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SC defers hearing on Article 35A to January 2019, shutdown in Kashmir

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A weekly look at the public conversations shaping ideas beyond borders — in the Subcontinent.

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Nepal restores cancelled mega hydropower contract with China firm

In accordance with the decision taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister K P Oli on Friday night, the energy ministry will formalise the deal with the Chinese company, Energy Minister Barshaman Pun told journalists on Sunday.

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Nepal Parliament rocked by teen’s rape, murder; govt faces mass protests

The civil and police officers, who had earlier forced the victim’s father to perform the last rites, have been put under suspension while the earlier investigating team is under investigation itself.

Nepal: Japanese among six killed in chopper crash, woman survives

The ill-fated Altitude Air chopper crash-landed in the forest area bordering Dhading and Nuwakot districts, according to eyewitnesses. 

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Nepal gets access to all Chinese ports, ending dependence on India for trade

Traders say the plan to connect the country with China could face issues due to a lack of proper roads and customs infrastructure on the Nepalese side of the border. The nearest Chinese port is also located more than 2,600 km from its border.

After Kathmandu interaction, Delhi believes able to restore certain level of political trust

“Neither did we raise activities about China, nor did they. The sense we got after the meetings was that we have been able to restore a certain level of political trust between the two sides,” informed a source to The Indian Express.

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India, Nepal exchange MoU on Raxual-Kathmandu railway line as PM Modi meets Oli

This was the third meeting between Modi and Oli this year. They met earlier during Oli’s visit to India in April and the subsequent visit of Prime Minister Modi to Nepal in May.

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China pulls out of $1.2-billion Nepal project

The 750-MW project, the first reservoir project in Nepal, was to be completed by next year as per the CTGI’s earliest commitment, but its pull-out without even beginning construction may have an adverse impact on China’s credibility.

In a first for Nepal, robots to serve food at a restaurant

Robot Ginger is powered with swarm intelligence, speech recognition, natural language processing, auto-dock ability, among others. The robot also cracks jokes and answers basic IQ questions in both English and Nepali.

Nepal: Pardoned for ‘good conduct’, convict rapes, kills teen weeks after release

Dilip Singh Bista, who had spent 10 years in jail for committing a murder, was released on the recommendation of Nepal’s Cabinet.

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PM K P Oli’s ‘disapproval’ stalls appointment of Nepal envoy to India

Nilkantha Upreti, after his retirement as CEC, was associated with the Niti Pratisthan, a political foundation backed by the Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangh in Nepal,

Nepal: PM KP Sharma Oli pledges early implementation of transport, transit agreement with China

Nepal’s KP Oli accused of interfering with freedom of judiciary

While major political parties including the Communists, Nepali Congress and those based in Madhes over the years have been packing the judiciary with their party loyalists, KP Oli allegedly began directly interfering on the issue, especially on the choice of Chief Justice.

Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrims remain stranded in Nepal for second day

The advisory had stated that Simikot and Hilsa lack good medical and lodging facilities and therefore, pilgrims should get themselves medically examined before starting their pilgrimage and also carry medicines for up to a period of one month.

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Doctor on fast forcibly airlifted, his supporters thrashed in Nepal

The 60-year-old Dr KC, as he is known, was brought to Kathmandu in a Nepal Army helicopter on Thursday evening, ostensibly for talks. However, Prime Minister K P Oli had already said that he would not yield to anyone just because “he is fasting”.

Landslide, massive flood kills eight people in Nepal

Landslide, massive flood kills eight people in Nepal

In 2015, Hanumante River displaced 850 people from their temporary shelters at the Maheshwori playground. These victims had become homeless in the earthquake earlier that year.