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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.
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
After a brief respite, ruling party sees turmoil again
Bamdev Gautam has increasingly been acting as an interlocutor between former UML leaders.
Original copies of both Sugauli Treaty and Nepal-India Friendship Treaty are missing
While some suspect they’re in foreign lands, no one really knows where the originals of these two historic documents are.
Prohibiting competition, NC to form 7,991 interim structures through consensus
The party is yet to take a decision on forming interim structures in seven provinces and giving continuity to the present central working committee.
Questions remain over PM Oli’s health as he returns today
In the interest of transparency and accountability, the prime minister’s health status should be made public, along with his expenses and who paid for them.
Oli has signed work performance contracts with his ministers, but many doubt their efficiency
Stability in the bureaucracy and a lack of political interference, not performance contracts, key to finishing works on time, officials say.
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.
Sushma Swaraj oversaw great highs, and equally great lows, in Nepal-India relations
Swaraj, who died on Tuesday, was external affairs minister during the blockade, but analysts caution against reading too much into her role.
When politicians go to foreign lands, who pays?
The prime minister is currently in Singapore with a seven-member team. While the government says he is paying his own way, many are sceptical.
Congress leaders clear decks for party’s 14th General Convention
Party will publish a timetable for the convention after the drafting panel submits a new directive on forming interim party structures, party Vice President Bimalendra Nidhi says.
Nepal invites France and Germany to make final pitch for multi-million dollar security printing facility
Berlin-based Bundesdruckerei and Paris-based IN Groupe , both state-owned entities, will be submitting their final proposals on August 7.
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.
Congress indecisive on interim party structure and general convention as dispute deepens
Deuba is seeking a term extension by one year. The Poudel faction opposes the plan.
Nepal and China still haven’t notified each other on readiness to implement the transit deal
The Transit and Transportation Agreement, which will give Nepal access to seven Chinese land and sea ports, will only come into effect once both sides officially notify each other.