Narendra Modi and the Nepal-India Relationship

By KRISHNA POKHAREL :: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an affection for Nepal: The Himalayan nation was among the first countries he visited after taking office earlier this year. While there, he toured the famous Pashupatinath temple in the capital Katmandu, and also addressed the country’s parliament. In the run up to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit to be held in Katmandu next week, Mr. Modi is again making front page news in Nepal. According to leading..

The Structure of NRN should be changed: Ram Pratap Thapa (Candidate, NRN-ICC Chair)

You have announced your candidacy for the chairperson of the NRN-ICC, why do you want to be the chairperson of the organization? I am among the founders of the organization. I also hold the posts like vice chairperson of NCC Europe and vice-chairperson and patron of ICC. I have left the position in 2009 for consensus as I did not want to see split in the organization. I left the position for Jiba Lamichhane in 2011 as well as I stepped down to save the organization from having split. This..

The plan of the President is to grant the legal status to illegal immigrants through the Amnesty :: Keshab Raj Seadie, Esq

How long have you been staying here in the US? It has been nearly 20 years. What was your aim for coming to the US? I have been here for my higher study. How long have you been working as a Legal Practitioner? I had begun by career as the Trainee Lawyer in Atlanta from 1994. Later, I worked with the UN in Croatia for 1 year and collected some money which I used to start my own company in Newyork. You are here in the US for past many years, what is the situation of the Americans of..

Retaining Obama at the White House is in Immigrants favour: Adhikari

Rojer Adhkari is one of the first generation of Nepalese established in America. Besides being an IT professional, he is an avid writer who writes extensively on social, cultural and political issues here and elsewhere.  Among the leading Nepalese civic leaders he is credited as one of the most promising intellectual imbibed with the capacity to lead the demands of Nepalese immigrants.'s Purushottam Dhakal recently reached with some questions that centered on establishing..

Parliamentary election way out of present crisis: Nepal

'Initiating process to hold parliament cum CA elections is the only way to resolve impasse' Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is a senior leader of CPN UML and had played key role in mainstreaming the Maoist and in ending the decade long Maoist insurgency in the country. In the recent days, after the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly (CA), Nepal has again played an active role in resuming discussions between political parties on constitution drafting process and to end the..

Ethnic federalism will disintegrate nation: Wrestler Bisural

Bharat Bahadur Bishural of Lamjung is a popular name in the wrestling world. He has been able to gain name and fame in international wrestling world too. A true patriot, he has left the glam sham of America and dedicated himself to the development and promotion of the wrestling in Nepal. In his early years after he returned back to Nepal, he joined politics. But the game did not suit him. Though he is not active in political life, he nevertheless actively monitors the ups and downs in this..

Honesty and sincerity is essential for national prosperity: Narayan Thapa

Narayan Thapa, is a renowned name among Nepalese diasporas as a democrat politician and as a successful restaurant entrepreneur. After spending 10 years of his life in Japan, he migrated to the States and has been actively involved in community work in Baltimore.He has been the founding member of Baltimore Association of Nepali Americans (BANA) and an active actor in the factionalism-ridden Nepali Congress's sister organization Nepali Janamsampark Samiti (NJS) in the..

Interview with Khagendra GC, America based lawyer and Coordinator of Nepali Jansampark Samiti

Khagendra GC is renowned name among the Nepalese American community in America. Besides being a noted lawyer here, he has actively involved in defending the human, social, economic and political rights of Nepalese immigrants. He is also the Coordinator of the ad hoc committee of Nepali Janasamparka Samiti, America and is presently working for conducting the General Convention of the organization. Purushottam Dhakal of took on with GC and discussed contemporary issues related to..

Dr. Tara Niraula

Dr. Tara Niraula, educationist, researcher, social policy expert and a staunch advocate for immigrants’ rights, is an educator by profession with over 25 years of experience in teaching, research, policy development and advocacy work. Purushottam Dhakal of talked with Niraula about contemporary Nepali-American and other related issues. Excerpts: What was your objective for coming to the USA? Is the dream fulfilled? I came to here for acquiring higher education. And..

Purshotam Dhakal with Sher Bahadur Deuba

The subcommittee under the Constitutional Committee (CC) has also garnered consensus on many issues, and discussions on other contentious issues are underway. The long overdue State Restructuring Commission was also formed and it is submitting its report to the government on Monday. As far as the remaining two agendas - good governance and economic prosperity - are concerned, I have launched some immediate relief packages. But we have not been able to focus on these issues. A detailed plan for..

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