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“Immediate rescue plan needed for Nepalis stuck abroad” (rep 26/05/2021) [As in 2020, the oh-so-competent Oli government refuses to honour its responsibilities!]

Nepal woefully short on human resources for Covid-19 treatment : An expert group says it had sent a list of health workers trained in critical care before the first wave but there was no response from the Health Ministry, by Arjun Poudel (kp 25/05/2021), Doctors in Dolpa warn of halting Covid-19 treatment : The health workers have been deprived of allowances and facilities due to them for the treatment of Covid-19 patients since the last fiscal year, by Hari Gautam (kp 25/05/2021) [Oli has all the time in the world for violating the constitution and laws or destroying parties, but he has absolutely no time or interest for his duties as Prime Minister like fighting and containing the pandemic!]

Addressing HR violations : Nepal Police needs to reform, by Mohna Ansari (ht 23/02/2021)

The morass that is Melamchi: The government must hold an inquiry into the tunnel disaster that killed two persons, by Naresh Koirala (kp 17/08/2020)

PM Oli likely to reshuffle cabinet; Secretariat meeting tomorrow (kh 16/08/2020)

Govt’s failure to ensure timely fertiliser to hit paddy yield (ht 15/08/2020)

No Ram to Nepal’s rescue: In this time of crisis, Nepal needed a strong and trustworthy leader, and PM Oli doesn’t fit the bill (ae 14/08/2020)

Another case spotlights apathy towards rights body: Ministry of Home Affairs asks the National Human Rights commission to review its recommendations on alleged extra-judicial killing of Kumar Poudel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/08/2020) [The authoritarian Oli government continues to move forward on its path of anti-democratic and unlawful action!]

Nepal likely to face host of questions in its bid for another UN rights council term: But officials say the country is one of the best performers among the present members of the council; Various rights enshrined in the constitution have not been implemented (kp 09/08/2020) [Nepal was already not qualified for this task in 2018. This disqualification has unfortunately worsened considerably under the Oli government!]

PM Oli tells Madi delegation to Build Ram's idol and promote Ayodhyapuri as his place of birth (ht 09/08/2020) [This is really the most important task in Nepal at this critical moment, Mr Oli!]

‘I and my wife go to bed hungry to keep children fed’: Returning migrants in Sudurpaschim and Karnali face a bleak future. Government is still unclear how to provide help, by Arjun Shah, Basanta Pratap Singh and Chandani Kathayat (kp 09/08/2020) [You must understand that the politicians power struggle has absolute priority! They are completely incompetent anyway with regard to their assumed duties and tasks!], Prime Minister Employment Programme has so far proved to be a let-down for jobless citizens: The much-talked-about programme has yet again failed to provide a minimum 100 days of employment, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 09/08/2020)

During meeting with experts, Oli complains about criticism of the government: Deuba demands investigation into controversial Omni deal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/08/2020)

How the government got lost in its fight against the pandemic: After refusing to recognise the risk and failing to come up with right strategies, authorities now have few options left to contain the virus spread, experts say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/08/2020)

Growing arrears show bad governance: The increasing rate of arrears in the use of taxpayer money is an immense disrespect to the people, by Chandra Lal Pandey (kp 03/08/2020)

Is Lord Ram paving Oli’s path to immortality?, by Biswas Baral (ae 24/07/2020), Is religion still an effective political mobilization tool in Nepal?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 24/07/2020)

Who will save the Oli government? People are the most faithful defense of any government. They can save it from all miscreants. But PM Oli and his ministers are alienating them, mortifyingly, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 22/07/2020)

Tempest in the ruling party almost over after Dahal takes a conciliatory approach: Until a few weeks ago, Oli was cornered, but he has now managed to overpower mounting pressure to resign both as party chair and prime minister, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/07/2020)

Covid-19 results in massive decline in labour migration numbers, with no immediate hopes of recovery: The number of labour permits issued to migrant workers has slumped to a new low owing to the pandemic, but available jobs are likely to be even fewer, labour migration experts warn, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 20/07/2020) [This is just one of several serious problems that the government should take care of day and night. Instead, the incompetent PM Oli and his party colleagues have only their personal power ambitions in the visor! Nepal, quo vadis?]

Oli refuses to quit as PM, party co-chair: Leaders say problem will be resolved through consensus, but a plan to achieve it remains elusive (ht 19/07/2020) [This sounds more like a denial of consensus!], In a bid to remain in power, PM Oli proposes general convention by mid-December (rep 19/07/2020)

‘Enough is Enough’ campaigners begin hunger strike once again (ht 19/07/2020)

‘Home minister, officials misusing state fund’ (ht 19/07/2020)

Is Lord Ram paving Oli’s path to immortality?, by Biswas Baral (ae 17/07/2020)

Nepal’s PM KP Sharma Oli ‘claims’ real Ayodhya is in Nepal: Many remark the statement is in bad taste (ht 14/07/2020) [Is he out of his mind? The multi-ethnic and multi-religious state of Nepal does not need a fake Ayodhya nor an authoritarian Hindu fundamentalist fantasist like Oli!], India’s BJP condemns Nepal PM’s comment on ‘real’ Ayodhya (ht 14/07/2020), Amid soured Nepal-India ties, Oli is threatening relations between peoples of two countries, leaders and experts say: Foreign Ministry scrambles for damage control after the prime minister made unsubstantiated arguments about Ram’s birth and accused India of cultural aggression by creating a ‘fake’ Ayodhya, by Anil Giri (kp15/07/2020), Has Oli crossed Laxman Rekha? Ram’s birthplace and nationality can be debated endlessly. But the prime minister’s rodomontade raises serious questions (kp 15/07/2020)

Development partners’ dilemma: History is unlikely to look kindly upon donors that helped an exclusionary regime survive internal challenges, by CK Lal (kp 08/07/2020)

The Oli government’s foreign policy is lopsided and lacks coherence, say opposition parties and experts: Opposition leaders and foreign policy analysts pointed to the recent deterioration in relations with India as emblematic of the failure of the Oli government’s diplomacy, by Anil Giri (kp 08/07/2020)

How KP Oli failed the nation: The goon-like politics which he promoted throughout his political life is perhaps his greatest weakness, by Achyut Wagle (kp 07/07/2020)

Oli says plots being hatched to oust him and impeach the President: Amid feud with Dahal, the prime minister asks his ministers to pick a side–whether they are with him or with the rival faction, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/07/2020), Sudden move to prorogue Parliament undermines legislature, experts say: The budget session was ended saying it lacked business, but there are some crucial bills, including one related to citizenship, pending for approval, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/07/2020))

Destiny Of Nepalese Prime Ministers, bySiddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 04/07/2020)

A cornered Oli prorogues the House and considers splitting the ruling party: Party insiders say that Oli is planning to reintroduce an ordinance that will make it easier for him to split the party, and is also seeking support from the opposition, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/07/2020), Bow out: What does not inspire much hope is that Oli’s would-be successors are all TTFs (tried, tested, failed) from the past (nt 03/07/2020)

Factions in ruling party harden positions and devise strategies to prevail over the other: The Dahal and Oli factions both held separate meetings on Wednesday to chart out a path forward, with Oli deciding to fight until the last, by Anil Giri (kp 02/07/2020)

Leaders call for Oli’s resignation as both prime minister and party chair: Senior party leaders, including chair Dahal, ask Oli to vacate both positions as his actions have placed the ruling party and government in a difficult position, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 01/07/2020), Oli calls Cabinet ministers, some Standing Committee members to Baluwatar for consultation: The meeting comes a day after senior leaders demanded Oli's resignation both as party chair and prime minister (kp 01/07/2020), NCP leaders close to PM Oli suggest him to abide by party’s decisions (rep 01/07/2020), PM Oli finds himself in hot water; intensifies political meetings: Asks Standing Committee members to support him (kh 01/07/2020)

Top NCP leaders ask PM Oli to step down as intra-party dispute peaks (rep 30/06/2020)

Faced with criticism, Oli sees plots being hatched to unseat him in Delhi and Kathmandu: The prime minister has once again fallen back on his nationalistic rhetoric, saying certain actors are trying to remove him for adopting a new political map, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/06/2020), PM rants against India in bid to cling to power (ht 29/06/2020), Anti-national’ Mahakali Treaty comes back to haunt ‘nationalist’ Oli (ht 29/(06/2020)

Ploy to oust me will be a day-dream: PM Oli (kh 28/06/2020)

Oli skipping meeting in order to avoid criticism is disgraceful, party leaders say: Oli knows that the Standing Committee is preparing to ask him to choose between the prime ministership and the party chair, Tika R. Pradhan (kp 27/06/2020)

Oli scrambles to prevent censure but Dahal is adamant: Oli realises his position in party and government is shaky, with a proposal asking him to give up party chair or prime minister likely to be endorsed by the Standing Committee, by Anil Giri (kp 26/06/2020)

Nepal: The danger within, by Bishal Thapa (ae 26/06/2020)

Mishandling the virus crisis: Even after spending Rs10 billion to control Covid-19, the situation has not improved, by Jagadish Prasad Bist (kp 26/06/2020)

The government has not followed most of the Supreme Court’s 23 rulings related to the pandemic: Interim orders related to proper management of quarantine facilities and the repatriation of migrant workers have all either been ignored or were belatedly followed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/06/2020) [Nepal's leading politicians are neither interested in the fundamentals of democracy nor do they understand the aspect of the separation of powers. As soon as they are in power, they believe to possess absolute rights!]

Is Oli lying or clueless? Anyone who has heard the prime minister's speeches knows he always attempts to qualify his words with a veneer of what he thinks is science, by Deepak Thapa (kp 25/06/2020)

SC seeks PM's reply over order violation charges (rep 25/06/2020)

In anticipation of criticism at Wednesday’s Standing Committee, Oli makes overtures to other party factions: Oli has long been avoiding the Standing Committee, where he is in the minority, but he is now scrambling to garner support, especially for the MCC, insiders say, by Tika R. Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 24/06/2020)

When Oli speaks before Parliament, there is no telling what he will say: Political commentators say the prime minister tends to address Parliament like he is speaking to his party cadres, veering off topic, cracking jokes and even ridiculing others, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/06/2020)

Seven years since the Mahakali floods, victims await compensation: Residents of Khalanga fear possible floods every monsoon, as the embankments that were damaged seven years ago are yet to be reconstructed, by Manoj Badu (kp 21/06/2020)

With the new map endorsed, Oli braces once again for challenges from within the party: Party leaders had rallied behind Oli to present a united front in the border dispute with India, but they say their patience is fast running out, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 19/06/2020)

Stop peddling pseudoscience: Prime Minister Oli is just trying to be an outlier when the country is in despair (kp 19/06/2020)

Unable to collect taxes, the government is going broke: Based on the current revenue stream, the government could soon be unable to pay salaries, pensions, social security allowances, and its bills, finance ministry officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/06/2020)

Three youth protests in a week. Observers say government needs to take note: Politically unaffiliated youths taking to the streets is not a regular occurrence in Nepali history, say analysts, as most protests are led by political parties, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/06/2020)

Oli, once again, cancels party’s Secretariat meeting called to discuss MCC: Prime minister’s aide says the meeting was called off as Oli was exhausted, but the party leaders are not convinced, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/06/2020)

Prime minister’s advisor reveals expenditure report but no one knows where it came from: Government officials have professed ignorance about a report published on social media breaking down the amount the government has spent so far in fighting Covid-19, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/06/2020)

There’s silence in ruling party as protests continue on streets. But it could be the calm before the storm, insiders say: Leaders are biding time before upping the ante against Oli, who according to them, is trying to run the government and party with an iron fist, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/06/2020)

Government move of forming a team to collect evidence on Nepal’s boundary runs into controversy: Experts and analysts say instead of devising a strategy for negotiations with New Delhi, Oli administration is moving a step back and putting the cart before the horse, by Anil Giri (kp 13/06/2020)

Oli must go, but what’s the alternative?, by Jagannath Lamichhane (rep 11/06/2020), Demonstration in Pokhara demanding PM’s resignation, by Sandesh Shrestha (rep 11/06/2020), People brave water cannons, teargas during protest at Baluwatar (kh 11/06/2020)

PM Oli is playing the irresponsible Trump of Nepal: All 15 did not die of COVID-19, claims PM Oli (kh 10/06/2020), Nepalis are comparatively more immue to COVID-19: PM (kh 10/06/2020), Oli peddles in mistruths and sidesteps criticism before Parliament: Responding to lawmakers on Wednesday, Oli stated that Nepalis have “stronger immune systems” and refused to furnish details of the Rs10 billion spent fighting Covid-19, by Anil Giri (kp 11/06/2020), PM Oli stirs nationalist sentiments to hide govt failure (ht11/06/2020)

Even with three committees and marathon meetings, government undecided on lifting lockdown: In response to increasing pressure, the government is looking at three models that aim to completely lift the lockdown by Dashain, by Anil Giri (kp 10/06/2020)

Nationalism has overshadowed governance: A clear disconnect between Nepal’s immediate priorities and the national budget has been exposed, by Achyut Wagle (kp 09/06/2020)

In sharp contrast to government’s ambitious 7 percent growth, World Bank forecasts a dismal 2.1 percent for next fiscal year: The 7 percent target has been deemed overly ambitious while economists call the World Bank’s forecast more realistic, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/06/2020) [The absurd prognosis of the government without any basis is an irresponsible whitewash!]

