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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 Friendship Treaty. The decision... 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 after it granted similar... 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 Nepal-India border earlier this... 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 on the cross-border railway... 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 meeting with Prime Minister... More

‘No bilateral agreements will be signed during PM’s China...


Nepal Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat said that no bilateral agreements would be signed during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s China visit. At a... More

Nepal to pledge on OBOR during PM’s China visit


Nepal will express verbal commitment to China’s flagship One Belt One Road initiative during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to Beijing this week. However, a... More

China’s response to border problems with Nepal is in...


More than ten years ago, Shiv Shankar Menon, then a foreign secretary designate, was taken aback, when during a visit to Kathmandu, an Indian journalist... More

SC quashes Chand’s appointment as Nepal Police chief


The Nepal Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday quashed the Cabinet decision to appoint Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Jaya Bahadur Chand as Inspector General (IG) of... More

China Defence Min & Indian Army Chief to visit...


Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat is visiting Nepal on March 28-31. The tour will be following the visit of the Chinese defense minister Chang... More

PM Dahal to visit China on March 23


Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is heading to China soon. This is the first time during his second stint as prime minister that PM... More

India holds second army drill with Nepal in less...


India has intensified its defence cooperation with Nepal as the eleventh of the joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ commenced at Pithoragarh of Indian state of... More

China tops in investment pledges to Nepal


The government in Nepal has made - Harnessing Investment Opportunities in Nepal - the title of the Investment summit, held on 2-3 March in Kathmandu,... More

Nepali police kill 4 ethnic protesters in new violence


Police opened fire when a clash ensued between supporters and opponents of the upcoming local body election, leaving at least four people dead in the... More

Kathmandu to get strategic partner Nepal Airlines in 3...


The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Sunday (5 March) directed the government to induct a foreign strategic partner in Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) within... More

OBOR important to enhance connectivity, integration: Jin Liqun


The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) started its operation as a new multilateral financial institution on January 16 last year. Its president Jin Liqun is... More

Indian leaders welcome Nepal election announcement


Indian political leaders and officials have said the Nepal government’s decision to announce the date of local elections is a positive move but there was... More

Nepal-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry formed


Nepal-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NICCI) has been established to promote and boost bi-lateral trade, investment and other economic relations between Nepal and Israel. Minister... More

India keen on rail link connecting Kathmandu to Delhi,...


India has expressed interest to link Kathmandu with two Indian cities, New Delhi and Kolkata, using direct railway lines in a bid to strengthen cross-border... More

Nepal, India pledge to enhance transport connectivity


Nepal and India, on Sunday, pledged to enhance cooperation on road, air, power grid and cross-border rail connectivity to promote people-to-people contacts- Xinhua News Agency... More

Amendment, election process simultaneously: PM Dahal


Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he will work on election preparations and constitution amendment simultaneously. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the general... More

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Myanmar’s fragile peace process set to unravel

Myanmar’s peace process is slowly unraveling as the discussions between the government and the ethnic groups involved remains marred by confusion, indecision and division. Days away from the next round of the 21st Century Panglong or national peace conference, there is still no clear idea of who... More

Why kicking itself out of OBOR was...

While India stopped short of attending the last week held summit of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in China, otherwise known as ‘One Belt One Road’ vision, the decision should not be confused with, despite India’s allusions to the violation of its territory and sovereignty, the possibility... More

Can India afford to ignore OBOR

India's decision to not join the One Belt One Road (OBOR) or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Summit in Beijing (May 14-16) is not just about the sovereignty issues, as has been made out by Delhi. It is not just about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor entering through... More

International-ising Jadhav

This was a good week for Pakistan. First Modi made the faux pas of the decade by boycotting the China Summit on the “One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiatives, then India gave us an enormous platform for internationalizing human rights by going to the ICJ over the... More

Asia is central to China’s strategic vision

China’s international summit to help promote its strategic vision – ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR), now dubbed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – has just concluded in Beijing. Twenty-nine heads of state and representatives from 130 countries attended the two-day forum on 14-15 May. Most of... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Resolving the National Question: Where is the key?

"We all know the old joke about a guy looking for his lost key under the street light; when asked where he lost it, he admits that it was in a dark corner. So... More

China tightens grips on ASEAN

China has deepened its influence on ASEAN nations, and the just-concluded ASEAN Summit with its chairman’s watered-down statement stands testimony to this. This China factor — coming on the back of Beijing’s huge investments as... More

China’s new world order

China recently hosted 29 heads of state and government at the Belt and Road Forum, reinforcing the country’s claim to leadership of an emerging geopolitical and economic world order. The summit conference that... More

Why Kashmir remains disturbed

Whether stone pelting on Indian Armed Forces in Kashmir is being done at the behest of Pakistan or as a response to fundamentalists' call, the fact remains that the valley is disturbed. Scores of... 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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