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Nepal's ex-prime minister Baburam Bhattarai speaks to reporters in this file picture from September 26, 2015. (AFP)

Not Beijing, only New Delhi: Nepal's ex-PM says Indo-Nepal ties remain strong

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 02:15 PM IST
Bhattarai, who is in New Delhi for his health check-up, pointed out that his country is going through a political crisis and it wants to bring back stability, and ensure good ties with India.
"The Prime Minister will face the House of Representatives to implement the verdict but will not tender his resignation as of now," Surya Thapa was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times.(AP)
"The Prime Minister will face the House of Representatives to implement the verdict but will not tender his resignation as of now," Surya Thapa was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times.(AP)

Official says Nepal PM Oli in no mood to resign, prepared to face Parliament

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Nepal plunged into a political crisis on December 20 after President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the House and announced fresh elections on April 30 and May 10 at the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli.
Prachanda (left, in picture) a former prime minister, said protests to oppose Oli's "unconstitutional" move would rage across Nepal.(AFP)
Prachanda (left, in picture) a former prime minister, said protests to oppose Oli's "unconstitutional" move would rage across Nepal.(AFP)

Nepal: Communist rival Prachanda says PM KP Sharma Oli should resign, repent

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 06:58 PM IST
"K.P. Oli if you want some political space, there is still time for you to resign and express repentance publicly," Prachanda said in a rally.
China’s President Xi Jinping speaks to Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the APEC-ASEAN dialogue on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit in Vietnam.(AFP File Photo)
China’s President Xi Jinping speaks to Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the APEC-ASEAN dialogue on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit in Vietnam.(AFP File Photo)

China’s Mission Nepal suffers a huge setback. PM Oli didn’t play ball

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:09 PM IST
China’s delegation which was deputed to unite Nepal Communist Party leaders, met other Nepal leaders also after criticism for interfering in the country’s politics, and invited them to Chinese Communist Party’s centenary celebrations next year.
Protesters affiliated with a faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party take part in a rally against the dissolution of parliament, in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)
Protesters affiliated with a faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party take part in a rally against the dissolution of parliament, in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)

Thousands demand ouster of Nepal leader as party feud grows

Kathmandu | By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:24 AM IST
The protesters chanted slogans against Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli while they marched peacefully in the center of Kathmandu as thousands of riot police kept close watch.
Guo Yezhou , vice minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee is leading a delegation to Nepal to work out the internal problems of the communist party in Kathmandu(REUTERS)
Guo Yezhou , vice minister of the International Department of the CPC Central Committee is leading a delegation to Nepal to work out the internal problems of the communist party in Kathmandu(REUTERS)

China readies Plan B for Nepal Communist Party if PM Oli doesn’t play ball

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Chinese communist party’s Guo Yezhou met Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday
Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a team of communist party officials to Nepal to work out a peace formula to stop Nepal Communist Party from splitting(AFP File Photo)
Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a team of communist party officials to Nepal to work out a peace formula to stop Nepal Communist Party from splitting(AFP File Photo)

China’s move to play political broker in Nepal not working

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 01:01 PM IST
China’s Guo Yezhou is a familiar face in Nepal’s political circles and is believed to have played a role in the formation of the Nepal Communist Party in 2018 by the merger of PM Oli’s Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) and Prachanda’s Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist Centre.
FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the National Day reception on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the National Day reception on the eve of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing, China September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

Chinese team in Nepal makes a peace offering to PM Oli. He doesn’t bite

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:34 PM IST
China wants the PM Oli-led government to rescind the presidential order dissolving parliament and has offered to use its influence with the rival faction led by Prachanda and Madhav Nepal to get them to back off
Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.(Getty Images)
Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.(Getty Images)

Chinese official holds talks on Nepal crisis

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 03:00 AM IST
Guo Yezhou, vice minister in the international department of the CPC, is the most senior foreign official to visit Nepal since Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli last Sunday dissolved parliament and called for early parliamentary election.
Nepal's KP Oli smiles as he walks out after the inauguration of a petroleum pipeline project in Kathmandu.(REUTERS FILE)
Nepal's KP Oli smiles as he walks out after the inauguration of a petroleum pipeline project in Kathmandu.(REUTERS FILE)

China rushes senior official to Nepal amid political uncertainty

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Beijing has decided to send Guo Yezhou, vice minister of the international department of the central committee of the Communist Party of China, to Kathmandu on Sunday in an apparent bid to patch up the differences with the Nepal Communist Party.
Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli.(PTI)
Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli.(PTI)

China rushes top-ranking CPC leader to Kathmandu to prevent split in Nepal Communist Party

Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:09 AM IST
Nepal plunged into a political crisis last Sunday after Oli, known for his pro-Beijing leanings, in a surprise move, recommended dissolving the 275-member House, amidst a tussle for power with former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.
Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi.(File photo)
Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi.(File photo)

Chinese ambassador steps up as Nepal’s communist party stares at a split

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:01 AM IST
The Nepal Communist Party was formed less than three years ago with the merger of PM Oli-led Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) and his rival Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda’s Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre.
Nepal's prime minister KP Sharma Oli has expanded the central committee of the Nepal Communist Party where he does not have majority support(AFP)
Nepal's prime minister KP Sharma Oli has expanded the central committee of the Nepal Communist Party where he does not have majority support(AFP)

Nepal PM Oli seeks control of communist party, rivals ‘sack’ him as party boss

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:32 PM IST
The two factions of the Nepal Communist Party are engaged in a bitter struggle to official party recognition along with the election symbol.
Nepal Communist Party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said, “A total of 315 Central Committee Members have voted in favour of Madhav Nepal.”(Facebook/@madhavnepaluml)
Nepal Communist Party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said, “A total of 315 Central Committee Members have voted in favour of Madhav Nepal.”(Facebook/@madhavnepaluml)

