KATHMANDU, JULY 23: Four different sister organizations of the erstwhile Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and Communist party of Nepal (Maoist Center) have jointly come up with a nine-point demand which includes nationalizing all medical colleges or transforming them into non-profit trusts to bring reforms in the country's health sector.

KATHMANDU, June 23: A national convention of Nepali Congress (NC) district presidents that ended with a 21-point Hetauda Declaration on Friday concluded that the controversial remarks by ruling party leaders about introducing a directly elected executive presidential system were aimed at pushing the country toward a fresh round of instability.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Stakeholders including the kin of those disappeared and authorities mandated to deal with the conflict-era cases have alleged that the negligence by the ruling leaders has delayed the peoples’  right to know the whereabouts of their missing relatives.

KATHMANDU, June 5: ​Row over a provision in the parliament regulation has not only widened the rift between the ruling and opposition parties in the House, but also sparked mistrust in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

KATHMANDU, May 21: A little known communist party with a name almost similar to the ruling party formed after merger between UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has accused the later of making a mockery of law by registering the party with a name already in use.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been mulling over not vacating the  post of  speaker or deputy speaker in favor of another party, amid an argument over the relevant constitutional provision.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Leaders of the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) parties have drawn the attention of  parliament to the   comments on a constitutional provision of the country made in the European Union's election observation report.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Power tussle among different factions within the CPN-UML and struggle of old versus new faces in CPN (Maoist Center) have further deepened the already wide rift between the two left parties that command majority in the parliament. The rift between the left alliance members first became visible during selection of candidates for federal and provincial polls and later during appointment of parties' nominees for provincial governments.

HARARE, Nov 19: The leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said.

HARARE, Nov 18: President Robert Mugabe’s own ruling ZANU-PF party wants him to step down and plans to hold a rally in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare on Saturday to make the point.

KATMANDU, Oct 18: The Election Commission (EC) has said scheduled polls may be affected if the court orders to arrange different ballot papers as demanded by a writ petitioner for upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: A ruling party lawmaker has come down heavily on Supply Minister Shiva Kumar Mandal for overlooking the corruption scandal within an entity under his ministry.

NEW DELHI, July 27:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a major political victory on Thursday when Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joined forces with his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), further weakening the field of credible opposition candidates.

KATHMANDU, JULY 18:  The ruling parties have shown their readiness to put the constitution amendment bill to a vote but demanded prior commitment from the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to participate in the third phase of the local elections  irrespective of the bill's fate.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) have assured Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) of amending the constitution by mid-July to address the demands of the agitating party.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Ministerial portfolio-sharing between the establishment faction of Nepali Congress and the rival faction led by Ram Chandra Paudel has triggered intra-party rift within the ruling party.

NEW DELHI, June 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed that a politician from a low caste become the next president, its top strategist said on Monday, in a move to consolidate the party's support among poorer voters.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Leaders of ruling parties agreed to postpone the local level elections in Province 2. The leaders of the ruling parties agreed to postpone the elections in the province during a meeting with Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) leaders. The meeting is underway at Prime Minister's Office in Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has convened a meeting of leaders from ruling coalition as well as disgruntled Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN). The meeting is underway at PM's Office, Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Arguing that it would be difficult to hold the second phase local elections without bringing the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on board, the government has indirectly proposed deferring the polls now scheduled for June 28.

KATHMANDU, June 11: A meeting between the ruling parties and Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJP-N) held in Singha Durbar has ended without striking any deal

KATHMANDU, June 11: The meeting between the ruling parties and RJP-N that began earlier today at the office of Prime Minister in Singhadurbar is going on.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The ruling coalition has rejected the proposal of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) to reschedule the date of the second phase of local level elections.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Lawmakers Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma and Tek Bahadur Basnet, who proposed and seconded the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, said that withdrawing the motion would be against the prerogative rights of the parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The ruling parties and the main opposition party CPN-UML have agreed to stop remaining adamant on their stances in a bid to end the current political impasse.

KATHMANDU, May 4: A day after its allies in the United Democratic Madhesi Front accused the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) of 'betraying the Madhes movement and Madhesi people' by taking part in the local elections, FSFN Chairman Upendra Yadav defended his party's decision saying that the move was necessary to safeguard the historic achievements.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The ruling parties and the parties in the Madhesi Front have registered a joint amendment proposal to the constitution amendment proposal the government had registered in the Legislature-Parliament before.

KATHMANDU, April 29: With the deadline for submitting constitution amendment proposals to the revised constitution amendment bill ending today, lawmakers from various political parties have submitted 45 amendment proposals at the Bill Section of the Legislature-Parliament.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Although the opposition alliance has vowed to foil the constitution amendment bill, the ruling parties are inching closer to securing the requisite two-thirds majority of votes in favor of the 11-point constitution amendment bill tabled earlier in parliament.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The United Nations has welcomed the Kavre District Court's ruling on the murder of Maina Sunar.

KATHMANDU, April 7: With just five weeks left before the local polls scheduled for May 14, the leaders of the ruling political parties remain bogged down in disputes over trivial issues instead of concentrating all their efforts on success in the elections.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of seven Madhes-based parties, is no longer a part of the governing coalition now onward, two senior leaders of the front said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of seven Madhes-based parties, is no longer a part of the governing coalition now onward, two senior leaders of the front said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 13: As the country prepares for local-level elections on May 14 after a hiatus of 20 years, the Saptari incident last week has further polarized the already fractured politics of Nepal, leaving the polls uncertain at least in  Province 2.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal briefed agitating Madhes-based parties that the constitution amendment bill could fail from the parliament in the present situation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is holding a meeting with parties in ruling coalition and the agitating Madhes-based parties today at his official residence Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: CPN (Maoist Center) lawmaker Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and three Nepali Congress lawmakers - namely Amar Singh Pun, Chandra Bhandari and Dhanaraj Gurung -- registered a proposal to make change on the constitution amendment bill on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: A meeting of the opposition parties has decided to seek the clear-cut views from the major ruling parties on the constitution amendment bill and move ahead accordingly.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19:  Parties within the ruling coalition have agreed to announce dates for local level election.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has accused the ruling coalition of not getting ready for holding elections.

BARDIYA, Feb 9: Senior Vice Chairman of the CPN-UML has said that the ruling parties do not want the elections.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Lawmakers from the ruling Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center) and Madhes-based political parties have demanded revisions in the report of the local level restructuring commission (LLRC).

RAUTAHAT, Jan 23: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress Chairman Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the election of local level will be held by mid-May.

KAHTHMANDU, Jan 21: Leaders from both the ruling and opposition political parties have drawn the attention of the government to the fast-approaching deadline for holding the three sets of elections provisioned in the new constitution.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The ruling coalition and the Madhes-based parties have agreed to work together on further amendment on constitution amendment bill tabled in Parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Even as the ruling coalition succeeded in tabling the constitution amendment bill as per the demand of the agitating parties, the relation between the ruling and the Madhesh-based parties has lately grown complicated.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The already troubled relation between the ruling coalition and the main opposition party is likely to worsen further, with the government deciding to sack the chief of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, is in a 'wait and see' mood whether to continue with the House obstructions, as the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN (Maoist Center) remain adamant to push forward the constitution amendment bill. The next House meeting is scheduled for Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The CPN-UML has claimed that the Supreme Court (SC)’s ruling has proved its stand that the constitution amendment bill was unconstitutional.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) have made an informal understanding to delay tabling the constitution amendment bill in parliament for a few more days.