Utpal is a Senior Assistant Editor based in Guwahati. He covers seven states of North-East India and heads the editorial team for the region. He was previously based in Kathmandu, Dehradun and Delhi with Hindustan Times.
Articles by Utpal Parashar
Friday's fracas in Nepal parliament over presentation of budget that led to the session getting prorogued has put question marks over the deadlocked prime ministerial election.
Nepal’s parliamentary history witnessed its darkest chapter late on Friday night when lawmakers attacked each other over presentation of the country’s budget.
At a time when pressure is mounting on them to release properties seized during the civil war, Maoists in Nepal have been accused of forcibly taking control of a popular forest resort.
Nepal has decided to confer visiting Saudi Arabian prince, Al-Waleed bin Talal, with Mahaujjwal Rashtradip, the highest civilian medal given to foreign nationals.
As if the ongoing stalemate over electing a new prime minister was not enough, political parties in Nepal are now busy fighting over presentation of the country’s annual budget.
First the bad news. A child born in South Asia is more likely to be a victim of violence than in any other region across the globe.
The issue of Maoists in Nepal providing training to Indian Naxals has taken a new turn with fingers being pointed at caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal over his role. Utpal Parashar reports.
More than half the women who were married before turning 18 are from the region and 13% of the 614 million children in South Asia are engaged in some form of child labour.
In a late reaction, Maoists in Nepal have denied India’s allegation of having provided ideological and military training to Naxals with help of Pakistan’s Lashar-e-Toiba. Utpal Parashar reports.
Prema, the protagonist of Nepali author Manjushree Thapa’s recent novel Seasons of Flight, reinvents herself and finds love in Los Angeles far away from her village in Nepal—thanks to a green card lottery.
Two persons were killed when a private chopper on a rescue mission crashed near the base camp of Ama Dablam (6812 m) mountain in Nepal Himalayas today morning.
The much anticipated 'decisive talks' of leaders from Nepal' three major parties at a resort to break the ongoing political deadlock has failed. Another meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.
Naxalites, the country's "biggest internal security threat", seem to have spread wings and getting trained in Nepal by Maoists with Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Toiba providing help.
With no end to the current prime ministerial poll deadlock in sight, the three major parties are suggesting solutions to forge a consensus.
With no end to the current prime ministerial poll deadlock in sight, parties in Nepal are now offering solutions to forge a consensus.
Even as Nepal failed to elect a new prime minister for the 15th time on Monday, as most lawmakers stayed away from the election process, the country is facing another crisis. Till the elusive political consensus is reached, the country remains in limbo and stares at financial crisis due to non-presentation of its annual budget.
The mountaineering fraternity lost one of its tallest heroes to a Himalayan avalanche last week. Chhewang Nima Sherpa (43) got buried under snow on Mt. Baruntse (7129 m) while fixing ropes to reach the summit.
Having attacked India at every available opportunity for the past year, Nepal Maoists chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' now apparently wants to cozy up to it — on China's advice. Utpal Parashar reports.
Communication from the top of the world has got easier with a Nepali telecom firm providing third generation mobile network at the summit of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. Utpal Parashar reports.
Nepali lawmakers failed to elect a new prime minister for the 14th time on Friday with Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudel, the lone candidate in fray, securing only 96 votes in his favour.
Bal Krishna Mainali, a resident of Balkhu in Kathmandu is a happy man these days. Anyone would be if you happen to hit the jackpot in a contest. But unlike other winners Mainali has won an unusual prize—a castrated goat called khasi in Nepali.
Political instability should be a good breeding ground for cartoons. But after 11 failed attempts at electing a new prime minister even cartoonists in Nepal are getting bored. Utpal Parashar reports
Political instability should be a good breeding ground for cartoons. But after 11 failed attempts at electing a new prime minister even cartoonists in Nepal are getting bored.
Nepal has been without an effective government for 98 days now. And it seems it will continue that way for some more time.
Updated on Oct 06, 2010 06:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByUtpal Parashar/HT Correspondent, Kathmandu
In yet another instance of Nepal’s hardening stance on Tibetan refugees, police here interrupted voting to elect the next Tibetan government in exile on Sunday.
Aware of the need to work together, India has committed to help its smaller neighbours cope with effects of climate change.
In yet another instance of Nepal’s hardening stance on Tibetan refugees, police in Kathmandu interrupted voting to elect the next Tibetan government in exile on Sunday.
Last winter, our first in Kathmandu, we had countless candlelight dinners at home. Thanks to Nepal Electricity Authority's 12-14 hours of daily power cuts, writes Utpal Parashar.
Is the voice of mountains getting lost in climate change discussions? As bigger players hog the limelight, smaller nations with mountainous regions are feeling sidelined.
Despite having only one candidate in fray, Nepali lawmakers failed to elect a new prime minister for the eighth time on Sunday due to abstention of 410 of the 599 members of parliament.