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China not to compromise on territory and sovereignty
Chinadaily, 5 August 2014
Defense Attache for the Chinese Embassy to Nepal Cheng Xizhong said Thursday that under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CPC), the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has the determination and capabilities of safeguarding the core...

Old India critic Nepal's Maoist leader Prachanda hails Modi's 'historic visit'
Times of India, 5 August 2014
NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal ended on a perfect note on Monday with Maoist leader and a rabid critic of India in the past, Prachanda, describing the PM's trip as the beginning of a new chapter in India-Nepal ties."Aapne na...

Lankan envoy summoned over article on Jayalalithaa
Times of India, 5 August 2014
NEW DELHI: India on Monday strongly condemned the "derogatory" article against Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa appearing in the Sri Lankan defence ministry website after agitated AIADMK members disrupted Parliament proceedings demanding a resolution...

Modi announces $1 billion line of credit for Nepal
Times of India, 4 August 2014
NEW DELHI: The NDA government's neighbourhood outreach got another fillip on Sunday with PM Narendra Modi announcing a $1 billion line of credit for Nepal while addressing the country's Constituent Assembly. During his speech, Modi also sought...

Modi discusses bilateral ties with Nepal president
Times of India, 4 August 2014
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday discussed bilateral ties with Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav. Modi in his meeting with Yadav discussed how to further strengthen ties between the two countries. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and senior...

PM Modi returns from Kathmandu; Nepal asks for more FDI, market access
Times of India, 4 August 2014
NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi on Monday, wrapping up his two-day official visit to Nepal, the first trip by an Indian premier to the neighbouring country in 17 years. "The two prime ministers expressed...

Will summon Sri Lankan High Commissioner: Sushma Swaraj
Hindu, 4 August 2014
xternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said the government will summon the Sri Lankan High Commissioner over a derogatory article mentioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.“The government has...

Nepal Maoist leader Prachanda calls on Modi
Hindu, 4 August 2014
"We had a very fruitful meeting. A new initiative has begun in relations of India and Nepal. It is really historic," the former Prime Minister of Nepal said.CPN—Maoist leader Prachanda on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kathmandu...

Suspected GNLA militant killed in Meghalaya encounter
Hindu, 4 August 2014
A suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant was killed in an encounter with a joint team of Army and police in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya on Monday, police said.Acting on a tip off about presence of militants in the area, the...

US urges Sri Lanka to enforce rule of law
Business Standard, 4 August 2014
The US today asked Sri Lanka to enforce the rule of law and ensure freedom of assembly after a meeting that was attended by American Embassy officials was interrupted by protesters. The mob forced its way into the meeting on the grounds of a Colombo...

Nepal hopes for deal on power trade
Hindu, 3 August 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Nepal on Sunday is expected to resolve the obstacles to the power trade agreement between the two countries. The three-member panel consisting of Nepal’s Finance Minister Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat,...

Nepal hopes Modi visit will renew ties
Hindu, 3 August 2014
Nepal’s government and political parties have pinned their hopes on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit here on Sunday and Monday for a new beginning in ties between the two South Asian neighbours. The leaders, however, cautioned...

Modi arrives in Nepal to a rousing welcome
Hindu, 3 August 2014
Ceremonial guard of honour presented to Prime Minister Modi at the airport;19-gun salute offered by the Nepal Army. With an aim of starting“new chapter” in India’s relations with Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu...

In Kathmandu, Modi says India ready to review India-Nepal Friendship Treaty
Times of India, 3 August 2014
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday evening said he was ready to consider suggestions if any to review the 1950 India-Nepal Friendship Treaty that governs the relationship between the two countries. "My doors are open, I invite you...

Cyril Says Sri Lanka Visit Successful
Sunday Leader, 3 August 2014
Deputy South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says his recent visit to Sri Lanka, during which he held talks with the Government and the opposition, was successful. Ramaphosa has told the South African Parliament that South Africa was invited to share...

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