One particular dam project, the $2.5-billion Budhi Gandaki project, on a river by the same name in central-western Nepal, is increasingly becoming the centrepiece of this tug-of-war between Delhi and Beijing.

NEPALGUNJ, August 16: Every monsoon season, locals  of the tarai region worry about flood water diverted from barrages, dams and embankments constructed by India. One such structure is Laxampur dam, which, along with the Kalkalawa embankment,  has been causing floods in the Bagauda area of Banke district.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: CPN-UML Vice Chairman Bhim Rawal has said that 15 various Indian dams and embankments near the Nepal-India border, the Indian river-linking project and the exploitation of the Chure area and river banks have caused the flood disaster in the tarai.

SURKHET, August 14: Former Prime Minister and senior CPN-UML leader Jhalanath Khanal said on Monday that Indian dams that have been built in breach of international law along the Nepal-India border have caused flooding on the Nepali side.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Eight years ago, during his first visit to India as the prime minister of Nepal, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had gone to observe the Tehri dam in Uttarakhand state.