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Nepal-India border districts discuss measures to control cross-border crimes (rep 29/11/2021)

Indian consulate in Birgunj holds panel discussion on relevance of constitution (kh 27/11/2021) [??]

Two enumerators pass countless hurdles to reach frontier villages : Khagendra Karki and Lokendra Ter chase a treacherous trail abandoned for long in the call of their duty to count Nepalis living in the country’s north-western corner, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/11/2021) [India is really a true friend of Nepal!]

Indian Army gifts workshop trucks to Nepali Army (kh 25/11/2021)

Diplomatic dilemmas of the hybrid regime : It seems Indians are as worried about US involvement as they are about the Chinese role in the organisational politics of Nepal, by CK Lal (kp) 24/11/2021)

Nepal, India sign MoU to recognize each other's COVID-19 vaccination certificates (rep 23/11/2021)

Forget Kalapani, Nepal struggling to conduct census in Darchula villages : Enumerators need to travel via India to reach Tinkar and Chhangru, which Indian authorities have yet to permit, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/11/2021), Census team heads towards Darchula villages on foot through Nepali territory : India refused to provide entry passes for enumerators to use Indian territory to reach Tinkar and Chhangru (kp 19/11/2021) [India is, as always, an extremely helpful and friendly neighbour!]

Eminent Persons’ Group meeting and its significance, by Prithvi Bahadur Bogati (kh 16/11/2021)

Reconstruction of 50,000 India- funded houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts completed (rep 15/11/2021)

CAAN offends Indian aviation authority : Its slapdash approach could spoil things (ht 14/11/2021)

Senior US and Indian officials visiting Nepal next week : US assistant secretary Donald Lu will arrive on November 17 and Indian transport minister Nitin Gadkari on November 18, by Anil Giri (kp 13/11/2021)

CoAS Sharma embarking on four-day India visit (kh 08/11/2021), In defence of military diplomacy : It is a crucial  instrument complementary to official diplomacy, by Shantosh Bhallave Pouyal (kp 09/11/2021) [In many respects a doubtful statement : dipölomacy is not the task of the army!], India’s President to confer Honorary General title on Nepal’s CoAS Sharma today (kh 10/11/2021)

Delhi opens door for Nepal to sell electricity in India’s energy exchange market : Several hundred megawatts of electricity in Nepal are being wasted amid low power demand in the country and lack of market access abroad, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/11/2021), Delhi opens door for Nepal to sell power in India’s energy exchange market : Several hundred megawatts of electricity in Nepal are being wasted amid low power demand in the country and lack of market access abroad, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/11/2021), Power export permission: 39 MW surplus power to be sent to India in first phase (kh 03/11/2021)

PM Deuba meets his Indian counterpart Modi at Glasgow (kh 02/11/2021), PM Deuba and Indian counterpart Modi hold bilateral talks on sidelines of COP26 (kh 02/11/2021), Meeting with PM Deuba “productive”: Indian PM Modi (kh 03/11/2021), Deuba asks Modi to open up new air routes for Nepal : Two prime ministers also discuss Covid vaccine and fertiliser supply on COP26 sidelines,  by Anil Giri (kp 03/11/2021)

Why don't they like us?, by Surendra Singh Rawal (rep 29/10/2021)

Nepal-India Friendship Bus Service resumes (kh 29/10/2021), Nepal-India friendly bus service resumes (kh 01/11/2021)

Activists demand demarcation of Nepal-India border in Susta (rep 27/10/2021)

Consult Delhi for census in Kalapani, census bureau asks Foreign Ministry : The Central Bureau of Statistics has yet to decide on  sending enumerators to the region, which Nepal has brought within its borders but India claims as its own, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/10/2021)

Visiting team of Indian Army reaches Jomson (kh 21/10/2021)

India-Nepal Relations: Past and Present, by Rohtash Karwasra (kh 16/10/2021)

India's decision to slash custom duty on the import of edible oil from third countries could hurt Nepal’s export earnings (kh 17/10/2021), Oil exports may suffer after India slashes import duty : Lower taxes could prompt Indian traders to source the products themselves and dent Nepal’s largest export, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 19/10/2021)

Indian Foreign Secy Shringla bids farewell to Ambassador of Nepal to India (kh 12/10/2021)

Misunderstanding between close neighbors sometimes is obvious: Dr Mahat (kh 11/10/2021)

Nepal, India sign accord on Kathmandu-Raxaul railway : India will prepare a detailed project report for the proposed $3.15 billion rail line, officials say. It will enable train travel to all Indian cities, by Rajesh Mishra (kp 08/10/2021), Nepal, India hold Joint Working Group meeting on cross border railway links (kh 08/10/2021)

Indian ignorance on Nepal : Few Indians seem aware that China’s debt diplomacy is something endlessly discussed in Nepal, by Viswas Baral (ae 07/10/2021)

South Asian Values; Re-Imagining India-Nepal Political Relation, by Sinoj S.(kh 06/10/2021)

Physical, cultural and economic connectivity between India and Nepal discussed (kh 06/10/2021)

Deuba sending delegation to India as he walks diplomatic tightrope : Congress leaders, led by Prakash Sharan Mahat, are  visiting Delhi on Thursday and are expected to meet BJP leaders and Jaishankar, the minister for external affairs, by Anil Giri (kp 06/10/2021), Dr Mahat leaves for New Delhi leading NC delegation (kh 07/10/2021)

Biratnagar-Jogbani border point comes into operation (kh 03/10/2021)

Indo-Nepal Joint Exercise Surya Kiran XV concludes (kh 03/10/2021)

12 children rescued from India (ht 03/10/2021)

Nepal reopens border to overland visitors from India : Nepal sealed the border with India in March 2020 with the coronavirus in full rampage, only allowing trucks carrying vital supplies to pass, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/10/2021)

Over 1,500 empty cargo containers stuck at Birgunj dry port (rep 02/10/2021)

Border points yet to open (ht 02/10/2021)

Policy interrupted : Rather than non-alignment, Nepal’s foreign policy represents a lack of continuity, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 01/10/2021)

Nepal and India review progress of Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Projects in Nepal (kh 01/10/2021)

Six school buildings reconstructed with Indian grant assistance jointly inaugurated in Kavre (rep 29/09/2021)

Border points open after 18 months (ht 29/09/2021) [related to Rautahat]

New Delhi sends its senior official to Kathmandu : Anurag Shrivastava, head of the Northern Division at India’s Ministry of External Affairs, arrived on Tuesday and is set to hold a series of meetings (kp 28/09/2021)

Unmanaged border crossings may expose Nepal’s Achilles heel in stemming Covid-19 : Tens of thousands of people enter the country daily through checkpoints set up at various land crossings with India, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/09/2021)

Nepalgunj border yet to open (ht 24/09/2021)

PM Deuba to discuss plans to open borders for Indian passenger vehicles (rep 21/09/2021)

“Nepal will remain an important part of India’s South Asia policy”, interview with Harsh V. Pant (kh 19/0/2021)

Nepal-India joint military exercise resuming from Sept 20 (kh 17/09/2021)

Nepal-India Bonhomie: A tree mildewed by Real Politic, by Manan Dwivedi and Shonit Nayan (kh 14/09/2021)

Nepal, India sign investment agreement for Butwal-Gorakhpur Transmission line (kh 10/09/2021), Nepal, India sign deal to build 400 kV power line : The proposed Butwal-Gorakhpur transmission line will have a capacity of transporting as much as 3,500 megawatts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/09/2021)

After over a month, and much criticism, Nepal writes to India on Darchula incident : The disappearance of a man in Mahakali river, in which Indian security personnel are said to be involved, has become a diplomatic headache for Prime Minister Deuba, by Anil Giri (kp 07/09/2021), Nepal asks India to probe border force’s involvement in Dhami disappearance : Foreign Ministry draws New Delhi’s attention to airspace violation by Indian non-military helicopter in Darchula, by Anil Giri (kp 08/09/2021)

Nepal’s PM, too, hasn’t assertively said they have accepted EPG report, interview with SD Muni (kh 03/09/2021), Border issue with China exposes Nepal’s unstable foreign policy : When it comes to relations with neighbours, a studied approach that is above partisan interests is required, and both Oli and Deuba have bungled, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 03/09/2021)

Madhav Nepal’s CPN (Unified Center)’s student union burns effigy of Indian PM Modi (rep 03/09/2021), Home ministry warns of legal action against people burning effigy of Indian PM (rep 05/09/2021)

MoUs signed for reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage sector projects, 103 health sector projects across Nepal (rep 03/09/2021)

Nepali Army Major General Shrestha calls on Indian Army Chief Naravane (kh 03/09/2021)

Nepal spent US $ 4.54 billion to buy Indian currency worth Rs 535.23 billion to finance imports last year (rep 02/09/2021)

Indian Army invites former chiefs of Nepal Army to New Delhi (rep 02/09/2021) [??]

Coalition partners ask Deuba to release report on Dhami disappearance case : Prime Minister Deuba seems to be trying to dismiss the incident in order not to offend India, analysts say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/08/2021), Living on the margins : Dhami’s story is the story of a democratic state failing to fulfil its responsibility (kp 01/09/2021), Darchula incident makes a diplomatic test case with India for Deuba : Government has yet to make any position on Jaya Singh Dhami’s disappearance in Mahakali river, despite a probe committee submitting its report, by Anil Giri (kp 02/09/2021), No official communication on Darchula issue from Nepal yet, India says, by Rajesh Misdhra (kp 03/09/2021)

Construction of integrated check post sluggish (ht 28/08/2021), Coronavirus delays construction of  integrated check post in Nepalgunj : The Rs2.35 billion project, being built with Indian financial aid, has made only 12 percent progress in the last 10 months, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 31/08/2021)

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu hands over flood, landslide relief materials worth Rs 80 mln (kh 27/08/2021)

Indian Ambassador Kwatra hands over oxygen plant to BPKIHS (kh 26/08/2021)

BJP Foreign Department Chief Chauthaiwale meets UML Chair Oli (kh 23/08/2021) [Two like-minded people?], BJP leader Chauthaiwale meets Mahantha Thakur (kh 23/08/2021)

People returning to India despite Covid-19 risks : Around 600 migrant workers from Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces cross the Jamunaha border point into India on a daily basis, by Rupa Gahatraj (kp 21/08/2021)

Wrongfully convicted man free after 24 years in jail (rep 18/08/2021)

Nepal and India hold 9th meeting of Oversight Mechanism in Kathmandu (kh 16/08/2021), Nepal, India agree to accelerate implementation of bilateral projects (ht 17/08/2021)

Four months old Nepali baby taken hostage by Indian hospital after parents failed to pay treatment costs (rep 08/08/2021)

Problematic Nepal-India ‘special’ relations : Is there a way to minimize Nepal’s India dependence, irrespective of New Delhi’s wishes?, by Biswa Baral (ae 05/08/2021)

Ignored for three years, EPG report is losing its relevanceEminent Persons’ Group, formd to review various aspects of Nepal-India ties, including the 1950 Treaty, finalised  the report in July 2018, but it continues to gather dust, by Anil Giri (kp 05/08/2021) [Who was in political charge again in the last three years?]

Stop Cutting Cable Across Border, by Namrata Sharma (rn 04/08/2021)

Signing of Kathmandu-Raxaul Railway MoU postponed (rep 04/08/2021)

Man goes missing falling off tuin in Mahakali (kh 30/07/2021), Indian PM Modi for treating neighbors well : Remark comes a day after a Nepali national went missing when SSB cut a ropeway while the person was crossing river (kh 31/07/2021), Darchula incident exposes persisting issues between Nepal and India, again : Probe underway’, says Kathmandu, showing no urgency to pursue the matter a day after a youth fell into the Mahakali as Indian security force denies role in dismantling cable, by Anil Giri and Manof Madu (kp 01/08/2021)

The India-Nepal 'Special Relations' Myth, by Surendra Singh Rawal (rep 23/07/2021)

India PM Modi congratulates PM Deuba : Says, “I look forward to working with you” (kh 18/07/2021), Prime Minister Deuba-Modi Talk: India Assures Early Supply Of COVID-19 Vaccines (rn 19/07/2021)

India’s Nepal policy: Time for reset : Deuba has an opportunity to reach out to India and establish an open and honest line of communication to discuss all the outstanding issues, by Pragya Ghimire (ae 15/07/2021)

Nepal must pursue inundation issues with India year round, observers say : It is only during flooding in monsoon that authorities take up this perennial problem and even then the southern neighbour continues to ignore concerns, by Binod Ghimire and Anil Giri (kp 11/07/2021)

Revised railway service deal with India to facilitate Nepal’s trade, officials say : The agreement ends CONCOR’s monopoly over freight services and allows transport from more Indian seaports, by Anil Giri (kp 04/07/2021), Nepal, India sign LoE to Nepal-India Rail Service Agreement, Nepali rail will now have access to Haldiya and Calcutta (rep 09/07/2021), Nepal and India ink LoE to RSA (ht 10/07/2021)

India lifts ban on import of palm oil till 2021 end (rep 01/07/2021)

Unbreakable Nepal-India Relationship: Why Cracks Occur?, by Prakash Pokhrel (rep 30/06/2021)

APF stops Indian dam repair efforts (ht 30/06/2021)

849 border marker pillars missing along international border in Province 2 (kh 28/06/2021)

Nepal’s annual soybean oil exports to India near Rs50 billion : Despite the impressive export statistics, the soybean oil trade contributes very little to the economy, economists say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 25/06/2021)

How trade spats increase poverty: the India-Nepal Episode of 2015, by Sanjay Kathuria, TG Srinivasan and Swarnim Wagle (rep 23/06/2021)

Nepal writes to India over Mahakali border construction : In a diplomatic note, it calls for a joint inspection to assess the damage caused by blasts carried out on the Indian side but observers say India may not respond, by Anil Giri (kp 20/06/2021)

Is Oli government’s new Nepal map more about optics than substance? As India continues to expand the road via Lipulekh, Nepal has yet to make any diplomatic response. Foreign Ministry says it has asked Home Ministry to look into the matter, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/06/2021) [Oli's statements are empty slogans without content! Or does he want to build a road on Indian territory in response?]

Indian Army calls for applications for female military police, including Nepalis (kh 13/06/2021)

Indian Army provides health supplies worth Rs 240 million to Nepal Army (kh 06/06/2021)

Nepal all set to sign fertiliser supply deal with India ; The five-year agreement will assure supply of 30 percent of Nepal’s annual fertiliser requirement, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/06/2021)

On Intrusive Rumbles from South, by Bikash Sangraula (rep 04/06/2021)

A yam between two Indias : Nepal does not just need to balance India and China now, it has to keep out of India’s polarised politics (nt 04/0/2021)

Indian traders seek quota to stem influx of soya bean oil, by Krishana Prasain (kp 02/06/2021)

COVID-19’s Lesson : Regulate Nepal-India Open Border, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 30/05/2021)

Recent political developments in Kathmandu are internal matters of Nepal: India (rep 26/05/2021)

Nepali doctors at AIIMS in India have not been paid for a year, by Kunga Hyolmo (rep 09/05/2021)

Oxygen being smuggled to India from Nepalgunj (ht 05/05/2021)

India rehabilitates small hydro power plant at Chandannath in Jumla (kh 05/05/2021)

Modi’s Covid fiasco : The Bharatiya Janata Party’s denialism is costing thousands of lives daily in India, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 02/05/2021)

Unravelling of the Indian governance model : The structure of the Hindu Rashtra is being erected in what was once a raucous and yet thriving democracy, by CK Lal (kp 28/04/2021)

Border point in eastern part of country sans holding centres (kh 27/04/2021)

India gifts 39 ambulances and six school buses to govt and not-for profit organizations in various districts (rep 22/04/2021)

Large number of Nepali migrant workers returning in Sudur Paschim after losing jobs in Covid-19 seized Indian cities, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 19/04/2021)

Movement Through Jamunaha Border Point Tightened (rn 17/04/2021)

Indian govt allows NEA to purchase electricity under free market mechanism through energy exchange market (rep 16/04/2021)

Indian ban on Remdesivir exports may not have much impact on Nepal : Officials and experts say the concern, however, is about possible ban on other essential drugs as India continues to see record high Covid-19 cases and Nepal lacks vaccines, by Suresh Raj Neupane and Arjun Poudel (kp 12/04/2021)

As Nepal struggles to get vaccines, two ministers talk with Indian counterparts : Foreign and health ministers are assured of resumption of supplies but when the vaccines will come is not yet clear, by Anil Giri (kp 10/04/2021)

Goods being smuggled into eastern Nepal from India, by Kishor Budhathoki (ae 08/04/2021)

Government plans to hold census in Kalapani but doesn’t know how : Sending enumerators there looks impossible, local leaders say. Authorities are mulling over counting residents on  the basis of past Indian census data or satellite imagery, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/04/2021)

Indian Army gifts 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal Army (rep 30/03/2021)

Sudurpaschim folks returning home in droves as COVID cases surge in India (ht 27/03/2021), Migrant workers start returning home as India reports rise in Covid-19 cases : As least 34 people entering Nepal from Gauriphanta  border tested positive for Covid-19 in the past five days, by Arjun Shah (kp 28/03/2021)

Nepal vaccination drive could be affected as India halts exports of AstraZeneca vaccines : Of the 2 million doses for which the government has paid for, the Serum Institute has yet to supply 1 million doses, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/03/2021)

Nepal-India trade, transit and logistic issues discussed (ht 25/03/2021)

India expresses concerns over growing export of soybean oil from Nepal to India (rep 21/03/2021), India asks Nepal to check rules of origin : Nepal produces little soybean oil, but it is the country’s largest export with shipments worth billions annually, by Krishana Prasain (kp 22/03/2021)

Nepali man released on bail after 40 years in Indian prison (rep 20/03/2021) [This man seems completely psychologically destroyed after 40 years without trial in an Indian prison! India should be held accountable for this. Why have Nepal's politicians and monarchs never stood up for him? ], ‘I was innocent’, says Timsina upon his release after 40 years in Indian prison : The 60-year-old was jailed on charges of murdering a woman in Darjeeling in 1980. News about him came to light when an inmate spoke of him after his release last October, by Parbat Portel (kp 21/03/2021), A Nepali mother meets her son after 40 years (rep 21/03/2021), Durga Prasad Timsina reunites with his mother after four decades : The 60-year-old, who had been held in Indian prison without proper trial for the last 40 years, meets his 85-year-old mother and relatives at his ancestral home in Ilam, by Biplav Bhattarai and Parbat Portel (kp 22/03/2021), Kafkaland blues : For the poor, the marginalised and the illiterate, the criminal justice process itself is the punishment (kp 22/03/2021), India court orders state to consider compensating Timsina : Family faced hardships due to his incarceration, the court notes, by Parbat Portel (kp 23/03/2021)

Four schools newly reconstructed by India in Nuwakot inaugurated (kh 19/03/2021)

Huge price differential triggers cross-border fuel smuggling : Nepal and India share an 1,800-km open border with more than three dozen motorable crossing points, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/02/2021)

Former prime minister Bhattarai to visit New Delhi : Bhattarai will seek medical treatment in the city but leaders close to him say he might have political meetings as well, by Anil Giri (kp 21/02/2021)

Paradigm shift needed in Nepal-India ties : An apparent conflict has emerged because our foreign policies have not changed with the times, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 19/02/2021)

Nepal takes up Tripura chief minister’s remarks with Indian officials : Envoy expresses concern over statement that Indian home minister shared ‘plans to form a BJP government in Nepal’ (kp 17/02/2021)

Nepal, India close to signing supply contract for fertiliser : The deal will ensure regular supply of plant nourishers which often runs short during critical times, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/02/2021)

Nepal-India ties: Expectations and reality; It is imperative that the two sort out their problems to reduce other geo-political tensions, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 04/02/2021)

India raises Nepal grant by nearly 13 percent to Rs15.87 billion : The increase for the fiscal year 2021-22 comes after it had reduced by more than 26 percent to Rs14.08 billion in 2020-21 compared to Rs19.16 in 2019-20, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 01/02/2021) [In the competition with China, India is increasingly ensnaring Nepal, but continues not to say a word about its occupation of Nepali territory!]

Pushpalal highway connects Sikkim : With road connectivity, Nepalis in border areas can easily go buy daily essentials and sell locally produced items in Sikkim, by Ananda Gautam (kp 30/01/2021)

Putting neighbours first : Nepal is among the first few countries to receive Indian-manufactured Covid-19 vaccines, by Vinay Mohan Kwatra (kp 29/01/2021)

How India is using vaccine diplomacy to recalibrate its neighbourhood first policy : Foreign policy watchers and experts say the jabs could prove for Delhi, which is in a bid to win over its neighbours, a shot in the arm, by Anil Giri (kp 26/01/2021)

India continues to construct embankment despite objections from local authorities : The Indian authorities have been building an embankment on the Mahakali river that Nepali side claims to be an international border, by Manoj Badu (kp 22/01/2021)

India, and Nepali constitution, by Biswas Baral (ae 22/01/2021)

Nepal is falling into a trap of India, China and the US : America might use its weight to obligate Nepal to honor TPSA and get the MCC endorsed. India might stand behind. China might warn Nepal against doing that, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 18/01/2021)

Gyawali’s overhyped Delhi visit turns out to be a damp squib : There were no concrete outcomes from the visit on the border row or vaccine procurement. It just marked a resumption of bilateral engagements between Nepal and India, by Anil Giri (kp 17/01/2021), Delhi is still far away : The only major outcome of Minister Gyawali's sojourn to India is the resumption of bilateral engagement (kp 18/01/2021)

Delhi discusses all but boundary row in talks with Foreign Minister Gyawali : As hinted, India showed reluctance to get into the issue despite the Nepali side putting the matter on the table, by Suresh Raj Neupane and Anil Giri (kp 16/01/2021), Gyawali returning home after three-day Delhi visit; no talks with Modi : There were expectations that the foreign minister would be meeting with the Indian prime minister, but it could not materialise, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 16/01/2021) [Indo-Nepal relations "normal", as could be expected!]

As Gyawali lands  in Delhi, India hints boundary talks unlikelyJoint Commission and boundary talks are two different mechanisms, says India’s Ministry of External Affairs, even as Nepal keeps the territory issue high on the agenda, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 15/01/2021), ‘I am here with the objective of making Nepal-India relations even stronger based on trust’ : The foreign minister on his visit to Delhi, which is taking place not only after a long gap of engagements but also  at a time when there is a political crisis in Kathmandu, and on his agendas and priorities, interview with Pradeep Gyawali (kp 15/01/2021)

People in western Nepal heading back to India, by Shivaraj Bhatta (ae 15/01/2021)

Has Oli killed two birds with one stone - or two interviews for that matter : He has earned praise for a nationalist stance, but some say he managed to distract Nepalis from ongoing crisis while sending a message to Delhi he is ready to play along, by Anil Giri (kp 13/01/2021) [Like his great inner-party rival Dahal, the Hindu fundamentalist Oli loves to fly his flag according to the wind. He takes the truth just as seriously as his role model in the White House!]

Gyawali to fly to India on Thursday for a three-day visit (kp 13/01/2021), Border row on agenda, but political talks likely to get more focus during Gyawali’s Delhi stay : The foreign minister is travelling to India on the heels of political turmoil caused by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives and declare snap polls for April 30 and May 10, by Anil Giri (kp 14/01/2021)

All eyes on Foreign Minister Gyawali’s Delhi visit for Nepal to procure Covid-19 vaccines : Government has placed all bets on vaccines being manufactured in India because of logistical issues but experts warn that other avenues must also be explored, by Anil Giri and Arjun Poudel (kp 11/01/2021)

PM Oli vows to retrieve Nepali territories encroached upon by India (rep 10/01/2021) [???]

Performing Intricate Balancing Act, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 09/01/2021)

Second cross-border petroleum pipeline project in Jhapa moves a step closer : An Indian delegation will arrive next week for a field study of the proposed 50km pipeline, officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/01/2021)

Indian Embassy hands over cheque worth Rs 306 million (ht 07/01/2021)

Indian SSB removes temporary post from no-man's land (rep 07/01/2021)

Nepal bans poultry products from India (kh 07/01/2021)

Nepal, India likely to ink Covid vaccine pact during Gyawali’s visit to New Delhi : Memoranda of understanding expected to be signed on Pancheshwar project, border security and medical cooperation, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/01/2021)

Why Indo-US policies failed in Nepal : The two powers have often bet on the wrong side, attempting to fulfil short term interests, by Achyut Wagle (kp 05/01/2021)

Gyawali to travel to Delhi next month amid political turmoil in Kathmandu : The visit to participate in the meeting of the sixth joint commission as foreign minister of a caretaker government follows both neighbours’ renewed interest in Nepal, by Anil Giri (kp 31/12/2020)

Nepal can decide its own political fate : If India, China and the US desire to have some show in Nepal, it is high time they learnt to be on the sideshows amicably, by Mahesh K Maskey (rep 31/12/2020)

Nepal asks India to help procure 20 percent of vaccines 72 percent of Nepalis will be vaccinated. 20 percent through WHO may come as early after March of 2021, officials say (kp 30/12/2020)

Domestic steel and iron prices rise as India seeks ban : Nepal has been majorly importing raw material for iron and steel and finished products from India mainly for construction purposes, by Krishana Prasain (kp 27/12/2020)

Nepalis are leaving for India to work—in droves : Most migrant workers returning to India fear political instability in Nepal may lead to an unstable economy, pushing them to the brink of poverty, by Mohan Budhaair (kp 25/12/2020)

Nepal revives talks for chemical fertiliser offtake agreement with India : The deal will eliminate recurring shortages during the peak growing season, officials say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/12/2020)

Protesters call for border reopening, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 21/12/2020)

Nepal-India border dynamics, by Mahesh Kushwaha (Setopati 20/12/2020)

Nepal, India close to finalising regulatory modality for power trade (kp 12/12/2020)

India's ruling BJP leader Vijay Chauthaiwale meets PM Oli (rep 10/12/2020), Nepal yet to give its nod to Indian proposal to hold minister-level talks : Although there is much on the table to discuss, internal dispute in the ruling party is a factor in the delay, say ministry officials, as India’s ruling party sends its foreign department chief to Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 11/12/2020), India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party looks to expand its ties with Nepal’s political parties : The visit by the party’s foreign department in-charge and his meetings with leaders from across the political spectrum come at a time of pro-monarchy rallies across the country, by Anil Giri (kp 12/12/2020)

Nepal, India to amend bilateral transit treaty to expand trade and connectivity : A meeting on Trade, Transit and Cooperation to Control Unauthorised Trade was held via video conference on Monday, by Krishana Prasain (kp 08/12/2020)

Nepali woman charged with spying in Pune (ht 05/12/2020)

Preparing for the clash of empires : Slew of recent visits by Indian and Chinese military, intelligence and diplomatic officials underscore Nepal’s new geo-strategic status, by Bhaskar Koirala (nt 04/12/2020)

Minister Gyawali to visit New Delhi for the sixth joint commission meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 02/12/2020)

After a thaw in relations, Nepal prepares wish list for trade and transit talks with IndiaNepal wants greater access for its agricultural produce to the Indian market, convenience in passage of goods  through Kolkata port, and transport of goods through waterways, among others, by Anil Giri (kp 02/12/2020)

Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali to visit India in December (kh 30/11/2020)

The envoy and diplomacy : A saner act would be self-introspection rather than blaming the neighbours, by Atul K Thakur (kp 30/11/2020), Desired results needed : It is high time Nepal and India took up the bilateral issues seriously, activating the joint mechanisms to get the desired results (ht 30/11/2020), Political quake in the offing : Collision of Indian, Chinese political tectonic plates, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 30/11/2020)

As Kathmandu plays host to guests from south and north, concerns grow over geopolitical games : Nepali leadership needs to strike a fine balance when it comes to dealing with neighbours  and friendly nations so as to earn support for its larger national interests, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 29/11/2020)

Officials reach Urai border point to inspect illegal trade in the area : The team aims to keep in check smuggling cases, set up a border security post and inspect Chainpur-Taklakot road, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 29/11/2020)

Nepal-India border points reopen (ht 27/11/2020)

Taking On The Himalayan Challenge, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 27/11/2020)

Indian Foreign Secretary arrives in Kathmandu (rep 26/11/2020), Shringla visit: Little of substance but something amid strained ties : Boundary issue, expected to figure during meetings, was absent from the agenda. But officials say the visit helps create an atmosphere for more high-level exchanges in future, by Anil Giri (kp 27/11/2020), Indian foreign secy winds up Nepal visit (ht 28/11/2020)

Tourism Ministry revives its plan to  join India’s air bubble arrangement : There have been no commercial flights between the two neighbouring countries since March, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/11/2020)

Stirrings in the wok of conspiracies : The visits and manoeuvres of several high profile figures from India and China should not be taken lightly, by CK Lal (kp 25/11/2020)

Nepal and India: Interdependence dynamics. The two countries must consciously move towards a relationship aimed at interdependence, by Mahendra P Lama (kp 25/11/2020)

Reopen Nepal-India border, stakeholders demand (ht 24/11/2020), Demonstration in Gaur enters second week (ht 24/11/2020)

Nepal, India jointly announce Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla’s visit to Nepal (rep 23/11/2020), Boundary row and EPG report among others high on agenda during Indian foreign secretary’s visit : Delhi and Kathmandu officially announced on Monday  that Shringala will visit Nepal on November 26-27, by Anil Giri (kp 24/11/2020)

Despite COVID-19 fears, thousands of Nepalis leave for India to earn bread and butter, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 23/11/2020)

Jhulaghat border point along Nepal-India border to remain open for five days targeting Indian pensioners, by Bira Gadal (rep 21/11/2020)

Cross-border travel ban extended till Dec 15 (ht 20/11/2020)

Delhi-Kathmandu-Patna triangle : In his next, and last, tenure as Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar can deepen cooperation with Nepal, by Akanshya Shah (nt 20/11/2020)

India’s Foreign Secretary Shringla to visit Nepal on Nov 26-27: Preparation underway for Foreign Minister-level visit (kh 19/11/2020) [??]

Construction of India-funded Integrated Check Post begins in Nepalgunj (rep 12/11/2020)

New Delhi’s new dealings in Nepal : Imperious ambassadors, eager princelings and invasive spy-masters -- Kathmandu has seen, and survived, them all, by Kanak Mani Dixit (mt 13/11/2020)

Indian foreign secretary to visit Nepal in sign of ties getting back on track : The visit later this month, after visits of India’s intelligence chief and army chief, is expected to pave the way for Foreign Minister Gyawali’s trip to India in December, by Anil Giri (kp 11/11/2020) [Or shall we better say: back to Indian intervention? Several territorial issues are still unanswered!]

Indian Foreign Secretary Shringla’s visit to Nepal later this month expected to restore bilateral trust (rep 10/11/2020)

Nepal twice asked India for talks on border, other than Kalapani and Susta, but it hasn’t replied : Boundary Working Group was formed in 2014 and has been meeting every year since. Discontinuity of meetings could lead to complexities, experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 10/11/2020)

Three APF border outposts set up in Parsa (ht 10/11/2020)

Make way for connectivity projects : Nepal and India should focus more on the strategic objective of developing infrastructure, by Constantino Xavier and Riya Sinha (kp 08/11/2020)

Nepal-India border issues figure during Indian Army chief’s courtesy call on prime minister : General Naravane’s visit can be helpful in resuming bilateral talks but more high-level political and diplomatic exchanges are a must for substantive results, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 07/11/2020)

Could Nepal be another Afghanistan? Nepal could witness revolutions and counter-revolutions supported by US-India or China, bringing the superpower rivalry home to us, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (ae 06/11/2020)

Observers cautiously optimistic over Naravane visit : While he may be coming to be conferred rank of honorary general of Nepal Army, the visit will pave the way for further thaw in relations, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 04/11/2020), Naravane's visit aims to further strengthen strategic, defence cooperation between India and Nepal : Indian Army (rep 04/11/2020) [Or to reactivate Indian intervention in Nepal?]

