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Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli (left, centre) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right, centre) with their respective delegations at a 2019 meeting in Kathmandu | Photo: ANI

Politics, economy, people ties, culture — how China has slowly expanded its grip over Nepal

China’s interest in Nepal is over a decade old, but the watershed moment was the 2015 Madhesi agitation and blockade, which was viewed as being India-backed.
Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bishnu Rijal | By special arrangement.

Kathmandu has reservations with China also on Lipulekh, Kalapani: Nepal ruling party leader

In interview to ThePrint, Bishnu Rijal of Nepal Communist Party says entire Kalapani belongs to Nepal and that while China has agreed to talk on the issue, India hasn't.
File image of Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli | Photo: PTI

Nepal’s new map is PM Oli’s ‘tool for political gains’, says Indian official

Official says India offered to hold foreign secretary-level talks before bill to amend Nepal’s constitution to reflect the new map was tabled in its parliament.
File image of Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli | Photo: ANI

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

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.
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 says it hasn’t revised boundaries with Nepal in new maps

In November, Nepal had raised objections saying the Kalapani area lies within Nepal's boundary after India reportedly showed the region as part of its territory.
Supreme Court of Nepal

Nepal top court seeks original map exchanged with India while hearing plea on Kalapani issue

The Nepal Supreme Court sought the map exchanged during the signing of the Sugauli Treaty in 1816 amid fresh contention that India has revised the borders.
PM Modi in Kathmandu

India refuses to meet Nepal PM’s special envoy to discuss Kalapani row amid souring ties

Special envoy Madhav Kumar Nepal was expected to visit India on 4-5 December & wanted to meet PM Narendra Modi to discuss the festering border dispute.

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BJP leader Wasim Bari | @DrJitendraSingh | Twitter

Why BJP and RSS workers are the new targets of militants in Kashmir

The murder of BJP leader Wasim Bari in Bandipora is another reminder that we must be steadfast in our resolve to completely erase militancy from Kashmir.
Representational image of a coal mine | Source: Twitter/@coalindiahq

India to raise Rs 20,000 cr by selling stakes in Coal India & a PSU bank to fund stimulus

In case of Coal India, if valuations are not attractive, the company will buy back shares from the government, officials said.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.