KATHMANDU, May 22: War of words between Nepal and India has intensified after Nepal issued a new political map that includes its own territories -- Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura -- controlled unilaterally by the Indian military since the 1960s. At the heart of this tension is the origin of the Kali River (known as the Mahakali River in Nepal) that defines Nepal's western border with India as per the Treaty of Sugauli reached with the East-India Company in 1816.
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, 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 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.
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.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Nepali Congress (NC) is using the ‘good old tactics from KP Oli’s handbook’ as the Kalapani dispute dominates domestic issues amid major political parties’ desperate bid to score political points exploiting the nationalist sentiment.
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.
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.
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.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the House of Representatives (HoR) has directed the government to issue a new political map of Nepal comprising Limpiadhura, one of the major contentious border points with India, a week after the controversy created by a new Indian political map which includes the Nepali territories of Kalapani and Lipulekh.