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Nepal's Prime Minster Sharma Oli.(REUTERS)

‘Tired of making deals with Prachanda’: Nepal PM Oli

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Nepal plunged into a political crisis on December 20 after Oli, known for his pro-Beijing leanings, in a surprise move, recommended dissolving the 275-member House, amidst a tussle for power with Prachanda.
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From left Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, leaders of the splinter group in the governing Nepal Communist Party, participate in a protest in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tens of thousands of supporters of the splinter group rallied in the capital on Tuesday demanding the ouster of the prime minister and the reinstatement of the Parliament he dissolved amid an escalating feud in the party.(AP)
From left Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, leaders of the splinter group in the governing Nepal Communist Party, participate in a protest in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tens of thousands of supporters of the splinter group rallied in the capital on Tuesday demanding the ouster of the prime minister and the reinstatement of the Parliament he dissolved amid an escalating feud in the party.(AP)

‘Ready to forget everything if Oli accepts his fault’: Madhav Nepal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Nepal plunged into a political crisis on December 20 after Prime Minister Oli, known for his pro-Beijing leanings, in a surprise move, recommended dissolving the 275-member House, amidst a tussle for power with Prachanda.
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Nepalese demonstrators participate in a torch rally to protest against the earlier dissolution of Parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. Nepal's President dissolved Parliament earlier this month after the Prime Minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within the Communist Party.(AP PHOTO.)
Nepalese demonstrators participate in a torch rally to protest against the earlier dissolution of Parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. Nepal's President dissolved Parliament earlier this month after the Prime Minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within the Communist Party.(AP PHOTO.)

Top Chinese official continues talks, tries to heal rift within Nepal’s ruling party

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 08:37 PM IST
The Chinese officials also met former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal and Speaker Agni Sapkota, and will hold talks with Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday.
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PM Oli had stunned his detractors within the party and China’s communist party when he dissolved Parliament amid a prolonged tussle for power between him and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ within the ruling dispensation.(cmprachanda.com)
PM Oli had stunned his detractors within the party and China’s communist party when he dissolved Parliament amid a prolonged tussle for power between him and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ within the ruling dispensation.(cmprachanda.com)

Prez Xi sending team to stop the Nepal party split. It’s a last-ditch effort

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:29 PM IST
Ambassador Hou has already scheduled their meetings with prominent players in Nepal’s ruling party from both sides.
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On Sunday, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli recommended that the president dissolve the House of Representatives and hold elections in April-May next year.(AFP FILE PHOTO.)
On Sunday, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli recommended that the president dissolve the House of Representatives and hold elections in April-May next year.(AFP FILE PHOTO.)

Nepal PM’s move to dissolve Parliament is ‘internal matter’, says India

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:17 PM IST
Oli’s detractors have described the move as a “constitutional coup”, and media reports have pointed to the role played by the Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, in efforts to engineer a patch up between Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, the premier’s main rival in the ruling Nepal Communist Party.
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Demonstration held in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, demanding restoration of monarchy in the country.(ANI/Twitter)
Demonstration held in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, demanding restoration of monarchy in the country.(ANI/Twitter)

Hundreds take to streets in Kathmandu supporting return of constitutional monarchy

By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 11:02 PM IST
Saturday’s demonstration comes as a series of similar protests were held in the past month for a constitutional monarchy.
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File photo: Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.(PTI)
File photo: Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.(PTI)

India, Nepal discuss boundary issue as foreign secretary meets top leadership in Kathmandu

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:48 PM IST
Shringla met Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali and foreign secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal on the first day of his two-day visit aimed at putting the relationship on an even keel.
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Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla delivers the inaugural address during the Sushma Swaraj Lectures 2020.(PTI)
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla delivers the inaugural address during the Sushma Swaraj Lectures 2020.(PTI)

Foreign secy to visit Nepal to boost bilateral ties

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 03:48 AM IST
Oli faced resistance within his cabinet to Naravane’s visit but dealt with it, even withdrawing the defence portfolio from deputy prime minister Ishwar Pokhrel, according to people aware of the developments.
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Foreign Secretary of India Harsh V Shringla meets Foreign Secretary of the Maldives Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed during a meeting.(ANI)
Foreign Secretary of India Harsh V Shringla meets Foreign Secretary of the Maldives Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed during a meeting.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: India, Maldives sign 4 pacts including $100M grant for key connectivity project and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 09:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
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Nepal, Nov 05 (ANI): Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane meets General Purna Chandra Thapa, COAS Nepali Army, at its Headquarters in Kathmandu on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Nepal, Nov 05 (ANI): Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane meets General Purna Chandra Thapa, COAS Nepali Army, at its Headquarters in Kathmandu on Thursday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Can resolve all issues through dialogue, says Nepal PM Oli

