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Nepal is a priority under India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy: Indian PM Modi (rep 19/07/2024)

Nepal, India and Bangladesh to sign electricity trade deal on July 28 : Nepal and Bangladesh will finalise the deal six years after they reached an understanding on energy cooperation, by Seema Tamang (kp 18/07/2024)

Integrated check-in service begins for Indian tourists : The new facility opened last Wednesday at the Belahiya border point, reducing the hassles of Indian tourists driving through. Earlier, they faced multiple checks, by Dipendra Baduwal (kp 18/07/2024)

Bhanu Jayanti: Nepali, a language of shared identity, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (ae 12/07/2024)

Nepal, India expanding infrastructure for cross-border power trade (ae 10/07/2024)

Economic Impact of Indian Labour Migration in Nepal, by Narayan Kumar Shrestha (rep 24/06/2024)

UML's Irrelevant View on Nepal-India Open Border : Borders with hostile nations should be fortified with barbed wire; the Nepal-India border should connect rather than divide, by Randhir Chaudhary (rep 23/06/2024)

Prioritise cooperation over conflict : India should not be too suspicious of Nepal’s relations with China and other Western powers, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 21/06/2024)

Challenges of being on the Indian periphery : Nepal cannot count on the remaining 'Bharatmatako Mutu' with Premier Modi’s Agnipath scheme on stream, by CK Lal (kp 19/06/2024)

400 border pillars repaired in Parsa (rn 19/06/2024)

India’s Polls And 'Neighbour First' Policy, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 14/06/2024)

Dahal reminds Indian leaders of past agreements : Says he called for activating bilateral mechanism to resolve border disputes. Also discussed SAARC rejuvenation, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 11/06/2024)

Modi 3.0 won’t bring much change in India’s Nepal policy: Ex-envoy Saran : Speaking at an event in Kathmandu, the former Indian ambassador to Nepal did not criticise Modi’s foreign policy but was cautious with his views (kp 11/06/2024), Neighborhood-First policy needs to reach grassroots: Shyam Saran (rep 11/06/2024), Will India's Nepal Policy Change?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 11/06/2024)

India’s Lok Sabha Elections and Hindu Nationalism in Nepal, by Hrishita Badu (rep 10/06/2024)

PM Dahal and Indian PM Modi hold talks in New Delhi (kh 10/06/2024), Indian Minister Jaishankar ensures swift implementation of agreements with PM Dahal (kh 10/06/2024), PM Dahal meets Indian President (rep 10/06/2024)

Dahal leaving for Delhi today to attend Indian Prime Minister Modi’s swearing-in : A small team of officials to accompany the prime minister as there is no bilateral business apart from the ceremony (kp 09/06/2024)

Modi 3.0: All eyes on India’s Nepal, peripheral policies : SAARC revival, scrapping of Agnipath recruitment scheme possible, but no apparent change in overall Nepal policy, by Anil Giri (kp 07/06/2024)

People in Nepal-India border areas face hardships : Despite having land ownership certificates, the local residents cannot use their land for collateral for bank loans due to border disputes, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 02/06/2024)

Nepal delays lab test of Indian spice brands MDH and Everest : Importers are said to have recalled the products from markets, but many online shopping sites show the spices in stock (kp 02/06/2024)

Nepal to roll out QR code system in India by mid-July : The central bank has suggested capping payments made via quick QR code for Nepali nationals in India at IRs100,000 monthly (kp 24/05/2024)

Nepal-India relations : Dispute over new currency, by Keshab Poudel (sp 24/05/2024)

Reimagining India-Nepal ties: The decade that was and the road ahead : As the current government in India completes its second stint in power, the timing is opportune to reflect on the trajectory that the bilateral relationship has taken up in the past decade, by Shivam Shekhawat (ae 21/05/2024)

#NeighborhoodFirst is a two-way street : A week in #India-#Nepal relations full of highlights and silence amidst frenzy of sensationalism reminds that two civilizationally linked—open border states must do their homework in letter and spirit to unlock shared potential before it’s too late and monkeys erode their unique heritage of “Sanatan Dharma” and people-to-people relations using their expectation gap, by Navita Shrikant (ae 20/05/2024)

35 Nepali workers held captive in Kashmir rescued : Those rescued are from Mahottari, Sarlahi and Dhanusha district (kp 16/05/2024)

Traders happy as Nepalgunj ICP comes into operation : India built the facility with a grant of Rs3.2 billion and handed it over to Nepal on Monday, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 12/05/2024)

Boundary disputes with India will be resolved through talks: DPM : Shrestha doesn’t comment on the government decision to replace the map on the 100 rupee note with the new one (kp 07/05/2024)

Indian Govt lifts ban on onion exports; imposes minimum export price of USD 550/tonne (rep 05/05/2024), India lifts onion export ban but traders say price in Nepal could double : The neighbour shifted onion export from ‘prohibited’ to ‘free’ but imposed a minimum export price of $550 per tonne, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/05/2024)

Govt approves proposal to feature new Nepal map that includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura on 100 rupee note (rep 03/05/2024), Nepal unilaterally decided to incorporate a new political map of Nepal on 100 rupee banknotes: Indian Foreign Minister (kh 05/05/2024)

BJP invites five Nepali parties for election campaign observation (kh 01/05/2024), Nepali leaders fly to New Delhi following BJP’s invitation (kh02/05/2024)

Neighbours India and China make tall promises at Nepal Investment Summit : Beijing plans to open flights to Pokhara and Bhairahawa airports, announces visa fee exemption for Nepali travellers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/04/2024)

Ilam by-election: Nepal-India border to be 'sealed' from midnight today (rep 24/04/2024)

Eastern border checkpoints remain closed for election in India (kh 24/04/2024)

Geoeconomics of alternative energy : Political negotiations can help Nepal benefit from Chinese power projects as long as India is kept out of the arrangement, by CK Lal (kp 24/04/2024) [Be sure, this would be contrary to US power interests!]

Nepalgunj-based integrated customs point to begin operations in two weeks (kh 23/04/2024)

Nepal to test Indian spice brands for pesticides after Hong Kong, Singapore ban : Consumer rights activists demand immediate recall of the tainted products, by Arjun Poudel (kp 23/04/2024), Spiked spices : A safer food system that prioritises the well-being of consumers is the need of the hour (kp 26/04/2024)

India stops tea-laden Nepali trucks on border for lab tests : Nepali traders suspect geopolitics after the Indian government recently ordered its customs to sample every single batch of Nepali tea destined for India, by Parbat Portel (kp 22/04/2024), Indian customs releases trucks carrying Nepali tea, halted across Kakarbhitta (rep 24/04/2024)

Nepal’s polical crossroads: Struggles, strategies, and Indo-Nepal equation (kh 20/04/2024)

Central bank panel proposes monthly QR code payment limit at IRs100,000 for Nepalis in India : But the limit does not apply for payments to be made for services in hotels, hospitals and chemist shops in India, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/04/2024)

Jhulaghat transit point to be closed from Tuesday (kh 14/04/2024)

16 border pillars missing in Nepal-India border Banke (kh 13/04/2024)

Enhancing the Political and Socio Economic Ties Between India and Nepal, by Prem Lal Joshi (rep 08/04/2024)

INC pledges to re-establish special ties with Nepal (ae 08/04/2024)

Indian side vows to combat cross-border drug trafficking (kh 07/04/2024)

Nepal proposes mutual customs assistance with India :Agreements will allow for exchange of information, intelligence, and documents, ultimately helping the countries prevent growing customs offences (kp 07/04/2024)

Trust-building is critical for Nepal and India : India has become Nepal’s main source of inbound tourists and a major contributor to the country’s tourism industry’s earnings, by Prem Lal Joshi (ae 03/04/2024)

India renews electricity export permission for three months : The southern neighbour agrees to provide 554MW whereas Nepal wants 650MW, by Seema Tamang (kp 29/03/2024)

India dilly-dallying on subsidy agreement for petroleum pipeline projects with Nepal, by Dilip Paudel (rep 26/03/2024)

India temporarily lifts BIS quality mark requirement for plywood imports from Nepal (rep 16/03/2024)

Nepal’s Southern Border Has Become An Open Regional Crossroads, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 15/03/2024), Barbwire borders : As boundary walls go up around the world, the open Nepal-India border should be a model, Chandra Kishore (nt 15/03/2024)

Prachanda Is The Right Choice For India In Nepal : For Delhi, Prachanda Is The Right Horse To Back While Keeping Deuba In The Stable, by Ashok K Mehta (sp 10/05/2024)

Nepal, Bangladesh want dedicated grid. Will India comply? As India sees power and power infrastructure as strategic assets, it will be hard to convince New Delhi, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/03/2024)

Pokhara epicentre of Sino-Indian rivalry : The Great Game between China and India is being played out in this scenic tourism capital, by Durga Rana Magar (nt 08/03/2024)

Indian ambassador calls on Foreign Affairs Minister Shrestha (kh 07/03/2024), India’s policy towards Nepal remains unchanged: Envoy. Indian Ambassador Naveen Srivastava says India is ready to support Nepal as well as increase its investment in the future (kp 08/03/2024)

Raisina, Ram and Nepal : Nepali politicians old and new are competing to pay homage to the BJP’s brand of religious politics, by Biswas Baral (kp 04/03/2024)

Nepal paying 29 percent higher tariff for electricity imports from India than its exports to southern neighbor : The NEA paid as high as Rs 16 per unit for imported electricity in this dry season (rep 29/02/2024)

Nepal proposes Team of Experts’ term extension to finalise Pancheshwar DPR : The fate of the bilateral project hangs in the balance as the two sides are yet to agree on issues of water and cost-sharing, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/02/2024)

Foreign Minister Saud meets Indian counterpart (kh 24/02/2024)

Foreign Minister Saud leaving for India today (kh 21/02/2024)

Chinese lighter smuggling thrives after Indian ban : Since June last year, pocket lighters, gas-fuelled, non-refillable or refillable cigarette lighters costing below IRs20 have been banned by India, by Parbat Portel (kp 21/02/2024)

Nepali nationals granted access to Indian SIM cards (kh 20/02/2024)

India lifts ban on onion export (rep 18/02/2024)

Nepal and India expedite preparation to start cross-border digital payment system (rep 16/02/2024)

India denies Nepal joint venture to build cross-border grids on its territory : India section of the Butwal-Gorakhpur line is being built by a joint venture of Nepal Electricity Authority and the Power Grid Corporation of India. The two countries have agreed to build the 120 km power line by March 2025, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/02/2024)

Resolving border issues through dialogue : Nepalis are curious why India is unwilling to talk about the unresolved border issue, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (kp 05/02/2024)

Electricity trade deal with India divides stakeholders in Nepal : Supreme Court orders the government to explain why the 10,000 MW export agreement’s implementation should not be halted, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/02/2024)

India allocates grant of INR 6.50 billion, an increment of INR 1 billion to Nepal for the current FY (rep 01/02/2024)

Saud stresses political consensus to settle India border dispute : Ratification of 182 strip maps remains on hold since 2007 as Nepal insists on resolving Kalapani and Susta disputes (kp 30/01/2024)

Behind the mega electricity deal : Will exporting 10,000 MW of hydropower to India lead to long-term growth and prosperity in the sector?, by Bishal Thapa (kp 26/01/2024)

Nepal-India Relations: Search for a New Paradigm, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (rep 26/01/2024)

Nepal to raise its concerns about the DPR of Raxaul-Kathmandu railway : A team from India’s Konkan Railway Corporation is scheduled to visit Kathmandu later this month to give a presentation on the final location survey of the project, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/01/2024)

Weeks after auto-renewal of trade treaty with India, Nepal wants revision : The bilateral trade treaty was automatically renewed in November without addressing several of Nepal’s concerns, by Krishana Prasain (kp 15/01/2024), Nepal-India agree to revisit bilateral trade treaty : The two countries have not amended the 14-year-old clauses in the treaty (rep 16/01/2024)

India-Nepal IGSC meeting concludes (kh 14/01/2024)

Navigating The River of Doubts: The Evolving Dynamics Of India-Nepal Water Relations : The specter of the 1996 Mahakali Treaty, a controversial water-sharing agreement, casts a shadow over the present, by Arup Rajouria (sp 12/01/2024)

Nepal Visit of Jaishankar: Pashupatinath At The Forefront : After finishing all of his formal meetings and negotiations, he worshiped at Pashupatinath Temple, emphasizing the significance of India's cultural links with Nepal, by Keshab Poudel (sp 12/01/2024)

A Breakthrough : Nepal And India Have Agreed To Increase The Capacity Of The Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur Transmission Line (sp 12/01/2024)

UML skeptic, RSP remains ‘assured’ over Indian grant of Rs 20 crore, by Gyanu Ghimire (kh 12/01/2024)

All border issues besides Kalapani, Limpiyadhura, Lipulek, and Susta resolved: Foreign Minister Saud (kh 12/01/2024) [The border issues mentioned have not been clarified! Are there any others?]

hal defends deals signed during Jaishankar’s visit : On increased grant from India for small projects, the prime minister says other countries too have been spending in Nepal similarly (kp 11/01/2024) [However, this does not release you from your obligation to provide citizens with detailed information!]

What is India’s high impact development project? (ae 08/01/2024)

Nepal’s hydroelectricity is vital for India’s energy mix : We must maximise hydropower generation to replace fossil fuels in our market and help the neighbours in their clean energy transition., interview with Dinesh Ghimire (kp 08/01/2024)

Onion smuggling thrives after Indian export ban : The staple has become expensive in Nepal. Due to the price differences in Nepal and India, it has become a lucrative business for smugglers, insiders say (kp 08/04/2024)

Nepal, India agree to strengthen power transmission system (rep 07/01/2024), Nepal and India to explore potential of more high-capacity electricity transmission lines : The move comes on the heels of the signing of a long-term agreement under which the southern neighbour will buy 10,000MW electricity in 10 years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/01/2024)

Economic Diplomacy: Call for a Paradigm Shift in Nepal’s Perception of India (kh 07/01/2024)

Jaishankar in Nepal: Some big deals—and a little controversy : Opposition leaders rap decision to allow Indian funding for small projects saying that it violates constitution, by Anil Giri (kp 06/01/2024)

India’s export quota on non-basmati rice to Nepal comes with slew of restrictions : Rice importers say under the current quota arrangement, imported rice will be dearer by over 30 percent in the local market (kp 05/01/2024)

Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar expresses displeasure over simultaneous Chinese officials' visit to Nepal (rep) [??? Nepal should not receive politicians from other countries at least one week before and after a political visit from India? What arrogance!]

New Nepal-India Agreement allows India to directly fund projects up to Rs 200 million (rep 05/01/2024)

Civil society group urges govt to exercise caution in agreements with India (rep 04/01/2024), Nepali citizens express concerns about agreements with India (with full text) (nlt 04/01/2024), Former PM Khanal denounces Dahal-led government’s agreement with India as “anti-national” (kh 05/01/2024), Nepal and India review relations, sign 10,000MW power export deal : Delhi grants Rs10 billion for reconstruction of structures destroyed in Nov 3 earthquake, by Anil Giri (kp 05/01/2024)

UML may secure six seats in NA election if it backs TRC bill (kh 04/01/2024)

Nepal, India sign four agreements during Joint Commission meeting (rep 04/01/2024)

Significance of Jaishankar’s visit, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 04/01/2024)

Nepal and India ink historic pact for 10,000 megawatts electricity exchange (kh 04/01/2024), India unwilling to talk boundary, but Nepal plans to bring it up : Seventh Nepal-India joint commission meeting starts in Kathmandu today, by Anil Giri (kp 04/01/2024), Pancheshwar project awaits political decision : Nepal wants India to bear the cost of water it does not use. The neighbour has rejected the proposal, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/01/2024), Nepal to seek new air route during JC meeting with India, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 04/01/2024)

Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar arrives in Kathmandu (nlt 04/01/2024), Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar’s visit to Nepal: Uncovering the schedule (kh 04/01/2024)

Nepali producers await India’s nod to export cement : Manufacturers say it has been nearly a year since India stopped issuing the IS mark to Nepali cement citing n)o apparent reason (kp 01/01/2024)

Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar to visit Nepal on January 4 (kh 29/12/2023)

India allows Nepal to import rice on quota basis : On Sunday, the supply ministry published a notice requesting Nepali importers to approach the Indian state-owned supplier (kp 26/12/2023)

Policy dialogue held on small-scale aid in borderland and cross-border ties (nlt 23/12/2023)

Indian telco officials in Nepal to discuss payment dispute : The Indian bandwidth providers have threatened to cut internet services from December 31 if Nepali ISPs failed to clear the dues (kp 23/12/2023)

Nepal to request India for onion supply : Officials say they are also discussing with importers the possibility of importing the vegetable from China and Pakistan (kp 19/12/2023)

Nepali tourists ranked 7th among foreign visitors to India in 2022 (rep 19/12/2023)

Fate of Pancheshwar project hangs in balance with Nepal and India yet to bridge differences : Though the two sides agreed in early June to conclude the detailed project report (DPR) of the multipurpose project within three months, breakthrough continues to elude them, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/12/2023)

Brand Image Of Modi And Upcoming Poll (rn 13/12/2023)

Indian telcos threaten to suspend internet bandwidth to Nepal : Warning follows failure of Nepali private internet firms to clear dues with Tata and Airtel, the bandwidth providers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 12/12/2023)

Nepal-India Cultural Festival in Lumbini aims to strengthen ties: Minister Kirati (kh 09/12/2023)

India imposes ban on onion exports until March 2024 (kh 08/12/2023), After wheat, rice and sugar, India bans onion exports : Friday’s ban, according to the market observers, would send the price of the vegetable to over Rs200 per kg in Nepal’s retail market. It is already in short supply (kp  09/12/2023)

India to provide 20 metric tons of rice as aid to earthquake victims in Nepal (kh 08/12/2023)

Nepal-India joint commission to meet next month, after a gap of three years : S Jaishankar will visit Kathmandu for the most important bilateral mechanism’s meeting between two countries, by Anil Giri (kp 07/12/2023)

Nepal loses on auto-renewal of trade treaty with India : According to a SAWTEE research, Nepal can’t afford to provide tariff-free access to heavily subsidised agricultural products from India, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/12/2023)

India for hiking budget for each small project in Nepal to Rs240 million : Proposal comes amid growing financial aid to Nepal from China and the US, by Anil Giri (kp 06/12/2023)

Nepal-India border pillars repair begins in Kailali and Kanchanpur : Nepal’s Armed Police Force is responsible for repairing odd-numbered border pillars while India’s Seema Suraksha Bal is tasked with maintaining those with even numbers, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 06/12/2023)

Nepal-India digital payment system launch delayed : Nepali officials attribute the delay to Indian banks, which have yet to update the mobile apps to incorporate Nepal’s payment features, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/12/2023)

Repair of Nepal-India border posts begins (rep 04/12/2023)

Nepal, India hold Projects Portfolio Performance Review Meeting (rep 01/12/2023)

India’s Development Initiatives in Nepal: Kapilvastu witnesses inauguration of school projects (kh 27/11/2023)

Nepal seeks to lower Indian content need for credit projects : Kathmandu wants to bring down requirement for Indian line of credit projects to 30 percent from the existing 50 (kp 27/11/202)

Dahal’s Delhi ‘darshan’ : Holding the decisive votes, Dahal was the kingmaker. Delhi thought ‘they could do business’ with him, by Biswas Baral (kp 27/11/2023)

Politicians, experts discuss various aspects of Nepal-India relations : Participants said there is a trust deficit between Nepal and India, and that there has to be diversification and decentralization of diplomacy (nlt 25/11/2023)

Little progress after Prime Minister Dahal’s India visit, say observers : Call for a pragmatic approach to problem-solving and regular meetings (kp 25/11/2023)

Nepal's Inconstant Neighborhood Policy : There is widespread perception that Nepal is on track to losing credibility with both the neighbors, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 25/11/2023)

17th Edition of ‘Suryakiran’: Nepal-India Joint Military Exercise set to commence in India from Friday (kh 22/11/2023), 17th Edition of Nepal-India Joint Military exercise commences in Pithoragarh (kh 25/11/2023)

India hands over fourth tranche of earthquake relief support to Nepal (kh 21/11/2023)

Dodhara Chandani to be developed as a major transit hub: Foreign Minister Saud (rep 19/11/2023)

Nepal asks India to sit for boundary meeting : In the fifth meeting, Nepal and India had aimed to finish remaining border works by 2022, but there’s been no progress (kp 18/11/2023)

Commerce Treaty with India renewed without amendment (rep 10/11/2023)

India donates third tranche of over 12 tons of relief support to earthquake victims (kh 09/11/2023)

India-Nepal border forces hold talks, discuss ‘mutual issues’ (kh 06/11/2023)

India sends first consignment of relief materials for earthquake victims : The materials worth INR 100 million arrived in Nepalgunj on Sunday (kp06/11/2023)

New Delhi allows export of 25,000 tonnes of sugar to Nepal : Market insiders, however, say Nepal will not be able to import the sweetener ahead of the Tihar festival, which begins next week (kp 04/11/2023)

Nepali workers on their way home robbed in India : The Citizen Help Desk at Gaddachauki reports that five Nepalis returning home for Dashain fell victims to robbery in Haridwar last month, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 03/11/2023)

Nepal and India may sign long-term power trade agreement later this month : The two sides are expected to ink the deal in the next Joint Steering Committee meeting, by Prtihvi Man Shrestha  (kp 02/11/2023)

India's Role in South Asia: Pathways to Regional Prosperity and Peace, by Nabraj Lama (rep 30/10/2023)

Nepal’s power could light more of India after new import rule : As the energy mix is reset, imported hydropower will count in Indian distributors’ renewable energy obligation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/10/2023), India considers allowing imported hydroelectricity from Nepal under its renewable energy count : The new policy of Indian government will facilitate export of more Nepal generated hydropower to India: Experts (rep 29/10/2023)

India lifts ban on rice export, allows export of 95,000 tons of rice to Nepal (rep 18/10/2023), India allows export of 95,000 tonnes of non-basmati rice to Nepal : Nepal had formally asked the Indian government for export quotas of 100,000 tonnes of rice and 50,000 tonnes of sugar in the first week of August, following export curbs by the southern neighbour (kp 19/10/2023)

Nepal, India agree to reduce height of Saptakoshi dam : Authorities from the two countries also reach consensus on relocating re-regulation barrage proposed at Sisauli., by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/10/2023)

Contraband rice flows into Nepal after export ban : Young unemployed men, women and sometimes even the elderly act as carriers for local smugglers, Indian media reports say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/10/2023)

Five Nepalis missing in Sikkim floods come in contact (nlt 15/10/2023)

Indian Prime Minister Modi visits Kalapani region, Nepal uninformed (rep 12/10/2023) [How about PK Dahal also visiting Kalapani?], Nepal takes 'note' of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to disputed Kalapani region (rep 13/10/2023), Uproar in Nepal over Modi’s Kalapani visit : Indian PM breached diplomatic norm visiting Nepali territory without notice: Lawmakers (kp 14/10/2023)

Nepal sells electricity to India at a premium price of Rs 16 per unit due to Tista flooding (rep 11/10/1023)

What does a rising India mean?, by Gopal Khanal (ae 11/10/2023)

10 Nepalis missing in Sikkim (ae 11/10/2023)

Nepal, India fail to finalise Pancheshwar detailed project report : The proposed 6,480-megawatt project has remained in limbo for three decades since the two countries signed the Mahakali Treaty in 1996, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/10/2023), Stuck again : It is not unfair for Nepal to expect more flexibility from India on Pancheshwar project (kp 10/10/2023)

Agreement signed on economic collaboration with Bengal chamber : Nepal-India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NICCI and Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) signed the MOU during the Indo-Pacific Economic Conclave 2023 held in Kolkata (nlt 30/09/2023), NICCI and BCCI forge strategic partnership to boost bilateral economic growth (rep 02/10/2023)

NEA receives permission to sell electricity in India's real-time market (rep 30/09/2023), Nepal allowed to sell power in India’s real time market starting Saturday midnight : NEA officials say that Nepal’s entry into India’s RTM, the first for a South Asian country, helps the country manage demand and supply of electricity properly, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/10/2023)

Indians, Chinese apply to build electric vehicle plants : Automobiles are Nepal’s second largest import after petroleum products in terms of value, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/09/2023)

Exporting electricity using Bihar’s grid to take more time : In late June, Nepal Electricity Authority and PTC India agreed for Nepal to sell 300MW power in the southern market using Bihar transmission infrastructure (kp 24/09/2023)

Implementation of Nepal-India deals reached during PM Dahal’s visit gains momentum (rep 24/09/2023)

Balancing the dragon and the elephant : Nepal needs support from all donor countries and partners for sustained growth, by Pragya Ghimire (kp 22/09/2023)

Enforce SC Verdict On Border Regulation, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rn 22/09/2023), Court vs Government: Nepal-India border regulation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 22/09/2023)

NEA exports power worth over Rs 5.43 billion to India in the first two months of current FY (rep 21/09/2023)

Nepal waits for Indian approval to participate in real-time power trade : NEA says it has already applied for approval through NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/09/2023), Nepal, India reach deal on boosting cross-border power transmission : The two sides agree to the optimum utilisation of high-capacity transmission while completing under-construction low-voltage lines, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/09/2023)

Nepal exporting electricity worth Rs 110 million daily to India (rep 17/09/2023)

Will Nepal and India conclude Pancheshwar project report this time? Experts from the two countries are scheduled to meet on September 29-30. The mega project has been under discussion for over over three decades now., by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/09/2023)

Boundary pillars missing, derelict on Nepal-India border in Kanchanpur : Indian SSB personnel frequently interfere with Nepali villagers when they construct houses or cultivate farmland in the area, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 15/09/2023),

Government ordered to use drones, CCTV cameras on Nepal-India border : Issuing the full text of its April 25, 2021 verdict, the Supreme Court stresses the need for stopping criminal activities taking place along the bordering areas (kp 15/09/2023)

SC orders government to regulate Nepal-India open border (kh 14/09/2023)

Nepal-India digital payment system to launch in Nov : Indian tourists will be spared the hassle of carrying bundles of cash as large banknotes are banned in Nepal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/09/2023)

China, India and Nepal border dispute: Political in the time of trade supremacy, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 05/09/2023)

Indian govt approves purchase of 10,000 MW electricity from Nepal over 10 years (kh 05/09/2023), India Cabinet okays plan to buy Nepal’s 10,000 MW power : Decision follows on Modi’s announcement during Dahal’s India visit. Nepali officials seek to sign an agreement soon, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/09/2023)

India purchasing additional 180 MW of electricity produced in Nepal from Thursday (rep 05/09/2023)

India opens Dhauliganga dam gate (kh 04/09/2023)

Nepal passed over for rice export quotas : Officials say India has not responded to Nepal's request for export quotas of paddy, rice and sugar, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/09/2023)

Neighbours snub Nepal’s new map : Both India and China have refused to recognise the map that Nepal’s Parliament unanimously passed in 2020, by Anil Giri (kp 31/08/2023)

India imposes 20 percent duty on export of ‘parboiled rice,’ price hike of the essential feared in Nepali market (rep 28/08/2023)

Ministry to send team to India to study salt iodisation process : Rise in non-communicable diseases—hyperthyroidism and cardiovascular conditions—are linked to high iodine intake, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/08/2023)

Onion disappears from market as India slaps export tax : Nepal imports almost all its onion requirement from India, and the tax has created shortages in the domestic market, by KLrishana Prasain (kp 23/08/2023)

Nepal exports 670 tons of tomatoes to India (ae 21/08/2023)

Joint commission of Nepal and India to meet by Oct : Official communication is that Minister S Jaishankar will visit Kathmandu after the G-20 Summit in New Delhi, by Anil Giri (kp 19/08/2023)

Grain cart upset, Nepal approaches India/As grain ban starts to bite, Nepal approaches India (ae 17/08/2023)

Indian parliament discusses significance of Neighborhood First Policy, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 14/08/2023)

India likely to fund power line along Postal Highway : Nepal Electricity Authority has sought around $700 million of the unused $750 million line of credit-4 that was meant for post-earthquake reconstruction, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/08/2023)

Nepal sends tomatoes to India, and asks for rice : Since July 20, India has maintained an embargo on non-basmati rice amid the threat of El Niño weather disruptions, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/08/2023)

Hindi-Chini Bhai-Bhai lives on : Despite flare-ups, Indo-China relations continue as usual while India treats Nepal differently, by Deepak Thapa (kp 10/08/2023)

Resounding verdict: Nepalis choose India over China in latest public opinion survey (kh 10/08/2023)

EPG Report In Favour Of Both Nations, by Namrata Sharma (rn 09/08/2023)

Jaishankar: Border Indian states benefit from better connectivity with Nepal : Indian minister claims Modi government’s border infra push has improved Delhi’s relations with its neighbours (kp 09/08/2023)

India bans rice exports, Nepali consumers feel the impact : Price of rice of non-basmati variety has increased by up to Rs 250 per sack in Nepali market after the government of India imposed export ban on July 20, by Kalpana Ghimire (nlt 08/08/2023)

Nepal linked to India’s real-time energy trade : Bar to hydropower projects with Chinese or Pakistani involvement remains in place, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/08/2023)

Nepal awaits India’s decision on several hydropower procurement deals : Despite initialling a 25-year-long inter-governmental framework agreement on selling Nepal’s electricity to the southern neighbour, the agreement is yet to be signed, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/08/2023)

Indian PM Modi holds telephone conversation with PM Dahal (rep 06/08/2023)

Calls grow louder for making EPG report public, one way or the other : Nepal members of the panel and former foreign ministers even advise taking the suggestions to Parliament (kp 05/08/2023), Miffed by New Delhi’s constant demurral, stakeholders in Kathmandu press for making EPG report public, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 06/08/2023), EPG Report Shelved Indefinitely, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 08/08/2023))

Nepal seeks virus seed from India to produce lumpy skin vaccine : More than 50,000 cattle have died and over 1.1 million have been infected by the viral disease in Nepal since April (kp 05/08/2023)

Nepal, India plan ministerial-level joint commission meeting : The joint commission is the highest mechanism that reviews all aspects of bilateral ties and is empowered to take decisions as well as carve out a new blueprint (kp 01/08/2023)

Traders hike rice prices as India orders export halt : New Delhi said it was imposing a ban on the export of non-Basmati white rice to keep its food reserve intact, by Krishana Prasain (kp 30/07/2023)

Delays of Nepal-bound freight trains worry traders : Indian Railways now takes 25 days to transport containers from Visakhapatnam to Birgunj, compared to four to five days previously, by Shankar Acharya (kp 28/07/2023)

India and China’s ruling parties and their relationship with Nepali parties, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 27/07/2023)

India agrees to pump more money into Pancheshwar : A meeting of experts focuses on determining benefits for Nepal and India, to help specify each side’s investment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/07/2023)

Foreign Ministers Meeting (sp 21/07/2023)

India puts up new hurdle to importing electricity from Nepal : New Delhi has asked for financial closure details of projects whose approval process has remained pending for months, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/07/2023)

India gifts 34 ambulances, 50 school buses to Nepal (kh 16/07/2023)

Nepal-India coordination meeting: Jhulaghat checkpoint to be opened regularly from 6:00 am (kh 15/07/2023)

New deal opens door for export of another 300MW electricity to India via Bihar : Nepal will be able to sell 1,100 megawatts subject to approval from Indian authorities, by Prithvi Man Shrestha kp 13/07/2023)

Four High Impact Community Development Projects built with India’s financial assistance Dailekh inaugurated (kh 06/07/2023)

Nepal Must Focus On Sound Diplomacy, by Lok Deep Thapa (rn 30/06/2023)

Parallel military diplomacy : Nepal should seek to retain the status quo with India and promote technical cooperation with China, by Hindu Sanskriti Karki (kp 29/06/2023)

Forging a Stronger Nepal - India Relationship: Overcoming Past Miscalculations, by Nabraj Lama (rep 28/06/2023)

Nepal to sell 200MW under 5-year deal : This is outside the existing sales quota of 452.6MW that India has set, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/06/2023)

Nepal worries about spillages as India delays power export approvals : Nepal is waiting for approvals for 18 projects that were proposed to India over the last two years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/06/2023)

Unraveling the Tapestry: The Nuanced Relations between Nepal and India, by Nabraj Lama (rep 23/06/2023)

The fantasy of border settlement : The Indo-Bangladesh model that Nepali border pundits are calling for is unrealistic and impractical, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 21/06/2023)

Nepal tells its envoy to take up mural issue with India : Lawmakers in parliamentary panel raise concerns over Tarai inundation caused by roads across the border, by Anil Giri (kp 21/06/2023)

Building Stability Through Collaboration Between India, US, and Nepal, by Saurav Raj Pant (kh 20/06/2023) [???]

