KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Advocate Santosh Bhandari has said that the Prime Minister does not have the right to dissolve the House of Representatives, which has a full term of five years, midway.  Bhandari today on behalf of the writ petitioners spoke during a hearing on a writ petition against the HoR dissolution that is ongoing at the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Hearing on the case of dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) is being continued on Friday as well at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: A yoga camp was organized at the Prime Minister's Residence in Baluwatar on Thursday to mark the sixth National Yoga Day.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: A hearing on 13 writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) at the Supreme Court began on Wednesday afternoon.

If a majority government does not wish to run the government only sensible way out is to resign and pave the way for others to form the government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has vowed to retrieve the Nepali territories of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh which have long been occupied by southern neighbor India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will address the National Assembly meeting this afternoon.

DHANGADHI, Jan 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday said that he is not against federalism and republicanism.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party is organizing a mass gathering in Dhangadhi, the provincial headquarters of Sudurpaschim Province, on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli presented the government's annual report for fiscal year 2019/20 to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bamdev Gautam, said that he would have resigned from the post (if he were the prime minister) if there were attempts to oust him through a vote of no-confidence.

Let federalism function

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How well a federal system functions depends on how well the leaders manage the system.

What’s next for Nepal?

January 4, 2021 08:40 am

Should the Supreme Court nullify the dissolution and reinstate the House, PM Oli’s position will be threatened and he will need to scramble for new alliances with Nepali Congress and the Janata Samajwadi Party.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Ruling out any possibility of the revival of parliament, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday said that the midterm elections will take place on the stipulated dates.

Dissolution of the parliament itself is not a dictatorial move if there is a reasonable reason.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has started moving forward smoothly after “two rusty nuts and bolts got loosened and fell apart. Prime Minister Oli was referring to the party's Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, who decided to remove Oli from the post of party chairman after the lower house of parliament was dissolved.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that the application filed by the Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Nepal-led faction regarding the official recognition of their faction as the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was trashed by the election body.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Prime Minister KP Oli has accused executive chairman of the recently-split Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal of investing in media and running media through relatives to erode his credibility.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is also the chairperson of a faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, accused Pushpa Kamal Dahal of breaching various agreements reached between them on multiple occasions to keep the party unity intact.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: President of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), Sher Bahadur Deuba has tagged the Oli-led government as “a terrorist government”.

Chinese delegation meets PM Oli

December 28, 2020 10:20 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli held a meeting with a delegation led by the Vice Minister of Chinese Communist Party International Department at Baluwatar on Sunday night.

It is necessary for all of us who want this constitution to function and who care about this country to shout out that the Prime Minister is wrong.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24:  A central committee meeting of the Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to curtail the executive rights granted to Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The two rival factions of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), which suffered a split recently, are holding parallel central committee meetings on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: As the final preparation to announce formal split of the party, rival factions led by KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal of the ruling Nepal Communist Party are holding separate central committee meetings in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Road to political disaster

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The ‘unconstitutional’ move by PM Oli begins the era of uncertainty in Nepali politics. Let us all be careful.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that he was forced to take the decision to dissolve parliament after conspiracies were made against his government and it was not allowed to function properly.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A day after the Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) decided to take disciplinary action against the party’s chairperson KP Sharma Oli for his act of dissolving the House of Representatives and announcing midterm elections, the party informed the Election Commission (EC) about the same on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is set to address the nation on Monday afternoon, one of his aides said.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday said that he was forced to dissolve parliament and announce mid-term elections after he learnt about a plan to file a vote of no-confidence against him and impeach President Bidya Devi Bhandari through parliament.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Prime minister and chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli held a gathering of his party’s lawmakers of the dissolved House of Representatives who are close to him.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: After a major turn in the country’s politics, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a meeting with the chiefs of all security forces to discuss security arrangements across the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A meeting of the National Security Council is currently underway.

PM’s move is unconstitutional, objectionable and against the political values from every possible angle.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20:  President of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has termed the recent move of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli a path toward authoritarianism.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has decided to recommend to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to dissolve parliament.

PM Oli’s move to dissolve parliament is against the constitution and democracy, say leaders and experts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reached Sheetal Niwas, the President's Office, a while ago.

Climate cliff hanger

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KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed Nepal’s commitment to submit enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions by the end of this year and develop an ambitious long-term strategy on climate change to reach the net zero-carbon scenario by 2050.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: An all-party meeting, called by the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, began at the official residence of the PM in Baluwatar earlier on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an all-party meeting on Tuesday to discuss contemporary political issues.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is underway in Dhumbarahi.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Referring to the recent report of Transparency International that the corruption perception had increased significantly in Nepal in the past 12 months, a civil society group has alleged that Prime Minister K P Oli had himself obstructed anti-graft bodies of the government to probe cases of big corruption in the country.

PM to visit Ghunsa in Taplejung on Sunday

November 19, 2020 16:20 pm

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 19: Prime Minister K P Oli is visiting the Ghunsa area in Taplejung district on Sunday. District Administration Office, Taplejung has received information about the visit that was earlier scheduled for Friday. The visit was put off in the eleventh hour amid deepening intra-party rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party(NCP)

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Amid growing intra-party conflict within the ruling Nepal Communist Party, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi held a meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday evening.

PM Oli leaves for Kimathanka

November 11, 2020 11:30 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli flew to Kimathanka border point of Sankuwasaba on a Nepal Army’s helicopter on Wednesday morning.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Hinting at recent media reports that rival faction leaders within the party are preparing to oust him from power, Prime Minister K P Oli has alleged that a section of people in the country is trying to bring instability in the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered tika to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the first lady Radhika Shakya at Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office, as per Vedic rituals.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli offered 'tika' and 'jamara' to his spouse Radhika Shakya on the occasion Bijaya Dashami, the 10th and last day of the Bada Dashain festival, today.