KATHMANDU, July 24: India has announced a grant amount of INR 7 billion to be provided to Nepal in the current Fiscal Year (FY), which is more than INR 500 million of the last FY.

JHAPA, July 23: Kakarvitta, a key transit point in Jhapa of eastern Nepal, exported cash crops including cardamom, tea leaves, ginger, and broom grass worth over Rs 15.33 billion in the fiscal year 2081/82 BS (2023-24).

KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal will face India today in a crucial match of the ACC Women’s Asia Cup Cricket.

India’s goods exports rose for the third successive month this June, growing 2.55% to $35.2 billion. Imports grew 5% to $56.2 billion, receding from May’s seven-month peak of nearly $62 billion. The trade deficit, despite rising 9.4% from last June, has cooled slightly from the previous month.

KATHMANDU, July 19: A long-awaited tripartite agreement among Nepal, India and Bangladesh to carry out cross-border electricity trade is likely to be materialized soon.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Nepal is gearing up for a significant development in its energy sector as energy ministers from Bangladesh and India plan to visit Nepal on July 28 to finalize an electricity trade agreement.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Russia has taken serious note of India's call to end the recruitment of Indians as support staff to the Russian military and ensure the return of those still operating in the force, Indian media reported on Tuesday.

LUCKNOW, July 3: At least 107 people were crushed to death at a Hindu religious gathering in northern India on Tuesday, with many others injured, a senior government official said.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Undefeated India emerged as the champions of the ICC T-20 World Cup Cricket 2024 after a thrilling victory over South Africa by 7 runs.

KATHMANDU, June 29: India and South Africa are set to face off today in the ICC T20 World Cup final.

KATHMANDU, June 27: A new telecom law has come into effect in India, imposing strict regulations on mobile service providers and their customers. According to the Telecommunications Act 2023, which came into force on June 26, an individual in India cannot have more than nine SIM cards registered in their name.

KATHMANDU, June 24: A defense agreement has been signed between India and Bangladesh to exchange cooperation in the sectors of maritime security, ocean, economy, space and telecommunications.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Cricket fans are eagerly anticipating the clash between two of the most renowned rivals in the history of the sport, India and Pakistan, as they compete in the ICC T20 World Cup today.

KATHMANDU, June 6: India has beaten Ireland in the ICC T20 Men's World Cup Cricket.

KATHMANDU, June 5: India is playing their first match against Ireland today in the ICC T20 World Cup. India will compete against Ireland in today’s match to be held in Nassau County, New York, USA.

NEW DELHI, June 4: India began counting more than 640 million votes Tuesday in the world’s largest democratic exercise, which was widely expected to return Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a third term after a decade in power.

MALÉ, Maldives, May 11: India pulled out its last remaining soldiers stationed in the Maldives on Friday, meeting a deadline for their withdrawal that had strained ties between the two neighbors.

The decision by the Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ government in Nepal to depict the contested India-Nepal-China tri-junction on its currency notes injects a new challenge into New Delhi's relations with Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, May 5: India has expressed discontent over the Nepal government's recent decision to feature the country’s new map on Rs 100 notes. Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam (S) Jaishankar expressed dissatisfaction, labeling Nepal's move as unilateral.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Embassy of India, Kathmandu in collaboration with the Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) and Nepal India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NICCI) organized a Post Investment Summit India-Nepal B2B Meet in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

JANAKPURDHAM, April 24: A fierce fire ravaged Matihani Municipality-6 in Mahottari, destroying more than 70 houses on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 20: A foundation stone was laid on Friday for the construction of Shree Himalaya Secondary School Building at Byas rural municipality-6, Darchula. The project is funded by the Government of India and its tender cost amounts to Rs.28.20 million.

The world’s largest elections begin this weekend in India, amid claims that the race to lead the country has already been won. If Narendra Modi were to secure a third term with a big parliamentary majority, his achievement would match that of the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Whatever the outcome, the loser has been Indian democracy. Unlike Mr Nehru, who anonymously criticised his own leadership, Mr Modi has little time for his opponents.

NEW DELHI, April 19: Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that’s a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country’s leader.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Former Foreign Secretary of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, has underscored the importance of India's strategic relations with neighboring countries, particularly highlighting the ongoing electricity cooperation with Nepal.

KATHMANDU: India has donated 35 ambulances and 66 school buses to various districts across Nepal, enhancing the local infrastructure in health and education sectors.

BAITADI, April 14: The Jhulaghat border crossing point with India will be closed from Tuesday. The border transit point is going to be closed in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in India, said Chief District Officer of Baitadi, Bhimkant Sharma.