परराष्ट्र सम्बन्धमा सकारात्मक चिन्तन : संवादहीनताको अन्त्यका लागि प्रधानमन्त्री मोदीको सन्देश लिएर जोसुकै आएको भए पनि नेपालका प्रधानमन्त्रीले भेट्नु नै उपयुक्त थियो र त्यो व्यक्तिमार्फत आफ्नो सन्देश पनि पठाउन आवश्यक थियो ,by Surya Prasad Subedi (ka 04/11/2020)

The India way in an uncertain world : There is hardly any space for a third party in the unique ties between India and Nepal, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 04/11/2020)

Nepal’s troubled borders: Need of dialogue and diplomacy, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 02/11/2020)

Banking on BIN : How Bangladesh-India-Nepal Initiative (BIN) can trigger connectivity and prosperity for Nepal, Bangladesh and India, by Sunil KC (rep 02/11/2020)

A general’s brief on Indian military strategy on Nepal, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 02/11/2020)

The origin of India’s military ties with Nepal (kh 01/11/2020)

Assessing military diplomacy : Naravane’s visit has been seen as a significant event as it comes at a time when relations between India and Nepal are at low ends especially after Nepal issued a new map, by Suresh Sharma (rep 01/11/2020)

Naravane’s Nepal visit: More than a routine affair, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 31/10/2020), RAW Chief's Rush Overshadows Naravane’s Trip, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 01/11/2020)

Rumors of political change intensify in Nepal after RAW chief’s visit : "Is Nepal vanishing from the global/regional strategic radar?" asks Dr Bhattarai as Pompeo visits the Maldives, but not Nepal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 30/10/2020)

Naravane visit a positive step to repair ties but has little to do with boundary dispute, experts say : Indian Army chief is arriving in Kathmandu next week amid frosty relations between Nepal and India and on the heels of the controversy over the trip of a top Delhi spy last week, by Anil Giri (kp 30/10/2020)

Goel came last week. Questions remain if Delhi has handed its Nepal policy to spiesIndia’s intelligence chief visited Kathmandu as Modi’s envoy, leaders close to Oli say. What analysts find missing about the trip is envoys’ visits are announced beforehand, by Anil Giri (kp 29/10/2020)

सत्ताको समुद्रमा ओली र गोयल : नेपाल–भारत सम्बन्धको निर्माण भारत र बंगलादेशको जस्तो अथवा भारत र पाकिस्तानको जस्तो एकै मौसममा भएको होइन । यी दुई देशबीचका ऐतिहासिक विकासक्रमका आफ्नै प्रक्रियाहरू छन् । सामाजिक र सांस्कृतिक परिचयहरू छन् । भौगोलिक सामीप्य र अप्ठ्याराहरू छन् , by Kishor Nepal (ka 29/10/2020)

India's RAW chief Samant Kumar Goel arrives in Nepal (rep 21/10/2020), India intelligence chief’s sudden dash for Kathmandu raises many an eyebrow Oli’s meeting with him could be aimed at mending strained ties between Nepal and India, say observers, while party leaders disapprove saying it goes against diplomatic norms, by Anil Giri (kp23/10/2020)

Can Military Diplomacy Reset Nepal-India Ties?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/10/2020)

Nepal’s relations with India and China are independent of each other, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 16/10/2020)

Kathmandu to host Indian army chief as India, Nepal attempt to normalise tiesExperts say visit symbolises an olive branch from India and will help resume dialogue disrupted due to the border row , by Anil Giri (kp 15/10/2020)

Govt decides to close down border with India until Nov 15 to contain the spread of COVID-19 (rep 13/10/2020)

Nepal, India discuss opening new air routes (ht 10/10/2020)

Government indifferent to plights of Nepali workers in India, experts say : They continue to remain out of foreign labour policies even though Nepalis have been going to work in India for centuries, by Chandra Kumar Mandal (kp 0/10/2020)

Task force suggests dialogue as basis for reclaiming areas disputed with India : After gathering evidence from various sources, the committee recommends strategies that Nepal can use during negotiations with India, by Anil Giri (kp 07/10/2020)

Expert panel submits report on disputed border region with India to Foreign Minister Gyawali, by Santosh Gjimire (rep 05/10/2020)

Nepal to join India’s‘air bubble’ to bringcitizens home as Dashain nears : Under the scheme, fares will be fixed and passengers need to book tickets through embassies, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/10/2020)

Nepal and India begin joint security patrol along borderSecurity personnel from both countries have come together to tighten checks along the sealed border  in light of rising coronavirus cases, by Manoj Paudel (kp 21/09/2020)

Opinions sharply divided over holding census in Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura : Many say enumerators will be barred from entering the disputed areas by Indian forces, by Anil Giri (kp 21/09/2020)

Nepal-India transboundary flood management (ae 18/09/2020)

New book on Nepal’s border disputes with India shows misplaced priority, experts say : Academicians take issues with preface of the reference book as well where education minister attempts to justify the publication and how he campaigned  to ‘protect territory’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/09/2020)

As India bans onion export, prices in Nepal jump 50 percent : The restriction comes six months after it was lifted in March as rains damaged crops in southern India and wholesale prices there trebled in a month amid inadequate supply, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/09/2020)

Managing A Porous Frontier, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 15/09/2020)

Foreign investment pledges from India down 51 percent due to red tape, by Krishana Prasain (kp 09/09/2020)

Ambassador Acharya, India’s national security advisor meet : The meeting has been seen as part of efforts by Kathmandu and New Delhi to resume high-level exchanges stalled due to a boundary dispute between the two neighbours, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 08/09/2020)

Who is right, who is wrong on Nepal-India battle of maps? Nepal’s claim is based on Article 5 of the Sugauli Treaty and the maps of that time. India would like us to rely on maps published after the Sugauli Treaty, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rep 05/09/2020)

Determinants in Indo-Nepal relations : Policy consequences must be considered when determining the course of Indo-Nepal bilateralism, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 31/08/2020)

Shyam Sharan’spunitive prescriptions: Perils to Nepal-India relations, by Babu Krishna Karki (rep 31/08/2020)

The evolution of Kalapani border dispute between Nepal and India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 28/08/2020)

Small Indian aid projects restart after  a gap of five years, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/08/2020)

India’s choice in the New World : India must work with the neighbours to revive South Asia as a unique integrated region, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 26/08/2020)

Nepal, India in talks to build new oil pipelines, gas plant and storage facilities : Gorakhpur-Bhairahawa and Siliguri-Jhapa pipelines are being considered as possibilities, Nepali officials say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 26/08/2020)

Nepal, India discuss future areas of cooperation (kp 23/08/2020)

After two high-level engagements, Nepal and India look for a boundary meetingThough Boundary Working Group is not mandated to look into the row over Kalapani, experts say its inputs could be valuable for a future meeting at the foreign secretary level, by Anil Giri (kp 20/08/2020)

India Must Show Good Neighbourliness, by Dwarika Pd. Shrestha (rn 18/08/2020)

Nepal, India agree to expedite India-funded development projects in Nepal (rep 17/08/2020), Nepal, India officials resume dialogue: Meeting of the mechanism to assess progress made in India-funded projects takes place months after the map row, by Anil Giri (kp 18/08/2020)

Nepal and India agree to continue discussion on bilateral issues as PM Oli holds telephone conversation with his Indian counterpart (rep 15/08/2020), PM Oli, Modi express mutual solidarity in minimizing COVID-19 impact (kh 15/08/2020), Oli-Modi talk seen as a step towards a thaw in Nepal-India relations: Officials and diplomats describe talks amid frayed ties between the two countries over boundary issues as a positive gesture and hope it helps set the tone for diplomatic dialogue in near future, by Anil Giri (kp 16/08/2020)

What to expect from Nepal-India Oversight Mechanism meetind: As the diplomats of the two countries meet on August 17, Nepal will have to come up with a clear road map in attaching border-related issues on the list, by Rishi Gupta and Sarita Nandmehar (rep 14/08/2020)

Nepal and India officials to hold high-level meeting on August 17: The meeting to discuss large India-funded projects in Nepal has been seen as first step towards resumption of dialogue between the two countries, by Anil Giri (kp 11/08/2020), Table for two: Bloated egos of a handful of individuals should not hamper Indo-Nepal bilateral relations (kp 12/08/2020)

Nepal-India Border Issue A Long-Drawn Affair, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (rn 11/08/2020)

Down to the water: Hailing from Madhubani, I have seen how floods have made farming and forestry unviable livelihood options, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 10/08/2020)

Government is pursuing alternative channels to end impasse with Delhi: No progress in plans for talks over boundary dispute despite keenness from both the countries, and leaders say ongoing standoff within the ruling party is not helping, by Anil Giri (kp 10/08/2020)

Nepal, India foreign ministries clarify over Indian external affairs minister’s remarks on Buddha: S Jaishankar had told a virtual meeting recently that Gautam Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi ‘are the two greatest Indians the world remembers’ (kp 10/08/2020), Buddha and the world: What we really need is a debate on the enlightened one’s teachings rather than his citizenship (kp 11/08/2020) [Neither Nepal nor India existed as states whens Buddha lived!]

Where are Nepal-India relations heading? The foreign policy of the Nepal Communist Party government has been a blanket failure, by Achyut Wagle (kp 04/08/2020)

The elusive dream of a land-linked Nepal: Nepal is not economically strong and politically stable to be a bridge between India and China, by Neelesh Maheshwari (kp 31/07/2020)

Nepal asks Indian authorities not to bar Nepalis from entering Gunji, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura (rep 29/07/2020) [This once again sounds as if Nepal's politicians accept that the territory belongs to India!], Nepal asserts claim over Kalapani: Darchula CDO writes to Dharchula (ht 30/07/2020)

Fake news can destroy Nepal's relations with India, China and the US: By the time Foreign Ministry refuted the report of land encroachment by China, the ‘fake’ report had been circulated for over a year and reached over millions and millions of readers, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 27/07/2020)

India asks Darchula administration to bar Nepalis from entering India-occupied Kalapani (rep 27/07/2020), India makes Kalapani, Lipulekh off limits to Nepalis (ht 28/07/2020)

Nepal-India-China tri-junction: The most important elements to settle the border issues are dialogue, discussion, friendliness, neighbourliness and mutual understanding, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (kp 26/07/2020)

Security personnel injured in Rautahat border clash: Around 200 Indian nationals attacked the security personnel and attempted to snatch away weapons after the Armed Police Force personnel stopped two Indian women from entering Nepal, by Shiva Puri (kp 26/07/2020)

Energy minister directs officials to initiate talks with India over flood and inundation in Tarai (rep 23/07/2020)

Is there a China connection? It is interesting that the other disputed area—Susta—has not been included in Nepal's new map, by Nihar R. Nayak (kp 19/07/2020)

Bonds with Indian writers: Literary writers in South Asia have always created a bond of creative sharing and communication—no matter what the politicians do, by Abhi Subedi (kp 19/07/2020)

A purported Nepali man is humiliated in Indian city of Varanasi over Oli’s Ayodhya remarks: If bitterness at the political level has percolated down to the people’s level, it is a matter of grave concern, leaders and foreign policy experts say, by Anil Giri (kp 18/07/2020) [And all this only because PM Oli repeatedly moves on the lowest spiritual level, only to assert his personal power ambitions in a selfish way!]

What can Nepal do about inaccurate reporting on Indian media?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 17/07/2020)

PM Oli’s remarks on Ayodhya ‘mind-boggling’, ‘disseminated as gymnastics of a distorted mind’: Karan Singh (rep 15/07/2020)

Amid soured Nepal-India ties, Oli is threatening relations between peoples of two countries, leaders and experts say: Foreign Ministry scrambles for damage control after the prime minister made unsubstantiated arguments about Ram’s birth and accused India of cultural aggression by creating a ‘fake’ Ayodhya, by Anil Giri (kp 15/07/2020)

Nepal’s PM KP Sharma Oli ‘claims’ real Ayodhya is in Nepal: Many remark the statement is in bad taste (ht 14/07/2020) [Is he out of his mind? The multi-ethnic and multi-religious state of Nepal does not need a fake Ayodhya nor an authoritarian Hindu fundamentalist fantasist like Oli!], India’s BJP condemns Nepal PM’s comment on ‘real’ Ayodhya (ht 14/07/2020)

Indian intervention causing floods in Nepal: Home Minister Thapa; External intervention remains to be addressed (ht 14/07/2020)

Supreme Court asks government why Nepalis working in India are not considered to be in ‘foreign employment’: Petitioners say excluding work in India from the foreign employment category is discriminatory towards Nepali workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/07/2020)

‘Diplomatic note’ sent to India seeking action against dissemination of blasphemous material about Nepal, its political leadership (rep 13/07/2020), Sending diplomatic note to complain about Indian private media an immature and wrong approach, experts say: Media and foreign policy analysts say the issues could have been easily dealt with by the Nepali embassy in Delhi through a presser or a statement of rebuttal or a formal complaint with the concerned media or channel, by Anil Giri (kp 14/07/2020), Ethical Bankruptcy Of Indian Media, by Yubaraj Sangroula (rn 14/07/2020)

Brawl In The Himalaya Nepal Needs To Remain Neutral, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 12/07/2020)

Cable operators ban Indian news channels in response to ‘insulting’ video about prime minister: A baseless ‘video report’ about Oli and the Chinese ambassador has drawn widespread criticism, leading the government to seek legal and political remedies, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 10/07/2020)

India sends ‘diplomatic note’ protesting against Nepal’s decision to endorse new political map (rep 09/07/2020)

Who is to blame?: PM Oli aggravated the standoff by publicly blaming Modi government, Indian media and the Indian intellectuals of trying to topple down his government, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 06/07/2020)

The Exchange rate system: Should Nepal revisit the Peg with Indian Currency?, by Nitish Shrestha (kh 03/07/2020)

Dams built on Indian side inundate Biratnagar (ht 30/06/2020)

Breaking the Nepal-India border impasse: It will be a mistake for India to see Nepal only in terms of its size and military strength. Nepal may be small in size and military power, but it plays a very strategic role for India’s security, by Roger Adhikari (rep 30/06/2020)

Observers worry Oli’s statements about an Indian conspiracy could further damage bilateral ties: The prime minister hinting at an Indian conspiracy to unseat him is not befitting the high office and could delay any diplomatic talks over the border dispute, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 30/06/2020), Talks with India uncertain after Oli rhetoric? Those who know a thing or two about diplomacy think so (ht 30/06/2020)

A sense of reality and possibility: The prospects of hostile India-China relations are not shocking for the developed world, though it is extremely harmful to Asian economies, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 29/06/2020)

Ruling NCP Vice-chair Gautam wants five-meter tall wall along Nepal-India border (rep 29/06/2020)

India refuses to sit for talks and there is no boundary dispute with China, foreign minister says: Pradeep Gyawali’s clarifications on Friday come after a number of media reports stating India’s offer for talks and boundary disputes with China, by Anil Giri (kp 27/06/2020)

Nepal-India Relations At Crossroads, by Raj Kumar KC (rn 26/06/2020)

Nepal: The danger within, by Bishal Thapa (ae 26/06/2020)

India-Nepal relations: Time for tactful diplomacy, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (ae 26/06/2020)

Shipments across the eastern border resume after India lifts restrictions: Six trucks carrying tea and four trucks carrying large cardamom entered India on Tuesday (kp 24/06/2020)

Origin Of Mahakali River, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rn 23/06/2020)

Resolving Nepal-India Stand-Off, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 23/06/2020)

Roadmap to re-set Nepal-India relations: Both sides must now resist making inflammatory statements or tit for tat responses, utilizing a brief “cool down” period to recognize the problem and change misperceptions, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (rep 23/06/2020)

Borders between Brothers’ – India, Nepal and the China Factor, by Subrata Mitra, Jivanta Schoettli and Markus Pauli (kh 22/06/2020)

India continues to halt the movement of Nepali cargo trucks at Panitanki border point: Over twenty trucks carrying Nepali tea and large cardamom have been stranded over the bridge of the Mechi River for the past five days, b y Parbat Portel and Binod Bhandari (kp 22/06/2020)

Nepal-India Relations Avoiding Claustrophobic Embrace, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 21/06/2020)

Agriculture products worth millions stuck on Indian side at Kakarvitta border point (ht 20/06/2020)

Diplomatic talks with India unlikely in the aftermath of the clash between India and China: With India’s attention focused on China following a violent altercation at the border, boundary talks with Nepal unlikely to take place soon, say analysts, by Anil Giri (kp 18/06/2020)

India's MEA reiterates its position on Nepal's new political map (rep 18/06/2020)

Nepali Unity Over National Sovereignty, by Namrata Sharma (rn 17/06/2020)

Solve Border Issue Through Quiet Diplomacy, by Rambhakta Thakur (rn 17/06/2020)

Realignment post COVID-19, by Shraddha More (kh 16/06/2020)

Armed Police Force increases presence in Kalapani area (ht 16/06/2020)

Of maps and morals: With an amicable solution to the current dispute, Nepal and India can forge a new global ideal of living together peacefully (kp 15/06/2020) [For this, India's politicians must accept historical facts and Nepal's politicians must end their hypocritical outrage and admit their mistakes publicly!]

Nepal's claim over Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura not based on historical fact or evidences: India (rep 14/06/2020)

Government move of forming a team to collect evidence on Nepal’s boundary runs into controversy: Experts and analysts say instead of devising a strategy for negotiations with New Delhi, Oli administration is moving a step back and putting the cart before the horse, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2020)

Indian Army chief softens his stance on Nepal-India border standoff (rep 13/06/2020)

Is this the end of the ‘special relationship’? Anti-Indianism has fuelled Nepali politics for seven decades. It now needs to decide the future of bilateral ties, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 12/06/2020) [The special relationship has always been misused by India through controls and disciplinary measures, including various economic blockades and the refusal of transit rights to Nepal under international law as a landlocked countr!]

Five Indians injured after they clashed with APF personnel along Nepal-India border in Sarlahi, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 12/06/2020), APF fire 15 rounds of bullets in Sarlahi after Indian nationals try to enter Nepal (kh 12/06/2020), Indian man dead, two others injured as Armed Police Force open fire at Nepal-India border in Sarlahi: Authorities say the border security force was compelled to open fire after hundreds of people from across the border in India attacked the officers, by Om Prakash Thakur (kp 13/06/2020), One Indian killed, four others injured after they clashed with APF personnel along Nepal-India border in Sarlahi, by Tanka Chhetri (rep 13/06/2020)

Lower House unanimously endorses proposal to consider amendment to constitution to update new Nepal map in national emblem: Government registered the constitutional amendment proposal in Parliament three weeks after publishing a new map of Nepal including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura within its borders, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/06/2020)

Nepal-India Relation Keep It Friendly, Not Special, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 09/06/2020)

As India, China talk to resolve border stand-off, analysts question when Delhi will speak to Nepal: The Modi government has said that dates for talks with Kathmandu will be worked out after Covid-19 crisis while recently holding dialogue with Beijing over its boundary dispute, by Anil Giri (08/06/2020)

Faults of India’s Nepal policy: India not respecting Nepal’s territorial integrity and sovereignty has been the root cause to spoil the age-old friendly relations between the two countries, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 08/06/2020)

Rethinking Nepal-India ‘special relations’, by Biswas Baral (ae 05/06/2020), Nepal presses claim on Kalapani, settlement still elusive, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 05/06/2020)

Limpiyadhura-Kalapani-Lipulekh dispute: The only option Nepal has is to try and resolve the issue through quiet diplomacy, by Naresh Koirala (kp 04/06/2020)  [Diplomacy is the way, but it should not be too quiet!]

Sit down and talk: Nepal and India should come together and hold negotiations to resolve their border issues, by Gyan Chandra Acharya (kp 04/06/2020)

Government pushing constitutional amendment in Parliament hardens positions on both sides of the border: Once the amendment passes, the new political map will be enshrined in the constitution, leading India to also take up a more inflexible position on the boundary, pundits say, by Anil Giri (kp 02/06/2020)

Talks Key To Solve Border Dispute, by Tirtha Bhattarai (kp 02/06/2020)

A Look At Sino-Indian Tensions, by P. Kharel (rn 01/06/2020)

Where is the roadmap? International adjudicatory settings have traditionally been hesitant to place legal value on maps, by Semanta Dahal (kp 31/05/2020)

Is Nepal Facing A Hobson’s Choice?, by Dhruba Hari Adhikary (rn 31/05/2020)

On boundary row, India says it’s open to engage with Nepal on the basis of mutual sensitivity and respect: The statement from Delhi comes just as the Oli government is preparing to table a constitutional amendment proposal to update the country’s map in the national emblem, by Anil Giri (kp 29/05/2020)

Border dispute reaches new heights: The geopolitical environment post-Covid-19 must be well analysed and evaluated, considering that Sino-US and Sino-Indo relations are not the same as before, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 28/05/2020)

Treacherous trail to Lipulekh: Modification of Nepal’s political map is just the beginning of an arduous political, administrative and diplomatic journey, by CK Lal (kp 27/05/2020)

Let truth, justice and peace prevail: A section of the Indian intelligentsia sees China in everything that happens in Nepal. Apparently, any mention of China, for them, is like showing a red rag to a bull, by Devendra Gautam (rep 27/05/2020)

Successive governments have failed to ensure state’s presence in border towns and villages, a report by national rights body says: The four-year long study has also pointed out the lack of basic services like schools and health facilities in border areas and harassment faced by locals at the hands of Indian border security force, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/05/2020), Return to the dialogue table: When governments fail to address contemporary problems, they resort to provocative nationalistic demagogy, by Achyut Wagle (kp 2605/2020)

Indian officials’ snub to envoy Acharya in New Delhi does not bode well for talks: Nilamber Acharya has been trying to speak to senior bureaucrats in the Indian capital to discuss holding talks regarding the boundary dispute but has had no luck so far, by Anil Giri (kp 25/05/2020)

We urge India to accept the truth, interview with Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali (rep 24/05/2020)

Deciphering the Kalapani-Lipulekh Conundrum, by Sumitra Karki (kh 23/05/2020)

Nepali and Indian ‘hackers’ attack websites over ‘boundary dispute’: Although, they claim to have made peace, recent spate of attacks on government websites expose their security vulnerability, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 23/05/2020)

Government registers constitution amendment bill to revise Nepal’s map in national emblem: The bill seeks to amend Schedule 3 of the constitution to update the map in the national emblem as per a new political map released on Wednesday (kp 23/05/2020)

With tensions escalating on both sides, officials recommend holding Nepal-India talks at the earliest: As Kathmandu has been seeking diplomatic talks over the border with India since November, it is now up to New Delhi to make overtures, by Anil Giri (kp 22/05/2020), Dialogue of the deaf: Both Nepal and India have made unilateral moves to stake their claim at the source of the Mahakali. Now what? (kp 22/05/2020), Nepal's Stance On Encroached Land, by Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rn 22/05/2020)

Stranded Indian workers demonstrate seeking to go home: Around 880 workers from across the border have been stranded at various brick kilns in Nawalparasi (East) due to the lockdown, by Narayan Sharma (kp 22/05/2020)

Chhangru and Tinkar locals return home as border opened for a few hours on Thursday: Other homebound people of both countries also crossed the international border to go home, by Manoj Badu (kp 22/05/2020)

With release of new map, Nepal and India enter a state of ‘cartographic war’, experts say: While tensions are likely to escalate in the days to come, the move will ultimately pave the way for talks with India and a shift in bilateral relations, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 21/05/2020)) [The current position is okay, but the question remains why Nepalese governments have sold the Indian version as given for decades and even included in the 2015 constitution: Incompetence and ignorance?], Nepal issues new political map, claiming disputed territory its own (ht 21/05/2020), A New Nepal Map, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 21/05/2020)

Even as Kathmandu protests Indian encroachment, Darchula depends on India: For locals in Darchula, reclaiming Nepali territory from India will not mean much unless the state finally pays attention to its citizens and the conditions they live in., by Man Bahadur Basnet (kp 20/05/2020)

Re-imagining South Asian cooperation: India and Nepal will play the role of a catalyst in shaping the narrative of a new regional and sub-regional alignment, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 20/05/2020)

Nepal endorses new political map placing Kalapani and Limpiyadhura within its borders (rep 18/05/2020)

Matihani municipality in Mahottari seals off its border with India: The municipality built a fence along the border in a bid to curb cross-border movement, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 18/05/2020)

Indian Army chief alluding to outside instigation in Lipulekh dispute objectionable and irresponsible, say analysts: The Indian Army chief’s allusion to a Chinese role in Nepal’s objection to an Indian road in Lipulekh could cause more friction between Nepal and India, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 16/05/2020)

Talks with India over Lipulekh unlikely in near future given technical and political factors: While the Covid-19 is currently the prime delaying factor, analysts say that it is in India’s interest to bide its time and hope the issue fizzles out, by Anil Giri (kp 15/05/2020), The hard truth behind Kalapani, by Biswas Baral (ae 15/05/2020), Nepal, Lipulekh, and pragmatism, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 15/05/2020)

Bullying Nepal, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 15/05/2020)

Kalapani Question: Searching Peace in Turbulent Waters, by Aditi Paul (kh 15/05/2020)

Parliamentarians Demand Immediate Fencing In Nepal-India Border (rn 14/05/2020)

Reality Of Lipulekh Imbroglio, by Gopal Khanal (rn 14/05/2020), I Used To Patrol With Arms In Kalapani 48 Years Ago: Nepal Police ASI Encroachment of Kalapani border area by India, interview with Bir Bahadur Chand (rn 14/05/2020)

Cross-party leaders urge Oli government to hold talks with both India and China on Lipulekh: At an all-party meeting called to discuss India’s opening of a road via Lipulekh, political leaders criticised the government’s response and asked that immediate steps be taken, by Anil Giri (kp 14/05/2020))

Protests go on in the time of Covid-19: Experts are concerned that protesters have not been maintaining physical distance as it can worsen the situation, by Shuvam Dungana (kp 13/05/2020))

Crossing the border: The motor vehicle agreement between Nepal, Bangladesh and India has potential—but it, unfortunately, may go the same route as SAARC, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/05/2020)

Nepal makes its position clear on Lipulekh with a diplomatic note to India: Foreign Ministry hands over the diplomatic note to Indian envoy and seeks talks with Delhi to resolve boundary issues at the earliest possible date, by Anil Giri (kp 12/05/2020), Nepal to station APF personnel in Kalapani (ht 12/05/2020)

Security Tightened At Borders As People Continue To Sneak Into Nepal, by Siraj Khan and Govinda Sharma (rn 12/05/2020)

Boundary issues with India require a lasting solution that addresses all disputes, say analysts: As seeking international arbitration or deploying armed forces could only further complicate matters, better solution is a diplomatic approach, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 11/05/2020), Nepal Readies To Set Up BOP Near Kalapani (kp 11/05/2020), Internationalise Lipulekh dispute if need be: House panel (ht 11/05/2020), MPs press govt to reclaim Kalapani (ht 11/05/220), Janus-faced: Border disputes may happen among friends, but India’s reluctance to hold talks shows insincerity (kp 11/05/2020), House committee urges India to stop encroachment of Nepali territory (rep 11/05/2020)

India began construction of controversial road 12 years ago, Nepal ‘unaware’, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 10/05/2020)

Biplav outfit warns of stern struggle against Indian intervention in Lipulekh (kh 10/05/2020)

India opening a road via Lipulekh, a territory that Nepal claims, is a diplomatic failure: Despite the furore in Kathmandu over the inclusion of Kalapani on a new Indian map, the government has done little to reclaim lands that Nepal claims as its own, by Anil Giri (kp 09/05/2020), Govt of Nepal responds to India’s unilateral move on opening link road via Lipulekh (ht 09/05/2020) [Can you hear the laughter of the Indian government?], Nepal strongly objects to construction of road by India connecting Tibet via Nepali territory of Lipulekh (rep 09/05/2020), Nepal condemns road construction by India inside Nepal’s territory: Calls on India to refrain from carrying out any activity inside Nepal’s land (kh 09/05/2020), Foreign Ministry statement regarding Lipulekh welcome but needs to be translated into action, say analysts: According to foreign policy experts, the statement is just a press release and needs to be followed up with diplomatic notes that assert Nepal’s claim over the disputed area, by Anil Giri (kp 10/05/2020), Govt opposes inauguration of link road connecting Lipu Lekh: Indian Ministry of External Affairs says the road has been built within Indian territory (ht 10/05/2020)

Border area tense for a while after SSB personnel assault locals in Bara, by Pushpa Raj Khatiwada (ht 06/05/2020)

Police Open Blank Fire To Disperse Crowd At Border (rn 05/05/2020)

18 Indians flee quarantine facility in Jhapa (ht 04/05/2020)

183 Stranded At Border Enter Nepal, 160 To Arrive Soon, by Chandana Acharya (rn 02/05/2020)

India extends lockdown by two weeks: Loosens measures in lower-risk areas (kh 01/05/2020)

Over 2,000 Nepalis Stuck In India Allowed To Return Home, by Lokendra Prasad Joshi (rn 30/04/2020)

Security to be beefed up at Kapilvastu border: Five Indian nationals held for beating up police (ht 30/04/2020)

Armed police patrolling border areas (kht 27/04/2020)

India and Nepal need to combat COVID-19 together, by Shubham Singh (kh 26/04/2020)

India gifts 23 tonnes of essential medicines to Nepal to fight COVID-19 (rep 22/04/2020), India provides 23 tonnes of medicines to Nepal (ht 23/04/2020)

India-funded small development project scheme restarts after six years: The programme had been controversial as it allowed the embassy to provide direct funds to local governments, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/04/2020)

We need border regulation (rep 14/04/2020)

6000 APF deployed along Nepal-India border amid fear of coronavirus (rep 13/04/2020)

China and India respond to Nepal Army’s request for supplying medical equipment and drugs: The procurement unit is studying the price lists and modes of payment, which will be forwarded to the Cabinet on Sunday, Army official says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/04/2020)

India lifts ban on medicine export to Nepal (rep 12/04/2020)

Nepali laborers in India facing food crisis amid lockdown: Over a dozen people are squeezed in a single room and proper diet and sanitation is out of question, by Arun Bam (rep 12/04/2020)

Oli and Modi discuss Covid-19 situation and measures to look after stranded citizens: Oli stresses easing the supplies and keeping them intact (kp 11/04/2020)

India halts all rice exports but Nepal will be fine, say officials: Nepal imports almost all of its fine and basmati rice from India, but traders say there are enough stocks in-country to last three months, by Sangam Prasain and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/04/2020)

Security personnel patrol border round the clock: Nawalparasi (West) shares a 28 km-long border with Maharajganj. However, there are only four Armed Police Force posts to guard the entire stretch, by Nabin Paudel (kp 07/04/2020)

Province 5 tightens security along border as people’s movement continues: Nepali authorities say they are concerned about the free movement of people as the Kolhui Bazaar in India, which lies just across the border, reported six Covid-19 patients on Saturday, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 06/04/2020)

Nepal, India to care for each other's nationals headed homeward: Won't allow cross-border movement until lockdown is over, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 01/04/2020) [??], Local authorities provide food and shelter to Nepalis stranded in an Uttar Pradesh town: A local college has been asked to provide them refuge and a state minister has arranged food for a group of Nepalis stranded in Rampur (kp 01/04/2020)

Security measures stepped up in Province 2 following the death of a man in Bihar due to Covid-19: Border authorities on either side have banned pedestrians and vehicles, including two-wheelers and e-rickshaws, from crossing the border, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 24/03/2020)

Government requests India and China for protective gear and medical equipment: Minister Bhatta says Nepal will follow Chinese model to deal with Covid-19 cases, by Anil Giri (kp 23/03/2020), Government to close down border with India and China for a week: With calls growing to close the border amid rising number of Covid-19 cases in India, a Cabinet meeting decided to shut down all borders with both neighbours, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/03/2020), Borders with India, China closed for a week from today: Movement of cargo vehicles won’t be affected, by Ashok Dahal (rep 23/03/2020)

Gaddachauki-Banbasa border point to close from Tuesday: A meeting of the district coronavirus infection control sub-committee held on Sunday decided to seal the border point for an indefinite period, by Bhawani Bhatta(kp 23/03/2020)

Province 2 tightens border with India as Covid-19 precautions: Only two borders—Raxaul and Jatahi—are open for transporting goods across the two countries, according to Koshhari Niraula, CDO of Dhanusha district, by Ajit Tiwari (kp 22/03/2020), Most border points closed in Province 2 (ht 23/03/2020)

Amid Covid-19 fears, Nepalis returning home in droves from the south Indian state of Karnataka: Most of the Nepali workers say they are concerned about their safety rather than losing jobs, as the state government declares a partial lockdown, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/03/2020), Despite the government’s move to close all border points except four, small border points open for human movement in province 5: Major border points have health desks set up to screen footfall, most health desks are ill-equipped and under-staffed, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 21/03/2020)

Province-1 govt urges central govt to close border points with India (Khabarhub 20/03/2020)

Vehicular movement banned on Jamunaha border (ht 19/03/2020), Coronavirus prevention and control measures weak at border point, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 19/03/2020)

Amid Covid-19 threat, Banbasa border sees a sudden influx of people returning home from India: Students are returning in droves as schools and colleges in Dehradun are closed, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 18/03/2020)

Nepal-India friendship bus service halted (ht 18/03/2020)

India commits Rs 107millions for schools (ht 17/03/2020)

India offers $ 10 million to fight COVID-19; We’re assembling a rapid response team of doctors and specialists, along with testing kits: Modi (ht 16/03/2020)

India restricts movement across border: Restrictions on borders with Nepal, Bhutan applicable only to third country nationals (ht 15/03/2020)

Nepali orange traders unable to profit much from the volumes reaching Indian market: Nepali oranges reach India, illegally, due to the fruit not being listed on India’s import list, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 15/03/2020)

As India steps up measures to control coronavirus spread, smaller border points with Nepal likely to be closed: Indian embassy says measures, however, do not currently have any impact on normal travel of Nepali nationals to India, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/03/2020)

Multilateral diplomacy may be the way: Nepal has several diplomatic options for the settlement of border issues with India, by Katak Malla (kp 13/03/2020)

India assures Nepal of facilitating energy export (ht 12/03/2020)

A government team consisting of Army has been quietly measuring Nepal’s border with India: In response to the Kalapani fiasco with India in November, the government had formed a team to study the border with both India and China, by Anil Giri (kp 11/03/2020)

New Indian ambassador faces rising geopolitical rivalry among India, China and the US, along with border dispute, EPG: At a time when geopolitical interests are rising over Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra will need to engage India’s soft power to showcase Modi’s neighbourhood first policy, by Anil Giri (kp 07/03/2020)

India announces lifting ban on onion exports: Supply has normalised with the market receiving around 70 tonnes of the vegetable daily, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/03/2020)

India seeks list of essential drugs that Nepal needs, by Umesh Poudel (ht 06/03/2020)

Newly appointed Indian Ambassador arrives in Kathmandu (rep 02/03/2020)

New political map of Nepal in final stages: Minister Aryal, by Kamal Subedi (rep 29/02/2020)

Darchula’s border points do not have customs offices: Out of the seven border points that are in operation in Darchula, only one has a customs office, by Manoj Badu (kp 27/02/2020)

10 Nepalis detained in Darjeeling: Were flying drone above border without valid licence, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 20/02/2020), 10 Nepalis arrested from Darjeeling: Court extends judicial custody till March 2, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 28/02/2020)

DoI to address travellers’ concerns (ht 19/02/2020)

Indian experts conduct survey for second oil pipeline in Jhapa: The proposed 50-kilometre pipeline will extend from the Charali depot to Siliguri in West Bengal, by Parbat Portel (kp 18/02/2020)

India allocates budget for the proposed Raxaul-Kathmandu electrical rail blueprint: Once the detailed project report gets finalised, it will take five years laying the railway track from the start date,say Nepali officials, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 17/02/2020)

‘Govt has asked India to amend its political map’ (rep 17/02/2020) [Has this government ever heard of the People's right to information and the government's obligation to provide this?]

