KATHMANDU, Dec 9: A secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Saturday called a crucial Standing Committee meeting for December 15 following continued pressure from senior leaders on prime minister and party chairman KP Oli to convene the meeting.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: It's mostly the senior leaders of the major political parties who have been found to be absent in the parliament meetings during the second session of the House of Representatives, which prorogued Thursday.