KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Former Minister of State for Industry, Commerce and Supplies and industrialist, Moti Lal Dugar, has been appointed the special economic advisor (honorary) to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Central Committee member of the Nepali Congress (NC), Dr Shekhar Koirala has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has become anarchic.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has not split yet.

‘Down with KP Oli!’

December 28, 2020 17:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: People from various walks of life ranging from politicians to civil society activists have taken to the streets to protest against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma has called a Cabinet meeting at 6 PM on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A meeting of 114 dissident lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to proceed with the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) which was dissolved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A meeting of the ex-lawmakers close to the dissident faction led by executive chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is being held at the federal parliament building in New Baneshwar, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Dissident lawmakers of the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR) who are associated with the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have reached the Supreme Court demanding the immediate restoration of the HoR.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Prime Minister K P Oli has called a meeting of lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) close to him on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A meeting of the Standing Committee members close to the rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday decided to take disciplinary action against the party’s Chairman K P Oli, who also holds the portfolio of prime minister.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: At a time when the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is on the verge of split, the relationship between Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the party's Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is getting worse as their talks in Khumaltar on Saturday morning failed to yield any desired outcomes. Relations between the two chairmen deteriorated further after Dahal rejected Oli's request to withdraw a political report submitted on November 13 and prepare a joint document at a meeting of the party Secretariat.

HETAUDA, Dec 14: The main opposition Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that the government could be tacitly supporting the pro-monarchy protests that have surfaced in recent weeks across the country.

All-party meeting at 11AM in Baluwatar

December 8, 2020 10:06 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an all-party meeting to discuss current political issues. PM Oli has convened a meeting of the political parties represented in the parliament to discuss the latest political happenings in the country. “The meeting is scheduled to be held at the PM's residence in Baluwatar at 11AM today,” said Surya Thapa, press adviser to the prime minister.

PM Oli joins TikTok

November 30, 2020 15:35 pm

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's TikTok account has also come into operation. The Prime Minister opened an account, @kpsharmaoli_official,  on Sunday on the video sharing app Tiktok. TikTok is one of the  popular video sharing apps among the youngsters.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Amid the deepening crisis in the party, Prime Minister and one of two chairmen of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), KP Sharma Oli is holding a discussion with some key leaders of the rival faction in the party at his official residence in Baluwatar in the capital.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has underlined the existential threats posed by the effects of climate change such as rising temperature, rising sea levels, and melting of glaciers which have impacted the lives and livelihoods from the high Himalayas to the lowlands.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 4

October 4, 2020 07:30 am

Prime Minister K P Oli has tested negative for the COVID-19

Republica Morning Brief: Sept 26

September 26, 2020 07:00 am

​The government has introduced a much-awaited ordinance in an apparent bid to punish acid attackers and discourage such incidents

The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) secretariat has decided to nominate the party’s vice-chairperson Bamdev Gautam as a member of the National Assembly. Narayan Kaji Shrestha and few other NCP leaders who had lost the election have already been nominated to the National Assembly. People have voiced strong objections to such nominations, jeopardizing the legitimacy of the Assembly itself. People are talking of the Assembly as a place to settle the rejected political leaders.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that a new law would be introduced through an ordinance in order to punish those involved in the inhumane and heinous crime of acid attack.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Chairman duo of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) K P Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have agreed to endorse the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact through parliament after making necessary amendments to the agreement.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha, who lost to the then Naya Shakti Party candidate Dr Baburam Bhattarai in the parliamentary election for the House of Representatives (HoR) in 2017 from Gorkha Constituency 2, was later elected as a National Assembly (NA) member.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the government's mechanisms have been working without leaving any stone unturned for the rescue and support to the needy in the time of natural disasters.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have agreed not to widen their gap in the party.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Amid growing intra-party rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), top leaders of the rival factions have held a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday sought a reply from Prime Minister KP Oli over the failure of the government to implement the order of the apex court issued in relation to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The ruling Nepal Communist Party’s disputes surfaced after Prime Minister K P Oli introduced a controversial ordinance to facilitate the split of the Socialist Party led by Upendra Yadav. This episode has now reached its climax, as rival factions seek to oust Oli from power.

