Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicIndia-Nepal border

Topic: India-Nepal border

Kathmandu crossed red lines. India-Nepal relations are entering a deep freeze

India’s silence is the greatest cause for concern for the future of bilateral relations with Nepal and is creating natural uneasiness in Kathmandu.

Oli now says India has ‘encroached’ Nepal’s territory since 1962, should return it

Addressing his country's parliament, Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli said ‘our territory should be returned’, referring to the disputed Kalapani region.

Madhesi parties on board, Nepal hopes to amend constitution over new map by next week

Nepal’s Defence Minister Pokhrel says the country will resolve the border row with India ‘through dialogue’ without deploying the army.

India silent as Nepal set to amend its Constitution to adopt new map

Bill seeking to amend Constitution to reflect the new map on the national emblem will be taken up for discussion in lower house of Nepali parliament today.

New map ‘lifeline’ for PM Oli who came to power riding anti-India nationalism: Ex-envoy Rae

Speaking to ThePrint’s National and Strategic Affairs Editor Jyoti Malhotra, former ambassador Ranjit Rae says Oli has been able to ‘whip up anti-India sentiment’ to consolidate his position in Nepal Communist Party.

Govt needs to be more serious: Mayawati slams Centre over rising Covid cases

The BSP chief also touched upon the Nepal border issue, saying the Centre should seriously think about this unexpected step of the neighbouring country.

Nepal govt tables constitutional amendment bill over new map, plans talks with India

After receiving support from the opposition Nepali Congress, K.P. Sharma Oli’s govt has moved an amendment to reflect its new map in the national emblem.

Nepal in regular touch with India over map row, date for talks not fixed yet: Minister Gyawali

Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali said at a parliamentary committee they’re in constant touch with India as ‘we want to resolve the issue through diplomatic means’.

Madhesis back at centre of Delhi-Kathmandu row as they ‘block bill to change Nepal map’

The Madhesi parties are said to have refused support to the bill. While they are not opposed to it, they are looking to use it as ‘bargaining chip’.

Gen Naravane’s insensitive remark undermined 40 battalions of Nepalis in Indian Army

Army chief MM Naravane’s remark that KP Oli acted at the behest of someone else is damaging for the two armies in which he holds the rank of General, India and Nepal.

On Camera

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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