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Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli blamed Speaker Agni Sapkota for not allowing Parliament and the government to function.(Reuters)

Nepal PM KP Oli holds all-party meet to decide on MCC, elections, Covid-19

UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 08:19 PM IST
The Millennium Challenge Corporation Nepal compact will be included in the agenda of the Parliament Business Advisory Committee after April 19. The fate of it will be decided by Parliament, it has been decided.
Oli’s decision needs to be seen in a larger global context of democratically-elected leaders undermining democracy.(AFP)
Oli’s decision needs to be seen in a larger global context of democratically-elected leaders undermining democracy.(AFP)

In Nepal, an attack on democracy

By Vijay Kant Karna and Ajaya Bhadra Khanal
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:34 AM IST
Nepalis want good governance, democratic stability and economic development. Supporting PM Oli’s move undermines all these principles.
With this move, Mr Oli has destroyed his credentials and legacy — and even those who may have supported his belligerent nationalism against India have turned against him.(Getty Images)
With this move, Mr Oli has destroyed his credentials and legacy — and even those who may have supported his belligerent nationalism against India have turned against him.(Getty Images)

Nepal’s unconstitutional turn

UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 08:07 PM IST
KP Oli has destroyed his legacy. India must stand with democratic forces
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
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.
Foreign secretary Harsh V Shringla in New Delhi(ANI)
Foreign secretary Harsh V Shringla in New Delhi(ANI)

In Nepal, a test for FS Shringla

UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 07:57 PM IST
At a time when there remains an effort to challenge the progressive political transformation of 2006, Mr Shringla should make it clear that New Delhi stands by a federal, democratic, republican, and secular Nepal.
Kathmandu’s relations with New Delhi only worsened after Oli said last week that India was attempting to oust him from office with help from some of the members of his own party. India has denied all allegations.(Getty Images)
Kathmandu’s relations with New Delhi only worsened after Oli said last week that India was attempting to oust him from office with help from some of the members of his own party. India has denied all allegations.(Getty Images)

Power tussle in Nepal ruling party over China influence

Kathmandu | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 03:18 AM IST
Oli’s troubles within the party also come as he deals with blowback from India over a new map that includes a disputed area claimed by both India and Nepal.
Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli speaks at the parliament .(Reuters file photo)
Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli speaks at the parliament .(Reuters file photo)

Nepal’s ruling communist party meet to decide PM Oli’s future deferred again

Kathmandu, Nepal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 07:28 PM IST
On Saturday as well, the meeting was postponed for Monday as the top leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) required more time to forge an understanding on the outstanding issues.
If Mr Oli is truly a nationalist, he should worry about the Chinese penetration in every sphere of Nepali polity(PTI)
If Mr Oli is truly a nationalist, he should worry about the Chinese penetration in every sphere of Nepali polity(PTI)

How Nepal’s PM is harming ties

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:06 AM IST
KP Oli has left little scope for meaningful engagement
The ties between India and Nepal came under strain after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a 80-km-long strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.(PTI)
The ties between India and Nepal came under strain after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a 80-km-long strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.(PTI)

Nepal will get back land from India through dialogue: PM Oli

Kathmandu, Nepal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Nepal PM KP Oli claimed that India built a Kali temple, created “an artificial Kali river” and “encroached the Nepalese territory through deploying the Army” at Kalapani. The river defines the border between the two countries.
Nepal has over the last few years developed deeper bilateral ties with China, a country which had for decades limited its role as a friendly country and being happy with Nepal taking the One China policy and restricting activities of some 20,000 Tibetan refugees present in the country(AFP)
Nepal has over the last few years developed deeper bilateral ties with China, a country which had for decades limited its role as a friendly country and being happy with Nepal taking the One China policy and restricting activities of some 20,000 Tibetan refugees present in the country(AFP)

China cannot dictate terms to a free media in Nepal. Can PM Oli resist?| Analysis

By Akanshya Shah
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 07:09 PM IST
As Beijing always took to diplomatic recourse, its objection to a critical article in a Nepali daily is unusual
Beijing wants to connect China and Nepal though rail link. But a proper investigation of the engineering challenges, geological disaster potential and environmental impact, along such a long corridor that, in effect, is a transect across the Himalayas, will be a large, complex and costly piece of work(PTI)
Beijing wants to connect China and Nepal though rail link. But a proper investigation of the engineering challenges, geological disaster potential and environmental impact, along such a long corridor that, in effect, is a transect across the Himalayas, will be a large, complex and costly piece of work(PTI)

