Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicPrachanda

Topic: Prachanda

Why a $500 mn US development grant sparked mass protests, threatens Nepal’s ruling coalition

Critics of the MCC grant, which aims to upgrade Nepal’s infrastructure, say it threatens sovereignty.

Uniting Nepal’s ruling party is ‘impossible’, China’s effort is a failed attempt

Hou Yanqi, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, has met senior leaders of Nepal’s ruling party, asking them to find a way out. India, meanwhile, says these are ‘internal matters for Nepal’.

Oli’s distrust of parliament isn’t India’s concern. China’s meddling in Nepal is

The ground reality in the wake of KP Oli's dissolution of the Nepal Parliament has three important aspects that India must carefully assess before considering its options.

Nepal in ‘constitutional crisis’ with Parliament dissolution, as Oli-Prachanda rift deepens

Experts say Oli's decision to dissolve the lower house of Parliament was expected, since he had been facing an intra-party power tussle.

In warm meetings with Prachanda & Rajapaksa, Modi’s veiled message to Kathmandu, Colombo

Protocol did not demand Modi meet either leader. Yet, he met both, spent an hour with each, and almost treated them like serving heads of govt or state.

17 Maoists in Nepal cabinet without portfolios, allies to fight elections as rivals

Prachanda’s CPN (Maoist Centre) is in government with Nepali Congress, but has joined hands with K.P. Oli’s CPN (UML) for forthcoming elections.

On Camera

YourTurn

Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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