India lifts ban on onion export

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KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The Indian government has lifted the ban on onion export. A committee formed under the chairmanship of Indian Home Minister Amit Shah has decided to lift the ban on onion export.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Amidst controversy surrounding an agreement between Nepal and India paving the way for the Indian government to provide direct grants to projects valued up to Rs 200 million in Nepal, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has clarified that the Indian Embassy in Nepal is not permitted to freely spend up to Rs 200 million as reported in media.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The Indian government has turned flexible in facilitating imported hydropower by revising its energy related policy that talks on allowing the imported hydroelectricity also to be considered under the part of its renewable energy.

SRINAGAR, India, Sept 23: The Indian government freed Kashmir's chief Muslim cleric and influential separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday after more than four years of house arrest.

GENEVA, Sept 5: UN experts condemned Monday the Indian government's "slow and inadequate response" to reported serious rights violations, including sexual violence, amid deadly ethnic clashes in the country's remote northeast.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The Indian government has enforced a minimum price cap of US $1,200 per ton on export of Basmati rice, targeting to check the price of the essential in the Indian market.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: India is hosting a health secretary-level meeting virtually with member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) on Thursday to discuss the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Indian media reports said on Wednesday.

It took just one tweet from Rihanna to anger the Indian government and supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party. The pop star linked a news article in a tweet drawing attention to the massive farmer protests that have gripped India for more than two months.

NEW DELHI, Dec 25: India’s main opposition party pressed the government on Thursday to call a special parliamentary session to withdraw new agricultural laws that farmers say will leave them at the mercy of big corporations.

NEW DELHI, Dec 18: Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against deregulation of agriculture markets are drawing strength from Sikhs around the world who are urging foreign governments to intercede with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

New Delhi, Dec 10: India’s farmers on Wednesday rejected the government’s proposal to amend three controversial laws and said they would step up protests seeking withdrawal of these laws which they said would harm their economic interests while helping big food retailers.

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Dec 3: Indian government ministers began talks with farmers’ leaders on Thursday to try and break a deadlock over laws passed earlier this year seeking to deregulate the agriculture sector that has ignited the country’s biggest farm protests in years.

NEW DELHI, Dec 1: India’s government invited protesting farmers for talks on Tuesday, seeking to allay concerns about new laws growers fear could pave the way for the government to stop buying grain at guaranteed prices, leaving them at the mercy of private buyers.

MUMBAI, Nov 22: India plans to nearly double its oil refining capacity in the next five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, offering a much more aggressive timeline than previously despite the coronavirus pandemic blighting the economy.

NEW DELHI, Nov 17: India is considering a plan to allow up to 26% foreign direct investment from countries with which it shares a land border, including China, without government scrutiny for some sectors, the Economic Times reported on Tuesday, citing government officials.

SRINAGAR, Oct 30: Militants shot dead three young workers of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party in Kashmir late on Thursday, days after his government changed laws allowing people from the rest of the country to buy land in the disputed region.

NEW DELHI, Sept 14: India’s government sought parliamentary approval to inject 200 billion rupees ($2.72 billion) in state-run banks in the current fiscal year, to help lenders mitigate the expected surge in bad loans due to the pandemic.

NEW DELHI, July 30: A government audit of India’s flagship payments processor last year found more than 40 security vulnerabilities including several it called “critical” and “high” risk, according to an internal government document seen by Reuters.

NEW DELHI, July 25: Indian and Chinese diplomats agreed on Friday to a fast pull back of troops eyeballing each other across a disputed border in the western Himalayas where 20 Indian soldiers died in a clash last month, the Indian government said.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Hours after Nepal's National Assembly unanimously endorsed the constitution amendment bill to pave the way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura, India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that it has "noted" the development.

Editorial: Say no to war

June 18, 2020 07:25 am

There is a real reason to worry for Nepal and the countries in Asia and beyond: China and India look headed toward military confrontation along the Line of Actual Control region in the Himalayas.  In the worst ever "skirmishes" in LAC in Ladakh on Monday night, as many as 20 Indian soldiers, including a top officer, have been killed. The number of casualties in the Chinese side has yet to be revealed by the Chinese authorities but Chinese side too is said to have suffered a considerable loss.

