KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Election Commission (EC) has said that it will soon resolve the dispute over the legitimacy of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Bhojraj Pokharel, a former Chief Election Commissioner, has said that the Election Commission (EC) should settle the dispute over legitimacy in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) without any further delay.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has not split yet.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party is organizing a mass gathering in Dhangadhi, the provincial headquarters of Sudurpaschim Province, on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The vertical split in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) following the decision of Prime Minister KP Oli to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) has sent ripples across the provincial governments led by the NCP in the country.

Who crossed the Rubicon?

December 28, 2020 08:15 am

The central puzzle is whether the dissolution of parliament will mark the beginning of the end of Nepal’s republic system. Time will definitely lift the curtain.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: A Secretariat member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) will steer the country toward stability and revolutionary transformation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: A secretariat member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Ram Bahadur Thapa has reached Baluwatar in the capital to attend the ongoing central working committee meeting of a faction close to the party Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21:  After Minister for Home Affairs (MoHA), Ram Bahadur Thapa silently supported Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on the latter’s move to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday, the leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) close to Home Minister Thapa have expressed discontentment arguing that he [Thapa] should not have been an ally to the PM’s dramatic move.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Responding to the recent issuance of ordinance by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers, the Executive Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government move is ill-intentional.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is underway in Dhumbarahi.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: The Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) scheduled for Wednesday has been put off for Saturday after the party’s Chairman K P Sharma Oli skipped the meeting.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli, who is also the prime minister, is likely to skip a meeting of the party's Secretariat scheduled to be held this afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Secretariat members of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have started deliberating on the political papers submitted separately by the chairmen duo KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has concluded.

A key leader of Chand-led outfit arrested

November 22, 2020 11:43 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: A key leader of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party was arrested from the Kathmandu Valley recently.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Executive chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday asked the other Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to call the meeting of the party's Secretariat on coming Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Parliamentarians belonging to the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have decided not to receive Dashain allowances this year and deposit the money in the government’s fund established to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: A Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) will take place on Saturday afternoon.

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.