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Bhutan: Kuensel’s Year Ender; An Objective Appraisal: Update No. 115

Note No. 763                                                  Dated 15-Apr-2016

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

After every year, Kuensel the semi official newspaper from Bhutan, comes out with a study and analysis of events of the past year in that country.

Though the articles in the “year ender” may seem excessively adulatory, it has over the years earned a reputation of being fairly objective. Where criticism is due, the paper has not spared.

Nepal: PM’s Visit to China, Terai Agitation and Poor Economic Performance- Update No. 330

Note No. 762                                      Dated 12-Apr-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

The devastating earthquake of 2015 in Nepal, followed by tardy progress in rehabilitation and reconstruction, the continuing deadlock over the new Constitution and poor economic performance in the current fiscal year should be cause for concern on the situation in Nepal.

Nepal: PM Oli’s (un) Successful visit to India: Update No. 329

Note No. 761                                  Dated 02-Mar-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan     

Prime Minister Oli finally condescended to make an official six days visit to India from 19th February.  Despite some advice from his close friends to visit China first and thus give a message to India, he chose to wait for the supposed “blockade” to be withdrawn before he could visit Delhi.  There is an impression current in the valley that he has done India a “favour.”

Nepal: Terai Erupts Again: Update No. 328

Note No. 760                                 Dated 28-Jan-2016
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Protests erupted again after a lull in many of the districts of Terai ( Madhes).    
 
Firing incident at Rangeli Bazar in Morang District:
 

Nepal: Madhesi Agitation Continues: Talks Fail: Update No.327

Note No.759                                     Dated 21-Jan-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The Madhesi Agitation started on August 17, 2015 and so far 57 lives have been lost and hundreds were injured.  Some of those injured were the main bread winners of their families.
 

Bhutan: In praise of Gyalpo IV - Update No. 114

Note No. 758                                         Dated 12-Jan-2016

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Bhutan celebrated the 60th birthday of Gyalpo 4, the father of the present King in a grand manner on the 11th of November.  A series of celebrations is being planned for the whole year.  A book that is a collection of articles by various important people who had known the King with the title “The Bodhisattva King” by Tshering Tashi and Thierry Mathou is soon to be released. 

Nepal: Mainstream Parties Should give up their arrogance and find a solution: Update no. 326

Note No. 757                                                    Dated 7-Jan-2016

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Disturbing news continue to come from Nepal.  The Ruling Parties are taking  their own time to file the constitutional amendments.  The Madhesi groups having rejected the amendments are also prolonging  their agitation. 

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