Lockdown and new political map have come to Oli’s rescue, but he is not out of the woods yet: Demand for his resignation is on hold for now, but hasn’t subsided yet, insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 08/06/2020)

COVID-19: Challenges and role of government: The COVID-19 has currently sparked a backlash against the global economy, by Swastik Aryal (kh 01/06/2020)

House to discuss constitutional amendment to update map after national consensus: As the issue concerns a matter of national importance, the ruling party had sought all-party consensus on the amendment to update the country’s map on the national emblem, by Anil Giri (kp 27/05/2020)  [The equal and egalitarian inclusion of the Janajatis, Madhesis, Dalits and women in general in the constitution would be of much greater importance than the territorial claims which the male politicians at the head of the state in 2015 completely ignored! Today, these same politicians are playing the nationalism card instead of trying to rationally contain the pandemic and save the people's economic base!]

Thousands of Nepalis without food or shelter await entrance at the Karnali border: Migrants arriving from India are massed at the border without basic amenities as the provincial government has sought to test them all for Covid-19 before letting them in, by Aditi Aryal (kp 27/05/2020)

In address to nation, Oli repeats misinformation and provides no concrete plans: In his third address in two months, the prime minister commended his government’s efforts to combat Covid-19, but provided little of substance even as cases continue to rise, by Anil Giri (kp 26/05/2020)

Oli avoids NCP secretariat meeting on MCC (ht 24/05/2020)

Government has failed to procure a single ventilator for Covid treatment: Public health experts say except for enforcing and extending the lockdown, authorities have done nothing substantial, by Arjun Poudel (kp 22/05/2020)

Cabinet decides to amend constitution to include new map in emblem (kh 22/05/2020) [What about an amendment that makes constitution and state more inclusive, just as promised back in 2006? All top male Bahun politicians have rejected this so far. And now same same politicians want to change the constitution for a territorial issue in which they have never been interested for decades!]

In three hours before Parliament, Oli presents problems but offers few solutions: At a time when the nation is looking for empathy, effectiveness and hope from the prime minister, Oli failed to provide any real roadmap for the days ahead, observers say, by Anil Giri (kp 20/05/2020), Failed strateg: The government seems to have forgotten why a lockdown was enforced in the first place (kp 20/05/2020)

Khanal, Rawal pen probing note to Prime Minister Oli: Seek explanation on reference to MCC in the govt’s policies and programmes (ht 19/05/2020), Parliament should decide whether to endorse MCC compact, Oli says: If political parties feel they don’t need the MCC, they can ask their lawmakers to vote against it, the prime minister says (kp 20/05/2020)

Policy And Program Of The Government For Fiscal Year 2020, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 17/05/2020)

Govt policies and programs indirectly include MCC project (kh 16/05/2020) [???]

In light of the pandemic, government’s policies and programmes target social sector: Unlike previous years’ focus on physical infrastructure, the upcoming year’s focus on the social sector will not translate immediately into high growth, analysts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/05/2020)

Over 400,000 Nepalis stranded abroad appeal for rescue (kh 15/05/2020) [Great, Mr Oli!]

Saving the Nepali State (ae 15/05/2020)

Cases are still rising: It’s not that lockdown measures wouldn’t have worked, it’s that the government has failed at implementing a successful regimen (kp 14/05/2020)

Nationalism, migration and the impending job crisis: Communist parties have always disliked the idea of out-migration yet have done little to help Nepalis stay back, by Deepak Thapa (kp 14/05/2020)

Maelstrom of collective narcissism: The task of tackling the challenges of governance seldom goes with neo-nationalism; Oli has found another issue to distract from his poor record, by CK Lal (kp 13/05/2020)

Nepali students in Thailand, like Nepalis stuck elsewhere, just want to come home: Twenty-five Nepalis doing an internship in Phuket are fast running out of money and want to come home but they aren’t hopeful of any help from the government in Kathmandu, by Shashwat Pant (kp 13/05/2020) [It is your responsibility to bring them back, Mr Oli!]

Opposition demands answer from government why Oli is skipping House meetings: The prime minister has not attended a single meeting of the budget session of the House which commenced on Friday, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/05/2020)

Oli has shown no urgency to call Constitutional Council meetings to fill vacancies in constitutional bodies: Earlier, he had tried to bulldoze two ordinances—one of which he said was to prompt constitutional appointments, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/05/2020)

Government move to reopen businesses and industries leaves many scrambling: Factory workers who had gone home, mostly to their villages, are still locked down, by Krishana Prasain (kp 10/05/2020)

Oli might have avoided the Standing Committee so far but he can’t keep putting it off forever, say party leaders: According to ruling party insiders, Oli is afraid that a Standing Committee meet will lead to assessment of his government and subsequently, call for his resignation, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 08/05/2020)

When leaders go rogue: What remains of Oli is a megalomaniac besieged by his own comrades, by Avasna Pandey (kp 07/05/2020), The treason of KP Oli and civil society leaders: Is political stability really worth keeping Oli in power, even after his mafia-like manoeuvres?, by Pramod Mishra (kp 07/05/2020))

Oli’s reckless adventurism: Almost without exception, the prime minister has long staked a position that went against social and political liberalism, by Deepak Thapa (kp 04/05/2020)

How Bamdev’s hopes to make it to parliament have been dashed every time since 2017 (rep 04/05/2020)

Ensure strict implementation of lockdown: PM; 'Don't allow Nepali citizens stranded in India to enter Nepal' (kh 03/05/2020) [All Nepalese citizens have the right to retun to their country! It is the duty of the PM and his goverment to take care of their safe return! Oli tries to cover up his incompetence with authoritarian orders!]

By courting Dahal and Gautam, Oli has effectively silenced opponents’ calls for his resignation: Oli has offered to get Gautam elected to the lower house ‘at an appropriate time’, and has broken the Bhaisepati alliance—at least for now, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/05/2020), Oli, Dahal-Nepal camps avert crisis in NCP: Leaders engage in self-criticism, party to field Gautam for HoR polls, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/05/2020), How the crisis in ruling party was averted and each leader got what they wanted: A deal has been reached to allow KP Sharma Oli to continue as prime minister for the full five-year term while Pushpa Kamal Dahal gets to run the party and Bamdev Gautam to enter Parliament, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 04/05/2020)

Oli seizes May Day address to take the media to task for “promoting instability”: While Oli’s aversion to the media is nothing new, commentators say that it is worrying that the prime minister has threatened to use the ruling party to combat dissent, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/05/2020) [No one causes more instability in Nepal than Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli. His threat to the media, adorned with false statements, is an authoritarian attack on basic human rights and democracy!]

Information, please! The government needs to communicate its lockdown policies better to the people, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 01/05/2020)

Not many are buying Oli’s proposal to make Bamdev Gautam prime minister: As Gautam’s road to the prime ministership is fraught with complications, party leaders believe that Oli is simply trying to buy some time, by Anil Giri (kp 01/05/2020) [It is unconstitutional to even submit to such a proposal, which is evidence of the power-hungry degeneration of Nepal's political leadership, whose predominantly male Bahuns regard control of the country as a closed shop!], Oli’s twin offer creates ripples in ruling NCP, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 01/05/2020) [PM Oli shows his Hindu-political attitude by using the main means (upaya) of politics (rajniti), which according to the rules of Arthashastra are at the disposal of a Hindu monarch to maintain his power: negotiation (saman), punishment or attack (danda), bribery (dana) and division or sowing discord (bheda). He also applies the three other upaya: deception (maya), ignoring (upeksa) and misrepresentation of the facts (indrajala)!], Hurdles in Bamdev Gautam becoming prime minister (ht 01/05/2020)

Abdication of governance: Power in a democracy has been perceived as a tool to empower the many, but in practice, it has benefitted only a few, by Siddhartha Thapa (kp 30/04/2020)

Cornered everywhere, Oli looks to Parliamentary Party for support, but even there, he’s short: As Oli’s opponents control the party Secretariat, Standing Committee, and Central Committee with sizeable majorities, the only chance he stands is in the Parliamentary Party, by Tika R. Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 30/04/2020), In a bid to buy more time, Oli dangles prime minister and party chair bait to Gautam and Nepal: Oli, whose position has become tenuous, made the surprise proposal after Secretariat members asked him to step down, by Anil Giri (kp 30/04/30) [Oli once again proves that he neither knows the Nepalese constitution nor is he interested in democratic principles and procedures: The person to be elected Prime Minister must be a member of parliament. However, Gautam has been repeatedly rejected by the electorate, a fact that also disqualifies him from a moral point of view!], PM Oli offers to make Gautam new PM in a bid to settle intra-party disputes (rep 30/04/2020)

Faced with an increasingly hostile party, Oli makes last ditch efforts to retain his position: His opponents, however, are firm in their opposition, leading Oli to warn his confidantes to prepare for consequences, including a party split, by Tika Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 29/04/2020)

House of correction: The federal government needs to work in coordination with other subgovernments (kp 29/04/2020)

Corrupting democracy: The Oli administration and the ruling party have together bulldozed the very pillars of a legitimate state (kp 28/04/2020), Oli's hara-kiri, in kamikaze style: The prime minister’s manoeuvres have taken the spotlights away from the government’s handling of the novel coronavirus, by Achyut Wagle (kp 28/04/2020)

Tough times ahead for Oli as party likely to ask him to choose between leading the country and leading the party: A majority of Secretariat and Standing Committee members have demanded a Standing Committee meeting where they plan to ask Oli to step down as prime minister, by Anil Giri (kp 27/04/2020), An unfolding tragedy: The prime minister may be down but is not out. Further conflict between claimants to power will cost us more, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 27/04/2020), Rival NCP faction miffed at Prime Minister Oli (ht 27/04/2020)

Two Unacceptable Ordinances, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 25/04/2020)

Repealing the ordinances might quell dissent but Oli still faces moral questions: Oli needs to answer for a series of political events, including an alleged kidnapping, triggered by the two controversial ordinances, say leaders and analysts, by Anil Giri (kp 25/04/2020), Volte-face shows PM in bad light (ht 25/04/2020)