Indian side accused of constructing infrastructure in no man's land, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 17/02/2020)

India lifts ban on imports of refined palm oil from Nepal: Nepal exported processed oil worth Rs 11.5 billion in the first five months of the current fiscal year, by Krishana Prasain (kp 14/02/2020)

Birgunj ICP to operate in full capacity from mid-March, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 13/02/2020)

Nepali vehicles entry to India halted (ht 11/02/2020)

The dragon, the elephant and the yam: Sustained economic expansion and upturn is not national but regional in nature, by Chaitanya Mishra (kp 09/02/2020)

India may allow import of palm oil from Nepal (ht 06/02/2020)

Saptari Armed Police Force starts adding border security outposts: The outposts are are being added to curb illegal smuggling of goods, crime, and ensure a robust border security, by Abdesh Kumar Jha (kp 03/02/2020)

A tale of three countries: Nepal could turn into a geopolitical and geostrategic playground of India, China and the United States, by Geja Sharma Wagle (kp 03/02/2020)

Allocation for Nepal decreases by 33 percent in India’s budget: Nepal to receive Rs 12.8 billion in aid from its southern neighbour in the next fiscal year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/02/2020)

Request to lift ban on palm oil imports remains unanswered: Nepal shipped Rs11.5 billion worth of palm oil in five months before the embargo, by Krishana Prasain (kp 31/01/2020)

Terror suspects arrested in India say they were using Nepal as a base but security agencies are clueless: The revelation by three suspected ISIS operatives arrested in Delhi displays an intelligence failure on the part of Nepal’s security agencies, by Shuvam Dhungana and Shashwat Pant (kp 30/01/2020)

No progress in allowing Nepali bullets to ferry LPG from India (ht 24/01/2020)

Biratnagar integrated check post slated to be inaugurated today: The facility at the Biratnagar-Jogbani transit point was constructed with a Rs2.8 billion Indian grant, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 21/01/2020), Fast gateways and the customs crunch: a case for integrated check posts: The launch of the Biratnagar-Jogbani integrated check post is commendable, but much more needs to be done (kp 22/01/2020)

Exports via Nepalgunj customs down 62%, by Arjun Oli (rep 19/01/2020)

Government formally asks Delhi to resume palm oil import from Nepal (ht 18/01/2020)

India allowed to take 173,072 kg red sandalwood home (ht 17/01/2020)

#India picks Vinay Mohan Kwatra as its new ambassador to Nepal: The diplomat, currently Delhi's envoy to France, is expected to assume office in Kathmandu in early February, by Anil Giri (kp 14/01/2020), New Indian envoy to Kathmandu brings experience working with Modi, China, SAARC: Vinay Mohan Kwatra, the new Indian ambassador, previously served as deputy chief of mission in Beijing and at the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 15/01/2020)

Global Balancing for Kalapani: The Kalapani dispute is a textbook case of an aspiring great power militarily occupying a strategic territory of its smaller neighbor to render diplomatic recognition insignificant, by Robert A Portada III and Uttam Paudel (rep13/01/2020)

New policy for foreign non-governmental organisations aims to address concerns raised by India and China: The policy will discourage organisations from running programmes that can hamper Nepal’s relations with neighbouring countries, Social Welfare Council officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/01/2020)

Indian side constructs unauthorised gate on no man’s land on Thadi border point: Thadi is a trading point between Nepal and India, located 18 kilometres south from Lahan, the district headquarters of Siraha, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 12/01/2020)

Nepal’s partnership for peace with MCC and BRI: Nepal can learn a lot from Sweden’s approach to geopolitics to reassess its ties with India, China and the US, by Katak Malla (kp 12/01/2020)

India says its businesses can still buy processed palm oil from Nepal: Local traders said the Indian government’s statement provides relief for many panic-stricken Nepali manufacturers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/01/2020), Govt initiates talks with India to resume palm oil export (ht 13/01/2020)

Bardiya locals asked to not enter Indian forests without due process: Nepalis living along the Nepal-India border have been frequenting the forest on the other side of the border for fodder for their cattle, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 11/01/2019)

Negotiate with evidence: Nepal should conduct bilateral negotiation with India in high gear by presenting all the available evidences to end the border disputes, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (rep 07/01/2020)

Nepal-India-Bangladesh talks: Tripartite meet on energy cooperation uncertain, by Umesh Poudel (ht 06/01/2020)

Fuel supply through cross-border pipeline ‘temporarily’ halted (ht 06/01/2020)

ICP delay creates chaos at Nepalgunj customs, by Arjun Oli (rep 05/01/2020)

Govt told to intensify bid to resolve border dispute, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 03/01/2020)

SC seeks original map of Nepal (rep 02/02/2020)), Oli ‘touches on border issue’ during Modi’s New Year call (rep 02/01/2020)

The ambassador who set a new norm, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 28/12/2019)

A month after Nepal’s diplomatic note on Kalapani issue, India finally responds: Although details are scarce, the note has reiterated India’s position vis-a-vis Kalapani and has offered to sit for talks, by Anil Giri (kp 24/12/2019), India's Response To Nepal’s Diplomatic Note, by Kundan Aryal (rn 27/12/2019)

Uncertainty in the construction of a bridge in Darchula: The bridge, upon completion, would have connected Mahakali Municipality to Dharchula in Pithoragarh, India, by Manoj Badu (kp 24/12/2019)

SSB clears way for embankment construction, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 23/12/2019)

Prime Minister Oli makes diplomatic gaffe on Twitter—and then undoes retweet A retweet of a message of Sonia Gandhi condemning Modi government’s crackdown on protests in India by Prime Minister Oli’s official Twitter handle meets with criticism (kp 22/12/2019)

India's SSB obstructs work on embankment in Kailali, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 22/12/2019)

Vigilance upped on open border amid unrest over Indian citizenship law: Authorities fear an influx into Nepal of those likely to be rendered stateless in India, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 22/12/2019)

Cabinet decides to add 114 border outposts under Armed Police Force (ht 20/12/2019)

Bureaucratic change at Indian Ministry of External Affairs likely to further delay Kalapani talks: Nepal has been asking for a foreign secretary-level meeting since November but the Indian foreign secretary retires in January, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 16/12/2019), Pursue diplomacy or go to court: The rule of capture has been replaced by modern international law regulating relations between civilised states, by Katak Malla (kp 16/12/2019)

Unsettling times: The global stability can be secured only by maximizing US-China-India trilateral cooperation, by Suresh Sharma (rep 15/12/2019)

Issue new map comprising Indian-encroached areas: House panel (rep 14/12/2019)

A month since Kalapani, no progress on holding talks with India: Delhi has shown little interest in holding discussions with Nepal, saying it will handle matters through diplomatic channels, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/12/2019)

Gauriphanta entry point upgradation in limbo even after years (ht 12/12/2019)

Dispute on fixing Nepal-India border pillars lingers, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 12/12/2019)

No problem for Nepalis seeking Indian citizenship: Amit Shah (rep 11/12/2019)

Handle with patience: There has to be a heart-to heart dialogue between PM Oli and PM Modi to set the stage for bilateral talks, so that India can be brought to the negotiating table without damaging our bilateral relations, by Gopal Thapa (rep 11/12/2019)

With Manjeev Singh Puri retiring, New Delhi scrambles for a new Nepal envoy: Akhilesh Mishra, Gopal Baglay and Jawed Ashraf, all of whom have served in Kathmandu, are on the top of the list, Indian Embassy sources say, by Anil Giri (kp 10/12/2019)

Nepal-India-Bangladesh talks on power trade long overdue: Nepal hopes to export projected excess power to Bangladesh using Indian transmission lines, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/12/2019)

MPs flay govt for not being serious about border security (rep 07/12/2019)

Impact of a slowing Indian economy begins to appear on some local sectors: The impact on Nepal may be severe if the Indian economy continues to be on a downward spiral, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/12/2019)

No progress on initiating talks with India on Kalapani issue: Prime Minister Oli wants to send senior leader Madhav Nepal to Delhi as his emissary, but no formal decision has been made yet, by Anil Giri (kp 05/12/2019)

Preparations to expand BOPs in Kailali (ht 05/12/2019)

Biratnagar ICP to come into operation soon (ht 05/12/2019)

Reclaiming our land: Since both India and Nepal have strong governments, they can resolve Kalapani issue if they earnestly sit down for talks, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 03/12/2019)

India, Nepal encroach no-man’s land in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 01/12/2019)

Contrary to former Indian envoy’s claims, Nepal has consistently raised Kalapani issue with Delhi: Shyam Saran, who served as India’s ambassador to Nepal, said Nepal has been uninterested in seriously pursuing negotiation, by Anil Giri (kp 30/11/2019)

Tread with caution: Border problems should not be allowed to damage the cordial relations between India and Nepal, by Rishi Damala (rep 30/11/2019)

Two-day Nepal-India Transit Treaty review meeting under wy: Agreement on final draft of amendment  proposal scheduled to be signed todayy (ht 27/11/2019), India likely to allow Nepal to use three inland waterways (rep 27/11/2019)

Where Nepal failed: Nepal’s political map has never shown Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura in the country’s map. This is an amusing omission by Nepali administration, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 27/11/2019)

The battle for Kalapani: India may keep ignoring Nepal’s legitimate claim on Kalapani but it will leave Nepal with the reason to feel hurt, betrayed, angry and aggrieved. It will breed resentment all around, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 25/11/2019)

Approach to border encroachment: The root of Nepal’s geopolitical predicament lies in the lack of strategic management, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 25/11/2019)

Nepal sends a diplomatic note to India over Kalapani issue: This is the first time Nepal has formally responded to India regarding the Kalapani issue, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 23/11/2019), Encroachment On Kalapan:i Debunking Some False Arguments, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 24/11/2019)

23 border pillars swept away by Saptakoshi yet to be restored: No-man’s land being encroached upon by locals of both sides in Sunsari, by Amar Khadka (rep 23/11/2019), Nepal and India join hands to start a drive to clear no-man’s land in Sunsari and Morang: The campaign was launched after authorities found out that locals living on both sides of the border had encroached upon no-man’s land, by Pradeep Menyangbo (kp 24/11/2019)

Government to form panel to inspect borders with India, China: India's new political map placing Kalapani, which Nepal has claimed as its territory, within Indian borders has created quite an uproar in Nepal (kp 22/11/2019)

India to buy at least 5,000 MW by 2030: ‘Nepal needn’t worry about market for its surplus power’, by Umesh Poudel (ht 22/11/2019) [Without any guarantee??]

103 border pillars missing in Banke and Bardiya districts (rep 21/11/2019)

Traders urge export promotion to cut trade deficit with India: Nepal has a Rs855 billion trade deficit with the southern neighbour which is its largest trading partner, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/11/2019)

With Indian ban, onions becoming steadily unaffordable, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 20/11/2019)

Connecting Asia: The moot question is whether China and Nepal can provide a conduit for linking pipeline from Central Asia to South Asia. It needs trilateral dialogue among China, Nepal and India, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 20/11/2019)

India accused of removing border pillars, encroaching Nepal’s territory in Far West (rep 20/11/2019)

Nepal should not agree on China-India Plus cooperation model, says Ex-PM Nepal, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 19/11/2019), India is not countering China's influence in Nepal, says Jaishankar (rep 19/11/2019)

APF seize onions worth Rs 3 million, by Madan Thakur (rep 19/11/2019)

Kalapani dispute and the way forward: The national mapping authority of India has been including Kalapani and areas south of Lipulekh Pass in its maps since the 1950s, by Atit Babu Rijal (kp 19/11/2019), Cartographic aggression: The revised political map of India can be called an open and unilateral cartographic aggression committed by the Indian government without the consent of and formal agreement with Nepal, by Gopal Thapa (rep 19/11/2019)

Remove troops from Kalapani, PM tells India (ht 18/11/2019), Won’t cede even an inch of Nepali territory: PM; Urges India to withdraw troops from Kalapani (rep 18/11/2019),
Despite officials’ bold statements to constituencies, little diplomatic progress has been made on Kalapani: The prime minister, foreign minister and various former prime ministers have all made public statements regarding Kalapani but diplomatic measures have been sorely lacking, analysts say, by Anil Giri (kp 19/11/2019), Govt to form study team to gather historical evidences to support its claim over Kalapani (rep 19/11/2019)

Indian SSB preventing tourists from visiting Sandakpur, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 18/11/2019)

The geopolitical scenario in South Asia: China and India are marching forward with their competitive aspirations to draw global attention, by Bam Dev Sharma (kp 17/11/2019)

Tackling The Kalapani Dispute, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 17/11/2019)

SC show cause notice to govt over border issue (ht 16/11/2019)

Onus on India to take the first step, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 15/11/2019)

China urges Nepal, India to resolve Kalapani issue through talks: Rejects allegations of Chinese encroachment of Nepali territory (rep 17/11/2019), Diplomacy At The Highest Level, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 15/11/2019)

Stand united for Nepal : Let us use all our avenues and diplomatic acumen to resolve the issue with our southern neighbor through a peaceful, well-thought-out process, by Devendra Gautam (rep 14/11/2019), Safeguarding our territory: Nepal may seek British mediation if India does not agree that Limpiadhura is the source of Mahakali River. As last resort, Nepal may also need to knock International Court of Justice, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 14/11/2019), Kalapani: Then and now (rep 14/11/2019)

Nepal isn't just importing two-thirds of its needs from India, it’s also importing inflation: With the Indian economy slowing and the Indian rupee falling, Nepal could face increasing pressure on its foreign exchange reserves, by Himendra Mohan Kumar (kp 14/11/2019)

Kalapani Belongs To Nepal, by Arju Dahal (rn 13/11/2019), Something That Blows The Mind, by Prem Khatry (rn 13/11/2019), After disputes over editing, Wikipedia disables further editing on Kalapani entry: Citizens from India and Nepal were found making over 100 attempts to edit the “Kalapani Territory” page following last week’s development, by Pawan Pandey (kp 14/11/2019), Petitions demand SC order to retrieve encroached territories (rep 14/11/2019)

India should have signed up for the Asia-centric free trade framework: India has decided to put a halt on its joining the largest planned free trade area. But it would be in it’s, and Nepal’s, best interest to sign up, by Achyut Wagle (kp 12/11/2019)

Nepal hopes to resolve Kalapani dispute through a meeting of the foreign secretaries: Nepal has made a formal request for a meeting of an existing foreign secretary-level mechanism that was mandated specifically to settle border disputes, by Anil Giri (kp 11/11/2019), Govt told to correct erroneous maps; Parliamentary committee tells it to issue a new map including the Kalapani region; No need to internationalise the issue: Dahal (ht 12/11/2019), Dependence on Google caused errors: Aryal (ht 12/11/2019), Delhi-based experts on Nepal call for dialogue to settle border row: A new Indian map placing Kalapani inside Indian borders has stirred controversy and sparked protests in Nepal, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/11/2019)

Correct your map: India should not keep occupying Nepali land to accomplish their ‘strategic task’ but look for an alternative point within their own territory, if at all they have to, by Suresh Sharma (rep 11/11/2019)

Bordering town struggle to manage stray cattle as influx from India continues, by Rajendra Bhatta (rep 11/11/2019)

Party leaders, experts ask PM to resolve Kalapani issue (ht 10/11/2019), All-party meet on border issue shows rare unity across entire spectrum (rep 10/11/2019)

Jamunaha border point to be closed during polls (ht 10/11/2019)

Police impound 4 trucks transporting bulls illegally to India, by Yubaraj Bibash (rep 09/11/2019)

Construction of ICP in Bhairahawa still in limbo, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 09/11/2019)

India dilly-dallies on exchange facility for Nepal, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 08/11/2019)

US cautions against IM activities in Nepal (ht 06/11/2019)

Relief for medicinal herbs exporters as India revises quarantine list (rep 06/11/2019)

India’s new political map places disputed territory of Kalapani inside its own borders: Nepal has long claimed Kalapani as part of its territory as per the Sugauli Treaty signed between Nepal and the then East India Company, by Anil Giri (kp 05/11/2019), Even as pressure mounts, Oli administration remains silent over Kalapani: A new map released by the Indian government has placed Kalapani inside Indian borders, drawing widespread condemnation on social media, by Anil Giri (kp 06/11/2019), Government finally comments on new Indian map but takes no firm position: In a press statement, the Foreign Ministry refers to media reports and commentary before asserting that the matter would be resolved diplomatically, by Anil Giri (kp 07/11/2019), New Delhi responds to uproar in Nepal over new political map, says it is “accurate”: Raveesh Kumar, spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, says the map has not revised the boundary and that it accurately depicts India’s sovereign territory (kp 08/11/2019) [Yes and India is the supreme lord of Nepal with the latter being an Indian vassal state!?], Use diplomacy : The border disputes in Kalapani and Susta must be resolved through diplomatic channels and based on historical documents (ht 08/11/2019), PM Oli calls all-party meet to discuss Kalapani (ht 09/11/2019)

Nepal to request grant for DPR of Kathmandu-Raxaul railway: Officials said a request has been made through unofficial channels in India, and a formal proposal will follow soon, by Anil Giri (kp 25/10/2019)

What ails Nepal-India relations? Are various treaties and agreements signed between Nepal and India responsible? Or is it the hegemonic or paternalistic nature of Indian state and the small state syndrome of Nepal?, by Chandra D. Bhatta (rep 20/10/2019)

In search of identity in India: Over 100,000 people belonging to the Nepali community are excluded from the Indian National Register for Citizens, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 17/10/2019)

Nepal likely to export power to Bangladesh using Indian grid: Tripartite meeting to be held within three months to fix transmission modalities and commercial terms, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 17/10/2019)

Good neighbourly ties: A win-win situation, by Kapil P. Lohani (ht 15/10/2019)

Nepal, India officials to hold power trade talks from Monday in New Delhi: The two-day meeting is expected to resolve issues related to financing and implementation modality of the second high capacity cross-border transmission line and energy banking mechanism, among others, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 13/10/2019), Nepal-India energy JSC meeting begins: Southern neighbour to be urged to finalise transmission line construction modality (ht 15/10/2019)

India agrees to allow Nepal to use three inland waterways: Nepal to get access to the Kolkata-Kalughat, Raxaul; Kolkata-Sahebgunj, Biratnagar and Kolkata-Varanasi-Raxaul routes, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/10/2019)

Indian Ponzi scheme traps innocent poor in Nepali village, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 01/10/2019)

Why are Nepal's two major parties attempting to adhere to imported ideologies?: Either of the schools of thought, one from China and the other from India, is bound to cause severe indigestion in Nepalis, by Pramod Mishra (kp 26/09/2019)

Third round of Nepal-India trade talks scheduled for Thursday: Nepal has requested India to allow the shipment of bulk cargo to additional customs points besides Birgunj, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/09/2019)

Breakthrough likely in Nepal-India energy talks slated for October: The major sticking point is the financing modality for the New Butwal Gorakhpur transmission line project (kp 14/09/2019)

The politics surrounding transboundary rivers: Water conflicts may become a major issue among neighbouring countries if they are not dealt with on time, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/09/2019)

Nepali student doctors in India hope to get stipends soon: Medical students have been deprived of stipends for years, by Sujresh Raj Neupane (kp 12/09/2019)

Reason to worry for Nepal, by Devendra Gautam (rep 12/09/2019)

Nepal and India jointly inaugurate cross-border petroleum pipeline: Prime ministers of both countries inaugurated the project via videoconferencing from their respective offices in Kathmandu and New Delhi, by Anil Giri (kp 11/09/2019)

Envoy Puri inaugurates campus building (ht 08/09/2019)

India’s citizenship check exercise excludes nearly 100,000 Nepali-speaking people in Assam: New Delhi’s plan, which arrived as news at the doorsteps of the northeastern state’s residents last week, could declare two million people as foreigners, by Parbat Portel (kp 05/09/2019)

Foreign Minister changes position on Kashmir, says it is the domain of “that government”; After refusing to take a concrete position on India’s controversial move regarding Kashmir, Pradeep Gyawali appears to support India in a new statement, by Anil Giri (kp 05/09/2019)

How the Nepali press took a fictional spy thriller for fact: A fictional novel about Nepali politics by a former RAW officer is being touted as a work of nonfiction by the Nepali press and social media, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 05/09/2019)

Oli, Modi to inaugurate oil pipeline on September 10 (ht 04/09/2019)

Distancing India: Nepal’s 50 years of effort at distancing ties with India has come at the cost of hurting its economy and creating a hurdle to connect the country to the world outside, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 04/09/2019)

Nepal feels the heat of the cooling Indian economy: While there is a legitimate fear of the slowing growth having trickle-down effects, Nepal may benefit in the short term, by Achyut Wagle (kp 03/09/2019)

Appointment of India’s lead in EPG as state governor casts doubt over future of group’s report: Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who led the Indian side, was seen as the last hope for the submission and acceptance of the report in New Delhi, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 02/09/2019)

Kolkata port improve services as other Indian ports court Nepali traders, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 02/09/2019)

Government starts operation of its own CFS in Kolkata (ht 31/08/2019)

Nepal and India are unlikely to meet the 2022 deadline for completing bilateral boundary work: The sixth meeting of the Boundary Working Group in Dehradun this week will review the progress made so far, by Anil Giri (kp 27/08/2019)

Lawmaker Yadav urges govt to reform EPG, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 27/08/2019), RJPN says EPG report doesn’t represent national voice (rep 27/08/2019)

End of the ‘tacking’ strategy: With deeper integration, Nepal may no longer be able to swing freely between India and China as in the past, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 26/08/2019)

Nepal and India agree to validate each other’s food laboratory reports (ht 26/08/2019)

Floods dislocate border pillars in Kapilbastu, by Kiranman Bajracharya (rep 25/08/2019)

India still building illegal embankment after accord on tackling floods, by Madan Thakur (rep 24/08/2019)

A new balance of power in Nepal’s neighbourhood: Hong Kong and Kashmir will test the two Asian giants in their quest for global power, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 23/08/2019)

Nepal, India to expedite Raxaul-Ktm railway, 3 other cross-border lines, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 23/08/2019)

1947 Tripartite Agreement is irrelevant now: Foreign minister (rep 23/08/2019)

Nepal and India to start a new chapter in bilateral ties: Indian External Affairs Minister conveys Narendra Modi’s readiness to make bilateral ties more dynamic, by Anil Giri (22/08/2019), India gives Rs 3.74 billion, signs MoU on food safety, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 22/08/2019), Nepal, India agree to address inundation issues (rep 22/08/2019), Nepal and India to start a new chapter in bilateral ties: Indian External Affairs Minister conveys Narendra Modi’s readiness to make bilateral ties more dynamic, by Anil Giri (kp 23/08/2019)

Nepal, India agree to recognize each other’s certification of exportable food. by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 21/08/2019), Time to enhance trust: This is an opportune time to change the mindset, think of a big picture and chart a long-term vision for further cementing the close and multifaceted relations between India and Nepal, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 21/08/2019)

Without issuing formal statement, foreign minister says Kashmir issue should be resolved through dialogue: Pradeep Gyawali’s comment comes two days before the arrival of the Indian external affairs minister in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 20/08/2019)

Flood-damaged border pillars yet to be reconstructed: The local administration inspected the collapsed border pillars last month but are yet to take any initiatives towards reconstruction, by Manoj Paudel (kp 20/08/2019)

Lack of customs office in India renders Pashupatinagar customs useless, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 18/08/2019)

Nepal-India Joint Commission will only review past agreements, with nothing new on the agenda: Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will arrive next week to review all bilateral issues with Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, but there is nothing new on the agenda, by Anil Giri (kp 17/08/2019), Talks to focus on expediting past pacts: Will also discuss report of the Eminent Persons’ Group (ht 20/08/2019)

Nepal proposes letter of exchange to India for inland water navigation: The issue will be discussed during the visit of Indian minister for external affairs to Kathmandu next week, say officials, by Anil Giri (kp 16/08/2019)

India gifts 30 ambulances, six buses (ht 16/08/2019)

'India's stray cattle causing nuisance in Nepalgunj', by Arjun Oli (rep 15/08/2019)

Nepali students at Indian medical colleges are deprived of stipends for years: Their efforts to seek a political solution to the matter also has failed to yield results, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/08/2019)

Four years since signing, a crucial transit agreement sees no progress: Nepal, Bangladesh and India have not been able to move forward on a cross-border motor vehicles agreement after Bhutan pulled out two years ago, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/08/2019)

As tensions rise over India’s Kashmir decision, Nepal opts to wait and watch: Some believe Nepal, as SAARC chair, should take a position on the issue, but only after careful contemplation, by Anil Giri (kp 09/08/2019)

Banjaraha locals want Indian dam in Lalbakaiya River removed (ht 05/08/2019)

Modi Won’t Accept EPG Report?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 04/08/2019)

Indian external affairs minister to visit Nepal this month: S Jaishankar, widely criticised for his role in the 2015 Indian blockade, will take part in the fifth Nepal-India joint commission meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 03/08/2019)

Nepal, India working to hold JC meeting this month (rep 02/08/2019)

Nepali leaders find India's BJP bigwigs advocating Hindu state 'insulting' (rep 31/07/2019)

India-Nepal logistics summit: Investment, trade with India govt’s top priority (ht 29/07/2019), Call to improve competitiveness of Nepali products to bring down trade deficit, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 29/07/2019)

Problems galore in export of medicinal herbs to India, by Arjun Oli (rep 29/07/2019)

Nepal, India discuss Koshi floods, Sunkoshi-Marin diversion project (ht 29/07/2019)

Flood and inundation issues will be discussed during Joint Commission meeting with India: FM Gyawali (ht 27/07/2019)

Borderline disorder, by Ramu Sapkota (nt 26/07/2019)

Nine-year-old Nepali girl murdered in New DelhiThe minor was murdered after rape attempt, police say, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 24/07/2019)

India pledged to build around 300 quake-damaged health posts. Till date, it has not finished even one: The reconstruction of a majority of the health facilities under other foreign donors, however, has either been completed or is nearing completion, by Arjun Poudel (kp 24/07/2019)

India proposes procedures for approving and facilitating electricity trade: The proposed provisions contradict India’s Cross Border Trade of Electricity Regulations, 2019, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 24/07/2019)

Road to green republic: Nepal has the right to claim compensation from Indian government or the industries located across the border for contributing to rising pollution in Nepal, by Jivesh Jha (rep 23/07/2019)

Six decades of flooded ties: It is often said Koshi was ‘gifted’ by King Mahendra and Matrika Koirala to curry India’s favor for  monarchy. If so, why should Nepal abide by the agreement when monarchy has been abolished?, by Mahesh K. Maskey (rep 22/07/2019)

Rivalen in Südasien : Indien muss mit den Chinesen gleichziehen, wenn es in Südasien nicht endgültig den Anschluss verlieren will, by Yubaraj Ghimire (IPG 22/07/2019)

Visakhapatnam overtakes Kolkata in handling Nepal-bound cargo: Visakhapatnam pulling Nepali traders with efficiency and higher capacity, by Shankar Acharya (kp 21/07/2019)

Import of goats halted for four months, by Dilip Poudel (rep 20/07/2019)

Oil pipeline will be a boon for the economy, but could make Nepal further dependent on India, experts say: Nepali officials say the cross-border pipeline will go into commercial operation by August 15, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/07/2019)

Unintended border battle to address food toxins: Let's find a win-win solution that benefits the environment, livestock and people in both countries, by Peetambar Dahal (kp 19/07/2019)

Government mulls deal with India for mutual recognition of pesticide tests:Faced with massive public criticism, Nepal has finally decided to revisit India’s proposal, by Anil Giri (kp 18/07/2019)

Detailed project report of cross-border railway finalised (ht 18/07/2019)

Both Nepal and India have done little to address flooding along the border, officials say: Inundation becomes a hot button issue every monsoon, only to fizzle out in a few months, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 15/07/2019), Diplomatic initiatives urged to dismantle Indian causeways on border (rep 15/07/2019)

IRD says it will coordinate with FCAN to provide PAN to Indian laborers, by Nikeeta Gautam (rep 15/07/2019)

Embankment built by India causes flooding in Nepal, by Madan Thakur (rep 14/07/2019)

The Indian budget’s promise of a focus on research: Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, seems to have not forgotten the importance of research in development, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 10/07/2019)

Nepal, India officials to meet to get cross-border transmission line project moving forward: The proposed Butwal-Gorakhpur power line is part of a $630 million US-funded project, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 09/07/2019)

Eminent Persons’ Group report continues to gather dust: The report recommends a revision to the 1950 treaty between Nepal and India, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/07/2019)

India tightens Nepal’s tea exports, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 06/07/2019)

India ups financial assistance to Nepal to IRs 10.5 billion (rep 06/07/2019)

Nepal’s ambassador has been waiting over a month for formal meeting with Indian external affairs minister, officials say: The delay, according to diplomats, is due to Indian displeasure over Acharya’s meetings with Chinese and Pakistani envoys, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 05/07/2019)

India expresses concern over chemical testing requirements: Lack of properly equipped labs leaves imported fruits and vegetables rotting at the border, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/07/2019), MoICS revokes decision to check pesticides in veggie imports, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 06/07/2019), Nepal revokes pesticide tests for fruits, vegetables under Indian pressure (rep 06/07/2019), Indian Embassy’s letter is public but prime minister and commerce minister both profess ignorance: Oli and Yadav say they have not seen any correspondence  from India asking that pesticide tests be recalled, by Anil Giri (kp 09/07/2019)

Lumbini affected by pollutants emitted by large-scale industries operated across the border: The pollution from 40 industries being operated on the Nepali area, in addition to cross border pollution from India, is causing irreversible damage to the population living in the area, by Ghanashyam Gautam (kp 03/07/2019)

China’s rise will help Nepal: Its push for a global value chain and India’s growth will both allow Nepal more opportunities, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 02/07/2019)

Government’s plan to host Bollywood movie awards in Kathmandu draws criticismThe government is facing flak for agreeing to pay millions  of rupees to bring Bollywood’s glitz and glamour to Nepal, by Bhrikuti Rai(kp 30/06/2019), Political leaders from across the aisle oppose holding Bollywood awards in Kathmandu: Many leaders don’t buy the argument that the IIFA event will generate tourism for Nepal, especially given its price tag of nearly a billion rupees, by Anil Giri and Sangam Prasain (kp 01/07/2019), House panel instructs government not to host IIFA awards in Kathmandu: The committee has found the draft proposal ‘against Nepal’s sovereignty, independence and prestige’,  and in totality, against Nepali cultural and national interest, by Anil Giri (kp 03/07/2019), Inside government’s decision to backtrack on its plans to host IIFA awards: Growing rift within the ruling party may have led to  the decision, aides close to the prime minister say, by Anil Giri (kp04/07/2019)

Indian border force obstructs road works in Kanchanpur: Indian authorities have not written to Nepal to halt the construction, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 26/06/2019)

INR 1 billion grant for Janakpur pledged by India PM lands in limbo, by Suresh Yadav (rep 26/06/2019)

Indian causeway on border inundates settlements in Banke: Hundreds displaced, by Arjun Oli (rep 24/06/2019)

Customs works in Jogbani halted after scuffle: Hundreds of Nepal-bound carriers stranded at the border point following dispute between India’s security personnel and customs agents, by Binu Timsina (kp 14/06/2019)

Talks start to amend no objection letter provision for Nepalis travelling to third countries via India: The Nepali Embassy in New Delhi issues on average 400 certificates a month, while  travellers seeking the certificates have increased by 25 percent in recent months, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/06/2019)

Cash incentive for exports to India27 products, including vegetables, fruits, footwear products and cardamom, to enjoy the facility (ht 12/06/2019)

Nepal-India to amend transit, trade treaties, RSANepali importers of third-country goods to save Rs 7 billion annually, by Umesh Poudel (ht 10/06/2019)

Raxaul-Kathmandu rail survey report is ready, Indian officials say: India submitted the report to Nepal government about a month ago but a top  Nepal railway official in Kathmandu says he has not seen it, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/06/2019) [???]

