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India agrees to open waterways, rail link to Nepal capital

KATHMANDU: India agreed on Saturday to construct a rail link to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and to open up inland waterways in the landlocked Himalayan nation that has also been courted by China with transport deals. The agreement emerged at the end of talks in New Delhi between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepali counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli, making his first foreign visit to India after returning to power earlier this year. During his earlier tenure, Oli sealed deals with Beijing in 2016 to use Chinese…