South Africa were all out for 162, conceding a first innings deficit of 335 runs, on day three of the third and final test against India in Ranchi on Monday.

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 20: India said on Sunday two soldiers and a civilian were killed in cross-border shelling with Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, while Islamabad said six died on its side, making it one of the deadliest days since New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s special status in August.

NEW DELHI, Oct 14: India has barred public gatherings in the town of Ayodhya as the Supreme Court started hearing final arguments on Monday to decide whether a Hindu temple should be built on the ruins of a mosque in a long-running dispute.

The Chinese-Indian trade relationship

October 13, 2019 00:00 am

The Chinese-Indian trade relationship

Way to resolve Kashmir issue

October 3, 2019 01:00 am

Curfew should be lifted, detainees should be released and the world community must give the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir

BARDIYA, Oct 1: After his grandfather’s skin ailment was cured with medicines provided by an Indian networking firm, Avash Chaudhari of Govindapur village, Bardiya became a fan of the company and its products. The 18-year-old believes that the firm, Oriens Networking Company, has cures for all types of disease, including cancer. “My grandfather had been suffering since long back, but their medicine, which cost us Rs 4,000, cured him of his disease,” he said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Goal celebration cost Bangladesh the title of SAFF U-18 Championship, as it gave away the final game to India after being limited to nine players when the scorer was shown a second yellow card of the game.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Visit Nepal Year 2020 Secretariat has targeted increasing tourist arrivals from neighboring India and China by 100,000 each in 2020.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: India and Bangladesh will be vying for their first title when they take on each other in the final of the SAFF U-18 Championship in Kathmandu on Sunday.

India builds school in Kathmandu

September 29, 2019 08:13 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Deputy Chief of Mission of the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, Dr Ajay Kumar, inaugurated the building of Kuleshwar Awas Secondary School in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-14.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 28: Insisting he wasn’t making a threat, Pakistan’s leader denounced his Indian counterpart on Friday and warned that any war between the nuclear rivals could “have consequences for the world.” India’s prime minister took the opposite approach, skipping any mention at the United Nations of his government’s crackdown in the disputed region of Kashmir.

NEW YORK, Sep 28: Foreign ministers of India and Pakistan avoided each other at an informal meeting of SAARC foreign ministers in New York on Thursday, dashing hopes that the much-awaited meeting amid heightened Indo-Pak tensions could pave the way for icebreaker dialogue between the two countries.

MUZAFFARABAD/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept 27: As Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan prepares to deliver another appeal to the world to address the situation in Kashmir, he faces the risk that rising anger in his country’s portion of the disputed region could spiral into a confrontation with India.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Bangladesh has advanced into the semifinals of the SAFF U-18 Championship after holding strong Indian side to a goalless draw on Monday. Bangladesh held the 2015 finalist to secure the semifinal spot.

By now, most people have accepted that climate change is real, and that it is happening. What we can't all agree on though, is what the main cause is.

ISLAMABAD, Sept 15: Pakistan has summoned diplomats from Afghanistan and India after several shooting incidents along two different borders killed four Pakistani soldiers and a civilian woman.

India’s car sales slump

September 15, 2019 00:05 am

India’s auto industry has borne the brunt of a year-long liquidity squeeze that has triggered large-scale job losses. The auto sector usually enjoys a spending boost ahead of the country’s annual Navratri and Diwali festivities, but in August production was cut by almost 30 per cent from a year earlier, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). “The automotive industry employees 37 million people directly and indirectly,” SIAM President Rajan Wadhera said. SIAM estimates that the auto sector has already lost 300,000 jobs. “Another million are at risk,” said Wadhera.

NEW DELHI, Sept 11: India are unlikely to make it to their first World Cup finals this time around but a 0-0 draw in Doha against Asian champions Qatar in 2022 qualifying on Tuesday has filled them with pride.

BARA, Sept 11: The prime ministers of Nepal and India jointly inaugurated the trans-border petroleum pipeline constructed from Motihari of India to Amlekhgunj of Nepal on Tuesday.

Testing times

September 3, 2019 01:30 am

With the new developments in Kashmir, Nepal may have to listen to and deal with the pressures and persuasions from India, China and Pakistan, all at the same time

India’s Chandrayaan 2 mission hopes to confirm evidence of water ice and essential minerals in the lunar crust. Eternally dark craters at the south pole are believed to hold vast quantities of water. Chandrayaan 2 has successfully carried out a series of manoeuvres to change its elliptical orbit around the Moon to a circular orbit, passing over the lunar poles at a distance of about 100km from the surface.

NEW DELHI, Aug 31: At least 12 people were killed and around 50 injured after a series of explosions at a chemical factory in Maharashtra on Saturday, hospital officials and police said.

