KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government’s main focus right now is safeguarding the people’s lives by preventing and controlling COVID-19. The PM also urged the stakeholders concerned to carry out more research on and expansion of Nepali food recipe’s rich tradition and knowledg

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Three key advisors of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s Chief Advisor Bishnu Rimal and Press Advisor Surya Thapa have tested positive for COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the executive chairperson of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting on Sunday to discuss the proposed Cabinet reshuffle.

KATHMANDU, Sep 26: Dr Dibya Singh Shah, the personal physician of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, has contracted coronavirus.

Those arrested have been kept at Nepal Police Health Club

KATHMANDU, Sep 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reiterated that the government is committed to ensuring that “no one remains hungry, and no one dies of hunger”.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has attributed the ongoing threat of pandemic as the main hindrance to achieve the targeted improvement in the number of economic indicators.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government is ready to amend the constitution, if required, in course of its implementation.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The government has appointed former Finance and Communication and Information Technology Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada as the Chief Economic Advisor of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Unity General Convention to be held in April, 2021

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The Standing Committee (SC) meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is scheduled to be held on September 11, according to Prime Minister K P Oli's Press Adviser Surya Thapa.

KP Oli’s vision to action

August 21, 2020 14:14 pm

“Too many politicians and leaders but no statesman” is a statement often used by pundits to explain bad political situations. But what makes a politician a leader and then a statesman and how does this relate to present Nepal?

Oli appreciates Modi’s ‘renewed priority’ to the neighborhood as spelt out in his today’s Independence Day address

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Intra-party dispute in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has shown no sign of coming closer to an end even on Monday as Prime Minister K P Oli and Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal differ whether to call the party’s Secretariat meeting or the Standing Committee meeting to resolve the differences.

KATHMANDU, July 14: India's ruling party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has condemned Prime Minister Oli’s recent remarks on the birthplace of Lord Ram.

Oli-Dahal meeting ends

July 5, 2020 14:59 pm

KATHMANDU, July 5: A meeting between the two chairmen of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)  KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ended a while ago.

Why NCP must not split

July 4, 2020 10:20 am

NCP should learn bitter lessons from the past, keep its house in order and focus on ending corruption and ensuring good governance.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The government’s decision to prorogue the house session has sparked a fresh debate - whether Prime Minister KP Oli will split the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP). There are also discussions at different platforms about what the political dispensation would be like if such a situation occurs.

PM Oli summons cabinet meeting

July 2, 2020 12:11 pm

KATHMANDU, July 2: Amid intense intra-party rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called a cabinet meeting for Thursday noon.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and incumbent ministers have suggested the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to move ahead in line with the decisions made by the party’s Standing Committee meeting.

After weeks of anger and frustration, a group of young people took to the streets of Baluwatar to demand accountability from this government. The COVID-19 response from this government has been dismal: testing rates are low, RDTs reign over PCR tests, quarantines are poorly managed – hotbeds for disease-- and there seems to be no real strategy to address the impending economic fallout and the long-term management of returning migrant workers. Nepali Congress MP Gagan Thapa rightly repeated what was being said all over social media the last few weeks yesterday in parliament: Where did the $1.3 billion spent on COVID-19 response go? Are the border quarantines fast becoming ‘concentration camps’? A series of failures have emerged as a result of what seems to be a reactive approach to governance.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has appealed to all to light lamps today evening on the occasion of the 2564th Buddha Jayanti or the birth anniversary of Siddhartha Gautam, the apostle of world peace.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The Nepal Communist Party’s (NCP) intra-party dispute that seemingly came to an end has surfaced again after Prime Minister and the party's Chairman KP Sharma Oli expressed his unwillingness to convene a meeting of the party's Standing Committee.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Amid growing intra-party rifts, a meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Secretariat is taking place this evening.

KATHMANDU, April 30 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has offered to make the party's senior leader Bam Dev Gautam the new prime minister and Madhav Kumar Nepal the chairman in order to settle the intra-party disputes within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

KATHMANDU, April 29: A Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is currently underway at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Baluwatar. The meeting that began at 5 pm is being seen with keen interest as both Prime Minister K P Oli and the rival factions within the party are expected to show their strength within the party.

