DHANGADHI, Nov 29: A large number of people in recent days are seen queueing up at major border points of Far West Province leaving for India on a daily basis.

Maintaining a delicate balance between the immediate and extended neighborhood is the best way for Nepal to realize its national interest objectives.

NEW DELHI, Nov 28: India deployed hundreds of police and paramilitary forces at a New Delhi border on Saturday as thousands of farmers from neighbouring states blocked major roads into the capital, in protest against recent agricultural deregulation.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal and India have jointly announced the two-day Nepal visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla beginning November 26. This will be the first visit of the Indian foreign secretary to Nepal since he assumed office.

BENGALURU, Nov 20: India crossed the grim milestone of 9 million coronavirus cases, with 45,882 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday.

Some leaders are accusing China of land grab without verified and substantiated proof, while Nepali Congress leadership is pretending ignorance. What is it thinking?

LUCKNOW, India, Nov 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coalition retained power in Bihar state, results showed on Wednesday, in what was a referendum on Modi’s handling of COVID-19 and which may boost his chances in three more state elections next year.

NEW DELHI, Nov 5: An Indian government-backed COVID-19 vaccine could be launched as early as February - months earlier than expected - as last-stage trials begin this month and studies have so far showed it is safe and effective, a senior government scientist told Reuters.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinaya Mohan Kwatra on Wednesday held a meeting with newly-appointed Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal at the latter's office in Singha Durbar.

MUMBAI, Nov 2: India recorded 45,231 new coronavirus infections, taking its total cases to 8.23 million, the health ministry said on Monday.

It is getting late for Nepal to stop exchanging honorary title with army chief of India. What will Nepal do if China, too, seeks to exchange honorary titles between PLA chief and chief of Nepal Army?

MUMBAI, Nov 1: India’s coronavirus caseload stood at 8.1 million on Saturday, with 48,268 new cases being recorded in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed.

"Is Nepal vanishing from the global/regional strategic radar?" asks Dr Bhattarai as Pompeo visits the Maldives, but not Nepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu on Thursday organized a virtual talk program on “Right to Self Determination & Consequences of Illegal Occupation” to commemorate the Kashmir Black Day.

MUMBAI, Oct 28: India’s tally of coronavirus cases stood less than 10,000 away from the grim milestone of 8 million, as 43,893 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed.

NEW DELHI, Oct 27: The United States and India signed a pact to share sensitive satellite and map data on Tuesday as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of the threat posed by an increasingly assertive China.

The fault lines of Indian regionalism

October 23, 2020 10:10 am

Although India is competing with China by investing in connectivity in the region, it has not fully embraced economic openness. India's reluctance to provide vital air gateways for Nepal, for example, is the manifestation of that attitude.

NEW DELHI, Oct 20: The Indian army said on Monday that it had captured a Chinese soldier after he strayed across a contested de facto border in the western Himalayan region where both countries have amassed thousands of troops after a deadly clash in June.

Mazhar Javed is a medical doctor by training. He has been appointed as Pakistan’s new ambassador to South Africa. Ambassador Javed came to Nepal in February, 2016, and left the country today after completing his four-year tenure. Republica sat down for an extensive interview with him last week, before his departure to South Africa.

After seven months of total blackout, cinemas reopened Thursday in several parts of India with few older titles on the marquee and shows limited to half the capacity.

BENGALURU, Oct 15: India’s tally of coronavirus infections stood at 7.31 million on Thursday, having risen by 67,708 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed.

Bay of Bengal is now a critical theater for economic and strategic competition. It has always been a connector between South and Southeast Asia but now it is the focal point for competing connectivity initiatives.

BENGALURU, Oct 14: India’s tally of coronavirus infections rose by 63,509 in the last 24 hours to stand at 7.24 million on Wednesday, health ministry data showed.

BENGALURU, Oct 13: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 55,342 in the last 24 hours to 7.18 million on Tuesday morning, the lowest daily rise since mid-August, data from the health ministry showed.

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.

BENGALURU, Oct 12: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 66,732 in the last 24 hours to 7.12 million on Monday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

NEW DELHI, Oct 11: India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in.

BENGALURU, Oct 10: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 70,496 in the last 24 hours to 6.91 million on Friday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

The American strategy of isolating China and thus making it weaker cannot ensure greater good.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The government is looking to impose quota restriction on the import of betel nuts, peas, dates and peppercorns that are found largely imported from third countries to smuggle to India.

BENGALURU, Oct 7: India’s tally of coronavirus infections stood at 6.76 million on Wednesday, rising by 72,049 cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed, while the death toll was up 986 at 104,555.

BENGALURU, Oct 6: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 61,267 in the last 24 hours to 6.69 million on Tuesday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

BENGALURU, Oct 5:  India’s coronavirus case tally rose by 74,442 in the last 24 hours to 6.63 million on Monday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

NEW DELHI, Oct 3: Eight months after the novel coronavirus arrived in India, the number of deaths from the disease crossed 100,000 on Saturday. Nearly 6.5 million people have been infected in total, second only to the number in the United States.

BENGALURU, Oct 2: India’s coronavirus case tally climbed to 6.39 million after it reported 81,484 new infections in the last 24 hours, while related deaths were just shy of 100,000 mark, data from the health ministry showed on Friday.

BENGALURU, Sept 30: India’s coronavirus case tally surged to 6.23 million after it reported 80,472 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday.

BENGALURU, Sept 28: India’s coronavirus case tally topped 6 million after it reported 82,170 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Monday.

NEW YORK, Sept 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged at the United Nations on Saturday that his country’s vaccine production capacity would be made available globally to fight the COVID-19 crisis.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The Indian government on Thursday handed over Rs 1.54 billion to the Nepal government as a part of India’s post-earthquake reconstruction commitment.

Cooperation for trade

September 20, 2020 15:13 pm

Economic and trade integration at the global and regional level has faced a strong headwind in recent years as the multilateral trade body—the World Trade Organization—is struggling to remain relevant in global trade architecture. Trade negotiations are stymied and appellate body, also the umpire of global trade rules, has been abandoned. Trump administration is continuously blocking the appointment of the judges in the appellate body and the new agendas of WTO reform are being pushed for providing the developed countries more space for maneuvering international trade rules for protection of their product and services.

MUMBAI, Sept 18: India recorded 96,424 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to 5.2 million, data from the federal health ministry showed on Friday.

Short supply triggers single day hike in wholesale price by Rs 44 per kg

BENGALURU, Sept 16: India’s coronavirus cases surged past 5 million on Wednesday with a single-day jump of 90,123 infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The decision of Indian government to impose a ban on export of all varieties of onion is likely to hit local consumers hard as the price of onion has already seen a steady rise in the domestic market.

NEW DELHI, Sept 14: India’s parliament met for the first time in six months on Monday, as novel coronavirus cases across the country rose by more than 90,000 in the space of a day and the total number of infections neared 5 million.

NEW DELHI, Sept 13: India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million.

NEW DELHI, Sept 12: India’s confirmed coronavirus tally has crossed 4.6 million after a record surge of 97,570 new cases in 24 hours.

BENGALURU, Sept 7: India’s coronavirus infections surged past 4.2 million on Monday as it overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of cases.

NEW DELHI, Sept 6: India added more than 90,000 cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, a global daily record, according to data from the federal health ministry.

NEW DELHI. Sept 5: India said on Saturday it has agreed with China to work towards reducing tensions along their contested border, following a meeting of the defence ministers of both countries.