HETAUDA, Feb 23: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' has said that Nepal has been able to make a good impact in the international forum with significant improvement in the state of law and order in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The government of Nepal informed the Supreme Court recently that it has already asked the Indian government to amend the political map and return the Nepali territories including Kalapani and Lipulekh encroached by the Indian side.

DPM Pokhrel to inspect Kalapani area

February 16, 2020 12:57 pm

DARCHULA, Feb 16: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel is scheduled to inspect Kalapani area in Darchula district, a disputed area between Nepal and India, today.

Global Balancing for Kalapani

January 13, 2020 09:28 am

Dark water emerges from the springs of this remote valley in the mountains, a land of exquisite beauty, a land under military occupation for decades.

Negotiate with evidence

January 7, 2020 09:16 am

The inclusion of Kalapani land in the new official political map of India followed President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Mamallapuram of India for an informal summit meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October, 2019.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Even as there has been huge public outcry here against the inclusion of Kalapani and other territories in India’s new political map, the Indian side has reiterated its stance that the map ‘accurately’ depicts the sovereign territory of India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The upper house of parliament on Thursday directed the government to settle boundary issues with India, unanimously endorsing a resolution motion that demands the reclaiming of the Nepali territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura from encroachment by the Indian side.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The National Assembly on Thursday endorsed a parliamentary stricture on India's encroachment upon Nepali territories including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura.

SC seeks original map of Nepal

January 2, 2020 08:33 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The Supreme Court has sought the original map of Nepal exchanged with India during the signing of the Sugauli Treaty in 1816 that defines the border between Nepal and India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi renewed his ‘neighborhood first’ policy on the first day of New Year 2020 by making telephone calls to his counterparts in the neighboring countries including Nepal, there are high hopes that the irritants that exist between Nepal and India including border issues would be resolved in the new year.

The year of the Yeti

December 31, 2019 08:30 am

For a few days, yours truly had been searching for the topic to write something or anything about. You see this scribbler is not some great writer, who can write a masterpiece in a jiffy, in a manner that a magician brings out all sorts of objects as per the demand from the audience.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Experts on Nepal-India relations have stressed the need to further enhance people-to-people relations.

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, Dec 23: Former minister and a leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Khagaraj Adhikari has registered a resolution motion in the parliament secretariat on Sunday seeking a House directive to the government to take diplomatic initiative to remove Indian troops from Kalapani and Lipulekh areas in far-western Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has vowed to take immediate steps to remove the Indian security camps and remove Indian troops from the Kalapani area in far-western Nepal through diplomatic channels.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has urged the government to initiate diplomatic efforts to resolve the border dispute emerged in the Kalapani region at the earliest, arguing the erstwhile CPN-UML had gathered some evidences to substantiate the claim that Limpiyadhura falls in the Nepali territory.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Stating that the government is making diplomatic efforts to resolve the border issues with neighboring India, Prime Minister KP Oli on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the government does not require any directive from the apex court in this regard.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The International Relations Committee of the parliament has directed the government to issue a new political map of the country by including Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh inside the Nepali territory.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The International Relations Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has directed the government to issue a map of Nepal specifying its territories, Limpiyadhura, Lipulek, Kalapani and Susta belonging to the country, at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: A silent ‘disquiet’ in relations between Kathmandu and New Delhi has surfaced ever since India released its new political map in early November, incorporating some territories belonging to Nepal along the latter’s western border. The move by the Indian side to include in their map Kalapani and other territories that lie to the east of the Mahakali River has sparked a series of protests across this country. These protests are ongoing in different parts of Nepal.

Handle with patience

December 11, 2019 10:55 am

There has to be a heart-to heart dialogue between PM Oli and PM Modi to set the stage for bilateral talks, so that India can be brought to the negotiating table without damaging our bilateral relations

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Global Policy Forum for Nepal (GPFN) has said that India's unilateral act to publicize its political map by incorporating Nepali territory in its side of the border is illegal. The group said the Indian act violates both the mutually agreed past treaty and international laws.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties have criticized the government for not showing seriousness about border security after two ministers skipped a parliamentary summons to answer questions over the issue.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepal should first make an attempt to resolve the issue of the Kalapani border through political and diplomatic negotiations.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: An early meeting of Foreign Secretary-led mechanism proposed by the Nepali side to resolve the issues involving Kalapani and other territories has become uncertain as the Indian side has yet to respond to the request.

