KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Amid criticism from across the political spectrum, including the ruling Nepal Communist Party, for failing to deliver results as expected by the general public, Prime Minister KP Oli has renewed his efforts to reshuffle the cabinet. A reshuffle is expected to take place once internal differences about whom to pick as new ministers or whose portfolios to change are ironed out.
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) to transform itself from its past modality of grants into a 'think tank' for the Ministry and entities working in the poverty alleviation.
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: While Prime Minister KP Oli has been warning ministers who do not make satisfactory progress in executing development projects that they will face the sack, development expenditure by the government so far this fiscal year has remained the lowest in recent years.
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.