Deterred by criticisms, govt withdraws ordinances (kh 24/04/2020), PM Oli’s mission hits a snag, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 24/04/2020), How Oli aimed ordinances at splitting parties but instead led to their merger: The ordinances, introduced on Monday, culminated in a political drama that saw allegations of kidnapping and the merger of two Madhesi parties long at odds, by Tika R. Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 24/04/2020), Cabinet decides to recommend repealment of two ordinances that were promulgated on Monday: The Oli government backtracks on ordinance decisions after widespread criticism, including from within the ruling party, by Tika R. Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 24/04/2020), Undermining Loktantra: It seems that the large electoral mandate has been misinterpreted by the prime minister (kp 24/04/2020), Our Democracy is under attack, by Akshya Aryal (ht 24/04/2020)

With hundreds of thousands of migrants predicted to return home, Nepal needs to brace for a crisis: Hundreds of thousands of Nepalis who work abroad are likely to lose their jobs in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, and they will come home looking for employment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 22/04/2020) [The leading politicians in government and parties are only interested in power struggles! They do not understand their main tasks in the interest of the state and the people! PM Oli's recent actions are the best example!], Oli’s ordinance issuance draws criticism as an attack on democratic values and constitutional spirit: Leaders from his own party and the opposition as well as experts describe issuing ordinances at a time of a pandemic as the government’s misplaced priority, by Anil Giri (kp 22/05/2020), Unilateral separation: Oli’s move to ram through controversial ordinances is not a good sign for democracy and cooperation (kp 22/04/2020), Bhasmasura Or Not, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 22/04/2020)

Oli’s sudden issuance of two ordinances raises concerns of a party split in the making: One particular ordinance to amend provisions regarding new party registration has alarmed the political spectrum, especially as it comes in the middle of a pandemic, by Anil Giri and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 21/04/2020), PM plays politics in the time of pandemic: Brings ordinance to facilitate split in parties, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 21/04/2020), Govt issuing ‘party-split’ ordinance faces criticism from all quarters (ht 21/04/2020), Constitutional Council Act amended: Now CC can take decisions on the basis of majority (ht 21/04/2020), Prez Bhandari authenticates two ordinances (ht 21/04/2020)

PM Oli’s viral video is full of misinformation (rep 19/04/2020) [What shall we expect from an incompetent, badly educated and severely ill PM?], We will restart economic activities once the situation is under control: PM Oli (rep 20/04/2020) [interview mit RSS] [???]

Ministers in 'holiday mood' as country plunges into deeper crisis (rep 18/04/2020)

Government takes decisions unrelated to Covid-19, drawing criticism from all quarters: The government's decision to form a commission to distribute land to the landless and appoint a top official at Nepal Airlines shows its misplaced priorities, say critics, by Anil Giri (kp 17/04/2020)

We live in a false time: Our government is not only dysfunctional by design but also increasingly deceptive, by Sabin Ninglekhu (kp 16/04/2020)

The Oli administration needs to change its attitude: The government must try to make its activities as transparent as possible, and invest in emboldening institutions rather than individuals (kp 14/04/2020), Covid-19 exposes a governance crisis: On the pretext of the emergency, the government moved to procure medical supplies from a shady private company, by Achyut Wagle (kp 14/04/2020)

Comedy of errors: It was as if the government was playing prank with the people who are struggling with lockdown in Kathmandu and wish to leave for their hometowns (rep 12/04/2020)

Oli government's ad-hoc decision-making could cost the people and nation dearly, say observers: Uncoordinated decisions have long been the hallmark of the Oli administration but during a crisis, such decisions could have serious consequence, by Anil Giri (kp 11/03/2020)

Oli emerges to address the nation but questions remain regarding measures to fight the pandemic: Oli’s address was long overdue, especially at a time when his government faces allegations of corruption—which the prime minister did not address (kp 08/04/2020)

Time For Government To Take Care Of Citizens, by Birendra Madai (rn 06/04/2020)

Winter crops lie unharvested in the fields as the lockdown forces farmers indoors: There are many who say that farmers should be allowed to work in the fields, as there is little danger of contracting Covid-19 while working five or six feet apart, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/04/2020) [Is there a need for other evidence of the government's high level of incompetence? The people may not get the virus, but anytime sooner or later they may die from hunger!], Lockdown brings the poultry industry to a standstill: Farmers in Sarlahi buried 9,000 chickens, and many other farmers were compelled to do the same, by Krishana Prasain (kp 06/04/2020)

One after another, Oli's key aides court controversy (rep 05/04/2020)

President Bhandari addresses the nation but many are saying it should’ve been Prime Minister Oli: The President’s Friday evening address to the nation was not just sudden but also defensive of the government, raising suspicions behind its intent, by Anil Giri (kp 05/04/2020) [What shall a severely ill and incompetent PM say?], Oli government’s fiascos provide opportunity for rival factions to pounce: The Madhav Nepal and Pushpa Kamal Dahal factions of the ruling party have seized the moment to criticise Oli’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis, party insiders say, by Tika R. Pradhan.(kp 05/04/2020) [This must not be the time of power struggles! It's an occasion to replace the failed old leader generation of ll parties by a young, dynamic, competent and charismatic generation!], Rapid test kits to be tested for efficacy today and if found acceptable, rolled out for mass testing in Sudurpaschim: The government currently has around 75,000 rapid test kits imported from China but they haven’t been used due to concerns about their quality, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/04/2020)

Finance Ministry asks government offices to curtail expenses (rep 04/04/2020)

We need a commander (rep 31/03/2020)

PM Oli discharged, health normal (ht 28/03/2020)

Parliament functioning more like extension of government, rather than sovereign entity, experts sayThey argue the legislative, responsible for discussing issues of public interest and holding the Cabinet to account, has been overshadowed by the executive, by Anil Giri (kp 16/03/2020)

Oli has returned to Baluwatar and he is making it look like he is back in the office: A day after being discharged, the prime minister and ruling party chair holds brief meetings with leaders, as he braces for challenges on government and party fronts, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/03/2020)

Prime Minister Oli discharged from hospital: Doctors advise him not to leave Baluwatar to avoid catching infections, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/03/2020), Prime minister discharged, advised to avoid workload, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 14/03/2020)

PM Oli to be discharged only after doctors become confident and comfortable: Visits to the prime minister will be restricted for a month to minimise infection risk, physician says, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/03/2020) [Nepal cannot afford a government that does not even function on paper for up to a year!], PM’s long road to recovery a hurdle in governance: Docs say it will take from 6 months to one year for Oli to recover fully, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 11/03/2020), With Oli likely to be out of commission for longer, concerns about governance remain: Despite Oli and his party leaders’ assurances that he will be back to work soon, doctors have said it could take up to six months for him to recover fully, by Anil Giri (kp 12/03/2020)

The ruling party has failed in ruling: It seems that constant infighting among ruling party leaders is severely disrupting governance, by Deepak Thapa (kp 05/03/2020)

Khatiwada reappointed Minister in Oli cabinet (ht 05/03/2020), Gautam will be nominated to Upper House, party spokesperson says: Oli reappoints Yubaraj Khatiwada as minister, leaving one seat in the National Assembly vacant, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/03/2020) [This would mean the end of Khatiwada as Minister of Finance within the next six months! Besides, Gautam is a politician who has been rejected by the voters! What is the legitimacy and his merit to nominate him for the National Assembly?]

After successful kidney transplant, Oli recovers at Teaching Hospital: The transplanted kidney has started functioning and the prime minister’s health is normal, attending doctors said after the surgery, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/03/2020)

Oli heads into surgery with no clear decision on who’s in charge in his absence. After a kidney transplant today, he is expected to be in hospital for at least a week but he has not named the officiating prime minister, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 04/03/2020)

Finance Minister Khatiwada resigns (rep 03/03/2020), Finance Minister Khatiwada Resigns (rn 03/03/2020) [The function of Minister of Finance requires the highest professional qualifications. The task cannot be performed by a poorly educated and, what is more, seriously ill party politician, even temporarily!], Finance Minister Khatiwada resigns (rep), Finance Minister Khatiwada Resigns (rn) [The function of Minister of Finance requires the highest professional qualifications. The task cannot be performed by a poorly educated and, what is more, seriously ill party politician, even temporarily!]

Take no chances: The government has been too occupied with the party’s internal politics, preventing it from tending to the problems facing the country (ht 03/03/2020))

Oli remains undecided on Gautam as he goes under the knife: A Cabinet meeting that was expected to decide on the Bamdev Gautam affair and an officiating prime minister ended with no conclusion on either, by Anil Giri (kp 02/03/2020), PM Oli to undergo second kidney transplant on Wednesday: Although Oli has assured that he will be back at work after five days, doctors say it could take up to a month for the prime minister to recover, by Tika R Pradhan and Arjun Poudel (kp 02/03/2020), PM to undergo kidney transplant for a second time on Wednesday : aide (rep 02/03/2020)

Delusion of governance: Main reason why Oli-led government has failed on basic things is because it is basically composed of a group of people who are obsessed with personal aggrandizement, by Ajit Rai (rep 01/03/2020)

Oli is cornered in the ruling party and there is no one to blame but himself: Over the last two years, Oli has ignored genuine calls for changes to his unilateral working style, which alienated many leaders who were once on his side, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/02/2020) [This has to do with incompetence and arrogance, which can also be found among most other so-called leaders of this generation of politicians!]

Finance Minister Khatiwada hints at remaining in power (rep 28/02/2020)

PM Oli weighs in to defend bribe-accused Baskota (rep 28/02/2020) [The chief of the executive should not interfere in judicial processes! In democratic states the principle of separation of powers applies!]

Here’s to you!, by Guffadi (rep 28/02/2020), PM’s lavish birthday: Need to repair damage, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 28/02/2020)

Zero Tolerance Of Corruption, by  Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 26/02/2020)

Oli must shoulder responsibility for Baskota, say party members and anti-corruption campaigners: The prime minister finds himself in a tenuous position, given that Gokul Baskota is a close aide and many believe that he cannot have acted without Oli’s approval, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/02/2020), Oli urged to make public his views on tape scandal (ht 22/02/2020)

PM should announce probe: Law experts (rep 21/02/2020)

Baskota resigns following leaked audiotape where he is heard negotiating a ‘commission’: If prosecuted and indicted, Gokul Baskota, the communication minister and Oli’s close confidante, will be liable for up to 10 years in prison, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/02/2020), Public Accounts Committee puts a halt to the security printing project: The committee was considering forming a subcommittee to advise the government on ways to move forward but a corruption scandal involving a sitting minister has put the brakes on the project, by Anil Giri (kp 21/02/2020), Fresh off the Mahara and Poudel affairs, yet another scandal engulfs the ruling party: Gokul Baskota, one of Oli’s close confidantes, negotiating a ‘commission’ on audiotape could change the existing power equation within the party, say party insiders, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 21/02/2020)

Losing Focus On Basic Services, by Mukti Rijal (rn 20/02/2020)

Heil comrade Supremo! Oli emerged as the direct beneficiary of the wave of xenophobia and jingoism sweeping over Nepal, by CK Lal (kp 19/02/2020)

Ex deputy speaker Tumbahangphe appointed law minister (rep 18/02/2020)

Oli sees a conspiracy to topple his government but it is unclear what he is referring to: Although those close to Oli insist that a conspiracy is brewing, political analysts are unsure how anyone could assail the strongest government in recent history, by Anil Giri (kp 18/02/2020) [This can only happen from within his party and the reason may be Mr Oli himself!], Two years on, the government’s promises of prosperity seem like a joke: Democratic norms are being trampled on, governance is weak and the economy is in a shambles, by Achyut Wagle (kp 18/02/2020), How to judge Oli government? The longest serving and a stable government post-2008 has failed where it should have succeeded and succeeded where it should have failed, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 18/02/2020), Fear Of Prime Minister Oli, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 18/02/2020)

Domestic, foreign forces hell-bent on weakening govt, says PM Oli (ht 17/02/2020), High on rhetoric (rep 17/02/2020)

Two years on, PM has little to boast about, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 15/02/2020), Oli presents a rosy picture of his two years in office, but not all agree: A government with a majority could have done much more but it has been a run-of-the-mill performance, analysts say, by Binos Ghimire (kp 16/02/2020), PM terms 2nd year of govt as beginning of development (ht 16/02/2020) [What kind of magnifying glass does he use?], PM laments lack of recognition for achievements in 2 years in office (rep 16/02/2020)

PM’s website taken over for porn upload on failure to renew domain, by Ashok Dahal (rep)

With Rai resigning, bureaucrats vie for home secretary position: The home secretary is considered one of the most powerful positions in the civil service since the occupant is responsible for ensuring safety and security in the country, by Anil Giri (kp 01/02/2020)

NBA condemns govt for 'disobeying court order' (rep 01/02/2020))

Nationalists unite: Oli’s ramblings could very well have come from Trump’s mouth: Self-aggrandisation and cracking down on enemies—Trump and Oli share not the best of traits, by Deepak Thapa (kp 23/01/2020)

Palanquin bearers of the Supremo: In every conflict of interest between humane concerns and jingoism couched as nationalism, the latter always wins, by CK Lal (kp 22/01/2020)

Restoring democracy back to the default: Prime Minister Oli opened too many battlefronts, now he may be succumbing to his own ambitions, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 20/01/2020)

Govt bodies defy apex court directives (ht 16/01/2020) [SC decisions are binding law in a democratic state!]

