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India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact
By Sanjeev Miglani and Gopal Sharma NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU (Reuters) - India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who went to Bhutan last month on his first overseas trip since ...(7/23/2014 5:04:22 PM)
Nepal lawmakers underline need for debate on Indian power cooperation proposal
Kathmandu, July 25 (ANI): Members of Nepal's Parliament have stressed on the need for a thorough discussion on the Indian Government's proposal of developing Nepal's hydro-power sector. Kamal Thapa of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal said it is necessary to make the visit of the Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj beneficial for both countries. Likewise, C P Mainali of the CPN-ML ...(7/25/2014 6:27:28 AM)
China plans railway to India, Nepal borders by 2020
China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens, a state-run newspaper reported on Thursday. China opened the railway to Tibet's capital Lhasa in 2006, which passes spectacular icy peaks on the Tibetan highlands, touching altitudes as high as 5,000 meters ...(7/24/2014 2:35:31 AM)
Nepal geared up for Sushma Swaraj's visit
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives here Friday for a three-day visit - the first high-level visit from the new Indian government - where the Nepal-India Joint Commission at foreign ministers' level will be meeting after 23 years. Of the three days, two days are being allocated for the meetings of the joint commission and one day for meetings with ...(7/24/2014 5:30:44 AM)
India, Nepal to revive joint panel during Sushma visit
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India and Nepal will resurrect a bilateral joint commission after 23 years during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's three-day visit to Nepal beginning July 25. Her trip to Nepal comes a month after she visited Bangladesh, highlighting the BJP-led government's intent of focusing on neighbours. The focus of her visit will be presiding over the India-Nepal joint ...(7/23/2014 11:24:20 AM)
Nepal is high priority for India: Sushma
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here Friday, saying the new Narendra Modi government held relations with Nepal in "high priority". "The new government in India has put its relations with Nepal in high priority," the minister told the media soon after her arrival to co-chair the third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission. The commission is ...(7/25/2014 8:56:19 AM)
Nepal sets agenda for third joint commission meeting with India
Kathmandu, July 25 (ANI): The Government of Nepal has set the agenda for the third Nepal-India Joint Commission (JC) meeting scheduled for Saturday in Kathmandu. According to government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communication Minedra Rijal, the cabinet meeting held at Prime Minister Sushil Koirala's official residence this morning has discussed and approved the agenda for the ...(7/25/2014 6:27:28 AM)
Nepal announces preliminary men’s and women’s squads for 17th Asian Games
Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has announced a 19-member preliminary men’s and women’s squad for the 17th Asian Games which is ...(7/23/2014 11:20:32 AM)
Nepal's journey from war to peace
A new book looks at Himalayan nation's decades of political change and difficult transition from monarchy to democracy.(7/22/2014 10:00:07 AM)
Sushma Swaraj to visit Nepal from July 25
New Delhi, July 23 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will undertake a three-day official visit to Nepal from July 25 to July 27. "The External Affairs Minister is visiting Nepal from the 25th to the 27th of this month. On 26th July, when she will have the joint commission meeting with her counterpart from Nepal, she would be on her second solo visit to the neighbourhood. "Our ...(7/23/2014 8:40:45 AM)
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