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On 9 September in Asian history

1948-09-09

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1141: Yelü Dashi, the Liao Dynasty general who founded the Qara-Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel%C3%BC_Dashi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Qatwan

1466: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who died on May 23, 1523
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshitane

1487: Death of Chinese Ming dynasty emperor Chenghua (1464-1487), born on December 9, 1447
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenghua_Emperor
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/08chenghua/chenghua.html

1612: Death of Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord, born in 1570
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakagawa_Hidenari
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Nakagawa_Hidenari.JPG

1850: Birth of Bharatendu Harishchandra, India, poet, dramatist, father of modern Hindi who died on January 6, 1885
http://www.varanasi.org.in/bhartendu-harishchandra
http://www.poemhunter.com/bharatendu-harishchandra/biography/

Bharatendu Harishchandra

1872: Birth of Phan Chu Trinh, Vietnamese nationalist who died on March 24, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Chu_Trinh

1878: Birth of Sergio Osmena, 4th President of the Philippines, who died on October 19, 1961
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1273/today-in-philippine-history-september-9-1878-sergio-osme-a-sr-was-born-in-cebu-city

Sergi Osmena

1892: Birth of Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress, who died on October 18, 1961
http://www.silentera.com/people/actresses/Aoki-Tsuru.html

1905: Birth of Hussain Sha, Indian Saint, Philosopher ,Pithapuram who died on September 24, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmarishi_Hussain_Sha

1908: Birth of Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral, killed in action on January 9, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigekazu_Shimazaki

1911: Birth of Kozaburo Yoshimura, Japanese film maker who died on November 7, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dzabur%C5%8D_Yoshimura

1920: Birth of Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician and scientist, who died on August 17, 1993
http://lsec.cc.ac.cn/fengkangprize/fkbib.html

1935: Birth of Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author who died on April 23, 2002
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_452_2005-01-22.html

1939: Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government
http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/september-9-1939-ce-u-ottama-dies-in-burma-protesting-british-colonization

u-ottama

1942: A Japanese floatplane drops an incendiary bomb on Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite
http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/Japanese_bomb_Oregon.html
http://www.historynet.com/japanese-bomb-the-continental-u-s-west-coast.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdt8g57FQ38

1944: Beginning of the negotiations between Gandhi and Jinnah on the Muslim question (up to 22)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElEYZ_BJl0M&feature=player_embedded

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8lk0Te6LnU

1946: Birth of Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayato_Tani


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ0McE9WY5s

1948: The People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) is proclaimed by Kim Il-sung
http://world.kbs.co.kr/special/northkorea/contents/archives/outline/outline_1940.htm?lang=e
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8769.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/History_of_North_Korea

1948-09-09

1949: Birth of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia (2004-2014)
http://factsanddetails.com/indonesia/History_and_Religion/sub6_1d/entry-3969.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3725301.stm

1953: The USA give an 385 million USD aid to Indochina

1955: In Geneva, signature of a Sino-US agreement for the repatriation of US civil citizens

1959: Moscow condemns Beijing for its misconduct in Tibet and gives its support to India

1962: Beijing announces that a US U-2 airplane has been shot down over eastern China and accuses the USA to prepare a new war
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8774.html

1965: Autonomous Region of Tibet is formally founded

1967: Birth of Akshay Kumar, Indian actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0474774/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR7nyX6d1N8

1969: North Vietnam president Ho Chi Minh is buried in Hanoi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ho-chi-minh-buried-in-hanoi

1976: Death of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, born on December 26, 1893
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/9/newsid_3020000/3020374.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-dies
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8776.html

http://www.biography.com/people/mao-tse-tung-9398142

1977: Birth of Chae Jung An, South Korean actress and singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chae_Jung-An
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Chae_Jeong-an.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SuGVbNXmtA

1977: Inauguration of Mao Zedong Memorial hall
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8777.html

1982: Birth of Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Otsuka

1983: Birth of Kim Jung-hwa, South Korean actress and model
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jung-hwa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3qyKuPo98M

1985: General and former Prime Minister Kriangsak and several military friends are arrested for plotting an abortive coup against the Prem Tinsulanonda government
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1295&dat=19850918&id=ceFHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zo0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5840,4634882

1990: Batticaloa massacre, massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Batticaloa_massacre

1992: Birth of Frencheska Farr, Filipina singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frencheska_Farr

1993: Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos is buried in his homeland. The event occurred about four years after his death in exile

1996: Megawati Sukarnoputri, expelled from her Democratic Party of Indonesia, is banned to challenge the elections by the Government Commission

2001: Afghanistan’s military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood is fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/ASMassoud.html
http://fromthatflame.blogspot.com/2007/12/assassination-of-massoud.html
http://wn.com/ahmad_shah_massoud_1953-2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1eV2AHK3A

2008: Death of Nouhak Phoumsavanh, former president of Laos (1992-1998), born on April 9, 1910
https://www.newmandala.org/obituary-nouhak-phoumsavanh/

2008: Court rules that Thailand Prime Minister Samak must resign
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/09/2008999398621985.html

2008: George Bush, the US president, announces that 8,000 troops will be pulled out of Iraq over the coming months and 4,500 sent to Afghanistan by January
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/09/2008991444715547.html

2009: Cambodia’s prime minister accused foreign judges and prosecutors at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal of seeking to arrest new suspects as part of a plot by foreign governments to incite unrest

2012: As many as 100,000 protestors, according to organizers — gathered at a seaside park on Okinawa to demand that the plan to deploy 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the island be scrapped, saying they are unsafe
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88983/thousands-protest-in-japan-against-osprey-aircraft/

2012: Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins provincial election. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s United People’s Freedom Alliance won 14 seats in the Eastern Provincial Council, while the Tamil National Alliance secured 11, the Department of Elections

http://asiancorrespondent.com/88985/sri-lankas-ruling-party-wins-provincial-election/

2012: Elections results show that Hong Kong’s pro-democratic parties had been edged out in Sunday’s legislative poll by pro-Beijing rivals, but managed to retain their veto power over any constitutional changes proposed by the government
http://www.france24.com/en/20120909-hong-kong-votes-amid-anger-chinese-control-education-election
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9532898/Hong-Kong-democrats-cling-to-seats-after-disappointing-results.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120910-370763.html

2013: Pakistan’s new President Mamnoon Hussain takes office
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23456284

2014: Death of Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer, born on July 28, 1930
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/09/09/firoza-begum-passes-away
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29145025

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJOxS43TUDE

2014: A Philippine official says the president discreetly met with a Muslim rebel leader last week in Manila and both helped untangle thorny differences over a proposed autonomy law they hope will end decades of bloody rebellion in the south
http://asiancorrespondent.com/126524/philippine-president-muslim-rebels-agree-on-autonomy-bill/

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)

North Korea : Republic Day (1948)

Indian economy

9 SEPTEMBER 2019

India criticises China on ‘one-sided’ trade policies

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday (Sept 9) criticised China for what he described as one-sided trade policies, casting doubt over the progress of negotiations for a pan-Asian free trade agreement
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/india-criticises-chinese-trade-policies

5 SEPTEMBER 2019

India extends $1 billion line of credit for development of Russia’s Far East; PM Modi vows to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with Moscow

India on Thursday announced an “unprecedented” USD 1 billion line of credit for the development of Russia’s Far East with Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowing that New Delhi will walk shoulder-to-shoulder with Moscow in its quest for the development of the resource-rich region
https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/india-extends-1-billion-line-of-credit-for-development-of-russias-far-east-pm-modi-vows-to-walk-shoulder-to-shoulder-with-moscow/1697338/
https://www.aninews.in/videos/world/india-give-line-credit-worth-us-1-billion-far-easts-development-pm-modi-russia/

13 AUGUST 2019

India, Russia exchange MoUs in key areas

About 200 Russian companies, Investment Agencies and Funds took part from the Russian side
https://www.asianage.com/india/all-india/130819/india-russia-exchange-mous-in-key-areas.html

22 JULY 2019

India launches second lunar mission, aiming for Moon’s South Pole

India launched a bid to become a leading space power Monday, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the Moon in what it called a « historic day » for the nation
https://www.france24.com/en/20190722-india-space-moon-mission-chandrayaan-modi
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/22/india-launches-chandrayaan-spacecraft-bid-become-fourth-country/

15 JULY 2019

India aborts Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission launch less than an hour before lift-off

With less than an hour before lift-off, India has aborted the launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the Moon
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-48905147
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-15/india-aborts-chandrayaan-2-moon-mission-before-take-off/11310042

27 JUNE 2019

Trump asks India to withdraw ‘unacceptable’ tariff increase

US President Donald Trump has demanded India withdraw retaliatory tariffs imposed this month, calling the duties « unacceptable » in a stern message that signals trade ties between the two countries are fast deteriorating
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/trump-demands-withdrawal-india-unacceptable-tariff-hike-190627065326869.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-48782197

20 JUNE 2019

US Warns India It Could Limit H-1B Visas for Indian Workers amid Trade Tensions – Reports

Ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to New Delhi, the United States has reportedly warned India it will consider capping quotas for the widely popular H-1B work visas on nations pressuring American firms to store data locally in their territories
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201906201075978171-us-capping-h-1b-visas-indian-workers-trade-tensions/
https://www.telegraphindia.com/india/us-tells-india-it-is-mulling-caps-on-h-1b-visas-to-deter-data-rules/cid/1692796?ref=top-stories_home-template

