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Congress conundrum: Despite Deuba’s potential to be an icon of integrity, his image is gradually turning to that of a ruthless politician, by Achyut Wagle (kp 11/04/2017)

‘Judiciary should be overseen by legislature’ (kp 09/04/2017) [NC General Secretary demands removal of separation of powers!!!], Koirala backtracks on criticism of court (kp 10/04/2017) [Nevertheless he has shown his true mind!], Undemocratic democracy: Proof of how far we have fallen is a senior leader demanding that the judiciary should be kept under parliament, by Dinkar Nepal (nt 14/04/2017)

NC divided over polls in one go or two phases: Majority of lawmakers and CWC leaders are for voting in one go but party chief has hinted at possibility of two-phase elections (kp 08/04/2017), NC for putting amendment bill to vote: Open to holding polls in two phases if UDMF takes part (ht 08/04/2017)

NC manifesto drafting panel in full shape (kp 02/04/2017)

NC Objection To SC Verdict: Mocks Independence Of Judiciary, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 02/04/2017), Contempt case registered against NC president (kp 03/04/2017)

NC to hold mass rallies in all seven provinces (rep 01/04/2017)

‘NC should bridge UML, UDMF rift’ (ht 28/03/2017)

Ensure participation of Madhes parties in May polls: NC leaders (kp 27/03/2017)

Khadka calls for referendum (kp 27/03/2017) [There has already been referendums in form of Jana Andolan II and the CA elections!!], Khadka seeks referendum for Hindu state (rep 27/03/2017)

NC lawmakers from Tarai pressure party for amendment (ht 18/03/2017), Pressure in Congress to approve amendment bill before May vote (kp 19/03/2017)

Some NC leaders want local polls after amending statute (ht 12/03/2017), A section of NC asks leadership to act (kp 15/03/2017)

NC Paudel faction demands CWC meeting: NC lawmakers from Madhes want judicial commission to probe Saptari incident (kp 08/03/2017)

Poudel faction ups the ante against Deuba (kp 26/02/2017), Paudel faction unhappy with Deuba’s ways, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 26/02/2017), Paudel faction wants CWC, PP meet as rift widens in NC (rep 27/02/2017), NC rival faction criticises Deuba, prime minister (kp 07/03/2017)

2 Cong MPs say will vote against amendments (kp 15/01/2017)

Nepali Congress: A Lost Legacy, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 30/12/2016)

NC brass pressed to put charter revision on hold: Office bearers for announcing date for local elections immediately (kp 26/12/2016)

Deuba urges NC cadres to prepare for local polls: The NC president also expresses hope the main opposition UML will come to consensus on  the statute amendment bill (kp 14/12/2016)

NC initiates campaign to widen support base: NC leaders will visit their allocated districts to  study about party’s grip  at the grassroots for  a month, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 12/12/2016)

Foresight and handshake: It is the first real indication of Deuba rising above partisan politics within the Nepali Congress, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 22/11/2016)

NC leaders drumming up support in Tarai (kp 21/11/2016)

Constitution amendment: Congress divided over way forward, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 19/11/2016)

Deuba working on key nominations, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 18/11/2016)

‘No discussion in party on statute amendment’ (kp 11/11/2016)

NC municipal heads for local polls in March-April (kp 11/11/2016)

Tarun Dal conclave uncertain yet again (kp 09/11/2016), Tarun Dal conclave begins today (kp 12/11/2016), NC leaders ask cadres to get focused on polls (kp 14/11/2016), Bid for unanimous Tarun Dal team, by Sarin Ghimire  (kp 16/11/2016), Basnet likely Tarun Dal head, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 16/11/2016), Tarun Dal office bearers picked on consensus, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 17/11/2016), Jitjung Basnet elected Nepal Tarun Dal President (ht 17/11/2016)

Dispute surfaces over NC order of precedence (kp 07/11/2016)

In NC, ‘dither and delay’ is the order of the day, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 26/10/2016), Flip-Flopping NC, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 30/10/2016)

Factionalism Gets NC Nowhere, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 16/10/2016) [The NC has been ridden by factionalism since its earliest days!]

