Border Management and Nepal National Security
Nepal’s borders on the east, west and south are linked to India, while that on the north is connected with China. A range of high Himalayas lie on the border between Nepal and China, elongating from east to west, while the southern border with India is stretched by a plain landmass.
Nepal perspective: Bhutan through a Looking Glass
Nehru created, in 1952, the Bhutan State Congress (BSC) party led by D B Gurung, a family with whom the British had a close association through their relatives living in Darjeeling. This party was also supplied with Nepalese living in the borders of Assam, Bengal and Nepal. It is believed that G.P. Koirala was serving as Nehru’s agent.
Balance of Terror in SA region: Nepal quest for lasting Peace
All know that the Cold War era was a period of “balance of terror” between the, then two superpowers. After the disintegration of one axis power, the Soviet Union, the world saw the unipolar USA relishing “the end of history.” But the post-Cold War era, which has ensued in the nineties, has catapulted an energizing New World Order into the 21” century.
India Border problems with Nepal, incidents and actions
The treaty of Sugauli- 4 March 1816, Supplementary Treaty of 11 December 1816 and Boundary Treaty of 1 November 1860 form the basis of boundary demarcation. And these treaties are the Terms & Reference (TOR) of present Joint Boundary Committee.
Millennium Development Goals: Poverty Profile in Nepal
Poverty is widespread in Nepal and the level of absolute poverty is among the highest in Asia with some 10 million people living below the national poverty line set at NRs 4,400 ($77) per capita per annum based on calorie intake, housing and other non-food standards.
Ethnicity, National integration and Nepal Language Politics
It is generally believed that the culture of a country is judged from the way it treats its minority groups and the way it gives respects to them. People’s social, cultural, and political identity is linked with the language that they speak; that they think in and that they use to communicate.
Civic Education: Ideas for Civic Renewal in Nepal
Nepal is largely a syncretic society of multiple faiths. Its faith-based leaders need to evolve right values and nurture the spirit of illumination. Fundamentalism decomposes the Nepalese heritage of tolerance, subverts the spirit of inquiry of faithful and undercuts their civic competence in social modernization.
Language Planning and Policy in Nepal
The concept of democratic pluralism was not encouraged in politics, philosophy and virtually in language also Nepali language was used as a medium for the expression of political views and desires by the non-party Panchayat politicians. Thus, language and politics were closely inter related.
Nepal: Rhine River, Bareilly and Chancellor Merkel
Thanks that the Indian PM Modi did not say that the Rhine River was a tributary of the Holy River Ganges or for that matter Bismarck was born right in India and not the otherwise. In addition he could have said that the name of Berlin had been picked up by the Berliner Germans from Bareilly, India.
EU fixes nail right on Nepal head
The fact is also that the one who invests money perhaps rightfully deserves the right to ask as to how long the Nepali CA body will take to promulgate the new constitution? Five years or ten years or lingering it for two to three decades? Or not even in our life time?
Pradip Nepal makes informative remarks
In saying so Pradip admits that it is not the Nepali people nor the Nepali leaders who choose their Prime Minister but instead it is New Delhi which remains instrumental and becomes final in selecting as to who should now control Nepal as Prime Minister.
Nepal: Rape in transitional period and Dr. KC mission
By implication the minister did say that “if you can’t avoid rape, enjoy it”. In some way or the other the minister who made such a funny lecture is either uneducated or takes the people’s plight, the rape victim and the family enduring the mental and the associated societal agony, in a light manner.
Nepal-Poland Relations: Now 52 years old
By the way, I wish to assure Ambassador Pradhan that Poland now needs a Consul General who would represent Nepal. I am sure, if this office gets established in Poland, once again thousands of Polish tourists will head towards the land of their choice.
Indian film maker insults Nepal
Insulting and humiliating the Nepalese nationals by the citizens of the neighboring Indian Republic, which only came into existence, 1947, thanks the British East India Company, is not a new phenomenon.
Problem free Nepal-Pakistan relations
And all of a sudden, the Pakistan Prime Minister said, "Well! Excellency the problem is that we don't have any problems". Listening to this, Ambassador Rajbhandari jumped.
Biratnagar Nepal school days recalled: Dear Prahlad, I miss you
Prahlad, I must admit, was not only brilliant but a hard working student. Perhaps he was the class topper each year in the annual examinations. He used to tell me “Narendra! You must double your study hours...”.
Nepal: THE MISSING DYNAMICS OF PEACE PROCESS:
The peace process should have addressed the structural problems which bred the insurgency. Until 2007, Nepal’s peace process was viewed with great optimism as it unfolded quickly, moving fast from the 12-point understanding to CPA to CA election to the realization of a republic (Heiniger, 2009: 47-48).
Nepal lawyers interpret SC verdict on CA differently: Media
Look how the country’s lawyers, eminent ones albeit, have taken the Supreme Court fresh verdict, May 25, 2011, made as regards the tenure of the already decayed Constituent Assembly. No comments henceforth.
Nepal: Cacophony on Election date
Now, the blame game is going on in a full circle. UCPN (Maoists) likes to accuse the government for dillydallying on election date. CPN-UML leader, Mr. Madhav Kumar Nepal accuses UCPN (Maoists) for the delays. Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party leader, Mr. Narayan Man Bijuchhe blames on seen and unseen foreign forces.
Nepal: German MPs Stress on accountability of leaders
He promised to fight in the German parliament for the possible support for Nepal’s democratic, development and peace initiatives. Big parties should support the smaller parties after election and tell them how can we help you and how can we work together.
Indo-Pak normalized ties must for Peace in South Asia
Indeed it occupies a paramount position in Indo-Pak relations and over the years it has abundantly become clearer that without its resolution, the peace of South Asia would continue to remain an elusive commodity.
Nepal perspective: Military intervention is not the solution
US should critically evaluate over the differences of its decades long foreign policies that are creating an anti-American sentiment worldwide.
South Asia: Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka
It is in this regards that the International Community, especially the Governments in South Asia, has an obligation towards working with the Sri Lankan Government while sharing the lessons learnt on not only rehabilitation and reconciliation but also on counter insurgency strategy and practices.
Nepal Views: Polish success in market economy and attracting foreign investment
Poland still faces many challenges. The transition from Communism to EU integration and the unemployment hit the people very hard. Thanks to the EU and flexible labor laws, many people flocked to the Western Europe and the UK looking for work and better life.