16 JUNE 2019

India’s retaliatory tariffs on US goods go into effect

India will impose higher retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products including almonds, apples, and walnuts from Sunday, following Washington’s withdrawal of key trade privileges for New Delhi
https://www.trtworld.com/business/india-s-retaliatory-tariffs-on-us-goods-go-into-effect-27526
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201906161075898071-us-imports-india-hurt-most-delhi-retaliates-trade-tensions/

10 JUNE 2019

India Hopes to Capitalize on US-China Trade Friction

1 JUNE 2019

US President Donald Trump terminates preferential trade status for India

Washington accuses New Delhi of deploying a wide range of trade barriers that negatively affect US commerce. Media reports say that India could impose higher import duties on US goods in response to Trump’s latest move
https://gulfnews.com/business/us-cuts-off-india-preferential-trade-access-1.1559374102399
https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/explained-trump-to-withdraw-indias-benefits-under-select-trade-programme-5760385/
https://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/us-preferential-trade-status-india-says-will-continue-to-work-towards-strong-bilateral-ties-119060100637_1.html

15 MAY 2019

Narendra Modi’s performance on the Indian economy – five key policies assessed

Modi has had mixed successes in delivering on his promises. Here’s a breakdown of some of Modi’s key policies and how he has performed
https://theconversation.com/narendra-modis-performance-on-the-indian-economy-five-key-policies-assessed-116485

17 APRIL 2019

Five million lost jobs in India between 2016 and 2018: Report

At least five million Indians lost their jobs between 2016 and 2018, and young urban men are being hit hardest, a Bengaluru-based private university said in a report on Tuesday (April 16)
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/five-million-lost-jobs-in-india-between-2016-and-2018-report

6 APRIL 2019

Indian GDP to exceed more than seven percent over next 2 years

In its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB projects gross domestic product (GDP) growth in India to rise to 7.2% in fiscal year 2019 and reach 7.3% in 2020, reversing two years of declining growth as reforms to improve the business and investment climate take effect
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/260282662/indian-gdp-to-exceed-more-than-seven-percent-over-next-2-years

5 MARCH 2019

It’s official: India is Trump’s next target in the trade wars

After months of simmering trade tensions between the United States and India, President Trump is following through on his threat to punish India for being what he called “a very high-tariff nation.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/its-official-india-is-trumps-next-target-in-the-trade-wars/2019/03/05/39000298-3f34-11e9-a44b-42f4df262a4c_story.html?utm_term=.908e68c28728
https://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/donald-trump-s-trade-spat-with-india-why-it-s-bad-optics-and-bad-strategy-119030500648_1.html
https://theprint.in/talk-point/is-indias-protectionism-reason-enough-for-donald-trumps-gsp-move-or-is-us-being-a-bully/201531/

21 FEBRUARY 2019

Indian PM Narendra Modi on two-day South korea visit

Seoul: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit to strengthen India’s strategic ties with South Korea and seek to enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including trade and investment
http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=232016
https://www.oneindia.com/india/moon-meets-modi-indias-act-east-and-south-koreas-new-southern-policies-back-each-other-2854887.html
https://www.indiawrites.org/diplomacy/it-is-our-earnest-desire-to-work-with-republic-of-korea-more-closely-to-realize-the-dream-of-our-citizens-modi/

29 NOVEMBER 2018

India successfully launches 31 satellites in space – including ‘Chhota Bheem’

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) launched 31 satellites, including its first hyperspectral imaging satellite (HysIS), this morning from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/india/india-successfully-launches-31-satellites-in-space–including-chhota-bheem-1.60645726
https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isros-pslv-lifts-off-with-hysis-and-30-foreign-satellites/article25621027.ece

28 AUGUST 2018

Goods and Services Tax – how PM Modi transformed India’s economy

Last year, India introduced one of the biggest tax reforms in the country. Although experts say that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has the potential to uplift the economy, its execution is still a work in progress
https://www.dw.com/en/goods-and-services-tax-how-pm-modi-transformed-indias-economy/a-45256163

23 APRIL 2018

Indian economy and the ‘but what about?’ question

 “But what about?” is the favorite phrase for anyone in India who does not want to believe that there are severe structural problems with the Indian economy
http://www.atimes.com/indian-economy-question/

5 FEBRUARY 2018

The Distance Between Davos & Delhi

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of India presented the country’s Union Budget for Fiscal 2018–2019 to Parliament on February 1, 2018. This is the last full budget of the Narendra Modi government ahead of the spring 2019 parliamentary election
https://www.cogitasia.com/the-distance-between-davos-delhi/

25 JANUARY 2018

Modi and ASEAN leaders vow to push forward economic partnership

India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders vowed Thursday to push forward the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP)
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/26/c_136924999.htm
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/pm-lee-calls-for-greater-economic-integration-asean-india-9896476
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/india-shares-asean-vision-for-rule-based-societies-values-of-peace-modi-118012501757_1.html

 

10 JANUARY 2018

India Eases Rules to Lure Foreign Investors

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi eased restrictions on foreign direct investment across several sectors, including allowing overseas airlines to invest in state carrier Air India Ltd., in a bid to revive growth in Asia’s third largest economy
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-10/modi-eases-rules-to-lure-foreign-investors-as-india-growth-slows

7 JANUARY 2017

The Indian diaspora a platform for stronger ties with ASEAN: Sushma Swaraj

India’s dialogue partnership with ASEAN has evolved into a strategic partnership and the Indian diaspora provides a platform for stronger ties with the grouping, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday
https://www.thestatesman.com/india/indian-diaspora-a-platform-for-stronger-ties-with-asean-swaraj-1502559275.html

26 DECEMBER 2017

India to overtake UK, France to become fifth-largest economy in 2018

Moving past the global economic powerhouses like the UK, Germany and France, the Indian economy would become the world’s fifth largest by 2018 – a major jump from its 10th rank currently, a report has said
https://www.oneindia.com/international/india-to-overtake-uk-france-to-become-fifth-largest-economy-2018-report-2609283.html
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/v0N1vMSOdiUsZBwlimoICJ/Indian-economy-to-leapfrog-UK-and-France-in-2018-Cebr.html

5 DECEMBER 2017

Can India challenge China with new Iranian Chabahar Port?

A new India-sponsored port in southeastern Iran has the potential to flood Central Asia and Afghanistan with Indian goods. Pakistan is watching with concern and China may have a new economic rival in the region
http://www.dw.com/en/can-india-challenge-china-with-new-iranian-chabahar-port/a-41659083

27 SEPTEMBER 2017

8 things you need to know about India’s economy

India’s economic success in recent years has helped to ensure that South Asia is the fastest-growing region in the world – but it faces significant challenges alongside its opportunities for further growth
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/09/eight-key-facts-about-indias-economy-in-2017

18 SEPTEMBER 2017

India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy

 British brokerage HSBC has released a new report that has claimed that in the next ten years, India is likely to overtake Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy in the world
http://www.singaporenews.net/news/254745635/india-to-overtake-japan-germany-as-third-largest-economy#

14 SEPTEMBER 2017

Abe, Modi launch India’s first bullet train project

India on Thursday inched closer to its dream of getting a bullet train when Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone for the country’s first high-speed rail link based on Japan’s famed shinkansen technologygy
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/PM-Modi-and-Japan-s-Abe-launch-Indian-shinkansen-project?page=1
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-narendra-modi-and-shinzo-abe-launch-bullet-train-project-10-important-statements-made-by-pm-2545514

23 JULY 2017

25 years of ASEAN–India integration

2017 marks 25 years of ASEAN–India partnership. In 1992, India joined ASEAN as a sectoral partner, at a time when India was a relatively inward-looking economy. Today there are 30 dialogue mechanisms between India and ASEAN, including a summit and seven ministerial meetings in a wide range of sectors
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/07/23/25-years-of-asean-india-integration/

1st JULY 2017

Indian PM Narendra Modi launches sweeping tax reform

India has introduced its biggest tax reform since gaining independence from Britain 70 years ago. The nationwide tax is expected to streamline business, but critics argue the country isn’t ready for the massive overhaul
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-narendra-modi-launches-sweeping-tax-reform/a-39501750
http://www.euronews.com/2017/07/01/india-divided-over-gst-sweeping-sales-tax-reform

23 JUNE 2017

India fires 31 satellites-carrying rocket into space

India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries looking for high resolution earth images, underlining its strength as a low-cost provider of services in space
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/06/23/526242/India-Satellite-Rocket-Europe
http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/isro-launches-eye-in-the-sky-cartosat-2-satellite-why-it-matters-117062300108_1.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/photo-gallery-in-pics-isro-s-pslv-c38-succesfully-launches-cartosat-2-series-30-nano-satellites-2481660

5 JUNE 2017

India launches ‘monster’ rocket

India joined an elite club of nations launching a heavy satelitte, a club that includes only the USA, Russia, Europe, China and Japan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-40158889
http://www.dnaindia.com/technology/report-isro-launches-india-s-heaviest-rocket-gslv-mark-iii-why-it-s-a-big-deal-2462265
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/isros-most-powerful-rocket-gslv-mk-iii-places-gsat-19-communication-satellite-in-orbit/articleshow/59001591.cms

30 MAY 2017

Indian PM Modi tells Merkel India and Germany ‘made for one another’