Nepal-India security ties in the mutable epoch (Part-III), by Binoj Basnyat (ae 20/06/2023)

Digital penetration in Nepal’s geopolitics : As a landlocked country, Nepal depends on India for most of its broadband connection, by Shamar SJB Rana (kp 18/06/2023)

Kathmandu Mayor Balendra Shah urges government to stop screening of Hindi movies unless controversial dialogue omitted : The screening of the movie without removal of the dialogue will cause irreparable damage to Nepal’s nationality and cultural unity, says Shah (kp 17/06/2023), Kathmandu mayor announces ban on Indian film screenings in the city : Mayor Shah says no Indian films will be screened in the city until the ‘objectionable’ line is removed from ‘Adipurush’, by Samuel Chhetri (kp 19/06/2023), Mayor Sampang bans screening of controversial Indian movie ‘Adipurush’ in Dharan (rep 19/06/2023)

Prof Subedi urges political leaders to avoid ad hoc statements on Nepal-India border dispute (rep 14/06/2023)

A Tale Of Two Maps, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 13/06/2023), ‘Akhanda Bharat’ is an attempt of reaping political mileage for BJP in India : South Asia, according to the World Bank, is known as one of the least integrated regions in the world in terms of trade and people-to-people contact. South Asian leaders, however, are less bothered to overcome the situation, by Milan Jung Katuwal (nlt 13/06/2023), Maps and more : When our government adopted a new map of Nepal, not half an eyebrow was raised in New Delhi, by Deepak Thapa (kp 15/06/2023)

Nepal and India to ink long-term energy deal early next week : The plan is to sign it in New Delhi on June 18 when Energy Secretary Dinesh Kumar Ghimire travels to India, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2023)

PM Prachanda’s visit to India & Nepal’s economic necessity, by Saurav Raj Pant (kh 10/06/2023)

Prachanda's visit to India : ‘Incredible Success’, by Keshab Poudel (sp 09/06/2023), India-Nepal power trade agreement : Historical Landmark (sp 09/06/2023)

Nepal-India power play : PM Dahal’s electricity trade deal with India will stop third country involvement in Nepal’s hydropower, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 09/06/2023)

A circuitous route to Beijing : Many strategists in New Delhi often choose to ignore that China is an integral part of South Asia, by CK Lal (kp 07/06/2023)

India-Nepal long-term power trade agreement: Challenges Nepal needs to overcome to benefit from the deal (ae 07/06/2023)

All is not well : Genuine grievances continue to haunt Nepal-India ties, but our institutional lapses must be fixed first, by Anurag Acharya (kp 07/06/2023)

Beyond the optics : India will struggle to win Nepali hearts unless it is seen as working in Nepal’s interest (kp 06/06/2023)

Path to rapprochement, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 05/06/2023)

Dahal’s India visit: A postscript : Mismatch of more reliance on India and people’s desire to break free of its embrace could turn ugly, by Biswas Baral (kp 05/06/2023)

Dahal claims his India visit has built trust : While Nepal’s foreign ministry states the two prime ministers discussed boundary matters, the Indian ministry makes no mention of it (kp 04/06/2023)

Dahal says land swap an option to resolve border issue : Prime minister hints at swapping disputed area to gain land link to Bangladesh via India, by Anil Giri (kp 03/06/2023) [???], PM Modi has offered to settle boundary dispute through talks: PM Dahal : “For the first time, an Indian prime minister has announced in a press conference that the border issue will be resolved through dialogue”, said Dahal (kp 03/06/2023) [interview], One-to-one meetings with Modi helped in reaching deals with India: Dahal. Says didn’t raise EPG report issue not to spoil talks environment (kp 03/06/2023)

India’s revisionist and expansionist mindset : Nepal, whose Lumbini and Kapilvastu region have been incorporated in the mural, has also witnessed protests against the Indian move (nlt 03/06/2023)

Rising Indo-Nepal Cooperation for Development (kh 03/06/2023)

Dahal’s Delhi trip: Some hits, many misses : Energy, connectivity deals forged under pressure. Indian side maintains its old position on the Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project, more positive on power cooperation, by Umesh Chauhan and Rajesh Mishra (kp 02/06/2023), Air route pledge old wine in new bottle, experts say : India had approved air entry route over Mahendranagar for low-level flights in 2018. Thursday’s is mere reiteration, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/06/2023)

Nepal-India relations soaring to Himalayan Heights: Will PM Dahal’s India Visit Cement PM Modi’s assertion?, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 02/06/2023)

Some thoughts on Sagarmatha-bound ties : The Nepalis have begun questioning if a visit to the southern neighbor is mandatory after every change of guard, as if to pay tribute to some emperor, by Devendra Gautam (ae 01/06/2023)

Prachanda-Modi meet in New Delhi: What were the talking points? Nepal PM mentioned boundary matters and additional air entry routes, the points conspicuously absent in the address of Indian PM Narendra Modi (nlt 01/06/2023)

Nepal and India sign seven agreements to boost cooperation in areas, including trade and energy (kh 01/06/2023), PM Dahal and Indian PM Modi commit to resolve border disputes amicably through dialogue (kh 01/06/2023) [First of all, this does not mean anything!], Nepal and India agree on cross-border digital payments (kh 01/06/2023), New Butwal-Gorakhpur Transmission Line launched, by Ramesh Lamsal (rn 01/06/2023), Two petroleum pipelines to be constructed for smooth supply of petroleum products, by Ramesh Lamsal (rn 01/06/2023), Modi announces to import 10, 000 megawatt electricity from Nepal in next 10 years (ae 01/06/2023)

Nepali-speaking Indians stuck in Manipur violence : Although Nepali-speakers are not targets of the fighting tribes, Romani Kumar Paudel was killed in crossfire this week, by Parbat Portel (kp 01/06/2023)

Doval, Kwatra call on Dahal; meeting with Modi today : ‘Breakthrough in boundary dispute unlikely,’ aide to prime minister says. ‘On other issues, India will give us a good hearing’ (kp 01/06/2023), PM Dahal's India visit: Will it be a 'historic' one?, by Kasam Pokhrel (rep 01/06/2023)

Nepal pins hopes on PM’s visit as airports languish : Those in Bhairahawa and Pokhara are said to be unfeasible without entry routes from the west, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/05/2023) [Does international law really allow India to deny this right to Nepal?]

PM’s India Visit: Prioritize resolution of border disputes (rep 31/05/2023)

Dahal heads for India today with a long wish list : The prime minister says he won’t sign any controversial agreements, by Anil Giri (kp 31/05/2023)

Dr Bhattarai warns that bilateral relations may be harmed as India places Nepali territory in its ‘Akhand Bharat’ mural (rep 30/05/2023)

The new world, and Nepal-India ties, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 30/05/2023), PM Dahal’s India visit: What purpose will it serve?, by Gopal Khanal (ae 30/05/2023)

Why PM Dahal should reconsider his India visit, by Akhilesh Tripathi (rep 30/05/2023)

Dealing with a new India : Nepali leaders cannot even list five things, let alone know how to communicate them, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 30/05/2023)

Delhi calling, again : India often fails to show the confidence and magnanimity of a growing regional and global power (kp 29/05/2023)

Charting a New Path: PM Dahal's Imperative Agenda for his India visit, by Nabraj Lama (rep 29/05/2023)

India clears export of 300,000 tonnes of wheat to Nepal : Media reports say India has permitted exports of food grains to Nepal, Indonesia, Senegal and Gambia as part of its economic diplomacy, by Krishana Prasain (kp 29/05/2023)

‘Nepal PM should raise Bhutanese refugee issue with Narendra Modi’ : On the eve of Prachanda’s official visit to India, Global Campaign for the Release of Political Prisoners in Bhutan has asked him to take up refugee issue with his Indian counterpart (nlt 29/05/2023)

Indian Ministry of External Affairs formally informs about PM Dahal’s visit to India (kh 27/05/2023), Prime Minister Dahal’s India visit announced officially, to hold talks with Indian PM Modi on June 1 (kh 27/05/2023), New Delhi and Kathmandu make it official: Nepal PM to visit India from May31-June2 (nlt 27/05/2023), PM’s India visit: Some agreements, soft-pedalling of contentious issues : Kathmandu and New Delhi officially announce the visit, which is Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s first official trip since assuming office in December last year, by Anil Giri (kp 28/05/2023)

Several Rituals Or One Fruitful : Instead of performing a ritual, leadership in Nepal and India needs to change preexisting narratives that are founded on suspicion of one another, by Keshab Poudel (sp 26/05/2023)

PM Dahal likely to embark on three-day India visit on May 31 (kh 25/05/2023), PM Dahal’s upcoming visit to India: Energy sector cooperation high on agenda (ae 25/05/2023), Energy deals expected during Dahal’s India visit, says Foreign Minister Saud : Both sides reportedly working to find entry route via Indian skies to ease flights from Bhairahawa international airport, by Anil Giri (kp 26/05/2023)

Is the EPG report dead and buried? India has refused to accept the report prepared by a joint team of eight experts five years ago. Some Indian diplomats find faults with its recommendations, by Anil Giri (kp 25/05/2023), Travesty of eminence : The prime ministers of Nepal and India should have the courtesy to jointly receive the EPG report (kp 26/05/2023)

Nepal, India Must Exalt Bilateral Ties, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 24/05/2023)

Nepal-India ties in the transforming world (Part-I), by Binoj Basnyat (ae 23/05/2023)

What should Prime Minister Dahal discuss with his Indian counterpart? While some foreign policy experts favour raising historical concerns, others say it’s time to look to future, by Anil Giri (kp 23/05/2023)

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to visit India from May 31 to June 3 : Slew of agreements, MoUs, and project ground breaking are expected. Officials speed up preparations, by Anil Giri (kp 20/05/2023)

India-Nepal Centre organizes “India-Nepal Economic Partnership Summit 2023” (kh 19/05/2023)

US report: BJP pays politicians to lobby for Hindu Nepal : Pro-monarchy and pro-Hindu groups in the country dismiss the Department of State claims as baseless, by Anil Giri (kp 18/05/2023) [see report] [Those who turn the multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-lingual state of Nepal into a unilaterally defined state, as the monarchy once did and as the RPP and similarly oriented groups want to restore in an intolerant manner, are violating basic human rights and destroying the harmony and internal peace of the country.]

Nepal, Bangladesh to discuss two options for dedicated cross–border transmission lines : India’s approval will be crucial for viability of any connectivity between the two countries, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/05/2023)

Is China planning to recruit Nepalis in PLA? Speculative reports in Indian media say Delhi’s new policy created void to be thus exploited, by Anil Giri (kp 13/05/2023) [This is hardly imaginable. Why should China recruit foreign mercenaries? This smells of targeted Indian fake news!]

Nepali, Indian stakeholders stress joint effort to curb human trafficking : Human trafficking that was rife after the 2015 earthquakes further increased during the pandemic, by Rajesh Mishra (kp 07/05/2023)

Nepal, Bangladesh seek to bring India on board to help power trade between the two countries : Development of Sunkoshi-3 Hydropower Project and dedicated transmission line through India are among the issues on agenda for next bilateral meeting, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/05/2023)

Himalayan power caravan : If Nepal wants to play in the Indian power market, it should be present in that market, by Bishal Thapa (kp 05/05/2023)

Jamunaha transit point to close for two days (kh 01/05/2023), Nepal-India border along Rupandehi being sealed for local elections in India (rep 02/05/2023)

India prepares to halt export of sugar (rep 30/04/2023) [This is not so bad for the health of Nepalis after all!]

NEA to restart power export to India from third week of May (ae 28/04/2023)

PM Dahal’s India visit should be discussed in House, says MP : UML’s Raghuji Pant says Nepal should pull out of the 1950 peace and friendship treaty if India refuses to review it (kp 26/04/2023)

Nepal figures high in India’s ‘Neighborhood First’ policy (kh 23/04/2023)

Nepalis finding their fortune in Shimla : The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu estimates that nearly 8 million Nepalis live and work in India, by Rajesh Mishra (kp 23/04/2023)

Nepal-India border in Bara sealed for 72 hrs ahead of by-election (nlt 21/04/2023)

Nepal, India officials holding meeting on supply of petroleum products, gas (rep 21/04/2023)

Undoing status quo in Nepal’s India policy : Nepal should avoid getting caught in the crossfire of conflicts between big powers, by Pragya Ghimire (kp 20/04/2023)

Indian firms to buy 2,200MW of electricity from Nepal : Geopolitics is the biggest obstacle to energy cooperation between Nepal and India, say participants of Kathmandu power summit, by Pritvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/04/2023)

BJP foreign affairs chief Chauthaiwale arriving in Kathmandu today, to hold high-level meetings (kh 17/04/2023)

Prime Minister Dahal’s India visit deferred until May : Railway, two-way trade, hydropower and Indian investment in Nepal are on the agenda of bilateral discussions, by Anil Giri (kp 16/04/2023)

Commercial explosives imported from China after India’s refusal : Officials say India has been reluctant to supply explosives to be used in projects involving Chinese firms. The new imports are meant for a cement factory and a hydropower project, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/04/2023)

Nepal looks to India easing its wheat export quota restriction to address domestic shortage : Domestic suppliers may already have started hoarding wheat, says Nepal Flour Mills Association executive, by Krishana Prasain (kp 11/04/2023), Nepal requests India for 300,000 tons of wheat (ae 11/04/2023)

Nepal forgot Benaras Dharmashala pledge : The then prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had laid the foundation amid much fanfare a year ago, by Rajesh Mishra (kp 11/04/2023)

Indian security force’s entry in Nepali territory creates distrust in security mechanism: Raghuji Panta (kh 10/04/2023)

Nepal-India connectivity projects gaining momentum, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 07/04/2023)

Trade experts suggest ending duty-free market access to India : They also said there is no need to grant duty-free market access to India, which is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, by Krishana Prasain (kp 07/04/2023)

Govt announces to resolve border disputes with India diplomatically (rep 07/04/2023)

India’s SSB creating hurdles for boat operation in Mahakali (kh 04/04/2023)

Indian forest officials close Gulariya-Murtiha border point for two days, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 04/04/2023)

Kailash Terminals JV to operate integrated check post in Birgunj : The facility was opened in April 2018 to facilitate trade between Nepal and India, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/04/2023)

India sends revised list with reduced fuel price : Despite reduced fuel costs, the oil monopoly has kept prices unchanged stating the outstanding dues it has to pay to the IOC (kp 02/04/2023)

India asks Nepal to help nab separatist leader : Officials say they have no information of Amritpal Singh hiding in Nepal, but have asked border police posts to remain on the lookout for him, by Anil Giri (kp 28/03/2023)

Explosives shortage looms over Tanahun Hydropower Project : India’s reluctance to allow import of explosives may affect works at the 140MW project, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/03/2023)

Nepali speakers of Sikkim reflect on ‘foreigners’ label : The ethnic Nepalis in Sikkim raised strong objections after the Supreme Court of India termed them “people of foreign origin” during a hearing on January 13 this year, by Parbat Portel and Deepak Sapkota (kp 22/03/2023)

Flour industry seeks increase in Indian wheat export quota : Nepali flour producers have been urging the government to request India to provide 200,000 tonnes of wheat, by Krishana Prasain and Mohan Budhaair (kp 22/03/2023)

Communications Minister requests India to reduce telephone tariff rate (rn 22/03/2023)

Nepal opens up the possibility to export electricity to all but Bihar state of India (rep 18/03/2023), Rates of Nepal-India cross border electricity supply hiked; India agrees allowing Nepal to use its border based transmission lines (rep 18/03/2023), Nepal, India agree to formulate modality to supply electricity to Indian states via Bihar : The decision is expected to open up avenues for the Nepal Electricity Authority to tap new markets in the energy-deficit country (kp 19/03/2023), Bihar Grid : Bihar Grid Will Be Used To Export Power From Nepal To India, Says MD Ghising (sp 24/03/2023)

'Electricity Collaboration' Diplomacy in BBIN Countries, by Jubeda Chowdhury (rep 10/03/2023)

Nepal and India start construction of Bhairahawa-Sunauli ICP after 18 years of signing agreement (rep 07/03/2023)

India seeks ‘end user certificate’ to supply explosives for construction : Nepali officials say the move is aimed at controlling their supply to projects involving China, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/02/2023)

Security officials from Nepal, India agree to control cross border crimes (rep 26/02/2023)

Indian officials raise concern over Upper Karnali project : The future of the 900 MW project hangs in balance as the Supreme Court recently sent the dispute to the constitutional bench (ae 22/02/2023)

India gifts dialysis machines to Nepal (kh 20/02/2023)

Nepal, India agree to add 200 MW to Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur transmission line : Nepal and India to increase the power import and export capacity from the existing 600 to 800 MW through the first international Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur 400 KV transmission line (nlt 19/02/2023), Nepal, India reach ‘milestone’ deal on trade, transmission of electricity : Nepal to be permitted to participate in real-time trade in the Indian market, an upgrade from existing day-ahead energy trade, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/02/2023), India agrees to expedite construction of a number of cross-border transmission lines to facilitate bilateral energy trade with Nepal, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 20/02/2023), India assures to supply 50 MW electricity generated from Nepal's hydropower projects to Bangladesh (rep 20/02/2023), India positive on Nepal's proposal to export power to Bangladesh (ht 20/02/2023)

Former Chief of Indian Army Naravane arriving in Kathmandu tomorrow (kh 17/02/2023), Four former chiefs of Indian Army in Kathmandu (rep 18/02/2023)

Nepal to ask India to buy 1,200 MW of locally-produced electricity : The two countries are sitting for bilateral energy talks on Friday and Saturday (rep 17/02/2023)

Indian foreign secretary’s visit: Regular rapport building process or an attempt of political meddling? Like in the past, the visit by Indian Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra has ruffled a few feathers in Kathmandu. Here is why, by Navin Jha (nlt 16/02/2023)

Nepal to seek end to Indian regulatory restrictions on electricity exports at bilateral meeting this week : The meetings of the joint secretary-level Joint Working Group and the secretary-level Joint Steering Committee will be held in Jaipur on February 17-18, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/02/2023)

New air-entry routes: India’s harmful dilly-dallying (rep 16/02/2023)

Kwatra returns, leaving everyone guessing about his political message : Politics was not discussed, according to some leaders, while others say Kwatra was more in a mood to listen (kp 15/02/2023)

Nepal-India Secretary-level meeting underway in Kathmandu (kh 13/02/2023), Conflicting claims on talking points during Indian foreign secretary’s Nepal visit : While Nepal side says that additional air entry routes and boundary matters were among the talking points, India has skipped these issues in its official document (nlt 14/02/2023), Nepal, India skip contentious issues at Kathmandu talks : Nepal seeks new air routes. Indian foreign secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra inquires about Dahal’s India visit, by Anil Giri (kp 14/02/2023), Nepal reiterates its request to India to provide additional air-entry routes, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 14/02/2023), DPM Shrestha and Indian Foreign Secy Kwatra discuss construction of Raxaul-Kathmandu railway (rep 14/02/2023)

Two of 16 disappeared border pillars found buried in sand, by Dipak Prasad Gautam (rn 11/02/2023)

Kathmandu and Delhi announce Kwatra’s visit : This will be the first high-level visit from India after Pushpa Kamal Dahal became prime minister (kp 11/02/2023)

India tax exemptions may make EVs cheaper in Nepal : The Indian government has waived taxes on several inputs through the budget for the fiscal year 2023-24, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/02/2023)

Business community discusses connectivity and projects between Nepal and India : Nepal-India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NICCI) appraised North East Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) of Sikkim about the potential of connectivity and trade between India and Nepal (nlt 03/02/2023), Discussion on connectivity status and projects between Nepal and North East India held (ht 03/01/2023)

India pledges grant amount of Rs 8.8 billion to Nepal for FY 2023/24, an increase of 29.41 percent (rep 02/02/2023), Nepal grant raised by nearly 30 percent to Rs 8.8bn (ae 02/02/2023)

Cement makers say denial of IS mark will hurt exports : Half a dozen Nepali cement companies are in the final stages of obtaining certification, making their products eligible for export to India, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/02/2023)

Nepal seeks to buy extra 90MW power from Bihar to increase supply to Birgunj factories : Industrialists complain about hours-long undeclared outages, which are affecting operations in one of the country’s largest industrial belts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/01/2023)

Nepal-India relations: Time to redefine it, by Lokendra Kumar Shrestha (ht 26/01/2023)

Nepal to propose two new cross-border transmission lines with India : The two countries are scheduled to hold bilateral meetings on energy in late February, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/01/2023)

Nepal, India discuss improving access to cross-border payment systems : Though India is a close neighbour of Nepal, financial transactions between the two countries are full of hassles (kp 25/01/2023)

Tourism Minister requests India for extra air route (rep 21/01/2023)

Dahal to visit India in first foreign trip : Several bilateral meetings will precede the sojourn that will take place in late February or early March, by Anil Giri (kp 15/01/2023)

Who is comfortable with new govt?: China, India, or both?, by Bishwo Gauchan (ht 13/01/2023)

Nepal and Bangladesh lobby India for corridor to trade electricity : Initially, the two countries want to trade 40-50MW of power via existing transmission infrastructure of India, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/01/2023)

Darchula officials, locals sit with Indian side to ease border tension : The Nepali side has demanded India dismantle illegal gabion wall on Mahakali river, by Manoj Badu (kp 12/011/2023)

Feasibility study to be conducted for petroleum pipeline from Amlekhgunj to Jhapa (rn 11/01/2023)

Nepal, India to discuss new cross-border transmission lines (ae 10/01/2023)

Concerns in Nepal as Indian Supreme Court validates Modi’s demonetization move, by Rajesh Khanal (rep 03/01/2023)

Cabbage exports to India soar as organic trend catches on : Nepal exported 11,673 tonnes of white cabbage worth Rs136.17 million to India in the first five months of the fiscal year, according to customs data, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/01/2023)

Nepali workers flee Punjab’s rice mill, report death from torturous conditions : A total of 14 people had gone to Punjab in the second week of October to work at Mittal Rice Mill in Samana, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 30/12/2022)

India’s production linked incentives: How Nepal can benefit from the scheme : The PLI can be a source of employment opportunities for a lot of Nepali individuals in the coming years, by Prajjwal Dhungana (nlt (29/12/2022)

India’s policy hurts power export prospects of Nepal: Southern neighbour has announced waiver of inter-state transmission charge for new Indian hydropower projects, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/12/2022)

India lifts ban on wheat export to Nepal (rep 23/12/2022)

Nepal makes over Rs11 billion selling power to India : The earning was the third largest from the export of a single commodity in the fiscal year 2021-22, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/12/2022)

Drug regulatory body bans import of medicines from 16 Indian companies : Among the pharmaceutical companies the department has prohibited from importing drugs to Nepal is one promoted by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev (kp 20/12/2022)

Nepali Army and Indian Army holding joint exercises from Friday (kh 15/12/2022)

Nepal needs to play catch-up : India is talking a new global language, where technology is a matter of national security, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 09/12/2022)

Indian Intelligence Bureau obstructing investigation of Lal Mohammed murder case, complain Nepal Police officials, by Tapendra Karki (rep 09/12/2022)

Neighbours have been snubbing Nepal’s diplomatic notes : Nepal’s concerns over disputed Indian map, deaths of two Nepalis in Darchula and India-China agreement on trade route through Lipulekh have gone unanswered, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 08/12/2022)

Good fences, good neighbours : Nepal should immediately call for dialogue on border issues with India at the highest level (kp 06/12/2022)

Nepal sends diplomatic note to India for constructing embankment without consent (kh 06/12/2022), Nepal calls for joint inspection of disputed Mahakali site : Government sent a diplomatic note to India after tensions in Darchula over India’s unilateral construction of embankment on Mahakali (kp 07/12/2022), Officials from Nepal and India agree to course Mahakali to its original state 07/12/2022)

Indian envoy meets Deuba, second time in a week : Amid discussions on new government formation, foreign interest in who’ll be the PM is on the rise (kp 04/12/2022) [IAttempted Intervention?]

India lifts three-month long ban on rice exports (rep 01/12/2022)

What do Nepal elections mean for India-Nepal relations?, by Neeraj Singh Manhas (ae 24/11/2022)

Nepal reduces power export to India as production dips : With water levels in rivers receding, power generation has slumped which will go down further in the days to come, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/11/2022)

Nepal and India agree to repair Koshi embankment at 35 locations : The Indian side is expected to complete the repairs before next rainy season, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/11/2022)

Nepal-India border points to be sealed before 72 hours of voting (kh 13/11/2022)

Police rescue 38 Indian nationals stranded in brick factory in Rautahat, by Madan Thakur (rep 11/11/2022)

No trifling matter : Inflaming public passion against an important neighbour is not the best way to regain the country’s lands (kp 07/11/2022) [India will never return the illegally occupied territories, no matter whether the demand is made aggressively or diplomatically!]

Nepal-India border to be closed from night of November 17 to November 20 (rep 06/11/2022)

India to import 22 megawatt more energy from Nepal (kh 04/11/2022)

End of rainy season, stubble burning in India worsen Kathmandu air : Hospitals report rising cases of respiratory illnesses, pollution has risen with the PM2.5 level reaching 137, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/11/2022), A burning issue : The violence on the environment is a transnational problem and we need a collective resolve to tackle it (kp 04/11/2022)

India to export 600,000 tons of unmilled rice to Nepal (kh 02/11/2022), India removes 20 percent duty on paddy export to Nepal, but conditions apply (rep 02/11/2022)

India hands over 200 vehicles to Nepal for election (rep 01/11/2022)

Another border tragedy : India’s standing in Nepal will be strengthened if New Delhi is sensitive to its neighbour’s concerns (kp 31/10/2022)

Nepal-India electricity trade : Request Pending, by Keshab Poudel (sp 21/10/2022)

Nepal notifies India on deal with Bangladesh to seek facilitation for power trade : Nepal Electricity Authority asks India’s NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam for trilateral energy sale and purchase agreement, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/10/2022)

Nepal to receive first lot of 30,000 tons of chemical fertilizers from India under G2G agreement next month (rep 13/10/2022)

Officials of Nepal, India agree to ensure effective border security (rep 30/09/2022), India pressures Nepal to stop Pakistani and Chinese nationals at the border (rep 30/09/2022) [????]

