India intelligence chief’s sudden dash for Kathmandu raises many an eyebrow
Oli’s meeting with Samant Goel could be aimed at mending the strained ties between Nepal and India, say observers, while party leaders disapprove of it saying it goes against diplomatic norms.
Home Ministry gives district administration offices authority to place Covid-19 restrictions during festivals
The ministry, however, does not have a policy of imposing prohibitory orders to restrict movement during Dashain, Tihar and Chhat, the spokesperson says.
Oli administration’s decision on Covid tests and treatment breaches social contract
As social media users call for not paying taxes, analysts say the government is shirking its fundamental duty and running away from its constitutional obligations.
Karnali crisis resolution another example of anti-federalism approach, politicians and experts say
Provincial leaders question the value of elected people’s representatives if the ruling party leadership’s diktat from Kathmandu matters above all.
Oli continues to transfer secretaries without giving them time to settle down at one place
Serving and retired bureaucrats say the current administration is stable and it could have done much to strengthen civil service, but it is doing just the opposite.
Indian army chief to visit Nepal as neighbours attempt to normalise ties
Experts say the visit symbolises an olive branch from India and will help resume dialogue disrupted due to the border row.
With a Cabinet rejig, Oli sows seeds of conflict in the ruling party
The prime minister, who is also the party chair, ignored calls not to reassign ministers and imposed his unilateral decision, once again, insiders say.
Karnali row exposes fault lines in Nepal Communist Party
Following Dahal’s meeting with Nepal, seven provincial lawmakers from the Nepal faction withdraw their support to the no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Shahi.
Crisis in Karnali a manifestation of top leaders’ conflict in Kathmandu
Party insiders say concern is now growing if other provincial governments could face a similar situation, as the Oli-Dahal struggle for power continues.
Chief minister of Karnali faces no-confidence motion from party
Oli and Dahal due to meet today to defuse the tension that some leaders say was a result of party’s internal dispute.
Amid continuing differences over appointments, Cabinet reshuffle may be pushed back further
The two chairs do not see eye to eye on modality of ministerial changes as well as appointments in constitutional bodies and in ambassadorial positions, while the party reunification process remains in limbo.
Nepali Congress likely to defer its 14th general convention
Party leaders cite Covid-19 pandemic, senior leader Poudel’s demands for dissolving party departments and non-distribution of active membership as the reasons.
A state of status quo
Analysts say the way the government ignored Dr Govinda KC for 24 days and has failed on various fronts including the fight against the pandemic shows the Oli administration is losing its grip on governance.
Task force suggests dialogue as basis for reclaiming areas disputed with India
Nine-member panel recommends strategies that Nepal can use during negotiations with India.
Baluwatar keeps mum over Oli’s status even after his close aides tested positive for Covid-19
No information has been shared if those who have contracted the virus had been in close contact with Oli and whether he’s quarantined himself. Instead, he met Dahal on Sunday.