At a press conference, the leaders of Germany and India have said that the countries’ relationship is of « international significance. » But ongoing talks are emphasizing how best to beef up business ties
http://www.dw.com/en/indian-pm-modi-tells-merkel-india-and-germany-made-for-one-another/a-39043653
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/modi-merkel-nudge-fta-sign-a-dozen-agreements/article18661524.ece?homepage=true

17 MAY 2017

Indian cabinet approves plans to build 10 nuclear reactors

India’s cabinet approved plans on Wednesday (May 17) to build 10 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 7,000 megawatts (MW), more than the country’s entire current capacity, to try fast-track its domestic nuclear power programme
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/indian-cabinet-approves-plans-to-build-10-nuclear-reactors
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cabinet-clears-proposal-to-build-10-atomic-reactors/article18473481.ece?homepage=true

5 MAY 2017

India Launches South Asia ‘Diplomacy’ Satellite for Communication Services

India launched a ‘South Asia’ satellite on Friday to provide communication services to neighboring countries in a new initiative hailed by leaders of seven South Asian countries as a boost to regional cooperation
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253079660/india-launches-south-asia-diplomacy-satellite-for-communication-services
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-05/05/content_15608938.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-south-asia-satelite-successfully-launched-pm-modi-congratulates-isro-says-south-asia-leaders-will-celebrate-together-2428591

10 APRIL 2017

Australia says ready to supply uranium to India

Australia said Monday that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2017-04/10/content_15598485.html
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170411_02/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-10/new-trade-deal-with-india-could-be-years-away-turnbull/8432130?section=world

7 MARCH 2017

India’s Asian integration strategy

The Indian economy is experiencing rapid growth of between 7 and 8 per cent a year. To sustain that growth rate and for India to achieve its development potential, it must open up its economy and have a strong export sector. It may not be easy, but given the global trade slowdown and the paralysis of multilateral trade negotiations, India’s best bet is to seize those opportunities for integration closest to home
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/03/07/indias-asian-integration-strategy/

15 FEBRUARY 2017

India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space programme
http://www.atimes.com/article/india-puts-record-104-satellites-orbit/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-breaks-world-record-with-simultaneous-launch-of-104-satellites/a-37555439

22 DECEMBER 2016

Outshining a former colonial master: India’s economy to surpass Britain’s

India will soon overtake Britain to become world’s fifth largest economy, a « Forbes » magazine report has said. Economist Rajiv Biswas talks to DW about the impending milestone and the overall state of India’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/outshining-a-former-colonial-master-indias-economy-to-surpass-britains/a-36863072

13 NOVEMBER 2016

Modi’s key aide blames poor planning for India’s currency crisis

A member of parliament and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s top aides has blamed poor planning and execution by the government for the banknote crisis that has engulfed India, with tens of thousands of people queueing up outside banks and empty ATMs following New Delhi’s decision to replace large-denomination notes with new ones
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/politics/article/2045567/modis-key-aide-blames-poor-planning-indias-currency-crisis

11 NOVEMBER 2016

India, Japan sign ‘historic’ civil nuclear agreement

Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear cooperation pact on Friday, paving the way for Japan to export nuclear power equipment and technology to the fast-growing South Asian country in a deal with a non-member of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-japan-shreds-its-reservation-signs-landmark-civil-nuclear-deal-with-india-2272481
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161111_36/
http://www.dw.com/en/india-and-japan-sign-nuclear-deal-a-risky-business/a-36341141

8 OCTOBER 2016

India takes the lead in BRICS

In recent years, India has been the brightest spot in the grouping and is currently one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Chairing the BRICS summit provides India with a good opportunity to drive its own agenda of increasing investment in its priority projects, especially in the infrastructure sector, and discussing trade barriers
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/10/08/indias-takes-the-lead-of-brics/

2 OCTOBER 2016

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact, but can it reduce CO2 emissions ?

India, the world’s third biggest carbon emitter, ratified the Paris agreement on climate change on Sunday (Oct 2) on the birthday of the country’s famously ascetic independence leader Mahatma Gandhi
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact/3174590.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2024481/india-ratifies-historic-paris-climate-change-pact
http://www.dw.com/en/india-to-ratify-climate-pact-but-can-it-reduce-co2-emissions/a-35932988

22 SEPTEMBER 2016

India eyes strategic energy assets overseas

Seeking to enhance its strategic presence and secure energy sources, India is making major investments in the hydrocarbon sector abroad, with the latest being its acquisition of a substantial stake in a key Russian oil field
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/India-eyes-strategic-energy-assets-overseas

31 AUGUST 2016

Growth in India fails to meet expectations

India’s economic growth rate was up in the April-June quarter, but failed to meet expectations of the private sector. The Indian government announced on Wednesday that gross domestic product for the quarter expanded 7.1 percent from the figure for the same period of last year
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160901_02/

23 JUIN 2016

Demystifying Indian growth

According to current IMF projections, India is now the fastest growing major economy in the world. In 2016, it is expected to grow over a full percentage point faster than China. This is a remarkable turnaround by any standard and especially impressive against the backdrop of a stagnant global economy
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/06/23/demystifying-indian-growth/

21 JUNE 2016

India unveils sweeping investment reforms

India has announced a broad relaxation of foreign direct investment (FDI) rules in a number of key sectors, including aviation and defense. The move is part of an effort to open up the country’s economy
http://www.dw.com/en/india-unveils-sweeping-investment-reforms/a-19343616

2 MAY 2016

Thomas Piketty: ‘Indian inequality still hidden’

French economist Thomas Piketty says there is still a « huge » gap in data about income tax in India
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36186116

26 MARCH 2016

India must waste no time Acting East

India is undoubtedly looking global. As it transitions to a leading regional power alongside China, it should make better use of its growing ties in the Asia Pacific to strengthen economic linkages. As the Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said recently, India not only has to act east, it must also act fast.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/03/26/india-must-waste-no-time-acting-east/

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Modi’s magic: Is India’s economic miracle a mirage?

Narendra Modi, who will celebrate his second anniversary as prime minister in May, has been responsible for much of the recent buzz around India’s economy. He has spent huge amounts of political capital trying to push common sense economic reforms through parliament
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/14/news/economy/india-modi-investment-manufacturing/index.html

8 FEBRUARY 2016

Will India’s economy live up to expectations?

Unlike other emerging economies, strong investor sentiment and the meltdown in crude oil prices bolstered India’s growth in the last financial year. Though the projected growth rate for 2016 shows a slight decline of 0.1 per cent, the World Bank predicts that India will grow by a robust 7.8 per cent this year and by 7.9 per cent in the next two years. This means India is shaping up to outpace China in the next three years.
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/02/06/will-indias-economy-live-up-to-expectations/#more-49442

India outpaces China in 2015 economic growth

India’s economy grew at an average rate of 7.5% in 2015, faster than the 6.9% growth in China, official figures show.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35519671

4 FEBRUARY 2016

India ratifies pact on nuclear compensation

Five years after signing the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage (CSC), India ratified the convention on Thursday, the IAEA’s Office of Public Information and Communication reported from Vienna.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-ratifies-pact-on-nuclear-compensation/article8194893.ece?w=alauto
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/india-ratifies-nuclear-li/2489682.html

26 JANUARY 2016

Here are 19 deals signed between India-France during President Francois Hollande’s visit

France has announced an investment of $10 billion (Rs 67,540 crore) in India over the next five years, which will largely cater to the industrial sector in the country. Here are all of the deals that came out of the French President’s visit to India.
http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report-here-are-19-republic-day-deals-between-india-france-2170403

3 JANUARY 2016

 India will continue attracting foreign funds over the long term: Experts

Hopes of more reforms, coupled with lower commodity prices and rising consumer confidence, are expected to aid key Indian indices in 2016 to pare their losses in the year gone by
http://www.beijingbulletin.com/index.php/sid/239919423

12 DECEMBER 2015

India, Japan sign agreements on nuclear energy, bullet train

India on Saturday signed landmark agreements on civil nuclear energy and bullet train technology with Japan, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi described visit of his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe « truly historic »
http://www.sify.com/news/india-japan-sign-agreements-on-nuclear-energy-bullet-train-news-national-pmmpElbjdfjid.html
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151212_15.html

1 NOVEMBER 2015

India’s rising power in Africa

In an attempt to boost trade and investment opportunities abroad, India has welcomed heads of state, policymakers, and businessmen from every country in Africa, marking the largest ever India-Africa summit
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2015/10/india-rising-power-africa-151031083435780.html

Main news on Nepal

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9 SEPTEMBER 2019

Nepal, China ink 3 agreements during Chinese FM’s visit

Nepal and China on Monday exchanged three agreements following bilateral talks between the Nepalese Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and his visiting Chinese counterpart Wang Yi
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/262359462/nepal-china-ink-3-agreements-during-chinese-fm-visit
https://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/262359481/nepal-deports-6-tibetan-asylum-seekers-to-china

7 JULY 2019

Nepal denies Tibetans’ request to hold Dalai Lama birthday celebration

The Tibetan community in Nepal called off plans to mark the birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama after their request for a public celebration was rejected over security concerns, a government official said on Sunday (July 7)
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/3017610/nepal-bans-tibetans-celebrating-dalai-lamas-birthday-citing

19 JUNE 2019

Thousands in Nepal protest against cultural ‘guthi’ bill

Thousands of Nepalis took to the streets on Wednesday demanding the government scrap a bill that stands to interfere with a centuries-old trust system integral to the Himalayan country’s cultural heritage
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2019-06-19/thousands-protest-against-the-guthi-bill-in-kathmandu.html
https://www.nepalitimes.com/banner/street-vs-guthi-bill/