Nepal, India mull downsizing planned Saptakoshi high dam : Local residents have been obstructing the works of the joint project office fearing the dam could cause large-scale inundation of Nepali lands, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/09/2022)

Rice eaters face rising prices after India strangles supply : The southern neighbour initiated the move to boost supplies and calm prices after below-average monsoon rainfall curtailed planting, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/09/2022)

‘India’s Nepal policy has not changed. There will be shifts, but fundamentally, it’s the same foreign policy’, interview with former Indian foreign secretary and national security advisor Shivshankar Menon (kp 20/09/2022)

Construction crews rushing to finish check post by mid-Feb : Locals believe the Nepalgunj ICP will expand economic activities and job opportunities in the area (kp 19/09/2022)

Foundation stone laid for motorable bridge linking Nepal, India (kh 19/09/2022)

India’s SSB chief Thaosen visiting Nepal next week (kh 17/09/2022)

Vacancies for Nepalis under Agnipath may be withdrawn if Nepal failed to act soon: Indian Army Chief Pande (kh 15/09/2022) [???], Nepal refuses to be pushed into a hasty decision on Indian’s Agnipath scheme : Ministry says government formed after November polls will take a call on if Nepalis can join Indian Army’s plan, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 16/09/2022)

Nepal-India foreign secretaries reiterate cooperation, connectivity and development (nlt 14/09/2022), Nepal avoids raising disputed Agnipath scheme at foreign secretary-level talks in New Delhi : The meeting discussed boundary matters, energy cooperation, trade and transit, and the construction of LPG pipeline, among other things, by Anil Giri (kp 15/09/2022)

Nepal, India set for tough negotiations at next JC meet on water resources : Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project, Saptakoshi high dam, compensation for people affected by two barrages and inundation in border regions are on the agenda, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/09/2022)

India increases 20 percent customs duty on the export of rice and paddy (rep 10/09/2022), Nepali industries hit after India taxes paddy, rice (kh 10/09/2022) [Nepal urgently needs to become independent from the import of agricultural products!], India’s export tariff on rice sparks food inflation fears in Nepal : The paddy harvest is doubtful as Nepal suffered a shortage of chemical fertiliser during the transplantation period, experts say, by Sangam Prasain and Krishana Prasain (kp 10/09/2022)

Bangladesh asks India for passage to buy Nepal’s energy : The Guidelines for Import/Export (Cross Border) of Electricity-2018 could be used for the trade of power between Nepal and Bangladesh, Indian authorities reportedly assured the Bangladeshi delegation (kp 09/09/2022)

While in Kathmandu, Nepal wants Indian Military Chief  to address concerns related to Agnipath : Kathmandu is looking for an answer to the question related to the Agneepath scheme about which there are many concerns, many controversies and many confusions (nlt 06/09/2022)

Nepal concerned over social implications of demobilised Agnipath returnees : While the Gorkha recruitment process remains on hold, Nepali envoy to India says the two countries are discussing the issue at a high level, by Anil Giri (kp 03/09/2022), Tripartite Agreement on Gurkha Recruitment has lost relevance, by Rajaram Bartaula (rep 06/09/2022)

Rationalising Nepal-India relationship : Bilateralism is necessary but no longer sufficient for friendly relations in a globalised world, by CK Lal (kp 31/08/2022)

150-year-old suspension bridge continues connecting Nepal, India (rn 28/08/2022)

Indian army chief arriving in Kathmandu on a four day visit to Nepal on October 5 (rep 25/08/2022), Indian Army team arrives in Kathmandu for five-day Nepal visit (kh 28/08/2022) [??]

Government in a fix as India seeks Nepal’s position on the Army Agnipath scheme : As India plans to recruit Nepalis, it has asked Kathmandu for its views. Officials say they are discussing the matter, by Anil Giri (kp 23/08/2022), Khadka holds talks with Indian envoy Srivastava over Agnipath hiring row : Prime Minister Deuba seeks immediate resolution of the matter, as today’s recruitment from Butwal is deferred until further decision, by Anil Giri (kp 25/08/2022), Nepal suspends recruitment of Nepali youths in the Indian Army under the “Agneepath” scheme (kh 25/08/2022)

Two large hydropower projects being handed over to India in Deuba's presence (rep 18/08/2022)

India’s interest in Nepal’s energy sector increasing but it’s wary of Chinese element : The southern neighbour has been holding back from agreeing to buy electricity generated by the Upper Tamakoshi plant, contracted to China, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/08/2022)

Nepal’s tea sector sees trouble brewing as India mulls restrictions on imports : India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce has asked the Indian government to apply stringent requirements for the certificate of origin on tea, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/08/2022), In hot water amid looming India import curbs, tea growers seek government help : India is largest buyer of Nepali tea and more stringent requirements for certificate of origin would be disastrous for domestic producers, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/08/2022)

Nepal inks deal with India to import chemical fertilizer for five years (kh 28/07/2022)

Gold smuggling fears after India hikes duty : Nepal’s foreign exchange reserves could deplete further if illegal imports rise (kp 22/07/2022)

Tourism Minister Shrestha urges India to provide new air route (rep 22/07/2022)

Dahal receives warm welcome in Delhi as Nepal’s envoy is kept cooling his heels : Officials at the Nepali embassy say they are still awaiting response from the Indian ministries for formal meetings with Shankar Sharma, Kathmandu’s ambassador to India, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/07/2022) [Obviously, India still does not consider Nepal as an independent sovereign nation!]

Prachanda, Jaishankar discuss Nepal-India ties (nlt 16/07/2022), Dahal makes a dash for Delhi as both seek rapprochement : Observers term Maoist chair’s visit to India ‘political’ given high-level meetings scheduled, including with PM Modi (kp 16/07/2022), Prachanda on three-day India visit: What is his real agenda is everyone’s guess : Prachanda, a former supreme commander of guerrilla war in Nepal, announced the visit suddenly. Experts and observers in Kathmandu have also raised the issue of apparent breach of diplomatic norms during the visit (nlt 16/07/2022), In New Delhi, Dahal holds talks with Indian external affairs minister : The Maoist chair, who is in the Indian capital on a three-day visit, at a separate interaction calls for review of the 1950 treaty through dialogue (kp 17/07/2022) [Talks are always good, but one must not forget that Dahal has no official function at all. Therefore, lasting effects of his talks are hardly to be expected!], Prachanda on his way back without meeting Indian PM Modi (kh 17/07/2022) [Why should Modi receive a functionless Nepali politician whose wishes he does not want to discuss anyway?]

Paradox of Nepal’s national interest: Every party agrees on fundamentals, differs in practice : National interest discourse in Nepal is largely linked with foreign policy conducts. It is often a matter of how Nepal should deal with neighboring India and China and far-off powerful America, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 15/07/2022)

Electricity worth Rs 2.15 billion exported to India in last 45 days (rep 15/07/2022)

India provides disaster relief materials to Nepal (kh 15/07/2022)

Nepal Oil Corporation’s outstanding dues to its Indian supplier rise to Rs30 billion : There is, however, optimism that the financial situation of the national oil monopoly will improve after petroleum prices started to decline in the international market amid global recession fears, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/07/2022)

Electricity Authority says it earned Rs1.72 billion in June by selling power to India : Utility started selling power in the IEX in November last year, and expects to earn Rs5 billion through sales this fiscal (kp 02/07/2022)

Power utility calls off bid to sell 200MW to India under long-term contract : Citing complications in bidding, Nepal Electricity Authority now aims to trade power in the day-ahead market of Indian Energy Exchange Limited, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/07/2022)

India, an untapped tourism source market : Nepal has not been able to attract India's burgeoning middle class in greater numbers, by Hikmat Singh Ayer (kp 01/07/2022)

Fuel import from Birgunj transit up by 78 percent (kh 23/06/2022)

‘Bharat Gaurav Tourist Train’ arriving in Janakpur on Thursday (kh 22/06/2022)

Terrorists are hiding in Madrasas in Nepal: India, by Tapendra Karki (rep 20/06/2022) [???]

EPG was formed to remove irritants. Its report risks being a source of irritation : Plan to unilaterally make public the report, prepared jointly be Nepali and Indian experts, is shelved for now, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2022)

Nepal starts selling 364MW of electricity in the Indian market : For the first time, electricity generated by the private sector has entered India’s energy exchange market (kp 10/06/2022)

Uncertainty over plan to sell 200MW power to India after bidding confusion : Manikaran Power has quoted the highest price only for 100MW, while quoting fifth highest for another 100MW, making it difficult for Nepal’s power utility to make a decision, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/06/2022)

Nepal clears hurdles to import fertiliser from India to tide it over paddy season : To fast-track the process, the Cabinet has opened the way for a rush shipment of vital crop nutrients, officials say, by Sangam Prasain and Anil Giri (kp 08/06/2022), 80, 000 metric tons of fertilizers to be imported from India, by Dilip Poudel (rep 08/06/2022)

Nepal-India EPG dilemma: To receive or not to receive the report : What if the Indian government continues to refuse to receive the EPG report? Can the Nepali side make it public unilaterally?, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 07/06/2022)

India sets up National Food Laboratory in Raxaul to test samples of Nepal’s agricultural exports (kh 05/06/2022)

Nepal starts selling additional 140MW electricity to India (kh 05/06/2022)

Why Nepalis Hate India and How That Can Change, by Nabraj Lama (rep 04/06/2022)

NEA exports surplus electricity to India : The state-owned power authority is currently permitted to sell 364 megawatts electricity in the Indian market (nlt 02/06/2022), Power production exceeds demand, NEA starts supply to India (kh 02/06/2022)

Dealing with demi-gods due south : The demi-gods of the Indraprastha have begun moving northwards to build multipurpose projects, by Devendra Gautam (ae 26/05/2022)

Nepal’s religious diplomacy with India : There is a strong case for avoiding the religionization of politics and the politicization of religion, by Pragya Ghimire (ae 19/05/2022)

Modi’s visit to Lumibini: What he gained for India, how Nepal saw it : China was cited as one of the reasons by Indian media behind Modi skipping Lumbini airport. If the Indian PM indeed fell for this narrative, it is one more cause of disappointment for Nepal, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 19/05/2022)

Nepal asks India to provide additional air routes (rep 17/05/2022)

Srivastava appointed Indian Ambassador to Nepal (nlt 17/05/2022)

India’s Neighbourhood First policy : It strives to build cordial and synergetic relations with the South Asian neighbours, by Mukesh Kumar Srivastava (kp 16/05/2022)

Indian PM is landing in Lumbini Monday morning: What will he do? (nlt 15/05/2022), Nepal, India sign six Memorandums of Understanding (with list) (nlt 16/05/2022), Nepal, India sign MoU to construct Arun-4 hydropower project (nlt 16/05/2022), Indian PM Modi in Buddha’s birthplace: Here is what he said : Narendra Modi extolled the Buddha's teachings, appreciated age-old Nepal-India relations and said that Lord Ram is incomplete without Nepal (nlt 16/05/2022), Unparalleled Nepal-India ties, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 16/05/2022), Delhi seeks to give renewed impetus to bilateral ties with Modi visit to Lumbini : Visit to the Buddha’s birthplace by Indian prime minister will also strengthen Nepal’s cultural soft power, observers say, by Anil Giri (k 16/05/2022), Narendra Modi’s religious diplomacy, powered by agreement on energy : The Indian prime minister makes an hours-long trip to Lumbini, in his fifth visit to Nepal since 2014, in a move also aimed at improving bilateral ties, by Anil Giri (kp 17/05/2022), Modi's Lumbini Visit Cultural Connectivity Boosts Ties, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 17/05/2022)

Nepalis in the land of the Teesta : The Nepali diaspora has long shown it does not need a state to claim its identity, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 13/05/2022)

Preparations intensified for Indian PM Modi’s Lumbini visit (kh 11/05/2022), Nepal to ask India to develop West Seti project that has been idle for six decades : Deuba says 1,200MW project will be discussed with Modi, who visits Lumbini on May 16, to seek Indian investment, by Anil Giri and Sangam Prasain (kp 11/05/2022), Nepal, India jointly announce PM Modi's visit Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti (rep 12/05/2022), Indian Prime Minister Modi to visit Lumbini on Monday (nlt 12/05/2022), Indian Prime Minister Modi arriving in Lumbini to mark Buddha Jayanti on Monday (kh 15/05/2022)

Nepal’s Ambassador to India presents credentials to President of India (kh 11/05/2022)

India’s PM Narendra Modi to visit Nepal on Buddha Jayanti (kh 03/05/2022), Modi to visit Nepal amid need to review relations in the wake of geopolitical shifts : Del)hi sending Navin Srivastava, a strong China hand, as its new Nepal envoy ahead of the Indian prime minister’s trip, by Anil Giri (kp 04/05/2022), India names Naveen Srivastava as its new envoy to Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 04/05/2022)

Roti-Beti, Electricity, Connectivity, Security and Beyond, by Samar SJB Rana (rep 04/05/2022)

Nepal-India joint border patrol starts for local election security, by Siraj Khan (rn 30/04/2022)

Nepal steps up surveillance on the border after fresh coronavirus spike in India : Rise in cases in India cause for concern with uninterrupted cross-border movement every day, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/04/2022)

Nepal-India border to remain closed 72 hours before election (kh 20/04/2022)

Nepal seeks India’s help to eliminate malaria infections : Request comes as most of the imported cases of the disease are from India, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/04/2022)

Foreign Minister Khadka to fly to New Delhi (kh 11/04/2022)

Time for Nepal to reboot ties with India and China, by Pragya Ghimire (ae 07/04/2022)

India to fund construction of school, health post buildings in Darchula, irrigation project in Dhading (kh 07/04/2022)

Deuba’s unfulfilling Delhi trip (ae 07/04/2022)

Deuba's India Visit A Fillip To Bilateral Relations, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 05/04/2022), PM Deuba's India visit: Yet another feather in the cap, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 05/04/2022)

Once reluctant, India now open to power trade to and from Nepal, and beyond : Recent deal on energy trading may come as a boon for Nepal, with benefits for the power-starved region, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/04/2022)

With Kwatra appointed foreign secretary, speculations rife who will replace him in Nepal : At least three names are doing rounds for New Delhi’s ambassador to Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 05/04/2022)

Prime Minister Deuba’s India visit: What he discussed, what he missed? (nlt 04/04/2022), Deuba returns home from India trip with pilgrimage to Kashi : Visit may be trust-building bid but many view it differently amid geopolitical flux and evolving Nepal-India relations, by Anil Giri (kp 04/04/222)

On boundary row, brief talk with no concrete resolution : Deuba and Modi renew commitment to better bilateral ties and enhance cooperation on energy, connectivity. Experts term the visit a confidence booster, by Anil Giri (kp 03/04/2022)

Nepal, India agree to expand power cooperation under BBIN framework : The sub-regional architecture works in water resource management, and connectivity of power, transport and infrastructure, by Anil Giri (kp 03/04/2022), Nepal-India common vision in energy sector expands power trade prospects (rep 03/04/2022), Nepal’s import constraints to stay despite energy price cap in India : India’s Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has instructed power exchange to limit maximum bidding amount to IRs 12 per unit, by Prithvi Narayan Shrestha (kp 04/04/2022)

PM Deuba visited BJP office as NC president, not as PM: Foreign Minister Khadka (kh 03/04/2022)

Arzu Deuba requests AIIMS for collaboration in safe motherhood and child health (nlt 03/04/2022), PM Deuba urges Indian entrepreneurs to invest in Nepal (kh 03/04/2022)

Nepal, India sign four agreements (nlt 02/04/2022), PM Deuba meets Indian PM Modi in New Delhi (nlt 02/04/2022), PM Deuba, Indian PM Modi flag off Kurtha-Jayanagar railway (nlt 02/04/2022), PM Deuba and his Indian counterpart Modi jointly inaugurate Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway, Solu Corridor Transmission Line (rep 02/04/2022), Nepal, India agree to expand power cooperation under BBIN framework : The sub-regional architecture works in areas like water resources management, connectivity of power, transport, and infrastructure, by Anil Giri (kp 02/04/2022), PM Deuba Urges To Solve Border Issues Through Bilateral Mechanism (rn 02/04/2022), PM Deuba's Request To Provide Three Air Routes (rn 02/04/2022)

Deuba-BJP powwow: Something to read but not much, observers say : Nepali Congress president’s meeting with the leader of India’s ruling party comes as a surprise, but what makes the difference is how Nepal-India ties move forward, by Anil Giri (kp 02/04/2022)

Deuba leaving for Delhi today with eye on rebooting bilateral relations : Some deals plus inauguration of railway on the cards as the prime minister seeks to put ties back on track, by Anil Giri (kp 01/04/2022)

Nepal's 2nd Int’l Airport Ready for Opening Amid Air Route Issues with India, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 31/03/2022) [India denies Nepal its due international rights at every opportunity!]

From Darchula to Dharchula, every day for work : Hundreds of Nepalis cross the Mahakali border every day looking for work in India's Dharchula. There are no jobs in Nepal, they say, by Jag Bahadur Budha (rec 31/03/2022)

A big test of PM Deuba and Nepal-India ties as he goes on official visit to India : When PM Deuba returns home he should have something solid to show in matters of resolving outstanding issues so that he can proudly announce what he gained for Nepal, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 31/03/2022), Cabinet decision: Four ministers to accompany PM Deuba to India (kh 31/03/2022)

Nepal should take initiation to reduce trade deficit with India, interview with Laxman Phuyal, former ambassador to India (kh 31/03/2022)

Prime Minister Deuba’s visit will further solidify Nepal-India ties, interview with Lok Raj Baral (lh 30/03/2022)

Fraying ties of bread and bride . Other than pilgrims, politicos and plutocrats, few travel between India and Nepal regularly, by CK Lal (kp 30/03/2022)

Deals on energy, connectivity on the cards during Deuba’s India visit : Deuba is visiting Delhi on April 1-3 in his first official foreign outing since assuming office, by Anil Giri (kp 29/03/2022)

Foreign Minster Dr. Khadka meets Indian counterpart Jaishankar in Colombo (kh 29/03/2022)

Deuba to visit India on April 1-3 in first official foreign trip since taking office : The prime minister set to leave for Delhi immediately after the Chinese foreign minister concludes his Nepal visit, by Anil Giri (kp 24/03/2022), Prime Minister Deuba to visit India from April 1 to 3 (kh 28/03/2022)

NEA to purchase electricity from India paying up to Rs 38 per unit (kh 24/03/2022)

Indian Embassy holds one-day conclave Connect [IN] in Kathmandu to boost India-Nepal economic growth (kh 24/03/2022)

India unilaterally building embankment along bordering Mahakali River in Darchula (rep 21/03/2022)

Will India’s new BJP wave impact Nepal? Adityanath, emerging as a powerful BJP leader is a vocal supporter for the reinstatement of Nepal’s Hindu state, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 17/03/2022)

Talks with India underway for electricity export: Minister Bhusal (kh 17/03/2022)

Govt’s silence over unilateral construction in Darchula by India shameful: Bhim Rawal (rep 13/03/2022)

Completion deadline of Nepalgunj check post extended till January : The facility being built on the Indo-Nepal border will house customs and immigration under one roof to streamline trade between the two countries, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 07/03/2022)

Nepal asks India for cooperation to rescue Nepalis from Ukraine (kh 05/03/2022)

Can Nepal be a reliable energy provider? India will buy electricity only from the projects developed by the exporting country or by Indian investors. Only a few Nepali projects qualify, by Nihar R Nayak (ae 03/03/2022)

India’s SJVN signs papers to get Rs101 billion loan for Arun-3 hydro project : The consortium, led by SBI India and PNB, has Exim Bank and Canara UBI India of India and Everest Bank and Nabil Bank of Nepal as members (kp 01/03/2022)

Nepal, India sign agreement for supply of fertilizers (nlt 28/02/2022), Nepal signs deal with India to procure chemical fertiliser : The government-to-government contract bypasses the lengthy global tendering process to avoid scarcities during the main growing season, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/03/2022)

Nepal-India border to remain closed for 3 days (kh 25/02/2022)

India assures Nepal there will be no power spillage in monsoon, officials say : A two-nation team will identify large hydel projects for joint development, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/02/2022)

Indian Army gifts 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nepali Army (kh 24/02/2022)

Nepal-India energy JSC meeting starting from today (kh 23/02/2022), Power Secretary of India calls on PM Deuba as Nepal-India 9th energy meeting on power trade, transmission line kicks off (kh 23/02/2022)

Nepal presents fresh list of power projects to India for exporting electricity during monsoon : Electricity export, transmission lines upgrade and joint investment in hydropower projects are on agenda of Nepal-India meetings taking place this week, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/02/2022)

Nepal gives Indian travellers digital payment access : The move would be of huge relief to the Indian people travelling north as there are restrictions on the use of high denomination IC notes in Nepal, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/02/2022)

Good times end for Nepali palm oil exporters : India has slashed import duty on crude palm oil making it cheaper for Indian refiners to import crude palm oil, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/02/2022)

PM Deuba and India’s PM Modi to jointly inaugurate rail service from Jayanagar to Dhanusha (kh 04/02/2022), Janakpur-Jayanagar Railway to come into operation by February third week (rep 04/02/2022)

Over 1,000 Nepal-bound consignments stuck at Vizag Port due to dilly-dallying by shipping and railway service companies (rep 02/02/2022)

Nine Border Pillars In Kailali Found Swept Away, by Krit Bahadur Bista (rn 02/02/2022)

India allocates ₹7.5 billion to Nepal for fiscal 2022/23 (kh 01/02/2022), Impact of New Indian Budget on Nepal: Some Observations, by Shankar Man Singh (rep 03/02/2022)

Nepal, India sign MoU to build bridge across Mahakali river in Darchula : Construction will begin soon and the bridge will be ready in three years, according to Indian officials (kp 01/02/2022)

Lack of integrated customs check post hampering business (kh 29/01/2022)

District administration bans movement through Gaddachauki border transit point (rep 24/01/2022)

No China involvement is India’s caveat for buying power from Nepali plants : The southern neighbour has but one concern about buying electricity—who is helping develop projects in Nepal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/01/2022) [Interference by both India and the U.S. in the context of their own anti-China interests!]

Experts call for bringing India, China on board to resolve Kalapani row : Modi statement on Lipulekh has created fresh uproar, with Delhi, Kathmandu issuing statements one after another, by Anil Giri (kp 18/01/2022)

Workers return home after losing jobs in India : Around 1,000 people are entering Nepal through the Trinagar border point in Kailali on a daily basis, by Mohan Bushaair (kp 16/01/2022)

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu responds to India-Nepal border dispute (kh 15/01/2022), India stresses boundary talks with Nepal through established mechanisms : Statement by the Indian embassy in Kathmandu comes amid uproar over Modi’s recent remarks on Lipulekh (kp 15/01/2022), Nepal-India border dispute: India stresses on dialogues, communication in the spirit of ‘close and friendly bilateral relations’ : A statement issued by the spokesperson of the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu states that the Government of India’s position on the India-Nepal boundary is well known, consistent and unambiguous (nlt 15/01/2022), Government reiterates Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh belong to Nepal (kh 16/01/2022), Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani integral parts of Nepal: Government : Nepal government has been requesting Indian government to stop unilateral construction/expansion of any road that goes via Nepali territory, Minister Karki says (kp 16/1/2022)

Nepal’s ruling party Nepali Congress asks New Delhi to immediately stop road construction in the Lipulekh area : Nepali Congress has categorically claimed that Lipulek, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani are Nepal’s territory and India should respect historical evidence (nlt 15/01/2022), Lipulekh road expansion: Maoist Center urges India to abide by Panchasheel (kh 15/01/2022), Calls grow in ruling parties for Deuba to speak up on Lipulekh : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is under pressure to respond to Modi’s statement on India’s road expansion through the territory that Nepal has included in its map, by Anil Giri (kp 15/01/2022), RPP expresses concerns over road construction in Lipulekh by India; says govt’s silence ‘mysterious’ (rep 15/01/2022)

Ambivalence of Nepali Congress about sovereignty on Kalapani : Many Nepali Congress leaders were vocal opponents of India’s move on Kalapani in 2019 and 2020. That was when they were in opposition. Now, they have chosen to respond with silence, by Mahabir Poudyal (nlt 12/01/2022), Nepali Congress Vice President demands government should send a diplomatic note to India : Experts have also said that Nepal should not stay silent over the announcement by the Indian PM that India is constructing a road via the Nepali territory of Lipulekh (nlt 13/01/2022)

India should try to reach out to maximum Nepali people: Dr Lokraj Baral (kh 12/01/2022) (interview)

Nepal, India firms sign first private power trade deal of the two nations : Nepali private sector flags concern over the new Electricity Bill, which has envisaged granting legal permission for energy trade, but is pending in Parliament, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/01/2022)

CPN-US leader Khanal condemns road expansion in Lipulekh (kh 10/01/2022)

Deuba government condemned for staying mum over Modi’s remarks on Lipulekh road (nlt 09/01/2022)

Vibrant Gujarat Summit postponed amid rising COVID-19 cases : PM Deuba's visit "cancelled" (kh 06/01/2022), Deuba visit cancelled as India postpones Gujarat summit : Event deferred in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases in the Indian state, Indian media report (kp 07/01/2022)

Deuba leaving for India on Sunday for four-day visit; some deals on cards : Three memorandums of understanding including one on chemical fertiliser, a key issue, likely to be signed, by Anil Giri (kp 05/01/2022)

How Nepal’s bid to diversify trade after the blockade fell flat : Experts say over-reliance on the southern neighbour has rather increased because of a lack of strong policies and failure to implement recommended measures, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/12/2021)

Prime Minister Deuba to embark on three-day India visit on Jan 9 : Will attend Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit and hold talks with Indian PM Modi (kh 24/12/2021), Deuba leaving for India on January 10 to participate in Gujarat Global Summit : Detailed itinerary was not immediately available. A one-on-one meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi on the cards, by Anil Giri (kp 24/12/2021)

Nepal-India security officials meet in Pithoragarh : To keep close tabs on dual citizenship (kh 24/12/2021)

Nepal as a bridge between India and China : No alternative land trade route between India and China has been identified beside the Nathu-La Pass, which is inconvenient due to its high altitude and recent border disputes, by Dron Lamichhane (ae 23/12/2021)

Final location survey for Kathmandu-Raxaul rail set to chug along : After Nepal and India signed an MoU on the proposed project in October, Indian side wants to start work immediately, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/12/2021)

Nepal sells USD 1.36 billion to foot import bills from India during mid-July and mid-November (rep 20/12/2021)

Left in the lurch, Nepali sugarcane farmers struggle to stay in business : WTO says India violated trade rules when it offered excessive subsidies to the production and export of sugar and sugarcane, by Krishana Prasain and Shiva Puri (kp 18/12/2021)

We won’t let ‘powers’ spoil India’s relations with Nepal, says Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh : "If we need to bow our head, we will do it but we won't let our relations break with our neighbor Nepal" (kh 15/12/2021)

165 persons from Sudurpaschim go missing in India (kh 13/12/2021)

Indian court orders authorities to compensate Durga Prasad of Ilam who spent 40 years in West Bengal jails despite being innocent, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 09/12/2021)

India’s development cooperation with Nepal is multi-faceted and multi-dimensional: EAM Jaishankar (kh 08/12/2021)

Nepal-India border districts discuss measures to control cross-border crimes (rep 29/11/2021)

Indian consulate in Birgunj holds panel discussion on relevance of constitution (kh 27/11/2021) [??]

Two enumerators pass countless hurdles to reach frontier villages : Khagendra Karki and Lokendra Ter chase a treacherous trail abandoned for long in the call of their duty to count Nepalis living in the country’s north-western corner, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/11/2021) [India is really a true friend of Nepal!]

Indian Army gifts workshop trucks to Nepali Army (kh 25/11/2021)

Diplomatic dilemmas of the hybrid regime : It seems Indians are as worried about US involvement as they are about the Chinese role in the organisational politics of Nepal, by CK Lal (kp) 24/11/2021)

Nepal, India sign MoU to recognize each other's COVID-19 vaccination certificates (rep 23/11/2021)

Forget Kalapani, Nepal struggling to conduct census in Darchula villages : Enumerators need to travel via India to reach Tinkar and Chhangru, which Indian authorities have yet to permit, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/11/2021), Census team heads towards Darchula villages on foot through Nepali territory : India refused to provide entry passes for enumerators to use Indian territory to reach Tinkar and Chhangru (kp 19/11/2021) [India is, as always, an extremely helpful and friendly neighbour!]

