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Nepal's ruling party demand PM Oli's resignation over remarks on India

Nepal's ruling party demand PM Oli's resignation over remarks on India

Rediff.com30 Jun 2020

'The Prime Minister's remarks that India was conspiring to remove him was neither politically correct, nor diplomatically appropriate,'

India, China will resolve differences peacefully: Nepal

India, China will resolve differences peacefully: Nepal

Rediff.com21 Jun 2020

Nepal said it was confident that both its "friendly neighbours" India and China will resolve their border stand-off at the Line of Actual Control through peaceful means.

Nepal redraws political map by incorporating 3 Indian areas

Nepal redraws political map by incorporating 3 Indian areas

Rediff.com18 Jun 2020

Nepal last month released the revised political and administrative map of the country laying claim over the strategically key areas, more than six months after India published a new map in November 2019.

Nepal's move on new map may backfire, say experts

Nepal's move on new map may backfire, say experts

Rediff.com15 Jun 2020

'The redrawing of the map with the inclusion of Kalapani area by Nepal and endorsement from the House of Representatives shows the KP Oli government's move to gain cheap popularity in the name of nationalism'

Nepal's Parliament passes bill to redraw political map

Nepal's Parliament passes bill to redraw political map

Rediff.com13 Jun 2020

India last month reacted angrily to Nepal showing the three areas as Nepalese territory in the new map and cautioned the country that saying such "artificial enlargement" of territorial claims will not be acceptable to it. India has been maintaining that these three areas belong to it.

Nepal Parl to vote on new map on Sat; India cites friendly ties

Nepal Parl to vote on new map on Sat; India cites friendly ties

Rediff.com12 Jun 2020

A house meeting has been scheduled for Saturday as per the Parliament's notice and the matter relating to the constitution amendment bill is likely to come during the meeting, parliamentary sources said. Meanwhile, in a conciliatory tone, India on Thursday said it deeply values its friendly ties with Nepal.

Will get back land from India through dialogue: Nepal PM

Will get back land from India through dialogue: Nepal PM

Rediff.com11 Jun 2020

He claimed that India built a Kali temple, created 'an artificial Kali river' and 'encroached the Nepalese territory through deploying the Army' at Kalapani. The river defines the border between the two countries.

85% of Covid cases in Nepal came from India: PM Oli

85% of Covid cases in Nepal came from India: PM Oli

Rediff.com10 Jun 2020

The ties between India and Nepal came under strain after defence minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a 80-km-long strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.

Nepal parliament set to clear new map amid dispute with India

Nepal parliament set to clear new map amid dispute with India

Rediff.com31 May 2020

Nepal recently released the revised political and administrative map of the country laying claim over the strategically key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura.

Nepal delays discussion in parliament to amend constitution for updating map

Nepal delays discussion in parliament to amend constitution for updating map

Rediff.com27 May 2020

The government had registered the amendment proposal in Parliament on May 22 after releasing the new political map of Nepal depicting Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limipiyadhura as its territories on May 18.

Nepal PM blames Indians for spreading COVID-19

Nepal PM blames Indians for spreading COVID-19

Rediff.com20 May 2020

Speaking about the COVID-19 pandemic in Parliament on Tuesday, Oli said it has become very difficult for Nepal to contain the spread of the deadly virus due to the flow of people from outside.

Nepalese PM says will reclaim territories from India

Nepalese PM says will reclaim territories from India

Rediff.com19 May 2020

Oli said the territories belong to Nepal 'but India has made it a disputed area by keeping its Army there'. "Nepalis were blocked from going there after India stationed its Army," he said.

Nepal approves new map incorporating Indian territory

Nepal approves new map incorporating Indian territory

Rediff.com19 May 2020

Both India and Nepal claim Kalapani as an integral part of their territory -- India as part of Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district and Nepal as part of Dharchula district.

Nepal protests to India over link road to Kailash Mansarovar

Nepal protests to India over link road to Kailash Mansarovar

Rediff.com11 May 2020

The Lipulekh pass is a far western point near Kalapani, a disputed border area between Nepal and India.

Nepal forms panel to probe death of 8 Kerala tourists

Nepal forms panel to probe death of 8 Kerala tourists

Rediff.com22 Jan 2020

The Department of Tourism said that a five-member committee has been formed to investigate if the resort was following the standards set by the government.

8 Indian tourists die due to possible gas leak in Nepal resort

8 Indian tourists die due to possible gas leak in Nepal resort

Rediff.com22 Jan 2020

The deceased -- two couples and four children -- were part of a group of 15 people travelling from Kerala to Pokhara, a popular mountainous tourist destination. They have been identified as Praveen Krishnan Nair, Saranya Sasi, Sreebhadra Praveen, Aarcha Praveen, Abhinav Saranya Nair, Ranjith Kumar Adatholath Punathil, Indu Lakshmi Peethambaran Ragalatha and Vyshnav Ranjith.

Any attempt to split China will be 'crushed', says Xi in Nepal

Any attempt to split China will be 'crushed', says Xi in Nepal

Rediff.com14 Oct 2019

Beijing views the India-based Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, as a separatist trying to split the Himalayan region from China.

PHOTOS: 67 die, flooded Nepal pleads for help

PHOTOS: 67 die, flooded Nepal pleads for help

Rediff.com15 Jul 2019

Nepal has been hit by heavy rainfall since Thursday. More than 25 districts and 10,385 households have been affected.

2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

Rediff.com16 May 2019

They were part of a five-member team of climbers from West Bengal.

Avalanche hits Nepal peak; 5 South Koreans among 9 killed

Avalanche hits Nepal peak; 5 South Koreans among 9 killed

Rediff.com13 Oct 2018

A heavy snowstorm followed by a landslide buried the base camp at an altitude of 3,500 metres when the climbers were waiting for a fair weather to move towards higher camps.

