Sunday, 7 August, 2022

Topic: Nepal

India, Nepal need to address ‘issues left by history’, says ‘Prachanda’

Border demarcation and Kathmandu’s long-pending demand of reviewing the India-Nepal 1950 Friendship Treaty were also raised by the communist leader during his three-day visit

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Buddhism a point of power rivalry between India, China. The grand theatre is Nepal

Though China is no longer a Buddhist majority country, it’s economic gains, spiritual desires, and Asian characteristics will enable Buddhism to make a comeback.

Bad terrain, lack of sophisticated radar tech — why small planes have poor safety record in Nepal

An aircraft carrying 22 people including 4 Indians has gone missing in Nepal’s Mustang district. The Himalayan country has seen 27 fatal plane crashes in three decades.

First, Rahul Gandhi visited Nepal, then PM Modi. Different reasons, one common factor

While Rahul went to attend a friend’s wedding, Modi was on an official visit. However, there was a common thread between the two.

Modi walked into dragon’s den in Lumbini. Why India wants to reclaim Nepal influence from China

Modi is the first Indian PM to go to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha. He also knows how close China has come through the Terai to India’s borders.

Nepal PM Deuba to meet Modi in Delhi on 2 April, neighbours to aim at upgrading ties post map row

During the visit, Nepal is expected to raise the issue of reviewing the 1950 India-Nepal Friendship Treaty, and Delhi is likely to vow for more connectivity projects.

China encroaching Nepal’s territory along border, says report

The report commissioned by the Nepalese government further suggested the deployment of security forces to counter the increasing Chinese surveillance in the area.

For Yogi Adityanath’s views on secularism, read his essay on Nepal

In ‘Yogi Adityanath’, Sharat Pradhan and Atul Chandra write about the UP chief minister’s essay where he called 18 May 2006 — the day Nepal became a secular state — a ‘Black Day’.

Nepal okays $500 million US aid to motive country’s infrastructure, adds caveat

New clause ‘interpretative declaration’ clarifies that the US grant is a development grant and not above Nepal's constitution, nor is it part of Washington's Indo-Pacific Strategy.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.