Nepal

Strained ties

Print edition : November 13, 2015

Motorists queue up outside a petrol pump in Kathmandu on October 15. Fuel rationing has been implemented after the blockade of a major border checkpoint by protesters against the new Constitution. Photo: PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP

K.P. Sharma Oli, Nepal's new Prime Minister. Photo: K.C. Rawjendra/AFP

Nepal’s new Prime Minister declares that normalising relations with India is top priority, even as the landlocked nation reels under a supplies shortage following an economic blockade that has dragged on for a month.
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