14 MAY 2019

Nepal probes journalists for Dalai Lama news

Three Nepali journalists are being probed for circulating a news item on the Dalai Lama, officials said Tuesday (May 14), in a sign of growing Chinese influence on its small Himalayan neighbour
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/nepal-probes-journalists-for-dalai-lama-news-11533194

14 MAY 2019

Nepal probes journalists for Dalai Lama news

Three Nepali journalists are being probed for circulating a news item on the Dalai Lama, officials said Tuesday (May 14), in a sign of growing Chinese influence on its small Himalayan neighbour
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/nepal-probes-journalists-for-dalai-lama-news-11533194

25 FEBRUARY 2019

Communist Party of Nepal owns up to blast and arsons

The Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has claimed responsibility for Friday’s blast in Nakkhu and attacks on telephone towers of Ncell in various places across the country, according to a report in Kantipur daily
https://asianews.network/2019/02/25/communist-party-of-nepal-owns-up-to-blast-and-arsons/

17 DECEMBER 2018

The Looming Internal Crisis in Nepal

While the Left Unity has been forged under a broad understanding of power sharing, the differences in ideology, modes of working, and understanding issues such as foreign policy and the justice system remain critical
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/855.html

15 NOVEMBER 2018

Nepal Appoints Ambassador to India After One Year Hiatus

The Nepal embassy in India was without an envoy since the last one year after the resignation of Deep Kumar Upadhyay who resigned last October to join politics
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201811151069834725-india-nepal-relations/

7 OCTOBER 2018

Infighting and fissures disrupt Nepal’s ruling party

The Prime Minister has been accused by his party members of limiting his leadership to a small faction, failing to govern efficiently, and displaying authoritarian tendencies
https://asianews.network/2018/10/05/infighting-and-fissures-disrupt-nepals-ruling-party/

13 SEPTEMBER 2018

Removal of mistrust in Nepal-India relations

After a string of political and diplomatic altercations leading to the 2015 economic blockade episode, Nepal’s relations with India have gradually improved in recent months
http://www.atimes.com/sun-begins-to-shine-on-frosty-nepal-india-relations/

7 SEPTEMBER 2018

China allows Nepal access to its ports, ending Indian monopoly

Two years after signing the Transit and Transportation Agreement, Nepal and China have agreed on the text of the protocol to the agreement that will allow Nepali traders and businessmen to use Chinese sea and land ports for third country trade
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-09-07/nepal-china-finalise-text-on-transit-protocol.html
http://zeenews.india.com/world/indian-monopoly-ends-as-nepal-gets-access-to-chinese-ports-2139393.html

26 AUGUST 2018

China takes the high ground in Nepal

Upcoming China-Nepal joint military exercises underline burgeoning bilateral relations that have eroded India’s influence in the Himalayan republic
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-takes-the-high-ground-in-nepal/

1 AUGUST 2018

China tops Nepal’s foreign direct investment list for third consecutive year

Nepal’s Department of Industry (DOI) said on Tuesday that China, for the third consecutive year, pumped the highest amount of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country during the last fiscal year
https://gbtimes.com/china-tops-nepals-foreign-direct-investment-list-for-third-consecutive-year

22 JUNE 2018

How India and China are keeping the West out in Nepal

Sandwiched between two Asian giants, Nepal has of late emerged as a new battleground for the region’s geopolitical competition as China trains its strategic focus on South Asia, once considered exclusively India’s sphere of influence
https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2156198/how-india-and-china-are-keeping-west-out-nepal

22 JUNE 2018

China and Nepal agree to build Tibet-Nepal rail link

China intends to construct a railway between the western region of Tibet and Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. The deal with Nepal comes amid growing Chinese investment in the Himalayan country
http://www.dw.com/en/china-and-nepal-agree-to-build-tibet-nepal-rail-link/a-44345130
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/88/213/35/1529644504116.html

11 MAY 2018

Indian PM in Nepal as rivalry with China heats up

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal Friday for a two-day visit aiming to reset strained relations between India and its small northern neighbor
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/05/11/561319/India-PM-visit-Nepal-China-
http://www.dnaindia.com/india/updates-narendra-modi-nepal-kp-sharma-oli-bilateral-ties-janakpur-janaki-temple-kathmandu-delegation-level-talks-2613902

18 APRIL 2018

China calls on India to get on board with Nepal projects

Foreign minister says Beijing and New Delhi should support the Himalayan country’s development, and the three are ‘natural friends and partners’
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2142329/china-calls-india-get-board-nepal-projects
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/china/china-moots-india-nepal-china-economic-corridor-through-himalayas/articleshow/63815372.cms

13 MARCH 2018

Bidya Devi Bhandari elected Nepal President for 2nd term

President Bidya Bhandari got re-elected on Tuesday as the Head of the State, but the euphoria with which Nepalis celebrated her emergence as the country’s first female President two years ago is somewhat muted
https://www.nepalitimes.com/uncategorized/president-bhandari-again/
http://nepalforeignaffairs.com/bidya-devi-bhandari-elected-nepal-president-for-2nd-term/

4 MARCH 2018

Charges against Kandipur Daily Nepal journalists ‘attack on press freedom’

Journalists from Nepal’s largest newspaper have been charged with contempt of court after publishing critical stories about the country’s chief justice. The case against The Kantipur Daily is being seen by government critics as an attack on press freedom
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/charges-nepal-journalists-attack-press-freedom-180304154802551.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-03-04/contempt-of-court-case-kantipur-team-to-reach-sc-at-11am-to-record-statements.html

23 FEBRUARY 2018

Nepal: Use the China Card for getting more leverage with India- K.P. Oli

K.P.Oli, the chairman of the UML and now the 41st Prime Minister Nepal, in an interview with the South China Morning Post, Hongkong made three very significant points in Nepal’s relations with China and India
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2266

15 FEBRUARY 2018

China-friendly communist K.P. Sharma Oli appointed Nepal’s new prime minister after landmark polls

Oli’s left-wing alliance is considered to be closer to China while outgoing leader Sher Bahadur Deuba is widely seen as being closer to India
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2133512/china-friendly-communist-kp-sharma-oli-appointed-nepals-new
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-02-15/pm-kp-sharma-olis-oath-taking-ceremony-begins.html
http://nepalforeignaffairs.com/uml-chairman-oli-sworn-in-as-prime-minister/

12 DECEMBER 2017

A massive victory: On Left Alliance landslide in Nepal

the Left Alliance wins more than 70% of the 165 parliamentary seats being decided by the FPTP system. In the 110 seats allocated based on proportional representation, the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) won, with its ally, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre), not far behind
http://nepalforeignaffairs.com/a-massive-victory-on-left-alliance-landslide-in-nepal-editorial-of-the-hindu-on-nepals-election-result/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-12-12/election-overview-uml-victorious-in-77-federal-constituencies-leading-in-4.html

4 DECEMBER 2017

Nepal’s puzzling new political equation

As UML calls for establishing a communist form of governance after the elections, an intense debate on its nature has begun to surface. The vague ideological foundations of UML and the Maoists offer the least of socialism, and a future authoritarian government cannot be overruled
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/603.html

26 NOVEMBER 2017

Nepal votes in first parliamentary election since 1999

On the first day of a historic two-phase national election, Nepalese voters will choose national and state representatives. Political stability has eluded Nepal for 27 years. Will the vote be a turning point?
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-votes-in-first-parliamentary-election-since-1999/a-41533610
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42126210

11 NOVEMBER 2017

Nepal’s three-time premier of monarchy era Kirti Nidhi Bista dies at 90

Kirti Nidhi Bista, a three-time former prime minister during Nepal’s monarchy era, died in Kathmandu on Saturday, state television reported. He was 90
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2119467/nepals-three-time-premier-monarchy-era-kirti-nidhi-bista-dies
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-11-11/former-pm-bista-passes-away-at-90.html

28 SEPTEMBER 2018

3-year-old girl named Nepal’s new living goddess

A 3-year-old girl became Nepal’s new living goddess Thursday, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists in the Himalayan nation
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/09/28/3-year-old-girl-named-nepals-new-living-goddess.html
http://www.euronews.com/2017/09/28/nepal-traditions-three-year-old-girl-becomes-new-living-goddess
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-09-28/new-kumari-trishna-shakya-takes-reign-as-living-goddess-in-photos.html

9 SEPTEMBER 2017

Nepal’s role in China’s Belt and Road Initiative highlights balancing act between Beijing and Delhi

Despite recent tensions in the region, the country’s interests can be best served by acting as a bridge between two giant neighbours
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2110474/nepals-role-chinas-belt-and-road-initiative-highlights

6 JUNE 2017

Sher Bahadur Deuba elected Nepal’s prime minister … for the fourth time

Nepal’s parliament on Tuesday elected an unopposed three-time former prime minister to the top post once again, the tenth time in just over a decade the leadership has changed hands in the Himalayan nation
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-parliament-elects-sher-bahadur-deuba-as-new-prime-minister/a-39137708
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/nepal-parliament-elects-new-prime-minister
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-06-07/pm-deuba-assumes-office-first-cabinet-meeting-sets-five-priorities.html

