KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The chairman duo of the ruling Nepal Communist Party KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal are currently holding a meeting at the former’s official residence in Baluwatar to finalize the names of the leaders to be inducted as the ministers in the Oli-led cabinet.

The next meeting is scheduled for 1PM on Monday

“During this difficult time Poudel talked to both Oli and Dahal’s top aides to find a middle path,” said a National Assembly member close to Poudel. “He was on high alert even before Oli and Dahal’s disagreement became public. He was talking to everyone,” added the National Assembly member.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has issued orders to the institutions and organisations set up in the name of the party’s leaders not to carry out any activities.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The government on September 4 decided to recommend the name of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Vice-chairman Bam Dev Gautam to President Bidya Devi Bhandari for his appointment as a member of the National Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The taskforce formed earlier by the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to recommend ways to settle the intra-party differences has submitted its report to Prime Minister K P Oli and the party's chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have started a signature campaign to ‘exert pressure’ on the party’s top leadership not to push the party toward a split.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Amid deepening row in the party that has pushed it on the verge of split, Vice Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Bam Dev Gautam has floated a 'middle path' solution to resolve the conflict between Prime Minister K P Oli and Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Stating that the possibility of the split of his party is not over yet, chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has alleged that a group of people registered the CPN-UML at the Election Commission (EC) at the behest of the party’s another chairman and Prime Minister KP Oli.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The month-long row within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has taken a new twist after Prime Minister K P Oli promised Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to extend his support during the party’s unity general convention, likely to be held within a year.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Prime Minister K P Oli has proposed holding the party's general convention of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) by mid-December.

The party’s Standing Committee meeting deferred till Sunday

KATHMANDU, July 7: Chinese envoy to Nepal Hou Yanqi held a meeting with a senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Jhala Nath Khanal at the latter's residence in Dallu on Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The ‘crucial’ Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) which was scheduled to be held today has been postponed yet again.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi held a meeting with one of the dissident leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal at the latter's residence in Koteshwar on Sunday evening.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have agreed not to widen their gap in the party.

Oli-Dahal meeting ends

July 5, 2020 14:59 pm

KATHMANDU, July 5: A meeting between the two chairmen of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)  KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ended a while ago.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Amid growing intra-party rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), top leaders of the rival factions have held a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting on Friday apparently in a bid to resolve their differences over a host of issues including the growing call for the resignation of Oli from the post of Prime Minister within the party.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The intra-party disputes within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) took a new twist on Thursday after Prime Minister KP Oli decided to prorogue the ongoing session of the federal parliament. The decision of Prime Minister Oli, who is lately under pressure to quit from power, has left many asking a question: What will happen next?

KATHMANDU, July 2: At a time when the intra-party row in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is at its peak due to factional feud over a host of issues including the performance of the KP Oli-led government, executive chairman of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and incumbent ministers have suggested the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to move ahead in line with the decisions made by the party’s Standing Committee meeting.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to make it mandatory for a foreign woman married to Nepali nationals to wait for seven years after marriage to acquire naturalized citizenship.

KATHMANDU, May 30: A Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is currently underway at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has called the party's crucial Standing Committee meeting for tomorrow, Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Hours after Ministry of Foreign Affairs opposed to India's unilateral road construction to Manasarovar through Nepali territory Lipulekh, ruling Nepal Communist Party also issued a strong-worded statement this evening

KATHMANDU, May 7: Executive Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Thursday said that the party's Standing Committee meeting scheduled for today had been postponed at the last minute due to the lack of homework.

The fault lines of civil society

May 7, 2020 17:05 pm

Debate on civil society has arisen in the midst of Covid-19 crisis and at the height of political conflict in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) which does not need to be elaborated here for the obvious reasons. The debate however, once again, is centered on who the ‘civil society’ in Nepal is. The predominant view with regard to civil society is such that it is an independent sphere having capacity to create counterbalance to the state and market (also with the power of the Church in the Christian West few centuries ago) which, in turn, would work to uphold ‘voices of the voiceless’ and facilitate with appropriate agencies in fulfilling their concerns.

KATHMANDU, May 6: A meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party's Central Secretariat is taking place on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Ever since Bam Dev Gautam,the vice-chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), lost his parliamentary race to the Nepali Congress candidate Sanjaya Gautam in December 10, 2017 in the House of Representatives in Bardiya-1, he has repeatedly expressed a desire to rejoin the parliament and become prime minister of the country.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Dal Bahadur Rana, a lawmaker of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), has refuted rumors of fielding the party’s vice chairman Bamdev Gautam from Papa-1 for the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Amid growing intra-party rifts, a meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Secretariat is taking place this evening.