Nepali trains to transport cargo to Biratnagar and Birgunj from Kolkata, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/06/2019)

What Nepal shouldn’t learn from Modi’s victory: For all its imperfections, Nepali society is not as bigoted and divided as India, by Dinesh Kafle (kp 07/06/2019)

Meeting to reobserve rail agreement to begins today in New Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/06/2019), Nepal-India transit, trade treaties and RSA to be amended, by Umesh Poudel (ht 06/06/2019)

The Modi ripples: When two elephants make love, the Tibetans get squeezed out from India and, it will not be a matter of surprise if the problem is shifted to Nepal, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 06/06/2019)

Petroleum supply in eastern Nepal affected by software glitch in India’s online entry system, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/06/2019)

Work division in New Delhi won’t affect Nepal-India ties: Oli; Prime ministers Oli and Modi discuss ways to strengthen bilateral relations, by Suresh Raj Neupane and Anil Giri (kp 01/06/2019), Modi accepts Oli’s invite to visit Nepal (ht 01/06/2019)

Oli-Modi talks to revolve around holding joint commission meeting, by Anil Giri and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 31/05/2019)

What Modi means to Nepal: There could be an increase in Indian investment in the country’s hydroelectric sector, by Shankar Man Singh (kp 30/05/2019)

Indian SSB security post removed from no-man’s land in Nawalparasi district, by Nabin Paudel (kp 29/05/2019)

Modi’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ 2.0: Modi’s next challenge will be to engage the larger neighbourhood in its fight against terrorism, by Swaran Singh (kp 27/05/2019)

Gobargadha disconnected after India releases water into channel, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 26/05/2019), 90 families trapped as India diverts Koshi flow, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 26/05/2019) [India once again proves its reckless behaviour towards Nepal!]

Armed Indian police personnel sent back after entering Nepal without permission (rep 26/05/2019)

What does Narendra Modi’s landslide win mean for Nepal? At a time of growing major power maneuvers in the region, foreign policy observers are watching how India will balance its interests between China and the US actively engaging in Kathmandu, by Anil Giri (kp 24/05/2019), Tsu-namo 2.0 and Nepal: Kathmandu will have to learn to deal with a more assertive India under the new Modi government, by Akanshya Shah (nt 24/05/2019), India’s new social media politics: There was no effort to curb ‘fake news’ during India’s election campaign because the ruling BJP was responsible for disseminating much of it, by Shashi Tharoor (nt 24/05/2019)

Locals still crossing Mahakali River using tubes as Indian officials defer inaugural of suspension bridge, by Prem Chunara (rep 22/05/2019)

Two incidents of Indian nationals trying to rescue criminals arrested by Nepal Police points to serious lapses in border security, by Nayak Paudel (kp 21/05/2019)

Nepal buys Rs 394 billion Indian rupees to pay for soaring imports, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/05/2019)

Locals of Lipulek, Kalapani at the mercy of foreign security forces: Indian security personnel carrying out activities which are against international protocol, say the locals of Lipulek, by Prem Chunara (rep 18/05/2019)

Public laments online provision for no-objection certificate as too little, too late: As the mandatory requirement for Nepalis flying to third countries via India has helped curb human trafficking, no steps have been taken to lift the provision, say officials, by Anil Giri (kp 18/05/2019)

Nepali woman gang-raped in Delhi, Indian police say, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 17/05/2019)

Finance minister urges Indian  investors to invest in Nepal (ht 17/05/2019)

Police, ‘Indian arms smugglers’ exchange fire, one arrested, by Mohammad Habib (rep 17/05/2019)

India’s support for housing  reconstruction tops Rs 2.90bn (ht 15/05/2019)

Nepalis flying to third countries via India facing hassles at airports: Foreign Ministry and Nepali Embassy in Delhi have failed to disseminate information about mandatory no-objection certificate properly, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/05/2019)

Nepal’s hydropower tends to displace expensive thermal power in India: A combined India-Nepal system can reduce cost by US$106 million a year (rep 11/05/2019)

23 Nepali women rescued from Mizoram in India: Officials say human traffickers are using India-Myanmar borders to move their victims in recent times, by Parbat Portel (kp 10/05/2019)

Arrest warrants issued against nine people for abetting Indian national’s bid to acquire Nepali citizenship: Ward chairman and ward secretary among those implicated, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 01/05/2019)

Tracing the ups and downs of the Nepal-India relationship, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 19/04/2019)

India bans herb import from Nepal, by Madhu Shahi (kp 18/04/2019)

Two bordering villages without land ownership certificate, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 16/04/2019)

Balance in a turbulent world: Maintaining a strategic balance between China, India and the US-led Western world remains a challenge for Nepal. But some recent events show we may be losing this balance, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep) [The leadership of the Western world by the USA is increasingly being questioned under its current president. India's Indo-Pacific security interests also differ substantially from the ideas of the Americans, who primarily orient themselves along their own interests and power claims. Accordingly, Nepal must concentrate on its own security interests or to say it with Trump: Nepal first!]

Nepali migrant workers robbed at Nepal-India border, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 11/04/2019)

Connectivity for what? What is this frenzy for trans-border connectivity for? Who will reap the fruits of this development? Who will bear the cost?, by Devendra Gautam (rep 06/04/2019)

Nepal-India Franchise Investment Expo to kick off in Capital on May 15 (kp 05/04/2019)

Nepal and India will review bilateral ties—and a laundry list of pending issues: The Indian side has refused to accept the report by Eminent Persons’ Group, something Nepali officials hope to push for once again, by Anil Giri (kp 28/03/2019) [Be sure, Indian politicians will continue to cheat Nepal! The latter needs good relations and close cooperation with China as well!!], Foreign secretaries of Nepal and India review projects, discuss regional issues: PM Oli advises both the officials to find ways to deal with outstanding issues, by Anil Giri (kp 29/03/2019)

Mahakali River to get four suspension bridges, by Manoj Badu (kp 25/03/2019)

Indian authority obstructs road construction, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 24/03/2019)

Indian foreign secretary arriving next week to discuss India-funded projects and regional issues: Amid growing tension with Pakistan, India could seek Nepal’s firm commitment on combating terrorism, a Foreign Ministry official says, by Anil Giri (kp 22/03/2019)

India and the Pacific Region: With rising new Asian powers like India and China, the balance of power in world politics is shifting dramatically, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 21/03/2019)

The forgotten half: Nobody ever talks about the need to protect the rights of labour migrants to India, by Sudeshna Thapa (kp 18/03/2019)

India for revoking ban on Indian notes, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 15/03/2019)

Kolkata Port to release stranded Nepal-bound cargoes today, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 12/03/2019)

Two Nepali citizens found dead in Indian territory in a month, by Bharat Jargha Magar (kp 07/03/2019)

Preference erosion: Linking trade with investment is a remedy for the problem of Nepal’s trade with India, by Bijendra Man Shakya (06/03/2019)

Nepal prepares wishlist for transit treaty talks with India, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 05/03/2019)

Indian government approves proposal to build transmission line in Nepal: The approval will be crucial in the construction of a high-voltage power line to transmit electricity to India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/03/2019)

Be a friend in need: In testing times, one should speak for and stand together with friends, especially if they have been there for you in your testing times, by Rishi Dhamala (rep 02/03/2019)

Key differences of Pancheshwar project unresolved (ht 01/03/2019), Key issues of Pancheshwar remain unsettled (rep 02/03/2019)

Border disputes at two different places in Kailali, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 26/02/2019)

Nepalis rescued from Manipur brought to Kathmandu, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/02/2019)

India digs trench near no-man’s-land in Kailali district, by Mohan Budhair (kp 17/02/2019), Indian embankment puts 1,300 families at risk of inundation in Kailali, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 18/02/2019)

Electronic cargo tracking on Nepal-bound cargoes flags off (rep 17/02/2019)

‘Nepal-India ties should grow naturally’ (ht 14/02/2019)

Security along border to be stepped up during Indian polls, by Santosh Singh (kp 13/02/2019)

India proposes to construct Lower Arun Hydro Project (ht 13/02/2019)

Protecting economic interest: Nepal should always focus on transport and connectivity in order to promote the economic activities including trade and investment, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 13/02/2019)

India rejects request to remove import quotas, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/02/2019)

‘India, China can’t discuss Lipulekh in Nepal’s absence’: Won’t accept Lipulekh as Nepal-India-China tri-junction; Won’t sign on strip map unless Kalapani, Susta issues resolved, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 11/02/2019)

Indian transporters' protest halts Nepal-bound cargo, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 11/02/2019)

‘Harmonious Nepal-India relations a must for prosperity’, interview with newly appointed Ambassador Nilambar Acharya (ht 11/02/2019)

ECTS of goods in Vizag Port a success (ht 11/02/2019)

Nepali official issued a directive on mandatory labour permits for Indians, causing diplomatic friction: The order was issued after receiving a complaint on Hello Sarkar, by Chandan Kumar Mandal and Anil Giri (kp 09/02/2019), Labour ministry denies involvement in circular: Says not responsible for circular asking Indian nationals to get work permit (ht 09/02/2019)

Nepal-India trade treaty review: Inland waterways to be considered ‘trade route’ (ht 09/02/2019)

Acharya becomes first envoy to take oath from President, by Anil Giri (kp 04/02/2019)

Nepal seeks high-level meeting on Pancheshwar (ht 04/02/2019)

Suspension bridge built in Darchula border yet to come into use, by Manoj Badu (kp 04/02/2019)

Tourism to be promoted in Northeast India (ht 04/02/2019)

India proposes IRs 7 billion in grants to Nepal in interim budget (rep 03/02/2019)

Protesting customs agents halt Nepal-bound cargo, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 01/02/2019), Over 600 Nepal-bound cargo stranded at Kolkata Port as protest continues, by Rajesh KHanal (kp 04/02/2019)

Eminently beneficial for India and Nepal: The real reason why, six months after it was finalised, India is sitting on the EPG report, by Ajit Baral (nt 01/02/2019)

70th Republic Day of India celebrated: 30 ambulances, six buses and other goods gifted to Nepal (ht 27/01/2019)

Transshipment privileges in Kolkata from Feb 15: Move is expected to reduce the cost of trading for Nepali traders, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/01/2019), Nepal gets trans-shipment facility at Indian ports: It will benefit both India and Nepal: Experts (rep 28/01/2019)

Nepal and India agree on energy bankind: Nepal allowed entry into India’s Power Exchange Market (rep 26/01/2019)

Best of the times: Oli government should be more proactive in further strengthening relationship with southern neighbor and explore mutual growth opportunities, by Rishi Damala (rep 26/01/2019)

India digging trench near no-man’s land in Kanchanpur, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 25/01/2019)

No-man’s-land encroached in Rautahat, by Shiva Puri (kp 24/01/2019)

Integrated check post hindered by bad road (kp 24/01/2019)

Nepal to seek more energy from India (ht 23/01/2019), India agrees to sell additional 100 MW power (ht 24/01/2019)

Nepal should hedge: How should Nepal respond to a changing security context and handle pressures from greater powers like India and China?, by Mangal Bahadur Thapa (rep 22/01/2019)

Steep challenges await Acharya as he readies for Delhi mission: New envoy will have full plate once he lands in Indian capital next month, by Anil Giri (kp 22/01/2019)

India trying to shift border pillar: Locals (rep 22/01/2019)

Nepal, India air route talks keep going round in circles, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/01/2019)

Central bank issues notice on Indian notes ban (kp 21/01/2019)

Delhi accepts envoy nominee Acharya, by Anil Giri (kp 19/01/2019)

Nepal, India agree on building embankments, half a dozen projects, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/01/2019)

Army chief leaves for India today: To receive honorary chief title of Indian Army from President Ram Nath Kovind, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/01/2019) [??]

Nepal, India agree to hold joint committee meeting soon, by Anil Giri (kp 11/01/2019)

Gyawali, Swaraj review bilateral projects (ht 11/01/2019), ‘Bilateral strains with India can be resolved through dialogue’, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 12/01/2019), Nepal seeks transshipment privileges at Kolkata port, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/01/2019)

Tap the opportunities: Low level of economic integration combined with untenable trade deficit is making Nepal vulnerable to external shocks, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 08/01/2019)

Unguarded border threatening wildlife, forest resources, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 07/01/2019)

NRB seeks exchange facility of high-denomination notes from RBI (ht 07/01/2019)

In the name of politics: The road to Singha Durbar is not in Dillibazar but in Delhi. When Delhi decides, our netas reconcile, by Guffadi (kp 05/01/2019)

Indian lawmakers inquire about Nepal’s decision to ban Indian bank notes, by Suresh Nath Neupane (kp 05/01/2019), Nepal begins talks to make banned Indian notes legal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 06/01/2019)

India, China yet to rebuild school buildings, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 03/01/2019)

Missing border pillars being constructed (ht 02/01/2019)

Nepal and India agree on energy banking, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/12/2018)

Central bank tightens Indian rupee spending for cardholders, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/12/2018), Card payments in India for Nepalis limited to IRs 100,000 a month, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 26/12/2018)

14 companies show interest to operate bus service to Indian cities: DoTM officials say 10 will get permit very soon (rep 25/12/2018)

Nepal Army chief Thapa to visit India on January 11 (kp 23/12/2018)

India relaxes cross-border power trading guidelines: Move opens the way for Nepal to export surplus electricity to Bangladesh via Indian transmission lines, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/12/2018), India relaxes hydropower import rules (rep 24/12/2018)

Minister Pandit in Delhi to study Indian model of federalism, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/12/2018), Guarantee equal career opportunity for all staff, suggest Indian experts: Nepali officials advised to outlaw trade unions in civil service. Firing suggested for non-performing staff, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 23/12/2018)

Construction of integrated check post in limbo for years (kp 19/12/2018)

Park officials rescue rhino from Susta: Indian authorities had barred way for three animals swept by floods, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel and Narayan Sharma (kp 17/12/2018)

India proposes talks on power line project, by Bibek Subedi (kp 16/12/2018)

Nepal’s jute exports to India hit Rs1.66 billion, by Binod Bhandari (kp 16/12/2018)

Modi should receive EPG report ASAP (rep 16/12/2018)

Cabinet bans Indian notes above INR 100: Government has also decided to exempt loans taken by small farmers from the then Sajha Co-operative (kp 14/12/2018), Nepal may lose Indian tourists after currency restriction, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/12/2018), Modi criticized for Nepal’s ban on some Indian banknotes (rep 19/12/2018)

India must own up EPG report: Minister (rep 14/12/2018)

India Watching from Nepal, by Rameshwar Bohara (nt 14/12/2018)

Indian security refuses to return Chitwan rhinos, by Narayan Sharma (kp 14/12/2018)

Indian State Assembly Elections Warning Shots To Oli, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 14/12/2018)

Indian dacoits shelter in Nepal, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 10/12/2018)

India opens door wider to electricity exporters, by Bibek Subedi and Anil Giri (kp 08/12/2018)

8 Nepali women go missing from Delhi shelter home, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/12/2018)

Indian security  force blocks road construction: Border security force of India, Shasastra Seema Bal, says Bhimdutta Municipality was planning to build the road at no-man’s-land, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 05/12/2018)

India becoming safe haven for criminals from Nepal, by Mithilesh Yadav (rep 05/12/2018)

‘I’m visiting Janakpur as cultural envoy’, by Santosh Singh (kp 04/12/2018) [on the planned visit by Chief Minister of the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh and Hindu leader Yogi Adityanath]

Nature without borders: India and Nepal can cooperate in crossborder conservation, by  Sewa Bhattarai (nt 30/11/2018)

Nepal to ask India to remove quotas: Trade deficit with the southern neighbour has been ballooning annually, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/11/2018)

America is watching: Nepal will have to watch not only how India is responding to Nepal’s engagement with China but also be mindful that United States is watching us as much, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 29/11/2018)

Nepal, India and China: Fostering ties that bind, by Bal Krishna Dahal (ht 28/11/2018)

Time to replace: Replacing 1950 treaty with new pragmatic agreement will best serve interests of both Nepal and India and strengthen their bonds, by Rebanta Bahadur KC (rep 25/11/2018)

Nepali exhibitors complain about hassles at customs, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 24/11/2018)

Government clueless about  Adityanath’s  visit  Janakpur gears up for Uttar Pradesh chief’s arrival, by Anil Giri (kp 23/11/2018)

Nepal razes three bridges built by India: nepal granted india permission to  construct two wooden bridges across mahakali river in Byas in October. However, the indian side constructed five bridges, by Manoj Badu (kp 23/11/2018)

Enovy nominee Acharya faces tough challenges in Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/11/2018)

Implement the EPG Report, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/11/2018)

Follow the recommendations: If the recommendations of EPGs are ignored, it might raise fresh resentment against India in Nepal, by Umesh K Bhattarai (rep 14/11/2018), Nepal-India panel report awaits Modi’s attention: New Delhi ‘reluctant to receive report’ because  of its contents and Madhesi representation issue, by Anil Giri (kp 15/11/2018)

Acharya named ambassador to new Delhi, by Anil Giri (kp 12/11/2018), Acharya rewarded for backing govt policies (ht 13/11/2018)

Nepal’s Sovereignty & Indian Security Proposal, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 11/11/2018)

Nepal-India high level meeting next month: Joint commission meeting expected to discuss all  outstanding issues including the EPG report, by Anil Giri (kp 06/11/2018)

40 women rescued from India, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 06/11/2018)

Modi to visit Nepal for Bibaha Panchami (rep 04/11/2018)

Nepal, India to jointly monitor movement of Rohingya refugees in border areas, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 31/10/2018)

The sky is the limit: India’s refusal to grant two-way western air routes is a barrier for Nepali airlines, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 30/10/2018)

Bridge over Mechi River  yet to come into operation (ht 28/10/2018)

Ayodhya to Janakpur: Oli to invite Modi for Bibaha Panchami, by Anil Giri (kp 17/10/2018) [Hindu fundamentalist ambitions?]

93 nepali workers robbed at border in three years: Study, by Mohan Shahi (kp 11/10/2018)

Nepal to settle border disputes with India in 4 yrs: PMO (rep 11/10/2018) [And why shall it take so long???]

Indian border markets chock-a-block with Nepali Dashain shoppers, by Mohammad Habib (rep 11/10/2018)

Border security emerges as a major challenge in Ilam, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 10/10/2018)

Nepal allows India to build 2 wooden bridges across Mahakali River, by Manoj Badu (kp 07/10/2018)

Dahal’s Delhi drift: At this point of time, Pushpa Kamal Dahal is seeking New Delhi’s support to ascend to power, while New Delhi is seeking Dahal’s support to minimize China’s influence in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rep 04/10/2018)

Amlekhgunj-Motihari petroleum pipeline: IOC expresses concern over project progress (kp 28/09/2018), India agrees in principle to extend pipeline to Chitwan: According to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, India has also agreed to build a pipeline system to import liquefied petroleum gas, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 29/09/2018)

Nepal, India petroleum meet deferred (kp 27/09/2018)

The blockade: Lessons unlearned; For a country that has suffered thrice because of blockade, blockade should not be a mere tool for certain leaders to capitalize during the elections, rise to power and lead the government, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 27/09/2018)

Nepal to propose new gas pipeline with India (kp 26/09/2018)

Nepal-India Second Cross-Border Transmission Line: MCC official hopeful Nepal, India will resolve differences soon (rep 25/09/2018)

MP Karki raises issue of ‘stateless’ Nepali speaking people in India (ht 24/09/2018)

Modi may visit Janakpur again, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 24/09/2018)

Nepal-India Inland waterways: Officials: Feasibility study to be over in two months, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 22/09/2018)

Nepal-India boundary meeting concludes (kp 22/09/2018)

Economic reforms in India will help Nepal, says NITI vice chair (ht 21/09/2018)

Nepal and India border group meet starts today, by Anil Giri (kp 19/09/2018)

Nepal, Bhutan should be inclined to India: Indian Army chief (rep 18/09/2018) [?????]

Nepali team visits India to study inland waterways, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 17/09/2018)

Shoppers throng Indian markets ahead of Dashain (kp 17/0/2018)

Nepal-India Relations: Shun The Colonial Mindset, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 16/09/2018)

Economic diplomacy is a key to enhancing Nepal-India relations, interview with Gopal Krishna Agrawal (rep 16/09/2018)

Deal boundary issues keeping national interests at core: PM: Kathmandu to host 5th Nepal-India Boundary Working Group meeting (kp 14/09/2018)

Nepal, India issues linger as deadline looms, by Anil Giri (kp 13/09/2018)

Delhi did not protest Kathmandu skipping drill, say Nepali officials, by Anil Giri (kp 12/09/2018) [Why should Indiia, if it has never been agreed as the Nepali govt claims?]q

Turning towards the East: Least developed countries like Bhutan, and Nepal should undertake and market integration with India, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 12/09/2018)

Modi's delay in receiving EPG report raises doubt over Indian commitment, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/09/2018)

Migrants' problems will be resolved soon: Dahal (kp 08/09/2018)

Janakpur-Patna bus service to begin from September 16, by Shyam Sundar Shashi (kp 07/09/2018)

Dahal’s foreign trips are about diplomacy - and his own image, by Anil Giri (kp 06/09/2018), Dahal says meeting with Indian PM Modi ‘successful’, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/09/2018) [What is 'successful' if a politician without state function meets the Inden PM?], Dahal, Modi discuss producing mineral water from Everest (ht 09/09/2018) [??], Tours and travels: Politicians should follow the rules when they go abroad (kp 11/09/2018) [based on PK Dahal's visit to India]

‘Open border, an opportunity for the poor’ (ht 06/09/2018)

Nepal and India push health pact: Co-operation and partnerships in health will move forward based on the proposed agreement, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 06/09/2018)

Reserve Bank of India unlikely to swap banned Indian notes lying in Nepal: Nepal has around INR 100 million in demonetised Indian banknotes of 500- and 1,000-rupee denominations (ht 05/09/2018)

Indian nationals obstruct Thute stream bridge, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/09/2018)

Locals in border areas terrified by Indian Police, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 02/09/2018)

Nepal and India agree to survey cross-border rail: India’s Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd has been tasked with the engineering cum traffic survey (kp 01/09/2018), MoU signed for technical study of Raxaul-KTM railway (rep 01/09/2018)

India to build Mahakali main canal (kp 01/09/2018)

Nepal, India to sign two agreements on sidelines of BIMSTEC (ht 26/08/2018)

Energy banking accord may be signed in Oct, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/08/2018)

Locked between two neighbors: The strategic significance of Nepal’s geographic location will soar on account of China’s economic superpower status and India’s vast potential for emulating China, by P Kharel (rep 22/08/2018)

Nepal, India to sign MoU on rail survey, bulk cargo, by Anil Giri (kp 20/08/2018)

‘EPG report will be implemented at any cost’, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/08/2018)

Nepal-India joint team visits landslip-hit areas, by Manoj Badu (kp 19/08/2018)

Integrated Check Post in Birgunj set for expansion; The four-month-old facility is unable to handle the volume of commerce passing through, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/08/2018)

India wants to deploy its paramilitary force to guard Koshi Barrage: Indian official; Nepali security personnel capable enough to guard the barrage: Saptari CDO, by Jitendra Kumar Jha(rep 16/08/2018)

India grants Rs 470m for Postal Highway Project (kp 15/08/2018)

Janakpur-Jayanagar-Kurtha railway: Wet lease train starts this year (kp 15/08/2018)

Modi set to open pilgrims’ house (kp 15/08/2018)

Imports from India: NRB makes LC mandatory for imports of over IRs 50 million (rep 15/08/2018)

Nepali, Indian experts propose ‘smart border’ to limit crossings, by Anil Giri (kp 13/08/2018)

Nepal and India to set up help desks at border posts (kp 11/08/2018), APF, SSB to set up 'help desks' on border during Dashain and Tihar (rep 11/08/2018)

Uprety out of India ambassador race (kp 09/08/2018)

Nepal-India trade and transit: Prep meeting for trade treaty tomorrow; Nepal will also urge India to allow it to use other Indian sea ports during the review (kp 08/08/2018), Nepal to push for more
Indian investments
, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/08/2018), Nepali delegation seeks Indian support to address trade barriers (rep 11/08/2018), Preferential treatment sought, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 12/08/2018)

Nepali passport holders flying out from Indian airports face hassles (rep 08/08/2018) [????]

Looking south: Nepal should now explore “look north” policy alternatives for trade, technology, connectivity and financial integration, by Suresh Sharma (rep 07/08/2018)

Selection of envoy to India ‘in limbo’: Cabinet has not authenticated candidate Neel Kantha Uprety’s recommendation as ambassador, by Anil Giri (kp 07/08/2018)

India starts road project inside Nepali boundary, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 07/08/2018)

Koshi barrage-displaced awaiting compensation since three generations, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 04/08/2018)

India closes its field office in Biratnagar, by Madhav Ghimire and Dev Narayan Shah (kp 02/08/2018)

More Nepali women rescued from Delhi by Rewati Sapkota (ht 02/08/2018)

Delivery of Nepal-bound cargo to Jogbani via rail to continue (ht 02/08/2018)

BJP leader says Look south policy could give Nepal access to sea (kp 01/08/2018), Senior BJP leader wants Nepal to adopt "look south" policy (rep 01/08/2018)

Bridge project stalls following border dispute, by Santosh Singh (kp 01/08/2018)

Another group of Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 01/08/2018)

Indian PM Modi’s Janakpur visit inflicts Rs 28m bill (kp 31/07/2018)

Nepal delegation visiting India to revise bilateral trade treaty (rep 31/07/2018), Process of reviewing Nepal-India trade treaty comprehensively begins (ht 01/08/2018)

Government halts process of sending eight Tibetan refugees to India (ht 31/07/2018)

Nepal-India Think Tank Summit on Tuesday (rep 30/07/2018)

India presents Rs 2.1 billion housing grant to Nepal: Indian aid reimburses first tranche of grant given to 42,086 victims in Nuwakot and Gorkha (kp 28/07/2018)

Nepal-India relations: Emerging Positive Vibes, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (rn 28/07/2018)

Kathmandu to host Nepal-India Think Tank Summit on Tuesday (kp 28/07/2018)

Modi’s foreign tour delays Indo-Nepal report, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 27/07/2018)

16 Nepali women rescued from Delhi, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 26/07/2018), More than 150 Nepali women feared caughtin trafficking racket, by Kamal Panthi (kp 26/07/2018)

The never-ending border disputes still linger: Locals accuse Indian SSB of taking away their cattle, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 26/07/2018)

India field office closes on Aug 1 (kp 25/07/2018)

Delhi puts Nepali vehicles in the fast lane to India, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 22/07/2018)

Mahalisagar dam inundates paddy farms of Kapilvastu, by Kiran Man Bajracharya (rep 22/07/2018)

Nepal seeks India nod to switch $750m credit line (kp 20/07/2018) [No more need for reconstruction? The Indian conditions are as destructive as the Nepalese conditions on the work of NGOs under the guise of NIP!]

