NEW DELHI, Feb 25: India and Pakistan’s militaries said on Thursday that they had agreed to stop firing along their disputed border in Kashmir, where such gunfire has been frequent in recent months, often killing or maiming people living in the area.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Former Prime Minister, Babu Ram Bhattarai has said that he is ashamed and sad that he has to go India for medical treatment.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: As many as one million doses of the Covishield vaccine to be administered to prevent COVID-19 arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday. Nepal purchased the vaccines from the Serum Institute of India.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Federal Council of Janata Samajwadi Party Baburam Bhattarai is traveling to New Delhi, India for medical treatment. He is leaving for New Delhi today via a Nepal Airlines flight.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that an additional one million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines is scheduled to arrive in Nepal from India on Sunday.

PURVI CHAMPARAN, Feb 12: A high-level investigation has been launched into the murder of a 13-year-old Nepali girl in Kundawa Chainpur Bazar of East Champaran, an Indian district bordering Nepal. A special investigation team formed by the East Champaran District Police Office, under the leadership of Deputy Superintendent of Police Shivendra Kumar Anubhavi, on Thursday conducted a special investigation into the area where the incident took place.

TAPOVAN, India, Feb 10: Rescuers in northern India made a vain attempt on Wednesday to find signs of life using a drone to search for 35 construction workers missing inside a tunnel days after a flash flood swept down a mountain valley destroying dams and bridges.

RUDRAPRAYAG, INDIA, Feb 8: Rescuers in northern India were working Monday to rescue more than three dozen power plant workers trapped in a tunnel after part of a Himalayan glacier broke off and sent a wall of water and debris rushing down the mountain in a disaster that has left 18 people dead and 165 missing.

LUCKNOW, Feb 8: Hundreds of military personnel were deployed in the Indian Himalayas on Monday to help find at least 125 people unaccounted for after a part of a glacier broke away, setting off a torrent of water, rock and dust down a mountain valley.

LUCKNOW, INDIA, Feb 7: Indian authorities launched a search operation Sunday after part of a mountain glacier broke, sending a massive flood of water and debris slamming into two dams and damaging a number of homes. At least three people were killed and 140 were missing.

NEW DELHI, Feb 7: As many as 150 people were feared dead after a Himalayan glacier broke and crashed into an Indian dam early on Sunday, with floods forcing the evacuation of villages downstream.

NEW DELHI, Feb 7: India put many of its northern districts on high alert on Sunday after the “breaking of a part” of a Himalayan glacier, officials said, with people being evacuated due to rising water levels in a river that the glacier feeds.

SRINAGAR, India, Feb 6: India ended an 18-month-long ban on high speed internet services on mobile devices in disputed Kashmir, where opposition to New Delhi has deepened after it revoked the region’s semi-autonomy.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: India has increased its annual grant assistance to Nepal for fiscal year 2021/2022.

NEW DELHI, Feb 1: Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday unveiled the budget for fiscal 2021-22, that aims to shore up an economy badly-hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

MUMBAI, Jan 31: India plans to introduce a law to ban private cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and put in place a framework for an official digital currency to be issued by the central bank, according to a legislative agenda listed by the government.

NEW DELHI, Jan 31: India’s prime minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday protesters that stormed New Delhi’s Red Fort had caused “insult” to the country, his first public comments on a months-long farmers’ agitation that turned violent this week.

SINGHU, India, Jan 31: India blocked mobile internet services in several areas around New Delhi on Saturday as protesting farmers began a one-day hunger strike after a week of clashes with authorities that left one dead and hundreds injured.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: India has agreed to sell an additional 100 MW of electricity to Nepal. With the new provision, Nepal can now import up to 800 MW of electricity from its southern neighbor.

SINGHU, INDIA, Jan 30: India blocked mobile internet services in several areas around New Delhi on Saturday as protesting farmers began a one-day hunger strike after a week of clashes with authorities that left one dead and hundreds injured.

NEW DELHI, Jan 29:  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country would release more locally made COVID-19 vaccines as New Delhi continues to save the lives of people in other countries by exporting medicines and vaccines.

NEW DELHI, Jan 27: India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Indian Embassy in Kathmandu celebrated the 72nd  Republic  Day of India amidst various functions at the Embassy's premise on Tuesday.