Reclaiming our land

December 3, 2019 10:33 am

The Indo-Nepal border dispute at Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani is getting intense. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of giving consent to include these areas in political map of India. It is a serious allegation to the government head at a time when the government has sent a ‘note verbale’ for immediate round table meeting to solve the dispute.

Tread with caution

November 30, 2019 11:36 am

Border problems should not be allowed to damage the cordial relations between India and Nepal

Where Nepal failed

November 27, 2019 09:28 am

Nepal’s political map has never shown Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura in the country’s map. This is an amusing omission by Nepali administration

The battle for Kalapani

November 25, 2019 08:33 am

Kathmandu is fighting a battle with facts and evidence for Kalapani, the land area that actually belongs to Nepal but which India has been claiming, occupying and using as its own for many decades. Without some kind of assurance from New Delhi that what is Nepal’s shall remain Nepal’s, or without some conciliatory approach, Kathmandu and New Delhi look headed toward sour, even fractured, ties, we don’t know for how long.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Civil society members on Sunday unveiled a new political map of Nepal comprising Limpiadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani in a bid to exert pressure on the government to issue a fresh political map placing these territories inside Nepali borders.

Nov 24: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 24, 2019 18:00 pm

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Nov 23: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 23, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The government has formed a committee to inspect Nepal’s borders with India and China, following the controversy in the country after India released a new political map which shows a piece of Nepali land in Kalapani inside the Indian territory.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: At a time of huge public uproar across the country after a political map of India released by the Indians included Nepali territories demarcated by the Mahakali River on Nepal’s western border, any mention of the river, which is known as Kali in India, is conspicuously absent in the ninth edition of the political map released by the Survey of India recently.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 20: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala has said Kalapani and Lipulek are parts of Nepal's territory and their ownership can't be given to others under any circumstances.

BANKE, Nov 20: Five hundred and fifty-two pillars have been maintained from Gurdengauri of Banke to Karnali River in Bardiya district marking the Nepal-India border.

DARCHULA, Nov 20: Purnabas Municipality of Kanchanpur district allocated Rs 500,000 for the construction of a culvert some two years ago to facilitate the movement of the locals of Ananda Bazar.

Cartographic aggression

November 19, 2019 13:53 pm

Nepal-India relations have been on the rocks because of India’s recent release of a political map in which Nepal’s territories of Kalapani area have been subsumed into Indian territory. Nepal government has already objected to this unilateral action of India as unacceptable.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Amid calls from various quarters that the issues surrounding Kalapani and other territories should be resolved through high-level diplomatic negotiations between India and Nepal, the government has started necessary homework to gather historical evidences that support its claim that Kalapani and other territories encroached by India originally belonged to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Amid calls from various quarters that the issues surrounding Kalapani and other territories should be resolved through high-level diplomatic negotiations between India and Nepal, the government has started necessary homework to gather historical evidences that support its claim that Kalapani and other territories encroached by India originally belonged to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Nepal ‘will not cede even an inch of Nepali territory’ but clarified that the leftist government remains committed to resolving border issues with India through bilateral discussions. Addressing a convention of National Youth Association, the sister wing of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), in the capital on Sunday, Oli also urged India, albeit without calling name, to withdraw its troop from the encroached territory.

PALPA, Nov 16: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the government is all committed to safeguarding every inch of Nepali territory.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Supreme Court on Friday sought an explanation from the government on encroachment of Nepal's territory by India.

Nov 15: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 15, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KHOTANG, Nov 15: School teachers on Friday staged a rally in Khotang district against the encroachment upon Nepali territories including Kalapani and Limpiyadhura by India.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: While urging Nepal and China to resolve the Kalapani issue through dialogue and mutual consultations, China has said that the allegations made by a section of media that China also has encroached Nepali land were “baseless” and aimed at diverting public attention.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: China has expressed hope that Nepal and India will resolve their territorial dispute over Kalapani through friendly negotiations.

KALAPANI: THEN AND NOW

November 14, 2019 12:20 pm

Kalapani, a territory between Nepal and India for many decades, once again made into the newspaper headlines after India released its new political map claiming the land as their territory on Oct 31, 2019.

Safeguarding our territory

November 14, 2019 08:52 am

Nepal may seek British mediation if India does not agree that Limpiadhura is the source of Mahakali River. As last resort, Nepal may also need to knock International Court of Justice

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Two separate writ petitions were filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, demanding that the court order the government to protect the Nepali territories of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Susta.