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Bahrain prince lands in Nepal to scale Mt Manaslu, world’s eighth highest peak, during Covid

The prince of Bahrain will reportedly be donating food supplies to sherpas and their families who lost their livelihood due to the pandemic and lockdown.

Red pandas in India are being trafficked into extinction. And laws stand in the way

Exclusionary conservation policies are making the situation for endangered red pandas and pangolins worse in India’s Singalila National Park, argues a researcher.
File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Here’s what China is doing in Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan. It doesn’t look good for India

New Delhi is worried that S. Asia, once very much under its spell, could be slipping from its grasp. The key lies in PM Modi’s charisma now.
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India gives 10 ICU ventilators to Nepal, reaffirms commitment to help during Covid

According to the Indian Embassy in Nepal, the "gifting" of the ventilators is part of continued humanitarian cooperation between the armies of the two countries.
A composite image showing PM Narendra Modi and leaders from the SAARC nations during a video conference on Covid-19 on 15 March | Photo: ANI

Solution to map-making Pakistan and Nepal is in India pressing reset button on regional blocs

Pakistan and Nepal are busy pencilling in new maps as South Asian ‘big brother’ India watches haplessly. Modi government needs to get its regional act together.
Wall paintings featuring Lord Ram in Ayodhya. | Photo: Prashant Srivastava/ThePrint

Nepal’s Janaki temple priest ‘stopped’ at border, won’t be able to attend Ram temple event

The Ram temple trust had sent an invitation to the Janaki temple priest for the Ayodhya ceremony. Last month, Nepal PM Oli had claimed Ram’s birthplace was not in India but Nepal.
'Welcome' posters line the streets of Ayodhya ahead of the Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan ceremony set for Wednesday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Mahant of Nepal’s Janaki Temple invited to Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya

The move is significant, given Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli’s controversial assertion last month that Lord Ram’s birthplace was in his country.

Want to push for continued advancement of China-Nepal ties, says President Xi Jinping

Xi also said that since the establishment of diplomatic ties, the two countries have always respected each other, treated each other as equals and enhanced political mutual trust.
A screenshot of the image falsely claiming that IAF carried out air strikes in Nepal. | Photo: Twitter

Claim of ‘IAF air strikes on Nepal’ shows images from Libya in 2011 and Bengaluru in 2019

A Twitter user has falsely claimed the IAF crossed the border to ‘conduct airstrike on the Nepal territories’, and an Indian jet was shot down and two pilots killed in retaliation.
File photo | Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli | Twitter/@kpsharmaoli

Oli had something no Nepal govt since 1959 did. But his party is still imploding

There was hope that a stable NCP government under PM Oli would kickstart Nepal’s journey to economic growth. But the party spending more time infighting than tackling a pandemic.

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A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?