Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicPrachanda

Topic: Prachanda

Former Nepal PM Prachanda arrives tomorrow on BJP chief’s invite, will meet Jaishankar too

Pushpa Kamal Dahal said to have been invited in an effort to 'assess' extent of Chinese 'interference' in Nepal’s politics, and also as part of BJP push to build 'good relations' with Nepal parties.

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.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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