Conflict victims decry government’s consultations as a sham: The consultations were not aimed at ensuring justice but simply at showing the world that feedback was collected, victims say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/01/2020)

‘Government jeopardising federal republic’ (ht 14/01/2020)

Samajbadi Party exits government to little effect on the Oli administration: National politics will remain relatively unaffected, but there could be repercussions in Province 2, analysts say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/12/2019), Upendra Yadav’s party quits govt: Deputy Prime Minister Yadav, Minister Rai submit resignation (ht 25/12/2019), Yadav’s party quits govt after PM rejects panel to study amendment (rep 25/12/2019)

Doctors say Oli’s dialysis at Manmohan Centre more convenient if a machine is not installed at Baluwatar: Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital is planning to procure a new dialysis machine for the centre in view of the prime minister’s health, by Arjun Poudel (kp 13/12/2019) [It is to be welcomed that the doctors care so much for the health of the sick Prime Minister. But they should be aware that every other Nepali is entitled to such health care as well!]

Youth club, youth parliament operation procedure issued (ht 12/12/2019)

Oli likely to be discharged from the hospital on Friday: Doctors involved in the prime minister’s treatment are mulling another kidney transplant, but say it will be done only after two to three months due to his health condition, by Arjun Poudel (kp 05/12/2019) [But his health is good enough to run Nepal's executive? This is absolutely irresponsible towards the country and its citizens!], PM Oli discharged from TUTH on the 10th day of appendectomy (ht 06/12/2019), PM back at Baluwatar, may need 10 days of rest (rep 06/12/2019) [No problem! The state affairs can wait, if necessary for months!]

A bold decision by Oli to exit gracefully from active politics should win him accolades: A rational decision this time will help the prime minister to restore his waning public image, by Kushal Pokharel (kp 04/12/2019)

Right to Information Act: Most ministries fail to update their information (ht 03/12/2019)

Time for goods delivery: With the by-elections over, the government must now concentrate its efforts on goods and service delivery to the people (ht 03/12/2019)

PM Oli recovering, can walk on his own: Docs; Dialysis performed for 8th time (ht 02/12/2019)

PM to remain in hospital for another week: His health is improving quicker than expected, claim doctors (ht 30/11/2019)

Amid concerns about his health, Oli undergoes appendicitis surgery: The operation was successful but the prime minister will have to remain in the hospital for the next few days, doctors said, by Arjun Poudel (kp 27/11/2019), PM to remain in hospital after surgery (ht 27/11/2019), Oli doing better after appendectomy, doctors say: The prime minister was never placed on a ventilator, according to the prime minister’s press advisor, by Arjun Poudel (kp 28/11/2019)

Prime Minister has used a cabinet reshuffle to mask his government’s incompetence: But without solving internal party anomalies, the current government is unlikely to make Nepal prosperous and Nepalis happy, by Achyut Wagle (kp 26/11/2019)

He was one of the few ministers who delivered. Then the prime minister sacked him.: Gokarna Bista won plaudits for pushing reforms and taking on the foreign employment cartels, but fell prey to entrenched interests and political horsetrading, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 26/11/2019), Yadav’s U-turn causes confusion among Samajbadi leaders: Some suspect that RJP’s potential joining the Oli administration could weaken the party, forcing it to remain in the government despite disagreements, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/11/2019) [It's only because one man wants to stay in power!]

Although sidelined, Samajbadi Party to remain in government and push for amendments: The party is not consulted on any of Oli’s major decisions, signalling that the prime minister does not care for their presence in government, analysts and party members say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/11/2019)

Prosperous Nepal And Happy Nepali, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 23/11/2019)

Swing into action: With the cabinet’s reshuffle in a hiatus of almost two years, it is the right time for the government to swing into full action to speed up the economy (ht 22/11/2019)

After meeting with the President, Oli reshuffles Cabinet: Ruling party leaders say that President Bhandari, who has played the role of a catalyst in developments, had her say in the reshuffle, by Anil Giri (kp 21/11/2019), Dahal to command party while Oli will remain prime minister for the full term: Given the growing dissatisfaction within the party and his failing health, Oli was finding it increasingly difficult to manage both the government and the party, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/11/2019), Oli to complete full term as PM: Dahal to have executive power to lead Nepal Communist Party, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 21/11/2019), Oli seals five years full, Dahal get face-saver under revised deal, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 21/11/2019), Reshuffling Cabinet And Adjusting Power Sharing, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 21/11/2019), Oli’s Cabinet reshuffle aimed at managing party factions rather than improving results: Instead of addressing public grievances with underperforming ministers, the prime minister has seized the opportunity to placate factions, party leaders say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/11/2019), All the prime minister’s men: KP Sharma Oli’s new Cabinet has fewer women than it did before, and people aren’t happy, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 22/11/2019), Yadav, who is attending a WHO conference as health minister, finds his portfolio changed: He says there was no consultation and he would respond to the prime minister’s decision after returning today, by Suresh Raj Neupane (kp 22/11/2019)

Oli officially informs ministers about his Cabinet reshuffle plan: The prime minister asked Cabinet ministers not to participate in programmes on Wednesday as he will announce rejig, a minister says, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/11/2019), PM Oli to reshuffle cabinet today: Up to 10 ministers might be ousted to bring in others ‘deserving’ induction (rep 20/11/2019)

Oli to offer party reins to Dahal in exchange for his own men in cabinet: The prime minister, who had long appeared reluctant to hand over party matters to his co-chair, will now allow Dahal to handle party matters, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/11/2019), Cabinet reshuffle unlikely even today (ht 18/11/209), PM secures party nod for cabinet reshuffle (rep 18/11/2019), Pick the right candidates: Mere change of ministers in the cabinet is not going to contribute to improved governance (rep 18/11/2019) [Oli's goal is not good governance but total power control!]

After third dialysis in two weeks, doctors monitoring Oli's health say they are mulling kidney transplant: Physicians attending to the prime minister are exploring the countries for another transplant, by Arjun Poudel (kp 17/11/2019), PM Oli undergoes dialysis again: This is the third time he has done so since October 30 (ht 17/11/2019)

Prime Minister Oli attempts to get all leaders on his side as Cabinet reshuffle looms: The planned reshuffle has been delayed due to the prime minister’s desire to gain broad consensus within the party for whatever he has planned, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/11/2019), Three new advisers to PM appointed (ht 16/11/2019)

SPN still in dilemma over continued participation in govt (rep 15/11/2019)

As Oli plans Cabinet reshuffle, the post of House Speaker could be a bargaining chip: The rejig and a number of top appointments are aimed at balancing the ruling party’s internal power dynamics and its relationship with its partners in government, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/11/2019), PM may induct critics into cabinet in big reshuffle (rep 13/11/2019)

SPN intensifies consultations on continued participation in govt (rep 13/11/2019)

Oli to decide on Cabinet reshuffle by the end of the week: At least eight sitting ministers and two provincial chief ministers are likely to be relieved of their current positions, party insiders say, by Tika R Pradhan Anil Giri (kp 12/11/2019) [In a federal state, the central government should have no right to interfere in the staffing of a provincial government!]

Oli might be in poor health but he is showing no signs of slowing down: The prime minister has already taken a number of crucial decisions and has scheduled a series of long-overdue meetings for the next couple of days, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 11/11/2019)

Oli plans rejig in his secretariat as he prepares for a Cabinet reshuffle: There had been some indications that the prime minister wanted to change his team of advisors for quite some time, a secretariat member says, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 10/11/2019), All members of PM’s secretariat likely to quit (ht 10/11/2019), Aides to resign en masse as PM signals massive changes (rep 10/11/2019), Members of PM’s secretariat quit en masse (ht 11/11/2019)

Oli’s tendency to bulldoze decisions riles a section of ruling party leaders: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is showing authoritarian traits in a bid to consolidate power, party insiders say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/11/2019)

‘Dubious stance’ pushes Yadav to isolation in party, govt (rep 06/11/2019)

Doctors advise prime minister to rest more and work less: Physicians attending to Oli must convince him that he should avoid exertion, public functions and long meetings, doctors say, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/11/2011), I may need routine dialysis: PM (ht 03/11/2019), ‘Re-transplantation of kidney only after reduction of antibodies’, by Sabitri Dhakal (kp 05/11/2019)

Over murky details, Oli’s health raises questions about his fitness to govern: Doctors say all is not well with the 67-year-old prime minister and there are chances he has to undergo dialysis twice a week, by Anil Giri (kp 01/11/2019), The health of the prime minister is a topic that affects everyone in the country: The public has a right to know about KP Sharma Oli's condition (kp 01/11/2019), PM Oli discharged after second dialysis in 24 hrs: Need for routine dialysis to be determined after a few days of observation, say doctors (ht 01/11/2019), Oli is firm, will not be stepping down any time soon, his aides say: The prime minister will require twice-a-week dialysis or another kidney transplant, both of which could affect governance, but he is determined to see through his accomplishments, by Anil Giri (kp 02/11/2019) [???]

Prime Minister Oli visits Grande Hospital for health check-up (ht 20/10/2019)

Cabinet reshuffle unlikely before by-polls: Nepal (rep 17/10/2019)

Saved from flooding, National Vigilance Centre lab yet to come into operation: Officials say no effort has been made to prevent inundation of the flooding, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (06/10/2019)

Mahara, Rolpa and the problems plaguing the government: It must be a blow Mahara’s disciples that they will now have to do without their guide and teacher, by Deepak Thapa (kp 03/10/2019)

Oli fails to punish non-performing ministers: Although Oli is not pleased with ministers' performance, he has hesitated to reshuffle Cabinet due to party dynamics, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 28/09/2019)

Government actions don’t match its words: Recently concluded budget session a case in point, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 21/09/2019)

Inside the Oli administration’s culture of decision making: When the prime minister is not acting unilaterally, he is reliant on a few people for advice on policy and decisions, ignoring party members and even his own Cabinet members, by Anil Giri (kp 21/09/2019)

The government musn't attempt to stiffle dissent: The government and the ruling party need to learn to take criticism; it is a part of supporting democracy (kp 17/09/2019),
Respect criticism: Criticism of the government does not mean people are against the democratic system for which they fought for decades (ht 18/09/2019)

Government develops standard for appointing CSCWC members (ht 16/09/2019)

Tall Promises, Short Delivery, by Mukti Rijal (rn 12/09/2019)

Samajbadi Party, a partner in the Oli government, says it won’t observe Constitution Day: Leaders say the party will talk to the prime minister one more time before quitting the government, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 10/09/2019)

The government cannot shove nationalism down people's throats: If the KP Sharma Oli administration is really serious about celebrating the constitution, then it should have high regard for the rule of law and treat everyone equally (kp 09/09/2019)

MPs wonder why govt is letting dengue spread: Local level reps claim they lack: budget, manpower to do needful, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 09/09/2019)

Ghanshyam Bhusal: The prime minister needs to realise his style is not working: The Nepal Communist Party ideologue evaluates his party’s performance in government and talks about the relevance of Marxism today, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 08/09/2019)

PM returns from Singapore with ‘improved health’ (ht 07/09/2019)

People’s impatience might grow to dangerous level, Dahal warns (ht 05/09/2019)

Oli holds teleconference again to show all is well, but many don't buy it: Oli’s aides say the prime minister wanted to send a message that he is in good health and very much in command, but others want a proper update, by Anil Giri (kp 04/09/2019), Prime Minister Oli to return on Friday: ‘Consults’ ministers via teleconference after remote ‘Cabinet meeting’ drew severe criticism (ht 04/08/2019), Govt remains mum about Oli's health as leaders continue to visit ailing PM (rep 04/09/2019)

Gokul Banskota contradicts PM Oli and himself in Parliament: The government spokesperson asserts Monday’s gathering was not a teleconference Cabinet meeting, but Oli’s and his own tweets say otherwise, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 30/08/2019)

‘Don’t party on Constitution Day’ and seven other outrageous remarks by Communications Minister Gokul Baskota: The former tabloid reporter is neither new to the media for his controversial remarks nor does he ever shy away from telling you exactly what he thinks (kp 29/08/2019)

Growing protests seen as govt’s failure to deliver (rep 27/08/2019)

Prime Minister Oli undergoes plasmapheresis, health normal: Unhealthy plasma being replaced with fresh plasma; Likely to remain in Singapore for at least 10 more days , by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 26/08/2019) [Hopefully, he can pay all this with the 1.500$ that a Nepali citizen  is allowed to take abroad!!]

