KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The main opposition Nepali Congress will organize protest programs in all 6,743 wards on Thursday against the government's decision to dissolve the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Stating that the dissolution of parliament was unconstitutional, Senior Advocate Chandra Kanta Gyawali has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli attacked parliament after he failed to settle the intra-party rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Chairman of the Oil-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist party (NCP), KP Sharma Oli has issued directives for immediately reconstituting all party committees at the district and the people's organization levels.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Senior leader of Nepali Congress, Ramchandra Poudel, has said that the country's current priority should be safeguarding the constitution rather than going for elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Advocate Santosh Bhandari has said that the Prime Minister does not have the right to dissolve the House of Representatives, which has a full term of five years, midway.  Bhandari today on behalf of the writ petitioners spoke during a hearing on a writ petition against the HoR dissolution that is ongoing at the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: One of the two chairmen of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who leads the other rival faction of the NCP after the vertical split in the party following the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR), is merely a leader of a small group like Madan Bhandari Foundation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (Dahal-Nepal faction), Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of killing the constitution by dissolving parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: During the ongoing hearing on the writ petitions seeking the restoration of the House of Representatives (HoR), Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shumsher JBR said that they would ask for the recordings of series of discussions held at the Constituent Assembly (CA) if necessary.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Subash Chandra Nembang, a key leader of the NCP (Oli faction) said that the party led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and General Secretary Bishnu Poudel is the official ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The rival faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been preparing to oust Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli from the party as a disciplinary action.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Students affiliated with the Nepal Students Union (NSU), a sister organization of the main opposition party Nepali Congress, held a tug of war in a symbolic protest at Matighar, Kathmandu, against the recent dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Prime Minister K P Oli’s reported meetings with the justices assigned to the Constitutional Bench have raised fresh controversy in the country as the hearing on over a dozen writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives is currently underway.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court held a hearing on the writ petitions filed at the court challenging the constitutionality of the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Hearing on the case of dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) is being continued on Friday as well at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Student affiliated with the Nepal Student Union (NSU), one of the sister wings of the main opposition party Nepali Congress, staged a protest demonstration against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: One of the two chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party's Dahal-Nepal faction, Madhav Kumar Nepal has claimed that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is not in favor of holding midterm elections on the scheduled dates.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Government has expressed its disagreement about the requirement of full bench hearing on the writs filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: A hearing on 13 writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) at the Supreme Court began on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Despite widespread demand for the formation of a larger full bench, there is no certainty that the Supreme Court will set up such a bench to look into the House of Representatives (HoR) dissolution case.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: A group of leaders and cadres belonging to the Bibeksheel Party staged a symbolic protest brushing their teeth at Maitighar in the heart of the capital on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (Dahal-Nepal faction) visited the Election Commission on Monday and advised the election body to stop the preparations for the midterm elections scheduled for April 30 and May 10.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: A faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) close to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has staged a rally in Kathmandu in an attempt to express their solidarity with PM Oli and his decision to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR).

NC is conducting both the protest against the parliament dissolution and preparation of the mid-term election at same time

Dictators, beware

January 9, 2021 07:00 am

Nepali people have brought down the dictators through revolutions. Remember 2007.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Four former Chief Justices (CJs) of Supreme Court have termed the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli an ‘unconstitutional’ move.

DHANGADHI, Jan 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday said that he is not against federalism and republicanism.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Nepali Congress (NC) is staging nationwide protests on Saturday against the government's move to dissolve the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bamdev Gautam, said that he would have resigned from the post (if he were the prime minister) if there were attempts to oust him through a vote of no-confidence.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The All Nepal National Free Students’ Union (ANNFSU), the student wing close to the ruling Nepal Communist Party (Dahal-Nepal faction), staged a lantern demonstration against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) in Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The hearing on 13 writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representative (HoR) is currently underway.

All eyes on the Supreme Court

January 6, 2021 07:00 am

The role of the Supreme Court now is to provide a fair interpretation which must protect the spirit of the current constitution.

Let federalism function

January 6, 2021 06:30 am

How well a federal system functions depends on how well the leaders manage the system.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The Supreme Court Bar Association has recommended the name of senior advocate Geeta Pathak as an amicus curiae with an objective of making the bench inclusive before beginning the hearing on the over a dozen writ petitions filed against the dissolution of House of Representatives.

What’s next for Nepal?

January 4, 2021 08:40 am

Should the Supreme Court nullify the dissolution and reinstate the House, PM Oli’s position will be threatened and he will need to scramble for new alliances with Nepali Congress and the Janata Samajwadi Party.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Nepal’s oldest democratic party Nepali Congress (NC) has unveiled programs of nation-wide protests against the dissolution of the House of Representative on Sunday.

Dissolution of the parliament itself is not a dictatorial move if there is a reasonable reason.

Nepal can decide its own political fate

December 31, 2020 15:17 pm

If India, China and the US desire to have some show in Nepal, it is high time they learnt to be on the sideshows amicably.

After PM Oli decided to dissolve the lower house, protests and demonstrations have erupted in all major cities

What next in Nepal?

December 30, 2020 07:00 am

If the Supreme Court reinstates the House, state of emergency will be declared. Oli then may join hands with pro-monarchy forces which have been demanding constitutional monarchy and a Hindu state.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Expressing serious concern over the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR), the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of (CPN) has announced to forge a common strategic front with three other fringe left parties.

‘Down with KP Oli!’

December 28, 2020 17:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: People from various walks of life ranging from politicians to civil society activists have taken to the streets to protest against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

POKHARA, Dec 28: Leader of the rival Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Dev Gurung, on Monday claimed that the government is making preparations to impose a state of emergency in the country if the Supreme Court does not issue a verdict in favor of the government after hearings on the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Nepali Congress (NC) is organizing a nationwide protest against the dissolution of the House of Representative (HoR) today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27 : Protesting against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR), students of the rival faction of Nepal Communist Party close to Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal organized a whistle rally in Kathmandu on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Janata Samajbadi Party on Sunday staged a mass demonstration against the dissolution of parliament by President Bidya Devi Bhnadari at the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Oli.

“Stop Oligarchy!”

December 26, 2020 16:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Civil rights activists on Saturday staged a demonstration at Maitighar, Kathmandu against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) is staging a nation-wide protest against the dissolution of parliament by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who was elected as the parliamentary party leader by a rival faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmakers close to Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said that his first priority would be to restore the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR) and form a new government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Following the controversial move from Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to recommend dissolution of the House of Representatives, the Nepal Army headquarters held a meeting with all the division heads sensing possible violence and anti-government protests.