KATHMANDU, July 5: Chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have agreed not to widen their gap in the party.

Oli-Dahal meeting ends

July 5, 2020 14:59 pm

KATHMANDU, July 5: A meeting between the two chairmen of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)  KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ended a while ago.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Amid growing intra-party rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), top leaders of the rival factions have held a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting on Friday apparently in a bid to resolve their differences over a host of issues including the growing call for the resignation of Oli from the post of Prime Minister within the party.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The intra-party disputes within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) took a new twist on Thursday after Prime Minister KP Oli decided to prorogue the ongoing session of the federal parliament. The decision of Prime Minister Oli, who is lately under pressure to quit from power, has left many asking a question: What will happen next?

KATHMANDU, July 2: At a time when the intra-party row in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is at its peak due to factional feud over a host of issues including the performance of the KP Oli-led government, executive chairman of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas, the President’s Office on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Executive Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Thursday said that the party's Standing Committee meeting scheduled for today had been postponed at the last minute due to the lack of homework.

KATHMANDU, April 29: A Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is currently underway at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Baluwatar. The meeting that began at 5 pm is being seen with keen interest as both Prime Minister K P Oli and the rival factions within the party are expected to show their strength within the party.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The ruling Nepal Communist Party’s disputes surfaced after Prime Minister K P Oli introduced a controversial ordinance to facilitate the split of the Socialist Party led by Upendra Yadav. This episode has now reached its climax, as rival factions seek to oust Oli from power.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chair KP Sharma Oli and another Chair of the party Pushpa Kamal Dahal have begun discussions with the lawmakers representing the party in the Federal Parliament on the occasion of the party establishment day.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said it is the historic responsibility of the NCP to prepare the basis of socialism by respecting the public mandate and aspirations while defeating the reactionary conspiracy.

KATHMANDU, April 11: While the parliaments and their committees in many countries have been holding virtual meetings for coordination and monitoring of their response to the coronavirus pandemic, a new debate has started in Nepal over setting up an inter-party political mechanism for a similar purpose.

Dangerous confession

March 9, 2020 09:10 am

In January 2020, in a festival to mark Tharu culture, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ made what by any standards is an unusual statement.  He rejected the idea that the 17,000 deaths from decade-long conflict could be blamed on him.  But he readily accepted responsibility for 5000 deaths.  Certainly some organisations have clearly been responsible for many more deaths than this.  In the case of the Nazis and Khmer Rouge, to name but two, they were responsible for millions of innocent deaths.  But this sort of perverse number game does nothing to diminish the significance of Prachanda’s admission.

CHITWAN, March 8: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked the party cadres not to get disturbed from the minor misunderstandings surfaced at the party's top leadership.

KATHMANDU, March 2: District Administration Office Kathmandu on Monday permitted police to keep Ratan Tiruwa from Jumla in custody for seven days for further investigation.

KATHMANDU, March 1: A man hurled shoes on the chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal at City Hall in the capital on Sunday, shortly after he addressed a public event.

SUKUTE,  Mar 1: Executive Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has revealed that their attempt to amend the constitution was made at the behest of the party’s senior leader Bam Dev Gautam.

CHAUTARA, Feb 29: Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has clarified that the MCC could be passed only after amending some provision.

SUKUTE, SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 28: Executive Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal along with his wife Sita enjoyed rafting in Bhotekoshi river on Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepali communists have a tendency of turning corrupt once they come into the power despite having a political background of contributing to revolutionary changes in the country.

SURKHET, Feb 19: Chairperson of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that no discussion was held to merge Banke and Bardiya districts in Karnali Province for the time being.

SURKHET, Feb 19: Nepal Communist Party chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has claimed that this party has changed the political landscape of Nepal. He said this in his inaugural address to the Karnali province-level frontline cadres' gathering organized by NCP at Karnali province capital Surkhet on Tuesday

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the constitution amendment is essential in achieving the goal of ethnic liberation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the governing pattern of Nepal's communist forces is unique and has its own distinct features.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that projects under the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) will be expedited in the best interests of the country after negotiating with the US on its terms and conditions if deemed necessary.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged the Chairman of Samajbadi Party Nepal and his former colleague Dr Baburam Bhattarai and a senior leader of the same party Ashok Rai to join his party instead of being role less in their party.

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 16: Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who led the decade-long Maoist armed insurgency, said on Wednesday that as the leader of the rebel group he would take responsibility for the killings of 5,000 people during that conflict, but not 17,000.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 12: Even though ruling party members of the provincial assembly of Province 1  have been saying in public that an 'agreement will be reached among political parties over naming the province', the process of formally deciding a name has been in limbo for the past several months while the provincial government awaits a nod from the center.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: An effort made by Prime Minister KP Oli and Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal to pick a new House speaker candidate from within the NCP failed as Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe insisted that she would resign from the post only if she is offered the post of speaker.

SINDHULI, Jan 4: Targeting Visit Nepal Year (VNY), Chetana Village Resort has come into operation at Khaniya Kharka in the district. Operator of the resort, Yadav Humagain said the total investment for the resort stood at Rs 120 million.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The meeting of the lower house of parliament has been deferred yet again after the ruling Nepal Communist Party failed to produce a consensus candidate for speaker.

Dahal hints at delaying MCC endorsement

December 21, 2019 08:17 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has hinted at prolonging the parliamentary endorsement process for the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant provided by the United States if the grant is  part of America’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal has concluded that the Oli-led government has failed to publicize its good works.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Nepal should first make an attempt to resolve the issue of the Kalapani border through political and diplomatic negotiations.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has postponed his scheduled visit to China, citing ongoing treatment of Prime Minister KP Oli.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday said that Nepal should not agree to 'China-India Plus’ cooperation model pushed forward by the two immediate neighbors.

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DANG, Nov 6: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara should face action in accordance with the prevailing laws.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Recent remarks made by ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal show that his relations with the other party chairman KP Oli, who is also prime minister, have not been smooth of late.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday said that there was no truth in media reports that the ruling party was going through a tussle between the erstwhile CPN-UML and Maoist factions.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Parliamentary Party Leader of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) at National Assembly Dinanath Sharma has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will continue for full five-year term.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Co-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Nepal has laid the foundation for realizing the idea of a trilateral partnership between China, Nepal and India.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Co-chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Chinese President Xi Jinping's recent visit to Nepal has laid a foundation to materialize the idea of forging a trilateral partnership between China, Nepal and India.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Mahesh Raj Dahal as the Nepali ambassador to Australia. According to a press statement issued by the Office of President on Tuesday, President Bhandari appointed Dahal to the post in accordance with Article 282 of the Constitution of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: At a time when opposition parties are accusing the government of trying to impose 'communism' in the country, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said he would not take rest from politics until NCP becomes the only 'people's party'.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Top leaders of major political parties including former Maoist rebel chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday spoke of renewed commitment to domestically settling conflict-era cases at the earliest in accordance with established justice delivery processes.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday said the government is working to scrap the court cases against those involved in the lynching of seven policemen and a toddler during an anti-constitution protest in Tikapur in 2015.

KATMANDU, Sept 21: Nepal Workers Peasants Party President Narayanman Bijukchhe on Friday said he is greatly perplexed by former Maoist party chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is now one of the two chairmen of the ruling Nepal Communist Party.