KATHMANDU, May 1: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact has been published in the Nepal Gazette, the government's official bulletin.

KATHMANDU, April 16: The United States of America, who had agreed to provide about 60 billion in grants through the US aid project Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), is set to provide an additional 80 billion grant to Nepal.

BRI and MCC: Implications for Nepal

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China and the United States came face-to-face over the issue of MCC agreement’s ratification through parliament. This is not a good sign for Nepal. The strategic rivalry between the US and China in Nepal should not be taken lightly.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has reiterated that the MCC grant assistance provided by the US government is purely development assistance.

KATHMANDU, March 23: With the ratification of the US aid project Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact from the House of Representatives, the process of clearing the land acquired for the construction of a substation in Nuwakot has been started under the MCC compact agreement.

KATHMANDU, March 22: The government has issued a 35-day notice to vacate the land acquired for the construction of a substation under the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact agreement.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Prakashman Singh has said foreign assistance by any country would be acceptable provided that it is in the interest of the nation and its people.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Minister for Home Affairs, Bal Krishna Khand has said that the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement was introduced because it is in favor of the country.

CHANDRAUTA, March 18: Home Minister Balkrishna Khand has said there is no point in suspecting the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). It is useless to spread the illusion that the US Army will come to Nepal with the MCC grant, he reminded.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Minister for Home Affairs, Bal Krishna Khand has urged consumer rights activists to speak in favor of the Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement which was passed through parliament with an interpretive declaration.

MCC in country's favor: PM Deuba

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TRISHULI, March 14: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reiterated that the recently-ratified Millennium Challenge Corporation compact is in the favor of the country. He also dismissed negative remarks about the compact agreement as false.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has urged all to get rid of the illusion that the US troops will be coming to Nepal after the parliamentary ratification of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement.

SURKHET, March 11: Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the alliance has become stronger after the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement was ratified through parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the amount of grant received as per the MCC agreement will help the country's development and create employment.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Prakash Man Singh has said that the NC had earlier advocated the endorsement of the US-aid project Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) even when it was in the opposition.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The third two-day full meeting of the CPN (Unified Socialist) is to begin from today.

BUTWAL, March 9: Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand has asked his party cadres to make people clear about the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement as there are various rumors spread against grant agreement.

KATHMANDU, March 7: A meeting of the CPN (Unified Socialist) politburo is currently underway.

KATHMANDU, March 7: A Central Committee meeting of the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) is being held in Kathmandu on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 6: The meeting of the central committee of the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) has been postponed to 2:00 PM today. The meeting was originally scheduled for 11:00 AM today.

MORANG, March 6: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Gagan Thapa has said that it would be a disregard of the parliament to say that there was no rationale for the government and parliament to endorse the MCC grant agreement with an interpretative declaration.

KATHMANDU, March 4: A meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling  CPN (Maoist Center) is being held today.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said that the government aims to complete the MCC compact project within five years.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The Independent Power Producers Association of Nepal (IPPAN) has welcomed the ratification of the US grant project, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact, by parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Police have arrested an individual accusing him of being involved in placing a suspicious-looking pressure cooker, and creating a bomb hoax in front of the federal parliament building at New Baneshwar on February 28.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has acknowledged Nepal’s federal parliament’s decision to ratify the US $500 million compact between MCC and the Government of Nepal on February 27.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Chairman of Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party Narayan Man Bijukchhe (Rohit) has accused Pushpa Kamal Dahal of helping to ratify the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement due to fear of being taken to International Court of Justice(ICJ) for killing 17,000 people in the course of ‘people’s war’.

KATHMANDU, March 2: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that any apprehensions over US grant aid project, MCC have been removed after it was ratified by the House of Representatives with an interpretative declaration.

KATHMANDU, March 1: The ruling CPN (Unified Socialist) has stated that it is in favor of the US-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement as the concerns raised over the compact have been addressed through the Interpretative Declaration by parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 1: CPN-UML Chairman and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the issue of US-aid Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement was ‘a deliberate misinformation campaign’ launched to topple his government.

KATHMANDU, March 1: With the ratification of the US-aid Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement by the House of Representatives (HoR), the door for the implementation of the project under the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has been opened.

KARNALI, March 1: Birendranagar of Surkhet that serves as the capital for Karnali Province has remained largely quiet after the imposition of a curfew that follows violent protests against the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact, a US-aid project.

KATHMANDU, March 1: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, which did not participate in the parliament for the ratification of the US-aid project Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement, is scheduled to make public its official position today.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Nepal’s private sector has welcomed the ratification of the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement through parliament.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Nepali Congress (NC) Spokesperson Prakash Sharan Mahat has claimed that the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement was ratified through parliament with the support of the main opposition party CPN-UML.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Rastriya Janamorcha party has announced its decision to leave the current five-party ruling alliance. A meeting of the party’s central secretariat held on Monday made the decision to leave the ruling coalition.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: A suspicious- looking object that was put in front of the federal parliament building at New Baneshwar was taken under control by the bomb disposable unit of the Nepali Army which said that no explosive material was found inside the suspicious object.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Bibeksheel Sajha Party has urged everyone not to further politicize the USD 500 million Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Normal life in the Kathmandu Valley was partially affected in the early morning Monday, following the possibility of a protest after the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was ratified by parliament on Sunday evening.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The ruling political parties announced a 12-point ‘Interpretative Declaration’ before the ratification of the much-debated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement through parliament in a bid to clarify to all concerned that this is purely focused on economic cooperation and development of physical infrastructures in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand extended thanks to the home administration, security agencies’ chiefs, Chief District Officers and security in-charge of Kathmandu Valley districts for ensuring effective security arrangement by keeping patience in the protests launched against the US grant project, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The main opposition party CPN UML said that the interpretative declaration on the MCC agreement between the government of Nepal and the USA won't have any meaning.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Members and cadres of various political parties and student activists have continued with their protests against the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement in the New-Baneshwor area, where lies the federal parliament building.

Mahantha Thakur in favor of MCC

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KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Democratic Socialist Party Chairman Mahantha Thakur has said that his party is in favor of the US-aid Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Leader of the ruling party CPN (Unified Socialist) and former Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has objected to the ruling coalition's decision to pass the US-aid Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement with an ‘explanatory note’.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: CPN-UML leader Bhim Rawal has called on the House of Representatives (HoR) to reject the US-aid project (MCC) compact agreement ‘for being treasonous’.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Participating in the discussion on the MCC compact agreement, Chief Whip of the CPN (Maoist Center) Dev Prasad Gurung said that the MCC agreement should be taken forward only as a purely economic project without violating Nepal's sovereignty and without violating Nepal's constitution and law.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The House of Representatives (HoR) has begun a discussion on the US assistance Project Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement tabled in the house by the government last week.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A meeting of the ruling coalition held at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar Sunday morning decided to ratify the US assistance Project Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement with ‘explanatory note’ from parliament.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to pass the MCC with an ‘explanatory note’.