South Asian, Southeast Asian leaders discuss closer ties
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Leaders of seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations are meeting in Nepal to discuss regional trade, economic cooperation, security and peace.
The two-day summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation began Thursday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital. It groups Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Indian Prime Minister Modi begins visit to Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began a two-day visit to Nepal on Friday as the two South Asian nations work to improve relations that were strained over Indian-backed ethnic protests in Nepal in 2015.
Modi first flew to Janakpur in southern Nepal, where he prayed at a revered Hindu temple and addressed a public rally, before heading to the capital, Kathmandu, for official meetings.
Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli flew to Janakpur to welcome Modi.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India pledged Saturday to upgrade road and cross-border rail links with Nepal and develop inland waterways to provide sea connectivity to the landlocked Himalayan nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India would also help Nepal in the field of agriculture through organic farming, soil testing and education in farming.
Modi also said both sides would like to jointly start a new rail link connecting Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, with India.
Nepal’s communist party leader named next prime minister
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The leader of Nepal's communist party was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister Thursday, a day after the results of parliamentary elections were finalized.
Khadga Prasad Oli, who also served as prime minister in 2015, was to take the oath of office later Thursday, a spokesman for the president's office said.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's prime minister resigned on Sunday shortly before he was to face a confidence vote in parliament that he expected to lose, further aggravating political instability in the Himalayan country.
Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli's 9-month-old government had lost its majority support this month after the Maoist party pulled out of the coalition, accusing Oli of failing to honor power-sharing agreements.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A political party that just left Nepal's coalition government partnered with the main opposition party and filed a no-confidence motion against the prime minister on Wednesday.
The motion was filed in parliament a day after the Maoist party pulled out of the government, accusing Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli of failing to honor past agreements.
The Maoists and the main opposition Nepali Congress party are now trying to form a new...