KATHMANDU, May 25: A special committee formed by the Nepali Congress has said that it is appropriate to either readjust or suspend the Constituency Development Fund which was later renamed as Local Infrastructure Development Partnership Program.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Parliamentary Party leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government’s policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year lack proper assessment on the damages to be caused by COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has urged the government to resolve the border disputes surrounding Limpiadhura and Lipulekh through high-level diplomatic negotiations with both India and China.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has appealed to the government to take the top-level diplomatic and political steps to deal with India's latest move in regard to Nepali territory Lipulek.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has drawn the attention of the government to make necessary arrangements to bring home Nepali nationals left in a miserable condition in various labor destinations in the aftermath of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Main opposition party Nepali Congress on Wednesday has formed an ‘economy focused special committee’ to study and analyse the impacts of COVID-19 in various sectors inside the country, and set a  necessary vision of the party in this regard.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, on Monday urged the Ministry of Health and Population to increase COVID-19 testing in Nepalgunj of Banke district.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded an investigation into the death of four children in a bomb explosion in Rolpa district.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, has demanded that the government scrap the Constituency Development Fund and divert the money to the ongoing efforts to tackle the coronavirus.

NC holding central committee meeting

April 29, 2020 13:00 pm

KATHMANDU, April 29: The major opposition Nepali Congress is holding its central working committee meeting this afternoon.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The main opposition Nepali Congress has urged the government to increase resources and provide guardianship to fight and keep all Nepalis at home and abroad safe from coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), has denounced the government's move to introduce two separate ordinances to bring amendments in the Political Parties Act, 2017 and the Constitutional Council (Works, Duties and Procedure) Act, 2010. The party has concluded that the move indicates 'bad omen' for the country's democratic constitution.

KATHMANDU, April 20: Nepali Congress, the main opposition party, has strongly objected to the endorsement of two ordinances by the president Bidya Devi Bhandari at the recommendation of the council of ministers on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Expressing concerns over the irregularities and discrimination made in the distribution of relief materials, the main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), has urged the government to form an all-party monitoring mechanism at all local level governments.

KATHMANDU, April 17: While expressing serious concerns over the plights of thousands of people walking long distances to reach their home in the midst of this nationwide lockdown, the main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), has demanded that the government facilitate their safe return home.

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.