KATHMANDU, April 24: After criticism from all quarters, the government on Thursday decided to withdraw two controversial ordinances relating to the Constitutional Council and the Political Party Act. The ordinances were swiftly endorsed by president Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday.

Here is the edited version of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s interview with Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) about COVID-19, the government’s preparation to tackle this crisis and a host of other issues at his official residence in Baluwatar on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 19: A video of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli talking about the coronavirus has gone viral on social media platforms. During a video conference meeting held last week with the chief ministers of seven provinces, PM Oli is seen explaining the nature of coronavirus, its treatment and transmission methods.

KATHMANDU, April 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Saturday held an online conference meeting with the chief ministers of all seven provinces from his action room stationed at the Singha Durbar, Kathmandu in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addressed the nation a while ago.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a telephone conversation with his Bahrain counterpart Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa on Saturday afternoon regarding the situation of Nepali migrants workers in the Gulf nation amid coronavirus outbreak.

KATHMANDU, March 7: President of China Xi Jinping on Saturday wished for a speedy recovery of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan today has offered best wishes for Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health, said PM Oli's press advisor Surya Thapa.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday has wished Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for a successful kidney transplant.

POKHARA, Feb 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday said several reactionary elements were hell-bent on defaming his government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has wished happiness, peace, prosperity and progress to all Nepalis at home and abroad on the occasion of the Sonam Lhosar today.

Chairperson of Film Development Board (FDB) Keshav Bhattarai is no more.  He passed away on Sunday night due to cardiac arrest. He was 53.

We care about you

November 3, 2019 02:30 am

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli returned to Baluwatar Thursday evening “fit and fine” after undergoing treatment at Tokha-based Grande Hospital for two days. Oli underwent hemodialysis twice in this period. Emerging from the hospital, PM Oli said in a reassuring tone that he is all right. But during the two days when the PM was undergoing treatment larger public concern, including that of the media, was about PM’s office not informing the general public about the nature of ailment and the treatment he was administered. People were nearly kept in the dark about the health status of the head of the government. “What happened to the prime minister? Is the illness serious? Why does not the government update the people with regular health status?” People asked in the social media. Part of such response was triggered by rather conflicting and confusing statements coming from advisors of the prime minister. Earlier it was said that PM was in the hospital for a “regular check up.” PM’s press advisor would say the PM is all right and he would return home soon after, then the hospital administration would inform otherwise. It is good that PM has regained his health and reportedly has no problem in governing. We hope the PM will recover early and will be able to get back to work actively.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday directed the concerned government agencies to complete national pride projects in the stipulated timeframe.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Social media was abuzz with instant pictures of people answering the call of nature out in the open as Nepal officially announced an end to open defecation on Monday.

PM Oli calls all-party meeting

August 20, 2019 12:51 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an all-party meeting at 5 pm on Tuesday.

Bomb goes off at Birtamod ward office

August 12, 2019 10:33 am

JHAPA, Aug 12: Bomb went off at ward office in Birtamod of Jhapa this morning. According to the Area Police Office, Anarmani, the bomb explosion took place at the joint office of ward 7,8 and 9 of Birtamod municipality at around 4.30am today.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed on the review of the trilateral agreement between Nepal, United Kingdom and India.

KATHMANDU, June 4: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is in a fix over allocating party responsibilities after its top leaders, including two chairmen KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, insisted on naming their own trusted members to the party's crucial positions.

NCP chairs Oli-Dahal meet

June 2, 2019 18:22 pm

KATHMANDU, June 2: Chairmen duos of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have held a meeting at Baluwatar on Sunday.

NEW DELHI, June 1: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a major diplomatic move, invited BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) nations, Mauritius and Kyrgyzstan for his swearing-in ceremony to emphasize the importance of neighborhood in his government's foreign policy framework.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reached New Delhi on Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Nepal and Vietnam have agreed to promote trade and enhance cooperation in various sectors between the two countries in the days to come.