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Railway connectivity important document of China visit: PM Oli


Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli said his visit to China has further enhanced the friendship and political relations between the two countries. Speaking to journalists upon his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in... More

Progress in Qinghai-Tibet Railway the start of closer trade ties between China,...


China-made locomotives recently replaced US rolling stock to run on the plateau railway linking Lhasa in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Golmud in Northwest China's Qinghai Province, a piece of good news for... More

Nepal-China sign trade and transit MoUs and agreements


Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli held delegation-level talks with Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on... More

China to strengthen ties with Nepal under BRI framework: Xi Jinping


Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Nepal in infrastructure connectivity, post-disaster reconstruction, and trade and investment under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). President Xi made the... More

Nepal, China sign 8 deals worth $2.24 billion


Nepal and China on Wednesday signed eight agreements worth $2.4 billion on the second day of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s visit. These agreements were reached between the two governments and private sectors where Chinese... More

Balancing diplomacy in best interest of Nepal


Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's ongoing visit to China, his first after re-election, has been underscored as important by the two countries. This has caught India's attention. Oli's visit could be historic, promoting... More

Nepal, China will work together for common development: PM Oli


Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said Nepal and China will continue to work together in the future for common development and everlasting peace and prosperity in a spirit of mutual trust, friendship and understanding,... More

Oli’s visit to China to regain momentum in Nepal-China ties, balance India’s...


Land-locked Nepal is keen to enhance cross-border rail-road connectivity, infrastructure development, trade and tourism cooperation with China under its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said. Oli is in... More

Nepal, China to sign pact on Tibet-Kathmandu railway line


Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's upcoming five-day visit to China, his first after re-election, will see the two countries sign a number of agreements including one on energy cooperation and construction of a... More

As Oli comes calling, what does Nepal want from China?


As Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli embarks on a visit to Beijing, a meeting that starts on June 19, his successful resetting of ties with India is likely to give him the... More

Nepal PM to visit China for talks on economic corridor


Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli will be visiting China next week in the hope of confirming plans for a China-Nepal Economic Corridor under Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Oli, who will be in... More

‘Nepal and China will sign some agreements and MoUs’


During Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s five-day official visit to China from June 19, 2018, the two countries will sign some agreements and Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said. “During the... More

Is Nepal ready to become a developing country?


In February 2018, the government of Nepal officially requested the UN not consider Nepal for graduation from the least developed country (LDC) category in the 2018 Triennial Review. Nepal argued that graduation without fulfilling... More

Can India stomach an India–Nepal–China trilateral?


During Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali’s recent visit to China, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi underlined the importance of Nepal to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), proposing to ‘jointly build a community... More

Nepal energy ministry finalises projects for PM Oli’s visit to China


Nepal’s Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoEWRI) has finalised the projects that are linked with the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and which will be discussed with the concerned Chinese authorities during... More

Nepal cabinet approves two proposals for PM’s China visit


The government of Nepal has endorsed two proposals related to the upcoming visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to China.A Cabinet meeting on Sunday approved the proposal of the Chinese government to repair... More

India-led prelim study for Valley-Raxaul rail begins


A technical team from India has started initial study for construction of Kathmandu-Raxaul railway line. The team, which zeroed in on Chobhar on Friday to set up the railway station in Kathmandu, has reached... More

India already in Panic, grand welcome awaits Nepal PM in China:


Nepal-China relations are sure to take a new height this time around when Nepal PM Oli will land in Beijing. The date has been tentatively fixed for June 19 this month but yet remains... More

‘Will not allow our soil to be used against India’, says Nepal...


General Rajendra Chhetri, Nepalese Chief of Army Staff (COAS), said the Nepali soil would never be used for activities which are detrimental to the interests of India. Gen Chhetri's remarks came while addressing the... More

Nepal, US armies begin two-day interaction in Kathmandu


A two-day interaction between Nepal Army and American Army has started in the capital, for the first time of its kind in the history of Nepal Army, on Wednesday (June 6). Acting Chief of Army... More

China denies cancellation of Nepal hydro project deal with Chinese firm


China on Wednesday (June 6) dismissed reports that the Nepalese government has cancelled its agreement with Chinese companies on the West Seti hydropower project, and said talks are on between the firms and Nepal... More

COLUMN

Never give in

The last few months have been quite difficult for the Dubai-based Abraaj Group. At the beginning of the yearan initial trickle of newsfiltered through that something was amiss at the premier investment firm specializing in private equity investments in the MENSA region. Atorrent of revelations followedin Feb this year... More

Asad Pong Pong Vai and the rise of alternate media 

Some may not know the person who goes live on YouTube and Facebook with the unusual moniker Asad Pong Pong Vai (brother). While many of the formal media /bhadrolok crowd would sneer at him, he has followers running into thousands.  He is not a cult media figure but a... More

BJP scuttled Kashmir government to sharpen Hindu-Muslim divide ahead of crucial...

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s decision to withdraw from its coalition with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir and scuttle the three-year old government has been taken with an eye on the Indian State and parliamentary elections to be held later this year and in 2019. The... More

In ongoing trade war India & China turn tables on US

China has fired back and India has threatened to follow suit in a spiralling trade conflict with the US that may finally reshape the contours of global economy. President Donald Trump's threat to take on Chinese goods in US market has been more than reciprocated by Beijing which has announced... More

Myanmar struggles to find a new Rakhine strategy

Myanmar finds itself in a new international quagmire as it attempts to redefine its solutions for reconciliation in Rakhine. In the past, Myanmar found itself in the middle of a tug of war, between the West and the East, as the US, UK and Europe imposed punitive sanctions in... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

The PDP-BJP coalition was an unnatural and opportunistic alliance

The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign. The BJP pulled out of the coalition government and the other partner, the PDP, had no choice but to resign. Only a few weeks ago I had poured out my... More

India’s pivot to Eurasia

Sandwiched between U.S. President Donald Trump’s acrimonious public exchanges with other leaders at the G-7 (group of seven industrialised countries) summit (June 7-8) and the headline-hogging U.S.-North Korea summit (June 12), the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Qingdao, China (June 9-10) attracted little international attention. It was the... More

Diplomatic damp squib

It is all but forgotten that the Korean War (1950-53) was brought to an armistice only after India agreed to make itself available to chair the UN Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission that determined which of the North Korean soldiers in Allied custody, and which of the South Koreans being... More

SCO nurtures Sino-Indian relations

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed their willingness to lend momentum to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), with Xi offering  to work with India and other member states to carry forward the Shanghai Spirit and promote sound and stable development of the... More

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READER'S VIEW

Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If a Gorkhaland state is... More