Eminent Persons’ Group meeting and its significance, by Prithvi Bahadur Bogati (kh 16/11/2021)

Reconstruction of 50,000 India- funded houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts completed (rep 15/11/2021)

CAAN offends Indian aviation authority : Its slapdash approach could spoil things (ht 14/11/2021)

Senior US and Indian officials visiting Nepal next week : US assistant secretary Donald Lu will arrive on November 17 and Indian transport minister Nitin Gadkari on November 18, by Anil Giri (kp 13/11/2021)

CoAS Sharma embarking on four-day India visit (kh 08/11/2021), In defence of military diplomacy : It is a crucial  instrument complementary to official diplomacy, by Shantosh Bhallave Pouyal (kp 09/11/2021) [In many respects a doubtful statement : dipölomacy is not the task of the army!], India’s President to confer Honorary General title on Nepal’s CoAS Sharma today (kh 10/11/2021)

Delhi opens door for Nepal to sell electricity in India’s energy exchange market : Several hundred megawatts of electricity in Nepal are being wasted amid low power demand in the country and lack of market access abroad, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/11/2021), Delhi opens door for Nepal to sell power in India’s energy exchange market : Several hundred megawatts of electricity in Nepal are being wasted amid low power demand in the country and lack of market access abroad, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/11/2021), Power export permission: 39 MW surplus power to be sent to India in first phase (kh 03/11/2021)

PM Deuba meets his Indian counterpart Modi at Glasgow (kh 02/11/2021), PM Deuba and Indian counterpart Modi hold bilateral talks on sidelines of COP26 (kh 02/11/2021), Meeting with PM Deuba “productive”: Indian PM Modi (kh 03/11/2021), Deuba asks Modi to open up new air routes for Nepal : Two prime ministers also discuss Covid vaccine and fertiliser supply on COP26 sidelines,  by Anil Giri (kp 03/11/2021)

Why don't they like us?, by Surendra Singh Rawal (rep 29/10/2021)

Nepal-India Friendship Bus Service resumes (kh 29/10/2021), Nepal-India friendly bus service resumes (kh 01/11/2021)

Activists demand demarcation of Nepal-India border in Susta (rep 27/10/2021)

Consult Delhi for census in Kalapani, census bureau asks Foreign Ministry : The Central Bureau of Statistics has yet to decide on  sending enumerators to the region, which Nepal has brought within its borders but India claims as its own, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/10/2021)

Visiting team of Indian Army reaches Jomson (kh 21/10/2021)

India-Nepal Relations: Past and Present, by Rohtash Karwasra (kh 16/10/2021)

India's decision to slash custom duty on the import of edible oil from third countries could hurt Nepal’s export earnings (kh 17/10/2021), Oil exports may suffer after India slashes import duty : Lower taxes could prompt Indian traders to source the products themselves and dent Nepal’s largest export, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/10/2021)

Indian Foreign Secy Shringla bids farewell to Ambassador of Nepal to India (kh 12/10/2021)

Misunderstanding between close neighbors sometimes is obvious: Dr Mahat (kh 11/10/2021)

Nepal, India sign accord on Kathmandu-Raxaul railway : India will prepare a detailed project report for the proposed $3.15 billion rail line, officials say. It will enable train travel to all Indian cities, by Rajesh Mishra (kp 08/10/2021), Nepal, India hold Joint Working Group meeting on cross border railway links (kh 08/10/2021)

Indian ignorance on Nepal : Few Indians seem aware that China’s debt diplomacy is something endlessly discussed in Nepal, by Viswas Baral (ae 07/10/2021)

South Asian Values; Re-Imagining India-Nepal Political Relation, by Sinoj S.(kh 06/10/2021)

Physical, cultural and economic connectivity between India and Nepal discussed (kh 06/10/2021)

Deuba sending delegation to India as he walks diplomatic tightrope : Congress leaders, led by Prakash Sharan Mahat, are  visiting Delhi on Thursday and are expected to meet BJP leaders and Jaishankar, the minister for external affairs, by Anil Giri (kp 06/10/2021), Dr Mahat leaves for New Delhi leading NC delegation (kh 07/10/2021)

Biratnagar-Jogbani border point comes into operation (kh 03/10/2021)

Indo-Nepal Joint Exercise Surya Kiran XV concludes (kh 03/10/2021)

12 children rescued from India (ht 03/10/2021)

Nepal reopens border to overland visitors from India : Nepal sealed the border with India in March 2020 with the coronavirus in full rampage, only allowing trucks carrying vital supplies to pass, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/10/2021)

Over 1,500 empty cargo containers stuck at Birgunj dry port (rep 02/10/2021)

Border points yet to open (ht 02/10/2021)

Policy interrupted : Rather than non-alignment, Nepal’s foreign policy represents a lack of continuity, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 01/10/2021)

Nepal and India review progress of Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Projects in Nepal (kh 01/10/2021)

Six school buildings reconstructed with Indian grant assistance jointly inaugurated in Kavre (rep 29/09/2021)

Border points open after 18 months (ht 29/09/2021) [related to Rautahat]

New Delhi sends its senior official to Kathmandu : Anurag Shrivastava, head of the Northern Division at India’s Ministry of External Affairs, arrived on Tuesday and is set to hold a series of meetings (kp 28/09/2021)

Unmanaged border crossings may expose Nepal’s Achilles heel in stemming Covid-19 : Tens of thousands of people enter the country daily through checkpoints set up at various land crossings with India, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/09/2021)

Nepalgunj border yet to open (ht 24/09/2021)

PM Deuba to discuss plans to open borders for Indian passenger vehicles (rep 21/09/2021)

“Nepal will remain an important part of India’s South Asia policy”, interview with Harsh V. Pant (kh 19/0/2021)

Nepal-India joint military exercise resuming from Sept 20 (kh 17/09/2021)

Nepal-India Bonhomie: A tree mildewed by Real Politic, by Manan Dwivedi and Shonit Nayan (kh 14/09/2021)

Nepal, India sign investment agreement for Butwal-Gorakhpur Transmission line (kh 10/09/2021), Nepal, India sign deal to build 400 kV power line : The proposed Butwal-Gorakhpur transmission line will have a capacity of transporting as much as 3,500 megawatts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/09/2021)

After over a month, and much criticism, Nepal writes to India on Darchula incident : The disappearance of a man in Mahakali river, in which Indian security personnel are said to be involved, has become a diplomatic headache for Prime Minister Deuba, by Anil Giri (kp 07/09/2021), Nepal asks India to probe border force’s involvement in Dhami disappearance : Foreign Ministry draws New Delhi’s attention to airspace violation by Indian non-military helicopter in Darchula, by Anil Giri (kp 08/09/2021)

Nepal’s PM, too, hasn’t assertively said they have accepted EPG report, interview with SD Muni (kh 03/09/2021), Border issue with China exposes Nepal’s unstable foreign policy : When it comes to relations with neighbours, a studied approach that is above partisan interests is required, and both Oli and Deuba have bungled, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 03/09/2021)

Madhav Nepal’s CPN (Unified Center)’s student union burns effigy of Indian PM Modi (rep 03/09/2021), Home ministry warns of legal action against people burning effigy of Indian PM (rep 05/09/2021)

MoUs signed for reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage sector projects, 103 health sector projects across Nepal (rep 03/09/2021)

Nepali Army Major General Shrestha calls on Indian Army Chief Naravane (kh 03/09/2021)

Nepal spent US $ 4.54 billion to buy Indian currency worth Rs 535.23 billion to finance imports last year (rep 02/09/2021)

Indian Army invites former chiefs of Nepal Army to New Delhi (rep 02/09/2021) [??]

Coalition partners ask Deuba to release report on Dhami disappearance case : Prime Minister Deuba seems to be trying to dismiss the incident in order not to offend India, analysts say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/08/2021), Living on the margins : Dhami’s story is the story of a democratic state failing to fulfil its responsibility (kp 01/09/2021), Darchula incident makes a diplomatic test case with India for Deuba : Government has yet to make any position on Jaya Singh Dhami’s disappearance in Mahakali river, despite a probe committee submitting its report, by Anil Giri (kp 02/09/2021), No official communication on Darchula issue from Nepal yet, India says, by Rajesh Misdhra (kp 03/09/2021)

Construction of integrated check post sluggish (ht 28/08/2021), Coronavirus delays construction of  integrated check post in Nepalgunj : The Rs2.35 billion project, being built with Indian financial aid, has made only 12 percent progress in the last 10 months, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 31/08/2021)

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu hands over flood, landslide relief materials worth Rs 80 mln (kh 27/08/2021)

Indian Ambassador Kwatra hands over oxygen plant to BPKIHS (kh 26/08/2021)

BJP Foreign Department Chief Chauthaiwale meets UML Chair Oli (kh 23/08/2021) [Two like-minded people?], BJP leader Chauthaiwale meets Mahantha Thakur (kh 23/08/2021)

People returning to India despite Covid-19 risks : Around 600 migrant workers from Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces cross the Jamunaha border point into India on a daily basis, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 21/08/2021)

Wrongfully convicted man free after 24 years in jail (rep 18/08/2021)

Nepal and India hold 9th meeting of Oversight Mechanism in Kathmandu (kh 16/08/2021), Nepal, India agree to accelerate implementation of bilateral projects (ht 17/08/2021)

Four months old Nepali baby taken hostage by Indian hospital after parents failed to pay treatment costs (rep 08/08/2021)

Problematic Nepal-India ‘special’ relations : Is there a way to minimize Nepal’s India dependence, irrespective of New Delhi’s wishes?, by Biswa Baral (ae 05/08/2021)

Ignored for three years, EPG report is losing its relevanceEminent Persons’ Group, formd to review various aspects of Nepal-India ties, including the 1950 Treaty, finalised  the report in July 2018, but it continues to gather dust, by Anil Giri (kp 05/08/2021) [Who was in political charge again in the last three years?]

Stop Cutting Cable Across Border, by Namrata Sharma (rn 04/08/2021)

Signing of Kathmandu-Raxaul Railway MoU postponed (rep 04/08/2021)

Man goes missing falling off tuin in Mahakali (kh 30/07/2021), Indian PM Modi for treating neighbors well : Remark comes a day after a Nepali national went missing when SSB cut a ropeway while the person was crossing river (kh 31/07/2021), Darchula incident exposes persisting issues between Nepal and India, again : Probe underway’, says Kathmandu, showing no urgency to pursue the matter a day after a youth fell into the Mahakali as Indian security force denies role in dismantling cable, by Anil Giri and Manof Madu (kp 01/08/2021)

The India-Nepal 'Special Relations' Myth, by Surendra Singh Rawal (rep 23/07/2021)

India PM Modi congratulates PM Deuba : Says, “I look forward to working with you” (kh 18/07/2021), Prime Minister Deuba-Modi Talk: India Assures Early Supply Of COVID-19 Vaccines (rn 19/07/2021)

India’s Nepal policy: Time for reset : Deuba has an opportunity to reach out to India and establish an open and honest line of communication to discuss all the outstanding issues, by Pragya Ghimire (ae 15/07/2021)

Nepal must pursue inundation issues with India year round, observers say : It is only during flooding in monsoon that authorities take up this perennial problem and even then the southern neighbour continues to ignore concerns, by Binod Ghimire and Anil Giri (kp 11/07/2021)

Revised railway service deal with India to facilitate Nepal’s trade, officials say : The agreement ends CONCOR’s monopoly over freight services and allows transport from more Indian seaports, by Anil Giri (kp 04/07/2021), Nepal, India sign LoE to Nepal-India Rail Service Agreement, Nepali rail will now have access to Haldiya and Calcutta (rep 09/07/2021), Nepal and India ink LoE to RSA (ht 10/07/2021)

India lifts ban on import of palm oil till 2021 end (rep 01/07/2021)

Unbreakable Nepal-India Relationship: Why Cracks Occur?, by Prakash Pokhrel (rep 30/06/2021)

APF stops Indian dam repair efforts (ht 30/06/2021)

849 border marker pillars missing along international border in Province 2 (kh 28/06/2021)

Nepal’s annual soybean oil exports to India near Rs50 billion : Despite the impressive export statistics, the soybean oil trade contributes very little to the economy, economists say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/06/2021)

How trade spats increase poverty: the India-Nepal Episode of 2015, by Sanjay Kathuria, TG Srinivasan and Swarnim Wagle (rep 23/06/2021)

Nepal writes to India over Mahakali border construction : In a diplomatic note, it calls for a joint inspection to assess the damage caused by blasts carried out on the Indian side but observers say India may not respond, by Anil Giri (kp 20/06/2021)

Is Oli government’s new Nepal map more about optics than substance? As India continues to expand the road via Lipulekh, Nepal has yet to make any diplomatic response. Foreign Ministry says it has asked Home Ministry to look into the matter, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/06/2021) [Oli's statements are empty slogans without content! Or does he want to build a road on Indian territory in response?]

Indian Army calls for applications for female military police, including Nepalis (kh 13/06/2021)

Indian Army provides health supplies worth Rs 240 million to Nepal Army (kh 06/06/2021)

Nepal all set to sign fertiliser supply deal with India ; The five-year agreement will assure supply of 30 percent of Nepal’s annual fertiliser requirement, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/06/2021)

On Intrusive Rumbles from South, by Bikash Sangraula (rep 04/06/2021)

A yam between two Indias : Nepal does not just need to balance India and China now, it has to keep out of India’s polarised politics (nt 04/0/2021)

Indian traders seek quota to stem influx of soya bean oil, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/06/2021)

COVID-19’s Lesson : Regulate Nepal-India Open Border, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 30/05/2021)

Recent political developments in Kathmandu are internal matters of Nepal: India (rep 26/05/2021)

Nepali doctors at AIIMS in India have not been paid for a year, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 09/05/2021)

Oxygen being smuggled to India from Nepalgunj (ht 05/05/2021)

India rehabilitates small hydro power plant at Chandannath in Jumla (kh 05/05/2021)

Modi’s Covid fiasco : The Bharatiya Janata Party’s denialism is costing thousands of lives daily in India, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 02/05/2021)

Unravelling of the Indian governance model : The structure of the Hindu Rashtra is being erected in what was once a raucous and yet thriving democracy, by CK Lal (kp 28/04/2021)

Border point in eastern part of country sans holding centres (kh 27/04/2021)

India gifts 39 ambulances and six school buses to govt and not-for profit organizations in various districts (rep 22/04/2021)

Large number of Nepali migrant workers returning in Sudur Paschim after losing jobs in Covid-19 seized Indian cities, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 19/04/2021)

Movement Through Jamunaha Border Point Tightened (rn 17/04/2021)

Indian govt allows NEA to purchase electricity under free market mechanism through energy exchange market (rep 16/04/2021)

Indian ban on Remdesivir exports may not have much impact on Nepal : Officials and experts say the concern, however, is about possible ban on other essential drugs as India continues to see record high Covid-19 cases and Nepal lacks vaccines, by Suresh Raj Neupane and Arjun Poudel (kp 12/04/2021)

As Nepal struggles to get vaccines, two ministers talk with Indian counterparts : Foreign and health ministers are assured of resumption of supplies but when the vaccines will come is not yet clear, by Anil Giri (kp 10/04/2021)

Goods being smuggled into eastern Nepal from India, by Kishor Budhathoki (ae 08/04/2021)

Government plans to hold census in Kalapani but doesn’t know how : Sending enumerators there looks impossible, local leaders say. Authorities are mulling over counting residents on  the basis of past Indian census data or satellite imagery, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/04/2021)

Indian Army gifts 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal Army (rep 30/03/2021)

Sudurpaschim folks returning home in droves as COVID cases surge in India (ht 27/03/2021), Migrant workers start returning home as India reports rise in Covid-19 cases : As least 34 people entering Nepal from Gauriphanta  border tested positive for Covid-19 in the past five days, by Arjun Shah (kp 28/03/2021)

Nepal vaccination drive could be affected as India halts exports of AstraZeneca vaccines : Of the 2 million doses for which the government has paid for, the Serum Institute has yet to supply 1 million doses, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/03/2021)

Nepal-India trade, transit and logistic issues discussed (ht 25/03/2021)

India expresses concerns over growing export of soybean oil from Nepal to India (rep 21/03/2021), India asks Nepal to check rules of origin : Nepal produces little soybean oil, but it is the country’s largest export with shipments worth billions annually, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/03/2021)

Nepali man released on bail after 40 years in Indian prison (rep 20/03/2021) [This man seems completely psychologically destroyed after 40 years without trial in an Indian prison! India should be held accountable for this. Why have Nepal's politicians and monarchs never stood up for him? ], ‘I was innocent’, says Timsina upon his release after 40 years in Indian prison : The 60-year-old was jailed on charges of murdering a woman in Darjeeling in 1980. News about him came to light when an inmate spoke of him after his release last October, by Parbat Portel (kp 21/03/2021), A Nepali mother meets her son after 40 years (rep 21/03/2021), Durga Prasad Timsina reunites with his mother after four decades : The 60-year-old, who had been held in Indian prison without proper trial for the last 40 years, meets his 85-year-old mother and relatives at his ancestral home in Ilam, by Biplav Bhattarai and Parbat Portel (kp 22/03/2021), Kafkaland blues : For the poor, the marginalised and the illiterate, the criminal justice process itself is the punishment (kp 22/03/2021), India court orders state to consider compensating Timsina : Family faced hardships due to his incarceration, the court notes, by Parbat Portel (kp 23/03/2021)

Four schools newly reconstructed by India in Nuwakot inaugurated (kh 19/03/2021)

Huge price differential triggers cross-border fuel smuggling : Nepal and India share an 1,800-km open border with more than three dozen motorable crossing points, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/02/2021)

Former prime minister Bhattarai to visit New Delhi : Bhattarai will seek medical treatment in the city but leaders close to him say he might have political meetings as well, by Anil Giri (kp 21/02/2021)

Paradigm shift needed in Nepal-India ties : An apparent conflict has emerged because our foreign policies have not changed with the times, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 19/02/2021)

Nepal takes up Tripura chief minister’s remarks with Indian officials : Envoy expresses concern over statement that Indian home minister shared ‘plans to form a BJP government in Nepal’ (kp 17/02/2021)

Nepal, India close to signing supply contract for fertiliser : The deal will ensure regular supply of plant nourishers which often runs short during critical times, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/02/2021)

Nepal-India ties: Expectations and reality; It is imperative that the two sort out their problems to reduce other geo-political tensions, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 04/02/2021)

India raises Nepal grant by nearly 13 percent to Rs15.87 billion : The increase for the fiscal year 2021-22 comes after it had reduced by more than 26 percent to Rs14.08 billion in 2020-21 compared to Rs19.16 in 2019-20, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 01/02/2021) [In the competition with China, India is increasingly ensnaring Nepal, but continues not to say a word about its occupation of Nepali territory!]

Pushpalal highway connects Sikkim : With road connectivity, Nepalis in border areas can easily go buy daily essentials and sell locally produced items in Sikkim, by Ananda Gautam (kp 30/01/2021)

Putting neighbours first : Nepal is among the first few countries to receive Indian-manufactured Covid-19 vaccines, by Vinay Mohan Kwatra (kp 29/01/2021)

How India is using vaccine diplomacy to recalibrate its neighbourhood first policy : Foreign policy watchers and experts say the jabs could prove for Delhi, which is in a bid to win over its neighbours, a shot in the arm, by Anil Giri (kp 26/01/2021)

India continues to construct embankment despite objections from local authorities : The Indian authorities have been building an embankment on the Mahakali river that Nepali side claims to be an international border, by Manoj Badu (kp 22/01/2021)

India, and Nepali constitution, by Biswas Baral (ae 22/01/2021)

Nepal is falling into a trap of India, China and the US : 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, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 18/01/2021)

Gyawali’s overhyped Delhi visit turns out to be a damp squib : There were no concrete outcomes from the visit on the border row or vaccine procurement. It just marked a resumption of bilateral engagements between Nepal and India, by Anil Giri (kp 17/01/2021), Delhi is still far away : The only major outcome of Minister Gyawali's sojourn to India is the resumption of bilateral engagement (kp 18/01/2021)

Delhi discusses all but boundary row in talks with Foreign Minister Gyawali : As hinted, India showed reluctance to get into the issue despite the Nepali side putting the matter on the table, by Suresh Raj Neupane and Anil Giri (kp 16/01/2021), Gyawali returning home after three-day Delhi visit; no talks with Modi : There were expectations that the foreign minister would be meeting with the Indian prime minister, but it could not materialise, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 16/01/2021) [Indo-Nepal relations "normal", as could be expected!]

As Gyawali lands  in Delhi, India hints boundary talks unlikelyJoint Commission and boundary talks are two different mechanisms, says India’s Ministry of External Affairs, even as Nepal keeps the territory issue high on the agenda, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 15/01/2021), ‘I am here with the objective of making Nepal-India relations even stronger based on trust’ : The foreign minister on his visit to Delhi, which is taking place not only after a long gap of engagements but also  at a time when there is a political crisis in Kathmandu, and on his agendas and priorities, interview with Pradeep Gyawali (kp 15/01/2021)

People in western Nepal heading back to India, by Shivaraj Bhatta (ae 15/01/2021)

Has Oli killed two birds with one stone - or two interviews for that matter : He has earned praise for a nationalist stance, but some say he managed to distract Nepalis from ongoing crisis while sending a message to Delhi he is ready to play along, by Anil Giri (kp 13/01/2021) [Like his great inner-party rival Dahal, the Hindu fundamentalist Oli loves to fly his flag according to the wind. He takes the truth just as seriously as his role model in the White House!]

Gyawali to fly to India on Thursday for a three-day visit (kp 13/01/2021), Border row on agenda, but political talks likely to get more focus during Gyawali’s Delhi stay : The foreign minister is travelling to India on the heels of political turmoil caused by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives and declare snap polls for April 30 and May 10, by Anil Giri (kp 14/01/2021)

All eyes on Foreign Minister Gyawali’s Delhi visit for Nepal to procure Covid-19 vaccines : Government has placed all bets on vaccines being manufactured in India because of logistical issues but experts warn that other avenues must also be explored, by Anil Giri and Arjun Poudel (kp 11/01/2021)

PM Oli vows to retrieve Nepali territories encroached upon by India (rep 10/01/2021) [???]

Performing Intricate Balancing Act, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 09/01/2021)

Second cross-border petroleum pipeline project in Jhapa moves a step closer : An Indian delegation will arrive next week for a field study of the proposed 50km pipeline, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/01/2021)

Indian Embassy hands over cheque worth Rs 306 million (ht 07/01/2021)

Indian SSB removes temporary post from no-man's land (rep 07/01/2021)

Nepal bans poultry products from India (kh 07/01/2021)

Nepal, India likely to ink Covid vaccine pact during Gyawali’s visit to New Delhi : Memoranda of understanding expected to be signed on Pancheshwar project, border security and medical cooperation, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/01/2021)

Why Indo-US policies failed in Nepal : The two powers have often bet on the wrong side, attempting to fulfil short term interests, by Achyut Wagle (kp 05/01/2021)

Gyawali to travel to Delhi next month amid political turmoil in Kathmandu : The visit to participate in the meeting of the sixth joint commission as foreign minister of a caretaker government follows both neighbours’ renewed interest in Nepal, by Anil Giri (kp 31/12/2020)

Nepal can decide its own political fate : If India, China and the US desire to have some show in Nepal, it is high time they learnt to be on the sideshows amicably, by Mahesh K Maskey (rep 31/12/2020)

Nepal asks India to help procure 20 percent of vaccines 72 percent of Nepalis will be vaccinated. 20 percent through WHO may come as early after March of 2021, officials say (kp 30/12/2020)

Domestic steel and iron prices rise as India seeks ban : Nepal has been majorly importing raw material for iron and steel and finished products from India mainly for construction purposes, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/12/2020)

Nepalis are leaving for India to work—in droves : Most migrant workers returning to India fear political instability in Nepal may lead to an unstable economy, pushing them to the brink of poverty, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 25/12/2020)

Nepal revives talks for chemical fertiliser offtake agreement with India : The deal will eliminate recurring shortages during the peak growing season, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/12/2020)

Protesters call for border reopening, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 21/12/2020)

Nepal-India border dynamics, by Mahesh Kushwaha (Setopati 20/12/2020)

Nepal, India close to finalising regulatory modality for power trade (kp 12/12/2020)

India's ruling BJP leader Vijay Chauthaiwale meets PM Oli (rep 10/12/2020), Nepal yet to give its nod to Indian proposal to hold minister-level talks : Although there is much on the table to discuss, internal dispute in the ruling party is a factor in the delay, say ministry officials, as India’s ruling party sends its foreign department chief to Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 11/12/2020), India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party looks to expand its ties with Nepal’s political parties : The visit by the party’s foreign department in-charge and his meetings with leaders from across the political spectrum come at a time of pro-monarchy rallies across the country, by Anil Giri (kp 12/12/2020)

Nepal, India to amend bilateral transit treaty to expand trade and connectivity : A meeting on Trade, Transit and Cooperation to Control Unauthorised Trade was held via video conference on Monday, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/12/2020)

Nepali woman charged with spying in Pune (ht 05/12/2020)

Preparing for the clash of empires : Slew of recent visits by Indian and Chinese military, intelligence and diplomatic officials underscore Nepal’s new geo-strategic status, by Bhaskar Koirala (nt 04/12/2020)

Minister Gyawali to visit New Delhi for the sixth joint commission meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 02/12/2020)

After a thaw in relations, Nepal prepares wish list for trade and transit talks with IndiaNepal wants greater access for its agricultural produce to the Indian market, convenience in passage of goods  through Kolkata port, and transport of goods through waterways, among others, by Anil Giri (kp 02/12/2020)

Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali to visit India in December (kh 30/11/2020)

The envoy and diplomacy : A saner act would be self-introspection rather than blaming the neighbours, by Atul K Thakur (kp 30/11/2020), Desired results needed : It is high time Nepal and India took up the bilateral issues seriously, activating the joint mechanisms to get the desired results (ht 30/11/2020), Political quake in the offing : Collision of Indian, Chinese political tectonic plates, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 30/11/2020)

As Kathmandu plays host to guests from south and north, concerns grow over geopolitical games : Nepali leadership needs to strike a fine balance when it comes to dealing with neighbours  and friendly nations so as to earn support for its larger national interests, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 29/11/2020)

Officials reach Urai border point to inspect illegal trade in the area : The team aims to keep in check smuggling cases, set up a border security post and inspect Chainpur-Taklakot road, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 29/11/2020)

Nepal-India border points reopen (ht 27/11/2020)

Taking On The Himalayan Challenge, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 27/11/2020)

Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Kathmandu (rep 26/11/2020), Shringla visit: Little of substance but something amid strained ties : Boundary issue, expected to figure during meetings, was absent from the agenda. But officials say the visit helps create an atmosphere for more high-level exchanges in future, by Anil Giri (kp 27/11/2020), Indian foreign secy winds up Nepal visit (ht 28/11/2020)

Tourism Ministry revives its plan to  join India’s air bubble arrangement : There have been no commercial flights between the two neighbouring countries since March, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/11/2020)

Stirrings in the wok of conspiracies : The visits and manoeuvres of several high profile figures from India and China should not be taken lightly, by CK Lal (kp 25/11/2020)

Nepal and India: Interdependence dynamics. The two countries must consciously move towards a relationship aimed at interdependence, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 25/11/2020)

Reopen Nepal-India border, stakeholders demand (ht 24/11/2020), Demonstration in Gaur enters second week (ht 24/11/2020)

Nepal, India jointly announce Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla’s visit to Nepal (rep 23/11/2020), Boundary row and EPG report among others high on agenda during Indian foreign secretary’s visit : Delhi and Kathmandu officially announced on Monday  that Shringala will visit Nepal on November 26-27, by Anil Giri (kp 24/11/2020)

Despite COVID-19 fears, thousands of Nepalis leave for India to earn bread and butter, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 23/11/2020)

Jhulaghat border point along Nepal-India border to remain open for five days targeting Indian pensioners, by Bira Gadal (rep 21/11/2020)

Cross-border travel ban extended till Dec 15 (ht 20/11/2020)

Delhi-Kathmandu-Patna triangle : In his next, and last, tenure as Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar can deepen cooperation with Nepal, by Akanshya Shah (nt 20/11/2020)

India’s Foreign Secretary Shringla to visit Nepal on Nov 26-27: Preparation underway for Foreign Minister-level visit (kh 19/11/2020) [??]

Construction of India-funded Integrated Check Post begins in Nepalgunj (rep 12/11/2020)

New Delhi’s new dealings in Nepal : Imperious ambassadors, eager princelings and invasive spy-masters -- Kathmandu has seen, and survived, them all, by Kanak Mani Dixit (mt 13/11/2020)

Indian foreign secretary to visit Nepal in sign of ties getting back on track : The visit later this month, after visits of India’s intelligence chief and army chief, is expected to pave the way for Foreign Minister Gyawali’s trip to India in December, by Anil Giri (kp 11/11/2020) [Or shall we better say: back to Indian intervention? Several territorial issues are still unanswered!]

Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla’s visit to Nepal later this month expected to restore bilateral trust (rep 10/11/2020)

Nepal twice asked India for talks on border, other than Kalapani and Susta, but it hasn’t replied : Boundary Working Group was formed in 2014 and has been meeting every year since. Discontinuity of meetings could lead to complexities, experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 10/11/2020)

Three APF border outposts set up in Parsa (ht 10/11/2020)

Make way for connectivity projects : Nepal and India should focus more on the strategic objective of developing infrastructure, by Constantino Xavier and Riya Sinha (kp 08/11/2020)

Nepal-India border issues figure during Indian Army chief’s courtesy call on prime minister : General Naravane’s visit can be helpful in resuming bilateral talks but more high-level political and diplomatic exchanges are a must for substantive results, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 07/11/2020)

Could Nepal be another Afghanistan? Nepal could witness revolutions and counter-revolutions supported by US-India or China, bringing the superpower rivalry home to us, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (ae 06/11/2020)

Observers cautiously optimistic over Naravane visit : While he may be coming to be conferred rank of honorary general of Nepal Army, the visit will pave the way for further thaw in relations, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 04/11/2020), Naravane's visit aims to further strengthen strategic, defence cooperation between India and Nepal : Indian Army (rep 04/11/2020) [Or to reactivate Indian intervention in Nepal?]

