Nepal-India IGSC meeting concludes

January 14, 2024 13:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 14:  A meeting of the Nepal-India Inter-Governmental Sub-Committee (IGSC) on Trade, Transit and Cooperation to Control Unauthorized Trade concluded in Kathmandu.

JANAKI (Banke), Dec 7: The border pillars along the Nepal-India bordering area in Jamunaha, Banke are being repaired and restored as per the cabinet decision.

JHAPA, Dec 4: The repair of 317 border pillars along the Nepal-India border, spanning from Mechinagar to Gaurigunj in Jhapa, commenced today. The technical team from Bhadrapur-2 battalion of the Armed Police Force initiated the repair of Reference Border Pillar (RP) No. 91/1 under Permanent Border Pillar (PP) 55 in Mechinagar Municipality Ward-7, Satighatta, in a ceremony.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The 17th edition of Nepal-India Joint Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN has begun in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: It has been agreed to reduce the height of Saptakoshi High Dam Multipurpose Project and Sunkoshi Storage Low Diversion Project.

Political party leaders, foreign policy experts describe the statements as unwarranted, undiplomatic, and uncalled for.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nepal and India held the 10th review meeting of the line of credit (LOC) in Kathmandu on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Nepal is looking forward to constructing a dedicated transmission line via Indian land to supply its hydroelectricity to Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, March 18: India has agreed to expand transmission lines along the Nepal-India border towards the Indian side facilitating Nepal for cross-border electricity trade.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Nepal is going to ask India to open the gateway allowing the Himalayan nation to export up to 1,200 MW of electricity to the South Asian giant.

Striking A Balance In Nepal-India Trade

January 29, 2023 09:00 am

Nepal engages in international trade with as many as 141 countries of the world. However, the country has a trade deficit with 113 of these countries. Neighboring India is Nepal’s biggest trade partner. However, the trade between the two countries is highly in favor of India.

KATHMANDU, September 24: Nepal and India have consented to take into a final conclusion the detailed project report (DPR) of the much-awaited Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project in the next six months.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The Joint Secretary level meeting of Nepal and India has started. The two-day meeting between the joint secretaries of the two countries started in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, August 30: The Indian government is considering allowing Nepal to use two additional ports — Mundra Port in Gujarat and Dhamra Port in Odisha — by revising the bilateral transit treaty.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepal and India have signed and exchanged six Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) and Agreements during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lumbini.

MAHENDRANAGAR, April 22: An Indo-Nepal coordination meeting concluded at Mahendranagar of Kanchanpur today agreed to seal the Nepal-India border points in the district for 48 hours in view of the local level elections.

PM Deuba in India

April 1, 2022 16:27 pm

KATHMANDU, March 1: Leading a Nepali delegation including four government ministers, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reached New Delhi for a three-day visit to India at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Amid uproar in Nepal over the ongoing road construction by India in Lipulekh area, India has said that established inter-governmental mechanisms are appropriate for communication and dialogue to resolve the boundary issue.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The ruling CPN (Unified Socialist) party has protested against the recent remarks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Indian government is further expanding the road to the Lipulekh area — a Nepali territory currently under Indian control.

KATHMANDU, OCT 16: Nepal is taking on India in the final game of the 13th edition of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Football Championship at 8:45 PM tonight.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The Rail Service owned by Nepal Railway Company will now have access to Kolkata and Haldia ports of India and use Indian Rail Services to trade with third countries.

DHANGADI, July 9: Nepali workers have started returning to India for employment again after two months of enforced prohibitory orders inside the country. Thousands of Nepali citizens have started flocking the Gauriphanta and Banbasa border checkpoints to enter India, blaming unemployment inside Nepal for their search for jobs in the neighboring country.

Nepal is an independent and sovereign nation and can manage its own internal affairs. However, from time to time, complaints are heard that India has directly interfered in Nepal's internal affairs.

KATHMANDU, May 11: The government has permitted Nepali nationals in India to enter Nepal from 13 different entry points at different places along the Nepal-India border.

