KATHMANDU, August 1: The government is preparing to send the newly updated map of Nepal to the international community including the southern neighbour India.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Nepal has asked Dharchula local administration of India not to bar the Nepali authorities from entering Gunji, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura.

KATHMANDU, July 27: India has asked Nepal's Darchula District Administration to bar the Nepali people from entering Gunji, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura, the three Nepali territories which have long been occupied by Indian security forces.

KATHMANDU, July 9: It has been revealed that India has sent a diplomatic note to Nepal, protesting against Kathmandu’s decision to endorse through parliament a new political map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura, Nepali territories currently controlled and occupied by India.

With Nepali parliament unanimously passing the constitution amendment for a new political map in the national emblem, Nepal-India relation is on a new and uncharted territory. The amendment included territories controlled by India since the Sino-India war in 1962, the area known as Kalapani, also inclusive of Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura. The constitution revision was passed by over two thirds majority and without any dissent.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Following the unanimous endorsement of the second constitution amendment bill by both houses of the federal parliament on Thursday, the government has already updated the country's national emblem with a new political map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura. It is now in the process to replace the national emblem in all official documents including official letterheads, stamps, passports and citizenship certificates.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Hours after Nepal's National Assembly unanimously endorsed the constitution amendment bill to pave the way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura, India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that it has "noted" the development.

KATHMANDU, June 18: National Assembly, the upper house of parliament, on Thursday unanimously endorsed the constitution amendment bill to pave way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa and Inspector General (IG) of Armed Police Force (APF) Shailendra Khanal on Wednesday visited a border outpost (BOP) of the APF at Chhangru of Byas rural municipality in Darchula.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that any misunderstanding between India and Nepal will be sorted through dialogue.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The House of Representatives (HoR) is all set to endorse the constitution amendment bill today to pave way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map which includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The House of Representatives (HoR) is all set to endorse the constitution amendment bill today to pave way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map which includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane who earlier last month accused Nepal of raising the Lipu Lekh issue "at the behest of someone else," has softened his stance toward Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 12: At a time when the Modi-led Indian government is ignoring Nepal's repeated calls for holding talks on boundary issues, the Indian National Congress, the opposition party of India, on Thursday stressed the need for holding dialogue between the two countries for the same.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that India has encroached Nepali territory by stationing its army personnel in Kalapani region.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the border issue between Nepal and India will be resolved through the talks.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The constitution amendment bill on the new political map of the country tabled earlier in the federal parliament has been published in the Nepal Gazette for information to the public.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has officially decided to extend its support to the constitution amendment bill related to the new political map of the country put forth by the government in parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Nepal has recently unveiled its updated map incorporating the ‘encroached’ region of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh. Gunji, Nabhi and Kuti villages are also retrieved in the newly released map of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the Nepal government is awaiting dates for holding talks with India on the border-related issues.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Prime Minister K P Oli has urged top leaders of all political parties represented in the parliament to unanimously endorse the constitution amendment bill that recognizes the government's decision to include Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura as Nepali territory.

Accept the truth

May 26, 2020 15:33 pm

Hawkish interview of Vijay Jolly, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), regarding the Indian encroachment of Kalapani area of Nepal calls everybody to revisit historical facts. He did not mention historical facts supporting India's claim during his fiery interview with Nepali Radio Network on May 22 with Rishi Dhamala. Agreements between Nepal and the British India, including the Treaty of Sugauli and its supplement, letters, administrative practices and subsequently published maps of Nepal, evidently show Nepal's sovereignty over the area of Limpiyadhura, Lipu Lekh and Kalapani (LLK) in Darchula district of Nepal.

Republica’s Subhash Ghimire and Nagarik’s Gunraj Luitel sat for an extensive conversation with Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali at his office in Singha Durbar on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 22: War of words between Nepal and India has intensified after Nepal issued a new political map that includes its own territories -- Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura -- controlled unilaterally by the Indian military since the 1960s. At the heart of this tension is the origin of the Kali River (known as the Mahakali River in Nepal) that defines Nepal's western border with India as per the Treaty of Sugauli reached with the East-India Company in 1816.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The government on Friday registered a bill at the Parliament Secretariat so as to amend the country’s constitution to replace Nepal's old map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map released recently.