KATHMANDU, April 30 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has offered to make the party's senior leader Bam Dev Gautam the new prime minister and Madhav Kumar Nepal the chairman in order to settle the intra-party disputes within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

KATHMANDU, April 29: A Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is currently underway at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Baluwatar. The meeting that began at 5 pm is being seen with keen interest as both Prime Minister K P Oli and the rival factions within the party are expected to show their strength within the party.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The ruling Nepal Communist Party’s disputes surfaced after Prime Minister K P Oli introduced a controversial ordinance to facilitate the split of the Socialist Party led by Upendra Yadav. This episode has now reached its climax, as rival factions seek to oust Oli from power.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said it is the historic responsibility of the NCP to prepare the basis of socialism by respecting the public mandate and aspirations while defeating the reactionary conspiracy.

KATHMANDU, April 20: An internal rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has reached to its climax after Prime Minister K P Oli unilaterally decided to introduce an ordinance that makes it easy to split the party

KATHMANDU, April 11: While the parliaments and their committees in many countries have been holding virtual meetings for coordination and monitoring of their response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new debate has started in Nepal over setting up an inter-party political mechanism for a similar purpose.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Leaders of the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) have drawn criticism over their statements demanding change in government at a time when the country is focusing on tackling the crisis of Covid-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, April 5: As the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)-led government has courted a series of controversy at a time when the cases of Covid-19 are increasing in the country, a section of leaders of the ruling party has demanded a meeting of the Secretariat - the party's apex body - at the earliest. Of late, the government has drawn widespread criticism for a controversial procurement deal signed with a company to supply medical equipment to contain the spread of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Efforts to choose a name for Province 2 and a capital failed on Tuesday after the ruling coalition failed to garner the required two-thirds majority. Province 2, which covers eight districts of southern Nepal bordering India, has long been struggling to name itself and fix its capital.

KAILALI, March 5: Akkal Bahadur Rawal, Provincial Assembly member of Sudur Paschim Province representing the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), has been arrested by police in an attempt to rape case on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 5: With the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) unable to fill one of the 19 National Assembly seats, 18 newly-elected upper house members attended the parliament meeting on Wednesday.

18 new members in the NA take oath

March 4, 2020 12:59 pm

KATHAMNDU, March 4: Newly elected 18 members in the National Assembly, the Upper House in the Federal Parliament, took oath of office and secrecy today.

People are angry

March 3, 2020 10:58 am

A youth threw shoes at Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal at City Hall in Kathmandu on Sunday. Dahal narrowly escaped the attack. The incident occurred when Dahal was coming back to his seat after making a speech at the program organized to mark the first death anniversary of communist leader Bharat Mohan Adhikari.

HETAUDA, March 2: Bagmati Province Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has spoken of the need of issuing a warning to those forces wishing to fulfill vested interests by pushing the country to a quagmire.

Delusion of governance

March 1, 2020 10:06 am

The government of KP Oli completed its two years on February 15.  During the elections in 2017, the left alliance composed of CPN(UML) and CPN(Maoist Center), which merged into Nepal Communist Party (NCP) later on,  had unveiled many two-year and five-year plans, in its election manifesto. It won the elections based on those plans and promises.

KATHMANDU, Feb 29: A majority of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Secretariat members have mounted pressure on Prime Minister KP Oli, who is also chairman of the party, to nominate Bamdev Gautam as an upper house member as decided earlier by the secretariat. Oli is seen to be on the defensive now that his once trusted colleague Bishnu Poudel has also joined the gang of top NCP leaders demanding that Gautam be picked for the upper house.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: A serious flaw in the white paper issued by the Nepal Trust has been exposed, with ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader and former home minister Janardan Sharma questioning the facts mentioned in the document.

What’s our priority?

February 27, 2020 10:24 am

Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is once again embroiled in intra-party feud. Differences among top leaders, including KP Sharma Oli, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, have surfaced, and it is likely to impact our political stability. Nepalis voted for stability and development. But the party’s infighting exposed personal ambitions above everything else. Recent political developments are deeply troubling for the country. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has not shied away from venting his frustration over the government’s inability to pass MCC, and resolve some outstanding issues within the party.