Nepal, India review implementation of bilateral projects: The two sides agree to address the problems faced by the implementing agencies at the earliest (kp 19/07/2018), Nepal-India to address problems of ongoing bilateral projects (rep 19/07/2018)

Uprety named envoy to India (kp 17/07/2018) [Obviously contrary to article 245 of the constitution! Besides, once again two male Bahuns are nominated into leading positions; based on the principles of inclusive politics, no male Bahun must be nominated; there are already too many of them in control of state organs and parties!!], Shrestha, Gautam object to govt pick for Delhi mission (kp 21/07/2018)

Nepal-India meeting: Inland waterway first on Koshi, Narayani rivers; ndia has set up infrastructure in Kalughat and Sahibgunj which Nepal can use for cargo shipment, by Anil Giri (kp 16/07/2018),
Technical team to study inland waterways (kp 17/07/2018)

Foreign Ministry to facilitate connectivity projects (kp 16/07/2018)

Redefining neutrality: What are the new markers of Nepal’s neutrality when Nepali leaders are redefining Nepal as a bridge between India and China?, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 16/07/2018)

Nepal clamps on India’s small project grants (kp 10/07/2018)

Lentil imports through Sirsiya jump twofold, by Shankar Acharya (kp 10/07/2018)

Nepal, India to make concerted bid to complete two cross-border rail lines (rep 10/07/2018), Nepal, India to expedite rail project (kp 11/07/2018)

Farmers lament inability to export produce to India, by Bhim Chapagain and Giriraj Baskota (rep 09/07/2018)

Redefining Nepal-India Ties, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 08/07/2018)

India to send officials on paid Nepal tour (kp 07/07/2018)

India lifts restrictions on import of Nepali ginger: India has imposed ban on the import of Nepali ginger on several occasions citing chemical residue issues (kp 05/07/2018)

Together on agriculture: Nepal should seek Indian support in seed production and marketing, agriculture mechanization and development of agriculture-related infrastructure, by Bhairab Raj Kaini (rep 04/07/2018)

NEA to urge India not to raise energy prices, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/07/2018)

EPG completes its task with single joint report, by Anil Giri (kp 01/07/2018), Nepal-India EPG finalises joint report (ht 01/07/2018), EPG recommendations will benefit both nations: Koshyari (rep 02/07/2018)

Govt 'least interested' about Nepalis missing in India, by Khamma Khatri (rep 28/06/2018)

Locals prevent Indian company from digging no mans' land, by Binod Subedi (rep 28/06/2018)

EPG tenure end July 4: Joint report, term on Kathmandu meet agenda (kp 26/06/2018), EPG may wrap up work today, by Anil Giri (kp 30/06/2018), EPG meet focuses on resolving contentious issues (rep 30/06/2018)

700 Nepali containers stuck in Kolkata, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 25/06/2018)

Nepal should ask China, India to build railway links on grants (rep 24/06/2018), Nepal plans to get set for India, China rail projects (kp 25/06/2018)

Indian delegation discuss ways to boost trade (kp 21/06/2018)

Birgunj ICP fails to please importers, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 21/06/2018)

India agrees to open two quarantine posts in Nepal, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 20/06/2018)

Border hopping shoppers increase after budget, by Mohan Budayer (kp 20/06/2018)

Let’s spread our wings: The agenda for the Nepal-India aviation meeting should include the Himalaya Route, by Tri Ratna Manandhar (kp 14/06/2018), Breakthrough expected in Nepal-India air route talks (kp 15/06/2018), Meeting on new air route feasibility kicks off (ht 15/06/2018), Nepal to get 4 new air gateways, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/06/2018), The India connection: The opening of four new air routes is welcome news but implementation is key (kp 18/06/2018)

Nepal and transit: Despite the distance, Visakhapatnam offers lower end-to-end cost for Nepali traders, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 13/06/2018)

The three-body problem: The efforts of Oli government in restoring relations with India should not be taken as obstacle to continued closeness of Nepal with China, by Gao Liang (rep 13/06/2018)

India provides Rs 99.2m for irrigation project (ht 12/06/2018)

Storage facilities to be built for dusty cargo (kp 11/06/2018)

Nepal-India joint technical team to visit flood-prone sites, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 09/06/2018)

Lack of consulate at Vizag delays shipments: More than 1,400 containers are stuck at the port in India due to paperwork hassles, by Shankar Acharya (kp 09/06/2018)

Nepal-India talks on air routes next week, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/06/2018)

Army chief Chhetri heads to India, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/06/2018)

Now is the time: Development, peace and stability should be the foundation for trilateral relations, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 06/06/2018)

EPG likely to seek one month term extension: The Indian side has given two reasons for added tenure: Health condition of one of its EPG members and need for top level consultations on outcome of the report, by Anil Giri (kp 04/06/2018)

Tanker drivers protest in Amlekhgunj (ht 04/06/2018)

Execution of pacts with India picks up pace: Ministry forms a panel to carry out study on inland water navigations in Nepali rivers leading up to Indian sea ports, by Anil Giri (kp 03/06/2018)

Koshi victims still await compensation (ht 03/06/2018)

Locals: Indian SSB obstructing Bhadariya bridge construction, by Shahiman Rai (kp 03/06/2018)

Nepal-India technical committee meet in June third week (ht 02/06/2018)

Surkhet-Delhi bus service starts, by Nagendras Upadhyaya (rep 02/06/2018)

Swaraj’s ‘Indians in Janakpur’ comment unfortunate: MoFA (kp 30/05/2018)

Indian govt offers Rs 555 million grant to develop Postal Highway (kp 30/05/2018), India hands over Rs 529.72m (ht 30/05/2018)

Three is company: Nepal can unleash the Greater Himalayan Region’s true potential only if it adopts trilateralism, by Madhukar SJB Rana and Atul K. Thakur (kp 30/05/2018)

Misreading Nepal: As Nepal leans further toward China, not just politically, but also socially and economically, India may be left wondering why its narrative is failing in Nepal, by Bishal Thapa (rep 29/05/2018)

CII Foundation hands over health posts in Dolakha (ht 29/05/2018)

Tea entrepreneurs continue facing obstruction at Panityanki border, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 29/05/2018)

Biratnagar India camp staffers awaiting word from Delhi, by Raju Adhikari (rep 29/05/2018)

Police nab Indian security personnel in Rautahat for ‘kidnapping’ Nepali entrepreneur, by Madaan Thakur (rep 27/05/2018)

Another diplomatic gamble: If Modi could scratch Oli’s back, so did Oli on Modi’s back. This is a diplomatic gamble of two powerful personalities of Nepal and India, by Aditaya Man Shrestha (rep 27/05/2018)

EPG defers June 1-3 meeting (kp 26/05/2018)

Reshaping India’s Neighborhood Policy, by Bhuwan Upreti (sp 25/05/2018), Faithfully Yours: Although Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent trip focused on visits to Hindu shrines, his visit also helped bring Nepal-India relations back on track, by Keshab Poudel (sp 25/05/2018), Modi-3 + Arun-3 = L^3?: All this happened despite the fact that all outstanding projects promised by Modi-1 and Modi-2 are pending or badly behind schedule, and despite no relief forthcoming to Nepal on many Nepal-India issues including border inundation, demonetization loot and harassment of travelers, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 25/05/2018)

Squashed in the middle: A Kathmandu-New Delhi-Beijing diplomatic corridor is an urgent need for Nepal, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 24/05/2018)

The Modi ripples: Pandering to the masses by playing divisive politics is a cheap way of gaining publicity. Playing victim card forever is no solution to Madhes, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 24/05/2018)

Nepal-India Ties: Breaking the Rhetoric, by Shyam KC (rn 23/05/2018)

A balancing act: With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha election, instability in the neighbourhood will not bode well for Modi, by Suman Mandal (kp 23/05/2018)

Security locks installed on 1,260 tankers: The security locking system is a specially designed safety measure that is being implemented by Indian Oil Corporation in India (kp 23/05/2018)

Nepal and India to run joint operation to check wildlife poaching, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 22/05/2018)

Modi Mantra and Oli Tantra, by Prem Khatry (rn 22/05/2018)

India’s field office ‘to close’ (kp 20/05/2018), Nepal-India issue ends as Delhi closes field office, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 23/05/2018)

Cautious time: India holds a greater leverage and it will ensure that their strategic interests are fulfilled. Nepal needs to do the same, by Rohit Karki (rep 20/05/2018)

Crucial EPG meeting on June 1-3 in Kathmandu (kp 19/05/2018)

Indian farmers grow crops illegally in Saptari district, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 18/05/2018)

Naxalbari to Lhasa, via Kathmandu: China, after its war with India, lent support to several insurgent groups in India. The Naxalites were one of them, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 18/05/2018)

Living with China: Great Indian irony is that when Nepal seeks to diversify trade with China and attract Chinese FDI, they take it as an intrusion on their area of influence, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 16/05/2018)

Connected through borders: Madhes should have used this as an opportunity to reveal its vision on how it seeks to engage with the Indian establishment, by Kalpana Jha (kp 16/05/2018)

India to drop discriminatory rule in power trade (rep 16/05/2018)

Govt seeks contractor for access road works, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 16/05/2018)

16 border pillars missing in Panchthar (rep 16/05/2018)

A mere lip service? Modi’s visit to Nepal was more jam packed and less result oriented, by Achyut Wagle (kp 15/05/2018), Lawmakers raise questions over Modi visit (ht 15/05/2018), Modi’s silence on statute leaves Madhesi parties in quandary (rep 15/05/2018), Geopolitical test: After his visit to India last month, PM Oli has become soft toward India and his priority seems to have changed, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 15/05/2018), NSU protests against BJP leader Azad’s anti-Nepal comment: The student wing of Nepali Congress has decided to continue the agitation until Azad apologises (kp 16/05/2018), Modi’s Modus Operandi, by Dhruba H. Adhikary (rn 16/05/2018), Improving Nepal-India Relations, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 16/05/2018)

Think new: We need to depart from conventional thinking of Nepal-India relations to address each other’s concern in a pragmatic way with new approach, by Pradhumna B. Shah (rep 15/05/2018)

Parties condemn Indian MP’s remark on Janakpur (rep 14/05/2018), BJP MP Azad in territory row: Minister Gyawali says ‘Nepal will take up Janakpur issue with India’; Lower House MPs are angry over suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad’s comment that Jankapur is part of Indian territory (kp 15/05/2018)

There won’t be another blockade: PM (kp 14/05/2018), Meeting with Modi positive, says PM (ht 14/05/2018)

Securing Indian Strategic Interest In Nepal, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 14/05/2018)

More air entry routes from India sought (ht 14/05/2018)

Delhi ‘ready’ to help reduce Nepal-India trade imbalances (kp 14/05/2018)

Mission Modi: For Nepal-India ties to deepen, bilateral agreements should be implemented (kp 14/05/2018)

India sends draft MoU for railway feasibility study: Two prime ministers agree to maintain momentum generated by Oli’s visit to India in April, by Anil Giri (kp 13/05/2018)

Nepal seeks India nod on grant rejig (kp 13/05/2018)

Strong ties ‘shall always remain: ’Province 2 government, Janakpur mayor honour Indian prime minister, by Ajit Tiwari, Shyam Sundar Shashi and Santosh Singh (kp 12/05/2018), Nepal, India to resolve key issues by Sept 19: 'India supports unified and prosperous Nepal', by Anil Giri (kp 12/05/2018), Police detain 30 protesters (kp 12/05/2018), Oli, Modi vow to expedite air, water, rail connectivity, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 12/05/2018), Janakpur now a part of Ramayan Circuit: Modi, Oli jointly launch Janakpur-Ayodhya Bus Service (rep 12/05/2018), PMs jointly lay foundation for Arun III (rep 12/05/2018), Cops remove Bibeksheel protest banner (rep 12/05/2018) [Please no critics in Lord Modi!], Spheres for course correction: With his Indian counterpart, Nepali PM should take up the issue of additional checks by Indian security officers at TIA. No such arrangement exists anywhere in the world, by Hemant Arjyal (rep 12/05/2018), Police arrest 23 anti modi protesters (kp 13/05/2018), Cross-party leaders meet Indian PM Modi (kp 13/05/2018)

Cautious optimism as Modi visits again: Preparations over for civic reception in ancient town; Muktinath sees heavy snowfall, by Anil Giri (kp 11/05/2018), Janakpur ready for reception, by Ajit Tiwari, Shyam Sundar Shashi and Santosh Singh (kp 11/05/2018), NRA seeks renegotiation of Indian credit, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/05/2018), Modi faces Twitteratis’ wrath; few come to his defence (kp 11/05/2018), Weather, too, unfavourable (kp 11/05/2018), A balancing act: Nepalis will greet Indian PM Modi with cautious optimism unlike in 2014 when they gave him a standing ovation (kp 11/05/2018), Have a pleasant stay: Nepali civil society should forget the past and consider the long-term benefits of Modi’s visit, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 11/05/2018), Janakpur to Janakpur, by Om Astha Rai (nt 11/05/2018), Modi’s Himalayan marathon: The Indian prime minister’s visit to Nepal sparks hope, dismay and speculation, by Om Astha Rai (nt 11/05/2018), A political pilgrim, by Om Astha Rai (nt 11/05/2018)

India-China Collaboration, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 11/05/2018)

Budhanagar ICP set to come online early, by Binod Bhandari (kp 10/05/2018)

Modi visit to ink railway and waterways pacts, by Anil Giri (kp 10/05/2018), Janakpur set to welcome Modi, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 10/05/2018), Parts of Kathmandu undergo hasty makeover, by Anup Ojha (kp 10/05/2018)

Ex-PMs, ministers ask Oli to put national intersts ahead (kp 09/05/2018), Oli looking forward to Modi’s visit (ht 09/05/2018), Modi in Janakpur: Cementing bilateral ties, by Hari Bansh Jha (ht 09/05/2018), NRA urges expediting release of Indian reconstruction aid (rep 09/05/2018), Shared concern, shared prosperity: India should examine the relevance of some assumptions of ‘Nehru doctrine’ and build a new paradigm of shared concern and shared prosperity with Nepal, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (rep 09/05/2018)

Nepal-India border dispute continues (ht 09/05/2018)

Modify relations: Nepal-India dealings have transformed from a relation based on hierarchy to one based on friendship, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 08/05/2018)

Janakpur calling: Modi’s visit might become epochal in bolstering socio-economic and cultural ties between Nepal and India, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 07/05/2018)

Missed opportunities: Two economically powerful countries are our permanent neighbors. They should be Nepal’s natural strategic partners for development, by Kedar Neupane (rep 06/05/2018)

India plans three ‘surprise gifts’ (kp 06/05/2018)

India’s small development project: Indian aid to pass through Nepal’s budgetary channel; Officials say the move will allow govt control over spending and maintain transparency; India has been directly funding up to Rs 50m as  SDP scheme since 2003 (kp 05/05/2018)

Yellow lentils being smuggled into India, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 05/05/2018)

No longer a yam? Will Nepal develop an alternative vision for connectivity if the trans-Himalayan economic corridor doesn’t work out?, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 04/05/2018)

Govt renews controversial Indian embassy Small Grants Projects, by Surendra Paudel (rep 03/05/2018)

Modi visit to ink Nepal-India easy agro exports deal, by Suresh Raj Yadav (kp 02/05/2018), Modi to begin Nepal visit from Janakpur (ht 02/05/2018), Modi to stop over in Janakpur, Muktinath on way to Kathmandu, by Suresh Yadav (rep 02/05/2018), Special package on anvil for Janakpur, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 03/05/2018), Mustang prepares for Modi visit, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 03/05/2018), To Modi, with memories: What PM Modi will do and say during the visit will largely determine how Nepal and Nepalis will cope with bitter memories of blockade, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 03/05/2018), Mustang gears up for Modi’s Muktinath visit (kp 04/05/2018), Modi to visit Nepal from May 11 to 12: India (ht 04/05/2018), Janakpur to Janakpur, by Om Astha Rai (nt 04/05/2018)

Modi-Xi yin yang: Nepal has in the past lacked the acumen and strategy to bring both India and China on-board in cooperation, by Achyut Wagle (kp 01/05/2018)

Nepal prods India for new air routes, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/04/2018), Well-connected: Air routes must be a key agenda during Indian PM’s visit if new international airports are to be feasible (kp 01/05/2018)

Nepal, India agree to amend transit treaty to facilitate Nepal’s trade (rep 30/04/2018)

'Do not compromise on national interests in the name of equidistant relations' (rep 30/04/2018)

Lack of railway rakes delays transportation of goods, by Shankar Acharya (kp 30/04/2018), Country seeks bulk cargo facility at more customs points (ht 30/04/2018), India ‘agrees’ to set aside 125 rail cars (kp 01/05/2018), Fast tracks: Nepal needs to hold India to its promises to better rail connectivity for cargo shipments (kp 02/05/2018), Indian train arrives near Biratnagar (ht 02/05/2018)

1st cargo train arrives near Biratnagar: this is part of a trial to  create a second cargo train route linking nepal with india after Birgunj, by Madhav Ghimire (kp 30/04/2018)

Improving operational capacy: Govt mulls plan to boost traffic at ICP, by Shankar Acharya (kp 29/04/2018)

Transit, trade treaties and RSA to be reviewed, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 29/04/2018)

Indian border force dismantles electric fence on Nepal side, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 28/04/2018)

Biratnagar trials Nepal’s second cargo train route, by Madhav Ghimire (kp 27/04/2018)

Tilathi locals say India ‘reluctant’ to control Khado stream flood, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 26/04/2018)

CONCOR starts ferrying Nepal-bound cargo containers to Jogbani: The move is expected to lower transportation cost for Nepali traders (ht 26/04/2018)

Oli, Modi to lay foundation stone for 900-MW Arun III (rep 26/04/2018)

Nepal’s only ICP fails to operate at full capacity, by Shankar Acharya (kp 25/04/2018)

Govt unveils wish list for IGC meeting: Nepal will also ask India to allow it to use inland waterways for the movement of cargo within the framework of trade and transit arrangements, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 24/04/2018), Nepal lists out its priorities for IGC meeting (ht 24/04/2018)

Police rescue two Nepalis from Delhi brothel (kp 23/04/2018)

Cautious optimism in Nepal as India and China show sign of rapprochement, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 23/04/2018)

Customs formalities for Nepal bound cargoes at Indian ports to ease, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 23/04/2018)

Modi likely to visit Nepal in second week of May, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 22/04/2018), Indian PM Modi to visit Nepal from May 11 to 12 (ht 22/04/2018), Preparations on for Modi’s visit to Janakpur (kp 23/04/2018), Preps begin for Modi’s visit starting May 11, by Anil Giri (kp 24/04/2018), Province 2 decides on Modi’s civic reception (kp 25/04/2018), Preparations in full swing for Modi's Janakpur visit, by Suresh Yadav (rep 30/04/2018), Modi first foreign PM to visit provincial HQ, by Anil Giri and Ajit Tiwari (kp 02/05/2018)

Indian currency crunch in Rajbiraj (ht 22/04/2018)

Impact of demonetisation: Why this issue was not raised during PM Oli’s state visit to India remains a mystery, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 22/04/2018)

Where is my home? There are those Nepalis in India who are from Nepal and hold Nepali citizenship and then there are others who live in India and hold Indian citizenship, by Binayak Sundas (rep 21/04/2018)

Container tracking system launched as pilot project, by Suresh Neupane (kp 20/04/2018)

Nepal-India energy secretary-level talks end (ht 19/04/2018)

Testing times: Signing agreements does not mark a real gain. Many agreements remain only in papers, by Rishi Dhamala (rep 17/04/2018), To newer heights: How successful Prime Minister Oli’s latest state visit to India was remains to be seen, by Birendra P. Mishra (kp 19/04/2018)

A talk with Mr Oli: Visit to India should provide an important impetus for the two countries to strengthen their joint efforts to progress and advance, by Salman Haidar (kp 19/04/2018)

‘Positive vibes’ in EPG after PM’s India visit, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 13/04/2018), Nepal-India EPG meet under way (ht 13/04/2018), EPG sides exchange report drafts (ht 14/04/2018), Eighth Nepal-India EPG meet concludes (ht 14/04/2018)

NEA offers power banking to India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/04/2018)

Crossing point: Extra vigilance needed on both sides of Indo-Nepal border to curb human trafficking (kp 13/04/2018)

Nepal-India Ties Redefined, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 13/04/2018), Oli’s Test Of Balancing Relations, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 13/04/2018)

India-funded post-quake housing reconstruction project starts (kp 12/04/2018)

LPG bottlers upset ‘non-explosive certificate’ issue not resolved during PM Oli’s India visit (ht 12/04/2018)

Nepal and India to discuss waterways link in Pokhara, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/04/2018)

India-Nepal railway study soon (kp 11/04/2018)

India visit successful, historic: PM (kp 09/04/2018), Nepal-India ties harmonious, says PM Oli (ht 09/04/2018), Was prime minister's India visit a success?, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 09/04/2018), Congress points to issues missing from visit agenda: Party spokesman says the NC had expected Prime Minister Oli to take up issues of Pancheshwar DPR and trade deficit seriously with the Indian side (kp 09/04/2018), Good start: PM’s India visit can be hailed as a success even as we await implementation of agreements (kp 09/04/2018), Ties on track: The visit proves that nepal and India share an ineluctable bond and that acrimony should have no place in our age-old ties (ht 09/04/2018), ‘No reason to cheer new project announcements’ (rep 09/04/2018), Two NC leaders divided over outcome of PM’s India visit (kp 10/04/2018), Amity With All, Enmity With None, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 11/04/2018), Success In ‘Mending’ Soured Ties!, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 11/04/2018), Oli’s India Visit: Some Achievements, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 12/04/2018), PM’s India Visit: Oli Lives Up To His Promise, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 15/04/2018)

Misplaced narrative: The ability to deal with India has been an important source of legitimacy for both bureaucratic state and political actors, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 09/04/2018)

India-Nepal oil pipeline formally launched (rep 08/04/2018)

Barathwa-Biratnagar section of cross-border railway hits a snag, by Binod Subedi (rep 08/04/2018)

Oli says after meeting Indian PM: ‘No misunderstanding between Nepal, India’, by Chandra Shekhar Adhikari and Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 07/04/2018), Oli holds meetings with Gandhi, Yadav (kp 07/04/2018), Oli urges Indians to ‘seize biz opportunities’ in Nepal (kp 07/04/2018), Oli, Modi talk Nepal-India cooperation, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 07/04/2018), PM Oli in New Delhi, key meetings today (rep 07/04/2018), New channels of cooperation open: India hails Nepal’s political achievements: Two prime ministers inaugurate Birgunj-based Integrated Check Post, by Chandra Shekhar Adhikari and Suresh Neupane (kp 08/04/2018), Banned Indian notes find no mention (kp 08/04/2018), Joint statement during the state visit of PM Oli to India (kp 08/04/2018), Agreement reached on three areas (ht 08/04/2018), Rail line to Kathmandu among accords inked by Nepal, India, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 08/04/2018)

‘SSB obstructs border people from tilling their own land’, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 07/04/2018)

Nepal, India to sign at least three agreements, by Anil Giri (kp 06/04/2018), DoS officials urge PM to prioritise border issue, by DR Panta (kp 06/04/2018), Province 7 PA wants PM Oli to seek upgradation of Gauriphanta entry point (ht 06/04/2018), What is different this time?, by Om Astha Rai (nt 06/04/2018), Virtually a blockade: PM Oli opposed the Indian Blockade in 2015, but as he prepares to visit Delhi he seems unaware of the stoppage at the Bhairawa border (nt 06/04/2018), Red carpet for a red leader, by Shekhar Kharel (nt 06/04/2018), Asking the difficult questions: Prime Minister Oli’s fence-mending trip to India is not getting into the touchy subject of Gorkha recruitment (nt 06/04/2018), Prime Minister Oli’s India Visit: International Diplomacy, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 06/04/2018)

Press reset: PM Oli’s Delhi visit marks the beginning of a new phase of Nepal-India ties in the shadow of China, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 06/04/2018)

Birgunj ICP to be inaugurated on Saturday (rep 06/04/2018)

Respect Nepal, says Indian opposition: Parties in India tell PM Modi not to interfere in Nepal’s internal affairs, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 05/04/2018) [Says the same party that, in 1989 under its PM Rajiv Gandhi, imposed a direct economic blockade against Nepal!]

Chitwan authorities destroy ‘illegal’ Indian chicken (kp 04/04/2018)

Unfinished business: Prime Minister Oli should take up bilateral issues during his visits to India and China, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 03/04/2018)

Birgunj Integrated Check Post likely to open April 5, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/04/2018)

Banned Indian banknotes: NRB official hopes Oli visit resolves issue, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 01/04/2018)

Nepal to propose power swap deal with India, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/04/2018)

Kathmandu, New Delhi announce April 6-8 date: Oli visit to deepen ties, by Anil Giri (kp 31/03/2018), Revisiting Nepal-India Relations, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 01/04/2018), PM for India’s supportive role in development (ht 01/04/2018), PM Oli’s visit aims to ‘redefine’ Nepal-India ties, by Anil Giri (kp 02/04/2018), No mere formality: There’s no denying political symbolism of a visit by PM who enjoys overwhelming support at home (kp 02/04/2018), Main objective is to strengthen goodwill: FMSays there will be no new agenda, agreement or demand from the Nepali side (ht 02/04/2018), Bulk cargo transit deal on Oli-Modi meeting agenda, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 03/04/2018), At least two pacts to be signed, by Anil Giri (kp 03/04/2018), As Oli goes to India: Prime Minister Oli holds almost the same strong clout in Nepal as his counterpart Narendra Modi does in India, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 03/04/2018), PM tells Parliament: Past pacts in priority, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/04/2018), Forwarders urge PM to lobby India to simplify procedures (kp 04/04/2018), PM Oli urged to stress cross-border trade: Also advised to seek facilitation of seamless vehicular movement via Siliguri Corridor (ht 04/04/2018), India visit to boost ties, says PM Oli (ht 04/04/2018), Prime Minister Oli has no new agenda for India visit: Dahal (ht 04/04/2018), No new accord with India that harms Nepal's interest: PM; Issues stern warning to 'Biplab' Maoists (rep 04/04/2018), Ex-PMs urge Oli to mend India ties (kp 05/04/2018), PM consults predecessors on India visit (ht 05/04/2018), Pancheswar project: Locals hoping PM's visit to kick start it (rep 05/04/2018)

Keeping the balance: Nepal’s economic relations with neighbours should be nurtured in a pragmatic manner that ensures sovereignty, by Surendra Regmi (kp 30/03/2018)

Borderline, by Kunda Dixit (nt 30/03/2018)

India ups price of electricity exported to Nepal: New rates come into effect on April 1 (rep 30/03/2018)

PM’s India Sojourn: Hopes And Limitations, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 30/03/2018), “Nepal has more self-respect”, interview with Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali (nt 30/03/2018)

Byas residents demolish beam bridges built by India: Indian authorities had built eight rudimentary bridges over the Mahakali river in Darchula without consent from the Nepali side, by Manoj Badu (kp 29/03/2018)

PM’s India Visit: Focus On Strengthening Ties, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 28/03/2018), ‘Economy top agenda’ during Oli’s India visit (29/03/2018)

Lapse in border security in Panchthar, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 28/03/2018)

India, China key allies, says Oli: Nepal’s ‘foreign policy priorities start from neighbourhood (kp 27/03/2018)

The Himalayan opportunity: Nepal is best positioned to be at the centre of the intensifying regional and global discourse, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 27/03/2018)

Preparations for Oli’s New Delhi visit begin: Foreign Ministry officials have been alerted to be ‘ready’ for the visit, said  a senior official (kp 26/03/2018)

Distribution of land compensation starts, by Shanker Acharya (kp 26/03/2018), Indian government hands over ICP Birgunj to NITDB, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 26/03/2018)

Nepal-India business potential highlighted (kp 25/03/2018)

Indian projects worth millions of dollars in limbo, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 25/03/2018)

Over dozen families displaced by Indian road project in Banke, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 23/03/2018)

Delhi proposes April 6-8 for Oli’s India visit: This will be his first foreign visit since taking office on Feb 16, by Anil Giri (kp 22/03/2018), PM to visit India from April 6 to 8, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 23/03/2018)

Commerce minister holds discussions with Indian counterpart (ht 21/03/2018)

Track 2 diplomacy: Nepal should not let its international relations be handled by incompetent diplomats, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 20/03/2018)

Indian NHRC directs govt to compensate (ht 20/03/2018)

India repairs Gandak canal (kp 19/03/2018)

Gyawali: Govt for balanced relations with India, China, by Mukul Humagain and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/03/2018), Indian PM, Chinese prez will visit Nepal in 2018: FM Gyawali (rep 18/03/2018)

IGC meeting scheduled for April 26 and 27 (ht 18/03/2018)

Bhairahawa ICP fails to commence, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 18/03/2018)

Oli-led govt has full support of India, BJP: Jolly (ht 14/03/2018)

Vulnerable countries: The threat on Nepal’s national integrity is nothing compared to similar threat India is faced with in keeping itself intact, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep 14/03/2018)

From dependence to interdependence: Nepal and India should take new initiatives to review and then renew their relations, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp 12/03/2018)

ICP construction moves ahead at snail’s pace, by Deo Narayan Shah (kp 11/03/2018)

200 students Get India’s Scholarship (kp 10/03/2018)

Kolkata Port plans upgrade to stave off competition, by Shankar Acharya (kp 10/03/2018)

India grants $16.2m to UN agencies: Aid will help rerebuild 50,000 quake-damaged houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districtsSanghiya Samajbadi Froum-Nepal demands 3 ministerial berths and a constitutional position (kp 09/03/2018), India, UNDP, UNOPS tie up for reconstruction (ht 09/03/2018)

ICP construction in Nepalgunj begins, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 07/03/2018)

Nepal plans to finalise trans-shipment modality (kht 07/02/2018)

India admits to building makeshift bridges, track in Nepal sans permit, by Manoj Badu (kp 06/03/2018)

Land leased at Indian ports continues to remain unused, by Shankar Acharya (kp 03/03/2018)

Reviewing the Treaty of 1950, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 02/03/2018)

Let’s get together: Cooperation between Nepal, India and Bangladesh will give a boost to South Asian regionalism, by Sunil KC (kp 01/03/2018)

ICP Birgunj to come into operation from mid-April (ht 01/03/2018)

EPG Report and Nepal-India Ties, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 28/02/2018)

Neighbourhood Nirvana: People to people exchanges between India and Nepal could help bilateral relationship move towards interdependence, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 28/02/2018)

Connection needed: Nepal should immediately open a liaison office at Visakhapatnam Port in Adhra Pradhesh (kp 28/02/2018)

Delhi wants rail links with Kathmandu: Koshiyari; Says ties with India will improve during Oli’s tenure (kp 27/02/2018)

Dealing with big brother: With the leftist in the government for five years, there may not be a better time to improve bilateral ties with China, by Niranjan Narsingh Khatri (rep 27/02/2018)

Biratnagar-bound containers to be transported by rail route, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 26/02/2018)

Nepali EPG urges new peace, friendship treaty with India, by Anil Giri (kp 23/02/2018), New Nepal-India pact on anvil, by Anil Giri (kp 25/02/2018), Acceptable final report to boost Nepal-India tiesEPG exchanges first draft reports (kp 26/02/2018), ‘No one will be disappointed after report is out’ (ht 26/02/2018)

Joint panel reviews status of India-funded projects: Officials discuss Tarai Roads Project and Integrated Check Posts (kp 23/02/2018), Steering committee meeting ends inconclusively (ht 23/02/2018)

Indian sugarcane hitting Nepali farmers’ income, by Nabin Poudel (kp 23/02/2018)

Nepal-bound gasoline being sold en route, by Binod Bhandari (kp 22/02/2018), NOC begins probe into gasoline smuggling: Fuel imported from India is sold en route before reaching Nepal as prices are higher across the border, by Binod Bhandari (kp 26/02/2018)

Beyond neighborhood: Going beyond neighborhood will help free Nepal from clutches of geopolitical vulnerabilities and lessens our asymmetric dependence on neighbors, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 22/02/2018)

Plans afoot to fully digitise Vizag port to ease third-country trade (ht 21/02/2018)

‘50 percent boundary posts missing or in dilapidated state’ (kp 20/02/2018)

Hunt on for new ports: Current ports being used by Nepali traders are either congested or unsuitable, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/02/2018)

Tired of waiting for Indian aid, MoE rebuilds schools on its own, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 19/02/2018)

A global focus: Nepal’s geo-strategic position makes it the fulcrum in the balance of regional and global politics, by Asmita Verma (kp 18/02/2018)

Locals in border areas deprived of state facilities (rep 17/02/2018)

Aftershocks of the Blockade: Nepal and India both need to learn their lessons, and move on to improve bilateral ties, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 16/02/2018)

500 containers stuck at Vizag since December (ht 15/02/2018)

Dubious intention: Why is India pushing for opening more pension paying offices while pension can be paid through banking channels? It smells of ulterior motive, by Prem Singh Basnyat (rep 15/02/2018)

Export basket to India witnesses changes in new tax regime (ht 14/02/2018)

Indian army chief arrives (ht 13/02/2018) [Why?]

Dhamra port an option for third-country trade, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 12/02/2018)

Locals launch protest as ICP nears completion: Locals have threatened to padlock the ICP if their demand is not addressed by Monday, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 11/02/2018)

India delays road upgradation process, by Mohan Budhayer (kp 11/02/2018)

Protection for Indian farmers to further erode Nepal’s competitiveness (rep 11/02/2018)

UP CM pledges to improve Nepal-India road links (ht 10/02/2018)

Oli’s foreign policy dilemma: With India reaching out to Oli, it is now up to the CPN-UML Chairman to reciprocate appropriately, by Anil Giri (kp 09/02/2018)

Think beyond China: History shows if there is one thing India does not like, it is Nepal getting close to China. That’s a big problem, this lens should change, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 07/02/2018)

Days of reckoning: Proposed 300 meters high dam in Koshi has been brought to save Bihar from flooding and shift inundation to Nepal, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep 07/02/2018)

Ginger farmers breathe sigh of relief after India lifts ban, by Ramesh Chandra Adhikari (kp 07/02/2018)

Indian inflections: The uniqueness and inseparability of Nepal-India relations must be looked upon as a strength, not a weakness, by Achyut Wagle (kp 06/02/2018)

Pilferage control: Cargo tracking system to be installed ‘soon’ (kp 06/02/2018)

Nepal, India agree to promote bilateral investment, tourism (ht 06/02/2018)

Modi visit likely after Oli becomes PM: Gyawali (kp 05/0172018) [New government needs orders?]

