Asia

Nepal Foreign Minister Gyawali embarks on three-day India visit

Kathmandu (TIP): Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Thursday embarked on a three-day visit to India during which he will attend the 6th meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission and discuss the entire gamut of […]

Asia

China holds COVID-19 vice-ministerial meeting with Pakistan, Bangla, Nepal and Sri Lanka

Beijing (TIP): China has hosted a vice-ministerial-level meeting with Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka on controlling the COVID-19, expanding its first such meeting held in July involving Islamabad, Kathmandu and Kabul. Chinese Vice Foreign […]

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Asia

Construction of India-funded Integrated Check Post begins in Nepalgunj in Western Nepal

Kathmandu (TIP): India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Nepal’s Urban Development Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha on Thursday jointly witnessed the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the construction of an Integrated Check […]

Asia

China setting up world’s highest-altitude data centre in Tibet

Beijing/Lhasa (Tibet) (TIP): China is building the world’s highest-altitude cloud computing data centre in Tibet that will meet the data storage needs of the country and South Asian nations like Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, official […]

India

World leaders Congratulate Modi: Great things are in store for US-India partnership, says Trump

World leaders on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his landslide victory for a second term in office. Congratulatory messages from various parts of the world poured in. While most of them congratulated him over […]

India

Reviving ‘Neighborhood First’

India’s regional reset won’t be complete without a change in its Pakistan policy “Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s critics acknowledge his uncanny ability to take bold decisions and this reflects in his foreign policy initiatives. […]

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Religious freedom in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka: A Summary of Religious Freedom concerns in South Asia.

The South Asia working group’s initial report to the International Religious Freedom Round-table “The many millennia old caste systems and the ‘unparalleled social abuse of untouchability (A.J. Toynbee)’ are based on religious doctrines of Brahminical […]

Asia

KP Sharma Oli sworn in as Nepal PM for second time

KATHMANDU (TIP): KP Sharma Oli was on Feb 15 sworn in as Nepal‘s prime minister for the second time, weeks after his Left alliance with former Maoist rebels swept the historic parliamentary polls, kindling hopes for much-needed political stability in […]

Asia

Nepal clocks 67% voter turnout in final phase of historic poll

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal registered 67 per cent voter turnout in the last phase of the historic provincial and parliamentary elections that many hope will bring the much – needed political stability to the Himalayan nation on Dec 7. This was slightly […]

India

Modi’s $87 billion river-linking project set to take off as floods hit India

NEW DELHI (TIP): After years of foot-dragging, India will begin work in around a month on an $87 billion scheme to connect some of the country’s biggest rivers, government sources say, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bets on […]

India

FOCUS ON FLOODS, INFRA AS INDIA, NEPAL INK 8 PACTS

NEW DELHI (TIP): Infrastructure development, measures to improve connectivity, earthquake reconstruction and a concerted effort to tackle the perennial problem of floods on both sides figured prominently during the comprehensive talks between India and Nepal here today. A range […]

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7,620 Indian nationals lodged in foreign jails, highest in Saudi Arabia

Lodged in 86 jails abroad, at least 50 are women NEW DELHI (TIP):  As many as 7,620 Indian nationals are lodged in foreign jails, with the highest number in Saudi Arabia. Of them, at least […]

World

Sher Bahadur Deuba elected new Nepal PM

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal‘s parliament on June 3 elected unopposed three-time former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to the top post once again. This is the tenth time in just over a decade the leadership has changed hands in […]

World

No proof against RAW in missing ex-Col case: Pakistan minister tells Parliament

ISLAMABAD (TIP): The “kidnapping” case of a retired Pakistan army officer in Nepal could not be taken to the ICJ or the UN on the basis of “assumptions” as there is no “concrete evidence” suggesting India‘s hand in […]

Asia

Nepal celebrates anniversary of Mount Everest conquest

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal‘s mountaineering community was celebrating the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago June 29, as well as this year’s climbing season during which hundreds scaled the world’s highest peak. A ceremony later Monday marking […]

Asia

Nepal will carefully weigh use of funds from China: Nepal envoy

NEW DELHI (TIP): As concerns abound in India over Nepal‘s decision to join China‘s One Belt, One Road (OBOR), Nepal has come out strongly to underscore the significance of its ties with India, saying no country can change its geography. While […]

Asia

Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda resigns

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Wednesday resigned after a brief stint of nine months, honouring a power sharing understanding reached between his party and the ruling partner Nepali Congress. Prachanda, 62, announced his resignation while […]

Asia

PM Modi congratulates Prachanda for successful conduct of local polls

NEW DELHI (TIP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated outgoing prime minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ for the successful conduct of local elections there. Modi conveyed his felicitations to Prachanda in a phone call last evening, the […]

Asia

Nepal in talks with China to build $8 bn cross-border rail link

BEIJING (TIP): Nepal is in talks with China to build a cross-border rail link that may cost up to $8 billion, and funding could be expected after Nepal formally signed up to Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative, a […]

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UTTARAKHAND Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas

UTTARAKHAND Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful northern states of India located on the southern slope of the Himalayan range. Mighty Himalayan peaks and glaciers are on its north where it […]

Nepal asks climbers to clean quake-littered Everest camp
Asia

Nepal asks climbers to clean quake-littered Everest camp

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal is urging climbers on Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, to help remove garbage from a camp abandoned two years ago after an earthquake triggered avalanches killing 18 people, as officials prepare […]

Education

US Universities Register Drop In Indian Student Applications, Finds Survey

Washington: US universities have registered a hefty drop in the number of applications from Indian students amid a spate of hate crimes and fear about potential changes to visa policies by the Trump administration, found […]

Asia

Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years

KATHMANDU (TIP): Nepal will hold its first local elections in two decades in May, the government has announced, a key moment in the country’s fraught transition to democracy. The impoverished Himalayan nation emerged from a […]

Asia

Centre clears Rs 5,700-crore hydro project to be set up in Nepal

NEW DELHI (TIP): The government on Feb 22 approved a 900 MW hydro power project to be set up in Sankhuwasabha district of Nepal at a cost of Rs 5,723.72 crore. The decision to approve […]

Asia

Strike paralyses normal life in Nepal, 100 arrested

KATHMANDU (TIP): Normal life has been affected in Nepal as a Maoist faction imposed a nationwide strike to pressurise the government to ensure food security and lower the prices of essential goods, with police arresting […]