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    Former Indian PM Deve Gowda in Kathmandu, meets political leaders

    Kathmandu, September 7 While Kathmandu’s ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is in New Delhi, former Indian Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda is currently in Kathmandu for a ‘pilgrimage’. The octogenarian leader, however, has been engaged in rounds of political meetings since Friday morning. He had arrived in Kathmandu yesterday. Leaders went to Hotel Dwarika’s, where the guest is staying, to see him. The first to meet Deve Gowda was Nepali Congress leader...

    Nepal-China transit deal ends total dependence on Indian sea ports

    Kathmandu, September 7 China has agreed to allow to Nepal to use its ports for import and export of goods from third countries. The landmark agreement, reached during a meeting of officials from both the countries, in Kathmandu on Thursday, puts an end to land-locked Nepal’s total dependence on India for international trade. According to the soon-to-be-signed agreement, China has agreed to allow Nepal to use the facilities at its ports such as Tianjin, Shenzen, Lianyungang and Zhanjiang. Similarly, China...

    Dahal in Delhi meets Modi’s National Security Advisor

    Kathmandu, September 7 On the first day of his visit to New Delhi of India, ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Security Advisory Ajit Doval. The dinner meeting had lasted for around two hours, Dahal told Nepali organisations in New Delhi after the meeting “The Indian Prime Minister had said he would extend a support of rs 100 billion as he addressed Nepali Parliament. But it has...

    China agrees to let Nepal use all ports

    Kathmandu,Sept 06:China is positive about letting Nepal use all of its ports so as to access other countries, report Gorkhapatra, Karobar, Abhiyan and The Himalayan Times. During a two-day meeting held between officials of the two countries in Kathmandu, China expressed its readiness to meet Nepal’s demand, the newspapers report, adding the meeting, however, is yet to make any formal decision. The bilateral meeting is scheduled to conclude today.

    BIMSTEC army drill not part of security pact: Oli

    Kathmandu, September 5 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says the BIMSTEC military drill being organised in India is not part of a military pact. PM Oli, who was speaking in Parliament, said that the military exercise is just part of regular regional military cooperation. Oli’s comments come as eyebrows have been raised over Nepal’s decision to take part in the drill. Critics argue that by participating in the drill, Nepal is sending a negative message to other neighbours and...

    Cross-border transmission line: Nepal must also invest, says China

    Kathmandu, September 4 The Chinese government has rejected Nepal’s proposal to build the Galchhi-Kiyrong cross-border transmission line with a grant from China. Beijing has also told Nepali officials that Kathmandu most also invest in the project. According to a government source, Chinese officials have proposed that the transmission line be built along with the Kathmandu-Kyiron railway line so that power from the line can also be used to run the railway. The proposal comes two years after Prime Minister...

    Acting CoAS Thapa inaugurates meeting of Asia Pacific Intelligence chiefs

    O File: Purna Chandra Thapa Kathmandu, September 3 The 11th Asia Pacific Intelligence Chief Conference kicked off in the capital on Monday. Acting Chief of the Nepali Army Purna Chandra Thapa inaugurated the conference jointly organised by the Nepali Army and the US Indo-Pacific Command Directorate of Intelligence, according to the Directorate of Public Relations and Information.The US Indo-Pacific Command Directorate of Intelligence is a unified combatant command of the United States Forces responsible for the Indo-Pacific region.A total of...

    Closing ceremony of 18th Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia

    The closing ceremony of the 18th Asian Games is held at the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Main Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 2, 2018.(Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi) 

    Oli, Modi to sign Raxual-Kathmandu railway agreement

    Kathmandu, August 31 Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to sign an agreement with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to extend a railway track from Raxual, an Indian city across Birgunj, to Kathmandu. The agreement will be signed during a meeting to be held today. The agreement will pave the way for expending the railway to the Nepali capital as Oli has been talking about various railway projects of late. Meanwhile, Oli and Modi held a bilateral...

    BIMSTEC Summit concludes issuing 18 point Kathmandu Declaration

    Kathmandu, August 31 The fourth summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation has concluded in Kathmandu on Friday. The summit issued an 18 point Kathmandu Declaration with a promise to promote cooperation among the member states–Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand–in various areas. The countries also signed a memorandum of understanding for grid interconnection. Meanwhile, Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli handed over the chairpersonship of the regional body to Sri...

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