KATHMANDU, Oct 3: In an intense clash at the Asian Games, India secured a victory against Nepal in men's cricket during the first quarter-final match held this morning.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Nepal will face India in one of the quarter-finals of the Asian Games cricket on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: On September 18, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made allegations against the Indian government, implicating its hand in the fatal shooting of a Canadian Sikh leader that occurred on Canadian soil.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The Howrah Municipal Corporation, Howrah, Kolkata in India has named a local road after Adikabi Bhanubhakta Acharya, the pioneer poet of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Nepal has lost to India in the semi-final of the SAFF U-19 Championship football tournament.

Nepal and India have recently witnessed a shift in their bilateral relationship, with India demonstrating a notable commitment to fulfilling promises and driving the implementation of key agreements.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: India, often criticized in Nepal for unfulfilled promises, is now making significant strides in delivering on agreements made between the two countries. Recent years have seen a notable acceleration in the implementation of several crucial accords, according to government officials.

NEW DELHI, Sept 24: India's top investigation agency confiscated Saturday the properties of a prominent Sikh separatist and close ally of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, whose killing has sparked a diplomatic row between India and Canada.

TORONTO Sept. 23: The allegation of India’s involvement in the killing of a Sikh Canadian is based on surveillance of Indian diplomats in Canada, including intelligence provided by a major ally, a Canadian official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) exported power worth over Rs 5.43 billion to India in the first two months of the current fiscal year 2023/24.

NEW DELHI, Sept. 21: Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Sikh independence advocate whose killing two months ago is at the center of a widening breach between India and Canada, was called a human rights activist by Sikh organizations and a criminal by India’s government.

OTTAWA, Sept 19: Canada on Monday accused India's government of involvement in the killing of a Canadian Sikh leader near Vancouver last June, prompting tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions after New Delhi rejected the charge as "absurd."

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Despite the ban on the production and use of marijuana in South Asian countries such as Nepal and India, experts suggest that a significant portion of the global marijuana market is dominated by cannabis from this region and hashish derived from it. However, there have been surprising reports of marijuana produced in Western countries, such as the United States of America, Canada, and Europe, entering South Asian countries since 2076 BS. This contraband marijuana arrives in Nepal via air routes, concealed in parcels, and then reaches India through overland routes.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17 : After the onset of the rainy season, Nepal has been selling electricity worth Rs 110 million on a daily basis to India.

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.

NEW DELHI, Sept 10: G20 leaders papered over deep divisions on the war in Ukraine and tackling climate change Saturday, avoiding direct criticism of Moscow and any concrete pledge to phase out polluting fossil fuels.

NEW DELHI, Sept 9: A broad alliance of states on Saturday unveiled ambitious plans to create a modern-day Spice Route linking Europe, the Middle East and India, boosting trade ties with potentially wide-ranging geopolitical implications.

PARIS, Sept 8: Global rice prices reached a 15-year high in August after top exporter India banned some overseas sales of the grain, the Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday.

A Milestone in Nepal-India Power Trade

September 7, 2023 07:30 am

In a significant development for the Nepal-India power trade, the Indian government has officially given approval to purchase 10,000 megawatts of electricity from Nepal. This landmark decision comes after several months of discussions and negotiations, and it holds immense potential for the energy sector and economic development in both nations.

Nepal is now permitted to sell 632 MW of electricity against its request of selling 1,200 MW

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The Indian government's recent decision to replace the name "India" with the Sanskrit word "Bharat" in official dinner invitations extended by Indian President Droupadi Murmu to G-20 guests has ignited a fresh row in the Indian political circle, further deepening the divide between proponents of cultural revival and critics who see it as a divisive move...

KATHMANDU, Sep 5: India's cabinet has granted approval for the purchase of 10,000 megawatts of electricity from Nepal, marking a major milestone in bilateral cooperation. This agreement on electricity trade had been a priority for Nepal, and it has now received the green light, three months after the initial proposal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Unbeaten half centuries from skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill helped India register a convincing 10-wicket victory over minnows Nepal in the rain-delayed Asia Cup match in Pallekele, Sri Lanka on Monday.

Nepal to face India in Asia Cup today

September 4, 2023 10:07 am

KATHMANDU, Sep 4: In today's Asia Cup showdown, Nepal is set to take on India, provided the weather holds up. The match is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 PM at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

NEW DELHI, Sep 3: Amid media reports that some heads of state may skip the G20 Summit in India next week, sources said that many leaders skip global summits for their own reasons from time to time and it is not always possible for every leader to attend every summit.