परराष्ट्र सम्बन्धमा सकारात्मक चिन्तन : संवादहीनताको अन्त्यका लागि प्रधानमन्त्री मोदीको सन्देश लिएर जोसुकै आएको भए पनि नेपालका प्रधानमन्त्रीले भेट्नु नै उपयुक्त थियो र त्यो व्यक्तिमार्फत आफ्नो सन्देश पनि पठाउन आवश्यक थियो ,by Surya Prasad Subedi (ka 04/11/2020)

The India way in an uncertain world : There is hardly any space for a third party in the unique ties between India and Nepal, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 04/11/2020)

Nepal’s troubled borders: Need of dialogue and diplomacy, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 02/11/2020)

Banking on BIN : How Bangladesh-India-Nepal Initiative (BIN) can trigger connectivity and prosperity for Nepal, Bangladesh and India, by Sunil KC (rep 02/11/2020)

A general’s brief on Indian military strategy on Nepal, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 02/11/2020)

The origin of India’s military ties with Nepal (kh 01/11/2020)

Assessing military diplomacy : Naravane’s visit has been seen as a significant event as it comes at a time when relations between India and Nepal are at low ends especially after Nepal issued a new map, by Suresh Sharma (rep 01/11/2020)

Naravane’s Nepal visit: More than a routine affair, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 31/10/2020), RAW Chief's Rush Overshadows Naravane’s Trip, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 01/11/2020)

Rumors of political change intensify in Nepal after RAW chief’s visit : "Is Nepal vanishing from the global/regional strategic radar?" asks Dr Bhattarai as Pompeo visits the Maldives, but not Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 30/10/2020)

Naravane visit a positive step to repair ties but has little to do with boundary dispute, experts say : Indian Army chief is arriving in Kathmandu next week amid frosty relations between Nepal and India and on the heels of the controversy over the trip of a top Delhi spy last week, by Anil Giri (kp 30/10/2020)

Goel came last week. Questions remain if Delhi has handed its Nepal policy to spiesIndia’s intelligence chief visited Kathmandu as Modi’s envoy, leaders close to Oli say. What analysts find missing about the trip is envoys’ visits are announced beforehand, by Anil Giri (kp 29/10/2020)

सत्ताको समुद्रमा ओली र गोयल : नेपाल–भारत सम्बन्धको निर्माण भारत र बंगलादेशको जस्तो अथवा भारत र पाकिस्तानको जस्तो एकै मौसममा भएको होइन । यी दुई देशबीचका ऐतिहासिक विकासक्रमका आफ्नै प्रक्रियाहरू छन् । सामाजिक र सांस्कृतिक परिचयहरू छन् । भौगोलिक सामीप्य र अप्ठ्याराहरू छन् , by Kishor Nepal (ka 29/10/2020)

India's RAW chief Samant Kumar Goel arrives in Nepal (rep 21/10/2020), India intelligence chief’s sudden dash for Kathmandu raises many an eyebrow Oli’s meeting with him could be aimed at mending strained ties between Nepal and India, say observers, while party leaders disapprove saying it goes against diplomatic norms, by Anil Giri (kp23/10/2020)

Can Military Diplomacy Reset Nepal-India Ties?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/10/2020)

Nepal’s relations with India and China are independent of each other, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 16/10/2020)

Kathmandu to host Indian army chief as India, Nepal attempt to normalise tiesExperts say visit symbolises an olive branch from India and will help resume dialogue disrupted due to the border row , by Anil Giri (kp 15/10/2020)

Govt decides to close down border with India until Nov 15 to contain the spread of COVID-19 (rep 13/10/2020)

Nepal, India discuss opening new air routes (ht 10/10/2020)

Government indifferent to plights of Nepali workers in India, experts say : They continue to remain out of foreign labour policies even though Nepalis have been going to work in India for centuries, by Chandra Kumar Mandal (kp 0/10/2020)

Task force suggests dialogue as basis for reclaiming areas disputed with India : After gathering evidence from various sources, the committee recommends strategies that Nepal can use during negotiations with India, by Anil Giri (kp 07/10/2020)

Expert panel submits report on disputed border region with India to Foreign Minister Gyawali, by Santosh Gjimire (rep 05/10/2020)

Nepal to join India’s‘air bubble’ to bringcitizens home as Dashain nears : Under the scheme, fares will be fixed and passengers need to book tickets through embassies, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/10/2020)

Nepal and India begin joint security patrol along borderSecurity personnel from both countries have come together to tighten checks along the sealed border  in light of rising coronavirus cases, by Manoj Paudel (kp 21/09/2020)

Opinions sharply divided over holding census in Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura : Many say enumerators will be barred from entering the disputed areas by Indian forces, by Anil Giri (kp 21/09/2020)

Nepal-India transboundary flood management (ae 18/09/2020)

New book on Nepal’s border disputes with India shows misplaced priority, experts say : Academicians take issues with preface of the reference book as well where education minister attempts to justify the publication and how he campaigned  to ‘protect territory’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/09/2020)

As India bans onion export, prices in Nepal jump 50 percent : The restriction comes six months after it was lifted in March as rains damaged crops in southern India and wholesale prices there trebled in a month amid inadequate supply, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/09/2020)

Managing A Porous Frontier, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 15/09/2020)

Foreign investment pledges from India down 51 percent due to red tape, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/09/2020)

Ambassador Acharya, India’s national security advisor meet : The meeting has been seen as part of efforts by Kathmandu and New Delhi to resume high-level exchanges stalled due to a boundary dispute between the two neighbours, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 08/09/2020)

Who is right, who is wrong on Nepal-India battle of maps? Nepal’s claim is based on Article 5 of the Sugauli Treaty and the maps of that time. India would like us to rely on maps published after the Sugauli Treaty, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rep 05/09/2020)

Determinants in Indo-Nepal relations : Policy consequences must be considered when determining the course of Indo-Nepal bilateralism, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 31/08/2020)

Shyam Sharan’spunitive prescriptions: Perils to Nepal-India relations, by Babu Krishna Karki (rep 31/08/2020)

The evolution of Kalapani border dispute between Nepal and India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 28/08/2020)

Small Indian aid projects restart after  a gap of five years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/08/2020)

India’s choice in the New World : India must work with the neighbours to revive South Asia as a unique integrated region, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 26/08/2020)

Nepal, India in talks to build new oil pipelines, gas plant and storage facilities : Gorakhpur-Bhairahawa and Siliguri-Jhapa pipelines are being considered as possibilities, Nepali officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/08/2020)

Nepal, India discuss future areas of cooperation (kp 23/08/2020)

After two high-level engagements, Nepal and India look for a boundary meetingThough Boundary Working Group is not mandated to look into the row over Kalapani, experts say its inputs could be valuable for a future meeting at the foreign secretary level, by Anil Giri (kp 20/08/2020)

India Must Show Good Neighbourliness, by Dwarika Pd. Shrestha (rn 18/08/2020)

Nepal, India agree to expedite India-funded development projects in Nepal (rep 17/08/2020), Nepal, India officials resume dialogue: Meeting of the mechanism to assess progress made in India-funded projects takes place months after the map row, by Anil Giri (kp 18/08/2020)

Nepal and India agree to continue discussion on bilateral issues as PM Oli holds telephone conversation with his Indian counterpart (rep 15/08/2020), PM Oli, Modi express mutual solidarity in minimizing COVID-19 impact (kh 15/08/2020), Oli-Modi talk seen as a step towards a thaw in Nepal-India relations: Officials and diplomats describe talks amid frayed ties between the two countries over boundary issues as a positive gesture and hope it helps set the tone for diplomatic dialogue in near future, by Anil Giri (kp 16/08/2020)

What to expect from Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism meetind: As the diplomats of the two countries meet on August 17, Nepal will have to come up with a clear road map in attaching border-related issues on the list, by Rishi Gupta and Sarita Nandmehar (rep 14/08/2020)

Nepal and India officials to hold high-level meeting on August 17: The meeting to discuss large India-funded projects in Nepal has been seen as first step towards resumption of dialogue between the two countries, by Anil Giri (kp 11/08/2020), Table for two: Bloated egos of a handful of individuals should not hamper Indo-Nepal bilateral relations (kp 12/08/2020)

Nepal-India Border Issue A Long-Drawn Affair, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (rn 11/08/2020)

Down to the water: Hailing from Madhubani, I have seen how floods have made farming and forestry unviable livelihood options, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 10/08/2020)

Government is pursuing alternative channels to end impasse with Delhi: No progress in plans for talks over boundary dispute despite keenness from both the countries, and leaders say ongoing standoff within the ruling party is not helping, by Anil Giri (kp 10/08/2020)

Nepal, India foreign ministries clarify over Indian external affairs minister’s remarks on Buddha: S Jaishankar had told a virtual meeting recently that Gautam Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi ‘are the two greatest Indians the world remembers’ (kp 10/08/2020), Buddha and the world: What we really need is a debate on the enlightened one’s teachings rather than his citizenship (kp 11/08/2020) [Neither Nepal nor India existed as states whens Buddha lived!]

Where are Nepal-India relations heading? The foreign policy of the Nepal Communist Party government has been a blanket failure, by Achyut Wagle (kp 04/08/2020)

The elusive dream of a land-linked Nepal: Nepal is not economically strong and politically stable to be a bridge between India and China, by Neelesh Maheshwari (kp 31/07/2020)

Nepal asks Indian authorities not to bar Nepalis from entering Gunji, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura (rep 29/07/2020) [This once again sounds as if Nepal's politicians accept that the territory belongs to India!], Nepal asserts claim over Kalapani: Darchula CDO writes to Dharchula (ht 30/07/2020)

Fake news can destroy Nepal's relations with India, China and the US: By the time Foreign Ministry refuted the report of land encroachment by China, the ‘fake’ report had been circulated for over a year and reached over millions and millions of readers, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 27/07/2020)

India asks Darchula administration to bar Nepalis from entering India-occupied Kalapani (rep 27/07/2020), India makes Kalapani, Lipulekh off limits to Nepalis (ht 28/07/2020)

Nepal-India-China tri-junction: The most important elements to settle the border issues are dialogue, discussion, friendliness, neighbourliness and mutual understanding, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (kp 26/07/2020)

Security personnel injured in Rautahat border clash: Around 200 Indian nationals attacked the security personnel and attempted to snatch away weapons after the Armed Police Force personnel stopped two Indian women from entering Nepal, by Shiva Puri (kp 26/07/2020)

Energy minister directs officials to initiate talks with India over flood and inundation in Tarai (rep 23/07/2020)

Is there a China connection? It is interesting that the other disputed area—Susta—has not been included in Nepal's new map, by Nihar R. Nayak (kp 19/07/2020)

Bonds with Indian writers: Literary writers in South Asia have always created a bond of creative sharing and communication—no matter what the politicians do, by Abhi Subedi (kp 19/07/2020)

A purported Nepali man is humiliated in Indian city of Varanasi over Oli’s Ayodhya remarks: If bitterness at the political level has percolated down to the people’s level, it is a matter of grave concern, leaders and foreign policy experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 18/07/2020) [And all this only because PM Oli repeatedly moves on the lowest spiritual level, only to assert his personal power ambitions in a selfish way!]

What can Nepal do about inaccurate reporting on Indian media?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 17/07/2020)

PM Oli’s remarks on Ayodhya ‘mind-boggling’, ‘disseminated as gymnastics of a distorted mind’: Karan Singh (rep 15/07/2020)

Amid soured Nepal-India ties, Oli is threatening relations between peoples of two countries, leaders and experts say: Foreign Ministry scrambles for damage control after the prime minister made unsubstantiated arguments about Ram’s birth and accused India of cultural aggression by creating a ‘fake’ Ayodhya, by Anil Giri (kp 15/07/2020)

Nepal’s PM KP Sharma Oli ‘claims’ real Ayodhya is in Nepal: Many remark the statement is in bad taste (ht 14/07/2020) [Is he out of his mind? The multi-ethnic and multi-religious state of Nepal does not need a fake Ayodhya nor an authoritarian Hindu fundamentalist fantasist like Oli!], India’s BJP condemns Nepal PM’s comment on ‘real’ Ayodhya (ht 14/07/2020)

Indian intervention causing floods in Nepal: Home Minister Thapa; External intervention remains to be addressed (ht 14/07/2020)

Supreme Court asks government why Nepalis working in India are not considered to be in ‘foreign employment’: Petitioners say excluding work in India from the foreign employment category is discriminatory towards Nepali workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/07/2020)

‘Diplomatic note’ sent to India seeking action against dissemination of blasphemous material about Nepal, its political leadership (rep 13/07/2020), Sending diplomatic note to complain about Indian private media an immature and wrong approach, experts say: Media and foreign policy analysts say the issues could have been easily dealt with by the Nepali embassy in Delhi through a presser or a statement of rebuttal or a formal complaint with the concerned media or channel, by Anil Giri (kp 14/07/2020), Ethical Bankruptcy Of Indian Media, by Yubaraj Sangroula (rn 14/07/2020)

Brawl In The Himalaya Nepal Needs To Remain Neutral, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 12/07/2020)

Cable operators ban Indian news channels in response to ‘insulting’ video about prime minister: A baseless ‘video report’ about Oli and the Chinese ambassador has drawn widespread criticism, leading the government to seek legal and political remedies, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 10/07/2020)

India sends ‘diplomatic note’ protesting against Nepal’s decision to endorse new political map (rep 09/07/2020)

Who is to blame?: PM Oli aggravated the standoff by publicly blaming Modi government, Indian media and the Indian intellectuals of trying to topple down his government, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 06/07/2020)

The Exchange rate system: Should Nepal revisit the Peg with Indian Currency?, by Nitish Shrestha (kh 03/07/2020)

Dams built on Indian side inundate Biratnagar (ht 30/06/2020)

Breaking the Nepal-India border impasse: It will be a mistake for India to see Nepal only in terms of its size and military strength. Nepal may be small in size and military power, but it plays a very strategic role for India’s security, by Roger Adhikari (rep 30/06/2020)

Observers worry Oli’s statements about an Indian conspiracy could further damage bilateral ties: The prime minister hinting at an Indian conspiracy to unseat him is not befitting the high office and could delay any diplomatic talks over the border dispute, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 30/06/2020), Talks with India uncertain after Oli rhetoric? Those who know a thing or two about diplomacy think so (ht 30/06/2020)

A sense of reality and possibility: The prospects of hostile India-China relations are not shocking for the developed world, though it is extremely harmful to Asian economies, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 29/06/2020)

Ruling NCP Vice-chair Gautam wants five-meter tall wall along Nepal-India border (rep 29/06/2020)

India refuses to sit for talks and there is no boundary dispute with China, foreign minister says: Pradeep Gyawali’s clarifications on Friday come after a number of media reports stating India’s offer for talks and boundary disputes with China, by Anil Giri (kp 27/06/2020)

Nepal-India Relations At Crossroads, by Raj Kumar KC (rn 26/06/2020)

Nepal: The danger within, by Bishal Thapa (ae 26/06/2020)

India-Nepal relations: Time for tactful diplomacy, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (ae 26/06/2020)

Shipments across the eastern border resume after India lifts restrictions: Six trucks carrying tea and four trucks carrying large cardamom entered India on Tuesday (kp 24/06/2020)

Origin Of Mahakali River, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rn 23/06/2020)

Resolving Nepal-India Stand-Off, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/06/2020)

Roadmap to re-set Nepal-India relations: Both sides must now resist making inflammatory statements or tit for tat responses, utilizing a brief “cool down” period to recognize the problem and change misperceptions, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (rep 23/06/2020)

Borders between Brothers’ – India, Nepal and the China Factor, by Subrata Mitra, Jivanta Schoettli and Markus Pauli (kh 22/06/2020)

India continues to halt the movement of Nepali cargo trucks at Panitanki border point: Over twenty trucks carrying Nepali tea and large cardamom have been stranded over the bridge of the Mechi River for the past five days, b y Parbat Portel and Binod Bhandari (kp 22/06/2020)

Nepal-India Relations Avoiding Claustrophobic Embrace, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 21/06/2020)

Agriculture products worth millions stuck on Indian side at Kakarvitta border point (ht 20/06/2020)

Diplomatic talks with India unlikely in the aftermath of the clash between India and China: With India’s attention focused on China following a violent altercation at the border, boundary talks with Nepal unlikely to take place soon, say analysts, by Anil Giri (kp 18/06/2020)

India's MEA reiterates its position on Nepal's new political map (rep 18/06/2020)

Nepali Unity Over National Sovereignty, by Namrata Sharma (rn 17/06/2020)

Solve Border Issue Through Quiet Diplomacy, by Rambhakta Thakur (rn 17/06/2020)

Realignment post COVID-19, by Shraddha More (kh 16/06/2020)

Armed Police Force increases presence in Kalapani area (ht 16/06/2020)

Of maps and morals: With an amicable solution to the current dispute, Nepal and India can forge a new global ideal of living together peacefully (kp 15/06/2020) [For this, India's politicians must accept historical facts and Nepal's politicians must end their hypocritical outrage and admit their mistakes publicly!]

Nepal's claim over Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura not based on historical fact or evidences: India (rep 14/06/2020)

Government move of forming a team to collect evidence on Nepal’s boundary runs into controversy: Experts and analysts say instead of devising a strategy for negotiations with New Delhi, Oli administration is moving a step back and putting the cart before the horse, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2020)

Indian Army chief softens his stance on Nepal-India border standoff (rep 13/06/2020)

Is this the end of the ‘special relationship’? Anti-Indianism has fuelled Nepali politics for seven decades. It now needs to decide the future of bilateral ties, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 12/06/2020) [The special relationship has always been misused by India through controls and disciplinary measures, including various economic blockades and the refusal of transit rights to Nepal under international law as a landlocked countr!]

Five Indians injured after they clashed with APF personnel along Nepal-India border in Sarlahi, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 12/06/2020), APF fire 15 rounds of bullets in Sarlahi after Indian nationals try to enter Nepal (kh 12/06/2020), Indian man dead, two others injured as Armed Police Force open fire at Nepal-India border in Sarlahi: Authorities say the border security force was compelled to open fire after hundreds of people from across the border in India attacked the officers, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 13/06/2020), One Indian killed, four others injured after they clashed with APF personnel along Nepal-India border in Sarlahi, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 13/06/2020)

Lower House unanimously endorses proposal to consider amendment to constitution to update new Nepal map in national emblem: Government registered the constitutional amendment proposal in Parliament three weeks after publishing a new map of Nepal including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura within its borders, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/06/2020)

Nepal-India Relation Keep It Friendly, Not Special, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 09/06/2020)

As India, China talk to resolve border stand-off, analysts question when Delhi will speak to Nepal: The Modi government has said that dates for talks with Kathmandu will be worked out after Covid-19 crisis while recently holding dialogue with Beijing over its boundary dispute, by Anil Giri (08/06/2020)

Faults of India’s Nepal policy: India not respecting Nepal’s territorial integrity and sovereignty has been the root cause to spoil the age-old friendly relations between the two countries, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 08/06/2020)

Rethinking Nepal-India ‘special relations’, by Biswas Baral (ae 05/06/2020), Nepal presses claim on Kalapani, settlement still elusive, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 05/06/2020)

Limpiyadhura-Kalapani-Lipulekh dispute: The only option Nepal has is to try and resolve the issue through quiet diplomacy, by Naresh Koirala (kp 04/06/2020)  [Diplomacy is the way, but it should not be too quiet!]

Sit down and talk: Nepal and India should come together and hold negotiations to resolve their border issues, by Gyan Chandra Acharya (kp 04/06/2020)

Government pushing constitutional amendment in Parliament hardens positions on both sides of the border: Once the amendment passes, the new political map will be enshrined in the constitution, leading India to also take up a more inflexible position on the boundary, pundits say, by Anil Giri (kp 02/06/2020)

Talks Key To Solve Border Dispute, by Tirtha Bhattarai (kp 02/06/2020)

A Look At Sino-Indian Tensions, by P. Kharel (rn 01/06/2020)

Where is the roadmap? International adjudicatory settings have traditionally been hesitant to place legal value on maps, by Semanta Dahal (kp 31/05/2020)

Is Nepal Facing A Hobson’s Choice?, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 31/05/2020)

On boundary row, India says it’s open to engage with Nepal on the basis of mutual sensitivity and respect: The statement from Delhi comes just as the Oli government is preparing to table a constitutional amendment proposal to update the country’s map in the national emblem, by Anil Giri (kp 29/05/2020)

Border dispute reaches new heights: The geopolitical environment post-Covid-19 must be well analysed and evaluated, considering that Sino-US and Sino-Indo relations are not the same as before, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 28/05/2020)

Treacherous trail to Lipulekh: Modification of Nepal’s political map is just the beginning of an arduous political, administrative and diplomatic journey, by CK Lal (kp 27/05/2020)

Let truth, justice and peace prevail: A section of the Indian intelligentsia sees China in everything that happens in Nepal. Apparently, any mention of China, for them, is like showing a red rag to a bull, by Devendra Gautam (rep 27/05/2020)

Successive governments have failed to ensure state’s presence in border towns and villages, a report by national rights body says: The four-year long study has also pointed out the lack of basic services like schools and health facilities in border areas and harassment faced by locals at the hands of Indian border security force, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/05/2020), Return to the dialogue table: When governments fail to address contemporary problems, they resort to provocative nationalistic demagogy, by Achyut Wagle (kp 2605/2020)

Indian officials’ snub to envoy Acharya in New Delhi does not bode well for talks: Nilamber Acharya has been trying to speak to senior bureaucrats in the Indian capital to discuss holding talks regarding the boundary dispute but has had no luck so far, by Anil Giri (kp 25/05/2020)

We urge India to accept the truth, interview with Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali (rep 24/05/2020)

Deciphering the Kalapani-Lipulekh Conundrum, by Sumitra Karki (kh 23/05/2020)

Nepal-India ties in the transforming world (Part-I), by Binoj Basnyat (ae 23/05/2023) [part II (ae 31/05/2023)]

Nepali and Indian ‘hackers’ attack websites over ‘boundary dispute’: Although, they claim to have made peace, recent spate of attacks on government websites expose their security vulnerability, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 23/05/2020)

Government registers constitution amendment bill to revise Nepal’s map in national emblem: The bill seeks to amend Schedule 3 of the constitution to update the map in the national emblem as per a new political map released on Wednesday (kp 23/05/2020)

With tensions escalating on both sides, officials recommend holding Nepal-India talks at the earliest: As Kathmandu has been seeking diplomatic talks over the border with India since November, it is now up to New Delhi to make overtures, by Anil Giri (kp 22/05/2020), Dialogue of the deaf: Both Nepal and India have made unilateral moves to stake their claim at the source of the Mahakali. Now what? (kp 22/05/2020), Nepal's Stance On Encroached Land, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rn 22/05/2020)

Stranded Indian workers demonstrate seeking to go home: Around 880 workers from across the border have been stranded at various brick kilns in Nawalparasi (East) due to the lockdown, by Narayan Sharma (kp 22/05/2020)

Chhangru and Tinkar locals return home as border opened for a few hours on Thursday: Other homebound people of both countries also crossed the international border to go home, by Manoj Badu (kp 22/05/2020)

With release of new map, Nepal and India enter a state of ‘cartographic war’, experts say: While tensions are likely to escalate in the days to come, the move will ultimately pave the way for talks with India and a shift in bilateral relations, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 21/05/2020)) [The current position is okay, but the question remains why Nepalese governments have sold the Indian version as given for decades and even included in the 2015 constitution: Incompetence and ignorance?], Nepal issues new political map, claiming disputed territory its own (ht 21/05/2020), A New Nepal Map, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 21/05/2020)

Even as Kathmandu protests Indian encroachment, Darchula depends on India: For locals in Darchula, reclaiming Nepali territory from India will not mean much unless the state finally pays attention to its citizens and the conditions they live in., by Man Bahadur Basnet (kp 20/05/2020)

Re-imagining South Asian cooperation: India and Nepal will play the role of a catalyst in shaping the narrative of a new regional and sub-regional alignment, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 20/05/2020)

Nepal endorses new political map placing Kalapani and Limpiyadhura within its borders (rep 18/05/2020)

Matihani municipality in Mahottari seals off its border with India: The municipality built a fence along the border in a bid to curb cross-border movement, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 18/05/2020)

Indian Army chief alluding to outside instigation in Lipulekh dispute objectionable and irresponsible, say analysts: The Indian Army chief’s allusion to a Chinese role in Nepal’s objection to an Indian road in Lipulekh could cause more friction between Nepal and India, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 16/05/2020)

Talks with India over Lipulekh unlikely in near future given technical and political factors: While the Covid-19 is currently the prime delaying factor, analysts say that it is in India’s interest to bide its time and hope the issue fizzles out, by Anil Giri (kp 15/05/2020), The hard truth behind Kalapani, by Biswas Baral (ae 15/05/2020), Nepal, Lipulekh, and pragmatism, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 15/05/2020)

Bullying Nepal, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 15/05/2020)

Kalapani Question: Searching Peace in Turbulent Waters, by Aditi Paul (kh 15/05/2020)

Parliamentarians Demand Immediate Fencing In Nepal-India Border (rn 14/05/2020)

Reality Of Lipulekh Imbroglio, by Gopal Khanal (rn 14/05/2020), I Used To Patrol With Arms In Kalapani 48 Years Ago: Nepal Police ASI Encroachment of Kalapani border area by India, interview with Bir Bahadur Chand (rn 14/05/2020)

Cross-party leaders urge Oli government to hold talks with both India and China on Lipulekh: At an all-party meeting called to discuss India’s opening of a road via Lipulekh, political leaders criticised the government’s response and asked that immediate steps be taken, by Anil Giri (kp 14/05/2020))

Protests go on in the time of Covid-19: Experts are concerned that protesters have not been maintaining physical distance as it can worsen the situation, by Shuvam Dungana (kp 13/05/2020))

Crossing the border: The motor vehicle agreement between Nepal, Bangladesh and India has potential—but it, unfortunately, may go the same route as SAARC, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/05/2020)

Nepal makes its position clear on Lipulekh with a diplomatic note to India: Foreign Ministry hands over the diplomatic note to Indian envoy and seeks talks with Delhi to resolve boundary issues at the earliest possible date, by Anil Giri (kp 12/05/2020), Nepal to station APF personnel in Kalapani (ht 12/05/2020)

Security Tightened At Borders As People Continue To Sneak Into Nepal, by Siraj Khan and Govinda Sharma (rn 12/05/2020)

Boundary issues with India require a lasting solution that addresses all disputes, say analysts: As seeking international arbitration or deploying armed forces could only further complicate matters, better solution is a diplomatic approach, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 11/05/2020), Nepal Readies To Set Up BOP Near Kalapani (kp 11/05/2020), Internationalise Lipulekh dispute if need be: House panel (ht 11/05/2020), MPs press govt to reclaim Kalapani (ht 11/05/220), Janus-faced: Border disputes may happen among friends, but India’s reluctance to hold talks shows insincerity (kp 11/05/2020), House committee urges India to stop encroachment of Nepali territory (rep 11/05/2020)

India began construction of controversial road 12 years ago, Nepal ‘unaware’, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 10/05/2020)

Biplav outfit warns of stern struggle against Indian intervention in Lipulekh (kh 10/05/2020)

India opening a road via Lipulekh, a territory that Nepal claims, is a diplomatic failure: Despite the furore in Kathmandu over the inclusion of Kalapani on a new Indian map, the government has done little to reclaim lands that Nepal claims as its own, by Anil Giri (kp 09/05/2020), Govt of Nepal responds to India’s unilateral move on opening link road via Lipulekh (ht 09/05/2020) [Can you hear the laughter of the Indian government?], Nepal strongly objects to construction of road by India connecting Tibet via Nepali territory of Lipulekh (rep 09/05/2020), Nepal condemns road construction by India inside Nepal’s territory: Calls on India to refrain from carrying out any activity inside Nepal’s land (kh 09/05/2020), Foreign Ministry statement regarding Lipulekh welcome but needs to be translated into action, say analysts: According to foreign policy experts, the statement is just a press release and needs to be followed up with diplomatic notes that assert Nepal’s claim over the disputed area, by Anil Giri (kp 10/05/2020), Govt opposes inauguration of link road connecting Lipu Lekh: Indian Ministry of External Affairs says the road has been built within Indian territory (ht 10/05/2020)

Border area tense for a while after SSB personnel assault locals in Bara, by Pushpa Raj Khatiwada (ht 06/05/2020)

Police Open Blank Fire To Disperse Crowd At Border (rn 05/05/2020)

18 Indians flee quarantine facility in Jhapa (ht 04/05/2020)

183 Stranded At Border Enter Nepal, 160 To Arrive Soon, by Chandana Acharya (rn 02/05/2020)

India extends lockdown by two weeks: Loosens measures in lower-risk areas (kh 01/05/2020)

Over 2,000 Nepalis Stuck In India Allowed To Return Home, by Lokendra Prasad Joshi (rn 30/04/2020)

Security to be beefed up at Kapilvastu border: Five Indian nationals held for beating up police (ht 30/04/2020)

Armed police patrolling border areas (kht 27/04/2020)

India and Nepal need to combat COVID-19 together, by Shubham Singh (kh 26/04/2020)

India gifts 23 tonnes of essential medicines to Nepal to fight COVID-19 (rep 22/04/2020), India provides 23 tonnes of medicines to Nepal (ht 23/04/2020)

India-funded small development project scheme restarts after six years: The programme had been controversial as it allowed the embassy to provide direct funds to local governments, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/04/2020)

We need border regulation (rep 14/04/2020)

6000 APF deployed along Nepal-India border amid fear of coronavirus (rep 13/04/2020)

China and India respond to Nepal Army’s request for supplying medical equipment and drugs: The procurement unit is studying the price lists and modes of payment, which will be forwarded to the Cabinet on Sunday, Army official says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/04/2020)

India lifts ban on medicine export to Nepal (rep 12/04/2020)

Nepali laborers in India facing food crisis amid lockdown: Over a dozen people are squeezed in a single room and proper diet and sanitation is out of question, by Arun Bam (rep 12/04/2020)

Oli and Modi discuss Covid-19 situation and measures to look after stranded citizens: Oli stresses easing the supplies and keeping them intact (kp 11/04/2020)

India halts all rice exports but Nepal will be fine, say officials: Nepal imports almost all of its fine and basmati rice from India, but traders say there are enough stocks in-country to last three months, by Sangam Prasain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/04/2020)

Security personnel patrol border round the clock: Nawalparasi (West) shares a 28 km-long border with Maharajganj. However, there are only four Armed Police Force posts to guard the entire stretch, by Nabin Paudel (kp 07/04/2020)

Province 5 tightens security along border as people’s movement continues: Nepali authorities say they are concerned about the free movement of people as the Kolhui Bazaar in India, which lies just across the border, reported six Covid-19 patients on Saturday, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 06/04/2020)

Nepal, India to care for each other's nationals headed homeward: Won't allow cross-border movement until lockdown is over, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 01/04/2020) [??], Local authorities provide food and shelter to Nepalis stranded in an Uttar Pradesh town: A local college has been asked to provide them refuge and a state minister has arranged food for a group of Nepalis stranded in Rampur (kp 01/04/2020)

Security measures stepped up in Province 2 following the death of a man in Bihar due to Covid-19: Border authorities on either side have banned pedestrians and vehicles, including two-wheelers and e-rickshaws, from crossing the border, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 24/03/2020)

Government requests India and China for protective gear and medical equipment: Minister Bhatta says Nepal will follow Chinese model to deal with Covid-19 cases, by Anil Giri (kp 23/03/2020), Government to close down border with India and China for a week: With calls growing to close the border amid rising number of Covid-19 cases in India, a Cabinet meeting decided to shut down all borders with both neighbours, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/03/2020), Borders with India, China closed for a week from today: Movement of cargo vehicles won’t be affected, by Ashok Dahal (rep 23/03/2020)

Gaddachauki-Banbasa border point to close from Tuesday: A meeting of the district coronavirus infection control sub-committee held on Sunday decided to seal the border point for an indefinite period, by Bhawani Bhatta(kp 23/03/2020)

Province 2 tightens border with India as Covid-19 precautions: Only two borders—Raxaul and Jatahi—are open for transporting goods across the two countries, according to Koshhari Niraula, CDO of Dhanusha district, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 22/03/2020), Most border points closed in Province 2 (ht 23/03/2020)

Amid Covid-19 fears, Nepalis returning home in droves from the south Indian state of Karnataka: Most of the Nepali workers say they are concerned about their safety rather than losing jobs, as the state government declares a partial lockdown, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/03/2020), Despite the government’s move to close all border points except four, small border points open for human movement in province 5: Major border points have health desks set up to screen footfall, most health desks are ill-equipped and under-staffed, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 21/03/2020)

Province-1 govt urges central govt to close border points with India (Khabarhub 20/03/2020)

Vehicular movement banned on Jamunaha border (ht 19/03/2020), Coronavirus prevention and control measures weak at border point, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 19/03/2020)

Amid Covid-19 threat, Banbasa border sees a sudden influx of people returning home from India: Students are returning in droves as schools and colleges in Dehradun are closed, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 18/03/2020)

Nepal-India friendship bus service halted (ht 18/03/2020)

India commits Rs 107millions for schools (ht 17/03/2020)

India offers $ 10 million to fight COVID-19; We’re assembling a rapid response team of doctors and specialists, along with testing kits: Modi (ht 16/03/2020)

India restricts movement across border: Restrictions on borders with Nepal, Bhutan applicable only to third country nationals (ht 15/03/2020)

Nepali orange traders unable to profit much from the volumes reaching Indian market: Nepali oranges reach India, illegally, due to the fruit not being listed on India’s import list, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 15/03/2020)

As India steps up measures to control coronavirus spread, smaller border points with Nepal likely to be closed: Indian embassy says measures, however, do not currently have any impact on normal travel of Nepali nationals to India, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/03/2020)

Multilateral diplomacy may be the way: Nepal has several diplomatic options for the settlement of border issues with India, by Katak Malla (kp 13/03/2020)

India assures Nepal of facilitating energy export (ht 12/03/2020)

A government team consisting of Army has been quietly measuring Nepal’s border with India: In response to the Kalapani fiasco with India in November, the government had formed a team to study the border with both India and China, by Anil Giri (kp 11/03/2020)

New Indian ambassador faces rising geopolitical rivalry among India, China and the US, along with border dispute, EPG: At a time when geopolitical interests are rising over Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra will need to engage India’s soft power to showcase Modi’s neighbourhood first policy, by Anil Giri (kp 07/03/2020)

India announces lifting ban on onion exports: Supply has normalised with the market receiving around 70 tonnes of the vegetable daily, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/03/2020)

India seeks list of essential drugs that Nepal needs, by Umesh Poudel (ht 06/03/2020)

Newly appointed Indian Ambassador arrives in Kathmandu (rep 02/03/2020)

New political map of Nepal in final stages: Minister Aryal, by Kamal Subedi (rep 29/02/2020)

Darchula’s border points do not have customs offices: Out of the seven border points that are in operation in Darchula, only one has a customs office, by Manoj Badu (kp 27/02/2020)

10 Nepalis detained in Darjeeling: Were flying drone above border without valid licence, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 20/02/2020), 10 Nepalis arrested from Darjeeling: Court extends judicial custody till March 2, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 28/02/2020)

DoI to address travellers’ concerns (ht 19/02/2020)

Indian experts conduct survey for second oil pipeline in Jhapa: The proposed 50-kilometre pipeline will extend from the Charali depot to Siliguri in West Bengal, by Parbat Portel (kp 18/02/2020)

India allocates budget for the proposed Raxaul-Kathmandu electrical rail blueprint: Once the detailed project report gets finalised, it will take five years laying the railway track from the start date,say Nepali officials, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 17/02/2020)

‘Govt has asked India to amend its political map’ (rep 17/02/2020) [Has this government ever heard of the People's right to information and the government's obligation to provide this?]