GUWAHATI, INDIA, Aug 31: Nearly 2 million people have been left off a list of citizens released on Saturday in India’s northeastern state of Assam, after a mammoth years-long exercise to check illegal immigration that critics said targeted the region’s Muslim minority.

ISLAMABAD, Aug 30: Cities around Pakistan came to a standstill on Friday as tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets in a government-led demonstration of solidarity with the disputed region of Kashmir, after India revoked its autonomy this month.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal U-15 football team has reached the final of ongoing South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-15 Championship.

NEW DELHI, Aug 29: Just before midnight on the eve of the biggest political change in Indian-administered Kashmir in decades, authorities shut down internet access, mobile and landline phones and cable TV in the disputed region home to 12.5 million people.

Aug 29: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

August 29, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

NEW DELHI, Aug 29: India’s two main ports said on Thursday they had been warned by the coastguard and intelligence officials that Pakistan-trained commandos have entered Indian waters to carry out underwater attacks on port facilities.

ISLAMABAD, Aug 27: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering a complete closure of air space to India and blocking Indian land trade to Afghanistan via Pakistan, the minister for science and technology said on Twitter.

NEW YORK, Aug 27:  Making a Grand Slam main draw debut against Roger Federer at a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium would have been overwhelming for many players but unheralded Indian Sumit Nagal handled the occasion like a seasoned veteran, earning a string of new admirers at the U.S. Open.

BIARRITZ, France, 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.

As Kashmir burns

August 25, 2019 01:25 am

Kashmir Valley includes territories under control of India, Pakistan and China. It has a history of being ruled by outsiders with different faiths—Hinduism and Islam particularly. In 1819, it came under Sikh kingdom of Punjab while Ranjit was the king then under the Hindu Dogra rulers in 1846. The Sikh kingdom defeated by the East-India Company, which sold it to the Raja of Jammu, Gulab Singh. King Hari Singh, the descendant of Gulab Singh, later signed annexation treaty with the Union of India.

RAUTAHAT, Aug 24: Locals are worried about possible flooding and inundation again during the next monsoon season as the Indian authorities in the area bordering Rautahat district have started quietly repairing an embankment that was largely responsible for flooding and inundation on the Nepal side of the border last month.

Bringing peace in Kashmir

August 24, 2019 01:30 am

India and Pakistan should engage in dialogue with or without external mediation to find lasting solution of Kashmir problem

Aug 23: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

August 23, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Nepal and India have agreed to expedite work on a detailed project report (DPR) for the Raxaul-Kathmandu cross-border railway and on the construction of three additional cross-border rail lines connecting with the Nepali border towns of Kakarbhitta, Bhairahawa and Nepalgunj.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Nepal and India have agreed to address the inundation issues caused by obstruction of the natural flow of water along with the border areas.

In photos: Indian MEA calls on PM Oli

August 21, 2019 15:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Indian Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday afternoon at Baluwatar.

NEW DELHI, August 20:  U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan on Monday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

SRINAGAR, August 20:  For more than a week, the young men of Soura, a densely populated enclave in Kashmir’s main city of Srinagar, have been taking turns to maintain an around-the-clock vigil at the entry points to their neighborhood.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: While refraining from taking a stand on India's recent move on Kashmir, Nepal has expressed a desire to see India and Pakistan resolve the disputed issue through peaceful dialogue.

More than windmills in South Asia

August 20, 2019 00:30 am

With the end of the Soviet military presence in Afghanistan in February 1989 and the end of Cold War, the US chose to reconsider its stance toward both India and Pakistan

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Monday said that Nepal is closely following the evolving situation in Indian-controlled Kashmir after India abrogated Articles 370 and 35A of the constitution earlier this month.

Indian MEA to arrive on Aug 21

August 18, 2019 22:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Indian Minister for External Affairs Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will arrive in Kathmandu on August 21.

NEW DELHI, Aug 18: A Hindu nationalist group close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has stepped up criticism of Chinese telecom equipment makers, warning that their presence in India posed “an unacceptable securit

August 15, 2019, marks the 73rd Independence Day of India. In 1947, when India broke away from the shackles of British rule, it was unprepared, uneducated and poor.

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 15: The U.N. Security Council is due to meet behind-closed-doors on Friday at the request of China and Pakistan to discuss India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats said.

BARAMULLA, Aug 15: My car moved within a column of Indian army vehicles and a cloud of dust. On a normal day, it would have been a smooth journey from the airport in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, to my family home in the northern town of Baramulla.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has said that Nepal and India should focus on new projects, dropping joint projects that have not gathered pace even after a long time.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 15: Stray cattle have become a significant source of worry for the locals of Nepalgunj these days.