The situation at the India-Bangladesh border has escalated significantly in recent years, with a surge in killings by Indian security forces.

GANDAKI, Nov 2: The Gandaki Provincial Government has put forth a demand to set up check posts along with quarantines at the border transit points in the province.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Over the past few months, a persistent sugar shortage has led to increased prices for consumers in the country. However, it has come to light that a substantial quantity of sugar has been illicitly entering Nepal through the Indian border crossing.

TAPLEJUNG, Sept 28: Border entry passes have been distributed to the residents of Olangchung Gola of Phaktanglung Rural Municipality-7 in Taplejung. The pass distribution took place for people to travel to and from the Riu of China.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a directive urging the government to seek a diplomatic resolution to the ongoing border dispute between Nepal and India. The apex court's decision emphasizes the importance of achieving clarity and demarcation in border areas, aligning with previous treaties and historical documents.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The Armed Police Force of Nepal marked a significant development on Friday by establishing a Border Out Post (BOP) at Tinker, situated in the Darchula district, near the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. During the inauguration ceremony, Additional Inspector General (AIG) Banshiraj Dahal, who oversees the Border Security Department, underscored the paramount importance of border security and the role of the armed police. However, he did not address the ongoing language barrier challenge affecting border patrols.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Although the Tatopani trade route between Nepal and China has been put into operation, the poor condition of the road has increased the risk of accidents.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 1: After eight years, the main Tatopani border crossing between Nepal and China has been put into two-way operation.

China’s harm’s way

January 24, 2023 10:00 am

Nepal’s trade with China via the land routes has been disrupted once again with the Chinese side halting the trade through Rasuwagadhi-Kerung till February 3. The Chinese side has cited the celebration of Chinese New Year, which kicked off on January 22 and will be celebrated through February 5. The abrupt decision of Chinese authorities to close the only border point that is currently operational between the two countries comes barely a month after the northern neighbor opened the border point following its decision to ease COVID-19 related restrictions it enforced to contain the spread of the virus. The border point was opened after a hiatus of three years after the outbreak of COVID-19 in China.

DADELDHURA, Nov 6: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the border disputes between Nepal and India would be resolved through diplomatic channels and talks.

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 14: North Korea early Friday launched a short-range ballistic missile toward its eastern waters and flew warplanes near the border with South Korea, further raising animosities triggered by the North’s recent barrage of weapons tests.

China is just clearing the Nepal-bound cargo containers stuck at the border, but is least bothered about barrier-free movement for Nepali traders

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Over 1,000 brand-new big and small vehicles entering Nepal from neighboring India and third countries for sale have been stuck midway at Birgunj point. The vehicles being transported worth minimum Rs 2 million to maximum Rs 10 million each include 572 jeeps, cars and vans, 1,146 buses, trucks, tippers and mini-trucks.

MAHENDRANAGAR, April 22: An Indo-Nepal coordination meeting concluded at Mahendranagar of Kanchanpur today agreed to seal the Nepal-India border points in the district for 48 hours in view of the local level elections.

KANCHANPUR, Jan 24: The movement of people from India through the Gaddachauki border transit point has been halted in view of the increasing infection of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus in recent days.

MAHOTTARI, Jan 11: With the rising cases of coronavirus infection in various cities of neighboring India, the Nepalis gone there for employment are returning home in large numbers.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Jan 4: With the increasing number of Omicron virus infection cases in India, initiatives have been taken at the Gaddachauki checkpoint along the Nepal-India border to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. New Delhi is 352 kilometers away from the Gaddachauki checkpoint of Kanchanpur.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 4: With the new variant ‘Omicron’ of COVID-19 detected in a number of African countries and in India, security in the western border of Gadda Chauki has been heightened.

SIRAHA, June 20: International criminal gangs from Nepal and India have allegedly been involved in the abduction and murder of 31-year-old Somnath Yadav of Jijhaul, Bariyarpatti Rural Municipality-5 along the Nepal-India border in Siraha.

SAN DIEGO, Jan 22: In the days before Joe Biden became president, construction crews worked quickly to finish Donald Trump’s wall at an iconic cross-border park overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which then-first lady Pat Nixon inaugurated in 1971 as a symbol of international friendship.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The government has decided to close Nepal’s international border with India until November 15 in view of the growing threat of the spread of COVID-19.

Keep borders open

July 30, 2020 15:23 pm

NEW HAVEN – Until recently, we were regularly confronted with images of drowned migrants floating in the waters separating poorer countries from richer ones, from the Rio Grande to the Mediterranean. And although COVID-19 now dominates the news, the pandemic’s economic fallout is likely to exacerbate the global inequalities that drive migration.

Smuggled goods seized

January 14, 2020 12:01 pm

Kanchanpur, Jan 14: Border unit of the Armed Police Force has seized clothes worth Rs. 2.6 million being exported to India without paying the custom duties.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: A day after Nepal strongly objected to a recently-released Indian political map that placed Nepali territory Kalapani inside India, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday claimed that the map is accurate.