24 MAY 2917

Nepal PM resigns, casting final local election into doubt

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal « Prachanda » today stepped down from his post, honouring the agreement reached with the ruling partner Nepali Congress (NC) before forming the coalition government
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-pm-resigns-casting-final-local-election-into-doubt/a-38971534
http://www.thedailystar.net/world/south-asia/nepal-pm-pushpa-kamal-dahal-resigns-1410196

14 MAY 2017

In first local election in 20 years, Nepal heads to the polls amidst fears of Attack

Voting began in Nepal on Sunday (May 14) in its first local elections in two decades, a landmark moment in the country’s fraught transition to democracy
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/253192253/in-first-local-election-in-20-years-nepal-heads-to-the-polls-amidst-fears-of-Attack
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/nepal-votes-in-first-local-election-in-20-years

12 MAY 2017

Nepal joins China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, possibly alarming India

Nepal on Friday signed an agreement to be part of President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plan to build a new Silk Road linking Asia, Africa and Europe, a move that could alarm India, which jostles with China for influence in Kathmandu
http://eurasiadiary.com/en/news/world/138328-nepal-joins-chinas-one-belt-one-road-initiative-possibly-alarming-india
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-05-12/nepal-china-sign-framework-deal-on-obor.html

30 APRIL 2017

Nepal’s first female chief justice faces impeachment

Nepal’s first female chief justice has been suspended after the two largest parties in the ruling coalition filed an impeachment motion against her
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39764830
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-04-30/impeachment-motion-registered-against-cj-karki.html

16 APRIL 2017

Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises

China and Nepal began their first-ever joint military exercises on Sunday, a move likely to rattle India as Beijing boosts its influence in the region
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2088059/nepal-china-begin-first-ever-joint-military-exercises
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-04-16/first-ever-nepal-china-joint-military-training-begins.html

21 FEBRUARY 2017

Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years

Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years in mid-May, the government has announced, raising hopes of political stability in the deeply divided country
http://aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/nepal-to-hold-first-local-elections-in-20-years/755151
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepal-hold-first-local-elections-20-years

2 JANUARY 2017

Nepal Supreme Court gives nod for Constitution amendment bill

Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday said the Constitution amendment bill registered in the Legislative-Parliament should move ahead as it is a matter of Parliamentary supremacy
http://www.thestatesman.com/world/nepal-sc-gives-nod-for-constitution-amendment-bill-1483373284.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-01-02/ruling-parties-welcome-sc-verdict-to-forward-process-on-tuesdays-meet.html

31 DECEMBER 2016

2016 a year to forget for Nepal

Nepal is at a political and economic low point. If this continues through 2017 Nepal’s people might seek to leave the country for greener pastures, which many have done already. Nepal can only hope that 2017 bucks the trend and proves this wrong
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/12/31/2016-a-year-to-forget-for-nepal/

16 DECEMBER 2016

The last king of remote Buddhist kingdom of Upper Mustang dies in Nepal

The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died on Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2055281/last-king-remote-buddhist-kingdom-dies-nepal

20 NOVEMBER 2016

Nepal prime minister admits ‘delays’ in justice for Maoist war victims

Nepal on Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the peace deal that ended a bloody Maoist insurgency as the prime minister admitted that justice for its victims has been delayed
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2047717/nepal-prime-minister-admits-delays-justice-maoist-war-victims

15 NOVEMBER 2016

To please Beijing, Kathmandu arrests 41 Tibetans pilgrims

Nepali authorities have arrested 41 Tibetan pilgrims on the border with India. The group was travelling by bus to some of India’s most important Buddhist temples when it was stopped in Kailali, a district in western Nepal
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/To-please-Beijing,-Kathmandu-arrests-41-Tibetans-pilgrims-39139.html
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-11-15/nepal-committed-to-one-china-policy.html

1 OCTOBER 2016

Nepal’s parliament passes bill prohibiting strikes in industries

Nepal’s parliament has passed a new bill on Industrial Enterprises Act banning strikes in industrial units that disrupt the production
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/01/c_135726378.htm

16 SEPTEMBER 2016

India, Nepal Restore Friendlier Ties

India and Nepal have put diplomatic relations, that had frayed in the past year, back on track during a visit to New Delhi by Nepal’s new prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, popularly known as Prachanda
http://www.voanews.com/a/india-nepal-restore-friendlier-ties/3512379.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-Nepal-commit-not-to-allow-their-territory-to-be-used-against-each-other/articleshow/54370831.cms
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-09-16/pm-dahal-indian-pm-modi-meet-underway.html

3 AUGUST 2016

CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is elected as the 39th prime minister of Nepal

His election was expected, as the 61-year-old Dahal, who still goes by his nom de guerre Prachanda (« the fierce one »), was the only candidate running for the office. The Nepali Congress, the largest parliamentary party, earlier pledged their support for him as prime minister
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-08-03/dahal-elected-as-39th-prime-minister.html
http://www.dw.com/en/nepal-elects-former-maoist-chief-as-prime-minister/a-19446154
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepal-lawmakers-elect-maoist-chief-prime-minister

29 JULY 2016

Nepal leader assures China of implementing key bilateral deals

Nepal’s Maoist leader Prachanda assured China that key bilateral deals with Beijing, including the one that could end India’s monopoly in transport to the landlocked country, reached during the previous regime would be honoured even after a new government takes over.
http://atimes.com/2016/07/nepal-leader-assures-china-of-implementing-key-bilateral-deals/

24 JULY 2016

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli resigns minutes before no-confidence motion

Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has resigned, minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in Parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-25/nepal’s-oli-resigns-as-prime-minister/7656668?section=world
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-07-24/prime-minister-oli-calls-its-quits.html

21 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal, India sign agreements for partnership

The agreements include a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on utilisation of India’s assistance for post-quake reconstruction in Nepal, a deal on strengthening road infrastructure in southern plains of Nepal and an accord on rail transport for trading with Bangladesh, among others.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-02/21/content_15387963.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/regional-news/2016/02/22/458903/India-pledges.htm

19 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepali PM travels to India to repair strained ties

Nepali PM K.P. Oli has embarked on a state visit to India, in a bid to improve ties and resolve the thorny issues afflicting the partnership. Will the trip usher in a period of amity between the two neighbors?
http://www.dw.com/en/nepali-pm-travels-to-india-to-repair-strained-ties/a-19060830
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/nepal-pm-seeks-strengthen-india-ties-visit-160218110938453.html

14 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal Maoists mark 20 years since start of civil war

Nepal’s former Maoist rebels paid tribute to fallen comrades Saturday in a ceremony marking 20 years since the start of an insurgency that transformed the Himalayan nation from a Hindu monarchy to a secular republic
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepal-maoists-mark-20-years-start-civil-war

9 FEBRUARY 2016

Sushil Koirala, former Nepalese prime minister, dies aged 76

Sushil Koirala, who ran the country for barely 18 months from 2014, passed away after suffering from pneumonia. He spent his life in politics fighting for democracy in Nepal.
http://www.dw.com/en/sushil-koirala-former-nepalese-prime-minister-dies-aged-76/a-19034639
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/ex-pm-nepali-congress-president-sushil-koirala-passes-away/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-02-09/koirala-was-man-of-high-thinking-simple-living-sushma-swaraj.html

8 FEBRUARY 2016

Nepal border blockade: Ethnic groups lift roadblocks

The announcement comes days after frustrated residents and traders dismantled roadblocks set up by ethnic Madhesi groups.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35525018

5 FEBRUARY 2016

Residents open blockaded India-Nepal border point

Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated residents forcefully removed barriers set up by Madhesi protesters who blockaded the border to demand changes in the new Constitution.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/madhesi-blockade-residents-open-indianepal-border-point/article8198464.ece?w=alauto
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35506679

24 JANUARY 2016

Nepal’s crisis drags on as ethnic minorities reject charter amendment

Nepal’s ethnic minorities have rejected a constitutional amendment, dashing hopes of an end to a political crisis that has also led to fuel shortages, and hampered deliveries of relief materials to survivors of last year’s earthquakes
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepals-crisis-drags-ethnic-minorities-reject-charter-amendment

23 JANUARY 2016

Nepal parliament votes to amend new constitution

Nepal’s parliament voted on Saturday (Jan 23) to amend the country’s new constitution in a bid to resolve a months-long dispute with ethnic minority protesters demanding more political representation.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nepal-parliament-votes-to/2452152.html http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/breaking-nepal-makes-first-amendment-of-its-constitution/

8 JANUARY 2016

Q&A: Nepal’s Maoists and forgotten promises

Al Jazeera spoke to CK Lal, a widely read columnist and a playright, by phone. He has been critical of the Himalayan nation’s ruling elite for not sharing power with historically marginalised groups such as the Madhesis
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/qa-nepal-maoists-forgotten-promises-160106204500095.html

21 DECEMBER 2015

End in sight for Nepal blockade as government plans changes in new charter

In a significant development, Nepal government has decided to amend the new Constitution to address two key demands of agitating Madhesis regarding proportional representation and constituency delimitation, a move which is likely to be welcomed by India.
http://atimes.com/2015/12/end-in-sight-for-nepal-blockade-as-govt-plans-changes-in-new-charter/
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/india-welcomes-nepal-govts-decision-to-advance-constitution-amendment-bill/

15 NOVEMBER 2015

Nepal PM asks India to end « undeclared blockade »

Nepal’s newly elected prime minister KP Sharma Oli called Sunday on neighbouring India to end its « undeclared blockade » as the nation faces crippling shortage of fuel and supplies
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/nepal-pm-asks-india-end-undeclared-blockade-191556569.html
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/unofficial-indian-blockade-has-led-to-humanitarian-crisis-pm/

