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Alarming! India ranked 101 in Global Hunger Index

Neighbouring Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh fare better than India in Global Hunger Index New Delhi: Access to food in India is far from satisfactory. The level of hunger in the country is ‘alarming’, according to the Global Hunger Index report. As per the website, India is ranked 101 among 116 countries, behind Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal....

India behind Pakistan, Nepal & Bangladesh in Global Hunger Index

India has ranked 94 out of 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 and is behind neighbouring countries such as Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan and Bangladesh that have better scores. As per the report published on Friday, India has serious levels of hunger and falls in the “serious category” with a score of 27.2....

India proposes air travel arrangement with 5 neighbours

Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that India has proposed air bubbles with five neighboring countries. The five countries with which India wants to resume commercial flight services are Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan. Conspicuously, Pakistan is missing from the list. “Air bubbles have also been proposed with our...

PM Oli says real Ayodhya in Nepal, rakes controversy

Stoking a potential controversy, embattled Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that the “real” Ayodhya lies in Nepal, not in India and that Lord Ram was born in Thori in southern Nepal. Condemning Oli for his remarks, BJP national spokesperson Bizay Sonkar Shastri said that the Left parties even in India played with people’s...

A month after setting up six outposts on border with India, Nepal removes two of them

Two of the six new border outposts set up along the India-Nepal border by the neighbouring country has been removed. The Nepal Police, which manns the six outposts, dismantled two of them along the India border near Dharchula area of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district. Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had ordered the setting up of...

Nepal Communist Party meet that was to decide PM Oli’s fate deferred yet again

The meeting that was to decide the fate of Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has been postponed until Wednesday. Media reports said that Nepal’s ruling communist party’s crucial Standing Committee meeting has been deferred for Wednesday. An official announcement was made in this regard but a reason for the postponement was not given....

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli asked to resign by top party leaders for anti-India remarks

Top leaders of Nepal’s ruling communist party, including former premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, on Tuesday, demanded Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s resignation, saying his recent anti-India remarks were “neither politically correct nor diplomatically appropriate”. As soon as the powerful Standing Committee meeting of the Nepal...

Nepali PM asked to resign by party members, he blames India for it

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli once again on Tuesday accused India of fueling unrest against him after his own party made fresh demands for his resignations in a standing committee meeting of the ruling Communist Party. Local Nepalese media reported that party’s co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other senior leaders asked Oli to quit...

India trying to remove me from power: KP Sharma Oli

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday claimed that efforts are being made to oust him after his government redrew the country’s political map by incorporating three strategically key Indian territories. “Efforts are being made to remove me from power, but that will not succeed,” Oli claimed, without naming any person or country. He...

Nepal’s National Assembly passes bill to update political map including Indian territories

Nepal’s National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Constitution Amendment Bill to update the country’s political and administrative map incorporating three Indian territories. India has termed as untenable the “artificial enlargement” of territorial claims by Nepal after its lower house of parliament on Saturday unanimously approved the new...

No ‘power’ in world can break India-Nepal relationship: Rajnath Singh

India-Nepal ties are not ordinary and no power in the world can break the relationship, defence minister Rajnath Singh said On Friday. He said the two countries were bound together by “roti-beti”. “If there is any misunderstanding between India and Nepal, then we will sort it out through dialogue,” Rajnath Singh said at a virtual...

Nepal’s Parliament clears new political map featuring disputed Indian territories

Nepal’s Parliament on Saturday passed the amendment to include the new political map featuring areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura in the Constitution of Nepal. The controversial bill was passed with a majority of 258 votes (out of 275), while no member voted against the bill. On Saturday, Nepal’s Parliament voted on the map laying...