PM to hold cabinet thru video conference (rep 22/08/2019)

With ink hardly dry on performance contracts, PM shuffles secretaries (rep 21/08/2019), What’s the rationale? (rep 22/08/2019)

Prime Minister Oli’s parliamentary address leaves his party wondering: The statement seemed to put a firm end to the gentleman’s agreement with Dahal which said they would take turns to lead the government, by Anil Giri (kp 19/08/2019), Oli rules out vacating PM’s post for Dahal (ht 19/08/2019), NCP chairperson Dahal hints at changing leadership of government, by Suresh Yadav (rep 19/08/2019)

PM Oli revisiting Singapore for medical check-up (ht 19/08/2019) [??], Bid to allay fears about PM’s health: More than 2.0 mg/dL creatinine level  suggests his kidneys aren’t functioning well (ht 23/08/2019)

Govt to expand Hello Sarkar portal at local levels (ht 19/08/2019)

Lawmakers flay govt for not responding to their questions (ht 18/08/2019)

No substance and no deadline in PM’s performance deals with ministers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 18/08/2019)

Dangerous driving, by Kunda Dixit (nt 16/08/2019)

Who Is Running This Country? Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 15/08/2019)

Questions remain over PM Oli’s health as he returns today: In the interest of transparency and accountability, the prime minister’s health status should be made public, along with his expenses and who paid for them, by Anil Giri (kp 12/08/2019)

Time for reconciliation: Oli must now learn to partner with the well-wishers of democracy with whom he's wasted time, fighting, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 12/08/2019)

Oli has signed work performance contracts with his ministers, but many doubt their efficiency: Stability in the bureaucracy and a lack of political interference, not performance contracts, key to finishing works on time, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 10/08/2019)

Road to unfreedom: The government's actions show it wants to turn the country into a police state (kp 08/08/2019)

Ministers from Maoist camp are uneasy with prime minister’s intervention in appointments, aides say: Several officials at line ministries say ministers have no freedom in appointing people and the secretaries report directly to Oli, hindering efficiency and results, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 06/08/2019)

New tourism minister faces a slew of challenges, especially on policy: Yogesh Bhattarai will need to retool civil aviation while also ensuring that Visit Nepal 2020 takes off without a hitch, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/08/2019), Challenges facing Minister Bhattarai: The new tourism minister has to chart a new course to revitalise a promising industry (kp 02/08/2019), Expectations From Minister Bhattarai, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 03/08/2019)

Growing criticism and internal power dynamics force Oli to change courseCriticism from both inside and outside the party, coupled with manoeuvrings by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, have led the prime minister to adopt consensus and compromise, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/08/2019)

As tourism minister, there are immediate challenges—and opportunities—for Yogesh Bhattarai: Bhattarai, elected from Taplejung, has been overseeing the party’s publicity department and has often been critical of the Oli administration, by Bhrikuti Rai and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 01/08/2019) [Thank god, another male Bahun! This is obvious what the government understands by inclusion. 10 of the 23 full-fledged ministers are Bahuns, of whom 9 are male Bahuns, although male Bahuns account for only 6 percent of the total population. So 1-2 male Bahuns in the government would be appropriate, not more!], ‘Killing two birds with one stone’: ‘Oli has outwitted Dahal with Bhattarai’s appointment’ (ht 01/08/2019)

Oli to leave for Singapore for a medical checkup: While doctors say his reports are normal, they recommended a checkup and a rest session in Singapore, by Arjun Poudel (kp 31/07/2019)

Performance contract a must for ministries, departments (ht 28/07/2019)

Not quite a case of one for all and all for one: The ethnonational government with almost complete control over the instruments of the state and institutions of society has proved to one of the most ineffective in recent history, by CK Lal (kp 24/07/2019)

22 ministries submit delegated legislation (ht 23/07/2019)

An increase in rent-seeking activities by the government has derailed politics and the economy: Demonstrations against the ill-conceived Guthi Bill have already indicated what may be in store for the future, by Prakash Chandra Lohani (kp 22/07/2019)

Failures of Oli Administration, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 21/07/2019)

Think first, act later: Myopic decisions have made the people  question their faith in  this government, by Kushal Pokharel (kp 18/07/2019)

Chaotic Oli Administration, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 16/07/2019)

Cabinet reshuffle not likely anytime soon, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 14/07/2019)

Repeated diplomatic failures reveal shortcomings in the Oli administration’s foreign affairs operation: Foreign Ministry officials have not responded to at least three requests for clarifications from American and Indian embassies, by Anil Giri (kp 14/07/2019)

Prime minister says he’s in the dark. His critics aren’t delighted: This was not the first time Oli, who heads a government having two-thirds majority, admitted to having been ‘misled’, ‘deceived’ or ‘kept in the dark’, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 12/07/2019) [This proves once more that Oli is unable to cope with the office of PM!], Prime minister out of touch with his own administration: ‘PM cannot shirk responsibility by saying he was not informed’, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 12/07/2019)

18 ministries present progress reports (ht 12/07/2019)

Series of controversies prompt Oli to evaluate his Cabinet’s performance: Evaluations are in preparation for an imminent Cabinet reshuffle, ruling party leaders say, by Anil Giri (kp 10/07/2019)

Masking the pollution truth (rep 07/07/2019)

Serving Interest Groups, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 06/07/2019))

People are fed up with govt: Minister Yadav (ht 06/07/2019)

Cabinet decisions disclosed (ht 05/07/2019)

Seized by the corrupt: Yes, previous governments were also corrupt—but the Nepal Communist Party came to power to clean the system, by Naresh Koirala (kp 03/07/2019)

Mend your ways: Oli made satirical remarks, talked big about projects, two-digit economic growth and prosperity in 2016 too but people did not call him a joker then because they trusted him, by Sandip Neupane (rep 03/07/2019) [PM Oli simply doesn't have the competence that his certainly difficult job requires!]

Uphold rule of law: The rule of law cannot be upheld in society as long as the government pays no heed to the court verdicts and directives (ht 02/07/2019) [!!!]

Samajbadi Party mulls quitting government to renew call for charter amendment: Leaders say they have waited too long but the Oli Cabinet has taken no steps to address their demand., by Tika R Pradhan (kp 01/07/2019)

Dahal pushes for Cabinet reshuffle, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 28/06/2019) [The reason mentioned by Dahal sounds ridiculous though a fundamental reshuffle seems necessary!]

Oli’s missed opportunities: The two-thirds majority government formed after 20 long years of short-lived coalition culture was expected to focus on nation building. It is missing that opportunity every single day, by Jainendra Jeevan (rep 27/06/2019), Loss of legitimacy: The Oli government suffers from a crisis of credibility, with its tall electoral promises now faded away, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 28/06/2019), Nepalis got a raw deal: The country has fallen into a black hole of bad governance, corruption, nepotism and totalitarianism, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 28/06/2019)

With growing internal rifts and criticism from outside, a Cabinet reshuffle is likely: Ruling party insiders say party co-chairs are likely to use a Cabinet reshuffle to balance internal party politics, by Anil Giri and Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/06/2019)

You got to be serious: How did the Prime Minister who at one time appeared like a deliverer transform into the subject of hate? Why is he becoming the butt of jokes? Why is he losing public trust?, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 24/06/2019) [Oli had already totally failed during his first time as PM, so there has never been any reason for optimism!]

From a fierce reporter to a minister who wants to muzzle the press: Gokul Baskota, who started his career writing for left-leaning publications, is now one of the prime minister’s most trusted ministers, and a spokesperson for the government, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 24/06/2019)

Quit Mr. Prime Minister On Ethical Ground, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 20/06/2019)

Government backtracks on controversial Guthi Bill after widespread condemnation: Prime minister says he wholly supports Minister Aryal’s decision to withdraw the bill from National Assembly, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/06/2019) [Welcome decision, but what a nonsense comment by the PM!]

For the first time, ruling party lawmakers criticise Oli administration’s foreign policy conduct: Party MPs pointed to the failure of Oli’s Europe tour and censured the Foreign Ministry’s lack of direction, by Anil Giri (kp 19/06/2019)

Oli mulling cabinet reshuffle: Wants to settle some outstanding issues first (rep 17/06/2019)

Provoking The Public Backlash, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 12/06/2019)

PM sidesteps question on stepping down: Says the issue is being  unnecessarily brought up now, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 01/06/2019)

Govt all powerful but performance not commensurate (rep 28/05/2019)

Heed the warning: Prime Minister’s arrogance and one-upmanship has resulted in his government not getting credit even for some of the good things accomplished under his leadership, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 27/05/2019)

Oli is weakening key institutions and it’s not good for democracy, observers say: Experts express concern over government’s attempts to muzzle the media and control democratic and constitutional bodies, by Anil Giri and Binod Ghimire (kp 23/05/2019)

Oli makes yet another remark that contradicts the spirit of federalism: Local government representatives say either the statute has to be amended or prime minister should stop making such comments, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/05/2019) [Such unconstitutional statements are not lapses! It is time for the PM to be taught through the legal process that the executive must also respect the constitution!]

Proposal to appoint foreign secretary from other  ministries draws mixed reactions, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 22/05/2019)

Rights activists say Oli government heading towards authoritarian rule, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/05/2019), Heads and Tales: Oli is back! If you ask the real  Oli then the reason he’d offer is he  dreams of the political system set up there. Vietnam is a  Marxist-Leninist one-party state, by Guffadi (kp 18/05/2019)

Whose government is it anyway? (rep 06/05/2019)

Govt to unveil policies, programmes today, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 03/05/2019), Whose government is it anyway? People ask as President presents annual policies and programmes: Use of ‘mero sarkar’ in the document invited criticism and ridicule on social media. But ‘this is very much the President’s government,’ PM’s adviser defends, by Anil Giri (kp 04/05/2019), Leaving out practical projects and tasks, govt talks up fancy ideas (rep 05/05/2019), Ambitious goals: The govt’s target of achieving double digit growth within four years is not viable unless it improves the spending capacity (ht 06/05/2019)

Shades of single-party rule: The Prime Minister’s Office seeks to keep a firm grip on the entire state machinery, by Kushal Pokharel (kp 02/05/2019)

Where from here? The government needs to talk less and do more work, by Udayan Regmi (kp 28/04/2019)

Nepal competent to settle transitional justice issues: Baskota (ht 19/04/2019) [??There's no way where's no will!!]