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 07:39 AM IST
Nepal PM meets Army chief amid map row, discusses strengthening of ties.
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(From R to L) Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa, India’s Army Chief General MM Naravane, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Meena Naravane and Deepa Thapa at a special ceremony in Kathmandu on Thursday.(SOURCED)
(From R to L) Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa, India’s Army Chief General MM Naravane, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Meena Naravane and Deepa Thapa at a special ceremony in Kathmandu on Thursday.(SOURCED)

Gen Naravane to call on PM Oli today, as Nepal seeks to reinvigorate ties with India

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 08:16 AM IST
Indian Army chief General MM Naravane is the first high-ranking official to visit Nepal a year after the boundary dispute erupted between the two countries.
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India, even as it respects Nepali sovereignty, sees the Nepal army as a friend which will respect its security sensitivities, while for the Nepal army, the Indian Army has been the first port of call during crises.(REUTERS)
India, even as it respects Nepali sovereignty, sees the Nepal army as a friend which will respect its security sensitivities, while for the Nepal army, the Indian Army has been the first port of call during crises.(REUTERS)

India’s best friend in Nepal | HT Editorial

UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 06:26 PM IST
The Indian Army chief’s visit is a good step in sustaining military ties
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The new school building is another example of robust cooperation between India and Nepal in the education sector, according to a statement from the Indian Embassy, Kathmandu. .(HT file/ Representative image)
The new school building is another example of robust cooperation between India and Nepal in the education sector, according to a statement from the Indian Embassy, Kathmandu. .(HT file/ Representative image)

School building built with Indian assistance inaugurated in Nepal

By Press Trust of India | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2020 04:49 PM IST
A school building constructed with India’s assistance has been inaugurated in Nepal’s central Nawalpur district.
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As India firmly believes that Kalapani map controversy was a result of Nepal’s own domestic politics, it is willing to shake extended hand of friendship from Kathmandu and go above internal party wrangling to restore the age-old relationship between two close neighbours.(PTI file photo)
As India firmly believes that Kalapani map controversy was a result of Nepal’s own domestic politics, it is willing to shake extended hand of friendship from Kathmandu and go above internal party wrangling to restore the age-old relationship between two close neighbours.(PTI file photo)

Army Chief Naravane’s Nepal visit to break ice, Oli wants Pancheshwar project revived

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 01:19 PM IST
Gen Naravane will be formally conferred the title of Honorary Chief of Nepal Army by Bidya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal, during his three-day visit beginning November 4.
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“The mountain has added to the beauty and pleasure of coming to this place.”(Unsplash)
“The mountain has added to the beauty and pleasure of coming to this place.”(Unsplash)

As winter approaches, tourists flock to hilly areas in Nepal

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Kathmandu [Nepal]
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 11:34 AM IST
As winter approaches, tourists have begun to flock to hilly regions of Nepal such as Dorje Lakpa and Jugal Himal on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli at a meeting on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli at a meeting on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal.(PTI)

Stay focused on the big picture in Nepal | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:30 PM IST
R&AW chief, Samant Goel’s visit has drawn up the predictable response in Nepal — of Indian interference in internal affairs — and has also led to criticism of Mr Oli, who is being accused by his critics of now softening up to India
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Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.(ANI File)
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.(ANI File)

India looks to army chief’s visit to Nepal to bring ties back on even keel

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:09 PM IST
General MM Naravane is expected to be in Nepal during November 4-6, when he will meet his Nepalese counterpart Gen Purna Chandra Thapa and top civilian leaders. Nepal’s President Vidya Devi Bhandari will also confer the honorary rank of general of the Nepali Army to Naravane
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Many in this Himalayan nation believe they would anger the gods by shunning the rituals. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Many in this Himalayan nation believe they would anger the gods by shunning the rituals. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

As virus curbs Nepal’s festivals, devotees fear gods’ anger

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Kathmandu (Nepal)
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 04:56 PM IST
Autumn is the festival season in predominantly Hindu Nepal, where religion, celebrations and rituals are big parts of lives, but people this year will have to scale down their rituals within their homes.
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A man from Gujarat has been arrested for jumping parole and eloping with a student.
A man from Gujarat has been arrested for jumping parole and eloping with a student.

