NEW YORK, Oct 2: Nepal has invited the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, to participate in the first episode of the ~ISagarmatha Sambaad~I, Nepal’s international forum on the theme of climate change scheduled for April next year in Kathmandu.
As criticisms are pouring in from various sectors on the government for its failure in smooth service delivery and good governance, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been seen to take some measures to hold his cabinet colleagues to account in recent months. To that end, he had his ministers sign performance agreements on July 31 directing them to complete certain tasks. Some of the performance agreements also clearly spelled the jobs and responsibilities of his ministers, ranging from seven to 20.
KATHMANDU, Sept 23: A delegation led by Chief of International Liaison Department of the Communist Party of China, Song Tao, met with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter's official residence, Baluwatar, on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Prime Minister KP Oli has announced that the government will increase the size of the economy to Rs 5 trillion within his current tenure. The current gross domestic product (GDP) stands at Rs 3.5 trillion.
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Prime Minister KP Oli on Wednesday said that the government would act ‘like a tigress’ to protect democracy and republicanism which he claimed was coming under threat. For months now, the government has been accusing royalist forces of hatching plots to overthrow the system to restore Nepal as a Hindu kingdom.
DAMAK, Jhapa, Sept 15: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, addressing a gathering in the home district of Prime Minister KP Oli, who is also a co-chair of the party, has sought party members’ support to lead the newly-unified party single-handedly in the coming days.
We know that Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has health issues. He had undergone kidney transplant surgery in 2007 and ever since he keeps facing health complications intermittently. Thanks to his spirit, however, the PM presents himself as a healthy and active person. In July, while still at a poor health, Oli attended the inauguration of newly-constructed Emergency and Outpatient Service Block of Sahid Gangalal National Heart Center and informed the people he was all right.
KATHMANDU, Aug 10: A contempt of court case has been filed at the Supreme Court against Prime Miniter KP Oli, ministers and chief minister of Gandaki Province and officials for not implementing the court verdict on Fewa Lake encroachment for a year.
KATHMANDU, July 21: As Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli completes one and half years as head of government, he has little to show by way of progress in realizing the big promises he sold the people during the elections in 2017.
With the head of government enjoying comfortable majority in the parliament, one would expect that all constitutional bodies are working as per the stated objectives of those bodies. This has not been the case now. As things stand, the Constitutional Council (CC) headed by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has failed to appoint heads and other office bearers of various constitutional commissions although the constitution mandates that such appointments are made promptly.
KATHMANDU, July 1: As Prime Minister KP Oli, who is also a co-chair of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Saturday announced that the newly-unified NCP would adopt Jantako Janabad [People’s Democracy], as the party’s policy, the year-long confusion over the party policy has formally ended.
KATHMANDU, June 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli initiated a plantation program at the Koteswar-Kalanki road section in the capital this morning. The event was organised marking the National Afforestation Day.
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.
PYUTHAN/KATHMANDU, June 1: In an apparent alignment with Pushpa Kamal Dahal, one of the two party chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Secretariat Member Bamdev Gautam has urged Prime Minister K P Oli to be ready to either hand over the government leadership after completion of two and half years or the party chairmanship.
KATHMANDU, May 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli returned home this late afternoon. He came back from New Delhi after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, re-elected the Prime Minister of India.
May 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has assigned Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel to look after the daily administrative works of the Prime Minister during the absence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is on a foreign visit.
KATHMANDU, April 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli submitted the annual report of the government for the fiscal year of 2018/19 to President Bidya Devi Bhandari amid a special programme here on Monday at the president's residence in Sheetal Niwas.
Here is something for which the government of K P Sharma Oli can take credit, though his administration alone may not have contributed to it. The construction of 12.2-kilometer long tunnel of Bheri-Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project, a major component of Nepal’s national pride project, is almost complete and this is happening a year before the deadline and without raising additional budget costs.
HUMLA, April 6: Although KP Sharma Oli, during his first stint as prime minister in 2015, announced that the 'tuin' or rope crossings at rivers throughout the country would be replaced with bridges within two years, even people's elected representatives in Humla district still need to use this perilous device to get to work.
Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli made all the right noises about Nepal’s need for foreign investment on the opening ceremony of Investment Summit on Friday. He presented the case of Nepal confidently, exuberating enthusiasm while addressing the delegates and the investors. The prime minister told the investors what actually they wanted to hear.
KATHMANDU, March 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the enactments of 126 new laws demanded by the constitution in a year were the first record in Nepal’s parliamentary history. In his address to the House of Representatives ( HoR) session today, the PM reminded that within a year of the government formation, 126 laws were formulated and 13 acts and some of Nepal’s acts were amended.
BHAIRAHAWA, March 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Chand group to abandon criminal activities, come within the constitutional fold and work in favour of protection of sovereignty and independence.
KATHMANDU, March 18: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that he was in no hurry to reshuffle the cabinet. A day after Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth hinted that he could resign becoming the second minister to give such hint in the last one week, Prime Minister Oli on Sunday dismissed reports of cabinet reshuffle for now.
KATHMANDU, March 18: Prime Minister KP Oli on Sunday termed Netra Bikram Chand’s CPN a criminal outfit and warned that the government will act tough against the outfit if it does not mend its ways. The prime minister said the government will give a fitting reply if the party doesn’t give up criminal activities including extortions, lootings and bomb blasts.
KATHMANDU, March 13: Prime Minister KP Oli has started backdoor negotiations with leaders of the ruling parties to reshuffle the cabinet. Prime Minister Oli, who has long expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of some of the ministers, had intended to reshuffle cabinet soon after the government celebrated its first anniversary, but the work was halted due to the sudden demise of Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari in a helicopter accident last month.
KATHMANDU, March 9: Alleging that the splinter faction of the erstwhile CPN (Maoist) was involved in robbing and looting people, Prime Minister KP Oli on Friday warned the Communist Party Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chanda to shun violence or face the consequences.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Prime Minister K P Oli never appears slow in showing tangible results for his first year in office. But when it comes to time management, he has earned a reputation of never showing up on time.
Prime Minister KP Oli, speaking at a function organized in Kathmandu on January 30 for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation and Bharatpur Metropolitan City to construct an international cricket stadium in Chitwan, said: “This winter, no one will freeze to death, we will not allow that to happen. The days of cold wave are over now. No one died of cold wave [this year] because we have dispatched enough blankets and distributed to the needy. We were prepared beforehand and provisioned enough firewood and blankets.”
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Prime Minister KP Oli, who promised to operate Nepal’s own ships during the election last year, inaugurated Nepal Ship Office amidst a special function at Ekantakuna, Lalitpur on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: With questions being raised over the sincerity of the government in combating corruption, Prime Minister KP Oli, on Tuesday said that he would not tolerate corruption in any form, adding that his government would bring stringent measures to fight the menace.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said his visit to Switzerland has been successful in informing the international community about Nepal’s development priorities, the goal of socio-economic transformation of the Nepali society and the policies adopted by the incumbent government to attract foreign investment.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli should step down from his post on moral grounds for not implementing the agreement signed at Oli's own initiative.