Nine secretaries transferred (ht 19/04/2019)

Congress reacts to what it calls Oli’s indecent comments against opposition: Main opposition reminds the prime minister to maintain the dignity of his position, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/04/2019)

‘Taming secessionists an achievement’, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 15/04/2019) [There is obviously some misunderstanding, Mr Oli. CK Raut claims that you agreed on a referendum on secession; that's why he formed the 'Referendum Party'!]

Promises of prosperity from Rara Lake last year look elusive, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 14/04/2019), Parliament panel says government failed to deliver on many promises: The government had promised a double digit economic growth and the reconstruction of all private houses damaged by the 2015 earthquakes, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 14/04/2019)

Arrears of govt agencies rise by 36.7 pc, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 13/04/2019)

After promises failed, secretaries told to focus on ‘flagship’ projects: It is implementation, not the addition of loaded phrases  in policies and programmes, that matters, officials say, by Anil Giri (kp 11/04/2019)

A democratic nightmare: A sure way of killing democratic culture is by jettisoning collective decision-making (kp 11/04/2019)

Oli says he consulted Deuba on nominations, but Congress calls it a lie: Opposition leaders say the prime minister decided to call a meeting  even after Sher Bahadur Deuba proposed an alternative date, by Anil Giri (kp 01/04/2019)

Amid government’s unilateral moves, calls grow for adherence to constitutionalism: Experts point at Constitutional Council’s decisions without taking opposition leader into confidence while taking decisions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/03/2019)

Govt not answerable to Parliament: NC (ht 26/03/2019), Oli regime trying to impose  totalitarianism, says Singh (ht 26/03/2019)

Power to PM to deploy Army causes unease in defence force: Experts say government should abide by constitutional provisions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/03/2019)Reversal of democratic thrust: The government is de-democratising the security sector and weakening democratic oversight of the security forces, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 25/03/2019)

Government moves indicate effort to centralise power in prime minister: Problem lies in intent rather than method, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/03/2019), Towards authoritarianism: When all powers flow to the prime minister, it will undermine the achievements of democracy (kp 20/03/2019)

PM rules out immediate cabinet reshuffle (rep 18/03/2019), DPM Yadav refutes speculations of quitting from the government (rep 18/03/2019)

In ruling party, leaders are questioning Oli’s ‘unilateral’ decisions: Most of the decisions come straight from Baluwatar without proper discussion in the party, members say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 15/03/2019)

Cabinet reshuffle likely, but only  after the investment summit: Oli’s plan to change ministers before March-end has been delayed, party leaders say, by Anil Giri (kp 13/03/2019)

The Super Government And Its Activities, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 11/03/2019)

This government has been ineffective  not because of incompetence, but because of its design, inteerview with CK Lal (kp 05/03/2019)

Left Government: One Year On, by Prem Khatry (rn 26/02/2019)

Not Many Positive Things Happening, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 25/02/2019)

Oli’s Pursuit of Development, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 24/02/2019)

Vice-chairman of Social Welfare Council among five sacked, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 22/02/2019)

Cabinet reshuffle on cards ahead of the Investment Summit: Two top ruling party leaders taking updates and reports on ministers’ performance, party insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 21/02/2019)

Political roadblocks: Hurdles to prosperity are far more difficult to clear than seasonal economic distresses, by Achyut Wagle (kp 19/02/2019)

A never punctual prime minister!, by Ashok Dahal (rep 17/02/2019)

One Year Of Oli Administration, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 17/02/2019)

One year of hope, followed by despair (rep 14/02/2019), Oli's one year: Talking big, bungling through, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 14/02/2019), Debunking the Myths, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 15/02/2019), Government has laid foundation for prosperity: Oli on first year in office, by Anil Giri (kp 15/02/2019), Strong foundation for development laid, says PM (ht 15/02/2019), PM Oli's address to nation: A recap of promises unfulfilled, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 15/02/2019), One year of Oli: Oli wants us to believe we are on our way to being the most peaceful and prosperous land on Earth but in reality, we have nothing to be happy about, by Guffadi (kp 16/02/2019)

Oli on back foot: Amid sinking hopes at the popular level, the government’s promises are far insufficient to assuage public disenchantment which threatens to break loose any time soon, by P Kharel (rep 11/02/2019)

Dashed hopes: Owing to the Oli administration’s inability to lead by action, its credibility is waning, by Kushal Pokharel (kp 10/02/2019)

Ruling partner FSFN accuses PM of interference: Oli unhappy with Yadav for non-cooperation (rep 10/02/2019)

There’s more to Oli-Dahal rift than meets the eye: Former Maoists are concerned about government’s plan to take forward transitional justice process, ruling party insiders say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/02/2019), Necessity and acrimony: Dahal miffed at PM’s unilateral decisions, delayed transitional justice and party unification, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 10/02/2019)

Oli Style of Running Administration, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 08/02/2019)

A day in the life of ‘Hello Sarkar’ officials: The popular national hotline receives hundreds of prank calls, bogus  complaints, annoying demands—and then a few genuine concerns, by Anup Ojha (kp 04/02/2019)

Prime minister skips question-answer session in House: "The PM decides to attend programmes as per their significance. He attends most important programmes of the day", by Jagdishor Panday (ht 04/02/2019) [Not understanding the rules democratic culture or simply authoritarian arrogance?]

Lessons for the Government, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 02/02/2019)

One Year at the Helm, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 01/02/2019)

Martyrs’ Week and Oli Administration, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 01/02/2019)

State did not perform as expected: Deputy PM (kp 31/01/2019) [???]

The art of conversation: Speeches and the long-held need to preach are passé, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 29/01/2019)

Prime Minister Oli returns from Davos, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 27/01/2019)

Repressive Oli Administration, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 25/01/2019)

League of nationalists: Oli’s rhetorical tendency to spew erroneous ‘truths’ is a common practice among nationalists, by Deepak Thapa (kp 24/01/2019)

Nepal poised to become fastest growing economy: Oli (ht 23/01/2019) [This is an almost criminal statement in the face of an extreme and ever-increasing trade deficit and an employment policy that completely negates the domestic market and is focused solely on the labour migration of the ever-increasing number of young people!]

Experts look askance at real deal as PM heads to Davos: Say lack of preparation on government’s part for jamboree, by Anil Giri (kp 21/01/2019)

Oli Administration and its Activities, by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (km 21/01/2019)

Council nominates chairpersons of five commissions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/01/2019) [Once again little social inclusion: Predominantly male Bahuns who constitute only 6 per cent of the country's population! This is true even for commissions that are meant to provide better inclusion of disadvantaged sections of society! Long live male Bahunbad!]

Government plans to crank up abandoned cars, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/01/2019)

Ministry caught in tussle between two secretaries, by Nayak Paudel (kpm 13/01/2019), Portfolio division puts ministry on sticky wicket, by Nayak Paudel (kp 16/01/2019)

The rise of a strongman: Is the Oli establishment inclined to create spectacle and drama than to deliver what was promised?, by Mohan Guragain (kp 12/01/2019)

Prime Minister KP Oli and Prithvi Narayan Shah, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 11/01/2019)

Anti-graft body drags Shrestha to court, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/01/2019)

Oli appoints key officials leaving ministers concerned in dark (rep 10/01/2019)

Prime Minister’s Address to the House, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 10/01/2019)

‘Government should face questions from lawmakers every week’ , by Rewati Sapkota (ht 08/01/2019), Undemocratic move: If the lawmakers are barred from putting questions to the PM, it will undermine the parliamentary supremacy (ht 08/01/2019), ‘Government must answer to queries raised by MPs’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/01/2019), Speaker tells PM, ministers to take MPs questions after address (rep 10/01/2019)

Oli avoids major issues in House, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/01/2019), Congress to protest if PM does not answer, by Anil Giri (kp 07/01/2019), PM lies to House over contract awarded to Huawei, by Sunil Sapkota (rep 07/01/2019), PM cherry-picks information that fit govt progress reports (rep 07/01/2019), Prime minister digs bigger hole for himself, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 07/01/2019), A tale of lies: Misuse of numbers as weapons to paint an incorrect picture is a real tragedy (kp 08/01/2019), Prime Minister, tell us the truth (rep 08/01/2019)

The ship of state, by Rameshwar Bohara (nt 04/01/2019)

Govt trumpets tree plantation ‘success’ (ht 03/01/2019)

Oli government faces moral quandary: While pressure mounts on the Oli government to open  a fair and comprehensive probe into the case, some  leaders from the ruling Nepal Communist Party say  the government will not take any decision in haste, by Anil Giri (kp 03/01/2019)

Promises kept and broken: For the next four years, the focus should be on ensuring that promises are few, they are concrete—and most importantly, they are kept (kp 31/12/2018), Disappointing Oli: People are fast losing faith in the strongest government the country has in decades, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/12/2018), Looking back, marching forward: It would be unfair to overlook some of the economic achievements of this administration, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (kp 31/12/2018)

Wanted: Governance: The Nepali government must be held culpable for infrastructural challenges, by Nicholas Kolesky (kp 30/12/2018)

PMO awards contract to Huawei agent without competition: The Rs 54 million contract is for setting up a video conferencing system, by Sunil Sapkota (rep 30/12/2018) [PM Oli firmly believes that he is always above law and constitution!], Experts warn of security risk as Chinese firm is chosen to equip PM’s Office, by Anil Giri (kp 31/12/2018)

Want my advice? The prime minister and ministers should hire experts to provide counsel and ensure execution, by Saroj Dhakal (kp 28/12/2018)

PM’s Eyes, Ear and Grain of Truth, by Prem Khatry (rn 25/12/2018)

Oli government is working at the behest of crony capitalists, says Shrestha (kp 22/12/2018)

Two secys at health ministry which has office for one, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 22/12/2018)

NCP leaders criticized at party meet for lavish lifestyle: Some ask PM to dump controversial ministers, punish poor performance (rep 21/12/2018)

Govt yet again fails to improve budget spending capacity: Capital expenditure stands at 12.59pc of the total allocation in first five months, by Sujan Dungana (ht 19/12/2018)

Oli criticized in party over poor govt performance (rep 18/12/2018)

The Civil Servants Ordinance, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 15/12/2018)

People and the ballot box: Should governments fail to deliver, the people will band together to defeat ruling regimes, by Avasna Pandey (kp 14/12/2018)

Indian State Assembly Elections Warning Shots To Oli, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 14/12/2018)

Hail Comrade Chairman! With the mass intelligentsia ready to pounce upon his critics, Oli is confident that he can cut the media and intelligentsia down to size, by CK Lal (rep 10/12/2018), The Intellectuals And Challenges, by Prem Khatry (rn 11/12/2018)

NMA to govt: Roll back health secy appointment, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 11/12/2018), Medical fraternity opposes Adhikari’s appointment, by Nayak Paudel (kp 12/12/2018), Apex court serves show cause to PM’s Office and Health Ministry, by Nayak Paudel (kp 13/12/2018), SC seeks written text from govt on health secy transfer (rep 13/12/2018), Medical doctors warn of protest over new health secretary appointment, by Nayak Paudel (kp 15/12/2018), Bibeksheel Sajha presses Minister Pokhrel to resign, by Nayak Paudel (kp 17/12/2018), Apex court quashes government’s decision to transfer Dr Chaudhary, by Nayak Paudel (kp 19/12/2018)

Speechless in Baluwatar: Oli is more than happy to receive a medal for good governance and leadership which is probably the biggest joke, by Guffadi (kp 08/12/2018)

PM’s threats are unbecoming of his high office, intellectuals say: Oli takes a stab at academics and journalists who have been vocal critics of his administration, by Anil Giri (kp 07/12/2018), NC chides PM for his jibe against critics (rep 08/12/2018), Words have consequences (rep 09/12/2018)

Ministers’ quarters to shift from Pulchowk to Bhaisepati, by Sanjeeb Phuyal (kp 07/12/2018)

Failing leader: The poster boy of national progress and prosperity is losing his sheen, with his freshly-hung pictures looking down mockingly, by Devendra Gautam (rep 04/12/2018)

State inadequacies impede road works worth Rs 26b, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/12/2018)

Use hi-tech to manage disasters: PM (kp 04/12/2018) [??], A long way to go: Before achieving ‘Digital Nepal’, the state must invest in ICT education throughout the country, by Manoj Bhattarai (kp 04/12/2018) [!!]

