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: President of the main opposition Nepali Congress has held separate telephone conversations with former Prime Ministers including Lokendra Bahadur Chand, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai along with the former chairman of council of ministers Khilraj Regmi on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 4: A senior leader of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), Shekhar Koirala has asked Prime Minister KP Oli to immediately sack his IT consultant Asgar Ali as the latter has courted a serious controversy for his alleged involvement in removing of news content from a Kathmandu-based news website kathmandupress.com.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has demanded a fair probe into alleged irregularities in the procurement of medical equipment to contain the novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has urged the government to launch relief package to address the concerns of people from various walks of life who have been adversely affected by the lockdown enforced by the government to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, March 24: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress has decided to contribute Rs 5 million to a fund established by the government to prevent and contain the deadly 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.

KATHMANDU, March 17: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the government to work on a war-footing to ensure adequate supply of skilled human resources and necessary equipment to tackle the possible threat of coronavirus outbreak in the country.

BIRATNAGAR, March 16: The Nepali Congress (NC), Morang has demanded the government show its concern over a rising market price amid fear of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 6: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) on Friday has registered a motion of urgent public importance calling for a broader national solidarity to take initiations to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Rival faction within the main opposition party Nepali Congress has decided to stand against the unilateral move of the party president Sher Bahadur Deuba to form the party's central department and nominate Central Working Committee (CWC) members even as the date for the 14th general convention has already been declared.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has decided not to hold any big gatherings, meetings and conventions of the party until further notice in view of the coronavirus outbreak in various countries.

KATHMANDU, March 3: While expressing concerns over the government’s lackadaisical approach to deal with the growing menace of the coronavirus epidemic, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded that the government take a comprehensive national initiative to fight against the virus.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba nominated additional seven party central members as chief of party's seven central departments.

KATHMANDU, March 2: As the novel coronavirus spreads from China around the globe, the main opposition party Nepali Congress on Monday urged the government to take effective precautionary measures to prevent the coronavirus outbreak to the country.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: At a time when the four-year term of current office-bearers of the party is set to expire in a couple of days, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba formed 13 central departments of the party amid protest from the rival factions on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A day after a white paper released by the Nepal Trust stated that some of the controversial decisions relating to the leasing out of the trust’s property were taken when Sher Bahadur Deuba was the prime minister, Deuba has strongly objected to the ‘allegation’.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Former Prime Minister and the President of main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) Sher Bahadur Deuba has denied his involvement in making any decision on leasing the land of Nepal Trust.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has urged the Prime Minister to carry out activities taking the Parliament into confidence.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa on Tuesday urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to step down from the post.

BUTAWAL, Feb 25: While hinting that several other ministers including Prime Minister KP Oli himself could be involved in the bargaining over Rs 70 million kickback with the agent of a Swiss supplier of security press, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has demanded impartial investigation into the case.

SURKHET, Feb 24: Chairperson of Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Kamal Thapa, today said ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has unnecessarily picked disputes regarding the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, thus creating unnecessary doubts about the project.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Following the bribery scandal involving the erstwhile communications minister Gokul Baskota, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has directed the members of its shadow cabinet to keep a close watch on corruption in all the ministries.

NC questions PM’s integrity

February 21, 2020 09:01 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed the meeting of the parliament demanding independent probe into the alleged bribery case involving Communication and Information Technology Minister Gokul Baskota.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The National Assembly has passed a condolence proposal on the passing of former lawmaker Bhagawat Gyawali.

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.