NEW HAVEN – Until recently, we were regularly confronted with images of drowned migrants floating in the waters separating poorer countries from richer ones, from the Rio Grande to the Mediterranean. And although COVID-19 now dominates the news, the pandemic’s economic fallout is likely to exacerbate the global inequalities that drive migration.
KATHMANDU, Nov 7: A day after Nepal strongly objected to a recently-released Indian political map that placed Nepali territory Kalapani inside India, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday claimed that the map is accurate.
BUTWAL, Aug 26: Police arrested Krishna Gurung of Pokhara from Nawalpur for smuggling drugs last Friday. Gurung, a local of Lekhnath Municipality, used to smuggle drugs from Indian towns near Rupandehi border to Pokhara and other cities.
KATHMANDU, July 15: While venting their ire against the Indian authorities for unilaterally constructing causeways along the border with Nepal, lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) as well as the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have urged the government to take necessary diplomatic initiatives to resolve the problem of flooding and inundation caused by the unilaterally built ‘embankment-like roads’ by the Indian side along the border.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 29: The Tatopani border point, Nepal's vital and the oldest trading point with the northern neighbor China that was closed following the April 2015 earthquakes, is set to reopen from Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, May 24: While stating that construction of the trans-border railway between Nepal and China through high-altitude mountain terrain is not an ‘easy job’, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi has said that they have the determination to implement the project even as it requires further ‘scientific studies’.
MUGU, May 9: In the absence of security personnel, the border police post in Karmarong Rural Municipality-2 of Mugu, which is adjoined to the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, has turned into a shed for cattle since last November.
Of late, initiatives aimed at increasing connectivity with our dear neighbor are going on in full swing. As per media reports, work is on to develop a broad-gauge rail link connecting Jayanagar of India with Janakpur of Nepal. There are also plans to connect Biratnagar with Jogbani, Jalpaiguri with Kakarbhitta, Nautanwa with Bhairawa, Nepalgunj with the bordering Indian territory and Kathmandu with Raxaul via rail links.
RAUTAHAT, March 21: In order to avoid serious crimes during the festival of Holi, the District Police Office (DPO), Rautahat, tightened security and deployed two trained dogs at the border on Wednesday.
TIKAPUR, Jan 22: Locals of Tikapur have accused India of attempting to encroach upon the land in the Nepali territory by shifting the border pillar of Khatrola in, Tikapur Municipality-9 in Kailali district. They said India is conspiring to shift the pillar number 704/5.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Indian is planning to construct 44 strategic roads along the border with China to ensure quick mobilization of troops in case of a conflict, media reports said quoting the Indian government agencies.
BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 11: Once again, the Indian markets are jam-packed with Nepalis. Because of the Dashain festival, people from the border areas and even remote towns and villages of Nepal are making trips to their nearest Indian market across the border. 'Low price and better quality' pulls them to the 'other's land'.
KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara has commended the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) where Nepal joined last year to be one of the most important for international cooperation.
Aug 20: Brazil has called in troops to its border with Venezuela after residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima drove out Venezuelan immigrants from their improvised camps, amid growing regional tensions. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil over the past three years as they seek to escape the economic, political and social crisis gripping their country.
RASUWA, Aug 4: Vehicular movement at Rasuwagadhi, the international business border with China has been halted for the month of Shrawan. The bridge at Ghattekhola in Gosainkunda rural municipality-2 has been damaged due to a landslide.
LAHAN, July 31: In the last week of June, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police arrested Mahesh Basnet with a huge cache of drugs from Kathmandu. Police recovered different types of injections, liquid and tablets from Basnet.
NEW JERSEY, July 30: President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
RASUWA, July 28: The District Administration Office, Rasuwa has prohibited movement of transport trucks exceeding locad capacity of five tonnes towards Rasuwagadi. The prohibitory order was put in place from yesterday after a bridge at Ghatte River at Gosaikunda rural municipality-2 suffered damage by landslide.
UNITED STATES, July 27: About 1,400 children of some 2,500 separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border have been reunited with their families, the U.S. government said in a court filing on Thursday.
ILAM, July 26: While border disputes along the no-man's-land in eastern Nepal have continued for years, the government authorities are yet to make any concrete effort to resolve the issue with the southern neighbor, India.
SAN DIEGO, July 20: The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.
LIMA, July 17: Peru arrested more than 50 people on Monday, the majority Colombian, as part of an operation against drug trafficking in a jungle border province where dissident former Marxist FARC rebels have reportedly taken refuge.
SAN DIEGO, July 7: A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific cases.
LAS VEGAS, June 24: President Donald Trump defended his tough stance on immigrants crossing the U.S. border with Mexico on Saturday, praising his administration for a job well done and saying his approach will make the United States stronger.
TEXAS, June 22: Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump’s reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them.
TEXAS, June 22: The U.S. government wrestled with the ramifications Thursday of President Donald Trump’s move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on immigration reform.
PANCHTHAR, June 15: In Yangwarak Rural Municipality, which lies in the northern part of Panchthar district, there is an old small building. 'Border Administration Office' is written on a signboard nearby the building but the letters are almost rubbed out. The Nepali national flag there is also worn out.
BHIMDUTTANAGAR, June 8: Nepal Police with the help of the Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (Border Security Force) rescued 18 children including six minors from Gaddachauki transit point at the Nepal-India border on Thursday.
LUCKNOW, INDIA, May 30: As fuel prices have risen to historic highs, people living along the Indo-Nepal border areas of Uttar Pradesh have found out a new way to cope with the fuel prices: they are smuggling in petrol and diesel from neighbouring Nepal.
ILAM, May 29: The obstruction in export Nepali tea has continued at the border, leading to severe inconvenience to tea farmers and entrepreneurs. They are still unable to export their products from the eastern border at Panityanki, Jhapa forcing them to use alternative border points that incur more expenses.
TIKAPUR, May 25: People in the bordering villages of Kailali district have been consuming substandard salt which is smuggled into the country from India via the porous border. Indians have been supplying the non-iodized salt in the bordering villages on their bicycles.