India gives Nepal Rs 37.12 mn in aid for road upgradation

India has given Rs 37.12 million in financial assistance to Nepal for road upgradation work.

India, Nepal army officials talk disaster response management

 India and Nepal have discussed mutual cooperation in regional disaster response management during a visit by Indian Army officials.

Nepal PM appeals opposition to resolve crisis through dialogue

'Seeking to resolve the lingering political stalemate in Nepal, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Tuesday appealed to opposition parties, including Prachanda's UCPN-Maoist, to settle the crisis through dialogue and be a part of constitution drafting process.

Nepal: Koirala to meet opposition parties to resolve political crisis

Seeking to resolve the lingering political crisis in Nepal, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has initiated talks with UCPN-Maoist chairman Prachanda, Madhesi leaders and opposition parties.

European envoys' meeting with Nepalese activist sparks furore

Ambassadors of some European countries here have triggered a diplomatic storm in Nepal following their meeting last week with controversial Nepalese activist CK Raut.

India gifts 20 ambulances, 4 buses to Nepal on Republic Day

On the occasion of the 66th Republic Day of India, the Indian embassy in Kathmandu Monday gifted 20 ambulances and four buses to various hospitals, non-profit charitable organisations and educational institutions in 19 districts of Nepal.

Borders sealed for Republic Day in northern West Bengal

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place across northern West Bengal including sealing the international borders with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh ahead of Republic Day.

Nepal lawmakers to vote on charter despite opposition fury

Nepal`s parliamentary speaker Sunday announced plans for a vote on a new national constitution to end a political deadlock, sparking fresh anger from opposition lawmakers.

Nepal to vote on Constitution, opposition calls for protests

Nepal's Constituent Assembly Chairman on Sunday took a step towards voting on the Constitution setting aside opposition demands of consensus for framing the document, even as the Maoists-led alliance vowed fresh protests against the move, deepening the political turmoil.

Nepal constitution logjam remains, lawmakers intensify stir

 Nepal's opposition lawmakers led by Maoists today intensified their protests over a new constitution leading to fresh chaos in parliament, a day after the House missed the deadline to promulgate the new statute.

Nepal plunges into turmoil as politicians scuffle over constitution
Nepal plunges into turmoil as politicians scuffle over constitution

Nepal plunged deeper into crisis on Friday after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution, seen as a key step to stability in the Himalayan buffer state wedged between Asian powers China and India.Opposition party lawmakers stormed the well of parliament late on Thursday to prevent the ruling coalition from pushing ahead with a vote to salvage the draft of a charter marred by political rivalries."Political leaders must explain to people why they failed to fulfil their commitment," said Subas Nemwang, chairman of the Constituent Assembly tasked with preparing the charter. 

Protests stall Nepal parliament as charter deadline looms

Opposition protests brought Nepal`s parliament to a grinding halt Thursday, with hopes fading fast of an eleventh-hour agreement on a new constitution before a midnight deadline expires.

Nepal Parliament adjourned as deadline ends for new Constitution

Nepal's political parties missed a deadline to draft a new constitution that expired Thursday night, as Parliament session here ended without agreeing on its draft amid chaotic scenes.

Maoists apologise for Constituent Assembly brawl in Nepal

Maoist supremo Prachanda on Wednesday apologised for his party's role in the Constituent Assembly brawl in Nepal that injured 14 people and admitted that it was a "mistake" but remained adamant on contentious issues of Constitution drafting.

Nepal to miss constitution deadline amid continuing confusion

 Nepali lawmakers were Wednesday set to miss a self-imposed deadline for promulgation of the country`s new constitution after the various political parties failed to reach a consensus on key issues eluding a resolution.

Nepalese leaders must work together to draw new Constitution: MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs has said that it expects all Nepalese leaders to work together in the final stage of the peace process and in the drawing up a new Constitution that honours past agreements and the mandate of the elections.

Indian arrested with tiger parts and pistols in Kathmandu

A 23-year-old Indian-origin man has been arrested in Nepal for allegedly carrying a tiger hide, bones and two pistols.

Nepal MPs brawl as anger over constitution boils over

 Fighting broke out in Nepal`s parliament Tuesday, with Maoist lawmakers throwing chairs and injuring four security officers as tensions ran high ahead of a deadline to complete a new national constitution.

Nepal's rape victims shatter taboos to seek justice

When Pooja Bohara heard that the two men who had dragged her into a toilet and raped her had been released from prison nine months ago, the Nepali teenager went into shock.

Nepal's Maoist chief warns of 'conflict' over charter

Nepal's Maoist leader warned on Monday of "conflict" if ruling parties try to push through a constitution by a Thursday deadline without opposition agreement, and promised to press ahead with a general strike.