Madhav Kumar Nepal replaces PM Oli as Nepal Communist Party chairman

Kathmandu | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Speaking at a press briefing, the ruling party’s spokesperson said, “KP Oli replaced with Madhav Kumar Nepal as chairman of the Nepal Communist Party.”
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday morning recommended dissolution of Nepal’s Parliament(AFP)
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday morning recommended dissolution of Nepal’s Parliament(AFP)

Nepal’s PM Oli springs a surprise on detractors, dissolves Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:25 PM IST
PM KP Sharma Oli is expected to split the ruling Nepal Communist Party after dissolving Parliament.
Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed his determination that he wants to keep the party unity intact and run the party based on consensus.(Getty Images)
Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed his determination that he wants to keep the party unity intact and run the party based on consensus.(Getty Images)

Nepal PM Oli skips standing committee meeting citing differences with Prachanda

Kathmandu | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:57 AM IST
In a letter, Oli has reiterated his previous stance that Dahal should withdraw his political proposal tabled in the Secretariat without any pre-conditions.
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is facing a huge challenge from within the ruling Nepal Communist Party(AFP)
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is facing a huge challenge from within the ruling Nepal Communist Party(AFP)

No change in foreign secy’s Nepal visit, say officials amid buzz over PM Oli’s future

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 09:27 PM IST
Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla’s visit is expected to help improve relations between the two countries and will focus on deepening people-to-people tiesa
Chinese President Xi Jinping.(Reuters)
Chinese President Xi Jinping.(Reuters)

China increases movement as rifts develop in Nepal Communist Party

Kathmandu | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Sources inside the PM residence and Secretariat confirmed that Ambassador Yanqi met Oli late on Tuesday evening and held a discussion for about two hours.
Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli.(Reuters)
Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli.(Reuters)

Nepal: Panel suggests full term for PM Oli, complete executive power for Prachanda

Kathmandu, Nepal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 07:34 AM IST
The panel, which submitted its report to Oli and Prachanda on Saturday, includes Standing Committee members Shankar Pokhrel, Janardan Sharma, Bhim Rawal, Surendra Pandey and Pampha Bhusal.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
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
Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli speaks at the parliament .(Reuters file photo)
Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli speaks at the parliament .(Reuters file photo)

Nepal’s communist party’s key meeting ends with no breakthrough to end Oli-Prachanda infighting

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 09:04 PM IST
During the meeting, senior leaders of the party agreed to resolve the issues through consensus, party spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha told media persons after the meeting.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has come up with a new tactic to stay in power in Kathmandu(PTI)
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has come up with a new tactic to stay in power in Kathmandu(PTI)

Nepal PM Oli changes tack after pressure to quit, asks who will replace me

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 06:07 PM IST
PM KP Sharma Oli has been under pressure to quit from his rivals in Nepal Communist Party who command majority support in the party’s central committee and the standing committee.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli routintely paints anyone who questions him or the influence of China in Nepal as a stooge of India(REUTERS)
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli routintely paints anyone who questions him or the influence of China in Nepal as a stooge of India(REUTERS)

PM Oli’s Ayodhya remark fits the pattern. China is the elephant in the room

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 01:38 PM IST
PM KP Sharma Oli has earned Beijing’s trust over the last several months with his sniping attacks at New Delhi, accusing India of territorial, and now, cultural encroachment
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 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who has been targeted by his rivals in the Nepal Congress Party, has made it clear that he won’t give up the PM post(Getty Images)
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who has been targeted by his rivals in the Nepal Congress Party, has made it clear that he won’t give up the PM post(Getty Images)

PM Oli doesn’t budge an inch in Nepal standoff, party stares at a possible split

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi has been meeting Nepal communist party leaders to secure PM Oli and stop the party from splitting
Nepal's Prime minister KP Sharma Oli (R) listens as Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada announces the budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, in Kathmandu on May 28, 2020. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP)(AFP)
Nepal's Prime minister KP Sharma Oli (R) listens as Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada announces the budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, in Kathmandu on May 28, 2020. (Photo by PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP)(AFP)

‘Conspiracy, people trying to topple me’: Nepal’s PM accuses India after border map row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 08:20 PM IST
Oli made the remarks while addressing a meeting held in Kathmandu to mark the birth anniversary of late communist leader Madan Bhandari. The comments come at a time when Oli is facing intense criticism from within the ruling Nepal Communist Party for his governance and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Nepal PM Oli absented himself from the meeting of the NCP’s powerful standing committee though the party panel was meeting at his official residence.(Reuters)
Nepal PM Oli absented himself from the meeting of the NCP’s powerful standing committee though the party panel was meeting at his official residence.(Reuters)

Nepal Communist Party’s top panel met at PM Oli’s house. He was AWOL

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 12:25 PM IST
The standing committee meetings were initially scheduled to begin on May 7 but PM Oli, who is severely short of support within the 44-member panel, had put them off.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli at a meeting on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal in August 31, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli at a meeting on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal in August 31, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Nepal okays map tweak, India calls it ‘untenable’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Nepal’s new map, cleared by the KP Sharma Oli government on May 20, depicts Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as part of Nepal.
Prachanda, also the co-chairman of the Nepal Communist Party, called on PM Modi in New Delhi.(PTI)
Prachanda, also the co-chairman of the Nepal Communist Party, called on PM Modi in New Delhi.(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi, Prachanda discuss progress in India-Nepal relations

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 10:36 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted the contribution of former Nepal premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ in strengthening the relations between the two countries.
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