KATHMANDU, March 23: An Indian court has sentenced Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to two years in prison.

KATHMANDU, July 18: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has described his visit to India ‘fruitful one’.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has said his visit was intended to celebrate and deepen time-honored linkages that have been fostered through centuries and recorded in our long history of inter-mingling. Indian PM Modi is arriving in Nepal today  at the invitation of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

NEW DELHI, Dec 23: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold discussions with state chiefs on Thursday on containing the possible surge of Omicron cases ahead of the festive season, as gatherings in public spaces and markets gain momentum.

MOHRANIYA, India, Nov 22: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have caved in to farmers' demands that he scraps laws they say threaten their livelihoods.

NEW DELHI, Nov 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday he would repeal controversial farm laws that farmers have protested for more than a year, a significant climbdown for the combative leader.

Why don't they like us?

October 29, 2021 06:45 am

For sure, the Indians must worry about their country's security in their neighborhood, including Nepal. However, they should make sure if their worries are founded on the current reality. And they must also understand that only a sovereign and strong Nepal can deliver Indian security expectations, not an unstable and micromanaged one.

NEW DELHI, June 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the Indian federal government would provide COVID-19 vaccines free of charge to all adults from later this month in an effort to turn the tide of a pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands in India.

KOLKATA, India, March 27: Voting began in Assam and West Bengal on Saturday in state elections that will show how support for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding up following a coronavirus-stricken year, and months of protests by farmers against his agricultural reforms.

COX’S BAZAR, March 27: Four people were killed after police fired on protesters who they said attacked a police station in the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong on Friday during a demonstration against a visit to the country by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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.

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

Current border clash between India and China is military manifestations of the domestic and international politics and strategic situation.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: PM Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held 15-min telephone conversation earlier today.

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, July 3: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into the northern Himalayan region of Ladakh on Friday, officials said, weeks after Indian and Chinese troops clashed on their disputed border there, escalating tension between the Asian giants.

MUMBAI, March 29: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the nation’s poor for forgiveness on Sunday, as the economic and human toll from his 21-day nationwide lockdown deepens and criticism mounts about a lack of adequate planning ahead of the decision.

LIVE: SAARC video conference on tackling COVID-19

KATHMANDU, March 13: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the leadership of SAARC nations to chalk out a strong strategy to fight coronavirus.

AHMEDABAD, INDIA, Feb 24: India poured on the pageantry with a joyful, colorful welcome for President Donald Trump on Monday that kicked off a whirlwind 36-hour visit meant to reaffirm U.S.-India ties while providing enviable overseas imagery for a president in a re-election year.

BIARRITZ, Aug 26: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him.

NEW DELHI, Aug 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday that elections would soon be held in the state for the local assembly, two days after the government’s decision to end special status for the state and split it into two union territories.

NEW DELHI, July 23: India denied that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked U.S. President Donald Trump to help mediate with Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir, saying there could be no talks until Pakistan ended cross-border terrorism.

NEW DELHI, June 6: There is no bilateral meeting planned between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan at a regional summit next week, India’s foreign ministry spokesman Rajeev Kumar said on Thursday.

The Modi ripples

June 6, 2019 01:00 am

When two elephants make love, the Tibetans get squeezed out from India and, it will not be a matter of surprise if the problem is shifted to Nepal

Dance of democracy

June 5, 2019 01:00 am

Considering that Nepal only recently adopted secularism, that too without broad consensus across the political spectrum, political discourse is expected to shift to Hindu State

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NEW DELHI, May 28: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second term in office after responding to a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces in troubled Kashmir with an airstrike inside Pakistan, allowing him to turn voters’ attention away from the country’s highest unemployment rate in decades.

KATHMANDU, May 24: As Narendra Modi secures another five-year term after a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections in India, there are high hopes in Nepal that relations between the two countries will further strengthen even as there were some hiccups during his previous stint as prime minister.

KOPPAL/SHIKRAWA, May 17: Every morning around dawn, dozens of people gather by the dusty banks of a stream snaking through Shikrawa village, two hours south of India’s capital, New Delhi, to do the same thing: defecate in the open.

April 11: 6 things to know by 6 PM

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NEW DELHI, April 4: If Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins this spring’s general election, as is widely expected, it will also be another massive victory for the marketing machine created to amplify Brand Modi into every Indian living room.

India’s ruling party has suffered a setback in elections to five state assemblies, handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest loss since taking office in 2014, and just months before national elections. According to results announced by India’s Election Commission, the opposition Congress party was a clear winner in Chhattisgarh state and fell one seat short of a majority in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. With a regional party offering support, the Congress party is set to rule all three states, replacing Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Prolonged delay on the part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in receiving the joint report prepared by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), formed earlier to recommend measures to improve Nepal-India relations, has raised serious doubts in Kathmandu about New Delhi's commitment to implementing the EPG's recommendations.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has returned home wrapping 4 days visit to India.

Dahal meets Modi in Delhi

September 9, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Former Prime Minister and chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal held bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Former Prime Minister and Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have jointly inaugurated a 400-bed Nepali-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharmashala  in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 321: Nepal and India  have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey on Broad Gauge Line between Raxaul and Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the margin of the forth BIMSTED Summit on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged one and all to stand united against terrorism.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The number of Indian tourists visiting Nepal has seen a sharp rise after the recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, according to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) officials.

The Modi ripples

May 24, 2018 01:30 am

Pandering to the masses by playing divisive politics is a cheap way of gaining publicity. Playing victim card forever is no solution to Madhes

INDIA, May 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on Saturday a hydroelectric power plant in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting protest from neighbour Pakistan that says the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.

The recent official two-day visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal has been the talk of the town. While both the governments have claimed the visit to be successful, there have been mixed remarks about his visit across the country. In fact, the VVIP motorcade had affected the lives of Kathmandu denizens and social media was flooded with hashtag trends against the blockade imposed by India in 2015.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the recent visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal has taken Nepal-India relations to a new height.

POKHARA, May 13: Locals in Mustang district are excited with the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Muktinath temple, a famous Hindu shrine in the district. On Saturday morning, Modi flew from Kathmandu to Muktinath, spent around one hour at the temple, where he offered worship for around 25 minutes.

Modi meets political leaders

May 13, 2018 08:10 am

Wishes for stability, prosperity and development

KMC felicitates PM Modi

May 13, 2018 08:07 am

KATHMANDU, May 13: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) hosted a civic reception for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya conferred a certificate of felicitation along with a token of love of a 55 kg statue of Lord Buddha and a Nepali traditional woodcraft window with an inbuilt image of a peacock called Ankhijhyal at a program organized at the City Hall.

MUSTANG, May 13: Locals of Mustang offered a grand welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visited Muktinath, a renowned shrine in the mountainous district, on Saturday morning. Modi has become the first Indian PM to visit Muktinath, a temple which is very much revered by Indian pilgrims.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned to India after concluding his two day state visit in Nepal.