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International relations

Nepal cranks up anti-India politics with cross-border marriage bill

Amendment would force Indian wives to wait seven years to gain citizenship

Students in Kathmandu tell India, which had just issued a new map of a disputed area, to back off in an earlier round of tit for tat politics that now has Nepal moving to cut off a route some Indians have taken to Nepali citizenship.   © Reuters

KATHMANDU -- Nepal is ratcheting up tensions with its outsized neighbor to the south, eroding the regional clout of India in such a manner that if Delhi were to respond it would risk giving China more sway in the Himalayas.

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