KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Parliamentarian Sarita Giri on Tuesday accused the ruling Nepal Communist Party of promoting corruption in the country.

POKHARA, Feb 25: Prime Minister KP Oli has accused opposition forces of inciting leaders within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to make the current government unsuccessful.

LISBON, Feb 24:  Minister for Foreign Affairs and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) standing committee member Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said no one is excused for indulging in corruption and illegal commission game.

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.

PM Oli in Pokhara

February 24, 2020 14:41 pm

POKHARA, Feb 24: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has arrived Pokhara to attend a training of the party.

PM Oli and chairman Dahal meet

February 24, 2020 13:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman KP Sharma Oli and another chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' have held a meeting at former's official residence at Baluwatar this morning.

CHITWAN, Feb 22: Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to be funded by the US government would be endorsed after making necessary amendments.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Taskforce formed to study on a grant scheme by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is likely to submit its report to the chairperson duo KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal later today.

ITAHARI, Feb 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to celebrate his birthday at his birthplace at Iwa of Aathrai rural municipality in Tehrathum district on Falgun 11 (February 23, 2020).

BHARATPUR, Feb 14: Nepal Communist Party chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Thursday inaugurated the newly-constructed 'Umbrella Street' at Bharatpur metropolis-22, Patihani.

HETAUDA, Feb 12: Rameshwor Phuyal has been appointed the physical infrastructure development minister for the Bagmati state government.

ITAHARI, Feb 6: The position of Whip of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) of province 1 has been vacant for ten months.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Newly-appointed British Ambassador to Nepal Nicola Pollitt paid a courtesy call on Nepal Communist Party Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chair KP Sharma Oli has claimed no party other than the ruling NCP can work in an objective manner for justice, equality and prosperity.

GULMI, Feb 4: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said whatever things have come out regarding the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) have come in an exaggerated and sponsored way.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Concluding that many leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have amassed property illegally and are involved in corruption, a section of leaders of the party has strongly demanded that all their leaders disclose their property details. Also, they have demanded that the party form a powerful commission to probe their property.

NCP seeks consensus on MCC

January 31, 2020 08:27 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: As the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) continues to be divide over the $500 million US grant, party leaders have stressed the need for a common understanding whether to endorse or reject it, before it gets tabled in parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Arguing that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant has no link with America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, Prime Minister KP Oli has pointed out the need to endorse the MCC agreement through parliament at the earliest possible.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Executive chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal has proposed to hold the party's general convention from April 7 to 12, 2021.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: A central committee meeting of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) began at City Hall in the capital on Wednesday morning.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: A central committee meeting of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is starting from Wednesday, with all eyes on how the ruling party will deal with some thorny issues, including the party’s position on the $500 million MCC grant being dangled by the USA.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel has admitted that the government has not been able to carry out its activities in a well-organized manner.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Expressing serious concerns over the decision of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to field murder-accused Agni Prasad Sapkota as candidate for House Speaker, a group of civil society leaders on Tuesday urged the ruling party, the government and political leadership concerned not to elect him to the post.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Agni Prasad Sapkota is all set to be elected speaker of the lower house of parliament unopposed as no other lawmaker contested against his candidacy.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Leader Agni Prasad Sapkota from the ruling Nepal Communist Party has registered his candidacy to the post of Speaker. Sapkota registered his candidacy this afternoon at Lhotse Hall of Federal parliament Building, New Baneshwor.

