Sanjay Upadhya’s “The Backfire in Nepal: How India Lost Plot to China” provides a detailed account of Nepal-India relations in the last fifteen years, focusing on China’s diplomatic and strategic success in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Expressing serious concerns over the ongoing fast-unto-death by Dr Govinda KC, four former Prime Ministers have urged the government to take immediate initiatives to save the life of Dr KC.
A 29-year-old mother of two children, one of whom was born just nine days before at TUTH, from Bahrabise Municipality-9, Ramche, died of coronavirus complications at Dhulikhel Hospital on Saturday, May the 16th.
Until April 20, when the government issued two infamous ordinances to change the existing laws regarding political parties and the constitutional council, before the alleged “abduction” of a lawmaker to break a fringe party apart became public, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli still had something to fall back on. Because he has had a critical kidney transplant surgery recently, there was some sympathy for him. The Covid-19 pandemic, which is ravaging the world, was overshadowing the issues of government accountability. There was a space for him to rethink the way he is governing.
Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has expressed resentment about media and public criticisms of his government. He has been saying: We have been doing all we can. We are committed to safeguarding fundamental rights of the citizens and upholding democratic values. We are committed to translating the vision of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali.’ But civil society has not been fair to us, nor the media. We have been targeted simply for our political ideology.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The ruling party leaders have strongly defended the activities of the government while the opposition party leaders criticized the government for its performance in the past two years.
The resignation of Upendra Yadav from the post of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Law on the ground that the federal government did not address the demands of Madheshi, Janajati and other disadvantaged groups by amending the constitution has created a ripple in Nepali politics. With this development, the Samajbadi Party Nepal (SPN), of which Yadav is the chairman, has given a jolt to the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), which no longer has the two-thirds majority in the House of Representatives.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: After withdrawing its support from the government, the Samajbadi Party is planning to form an alliance with other opposition political forces with a view to mount pressure for the constitution amendment, said the party’s leaders.
KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The leftist government of Prime Minister KP Oli is pushing the country toward another cycle of conflict, lawlessness and authoritarianism, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has alleged.
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, June 24: The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) appears headed for a major factional realignment as Prime Minister KP Oli seeks to tighten his grip on the party and the government in the backdrop of a raging power tussle.
We welcome the year 2076 with hope and optimism. The year 2075 was nothing extraordinary for the country. It was rather uneventful year with the government of PM KP Sharma Oli promising bunch of things, most of which remains unfulfilled. The Oli government is not tired of repeating its grand promises of Happy Nepali and Prosperous Nepal. We can only hope that the government will start working earnestly to lay the foundations to expedite big development works.
SINDHULI, Jan 27: President of the main opposition party Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday claimed that the recent actions of the K P Sharma Oli government are against the spirit of democracy. He said what transpired in the House of Representatives on Friday indicated the leftist government’s inclining towards authoritarianism.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Expressing serious concern over the Oli government’s lack of response to the ongoing fast-unto-death by Dr Govinda KC, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has warned the government not to underestimate the protest as the doing of just one individual.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Dismayed by poor governance and sluggish party unification process, leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party have come down heavily against Chairman KP Oli, who also heads the government as executive head, and urged him to mend ways.
It has been 102 days since Nirmala Panta, 13-year-old girl, was raped and murdered in Kanchanpur. People across the country came out, demanding swift action against the perpetrator(s). Despite multiple investigations, Nepal Police has not been able to track down the killers. The all-powerful Oli government has been in damage-control mode from the get-go. Stories of multiple lapses in the investigation were reported, and the government fired the police officers who initially handled the case.