NEPAL

  • No Nepal constitution without consensus, says CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda December 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda on Saturday warned that it would not be possible to draft the new Nepal Constitution without consensus from all the political parties. "It would not be possible to promulgate the new constitution by the January 22, 2015 deadline, as promised by the political parties, if consensus...
  • Nepal prevents airing of TV show episode satirising PM Modi December 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal has stopped telecast of one of the episodes of a popular satirical TV show on its national channel for reportedly caricaturing Prime Minister Narendra Modi who visited the country twice within four months. Nepal Television (NTV) prevented the telecast of one of the episodes of TV show 'Tito Satya',...
  • Sushma Swaraj to make a statement on PM Modi's foreign tour December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make an official statement on Wednesday regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips. Modi has recently returned from Nepal after attending two-day SAARC summit. Modi has dedicated almost a month of his tenure till date to international visits and has been targeted by...
  • 5,000 buffaloes slaughtered during Nepal religious festival November 29, 2014

    Kathmandu: About 5,000 buffaloes were slaughtered in a religious sacrifice in Nepal, in spite of efforts of animal rights activists to end the practice. This mass animal sacrifice was part of the Gadhimai festival, held in Bariyarpur in Nepal's Bara district, in which tens of thousands of animals, including buffaloes, goats...
  • Swedish woman returns to India to find her roots November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: A 34-year-old woman who was adopted by Swedish parents has returned to India seeking to find her roots. Rebecca Aditi Sandlert was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata where she had been abandoned. Rebecca said her biological mother was from Nepal and her father was Bengali. She is now...
  • Watch: Day 2 of Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 29, 2014

    Every five years, in a small temple in Bariyapur in southern Nepal, about 5 lack animals get slaughtered in the name of religion. ...
  • 5 lakh animals slaughtered in 48 hours in Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 28, 2014

    Over five lakh animals will be sacrificed in the biggest animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival over the next two days. Although police have been deployed-- but the Federation of Indian Animal protection organization shoots this video where one can see that the locals at the Gadhimai temple committee are easily...
  • Modi-Sharif handshake a face-saver for Kathmandu SAARC Summit, Pakistan to host next one in 2015 November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit waited for a handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for it to be successful. Pakistan had already spiked three agreements, engulfing the summit in despondency. But the summit came to an end on Thursday...
  • All vegetarian fare at SAARC retreat lunch November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: From traditional Nepali thali to Gujrati Basundi with Jalebi, it was a lavish vegetarian spread of cuisines laid out for the SAARC leaders as they met in the cooler climes of exotic Dhulikhel resort for a retreat session. The leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arrived at the resort, around...
  • SAARC nations to sign energy deal at summit, says Nepal minister November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: South Asian nations will sign a deal on Thursday to create a seamless electricity grid, Nepal's foreign minister said, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit that had been overshadowed by hostilities between India and Pakistan. "Yes the electricity agreement will be signed," Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said. All...
  • Modi, Sharif shake hands at SAARC retreat but no end to logjam over pacts November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a brief meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands during the retreat at the SAARC Summit on Thursday. The meeting between the two leaders is just being seen as a courtesy call to share pleasantries. "Yes, they have met and shook...
  • SAARC initiatives caught in Indo-Pak logjam; Modi, Sharif come face-to-face at the retreat November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: In the last ditch effort to push Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif to ink the regional connectivity agreements, all heads of the SAARC nations are meeting in Dhulikhel in Kavre district, 20 km east from Kathmandu for a retreat. The retreat is a tradition of SAARC Summit where leaders hold...
  • Passengers term journey in newly-launched Pashupathi Express bus service a historical travel November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Pashupathi Express bus service that was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala at Kathmandu on Tuesday, arrived in New Delhi. The bus service was inaugurated while Modi was in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC summit. The Delhi Transport Corporation bus...
  • India-Pakistan friction threatens to scupper efforts by SAARC leaders to boost trade ties November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: Hostilities between rivals India and Pakistan on Wednesday threatened to scupper efforts by South Asian leaders to boost trade among almost a quarter of the world's people, throwing into doubt any prospect of a regional customs union. India and Pakistan have fought three wars, and exchanges of fire across the...
  • Has Modi isolated Pakistan at SAARC? November 26, 2014

