CHITWAN, Feb 17: Nepali Congress Vice-President Bimalendra Nidhi has said that his party is in no mood to topple the incumbent government. Vice-President Nidhi said this while speaking in a news conference organised by Press Union, Chitwan, here today. He added that the issue of government change is the internal issue of the ruling party.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that National Assembly member and general convention representative of the Nepali Congress, Durga Prasad Upadhyay's death is an irreparable loss to the nation and party.

Govt failing on all fronts, NC says

February 17, 2020 08:39 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has accused the government of failing on almost all fronts — ranging from safeguarding national sovereignty to running the government smoothly and creating job opportunities as promised ahead of 2017’s parliamentary elections — and heading toward an authoritarian path.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The main opposition Nepali Congress has accused the present government of pushing the country toward lawlessness and authoritarianism.

NA member Upadhyay passes away

February 14, 2020 12:19 pm

RUPANDEHI, Feb 14: National Assembly member Durga Prasad Upadhyay passed away today at the age of 50.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has taken strong exception to the remarks of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal that the late NC President Girija Prasad Koirala had requested him ‘to launch major offensives’ against government installations and security outposts.

NC to lift house obstruction from today

February 11, 2020 07:10 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: After obstructing three consecutive meetings of the House of Representatives, the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to end the obstruction of parliament from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The main opposition party Nepali Congress obstructed the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) for the third time on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: A senior leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress Dr Shekhar Koirala has accused the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) of working in collusion with the government in the Lalita Niwas land grab case.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Main opposition Nepali Congress has protested in the parliament and in the streets against the ‘politically motivated’ decision of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to spare the ruling party leaders involved in the high-profile Lalita Niwas land scam.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has said that the corruption case against its Vice President Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar in connection with Lalita Niwas land scam was filed with political bias.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Thursday accused the Commission for Investigation and Abuse of Authority (CIAA) of coming under the undue influence of both the ruling Nepal Communist Party and entire state machinery.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Thursday obstructed the proceedings of the House of Representatives protesting the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)’s move to implicate its key leader Bijay Kumar Gachhadar in the controversial Lalita Niwas land scam.

Ward chair found dead in Achham

February 4, 2020 13:06 pm

ACHHAM, Feb 4: Ward chair of Panchadeval Binayak municipality-2 in Achham, Padam Bahadur Dhami, has been found dead. His lifeless body was retrieved in a cowshed this morning. The incident site is 30 minutes' walk from the Binayak Bazaar.

Dhungana appointed NSU president

January 30, 2020 14:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Rajiv Dhungana of Sunsari has been appointed the central president of Nepal Students Union (NSU), the sister organisation of the Nepali Congress.

Message of impunity

January 28, 2020 09:56 am

Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and opposition Nepali Congress made the biggest mistake on Sunday by electing Agni Prasad Sapkota to the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives. They turned deaf ears to all appeals from civil society leaders, media and conflict victims not to endorse a person accused of war crimes for the prestigious post.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: As the government faces widespread criticism for some of its decisions such as the appointment of the chiefs and members of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies and naming murder accused Agni Prasad Sapkota as speaker, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have agreed to move ahead defying all protests.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Nearly a month-long disputes within the main opposition Nepali Congress(NC) have finally come to an end on Friday. The disputes had surfaced after the party President Sher Bahadur Deuba unilaterally decided to defer the 13th general convention by a year and increase the number of the party’s central departments.

NC not competing for Speaker's post

January 21, 2020 15:27 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The main opposition Nepali Congress has decided not to field a contender in the election of (new) Speaker. A meeting of the party held today under the chair of party central President and parliamentary party leader Sher Bahadur Deuba ended with this decision.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress Ramchandra Poudel, general secretary Dr Sashanka Koirala and former vice president Prakash Man Singh have set up their separate office under the banner of "Samajik Loktantra Adhyayan Kendra" in the capital.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) on Sunday submitted a memorandum to the government through district administration offices in all seventy-seven districts throughout the country as a part of its protest against Nepal Special Service Bill tabled in the parliament and Information Technology Bill endorsed by the Parliamentary Committee on Development and Technology.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Friday condemned the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) for holding the House of Representatives hostage due to the latter's indecision to pick a candidate for the post of speaker.

NC parliamentary party meeting tomorrow

January 16, 2020 19:51 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The Nepali Congress (NC) parliamentary party is meeting tomorrow to discuss the stalling of the House of Representatives' meeting for long due to the dispute seen in picking the House Speaker.

