Nepal-India relations will reach new height says K P Oli

New Delhi, Jan 11: Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli said that the 370 sq-km area of Kalapani-Limpiadhura-Lipulek at the trijunction of Nepal-India and China (Tibet) has been under the country’s possession for long.

Addressing the Upper House of the Nepal Parliament, he said that the issue would be raised during the visit by foreign affairs minister, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to India on January 14. 

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COVID-19 vaccine, boundary dispute on Nepal foreign minister’s agenda during India visit

New Delhi, Jan 08: The sixth Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting between Foreign Minister, S Jaishankar and his Nepal counterpart, Pradeep Gyawal will take place on January 14.

The meeting is an important one and would demonstrate India’s support to Nepal and its people and the K P Sharma Oli government as well. Oli had dissolved Parliament stating that his rivals were hindering the decision making process. China’s attempts to patch up the warring factions also fell flat. 

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Accept mistake that’s the only way: Prachanda faction to Oli

New Delhi, Dec 31: The P K Dahal aka Prachanda faction which is at logger heads with Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli has said that the only way out of the crisis is for the decision on the dissolution of Parliament being reversed.

Former prime minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the only way the crisis would be resolved is if Oli accepts his mistake. 

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With Oli stunning CCP team, China would look to target his credibility

New Delhi, Dec 30: Even as China makes attempts to bring the warring factions in Nepal together, there are plans afloat to target Prime Minister K P Oli’s credentials in case he does not cave. 

So far, the team of the Chinese Communist Party has not been able to any headway, with Oli remaining firm on his decision on the dissolution of Parliament. While China has been criticised for interfering in Nepal’s internal affairs, the Chinese Communist Party has maintained that its team is in Kathmandu only to deepen relations between the political parties of the two countries. 

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Nepal crisis will not come in the way of bi-lateral ties with India: Sources

New Delhi, Dec 25: India has said that the decision by K P Oli to dissolve Parliament is Nepal’s internal affair.

We have noted the recent political developments in Nepal. These are internal matters for Nepal to decide as per its democratic process, Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava said.

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As Communist Party heads for a split, Chinese ambassador meets Nepal’s President

New Delhi, Dec 23: Days after a recommendation was made to dissolve Nepal’s parliament, Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the presidential palace Shital Niwas.

The meeting took place two days after the President signed off on Prime Minister K P Oli Sharma’s recommendation to dissolve Parliament. Oli’s decision to dissolve Parliament would given him a smooth run up to the elections and he would also split the Nepal Communist Party. 

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Constitutional coup: Oli’s decision to dissolve Nepal’s Parliament challenged in Supreme Court

New Delhi, Dec 22: The opponents of K P Sharma Oli have moved the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of Parliament. They have termed the decision taken by Oli as a constitutional coup.

The spokesperson of the Supreme Court, Bhadrakali Pokharel said that three petitions against the dissolution were in the process of being registered. Under the Constitution, the Prime Minister has no prerogative to dissolve Parliament, lawyer Dinesh Tripathi, one of the petitioners said. 

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Dissolving Nepal’s Parliament gives Oli free hand to run govt, split party

New Delhi, Dec 21: The decision taken by Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli to dissolve Parliament would give him a free hand to run the government also split the party formed in 2018 by the merger of his Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) with the Prachanda’s Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre. Oli’s rival Pushpa Kumar Dahal a.k.a Prachanda has been trying to get the upper hand.

There have been several rounds of revolts against Oli, with the Prachanda faction demanding a greater say in the government. Oli on the other hand had refused to give in and had given several hints about splitting the party.

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India-Nepal ties heading for reset with travel air bubble, foreign minister visit on cards

New Delhi, Nov 30: Nepal has been sending some positive signals and is keen on moving forward on its relationship with India.

During the nearly one hour meeting between India’s foreign secretary, Harsh Shringla and Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli, the discussions were focused around normalising relations, which have been hit due to the Lipulekh boundary row. 

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Stay away from my party’s politics: Oli tells Chinese envoy

New Delhi, Nov 28: Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli is understood to have told his supporters that he is ready for a split in the party. The statement comes in the wake of reports suggesting that China is trying to fix the problems within the Nepal Communist Party.

Oli is also understood to have told Chinese ambassador, Hou Yanqi that he is capable of handling the challenges within the party, without any assistance. Pushpa Kumar Dahal has been vocal in his opposition to Oli and this has driven a rift within the party. China has been trying to play the role of peacemaker in a bid to fix the rift. 

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