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.

Nov 4: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 4, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

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.

Oct 15: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

October 15, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

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.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli watched the movie ‘Captain’ at Big Movies on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Though the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) commemorated the 23rd ‘Peoples War Day’, officially for the first time after the merger between the erstwhile CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), Prime Minister KP Oli who is one of the two chairmen of the party, skipped the event held at the party’s head office on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Prime Minister KP Minister KP Sharma Oli has launched the Prime Minister Employment Program amid a special ceremony in City Hall on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders continue to remain divided over plans to dissolve a high-level unification taskforce after it failed to finalize the merger of lower committees and sister wings within the given deadline.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: At a time when it has already caused diplomatic tension between Kathmandu and Washington DC, the statement issued by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, one of the two chairmen of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), on the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela has also soured relations between the two top leaders of the ruling party.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Prime Minister and Chairperson of Nepal Communist Party, KP Sharma Oli, has said the party unification process would reach its logical conclusion soon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The government is striving to steer the country toward peace, equality and prosperity, Prime Minister KP Oli said on Thursday, claiming that his government is laying the groundwork for overall development of the country.

DEC 25: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 25, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Our Prime Minister has been in the news recently for some rather peculiar reasons. It all started off with the ‘larger than life’, allegedly taxpayer funded bout of self-indulgence that was the posters, advertisements and billboard spaces rented for the rollout of the Social Security Scheme. Honestly, all of it might have been quite enough to make Kim Jong-Un jealous! If its intent, as many suspect, was to promote a ‘cult of personality’, then it’s safe to say that it backfired massively.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: For the second week in a row, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Baskota, one of the most trusted lieutenants of Prime Minister KP Oli, has lambasted private media houses, accusing them of publishing baseless news reports against the government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal could be the first party to withdraw its support to the government. The move comes at a time when Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli led government is under increasing criticism from all spheres.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Although austerity measures in all public spending has been a big part of the agenda of the KP Oli government, Nepal is the only country in South Asia sending a head of state to the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland, at a cost of several millions to state coffers.

Dec 2: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 2, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Employees in all private sector firms will now be enrolled in a contribution-based social security scheme.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has said that people have been unable to sense the presence of a government even as Prime Minister KP Oli has been heading a two-thirds majority government since the past nine months.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Prime Minister KP Oli has expressed unhappiness over the failure of ministries to spend budget in the first quarter of the fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended his greetings to all Nepali brothers and sisters residing within and outside of Nepal on the occasion of Tihar, the festival of lights. Wishing good health, happiness and prosperity of fellow citizens, the PM reiterated government’s commitment to ignite prosperity and development in the country through good governance.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Doctors involved in Prime Minister KP Oli’s treatment have said that he will have to remain in hospital for three more days. The 66-year-old premier was rushed to TU Teaching Hospital with a chest infection in the wee hours Monday after he complained of fever.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: When the chairman of the erstwhile CPN-UML, KP Oli, got elected as prime minister in February, many were hoping that he would steer Nepal into an era of peace, prosperity and equality.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Dignitaries including Prime Minister KP Oli, ministers, senior leaders from various political parties and professionals have expressed condolences over the demise of Hemraj Gyawali, the legendary publisher and founding Chairman of Nepal Republic Media.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Prime Minister KP Oli in Non-Resident Nepali’s First International Expert Conference, spoke about the special role of Non-Resident Nepali (NRN) in post-quake time. He exhibited thankfulness for the NRN’s commitment in bringing investment to the motherland and envisioned to bring investment from government, the private sector and NRN for economic prosperity.  He also thanked the private sector and other stakeholders for their active role and involvement in different fields.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: In a sign of rapprochement with disgruntled factions in the party, chairmen duo of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have decided to hold the party's secretariat meeting on Sunday.