Oli listed his priorities soon after he and two Deputy Prime Ministers and five cabinet ministers were administered the oath of office by President Ram Baran Yadav at his office.
Oli defeated the incumbent Prime Minister and Nepali Congress Chief Sushil Koirala by a huge margin. In the House of 597 members, Oli secured 338 votes against Koirala's 249.
Koirala submitted his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav who accepted it and asked him to conduct daily administrative functions till a new government is formed.
Incumbent Prime Minister Sushil Koirala decided to go against his earlier commitment to quit the post after the promulgation of the new constitution.
The notice published by the state-run Nepal Oil Corp has asked suppliers to submit proposals to supply gasoline, kerosene and diesel and aviation fuel to the capital Kathmandu by air or by land.
New Delhi conveyed an easing of the protests to Kathmandu over the weekend, and a degree of normalcy is expected to return this week.
Standing committee of the UML on Sunday fielded Oli as its candidate for the top post. On the other hand, Koirala who is also the chairman of the Nepali Congress, told his party colleagues that he was keen to lead the “national government”.
The state-sponsored celebrations to welcome the constitution were cut short and anti-India rhetoric and protests have now become routine.
An aide to the President told The Indian Express that Koirala’s refusal to resign will not make his position different from a 'caretaker prime minister’s'.
From the top leadership of the three major political parties to their youth wings, there are protests against India for its 'undeclared’ blockade.
Meanwhile in New York on Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj rejected as "totally false" allegations that it blockaded the trade checkpoint on the border with Nepal.
With supplies running low, youth cadres of major political parties are whipping up anti-India sentiments and all Indian TV channels were taken off air Tuesday by cable operators.
He said he had spoken to Doval and “despite his promise to lift the blockade in three hours, nothing has been done even in eight hours after that.”
Why Bhattarai, after three decades, will not be considered a communist anymore.
Bhattarai has been sympathetic to the agitation launched by Madhesi parties demanding more rights and representation to the people residing in the southern plains of Nepal.
Nepal’s seventh constitution in 67 years was promulgated in Kathmandu on Sunday. Apart from the seven provisions to which New Delhi has objected — the source of violent Madhesi protests along the border with India — what else does it contain?
Two Senior Communist leaders from Nepal — one a former orime minister, and another one aspiring for the top post — on Tuesday said the promulgation of the new Constitution in Nepal was a “matter of conscience and self-respect” for the Nepalese people an assertion of the country’s sovereign right, and it was not a move […]
The constitution has finally been delivered, but its ownership has shrunk
Security was stepped up in Nepal ahead of the proclamation of the Himalayan nation's new federal constitution after weeks of deadly protests by smaller political parties and ethnic groups.
Barely 48 hours before the scheduled delivery of the Constitution, follows what appears like Nepal’s cold-shouldering India’s suggestion to put off voting and adoption of the Constitution in hurry.
Constitutional experts say, Koirala will automatically cease to be a Prime Minister on September 27 if there is no last minute rescheduling or postponement of the constitution’s promulgation scheduled for Sunday.
The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists, a splinter group of the main opposition Maoist Party, has given bandh call on September 20, the day scheduled for promulgation.
The House has so far adopted 176 out of 302 clauses in the Constitution through the process of clause-by-clause voting.
A proposal to revert Nepal as a Hindu state was today overwhelmingly rejected by the Constituent Assembly which declared that the Hindu-majority nation will remain secular.
Maoist Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal said any delay in the Constitution delivery would upset the entire aims and agenda that the Maoist insurgency that he had led stood for.
A statement and denial from Delhi add to the restlessness in Kathmandu.
The UNPF estimates that more than 28,000 women may be at risk of gender-based violence in Nepal in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake.
A senior officer told The Indian Express that this was the first case in which any Saudi official or anyone from the Gulf region was likely to be held accountable.
At least two prominent members of the party - Arjun Narsingh K C and Shekhar Koirala — have refused to withdraw the “amendments” they have moved despite the party central committee’s instruction.
In a show of fury against the current dispensation, protesters vandalised a statue of G P Koirala, the man who led the mass movement in April 2006 promising peace, stability and economic prosperity.
Aspirations of ethnic federalism are powering movements of the kind that exploded in the killing of eight policemen in Tikapur this week.
An honest stocktaking is needed in Kathmandu — and in Delhi
Resignations come amid mass protests across the country. On Tuesday, one person was killed and dozens were injured during a clash with police in Saptari district, 460 km from the capital.
As the protests intensified, Maoists Party Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the issue of demarcation of boundaries of the proposed six provinces was not final.
As Nepal fumbles with identity issues, an open threat of separatism raises new concerns.
A badly mismanaged transition phase in Nepal’s politics is coming to an end. But there is no clear exit from the disorder yet