All eyes on Deuba as CWC meets shortly, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 15/10/2016)

Shashanka Koirala demands referendum on Hindu state (ht 15/10/2016) [The statement by the NC General Secretary reflects the staunch conservative and anti-inclusive minding of many NC politicians!!], Shashank for referendum to decide on Hindu state, by Shiva Puri (kp 16/10/2016)

Deuba unlikely to fill vacant party posts before Chhath, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/10/2016)

Divide and rule: Nepali Congress and its manifold intraparty feuds, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 17/09/2016)

3rd NWA general convention today, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 14/09/2016), NWA convention begins: Leaders remember late Mangala Devi, say women empowerment key to successful democracy, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 15/09/2016)

NC nominations before Dashain, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 09/08/2016) [Which year?], NC fails to fill vacant posts of office bearers, by Ashokm Dahal (rep 08/09/2016)

Tarun Dal convention likely to be postponed (kp 05/09/2016), Tarun Dal conclave postponed till Sept 19 (kp 12/09/2016)

Youth leaders of NC concerned about their roles: After NSU committee members were barred from standing for elections, held almost after a decade, youth leaders say they might have no roles in the party (kp 02/09/2016) [a non-inclusive party controlled by failed old male Tagadharis!]

Children under 16 years of age barred from NSU membership (ht 01/09/2016)

Tarun Dal gears up for conclave: NC Youth wing to hold general convention on Sept 9-11, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 31/08/2016)

NC leaders unsure of Deuba’s deputy: Congress President Deuba left for Singapore on Friday for a checkup of his digestive problems, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 29/08/2016)

Heavy suits: The successful conclusion of the NSU election was a litmus test for NC’s commitment to holding local, provincial and state elections by 2017, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 27/08/2016)

NC district chiefs to talk local body restructuring (kp 21/08/2016)

Young force: A silent battle continues among political parties to divert the potency of student unions to their advantage, by Abhi Subedi (kp 21/08/2016)

Politics and the young: The stereotypical image of youth politicians as violent goons needs to change, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 10/08/2016)

Nine NSU cadres file candidacy for gen secy (ht 04/08/2016) [Thank god, all of them are Tagadharis, predominantly Bahuns, among them even one women! This reflects the NC understanding of inclusion even under its younger generation!], NSU steps up preparations for national general convention (ht 05/08/2016), NSU gen convention set to start tomorrow: Nepali Congress student wing is holding its general convention after a decade-long gap, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 06/08/2016), Age bar set for candidates competing for NSU posts (ht 06/08/2016), Student politics: The youth of today are the vehicles of change for a better tomorrow, by Asmita Verma (kp 07/08/2016), NSU conclave begins after a decade, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 08/08/2016), Cloud of uncertainty hangs over Nepal Students’ Union election, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 09/08/2016), NSU closed session today: The convention hits a snag following a dispute regarding representatives in some districts which resulted in the postponement of the closed session on Monday (kp 10/08/2016), Union likely to elect new leadership on Saturday, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 11/08/2016), Disputes delay NSU election (ht 12/08/2016), Election panel to take out voter list today: Nain Mahar and Manoj Acharya likely to battle it out, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 13/08/2016), Deep division dampens NSU election: NC leaders say names of ministers only after the conclave, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 15/08/2016), NSU prez aspirants file nominations: Mahar chosen from the establishment side, Poudel faction undecided over its candidates, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 16/08/2016), NSU to elect its new leadership today, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 17/08/2016), NSU voting continues till late night (ht 18/08/2016), Mahar lands NSU top post
after victory in tight race
, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 19/08/2016), Mahar elected NSU president, by Kokila KC (ht 19/08/2016)

NSU cadres seek to resolve disputes before national convention (ht 23/07/2016)

Row over representatives continues to rankle NSU (kp 18/07/2016)

Poudel urges Deuba to act in agreement, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 18/07/2016)

NC’s Khadka reminds Deuba ‘of his pledges’: Khum Bahadur seeks ‘due respect and nomination for Congress vice-president in return for help to Deuba' (kp 08/07/2016) [Convicted criminals should never play any role in a democratic party!!]

