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Sushil Koirala: Gritty soldier of democracy, steward of Nepal’s Constitution

Sushil Koirala: Gritty soldier of democracy, steward of Nepal’s Constitution

Sushil Koirala, 76, who died early on Tuesday in Kathmandu following respiratory failure, will be remembered as the prime minister of Nepal who stewarded a republican federal constitution of the…

Nepal’s Madheshi Morcha calls off anti-Constitution protest

Nepal’s Madheshi Morcha calls off anti-Constitution protest

Bowing to strong public opinion, the Madhesi Morcha in Nepal on Monday called off its almost six-month-old anti-Constitution protest in the southern Terai region that led to a blockading of…

Will not visit India until blockade is lifted: Nepal PM

Will not visit India until blockade is lifted: Nepal PM

Raising a question-mark over his visit to India next month, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Tuesday said it will not be appropriate for him to visit New Delhi…

Over 100 South Asian immigrant detainees on hunger strike

Over 100 South Asian immigrant detainees on hunger strike

About 110 detainees, largely from South Asia, at three immigration detention centres in Alabama and California are on hunger strike demanding an end to their indefinite confinement and improved conditions.…

Nepal’s major parties decide to amend new constitution

Nepal’s major parties decide to amend new constitution

With an almost three-month-old agitation by the Madhes-based groups aimed at securing changes in Nepal’s new constitution again turning violent, Nepal’s major political parties on Monday decided to table a…

Don’t interfere in our internal affairs: Nepal PM warns India

Don’t interfere in our internal affairs: Nepal PM warns India

On a day when customs points along the India-Nepal international border saw renewed tension, Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Monday warned India not to interfere in the Himalayan…

Indian killed in Nepal police firing; Modi seeks details from Nepal PM

Indian killed in Nepal police firing; Modi seeks details from Nepal PM

A youth from Bihar was killed in police firing on Monday during a protest in Nepal close to the international border, leading Prime Minister Narendra Modi to express shock and…

Reeling from protests and quakes, Nepal chooses new prime minister

Nepal’s lawmakers on Sunday chose a new prime minister who must reunite a country deeply divided over a fresh constitution, tackle crippling fuel shortages and kick-start reconstruction after two devastating…