepal turns red, while India goes green with envy

Andrew Korybko| The Maoist Centre and Unified Marxist-Leninist factions of the Communist Party of Nepal put aside their long-standing and bitter rivalry with one another...

After Nepal, Maldives raises specter of waning Indian influence

News Analysis | A newspaper in Maldives has raked up a political storm after publishing an editorial that is critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendar...

Study reveals rubber bullets are not safe

AFP | About three in every 100 people injured by rubber bullets died as a result, according to a review of recorded casualties published Tuesday,...

Nepal elections pave way for a leftist victory & Indian dilemma

News Analysis | An alliance of communists and Maoists are set to win Nepal's first parliamentary election since 1999. The ruling center-left party suffered significant...

India watches Nepal elections with apprehension

News Analysis | Millions of Nepalese have voted in the first phase of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, more than a decade after the...

UK looks to save 500,000 people from slavery

Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Hundreds of thousands of people who have survived modern slavery or risk becoming enslaved in nations including Bangladesh, Nepal...

Why India has no interest in another regime change in Sri...

 M K Bhadrakumar | The visit by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Delhi ended almost unnoticed but for a remark by the Official Spokesman...

Pakistan withdraws from Chinese dam building deal. What does this mean...

James M. Dorsey | In a rare challenging of Chinese commercial terms that underlie the country’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, Pakistan and Nepal have...

Beyond big game hunting: the ‘Quadrilateral’ meeting

Suhasini Haidar | By accepting an invitation to join the Japan-proposed, U.S.-endorsed plan for a “Quadrilateral” grouping including Australia to provide alternative debt financing for...

Will India accept a communist government in Nepal?

M K Bhadrakumar | The Communist Party of Nepal-UML led by KP Oli, Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) led by Prachanda and the breakaway...

Internal and external security challenges to Pakistan

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal |  Pakistan internal and external situation is complex. The transformation in the global politics and change of government in the country...

The beginning of the Bengal hybrid war

Saikat Bhattacharya | Bengal delta is located to the east of South Asia. It is also called Gang-Brahmaputra delta which is also the largest delta in...

Tense China & India Relations: How building bridges doesn’t always help

The building of Dhola Sadiya bridge in Arunachal Pradesh by India has not gone unnoticed and has attracted Chinese criticism. China on Monday asked India...

Indian Army, Navy and Air forces join hands: who is the...

Ikram Sehgal | India’s newly annunciated "Joint Armed Forces Doctrine" envisaging force projection beyond its borders mandates that the three services, Army, Navy, and Air...

Is India cutting ‘off its nose to spite its face’ on...

News Analysis | India has not sent an official delegation to attend the "Belt and Road Forum" in Beijing and instead criticized China's global initiative,...

Kulbhushan Yadav’s death sentence: Has Pakistan pressed the self-destruct button?

Abdul Rahim | Pakistan and India, since the time of their separation, have been countering each other both at diplomatic and security levels with the...

Coming Soon: Free Wifi at Mount Everest!

Free WiFi will soon be made available at the Lukla-Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, along with Everest. This is not the first WiFi...

Why can’t Hindu widows wear red? Protests on social media

Red is a color that's associated with energy, strength, power, determination, passion, desire and love. In Hindu culture, a woman wearing a red tika (bindi) means she...

Religion and Education Around the World

Large gaps in education levels persist, but all faiths are making gains – particularly among women. Jews are more highly educated than any other major...

Avoid interference: Nepal to India

Nepal on Wednesday accorded a warm welcome to President Pranab Mukherjee but asserted that India should avoid interfering in the internal issues of the...

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