KATHMANDU, Feb 29: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) paid as high as Rs 16 per unit to import electricity from India to meet the energy demand in the dry season this year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 29: Nepal's tourism sector could experience growth by attracting a percentage of tourists from neighboring India and China.

JANAKPURDHAM, Feb 24: A discussion was held between officials from four districts of Nepal and their counterparts in Madhubani district, Bihar, India, addressing issues such as border security and the prevention of encroachment.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The authorities concerned of Nepal and India have stepped up measures to develop a separate mechanism for an electronic payment system between the two countries. This has been agreed upon at the government level.

Bringing Two Economies Further Closer

February 16, 2024 07:15 am

In a major development aimed at bringing our economies closer, Nepal and India have expedited the process to establish a separate mechanism for an electronic payment system between the two countries. The agreement signed between the National Payments Interface of Nepal and the Unified Payment Interface of India, as agreed upon by the two governments, is a promising development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: About 350,000 units of roses (Dutch Rose) were traded across Nepal during Valentine's week.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal lost to India by 132 runs in the Under-19 World Cup Super Six match held on Friday at the Mangaung Oval Cricket Ground in South Africa.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: A large number of parliamentarians and government employees are visiting India in mid-February in the name of studying the measures taken to control and manage monkey menace. The team is scheduled to stay in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India for about a week, according to sources at the Ministry of Forest.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — For decades, India has focused its defense policy on its land borders with rivals Pakistan and China. Now, as its global ambitions expand, it is beginning to flex its naval power in international waters, including anti-piracy patrols and a widely publicized deployment close to the Red Sea to help protect ships from attacks during Israel’s war with Hamas.

For 2024/25, the southern neighbor has announced to provide Nepal with grant of INR 7 billion

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: A delegation led by chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on International Relations and Tourism Raj Kishore Yadav met with Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing committee on External Affairs PP Chaudhary and Members of the Committee in Delhi, India on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: A trekking route has been prepared to connect the Indian border to China.

• "Why Don’t They Like Us?" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s question to his country’s Ambassador to Nepal, Kathmandu Dilemma Resetting India-Nepal Ties, Ranjit Ray, Vintage, Penguin Random House India, p.3, 2021.

JAIPUR, India, Jan 26: President Emmanuel Macron was given a red carpet reception in India on Thursday with a welcome parade of elephants, as France eyes lucrative deals with the world's fifth-largest economy.

Muizzu's diplomatic sequence—visiting Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and then China—is a clearly perceptible departure from the tradition of first visiting India, and it has irked the world's largest democracy.

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

NEW DELHI, Jan. 19: India's newest airline, Akasa Air, said Thursday it has ordered 150 Boeing 737 MAX planes as it looks to bolster its fleet and kick off international operations.

NEW DELHI, Jan. 18: India has blocked foreign funding to a leading think tank, the latest among several foreign charities, rights watchdogs and other civil society groups similarly targeted after commentary critical of government decisions.

NEW DELHI, Jan. 16 - India's main opposition Congress party on Sunday launched the second phase of a cross-country march ahead of the 2024 India general election.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: India has agreed to revisit the bilateral trade treaty with Nepal. The treaty remains unrevised for the past 14 years.

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives’ President Mohamed Muizzu wants the Indian military personnel stationed in his archipelago nation withdrawn by March 15, an official with his office said Sunday.

NEW DELHI, Jan 11: A popular newly released Indian film was pulled from Netflix on Thursday after a backlash from Hindu activists for its depictions of meat-eating and inter-religious romance.

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives president on Sunday suspended three of his deputy ministers for posting derogatory comments against India, its closest neighbor and the source of much of the tourism that drives the islands’ economy.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Nepal and India are holding a meeting of the Inter-Governmental Sub-Committee (IGSC) on Friday and Saturday in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Nepal and India have agreed on the modalities of the proposed cross-border transmission lines with capacity of 132 kV and below at various border points of two countries.