28 OCTOBER 2015

Bidhya Bhandari elected Nepal’s first woman president

Nepal’s parliament Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country’s first female president after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/28/bidhya-bhandari-elected-nepal-s-first-female-president/
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/who-is-bidya-devi-bhandari/
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2015-10-28/bhandari-elected-first-woman-prez.html

17 OCTOBER 2015

How China pipped India at Nepal post

As Nepal arrives on the South Asian political landscape as its brand new secular, democratic republic, it is ‘Communist’ China that is in celebratory mood. India is sulking. Beijing is obviously pleased with the election of a communist leader as the prime minister of Nepal, who, by the way, also used to be a ‘Maoist’ at one time in his long chequered political life. The contrast could not be sharper
http://atimes.com/2015/10/how-china-pipped-india-at-nepal-post/

13 OCTOBER 2015

China reopens border with Nepal for goods movement

Amid mounting pressure on Nepal’s government over dwindling supplies of goods from India due to the ongoing violent agitation over the new Constitution, China reopened its border with Nepal in Tibet which Chinese officials say will see “explosive growth” in trade
http://atimes.com/2015/10/china-reopens-border-with-nepal-for-goods-movement/

11 OCTOBER 2015

Communist leader Oli chosen as new Nepal PM

Oli, of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist), defeated by 338 votes to 249 former premier Sushil Koirala, who had stepped down from the top job as required by the constitution adopted on September 20.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/communist-leader-oli/2184600.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/kp-sharma-oli-nepal-prime-minister-151011074949703.html

10 OCTOBER 2015

Nepal’s Koirala resigns as PM and seeks re-election

In a surprise move, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has filed his nomination for re-election, a day before the parliament of the troubled Himalayan nation is expected to elect a new prime minister
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/nepal-pm-koirala-resigns-pm-seeks-election-151010160207623.html

9 OCTOBER 2015

Analysis: Blockade politics in Nepal

India’s unofficial blockade of Nepal – now in its third week – has therefore crippled life in this country of 30 million people. Things could get a lot worse
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/analysis-blockade-politics-nepal-151009193817262.html

20 SEPTEMBER 2015

Nepal constitution born of bloodshed, compromise

Nepal adopts its first democratic constitution in a largely peaceful event, a historic step for a nation that has seen unrest for over 65 years
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-09-21/nepal-constitution-born-of-bloodshed-compromise/1494826
http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/constituent-assemblys-ultimate-meeting-begins/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/nepal-passes-constitution-protests-150920123704268.html

14 SEPTEMBER 2015

Nepal rejects reverting back to a Hindu state

Nepal’s Constituent Assembly has rejected calls to revert back to a Hindu state, deciding instead to keep its secular system brought in after the abolishment of the monarchy in 2008
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/nepal-rejects-reverting-hindu-state-150914133321948.html

10 AUGUST 2015

Nepalis killed in protests over proposed constitution

Three agitators, who were part of a demonstration demanding to keep mid-west region intact, were killed when the police opened fire to control the mob in Birendranagar, Surkhet, on Monday.
http://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/three-killed-in-protest-against-six-province-model-in-surkhet/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/nepalis-killed-protests-proposed-constitution-150810124412261.html

7 JULY 2015

Nepal Constituant Assembly endorses the preliminary draft of the Constitution

After weeklong deliberations, the Constituent Assembly on Tuesday endorsed the preliminary draft of the constitution, clearing the way for public consultation on the statute blueprint
http://www.ekantipur.com/the-kathmandu-post/2015/07/07/top-story/ca-endorses-statute-draft/278132.html

8 JUNE 2015

Nepal parties resolve disputes over constitution after quake

Feuding political parties said on Monday they had agreed to split Nepal into eight federal provinces, ending years of stalemate over the new constitution intended to stabilise the country after civil war and the abolition of its monarchy.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nepal-parties-resolve-dis/1901898.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/nepal-political-rivals-agree-national-charter-150609044704806.html

25 APRIL 2015

Devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake slams Nepal

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, toppling homes, temples and historic buildings and leaving at least 1,457 people dead, authorities said.
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/25/asia/nepal-earthquake-7-5-magnitude/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32467986
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/powerful-earthquake-hits-nepal-150425063918183.html

16 APRIL 2015

Former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa dies at age 87

Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal’s prime minister five times, has died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer. He was 87
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-04/16/content_15251592.html
http://asiancorrespondent.com/132207/former-nepal-prime-minister-thapa-dies-at-age-87/

9 APRIL 2015

Nepal govt, Maoist rebels return to negotiating table

A day after the UCPN (Maoist)-led 30-party opposition alliance called off a general strike, the major political parties returned to the negotiating table on Wednesday in a bid to find consensus on federalism—the most contentious issue of new constitution
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-govt-Maoist-rebels-return-to-negotiating-tab-73908.html

26 FEBRUARY 2015

Nepal court says no amnesty for war crimes

Nepal’s top court on Thursday said two bodies set up to investigate war crimes committed during the country’s decade-long civil conflict would not be able to grant amnesty for serious rights abuses.
http://www2.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/484382/nepal-court-says-no-amnesty-for-war-crimes

8 FEBRUARY 2015

Nepal’s national carrier’s first Airbus arrives today

After a wait of almost three decades, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is scheduled to receive a brand new Airbus on Sunday in what will be the national carrier’s first addition to its international fleet in 27 years
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/nepals-national-carriers-first-airbus-arrives-today

23 JANUARY 2015

Nepal fails to meet constitution deadline amid protests

Nepal has plunged deeper into crisis after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution, seen as a key step to stability in the Himalayan state
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/nepal-fails-meet-constitution-deadline-protests-150123064734163.html

20 JANUARY 2015

Fighting breaks out in Nepal parliament in constitution row

Fighting broke out in Nepal’s parliament on Tuesday, with Maoist lawmakers throwing chairs and injuring four security officers as tensions ran high before a deadline to approve a post-war constitution.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/11357472/Watch-Fighting-breaks-out-in-Nepal-parliament-in-constitution-row.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30894714

 19 JANUARY 2015

Nepal and the Great Power Courtship

Today Nepal finds itself in a unique position. It is being courted by the very powers, India and China, that for so long had treated it as a peripheral concern. What has changed?
http://thediplomat.com/2015/01/nepal-and-the-great-power-courtship/

26 DECEMBER 2014

China raises Nepal aid five-fold in regional diplomacy push

China will increase official aid to Nepal by more than five times from fiscal 2015-16, officials said on Friday, to develop infrastructure in the landlocked nation where regional rival India has long wielded political influence
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/china-raises-nepal-aid-five-fold-regional-diplomacy-push

19 DECEMBER 2014

Nepal to lower female migrant age

Nepali women should be at least 25 years old in order to work as housemaids abroad, says a proposed rule on domestic workers
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-to-lower-female-migrant-age-69289.html

28 NOVEMBER 2014

Nearly 300,000 Nepalese women trafficked to Indian brothels

Trafficking of women and girls and supplying them in the sex markets of India and other countries is still one of the big social problems in Nepal
http://www.theasian.asia/archives/90324

29 OCTOBER 2014

Nepalese government: No more refugees from Tibet

In response to pressure from the Chinese government, Kathmandu has decided to no longer provide the necessary documents to Tibetan refugees to reach India, the residence of the Dalai Lama and his government-in-exile
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepalese-government:-No-more-refugees-from-Tibet-32555.html

18 OCTOBER 2014

Nepali parties to seek more time for accord sake

Having missed the crucial deadline for preparing the first draft of constitution and three extended time limits for forging consensus on the contentious issues, parties are yet again preparing to take additional time for consensus
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepali-parties-to-seek-more-time-for-accord-sake-66084.html

29 SEPTEMBER 2014

China to extend rail to Nepal

The government has said that China has agreed in principle to extend the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to the Nepal border.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/China-to-extend-rail-to-Nepal-65108.html

19 SEPTEMBER 2014

India to build Nepal power plant

Nepal’s government has endorsed plans for Indian firm GMR to build the country’s biggest hydro-power plant.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29249658

1 SEPTEMBER 2014

Nepal to be ‘totally literate’ next year

Going by a government projection, the country will be “total literate” by the end of the current fiscal year, having enrolled some 1.74 million adult illiterates (15-60 years) in over 20,000 classes
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-to-be-totally-literate-next-year-64036.html

23 AUGUST 2014

Nepal forces vendors off Kathmandu streets

Legislation prohibits vendors in Kathmandu and gives authority to police to confiscate their goods.
http://www.aljazeera.com/video/asia/2014/08/nepal-forces-vendors-off-streets-2014823134050140899.html

3 AUGUST 2014

China-India energy rivalry in spotlight as Modi visits Nepal

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be looking to boost hydropower cooperation and reinvigorate ties when he lands in Nepal today in the first visit by an Indian premier in 17 years
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/423835/china-india-energy-rivalry-in-spotlight-as-modi-visits-nepal
http://www.asianewsnet.net/India-PM-in-Nepal-to-boost-ties-63017.html