Nepali officials to inspect Indian ports: Secretary at the Ministry of Commerce is leading the Nepali delegation to ports in Calcutta, Visakhapatnam and Odissa (kp 05/02/2018)

Informal Visit Of Indian Foreign Minister, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 04/02/2018), India Willing For Course Correction?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 05/02/2018)

A tale of two cities: When it is 7:00 am in Dharchula, India it is already 7:15 am in Darchula, Nepal; as if twin sisters have been married into two different families, by Prakash Chandra Timilsena (kp 03/02/2018)

Oli and Swaraj discuss ways to further Nepal-India ties: Congratulating the CPN-UML on its electoral victory, Swaraj is said to have remarked that Nepal was  moving closer to a stable government, by Anil Giri (kp 02/02/2018), Swaraj here to ‘meet friends’ (ht 02/02/2018), Swaraj pledges help for new govts, by Anil Giri (kp 03/02/2018), India willing to work with new govt: Swaraj (kp 03/02/2018), Swaraj’s visit ill-timed: Bhattarai (kp 04/02/2018)

India raises Nepal grant by 74 percent (kp 02/02/2018)

Apex court asks govt to submit border details (kp 02/02/2018)

India digs trench along no man’s land in Banke, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 30/01/2018)

Anxiety of stability: Oli seems to be laying the groundwork for balancing relations with India and China but how it will play out is yet to be seen, by Som P. Pudasaini (rep 30/01/2018), Politico-diplomatic quandary: Nepal must have a pragmatic and consensus based foreign policy to pursue balanced relations with India and China, by Som P. Pudasaini (kp 31/01/2018)

Jaipur musings: The India-Nepal relationship should be reinvigorated by focusing on people-to-people connections, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 30/01/2018)

Swaraj to visit this week with Modi’s message, by Anil Giri (kp 29/01/2018), Swaraj to visit Nepal on Thursday (ht 30/01/2018), Oli ‘eager to work with Indian government', by Anil Giri (kp 30/01/2018), Swaraj to meet Oli first (kp 31/01/2018), Swaraj coming to reset ties, feel pulse: Experts, by Kposh Raj Koirala (rep 31/01/2018), Mending fences: Modi has extended olive branch by sending Sushma to Nepal; Oli should welcome gesture (kp 01/02/2018)

Cement factories change route to import clinker, by Shankar Acharya (kp 30/01/2018)

Nepal, India expedite work to restore lost, damaged border pillars in five years (rep 29/01/2018)

India drags feet in building new cross-border power line (kp 28/01/2018)

No man's land turning into a cowshed, by Tekendra Basyal (rep 28/01/2018)

Swaraj likely to visit Nepal before mid-Feb, by Anil Giri (kp 27/01/2018)

India gifts 36 ambulances, buses to organizations (rep 27/01/2018)

India Republic Day marked (kp 27/01/2018), Oli absent from embassy’s function (kp 27/01/2018)

‘India builts bridge on no man’s land’, by Kamal Panthi (kp 25/01/2018)

Nepali traders face hassles in ginger export to India once again (ht 25/01/2018), Indian non-tariff barrier to ginger export: Priority for agro-product exports limited to paper only (rep 25/01/2018), Ginger politics (rep 25/01/2018), Ginger worth millions rot in farms as India closes market, by Bhim Chapagain (rep)

Assistance to inter-dependence: Nepal’s needs have undergone massive structural changes triggered by the aspirations of a new generation and far reaching political changes, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 24/01/2018)

India blocks Nepali ginger: Trucks filled with ginger turn back from Indian customs, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 23/01/2018)

Cargo movement via Visakhapatnam up, by Shankar Acharya (kp 23/01/2018)

Nepal-India border dispute: Nepali owners can use land lost in fresh demarcation, says govt, by Anil Giri (kp 22/01/2018), Security chiefs inspect ‘encroached’ land (kp 23/01/2018), Writ filed at SC seeking stay against border pillar installation (kp 24/01/2018), ‘Settle boundary dispute for good’ (kp 25/01/2018)

Modi congratulates Oli as ‘next PM’ (kp 22/01/2018)

Freshen up Nepal-India Ties, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 19/01/2018)

Nepal’s export to India takes a steep dive (ht 19/01/2018)

Joint Nepal-India team starts inspecting pillars (ht 17/01/2018), New border survey ‘moves’  Nepali land towards India, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 18/01/2018) [??]

Officials visiting India to expedite release of reconstruction loan (rep 16/01/2018)

Power to the people: Despite huge potential, Nepal fails to meet demands for electricity and turns to India for bail-out (kp 12/01/2018)

Trilateral cooperation: Rather than looking for equidistance, Nepal should try and achieve more proximity with both its neighbours, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 12/01/2018)

EPG team told to keep national interest in core (kp 10/01/2018), Sixth Nepal-India EPG meet starting Thursday (rep 10/01/2018), EPG talks make ‘significant progress’ (ht 12/01/2018), EPG conducts second round discussion on 1950 India-Nepal treaty, by Anil Giri (kp 12/01/2018), 1950 Treaty to change: Eminent Persons Group on Nepal-India relations to begin report writing, by Anil Giri (kp 13/01/2018), Sixth EPG meet concludes, seventh to be held in Nepal in February (ht 13/01/2018)

Throwing down the gauntlet: New Indian foreign secretary’s appointment will reinforce view that India is willing to deal with the Chinese on their own terms, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 08/01/2018)

EPG all set to draft report: The 1950 Peace and Friendship Treaty remains a major bone of contention as both sides are indecisive whether to make amendments to it or scrap it (kp 04/01/2017)

Interconnecting ways: Construction of economic corridor between Nepal and its immediate neighbours may bring immense benefits to all three, by Aditya Baral (kp 02/01/2018)

Managing migration: Taking advantage of open border, India pushed Bhutanese Nepalis into Nepal, which was itself in dire need of international support to promote democracy, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (rep 02/01/2018)

Indo-Nepal Trade Fair to kick off on Feb 2 (kp 30/12/2017)

Call to operate Rangeli border, by Binod Subedi (rep 30/12/2017)

Joint team starts border pillar study in Farwest, by DR Panta (kp 29/12/2017)

Nepal faces hassles in clinker import: India stops allowing dusty cargoes to be unloaded at yard of Raxaul station (ht 26/12/2017), Transportation of clinker on hold as stalemate continues, by Rajesh Khanal and Shankar Acharya (kp 27/12/2017), Clinker arrives as transport dispute ends, by Shankar Acharya (kp 29/12/2017)

Nepali, Indian officials meet to discuss stalled clinker shipments (kp 25/12/2017)

Geopolitical romanticism: epal should see both India and China from a creative, geo-cultural perspective where hostility is given no place, by Abhi Subedi (kp 24/12/2017)

Modi lauds Oli on Left victory (kp 22/12/2017)

NEA asks India not to stop electricity supply: The state-owned power utility is currently importing around 400 MW of electricity from India (kp 22/12/2017)

The left alliance must strive to improve relations with India, interview with Ghanashyam Bhushal, Deputy General Secretary of CPN-UML (rep 21/12/2017)

Power imports from India likely to jump 26pc, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/12/2017)

Narrow road delays ICP operation, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 20/12/2017)

Raxaul locals threaten to halt Nepal-bound trucks, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 18/12/2017), Act immediately: India must ward off threats that  could disrupt Nepal’s imports (kp 19/12/2017)

400kV Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line: Nepal to press India to agree on funding modality; Nepal and India had agreed to build the transmission line during the JSC meeting more than a year ago in New Delhi and had formed a joint technical team to prepare the DPR, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/12/2017)

Traders fear congestion again at Kolkata port, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 16/12/2017)

India welcomes Nepal polls (kp 15/12/2017)

Who won: India or China? Having secured a mandate to rule for next five years, no one should be surprised if new Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli makes a concerted effort to improve frayed ties with India, by Biswas Baral (rep 14/12/2017)

Nepal to ask India for more electricity (rep 14/12/2017)

Dealing With Neighbours, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 13/12/2017)

IC shortage hampers trade, life in Birgunj, by Shankar Acharya (kp 13/12/2017)

Electronic tracking system for containers coming from Kolkata (rep 06/12/2017), Electronic cargo tracking system from January (ht 10/12/2017)

Stranded fertiliser being transported to Nepal (kp 05/12/2017)

APF, Indian SSB start joint border patrol (kp 03/12/2017)

Barriers make life difficult for ginger exporters (kp 02/12/2017)

Skewed View Of Indian Media, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 01/12/2017)

End the monopoly: Allow more players to operate railway service between Kolkata and Birgunj (kp 28/11/2017)

Onion prices bring tears to Nepali eyes, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 28/11/2017)

Govt plans to bring its cargo via Vizag port (ht 27/11/2017)

Despite hassles, traders stick to Kolkata port (ht 26/11/2017), Talks planned to shorten process at Kolkata Port (kp 27/11/2017)

Nepal-India relations: Ramayan circuit, by Hari Bansh Jha (ht 23/11/2017)

Border to close for 72 hours (kp 22/11/2017)

SSB obstructs hume pipe installation (kp 14/11/2017)

All planned meetings stalled till elections (kp 11/11/2017)

Officials review progress in India-funded projects in Nepal (kp 09/11/2017)

Nepal urges India to send fertiliser to avert shortage (kp 04/11/2017)

Indian envoy inaugurates school building (ht 04/11/2017)

Bhutan lessons: Nepal has a lot to learn from Bhutan on how to, and how not to, deal with India on hydropower, by Shraddha Gautam (rep 30/10/2017)

India removes GST on services supplied to Nepal against payment in Indian currency (ht 29/10/2017)

B’desh, India and Nepal to enforce transport deal: Dhaka urges Delhi to facilitate power import from Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/10/2017)

Nepal-bound cargo stuck at Kolkata port, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 25/10/2017), India agrees to ease cargo movement (kp 26/10/2017), Fertilisers stuck at port as planting season nears, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/10/2017)

Delhi mission vacant after envoy’s resignation (kp 24/10/2017)

Delay and hassles in Indian transit raise Nepal’s cost of trade (ht 18/10/2017)

Nepali ginger stranded at border after India’s GST, by Raju Adhikari (rep 18/10/2017), India removes tax on Nepali ginger exports: Officials say the problem will recur if a permanent solution is not sought, by Parbat Portel (kp 29/10/2017)

Equidistance is fantasy: Nepal has deep-rooted ties with India, and China will never be able to take its place, by Biranchi Paudyal (kp 18/10/2017)

Nepal-India joint team inspects ICP Birgunj (ht 16/10/2017)

India imposes GST on Nepali ginger: If Nepali traders pay the tax amount, they will end up forking out Rs10,000 for each truck of ginger that enters India, says a customs agent
 (kp 15/10/2017)

EPG progress: Miles to go; Neither 1950 treaty nor any other agreement between the two countries provides for border regulation, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (rep 11/10/2017)

Work in progress: Softening its position on demands of Madhes-based parties, India now seems to support the constitution implementation process, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 10/10/2017)

Detained Tilathi father, son duo freed, by Deo Narayan Sah (kp 08/10/2017)

GST waiver on Nepal-bound transit cargo can save Rs 1.2b annually, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 08/10/2017)

Border traffic chaos chokes Birgunj (ht 08/10/2017)

Flood-damaged bridge repaired by Indian side, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 07/10/2017)

Smuggling of goods from India rampant in Kailali (ht 06/10/2017)

The EPG muddle: It is becoming increasingly clear that substantive issues related to the 1950 treaty can be settled only through extensice political engagement, by Biswas Baral (rep 05/10/2017), Nepal-India EPG working to ready first report by March (kp 07/10/2017), Nepali side presents ‘clear views’ on all related issues: Elaborate discussions set to take place today, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/10/2017), EPG takes up border management issue (ht 08/10/2017), EPG to suggest border regulation measures, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/10/2017), ‘1950 treaty will not remain the same’ (ht 09/10/2017)

Krishnanagar biggest entry point for Indian goats, by Manoh Poudel (kp 04/10/2017)

Water bomb: Nepal’s rivers are a disaster waiting to happen in the monsoon, and this worries India, by Pawan Roy and Saurav Raj Pant (kp 28/09/2017)

Nepali envoy to India aims federal parliament seat (kp 25/09/2017), Envoy Upadhyay quits to contest polls (kp 07/10/2017)

So close to Big Brother: Is this government moinister our very own minister or some anonymous, self-appointed spokesperson for the Ministry of Micromanagement?, by Devendra Gautam (rep 25/09/2017)

To India, with love: India should be happy that Nepal finally got the new constitution after decades of struggle and is now working to implement it, by Jhalak Prasad Khanal (rep 24/09/2017)

Nepali migrants harassed at Indian border town' (kp 21/09/2017), More Nepalis being extorted in Indian border areas, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 25/09/2017)

Indian side ‘indifferent’ to repairing damaged bridge, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 20/09/2017)

Cautious optimism: All outstanding issues must be resolved so that bilateral relations can progress, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/09/2017)

Post-Doklam blues: The war of words between the two rising global stars, nuclear powers and Asian giants continues to be a matter of great concern for Nepal, by Som P. Pudasaini (rep 17/09/2017)

Building Mutual Trust In China-India Ties, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 15/09/2017)

Dahal objects to PM’s remarks on Koshi dam (kp 14/09/2017)

Indian transport operators ‘fleecing’ Nepali migrants (kp 13/09/2017)

Stateless Gorkhas: Instead of advocating for Madhesi rights in Nepal, Modi should first grant rights to his own citizens, by Puran P. Bista (rep 13/09/2017)

Misreading Nepal: Nepalis know that they cannot afford to be anti-India but when they witness open Indian meddling they won’t stay quiet either, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 12/09/2017)

China-Nepal-India Economic Corridor, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 11/09/2017)

Harmonizing of rules discourages informal trade between Nepal and India, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 11/09/2017)

Trade through Biratnagar border point resumes, by Dev Narayan Shah (kp 11/09/2017)

Bill of export mandatory for imports of over Rs 5,000 from India (ht 10/09/2017)

Nepal-India talks on Pancheswar DPR end inconclusively (ht 08/09/2017)

India’s Oli complex: India wants to keep China-baiting and ‘anti-Madhesi’ KP Sharma Oli and his party out of power at any cost. That would be a mistake, by Biswas Baral (rep 07/09/2017)

For the good of all: Water, terrorism and connectivity are the three urgent issues for Nepal and India, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 06/09/2017)

Changing tide: Chinese experts have already warned that India could cite security concerns to derail BRI projects in Nepal, by Abhijit Sharma (rep 06/09/2017)

Nepali team heads to India for Pancheshwar talks (kp 05/09/2017)

Susta locals take risky boat ride to enter India: Alleged SSB harassment in the name of border security screening drives many to avoid usual route, by Narayan Sharma (kp 04/09/2017)

A turn in the South: Deuba’s visit comes against the larger backdrop of India’s desire to improve ties with Nepal, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 04/09/2017)

Reclaiming our destiny: New Delhi’s active interest and involvement in all our political transformations further weakens Nepal and ends up progressively increasing Indian clout here, by Devendra Gautam (rep 03/09/2017)

Nepal, India to conclude boundary works in 5 yrs (kp 31/08/2017)

Only a meaningful partnership will yield tangible results, interview with Deep Kumar Upadhyay, Nepal's ambassador to India (kp 28/08/2017)

Nepal-India trade via Biratnagar comes to halt (kp 26/08/2017) [Maybe this is part of the outstanding agreements between Deuba and Modi!?]

Nepal, India sign four pacts on rebuilding, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/08/2017)

Bhimnagar-Bhantabari small customs: Alternative checkpoint to ease Nepal-India trade, by Dev Narayan Sah (kp 25/08/2018)

Modi seeks to better ties with Nepal: Holds one-to-one meeting with Deuba ahead of delegation-level talks; Focus: Clearing bottlenecks in bilateral relations, by Anil Giri (kp 24/08/2017), Prime minister bats for shared prosperity (ht 24/08/2017), India hails local polls, wishes for statute implementation: Prime Minister Deuba promises to amend the constitution in future by mustering strength in Parliament, by Anil Giri (kp 25/08/2017), PM Deuba’s remarks on statute draw flak (kp 26/08/2017), Deuba, Modi launch two cross-border power lines, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/08/2017), Nepal, India agree to expedite hydel projects: Modi invited to inaugurate Arun III hydropower; Joint mechanism to check border floods, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 25/08/2017), Nepal, India joint statement reaffirms strong bilateral ties (ht 25/08/2017), Prime Minister Deuba’s India Visit, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 25/08/2017), Nepal-China ties ‘figured prominently’ in PM Deuba’s Delhi engagements, by Anil Giri (kp 26/08/2017), PM’s Successful Visit With Ifs And Buts, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 28/08/2017)

Pancheshwar multipurpose project: Project suffers setback as DPR talks falter, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/08/2017)

NOC requests IOC to install security locks (kp 23/08/2017)

Indian blockade reduced Nepal-India drugs trade by 46.5 percent: Study (rep 22/08/2017)

Preparations for PM’s India visit ‘complete’: Official announcement likely today, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 21/08/2017), 7-9 MoUs to be signed during PM’s India visit, by Anil Giri (kp 22/08/2017), Things to do in Delhi: The Nepali people want bilateral ties to be redefined to emphasise interdependence, by Suresh Sharma (kp 22/08/2017), Exorcising Indian ghosts, by Bishal Thapa (rep 22/08/2017), PM’s India Visit: Trip To Bolster Relations, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 23/08/2017), Oli urges PM to take up matters of nat’l interest with India (kp 23/08/2017), Untimely sojourns: A clear agenda and a national mandate are necessary for ground-breaking negotiations in Nepal’s best interests, by Som P. Pudasaini (kp 23/08/2017), PM heading for India today leading 59-member delegation (rep 23/08/2017), Deuba’s Delhi brief: The onus is on countries like Nepal which share borders with both India and China to step up efforts to deescalate, by Devendra Gautam (rep 23/08/2017)

PM Deuba will have to demonstrate independence in Nepal’s foreign policy, interview with Mahesh Maskey (kp 21/08/2017)

Nepal-bound cargo stranded in India, by Shankar Acharya (kp 21/08/2017)

Lesson for disaster preparedness: Disaster Risk Management and renegotiations with India a must to mitigate future flood disasters, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 20/08/2017)

Ex-PMs advise Deuba to raise flooding issue with India: Deuba is visiting India just days after floods caused by torrential monsoon rains wreaked havoc across the Tarai region (kp 20/08/2017)

Sabre-rattling in the HimalayasNepal should develop a policy that addresses the interests of China and India while protecting its own interests first, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 18/08/2017)

India likely to announce new projects during PM’s visit (kp 18/08/2017)

Susta locals try to breach Gandak canal (kp 18/08/2017)

Indian dams caused flood havoc in Nepal: Bhim Rawal (rep 16/08/2017)

Organic chemistry: Both Sher Bahadur Deuba and Narendra Modi are charismatic characters and both share willingness to make things happen, by Rishi Dhamala (rep 16/08/2017)

‘Pancheswar, Arun III, Upper Karnali on PM’s agenda’ (ht 13/08/2017)

Indian embankment causing inundation in Banke, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 13/08/2017), Indian roads next to border caused Tarai floods: Minister, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/08/2017)

Nepal requests GST exemption in services procured by Nepali traders (ht 13/08/2017)

Security checking at Belahiya border relaxed after two weeks (rep 13/08/2017)

Quid Pro Quo In Nepal–India Ties, by Biswo Pradhan (rn 11/08/2017)

Let’s focus on concrete outcome: PM to Swaraj, by Anil Giri (kp 11/08/2017)

PM’s India visit: Follow-up on deals high on agenda, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/08/2017), Cross-border power line added to PM’s wish list, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/08/2017)

Drawing lines: Kalapani is often lost in the chorus of centuries-old Nepal-India relations or in the din of Indian meddling (kp 11/08/2017)

Experts say Doklam standoff opens avenue for Nepal to settle its boundary issues: Experts say Nepal has a perfect opportunity to raise its boundary issues, as Kathmandu will be hosting two high-profile guests from the south and the north in the coming week, by Anil Giri (kp 10/08/2017)

PM to ask India to amend power trade guidelines, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/08/2017)

‘Govt should prepare position paper on Lipulek Pass issue’, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 09/08/2017)

India agrees to reduce energy prices, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/08/2017), Nepal-India PEC meeting reviews tariff of imported electricity (ht 10/08/2017)

‘Right time to invest in Nepal’ (ht 09/08/2017)

Bhairahawa border point: Heightened security hits Nepal-India trade, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 08/08/2017), No progress in cargo flow via Bhairahawa border point (kp 09/08/2017), Lengthy checks ward off traders from Bhairahawa, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 12/08/2017)

Nepal-India Power Exchange Committee: Ghising off to Delhi to negotiate prices (kp 08/08/2017)

‘No extension of India’s Small Development Project deal’: Federal system bars local units from taking funds directly from bilateral  or multilateral donors (kp 05/08/2017)

Nepal-India 1950 treaty: Nepali EPG side on horns of dilemma; Seeks suggestion whether to amend pact or replace it with a new one (kp 03/08/2017)

Govt in fix over extending India’s ‘umbrella agreement’: The Indian Embassy maintains that it does not release funds directly to the beneficiary organisations (kp 03/07/2017)

GST and Nepal: There are questions regarding how GST will impact Nepali economy. Such concerns are valid as Nepal has special trade relation with India, by Narayan Silwal (rep 03/08/2017)

Neighbourhood Policy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 02/08/2017)

Nepal-India power panel to meet after six year hiatus, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/08/2017)

Indian minister to visit Nepal for BIMSTEC meet: In Kathmandu, Swaraj is expected to meet senior political leaders besides the President and the prime minister (kp 02/08/2017)

PM Deuba set to visit India from Aug 23: To focus on deals reached during his earlier visits as prime minister, by Anil Giri (kp 02/08/2017) [??], Now, implement it: As the leader who signed Mahakali Treaty with India in 1996 Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba should discuss implementation of Pancheshwar Project during his India visit, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 03/08/2017), PM’s Upcoming India Visit: Is It A Suitable Time?, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 05/08/2017)

MoC assures WBG about NIRTTP implementation (ht 01/08/2017)

ICP Birgunj to be handed over soon (ht 31/07/2017)

SSB 'harassing' Nepalis in the name of security checks, by Rekha Bhusal (rep 31/07/2017)

30-month term extension recommended for Joint Project Office on Saptakoshi, Sunkoshi (rep 28/07/2017)

Equidistance or asymmetry? (nt 28/07/2017)

Call for ending mutual distrust to strengthen Nepal-India ties (kp 27/07/2017)

Unusual Indian security check hits Nepal’s trade, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 26/07/2017), Traffic congestion at Bhairahawa eased, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 27/07/2017)

Doklam deterrent for Nepal: China apparently has the best interest of Nepal at heart, while India is forever scheming to undermine our sovereignty and territorial integrity, by Biswas Baral (rep 24/07/2017), Tree tenets: We have a strange political culture here in Nepal. One is not considered a patriot and pro-Nepal unless one is anti-India, by Sundar Mani Dixit (rep 24/07/2017)

FNCCI to hold Nepal-India investment summit in October (rep 24/07/2017)

Reassuring the neighbours: Our parties need to formulate a clear strategy to address ties between China, India and Nepal, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 23/07/2017)

Rs 23.73 million Indian support for postal roads (kp 20/07/2017), Indian govt provides Rs 237.39 million support for postal highway project (ht 21/07/2017)

Doklam dispute should make us serious about protecting our land at tri-junctions, interview with Buddhi Narayan Shrestha (rep 20/07/2017)

No additional fee on Nepal's third-country trade from GST: India (rep 20/07/2017)

Ginger exports to India resume after a hiatus of 19 days, by Raju Adhikari (rep 20/07/2017), Ginger exports to India back on track, for now, by Pratap Bista (kp 22/07/2017)

Nepalis, saddled with banned Indian rupee notes, risk losing savings (ht 19/07/2017), Nepalis may not be able to exchange banned IC, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (20/07/2017)

Passersby facing trouble in Raxaul border point (rep 19/07/2017)

Preparations for PM’s India visit begin (kp 18/07/2017) [He should better start working on the numerous tasks at the home front!!]

Behind closed doors: EPG should hold public consultation on how to review all bilateral treaties and agreements, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/07/2017)

Vizag port offers low cost, link to China: Officials, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/07/2017)

Indian financial assistance for campus building in Dhading (ht 15/07/2017)

PM Deuba’s India visit proposed for Aug 17-19, by Anil Giri (kp 14/07/2017)

Squeezed in the Himalaya: Nepal and Bhutan find themselves in a tight spot as Sino-Indian tensions grow, by Sean Shoemaker (nt 14/07/2017), The Himalayan thaw (nt 14/07/2017)

India urges Nepal to set up consulate in Visakhapatnam, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 13/07/2017)

ICP launch put off due to construction delays (kp 13/07/2017)

The 1950 treaty The 10-12 million Indian Gorkhas have been demanding the treaty’s abrogation or special provisions to protect them, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 12/07/2017)

India grants double entry e-visa facility to foreign tourists : With the double-entry benefits, tourists coming India can visit Nepal and can return to India within the stipulated time (kp 09/07/2017)

No progress on road projects financed by Indian soft loan (rep 09/07/2017)

The GST of it: The two governments should sit down and work out a way to make transit services exempt from the GST, by Purushottam Ojha (rep 09/07/2017), Govt team to visit India for GST talks (kp 10/07/2017), India to compensate Nepali traders affected by GST, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/07/2017)

Tilathi flooding in Saptari an outcome of multiple factors: Locals, officials say joint Nepal-India efforts required to solve problem, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 08/07/2017)

Nepal-India oversight mechanism meeting: Indian-funded projects ‘yet to gain momentum’ (kp 07/07/2017)

Nepal-India trade returns to normal (ht 07/07/2017)

Cross border power trade: Indian regulations a jolt for would-be electricity exporters from Nepal, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/07/2017), Reconsider it: India needs to reconsider the regulation as per the Power Trade Agreement signed between Nepal and India in 2014 (ht 07/07/2017)

‘Envoys of Nepal, India to fix PM’s Delhi visit’ (kp 06/07/2017)

India denies Nepali gas bullets to transport cooking gas (rep 05/07/2017)

Foreign Minister in New Delhi (kp 03/07/2017), Mahara raises four issues with India: Swaraj congratulates Nepal for successful two rounds of local elections, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/07/2017), Mahara meets Sushma Swaraj (ht 04/07/2017)

Indian embankment threatens lives on Nepali side of border, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 03/07/2017)

Nepal’s non-alignment: Nepal expects both neighbours to understand that it is walking a tight rope while dealing with them, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 02/07/2017)

Nepali traders scramble to make sense of GST, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 02/07/2017), Nepal’s trade volume takes a hit (ht 04/07/2017), India’s GST slows down Nepal’s imports, exports (kp 05/07/2017)

Inholy delay: There has been no effort to implement the 2014 three-year agreement on twin city ties between Janakpur and Ayodhya, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 02/07/2017)

Experts visit site of Integrated Check Post, by Shankar Acharya (kp 30/06/2017)

NRB seeks G2G talks on INR exchange (ht 29/06/2017)

DPM to leave for Delhi on Sunday, by Anil Giri (kp 28/06/2017), Mahara visiting Delhi to lay ground for Deuba visit (rep 29/06/2017)

Indian Railways hikes demurrage on wagons, by Bhushan Yadav (kp 28/06/2017)

India asks its citizens not to use Aadhar card for travel to Nepal (rep 27/06/2017)

Contest between giants: Managing growing Indian and Chinese interests will be a major foreign policy challenge for Nepal in the days ahead, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 27/07/2017)

Indian CA graduates to be barred from practicing (kp 26/06/2017)

Nepal-India border closed for elections (rep 26/06/2017)

Indian leader Aiyar in political meetings (kp 24/06/2017)

Gas bullets grounded for lack of licences (kp 23/06/2017), Operation of Nepali LPG bullets in limbo (ht 23/06/2017)

Envoy Upadhyay meets UP chief minister (kp 22/06/2017)

Nepalis waiting endlessly to exchange Indian notes (kp 21/06/2017)

Equidistance revisited: Equidistance indicates maneuvering of small states like Nepal while dealing with big powers like India and China, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 21/06/2017)

Indian, Chinese envoys call on PM Deuba: In the meetings, the ambassadors from India and China discussed the political situation in Nepal and various bilateral issues with Prime Minister Deuba (kp 17/06/2017)

India ‘firm’ on inclusive constitution in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/06/2017)

Landlocked mindset: Nepal should wake up to the reality that it has rights and responsibilities regarding the high seas, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 16/06/2017)

Nepal-watching from Delhi: Is there really a shift in India’s approach to election and amendment in Nepal?, by Akanshya Shah (nt 16/06/2017)

PM to visit India after local polls: Mahara to Indian envoy (kp 15/06/2017)

Neighbourhood first? It devolves on India to carry forward the process of improving regional connectivity with understanding, vigour and speed, by Raghu Dayal (kp 15/06/2017)

Border points to be sealed for local polls (kp 14/06/2017)

Himalayan feat: Pushpa Kamal Dahal adeptly kept balanced ties with India and China during his second term, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/06/2017)

Herbs worth Rs542m exported to India, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 04/06/2017)

Police free Indian DSP, others caught ‘abducting’ Nepali man, by Mohan Shahi (kp 03/06/2017)

Mahat claims ties with India, China stronger, balanced: Keeping Nepal’s national interests at the core, Mahat says the Foreign Ministry opted for ‘proactive diplomacy’ (kp 03/06/2017)

Nepal requests India to cut energy prices: Nepal pays Bihar IRs5.62 to IRs5.55 per unit while the Dhalkebar-Muzaffarpur line costs only IRs 3.60 per unit (kp 01/06/2017)

Changing tunes: Delhi-wallas are right that misinformation, miscommunication and misunderstanding have aggravated Nepal-India tensions, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 01/06/2017)

Indian envoy advises RJPN to go to polls (rep 31/05/2017)

Fourth meeting of Eminent Persons Group begins in Dehradun, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 30/05/2017), EPG meet ends on positive note: Fifth meeting of the Eminent Persons Group to take place in August in Kathmandu, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 31/05/2017)

160 MW power deal signed: NEA; A supplementary power purchase deal was signed with India’s NVVN, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/05/2017)

Modi’s Nepal policy in three years: After ups and downs, bilateral ties seem to be back on track; Not all lost but both sides need to do more: Observers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 26/05/2017)

Indian envoy hails Nepal-India ties (kp 25/05/2017)

Demoneteized Indian banknotes in Nepal: India's silence over exchange facility frustrates NRB officials (rep 25/05/2017)

Not smooth as silk: Indian reservations over OBOR may mean a lost chance for India, Nepal and China, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 24/05/2017)

Three Gorkha soldiers killed in Jammu and Kashmir LoC (kp 24/05/2017)

1 year on, EPG’s progress ‘sluggish’: Next meeting in Dehradun, India, on May 29-31, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/05/2017)

Prosperity thru air, road connectivity: Indian envoy Puri (ht 22/05/2017)

Dark clouds over Asia: Disputes, distrust and an arms race threaten to disrupt economic growth in the region, by Suresh C. Chalise (kp 19/05/2017)

Rollercoaster relationship: Indian foreign policy towards Nepal in the last three years has had its ups and downs; On Monday, its sole supplierIndian Oil Corporation cut the price of petrol by Rs2.10 per litre and that of diesel by Rs2.07 per litre , by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/05/2017)

New Delhi changes tack, assumes ‘neutral position’: Observers say India has softened stance on Nepal’s constitution and is encouraging Madhes-based forces to take part in polls, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/05/2017)

Govt imports milk from India due to low local production (ht 17/05/2017)

Janakpur and Ayodhya: Age-old bonds; It is important to link Janakpur and Ayodhya not only through roads but also through railways, airways and optical fibres, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 17/05/2017)

India could cite its security concerns to derail OBOR projects, interview with Hu Shisheng (kp 15/05/2017), India skips China’s Silk Road summit, warns of “unsustainable” debt (ht 15/05/2017)

Renewal of power purchase pact with India soon: NEA (kp 14/05/2017)

Open letter to Shyam Saran, by Biswas Baral (rep 11/05/2017)

NOC, IOC considering running gas stations (kp 09/05/2017), IOC proposal to open gas stations raises suspicions (kp 11/05/2017), Dealers flay NOC plan to operate fuel stations jointly with IOC (ht 15/05/2017)

In Delhi, Mahat invites investments in Nepal (kp 06/05/2017), Frequency of high-level exchanges stressed (kp 06/05/2017)

Something’s got to give: Nepal can try a new approach to foreign relations; it should think about what it can offer, by Binayak Basnyat (kp 05/05/2017)

Nearly-finished Birgunj ICP lacks power supply, by Shankar Acharya (kp 04/05/2017)

Sugar smuggling rife at Biratnagar customs, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 04/05/2017)

India hails local polls for grassroots democracy, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/05/2017)

Women highly active in informal trade with India: Sawtee report (kp 03/05/2017)

Revising 1950 treaty: Tread with caution; During its formation the government of the day did not bother to make Nepal’s EPG inclusive, by Birendra P. Mishra (rep 02/05/2017)

‘South Asia Satellite launching on May 5’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/05/2017)

India to gift vehicles to EC (kp 01/05/2017)

Dialogue in Dehradun: Fencing the Nepal-India border may be a bold proposal, but it is a long-term solution, by Nara Bahadur Kandel (kp 30/04/2017)

Geopolitics 2.0: The foreign policy of independent India is no different to that of East India Company it has come to despite so much of late, by Biswas Baral (rep 27/04/2017)

Countervailing duty on Nepali jute scrapped (kp 26/04/2017)

India delays process of exchanging banned banknotes (kp 25/04/2017)

Nepal, India talk inundation issues: Agree to build embankments in necessary areas (kp 22/04/2017)

UP govt tightens rule on overloaded vehicles, by Madhav Dhungana (kp

44 Nepalis prisoned in India; families barred from visiting, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 21/04/2017)

We support Nepal’s bid to take all sections of society on board: India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/04/2017)

Dehradoon Security Conference: Intellectual discourse; The Gorkha recruitment by the British in 1815 was the turning point weakening Nepal’s nationhood. Nepal’s capability for industrial development was completely ruined by the tripartite 1947 Gorkha Recruitment Treaty, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (ht 18/04/2017)

Prez on ‘special goodwill’ India visit: Tour should be taken in the context of intensive bilateral engagements, says Delhi official, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/04/2017), Prez Bhandari lands in new Delhi (kp 18/04/2017), India’s goodwill always with Nepal, say Indian prez, PM: President Bhandari holds important bilateral meetings in Delhi on second day of her visit, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/04/2017), Prez calls on investors in India to tap opportunities, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/04/2017), Prez returns from state visit to India (kp 22/04/2017)

Tata opens new facility in Nepalgunj (kp 17/04/2017)

Political events in Nepal trigger palpable concerns in New Delhi: Politicians and government officials though refrain from making official comments, newspapers have called for early resolution to Kathmandu-Madhes deadlock, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/04/2017)

Nepal, India assess ongoing projects (kp 13/04/2017)

Prez Bhandari to pay state visit to India on Monday (kp 13/04/2017), Making the right noise: For Delhi, Prez Bhandari’s visit offers a great opportunity for right political messaging (kp 13/04/2017), President Bhandari to visit India on April 17 (rep 13/04/2017)

Nepal’s Ties With India, China, by Madhavji Shrestha (kp 12/04/2017)

Consulate general to be opened at Vizag (kp 11/04/2017)

Secure together: If India is willing to sell to Nepal the weapons it builds with foreign technology, we have no reason to look elsewhere, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 11/04/2017) [??]

