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Sher Bahadur Deuba wins vote of confidence in Nepal Parliament
Mon, Jul 19, 2021

A total of 165 members voted in support of Deuba, with just 83, mostly loyalists of CPN-UML chairman and outgoing prime minister K P Sharma Oli, casting their votes against.

Explained: The rise and fall of Nepal’s K P Oli
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

The last three years have been dramatic for Oli, from his rise to power with a historic mandate to the Nepal Supreme Court order that has ended his stint as Prime Minister. A look at the events that led to his undoing.

Sher Bahadur Deuba sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister for 5th time
Wed, Jul 14, 2021

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office to Deuba at a ceremony held at her office on Tuesday evening. Deuba, 75, president of the Nepali Congress, was sworn in as Prime Minister for the fifth time.

In a blow for K P Oli, Nepal SC asks President to appoint Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba as PM
Tue, Jul 13, 2021

The apex court also reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives for a second time in five months.

Nepal SC verdict on Parliament dissolution likely next week
Thu, Jul 01, 2021

A five-judge constitutional bench of the court hearing the petition that seeks revival of Parliament dissolved by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Oli's recommendation is likely to close the hearing this week, and deliver the verdict next week.

Nepal’s Supreme Court sets aside cabinet expansion by Oli
Wed, Jun 23, 2021

Earlier, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari had endorsed the recommendation of the Oli Cabinet to dissolve Parliament on May 22 midnight and simultaneously asked him to continue in the post till elections scheduled in November.

Nepal PM Oli says court cannot appoint Prime Minister
Fri, Jun 18, 2021

Oli said Article 76 of the Constitution entrusts the full and sole responsibility of appointing a PM to the President.

Nepal President, PM get SC notice in House dissolution case
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

As many as 30 cases were filed in the Supreme Court against the President’s refusal to entertain Opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba’s claim to form the government, and the reappointment of Oli as PM after endorsing his decision to dismiss the House last month.

Nepal PM Oli makes major changes to Cabinet
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

Oli will now have three Deputy PMs — Bishnu Poudel and Raghubir Mahaseth from the Oli-led Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), and Rajendra Mahato from the JSP.

Nepal Oppn moves court over dissolution of House; Oli backs President
Tue, May 25, 2021

Defending Bidya Devi Bhandari, Oli said: “Those who are opposing the President are opposing Republic.” He has also said that the President’s “discretion can not be challenged”.

Nepal President dissolves parliament, fresh elections in November
Sat, May 22, 2021

The decision was made on the recommendation of the Cabinet headed by caretaker PM KP Oli.

Nepal President tells parties to form new govt by 5 pm today
Fri, May 21, 2021

The order comes on a day that saw Oli facing multiple setbacks — both legal and political. He subsequently decided he did not want to seek a vote of confidence in parliament, which he is required to do within 30 days after he was appointed PM again last week.

Oli re-appointed Nepal PM as Oppn parties fail to stake claim
Thu, May 13, 2021

Oli, who had lost a trust vote in the House of Representatives on Monday, will take the oath of office on Friday. He must prove that he has majority support in the House within 30 days.

Explained: What next for K P Oli and Nepal?
Tue, May 18, 2021

Prime Minister Oli has lost a vote of confidence in Nepal’s Parliament. A look at what Nepal’s Constitution prescribes in such a situation, who all are for and against Oli, and how the situation may unfold from here.

Oli govt loses trust vote, Nepal faces fresh turbulence
Mon, May 10, 2021

Sources said the President's move to prorogue the House gives K P Oli an opening to remain in control while bypassing the House.

Nepal govt faces flak for new oxygen supply policy
Mon, May 10, 2021

A government release said oxygen plants should not supply oxygen directly to hospitals, and that “hospitals must procure permission or clearance” from the Ministry of Health.

Nepal’s PM faces confidence vote amid party revolt
Mon, May 10, 2021

A revolt in Oli’s Nepal Communist Party-Unified Marxist Leninist is likely to see several lawmakers resigning their seat before the vote of confidence.

Nepal Oppn refuses to back PM Oli as his govt loses majority in House
Thu, May 06, 2021

Deuba and other leaders of his party rejected Oli’s appeal, which came on the same day that the CPN (Maoist Centre) — led by Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” — officially withdrew support to the government, leaving it without a majority in the House.

Nepal mobilises hospitals, cancels flights amid surge
Tue, May 04, 2021

Nepal is in the midst of a second Covid wave in which over 40 per cent of those tested have tested positive. On Monday, 7,000 new cases and 37 deaths were recorded.

Nepal’s Oli uses Hindutva as key agenda for the next election
Wed, Apr 21, 2021

Immediately after the religious function was over, Oli served a showcause notice to 27 dissidents from the CPM-UML party, which is being seen as a prelude to their expulsion from the party that will also result in the loss of their membership of the House.

Nepal’s President prorogues House session amid Covid surge
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

The decision to abruptly end the session, taken on the recommendation of the Cabinet, comes in view of the rapid growth of Covid-19 cases in the country.

Former Nepal King Gyanendra Shah’s Kumbh visit sparks political debate
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

On April 11, Shah was welcomed by the Niranjan Peeth head as well as Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Swami Kailashanand Giri. He was also projected as the “Vishwa Hindu Samrat”.

Nepal PM hints at dissolving House again
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Oli also hit out at his political rivals, mainly those from the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist Centre and dissident groups in his own party, daring them to bring down the government instead of simply demanding his resignation.

Nepal: House membership of four ministers annulled
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

These ministers chose to continue in Oli’s Cabinet even after the Nepal Communist Party, formed with the merger of UML and NCP Maoists, split and returned to being two separate parties.

NCP-UML leaders call on party workers to oppose ‘dictator’ Oli
Wed, Mar 31, 2021

The joint statement by the leaders ― all members of the party's powerful standing committee, including former PMs Jhala Nath Khanal and Madhav Kumar Nepal ― comes in wake of Oli assuming sweeping powers to seek clarification and suspend any leader for “indiscipline”.