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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: By-poll results have shown no 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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Nepali Congress, the main opposition in the federal parliament and six of the seven provincial assemblies, has accused the government of betraying the country by awarding the contract for the 1200 MW Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project to a Chinese firm.

Nov 25: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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DANG, Nov 25: Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Poudel has accused the incumbent government of reversing the democratic norms and values one after another.

Nov 23: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

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POKHARA, Nov 23: President of the main opposition party Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that India unveiled the new political map placing Nepali territories inside Indian borders after receiving a green signal from Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 20: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala has said Kalapani and Lipulek are parts of Nepal's territory and their ownership can't be given to others under any circumstances.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The leftist government of Prime Minister KP Oli is pushing the country toward another cycle of conflict, lawlessness and authoritarianism, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has alleged.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The main opposition Nepali Congress has accused the government of failing to live up to the people's expectations despite having a two-thirds majority.

Nov 12 : The major opposition Nepali Congress has stressed that high level diplomatic and political initiatives were essential to retrieve Kalapani and other areas located in country's north-west. At a press meet organized at party central office on Tuesday, NC Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma viewed that the newly released map of India was unacceptable to the NC and Kalapani, Lipulek and Limpiyadhura are under Nepal's territory.

Kathmandu, Nov 10 : Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the role of the Supreme Commander of Nepal's democratic movement, Ganeshman Singh, is unforgettable.

KATHMANDU Nov 7: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized its candidates for a parliamentary seat and three provincial assembly seats for the upcoming by-polls amid disgruntlement within the party on Wednesday.

TANAHU, Nov 2: President of the main opposition of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has stated that the party would take enough time before finalizing the names of candidates from his party for the upcoming by-elections.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: With the by-elections slated for November 30 approaching fast, the major political parties are busy in closed-door discussions to finalizing their candidates for the 52 seats at stake at the central, provincial and local government levels.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The main opposition party Nepali Congress has assigned its party leaders to pick the candidates from the party for the upcoming by-elections.

BANKE, Nov 1: The police have arrested six people including a leader of Tarun Dal, the youth wing affiliated with the Nepali Congress, along with an automatic pistol and two magazines from Janaki rural municipality in Banke district.

CHITWAN, Oct 26 (RSS): Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala has said the freedom of press means freedom in country. In his address to a reception organized by Nepal Press Union (NPU) Chitwan chapter here today on the occassion of Tihar, the NC General Secretary said the status of press freedom indicates how the country enjoys freedom.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress Ramesh Lekhak said that his party rightly deserves the post of speaker of House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: President of the main opposition Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba, on Saturday, vowed to facilitate in the ongoing investigation against suspended NC lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam who has been accused of killing over 20 people in Rautahat in 2008.