Nepal

  • India, Nepal discuss border issues at BWG meet Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Seeking to resolve longstanding border issues, the first meeting of the Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) established after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Nepal, began on Wednesday. The main agenda of the BWG's first meeting is to finalise its own composition and terms of reference as well as...
  • SAARC Home Ministers' meet to discuss terrorism, piracy 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead the Indian delegation at a conference of Home and Interior Ministers of SAARC countries to be held in Kathmandu on September 19 where terrorism, piracy, trafficking of drugs and women and children will top the agenda. Singh is expected to flag issues like cross-border...
  • Nepal importing 20,000 sheep, goats for Vijaya Dashmi 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepalese traders are set to import at least 20,000 sheep and mountain goats worth NRs 300 million from China this year for the Vijaya Dashmi festival. The traders, who have reached Dhongwasen in Tibet, have already acquired permission from the District Livestock Office in Mustang in northwest Nepal to bring...
  • Nepal artificial lake bursts suddenly, no casualties September 7, 2014

    Kathmandu: A vast artificial lake, formed after a massive landslide that blocked the Sunkoshi river in North-East Nepal last month, burst suddenly on Sunday morning but no casualties have been reported in the downstream areas so far. Following the burst, the water-level in the lake has decreased by 18 metres,...
  • Nepal, India sign landmark Power Trade Agreement September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Nepal and India on Thursday signed a landmark Power Trade Agreement (PTA) which is expected to boost the energy ties between the two energy-starved nations. The two-day meeting ended on Thursday on a positive note with the energy secretaries from both countries signing the agreement, an official source told...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: A look at PM's foreign policies August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed 100 days in power on Monday. PM Narendra Modi began his tenure with a diplomatic coup of sorts, securing the attendance of all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of states and Mauritius...
  • 35,000 Nepalese attempt to set world's largest human flag record August 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a bid to set a new world record, over 35,000 Nepalese on Saturday gathered at an open ground to form the world's largest "human national flag". Around 35,000 people carrying placards assembled at Tundikhel ground as they made a huge portrait of Nepali flag for setting the Guinness...
  • Nepal names mountain after Everest chronicler Elizabeth Hawley August 19, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal has named a small Himalayan peak near its border with Tibet after a respected chronicler of mountain climbing and opened it to foreign mountaineers for climbing, officials said on Tuesday. The US-born Elizabeth Hawley came to Nepal in 1960 as a journalist for Time magazine and from her home...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • Scores missing in Nepal as heavy rains spark cholera fears August 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers in Nepal struggled to recover bodies on Sunday after monsoon rains swept away houses, killing at least 85 people and sparking fears of a deadly cholera outbreak, officials said. Torrential rains last week led to multiple landslides and flooding, killing 85 people and leaving more than 100 others unaccounted...
  • Nepal: Floods, landslides kill 240 people, India announces relief fund of NRs 48 million August 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: India announced a relief assistance of Nepali Rs 48 million for the victims of the recent floods and landslides that have hit different parts of Nepal, claiming over 240 lives in two weeks. "The government of India will provide Rs 30 million (NRs 48 million) assistance to the victims of...
  • India announces 30 mn package for Nepal flood-landslide victims August 16, 2014

