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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to all the Nepali brothers and sisters at home and abroad on the occasion of Bada Dashain festival.

VIDEO: PM Oli addresses the nation

October 23, 2020 18:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has addressed the nation a while ago.

PM Oli extends Dashain greetings

October 23, 2020 12:31 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday extended Dashain greetings to Nepali people.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Samant Kumar Goel, chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), the external intelligence agency of India, called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday evening.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 17

October 17, 2020 06:03 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: In case you missed them, here are the major news stories that Republica covered over the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday rebuffed allegations made by former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai about PM Oli’s involvement in corruption in Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The plan of Prime Minister K P Oli to bring a reshuffle in the cabinet has failed to materialize as differences continue to persist between PM Oli and the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal over the ministerial candidates.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: One more member at the secretariat of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

PM Oli tests negative for COVID-19

October 3, 2020 22:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Prime Minister K P Oli has tested negative for the COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has stressed the need to strike a balance between people’s rights over natural resources and sustained efforts in biodiversity conservation.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The chairman duo of the ruling Nepal Communist Party KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal are currently holding a meeting at the former’s official residence in Baluwatar to finalize the names of the leaders to be inducted as the ministers in the Oli-led cabinet.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: While reaffirming Nepal’s commitment to peace, prosperity and justice, Prime Minister KP Sharma has called for strengthening the United Nations and empowering it as the centre of multilateralism to deal with the complex challenges the world is confronting today.

KATHMANDU, Sep 21: A small backyard garden in Pritam Acharya’s house was full of giloy (gurjo). Acharya, a resident of Chandragiri Municipality, used to destroy the herb once a month. But now, Acharya regularly consumes giloy water every morning on an empty stomach.

Claims the number of ventilators raised to 900 from 770 before the pandemic

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday extended birthday wishes to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: PM Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held 15-min telephone conversation earlier today.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Press Council Nepal has given 24 hours to furnish a clarification from Ajaya Babu Shiwakoti for publishing a news report against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Hamrakura.com.

KATHMANDU, July 15: A senior Indian Congress leader Dr Karan Singh has said that the remarks made by Prime Minister K P Oli that Lord Ram was born in a village in East Nepal and that Ayodhya was only an artificial concept created by India was ‘mind-boggling’.

KATHMANDU, July 15: A day after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli accused the southern neighbor India of creating an artificial Ayodhya by manipulating the cultural facts, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Tuesday clarified that the remarks made by Prime Minister Oli “are not linked to any political subject and have no intention at all to hurt the feelings and sentiments of anyone.”

KATHMANDU, July 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday accused India of creating an artificial Ayodhya by manipulating the cultural facts.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Saturday that the ruling Nepal Communist Party is facing a grave crisis while indicating that the party may split soon.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who was admitted to Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, Bansbari, in the capital on Wednesday afternoon, has been discharged from the hospital.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was admitted to Shahid Gangalal National Heart Center, Bansbari, in the capital on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Just a couple of days after Prime Minister KP Oli said that forces within Nepal and India were conspiring against him to oust him from power, senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have asked Oli to step down from the posts of both prime minister and the party’s chairman.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Amid souring relations with India after his government endorsed Nepal's new political map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura, Prime Minister KP Oli has alleged that India along with a section of political forces in Nepal was conspiring to oust him from power in an apparent bid to take revenge against him for the new map.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Executive Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal lambasted the government for its lackluster performance during the party's Standing Committee meeting which began earlier on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 22: While the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli keeps saying that Nepalis have “strong immune systems” and suggests consuming turmeric to tackle the COVID-19 infection, the government data shows two in three deaths in Nepal are related to chronic diseases.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that the expenditures made by the government in quarantine management, food, medicines and health supplies are transparent.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that more than 85 percent of COVID-19 patients in Nepal are India-returnees.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that India has encroached Nepali territory by stationing its army personnel in Kalapani region.

PM Oli addresses parliament meeting

June 10, 2020 11:22 am

KATHMANDU, June 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addressed the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Oli spoke on a range of contemporary issues including the government's efforts to contain the coronavirus disease.

KATHMANDU, May 26: As the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an all-party meeting at 5 pm today.

KATHMANDU, May 26: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the government will evacuate Nepali nationals living in distressed conditions in various countries.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has vowed to expand the scope of COVID-19 testing to at least two percent of the country’s population.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's address to the nation is dwelling on the efforts made by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) including the nationwide lockdown measures.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the Muslim community to observe the Eid al-Fitr festival by adopting precaution measures to be safe from COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that China has clarified that its agreement with India to open a link road through the Lipu Lekh pass does not affect the outstanding boundary questions between Nepal and India.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura are indisputably Nepali territories which were made to look like disputed ones after the Indian army occupied them without any grounds in 1962.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli briefed the federal parliament about the ongoing efforts of the government to contain the COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the role played by the media fraternity in the country's democracy movement was unforgettable.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) must use its numerical and moral strength to unite the world at this critical moment of human history.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to the workers within the country and abroad on the occasion of May Day 2020.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin discussed the measures taken by their respective governments to tackle the coronavirus pandemic during their telephone conversation on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 28: A debate is raging on social media platforms about the role of state-funded media after Radio Nepal removed an interview with former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai from its online archive.

Death of a political virus

April 25, 2020 08:45 am

The good news is that the Oli government has withdrawn the two controversial ordinances it had introduced four days ago on Monday. The two ‘surprise’ ordinances - one to amend the Political Party Act so as to ease splits in political parties and the other to amend the Constitutional Council Act in order to allow the Constitution Council to conduct meetings even in the absence of the main opposition leader – have been withdrawn. Following a Cabinet decision on Friday, President Bidya Bhandari announced the repeal of the ordinances as swiftly as she had certified them within a couple of hours of receiving them from the government.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Prime Minister K.P Sharma Oli held telephone conversation with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani on Thursday evening

KATHMANDU, April 23: On the eve of the 14th Loktantra Diwas, PM KP Sharma Oli orchestrated a massive political drama, eclipsing Sher Bahadur Deuba’s long-forgotten strategy of flipping members of parliament overnight. Biswadeep Pandey, deputy chief of central communication department and central committee member of Samajwadi party, has been tweeting (@BishwadeepP) the political drama since late last night. He Tweeted at 7:43PM last night, saying that the former state minister of health and central committee member of Samajwadi Party, Dr. Surendra Yadav, was “kidnapped from his home in Janakpur and was brought to Kathmandu, on the direct orders from PM Oli”.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday held telephone conversation with President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades and took note of the condition of Nepali students and others involved in various businesses in Cyprus.