Nepali Congress, Unite

January 16, 2020 07:59 am

The main opposition Nepali Congress has become a divided house once again. This is happening at a time when the country needs a united voice in the opposition front to check the government’s wrongdoings and to play the role of a constructive opposition. Division in Congress is troubling for both for parliamentary democracy and the party itself. Sadly, the cause of fresh conflict within the opposition party has been party president himself.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 15: President of the main opposition Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Speaker of the House of Representatives should be elected at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) on Saturday drew the attention of the government over 'heightening anarchy' in multiple sectors in the country.

MAHOTTARI, Jan 8: A Nepali Congress (NC) Mahasamiti member was killed in a road accident in Mahottari district on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Nepali Congress (NC) district presidents from various 47 districts have asked party president Sher Bahadur Deuba to withdraw his unilateral decision to increase the number party’s central departments and defer the party’s 13th general convention slated for February 2021.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Questioning President Sher Bahadur Deuba's leadership for taking key decisions without consulting other leaders in the party, district presidents of the Nepali Congress close to the Ramchandra Poudel-led faction are holding a gathering at the party headquarters in Sanepa since today morning.

BHARATPUR, Jan 4: Senior leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress, Ramchandra Poudel, said that the recent decision in the party must be corrected.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Nepali Congress (NC) Vice President Bimalendra Nidhi paid his last homage to General Secretary of National Congress Party (NCP) of India DP Tripathi at his residence in New Delhi on Friday.

NC and Samajbadi forge poll alliance

January 4, 2020 09:05 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to field its candidate for the National Assembly election although the party's chances of winning any seat is almost nil.

RUPANDEHI, Jan 3: Central committee member of the Nepali Congress, Sujata Koirala, has said that the party's very existence would be imperiled if internal dispute continued in the party.

Activists of Nepali Congress in 1980's.

Biratnagar, Jan 1: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said he is seeking to run the party on the basis of consensus.

NC CWC meet on January 2

December 31, 2019 16:24 pm

A meeting of Central Working Committee of the opposition Nepali Congress is taking place at the party central office, Sanepa, on January 2.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 30: Central member of main opposition Nepali Congress Dr Shekhar Koirala today stressed the need for convening party's general convention on time before the upcoming local level elections in the Nepali month of Chaitra in 2078 BS.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The rival faction within the Nepali Congress (NC) led by Ram Chandra Paudel has said that the unilateral decisions taken by the party President Sher Bahadur Deuba would be unacceptable to them.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Nepali Congress (NC) party on Friday decided to hold its 14th general convention in the third week of February 2021, in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A meeting of the Nepali Congress central committee scheduled for today has been put off till December 26.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: As the winter session of the federal parliament session is all set to commence from Friday, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to mount pressure on the government to endorse the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement reached with the United States.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The establishment and the dissident factions within the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have agreed to unveil calendar of events to hold the party’s 14th general convention by mid-March 2021.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: While expressing concerns over some of the provisions in the proposed ‘bill to amend and integrate laws relating to the Constitution and operation of Nepal Special Service’, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has registered a protest notice against the bill at the parliament secretariat.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A group of lawmakers on Monday filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court, demanding the apex court scrap the regulations governing the Constituency Infrastructure Development Program (CIDP) as these discriminate between lawmakers elected under First Past the Post and and those elected under Proportional Representation .

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Central Working Committee meeting of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) scheduled for Monday afternoon has been put off yet again owing the absence of party’s senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed concern over the proposed 'bill to amend and integrate laws relating to the constitution and operation of Nepal special service'.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba is under pressure to fix the date for general convention of the grand old party after a dissident faction led by senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel boycotted the party’s central working committee meeting again on Sunday.

NC likely to lose 7 seats in upper house

December 10, 2019 07:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), which currently has 13 seats in the 59-member National Assembly, is most likely to lose seven seats in the election of the upper house next month. After the reduction in the party’s strength in the upper house, the NC may have only six members there, said leaders.

Message of by-polls

December 3, 2019 10:51 am

The results of by-elections held for 52 vacant positions on Saturday have been out. The poll results do not show major change in the strength of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) than the mandate they had secured in the 2017 elections. But it has sent a significant message to all the parties who contested in these elections.  Of the total 52 seats, NCP candidates have won in more than 50 percent seats while opposition Nepali Congress is trailing behind.

DHARAN, Dec 2: Tilak Rai of Nepali Congress has been elected as the mayor of Dharan sub-metropolitan city in the by-polls.