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Nepal on the brink of civil war as India’s embargo unleashes hatred against Modi
Members of the Madhese community have attacked and robbed Nepalis and Indians trying to cross the border for the Hindu festival of Dashain. The minority is retaliating for the government’s failure to meet its constitutional demands. Modi is ridiculed in a prayer at Nepal’s most important Hindu temple. Bomb explodes in the Buddha’s birthplace, without victims. An ambulance is set on fire.
18/02/2016 14:03:00 NEPAL – INDIA
Nepal’s PM Oli in India to oppose interference in constitution, promote trade agreements
During his six-day official visit, the Nepali prime minister’ will meet his Indian counterpart. This is the first visit since India ended its export embargo. Nepal has set specific guidelines for meetings, especially on its secular state and new Constitution. Four Memoranda of Understanding should be signed on trade.
Nepal, Christmas celebrations bring hope even under Indian embargo
Delhi has blocked goods exported to the country since 20 September. The population is suffering from severe shortages of food and basic necessities. The famous Hindu festival of Dashain and Diwali celebrated in a low key. Entrepreneurs expect industrial recovery due to Christmas sales. Many catechumens will be baptized on Christmas Eve.
Kathmandu warns of a pending humanitarian catastrophe if India’s embargo does not end
Nepal is calling on the international community to intervene to break the deadlock. For more than 45 days, India has imposed an embargo on exports to the Himalayan nation. As a result, humanitarian agencies are unable to deliver aid to earthquake victims. after meeting with Indian PM Modi, Nepal’s foreign minister said, “the Indian government turned a deaf ear” to the country’s plight. Overseas Nepalis plan demonstrations before UN offices.
India’s fuel embargo affecting Nepali Christians and the poor as well
More than half of Nepal’s Christians cannot go to church. Priests and pastors invite the faithful to pray, read the Gospel and engage in missionary outreach in their own neighbourhoods. Fuel shortages make travel hard for poor catechumens. Kathmandu and Beijing are set to sign an agreement today for regular fuel supplies through Nepal’s northern border.
09/11/2016 20:23:00 NEPAL
After Indian president’s visit, China warns Nepal
India’s Pranab Mukharjee visited Nepal on 2-4 November. Afterwards, the Nepali Congress leader visited India where he met the Dalai Lama. Beijing reacted by calling on Kathmandu for explanations. Nepal responded reiterating its support for the ‘One China’ policy.
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