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Deepening Fault Lines: India – Nepal Border Issue:

:Paper No. 6588                           Dated 30-May-2020

Guest Column- By Balasubramanian. C

Nepal has released a new political map claiming Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh of Uttarakhand as part of its territory. The area of Susta which is in Bihar can also be noted in the new map. Nepal’s actions came after Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a motorable link road that connects India and China significantly reducing the time of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

Nepal: Amendment to Constitution Delayed: Why?

Paper No 6586                    Dated 29-May-2020
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.
In dealing with the border crisis with India on the Kalapani area and the inauguration of the link road to Lipulekh, one analyst described it as a “full display of his (Oli’s) characteristic and outrageous bluster.”  Again quoting the analyst, Oli did try his best to cash in on an anti Indian posturing that is highly popular among the jingoists in Nepal.
 

Nepal: Border claim over Lipu lekh Area Gets Ugly:

Paper No. 6582                               Dated 21-May-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 

Nepal: Politics takes priority over Pandemic (Wuhan Virus)

Paper No. 6578                  Dated  16-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Nepalese media reported that over 4 lakh migrants are stuck in various countries and are awaiting a rescue.  Of these, the bulk comes from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Malaysia. 
 
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Nepal: High Political Drama Continues amidst Wuhan Pandemic:

Paper No.  6571                       Dated   3-May-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
In our last paper we had mentioned about the political drama being played out by PM Oli and his colleagues in his party, when two undemocratic Ordinances were introduced by Oli and hurriedly withdrawn within five days by 20th April when he found that he had no majority in the Party Secretariat and his ouster was therefore imminent.
 

Sri Lanka: Reconvene Parliament, extend its tenure & Form a Multi Party Cabinet

Paper No. 6570     Dated 3-May-2020
By Kumar David
 
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Nepal:The drama of two ordinances and loss of Face for PM Oli:

Paper No. 6567                  Dated 28-April-2020
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan
 
In the midst of the global pandemic- the Wuhan Virus and Nepal’s vulnerability, Prime Minister Oli brought in two controversial ordinances unrelated to the management of the Virus and he had to withdraw them in five days hurriedly when he found his own senior leaders and the regular opposition were up in arms against the ordinances.  
 

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