NC’s Role Under Scrutiny, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 03/07/2016)

NC president, senior leaders irked by Sujata’s ‘treatment’, by Remain absent from GP memorial event after PM Oli made chief guest, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 02/07/2016)

Congress picks focal persons to watch over House committees (kp 24/06/2016)

NC demands specifics on reconstruction delay, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/06/2016) [This may be reasonable but the question remains why this party as well did nothing when it was leading the government!!]

5 more join Cong PP body (kp 23/06/2016)

Picking deputy a tough call for NC President Deuba: As per the party statute,  all the nominations  were supposed to be made  within two months of the general convention that concluded on March 7, by Satin Ghimire (kp 22/06/2016)

Student leaders sceptical about NSU holding polls: Factionalism, high number of aspirants, student leaders say, could postpone  the poll date  once again, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 21/06/2016)

‘NSU convention should not be delayed’ (kp 10/06/2016)

NSU meeting to fix convention date (kp 07/06/2016)

Nepali Congress to hold pending polls (ht 05/06/2016)

Deuba names four members to PP working committee (kp 03/06/2016)

NC begins consultations on local bodies’ polls (ht 26/05/2016)

NC student union working to hold convention from Sept 19 (kp 22/05/2016)

Has NC Lost Ideological Compass?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 22/05/2016)

Deuba under fire for delaying nominations, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 20/05/2016)

Deuba yet to fill NC positions, by Prakash Acharya (ht 15/05/2016)

Leaders criticise Deuba for ‘immature’ move: Half a dozen leaders close to Poudel meet the NC chief to convey that his failed bid at toppling government had ‘tarnished’ the party’s image, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/05/2016), NC MPs rap Deuba over 'failed attempt' to oust Oli (rep 07/05/2016), Proposal for Dahal-led govt not from NC: Nidhi (ht 07/05/2016), Shekhar defends NC’s failed bid to change govt (kp 08/05/2016)

NSU to hold its conclave in June (kp 02/05/2016)

NC sister wings prepare for conclaves (kp 21/04/2016)

Will Congress Join Government?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/04/2016)

Deuba in Delhi for wife’s care: Informal preparations going on for meetings with top Indian officials (kp 19/04/2016)

NC will not join Oli-led govt: Koirala (ht 17/04/2016)

Opportunities, Challenges Before NC, by Tribhuvan Chandra Wagle (rn 16/04/2016)

Tarun Dal convention in September (ht 15/04/2016)

The litmus test: Deuba has rightly stressed resolving Madhes standoff is high on his agenda (kp 11/04/2016)

Deuba sets eyes on completing his team: New Congress president will have to nominate three office bearers—vicepresident, general secretary and joint general secretary—and 11 central committee members (kp 08/04/2016)

42 lawmakers in fray for NC PP election (ht 08/04/2016), Deuba loyalists make Congress PC majority (kp 09/04/2016), Deuba panel sweeps
NC PP members poll
(ht 09/04/2016), Deuba panel sweeps parliamentary party also (rep 09/04/2016)

Deuba trounces Poudel to become NC PP leader: Cements control over party with second big win, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/04/2016), Deuba elected NC Parliamentary Party leader, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/04/2016), Deuba wins with 139 votes against Paudel's 67, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/04/2016)

Nepal Tarun Dal gears up for convention (ht 05/04/2016)

NC PP statute revision ready: Endorsement of rules will lead to PP leader poll (kp 03/04/2016), Congress amends its PP statute (kp 05/04/2016), NC amends parliamentary party statute (ht 05/04/2016), Nepali Congress PP meeting sees heated debate (rep 05/04/2016), Deuba, Poudel in race: 206 Cong Members of Parliament set to vote today (kp 06/04/2016)

Sitaula-led panel to support Deuba for PP leader, by Ashok Dahal (rep 02/04/2016), Supporters ask Poudel out of PP leader race: Koiralas advise him to back Deuba in return for key roles, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/04/2016)