The elusive China-Nepal rail link: High costs and risks, uncertain benefits

By Sam Cowan
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Nepal will push hard, but does China really have the will to invest money, men and resources in a tough terrain?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his counterpart in Nepal, K P Sharma Oli, at a meeting on the sidelines of 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 31, 2018(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his counterpart in Nepal, K P Sharma Oli, at a meeting on the sidelines of 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 31, 2018(PTI)

India must review its Nepal policy

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 07:06 PM IST
New Delhi can pretend there are no problems in India’s relationship with its northern neighbour, but the tensions, beneath the surface, will continue to deepen
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (left) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.(AFP File Photo)
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (left) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.(AFP File Photo)

Nepal’s access to Chinese ports will end India’s monopoly on trade routes

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 07:33 AM IST
Nepal had sought access to Chinese ports to reduce dependence on India after a border blockade in 2015-16 left the country short of fuel and medicines.
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Have spoken with Modi to revitalise Saarc, says Nepal PM Oli

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2018 10:24 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli said he raised the issue with Modi on the margins of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) Summit in Kathmandu last week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Nepal to participate in the 4th BIMSTEC summit, Kathmandu, Aug 30, 2018(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Nepal to participate in the 4th BIMSTEC summit, Kathmandu, Aug 30, 2018(PTI)

Through Bimstec, India and China must engage with smaller countries

By Akhilesh Upadhyay
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 11:49 AM IST
For Nepal, India has been the most important trading partner but Kathmandu’s economic engagement with China has deepened in recent years
Nepal and India had agreed to expand Indian rail from Raxual to Nepal’s Capital, Kathmandu during Prime Minister KP Oli’s visit to India in April.(HT File Photo)
Nepal and India had agreed to expand Indian rail from Raxual to Nepal’s Capital, Kathmandu during Prime Minister KP Oli’s visit to India in April.(HT File Photo)

Nepal, India to sign 3 pacts on the sidelines of BIMSTEC Summit next week

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2018 07:44 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart, KP Oli will witness signing of two different pacts related to railway and movement of bulk cargo from Indian ports to three border points between Nepal and India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli during delegation level talks in Kathmandu earlier this year(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli during delegation level talks in Kathmandu earlier this year(PTI)

India’s mistakes have allowed China to make inroads into Nepal

By Brahma Chellaney
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 08:59 PM IST
Three Indian blunders have proved costly for India — spearheading the abolition of Nepal’s constitutional monarchy; bringing the Maoists to the centre stage of Nepali politics; and aiding the plains people’s revolt against the new Nepali Constitution and then abandoning them.
Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli shakes hand with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China June 21, 2018.(REUTERS)
Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli shakes hand with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China June 21, 2018.(REUTERS)

Nepal to maintain close ties with India, China while pursuing independent foreign policy: PM Oli

Press Trust of India, Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 12:13 AM IST
PM Oli, who is here on a five-day visit, held talks with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, following which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to build a railway link connecting Tibet with Kathmandu
Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is in Beijing for an official visit to China.(AFP)
Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is in Beijing for an official visit to China.(AFP)

Nepal, China sign 8 pacts for projects worth $2.4 billion

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By Anil Giri
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Among the deals signed are one for a cement manufacturing factory in Nepal, China preparing a detailed project report for the Eastern Tarai of Nepal, and China setting up a fruit industry in Nepal.
Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli greets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a guard of honour in Kathmandu on May 11.(AFP Photo)
Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli greets Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a guard of honour in Kathmandu on May 11.(AFP Photo)

Narendra Modi visit successful, says Nepal’s PM Oli

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 11:50 PM IST
Oli said the two countries have agreed to expedite implementation of all pending projects of bilateral cooperation by Nepal’s Constitution Day in September.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli during his visit to the 20th century Janaki temple, Janakpur, Nepal, April 11, 2018(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli during his visit to the 20th century Janaki temple, Janakpur, Nepal, April 11, 2018(AFP)

