Nepali PM leaves for India visit

Lester Mason
August 28, 2017

Summary: Narasimhan held bilateral talks with Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba during the latter's visit to Hyderabad on Friday.

Earlier on August 7, Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, in a press briefing, asserted that that Nepal stands in between two countries over border dispute which was claimed to be a setback for New Delhi.

Referring to India and its help over the time of political development and changes over various period of time to Nepal, Prime Minister Deuba termed it natural concern over the political development but warned Nepal won't tolerate any sort of intervention.

He said that an agreement was reached between the two sides to come up with appropriate ways to implement all aspects of power trade agreement apart from resuming operation of trade transit points like Dhangadhi-Gauriphanta, Gulariya-Murtiya, Jatahi-Piparaun and Pashupati-Sukiyapokhari after upgrading them.

Deuba facing a backlash in Nepal after he said during a joint news conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday that he would "continue to push for" amending the Constitution. Similarly, an agreement was reached for development and expansion of tourism sector, construction of Nijgadh airport and construction of 132 KV transmission line.

The PM expressed the belief that big and important projects would be forwarded gradually, saying the important discussion was held regarding taking hydropower projects like upper Karnali and Arun III ahead. Otherwise, my statement is right.

Principal Secretary-IT and Industries, Jayesh Ranjan took Mr. Deuba around the Infosys facility and also the T-Hub, the incubation facility of the Telangana government and showed him around, also explaining the various initiatives being taken by the Telangana Government.

"I don't know why my remark was unnecessarily hyped", Deuba said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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