KATHMANDU, Jan 22, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel has admitted that the government has not been able to carry out its activities in a well-organized manner.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Expressing serious concerns over the decision of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to field murder-accused Agni Prasad Sapkota as candidate for House Speaker, a group of civil society leaders on Tuesday urged the ruling party, the government and political leadership concerned not to elect him to the post.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Agni Prasad Sapkota is all set to be elected speaker of the lower house of parliament unopposed as no other lawmaker contested against his candidacy.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Leader Agni Prasad Sapkota from the ruling Nepal Communist Party has registered his candidacy to the post of Speaker. Sapkota registered his candidacy this afternoon at Lhotse Hall of Federal parliament Building, New Baneshwor.

Wrong pick

January 21, 2020 08:00 am

Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has made a mockery of rule of law and justice, sent a troubling message and set a disturbing precedent by fielding Agni Prasad Sapkota for speaker of the House of Representatives. This is the decision that will have long-term repercussions in party’s image and is going to further erode credibility of the government. Agni Sapkota is a wrong choice for the prestigious post of the speaker for one big reason. He has been accused of murdering a schoolteacher in Kavrepalanchowk during the insurgency and the case against him is sub judice at the Supreme Court. Now the ruling NCP is poised to elevate the murder-accused to the post of the speaker. If he had been declared innocent by the court, it would be a different matter but NCP did not show patience to wait for the court’s decision.  Hearing in Sapokata’s case is scheduled for February 5.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: After weeks-long wrangling between the two chairmen, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday unanimously decided to pick Agni Sapkota – a preferred choice of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal – as the party’s candidate for the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe finally tendered her resignation from the post on Monday afternoon after the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) deciding to contest Agni Prasad Sapkota as its candidate for speaker ending her hope to become new speaker of the parliament.

GALKOT, Jan 19: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said the former UML and Maoist had already become history and the party could no more be operated on a division.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The ruling Nepal Communist Party and the main opposition Nepali Congress have inched closer to an understanding to amend the transitional justice (TJ) law by incorporating inputs collected from all seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The statement of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal in public that he takes responsibility for the killing of 5,000 people in the course of the decade-long Maoist armed insurgency and that he would secure the early release of someone convicted for the Tikapur massacre has stirred serious debate in the legal fraternity.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Expressing concern over prolonged delay in convening the House of Representatives because of differences within the ruling Nepal Communist Party over the choice of a speaker candidate, a group of 17 prominent civil society leaders have urged the parties in power as well as others concerned to work proactively to end the impasse.

Is the party over?

January 15, 2020 08:36 am

Three decades of politics based on party system following the restoration of democracy in 1990 requires some serious introspection. This is particularly pertinent at a time when a single party or amalgamation leading to a large party formation has actually put the country at an important crossroads. Nepal Communist Party (NCP) formed following the merger of former CPN (UML) and former Maoist (Center) has a historic opportunity before them.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The ongoing row over the post of House Speaker has ignited a serious dispute within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), with the leaders belonging to former CPN (Maoist Center) alleging that NCP leaders close to Prime Minister KP Oli were making an “unethical bargain”.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to seek resignation of Deputy Speaker of the House of the Representatives Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Puspha Kamal Dahal has urged Netra Bikram Led-Praty Biplop not to delay in joining mainstream party in 'Party Entry Program' organized today at head office Dhumbhari.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Kathmandu Metropolitan Committee of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has assigned mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Bidya Sundar Shakya the NCP metropolitan parliamentary party leader. The post assignment was in line with the NCP statute.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Chairman of Samajbadi Party (SP), Upendra Yadav, on Monday warned that it would be counterproductive for Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) if it chose to forge an alliance with the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to form a new government in Province 2.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Chairman of Samajbadi Party (SP) on Monday said that it would be counterproductive for Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) if it forged alliance with the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to form a new government in Province 2.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 5: State-3 Assembly members are in a tight spot in terms of the announcement of its capital and name. It is caused so especially after the ruling Nepal Communist Party members are divided on these pressing issues.