Teacher who raped 2 underage girls and eloped with another pupil nabbed in Solan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 01:46 AM IST
From Jammu and Kashmir to Patna to Kathmandu, Dhaval Trivedi had lived in gurdwaras and taken up teaching jobs after eloping with a teenaged pupil
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Kathmandu Valley, which comprises the capital city and surrounding areas, recorded 205 new cases, a jump of around 10% jump from the previous day.(Reuters file photo)
Kathmandu Valley, which comprises the capital city and surrounding areas, recorded 205 new cases, a jump of around 10% jump from the previous day.(Reuters file photo)

Nepal temporarily bans transport and gatherings in capital amid Covid-19 crisis

By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:58 PM IST
The curbs will apply to Kathmandu Valley from Wednesday for a week, but could be extended, the government said, one day after the country reported its biggest daily spike in coronavirus cases. Transgressors will be fined $5 but could face up to three months in jail.
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India and Nepal held the 8th meeting of the Oversight Mechanism (OSM) through digital video Conferencing in Kathmandu on Monday. The meeting carried out a comprehensive review of bilateral economic and development cooperation projects. (ANI Photo)
India and Nepal held the 8th meeting of the Oversight Mechanism (OSM) through digital video Conferencing in Kathmandu on Monday. The meeting carried out a comprehensive review of bilateral economic and development cooperation projects. (ANI Photo)

In first virtual meet after border row, India-Nepal decide to accelerate bilateral projects

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 09:43 PM IST
The meeting of the India-Nepal oversight mechanism was held in Kathmandu via video conference two days after a phone conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli.
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Amitabh Bachchan joked about his own film, Mahaan, from 1983.
Amitabh Bachchan joked about his own film, Mahaan, from 1983.

Amitabh Bachchan plays ‘guess the movie’ with a fan, nails it. See pic here

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan has been having fun on Twitter, picking on funny moments and pictures from his older films. On Sunday, he correctly identified a still from his 1983 film, Mahaan.
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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli.(PTI Photo)
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli.(PTI Photo)

India, Nepal to hold high-level meeting today amid border row

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 11:45 AM IST
The border row erupted late last year after Nepal objected to the inclusion of Kalapani region, which is claimed by Kathmandu, in a new map of the union territory of Ladakh that was issued by India.
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The two leaders last spoke on April 10 to discuss the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)
The two leaders last spoke on April 10 to discuss the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)

Nepal PM Oli calls Modi, talks about boosting ties

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Oli called Modi to congratulate him on India’s 74th Independence Day, and expressed his appreciation for the Indian leader’s renewed priority to the neighbourhood, as spelt out in his Independence Day address.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli during delegation level talks in Kathmandu on Friday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli during delegation level talks in Kathmandu on Friday.(PTI)

In I-Day wish to Modi, Nepal PM says looking forward to ‘meaningful bilateral cooperation’ with India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Oli called Modi to congratulate him on India’s 74th Independence Day, and expressed his appreciation for the Indian leader’s renewed priority to the neighbourhood, as spelt out in his Independence Day address.
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Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli(Twitter)
Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli(Twitter)

Oli-Prachanda meet to resolve their differences

By Press Trust of India | Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 06:14 AM IST
The two leaders one-on-one meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwatar in Kathmandu. This was their first meeting after a week.
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During its seventh meeting in July last year, the mechanism reviewed the implementation of projects such as cross-border rail links, petroleum pipelines, roads, bridges, integrated border check posts, energy, irrigation, and post-earthquake reconstruction.(PTI)
During its seventh meeting in July last year, the mechanism reviewed the implementation of projects such as cross-border rail links, petroleum pipelines, roads, bridges, integrated border check posts, energy, irrigation, and post-earthquake reconstruction.(PTI)

India, Nepal to discuss projects amid tensions

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 01:38 AM IST
The joint oversight mechanism, which was launched in 2016 and reviews progress in bilateral projects, is scheduled to hold a meeting on August 17, people familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli during delegation level talks in Kathmandu on Friday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli during delegation level talks in Kathmandu on Friday.(PTI)

In a first after border row, India and Nepal set to hold high level meeting

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 08:56 PM IST
The meeting between Indian envoy Vinay Mohan Kwatra and Nepal’s foreign secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, who jointly chair the mechanism, is being seen as a positive development after the border row took relations to a new low.
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Vinod Mohan Kwatra presented the ventilators to Nepali Army chief Gen Purna Chandra Thapa, who is also the honorary general of the Indian Army, during a ceremony held at the army headquarters in Kathmandu on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Vinod Mohan Kwatra presented the ventilators to Nepali Army chief Gen Purna Chandra Thapa, who is also the honorary general of the Indian Army, during a ceremony held at the army headquarters in Kathmandu on Sunday.(HT Photo)

India donates 10 ventilators to Nepal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 05:03 AM IST
Vinod Mohan Kwatra presented the ventilators to Nepali Army chief Gen Purna Chandra Thapa, who is also the honorary general of the Indian Army, during a ceremony held at the army headquarters in Kathmandu on Sunday.
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PM KP Sharma Oli has made it clear that he did not intend to step down and would complete the journey that he had set out on(Twitter/KP Sharma Oli)
PM KP Sharma Oli has made it clear that he did not intend to step down and would complete the journey that he had set out on(Twitter/KP Sharma Oli)

Prachanda’s security guards test Covid positive, PM Oli gets more time

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 08:38 AM IST
Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ lost his patience with Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli over suspicions that the prime minister had registered a separate party and could split the ruling NCP at a time of his choosing
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