BUTWAL, Aug 26: Police arrested Krishna Gurung of Pokhara from Nawalpur for smuggling drugs last Friday. Gurung, a local of Lekhnath Municipality, used to smuggle drugs from Indian towns near Rupandehi border to Pokhara and other cities.

SEOUL, July 29: South Korea said Monday it’s returning three North Koreans who crossed the Koreas’ sea border aboard a wooden fishing boat over the weekend.

KATHMANDU, July 15: While venting their ire against the Indian authorities for unilaterally constructing causeways along the border with Nepal, lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) as well as the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have urged the government to take necessary diplomatic initiatives to resolve the problem of flooding and inundation caused by the unilaterally built ‘embankment-like roads’ by the Indian side along the border.

NAIROBI, June 15:  A roadside bomb hit a police vehicle patrolling near Kenya’s border with Somalia on Saturday, killing several of the 11 officers inside, a police spokesman said.

Make Tatopani passage reliable

May 30, 2019 02:00 am

The Tatopani border point, which remained closed for four years following the devastating earthquakes of April 2015, has been resumed amid a special function on Wednesday.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 29: The Tatopani border point, Nepal's vital and the oldest trading point with the northern neighbor China that was closed following the April 2015 earthquakes, is set to reopen from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 24: While stating that construction of the trans-border railway between Nepal and China through high-altitude mountain terrain is not an ‘easy job’, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi has said that they have the determination to implement the project even as it requires further ‘scientific studies’.

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MUGU, May 9: In the absence of security personnel, the border police post in Karmarong Rural Municipality-2 of Mugu, which is adjoined to the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, has turned into a shed for cattle since last November.

Connectivity for what?

April 6, 2019 00:25 am

Of late, initiatives aimed at increasing connectivity with our dear neighbor are going on in full swing. As per media reports, work is on to develop a broad-gauge rail link connecting Jayanagar of India with Janakpur of Nepal. There are also plans to connect Biratnagar with Jogbani, Jalpaiguri with Kakarbhitta, Nautanwa with Bhairawa, Nepalgunj with the bordering Indian territory and Kathmandu with Raxaul via rail links.

RAUTAHAT, March 21: In order to avoid serious crimes during the festival of Holi, the District Police Office (DPO), Rautahat, tightened security and deployed two trained dogs at the border on Wednesday.

KANCHANPUR, Jan 25: The Indian side has been building a brick wall near the no-man's land at Dokebazaar of Purnawas Municipality-11 of Kanchanpur.

TIKAPUR, Jan 22: Locals of Tikapur have accused India of attempting to encroach upon the land in the Nepali territory by shifting the border pillar of Khatrola in, Tikapur Municipality-9 in Kailali district. They said India is conspiring to shift the pillar number 704/5.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Experts have said unregulated border with India cannot be considered satisfactory to compliment the entirety of Nepal’s national interest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Indian is planning to construct 44 strategic roads along the border with China to ensure quick mobilization of troops in case of a conflict, media reports said quoting the Indian government agencies.

TEL AVIV, Dec 4: Israel has put its forces on the border with Lebanon on a war footing as part of the Northern Shield operation aimed at destroying tunnels of the Hezbollah group.

India, China hold border talks in Chengdu

November 24, 2018 11:57 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The 21st round of border talks between India and China has been underway in China's southwestern Sichuan province since Saturday morning, media reports said.

Eight rickshaws seized from Jumla

October 21, 2018 14:31 pm

JUMLA, Oct 21: Eight rickshaws have been seized for operating outside the permitted border informed District Traffic Office Chief Madhav Rawat.

Nepal-India border security meeting

October 16, 2018 14:56 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 16: The Nepal-India border security meeting concluded at Araria of India.

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 11: Once again, the Indian markets are jam-packed with Nepalis. Because of the Dashain festival, people from the border areas and even remote towns and villages of Nepal are making trips to their nearest Indian market across the border. 'Low price and better quality' pulls them to the 'other's land'.

SIRAHA, Oct 4: Following the ban of alcohol in the adjacent Indian state of Bihar, the Indo-Nepal border of the district has become the hub for the illegal trading of the alcohol.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara has commended the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) where Nepal joined last year to be one of the most important for international cooperation.

BARDIYA, Sept 2: Last Sunday, Gopal Chand of Rajapur-6 in Bardiya district sustained injuries after being shot at by Indian security personnel.

Dispute over Susta resurfaced

August 26, 2018 10:53 am

NAWALPARASI, Aug 26: Efforts made by the Indian side to expand road in the disputed territory of Susta has led to a dispute.

Aug 20: Brazil has called in troops to its border with Venezuela after residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima drove out Venezuelan immigrants from their improvised camps, amid growing regional tensions. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil over the past three years as they seek to escape the economic, political and social crisis gripping their country.

RASUWA, Aug 4: Vehicular movement at Rasuwagadhi, the international business border with China has been halted for the month of Shrawan. The bridge at Ghattekhola in Gosainkunda rural municipality-2 has been damaged due to a landslide.