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China helps Nepal on fertilizer supply as India fails to deliver (Global Times)

Chinese companies are supplying more than 15,000 tons of fertilizer to Nepal and Chinese diplomats helped getting the desperately-needed material through border checks to help Nepali farmers, Chinese and Nepali officials told the Global Times on Tuesday.

China helps Nepal on fertilizer supply as India fails to deliver – Global Times

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Nepal’s Afghanistan Policy is gradually Acquiring Some Shape (Kamal Dev Bhattarai, VIF)

When the Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul on August 15, Nepal was completely unprepared to face the unexpected situation that unfolded in the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member.

With the Taliban rapidly advancing their hold in the months before August, foreign policy experts had suggested that Nepal must be watchful of the geopolitical fallout of the US-Afghan pullout but the Nepal government was paying very little or no attention. Initially, there were concerns about the safety and security of Nepali working there. Like other countries, Nepal had assumed that it could take a couple of months for the Taliban to arrive in Kabul which proved wrong.

Nepal’s Afghanistan Policy is gradually Acquiring Some Shape | Vivekananda International Foundation (vifindia.org)

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Personalities split Nepal’s communist parties (Anil Sigdel, East Asia Forum)

The alliance between the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist and Leninist) (CPN-UML) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) (CPN-MC), which won a landslide victory in the elections three years ago, has now fractured into three different political parties. The merger between the CPN-UML, led by then prime minister KP Sharma Oli, and the CPN-MC, led by former rebel leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal (known as Prachanda) — which unified almost all strands of communists in the country into a long-awaited single party — has broken after only three years. The opposition Nepali Congress has now taken government.

Personalities split Nepal’s communist parties | East Asia Forum

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Nepal. The fall of communism in Nepal (Hari Bansh Jha, ORF)

Until the general elections in 2017, nobody in Nepal believed that the communists would be able to grab power and would prove to be an unchallenged force in the country. Therefore, it was rather surprising when the alliance of the Communist Party of Nepal–Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML), led by KP Sharma Oli, and the Communist Party of Nepal–Maoist Centre (CPN-MC), led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, together, won close to two-thirds (64  percent) of the seats in the 275-member House of Representatives (HoR), the Nepalese Parliament. The communists consolidated their strength further after these two major communist parties—the CPN-UML and the CPN-MC—merged and a new party, the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), was formed in May 2018.

The fall of communism in Nepal | ORF (orfonline.org)

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Nepal. Fifth time lucky? Deuba’s last chance for a legacy in Nepal (Michael Hutt, East Asia Forum)

On 13 July 2021, 75-year-old Sher Bahadur Deuba, leader of the Nepali Congress party, was appointed Prime Minister by order of Nepal’s Supreme Court. He finds himself heading a coalition government which will have to grapple not only with the COVID-19 pandemic but also severe political, economic and environmental challenges.

Fifth time lucky? Deuba’s last chance for a legacy in Nepal | East Asia Forum

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Nepal. Gendered Analysis of Food Security Gaps in Rural Nepal (Aryal Jeetendra P., Rahut Dil B., Gartaula Hom N., ADBI)

Gendered Analysis of Food Security Gaps in Rural Nepal

Gender studies on food security have often focused on the differences between male-headed households (MHHs) and female-headed households (FHHs). Hence, they have mostly ignored the possibility of food security gaps between the different types of FHHs, treating them as homogeneous. Therefore, using nationally representative data from Nepal and applying exogenous switching treatment effect regression models, we investigated whether food security differences exist between de facto FHHs (i.e., households managed by a woman whose husband is physically not present at home owing to work outside) and de jure FHHs (i.e., households managed by a single, widowed, or divorced woman). Contrary to the general hypothesis, we did not find any significant difference in the food security status between MHHs and FHHs. Nevertheless, we found that food security is significantly lower among de jure FHHs than among MHHs. More surprising, considering the common belief, is that the food security difference between de facto FHHs and de jure FHHs is larger than the difference between de jure FHHs and MHHs.

Gendered Analysis of Food Security Gaps in Rural Nepal | Asian Development Bank (adb.org)

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Nepal. PM Deuba facing Himalayan challenges in Nepal (Hari Bansh Jha, ORF)

Sher Bahadur Deuba, the leader of the Nepali Congress, became the Prime Minister of Nepal on 13 July after Nepal’s Supreme Court in its verdict found that he had majority support in the House of Representatives (HoR), the Nepalese Parliament. Along with this verdict, the HoR that was dissolved the second time was also reconstituted. With this development, the 40-month long communist government under K.P. Sharma Oli collapsed almost one-an-a-half years before the scheduled period.

PM Deuba facing Himalayan challenges in Nepal | ORF (orfonline.org)

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Nepal. Stop Stalling Enforced Disappearance Inquiries (HRW)

The government of Nepal should promptly enforce Supreme Court rulings and permit the regular courts to try cases of enforced disappearance and other grave international crimes, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, August 30, 2021, thousands of Nepali families are no closer to knowing the truth of what happened to their missing loved ones than they were when the country’s armed conflict ended 15 years ago.

Nepal: Stop Stalling Enforced Disappearance Inquiries | Human Rights Watch (hrw.org)

 

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Nepal. Stop Stalling Enforced Disappearance Inquiries (HRW)

The government of Nepal should promptly enforce Supreme Court rulings and permit the regular courts to try cases of enforced disappearance and other grave international crimes, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) said today. On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, August 30, 2021, thousands of Nepali families are no closer to knowing the truth of what happened to their missing loved ones than they were when the country’s armed conflict ended 15 years ago.

Nepal: Stop Stalling Enforced Disappearance Inquiries | Human Rights Watch (hrw.org)

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