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Will have ‘India first’ policy, China port deal a mistake: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka wants to pursue a “neutral” foreign policy but will retain an “India First” approach in strategic and security matters, foreign secretary Jayanath Colombage has said. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said Sri Lanka cannot afford to be a strategic security threat to India, adding that Sri Lanka has to deal with other players for …

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China getting safe passage to occupy Nepal territory with Oli support

China’s expansionist designs are going unchecked in Nepal as it is gradually encroaching Nepali land at multiple locations with the tacit support of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli. According to a report by the Survey Department of Agriculture Ministry of Nepal, China has illegally occupied Nepali land at several places spread over seven border …

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Vaccine diplomacy: India says Bangladesh to be priority recipient

India will supply Covid vaccine to Bangladesh on a priority basis as and when it gets the nod and mass production starts, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla said in Dhaka on Wednesday. Bangladesh was recently persuaded to refuse an offer by China to conduct human trials of their Covid vaccine among Bangladeshi citizens. China’s SinoPharm, has …

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As Nepal PM Oli faces calls to step down, China to his rescue?

A flurry of meetings between the Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, and top Nepal leaders, including President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, has exacerbated concerns both in New Delhi and in Kathmandu about possible Chinese interference in Nepal’s domestic politics. The meetings come at a time PM KP Oli, considered close to China, is fighting his …

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Everest shut down after Nepal suspends permits over coronavirus

Nepal on Friday suspended permits to climb Everest because of the coronavirus pandemic, closing off the world’s biggest mountain a day after China halted access from its side. “The govt has decided to suspend all spring expeditions and scrap permits for the time being. The decision can be reviewed after analysing the global scenario over …

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Nepal sends domestic carrier to evacuate citizens from China’s virus-hit city Wuhan

The special flight flew for Wuhan at 4 pm (local time), nearly two hours late than previously announced time of 2:15 pm (local time). The aircraft, which is scheduled to land at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport at 9 pm (China Time), has three pilots, six crew members, an engineer, a loadmaster and a health team …

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Nepal prepares to evacuate its citizens from virus-hit Wuhan city in China

Nepal government is preparing to bring back Nepalese nationals currently residing in Wuhan city of China through a chartered flight of Nepal Airlines in a few days, official sources said. The government is preparing to send the aircraft to China around mid-Feb to rescue 180 Nepalese nationals stuck in Wuhan city where around 1,000 people …

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi visits China border state as Xi visit looms

Wearing traditional ethnic attire Suu Kyi danced with a street procession on Friday in northern Kachin state’s capital Myitkyina, a day after supporters cheered her arrival at the airport. She urged a crowd of thousands to “focus on the present” and called for peace in the remote region, where insurgents have clashed with the army …

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