In a significant development, Nepal and India inked a long-term Power Trade Agreement (PTA) on Thursday, solidifying India's commitment to purchase 10,000 MW of electricity from Nepal over the next decade. This landmark agreement, signed during the Joint Commission (JC) meeting between the two countries, marks a pivotal moment in regional cooperation and energy trade.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Despite public concerns and controversy, Nepal and India have reached an agreement to pave the way for the Indian government to provide direct grants to projects worth up to Rs 200 million in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Nepal and India have signed a long-term Power Trade Agreement (PTA), which is expected to ensure a market for the electricity produced in the hydropower-rich Himalayan nation.

MOSCOW, Dec 28: Russia has redirected its oil exports from Europe to China and India, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday, almost two years after Moscow was hit by Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Eight Nepali nationals were stopped from boarding flights in Kuwait and the UAE in two separate incidents after Indian immigration officials at Mumbai Airport discovered that their No Objection Certificates (NOC) and labor permits were forged.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The government has expedited works related to iron ore exploration in the country to minimize its import from India.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Eleventh Meeting of the Governing Board of South Asian University (SAU) held in Kathmandu recently decided to appoint Prof. K. K. Agrawal from India as the new President of SAU.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The government has urged one and all not to panic over the emergence of the new variant of coronavirus in India.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Among the foreign tourists visiting India, Nepali tourists have secured a spot in the top 10, ranking 7th, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism of India for 2022.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: India’s Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, on Monday reportedly adopted a motion to suspend 33 Members of Parliament (MPs) as the opposition continued to protest, demanding a statement by home minister Amit Shah on the December 13 security breach in the lower house.

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India’s top court on Monday upheld a 2019 decision by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to strip disputed Jammu and Kashmir’s special status as a semi-autonomous region with a separate constitution and inherited protections on land and jobs.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Nepal, which used to export electricity to India during the rainy season, has started buying it from India with the onset of winter.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: India has banned export of onions amid rising prices in the domestic market.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The Centre for Social Inclusion and Federalism (CESIF) organized a round table discussion, focusing on the recent visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to India. The event brought together parliamentarians, experts, journalists, former bureaucrats, and diplomats.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has denied any decision or approval regarding the construction of a Pashupatinath temple in India. In response to reports in both Nepali and Indian media, PADT asserted that it would never engage in matters that compromise the national identity.

Nepal's Inconstant Neighborhood Policy

November 25, 2023 08:30 am

High level delegations from Nepal are regularly visiting India and China and similar types of delegations from India and China are also regularly visiting Nepal. But the outcome of such visits and discussion at a high level have been hardly in favor of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal exported electricity worth over Rs 12.50 billion to India in the first four months of the current fiscal year.

Ottawa, Nov 23: India has resumed electronic visa services for eligible Canadian citizens, the High Commission of India in Canada announced on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The 15 Murrah buffalo bulls to be gifted by the Government of India to the Government of Nepal during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's visit to India are going to be brought to Nepal through the Rupaidiha border crossing on Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Nepal has formally proposed with India a meeting of the Boundary Working Group (BWG) to address the longstanding issue of border disputes. The BWG, established jointly by the two countries in 2014, focuses on resolving technical issues related to the border conflicts.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The final match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 between India and Australia has started.

JUMLA, Nov 18: The youth of Jumla are forced to go to Kalapahad (India) for job opportunities as they don’t see any possibility of employment at their own place, despite the presence of three layers of government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: India is hosting the 2nd Voice of Global South Summit (VOGSS) on Friday in the virtual format.

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Millions of Indians celebrated Diwali on Sunday with a Guinness World Record number of bright earthen oil lamps as concerns about air pollution soared in the South Asian country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The first consignment of INR 100 million worth of emergency relief materials targeted for the Jajarkot earthquake victims arrived at Nepalgunj Airport on Sunday.