    Noting that a good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "If we are sensitive to each other's security, and the lives of our people, we will deepen friendships, spur cooperation and advance stability in our region." ...
  • Pakistan stalls India-backed SAARC pacts, Modi to hold bilateral meeting with all but Sharif November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Pakistan's intransigence on Wednesday came in the way of the SAARC Summit failing to sign agreements on greater connectivity among the eight member nations on its opening day marked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the members to fulfill their commitment to combat terrorism. As the opening of the summit...
  • India commemorates 26/11 Mumbai attack on 6th anniversary, still 'endless' pain: PM Modi November 26, 2014

    Mumbai/New Delhi: India on Wednesday commemorated the sixth anniversary of the Mumbai attack with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying homage to the victims, recalling the "horror" over which the country still felt "endless pain" for the loss of 166 lives. The...
  • Full speech: Prime Minister Modi's address at the SAARC Summit November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Noting that a good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "If we are sensitive to each other's security, and the lives of our people, we will deepen friendships, spur cooperation and advance stability in our region." He said the South Asia is a...
  • Need to replace cynicism and skepticism in SAARC countries with optimism, says PM Narendra Modi November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a clear message to the heads of South Asian countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi focussed on the need to end the cynicism and skepticism that is often linked with the SAARC countries. "When we speak of SAARC, we usually hear two reactions - cynicism and skepticism. We must...
  • SAARC Live: A good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, says PM Narendra Modi November 26, 2014

    The two-day SAARC summit began on Wednesday. This is the 18th summit of SAARC nations. ...
  • China looms over SAARC summit in the Himalayas November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: When eight South Asian leaders gather for a summit in Kathmandu on Wednesday, they will meet in a conference centre donated by China to its cash-strapped Himalayan neighbour Nepal 27 years ago. In the decades since it built the modernist brick and glass hall, China has massively stepped up...
  • India likely to hold bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message to the Pakistan government that India will hold structured bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan. An informal meeting between the two heads has, however, not been ruled out. On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that...
  • PM Modi calls for speedy drafting of Nepal's Constitution November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for the early drafting of Nepal's Constitution, saying if the country fails to do so it may get into "difficulties". "I request all political stakeholders to draft the Constitution by early next year as committed through consensus which will...
  • China says it wants to 'elevate' partnership with SAARC November 25, 2014

    Beijing: On the eve of the SAARC summit in Nepal, China on Tuesday said that it wants to "elevate its partnership" with the South Asian bloc amid a debate in the official media here on enhancing China's role in the eight member grouping from an observer to that of an...
  • PM Modi regrets calling off visit to Janakpur, Lumbini, Muktinath November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he regretted the "inconvenience" and "despair" among the Nepalese people after he called off his planned visit Janakpur, Lumbini and Muktinath as promised by him during his last visit. "When I visited Nepal last time, I had expressed desire to visit...
  • To boost ties, PM Modi presents advanced chopper to Nepal November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Showing India's commitment to strengthening ties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday handed over to Nepal an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) which will be used for military operations. "This will add to Nepal's shield of protection," Modi said. The Dhruv Mark 3 is manufactured by state-owned aerospace and defence...
  • Should animal sacrifice in the name of religion be stopped? November 25, 2014

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. CNN-IBN asks...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif ready for talks, puts onus on India for resumption of dialogue November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India but it is up to India to re-start the negotiations which were called off "unilaterally" by it. "Cancellation of talks was New Delhi's unilateral decision," Sharif said after arriving in Kathmandu to attend...
  • Modi flags off Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service as he began his two-day Nepal visit on Monday. Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala flagged off the bus service on Monday evening in Kathmandu. Before the flagging off, both the Prime Ministers hopped into the bus which was decorated with...
  • With 10 pacts signed, chopper gifted, Modi having flagged off bus, Indo-Nepal ties touch a new high November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that the ties between India and Nepal have come a long way under the new NDA government as he began his two-day visit to the neighbouring country with the inauguration of Trauma Centre in Kathmandu's Bir Hospital. "It has not been even 100 days since...