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India is looking to revive the religious and cultural heritage of Nepal given the civilizational ties between the two countries. PM Modi had visited the Janaki Mandir in Janakpur, during his 2018 visit.(REUTERS)

Not Chinese, prefer Indian vaccine first, Nepal to India ahead of minister’s visit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:08 PM IST
India is expected to agree to foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali’s request to supply 12 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine to Nepal
Nepal's Prime Minster Sharma Oli.(REUTERS)
Nepal's Prime Minster Sharma Oli.(REUTERS)

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

Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
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.
Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who is opposing Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as K.P. Oli, waves as he proceeds to the election commission following the protest against the dissolution of parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)
Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, who is opposing Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as K.P. Oli, waves as he proceeds to the election commission following the protest against the dissolution of parliament in Kathmandu, Nepal.(REUTERS)

High-level Chinese delegation in Nepal trying to patch split between Oli and Prachanda

Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Guo is expected to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Madhav Kumar Nepal, who has replaced Oli as chairman of the Prachanda-led faction of the party.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said that his first priority would be to restore the dissolved House of Representatives and form a new government(REUTERS)
Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ said that his first priority would be to restore the dissolved House of Representatives and form a new government(REUTERS)

Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led faction of NCP elects him as new parliamentary leader of Nepal

Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 05:38 PM IST
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 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
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.
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.
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.(AFP File Photo)
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.(AFP File Photo)

NCP standing committee is postponed yet again, Chinese power play in Nepal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 10:52 AM IST
While Kathmandu is all up in arms against India, there is not even a word against Hou Yanqi, the Chinese ambassador to Nepal, who is feted by all political leaders across ideological spectrum in the Himalayan nation.
China’s ambassador Hou Yanqi has stepped up efforts to prevent Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli from falling and splitting the Nepal Communist Party(Twitter/@PRCAmbNepal)
China’s ambassador Hou Yanqi has stepped up efforts to prevent Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli from falling and splitting the Nepal Communist Party(Twitter/@PRCAmbNepal)

Chinese envoy steps in to save PM Oli govt, her office says don’t want NCP in trouble

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi had intervened this April to prevent Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s government from collapsing.
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
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.
The Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’-led government, without any tendering, had decided to award the contract to a Chinese firm, which led to a huge controversy in Nepal.(AFP/File Photo)
The Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’-led government, without any tendering, had decided to award the contract to a Chinese firm, which led to a huge controversy in Nepal.(AFP/File Photo)

Nepal refuses China’s offer to fund multi-billion dollar power project

Indo Asian News Service, Kathmandu | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2018 09:45 PM IST
The contract to build the Budhi Gandaki hydroelectricity project was awarded to a Chinese firm by the previous Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’-led dispensation in 2016.
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