    Kathmandu: India on Saturday announced a relief assistance of NRs 48 million for the victims of recent floods and landslide in different parts of Nepal, which has claimed nearly 220 lives in two weeks. "The government of India will provide Rs 30 million (NRs 48 million) assistance to the victims of...
  • India helps in evacuation of 126 Nepalese nationals from Libya August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India has facilitated evacuation of 126 Nepalese nationals from Sirte area of strife-torn Libya. The assistance by India came after the Nepalese embassy in Cairo sent a note verbale to its mission in Tripoli seeking assistance for evacuation of the Nepalese nationals, officials in the Ministry of External Affairs...
  • 156 dead in Nepal landslide; search called off August 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal government on Wednesday declared dead the 123 people missing in the country's worst landslide in over a decade, taking the death toll from the disaster to 156, as the search for the bodies buried under the debris was called off. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains, hit Sindhupal chowk...
  • Jeetbahadur had met his family in 2012, so why did Modi mislead Nepal? August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when people are praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his humanitarian act for reuniting one Jeetbahadur Sarumagar with his family after 16 years, the social media exposed the white lie of the Prime Minister. The Facebook profile of the Nepal boy has revealed that Sarumagar...
  • Nepal visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers special prayers at Pashupatinath Temple August 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered special prayers at Nepal's famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple and "felt extremely blessed"."Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at Pashupatinath Temple this morning," Modi tweeted after offering the puja at 5th century temple on the second and last day of his maiden trip to...
  • Modi woos Nepal, visit aims to improve ties between the neighbours August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Summing up the unease which has been the defining characteristic of Indo-Nepal relationship, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the Nepal parliament on Sunday said, "It has taken us 17 years to meet despite being so close to each other". Even after Modi's amicable visit, there are...
  • Narendra Modi offers special prayers at Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered special prayers at Nepal's famed centuries-old Pashupatinath Temple and "felt extremely blessed". A devout Hindu, 63-year-old Modi was at the temple of Lord Shiva for about 45 minutes on a 'Shravan ashtami' which is considered auspicious. "Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at...
  • PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kathmandu's Pashupatinath temple August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu's world-famous Pashupatinath temple on Monday on the second and final day of his visit to Nepal. Modi had made a special request that there should be no official either from the Nepal administration or from India accompanying him when he goes in for...
  • Bihar flood alert: Thousands moved to relief camps, C17 aircraft deployed August 4, 2014

    Patna: An alert has been sounded in eight districts of Bihar after the rise of the Kosi river. The rise came after a landslide in neighbouring Nepal. Water levels of the Kosi river rose after the Nepalese Army carried out low-intensity blasts to clear landslide debris which released a huge...
  • PM Narendra Modi to meet Nepal President in Kathmandu today August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the last day of his Nepqal visit on Monday, will start the day with prayers at Kathmandu's famous Pashupatinath temple. He will then meet Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav and other political leaders including opposition leader Prachanda. On Sunday, Modi addressed the Nepal Parliament...
  • India ready to review India-Nepal Friendship Treaty: Modi August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was ready to consider suggestions if any to review the 1950 India-Nepal Friendship Treaty that governs the relationship between the two countries. "My doors are open, I invite you to bring any suggestions to review the 1950 Treaty, if you so want,"...
  • Modi has build the confidence: Nepal's LOP August 3, 2014

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, the Leader of Opposition of Nepal Prachanda says that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal has built a confidence between India and Nepal. ...
  • Modi's speech has raised the expectations of Nepal: Suhasini Haidar August 3, 2014

    Talking to CNN-IBN, senior journalist Suhasini Haidar says that the speech of Indian Prime Minister in Constituent Assembly of Nepal has raised the expectations of the Himalayan country. ...
  • Modi wins hearts and minds by using Nepali language in speech August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday won the hearts and minds of Nepalese people when he began his gripping address to the Parliament in Nepali language, recalling his previous visit to the country as a pilgrim. "I have returned to this beautiful country as a friend and I am happy...
  • Modi announces US dollar 1 billion concessional line of credit to Nepal August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Assuring Nepal that India did not want to interfere in its internal affairs, Narendra Modi, the first Indian Premier to visit the Himalayan nation in 17 years, on Sunday emphasised that their border should be a "bridge" and not a barrier even as he announced US dollar 1 billion...
  • Nearly 200 missing after massive landslide in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nearly 200 people were missing after a massive landslide in northeast Nepal that blocked Sunkoshi river, turning it into a huge lake and putting dozens of villages both in Nepal and India at risk of flash floods. A huge hill had suddenly collapsed on Saturday morning burying 100 homes before...
  • Modi addresses Nepal Parliament, talks of strengthening ties August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his two-day visit to Nepal addressed the Nepal Parliament on Sunday evening. The Indian Prime Minister addressed the Nepalese lawmakers in Hindi and Nepalese. The Indian leader expressed his gratitude to his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala and the people of Nepal for the warm welcome...
  • Government to take a final call on UPSC row after Narendra Modi's return from Nepal August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: As the government held marathon meetings on Sunday to find a solution to the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test, BJP leaders JP Nadda, Ram Madhav and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh met party President Amit Shah at Gujarat Bhawan in...
  • Narendra Modi heads to Nepal in regional diplomacy push August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a visit to Nepal on Sunday to help speed up negotiations on a power trade pact that is at the centre of a new effort to improve ties with a neighbour that serves as a buffer with China. Since becoming prime minister in May,...