NEW DELHI, Oct 20: India's opposition Congress party declared veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge its new chief on Wednesday, the first person from outside the influential Nehru-Gandhi family to hold the beleaguered party's presidency in 24 years.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has fielded his candidacy for the upcoming by-elections for a vacant post from Bagmati Province in the National Assembly (NA).

KATHMANDU, March 14: A central committee meeting of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) began on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) has decided to hold talks with the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) and Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) on the possibility of formation of a new coalition government.

USA, Jan 15: Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week’s presidential inauguration, with Delta and other major airlines saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area from putting guns in checked bags.

WASHINGTON, Jan 7: The head of a major U.S. business group that represents 14,000 companies including Exxon Mobil Corp, Pfizer Inc and Toyota Motor Corp urged senior U.S. officials to consider removing President Donald Trump from office after supporters of the outgoing president stormed the U.S. Capitol.

WASHINGTON, Jan 7: A Democratic congresswoman on Wednesday said she was drawing up articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump after mobs broke into the U.S. Capitol here following Trump's urgings to his supporters to fight to undo his election loss.

WASHINGTON, Jan 7: Hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a bid to overturn his election defeat, occupying the symbol of American democracy and forcing Congress to suspend a session to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

US, Jan 7: World leaders on Wednesday expressed their shock as supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol building where Congress meets in an attempt to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election won by Joe Biden. here

NCP sweeps upper house elections

January 24, 2020 08:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The ruling Nepal Communist Party clean swept the election for 18-member upper house elections Thursday.

WASHINGTON, Dec 18: President Donald Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress ahead of votes that will leave a defining mark on his tenure at the White House.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The main opposition party Nepali Congress has decided to field Khemraj Poudel to contest the by-election from Kaski-2.

U.S. impeachment process

November 3, 2019 00:00 am

The U.S. Constitution permits Congress to remove a president before his or her term is up if enough senators vote to say that they committed “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours.” Article Two, Section 4 of the Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole power to impeach a federal official, including the president. On October 31 the House voted to approve and proceed with its impeachment inquiry. The resolution, passed on a mostly party-line 232-196 vote, sends a clear signal that a vote to impeach President Donald Trump, and a trial in the Senate, is all but inevitable.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: President of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged one and all to keep exerting pressure on the government to implement the constitution.

WASHINGTON, Sept 2: President Donald Trump expressed a commitment Sunday, hours after the latest deadly mass shooting, to work with a divided Congress to “stop the menace of mass attacks.” He said any measures must satisfy the competing goals of protecting public safety and the constitutional right to gun ownership and seemed to cast fresh doubt on the merits of instituting more thorough background checks for gun purchases.

Lessons from India

August 13, 2019 01:30 am

Does the change of status for Jammu and Kashmir and the search for a Congress leader tell us something about the nature of political leadership in India?

KATHMANDU, July 25: Amid complaints that disputed causeways and embankments constructed by India along the Nepal-India border have been causing inundation across the tarai districts, Former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has stressed the need for diplomatic dialogue with India for resolving the inundation problem.

NEW DELHI, July 3: Rahul Gandhi resigned as the president of the Indian National Congress on Wednesday, citing his failure to win the 2019 general election.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The first phase of the 'Himal, Pahad, Tarai-Madhesh Nepali Congress National Awakening Campaign' is concluding today.

NEW DELHI, May 25: The central working committee of the main Indian opposition party Congress has unanimously rejected party president Rahul Gandhi’s offer to resign from the post of party chief, according to media.

For Congress, an opportunity to rise

April 18, 2019 02:00 am

At a time Nepali Congress has been criticized for failing to play the role of constructive opposition in the parliament and national politics, it has announced ‘public awareness campaigns’ to be held across the country starting from next week.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Former Vice Chairperson of Nepali Congress Prakash Man Singh on Friday criticized the Oli-led government's move to ban the activities of Chand-led Nepal Communist Party.

WASHINGTON, Feb 15: Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Central Committee Member of the Nepali Congress, Gagan Thapa, on Friday said that his party would take to the street against the government's attitude of suppressing the opposing voices in the country.

CARACAS, Jan 22: Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests, and the Supreme Court moved to undercut the opposition-controlled congress’ defiant new leadership.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said dissatisfaction over the government’s working style has been increasing even among the leaders of the ruling parties.

UNITED STATES, Nov 7: Harry Bhandari of Nepali origin has the won the Senate in the mid-term election of the United States.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30 : One killed and seven people were injured when the two political groups exchanged fire at Ramnagar Rural Municipality in Sarlahi on Tuesday morning.

WASHINGTON, Aug 26: Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has called its parliamentary party meeting for Saturday to chart the party’s future course of action after the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) on Friday rejected Deepak Raj Joshee for chief justice.

Aug 2: The US Congress has passed a defense spending bill capping its security-related aid to Pakistan at USD 150 million, significantly below the historic level of more than USD one billion per year.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The main opposition Nepali Congress has staged protests across the country against the government’s authoritarian and undemocratic decisions. In Kathmandu, the protest rally started from Bhotahity.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, is staging protests across the country against the government’s authoritarian and undemocratic decisions. In Kathmandu, senior leaders of the party will address a mass that will convene at 2:30 PM.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Supporters of Dr. Govinda KC staged protest against the government’s delay to save his life and fulfill his demands. Dr. KC has been on his 15th hunger strike for the past 25 days, the longest so far. The Today, Nepali Congress's district committees staged protests against the government at Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli slammed Nepali Congress for lacking agenda and questioned the role of Nepali Congress in the country’s development after 1950 AD.

Congress must rise

July 11, 2018 01:30 am

What Congress leaders would have us believe as authoritarianism is actually hubris, arrogance and total disregard to public concerns which every party has displayed while in power

Questions for Congress

July 8, 2018 02:00 am

Why should Congress leave Socialist International with which it has long and intimate relation and join Progressive Alliance?

KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, has decided to voice against KP Sharma Oli led government’s undemocratic practices on five fronts: parliament, streets, media, social media and peaceful protest.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The main opposition Nepali Congress has accused the incumbent left government of heading towards totalitarianism.

KATHMANDU, June 16: In yet another blow to the establishment faction of Nepali Congress (NC), a panel led by Pushkar Acharya, who is close to the rival faction in the party, has been elected as the new leader of Trade Union Congress, a sister organisation of the party.

KATHMANDU, June 11: As dissatisfaction mounts within the party over the working style of its top leadership, dissident leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) have begun regrouping to challenge party President Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, argued that the budget would increase burden of tax and loan on the people.

GULMI,  May 21: Nepali Congress, Gulmi has started a drive against social anomalies and aberrations in various places of the district as part of the second phase of its 50 days mega campaign entitled 'Let Us Go to the Village and Enjoy in Village Itself'.

KARNATAKA, May 15:  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken an early lead against the Congress as the votes counting for the Karnataka election results began on Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met chairperson of Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba and other leaders at Hyatt Hotel.

Reviving Congress

April 29, 2018 01:00 am

Nepali Congress needs to reach out to common people. Policies and programs need to be modified as per the needs of the society

WASHINGTON, April 10: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will apologize for his company’s role in a data privacy scandal and foreign interference in the 2016 elections when he appears before Congress this week, saying the social network “didn’t take a broad enough view of our responsibility,” according to prepared remarks released Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has met Indian National Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday during his three-day state India visit.

KATHMANDU, Mar 31: The Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting has been postponed until further notice. The meeting is being held since March 23 to review the recent elections.

KATHMANDU, March 9: An International Vegetarian Congress and Vegetarian Festival is going to be organized in Kathmandu from March 10.