Indian help sought for Nepal-Bangladesh trade, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 10/04/2017)

Revise 1950 Peace & Friendship Treaty, by Ritu Raj Subedi (kp 09/04/2017)

‘Indian SSB encroaches on Nepali soil’ (kp 09/04/2017)

NOC, IOC agree to seek int’l arbitration in S’pore (kp 08/04/2017)

Indian families occupying Nepal’s land for farming, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 06/04/2017)

Demonetized Indian notes held by Nepalis may turn worthless papers: Deadline to respond to RBI offer expired on March 31 (rep 06/04/2017)

Third EPG meeting to begin in Capital today (kp 05/04/2017), Clause-wise discussion on 1950 treaty begins (kp 06/04/2017), Nepal-India EPG meet agrees to scrap unequal provisions in 1950 treaty (rep 06/04/2017), EPG members agree to work on new pact, To change 1950 treaty to bring Nepal-India ties in tune with the times, by Anil Giri (kp 07/04/2017), EPG discusses replacing 1950 treaty, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 07/04/2017), India ready to abrogate
1950 Treaty: Koshyari
(kp 08/04/2017)

Media urged to promote Nepal-India relations (ht 04/04/2017)

Much-postponed air route meeting delayed again (kp 01/04/2017)

Eminent Persons Group holding meeting next week (ht 31/03/2017)

Standoff at border after Indian SSB intervenes in fence construction (kp 30/03/2017)

Export of power to Nepal will increase shortly: India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 30/03/2017)

Nidhi seeks India’s support for polls (kp 29/03/2017)

Gen Rawat in Capital (kp 29/03/2017), Prez confers honorary general rank on chief of Indian Army (kp 30/03/2017)

How Delhi views Dahal’s China visit, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 28/03/2017)

New Indian envoy meets Deuba, Oli (kp 28/03/2017)

RBI proposes IRs4,500 note exchange limit (kp 27/03/2017), Don’t shirk responsibility: India’s decision to provide exchange facilities for banned notes worth IRs4,500 is inadequate (kp 28/03/2017), India declines Nepal’s request to raise ceiling, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/03/2017), RBI rules out meeting NRB conditions (ht 28/03/2017)

Govt team off to India to renew fuel supply pact: NOC, IOC to inc new agreement today (ht 27/03/2017), Nepal, India sign new oil supply agreement, by Kamal Dev Bhattartai (kp 28/03/2017)

A jangled relationship: The number one priority of the South Block in South Asia is Bhutan. Nepal has to compete with the Maldives for attention, by CK Lal (rep 27/03/2017)

Perspective on Indian inclusiveness: Not only can Nepal learn from India’s inclusionary polity, India too can learn from Nepal’s exercise in inclusiveness, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 26/03/2017)

Chinese defence minister returns, India army chief arriving Tuesday (kp 26/03/2017)

Demonitised currency exchange facility: RBI officials in Capital for talks, by Bibek Subedi (kp 26/03/2017)

Nepal, India to sign new petro supply agreement next week (kp 26/03/2017)

Nepal requests India for more electricity: To bridge the gap, Nepal is currently importing around 380MW of electricity from India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/03/2017)

Spooked by China: Today India is ready to do just about anything to disrupt China’s relations with the smaller South Asian states, by Pamir Gautam (rep 23/03/2017)

Trans-border pollution impacts air quality in Nepal, by Ram Saran Tamang (rep 21/03/2017)

Political Hinduism: For Nepal, there’s much to be wary of the Hindu cleric in UP’s new chief minister (kp 20/03/2017)

Indian army chief to visit Nepal on March 28-31, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/03/2017)

Treatment of Kanchanpur injured affected (kp 19/03/2017)

India to provide 30,000 tonnes of urea to Nepal: Farmers require 61,000 tonnes of the vital farm input to plant their spring crops during the mid-March to mid-June season (kp 18/03/2017)

Modi promises all out support for May polls (rep 18/03/2017)

Accommodate all before going to vote: India (kp 17/03/2017)

Kanchanpur firing: Ballistics indicates bullet belongs to SSB (kp 16/03/2017), Nidhi takes up border killing issue with India (kp) 16/03/2017), India stops short of saying ‘SSB’, ‘firing’: Expresses grief at Nepali’s death, assures fair probe to ‘arrive at truth’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/03/2017), Modi assures fair probe into Kanchanpur incident, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/03/2017)

Justice, compensation elude family of man killed by SSB seven years ago, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Ghimire (kp 16/03/2017)

Bhattarai explains Maoist transition: Bhattarai, who severed ties with the Maoist party in September last year, also made a case for the need of a new political force, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/03/2017)

How Jhapa residents taught a big lesson to the SSB, by Raju Adhikari (rep 15/03/2017)

‘BJP’s UP victory won’t change Nepal policy’: Observers say Modi, who looks well-placed for 2019 re-election, will try to improve ties with neighbours, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/03/2017)

‘Include provision of compensation in the new Supply Agreement with IOC’ (ht 14/03/2017)

Nidhi, Bhattarai to visit Delhi: Nidhi expected to meet several Indian leaders, including PM Modi, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 13/03/2017), Nepal urged to accommodate all forces, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/03/2017)

After delay, EPG to meet next week (ht 12/03/2017)

Kanchanpur local dies in India’s SSB firing, by DR Panta (kp 10/03/2017), Nepali man dies in SSB gunfire, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 10/03/2017), Nepal lodges protest with India over Kanchanpur killing (rep), Govt sends diplomatic note to India over SSB firing: Indian national security adviser calls PM Dahal; Gautam declared martyr, by Anil Giri (kp 11/03/2017) [Please stop overusing this term: He was a victim of Indian atrocity, not a martyr!], MEA: enquiry initiated (kp 11/03/2017), Lawmakers condemn killing of Nepali by SSB (rep 11/03/2017), Dahal flays ‘attack on sovereignty’ (kp 11/03/2017), Maoist sister wings, not party, protest death: Mani Thapa says not protesting such a grave incident officially is sheer negligence on part of the PM’s party (kp 1103/2017), Serious blow to independence: UML (kp 11/03/2017), Envoy meets Indian official over incident (kp 11/03/2017), Kanchanpur culvert was built as per bilateral agreement, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 11/03/2017), Gautam’s Last rites held with state honours, by Chitranga Thapa (kp 13/03/2017), For restraint: Given the age-old Nepal-India relations both the sides must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of each other (ht 13/03/2017)

Aid in pre-1990 Nepal: Both India and China have contributed to the building of infrastructure, seemingly with a mind to serve their interests, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 08/03/2017)

Efforts on to fix prez India visit in April (ht 07/03/2017)

What India should know: If you had back in 2015 considered alternative voices in Nepal, instead of listening to few loyalists, Nepal-India relation would be much better today, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 06/03/2017)

Birgunj ICP likely to be ready by March, by Shankar Acharya (kp 05/03/2017)

Poll body seeks support from India and China: The Election Commission says it has sought support from the neighbouring countries to prevent a lengthy procurement  procedure, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/03/2017)

Kanchanpur Chamber to hold fair in Dehradun: Dehradun, the capital of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, has been chosen as the venue for the fair due to its large population of Nepali speakers (kp 04/03/2017)

India ready for development partnership with Nepal: Jaitely (kp 03/03/2017), Jaitley sees great investment potential in Nepal (rep 03/03/2017)

Nepal-bound containers stranded at Kolkata port, by Shankar Acharya (kp 02/03/2017)

Manjeev Singh Puri confirmed as India’s new envoy to Nepal: Confirmation of Puri, a career diplomat, as India’s new envoy to Nepal has put to rest speculations in Kathmandu that a political appointee will take charge of Lainchaur, by Anil Giri (kp 02/03/2017)

Envoy Rae completes tenure, leaving today (kp 01/03/2017), India yet to name Rae’s successor, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 01/03/2017)

Demonetized Indian banknotes in Nepal: RBI team arriving today to discuss exchange facility (rep 28/02/2017), Indian central bank officials arrive in Nepal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 01/03/2017), RBI team's report to decide fate of scrapped Indian banknotes (rep 02/03/2017), Indian FinMin says IC notes will be replaced (kp 04/03/2017)

UMN demands travel discount (ht 28/02/2017)

Big brother: India’s big infrastructure projects did make progress during Rae’s tenure but the border blockade leaves a big diplomatic hole, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 27/02/2017)

Demand for consulate general’s office: Government team studies Vizag port (kp 26/02/2017)

India FinMin to attend Investment Summit, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/02/2017)

Rae wants all forces taken on board for polls (kp 25/02/2017) [?]

India approves 16 road projects in Nepal: The new projects under India’s financial assistance will be carried out under  Indian government’s third Line of Credit (kp 24/02/2017)

India okays IRs 57b for Arun 3 (kp 23/02/2017), Indian cabinet approves Arun 3 investment plan, by Bibek Subedi (kp 23/02/2017), Indian govt okays Rs 91.58b investment for Arun III, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 23/02/2017)

Border bungles: It is precisely because the border is unregulated that there are so many border disputes between Nepal and India, by Sangam Sangroula (rep 23/02/2017)

There has been no fundamental shift in India’s position after the blockade, interview with Narayan Kaji Shrestha, CPN-MC (rep 23/02/2017) [??]

Indian leaders welcome election announcement, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/02/2017)

Marginal interest: There has in the past been no palpable shift in India’s larger Nepal policy even with government change in UP or Bihar, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 22/02/2017)

Nepal seeks India’s help to upgrade substations, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/02/2017)

Dehradun landslide: Kin of Nepali victims yet to receive compensation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 21/02/2017)

Indian side proposes March-end, early-April meeting on air routes (kp 21/02/2017)

Feasibility study launched for dry port in Gulariya: Gulariya-Murtiha border point has remained closed even seven years after Nepal and India agreed to open it. This has created difficulties for traders and local people, by Kamal Panthi (kp 20/02/2017)

India scraps service tax on ocean freight, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/02/2017)

Indian minister attends infra meet (kp 19/02/2017), India proposes Kathmandu to Delhi, Kolkata rail links (kp 20/02/2017), 16 projects to be implemented utilising India’s $340.22m line of credit facility (ht 20/02/2017), Pledge vs disbursement: Aid committed by India is rising; however, funds are being released at a slower pace (kp 21/02/2017), Indian railway minister returns home (ht 21/02/2017)

IOC principally agrees on single-point LPG loading facility to Nepal (ht 18/01/2017)

Don’t have any prescription for Nepal: India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/02/2017) [?]

India commits assistance worth NRs 44 million (ht 17/02/2017)

Petroleum storage plants: Indian Oil Corp ready to extend technical support to Nepal (kp 17/02/2017)

Tempo drivers block Miteri Bridge (kp 16/02/2017)

Nepali LPG bullets face problems in transporting cooking gas, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 16/02/2017)

Water diplomacy: Nepal can work with China and India to develop river management infrastructure, by Pramod Aryal (kp 16/02/2017)

Call to revisit policies on water, energy cooperation (rep 16/02/2017)

Shrestha in India: Local poll date first, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/02/2017)

JSC meeting concludes (ht 15/02/2017)

Trump jitters: Nepal’s ties with neighbours India and China could be affected by shifts in US policy, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 14/02/2017)

Nepal-India bilateral meeting to implement PTA: Nepal, India discuss development modality of New Butwal-Gorakhpur transmission line (rep 14/02/2017), Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line: Nepal, India to finalise DPR of 400 kVA power line, by Bibek Subedi (kp 15/02/2017)

Parcels stuck during Indian blockade finally reach Nepal, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 14/02/2017) [!!]

Bilateral projects will now move on fast track, says Indian envoy Ranjit Rae (ht 14/02/2017)

Nepal-India JSC meeting from today (ht 13/02/2017)

Red tape stalls grant, loan signing with India: Indian govt has pledged $1b for rebuilding efforts (kp 12/02/2017)

India Budget 2017: India should engage Nepal in harnessing border trade with a larger outlay for infrastructure, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 12/02/2017)

Preparation in full swing to bring Birgunj ICP into operation, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 11/02/2017)

Government yet to appoint agency to operate ICP Birgunj (ht 10/02/2017)

High-level NOC delegation off to India (ht 10/02/2017)

Govt requests India to supply fertiliser, by Sangam Prasain and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/02/2017)

Modi often seems to forget that Nepal is a sovereign country, interview with Mani Shankar Aiyar (rep 09/02/2917)

Uncertainty clouds Nepal-India meet on air routes (kp 08/02/2017)

Trade in the balance: Imposition of antidumping duty on Nepali and Bangladeshi jute and jute products will not encourage bilateral and regional trade, by Samridhi Pant (kp 07/02/2017)

IC exchange: Indian officials to visit Nepal (kp 05/02/2017)

Playing with fire: If Madhesh remains unstable, Nepal’s misgivings about India’s interference will make it more and more dependent on China, economically and militarily, by Sukhdev Shah (rep 04/02/2017)

India govt raises grant for Nepal by 17 percent, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 02/02/2017)

Export of Nepali jute items to India resumes (ht 02/02/2017)

ICP delay concerns traders (kp 01/02/2017)

Inflation wedge with India narrows (ht 31/01/2017)

DPR of Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track Project: Indian consortium seeks Rs 600 million compensation (rep 31/01/2017)

India levies 4.5% service charge on third-country imports, by Binod Subedi (rep 30/01/2017) [???], Goods imported via Indian ports to become dearer (kp 01/02/2017), Nepal asks India to remove service tax on ocean freight, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 03/02/0217)

Proletarianism to globalism: Modi has done on the subcontinent what Trump has done at the global level: vacate the leadership position for China, by Achyut Wagle (kp 30/01/2017)

Nepal-India oversight body: 2nd meeting will assess projects funded by India (kp 30/01/2017), Both sides agree to complete projects in time-bound manner (kp 31/01/2017)

Imported DAP fertiliser stuck in Kolkata, by Shankar Acharya (kp 30/01/2017)

Debunking a few myths: Nepal was never a buffer state, and China and India prefer maritime routes for trade, by Madan Shahi (kp 29/01/2017)

Commerce minister seeks ease in export of Nepali products to India (ht 29/01/2017)

India gifts books, buses and ambulances (ht 27/01/2017)

India never interfered in Nepal’s internal matters: Rae (kp 26/01/2017) [???] [When we demonstrated at the Indian Embassy in Germany against the Indian economic blockade of 1989, the Indian representative told us that "friends of Nepal are automatically enemies of India"!!]

Bridge to where? We should convince our neighbors that Nepal doesn’t see trilateral cooperation as a strategic concept, but as an economic and socio-cultural phenomenon, by Gaurav Bhattarai (rep 26/01/2017)

Old connections and new opportunities: Security-centric view about borders must change as India grapples with market-related issues and opportunities, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 25/01/2017)

We like it the way it isIndia’s proposal to create a UN peacekeeping force under its leadership is shameful, by Roshan Khadka (kp 24/01/2017)

Lawmakers urge govt to clarify over Indian proposal of seeking shelter for air marshals (rep 24/01/2017)

IMF mission sees 'limited impact' of Indian demonetization in Nepal, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 24/01/2017)

Border to be sealed for UP election (kp 22/01/2017)

Vegetable imports from India on rise, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 22/01/2017)

Joint survey team starts reinstating border pillars (kp 21/01/2017)

Anti-dumping levy on Nepali jute items: India ‘positive’ about plea to scrap duties (kp 20/01/2017)

Nepal-Bharat Maitri Irrigation Project inaugurated (ht 20/01/2017)

Three’s a crowd: From New Delhi’s perspective, the OBOR is Beijing’s strategic muscle-flexing in Asia aimed at strengthening ‘string of pearls’ to encircle India, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rep 19/01/2017)

Mahat takes up trade issues in New Delhi, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/01/2017), India urged to exchange old INR (ht 18/01/2017), Mahat addresses Raisina Dialogue (kp 19/01/2017), Talks on IC swap facility in Nepal productive: India (kp 20/01/2017)

Indian Army chief to visit Nepal in Feb (kp 18/01/2017)

Foreign minister to attend Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/01/2017)

Cooperation on shared waters: Properly planned, transboundary rivers can act as an engine for regional development for both Nepal and Bihar, by Asit K. Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada (kp 16/01/2017)

India FinMin pledges IC swap facility in Kathmandu soon, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/01/2017), Note ban: Indian officials to visit Nepal soon (kp 15/01/2017), Indians could cross border to dump black money, RBI tells NRB (rep 16/01/2017), India asks for stricter INR exchange modality (ht 17/01/2017)

Timber smuggling rife at Nepal-India border in Banke (kp 14/01/2017)

Indian election delays EPG meeting (ht 14/01/2017)

The result of appeasement: Serving every Indian interest will not benefit Nepal; the demonetisation measure is a case in point, by Shyam KC (kp 13/01/2017)

The real danger is when both India and China conclude Nepal is a burden, interview with Nischalnath Pandey (rep 12/01/2017)

India extends Rs620 million for building embankments (kp 12/01/2017)

NOC to ask IOC to extend LPG pipeline up to Nepal border, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 10/01/2017)

Ban on 500-, 1,000-rupee notes: Nepal-India meeting likely on Thursday, by Bibek Subedi (kp 09/01/2017), Nepali officials off to India to discuss IC exchange facility, by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/01/2017), India responds positively to IC exchange modality (kp 13/01/2017)

India slaps anti-dumping duty on Nepali jute items, by Binod Bhandari (kp 07/01/2017), Export of Nepali jute products to India halted since three weeks (ht 07/01/2017)

China fights back: China too is now starting to cultivate its own competing group of politicians, bureaucrats and security personnel in Nepal, by Biswas Baral (rep 07/01/2017)

Demonetisation blues: Why Modi’s political stunt is bad news for Indians and Nepalis, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 06/01/2017)

RBI to provide INR 1 billion in 100-rupee banknotes (ht 06/01/2017)

Relations with Nepal unique and stand on its own footing: India (ht 05/01/2017)

Border markets face acute shortage of IRs100 notes, by Jitendra Sah (kp 03/01/2017)

CVD imposed by India affects jute exports, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 03/01/2017)

India-funded roads: After joint mechanism meet, projects show progress, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/01/2017)

Cashing in at Chandigarh: For the many migrants from Nepal’s mid-western districts, prosperous Chandigarh has become a home away from home, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 31/12/2016)

India to make ‘special arrangement’ for Nepal: Delhi to dispatch team to Kathmandu, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/12/2016)

Unexpected tax kills jute exports to India: Indian customs authorities have imposed a 12.5 percent excise duty on goods made of natural fibre, traders have said; Jute products from Bangladesh are exempt from the tax (kp 29/12/2016)

India to supply additional 80MW of electricity, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/12/2016), NEA to import additional 80 MW power from India, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 24/12/2016), India to supply 80MW power from tomorrow (kp 31/12/2016)

Nepal, India agree  third-country codeshare deal (kp 24/12/2016)

Empowering the power sector: Instead of playing the victim, Nepal should create an investor-friendly environment; It has been projected that India will have a major electricity deficit by 2022, which has to be filled by exports from Nepal, by Kshiziz Dahal and Abyaya Neopane (kp 23/12/2016)

Nepal tells India officials: It’ll take at least 10 days to exchange defunct notes; The Nepal government still remains clueless about providing exchange facility to Nepalis holding the banned Indian currency, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/12/2016)

India agrees to develop, upgrade four air routes: Three new cross-border entry points to be discussed further, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/12/2016)

Demonetisation nightmares: Our govt and central bank cannot ignore the plight of poor seasonal migrant workers, traders and general public, by Chandan Sapkota (kp 20/12/2016), Exchange facility for demonetised INR sought, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/12/2016)

Indian banknotes ban hits trade conducted in cash, by Binod Bhandari (kp 20/12/2016)

Govt clueless about IC exchange facility (kp 19/12/2016)

Southern bully: Nepali leaders lack the nerve to stand erect  as equals with their Indian counterparts, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 18/12/2016)

India demonitisation move: No remedy for Nepalis as deadline nears; Indian bank notes in denominations of 500 and 1,000  will cease to be legal tender after December 30, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/12/2016)

Demonetisation in India to hit tourism in Nepal: NRB (ht 17/12/2016)

‘BPKF a strong pillar of Nepal-India cooperation’ (ht 17/12/2016)

DoR scraps RfP for Nepali consultant at India’s call, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/12/2016)

Nepal, India to complete ICP in Birgunj by March (ht 16/12/2016)

Air service talks get Cabinet nod (kp 13/12/2016)

Third EPG meeting to be held in Pokhara next week (ht 13/12/2016)

Nepal to discuss new power trade guidelines with India , by Bibek Subedi (kp 12/12/2016), A continuing trend: India resorts to protectionist measures again even in a sector it has much to gain from (kp 13/12/2016), ‘Power trading guideline does not debar pvt firms’ (kp 13/12/2016), India clarifies on guidelines on cross border trade of energy (ht 13/12/2016), Purchasing power: India’s new policy affects Nepal’s aspiration to boost growth through hydroelectricity, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 16/12/2016)

Raxaul border residents halt supply to Nepal (ht 12/12/2016), Imports through Raxaul being disrupted (rep 12/12/2016), Trade through Birgunj resumes as Raxaul locals call off protest, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 13/12/2016)

The Indian trap: Energy experts say new Indian policy will discriminate against Nepal’s private sector and non-Indian investors, by Akhilesh Tripathi (rep 12/12/2016)

NCC requests Indian govt for exchange facility (ht 12/12/2016)

Nepali shippers prefer Haldia to Kolkata port (kp 12/12/2016), Nepali traders urged to use HICT for int’l shipments (ht 12/12/2016)

Send Indian envoy home: Student leaders of oppn parties (kp 12/12/2016)

171 boundary stones missing along Nepal-India border in Bardiya (kp 11/12/2016)

Nepal-India Relations: Don’t Let Grass Grow Under Feet, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 11/12/2016)

Policy Towards Neighbours, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 10/12/2016)

India demonitisation move: Talks on to find a way out: Delhi (kp 09/12/2016)

The world has moved on: India should stop interfering in Nepal’s affairs  citing out-of-date security concerns. by Bigyan Prasai (kp 09/12/2016)

Cross-border power trading: India’s new rules could pull plug on Nepal-based electricity developers, by Bibek Subedi (kp 08/12/2016), India issues guidelines on cross border trade of electricity (ht 08/12/2016), Indian policy discourages non-Indian hydropower investors, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 08/12/2016)

The second amendment: There seems to be a realization in New Delhi that its interests in Nepal will be best protected by taking Kathmandu in confidence, by Biswas Baral (rep

Indian embassy enquires about legal status of IC notes in Nepal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 04/12/2016)

Mukherjee’s historic visit: Such high level visits not only help contain growth of external influence in Nepal but also greatly boost Nepal-India relations, by Hari Bansh Jha (rep 03/12/2016)

A step in right direction, say Indian officials, media: However, India has not given a formal and official statement on the registration of the constitution amendment proposal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/12/2016), Bill registration an important step: India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 05/12/2016)

Nepali, Indian officials agree to expedite India-funded projects (kp 30/11/2016)

Ginger export to India affected yet again, by Raju Adhikari (rep 30/11/2016)

Locals form pressure group to expedite SIA, fast track, by ShankarAcharya (kp 30/11/2016)

Stalled air service talks with India to be revived, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/11/2016)

First Nepal-India project oversight meeting today (kp 29/11/2016)

Banned 500- and 1000-rupee notes: Three weeks on, Nepal awaits India’s response: Nepal has not heard from India since submitting the proposal to provide exchange facility to Nepalis holding banned currency, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 29/11/2016)

EPG lacks moral, logistics support from government (ht 27/11/2016)

NRB: Don’t accept new Indian notes (kp 25/11/2016)

Trilateralism, RIP: Nowhere and at no time have India and China cooperated and coordinated strategy on third countries. Why would they in Nepal?, by Biswas Baral (rep 24/11/2016)

India positive about replacing banned notes with legal bills, by Bibek Subedi (kp 24/11/2016)

New school building of MIS inaugurated: The school hopes to keep the tradition of providing quality education in the best environment as it has been doing for 38 years (kp 24/11/2016)

India meets China in finance: AIIB provides a platform of partnership to India and China away from the border-centric bilateral relations; The sea port projects in  Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and  land ports and hydropower projects  in Nepal and Bhutan would  demand huge investments  from India, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 23/11/2016

India proposes resuming air service talks in Dec (kp 16/11/2016)

Review of 1950 peace and friendship treaty: EPG set to exchange draft in Dec meeting, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/11/2016)

Mukherjee’s visit New Delhi should refrain from micro-managing Nepal, even if selfish Nepali leaders give the green light to do so, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 15/11/216)

Sunsari is hub for Indians seeking Nepali citizenship, by Amar Khadka (rep 15/11/2016)

Indian Army chief in Kathmandu (kp 12/11/2016)

NRB urges India to facilitate exchange of banned Indian bills, by Bibek Subedi (kp 10/11/2016), India withdraws 500- and 1,000-rupee banknotes from circulation: Nepalis in border areas worried (kp 10/11/2016), Migrant workers in India in a fix: Workers who receive their salaries in cash are having a hard time exchanging large-denomination banknotes in the absence of proper identity cards, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 10/11/2016), RBI asks NRB about amount of banned Indian notes in Nepal: NRB, according to an official, has informed India’s central bank that there is IRs 35 million in the denominations of 500 and 1,000 in the Nepali financial system, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/11/2016), Frantic crowds cross border to unload Indian currency, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 12/11/2016), ‘Raise issue at political level’ (kp 12/11/2016), Use diplomatic channel to clear confusion, FNCCI urges govt (kp 14/11/2016), Dahal urges Modi to provide exchange facility to Nepalis (kp 15/11/2016), Take note: Nepali and Indian govts should ensure easy  currency-exchange facilities for ordinary citizens (kp 16/11/2016), ‘Top-level Indian decision must for exchange facility’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/11/2016), Taskforce set up to address problems faced by Nepalis (kp 17/11/2016), Far-west people in possession of Indian currency worried (ht 17/11/2016), Money for nothing: If the large banknotes are not exchanged, many Nepalis are going to be in dire straits, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 18/11/2016), Indian Embassy tells NRB to prepare exchange modality, by Bibek Subedi (kp 18/22/2016), Govt told to sort out INR exchange issue (ht 18/11/2016), Gaining currency: Demonetisation takes its toll on Nepali migrant workers, students, by Jiyalal Sah (nt 18/11/2016), Nepalis facing hard time in Delhi: Students, migrant workers hit hard, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/11/2016), Demonetisation hits Nepalis living near border with India, by Govind Chhetri and Ram Saraf (ht 19/11/2016), Ban on Indian banknotes hits cardamom trade (ht 19/11/2016), Uncertainty over fate of demonetized Indian notes fuels illegal exchange: Some are offering Rs 500 for IRs 500e, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/11/2016), No over-the-counter IC exchange, says NRB, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/11/2016), Solution being sought for INR exchange: Stringent rules will be developed for exchange of high denomination Indian notes, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 20/11/2016)

Govt clueless about missing border pillars, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 09/11/2016)

A new narrative: Instead of maintaining control, India’s help to extend democratic principles can serve both Indian and Nepali interests, by Achyut Wagle (kp 08/11/2016)

Fewer bullets carrying LPG to Nepal, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 08/11/2016), Indian suppliers deny reducing number of bullets supplying LPG: Sources claim NLPGIA president's earlier statement may have been intended to create havoc and to create an artificial shortage, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 09/11/2016)

He Came, He Conquered, He Left, by Prem Khatry (rn 08/11/2016)

Civilisational linkages: Since both Nepal and India are culturally rich republics, their relations need to be mutually beneficial, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 07/11/2016)

The more India aligns itself with Madhesi issue, the harder it makes its resolution, interview with Narayan Kaji Shrestha (kp 07/11/2016)

Mukherjee’s Visit: Healing The Wounds, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 07/11/2016)

Indian Army chief to visit Nepal (ht 06/10/2016)

Nepal-bound containers stuck at Kolkata port (ht 06/11/2016), Clear the decks (ht 07/11/2016)

The Controversy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 05/11/2016)

Deuba leaves for India today (kp 04/11/2016), Deuba addresses India Ideas Conclave in Goa (kp 05/11/2016), Deuba meets Indian leaders (kp 09/11/2016), ‘I didn’t meet any Tibetan leader in Goa’ (kp 09/11/2016)

Message to India: The question every Nepali is asking and will be asking for years to come will be why India blockaded Nepal, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 05/10/2016)

