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.

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.

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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.

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Replicate the model of Bheri-Babai

April 8, 2019 01:25 am

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.

PM leaving for Jhapa-Morang today

March 31, 2019 10:22 am

KATHMANDU, March 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is leading for Jhapa and Morang today, to attend various programs to be held in the two districts.

Follow on MoUs, commitments

March 31, 2019 02:25 am

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 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has got 20 unit shares of the Trishuli III B hydropower project launched under the government's 'People's Hydropower Programme'.

126 new laws in a year: PM Oli

March 24, 2019 18:25 pm

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.

JN Khanal’s music album released

March 23, 2019 20:21 pm

KATHMANDU, March 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the developmental activities are gaining momentum in the country.

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.