LONDON, Aug 27: Britain’s opposition parties said on Tuesday they had agreed to work together to try and prevent a no-deal Brexit, including through passing legislation or holding a vote of no-confidence in the government.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Tuesday strongly opposed a recent cabinet meeting, which was held through the video conferencing.

MOSCOW, August 3:  Russian police on Saturday detained prominent opposition activist Lyubov Sobol ahead of a planned protest in Moscow to demand free elections.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Against a background of souring relations with the opposition parties, Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has left opposition MPs standing for about 40 minutes after the latter trooped into the well chanting slogans to obstruct the House, Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Opposition parties have accused Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara of working at the behest of the government after the speaker pressed ahead with parliamentary proceedings on Wednesday ignoring protests and sloganeering by the opposition parties.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Deliberations on the policy, objective and principals of the fiscal year 2019/20 budget estimates began at the House of Representatives today.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Nepali Congress has criticized the government for its failure to bring programs and strategies to speed up spending.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Main opposition Nepali Congress has criticized the government for its failure to spend budget allocated for the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project (PMAMP).

KATHMANDU, May 13: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has alleged that the government was trying to stage a coup against the media by drafting draconic laws to curtail press freedom.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The deteriorating economic indicators of the past 12 months show that the country's economic sector has suffered under the rule of the two-third majority government, the Nepali Congress party said on Sunday.

NC to keep on obstructing parliament

January 31, 2019 07:48 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to continue obstructing parliament to protest against the government getting the National Medical Education Bill endorsed through the deployment of House marshals against opposition lawmakers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Despite strong objection from the major opposition Nepali Congress, the House of Representatives of the Federal Parliament is making preparations to endorse the much-talked National Medical Education Bill in the today's session.

The main opposition Nepali Congress has given the impression that it is presenting itself assertively in the parliament, raising public concerns, questioning the government of its wrongdoings and failure to ensure good governance.

SARLAHI, Oct 31: One person was shot dead while seven others were injured on Tuesday during a clash between the cadres of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) in Ramnagar Rural Municipality of Sarlahi.

PHNOM PENH, July 30: Cambodia’s ruling party won an expected victory in an election Sunday widely considered illegitimate after the only credible opposition was silenced and which ensures that long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen will serve another five-year term.

PHNOM PEHN, July 29: With the main opposition silenced, Cambodians were voting in an election Sunday virtually certain to return to office Prime Minister Hun Sen and his party who have been in power for more than three decades.

Former minister, political analyst and member of Eminent Persons Group (EPG) from Nepal, Nilamber Acharya knows Nepali politics inside out. What is his assessment of current politics and debate on authoritarianism? How should the government and opposition conduct themselves? What is the progress in EPG? Thira L Bhusal and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with him to discuss.

In Zimbabwe, national elections can be a dangerous business.

KATHMANDU, July 24:Prime Minister and Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)'s chair KP Sharma Oli has called on the main opposition, Nepali Congress, to move ahead by accepting democratic process.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The political parties always support Dr Govinda KC when they are in opposition but oppose him when they are in government. It is as though they are only using him for their own political interests.

JUMLA/DADELDHURA, July 11: A tussle between the government and the Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health and Sciences (KAHS) has been in the spotlight for the past some days. In fact, KAHS by many has been portrayed as “a new opposition” for the government.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has accused the main opposition party of launching protests on a shaky ground.

KATHMANDU, June 15 : Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) standing committee member Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the incumbent government was working to meet the public aspirations.

KATHMANDU, June 15 : Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) standing committee member Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the incumbent government was working to meet the public aspirations.

BIRATNAGAR, June 15: Opposition members of Province 1 Assembly have accused the ruling party members of trying to prevent them from speaking in the assembly.

KATHMANDU, June 14: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded the resignation of either speaker or deputy speaker of the parliament in line with the constitutional provision of electing the two from different political parties.

NEW DELHI, April 20: The opposition parties launched an unprecedented bid to impeach the top judge on Friday, accusing him of failing to protect the independence of the judiciary from executive interference, among other charges.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Chairperson of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that he would play a role to develop National Assembly as a reliable forum for opposition parties so that they could express their feelings and concerns.

Opposition party not weighing in

March 20, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, March 20: In a parliamentary system, the main opposition party in parliament is supposed to act as a watchdog against any wrongdoings of the ruling party or parties.

MALE (Reuters) - Police in the Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high-security zone in capital Male.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma has said that his party would stay in opposition for five years.

'NC will stay in opposition'

January 26, 2018 16:25 pm

Chitwan, Jan 26: Nepali Congress leader Balkrishna Khand has said the Nepali Congress will stay in opposition in a government to be formed anew.

NEW DELHI, Dec 16: Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India's most famous political dynasty, took over as president of the main opposition Congress party on Saturday while facing a stiff challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Hindu nationalists.

NEW DELHI, Dec 4: Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, submitted nomination papers Monday to succeed his mother as president of the main opposition Congress party, which previously governed the country for decades.

NC must remain in opposition: Nembang

November 2, 2017 11:47 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: CPN-UML leader Subash Chandra Nembang has opined that the Nepali Congress (NC), which has been in the government for long should come into opposition for a few years.

MOSCOW, Oct 22: Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, has been released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) has backtracked on its decision to endorse the Bill on Provisions for Perks and Incentives for former office bearers by including lawmakers under the definition of former office bearers after Home Minister Janardan Sharma stood against the bill on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The parliamentarians from the major opposition party and other fringe parties, in today's special hour in the Legislature-Parliament meeting, came down heavily on the government for its alleged failure in disaster management and relief operation for the flood-survivors in the country.

CARACAS, July 9: Venezuela's best-known jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez celebrated a surprise return to his family after being granted house arrest on Saturday with a promise to fight on following three years' imprisonment for leading anti-government protests.

KATHMANDU, JUNE 8: The CPN-UML will not be a mere spectator to constitution amendment, opposition leader KP Sharma Oli said Saturday as he warned to challenge the renewed efforts of the governing parties to revise the statute before elections in Province 2.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The Nepal Pariwar Dal which has two lawmakers in the Legislature-Parliament has decided to remain in opposition in the upcoming government.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Bowing to pressure from the opposition alliance, the government has withdrawn its controversial amendment proposal that would increase the number of local units in 11 select districts in the Tarai-Madhes.

CARACAS, April 20: Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after at least two people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years.

KATHMANDU, April 11: Experts and opposition leaders have slammed the new constitution amendment bill for its proposal of removing chairperson and vice-chairperson of rural municipalities as well as mayor and deputy mayor of municipalities from the Electoral College to elect the National Assembly members.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Opposition political parties have said they would allow voting on the constitution amendment bill in parliament only if the agitating Madhes-based parties give a commitment to participate in the local polls.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi on Saturday urged opposition parties not to be stubborn on the constitution amendment proposed in a bid to increase the acceptability of the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Although the constitution amendment bill was tabled in Parliament amid their protests on Sunday, various nine opposition parties including the main opposition CPN-UML have vowed to thwart the amendment bill.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Opposition on Sunday allowed the government to an election-related bill at parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Nine Opposition parties including the main opposition, CPN-UML, have decided to obstruct Sunday’s meeting of parliament if the government tables the constitution amendment bill.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Nine opposition parties including the main opposition, CPN-UML, which are up in arms against the constitution amendment bill, have started staging a ‘huge’ demonstration in the capital on Friday.