Wrong pick

January 21, 2020 08:00 am

Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has made a mockery of rule of law and justice, sent a troubling message and set a disturbing precedent by fielding Agni Prasad Sapkota for speaker of the House of Representatives. This is the decision that will have long-term repercussions in party’s image and is going to further erode credibility of the government. Agni Sapkota is a wrong choice for the prestigious post of the speaker for one big reason. He has been accused of murdering a schoolteacher in Kavrepalanchowk during the insurgency and the case against him is sub judice at the Supreme Court. Now the ruling NCP is poised to elevate the murder-accused to the post of the speaker. If he had been declared innocent by the court, it would be a different matter but NCP did not show patience to wait for the court’s decision.  Hearing in Sapokata’s case is scheduled for February 5.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: After weeks-long wrangling between the two chairmen, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday unanimously decided to pick Agni Sapkota – a preferred choice of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal – as the party’s candidate for the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe finally tendered her resignation from the post on Monday afternoon after the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) deciding to contest Agni Prasad Sapkota as its candidate for speaker ending her hope to become new speaker of the parliament.

GALKOT, Jan 19: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said the former UML and Maoist had already become history and the party could no more be operated on a division.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The ruling Nepal Communist Party and the main opposition Nepali Congress have inched closer to an understanding to amend the transitional justice (TJ) law by incorporating inputs collected from all seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The statement of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal in public that he takes responsibility for the killing of 5,000 people in the course of the decade-long Maoist armed insurgency and that he would secure the early release of someone convicted for the Tikapur massacre has stirred serious debate in the legal fraternity.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Expressing concern over prolonged delay in convening the House of Representatives because of differences within the ruling Nepal Communist Party over the choice of a speaker candidate, a group of 17 prominent civil society leaders have urged the parties in power as well as others concerned to work proactively to end the impasse.

Is the party over?

January 15, 2020 08:36 am

Three decades of politics based on party system following the restoration of democracy in 1990 requires some serious introspection. This is particularly pertinent at a time when a single party or amalgamation leading to a large party formation has actually put the country at an important crossroads. Nepal Communist Party (NCP) formed following the merger of former CPN (UML) and former Maoist (Center) has a historic opportunity before them.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The ongoing row over the post of House Speaker has ignited a serious dispute within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), with the leaders belonging to former CPN (Maoist Center) alleging that NCP leaders close to Prime Minister KP Oli were making an “unethical bargain”.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to seek resignation of Deputy Speaker of the House of the Representatives Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Puspha Kamal Dahal has urged Netra Bikram Led-Praty Biplop not to delay in joining mainstream party in 'Party Entry Program' organized today at head office Dhumbhari.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Kathmandu Metropolitan Committee of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has assigned mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Bidya Sundar Shakya the NCP metropolitan parliamentary party leader. The post assignment was in line with the NCP statute.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Chairman of Samajbadi Party (SP), Upendra Yadav, on Monday warned that it would be counterproductive for Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) if it chose to forge an alliance with the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to form a new government in Province 2.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Chairman of Samajbadi Party (SP) on Monday said that it would be counterproductive for Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) if it forged alliance with the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to form a new government in Province 2.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 5: State-3 Assembly members are in a tight spot in terms of the announcement of its capital and name. It is caused so especially after the ruling Nepal Communist Party members are divided on these pressing issues.

NCP picks candidates for NA election

January 3, 2020 13:32 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has finalised the issue in regard with the selection of candidates for the upcoming NA election taking place on January 23.

HETAUDA, Dec 31: Senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and former Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said that problems were surfaced in party organisation for party's failure to strictly implement the statute and rules.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31 : Selecting a candidate for speaker of the lower house of parliament  is becoming more and more difficult for the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), with its leaders divided into various camps pressing their own loyalists for the key parliamentary position.

House panel endorses disputed IT bill

December 30, 2019 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has forced a controversial Bill on Information Technology through a parliamentary committee amid public outcry for amendment and opposition lawmakers writing a joint note of dissent against various provisions that are against the freedom of expression.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has indicated that a regional confrontation has started in South Asia including in Nepal due to conflicting strategies adopted by the world superpower, the USA, and China, which challenges the US dominance, to advance their strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific region.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Amid uproar in the party rank and file, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has called its standing committee meeting for December 15.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party on Wednesday afternoon has decided to hand over all the executive powers of the party to co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party has started at Baluwatar, the official residence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday gave its nod to the plan of Prime Minister KP Oli to reshuffle the cabinet.