India-Nepal ties: After Modi’s visit, the ball is now in Oli’s court

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 05:36 PM IST
Delhi is conscious that Nepal is not just another neighbour. Both the open border and the China factor lend it special sensitivity. So zero interference doesn’t mean zero engagement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli wave to onlookers during a visit to a temple in Janakpur some 200 kms southeast of Kathmandu on May 11, 2018.(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli wave to onlookers during a visit to a temple in Janakpur some 200 kms southeast of Kathmandu on May 11, 2018.(AFP)

Congress questions timing of Modi’s Nepal visit, govt says dates decided in advance

Kathmandu | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 06:02 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot alleged that PM Modi had timed his visit to the Himalayan nation on the Karnataka poll date, and was “giving a message to Hindus” in the southern state.
Mayor of Kathmandu Bidya Sundar Shakya presents the key of the city to PM Narendra Modi at a civic felicitation program in Rastriya Sabha Griha in Kathmandu.(ANI/Twitter)
Mayor of Kathmandu Bidya Sundar Shakya presents the key of the city to PM Narendra Modi at a civic felicitation program in Rastriya Sabha Griha in Kathmandu.(ANI/Twitter)

Modi in Nepal Highlights: PM says India stands with Nepal in its development journey

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 10:16 PM IST
PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Nepal, the first since the 2015 border blockade blamed on India which crippled Nepal’s economy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli flag off a bus service between Janakpur in Nepal and Ayodhya in India in Janakpur on May 11.(AP Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli flag off a bus service between Janakpur in Nepal and Ayodhya in India in Janakpur on May 11.(AP Photo)

Highlights: India supports a united, prosperous and strong Nepal, says PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 09:45 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi held bilateral talks with his Nepalese counterpart KP Oli on the first day of his two-day state visit to Nepal and the two leaders issued a joint statement in Kathmandu. Read the highlights below:
PM Narendra Modi with Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli during his ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.(Reuters File Photo)
PM Narendra Modi with Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli during his ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.(Reuters File Photo)

PM Modi in Nepal today, focus on rebuilding trust and goodwill

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 08:59 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet representatives of the ruling and opposition parties in Nepal and also address concerns of the Madhesis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Hyderabad house during his visit to New Delhi on April 7, 2018.(AFP File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Hyderabad house during his visit to New Delhi on April 7, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

Ahead of PM Modi’s visit, Nepal grants power generation licence to Indian company

Press Trust of India, Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2018 10:02 PM IST
Narendra Modi and KP Oli are expected to jointly lay the foundation stone for the hydropower plant.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks during a public rally ahead of the Karnataka assembly election 2018 in Tumakuru on Saturday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks during a public rally ahead of the Karnataka assembly election 2018 in Tumakuru on Saturday.(PTI)

Grand welcome awaits PM Modi in Nepal

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By Anil Giri
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 09:04 PM IST
PM Modi is travelling to Nepal a month after the India visit of his counterpart KP Oli.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Khadga Prasad Oli in New Delhi, on April 7, 2018, during the Nepalese PM’s visit to India.(HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Khadga Prasad Oli in New Delhi, on April 7, 2018, during the Nepalese PM’s visit to India.(HT File Photo)

PM Modi to visit Nepal on May 11, travel to Janakpur as ties get back on track

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:25 PM IST
This will be Modi’s third trip to Nepal in his tenure, but the first after the promulgation of the new Nepali constitution in 2015, which India had “noted” and not ‘welcomed’.
Pradip Gyawali will be in China with a delegation from April 16 to 21 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(Courtesy: Nepal Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Pradip Gyawali will be in China with a delegation from April 16 to 21 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.(Courtesy: Nepal Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Nepal foreign minister to visit China

Hindustan Times, Kathmandu | By Anil Giri
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 08:02 PM IST
This is the first high-level visit from Nepal to China after the formation of the Oli government.
Manmohan Singh hugs Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' at Hyderabad house in New Delhi in September 2008. Both men were prime ministers at the time, and it was the Nepal leader’s first visit to India after becoming PM.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)
Manmohan Singh hugs Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' at Hyderabad house in New Delhi in September 2008. Both men were prime ministers at the time, and it was the Nepal leader’s first visit to India after becoming PM.(Sunil Saxena/HT File Photo)

When another Nepali communist Prime Minister visited Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prashant Jha
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 08:00 AM IST
A decade ago, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ visited New Delhi after his party won the election and made him prime minister. He was republican Nepal’s first head of state.
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