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NEPAL

Nepal can be bridge for India role in Belt, Road


To further strengthen economic ties between Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal, China will try harder to get India to... More

India trying to thwart Nepal’s constitution: CPN-UML


CPN-UML Vice Chairman Bhim Rawal has said that the ruling and Madhes-based parties are acting on behalf of India to subvert... More

Nepal’s economy to grow by 6.94 pc in 2016-17


Nepal’s economic growth has been projected to grow by 6.94 per cent in the Fiscal Year 2016-17, as per the data... More

Nepal Govt begins process to increase local units in Tarai


  The Nepal government has started a process to increase local units in 11 districts of Tarai. The process to increase the local... More

Constitution amendment proposal tabled


Tabling the amendment bill, Nepali Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajay Shanker Nayak said on Monday that the amendment... More

Nepal two-phase election to be held on May 14 and June...


The Nepal Cabinet meeting on Sunday decided to hold local bodies election on May 14 and June 14, said Minister for... More

Gathabandhan positive on joining Nepal local polls


Agitating Sanghiya Gathabandhan has become positive on joining the local level polls slated for May 14 after the ruling coalition partners... More

Nepal scaled down drills with China due to India: Chinese media


Nepal has scaled down the size of its first-ever military exercise with China after facing strong opposition from India, state-run Chinese... More

Relevance of Bhandari’s India visit


Nepalese president Bidya Devi Bhandari has embarked on her maiden 5-day state visit to India. Her earlier visit was cancelled abruptly... More

India supports Nepal’s bid to implement constitution through dialogue


India has reiterated its support to ongoing efforts of Nepal government in moving constitution implementation process forward through dialogue and taking... More

Fight to save indigenous seeds


When the indigenous ‘Jumli Marsi’ variety of rice, grown in Nepal’s Jumla district, was hit by blast infection, farmers had little... More

Nepal President meets Modi


Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari met Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in Delhi on... More

Bonhomie with China reflects only economic interests, Nepal assures India


President Bhandari’s visit is likely to strengthen the bilateral ties between India and Nepal which are far from smooth as some... More

Nepal, China hold first-ever joint military exercises


China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its... More

Reorienting the army


The Nepal Government is reportedly preparing to award the Rs 112 billion contract for the fast-track highway to the Nepal Army. It... More

India Nepal to rework bilateral agreements


India and Nepal on Thursday agreed for further studies and discussions on updating and reviewing some of the bilateral agreements including... More

EPG agrees to revise Nepal-India friendship treaty


The Eminent Persons Group on Nepal India Relations (EPG-NIR) from Nepal and India has decided to revise the 1950 Peace and... More

Himalayan glaciers granted status of ‘living entities’


An Indian court has recognised Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as "legal persons" in an effort to curb environmental destruction, weeks... More

India should compensate Gautam’s kin: Nepal House panel


A parliamentary panel formed to investigate the killing of Nepali national Govinda Gautam by Indian security personnel in Kanchanpur near the... More

China ready to build Nepal-China rail link: Xi


Chinese President Xi Jinping has informed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal that the Chinese government is ready to initiate construction work... More

Nepal capable enough to solve its internal problems: China


Vice-Premier of China Zhang Gaoli has said that Nepal is capable enough to solve its internal problems. He said so during a... More

COLUMN

De-criminalizing democracy

Governor Amir Muhammad Khan Kalabagh’s logic behind not closing down the red light area “Hiramandi” is very revealing, “If you ban them they will be all over the place.” This in fact eventually did happen! When Bhutto nationalized their assets in 1972, many financiers and industrialists invested their... More

A golden opportunity

INFRASTRUCTURE projects all over the world have a tendency towards cost overruns and schedule delays. Pakistan’s implementation record has been relatively worse, irrespective of the form of government or party in power. It is characterised by sluggishness, frequent change of managers, passing on the buck and not... More

Why China’s new aircraft carrier should worry India

The launch of China’s second aircraft carrier, expected as soon as this week, will be an important and depressing moment for India. The “Type 001A” -- likely to be named the “Shandong” -- will give China an edge for the first time in the carrier race with... More

Myanmar’s Precariously Poised Peace Process

Myanmar’s peace process has been stalled for months, as the country’s ethnic rebel groups – fighting for autonomy – and Aung San Suu Kyi’s government try to find a solution to their impasse that has prevented it from making further headway. Now the next meeting of the Union... More

China’s Bengal foray

This was expected much before. West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been to Singapore, UK and Germany, scouting for investments without much of  a success. Her government did not initially take much interest in the Kolkata-Kunming Forum (K2K) that brings together many potential Chinese investors in their... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Nepal can be bridge for India role in Belt, Road

To further strengthen economic ties between Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region and Nepal, China will try harder to get India to see the benefits of participating in the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, and... More

India’s moral claim to Kashmir has never seemed more fragile

India has spent the past decade lying to itself about Kashmir. The Pakistan-sponsored insurgency of the 1980s was contained. Elections were being held in the valley. People were defying militants to vote in them.... More

Three decades of mistrust

As Delhi and Colombo intensify their high-level political engagement, new opportunities for elevating the partnership are coloured by enduring suspicions in Sri Lanka. The country’s prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, is travelling to India this... More

India needs to learn that economic development comes before a naval...

"China is planning to build more aircraft carriers to bolster its maritime capabilities, which could pose a bigger threat to India," India's Economic Times reported recently. With concerns expressed by Indian media outlets about... More

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David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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