Nepal PM Oli fuels speculation by retaining Ministry of Defense in Cabinet reshuffle

Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Sharma Oli, has reshuffled his cabinet, holding the main defense portfolio with himself, in an attempt to strengthen his hold on the fractious ruling party and allow his government to operate smoothly.   Oli has introduced three new ministers, including Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel, and […]

China’s Draft Pact for Everest Height Announcement With Nepal, concern raised in India

A seemingly innocuous draft agreement between Nepal and China to re-measure the height of Mount Everest has sent alarm bells ringing within the Indian government, according to sources. A clause in the agreement that calls on Beijing and Kathmandu to collaborate jointly on ‘monitoring, mapping and geo-information management’ is at […]