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The Nepali Army’s Growing Business Interests

The Nepali Army’s Growing Business Interests

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
There are concerns that civilian control over the military could diminish as its commercial clout grows.

Nepal’s Gods and Goddesses Are Returning Home

Nepal’s Gods and Goddesses Are Returning Home

By Binaj Gurubacharya
Idols and masks of Hindu deities stolen from the Himalayan country are being returned by museums and private collectors abroad.
Nepal’s Trans Rights Reputation Needs to be Matched With Real Policy 

Nepal’s Trans Rights Reputation Needs to be Matched With Real Policy 

By Rukshana Kapali
The country's LGBTIQ+ rights record is much more complicated than initially meets the eye – but we are slowly moving in the right direction. 

Indian FM’s Visit to Nepal Sees Deals Sealed, and a Controversy

Indian FM’s Visit to Nepal Sees Deals Sealed, and a Controversy

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
A long-term power trade pact was signed. However, Indian funding for community development projects evokes concern in Nepal.

The State of South Asia in 2023

The State of South Asia in 2023

By Mimrah Abdul Ghafoor
The year was dominated by elections, and political and economic instability. Amid the bad news, India landed a spacecraft near the Moon’s south pole.

As Former Maoist Combatants Join Russian Forces, Nepal’s Maoist PM Is in a Quandary

As Former Maoist Combatants Join Russian Forces, Nepal’s Maoist PM Is in a Quandary

By Birat Anupam
PM Puspa Kamal Dahal has been unable to prevent Nepalis from enlisting to fight in Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Nepal Registers First Same-Sex Marriage

Nepal Registers First Same-Sex Marriage

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The order by the Supreme Court is interim, and the registration is temporary. Nepal has still a long way to go.
Nepal Seeks Return of Citizens Killed With Russian Army

Nepal Seeks Return of Citizens Killed With Russian Army

By Catherine Putz
Kathmandu has urged Russia to discourage the recruitment of its citizens, drawn to the conflict in Ukraine with promises of payment.

In Nepal’s Capital, Protesters Call for Return to Monarchy, Hindu State

In Nepal’s Capital, Protesters Call for Return to Monarchy, Hindu State

By Prakash Neupane
The violent clashes that followed drew attention to long-standing discontent with Nepal's current governance system.

Aid Trickles Into Nepal Villages Struck by Earthquake

Aid Trickles Into Nepal Villages Struck by Earthquake

By Binaj Gurubacharya
Most homes in the quake-hit districts of Jajarkot and Rukum, where houses are traditionally built by stacking rocks and logs, collapsed.

The BRI Has Failed in Nepal: Prime Minister Dahal’s Visit Confirms It

The BRI Has Failed in Nepal: Prime Minister Dahal’s Visit Confirms It

By Ankit Tiwari
Instead of addressing long-standing Nepali concerns during Dahal’s visit, Beijing tried hard to press its new initiatives onto Nepal.
South Asian Countries Are Divided on Hamas Attacks

South Asian Countries Are Divided on Hamas Attacks

By Santosh Sharma Poudel
However, all of them expressed support for a two-state solution.

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