Chopper crashes in Nepal; Japanese among 6 killed

Chopper crashes in Nepal; Japanese among 6 killed

Rediff.com8 Sep 2018

A woman has miraculously survived the accident.

Nearly 150 of 1,500 Mansarovar pilgrims stranded in Nepal evacuated

Nearly 150 of 1,500 Mansarovar pilgrims stranded in Nepal evacuated

Rediff.com3 Jul 2018

Two pilgrims -- Leela Narayanan Mandredath, 56, of Kerala and Satya Laxmi of Andhra Pradesh -- have died due to high altitude sickness in Simikot and heart attack in Tibet respectively, the Indian Embassy said.

India ready to be 'Sherpa' to help Nepal scale mountain of success: Modi

India ready to be 'Sherpa' to help Nepal scale mountain of success: Modi

Rediff.com12 May 2018

Modi said Nepal must identify its needs and priorities to deliver results.

India supports united, prosperous and strong Nepal: Modi

India supports united, prosperous and strong Nepal: Modi

Rediff.com11 May 2018

Modi said Nepal and India can benefit if they cooperate and work together for the promotion of five Ts: Tradition, Trade, Tourism, Technology and Transport.

Bangladesh plane with 67 on board crashes in Nepal, 50 killed

Bangladesh plane with 67 on board crashes in Nepal, 50 killed

Rediff.com12 Mar 2018

The condition of over two dozen people who were admitted to the hospital in Kathmandu is said to be serious.

Nepal PM Deuba resigns, Oli sworn-in second time

Nepal PM Deuba resigns, Oli sworn-in second time

Rediff.com15 Feb 2018

Deuba was elected as the 40th prime minister on June 6 with the support from Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre, which is now a part of Left alliance and opting for merger with Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist.

Indian among 31 killed as bus plunges into river in Nepal

Indian among 31 killed as bus plunges into river in Nepal

Rediff.com28 Oct 2017

An Indian woman, Mamata Devi Thakur, died in the accident, police said.

Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Nepal's PM for 4th time

Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Nepal's PM for 4th time

Rediff.com6 Jun 2017

The 70-year-old was the only contender in the election.

Missing Indian dies after climbing Mount Everest

Missing Indian dies after climbing Mount Everest

Rediff.com22 May 2017

Ravi Kumar from Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad fell from the 8,200 metre altitude, which is popularly known as Balcony, and died.

Nepali woman scales Mount Everest with anti-trafficking message

Nepali woman scales Mount Everest with anti-trafficking message

Rediff.com21 May 2017

Kanchhi Maya Tamang, a trafficking survivor, summited Mt Everest with the message on Sunday, becoming the first to climb the world's highest peak for women empowerment and gender equality, according to UN Women Nepal.

Prime suspect in Kanpur train accident arrested in Nepal

Prime suspect in Kanpur train accident arrested in Nepal

Rediff.com7 Feb 2017

A special team of Nepal Police arrested Samshul Hoda along with three others from Tribhuvan International Airport.

Create conducive environment for successful SAARC meet: Nepal

Create conducive environment for successful SAARC meet: Nepal

Rediff.com29 Sep 2016

Nepal said it 'has received communications' from four member-states -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India -- in which they conveyed their inability to participate in the 19th SAARC summit.

Nepal Prez asks parties to elect new PM within a week

Nepal Prez asks parties to elect new PM within a week

Rediff.com25 Jul 2016

A day after premier K P Oli resigned, Nepal President called on all the political parties to elect a new prime minister within a week

9 climbers scale Everest after Nepal disasters

9 climbers scale Everest after Nepal disasters

Rediff.com11 May 2016

Nine Nepalese sherpas on Wednesday conquered Mount Everest, becoming the first climbers to scale the mountain in two years after a series of deadly disasters forced a shutdown of expeditions to the world's highest peak.

Envoy row: Nepal says not expelling Indian ambassador

Envoy row: Nepal says not expelling Indian ambassador

Rediff.com9 May 2016

Media reports had suggested that the government was preparing to declare Rae persona non grata, meaning his diplomatic immunity would be withdrawn.

Nepal's Ambassador to India recalled for not cooperating

Nepal's Ambassador to India recalled for not cooperating

Rediff.com7 May 2016

Nepal on Friday recalled its ambassador to India over charges of non-cooperation and indulging in anti-government activities.

Nepal begins rebuilding heritage sites damaged by quake

Nepal begins rebuilding heritage sites damaged by quake

Rediff.com25 Apr 2016

Amid chants of Buddhist scriptures, Nepal PM K P Sharma Oli on Monday offered prayers at an ancient temple in Kathmandu to mark the reconstruction of five heritage sites demolished by last year's deadly earthquake.

5.5-magnitude quake jolts Nepal, tremors felt in North India

5.5-magnitude quake jolts Nepal, tremors felt in North India

Rediff.com6 Feb 2016

15 people were injured in Kathmandu as people ran away from their houses in panic during the tremor, according to the home ministry spokesperson.

Madhesi leader, 15 others injured in Nepal clashes

Madhesi leader, 15 others injured in Nepal clashes

Rediff.com27 Dec 2015

Rajendra Mahato, the chairman of Sadhbhawana Party, was injured in police action in Biratnagar on Saturday.

Police shoot dead 4 Madhesis as violence returns to Nepal

Police shoot dead 4 Madhesis as violence returns to Nepal

Rediff.com22 Nov 2015

Police resorted to firing late Saturday night after they were attacked with petrol bombs and bricks when they tried to evict cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front from blocking the East-West Highway of Saptari district.

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