Indian side accused of constructing infrastructure in no man's land, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 17/02/2020)

India lifts ban on imports of refined palm oil from Nepal: Nepal exported processed oil worth Rs 11.5 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/02/2020)

Birgunj ICP to operate in full capacity from mid-March, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 13/02/2020)

Nepali vehicles entry to India halted (ht 11/02/2020)

The dragon, the elephant and the yam: Sustained economic expansion and upturn is not national but regional in nature, by Chaitanya Mishra (kp 09/02/2020)

India may allow import of palm oil from Nepal (ht 06/02/2020)

Saptari Armed Police Force starts adding border security outposts: The outposts are are being added to curb illegal smuggling of goods, crime, and ensure a robust border security, by Abdesh Kumar Jha (kp 03/02/2020)

A tale of three countries: Nepal could turn into a geopolitical and geostrategic playground of India, China and the United States, by Geja Sharma Wagle (kp 03/02/2020)

Allocation for Nepal decreases by 33 percent in India’s budget: Nepal to receive Rs 12.8 billion in aid from its southern neighbour in the next fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/02/2020)

Request to lift ban on palm oil imports remains unanswered: Nepal shipped Rs11.5 billion worth of palm oil in five months before the embargo, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/01/2020)

Terror suspects arrested in India say they were using Nepal as a base but security agencies are clueless: The revelation by three suspected ISIS operatives arrested in Delhi displays an intelligence failure on the part of Nepal’s security agencies, by Shuvam Dhungana and Shashwat Pant (kp 30/01/2020)

No progress in allowing Nepali bullets to ferry LPG from India (ht 24/01/2020)

Biratnagar integrated check post slated to be inaugurated today: The facility at the Biratnagar-Jogbani transit point was constructed with a Rs2.8 billion Indian grant, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 21/01/2020), Fast gateways and the customs crunch: a case for integrated check posts: The launch of the Biratnagar-Jogbani integrated check post is commendable, but much more needs to be done (kp 22/01/2020)

Exports via Nepalgunj customs down 62%, by Arjun Oli (rep 19/01/2020)

Government formally asks Delhi to resume palm oil import from Nepal (ht 18/01/2020)

India allowed to take 173,072 kg red sandalwood home (ht 17/01/2020)

#India picks Vinay Mohan Kwatra as its new ambassador to Nepal: The diplomat, currently Delhi's envoy to France, is expected to assume office in Kathmandu in early February, by Anil Giri (kp 14/01/2020), New Indian envoy to Kathmandu brings experience working with Modi, China, SAARC: Vinay Mohan Kwatra, the new Indian ambassador, previously served as deputy chief of mission in Beijing and at the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 15/01/2020)

Global Balancing for Kalapani: The Kalapani dispute is a textbook case of an aspiring great power militarily occupying a strategic territory of its smaller neighbor to render diplomatic recognition insignificant, by Robert A Portada III and Uttam Paudel (rep13/01/2020)

New policy for foreign non-governmental organisations aims to address concerns raised by India and China: The policy will discourage organisations from running programmes that can hamper Nepal’s relations with neighbouring countries, Social Welfare Council officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/01/2020)

Indian side constructs unauthorised gate on no man’s land on Thadi border point: Thadi is a trading point between Nepal and India, located 18 kilometres south from Lahan, the district headquarters of Siraha, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 12/01/2020)

Nepal’s partnership for peace with MCC and BRI: Nepal can learn a lot from Sweden’s approach to geopolitics to reassess its ties with India, China and the US, by Katak Malla (kp 12/01/2020)

India says its businesses can still buy processed palm oil from Nepal: Local traders said the Indian government’s statement provides relief for many panic-stricken Nepali manufacturers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/01/2020), Govt initiates talks with India to resume palm oil export (ht 13/01/2020)

Bardiya locals asked to not enter Indian forests without due process: Nepalis living along the Nepal-India border have been frequenting the forest on the other side of the border for fodder for their cattle, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/01/2019)

Negotiate with evidence: Nepal should conduct bilateral negotiation with India in high gear by presenting all the available evidences to end the border disputes, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (rep 07/01/2020)

Nepal-India-Bangladesh talks: Tripartite meet on energy cooperation uncertain, by Umesh Poudel (ht 06/01/2020)

Fuel supply through cross-border pipeline ‘temporarily’ halted (ht 06/01/2020)

ICP delay creates chaos at Nepalgunj customs, by Arjun Oli (rep 05/01/2020)

Govt told to intensify bid to resolve border dispute, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 03/01/2020)

SC seeks original map of Nepal (rep 02/02/2020)), Oli ‘touches on border issue’ during Modi’s New Year call (rep 02/01/2020)

The ambassador who set a new norm, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 28/12/2019)

A month after Nepal’s diplomatic note on Kalapani issue, India finally responds: Although details are scarce, the note has reiterated India’s position vis-a-vis Kalapani and has offered to sit for talks, by Anil Giri (kp 24/12/2019), India's Response To Nepal’s Diplomatic Note, by Kundan Aryal (rn 27/12/2019)

Uncertainty in the construction of a bridge in Darchula: The bridge, upon completion, would have connected Mahakali Municipality to Dharchula in Pithoragarh, India, by Manoj Badu (kp 24/12/2019)

SSB clears way for embankment construction, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 23/12/2019)

Prime Minister Oli makes diplomatic gaffe on Twitter—and then undoes retweet A retweet of a message of Sonia Gandhi condemning Modi government’s crackdown on protests in India by Prime Minister Oli’s official Twitter handle meets with criticism (kp 22/12/2019)

India's SSB obstructs work on embankment in Kailali, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 22/12/2019)

Vigilance upped on open border amid unrest over Indian citizenship law: Authorities fear an influx into Nepal of those likely to be rendered stateless in India, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 22/12/2019)

Cabinet decides to add 114 border outposts under Armed Police Force (ht 20/12/2019)

Bureaucratic change at Indian Ministry of External Affairs likely to further delay Kalapani talks: Nepal has been asking for a foreign secretary-level meeting since November but the Indian foreign secretary retires in January, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 16/12/2019), Pursue diplomacy or go to court: The rule of capture has been replaced by modern international law regulating relations between civilised states, by Katak Malla (kp 16/12/2019)

Unsettling times: The global stability can be secured only by maximizing US-China-India trilateral cooperation, by Suresh Sharma (rep 15/12/2019)

Issue new map comprising Indian-encroached areas: House panel (rep 14/12/2019)

A month since Kalapani, no progress on holding talks with India: Delhi has shown little interest in holding discussions with Nepal, saying it will handle matters through diplomatic channels, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/12/2019)

Gauriphanta entry point upgradation in limbo even after years (ht 12/12/2019)

Dispute on fixing Nepal-India border pillars lingers, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 12/12/2019)

No problem for Nepalis seeking Indian citizenship: Amit Shah (rep 11/12/2019)

Handle with patience: There has to be a heart-to heart dialogue between PM Oli and PM Modi to set the stage for bilateral talks, so that India can be brought to the negotiating table without damaging our bilateral relations, by Gopal Thapa (rep 11/12/2019)

With Manjeev Singh Puri retiring, New Delhi scrambles for a new Nepal envoy: Akhilesh Mishra, Gopal Baglay and Jawed Ashraf, all of whom have served in Kathmandu, are on the top of the list, Indian Embassy sources say, by Anil Giri (kp 10/12/2019)

Nepal-India-Bangladesh talks on power trade long overdue: Nepal hopes to export projected excess power to Bangladesh using Indian transmission lines, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/12/2019)

MPs flay govt for not being serious about border security (rep 07/12/2019)

Impact of a slowing Indian economy begins to appear on some local sectors: The impact on Nepal may be severe if the Indian economy continues to be on a downward spiral, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/12/2019)

No progress on initiating talks with India on Kalapani issue: Prime Minister Oli wants to send senior leader Madhav Nepal to Delhi as his emissary, but no formal decision has been made yet, by Anil Giri (kp 05/12/2019)

Preparations to expand BOPs in Kailali (ht 05/12/2019)

Biratnagar ICP to come into operation soon (ht 05/12/2019)

Reclaiming our land: Since both India and Nepal have strong governments, they can resolve Kalapani issue if they earnestly sit down for talks, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 03/12/2019)

India, Nepal encroach no-man’s land in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 01/12/2019)

Contrary to former Indian envoy’s claims, Nepal has consistently raised Kalapani issue with Delhi: Shyam Saran, who served as India’s ambassador to Nepal, said Nepal has been uninterested in seriously pursuing negotiation, by Anil Giri (kp 30/11/2019)

Tread with caution: Border problems should not be allowed to damage the cordial relations between India and Nepal, by Rishi Damala (rep 30/11/2019)

Two-day Nepal-India Transit Treaty review meeting under wy: Agreement on final draft of amendment  proposal scheduled to be signed todayy (ht 27/11/2019), India likely to allow Nepal to use three inland waterways (rep 27/11/2019)

Where Nepal failed: Nepal’s political map has never shown Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura in the country’s map. This is an amusing omission by Nepali administration, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 27/11/2019)

The battle for Kalapani: India may keep ignoring Nepal’s legitimate claim on Kalapani but it will leave Nepal with the reason to feel hurt, betrayed, angry and aggrieved. It will breed resentment all around, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 25/11/2019)

Approach to border encroachment: The root of Nepal’s geopolitical predicament lies in the lack of strategic management, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 25/11/2019)

Nepal sends a diplomatic note to India over Kalapani issue: This is the first time Nepal has formally responded to India regarding the Kalapani issue, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 23/11/2019), Encroachment On Kalapan:i Debunking Some False Arguments, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 24/11/2019)

23 border pillars swept away by Saptakoshi yet to be restored: No-man’s land being encroached upon by locals of both sides in Sunsari, by Amar Khadka (rep 23/11/2019), Nepal and India join hands to start a drive to clear no-man’s land in Sunsari and Morang: The campaign was launched after authorities found out that locals living on both sides of the border had encroached upon no-man’s land, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 24/11/2019)

Government to form panel to inspect borders with India, China: India's new political map placing Kalapani, which Nepal has claimed as its territory, within Indian borders has created quite an uproar in Nepal (kp 22/11/2019)

India to buy at least 5,000 MW by 2030: ‘Nepal needn’t worry about market for its surplus power’, by Umesh Poudel (ht 22/11/2019) [Without any guarantee??]

103 border pillars missing in Banke and Bardiya districts (rep 21/11/2019)

Traders urge export promotion to cut trade deficit with India: Nepal has a Rs855 billion trade deficit with the southern neighbour which is its largest trading partner, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/11/2019)

With Indian ban, onions becoming steadily unaffordable, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 20/11/2019)

Connecting Asia: The moot question is whether China and Nepal can provide a conduit for linking pipeline from Central Asia to South Asia. It needs trilateral dialogue among China, Nepal and India, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 20/11/2019)

India accused of removing border pillars, encroaching Nepal’s territory in Far West (rep 20/11/2019)

Nepal should not agree on China-India Plus cooperation model, says Ex-PM Nepal, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 19/11/2019), India is not countering China's influence in Nepal, says Jaishankar (rep 19/11/2019)

APF seize onions worth Rs 3 million, by Madan Thakur (rep 19/11/2019)

Kalapani dispute and the way forward: The national mapping authority of India has been including Kalapani and areas south of Lipulekh Pass in its maps since the 1950s, by Atit Babu Rijal (kp 19/11/2019), Cartographic aggression: The revised political map of India can be called an open and unilateral cartographic aggression committed by the Indian government without the consent of and formal agreement with Nepal, by Gopal Thapa (rep 19/11/2019)

Remove troops from Kalapani, PM tells India (ht 18/11/2019), Won’t cede even an inch of Nepali territory: PM; Urges India to withdraw troops from Kalapani (rep 18/11/2019),
Despite officials’ bold statements to constituencies, little diplomatic progress has been made on Kalapani: The prime minister, foreign minister and various former prime ministers have all made public statements regarding Kalapani but diplomatic measures have been sorely lacking, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 19/11/2019), Govt to form study team to gather historical evidences to support its claim over Kalapani (rep 19/11/2019)

Indian SSB preventing tourists from visiting Sandakpur, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 18/11/2019)

The geopolitical scenario in South Asia: China and India are marching forward with their competitive aspirations to draw global attention, by Bam Dev Sharma (kp 17/11/2019)

Tackling The Kalapani Dispute, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 17/11/2019)

SC show cause notice to govt over border issue (ht 16/11/2019)

Onus on India to take the first step, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 15/11/2019)

China urges Nepal, India to resolve Kalapani issue through talks: Rejects allegations of Chinese encroachment of Nepali territory (rep 17/11/2019), Diplomacy At The Highest Level, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 15/11/2019)

Stand united for Nepal : Let us use all our avenues and diplomatic acumen to resolve the issue with our southern neighbor through a peaceful, well-thought-out process, by Devendra Gautam (rep 14/11/2019), Safeguarding our territory: Nepal may seek British mediation if India does not agree that Limpiadhura is the source of Mahakali River. As last resort, Nepal may also need to knock International Court of Justice, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 14/11/2019), Kalapani: Then and now (rep 14/11/2019)

Nepal isn't just importing two-thirds of its needs from India, it’s also importing inflation: With the Indian economy slowing and the Indian rupee falling, Nepal could face increasing pressure on its foreign exchange reserves, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 14/11/2019)

Kalapani Belongs To Nepal, by Arju Dahal (rn 13/11/2019), Something That Blows The Mind, by Prem Khatry (rn 13/11/2019), After disputes over editing, Wikipedia disables further editing on Kalapani entry: Citizens from India and Nepal were found making over 100 attempts to edit the “Kalapani Territory” page following last week’s development, by Pawan Pandey (kp 14/11/2019), Petitions demand SC order to retrieve encroached territories (rep 14/11/2019)

India should have signed up for the Asia-centric free trade framework: India has decided to put a halt on its joining the largest planned free trade area. But it would be in it’s, and Nepal’s, best interest to sign up, by Achyut Wagle (kp 12/11/2019)

Nepal hopes to resolve Kalapani dispute through a meeting of the foreign secretaries: Nepal has made a formal request for a meeting of an existing foreign secretary-level mechanism that was mandated specifically to settle border disputes, by Anil Giri (kp 11/11/2019), Govt told to correct erroneous maps; Parliamentary committee tells it to issue a new map including the Kalapani region; No need to internationalise the issue: Dahal (ht 12/11/2019), Dependence on Google caused errors: Aryal (ht 12/11/2019), Delhi-based experts on Nepal call for dialogue to settle border row: A new Indian map placing Kalapani inside Indian borders has stirred controversy and sparked protests in Nepal, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/11/2019)

Correct your map: India should not keep occupying Nepali land to accomplish their ‘strategic task’ but look for an alternative point within their own territory, if at all they have to, by Suresh Sharma (rep 11/11/2019)

Bordering town struggle to manage stray cattle as influx from India continues, by Rajendra Bhatta (rep 11/11/2019)

Party leaders, experts ask PM to resolve Kalapani issue (ht 10/11/2019), All-party meet on border issue shows rare unity across entire spectrum (rep 10/11/2019)

Jamunaha border point to be closed during polls (ht 10/11/2019)

Police impound 4 trucks transporting bulls illegally to India, by Yubaraj Bibash (rep 09/11/2019)

Construction of ICP in Bhairahawa still in limbo, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 09/11/2019)

India dilly-dallies on exchange facility for Nepal, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 08/11/2019)

US cautions against IM activities in Nepal (ht 06/11/2019)

Relief for medicinal herbs exporters as India revises quarantine list (rep 06/11/2019)

India’s new political map places disputed territory of Kalapani inside its own borders: Nepal has long claimed Kalapani as part of its territory as per the Sugauli Treaty signed between Nepal and the then East India Company, by Anil Giri (kp 05/11/2019), Even as pressure mounts, Oli administration remains silent over Kalapani: A new map released by the Indian government has placed Kalapani inside Indian borders, drawing widespread condemnation on social media, by Anil Giri (kp 06/11/2019), Government finally comments on new Indian map but takes no firm position: In a press statement, the Foreign Ministry refers to media reports and commentary before asserting that the matter would be resolved diplomatically, by Anil Giri (kp 07/11/2019), New Delhi responds to uproar in Nepal over new political map, says it is “accurate”: Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, says the map has not revised the boundary and that it accurately depicts India’s sovereign territory (kp 08/11/2019) [Yes and India is the supreme lord of Nepal with the latter being an Indian vassal state!?], Use diplomacy : The border disputes in Kalapani and Susta must be resolved through diplomatic channels and based on historical documents (ht 08/11/2019), PM Oli calls all-party meet to discuss Kalapani (ht 09/11/2019)

Nepal to request grant for DPR of Kathmandu-Raxaul railway: Officials said a request has been made through unofficial channels in India, and a formal proposal will follow soon, by Anil Giri (kp 25/10/2019)

What ails Nepal-India relations? Are various treaties and agreements signed between Nepal and India responsible? Or is it the hegemonic or paternalistic nature of Indian state and the small state syndrome of Nepal?, by Chandra D. Bhatta (rep 20/10/2019)

In search of identity in India: Over 100,000 people belonging to the Nepali community are excluded from the Indian National Register for Citizens, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 17/10/2019)

Nepal likely to export power to Bangladesh using Indian grid: Tripartite meeting to be held within three months to fix transmission modalities and commercial terms, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/10/2019)

Good neighbourly ties: A win-win situation, by Kapil P. Lohani (ht 15/10/2019)

Nepal, India officials to hold power trade talks from Monday in New Delhi: The two-day meeting is expected to resolve issues related to financing and implementation modality of the second high capacity cross-border transmission line and energy banking mechanism, among others, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 13/10/2019), Nepal-India energy JSC meeting begins: Southern neighbour to be urged to finalise transmission line construction modality (ht 15/10/2019)

India agrees to allow Nepal to use three inland waterways: Nepal to get access to the Kolkata-Kalughat, Raxaul; Kolkata-Sahebgunj, Biratnagar and Kolkata-Varanasi-Raxaul routes, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/10/2019)

Indian Ponzi scheme traps innocent poor in Nepali village, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 01/10/2019)

Why are Nepal's two major parties attempting to adhere to imported ideologies?: Either of the schools of thought, one from China and the other from India, is bound to cause severe indigestion in Nepalis, by Pramod Mishra (kp 26/09/2019)

Third round of Nepal-India trade talks scheduled for Thursday: Nepal has requested India to allow the shipment of bulk cargo to additional customs points besides Birgunj, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/09/2019)

Breakthrough likely in Nepal-India energy talks slated for October: The major sticking point is the financing modality for the New Butwal Gorakhpur transmission line project (kp 14/09/2019)

The politics surrounding transboundary rivers: Water conflicts may become a major issue among neighbouring countries if they are not dealt with on time, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/09/2019)

Nepali student doctors in India hope to get stipends soon: Medical students have been deprived of stipends for years, by Sujresh Raj Neupane (kp 12/09/2019)

Reason to worry for Nepal, by Devendra Gautam (rep 12/09/2019)

Nepal and India jointly inaugurate cross-border petroleum pipeline: Prime ministers of both countries inaugurated the project via videoconferencing from their respective offices in Kathmandu and New Delhi, by Anil Giri (kp 11/09/2019)

Envoy Puri inaugurates campus building (ht 08/09/2019)

India’s citizenship check exercise excludes nearly 100,000 Nepali-speaking people in Assam: New Delhi’s plan, which arrived as news at the doorsteps of the northeastern state’s residents last week, could declare two million people as foreigners, by Parbat Portel (kp 05/09/2019)

Foreign Minister changes position on Kashmir, says it is the domain of “that government”; After refusing to take a concrete position on India’s controversial move regarding Kashmir, Pradeep Gyawali appears to support India in a new statement, by Anil Giri (kp 05/09/2019)

How the Nepali press took a fictional spy thriller for fact: A fictional novel about Nepali politics by a former RAW officer is being touted as a work of nonfiction by the Nepali press and social media, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 05/09/2019)

Oli, Modi to inaugurate oil pipeline on September 10 (ht 04/09/2019)

Distancing India: Nepal’s 50 years of effort at distancing ties with India has come at the cost of hurting its economy and creating a hurdle to connect the country to the world outside, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 04/09/2019)

Nepal feels the heat of the cooling Indian economy: While there is a legitimate fear of the slowing growth having trickle-down effects, Nepal may benefit in the short term, by Achyut Wagle (kp 03/09/2019)

Appointment of India’s lead in EPG as state governor casts doubt over future of group’s report: Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who led the Indian side, was seen as the last hope for the submission and acceptance of the report in New Delhi, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 02/09/2019)

Kolkata port improve services as other Indian ports court Nepali traders, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 02/09/2019)

Government starts operation of its own CFS in Kolkata (ht 31/08/2019)

Nepal and India are unlikely to meet the 2022 deadline for completing bilateral boundary work: The sixth meeting of the Boundary Working Group in Dehradun this week will review the progress made so far, by Anil Giri (kp 27/08/2019)

Lawmaker Yadav urges govt to reform EPG, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 27/08/2019), RJPN says EPG report doesn’t represent national voice (rep 27/08/2019)

End of the ‘tacking’ strategy: With deeper integration, Nepal may no longer be able to swing freely between India and China as in the past, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 26/08/2019)

Nepal and India agree to validate each other’s food laboratory reports (ht 26/08/2019)

Floods dislocate border pillars in Kapilbastu, by Kiranman Bajracharya (rep 25/08/2019)

India still building illegal embankment after accord on tackling floods, by Madan Thakur (rep 24/08/2019)

A new balance of power in Nepal’s neighbourhood: Hong Kong and Kashmir will test the two Asian giants in their quest for global power, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 23/08/2019)

Nepal, India to expedite Raxaul-Ktm railway, 3 other cross-border lines, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 23/08/2019)

1947 Tripartite Agreement is irrelevant now: Foreign minister (rep 23/08/2019)

Nepal and India to start a new chapter in bilateral ties: Indian External Affairs Minister conveys Narendra Modi’s readiness to make bilateral ties more dynamic, by Anil Giri (22/08/2019), India gives Rs 3.74 billion, signs MoU on food safety, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 22/08/2019), Nepal, India agree to address inundation issues (rep 22/08/2019), Nepal and India to start a new chapter in bilateral ties: Indian External Affairs Minister conveys Narendra Modi’s readiness to make bilateral ties more dynamic, by Anil Giri (kp 23/08/2019)

Nepal, India agree to recognize each other’s certification of exportable food. by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 21/08/2019), Time to enhance trust: This is an opportune time to change the mindset, think of a big picture and chart a long-term vision for further cementing the close and multifaceted relations between India and Nepal, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 21/08/2019)

Without issuing formal statement, foreign minister says Kashmir issue should be resolved through dialogue: Pradeep Gyawali’s comment comes two days before the arrival of the Indian external affairs minister in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 20/08/2019)

Flood-damaged border pillars yet to be reconstructed: The local administration inspected the collapsed border pillars last month but are yet to take any initiatives towards reconstruction, by Manoj Paudel (kp 20/08/2019)

Lack of customs office in India renders Pashupatinagar customs useless, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 18/08/2019)

Nepal-India Joint Commission will only review past agreements, with nothing new on the agenda: Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will arrive next week to review all bilateral issues with Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, but there is nothing new on the agenda, by Anil Giri (kp 17/08/2019), Talks to focus on expediting past pacts: Will also discuss report of the Eminent Persons’ Group (ht 20/08/2019)

Nepal proposes letter of exchange to India for inland water navigation: The issue will be discussed during the visit of Indian minister for external affairs to Kathmandu next week, say officials, by Anil Giri (kp 16/08/2019)

India gifts 30 ambulances, six buses (ht 16/08/2019)

'India's stray cattle causing nuisance in Nepalgunj', by Arjun Oli (rep 15/08/2019)

Nepali students at Indian medical colleges are deprived of stipends for years: Their efforts to seek a political solution to the matter also has failed to yield results, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/08/2019)

Four years since signing, a crucial transit agreement sees no progress: Nepal, Bangladesh and India have not been able to move forward on a cross-border motor vehicles agreement after Bhutan pulled out two years ago, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/08/2019)

As tensions rise over India’s Kashmir decision, Nepal opts to wait and watch: Some believe Nepal, as SAARC chair, should take a position on the issue, but only after careful contemplation, by Anil Giri (kp 09/08/2019)

Banjaraha locals want Indian dam in Lalbakaiya River removed (ht 05/08/2019)

Modi Won’t Accept EPG Report?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 04/08/2019)

Indian external affairs minister to visit Nepal this month: S Jaishankar, widely criticised for his role in the 2015 Indian blockade, will take part in the fifth Nepal-India joint commission meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 03/08/2019)

Nepal, India working to hold JC meeting this month (rep 02/08/2019)

Nepali leaders find India's BJP bigwigs advocating Hindu state 'insulting' (rep 31/07/2019)

India-Nepal logistics summit: Investment, trade with India govt’s top priority (ht 29/07/2019), Call to improve competitiveness of Nepali products to bring down trade deficit, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 29/07/2019)

Problems galore in export of medicinal herbs to India, by Arjun Oli (rep 29/07/2019)

Nepal, India discuss Koshi floods, Sunkoshi-Marin diversion project (ht 29/07/2019)

Flood and inundation issues will be discussed during Joint Commission meeting with India: FM Gyawali (ht 27/07/2019)

Borderline disorder, by Ramu Sapkota (nt 26/07/2019)

Nine-year-old Nepali girl murdered in New DelhiThe minor was murdered after rape attempt, police say, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 24/07/2019)

India pledged to build around 300 quake-damaged health posts. Till date, it has not finished even one: The reconstruction of a majority of the health facilities under other foreign donors, however, has either been completed or is nearing completion, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/07/2019)

India proposes procedures for approving and facilitating electricity trade: The proposed provisions contradict India’s Cross Border Trade of Electricity Regulations, 2019, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/07/2019)

Road to green republic: Nepal has the right to claim compensation from Indian government or the industries located across the border for contributing to rising pollution in Nepal, by Jivesh Jha (rep 23/07/2019)

Six decades of flooded ties: It is often said Koshi was ‘gifted’ by King Mahendra and Matrika Koirala to curry India’s favor for  monarchy. If so, why should Nepal abide by the agreement when monarchy has been abolished?, by Mahesh K. Maskey (rep 22/07/2019)

Rivalen in Südasien : Indien muss mit den Chinesen gleichziehen, wenn es in Südasien nicht endgültig den Anschluss verlieren will, by Yubaraj Ghimire (IPG 22/07/2019)

Visakhapatnam overtakes Kolkata in handling Nepal-bound cargo: Visakhapatnam pulling Nepali traders with efficiency and higher capacity, by Shankar Acharya (kp 21/07/2019)

Import of goats halted for four months, by Dilip Poudel (rep 20/07/2019)

Oil pipeline will be a boon for the economy, but could make Nepal further dependent on India, experts say: Nepali officials say the cross-border pipeline will go into commercial operation by August 15, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/07/2019)

Unintended border battle to address food toxins: Let's find a win-win solution that benefits the environment, livestock and people in both countries, by Peetambar Dahal (kp 19/07/2019)

Government mulls deal with India for mutual recognition of pesticide tests:Faced with massive public criticism, Nepal has finally decided to revisit India’s proposal, by Anil Giri (kp 18/07/2019)

Detailed project report of cross-border railway finalised (ht 18/07/2019)

Both Nepal and India have done little to address flooding along the border, officials say: Inundation becomes a hot button issue every monsoon, only to fizzle out in a few months, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 15/07/2019), Diplomatic initiatives urged to dismantle Indian causeways on border (rep 15/07/2019)

IRD says it will coordinate with FCAN to provide PAN to Indian laborers, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 15/07/2019)

Embankment built by India causes flooding in Nepal, by Madan Thakur (rep 14/07/2019)

The Indian budget’s promise of a focus on research: Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, seems to have not forgotten the importance of research in development, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 10/07/2019)

Nepal, India officials to meet to get cross-border transmission line project moving forward: The proposed Butwal-Gorakhpur power line is part of a $630 million US-funded project, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 09/07/2019)

Eminent Persons’ Group report continues to gather dust: The report recommends a revision to the 1950 treaty between Nepal and India, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/07/2019)

India tightens Nepal’s tea exports, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 06/07/2019)

India ups financial assistance to Nepal to IRs 10.5 billion (rep 06/07/2019)

Nepal’s ambassador has been waiting over a month for formal meeting with Indian external affairs minister, officials say: The delay, according to diplomats, is due to Indian displeasure over Acharya’s meetings with Chinese and Pakistani envoys, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 05/07/2019)

India expresses concern over chemical testing requirements: Lack of properly equipped labs leaves imported fruits and vegetables rotting at the border, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/07/2019), MoICS revokes decision to check pesticides in veggie imports, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 06/07/2019), Nepal revokes pesticide tests for fruits, vegetables under Indian pressure (rep 06/07/2019), Indian Embassy’s letter is public but prime minister and commerce minister both profess ignorance: Oli and Yadav say they have not seen any correspondence  from India asking that pesticide tests be recalled, by Anil Giri (kp 09/07/2019)

Lumbini affected by pollutants emitted by large-scale industries operated across the border: The pollution from 40 industries being operated on the Nepali area, in addition to cross border pollution from India, is causing irreversible damage to the population living in the area, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 03/07/2019)

China’s rise will help Nepal: Its push for a global value chain and India’s growth will both allow Nepal more opportunities, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 02/07/2019)

Government’s plan to host Bollywood movie awards in Kathmandu draws criticismThe government is facing flak for agreeing to pay millions  of rupees to bring Bollywood’s glitz and glamour to Nepal, by Bhrikuti Rai(kp 30/06/2019), Political leaders from across the aisle oppose holding Bollywood awards in Kathmandu: Many leaders don’t buy the argument that the IIFA event will generate tourism for Nepal, especially given its price tag of nearly a billion rupees, by Anil Giri and Sangam Prasain (kp 01/07/2019), House panel instructs government not to host IIFA awards in Kathmandu: The committee has found the draft proposal ‘against Nepal’s sovereignty, independence and prestige’,  and in totality, against Nepali cultural and national interest, by Anil Giri (kp 03/07/2019), Inside government’s decision to backtrack on its plans to host IIFA awards: Growing rift within the ruling party may have led to  the decision, aides close to the prime minister say, by Anil Giri (kp04/07/2019)

Indian border force obstructs road works in Kanchanpur: Indian authorities have not written to Nepal to halt the construction, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 26/06/2019)

INR 1 billion grant for Janakpur pledged by India PM lands in limbo, by Suresh Yadav (rep 26/06/2019)

Indian causeway on border inundates settlements in Banke: Hundreds displaced, by Arjun Oli (rep 24/06/2019)

Customs works in Jogbani halted after scuffle: Hundreds of Nepal-bound carriers stranded at the border point following dispute between India’s security personnel and customs agents, by Binu Timsina (kp 14/06/2019)

Talks start to amend no objection letter provision for Nepalis travelling to third countries via India: The Nepali Embassy in New Delhi issues on average 400 certificates a month, while  travellers seeking the certificates have increased by 25 percent in recent months, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/06/2019)

Cash incentive for exports to India27 products, including vegetables, fruits, footwear products and cardamom, to enjoy the facility (ht 12/06/2019)

Nepal-India to amend transit, trade treaties, RSANepali importers of third-country goods to save Rs 7 billion annually, by Umesh Poudel (ht 10/06/2019)

Raxaul-Kathmandu rail survey report is ready, Indian officials say: India submitted the report to Nepal government about a month ago but a top  Nepal railway official in Kathmandu says he has not seen it, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/06/2019) [???]