BEIJING, June 17: China and India have agreed to de-escalate the situation at their border as soon as possible following a clash between the their troops, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI, June 17: At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in Ladakh in the disputed Kashmir region, Indian Army said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 12: At a time when the Modi-led Indian government is ignoring Nepal's repeated calls for holding talks on boundary issues, the Indian National Congress, the opposition party of India, on Thursday stressed the need for holding dialogue between the two countries for the same.

NEW DELHI, June 11: India has turned down a travel request for members of a U.S. government panel seeking to review its religious freedom, saying such foreign agencies had no standing to assess the constitutional rights of citizens.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that India has encroached Nepali territory by stationing its army personnel in Kalapani region.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Indian government has evacuated three Nepali nationals from Australia and one from Indonesia along with other Indian nationals.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Nepal government has asked Indian government to allow Nepali traders to export tea and refined palm oil in the Indian market.

KATHMANDU, May 20: In its first official reaction to the move of Nepal to introduce new political map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura, India has said it will not accept the 'artificial enlargement of territorial claims'.

KATHMANDU, May 16: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the government will immediately issue a new political map incorporating Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura encroached upon by India.

NEW DELHI, May 12: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 20 trillion rupee ($266 billion) support package for India’s economy on Tuesday to help mitigate the damage caused by the novel coronavirus and the lockdown it has triggered.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The Nepal government is soon establishing an Armed Police Force border outpost (BoP) near Kalapni, a Nepali territory that has been occupied by India for several decades.

KOLKATA, May 10: Indian and Chinese troops on border patrol duties had a brief skirmish in Sikkim, a northeastern Indian state bordering China, the Indian Defence Ministry said on Sunday, blaming both sides for the incident.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Hours after Ministry of Foreign Affairs opposed to India's unilateral road construction to Manasarovar through Nepali territory Lipulekh, ruling Nepal Communist Party also issued a strong-worded statement this evening

KATHMANDU, May 9: Hours after Nepal strongly objected to the construction of a strategic link road by the Indian government connecting Dharchula of the Indian State of Uttarakhand with the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China via the Lipulekh Pass, a Nepali territory, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday evening claimed that the road lies completely within the territory of India.

NEW DELHI, April 26: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to citizens to strictly comply with a nationwide lockdown and maintain social distancing norms, as cases of coronavirus mounted steadily despite over a month-long curfew.

JUGYAI, INDIA, April 21: Most days, you can find Dayaram Kushwaha and his wife, Gyanvati, hauling bricks for stonemasons in a booming northern suburb of New Delhi. They bring their 5-year-old son, who plays in the dirt while they work.

KATHMANDU, March 22: A 38-year-old man with a travel history of Qatar died at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in Patna, the capital of Indian State of Bihar, media reports said today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Amid coronavirus outbreak in Japan, one Nepali woman was among 123 people evacuated from Tokyo on Thursday morning.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: On the occasion of its 71st Republic Day, India gifted 36 ambulances and six buses to various hosKATHMANDU, Jan 27: On the occasion of its 71st Republic Day, India gifted 36 ambulances and six buses to various hospitals, non-profit organizations and educational institutions on Sunday.pitals, non-profit organizations and educational institutions on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Indian government has struck a positive note on allowing LPG container bullets with Nepali license plates to transport cooking gas from India, asking the Nepali authorities to coordinate with Indian officials concerned.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The main opposition Nepali Congress has criticized the government for failing to take concrete measures to bring back Nepali territories including Kalapani encroached by the southern neighbor India.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Friday marks the third anniversary of India's sudden announcement to demonetize banknotes of IRs 1,000 and 500 denominations.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Various political parties and student organizations have strongly objected to a recently-unveiled Indian political map that has placed Kalapani, a Nepali territory, inside Indian borders.

MUMBAI, Sept 29: The Indian government may request an interim dividend of around 300 billion rupees ($4.3 billion) from the central bank in order to meet its fiscal deficit target, Mint newspaper reported on Sunday citing news agency Press Trust of India (PTI).

SRINAGAR, India, Aug 20: Security forces detained 30 people overnight in Indian Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, local officials said on Tuesday, seeking to keep a tight lid on protests over the federal government’s decision to strip the region of its autonomy.

NEW DELHI, Aug 18: Restrictions are continuing in much of Indian-administered Kashmir, despite India’s government saying it’s gradually restoring phone lines and easing a security lockdown that’s been in place for nearly two weeks.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Eminent personalities from various South Asian countries have expressed their deep concerns over the ongoing tension in Jammu and Kashmir.

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