Those were the days

Decades-old archival images by photojournalist Bikas Rauniar of ministers in the new government

What just happened in Nepali politics?

Everything you need to know about Nepal’s new left-led government

An unceremonious President

The election of president should not involve such wheeling-dealing, in the spirit of inclusion it is the turn of a respected Janjati or Dalit candidate.

Nepal's political economy

The new government's biggest challenge is to save Nepal's economy (and itself) from collapse.

Oli-Dahal political déjà vu

On Sunday, Maoist Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal was appointed Nepal’s Prime Minister by President Bidya Devi Bhandari with support from the UML, effectively putting...

The business of politics

During the 2017 elections, Baburam Bhattarai’s Naya Shakti Party propped up the Nepali Congress (NC) elsewhere across the country while seeking support...

Post-convention, UML eyes set on elections

K P Oli’s re-election as leader of his CPN-UML party has been portrayed by critics even within his own party as just the latest...

Oli sweeps UML party polls

The main opposition UML’s leader K P Oli has been sworn in again as party chair after elections on Tuesday, and he...

Swapping ambassadors midway

In the days of the absolute monarchy, every government appointment, promotion in the civil service, and ambassadorship had to be approved by...

Government in installments

More than two months after Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba took office to lead a five-party coalition, he has not even been able to...