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Nepal upset as India’s new map depicts disputed Kalapani as part of Uttarakhand

As Nepal insists on resolving border issues through diplomatic channels, India says new map hasn’t revised the boundary and delineation exercise will go on.
India-Nepal ties

India only cares about national interest. And Nepal has been at the receiving end of it

India finds its ‘national interest’ much more important than democracy or cordial relations with a neighbour like Nepal.
Nirmal Purja claims speed record for world's highest mountains | Twitter

Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja claims new speed record for world’s 14 highest peaks

36-year-old Purja, climbed 14 mountains, all over 8,000 metres in seven months, according to a post on his social media accounts.
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister K.P.S. Oli (second from left) | Photo: @MofaNepal | Twitter

Xi Jinping’s tight embrace of Nepal is bad news for Modi’s Neighbourhood First policy

India accounts for nearly two-thirds of Nepal’s trade and is the sole supplier of fuel. But this scenario is rapidly changing.
File photo of Amitav Ghosh | Commons

Amitav Ghosh takes to Twitter to highlight why East India Company never went after Nepal

Author Amitav Ghosh, who has extensively explored the history of the subcontinent, points out that there is still Eurocentrism in the study of the subject.
China and India are yet to announce the dates for the second round of informal talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping | PTI Photo

Loss of friend Nepal & restive Kashmir, Modi’s plate is full as he meets China’s Xi Jinping

China’s economic rise is in stark contradiction to India's slowing growth as the Chinese President gets ready to visit India and Nepal.
Bagini pass trek | Trek Beda

Modi govt has opened up Himalayas for foreigners, and climbers are on top of the world

According to a notice issued by the Modi administration this month, foreigners can access 137 peaks without government permission.

In 15 years, China’s training courses for Nepal’s civil servants has increased 4,000%

After Pakistan, China has turned its focus on Nepal, where Mandarin has become a 'compulsory' subject in schools, raising concerns for India.
Children in a Nepali school (Representational Image) | Flickr

Mandarin now a compulsory language in Nepal’s schools as China foots the bill

With China’s assurance to Nepal that it will pay for teachers’ salaries, many private schools have included Mandarin as a mandatory subject.
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India, Pakistan need to move on for sake of SAARC, BIMSTEC no alternative: Nepal envoy

The SAARC Summit has been on hold since 2016, when India and 5 other nations boycotted it after the Uri attack on an Army camp. Nepal never boycotted the summit.

On Camera

Customers have their temperature checked at the entrace to a Co.opmart supermarket during a partial lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. | Photographer: Maika Elan | Bloomberg

We shouldn’t assume there will be a post-Covid-19 era

On the World Vs Virus podcast, historian Niall Ferguson said that we shouldn’t assume that there will be a post-Covid-19 era.

Lancet HCQ study row: Did WHO, experts rush to damn the drug due to Trump, Modi politics?

Medical journal The Lancet has admitted that questions have been raised about the data published in its earlier paper on hydroxychloroquine drug.

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘Unprecedented’ — India, China deploy Lt Gen-rank army officers to solve border row

India’s 14 Corps Commander will meet the chief of China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District on 6 June after other rounds of talks failed to resolve the month-long border row.

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.