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File image of Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli | Photo: PTI

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’.
File image of Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli | Photo: PTI

Not Nepal map, the real conflict is within KP Oli’s Communist Party

Fissures are visible in Nepal Communist Party and the government in Kathmandu. Sooner or later, parties supporting PM Oli will press their demand for a change in leadership.
File image of Nepalese PM K.P. Sharma Oli with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Won’t accept ‘artificial enlargement’ of territory — India hits back as Nepal redraws map

Nepal opens up new front as its map now shows three disputed areas in its territory, a day after PM Oli says ‘Indian virus’ is leading to Covid spike.

Manisha Koirala supports Nepal map showing Kalapani and Lipulekh as its territory

Manisha Koirala replied to Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali's tweet informing inclusion of Kalapani and Lipulekh in the country's official map.
India-Nepal ties

Foreign aid to Nepal & Maldives gets big boost as Modi govt puts ‘Neighbourhood First’

African nations, including Mauritius, also received a boost in Indian aid in Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden Budget presented Friday.
India-Nepal ties

How a wildlife conservation pact between India and Nepal can boost their bilateral ties

The Indian government is all set to ink an agreement with its counterpart in Nepal for preservation of biodiversity and species like rhinos, tigers and elephants.
Indian two thousand and five hundred rupee banknotes | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

India-Nepal currency deadlock has its roots in face-off over Madhesis

Nepal has banned Indian notes because New Delhi is refusing to exchange old demonetised currency since Kathmandu hasn’t acted on its demands for Madhesis.
K.P. Oli

India scolds Nepal for pulling out of regional military exercises in Pune

Nepali officials say PM Oli’s decision to withdraw from the BIMSTEC military exercises is to reduce dependence on India and expand ties with China.
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli | PTI

India hopes to reduce Nepal PM Oli’s China tilt during visit

India has little option but to engage with Oli and keep him in good humour given his electoral mandate and the grip on power.

On Camera

Representational Image | People working at an office | Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Pandemic is fast-changing our offices but workplace surveillance is also on the rise

The workplaces we return to post-Covid are likely to look very different from those we left behind, with safety trumping all other considerations.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.