Congress president to delay appointments: Deuba faces tough job giving a semblance of unity, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/03/2016), Paudel tells Deuba to implement ‘one man one post’ in Congress (ht 24/03/2016), Deuba, Poudel in a tight race for PP leadership (kp 25/03/2016), Deuba asked to support Paudel as PP leader (ht 25/03/2016), NC to decide PP leader poll date today (kp 26/03/2016), Poudel supporters want PP vote deferred (kp 27/03/2016), Poudel backers at odds over going to PP poll, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 28/03/2016), Poudel panel puts pressure on Deuba to defer PP election: Calls on NC chief to hold the poll only after amendment of the statute (kp 29/03/2016), PP poll likely after statute amendment (kp 31/03/2016), NC settles row over PP statute amendment (ht 31/03/2016)

NC gears up for PP leader vote: Deuba in bid to be unanimous Parliamentary Party leader; President Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and Prakash Man Singh to compete for the position (kp 22/03/2016), NC preparing for parliamentary party leader election (ht 23/03/2016)

Cong ‘to take lead’ to end political standoff, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/03/2016)

Can Kangress Reclaim Its Soul?, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 18/03/2016)

Deuba takes up NC mantle, vows unity: Ram Chandra Poudel likely to be given the position of senior leader, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 17/03/2016), Deuba nominates seven CWC members: To pick 14 more after vote on parliamentary party leader, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/03/2016), Lead from the front: Deuba should stay firm on commitment to federalism, republicanism, secularism (kp 17/03/2016), Deuba assumes office as NC president: Picks Paudel, Sitaula, KC, Yadav, Acharya, Thapa, Chaudhary as CWC members (rep 17/03/2016)

NC in no hurry to form or join govt: Deuba (ht 16/03/2016)

Congress puts marginalised communities on the margins, by Dewan Rai (kp 15/03/2016) [NC has missed the chance to turn into a progressive and inclusive party with clean and non-corrupt politicians that is no longer dominated by male Tagadharis as it is needed by the country!]

Early Congress Mahasamiti meeting likely (kp 14/03/2016)

Victory Of Deuba Over Poudel, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 13/03/2016)

Anti-federal, pro-Hindu could surround Deuba in NC nucleus, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/03/2016) [including corrupt elements like Khum Bahadur Khadka], Chief: Congress’ll take lead in constitution implementation (kp 11/03/2016) [anti-federal and anti-secular??], Old faces maintain lead (kp 11/03/2016), A glass half-full: The NC, the oldest democratic party of our country, is most undemocratic in its practices, by Amma Raj Joshi (kp 11/03/2016), NC CWC vote counting goes on at snail’s pace (rep 11/03/2016), Shekhar Koirala on top in NC CWC vote count (ht 12/03/2016), Deuba headed for CWC majority (kp 13/03/2016), 21 members elected to Congress CWC (ht 13/03/2016), Nepali Congress vote counting to conclude today: Deuba on the safe side with comfortable majority in the Central Working Committee in sight (kp 14/03/2016), Deuba panel takes comfortable lead in CWC positions (rep 14/03/2016), Deuba panel holds sway over apex body: Of the 64 directly elected CWC members, 36 are said to be close to him, by Kamal Dev Bhattrai (kp 15/03/2016), Deuba panel has comfortable majority in Congress CWC (ht 15/03/2016), 13 new faces elected to NC central committee: 15 old faces lose, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/03/2016)

NC CWC election: Majority of old faces; Deuba supporters have the upper hand so far (kp 10/03/2016) [Including a corrupt criminal in top position! And predominantly male persons! Obviously, this party will never change!], Nepali Congress vote counting on (ht 10/03/2016), A lot on his plate: Election results offer NC, Deuba another opportunity to improve on mixed record (kp 10/03/2016), Back again: There are many reasons why Deuba will be much more than a footnote in Nepal’s political history, by Deepak Thapa (kp 10/03/2016), Thapa to continue efforts for Congress transformation (ht 10/03/2016), Mixed poll result may move Deuba to strive for party unity, by Ashok Dahal (rep 10/03/2016), A new dawn, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 11/03/2016)

Factionalism in faction ‘led’ to Poudel’s defeat: Loss likely to throw the camp into further disarray, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 09/03/2016), Shashank new gen secy on back of BP’s legacy: Sita Devi Yadav edges Chitra Lekha Yadav by eight votes to claim party’s treasurer post, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/03/2016), Shashanka elected NC general secretary: Sita Devi wins treasurer’s post with  a narrow margin of just eight votes, by Prakash Acharya (ht 09/03/2016)