NCP picks candidates for NA election

January 3, 2020 13:32 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has finalised the issue in regard with the selection of candidates for the upcoming NA election taking place on January 23.

HETAUDA, Dec 31: Senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and former Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said that problems were surfaced in party organisation for party's failure to strictly implement the statute and rules.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31 : Selecting a candidate for speaker of the lower house of parliament  is becoming more and more difficult for the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), with its leaders divided into various camps pressing their own loyalists for the key parliamentary position.

House panel endorses disputed IT bill

December 30, 2019 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has forced a controversial Bill on Information Technology through a parliamentary committee amid public outcry for amendment and opposition lawmakers writing a joint note of dissent against various provisions that are against the freedom of expression.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has indicated that a regional confrontation has started in South Asia including in Nepal due to conflicting strategies adopted by the world superpower, the USA, and China, which challenges the US dominance, to advance their strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Amid uproar in the party rank and file, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has called its standing committee meeting for December 15.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party on Wednesday afternoon has decided to hand over all the executive powers of the party to co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party has started at Baluwatar, the official residence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday gave its nod to the plan of Prime Minister KP Oli to reshuffle the cabinet.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Prime Minister K P Oli is planning to induct some of his critics within the party into his new team as he prepares a major cabinet reshuffle next week, said ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders privy to the development.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called for taking high-level diplomatic initiatives to settle the border disputes between Nepal and India.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The ruling Nepal Communist Party has appointed senior NCP leader Amrit Kumar Bohara as the chief of party’s disciplinary commission on Monday.

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NCP recommends new provincial governors

November 4, 2019 14:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has recommended the names of governors for the seven provinces.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) will finalize its candidates for the upcoming by-election on Sunday.

POKHARA, Oct 26: The Kaski District chapter of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has recommended Bidhya Bhattarai, widow of the late tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari, as the party’s candidate for the upcoming by-election in Kaski Constituency-2.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Recent remarks made by ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal show that his relations with the other party chairman KP Oli, who is also prime minister, have not been smooth of late.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The leader of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Devendra Poudel said that no election for the vacant post of speaker of House of Representatives will be held until and unless the case against former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara is settled down.

Kathmandu, Oct 22: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has said government will charge to every criminal.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 18: With by-elections slated for November approaching fast, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has prioritized the widows of its deceased lawmakers as candidates from the party.

RUPANDEHI, Oct 3: Former Finance Minister and ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) general secretary, Bishnu Poudel has urged one and all to work together in the campaign for development.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Pressure is mounting on the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to launch an internal inquiry into allegations against Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who has stepped down as speaker of the House of Representatives after being accused of raping a parliament secretariat staffer.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Secretariat meeting held on Tuesday has advised Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara to step down both from the posts of speaker and member of lower house of the parliament after the latter has been accused of sexually harassing a female employee.

CHAUTARA, Sept 30: Spokesperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha has asserted that the government should perform to live up to the people's expectations.

ARGHAKHANCHI, Sept 30: Nepali Congress Central Committee Member and federal lawmaker Gagan Thapa said that his party strongly opposes a series of recent violent activities carried out by the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: At a time when opposition parties are accusing the government of trying to impose 'communism' in the country, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said he would not take rest from politics until NCP becomes the only 'people's party'.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The first-ever ideological debate between Nepal and China has concluded on Tuesday signing a six-point memorandum of understanding amid a function in Kathmandu. The MoU that was signed by Nepal Communist Party’s Foreign Affairs Department chief Madhav Kumar Nepal and Song Tao, International Affairs chief of the Communist Party of China, in the presence of Prime Minister KP Oli and NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Just a few weeks before Chinese President Xi Jinping’s expected visit to Nepal, top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) including Prime Minister KP Oli and a group of senior Chinese Communist Party leaders have begun a two-day closed-door symposium on how the NCP should move ahead in terms of ideology, party organization and development model.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed on the clarity of vision in the party-line to set up a foundation to socialism.