Nepali trains to transport cargo to Biratnagar and Birgunj from Kolkata, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/06/2019)

What Nepal shouldn’t learn from Modi’s victory: For all its imperfections, Nepali society is not as bigoted and divided as India, by Dinesh Kafle (kp 07/06/2019)

Meeting to reobserve rail agreement to begins today in New Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/06/2019), Nepal-India transit, trade treaties and RSA to be amended, by Umesh Poudel (ht 06/06/2019)

The Modi ripples: 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, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 06/06/2019)

Petroleum supply in eastern Nepal affected by software glitch in India’s online entry system, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/06/2019)

Work division in New Delhi won’t affect Nepal-India ties: Oli; Prime ministers Oli and Modi discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations, by Suresh Raj Neupane and Anil Giri (kp 01/06/2019), Modi accepts Oli’s invite to visit Nepal (ht 01/06/2019)

Oli-Modi talks to revolve around holding joint commission meeting, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 31/05/2019)

What Modi means to Nepal: There could be an increase in Indian investment in the country’s hydroelectric sector, by Shankar Man Singh (kp 30/05/2019)

Indian SSB security post removed from no-man’s land in Nawalparasi district, by Nabin Paudel (kp 29/05/2019)

Modi’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ 2.0: Modi’s next challenge will be to engage the larger neighbourhood in its fight against terrorism, by Swaran Singh (kp 27/05/2019)

Gobargadha disconnected after India releases water into channel, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 26/05/2019), 90 families trapped as India diverts Koshi flow, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 26/05/2019) [India once again proves its reckless behaviour towards Nepal!]

Armed Indian police personnel sent back after entering Nepal without permission (rep 26/05/2019)

What does Narendra Modi’s landslide win mean for Nepal? At a time of growing major power maneuvers in the region, foreign policy observers are watching how India will balance its interests between China and the US actively engaging in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 24/05/2019), Tsu-namo 2.0 and Nepal: Kathmandu will have to learn to deal with a more assertive India under the new Modi government, by Akanshya Shah (nt 24/05/2019), India’s new social media politics: There was no effort to curb ‘fake news’ during India’s election campaign because the ruling BJP was responsible for disseminating much of it, by Shashi Tharoor (nt 24/05/2019)

Locals still crossing Mahakali River using tubes as Indian officials defer inaugural of suspension bridge, by Prem Chunara (rep 22/05/2019)

Two incidents of Indian nationals trying to rescue criminals arrested by Nepal Police points to serious lapses in border security, by Nayak Paudel (kp 21/05/2019)

Nepal buys Rs 394 billion Indian rupees to pay for soaring imports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/05/2019)

Locals of Lipulek, Kalapani at the mercy of foreign security forces: Indian security personnel carrying out activities which are against international protocol, say the locals of Lipulek, by Prem Chunara (rep 18/05/2019)

Public laments online provision for no-objection certificate as too little, too late: As the mandatory requirement for Nepalis flying to third countries via India has helped curb human trafficking, no steps have been taken to lift the provision, say officials, by Anil Giri (kp 18/05/2019)

Nepali woman gang-raped in Delhi, Indian police say, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 17/05/2019)

Finance minister urges Indian  investors to invest in Nepal (ht 17/05/2019)

Police, ‘Indian arms smugglers’ exchange fire, one arrested, by Mohammad Habib (rep 17/05/2019)

India’s support for housing  reconstruction tops Rs 2.90bn (ht 15/05/2019)

Nepalis flying to third countries via India facing hassles at airports: Foreign Ministry and Nepali Embassy in Delhi have failed to disseminate information about mandatory no-objection certificate properly, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/05/2019)

Nepal’s hydropower tends to displace expensive thermal power in India: A combined India-Nepal system can reduce cost by US$106 million a year (rep 11/05/2019)

23 Nepali women rescued from Mizoram in India: Officials say human traffickers are using India-Myanmar borders to move their victims in recent times, by Parbat Portel (kp 10/05/2019)

Arrest warrants issued against nine people for abetting Indian national’s bid to acquire Nepali citizenship: Ward chairman and ward secretary among those implicated, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 01/05/2019)

Tracing the ups and downs of the Nepal-India relationship, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 19/04/2019)

India bans herb import from Nepal, by Madhu Shahi (kp 18/04/2019)

Two bordering villages without land ownership certificate, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 16/04/2019)

Balance in a turbulent world: Maintaining a strategic balance between China, India and the US-led Western world remains a challenge for Nepal. But some recent events show we may be losing this balance, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep) [The leadership of the Western world by the USA is increasingly being questioned under its current president. India's Indo-Pacific security interests also differ substantially from the ideas of the Americans, who primarily orient themselves along their own interests and power claims. Accordingly, Nepal must concentrate on its own security interests or to say it with Trump: Nepal first!]

Nepali migrant workers robbed at Nepal-India border, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 11/04/2019)

Connectivity for what? What is this frenzy for trans-border connectivity for? Who will reap the fruits of this development? Who will bear the cost?, by Devendra Gautam (rep 06/04/2019)

Nepal-India Franchise Investment Expo to kick off in Capital on May 15 (kp 05/04/2019)

Nepal and India will review bilateral ties—and a laundry list of pending issues: The Indian side has refused to accept the report by Eminent Persons’ Group, something Nepali officials hope to push for once again, by Anil Giri (kp 28/03/2019) [Be sure, Indian politicians will continue to cheat Nepal! The latter needs good relations and close cooperation with China as well!!], Foreign secretaries of Nepal and India review projects, discuss regional issues: PM Oli advises both the officials to find ways to deal with outstanding issues, by Anil Giri (kp 29/03/2019)

Mahakali River to get four suspension bridges, by Manoj Badu (kp 25/03/2019)

Indian authority obstructs road construction, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/03/2019)

Indian foreign secretary arriving next week to discuss India-funded projects and regional issues: Amid growing tension with Pakistan, India could seek Nepal’s firm commitment on combating terrorism, a Foreign Ministry official says, by Anil Giri (kp 22/03/2019)

India and the Pacific Region: With rising new Asian powers like India and China, the balance of power in world politics is shifting dramatically, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 21/03/2019)

The forgotten half: Nobody ever talks about the need to protect the rights of labour migrants to India, by Sudeshna Thapa (kp 18/03/2019)

India for revoking ban on Indian notes, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 15/03/2019)

Kolkata Port to release stranded Nepal-bound cargoes today, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 12/03/2019)

Two Nepali citizens found dead in Indian territory in a month, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 07/03/2019)

Preference erosion: Linking trade with investment is a remedy for the problem of Nepal’s trade with India, by Bijendra Man Shakya (06/03/2019)

Nepal prepares wishlist for transit treaty talks with India, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/03/2019)

Indian government approves proposal to build transmission line in Nepal: The approval will be crucial in the construction of a high-voltage power line to transmit electricity to India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/03/2019)

Be a friend in need: In testing times, one should speak for and stand together with friends, especially if they have been there for you in your testing times, by Rishi Dhamala (rep 02/03/2019)

Key differences of Pancheshwar project unresolved (ht 01/03/2019), Key issues of Pancheshwar remain unsettled (rep 02/03/2019)

Border disputes at two different places in Kailali, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 26/02/2019)

Nepalis rescued from Manipur brought to Kathmandu, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/02/2019)

India digs trench near no-man’s-land in Kailali district, by Mohan Budhair (kp 17/02/2019), Indian embankment puts 1,300 families at risk of inundation in Kailali, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 18/02/2019)

Electronic cargo tracking on Nepal-bound cargoes flags off (rep 17/02/2019)

‘Nepal-India ties should grow naturally’ (ht 14/02/2019)

Security along border to be stepped up during Indian polls, by Santosh Singh (kp 13/02/2019)

India proposes to construct Lower Arun Hydro Project (ht 13/02/2019)

Protecting economic interest: Nepal should always focus on transport and connectivity in order to promote the economic activities including trade and investment, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 13/02/2019)

India rejects request to remove import quotas, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/02/2019)

‘India, China can’t discuss Lipulekh in Nepal’s absence’: Won’t accept Lipulekh as Nepal-India-China tri-junction; Won’t sign on strip map unless Kalapani, Susta issues resolved, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 11/02/2019)

Indian transporters' protest halts Nepal-bound cargo, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 11/02/2019)

‘Harmonious Nepal-India relations a must for prosperity’, interview with newly appointed Ambassador Nilambar Acharya (ht 11/02/2019)

ECTS of goods in Vizag Port a success (ht 11/02/2019)

Nepali official issued a directive on mandatory labour permits for Indians, causing diplomatic friction: The order was issued after receiving a complaint on Hello Sarkar, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Anil Giri (kp 09/02/2019), Labour ministry denies involvement in circular: Says not responsible for circular asking Indian nationals to get work permit (ht 09/02/2019)

Nepal-India trade treaty review: Inland waterways to be considered ‘trade route’ (ht 09/02/2019)

Acharya becomes first envoy to take oath from President, by Anil Giri (kp 04/02/2019)

Nepal seeks high-level meeting on Pancheshwar (ht 04/02/2019)

Suspension bridge built in Darchula border yet to come into use, by Manoj Badu (kp 04/02/2019)

Tourism to be promoted in Northeast India (ht 04/02/2019)

India proposes IRs 7 billion in grants to Nepal in interim budget (rep 03/02/2019)

Protesting customs agents halt Nepal-bound cargo, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/02/2019), Over 600 Nepal-bound cargo stranded at Kolkata Port as protest continues, by Rajesh KHanal (kp 04/02/2019)

Eminently beneficial for India and Nepal: The real reason why, six months after it was finalised, India is sitting on the EPG report, by Ajit Baral (nt 01/02/2019)

70th Republic Day of India celebrated: 30 ambulances, six buses and other goods gifted to Nepal (ht 27/01/2019)

Transshipment privileges in Kolkata from Feb 15: Move is expected to reduce the cost of trading for Nepali traders, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/01/2019), Nepal gets trans-shipment facility at Indian ports: It will benefit both India and Nepal: Experts (rep 28/01/2019)

Nepal and India agree on energy bankind: Nepal allowed entry into India’s Power Exchange Market (rep 26/01/2019)

Best of the times: Oli government should be more proactive in further strengthening relationship with southern neighbor and explore mutual growth opportunities, by Rishi Damala (rep 26/01/2019)

India digging trench near no-man’s land in Kanchanpur, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/01/2019)

No-man’s-land encroached in Rautahat, by Shiva Puri (kp 24/01/2019)

Integrated check post hindered by bad road (kp 24/01/2019)

Nepal to seek more energy from India (ht 23/01/2019), India agrees to sell additional 100 MW power (ht 24/01/2019)

Nepal should hedge: How should Nepal respond to a changing security context and handle pressures from greater powers like India and China?, by Mangal Bahadur Thapa (rep 22/01/2019)

Steep challenges await Acharya as he readies for Delhi mission: New envoy will have full plate once he lands in Indian capital next month, by Anil Giri (kp 22/01/2019)

India trying to shift border pillar: Locals (rep 22/01/2019)

Nepal, India air route talks keep going round in circles, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/01/2019)

Central bank issues notice on Indian notes ban (kp 21/01/2019)

Delhi accepts envoy nominee Acharya, by Anil Giri (kp 19/01/2019)

Nepal, India agree on building embankments, half a dozen projects, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/01/2019)

Army chief leaves for India today: To receive honorary chief title of Indian Army from President Ram Nath Kovind, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/01/2019) [??]

Nepal, India agree to hold joint committee meeting soon, by Anil Giri (kp 11/01/2019)

Gyawali, Swaraj review bilateral projects (ht 11/01/2019), ‘Bilateral strains with India can be resolved through dialogue’, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 12/01/2019), Nepal seeks transshipment privileges at Kolkata port, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/01/2019)

Tap the opportunities: Low level of economic integration combined with untenable trade deficit is making Nepal vulnerable to external shocks, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 08/01/2019)

Unguarded border threatening wildlife, forest resources, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 07/01/2019)

NRB seeks exchange facility of high-denomination notes from RBI (ht 07/01/2019)

In the name of politics: The road to Singha Durbar is not in Dillibazar but in Delhi. When Delhi decides, our netas reconcile, by Guffadi (kp 05/01/2019)

Indian lawmakers inquire about Nepal’s decision to ban Indian bank notes, by Suresh Nath Neupane (kp 05/01/2019), Nepal begins talks to make banned Indian notes legal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/01/2019)

India, China yet to rebuild school buildings, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 03/01/2019)

Missing border pillars being constructed (ht 02/01/2019)

Nepal and India agree on energy banking, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/12/2018)

Central bank tightens Indian rupee spending for cardholders, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/12/2018), Card payments in India for Nepalis limited to IRs 100,000 a month, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 26/12/2018)

14 companies show interest to operate bus service to Indian cities: DoTM officials say 10 will get permit very soon (rep 25/12/2018)

Nepal Army chief Thapa to visit India on January 11 (kp 23/12/2018)

India relaxes cross-border power trading guidelines: Move opens the way for Nepal to export surplus electricity to Bangladesh via Indian transmission lines, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/12/2018), India relaxes hydropower import rules (rep 24/12/2018)

Minister Pandit in Delhi to study Indian model of federalism, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/12/2018), Guarantee equal career opportunity for all staff, suggest Indian experts: Nepali officials advised to outlaw trade unions in civil service. Firing suggested for non-performing staff, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 23/12/2018)

Construction of integrated check post in limbo for years (kp 19/12/2018)

Park officials rescue rhino from Susta: Indian authorities had barred way for three animals swept by floods, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel and Narayan Sharma (kp 17/12/2018)

India proposes talks on power line project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/12/2018)

Nepal’s jute exports to India hit Rs1.66 billion, by Binod Bhandari (kp 16/12/2018)

Modi should receive EPG report ASAP (rep 16/12/2018)

Cabinet bans Indian notes above INR 100: Government has also decided to exempt loans taken by small farmers from the then Sajha Co-operative (kp 14/12/2018), Nepal may lose Indian tourists after currency restriction, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/12/2018), Modi criticized for Nepal’s ban on some Indian banknotes (rep 19/12/2018)

India must own up EPG report: Minister (rep 14/12/2018)

India Watching from Nepal, by Rameshwar Bohara (nt 14/12/2018)

Indian security refuses to return Chitwan rhinos, by Narayan Sharma (kp 14/12/2018)

Indian State Assembly Elections Warning Shots To Oli, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 14/12/2018)

Indian dacoits shelter in Nepal, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 10/12/2018)

India opens door wider to electricity exporters, by Bibek Subedi and Anil Giri (kp 08/12/2018)

8 Nepali women go missing from Delhi shelter home, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/12/2018)

Indian security  force blocks road construction: Border security force of India, Shasastra Seema Bal, says Bhimdutta Municipality was planning to build the road at no-man’s-land, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 05/12/2018)

India becoming safe haven for criminals from Nepal, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 05/12/2018)

‘I’m visiting Janakpur as cultural envoy’, by Santosh Singh (kp 04/12/2018) [on the planned visit by Chief Minister of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh and Hindu leader Yogi Adityanath]

Nature without borders: India and Nepal can cooperate in crossborder conservation, by  Sewa Bhattarai (nt 30/11/2018)

Nepal to ask India to remove quotas: Trade deficit with the southern neighbour has been ballooning annually, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/11/2018)

America is watching: Nepal will have to watch not only how India is responding to Nepal’s engagement with China but also be mindful that United States is watching us as much, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 29/11/2018)

Nepal, India and China: Fostering ties that bind, by Bal Krishna Dahal (ht 28/11/2018)

Time to replace: Replacing 1950 treaty with new pragmatic agreement will best serve interests of both Nepal and India and strengthen their bonds, by Rebanta Bahadur KC (rep 25/11/2018)

Nepali exhibitors complain about hassles at customs, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 24/11/2018)

Government clueless about  Adityanath’s  visit  Janakpur gears up for Uttar Pradesh chief’s arrival, by Anil Giri (kp 23/11/2018)

Nepal razes three bridges built by India: nepal granted india permission to  construct two wooden bridges across mahakali river in Byas in October. However, the indian side constructed five bridges, by Manoj Badu (kp 23/11/2018)

Enovy nominee Acharya faces tough challenges in Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/11/2018)

Implement the EPG Report, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/11/2018)

Follow the recommendations: If the recommendations of EPGs are ignored, it might raise fresh resentment against India in Nepal, by Umesh K Bhattarai (rep 14/11/2018), Nepal-India panel report awaits Modi’s attention: New Delhi ‘reluctant to receive report’ because  of its contents and Madhesi representation issue, by Anil Giri (kp 15/11/2018)

Acharya named ambassador to new Delhi, by Anil Giri (kp 12/11/2018), Acharya rewarded for backing govt policies (ht 13/11/2018)

Nepal’s Sovereignty & Indian Security Proposal, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 11/11/2018)

Nepal-India high level meeting next month: Joint commission meeting expected to discuss all  outstanding issues including the EPG report, by Anil Giri (kp 06/11/2018)

40 women rescued from India, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 06/11/2018)

Modi to visit Nepal for Bibaha Panchami (rep 04/11/2018)

Nepal, India to jointly monitor movement of Rohingya refugees in border areas, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 31/10/2018)

The sky is the limit: India’s refusal to grant two-way western air routes is a barrier for Nepali airlines, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 30/10/2018)

Bridge over Mechi River  yet to come into operation (ht 28/10/2018)

Ayodhya to Janakpur: Oli to invite Modi for Bibaha Panchami, by Anil Giri (kp 17/10/2018) [Hindu fundamentalist ambitions?]

93 nepali workers robbed at border in three years: Study, by Mohan Shahi (kp 11/10/2018)

Nepal to settle border disputes with India in 4 yrs: PMO (rep 11/10/2018) [And why shall it take so long???]

Indian border markets chock-a-block with Nepali Dashain shoppers, by Mohammad Habib (rep 11/10/2018)

Border security emerges as a major challenge in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 10/10/2018)

Nepal allows India to build 2 wooden bridges across Mahakali River, by Manoj Badu (kp 07/10/2018)

Dahal’s Delhi drift: At this point of time, Pushpa Kamal Dahal is seeking New Delhi’s support to ascend to power, while New Delhi is seeking Dahal’s support to minimize China’s influence in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rep 04/10/2018)

Amlekhgunj-Motihari petroleum pipeline: IOC expresses concern over project progress (kp 28/09/2018), India agrees in principle to extend pipeline to Chitwan: According to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, India has also agreed to build a pipeline system to import liquefied petroleum gas, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/09/2018)

Nepal, India petroleum meet deferred (kp 27/09/2018)

The blockade: Lessons unlearned; For a country that has suffered thrice because of blockade, blockade should not be a mere tool for certain leaders to capitalize during the elections, rise to power and lead the government, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 27/09/2018)

Nepal to propose new gas pipeline with India (kp 26/09/2018)

Nepal-India Second Cross-Border Transmission Line: MCC official hopeful Nepal, India will resolve differences soon (rep 25/09/2018)

MP Karki raises issue of ‘stateless’ Nepali speaking people in India (ht 24/09/2018)

Modi may visit Janakpur again, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 24/09/2018)

Nepal-India Inland waterways: Officials: Feasibility study to be over in two months, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 22/09/2018)

Nepal-India boundary meeting concludes (kp 22/09/2018)

Economic reforms in India will help Nepal, says NITI vice chair (ht 21/09/2018)

Nepal and India border group meet starts today, by Anil Giri (kp 19/09/2018)

Nepal, Bhutan should be inclined to India: Indian Army chief (rep 18/09/2018) [?????]

Nepali team visits India to study inland waterways, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 17/09/2018)

Shoppers throng Indian markets ahead of Dashain (kp 17/0/2018)

Nepal-India Relations: Shun The Colonial Mindset, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 16/09/2018)

Economic diplomacy is a key to enhancing Nepal-India relations, interview with Gopal Krishna Agrawal (rep 16/09/2018)

Deal boundary issues keeping national interests at core: PM: Kathmandu to host 5th Nepal-India Boundary Working Group meeting (kp 14/09/2018)

Nepal, India issues linger as deadline looms, by Anil Giri (kp 13/09/2018)

Delhi did not protest Kathmandu skipping drill, say Nepali officials, by Anil Giri (kp 12/09/2018) [Why should Indiia, if it has never been agreed as the Nepali govt claims?]q

Turning towards the East: Least developed countries like Bhutan, and Nepal should undertake and market integration with India, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 12/09/2018)

Modi's delay in receiving EPG report raises doubt over Indian commitment, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/09/2018)

Migrants' problems will be resolved soon: Dahal (kp 08/09/2018)

Janakpur-Patna bus service to begin from September 16, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 07/09/2018)

Dahal’s foreign trips are about diplomacy - and his own image, by Anil Giri (kp 06/09/2018), Dahal says meeting with Indian PM Modi ‘successful’, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/09/2018) [What is 'successful' if a politician without state function meets the Inden PM?], Dahal, Modi discuss producing mineral water from Everest (ht 09/09/2018) [??], Tours and travels: Politicians should follow the rules when they go abroad (kp 11/09/2018) [based on PK Dahal's visit to India]

‘Open border, an opportunity for the poor’ (ht 06/09/2018)

Nepal and India push health pact: Co-operation and partnerships in health will move forward based on the proposed agreement, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/09/2018)

Reserve Bank of India unlikely to swap banned Indian notes lying in Nepal: Nepal has around INR 100 million in demonetised Indian banknotes of 500- and 1,000-rupee denominations (ht 05/09/2018)

Indian nationals obstruct Thute stream bridge, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/09/2018)

Locals in border areas terrified by Indian Police, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 02/09/2018)

Nepal and India agree to survey cross-border rail: India’s Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd has been tasked with the engineering cum traffic survey (kp 01/09/2018), MoU signed for technical study of Raxaul-KTM railway (rep 01/09/2018)

India to build Mahakali main canal (kp 01/09/2018)

Nepal, India to sign two agreements on sidelines of BIMSTEC (ht 26/08/2018)

Energy banking accord may be signed in Oct, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/08/2018)

Locked between two neighbors: The strategic significance of Nepal’s geographic location will soar on account of China’s economic superpower status and India’s vast potential for emulating China, by P Kharel (rep 22/08/2018)

Nepal, India to sign MoU on rail survey, bulk cargo, by Anil Giri (kp 20/08/2018)

‘EPG report will be implemented at any cost’, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/08/2018)

Nepal-India joint team visits landslip-hit areas, by Manoj Badu (kp 19/08/2018)

Integrated Check Post in Birgunj set for expansion; The four-month-old facility is unable to handle the volume of commerce passing through, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/08/2018)

India wants to deploy its paramilitary force to guard Koshi Barrage: Indian official; Nepali security personnel capable enough to guard the barrage: Saptari CDO, by Jitendra Kumar Jha(rep 16/08/2018)

India grants Rs 470m for Postal Highway Project (kp 15/08/2018)

Janakpur-Jayanagar-Kurtha railway: Wet lease train starts this year (kp 15/08/2018)

Modi set to open pilgrims’ house (kp 15/08/2018)

Imports from India: NRB makes LC mandatory for imports of over IRs 50 million (rep 15/08/2018)

Nepali, Indian experts propose ‘smart border’ to limit crossings, by Anil Giri (kp 13/08/2018)

Nepal and India to set up help desks at border posts (kp 11/08/2018), APF, SSB to set up 'help desks' on border during Dashain and Tihar (rep 11/08/2018)

Uprety out of India ambassador race (kp 09/08/2018)

Nepal-India trade and transit: Prep meeting for trade treaty tomorrow; Nepal will also urge India to allow it to use other Indian sea ports during the review (kp 08/08/2018), Nepal to push for more
Indian investments
, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/08/2018), Nepali delegation seeks Indian support to address trade barriers (rep 11/08/2018), Preferential treatment sought, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 12/08/2018)

Nepali passport holders flying out from Indian airports face hassles (rep 08/08/2018) [????]

Looking south: Nepal should now explore “look north” policy alternatives for trade, technology, connectivity and financial integration, by Suresh Sharma (rep 07/08/2018)

Selection of envoy to India ‘in limbo’: Cabinet has not authenticated candidate Neel Kantha Uprety’s recommendation as ambassador, by Anil Giri (kp 07/08/2018)

India starts road project inside Nepali boundary, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 07/08/2018)

Koshi barrage-displaced awaiting compensation since three generations, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 04/08/2018)

India closes its field office in Biratnagar, by Madhav Ghimire and Dev Narayan Shah (kp 02/08/2018)

More Nepali women rescued from Delhi by Rewati Sapkota (ht 02/08/2018)

Delivery of Nepal-bound cargo to Jogbani via rail to continue (ht 02/08/2018)

BJP leader says Look south policy could give Nepal access to sea (kp 01/08/2018), Senior BJP leader wants Nepal to adopt "look south" policy (rep 01/08/2018)

Bridge project stalls following border dispute, by Santosh Singh (kp 01/08/2018)

Another group of Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 01/08/2018)

Indian PM Modi’s Janakpur visit inflicts Rs 28m bill (kp 31/07/2018)

Nepal delegation visiting India to revise bilateral trade treaty (rep 31/07/2018), Process of reviewing Nepal-India trade treaty comprehensively begins (ht 01/08/2018)

Government halts process of sending eight Tibetan refugees to India (ht 31/07/2018)

Nepal-India Think Tank Summit on Tuesday (rep 30/07/2018)

India presents Rs 2.1 billion housing grant to Nepal: Indian aid reimburses first tranche of grant given to 42,086 victims in Nuwakot and Gorkha (kp 28/07/2018)

Nepal-India relations: Emerging Positive Vibes, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rn 28/07/2018)

Kathmandu to host Nepal-India Think Tank Summit on Tuesday (kp 28/07/2018)

Modi’s foreign tour delays Indo-Nepal report, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 27/07/2018)

16 Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 26/07/2018), More than 150 Nepali women feared caughtin trafficking racket, by Kamal Panthi (kp 26/07/2018)

The never-ending border disputes still linger: Locals accuse Indian SSB of taking away their cattle, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 26/07/2018)

India field office closes on Aug 1 (kp 25/07/2018)

Delhi puts Nepali vehicles in the fast lane to India, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 22/07/2018)

Mahalisagar dam inundates paddy farms of Kapilvastu, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep 22/07/2018)

Nepal seeks India nod to switch $750m credit line (kp 20/07/2018) [No more need for reconstruction? The Indian conditions are as destructive as the Nepalese conditions on the work of NGOs under the guise of NIP!]

