Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicIndia-Nepal border

Topic: India-Nepal border

India examining diplomatic note sent by Nepal over July death in Mahakali river near border

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba sends note more than a month after the incident, ‘under pressure’ from his allies. A committee has also been formed to probe the death.

Nepal wants India to revise the 1950 friendship treaty to reflect ‘new changes and realities’

On the unsettled boundary issue, Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said ‘we have to explore ways to settle it based on facts and documents’.

Border ‘irritant’ shouldn’t hurt ties — Nepal Foreign Minister Gyawali reaches out to India

Pradeep Kumar Gyawali says release of new political map wasn’t a ‘unilateral’ action on part of Nepal as it was a ‘consequence’ of India first changing its political map in 2019.

As map row simmers, India & Nepal foreign ministers to meet today to improve relationship

Nepal’s Foreign Minister arrived in New Delhi Thursday in what is the first high-level official visit from the country after India rejected its controversial new political map.

Nepal foreign minister Gyawali to visit India mid-January amid crisis at home

P.K. Gyawali will be accompanied by a high-powered delegation, and is set to discuss 'all issues of bilateral importance', including the Kalapani-Lipulekh border dispute.

Mount Everest grows by 86 cm, now measures 8,848.86 meters tall, Nepal & China say

According to the measurement done by India in 1954, the height of Mt Everest was last recorded as 8,848m. Nepal decided to measure the height amid debates that it may have changed.

Kalapani, controversial map, travel bubble discussed during Shringla’s maiden visit to Nepal

During Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s two-day visit to Nepal, both countries discussed long-pending projects & also agreed to further strengthen bilateral ties.

Foreign Secretary Shringla likely to visit Nepal this month, Kalapani border talks on agenda

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla's trip to Kathmandu is expected to pave the way for Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali's visit to India.

Army chief Naravane to visit Nepal to receive honorary General rank, first trip after map row

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will confer honorary rank of General of the Nepali Army upon Indian Army chief M.M. Naravane at an investiture ceremony next month.

India-Nepal meet ‘soon’ to discuss all bilateral issues, but Kalapani talks will have to wait

The meeting of Boundary Working Group of India & Nepal is likely to take place soon to discuss technical issues, including repair of boundary pillars in the border areas.

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Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
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4 Indian states invite Tesla to set up shop after Elon Musk mentions ‘challenges’ with Modi govt

Telangana, Maharashtra, Bengal ministers & Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu responded to Musk's tweet, which said Tesla 'still working through a lot of challenges with govt'.

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HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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