Constitutional bodies, PM’s Office locked in a dispute: Singha Durbar has written to four constitutional bodies, asking them to report their pending tasks within 15 days. In a meeting, chiefs of the bodies decide to defy the call, by Anil Giri (kp 03/12/2018)

PM must tame Information Minister (rep 02/12/2018)

Avoid ordinance: It will not augur well for democracy and rule of law if the executive intends to run the administration through ordinance (ht 30/11/2018)

Rotating leadership pushes RJPN to brink of split: Party to withdraw support from govt (rep 29/11/2018)

Government’s purchase of assets abroad is haphazard and ineffective, by Anil Giri (kp 27/11/2018)

PM Oli begins evaluation of his own government: Says he does not want to hear any ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ from Cabinet members, by Anil Giri (kp 22/11/2018), Oli’s evaluation of ministries: PM: Stop arguing and strive for better results, by Anil Giri (kp 23/11/2018) [And what about PM's Office?]

Oli blames ‘faulty’ policy suggestions for failing to deliver: PM assures that his administration will not intervene in the activities of the newly formed  think tank, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/11/2018)

Ministries ‘demand billions of rupees’, by Rajesh Khanall (kp 20/11/2018)

Poverty fund director KC quits, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/11/2018)

PM Oli advised to avoid public functions for a week: PM to work from official residence at Baluwatar (rep 18/11/2018)

Nepaleaks: Why is the greatest communist government on Earth afraid of its own people, media and even well-wishers?, by Guffadi (kp 17/11/2108)

Effective Monitoring For Good Governance, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 16/11/2018)

Integrated email system for govt staff (ht 14/11/2018)

Dents in macro stability: Rapid economic deceleration is reflective of governmental oversights; Gradually withering interests of  potential foreign inventors and  development partners in Nepal pose a real risk in financial resource  management in the long-run, by Achyut Wagle (kp 13/11/2018)

Fearing backlash, Cabinet keeps key decisions to itself: In an unprecedented move and against a longstanding practice, journalists on Sunday were denied information on government decisions, by Anil Giri (kp 13/11/2018)

Panel to resurrect unused vehicles, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/11/2018)

PM Oli’s ill health defers official work, by Anil Giri (kp 08/11/2018)

Are we sensing political changes soon? Baluwatar could have handled the situation more subtly by taking an early decision and wording its public position with utmost diplomatic nuances, by P. Kharel (rep 05/11/2018)

Prime Minister Oli in hospital after chest pain: Doctors rule lower respiratory tract infection; Will remain under observation for a few days, by Anil Giri (kp 30/10/2018), PM calls key ministers to hospital to discuss security situation, other issues: Oli advised to rest a few days more while his condition improves (rep 01/11/2018)

Dashain hangover: Instead of working for the people, our government wants to make sure that there is no dissent and we the people just shut up and put up with all their nataks, by Guffadi (kp 27/10/2018)

NCP to dwell on performance of PM Oli’s administration, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/10/2018), Immediate Cabinet reshuffle ‘unlikely’ (kp 24/10/2018), Reactionary forces trying to topple govt, says Thapa, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 24/10/2018)

At government’s seat, festive mood has yet to wear off, by Anil Giri (kp 23/10/2018) [??]

Myth of stability: Oli’s popularity is showing a downward trend due to callous handling of state affairs, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 22/10/2018)

PM Oli courts controversy again, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 14/10/2018)

RJP-Nepal hints at withdrawing support to Oli government, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/10/2018)

Accountability check: Now is the time for ministers of two-thirds majority government to take accountability issue really seriously, by Nilam Sangroula (rep 07/10/2018)

Time to shift up a gear: Dahal (kp 07/10/2018)

Government will work full five years, says PM Oli (kp 05/10/2018)) [And when will you start working? Empty gossip, the prevention of justice, constant trips abroad and disregard for the constitution and the rule of law are not the governmental tasks for which you have applied!]

Oli's Achilles heel: His thin skin, big ego, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 26/09/2018)

Constitution Day And Stable Government, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 20/09/2018)

PM Oli dismisses dissent, calls for unity in speech: Civil rights activists call Oli’s statement ‘uncalled for’ and ‘unceremonious’ because the prime minister was speaking without any evidence, by Anil Giri (kp 20/09/2018), Govt won’t tolerate use of Nepal as guinea pig over rights: PM (rep 20/09/2018) [???]

Stirring up a hornet’s nest:Oli has shown himself as a dreadful ‘queen’ hornet sitting at the centre of everything; The prosperity agenda which Oli as prime minister so much harped on is completely thwarted not only due to a series of botches and bad governance, but also his obstinacy, totalitarian motives and sheer hubris, by Achyut Wagle (kp 18/09/2018)

Prime Minister Oli and Corruption, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 13/09/2018)

Inter-State Council meeting postponed, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 10/09/2018) [PM Oli's opposition against implementing the federal state?], PM cancels meeting with province CMs (ht 10/09/2018)

When the government fails: Oli has failed to deliver on governance front. He seems weak despite being powerful and helpless despite having two-thirds majority support in the parliament, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 06/09/2018)

Dahal hints at Cabinet reshuffle, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/09/2018), Dahal admits govt made tall promises: Cabinet reshuffle on cards, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 05/09/2018), No changes in Cabinet anytime soon, says PM (kp 09/09/2018), ‘Erring Ministers will be punished’ (kp 10/09/2018) [??]

09/09/2018: No changes in Cabinet anytime soon, says PM (kp), Nepal withdraws from BIMSTEC military drill, by Binod Ghimire (kp) [

Govt flayed for failing to fill vacant posts (ht 05/09/2018)

Back to the creed: Why is the government that stormed to power on the plank of political stability and development catering to anti-democratic pathologies of the past?, by Manjeet Mishra (rep 05/09/2018)

Oli deflects blame for the ‘sluggish’ performance (kp 29/08/2108) [And why, even 200 days after taking office, have you not been able to meet the shortcomings of the incompetent previous government? The latter was in office only 254 days, of which only 185 days before the devastating election defeat of the NC! Prior to that there had been two governments under the responsibility of CPN-UML and CPN-MC with KP Oli resp. PK Dahal as Prime Minister, the two chairmen of today's NCP!]

Let The People Decide, by D.M. Thapa (rn 25/08/2018) [The question is not how much Oli has achieved, but which of the most important tasks he has not tackled and which negative course he has set!]

Oli govt dillydallying on statutory commissions: Experts question govt’s commitment to constitution, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 20/08/2018)

The two-thirds show: By selling unfathomable big dreams, the government may be able to fool starving people for a while, not always, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 19/08/2018)

PM Oli’s six months: A train track to nowhere; The government commands a two-thirds majority in Parliament, but struggles to find its feet, by Tikaram Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 17/08/2018), Five Star Government?, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 17/08/2018)

Oli govt lists its five-month achievements (rep 14/08/2018) [This must be an empty sheet! By the way, Oli became PM 180 days ago, i.e. 6 months of ineffectiveness!], Chasing prosperity: What the people need at the moment is the immediate relief from pressing problems like heavy traffic, muddy roads and air pollution, by Kabi Adhikari (rep 15/08/2018)

Who Is Cooking Oli’s Goose?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 12/08/2018) [???]

High taxes making implementation of federalism difficult, Dahal warns (kp 12/08/2018)

The dangers within: Real threats to the government of K P Oli, if they emerge, will emerge from within his own party, by Bikash Sangraula (rep 08/08/2018)

Five months of inaction: Prime Minister and his ministers should fulfill their given responsibility instead of talking big and wasting time in petty issues, by David Kainee (rep 07/08/2018)

PM expands Cabinet (kp 04/08/2018) [Now, 14 of the 23 full-fledged ministers (61 per cent) are Tagadharis, 10 of them are Bahuns. Only 16 per cent of the members of the Council of Ministers are women; the constitution requires a share of at least 33 per cent. The secular and inclusive federal state is now farther away than ever! The Council of Ministers has now reached its constitutional limit of 25 members.]

Muddling along: Despite its two-thirds majority, and after getting off to a flying start, the government is digging itself into an ever deeper hole, by Rameshwar Bohara (nt 03/008/2018)

Shrestha quits as NCP spokesperson after dispute with PM Oli (kp 02/08/2018) [This illustrates Oli's contemptuous and authoritarian attitude towards human rights!] NCP leaders urging Shrestha to withdraw resignation (rep 02/08/2018)

Warning on the wall: Generations of the 60s and the 70s grew up blaming Girija Prasad Koirala for mishandling democracy. This generation will grow up blaming Oli for doing nothing, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 02/08/2018)

Missing Priorities of the Government, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 30/07/2018)

Trembling in trepidation: No matter how powerful a government, it can’t withstand stethoscopes pointed at its head from multiple directions, by CK Lal (rep 30/07/2018)

Govt offices barred from making haphazard purchases (rep 29/07/2018)

Govt splits ministry (rep 27/07/2018)

Words (Always speaking louder than action): We don't need railways, smart cities and pie in the sky dreams but good infrastructure, utilities, health and education for all. Oli will do well to get our house in order first before building castles in the air, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 27/07/2018)

First digital Cabinet meet begins today: The move follows PM Oli’s warning on May 30 to dismiss any minister who does not know how to operate a laptop (kp 26/07/2018)

Just deserts: It would be right if a woman was named to replace the chauvinist law minister (kp 26/07/2018), Dhakal and Pokhrel in fray for the post of law minister (rep 26/07/2018) [Of course, two male Bahuns want to replace one of the 3 Janajati ministers! Nine of the 21 ministers are male Bahuns, although they only make up just over 6 percent of the population. Why is no Dalit woman (about 7 percent of the population) actually nominated?]

PM to split ministry, reshuffle Cabinet, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 26/07/2018)

Orchestrations and ostentations: The inherent temptation to enforce absolute rule is the result of an ideological crisis, by Achyut Wagle (kp 24/07/2018), Democracy in action: Taxing the people without giving any services has become the dharma of the state, by Chandra D. Bhatta (kp 24/07/2018)

What is wrong with Oli? An executive is best judged by the number and quality of his advisors. Prime Minister Oli is literally besieged by a number of hungry cadres, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 23/07/2018)

Minister Tamang faces public outrage (kp 23/07/2018), Sorry says minister (kp 23/07/2018), Watch your language: Law Minister Tamang’s comments about Nepali girls studying MBBS are unseemly (kp) [Tamang's statement reflects the way many Nepalese men think about women! It disqualifies him as a minister!], Minister quits over controversial remarks (kp 25/07/2018), Law minister quits over controversial comments: Minister Tamang said his opponents exaggerated the issue out of proportion even after he issued an apology on Sunday (rep 25/07/2018) [This issue cannot be exaggerated, it's typical of Nepal's male machos and completely improper for a minister!], Words have consequences (rep 25/07/2018)

Government to set up ‘Immediate Problem Solving Centre’ at PMO (kp 22/07/2018) [There are so many immediate problems that are deliberately ignored by the PM and the government. So what is the purpose of such a centre under the direct control of the PM?]

Governance in the age of social media: The gov’t has to take people’s concerns and aspirations seriously. When there is an exchange of views, democracy thrives through debate and self-correction, by Mohan Guragain (kp 21/07/2018)

What it takes to lose: Despite being backed by a strong majority, Oli runs the risk of being a disappointing ruler (kp 19/07/2018) [He already is disappointing, just as during his first term as PM and just as most of his predecessors! Nepal is in need of a new generation of really charismatic leaders!!]

