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Nepal wages war of maps against India in disputed area

KATHMANDU — Nepal has issued a detailed map for the first time of a disputed area to its far northwest that is controlled by India and touches China. 

Kathmandu’s bold move came after Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh earlier this month inaugurated by video link a road connecting India to China via Lipulekh in a part of the Himalayan border area known as Kalapani — which both India and Nepal claim as their own. 

The ancient route has long been used by Indian Hindu pilgrims traveling to the holy area of Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet.

New Delhi condemned Nepal’s “unilateral”

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Japan maps out how to begin accepting foreign travelers

TOKYO — Japan is preparing to gradually ease its entry restrictions on foreign visitors, with business travelers and researchers being the first to get the green light.

No timeframe has yet been set; determinations will be based not only on Japan containing the virus but on how well other countries and territories have doused the coronavirus threat.

Taiwan, Vietnam and some parts of Europe that have had few infections and have strong economic ties with Japan will be early candidates.

Besides approving visitors from certain regions, Japan’s government is considering a three-stage process. After businesspeople and researchers would come international

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