NEW DELHI, Sept 2: India launched its first space mission to study the sun on Saturday, less than two weeks after a successful uncrewed landing near the south polar region of the moon.

Lalitpur, Sept 1: The Kathmandu-Kalinga Literary Festival has kicked off today in Lalitpur. Co-organised by the Yashaswi Academy and the Nepal and Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) of India, Minister for Foreign Affairs NP Saud inaugurated the three-day festival amid a function here today.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: A delegation from the 63rd course of the National Defence College (NDC), India comprising 16 senior officers from civil services and defence forces of India and friendly foreign countries Germany, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, UK and Oman visited Nepal for five days beginning August 27.

NEW DELHI, Aug 31: India's GDP grew by 7.8 percent in the June quarter, official figures showed Thursday, despite government fears over the impact of higher consumer prices on household budgets.

NEW DELHI, Aug. 31: India is protesting a new Chinese map that lays claim to India’s territory ahead of next week's Group of 20 summit in New Delhi, a foreign ministry official said, exacerbating tensions during a three-year military standoff between the two nations.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: India has imposed a 20 percent duty on export of ‘parboiled rice’ in order to maintain price stability in the country’s domestic market.

The world looked on in awe and admiration as India achieved an extraordinary feat, landing its spacecraft, Chandrayaan-3, on the rugged and unexplored south pole of the moon. This momentous achievement not only marks a significant milestone in India's journey as a space power but also stands as an inspiration for its neighboring nations including Nepal.

BENGALURU, India, Aug 23: India on Wednesday became the first nation to land a craft near the Moon's south pole, a historic triumph for the world's most populous nation and its ambitious, cut-price space program.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 13: Seven Nepali children, who had gone missing from various districts of the country, have been rescued from different places in India.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: India has started importing tomatoes from Nepal. Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharanam made an announcement in the lower house of India’s bicameral parliament (Lok Sabha) on Thursday that they have started bringing tomatoes from Nepal.

The EPG Report Conundrum

August 6, 2023 07:00 am

In the complex world of international relations, especially when it involves neighboring countries with shared histories, the importance of open dialogue and understanding cannot be overstated. In this context, the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), jointly formed by the governments of Nepal and India, carries significant weight.

KATHMANDU, August 5: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a telephone conversation with his Nepali counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: India’s ban on rice exports has the potential to deal a major blow to the global food crisis. On July 20, India imposed a ban on exports of non-Basmati white rice to control rising domestic rice prices.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Aug 5: The names of three Nepali individuals, who went missing in a devastating landslide in Rudraprayag, India, have been revealed.

JUMLA, Aug 5: A devastating landslide in Kedarnath Gaurikund, India, has resulted in the loss of several lives and left several individuals missing, including seven members of a single household from Patarasi Rural Municipality-3 of Jumla.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The final report prepared by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) formed jointly by the governments of Nepal and India has been gathering dust for over five years now after the Indian side showed reluctance to receive the report that provides recommendations to improve bilateral relations between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, August 2: A group of concerned Nepali citizens has issued a statement on Wednesday expressing deep concern over the ongoing violence in Manipur and the apparent lack of accountability on the part of the Indian government.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Arrival of tourists in Nepal since the beginning of 2023 has been encouraging. About 534,210 tourists have visited Nepal in seven months of 2023 from January to July.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The government, citing the possible disruption in rice supply after India imposed a ban on restriction of non-Basmati products, has decided to take measures necessary to tackle the situation.

NEW DELHI, July 30: India's wild tiger population is estimated to now exceed 3,600, according to new government figures released Saturday, in a vindication of conservation efforts for the endangered species.

NEW DELHI, July 27:  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has encouraged India to remove restrictions on the export of a certain category of rice, saying it would have an impact on global inflation.

BARA, July 22: Following a significant decrease in vegetable production due to heavy rains in India's Uttar Pradesh last week, Nepali tomato exports are  experiencing a surge in demand and finding a robust market in the neighboring country. This surge is attributed to the seamless customs process that allows Nepalese vegetable producers to send their goods to the Indian market without any hindrance.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The Indian government has banned export of non-Basmati white rice amid concern over rice supply in the domestic market. The decision, outlined in a notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Thursday, amends the export policy of non-basmati white rice from free to prohibited.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Minister for Finance Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has urged Indian investors to spur investment in Nepal with confidence as Nepal is a fertile land from investment and returns perspectives.

NEW DELHI: Schools and colleges were closed after record monsoon rains led to massive waterlogging, road caves-in, collapsed homes and gridlocked traffic in large parts of northern India, killing more than 100 people over two weeks, officials said Thursday.