KATHMANDU, May 20: In its first official reaction to the move of Nepal to introduce new political map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura, India has said it will not accept the 'artificial enlargement of territorial claims'.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Nepal government has released the revised political and administrative map of Nepal that incorporates Limpiyadhura, Lipu Lekh and Kalapani, the territories encroached by India.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that China has clarified that its agreement with India to open a link road through the Lipu Lekh pass does not affect the outstanding boundary questions between Nepal and India.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) have welcomed the government decision to issue a revised political map of Nepal by integrating Limpiyadhura, Lipu Lekh and Kalapani areas encroached upon by India.

KATHMANDU, May 19 : The government on Monday endorsed a new political map that includes Kalapani and Limpiyadhura territories that are currently controlled by India. A cabinet meeting held at the official residence of the Prime Minister in Baluwatar took a decision to this effect.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Sajha Party has asked the government to open only specific border points between Nepal and India and erect barbed wire fences along the rest of the border without putting the cross-border movement of people living in the bordering areas in any difficulty.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Friday accused Nepal of raising the Lipu Lekh issue at the behest of someone else.

Dr Ramesh Kumar Dhungel is a prominent historian who worked with historical manuscripts in the British Library speaks on Lipulekh border dispute between Nepal and India. He explains ways to resolve this issue and strengthen the friendly ties between Nepal and India.

KATHMANDU, May 12: A contingent of Armed Police Force, Nepal is leaving the Lipulekh area for border security after the Indian side unilaterally constructed the road.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali handed a letter of protest to Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, on Monday.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The Nepal government is soon establishing an Armed Police Force border outpost (BoP) near Kalapni, a Nepali territory that has been occupied by India for several decades.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Youths affiliated to the ‘Save the Border’ campaign and students affiliated to Nepal Students’ Union (NSU) staged a demonstration in the capital on Monday against the border encroachment by India in the Kalapani region.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Sunday said that the Indian government has been continuously ignoring Nepal's call for holding talks to resolve border issues.

DHANGADHI, May 10: Nepalis around the world came down heavily upon India’s act of constructing a strategic link road connecting Dharchula of the Indian State of Uttarakhand with the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China via the Lipulekh Pass, a Nepali territory. They took to social media to protest against the Indian move and also demanded that India return the Nepali territories of Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh

KALAPANI: THEN AND NOW

May 10, 2020 07:50 am

Kalapani, a territory between Nepal and India for many decades, once again made into the newspaper headlines after India released its new political map claiming the land as their territory on Oct 31, 2019.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Nepal has strongly objected to the construction of a strategic link road by the Indian government connecting Dharchula of the Indian State of Uttarakhand with the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) of China via the Lipulekh Pass, a Nepali territory.

HETAUDA, Feb 23: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' has said that Nepal has been able to make a good impact in the international forum with significant improvement in the state of law and order in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The government of Nepal informed the Supreme Court recently that it has already asked the Indian government to amend the political map and return the Nepali territories including Kalapani and Lipulekh encroached by the Indian side.

DPM Pokhrel to inspect Kalapani area

February 16, 2020 12:57 pm

DARCHULA, Feb 16: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel is scheduled to inspect Kalapani area in Darchula district, a disputed area between Nepal and India, today.

Global Balancing for Kalapani

January 13, 2020 09:28 am

Dark water emerges from the springs of this remote valley in the mountains, a land of exquisite beauty, a land under military occupation for decades.

Negotiate with evidence

January 7, 2020 09:16 am

The inclusion of Kalapani land in the new official political map of India followed President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Mamallapuram of India for an informal summit meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October, 2019.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Even as there has been huge public outcry here against the inclusion of Kalapani and other territories in India’s new political map, the Indian side has reiterated its stance that the map ‘accurately’ depicts the sovereign territory of India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The upper house of parliament on Thursday directed the government to settle boundary issues with India, unanimously endorsing a resolution motion that demands the reclaiming of the Nepali territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura from encroachment by the Indian side.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The National Assembly on Thursday endorsed a parliamentary stricture on India's encroachment upon Nepali territories including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura.

SC seeks original map of Nepal

January 2, 2020 08:33 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The Supreme Court has sought the original map of Nepal exchanged with India during the signing of the Sugauli Treaty in 1816 that defines the border between Nepal and India.