Delusion of governance

March 1, 2020 10:06 am

The government of KP Oli completed its two years on February 15.  During the elections in 2017, the left alliance composed of CPN(UML) and CPN(Maoist Center), which merged into Nepal Communist Party (NCP) later on,  had unveiled many two-year and five-year plans, in its election manifesto. It won the elections based on those plans and promises.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Friction is brewing in the ruling Nepal Communist Party as Prime Minister KP Oli turns defensive after one of his confidants in the cabinet was implicated in a bribe of multi-millions and his government comes under question over poor delivery.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that balanced ties with the immediate neighbors India and China is crucial for Nepal in order to achieve the goal of prosperity.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: In his first term as prime minister, KP Oli put his signature on the Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS) document on July 20, 2016. Oli again came to power in February 2018 and covered more than two consecutive fiscal years of ADS implementation. However, it has been found that the 20-year strategy covering 2015 to 2035 and subsequent ten-year action plan, has been largely disowned by the government as its major recommendations and provisions remain unimplemented.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi renewed his ‘neighborhood first’ policy on the first day of New Year 2020 by making telephone calls to his counterparts in the neighboring countries including Nepal, there are high hopes that the irritants that exist between Nepal and India including border issues would be resolved in the new year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The meeting of the lower house of parliament has been deferred yet again after the ruling Nepal Communist Party failed to produce a consensus candidate for speaker.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday urged India to recall its troops from Kalapani that belongs to Nepal.

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Limitations of liberty

November 3, 2019 01:00 am

“Hami Yestai Ta Ho Ni Bro.” When this “rap” music video first came out, I was immediately dissuaded to see it. I have never been an avid fan of the genre and particularly not of the artist, “Vten”. But when I did finally see it, after the chatter it caused on social media—I did not enjoy it, but this wasn’t new. Most of the “rap music” Nepali “rappers” produce repulse everyone. I did not, however, see a case to arrest him, on any charges that I, at the time, knew of.

PM Oli lauds Nirmal Purja

October 31, 2019 17:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nirmal Purja for creating a new world record by scaling 14 summits in just seven months.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged one and all not to involve in immoral and illegal activities during the time of festival celebration.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Prime Minister KP Oli, who is currently in Azerbaijan to participate in the 18th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), has held meetings with various heads of state and government including those from Venezuela and North Korea.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Recent remarks made by ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal show that his relations with the other party chairman KP Oli, who is also prime minister, have not been smooth of late.

SURKHET, Oct 19: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has said that Prime Minister has the right to reshuffle the cabinet as per the need.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Prime Minister KP Oli has expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of his cabinet ministers after most of them failed to show expected change in their working style as pledged in the work performance agreements signed around two months ago.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: As the top leadership of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) resolves the issue of allocating seats in the unified party among the former Maoist and former UML leaders, those from the Maoist side have stepped up pressure on party Chairman KP Oli to hand over his executive role in the party to the other party chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Days after a note of dissent was registered over the recent decisions on the order of precedence in the party, two leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Oli and Madhav Kumar Nepal engaged in a heated debate at a party meeting on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Top leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have entrusted the party's Co-chairmen KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal with the responsibility of finalizing the party's guiding principle and making it public in the next few days.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Kangnam University of South Korea has offered an honorary doctorate degree to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli amidst a special ceremony in the capital city today.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Leaders of the main opposition Nepal Congress (NC) on Sunday came down heavily against the government for making tall promises in the policy and program for the coming fiscal year despite failing to deliver results on policy and program for the current fiscal year announced last year.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Nepal Communist Party chairmen KP Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have initiated backdoor negotiations to bring disgruntled leaders on board the party merger process after the duo reached an understanding to wrap up the remaining work of the party unification.

SINDHULI, March 23: Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Poudel has accused the incumbent government of attempting to centralise power, thus putting democracy at risk.