KATHMANDU, April 12: As locally produced honey struggles to find a market, farmers are facing dire circumstances, with some even contemplating leaving the honey harvesting industry altogether. The disappointment stems from Indian honey dominating the Nepali market, leaving indigenous honey unsold.

KATHMANDU, April 11: India has engaged in the natural rubber trade since 1902 and ranks as the world’s sixth-largest rubber producer.

GUNTUR, India (AP) — There’s a pungent odor on Ratna Raju’s farm that he says is protecting his crops from the unpredictable and extreme weather that’s become more frequent with human-caused climate change.

On September 25, 1768, and August 15, 1947, respectively, India and Nepal were formally established. It's evident that Nepal is more than 178 years older than India. It is critical that India and Nepal fortify their unique political, social, and economic ties. India and Nepal have traditionally engaged in economic cooperation.

NEW DELHI, April 4: At least five people were killed and 16 others injured in an explosion at a pharmaceutical company in the southern Indian state of Telangana, police said Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Police arrested two individuals 16 years after they fled, having trafficked three young women into flesh trade in India, selling them for Rs 100,000 each. The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police conducted the arrests in Kathmandu.

New Delhi and Washington appear to be squaring off for a fight over the U.S. expressing its concerns about the Modi government’s actions ahead of the general election. After the U.S. State Department spokesperson first made a comment on the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) summoned the acting Deputy Chief of the U.S. mission in Delhi and sternly called on the U.S. to desist from interfering in India’s internal affairs.

KATHMANDU, March 29: After a long dilly-dallying, India finally renewed the electricity trade agreement with Nepal for the next three months, putting forth its conditions on electricity exports to Nepal.

The stage is set for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in India, with 543 seats up for grabs. Scheduled to begin on April 19 and conclude on June 1, the elections will unfold over seven phases, with results slated to be out on June 4. Prime Minister Modi has already kicked off his campaign, aiming for a repeat of his landslide victories in 2014 and 2019.

KATHMANDU, March 27: India has refused to provide a grant of about Rs 17 billion as per the agreement reached between the two countries to build two petroleum pipelines and a fuel storage facility in Nepal. The state-owned Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is reluctant to proceed with the project with grants as per the agreement reached with India during Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s official visit in May last year.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The mayor of Dhangadhi sub-metropolitan city, Gopal Hamal, has asked for help in searching for his daughter, who has gone out of contact from the Indian city of Goa.

KATHMANDU, March 26: India has unexpectedly extended its indefinite ban on onion exports, contrary to traders' expectations. The Indian government, in light of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, issued a notice prolonging the export ban until further notice.

The quick, if not hasty, filling up of two vacancies in the Election Commission of India (ECI) has attracted justified criticism. The multi-member body got two new members within days of the resignation of Arun Goel, an Election Commissioner (EC) whose appointment itself came in the midst of a Constitution Bench hearing for a truly independent process of selecting members of the panel that conducts and supervises India’s elections

KATHMANDU, March 22: Minister for Urban Development of Nepal Dhan Bahadur Budha, and Naveen Srivastava, Ambassador of India to Nepal, jointly inaugurated a new building of Shree Jestha Varna Mahavihar in Lalitpur.

With great respect and honour for the sacred relationship that exists between India and Bhutan and to help further strengthen the existing relationship, I would like to put forward the following urgent matters to you with the expectation that these matters could find some space during your meeting with Bhutan's monarch and political leaders.

NEW DELHI, March 16: India announced Saturday that national polls would begin on April 19, with Hindu-nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly favoured to win a third term in the world's biggest democracy.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The foreign ministers of India and China have congratulated Nepal’s newly-appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayankaji Shrestha.

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has implemented a controversial citizenship law that has been widely criticized for excluding Muslims, a minority community whose concerns have heightened under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government.

KATHMANDU, March 11: A video message of three Nepalis who joined the Russian Army pleading for rescue from India has been released.

NEW DELHI (AP) — The woman in the Instagram video appeared shaken. Her face was swollen and bruised. Sitting beside her husband, she began recounting her ordeal.

BHAIRAHAWA (Rupandehi), March 6: Nepali entrepreneurs have sought the government’s support in the export of Nepali products to India.

KATHMANDU, Feb 29: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) paid as high as Rs 16 per unit to import electricity from India to meet the energy demand in the dry season this year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 29: Nepal's tourism sector could experience growth by attracting a percentage of tourists from neighboring India and China.