BIARRITZ, 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.

NEW DELHI, Aug 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the people of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday that elections would soon be held in the state for the local assembly, two days after the government’s decision to end special status for the state and split it into two union territories.

NEW DELHI, July 23: India denied that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked U.S. President Donald Trump to help mediate with Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir, saying there could be no talks until Pakistan ended cross-border terrorism.

NEW DELHI, June 6: There is no bilateral meeting planned between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan at a regional summit next week, India’s foreign ministry spokesman Rajeev Kumar said on Thursday.

The Modi ripples

June 6, 2019 01:00 am

When two elephants make love, the Tibetans get squeezed out from India and, it will not be a matter of surprise if the problem is shifted to Nepal

Dance of democracy

June 5, 2019 01:00 am

Considering that Nepal only recently adopted secularism, that too without broad consensus across the political spectrum, political discourse is expected to shift to Hindu State

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NEW DELHI, May 28: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second term in office after responding to a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces in troubled Kashmir with an airstrike inside Pakistan, allowing him to turn voters’ attention away from the country’s highest unemployment rate in decades.

KATHMANDU, May 24: As Narendra Modi secures another five-year term after a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections in India, there are high hopes in Nepal that relations between the two countries will further strengthen even as there were some hiccups during his previous stint as prime minister.

KOPPAL/SHIKRAWA, May 17: Every morning around dawn, dozens of people gather by the dusty banks of a stream snaking through Shikrawa village, two hours south of India’s capital, New Delhi, to do the same thing: defecate in the open.

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NEW DELHI, April 4: If Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins this spring’s general election, as is widely expected, it will also be another massive victory for the marketing machine created to amplify Brand Modi into every Indian living room.

India’s ruling party has suffered a setback in elections to five state assemblies, handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest loss since taking office in 2014, and just months before national elections. According to results announced by India’s Election Commission, the opposition Congress party was a clear winner in Chhattisgarh state and fell one seat short of a majority in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. With a regional party offering support, the Congress party is set to rule all three states, replacing Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Prolonged delay on the part of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in receiving the joint report prepared by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG), formed earlier to recommend measures to improve Nepal-India relations, has raised serious doubts in Kathmandu about New Delhi's commitment to implementing the EPG's recommendations.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has returned home wrapping 4 days visit to India.

Dahal meets Modi in Delhi

September 9, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Former Prime Minister and chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal held bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Former Prime Minister and Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have jointly inaugurated a 400-bed Nepali-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharmashala  in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 321: Nepal and India  have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Preliminary Engineering-cum-Traffic Survey on Broad Gauge Line between Raxaul and Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the margin of the forth BIMSTED Summit on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged one and all to stand united against terrorism.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The number of Indian tourists visiting Nepal has seen a sharp rise after the recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, according to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) officials.

The Modi ripples

May 24, 2018 01:30 am

Pandering to the masses by playing divisive politics is a cheap way of gaining publicity. Playing victim card forever is no solution to Madhes

INDIA, May 19: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on Saturday a hydroelectric power plant in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting protest from neighbour Pakistan that says the project on a river flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies.

The recent official two-day visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal has been the talk of the town. While both the governments have claimed the visit to be successful, there have been mixed remarks about his visit across the country. In fact, the VVIP motorcade had affected the lives of Kathmandu denizens and social media was flooded with hashtag trends against the blockade imposed by India in 2015.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the recent visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal has taken Nepal-India relations to a new height.

POKHARA, May 13: Locals in Mustang district are excited with the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Muktinath temple, a famous Hindu shrine in the district. On Saturday morning, Modi flew from Kathmandu to Muktinath, spent around one hour at the temple, where he offered worship for around 25 minutes.

Modi meets political leaders

May 13, 2018 08:10 am

Wishes for stability, prosperity and development

KMC felicitates PM Modi

May 13, 2018 08:07 am

KATHMANDU, May 13: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) hosted a civic reception for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya conferred a certificate of felicitation along with a token of love of a 55 kg statue of Lord Buddha and a Nepali traditional woodcraft window with an inbuilt image of a peacock called Ankhijhyal at a program organized at the City Hall.

MUSTANG, May 13: Locals of Mustang offered a grand welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visited Muktinath, a renowned shrine in the mountainous district, on Saturday morning. Modi has become the first Indian PM to visit Muktinath, a temple which is very much revered by Indian pilgrims.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has returned to India after concluding his two day state visit in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nepali people for their combined strengths to rebuild Nepal after the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Watch live as Kathmandu Metropolitan City provides civic felicitation to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met chairperson of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba and other leaders at Hyatt Hotel.

KATHMANDU, May 12: After paying homage at Muktinath Temple early morning today, visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, May 11 : Prime Minister KP Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed to strengthen air, waterways and rail connectivity of Nepal so as to transform Nepal from a landlocked to a land-linked and water-linked country.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two day official visit to Nepal at the invitation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, has landed in Jomsom.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two day visit to Nepal at the invitation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, has left for Jomsom to pay homage to Muktinath Temple on Saturday morning.

MITHILESH YADAVJANAKPUR, May 11The first Nepal visit by Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on August 3, 2014 created a buzz across the country. Modi became the talk of the town. People sang his praise. Four years later, he has made his third visit to Nepal but via a different route.

REPUBLICAJANAKPUR, May 11Chief Minister of Province 2 Lalbabu Raut has said that the struggle against the 'discriminatory constitution' was still underway.Addressing a function organized at Barhabigha grounds in Janakpur to extend a civic reception to the Indian prime minister, Chief Minister Raut, who was speaking in Hindi, argued that the constitution promulgated in 2015 was discriminatory against Madhesi people and that they were still denied the rights of a provincial government as enshrined in the new constitution.

Muktinath ready for Modi visit

May 12, 2018 06:45 am

POKHARA/MUSTANG, May 11: Mustang is all set to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at Muktinath temple.

JANAKPUR, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his two-day official visit to Nepal from holy city of Janakpur on Friday morning stating that the visit is aimed at mending ties with Nepal through the revival of a strong cultural and religious ties that subsists between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has stated that the connectivity is a significant factor for the prosperity of both countries.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly address press conference organized at Dwarika's Hotel.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are holding one-on-one talks at Dwarika’s Hotel in the capital. They are scheduled to officially inaugurate a long-over-due Arun III hydropower project by jointly switching a button on.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day official visit to Nepal, has paid a call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at her official residence in Sheetal Niwas on Friday evening.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid a call on Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun. Prime Minister Modi visited Vice President Pun at the Vice Presidential Office in Jamal.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with the Guard of Honor at the VVIP lounge of the Sainik Manch, Tundikhel.

KATHMANDU, May 11: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on his two day state visit to Npeal from Janakpur today. After spending more than two hours in Janakpur, Modi arrived in Kathmandu where he was welcomed by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has noted down his experiences in the visitors’ book after offering a special puja at Janaki Temple in Janakpurdham.