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India set to patch up with Nepal over currency crisis, make high-value notes legal tender

RBI will soon issue a notification allowing the circulation of Rs 2,000, Rs 500 and Rs 200 notes in Nepal.
Latest news on Aadhaar | ThePrint.in

Aadhaar now valid travel document for under-15 & over-65 Indians travelling to Nepal & Bhutan

The Aadhaar card has now been added to the list which includes PAN card, driving licence, Central Government Health Service card or ration card.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj greets her Nepali counterpart Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, in New Delhi | Atul Yadav/PTI

‘If Trump and Kim can meet…’: Nepal pushes for convening SAARC summit

The last SAARC summit, which was scheduled to be held in Islamabad in 2016, was indefinitely postponed after India pulled out citing Pakistan's continued support to cross-border terrorism.
Indian two thousand and five hundred rupee banknotes|: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Why Nepal wants high-denomination Indian bills as legal tender in the country

Nepal has requested the RBI to allow the use of Rs 200, Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 banknotes in the country.

India is yet to recognise the soft power of making its rupee an international currency

We must look North—and see the rise of the renminbi.
Indian currency notes

Nepal wants RBI to declare Rs 200, Rs 500 & Rs 2,000 currency notes as legal tender

RBI has only allowed the circulation of Indian currency notes of Rs 100 and less in Nepal & provides exchange facilities for bills of these denomination.
Lake Imja | Vinayak Bhat/ThePrint

Imja Lake near Mt Everest is not a danger to Nepal, satellite images indicate

In 2016, Nepal drained the Imja Lake to a ‘safe level’, and ThePrint’s analysis reveals that today, it is no longer much of a threat to its people.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath at the Janaki Mandir in Janakpur, Nepal

Day after BJP drubbing, Yogi Adityanath lands up in Nepal

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath attends a religious event at Janakpur, believed to be Sita’s birthplace.
SSB

To strengthen Intelligence Bureau, Centre orders 2,000 SSB personnel to be moved

Personnel from the Sashastra Seema Bal will boost the Intelligence Bureau’s on-ground presence along the borders with China and Nepal.

Maldives opposition wins tense poll, and Yemen may run out of food in three months

French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity falls further, and Nepal set to achieve major tiger conservation goal. Opposition claims victory in Maldives presidential elections Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party has claimed victory in the country's tense presidential election Sunday, The Maldives Independent reported. https://youtu.be/zYvM_skDLXA According to a report in the Al Jazeera, after votes from 90 per cent of the ballot boxes had been counted, Solih emerged with a 58 per cent vote share. https://twitter.com/MDPSecretariat/status/1043963319923572736 "We have won this election with a comfortable majority... I would like to call upon President Abdulla Yameen and ask him to respect the will of the people and immediately begin the smooth transition of power," Solih is reported to have told the media in Male. Yameen, who had sought re-election with a pledge to boost the island's economy, entered the election after a term marred by allegations of rights abuses and corruption. Yemen crisis: Country may run out...

On Camera

Erdogan’s assault on Macron is the height of cynicism

There was a time when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t see the West as Turkey’s enemy and even wanted to join the European Union.

Turkey waging new war of economic liberation, says Erdogan after country’s currency falls

Erogan's speech follows the Turkish lira weakening to a record low of 8.3849 per dollar on Friday.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

Here is why US changed Rajnath Singh’s statement on ‘reckless aggression’ by China

Both the US State and Defense departments have added footnotes to the transcripts they released on Rajnath Singh’s remarks at 2+2. The State Department has also updated the text.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 reasons for the crisis in global Islam

If tens of crores of Muslims across the world feel they are victims of mass Islamophobia, their holy prophet shown deliberate disrespect, it is a sense of crisis and siege.