28 JULY 2014

Nepali government ready to allow the funeral of 14th Shamar Rinpoche

The Tibetan Buddhist religious is one of the three main disciples of the Karmapa Lama, tasked with recognising of the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation. The current Shamar, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, died two weeks ago and asked to be cremated in a monastery he founded near Kathmandu. Despite China’s opposition, the government « is considering » that possibility. Thousands of people are expected at his funeral, some from Tibet as well.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepali-government-ready-to-allow-the-funeral-of-14th-Shamar-Rinpoche-31741.html

21 JULY 2014

Nepal seeks clarity in energy cooperation with India

In its response to the draft agreement on “Cooperation in Power Sector”, the government of Nepal has asked if the Indian proposal is to be ratified by parliament or to be approved by the cabinet
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepal-seeks-clarity-in-energy-cooperation-with-Ind-62602.html

13 JULY 2014

Nepal Retracts Permission for a Tibetan Lama’s Cremation

Under scrutiny from China, Nepal’s government announced on Sunday that it had retracted its permission to allow the cremation of a prominent spiritual figure in Tibetan Buddhism to be held on its territory
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/world/asia/nepal-retracts-permission-for-a-tibetan-lamas-cremation.html?ref=asia&_r=0

28 MAY 2014

Hindu nationalist Modi invites Nepal to « respect all minorities »

In a private interview, the new Indian Prime Minister said he is a « Hindu » but has a « deep respect for all religions”. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a Hindu nationalist party , however, is linked to many cases of violence and persecution against ethnic and religious minorities in the country

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Hindu-nationalist-Modi-invites-Nepal-to-respect-all-minorities-31203.html

21 MAY 2014

Will Modi’s win impact India-Nepal relations?

India’s politically fragile northern neighbour is closely watching events unfold in the Asian giant to the south following the landslide election victory of Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party led by Narendra Modi.

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/05/will-modi-win-impact-india-nepal-relations-201452113551160154.html

2 MAY 2014

Seeking justice for Nepal’s war crimes

Reconciliation commissions established, but critics say amnesty provisions could let perpetrators go free

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/04/seeking-justice-nepal-war-crimes-201442812829143761.html

25 APRIL 2014

Nepal parliament passes amnesty bill

Former Maoist rebels and security forces who committed torture, killings and other crimes during Nepal’s decade-long civil war could be granted amnesty under new legislation approved by parliament. Lawmakers late on Friday 25 passed a bill in parliament to set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission on the Disappeared, aimed at healing wounds from the decade-long conflict that ended in 2006

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/nepal-parliament-passes-amnesty-bill-20144271502645838.html

18 APRIL 2014

Twelve Nepal guides die in Everest avalanche

At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers have been killed by an avalanche in the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on the world’s highest peak, officials and rescuers have said

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/six-guides-killed-as-avalanche-sweeps-everest-20144186438702209.html

12 MARCH 2014

Nepal Tries Again to Write a Constitution

After a successful election, can the political factions now put aside their squabbles and move forward

http://thediplomat.com/2014/03/nepal-tries-again-to-write-a-constitution/

6 MARCH 2014

Kathmandu bans Tibetans from celebrating pro-independence uprising against China

The Nepali government has told the Tibetan community living in the country not to celebrate, even in a peaceful way, their failed anti-Chinese uprising of 10 March 1959

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Kathmandu-bans-Tibetans-from-celebrating-pro-independence-uprising-against-China-30485.html

10 FEBRUARY 2014

Sushil Koirala is new Nepal Prime Minister, says constitution his priority

Nepali Congress Chairman Sushil Koirala was on Monday elected Prime Minister of the country – fifth in as many years of political instability
http://indianexpress.com/article/world/asia/nepali-congress-elects-sushil-koirala-as-prime-minister/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/394233/nepal-elects-new-pm-promising-constitution-within-a-year

28 JANUARY 2014

Nepal’s Maoists face ideological crisis

Nepal’s United Communist Party of Nepal(Maoist), relegated to third position in last November’s elections, is engaged in a serious internal debate over its future ideological outlook and organizational structure.

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-01-280114.html

15 JANUARY 2014

Nepal’s crackdown on illegal immigrants threatens more than 50,000 with expulsion


In order to fight tax evasion, Nepal announces zero tolerance for foreign workers without a valid work permit. More than 50,000 people could be expelled from the country, most of them Chinese.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal’s-crackdown-on-illegal-immigrants-threatens-more-than-50,000-with-expulsion-30041.html

5 JANUARY 2014

Nepal: A chance to rebuild itself?

Nepal went to the polls on November 19, 2013, to elect a Constituent Assembly for the second time. The first Assembly was elected in 2008, and was dissolved in 2012 after failing to reach consensus on the roadmap to federalism

http://www.fairobserver.com/article/nepal-chance-rebuild-itself

http://www.fairobserver.com/360theme/nepal-long-road-ahead

30 DECEMBER 2013

Recent elections appear to have dashed the hopes of Madhesi activists for autonomy.

http://thediplomat.com/2013/12/the-madhes-and-the-future-of-nepal/#!

24 DECEMBER 2013

Nepal Maoists agree to join parliament

Nepal’s Maoists agreed to join the country’s constituent assembly, ending a month-long political deadlock and raising hopes of long-awaited political stability in the Himalayan nation.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/12/nepal-maoists-agree-join-parliament-2013122412372499797.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/386497/nepal-maoists-agree-to-join-assembly-ending-impasse

11 DECEMBER 2013

Nepal to renew its obsolete aircraft fleet with « unsafe and unreliable » Chinese planes

For civil aviation experts, the six expensive Chinese planes bought for US$ 70 million could prove unsafe for passenger. Meanwhile, the EU bans Nepali planes, jeopardising their access to international routes

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal-to-renew-its-obsolete-aircraft-fleet-with-unsafe-and-unreliable-Chinese-planes-29788.html

7 DECEMBER 2013

Nepal, bureaucrats flee to Hindu temples to escape anti-corruption investigation

In recent days, dozens among politicians, officials and bureaucrats have flocked to Hindu temples in the center of Kathmandu. The move is a way to escape the crackdown on corruption launched by the Commission for the investigation of abuses committed by the authorities ( Ciaa ). At least 64 senior officials must respond to abuses of power and corruption

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal,-bureaucrats-flee-to-Hindu-temples-to-escape-anti-corruption-investigation-29747.html

3 DECEMBER 2012

Maoists, Ousted

For a brief moment in November, Nepal appeared to have finally escaped the endless cycle of instability, violence, and petty political brinkmanship in which it had been trapped for the last few decades. In defiance of a hard-line Maoist group that had tried to derail the country’s first general election in years with a campaign of low-level terrorism, voters turned out in record numbers. In doing so, they sent a clear message about their faith in democracy despite the chronic failures of their elected officials. But that moment of elation did not last.

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/features/letters-from/maoists-ousted

28 NOVEMBER 2013

Victorious Nepali Congress Party Tries to Woo Maoists

Nepal’s oldest political party has emerged as the biggest group after an election last week, a final count showed on Thursday, and the party is now trying to woo Maoist former rebels to join a national unity government in the volatile mountain nation
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-nepal-congress-party-tries-to-woo-maoists-for-stabilty/1799712.html

22 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal election crisis after new rigging complaint

Fears of a prolonged political crisis in Nepal deepened Friday after a regional party joined the Maoists in alleging poll-rigging in post-war elections held this week.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/381293/nepal-election-crisis-after-new-rigging-complaint

Nepal, civil society and religions against kidnapping of child brides

In the western districts forced marriages are still widespread: During special « festivals », young men choose the most beautiful girls and kidnap them, forcing them to marry. In Nepal, this practice is illegal, but the silence of the people prolongs this tradition. Girls as young as 11 among victims.
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal,-civil-society-and-religions-against-kidnapping-of-child-brides-29618.html

21 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal Maoists demand halt to election vote counting

Maoists claim irregularities in election of national assembly, after early counts show former dominant political force trailing badly

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25030107

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/10464230/Nepal-Maoists-demand-halt-to-election-vote-counting.html

19 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepalis defy odds in high election turnout

Threats from poll-opposing parties, violence and bombs failed to dampen the people’s spirits as Nepal voted for the second Constituent Assembly on Tuesday. The election that saw a high turnout was largely peaceful, the Election Commission (EC) said.

http://www.asianewsnet.net/Nepalis-defy-odds-in-high-election-turnout-54105.html

14 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepal’s radical Maoists on a rampage to stop elections

Assaults, arson and bombings are reported across the country. Two buses are bombed in the capital, critically injuring three passengers. On 19 November, Nepalis are called to elect a new Constituent Assembly. Ahead in the polls, Nepal’s Maoist party is embroiled in a scandal over leader Prachanda’s passion for luxury and excess.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Nepal’s-radical-Maoists-on-a-rampage-to-stop-elections-29545.html

1 NOVEMBER 2013

Nepali opposition threaten elections

The Nepali government faces massive protests from opposition groups seeking to prevent Nepal’s post-monarchy elections for November 19.

http://www.sharnoffsglobalviews.com/nepali-opposition-elections-208/

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 9 September in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1141: Yelü Dashi, the Liao Dynasty general who founded the Qara-Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel%C3%BC_Dashi

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Qatwan

1942: A Japanese floatplane drops an incendiary bomb on Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite
http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/Japanese_bomb_Oregon.html
http://www.historynet.com/japanese-bomb-the-continental-u-s-west-coast.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdt8g57FQ38

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8lk0Te6LnU

1948: The People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) is proclaimed by Kim Il-sung
http://world.kbs.co.kr/special/northkorea/contents/archives/outline/outline_1940.htm?lang=e
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8769.html
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/History_of_North_Korea

