The country celebrated the fourth Constitution Day on Friday with much fanfare. With the exception of some form of protests in parts of Province 2 and few other places, people across the country expressed the need for our government to keep working to fulfill the aspirations of our constitution.
Nepali politicians have for too long promoted and protected contractors who should be in jail for delaying major infrastructure works. Sharda Prasad Adhikari is the perfect example of Nepal’s rotten political protectionism. Co-chair of ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, lives in Adhikari’s house in Khumaltar. Adhikari’s company Shailung-Aravali Infrapower JV secured a 15-kilometer Bhatkepati-Nagarkot road project some five years ago. The company bagged the contract by bidding 40 percent below the cost estimated by the government, and the project should have been completed in two years. Adhikari should be in jail for massive delays in the project, but he is being rewarded with ever more lucrative contracts. NCP Co-chair Dahal is one of many politicians who do the bidding for contractors and enjoy the kickback from them.
KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Arrivals and departures at Tribhuvan International Airport on Friday were delayed for an hour because of the arrival of Prime Minister KP Oli at 12:30 pm from Singapore, where he underwent hospital treatment for the last 16 days.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Prime Minister KP Oli, who returned home on Friday after undergoing medical treatment in Singapore can resume his normal duty as the country's chief executive, according to his personal physician.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: A lawmaker from the main opposition Nepali Congress Gagan Thapa has urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take rest citing the fact that the prolonged absence of the country's executive head may have an adverse impact to the entire national security and diplomatic dealings.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is undergoing plasmapheresis treatment in Singapore, will be returning home in a couple of days. However, leaders of the ruling party and some businessmen have still been visiting the prime minister, which critics term as unwanted visits made just to appease the prime minister.
KATHMANDU, Aug 24: After trading nasty barbs at the party, Nepal Communist Party Chairman KP Oli and secretariat member Madhav Kumar Nepal have agreed to mend fences with each other in the days to come, expressing regret.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The secretariat meeting of Nepal Communist Party on Thursday morning entrusted co-chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal to conduct the party’s meetings and make necessary decisions in the absence of another chairman KP Sharma Oli.
KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Echoing his co-chair in the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister KP Oli has threatened action against former King Gyanendra and his supporters for their "unconstitutional activities".
KATHMANDU, Aug 18: In an apparent move to quell growing criticism over the government’s failure to deliver despite its near two-third majority grip over parliament, Prime Minister KP Oli made all his ministers sign work performance agreements two weeks ago. The ministers agreed to complete seven to 20 tasks in the next few years.
KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Prime Minister K P Oli has not missed any international forum ever since his ascent to power in February 2018. These have ranged from the World Economic Forum in Davos and the International Labor Conference in Geneva to the UN Day of Vesak in Viet Nam.
KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Prime Minister KP Oli on Wednesday appointed the party's youth leader Yogesh Bhattarai as Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, honoring his own promise to make him cabinet colleague during the parliamentary election campaign some two years ago.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed all the ministers to enhance their performance to achieve the goal expressed in the government’s slogan ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’ on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, July 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government was actively working to curb corruption. Talking to members of a delegation led by Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman and former Deputy Prime Minister, Chitra Bahadur KC, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Oli reiterated,