Tapendra Karki

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Most likely, UML general convention will reelect Oli and other old faces

Published On: November 10, 2021 12:43 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The repetition of old faces is likely in the race for the leadership of the CPN-UML after the 10th general convention of the party. It is almost certain that the party Chairman KP Sharma Oli will be re-elected while other office-bearers are likely to have the same old majority.

Two big communist parties gear up preparations for general convention

Published On: November 8, 2021 11:22 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The country's two largest communist parties, the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center), are busy preparing for the general convention and national conference, respectively.

Government prepares to endorse MCC agreement through parliament, security vigilance upped across the country

Published On: September 6, 2021 01:45 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, September 6: The Home Ministry has instructed all three security agencies under it to stay on "high alert" as the government prepares for the US aid project, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), to be endorsed through the parliament.

Oli ready to give the position of second chairman to senior leader Nepal

Published On: July 22, 2021 10:00 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, July 22: Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that he is ready to make senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal the second chairman as he faces mounting pressure to maintain unity within the party. Addressing the party's central committee meeting, he said that he was ready to give the position of second chairman to Nepal.

Three held with red panda hide in Solukhumbu

Published On: March 24, 2021 05:36 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, March 24: Police have arrested three persons on the charge of smuggling hide of red panda from Makalu Barun National Park in Solukhumbu district.

Dahal-Nepal faction cadres vandalize vehicle in which DPM Ishwar Pokharel was traveling to Nuwakot

Published On: February 1, 2021 11:59 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: A group of cadres of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) vandalized a vehicle in which Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel was journeying toward Nuwakot district to attend a function organization by the NCP's Oli-led faction.

NCP’s Oli-led faction to organize counter rallies

Published On: January 24, 2021 11:26 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Rival factions of the ruling Nepal Communist Party led by KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have been holding counter rallies against one another.

All except Oli faction against dissolution of parliament

Published On: January 11, 2021 12:28 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: After Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli abruptly dissolved parliament on December 20, the entire country, except Oli and his faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), stood against the move. Major political parties of the country, civil society, former chief justices, civic leaders, legal practitioners, indegenous groups and all professionals of the country stand against the dissolution of parliament.

Customer robbed and beaten black and blue by Thamel club operator

Published On: January 11, 2021 11:33 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The operators of Senate Club in Thamel, Kathmandu robbed and beat a customer on Saturday night.

Prime Minister Oli fails to woo Dahal despite reaching Khumaltar

Published On: December 20, 2020 12:05 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: At a time when the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is on the verge of split, the relationship between Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the party's Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is getting worse as their talks in Khumaltar on Saturday morning failed to yield any desired outcomes. Relations between the two chairmen deteriorated further after Dahal rejected Oli's request to withdraw a political report submitted on November 13 and prepare a joint document at a meeting of the party Secretariat.

Oli's repeated attempts to woo Dahal, Nepal turn futile as they refuse to budge

Published On: December 14, 2020 02:10 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: As the intraparty rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has further widened in recent months, prime minister and the party’s chairperson KP Sharma Oli has made attempts to woo his party's Executive Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.

Remdesivir costing Rs 5,600 being sold for more than Rs 40,000

Published On: November 8, 2020 08:37 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Remdesivir, an antiviral medication, which has been permitted to be used as an emergency medication against COVID-19 by the government, has been found being sold at exorbitantly higher prices.

Nepal Army not happy with the government for failing to provide information on foreign high-level military officials’ mountaineering activities

Published On: November 6, 2020 06:55 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: A team of Nepal Army is conducting a surveillance around Mt Amadablam base camp area after knowing that a 17-member expedition team led by Prince of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulla Al Thani, who is also a military official of the country, is currently on an expedition there.

Cadres of Biplab-led outfit arrested as they were preparing to show black flags to visiting Indian Army Chief

Published On: November 5, 2020 01:05 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Two cadres of the Biplab-led Nepal Communist Party were arrested from Bagbazar in Kathmandu on Thursday.

Home minister Thapa working to settle disputes within NCP

Published On: November 1, 2020 08:50 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: A member of the secretariat of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Ram Bahadur Thapa, has been making efforts to settle the disputes floated recently within the party.

PM Oli tests negative for COVID-19

Published On: October 3, 2020 10:20 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Prime Minister K P Oli has tested negative for the COVID-19.

74 security personnel at PM Oli’s residence contract COVID-19; 45 others wait for test results

Published On: October 3, 2020 07:12 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: As many as 74 security personnel working at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official residence in Baluwatar were diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease on Saturday.

How NCP General Secretary Poudel saved NCP from splitting

Published On: September 18, 2020 03:24 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

“During this difficult time Poudel talked to both Oli and Dahal’s top aides to find a middle path,” said a National Assembly member close to Poudel. “He was on high alert even before Oli and Dahal’s disagreement became public. He was talking to everyone,” added the National Assembly member.

Legal action recommended against five sanitizer manufacturing companies

Published On: September 12, 2020 01:05 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has recommended legal action against five sanitizer manufacturing companies on the charge of mixing poisonous chemicals in their products.

Surveillance vehicle worth Rs 50 million being purchased for Prime Minister

Published On: June 23, 2020 03:51 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, June 23: At a time when police personnel on the field are responding to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic without PPE, gloves, masks and other safety equipment, Nepal Police is procuring a surveillance vehicle with LTE Rapid Communication System for Prime Minister KP Oli. Nepal Police Headquarters has expedited the process to procure the surveillance vehicle with the rapid communication system from the budget allocated to it in fiscal year 2019/20.