Nepal, India review implementation of bilateral projects: The two sides agree to address the problems faced by the implementing agencies at the earliest (kp 19/07/2018), Nepal-India to address problems of ongoing bilateral projects (rep 19/07/2018)

Uprety named envoy to India (kp 17/07/2018) [Obviously contrary to article 245 of the constitution! Besides, once again two male Bahuns are nominated into leading positions; based on the principles of inclusive politics, no male Bahun must be nominated; there are already too many of them in control of state organs and parties!!], Shrestha, Gautam object to govt pick for Delhi mission (kp 21/07/2018)

Nepal-India meeting: Inland waterway first on Koshi, Narayani rivers; ndia has set up infrastructure in Kalughat and Sahibgunj which Nepal can use for cargo shipment, by Anil Giri (kp 16/07/2018),
Technical team to study inland waterways (kp 17/07/2018)

Foreign Ministry to facilitate connectivity projects (kp 16/07/2018)

Redefining neutrality: What are the new markers of Nepal’s neutrality when Nepali leaders are redefining Nepal as a bridge between India and China?, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 16/07/2018)

Nepal clamps on India’s small project grants (kp 10/07/2018)

Lentil imports through Sirsiya jump twofold, by Shankar Acharya (kp 10/07/2018)

Nepal, India to make concerted bid to complete two cross-border rail lines (rep 10/07/2018), Nepal, India to expedite rail project (kp 11/07/2018)

Farmers lament inability to export produce to India, by Bhim Chapagain and Giriraj Baskota (rep 09/07/2018)

Redefining Nepal-India Ties, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 08/07/2018)

India to send officials on paid Nepal tour (kp 07/07/2018)

India lifts restrictions on import of Nepali ginger: India has imposed ban on the import of Nepali ginger on several occasions citing chemical residue issues (kp 05/07/2018)

Together on agriculture: Nepal should seek Indian support in seed production and marketing, agriculture mechanization and development of agriculture-related infrastructure, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 04/07/2018)

NEA to urge India not to raise energy prices, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/07/2018)

EPG completes its task with single joint report, by Anil Giri (kp 01/07/2018), Nepal-India EPG finalises joint report (ht 01/07/2018), EPG recommendations will benefit both nations: Koshyari (rep 02/07/2018)

Govt 'least interested' about Nepalis missing in India, by Khamma Khatri (rep 28/06/2018)

Locals prevent Indian company from digging no mans' land, by Binod Subedi (rep 28/06/2018)

EPG tenure end July 4: Joint report, term on Kathmandu meet agenda (kp 26/06/2018), EPG may wrap up work today, by Anil Giri (kp 30/06/2018), EPG meet focuses on resolving contentious issues (rep 30/06/2018)

700 Nepali containers stuck in Kolkata, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 25/06/2018)

Nepal should ask China, India to build railway links on grants (rep 24/06/2018), Nepal plans to get set for India, China rail projects (kp 25/06/2018)

Indian delegation discuss ways to boost trade (kp 21/06/2018)

Birgunj ICP fails to please importers, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 21/06/2018)

India agrees to open two quarantine posts in Nepal, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/06/2018)

Border hopping shoppers increase after budget, by Mohan Budayer (kp 20/06/2018)

Let’s spread our wings: The agenda for the Nepal-India aviation meeting should include the Himalaya Route, by Tri Ratna Manandhar (kp 14/06/2018), Breakthrough expected in Nepal-India air route talks (kp 15/06/2018), Meeting on new air route feasibility kicks off (ht 15/06/2018), Nepal to get 4 new air gateways, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/06/2018), The India connection: The opening of four new air routes is welcome news but implementation is key (kp 18/06/2018)

Nepal and transit: Despite the distance, Visakhapatnam offers lower end-to-end cost for Nepali traders, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/06/2018)

The three-body problem: The efforts of Oli government in restoring relations with India should not be taken as obstacle to continued closeness of Nepal with China, by Gao Liang (rep 13/06/2018)

India provides Rs 99.2m for irrigation project (ht 12/06/2018)

Storage facilities to be built for dusty cargo (kp 11/06/2018)

Nepal-India joint technical team to visit flood-prone sites, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/06/2018)

Lack of consulate at Vizag delays shipments: More than 1,400 containers are stuck at the port in India due to paperwork hassles, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/06/2018)

Nepal-India talks on air routes next week, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/06/2018)

Army chief Chhetri heads to India, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/06/2018)

Now is the time: Development, peace and stability should be the foundation for trilateral relations, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 06/06/2018)

EPG likely to seek one month term extension: The Indian side has given two reasons for added tenure: Health condition of one of its EPG members and need for top level consultations on outcome of the report, by Anil Giri (kp 04/06/2018)

Tanker drivers protest in Amlekhgunj (ht 04/06/2018)

Execution of pacts with India picks up pace: Ministry forms a panel to carry out study on inland water navigations in Nepali rivers leading up to Indian sea ports, by Anil Giri (kp 03/06/2018)

Koshi victims still await compensation (ht 03/06/2018)

Locals: Indian SSB obstructing Bhadariya bridge construction, by Shahiman Rai (kp 03/06/2018)

Nepal-India technical committee meet in June third week (ht 02/06/2018)

Surkhet-Delhi bus service starts, by Nagendras Upadhyaya (rep 02/06/2018)

Swaraj’s ‘Indians in Janakpur’ comment unfortunate: MoFA (kp 30/05/2018)

Indian govt offers Rs 555 million grant to develop Postal Highway (kp 30/05/2018), India hands over Rs 529.72m (ht 30/05/2018)

Three is company: Nepal can unleash the Greater Himalayan Region’s true potential only if it adopts trilateralism, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K. Thakur (kp 30/05/2018)

Misreading Nepal: As Nepal leans further toward China, not just politically, but also socially and economically, India may be left wondering why its narrative is failing in Nepal, by Bishal Thapa (rep 29/05/2018)

CII Foundation hands over health posts in Dolakha (ht 29/05/2018)

Tea entrepreneurs continue facing obstruction at Panityanki border, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 29/05/2018)

Biratnagar India camp staffers awaiting word from Delhi, by Raju Adhikari (rep 29/05/2018)

Police nab Indian security personnel in Rautahat for ‘kidnapping’ Nepali entrepreneur, by Madaan Thakur (rep 27/05/2018)

Another diplomatic gamble: If Modi could scratch Oli’s back, so did Oli on Modi’s back. This is a diplomatic gamble of two powerful personalities of Nepal and India, by Aditaya Man Shrestha (rep 27/05/2018)

EPG defers June 1-3 meeting (kp 26/05/2018)

Reshaping India’s Neighborhood Policy, by Bhuwan Upreti (sp 25/05/2018), Faithfully Yours: Although Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent trip focused on visits to Hindu shrines, his visit also helped bring Nepal-India relations back on track, by Keshab Poudel (sp 25/05/2018), Modi-3 + Arun-3 = L^3?: All this happened despite the fact that all outstanding projects promised by Modi-1 and Modi-2 are pending or badly behind schedule, and despite no relief forthcoming to Nepal on many Nepal-India issues including border inundation, demonetization loot and harassment of travelers, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 25/05/2018)

Squashed in the middle: A Kathmandu-New Delhi-Beijing diplomatic corridor is an urgent need for Nepal, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 24/05/2018)

The Modi ripples: Pandering to the masses by playing divisive politics is a cheap way of gaining publicity. Playing victim card forever is no solution to Madhes, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 24/05/2018)

Nepal-India Ties: Breaking the Rhetoric, by Shyam KC (rn 23/05/2018)

A balancing act: With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha election, instability in the neighbourhood will not bode well for Modi, by Suman Mandal (kp 23/05/2018)

Security locks installed on 1,260 tankers: The security locking system is a specially designed safety measure that is being implemented by Indian Oil Corporation in India (kp 23/05/2018)

Nepal and India to run joint operation to check wildlife poaching, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 22/05/2018)

Modi Mantra and Oli Tantra, by Prem Khatry (rn 22/05/2018)

India’s field office ‘to close’ (kp 20/05/2018), Nepal-India issue ends as Delhi closes field office, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 23/05/2018)

Cautious time: India holds a greater leverage and it will ensure that their strategic interests are fulfilled. Nepal needs to do the same, by Rohit Karki (rep 20/05/2018)

Crucial EPG meeting on June 1-3 in Kathmandu (kp 19/05/2018)

Indian farmers grow crops illegally in Saptari district, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 18/05/2018)

Naxalbari to Lhasa, via Kathmandu: China, after its war with India, lent support to several insurgent groups in India. The Naxalites were one of them, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 18/05/2018)

Living with China: Great Indian irony is that when Nepal seeks to diversify trade with China and attract Chinese FDI, they take it as an intrusion on their area of influence, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 16/05/2018)

Connected through borders: Madhes should have used this as an opportunity to reveal its vision on how it seeks to engage with the Indian establishment, by Kalpana Jha (kp 16/05/2018)

India to drop discriminatory rule in power trade (rep 16/05/2018)

Govt seeks contractor for access road works, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 16/05/2018)

16 border pillars missing in Panchthar (rep 16/05/2018)

A mere lip service? Modi’s visit to Nepal was more jam packed and less result oriented, by Achyut Wagle (kp 15/05/2018), Lawmakers raise questions over Modi visit (ht 15/05/2018), Modi’s silence on statute leaves Madhesi parties in quandary (rep 15/05/2018), Geopolitical test: After his visit to India last month, PM Oli has become soft toward India and his priority seems to have changed, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 15/05/2018), NSU protests against BJP leader Azad’s anti-Nepal comment: The student wing of Nepali Congress has decided to continue the agitation until Azad apologises (kp 16/05/2018), Modi’s Modus Operandi, by Dhruba H. Adhikary (rn 16/05/2018), Improving Nepal-India Relations, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 16/05/2018)

Think new: We need to depart from conventional thinking of Nepal-India relations to address each other’s concern in a pragmatic way with new approach, by Pradhumna B. Shah (rep 15/05/2018)

Parties condemn Indian MP’s remark on Janakpur (rep 14/05/2018), BJP MP Azad in territory row: Minister Gyawali says ‘Nepal will take up Janakpur issue with India’; Lower House MPs are angry over suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad’s comment that Jankapur is part of Indian territory (kp 15/05/2018)

There won’t be another blockade: PM (kp 14/05/2018), Meeting with Modi positive, says PM (ht 14/05/2018)

Securing Indian Strategic Interest In Nepal, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 14/05/2018)

More air entry routes from India sought (ht 14/05/2018)

Delhi ‘ready’ to help reduce Nepal-India trade imbalances (kp 14/05/2018)

Mission Modi: For Nepal-India ties to deepen, bilateral agreements should be implemented (kp 14/05/2018)

India sends draft MoU for railway feasibility study: Two prime ministers agree to maintain momentum generated by Oli’s visit to India in April, by Anil Giri (kp 13/05/2018)

Nepal seeks India nod on grant rejig (kp 13/05/2018)

Strong ties ‘shall always remain: ’Province 2 government, Janakpur mayor honour Indian prime minister, by Ajit Tiwari, Shyam Sundar Shashi and Santosh Singh (kp 12/05/2018), Nepal, India to resolve key issues by Sept 19: 'India supports unified and prosperous Nepal', by Anil Giri (kp 12/05/2018), Police detain 30 protesters (kp 12/05/2018), Oli, Modi vow to expedite air, water, rail connectivity, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 12/05/2018), Janakpur now a part of Ramayan Circuit: Modi, Oli jointly launch Janakpur-Ayodhya Bus Service (rep 12/05/2018), PMs jointly lay foundation for Arun III (rep 12/05/2018), Cops remove Bibeksheel protest banner (rep 12/05/2018) [Please no critics in Lord Modi!], Spheres for course correction: With his Indian counterpart, Nepali PM should take up the issue of additional checks by Indian security officers at TIA. No such arrangement exists anywhere in the world, by Hemant Arjyal (rep 12/05/2018), Police arrest 23 anti modi protesters (kp 13/05/2018), Cross-party leaders meet Indian PM Modi (kp 13/05/2018)

Cautious optimism as Modi visits again: Preparations over for civic reception in ancient town; Muktinath sees heavy snowfall, by Anil Giri (kp 11/05/2018), Janakpur ready for reception, by Ajit Tiwari, Shyam Sundar Shashi and Santosh Singh (kp 11/05/2018), NRA seeks renegotiation of Indian credit, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/05/2018), Modi faces Twitteratis’ wrath; few come to his defence (kp 11/05/2018), Weather, too, unfavourable (kp 11/05/2018), A balancing act: Nepalis will greet Indian PM Modi with cautious optimism unlike in 2014 when they gave him a standing ovation (kp 11/05/2018), Have a pleasant stay: Nepali civil society should forget the past and consider the long-term benefits of Modi’s visit, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 11/05/2018), Janakpur to Janakpur, by Om Astha Rai (nt 11/05/2018), Modi’s Himalayan marathon: The Indian prime minister’s visit to Nepal sparks hope, dismay and speculation, by Om Astha Rai (nt 11/05/2018), A political pilgrim, by Om Astha Rai (nt 11/05/2018)

India-China Collaboration, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 11/05/2018)

Budhanagar ICP set to come online early, by Binod Bhandari (kp 10/05/2018)

Modi visit to ink railway and waterways pacts, by Anil Giri (kp 10/05/2018), Janakpur set to welcome Modi, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 10/05/2018), Parts of Kathmandu undergo hasty makeover, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/05/2018)

Ex-PMs, ministers ask Oli to put national intersts ahead (kp 09/05/2018), Oli looking forward to Modi’s visit (ht 09/05/2018), Modi in Janakpur: Cementing bilateral ties, by Hari Bansh Jha (ht 09/05/2018), NRA urges expediting release of Indian reconstruction aid (rep 09/05/2018), Shared concern, shared prosperity: India should examine the relevance of some assumptions of ‘Nehru doctrine’ and build a new paradigm of shared concern and shared prosperity with Nepal, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep 09/05/2018)

Nepal-India border dispute continues (ht 09/05/2018)

Modify relations: Nepal-India dealings have transformed from a relation based on hierarchy to one based on friendship, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 08/05/2018)

Janakpur calling: Modi’s visit might become epochal in bolstering socio-economic and cultural ties between Nepal and India, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 07/05/2018)

Missed opportunities: Two economically powerful countries are our permanent neighbors. They should be Nepal’s natural strategic partners for development, by Kedar Neupane (rep 06/05/2018)

India plans three ‘surprise gifts’ (kp 06/05/2018)

India’s small development project: Indian aid to pass through Nepal’s budgetary channel; Officials say the move will allow govt control over spending and maintain transparency; India has been directly funding up to Rs 50m as  SDP scheme since 2003 (kp 05/05/2018)

Yellow lentils being smuggled into India, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 05/05/2018)

No longer a yam? Will Nepal develop an alternative vision for connectivity if the trans-Himalayan economic corridor doesn’t work out?, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 04/05/2018)

Govt renews controversial Indian embassy Small Grants Projects, by Surendra Paudel (rep 03/05/2018)

Modi visit to ink Nepal-India easy agro exports deal, by Suresh Raj Yadav (kp 02/05/2018), Modi to begin Nepal visit from Janakpur (ht 02/05/2018), Modi to stop over in Janakpur, Muktinath on way to Kathmandu, by Suresh Yadav (rep 02/05/2018), Special package on anvil for Janakpur, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 03/05/2018), Mustang prepares for Modi visit, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 03/05/2018), To Modi, with memories: What PM Modi will do and say during the visit will largely determine how Nepal and Nepalis will cope with bitter memories of blockade, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 03/05/2018), Mustang gears up for Modi’s Muktinath visit (kp 04/05/2018), Modi to visit Nepal from May 11 to 12: India (ht 04/05/2018), Janakpur to Janakpur, by Om Astha Rai (nt 04/05/2018)

Modi-Xi yin yang: Nepal has in the past lacked the acumen and strategy to bring both India and China on-board in cooperation, by Achyut Wagle (kp 01/05/2018)

Nepal prods India for new air routes, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/04/2018), Well-connected: Air routes must be a key agenda during Indian PM’s visit if new international airports are to be feasible (kp 01/05/2018)

Nepal, India agree to amend transit treaty to facilitate Nepal’s trade (rep 30/04/2018)

'Do not compromise on national interests in the name of equidistant relations' (rep 30/04/2018)

Lack of railway rakes delays transportation of goods, by Shankar Acharya (kp 30/04/2018), Country seeks bulk cargo facility at more customs points (ht 30/04/2018), India ‘agrees’ to set aside 125 rail cars (kp 01/05/2018), Fast tracks: Nepal needs to hold India to its promises to better rail connectivity for cargo shipments (kp 02/05/2018), Indian train arrives near Biratnagar (ht 02/05/2018)

1st cargo train arrives near Biratnagar: this is part of a trial to  create a second cargo train route linking nepal with india after Birgunj, by Madhav Ghimire (kp 30/04/2018)

Improving operational capacy: Govt mulls plan to boost traffic at ICP, by Shankar Acharya (kp 29/04/2018)

Transit, trade treaties and RSA to be reviewed, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/04/2018)

Indian border force dismantles electric fence on Nepal side, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 28/04/2018)

Biratnagar trials Nepal’s second cargo train route, by Madhav Ghimire (kp 27/04/2018)

Tilathi locals say India ‘reluctant’ to control Khado stream flood, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 26/04/2018)

CONCOR starts ferrying Nepal-bound cargo containers to Jogbani: The move is expected to lower transportation cost for Nepali traders (ht 26/04/2018)

Oli, Modi to lay foundation stone for 900-MW Arun III (rep 26/04/2018)

Nepal’s only ICP fails to operate at full capacity, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/04/2018)

Govt unveils wish list for IGC meeting: Nepal will also ask India to allow it to use inland waterways for the movement of cargo within the framework of trade and transit arrangements, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/04/2018), Nepal lists out its priorities for IGC meeting (ht 24/04/2018)

Police rescue two Nepalis from Delhi brothel (kp 23/04/2018)

Cautious optimism in Nepal as India and China show sign of rapprochement, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 23/04/2018)

Customs formalities for Nepal bound cargoes at Indian ports to ease, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 23/04/2018)

Modi likely to visit Nepal in second week of May, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 22/04/2018), Indian PM Modi to visit Nepal from May 11 to 12 (ht 22/04/2018), Preparations on for Modi’s visit to Janakpur (kp 23/04/2018), Preps begin for Modi’s visit starting May 11, by Anil Giri (kp 24/04/2018), Province 2 decides on Modi’s civic reception (kp 25/04/2018), Preparations in full swing for Modi's Janakpur visit, by Suresh Yadav (rep 30/04/2018), Modi first foreign PM to visit provincial HQ, by Anil Giri and Ajit Tiwari (kp 02/05/2018)

Indian currency crunch in Rajbiraj (ht 22/04/2018)

Impact of demonetisation: Why this issue was not raised during PM Oli’s state visit to India remains a mystery, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 22/04/2018)

Where is my home? There are those Nepalis in India who are from Nepal and hold Nepali citizenship and then there are others who live in India and hold Indian citizenship, by Binayak Sundas (rep 21/04/2018)

Container tracking system launched as pilot project, by Suresh Neupane (kp 20/04/2018)

Nepal-India energy secretary-level talks end (ht 19/04/2018)

Testing times: Signing agreements does not mark a real gain. Many agreements remain only in papers, by Rishi Dhamala (rep 17/04/2018), To newer heights: How successful Prime Minister Oli’s latest state visit to India was remains to be seen, by Birendra P. Mishra (kp 19/04/2018)

A talk with Mr Oli: Visit to India should provide an important impetus for the two countries to strengthen their joint efforts to progress and advance, by Salman Haidar (kp 19/04/2018)

‘Positive vibes’ in EPG after PM’s India visit, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/04/2018), Nepal-India EPG meet under way (ht 13/04/2018), EPG sides exchange report drafts (ht 14/04/2018), Eighth Nepal-India EPG meet concludes (ht 14/04/2018)

NEA offers power banking to India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/04/2018)

Crossing point: Extra vigilance needed on both sides of Indo-Nepal border to curb human trafficking (kp 13/04/2018)

Nepal-India Ties Redefined, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 13/04/2018), Oli’s Test Of Balancing Relations, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 13/04/2018)

India-funded post-quake housing reconstruction project starts (kp 12/04/2018)

LPG bottlers upset ‘non-explosive certificate’ issue not resolved during PM Oli’s India visit (ht 12/04/2018)

Nepal and India to discuss waterways link in Pokhara, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/04/2018)

India-Nepal railway study soon (kp 11/04/2018)

India visit successful, historic: PM (kp 09/04/2018), Nepal-India ties harmonious, says PM Oli (ht 09/04/2018), Was prime minister's India visit a success?, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 09/04/2018), Congress points to issues missing from visit agenda: Party spokesman says the NC had expected Prime Minister Oli to take up issues of Pancheshwar DPR and trade deficit seriously with the Indian side (kp 09/04/2018), Good start: PM’s India visit can be hailed as a success even as we await implementation of agreements (kp 09/04/2018), Ties on track: The visit proves that nepal and India share an ineluctable bond and that acrimony should have no place in our age-old ties (ht 09/04/2018), ‘No reason to cheer new project announcements’ (rep 09/04/2018), Two NC leaders divided over outcome of PM’s India visit (kp 10/04/2018), Amity With All, Enmity With None, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 11/04/2018), Success In ‘Mending’ Soured Ties!, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 11/04/2018), Oli’s India Visit: Some Achievements, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 12/04/2018), PM’s India Visit: Oli Lives Up To His Promise, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 15/04/2018)

Misplaced narrative: The ability to deal with India has been an important source of legitimacy for both bureaucratic state and political actors, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 09/04/2018)

India-Nepal oil pipeline formally launched (rep 08/04/2018)

Barathwa-Biratnagar section of cross-border railway hits a snag, by Binod Subedi (rep 08/04/2018)

Oli says after meeting Indian PM: ‘No misunderstanding between Nepal, India’, by Chandra Shekhar Adhikari and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 07/04/2018), Oli holds meetings with Gandhi, Yadav (kp 07/04/2018), Oli urges Indians to ‘seize biz opportunities’ in Nepal (kp 07/04/2018), Oli, Modi talk Nepal-India cooperation, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 07/04/2018), PM Oli in New Delhi, key meetings today (rep 07/04/2018), New channels of cooperation open: India hails Nepal’s political achievements: Two prime ministers inaugurate Birgunj-based Integrated Check Post, by Chandra Shekhar Adhikari and Suresh Neupane (kp 08/04/2018), Banned Indian notes find no mention (kp 08/04/2018), Joint statement during the state visit of PM Oli to India (kp 08/04/2018), Agreement reached on three areas (ht 08/04/2018), Rail line to Kathmandu among accords inked by Nepal, India, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 08/04/2018)

‘SSB obstructs border people from tilling their own land’, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 07/04/2018)

Nepal, India to sign at least three agreements, by Anil Giri (kp 06/04/2018), DoS officials urge PM to prioritise border issue, by DR Panta (kp 06/04/2018), Province 7 PA wants PM Oli to seek upgradation of Gauriphanta entry point (ht 06/04/2018), What is different this time?, by Om Astha Rai (nt 06/04/2018), Virtually a blockade: PM Oli opposed the Indian Blockade in 2015, but as he prepares to visit Delhi he seems unaware of the stoppage at the Bhairawa border (nt 06/04/2018), Red carpet for a red leader, by Shekhar Kharel (nt 06/04/2018), Asking the difficult questions: Prime Minister Oli’s fence-mending trip to India is not getting into the touchy subject of Gorkha recruitment (nt 06/04/2018), Prime Minister Oli’s India Visit: International Diplomacy, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 06/04/2018)

Press reset: PM Oli’s Delhi visit marks the beginning of a new phase of Nepal-India ties in the shadow of China, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 06/04/2018)

Birgunj ICP to be inaugurated on Saturday (rep 06/04/2018)

Respect Nepal, says Indian opposition: Parties in India tell PM Modi not to interfere in Nepal’s internal affairs, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 05/04/2018) [Says the same party that, in 1989 under its PM Rajiv Gandhi, imposed a direct economic blockade against Nepal!]

Chitwan authorities destroy ‘illegal’ Indian chicken (kp 04/04/2018)

Unfinished business: Prime Minister Oli should take up bilateral issues during his visits to India and China, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 03/04/2018)

Birgunj Integrated Check Post likely to open April 5, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/04/2018)

Banned Indian banknotes: NRB official hopes Oli visit resolves issue, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 01/04/2018)

Nepal to propose power swap deal with India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/04/2018)

Kathmandu, New Delhi announce April 6-8 date: Oli visit to deepen ties, by Anil Giri (kp 31/03/2018), Revisiting Nepal-India Relations, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 01/04/2018), PM for India’s supportive role in development (ht 01/04/2018), PM Oli’s visit aims to ‘redefine’ Nepal-India ties, by Anil Giri (kp 02/04/2018), No mere formality: There’s no denying political symbolism of a visit by PM who enjoys overwhelming support at home (kp 02/04/2018), Main objective is to strengthen goodwill: FMSays there will be no new agenda, agreement or demand from the Nepali side (ht 02/04/2018), Bulk cargo transit deal on Oli-Modi meeting agenda, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 03/04/2018), At least two pacts to be signed, by Anil Giri (kp 03/04/2018), As Oli goes to India: Prime Minister Oli holds almost the same strong clout in Nepal as his counterpart Narendra Modi does in India, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 03/04/2018), PM tells Parliament: Past pacts in priority, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/04/2018), Forwarders urge PM to lobby India to simplify procedures (kp 04/04/2018), PM Oli urged to stress cross-border trade: Also advised to seek facilitation of seamless vehicular movement via Siliguri Corridor (ht 04/04/2018), India visit to boost ties, says PM Oli (ht 04/04/2018), Prime Minister Oli has no new agenda for India visit: Dahal (ht 04/04/2018), No new accord with India that harms Nepal's interest: PM; Issues stern warning to 'Biplab' Maoists (rep 04/04/2018), Ex-PMs urge Oli to mend India ties (kp 05/04/2018), PM consults predecessors on India visit (ht 05/04/2018), Pancheswar project: Locals hoping PM's visit to kick start it (rep 05/04/2018)

Keeping the balance: Nepal’s economic relations with neighbours should be nurtured in a pragmatic manner that ensures sovereignty, by Surendra Regmi (kp 30/03/2018)

Borderline, by Kunda Dixit (nt 30/03/2018)

India ups price of electricity exported to Nepal: New rates come into effect on April 1 (rep 30/03/2018)

PM’s India Sojourn: Hopes And Limitations, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 30/03/2018), “Nepal has more self-respect”, interview with Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali (nt 30/03/2018)

Byas residents demolish beam bridges built by India: Indian authorities had built eight rudimentary bridges over the Mahakali river in Darchula without consent from the Nepali side, by Manoj Badu (kp 29/03/2018)

PM’s India Visit: Focus On Strengthening Ties, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 28/03/2018), ‘Economy top agenda’ during Oli’s India visit (29/03/2018)

Lapse in border security in Panchthar, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 28/03/2018)

India, China key allies, says Oli: Nepal’s ‘foreign policy priorities start from neighbourhood (kp 27/03/2018)

The Himalayan opportunity: Nepal is best positioned to be at the centre of the intensifying regional and global discourse, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 27/03/2018)

Preparations for Oli’s New Delhi visit begin: Foreign Ministry officials have been alerted to be ‘ready’ for the visit, said  a senior official (kp 26/03/2018)

Distribution of land compensation starts, by Shanker Acharya (kp 26/03/2018), Indian government hands over ICP Birgunj to NITDB, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 26/03/2018)

Nepal-India business potential highlighted (kp 25/03/2018)

Indian projects worth millions of dollars in limbo, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 25/03/2018)

Over dozen families displaced by Indian road project in Banke, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 23/03/2018)

Delhi proposes April 6-8 for Oli’s India visit: This will be his first foreign visit since taking office on Feb 16, by Anil Giri (kp 22/03/2018), PM to visit India from April 6 to 8, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 23/03/2018)

Commerce minister holds discussions with Indian counterpart (ht 21/03/2018)

Track 2 diplomacy: Nepal should not let its international relations be handled by incompetent diplomats, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 20/03/2018)

Indian NHRC directs govt to compensate (ht 20/03/2018)

India repairs Gandak canal (kp 19/03/2018)

Gyawali: Govt for balanced relations with India, China, by Mukul Humagain and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/03/2018), Indian PM, Chinese prez will visit Nepal in 2018: FM Gyawali (rep 18/03/2018)

IGC meeting scheduled for April 26 and 27 (ht 18/03/2018)

Bhairahawa ICP fails to commence, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 18/03/2018)

Oli-led govt has full support of India, BJP: Jolly (ht 14/03/2018)

Vulnerable countries: The threat on Nepal’s national integrity is nothing compared to similar threat India is faced with in keeping itself intact, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep 14/03/2018)

From dependence to interdependence: Nepal and India should take new initiatives to review and then renew their relations, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp 12/03/2018)

ICP construction moves ahead at snail’s pace, by Deo Narayan Shah (kp 11/03/2018)

200 students Get India’s Scholarship (kp 10/03/2018)

Kolkata Port plans upgrade to stave off competition, by Shankar Acharya (kp 10/03/2018)

India grants $16.2m to UN agencies: Aid will help rerebuild 50,000 quake-damaged houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districtsSanghiya Samajbadi Froum-Nepal demands 3 ministerial berths and a constitutional position (kp 09/03/2018), India, UNDP, UNOPS tie up for reconstruction (ht 09/03/2018)

ICP construction in Nepalgunj begins, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 07/03/2018)

Nepal plans to finalise trans-shipment modality (kht 07/02/2018)

India admits to building makeshift bridges, track in Nepal sans permit, by Manoj Badu (kp 06/03/2018)

Land leased at Indian ports continues to remain unused, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/03/2018)

Reviewing the Treaty of 1950, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 02/03/2018)

Let’s get together: Cooperation between Nepal, India and Bangladesh will give a boost to South Asian regionalism, by Sunil KC (kp 01/03/2018)

ICP Birgunj to come into operation from mid-April (ht 01/03/2018)

EPG Report and Nepal-India Ties, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 28/02/2018)

Neighbourhood Nirvana: People to people exchanges between India and Nepal could help bilateral relationship move towards interdependence, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 28/02/2018)

Connection needed: Nepal should immediately open a liaison office at Visakhapatnam Port in Adhra Pradhesh (kp 28/02/2018)

Delhi wants rail links with Kathmandu: Koshiyari; Says ties with India will improve during Oli’s tenure (kp 27/02/2018)

Dealing with big brother: With the leftist in the government for five years, there may not be a better time to improve bilateral ties with China, by