Transport fare for rail service proposed

February 10, 2021 16:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Transport fare for the Kurtha-Jaynagar railway would be determined as per the fare fixed by the government. Nepal Railway Company Limited has sent a proposal in this regard to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport as preparation is underway to operate the railway service on Kurtha-Jayanagar sector.

FM Gyawali flying Delhi tomorrow

January 13, 2021 08:43 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali is visiting India on Thursday to take part in Joint Commission (JC) Meeting between India and Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Nepal and India are sitting for a talk next week to take forward the process of materializing the energy banking between two countries.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The fourth Nepal-India Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting on Railway Cooperation was held on Friday via video-conferencing.

Can Nepalis hope that the visit of General Naravane will be instrumental in resolving border controversies between Nepal and India? The onus is on Indian side.

Assessing military diplomacy

November 1, 2020 04:44 am

Naravane’s visit has been seen as a significant event as it comes at a time when relations between India and Nepal are at low ends especially after Nepal issued a new map.

Nepal must work to avoid becoming a pawn at the hands of either of its two neighbors or going against them to please any powers.

Nepal published its revised ‘political and administrative map’ incorporating the frontiers of Lipulek-Kalapani-Limpiyadhura in May this year. The map has been approved through parliamentary voting unanimously to pave the way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s revised map. It has been authenticated by the office of the president. Ever since, the new map is in official use.

When you have facts and historical evidence on your side for a piece of land that actually belongs to you, there should be no dispute on who that land belongs to. Strangely, Nepal has had to face this situation for over sixty years for over 380 square kilometres of Nepali land, which its southern neighbour claims as its own and some places of which it has been occupying as well. The Limpiyadhura-Lipu Lekh-Kalapani region in Nepal's western frontier has remained a seed of occasional discord between Nepal and India for many years now. Nepali side has always stood for resolving the issue through diplomatic and bilateral negotiations. The Indian side has not been very forthcoming about it.

The government of Nepal recently endorsed a new political map of Nepal by including the Limpiadhura region. This move came days after the government of India inaugurated a road linking India to Tibet of China through Lipulek, which forms part of the Limpiadhura region.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Lawmakers have demanded that the government provide information regarding its preparations to tackle the issue of the construction of a link road by the southern neighbor India upto Tibet through the Nepali territory of Lipulekh.

BANKE, March 31: Nepali migrant workers coming from various places of India are found illegally entering Nepal through clandestine routes, posing health risks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, March 25: The government has decided to allow Nepali nationals stranded along the Nepal-India border because of the lock down to enter Nepal for just this once on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 22: The government has announced that all types of passenger movement would be suspended through the Nepal-India and Nepal-China border points from tomorrow morning to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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.

Redraw the boundary

November 10, 2019 03:00 am

Indian officials often complain, in conversations with Nepali media, that despite doing so much for Nepal, Nepalis still hold anti-India sentiments. At times, they tend to suggest that Nepal has been an ungrateful neighbor. No doubt, with India, Nepal has had historical cultural, social and people-to-people ties.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the Motihari—Amalekhgunj cross-border petroleum pipeline via a video conference from their respective offices on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The fifth Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting began in Kathmandu on Wednesday evening.

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KATHMANDU, June 22: India's Ministry of External Affairs has said that there are discussions taking place between India and Nepal to hold the fifth Joint Commission Meeting at the foreign minister level.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Nepal has urged India to hold the fifth meeting of the Joint Commission at the foreign minister level at the earliest.

NEW DELHI, March 27: Nepal and China may be getting closer for mutual economic and trade gains but their emerging relationship is "not at all at the cost of India", Nepal's Ambassador to India Nilambar Acharya said Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: India and Nepal are all set to sign an agreement to cooperate on biodiversity conservation, including the transboundary conservation of species like the Indian rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis), Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) and Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), Indian media reported on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The Indian government on Friday introduced transshipment procedure using the Electronic Cargo Tracking System, a new procedure facilitating the transport of Nepal bound transit containers from Kolkata/Haldia port.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Nepal has proposed India to allow two more ports to do business with third countries, senior government officials said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The age-old Nepal-India relations should be further deepened and strengthened as per the need of the new developments.