SINGHU, INDIA, Jan 26: Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades and clashed on Tuesday with police in the capital, who fired tear gas to restrain them, shortly after a convoy of tractors trundled through the city’s outskirts.

DELHI, Jan 26: India’s ministry of electronics and information technology has issued fresh notices to make permanent a ban imposed on video app TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June, Indian media reported late on Monday.

NEW DELHI, Jan 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday India was completely self-reliant on coronavirus vaccine supplies as the world’s second-most populous country inoculated more than 1 million people within a week of starting its campaign.

Health Ministry says vaccination drive against COVID-19 will start within a week

Rival faction of the NCP led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal has dragged India into controversy again alleging that PM Oli had dissolved the parliament at India’s behest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The first batch of COVID-19 vaccine left New Delhi for Nepal on Thursday morning.

NEW DELHI, Jan 20: India started delivering coronavirus vaccines to its neighbours on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said, flagging off a drive to garner goodwill in an often fractious region with the first shipment sent to the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.

First batch of vaccines being shipped to Nepal tomorrow

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal is all set to receive COVID-19 vaccine from its neighboring country, India, within a few days, according to the Family Welfare Division under the Department of Health Service.

India has decided to provide a limited amount of ‘Covishield’ for free within a week, according to Indian media outlets

DELHI, Jan 19: India’s homegrown vaccine developer Bharat Biotech has warned people with weaker immunity and other medical conditions that include allergies, fever, or a bleeding disorder to consult a doctor before getting the shot — and if possible avoid the vaccine.

INDIA, Jan 19: Rishabh Pant unleashed a Twenty20-style batting assault to fire India to an incredible three-wicket win in the fourth test decider on Tuesday as Ajinkya Rahane’s injury-ravaged tourists humbled Australia with a 2-1 series triumph.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: As many as 15 laborers who were sleeping near the road were crushed to death by a truck in Gujarat, India on Wednesday morning, according to Indian media reports.

America might use its weight to obligate Nepal to honor TPSA and get the MCC endorsed. India might stand behind. China might warn Nepal against doing that.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that India has kept Nepal under priority to supply vaccines against COVID-19.

NEW DELHI, Jan 16: India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway.

NEW DELHI, Jan 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the “world’s largest” vaccination campaign on Saturday as the populous nation tries to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots.

NEW DELHI, Jan 15: The Indian government will hold new talks with the leaders of tens of thousands of farmers camped on the outskirts of New Delhi for almost two months protesting for the repeal of new agricultural laws they say threaten their livelihoods.

NEW DELHI, Jan 14: India will treat a domestic COVID-19 vaccine “equally” with a prominent global one, even though the homegrown drug’s efficacy has not been proven, and people will have no choice which they one they get, a top government vaccine official told Reuters.

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU, Jan 12: Indian carrier Spicejet carried a large consignment of COVID-19 vaccines from the city of Pune to the capital New Delhi on Tuesday in preparation for what it called the world’s biggest ever inoculation drive.

NEW DELHI, Jan 10: India will start its COVID-19 vaccination drive from Jan. 16 with priority given to about 30 million healthcare and frontline workers, a government statement said on Saturday.

NEW DELHI, Jan 9: India will start its COVID-19 vaccination drive from Jan. 16 with priority given to about 30 million healthcare and frontline workers, a government statement said on Saturday.

NEW DELHI, Jan 9: Ten newborns were killed on Saturday in a massive fire at a hospital in Maharashtra, India’s richest state, a doctor said, as leading politicians expressed grief at the loss of life.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has urged a high caution in view of the detection of bird flu in various states in neighboring India.

NEW DELHI, Jan 6: India is set to roll out a COVID-19 vaccination programme by next week, aiming to cover 300 million people by July, its top health official said in what would be one of the world’s largest inoculation drives against the coronavirus.

While Nepali politicians remain motivated by personal gain, they have kept the great powers off balance. Nepal’s political uncertainties, and the record of multiple leaders shifting their priorities and relationships, have created difficulties for either great power to establish firm linkages with Kathmandu.

BENGALURU, Jan 5: A top executive at an Indian biotechnology company defended its COVID-19 vaccine candidate, approved for emergency use by the government, and said it will produce efficacy data from late-stage trials by March.