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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Yubaraj Ghimire

Meeting the last big challenge of mountaineering: What it took a Nepali team to climb K2 in winter
Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Prone to avalanches, marked by forbidding temperatures and fierce winds, K2 is so formidable that it is called the ‘Savage Mountain’.

Day after expulsion from party: Nepal’s Communist PM Oli visits Pashupatinath temple
Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Oli, a Communist, went to the temple with his wife Radhika Shakya and performed a “special puja” for one hour, according temple sources.

Ahead of minister’s India visit, Oli says issues should be settled by dialogue
Mon, Jan 11, 2021

Addressing the Rastriya Sabha, the Upper House of Nepal Parliament, K P Oli said the issue would be raised during the Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali’s visit to India starting January 14.

Nepal crisis: Chinese team returns after failure to unite rival leaders
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

Oli and Bhandari also told the Chinese team that Nepal did not need any outside help to handle the crisis.

China envoy meets Prachanda amid political crisis in Nepal
Fri, Dec 25, 2020

Her meeting with Prachanda comes two days after her meeting with Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

Prachanda elected as new parliamentary leader of Nepal’s ruling party
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Madhav Kumar Nepal, who was elected chairperson of the party, proposed Prachanda’s name as the leader of the Parliamentary Party.

Explained: What is at stake in Nepal’s political crisis?
Tue, Dec 29, 2020

Nepal's political crisis: The Lower House of Parliament has been dissolved at the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli, who is fighting a losing battle in his party. A look at the questions it raises over the Constitution and left unity

Nepal ruling party heads for split as Prachanda expels Oli from top post
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

The Central Committee unanimously nominated senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the party's second chairman in place of Oli. Prachanda is the first chairman of the party.

Nepal PM gets House dissolved, sparks protests
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

With legal experts and political leaders slamming the move as “unconstitutional”, several petitions were filed before the Supreme Court within hours of the House dissolution.

Oli brings ordinance to reduce quorum for holding constitutional council meet
Wed, Dec 16, 2020

The members of the council are the Prime Minister, Chief Justice, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Upper House.

Explained: How Mount Everest got 3 feet higher, endorsed by both Nepal and China
Tue, Dec 15, 2020

The common declaration by Nepal and China meant the two countries have shed their long-standing difference in opinion about the height of Mount Everest.

Factions within Nepal’s ruling party fail to reach consensus, talks deferred
Mon, Dec 07, 2020

Prachanda refused to withdraw the resolution, saying that he is willing to accept the rejection of the letter and its contents through a debate and via the majority opinion in the standing committee.

Pro-monarchy groups rally in Kathmandu
Tue, Dec 01, 2020

RSN leader Keshar Bahadur Bista, who led a rally in which slogans like “monarchy must return to save the country” and “country above party” were heard, said Nepal had become a country of many kings since the ouster of King Gyanendra ten years ago.

Nepal ruling party gives PM Oli 10 more days to respond to allegations
Thu, Nov 19, 2020

The reprieve came following a two-hour long meeting between Oli and Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, on Tuesday night, as well as an intervention by Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Nepal confers honorary rank on Army Chief Gen Naravane
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

The Army Chief will use the trip, in which he will also meet Oli, to strengthen ties between the two nations—which have been somewhat strained since early this year over the Lipulekh dispute.

Gen Naravane starts Nepal visit today, will meet Oli
Wed, Nov 04, 2020

He will be meeting Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, and will also call on President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

Controversy over old map of Nepal in Oli’s Dussehra greeting card
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

Following escalation of the boundary dispute with India this summer, Nepal published a new map to include areas of the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Row in Nepal after R&AW chief meets KP Oli, party seeks details
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Meanwhile, the Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli’s press advisor, Surya Thapa, said R&AW chief Samant Kumar Goel had a “courtesy meeting” with Oli.

Army chief MM Naravane heads to Nepal amid moves to repair ties
Thu, Oct 15, 2020

The choice of General Naravane for the first high-level Indian visit to Kathmandu since the boundary row gained momentum is significant since it was his comment that Nepal was acting at the “behest of someone else” — an oblique reference to China — which complicated relations amid tensions over the boundary issue.

India, Nepal talk projects on river from Kalapani
Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Sources said the conversation was “positive” and “productive” although the boundary dispute was not discussed. The meeting focused on border infrastructure projects and a cross-border oil pipeline.

Oli calls up Modi on I-Day, Nepal says talks to continue
Sun, Aug 16, 2020

The phone call, according to a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs, lasted 11 minutes during which Oli greeted the Indian government and the people of India on their 74th Independence Day.

Controversy in Nepal over Jaishankar’s Buddha remarks
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Leaders from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the opposition Nepali Congress expressed anguish over Jaishankar’s statement who said on Saturday that Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi were the two greatest Indians.

Nepal PM Oli loses ground, rival formula gives party, Prachanda greater say in govt
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

This was the seventh time since the start of the power tussle in Kathmandu that the standing committee, the key decision-making body of the NCP, was not allowed to convene. Oli and Prachanda, a former Prime Minister, are co-chairpersons of the NCP.

Oli’s final word: Won’t resign, will face party standing committee today
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The developments came after a two-and-a-half hour meeting between Oli, Prachanda and another dissident leader and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.

Culturally deceived by India, Lord Ram was prince in Nepal: PM K P Oli
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

Speaking at an event on the occasion of the 206th birth anniversary of Nepal poet Bhanubhakta Acharya, who translated Valmiki Ramayan in Nepali, Oli said Ayodhya was an area west of Birgunj, a town bordering Bihar.