1948-09-09

1953: The USA give an 385 million USD aid to Indochina

1955: In Geneva, signature of a Sino-US agreement for the repatriation of US civil citizens

1959: Moscow condemns Beijing for its misconduct in Tibet and gives its support to India

1962: Beijing announces that a US U-2 airplane has been shot down over eastern China and accuses the USA to prepare a new war

1990: Batticaloa massacre, massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Batticaloa_massacre

2001: Afghanistan’s military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood is fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/ASMassoud.html
http://fromthatflame.blogspot.com/2007/12/assassination-of-massoud.html
http://wn.com/ahmad_shah_massoud_1953-2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1eV2AHK3A

2008: George Bush, the US president, announces that 8,000 troops will be pulled out of Iraq over the coming months and 4,500 sent to Afghanistan by January
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/09/2008991444715547.html

2012: As many as 100,000 protestors, according to organizers — gathered at a seaside park on Okinawa to demand that the plan to deploy 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the island be scrapped, saying they are unsafe
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88983/thousands-protest-in-japan-against-osprey-aircraft/

2014: A Philippine official says the president discreetly met with a Muslim rebel leader last week in Manila and both helped untangle thorny differences over a proposed autonomy law they hope will end decades of bloody rebellion in the south
http://asiancorrespondent.com/126524/philippine-president-muslim-rebels-agree-on-autonomy-bill/

 

Holidays and observances

North Korea : Republic Day (1948)

On 9 September in South Asian history

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1850: Birth of Bharatendu Harishchandra, India, poet, dramatist, father of modern Hindi who died on January 6, 1885
http://www.varanasi.org.in/bhartendu-harishchandra
http://www.poemhunter.com/bharatendu-harishchandra/biography/

Bharatendu Harishchandra

1905: Birth of Hussain Sha, Indian Saint, Philosopher ,Pithapuram who died on September 24, 1981
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmarishi_Hussain_Sha

1944: Beginning of the negotiations between Gandhi and Jinnah on the Muslim question (up to 22)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElEYZ_BJl0M&feature=player_Embedded

1959: Moscow condemns Beijing for its misconduct in Tibet and gives its support to India

1967: Birth of Akshay Kumar, Indian actor

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0474774/bio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR7nyX6d1N8

1990: Batticaloa massacre, massacre of 184 minority Tamil civilians by Sri Lankan Army in the eastern Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_Batticaloa_massacre

2001: Afghanistan’s military opposition leader Ahmed Shah Massood is fatally wounded in a suicide attack by assassins posing as journalists

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/ASMassoud.html
http://fromthatflame.blogspot.com/2007/12/assassination-of-massoud.html
http://wn.com/ahmad_shah_massoud_1953-2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve1eV2AHK3A

2008: George Bush, the US president, announces that 8,000 troops will be pulled out of Iraq over the coming months and 4,500 sent to Afghanistan by January
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2008/09/2008991444715547.html

2012: Sri Lanka’s ruling party wins provincial election. President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s United People’s Freedom Alliance won 14 seats in the Eastern Provincial Council, while the Tamil National Alliance secured 11, the Department of Elections

http://asiancorrespondent.com/88985/sri-lankas-ruling-party-wins-provincial-election/

2013: Pakistan’s new President Mamnoon Hussain takes office
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23456284

2014: Death of Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer, born on July 28, 1930
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/09/09/firoza-begum-passes-away
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29145025

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJOxS43TUDE

On 9 September in Southeast Asian history

u-ottama

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1872: Birth of Phan Chu Trinh, Vietnamese nationalist who died on March 24, 1926
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phan_Chu_Trinh

1878: Birth of Sergio Osmena, 4th President of the Philippines, who died on October 19, 1961
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1273/today-in-philippine-history-september-9-1878-sergio-osme-a-sr-was-born-in-cebu-city

Sergi Osmena

1935: Birth of Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author who died on April 23, 2002
http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_452_2005-01-22.html

1939: Burmese national hero U Ottama dies in prison after a hunger strike to protest Britain’s colonial government.

http://www.mapsofworld.com/on-this-day/september-9-1939-ce-u-ottama-dies-in-burma-protesting-british-colonizatio

u-ottama

1949: Birth of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, president of Indonesia (2004-2014)
http://factsanddetails.com/indonesia/History_and_Religion/sub6_1d/entry-3969.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3725301.stm

1953: The USA give an 385 million USD aid to Indochina

1969: North Vietnam president Ho Chi Minh is buried in Hanoi
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ho-chi-minh-buried-in-hanoi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt6yxCfOYdw

1983: Birth of Kristine Hermosa, Filipina actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristine_Hermosa
http://waytofamous.com/2405-kristine-hermosa.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQRLfeanpEw

1985: General and former Prime Minister Kriangsak and several military friends are arrested for plotting an abortive coup against the Prem Tinsulanonda government
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1295&dat=19850918&id=ceFHAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zo0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5840,4634882

1992: Birth of Frencheska Farr, Filipina singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frencheska_Farr

1993: Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos is buried in his homeland. The event occurred about four years after his death in exile

1996: Megawati Sukarnoputri, expelled from her Democratic Party of Indonesia, is banned to challenge the elections by the Government Commission

2008: Death of Nouhak Phoumsavanh, former president of Laos (1992-1998), born on April 9, 1910
https://www.newmandala.org/obituary-nouhak-phoumsavanh/

2008: Court rules that Thailand Prime Minister Samak must resign
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/09/2008999398621985.html

2009: Cambodia’s prime minister accused foreign judges and prosecutors at the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal of seeking to arrest new suspects as part of a plot by foreign governments to incite unrest

2014: A Philippine official says the president discreetly met with a Muslim rebel leader last week in Manila and both helped untangle thorny differences over a proposed autonomy law they hope will end decades of bloody rebellion in the south
http://asiancorrespondent.com/126524/philippine-president-muslim-rebels-agree-on-autonomy-bill/

On 9 September in Japan’s history

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1466: Birth of Ashikaga Yoshitane, 10th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who died on May 23, 1523
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashikaga_Yoshitane

1612: Death of Nakagawa Hidenari, Japanese warlord, born in 1570
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakagawa_Hidenari
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Nakagawa_Hidenari.JPG

1892: Birth of Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress, who died on October 18, 1961
http://www.silentera.com/people/actresses/Aoki-Tsuru.html

1908: Birth of Shigekazu Shimazaki, Japanese admiral, killed in action on January 9, 1945
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shigekazu_Shimazaki

1911: Birth of Kozaburo Yoshimura, Japanese film maker who died on November 7, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dzabur%C5%8D_Yoshimura

1942: A Japanese floatplane drops an incendiary bomb on Oregon in an attempt to set fire to the forests in Oregon and Washington. The forest did not ignite
http://www.eugeneleeslover.com/Japanese_bomb_Oregon.html
http://www.historynet.com/japanese-bomb-the-continental-u-s-west-coast.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdt8g57FQ38

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

https://youtu.be/W8lk0Te6LnU

1946: Birth of Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayato_Tani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ0McE9WY5s

1982: Birth of Ai Otsuka, Japanese singer and songwriter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ai_Otsuka

2012: As many as 100,000 protestors, according to organizers — gathered at a seaside park on Okinawa to demand that the plan to deploy 12 MV-22 Osprey aircraft on the island be scrapped, saying they are unsafe
http://asiancorrespondent.com/88983/thousands-protest-in-japan-against-osprey-aircraft/

 

Holidays and observances

Japan: Chrysanthemum Day (Kiku no Sekku)

On 9 September in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 9 SEPTEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on September 9, 2019

1141: Yelü Dashi, the Liao Dynasty general who founded the Qara-Khitai, defeats the Seljuq and Kara-Khanid forces at the Battle of Qatwan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel%C3%BC_Dashi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Qatwan

1487: Death of Chinese Ming dynasty emperor Chenghua (1464-1497), born on December 9, 1447
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenghua_Emperor
http://www.mingtombs.eu/emp/08chenghua/chenghua.html

1920: Birth of Feng Kang, Chinese mathematician and scientist, who died on August 17, 1993
http://lsec.cc.ac.cn/fengkangprize/fkbib.html

1945: Japanese forces in China surrender to the Chinese Guomindang government representative general Ho Ying-chin
http://www.taiwandocuments.org/surrender02.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8768.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8lk0Te6LnU

1955: In Geneva, signature of a Sino-US agreement for the repatriation of US civil citizens

1959: Moscow condemns Beijing for its misconduct in Tibet and gives its support to India

1962: Beijing announces that a US U-2 airplane has been shot down over eastern China and accuses the USA to prepare a new war

1965: Autonomous Region of Tibet is formally founded

1976: Death of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, born on December 26, 1893
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/9/newsid_3020000/3020374.stm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mao-zedong-dies
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8776.html

http://www.biography.com/people/mao-tse-tung-9398142

1977: Inauguration of Mao Zedong Memorial hall
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/8777.html

2012: Elections results show that Hong Kong’s pro-democratic parties had been edged out in Sunday’s legislative poll by pro-Beijing rivals, but managed to retain their veto power over any constitutional changes proposed by the government
http://www.france24.com/en/20120909-hong-kong-votes-amid-anger-chinese-control-education-election
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/hongkong/9532898/Hong-Kong-democrats-cling-to-seats-after-disappointing-results.html
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120910-370763.html