Indian prez arrives in Nepal in sign of warming relations, by Anil Giri (kp 03/11/2016), ‘Our support will always be there as Nepal moves towards a federal democratic republic’, interview with Pranab Mukherjee (kp 03/11/2016), Mukherjee ‘glad’ to see political process moving in the right direction (kp 03/11/2016), UML top brass absent from Indian embassy reception: According to party  sources, Oli’s invitation did not arrive on time while Khanal and Nepal are out of the country (kp 03/11/2016), Morcha leaders set to meet Mukherjee today (kp 03/11/2016), Visit will strengthen bilateral ties: PM (kp 03/11/2016), Beyond the rhetoric: High-level political visits hopefully set the tone for tangible economic gains (kp03/11/2016), The buck stops here: The time has come to deal with all the outstanding issues between Nepal and India at the top political level, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 03/11/2016), Mukherjee invites Nepal to be ‘part of India’s growth story’: elcomes efforts in Kathmandu to take on board all sections of society (kp 04/11/2016), KU confers honorary degree on Indian prez: PM Dahal says Mukherjee ‘towering personality’ of South Asia (kp 04/11/2016), ‘Pashupati centre of reverence for people of Nepal, India’ (kp 04/11/2016), KMC presents Key to Kathmandu City to Mukherjee (kp 04/11/2016), Nepal, India have mutual security interests: Mukherjee, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/11/2016), Peace, stability India’s major concern: Indian president, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 04/11/2016), Close ties: Bilateral relations have been restored to pre-constitution level due to exchanges of high level visits from both the sides after the promulgation of the constitution (ht 04/11/2016), Indian prez visits Janakpur, Pokhara, by Shyam Sundar Shashi and Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 05/11/2016), Mukherjee terms visit ‘mission of friendship’: Says relations between two countries poised to ascend to new heights (kp 05/11/2016), Indian prez’s trip successful in building mutual trust: Cabinet (kp 05/11/2016), 'I enjoyed every bit of Nepal visit': Indian Prez (rep 05/11/2016)

Upadhyay, Paudyal appointed envoys to India and China (kp 30/10/2016)

Indian president’s visit to Nepal: Holiday decision draws criticism; Govt goes on defensive, says it does not want inconvenience to public (kp 28/10/2016), Mukherjee to land in Nepal on Nov 2 (rep 28/10/2016), PM Secretariat: Nov 2 holiday decision at Prez suggestion (kp 29/10/2016), India says Mukherjee’s visit to strengthen ties: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will arrive in Kathmandu on Wednesday on a state visits (kp 29/10/2016), Some aid announcements as goodwill gesture likely: Sources (kp 30/10/2016), Hospitals in Capital, Pokhara and Janakpur put on standby (kp 30/10/2016), Nidhi takes stock of preparations (kp 30/10/2016), Special security plan in place: Home Ministry (kp 30/10/2016)

Nepal-India Trade Treaty renewed for seven years: No changes have been made to the existing treaty, last revised in 2009, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (kp 28/10/2016)

Nepal, India agree to accelerate 7 projects (kp 28/10/2016), India to expedite Key infrastructure projects in Nepal (ht 28/10/2016), Nepal, India finalize reconstruction projects for Indian aid (rep 28/10/2016)

Nepal-India joint commission meet: Secy-level talks set tone for today’s JC meeting, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 27/10/2016)

Visakhapatnam Port finally opens for Nepali business: NRB allows banks to issue letters of credit to import goods using the Indian seaport (kp 27/10/2016), Govt initiates process to open consulate in Vizag: Ministry considering deputing an official from Nepali embassy in New Delhi for now (kp 29/10/2016)

India exposed, again: Lokman Singh Karki’s impeachment motion has again laid bare limitations of India’s misguided quest for ‘structural guarantee’, by Biswas Baral (rep 27/10/2016)

India constructing monastery encroaching upon no man's land, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 27/10/2016)

Nepal to press for implementation of pacts with India (kp 26/10/2016), ‘Nepal, India to skip controversial issues’ (ht 26/10/2016)

Continuity and change: Nepal-India relationship should move towards a development-centric security policy from the traditional military one, by Baburam Bhattarai (kp 26/10/2016)

ICP on Nepali side ‘will be ready’ by December, by Shankar Acharya (kp 26/10/2016)

Nepal to focus on executing bilateral projects (ht 26/10/2016)

Deuba to visit India in Nov first week (kp 25/10/2016)

Foreign secy to lead team for Nepal-India joint panel (kp 22/10/2016)

A triangular relationship: Shifting geopolitics is once more buffeting Nepal’s ties with India and China, by Shreejana Shrestha (nt 21/10/2016), Tripartite tête-à-tête: If Nepal doesn't set its politics right it will continue to be treated as a footnote to history (nt 21/10/2016), Trilateral Co-operation In Limbo, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 22/10/2016)

Indian advance team arriving today (kp 20/10/2016)

Names finalised for Nepal-India oversight mechanism (ht 20/10/2016), Get it done: Now that the oversight mechanism is in place it may be hoped that delays of the past will indeed be a thing of the past (ht 21/10/2016)

Nepal-India JC meet next week (kp 19/10/2016)

Re-energising Relations With India, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 19/10/2016)

Nepal, India PMs for implementing pacts: Agree to address outstanding issues at Joint Commission meeting, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/10/2016), Govt claims neighbours positive on trilateral co-op: Prime Minister Dahal’s secretariat says the meeting of the three leaders was scheduled at Nepal’s request, by Anil Giri (kp 17/10/2016), A go-ahead in Goa: Connectivity holds the key to trilateral cooperation among Nepal, India and China (kp 17/10/2016), 'Nepal wants to be dynamic bridge between India, China'; China always supportive of Nepal's national integrity: Xi (rep 17/10/2016), PM describes meeting with Modi and Xi as ‘rare and pleasant’ (kp 18/10/2016), Trilateral meeting talk gets sceptics (kp 19/10/2016)

Hostility with Pak has India step up Nepal border watch (kp 15/10/2016)

Eight leftist parties to wage joint protest against Nepal-India communique (ht 10/10/2016)

Crossing the border a hassle for Nepalis every Dashain (rep 08/10/2016)

NOC urges IOC to reduce surcharges (kp 06/10/2016)

Mahat defends Nepal-India joint communiqué (ht 05/10/2016)

Indian prez to visit Nepal from Nov 2 (kp 04/10/2016), ‘Indian prez to visit Lumbini, Janakpur, Pokhara’ (kp 06/10/2016)

Second EPG meeting to take up 1950 treaty: The Indian side has asked Nepali members of the Eminent Presons Group to come up with a clear position on how to amend the ‘unequal’ treaty, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/10/2016), Nepal proposes amendment to 1950 Treaty, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 05/10/2016), Charting a new course: Nepal’s EPG delegation should articulate its proposals in a clear and cogent way (kp 05/10/2016), EPG agrees to contextualise 1950’s treaty, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 06/10/2016), On 1950 Treaty, ball ‘in India’s court’: Members, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/10/2016)

War in the air: Clash between India and Pakistan is a reality that South Asia is compelled to live with for the foreseeable future, by Achyut Wagle (kp 04/10/2016)

Restoring Balance, by S. Binodkumar Singh (SAIR 03/10/2016)

Nepal ready to keep 1950 Treaty’s title intact: The treaty needs to be updated to keep up with the changed context, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 02/10/2016)

Advantage China: With SAARC, a perfect platform for India to establish its preeminence in South Asia, on the brink, all that the Chinese have to do is bide time, by Biswas Baral (rep 01/10/2016)

Prachanda India bhai bhai: Dahal used the visit to Delhi to restore his own ties with India more than anything else, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 30/09/2016)

Migrant workers fleeced at Rupadiya border (ht 29/09/2016)

‘PMs not keen to remove Indian camp’  (kp 26/09/2016)

India tables proposal to conduct survey for 2 cross-border railways, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/09/2016)

Dispute Over PM’s India Visit, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 26/09/2016)

‘India has softened its position on Nepal’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/09/2016)

Nepal-India inflation wedge narrows to 3.5pc in August (kp 25/09/2016)

Nepal, India set date for two crucial meets: EPG meeting on Oct 4-5, JC conference on Oct-end (kp 23/09/2016)

NS-N opposes parts of joint statement (ht 23/09/2016)

Trapped in geopolitics: India mounted the blockade after Nepal refused to give it a place in its policy-making process, by Sumesh Shiwakoty (kp 23/09/2016)

A routine visit: The fact that parties have different views on foreign policy makes Nepal more prone to international influence, by Shyam KC (kp 23/09/2016)

Chance to take centre stage: The goodwill Prachanda received in New Delhi was reciprocation of his new avatar, by Atul K. Thakur (kp 21/09/2016), Mixed Responses On PM’s India Visit, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 21/09/2016), Narayan Kaji raises questions over joint statement with India (ht 21/09/2016)

New Delhi EPG meeting to enter substantive agenda: Eminent Persons Group has mandate to look into political relations, government-to-government ties, development cooperation, economic exchanges and cultural relations (kp 18/09/2016)

Prachanda’s Second State Visit To India, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 18/09/2016), ‘Pact with India won’t affect ties with China’ (kp 19/09/2016), Above the fray: It’s possible to maintain deep ties with both India and China simultaneously (kp 19/09/2016)

Nepali Expectations: Timely completion of development projects will earn India respect from common Nepalis, bMinutes of Karki’s
appointment safey Balmukunda Regmi (kp 18/09/2016)

Committed to strengthening relations: Dahal (kp 17/09/2016), Significant day in history of our friendship: Modi, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/09/2016), Three agreements signed (kp 17/09/2016), PM’s India Visit: To Get Out Of The Begging Bowl, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 17/09/2016), Indian goodwill a must for statute implementation: PM, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/09/2016) [??], Nepal’s Foreign Relations: No Adventurism In Diplomacy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/09/2016), India welcomed effort to take all on board Constitution: PM (rep 19/09/2016), Nepal-India joint statement: Special ceremony organised in Capital, protest rallies in parts of country (kp 20/09/2016), Dahal in Delhi: The joint statement shows that Nepal-India relations are as they were last September, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 20/09/2016)

Building trust main objective of visit: PM, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai) (kp 16/09/2016), A chance for a fresh start: PM’s visit could be an opportunity to ensure age-old ties move with the times (kp 16/09/2016), Unwanted waters: If water dominates Prachanda’s Delhi-visit, how will Nepal handle it? It does not even have a water resources ministry, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 16/09/2016), Not your usual visit: This time around Nepal will also discuss what it can contribute to regional stability, by Binayak Basnyat (kp 16/09/2016), Nepal-India Relations: Need To Put On Even Keel, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 16/09/2016), Every Nation Matters, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 16/09/2016), Delhi run: It has taken Dahal eight years to be accepted enough to make another visit to New Delhi, by Om Astha Rai (nt 16/09/2016), Yoga diplomacy: Prime Minister Dahal said before his India visit he had the right ‘chemistry’ with Narendra Modi. But it may be the ‘physics’ he needs to get right this time (nt 16/09/2016), Dahal holding one-on-one with Modi today (rep 16/09/2016)

Previously signed deals priority: Dahal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/09/2016), A jumbo team, a slew of agendas, by Anil Giri (kp 15/09/2016)

Many hopes: It is natural to expect India to support the democratic process in Nepal and let it evolve as a broad-based internal process, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 15/09/2016)

Let’s stop putting out begging bowl: Bhattarai to Dahal: Focus on completion of already signed projects, suggest ex-PMs, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/09/2016), ‘Take up pending projects in Delhi’: Madhesi parties press Prime Minister Dahal to resolve their concerns before he leaves for India tomorrow (kp 14/09/2016), Inundation victims urge PM to resolve issue during India visit (kp 14/09/2016), Dahal’s India Visit: Normalising Relations Main Priority, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 14/09/2016), Stress The Important Issues, by Shyam KC (rn 14/09/2016)

Prime ministerial trips: Visits to India are always touted to have improved bilateral relations, but it’s debatable, by Lalbabu Yadav (kp 14/09/2016)

Mahat, Swaraj dwell on bilateral issues, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 13/09/2016), Mahat raises inundation, irrigation, new border points with Swaraj (rep 13/09/2016), PM Dahal’s India trip announced (kp 13/09/2016)

Eyes on you: International geopolitics is all about give and take. No country can survive let alone thrive by neglecting this cardinal principle, by Basant Kumar Chaudhary (rep 13/09/2016)

India prez likely to visit Nepal on Nov 3: Nepali and Indian sides have agreed to expedite preparatory works for Indian President Mukherjee’s Nepal visit (kp 13/09/2016)

Neighborhood first: China is reported to have invested between US $130 and $140 billion abroad in 2015. Not even a percent of this came to Nepal, by Akhilesh Tripathi (rep 12/09/2016)

PM's India visit: UML hands memo to Dahal (kp 12/09/2016), ‘Will be mindful of national interest’ (kp 12/09/2016), Pancheshwor Project on PM’s agenda: Mahat (kp 12/09/2016), Modest proposal: What does Nepal expect from New Delhi during the prime minister’s upcoming visit?, by Akhilesh Upadhyay (kp 12/09/2016), PM Prachanda’s India Visit: Better Not To Take Unnecessary Risk, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 12/09/12016)

India lifts ban on Nepali ginger, by Raju Adhikari (rep 10/09/2016), Trucks with Nepali ginger allowed to enter India: Permanent lifting of ban, however, not certain (kp 11/09/2016)

‘Suspected Indian serial killer acquired Nepali citizenship’ (kp 07/09/2016)

India visit: Dahal to secure funds for Hulaki Road works, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/09/2016)

Bilateral ties: Dahal should seize the historic opportunity to shape Nepal’s long-term relations with India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/09/2016)

We vary fundamentally from Oli govt, especially how we view India, interview with Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat (kp 05/09/2016)

PM's India visit: Fast Track ‘not on agenda’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 04/09/2016)

I didn’t discuss statute amendment with any Indian official, says Nidhi (ht 04/05/2016)

No fundamental shift in foreign policy, says Minister Mahat, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 04/09/2016)

Govt picks Upadhyay again as envoy to India, names Poudyal for China (rep 02/09/2016)

Preparation for PM’s India visit in full swing: Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat starts consultation with govt secretaries about India-funded projects (kp 01/09/2016)

Dahal’s darn diplomacy: Nepal should address its neighbours’ genuine concerns but also counter exaggerated ones, by Achyut Wagle (kp 29/08/2016)

EPG to focus on 1950 treaty revision, by Lekhanath Pandey (kp 26/08/2016)

India hands over 17 fire tenders (kp 25/08/2016)

PM Dahal’s letter to Modi: UML demands govt make the letter public, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2016)

18 Susta villagers face murder charge, by Narayan Sharma (kp 25/08/2016)

Annual security talks to focus on border issues, trafficking (kp 24/08/2016)

Dahal to visit India on Sept 15-18, by Sangeet Dangroula (rep 24/08/2016)

Nepal-India Relations: Towards Path Of Improvement, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 24/08/2016)

Indian aid for women in Khalanga (kp 23/08/2016)

Dahal set to visit India on Sept 15: Shopping list comprises signing of one mega project, aid for post-quake reconstruction, Pancheshwor (kp 22/08/2016) [Yes, please get all your orders, Mr Revolutionary!]

Warning or yearning? Raj or Swaraj, Delhi’s power elites have always taken Nepal for granted as their natural backyard, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 21/08/2016)

Nepal, India work on PM’s visit: Final agenda of the tour to be set in course of consultations by the DPM who landed in New Delhi on Thursday, by Anil Giri (kp 19/08/2016), Four-day trip to focus on improving ties, high-level visits: Nidhi; Indian officials to learn about priorities of new govt in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/08/2016), Nidhi lands in Delhi to lay ground for PM’s visit (ht 19/08/2016), Nidhi meets Indian leaders: New Delhi hopes Nepal’s efforts to address agitating parties’ concerns will come to fruition, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/08/2016), India supports Nepal
govt’s priorities: Modi
, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 21/08/2016), Modi advises statute amendment for solution, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 21/08/2016),
Oppn MPs say govt ‘undermined Parliament’; Object to Nidhi discussing statute amendment with India, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/08/2016), Fine balance: Nidhi’s visit is a progress in Nepal-India relations, but it is only a humble start (kp 22/08/2016), Rahul Gandhi pledges Indian Nat’l Cong’s support to Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/08/2016)

Between the lines: Geo-political realities and Nepal’s overdependence on India make their ties complex, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 19/08/2016)

Bulk cargo movement facility denied for all commodities (ht 18/08/2016)

Feeding the dragon: New Delhi should shed its old insecurities about China and learn to fearlessly share fruits of its economic development with its friends, by Biswas Baral (rep 18/08/2016)

DPM Nidhi leaving for New Delhi tomorrow: Mending ties, PM Dahal’s India visit main agenda, by Anil Giri (kp 17/08/2016), DPMs’ China, India Visits: A Wise, Praiseworthy Move, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 17/08/2016), Nidhi’s agenda: Fixing dates for high-level engagements, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/08/2016)

Three friends: Can Nepal rise to the occasion to put its house in order first and then reap the rewards of geography?, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (kp 15/08/2016), Sensible step: Dahal’s decision to send envoys to neighbours indicates a mature approach to foreign policy (kp 15/08/2016)

Swaraj pitches India’s regional co-op, connectivity: ‘Completion of Trauma Centre in Nepal a milestone’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/08/2016)

India flags off 2 cargo vessels from Varanasi to Haldiya, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/08/2016)

Efforts on to ensure Indian president’s visit before China’s, by Lekhanath Pandey (kp 13/08/2016) [Dependancy hierarchy has to be preserved!]

DPMs to visit Delhi, Beijing: Government sending Nidhi to India and Mahara to China as its special representatives (kp 12/08/2016), Nidhi to visit southern neighbour India, Mahara set to tour China: ‘Process to amend constitution begins in six weeks’; ‘UML an obstacle in resolving Madhes crisis’ (ht 12/08/2016), PM’s India trip likely in Sept second week, by Anil Giri (kp 12/08/2016)

India’s dilemma: India needs to design and implement a national refugee law to ensure comprehensive national security, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 10/08/2016)

Disturbing divergence: Nepal’s daunting economic laggardness vis-a-vis its neighbours is a key barrier to a matured relationship with them, by Ram C. Acharya (kp 09/08/2016)

Let’s act together: As India moves up the value chain, some of its industries can be shifted to Nepal, by Madhukar Shamsher JB Rana and Atul K. Thakur (kp 08/08/2016)

India's river linking project is a huge disaster for Nepal: Indian authorities close all 32 channels of the Sharada barrage in Mahakali river during monsoon, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 06/08/2016)

Nepal-India integrated check-post in limbo (ht 05/08/2016)

India completes procedure for trade via Visakhapatnam Port (ht 05/08/2016), Vizag port ‘ready’ for Nepali cargos (kp 06/08/2016), Trade through Vizag Port could be more feasible, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 06/08/2016)

Nepal-India JC meeting uncertain, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/08/2016)

Changes Nepal’s internal affairs: India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/07/2016)

12 injured in clash over levee row (kp 29/07/2016), Saptari tense as India reconstructs dam on its side (ht 29/07/2016), SP leader blames govt for Tilathi border clash (kp 01/08/2016), Good neighbourliness? Delhi underestimates why people in Tarai are angry about construction across the border (kp 01/08/2016), Study team pins blame on India (kp 03/08/2016)

India slips to third spot in terms of FDI commitments, by Bibek Subedi (kp 28/07/2016)

Fundamentalism in South Asia: India’s neighborhood policy under Modi is executed with a belief rooted in an intolerant and orthodox view of South Asia as a great Hindu Rashtra, by Dinkar Nepal (rep 28/07/2016)

Let’s get together: A dialogue forum of representatives from China, India and Nepal should be formed, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 19/07/2016)

Displaced Nepalis facing identity crisis in India: Massive 22-km causeway built by India submerges Nepali territory every year, by Kalendra Sejuwal (rep 18/07/2016)

Peace and friendship treaty: No change in fundamentals, say Indian stakeholders, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/07/2016)

Swarup mum on developments in Kathmandu: The Indian establishment  ‘perceives’ that there  exists anti-India sentiment even in the Tarai now, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/07/2016)

Unequal partners: The trade treaty with India has always been guided more by politics than economics, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 15/07/2016)

India’s SSB ‘threatens’ Paklihawa villagers for questioning girl’s death: 15-year-old found dead on June 30 in bordering Indian village; Locals claim a Sashastra Seema Bal constable murdered her (kp 14/07/2016)

MPs urge India to expedite projects, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/07/2016)

Nepal-India joint commission meet: Nepal proposes August date for meeting in India (kp 07/07/2016)

Construction of integrated check post on Nepali side in limbo, by Lila Ballav Ghimire (kp 06/07/2016)

Recalibrating relations: Nepal and India need to refine future ties based on economics and border residents, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 05/07/2016)

First meeting of Nepal-India EPG: Members see opportunity for new beginning in ties, by Anil Giri and Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/07/2016), First meet starts, but scepticism remains: Observers lay stress on need to take the discussions beyond rhetoric, by Anil Giri (kp 05/06/2016), Nepal side broaches 1950 treaty at first EPG meet, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 05/07/2016), First EPG meeting ends on high note: Two sides, however, have different approaches at redefining relations, by Anil Giri (kp 06/07/2016), Serious business: EPG is a welcome mechanism, as Kathmandu and Delhi have major differences to overcome (kp 07/07/2016)

Open to high-level exchanges with Nepal: India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 02/07/2016)

Nepal-India revive bilateral engagement (ht 02/07/2016)

Talks end without major headway: Nepal-India inter-governmental committee meeting, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 02/07/2016)

India for common standards on exports (kp 30/06/2016)

Prez India visit likely in Aug (kp 29/06/2016)

India proposes Nepal for power tariff hike, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Bibek Subedi (kp 29/06/2016)

Eminent Persons Group to review all aspects of Nepal-India relations, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/06/2016)

A three-way tie: Playing one neighbour against another or inciting nationalism by inflammatory speeches would take us nowhere, by Aditya Baral (kp 29/06/2016)

Trade barriers at top of Nepal’s agenda: India has compelled Nepali tea exporters to obtain quality test certification from an Indian  laboratory each time they ship tea to India, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 28/06/2016), Nepali tea unlikely to get easy entry to India, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/06/2016), Trade hurdles: Nepal should make a compelling case for its proposals to India (kp 29/06/2016)

Kolkata-Jogbani railway of no use, say traders, by Binod Bhandari (kp 28/06/2016)

Three’s a crowd: Nepal’s dream of becoming a bridge between China and India may remain elusive; India’s presumptive yet perennial  allegation that Nepal often played the ‘China card’ ultimately proved self- fulfilling, albeit with the script  a bit altered, by Achyut Wagle (kp 27/06/2016)

Border pillars to have GPS devices: To be helpful in restoring Nepal-India boundary markers in cases of loss (kp 27/06/2016)

India’s road project raises flood concerns in Nepal: Nepali officials say several villages in the Tarai at risk of inundation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 26/06/2016)

First Nepal-bound cargo from India’s Vizag port flagged off (kp 26/06/2016)

202 border pillars built in Parsa district (kp 25/06/2016)

Cross-border oil pipeline: IOC asks govt to waive taxes on equipment (kp 24/06/2016)

Leather exports to India grind to a halt, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 24/06/2016)

1950 revisited: Many Nepalis wrongly believe the 1950 treaty or the subsequent Letters of Exchange accompanying it provided for open border, by Biswas Baral (rep 23/06/2016)

Blockade by India resulted in losses totalling Rs202 billion: Impact of the embargo was felt across the  economy as imports  were stuck on the  Indian side of the border (kp 21/06/2016)

India defends policy on neighbours, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/06/2016), Swaraj: No bad relationship with neighbours, including Nepal (kp 20/06/2016) [Blockade was just a joke??]

Customs extend opening hours, by Shankar Acharya (kp 17/06/2016)

India planning to boost connectivity with Nepal: Scepticism remains in view of incomplete projects, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/06/2016)

Pokhara-Uttar Pradesh bus service from July (kp 16/06/2016)

Prosperity bridge: Geographical complexities with China and political complexities with India affect Nepal’s ‘transit diplomacy’, by Gaurav Bhattarai (kp 14/06/2016)

IOC team to survey Nepal-India petroleum pipeline (ht 14/06/2016)

Thapa seeks Indian prez’s visit to Nepal: No Indian head of state has visited Nepal after KR Narayanan made the trip in 1997, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/06/2016)

Nepal, India energy secretaries to hold meet on June 27, 28 (ht 11/06/2016)

Nepal-India security group meeting: India positive on loan waiver, say officials, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 10/06/2016)

Experts for amending various provisions of Nepal-India Treaty of Trade, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 10/06/2016)

DPM Thapa headed for India today (rep 10/06/2016), Thapa, Swaraj dwell on politics in Nepal, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/06/2016)

Nepal-India JC meet likely after mid-August, by Anil Giri (kp 09/06/2016)

Nepal-India IGC meet slated for June 28-29: The meeting is likely to discuss facilitating banking and insurance and minimising non-tariff barriers (kp 09/06/2016)

‘Nepal to request India for defence loan waiver’, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/06/2016)

Nepal-India trade pact: Call for effective changes in new accord (kp 07/06/2016), Private sector, experts discuss Nepal-India trade (ht 07/06/2016)

Dangerous duet: The Doval-Rae doctrine wants assurance that naturalized citizenship holders in Nepal will get to become president and prime minister, by Rohit Karki (rep 07/06/2016)

Boundary teams set date for New Delhi meeting, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 05/06/2016)

India inaugurates Raxaul ICP, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 05/06/2016), Nepal to ask India not to open Integrated Check Post yet, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 07/06/2016), Imports from India to cost additional Rs 3.6bn (ht 08/06/2016)

DPM Thapa to hold bilateral meeting with EA Minister Swaraj in New Delhi (kp 04/06/2016), DPM Thapa set for fifth India visit: Expected to resume engagement with the southern neighbour (kp 05/06/2016)

Cross-border oil pipeline project stirs back to life, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 04/06/2016)

Blockade flouted int’l treaties: Rights group (kp 04/06/2016)

Indian govt gifts cycles to girl students (kp 02/06/2016)

Birgunj-Raxaul customs point: Traders concerned about ICP operation, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 02/06/2016)

The lessons of history: Kathmandu and New Delhi both could do well to learn from their mistakes in Madhes (kp 02/06/2016)

DPM Thapa visiting India on June 10 (kp 02/06/2016)

Indian National Congress flays Modi admin for its Nepal policy, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Devendra Bhattarai (kp 01/06/2016)

Loosen the embrace: Symbols of unequal relations like the 1950 friendship treaty, the Koshi Barrage and the Khurdlotan Dam cannot be templates for Nepal-India ties in the 21st century, by Devendra Gautam (rep 01/06/2016)

NEA says it has no money to pay India for energy: Failure to foot the bill might lead to increase in power ourtage hours (rep 31/05/2016)

EPG meeting slated for June in Kathmandu, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Devendra Bhattarai (kp 29/05/2016), Eminent People’s Group to meet in Kathmandu on July 4-5 (ht 30/05/2016), EPG meeting to set tone for reviewing Nepal-India ties: Nepali team in consultation with stakeholders on the key concerns of bilateral relations (kp 31/05/2016)

Nepalgunj-Rupaidiha border point: ICP comes back online, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 28/05/2016)

Modi’s two years as Indian PM: Nepal, India witness see-saw relations; Both need to introspect on flawed policies: Observers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 27/05/2016)

India concerned about construction in Susta (ht 27/05/2016)

Nepal-India irrigation meet begin (kp 27/05/2016)

India prez: One Belt, One Road initiative should reflect common interest, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Devendra Bhattarai (kp 25/05/2016)

China outwits India: Unless the Indian government realizes its folly and embarks on course correction China will replace India as the most influential actor in Nepal, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (rep 24/05/2016)

Naturalised citizenship: Nepali women married to Indian men wait for 7 yrs, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 23/05/2016)

India should reflect on why their projects in Nepal are stuck in limbo, interview with Pradip Gyawali (kp 23/05/2016)

Modi needs to introspect on Nepal policy: Ex-envoy Sood, by Anil Giri (kp 20/05/2016)

Tread Carefully: The Nepal Government must consider sending a high-level special envoy to New Delhi, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 20/05/2016)

SSB ‘encroaches’ upon Nepal’s land in Bardiya, by Kamal Panthi (kp 20/05/2016)

EPG yet to hold first meeting 3 months after formation, by Anil Giri (kp 19/05/2016)

Government in no hurry to name new ambassador to India, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 19/05/2016)

Five Nepali teachers languishing in Indian jail, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 17/05/2016)

Indians tilling 200 bigha Nepali land since 34 years, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 16/05/2016)

IOC reluctant to supply LP gas from Paradip refinery, by Sujan Dhungana (rep 16/05/2016)

Indian Paranoia And Nepal’s Sovereignty, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 15/05/2016)

There has been no aid cut to Nepal: India (kp 14/05/2016), No reduction in India’s aid to Nepal (ht 14/05/2016)

India to attend Buddha summit (kp 14/05/2016)

Committees to implement pacts with India, China (kp 13/05/2016)

NOC moves to set up offices at IOC depots (kp 13/05/12016)

Customs offices in limbo due to lack of buildings, by Shankar Acharya (kp 12/05/2016)

LPG shortage prolongs as supply from India continues to be erratic (ht 11/05/2016), IOC agrees to increase cooking gas supply (kp 12/05/2016)

Bungling on India: It is unfortunate the government has resorted to such petulance, in the process dealing a big blow to efforts to revitalize relations with India, by Akanshya Shah (rep 11/05/2016)

Meetings with India on track despite dip in ties, by Anil Giri (kp 10/05/2016)

Indian security agency guards Nepali Embassy (kp 09/05/2016)

Prez visit to southern neighbour put off (kp 07/05/2016), Govt to recall envoy to India, by Anil Giri (kp 07/05/2016), Prez India visit cancelled for ‘lack of preparations’ (kp 08/05/2016), Cancellation not linked to envoy’s recall: Thapa, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 08/05/2016), ‘Govt move could deal a setback to Nepal-India ties’, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 09/05/2016), Fast and furious: Govt went far in cancelling President’s Delhi visit and recalling Nepal envoy (kp 09/05/2016), ‘I did my best to bolster ties’, interview with Deep Kumar Upadhyay (kp 10/05/2016), Former envoy Upadhyay dares accusers: Prove allegations (kp 16/05/2016)

India keenly following events in Nepal (ht 06/05/2016)

You are wrong Shyam Saran! Saran’s observations are thoroughly one-sided and his statements are for the most part factually incorrect, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 01/05/2016)

Dozens of Nepali workers missing in India (ht 01/05/2016)

Nepal in 2045: Contrary to Indian expectations, Nepal is likely, when pushed to the wall, to turn to China and even have a military pact with it, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep 28/04/2016)

Held Indian police officials released, by Mohan Budhair (kp 26/04/2016)

Rice imports from India jump to Rs13.43 billion (kp 24/04/2016)

Deuba, Swaraj discuss Nepal political situation (kp 22/04/2016)

Power Trade With India: A Long Way To Go, by Devendra Adhikari (rn 22/04/2016)

President to visit India on May 9: New Delhi is said to have expressed its desire to make it an official one (kp 20/04/2016)

Triangular connectivity: Nepal should try to gain the trust of both India and China by resolving domestic issues, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 20/04/2016)

New directions: India does not mind connecting with China, but Nepal’s linkages with the Chinese have always been a matter of concern for it, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 19/04/2016)

Abducted Nepali freed safely from Indian town, by Janak Nepal (kp 17/04/2016)

Detention and demurrage charges: Shipping agents waive off around Rs3 billion fees, by Shankar Acharya (kp 16/04/2016)

Bhairahawa rising as major transit point after blockade, by Madhav Dhungana (kp 14/04/2016)

India pledges Rs116m to Kaski institutes (kp 08/04/2016)

Nepali traders seek suspension of countervailing duty in India (ht 06/04/2016)

35 Nepalis including minors held on Indian border, by Rabindra Upreti (kp 01/04/2016)

EU-India statement on charter irks govt: MoFA calls it ‘uncalled for’, says interference in internal affairs of a country (kp 01/04/2016) [The new constitution has been written by the non-inclusive leaders of the big parties! They disregarded the interim constitution, the decision of the Supreme Court and the interests of the not included majority of society! They disallowed the latter's representatives in the CA to vote in the interests of their social groups, etc. How can you call this democratic?], Nepali government objects to reference to Nepal’s statute (ht 01/04/2016), Nepal strongly objects to EU-India statement on constitution (rep 01/04/2016), Joint Statement Of EU Officials And Modi, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 01/04/2016), <