Oli vents ire on party ranks for not defending govt (rep 18/07/2018) [Maybe there aren't so many things worth defending!]

Liquid nationalism: Oli launched the nationalist agenda during the election and it spread on social media, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 15/07/2018)

Entry to Singha Durbar to be regulated: MoHA, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 11/07/2018)

PM to direct ministers, secys on implementing policies, programmes: The government plans to set up a mechanism at the PMO to execute the policies and programmes (kp 09/07/2018), Govt hides cabinet decisions, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 09/07/2018), ‘Two-thirds majority misused to serve vested interest’, interview with Gagan Thapa (ht 09/07/2018)

Govt starts giving termination letters to Deuba’s political appointees (rep 09/07/2018)

Powerful entities torn between PMO, ministries: National Investigation Department, Department of Revenue Investigation and Department of Money Laundering Investigation, brought under the PM’s Office, are reporting to both the ministry and the PMO (kp 02/07/2018)

Government Under Scrutiny, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 01/07/2018)

Strong leaders, weak democracies: Authoritarianism does not need a separate governing system; it can function equally well in a democracy, by Amish Raj Mulmi (kp 29/06/2018) [!!]

Ministry of mutual interests, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 29/06/2018)

Prime Minister Oli, Railroads And India Card, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 28/06/2018)

Govt's annual programmes: No secretary responds to prime minister’s call for innovative ideas, by Anil Giri (kp 27/06/2018)

Air, ground traffic halts for VVIP movement anger public, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 27/06/2018) [Royal behaviour in a republican state!]

Pokhrel officiating PM, Nepal in charge of NCP (kp 20/06/2018)

Tourism minister criticized for Canada trip (rep 20/06/2018)

All is not well: Lack of co-ordination among ministries not a good sign for the government (kp 18/06/2018)

Communist government moves to curtail civil liberties: Two new policies look set to curb dissent, by Supriya Manandhar (The Record 15/06/2018)

PM issues instructions to ministers, bureaucrats (ht 09/06/2018)

No House rules before a month: Crucial appointments stand to be delayed further, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/06/2018) [The new goverment is as ineffective as previous governments despite great promises and clear majorities!!]

RJP-N to join central govt after leaders’ release, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/06/2018) [Another murderer to be released? This is not worth to make the RJPN join the government! The close cooperation of politicians and criminals goes unabated!]

FSF-N joined govt after NCP vowed to amend statute: Yadav (ht 01/06/2018), SSF-Nepal joins govt: Upendra Yadav and Mohamed Istiyak Rai inducted; Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel promoted to DPM after Yadav claimed the position; State Minister Gokul Baskota now Cabinet minister, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/06/2018), The Madhes connection: Yadav’s Forum has connected Oli govt to Madhes and now begins both Yadav and Oli’s tests (kp 04/06/2018), Yadav’s Entry In Govt, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 06/06/2018)

After deal, SSF-N to join fed govt: Ruling party vows constitution amendment, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/05/2018), FSFN to join govt with three ministers (rep 29/05/2018)

Bhattarai frontrunner for top position in Labour Ministry (kp 27/05/2018)

Hope, challenges as PM marks 100 days in office, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/05/2018), After promising start Oli govt sitting on promises (rep 26/05/2018), 95pc of 100-day work plan completed: MoCTCA (ht 26/05/2018), Congress points out 12 ‘anomalies’ (ht 26/05/2018), Oli Government’s 100 Days: Heading In Right Direction, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 27/05/2018), One Hundred Days Of Oli Administration, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 27/05/2018)

Mahaseth the richest minister in Cabinet: PM Oli’s cash deposit swelled to Rs5.2m in two years, PMO records show (kp 24/05/2018), Ministers’ spouses richer than their better halves: True to his name, Transport Minister Raghubir Mahaseth is the richest of them all (ht 24/05/2018)

Licence mandatory for internal auditors: Move follows series of embezzlement cases involving govt staff; Having separate accountants and auditors to clean up act (kp 16/05/2018)

Oli govt has gone out of its way to get two-thirds majority in Parliament and in centralising power to PMO, interview with Ram Sharan Mahat, Nepali Congress (kp 14/05/2018)

Give This Government Benefit Of Doubt, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 12/05/2018)

Dahal questions PM Oli’s working style, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 10/05/2018)

Missed manners: The fact is that professional settings revolve around western modes of comportment: Our leaders should learn that by now, by Deepak Thapa (kp 03/05/2018)

The Dream Chaser, by Subhash Ghimire (rep 28/04/2018)

Ministry swaps 60 officers (kp 27/04/2018)

Oli scoffs at ‘autocratic’ slurPM says govt’s focus is on progress, not ‘totalitarianism’ (kp 25/04/2018)

Algebra of authoritarianism: It’s too early to pass a definitive judgment, but Premier Oli has a lot going for him, by CK Lal (rep 23/04/2018)

Complications of having key entities under PMO being studied: The increase in the number of cabinet ministers to accomodate dissident groups has put Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in a fix (rep 22/04/2018)

PMO to revise laws to officially take over three watchdogs (kp 21/04/2018)

Eight ministers submit property details; ‘MPs furnish papers’  (kp 19/04/2018)

PMO plans result-based monitoring of ministries (kp 18/04/2018)

Prime Minister’s Address to Nation, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 16/04/2018)

Chances of FSF-N joining govt slim, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 16/04/2018)

DoSM loses power to inspect markets: Market monitoring will now be handled by the  provincial and local  governments (kp 11/04/2018)

Govt policy, programme in a week: Pokhrel (ht 11/04/2018)

Oli’s ‘unilateral decisions’ irk ministers (kp 10/04/2018), Oli’s ‘unilateral style’ irks CPN-MC (ht 10/04/2018), Maoist ministers accuse PM of taking decisions unilaterally (rep)

The new government has a large mandate to work effectively, interview with Barshaman Pun (kp 09/04/2018)

Secretaries transferred en masse (kp 07/04/2018), Oli transfers six of seven secretaries at his office (rep 07/04/2018), CPN-MC ministers feel snubbed by PM: Say govt secretaries were transferred without any consultation with them (ht 09/04/2018), ‘Secy transfers won’t be reconsidered’ (ht 11/04/2018)

Cabinet trims secretaries at ministries (kp 04/04/2018)

Cart before horse: There seems to be an unhealthy competition among ministers to unveil their plans without homework and adequate consultation (ht) 04/04/2018)

55th audit report to be ministry-wise again, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 03/04/2018)

Multiple agencies under PMO: Law amendment on anvil, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/04/2018)

Home Administration Reform Work Plan issued (ht 03/04/2018)

Oli in balancing avatar: Prime Minister Oli has a lot on his plate, but he has also been endowed with the unique opportunity to be his own man. He needs to put his foot down and come out with flying colors, by Basant Kumar Chaudhary (rep 02/04/2018)

Pact between govt, FSFN unlikely before PM Oli's India visit (rep 01/04/2018)

Aryal appointed press advisor to PM (rep 27/03/2018)

Survey: 21 ministries require 2,600 staff (kp 24/03/2018)

Pitfalls of power: No matter how strong, Oli government must follow constitution, rule of law and democratic processes, which together shape a just and stable society, by Meena Bhatta (rep 22/03/2018)

Labour permit for overseas employment: Govt to set up three offices outside Capital; ‘DoFE outlets in Itahari, Janakpur and Butwal to issue work permits’ (kp 21/03/2018)

Ministers, officials busy in inaugurations, formalities (rep 21/03/2018) [The same as before!]

Another man at the helm: Can the Oli administration deliver good  governance with kleptocracy at its worst?, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 20/03/2018)

Erring ministers won’t be spared, PM warns, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 19/03/2018)

PM inducts 15 new ministers in his Cabinet: Cabinet size reaches 22 (kp 16/03/2018), PM Oli expands cabinet (ht 16/03/2018), 15 new ministers take oath from President today (rep 16/03/2018), PM Oli appoints 15 ministers: 11 Cabinet and 4 state ministers; Council of Ministers 22-member, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/03/2018), Ministries split to create posts (kp 18/03/2018) [???], Oli's first month! It’s about time our Emperor sent new faces to the cabinet instead of the same old comrades who have already  made lots of money for themselves and the party, by Guffadi (kp 17/03/2018), SSF-N to join govt only after charter amendment deal (kp 19/03/2018), FSFN participation in govt uncertain (rep 20/03/2018)

PM decides to revise protocol under pressure (ht 16/03/2018)

Oli may appoint ministers today (kp 16/03/2018), Get started: It is imperative that PM Oli sets the ball rolling at the earliest, first by giving full shape to his Cabinet (ht 16/03/2018)

Bickering over portfolios continues (rep 15/03/2018), Cabinet expansion likely today: Dahal (ht 15/03/2018)

Supplies department will not be dissolved: Govt, by Kushal Basnet (rep 15/03/2018)

PM Oli Wields Immense Power, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 14/03/2018)

Cabinet expansion likely in a week (ht 14/03/2018)

Road ahead: No matter how strong a government is, it must follow the constitution, rule of law and democratic processes (ht 13/03/2018)

Three weeks on, Oli yet to name 11 ministers (rep 09/03/2018)

SSF-N decides to join government: If the Madhes-based party joins in, the government  will have a two-thirds majority in Parliament (kp 07/03/2018), SSF-N awaits left alliance’s decision on sharing power: Sanghiya Samajbadi Froum-Nepal demands 3 ministerial berths and a constitutional position (kp 09/03/2018)

Government planning to scrap DoSMPCI: Market management, inspection responsibilities to be transferred to local governments (ht 07/03/2018)

Govt assigns PMO all-out authority: Experts cautiously welcome move, by Mukul Humagain and Anil Giri (kp 02/03/2018)

An Open Letter To Minister Pandit, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 02/03/2018)

Merger of ministries may layoff 115 bureaucrats (kp 01/03/2018)

Oli inducts four more ministers: Ex-governor Khatiwada appointed finance minister; Pokhrel, Thapa, Yadav take charge after swearing-in (kp 27/02/2018), Dark-horse Khatiwada is new finance minister, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 27/02/2018), Hurdle for Khatiwada (kp 27/02/2018), SSF-N seeks amendment deal to join coalition govt (kp 27/02/2018), Matrika Yadav is new industry minister: Private sector 'not impressed' (rep 27/02/2018)

Be a statesman: Time and circumstances are favorable for Prime Minister Oli and the door to transform the country into a prosperous nation is right in front of him, by Rishi Dhamala (rep 27/02/2018)

KP Oli’s First Few Steps Toward Downhill Journey, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 26/02/2018)

Frequent leadership changes, inadequate staff affect DoFE (kp 24/02/2018)

PM’s Office issues 24-hour directive to all ministries (kp 23/02/2018)

Cabinet to have 18 ministries, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/02/2018), UML to have 11 ministers, CPN-MC seven, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 23/02/2018), Bigger Cabinet likely tomorrow: UML Chairman and PM Oli, top Maoist leaders tasked with picking ministerial candidates (kp 24/02/2018), Cabinet decides to have 17 ministries (ht 24/02/2018), Fewer ministries welcomed (kp 24/02/2018)

Oli’s Test With Bureaucracy, by Mukti Rijal (rn 22/02/2018), New Government And Expectations, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 22/02/2018)

Berth row delays Cabinet expansion (kp 22/02/2018), Wrangling over portfolios delays cabinet expansion: Maoist plans to send ministers in phases, Ram Bahadur Thapa to lead the party in the government with DPM portfolio (rep 22/02/2018), A road not taken: PM Oli and Maoist Chairman Dahal must look at both symbolism and substance as they expand Cabinet (kp 22/02/2018)

PM Oli’s Cabinet may have 18 ministers, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/02/2018)<