PM says he doesn’t maintain double standard when it comes to corruption

“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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: After a hiatus of seven days, executive chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and another chairperson of the party and prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a meeting at the latter's official residence in Baluwatar on Thursday morning.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: As coronavirus cases are increasing at an alarming rate after the government lifted the nationwide lockdown, public health experts have suggested to the government to change the modality of the lockdown, and impose curfews only in the affected areas to curb the spread of the virus.

Speaking at the National Assembly on Thursday, PM Oli resorted to half truths and misleading statements on coronavirus. During the speech, he made a number of false claims about the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Prime Minister K P Oli has urged top leaders of all political parties represented in the parliament to unanimously endorse the constitution amendment bill that recognizes the government's decision to include Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura as Nepali territory.

PM Oli hints at extending lockdown

April 12, 2020 07:27 am

KATHMANDU, April 12: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has hinted at not lifting the lockdown anytime soon, saying that cases of coronavirus have just begun to rise in India which shares a porous border with Nepal and people from both the countries can cross the border points without any restriction.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that next two weeks are critical for the country in a fight against novel coronavirus disease.

KATHMANDU, March 21: As the race for the post of the governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) intensifies, Lal Shankar Ghimire is emerging as the dark horse candidate. Sources within the prime minister's office say Ghimire is Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli's favorite candidate.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health condition has witnessed significant improvement.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: The renal transplant of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has begun at the TU Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj.

Prime Minister, get well soon

March 4, 2020 08:50 am

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been admitted to the Kidney Transplantation Unit at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) to undergo a second kidney transplant, which is scheduled for today. The PM has been suffering from kidney trouble and has been visiting hospitals abroad for checkups and undergoing regular dialysis inside the country.

PM’s kidney transplant today

March 4, 2020 07:38 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: Prime Minister KP Oli is undergoing a second kidney transplant on Wednesday, at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).

PM undergoes angiography

February 19, 2020 08:48 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Prime Minister KP Oli underwent health checkup at Manamohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center, Maharajgunj on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the concerned authorities to quarantine the Nepali students, returning from Wuhan, China, in various locations of the Kathmandu valley.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Speaking to a select group of editors at the prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday evening, PM KP Oli said that the parliament will endorse the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant at the earliest. He said that a three-member study group, headed by Nepal Communist Party leader Jhalanath Khanal, will submit a detailed report on the project within a week.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Prime Minister KP Oli has accused the media of coming under the influence of ‘blackmailers’ in hounding the government decision to provide land of Nepal Trust in various places to the Yeti Group.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The Supreme Court has asked the government to provide details concerning the implementation status of its previous order on the Fewa lake encroachment.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: After spending 10 days at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for appendicitis surgery, Prime Minister K P Oli was discharged on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Although Prime Minister KP Oli has been recovering faster than expected, he has to undergo regular dialysis, said sources at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital who are informed about his condition.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Allaying rumors about a worsening of his condition, Prime Minister KP Oli on Monday said that he was ‘recovering well’ after undergoing a major operation at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Significant improvement has been seen in Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health. The Prime Minister is recuperating at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Centre at Maharajgunj after undergoing surgery for appendicitis and lately an eighth dialysis on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished for the speedy and full recovery of ailing Prime Minister K P Oli, in a letter to his Nepali counterpart on Saturday.

I’m recovering fast, PM says

November 29, 2019 07:35 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Prime Minister KP Oli on Thursday said that he was ‘recovering fast’ after undergoing surgery at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Samajwadi Party Nepal (SPN) Chairman Upendra Yadav is facing growing resistance within the party over his ‘dubious stance’ as the party fails to decide whether it should leave or remain in the government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is under close observation by his personal physician and other doctors, is awaiting full medical reports before deciding his future “mode of treatment”.

RUPANDEHI, Oct 18: A senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has said the current government has been able to better the country’s relations with both India and China.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Prime Minister KP Oli has said both India and China are ready to extend support for the development of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that anyone attempting to split China will be ruined.

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.

It’s your own fault

September 29, 2019 02:25 am

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 26: Prime Minister KP Oli has directed all ministers and secretaries to be coordinative to bring visible progress for economic prosperity and development.

Chinese delegation meets PM Oli

September 23, 2019 20:03 pm

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 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that nobody should take sides in matters relating to the implementation of the constitution.

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.

How is Prime Minister’s health?

August 18, 2019 02:25 am

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, Aug16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has resumed his regular meetings and works after he returned home following his health checkups in Singapore.

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.

Why this delay?

July 1, 2019 09:57 am

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.

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KATHMANDU, May 15: Prime Minister KP Oli, who is currently in an official visit to Cambodia, has urged the business communities of the two countries to jointly explore business opportunities in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Probably for the first time in Nepali parliamentary history, the the speaker on Friday ordered removal of the prime minister's controversial words from the House record.