Tag - Sher Bahadur Deuba

Top leaders in Nepal discuss power-sharing, govt formation


Kathmandu: Top leaders of the five-party ruling alliance led by the Nepali Congress held several rounds of intense meetings early this week on forming a new government and power-sharing mechanism as the results of the November 20 general elections are expected to be announced soon. The counting of votes in the elections to the House of...

Nepal elections pass off largely peacefully, turnout lower


Kathmandu: Nepal held largely peaceful elections to the federal Parliament and provincial Assemblies last week with some cases of violent clashes between party cadres reported, while voters' participation, according to initial estimates, remained much lower than expected. The elections for the members of the federal Parliament and provincial Assemblies concluded at 5 pm. Chief Election Commissioner...

Nepal, India sign 6 MoUs during PM Modi’s Lumbini visit


Kathmandu: Nepal and India signed six Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) during the day-long visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. One of the major takeaways of the visit is the joint development of the Arun-4 hydroelectricity project between the two neighboring nations. India's Sutlej Jala Vidyut Nigam (SJVN), and Nepal...

India says stance on Nepal boundary consistent, unambiguous


Kathmandu: The Indian Embassy said that India’s position on its boundary with Nepal is well known, consistent, and unambiguous amidst discontent within the Opposition parties here over reports claiming that the Indian government is undertaking construction activities in areas that Nepal has included in its map. The statement of the Indian Embassy came days after Nepal’s...

Nepal recalls its ambassador to India


Kathmandu: Nepal's Sher Bahadur Deuba government has decided to recall 12 ambassadors previously appointed by the K P Sharma Oli government, including Ambassador Nilamber Acharya from India. A recent cabinet meeting decided to recall 12 ambassadors from India, China, US, UK and others. Oli had appointed former minister Acharya as Nepal's ambassador to New Delhi. The rest of...

India, Nepal quietly rechartering their bilateral ties?


New Delhi: India and Nepal which share an open border, are quietly moving towards rechartering a new policy that will boost bilateral trade and people-to-people contact. The International Business Times, an American online publication, noted that the chief of BJP's foreign affairs department, Vijay Chauthaiwale's recent visit to Kathmandu and meetings with the top leaders might...

Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Nepal PM for 5th time


Kathmandu: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba became the country's Prime Minister for the fifth time, media reports said. President Bidya Devi Bhandari appointed the 74-year-old in accordance with Article 76(5) of the Constitution, The Himalayan Times reported. A statement released by the President’s office read: “Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been appointed as the...