Now the hard part: People hope to see structural changes in the Nepali Congress following Deuba’s win, by Artindra Dahal (kp 09/03/2016) [How this? He is already the most often failed NC politician and represents the old factionalism! Only a younger generation can bring structural changes!], Will Deuba impact national politics right away?, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 09/03/2016)

Deuba defeats Poudel: Eighth Nepali Congress president takes party leadership out of the Koirala family after two decades, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/03/2016), New Congress chief has his task cut out, by Anil Giri (kp 08/03/2016), Roaring win for Sher Bahadur Deuba: Elected NC president after defeating Paudel by 526 votes, by Prakash Acharya and Tika R. Pradhan (ht 08/03/2016), NC 13th general convention: Deuba romps home (rep 08/03/2016)

NC votes for top posts: 1,348 ballots cast; Delayed by storm, row, counting starts at 2:00am (kp 07/03/2016), Cong talks EVMs, takes water tanks (kp 07/03/2016), No major policy, structural changes (kp 07/03/2016), To new NC leadership: Resolution to key issues will lead to stability and growth, which in turn leads to long-term stability (kp 07/03/2016), NC leaders could not differentiate between BP’s ideals and his tactics, interview with Puranjan Acharya (kp 07/03/2016), NC General Convention: New Generation Should Emerge, by Mukti Rijal (rn 07/03/2016), Poll for NC CWC over, result delayed, by Prakash Acharya and Tika R. Pradhan (ht 07/03/2016), Vote for NC president inconclusive, runoff from 2-5 pm today, by Thira L. Bhusal and Ashok Dahal (rep 07/03/2016)

Congress set to elect new party prez, CWC: 315 contenders in fray for 64 positions, including three office bearers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/03/2016), NC endorses policy and programmes; voting for new leadership today, by Prakash Acharya (ht 06/03/2016), Ballot puts leadership acumen to test in NC, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 06/03/2016), Jamboree in full swing on last day of campaigning, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 06/03/2016), We are working to end factionalism in party, interview with Nabindra Raj Joshi (kp 06/03/2016) [??], Concerns raised over low participation of women (kp 06/03/2016) [!!]

3-way toss-up as NC race hots up, by Anil Giri (kp 05/03/2016), Amid election heat, policy debate put on back burner, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 05/03/2016) [!!], ‘Transforming party my goal’, interview with Gagan Thapa (kp 05/03/2016), ‘We’ll end factionalism’, interview with Arjun Narsingh KC (kp 05/03/2016) [Yes, this is proved by the current escalation of factionalism within the party leadership!!], The Con(g)-race!: It really doesn’t  matter who becomes the next NC President; All the three  candidates will do nothing to transform the party, nor will they find middle ground and bring all the Kangaroos together, by Guffadi (kp 05/03/2016) [satirical but very true!], NC promises another constitutional amendment (ht 05/03/2016), 375 in fray for 64 NC CWC posts, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 05/03/2016)

NC General Convention: New Generation Should Emerge, by Mukti Rijal (rn 03/03/2016)

Busy establishment side throws leaders into tizzy: Faction split into three camps with Poudel, Sitaula and Sujata deciding to enter the fray, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 03/03/2016), Deuba announces his candidacy for top job: Picks KC as general secretary, Yadav as treasurer (kp 04/03/2016), 4-day Cong General Convention begins: All three party presidential hopefuls claim they are a cut above others, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/03/2016), Koirala clan on Poudel’s side: Poudel reached Shashank’s residence to court support of the Koiralas, widely considered to be the establishment, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/03/2016), Youths pushed to the margins (kp 04/03/2016) [!!], Food for thought: NC plenum has seen an astonishing lack of ideas to keep nation hopeful (kp 04/03/2016)

Congress full of equations, likely to see 3-way contest: Two leaders from establishment may vie for top job unless there is last-minute agreement (kp 02/03/2016), Deuba vows to lead party ‘differently’, by Kamal Dev Bjhattarai (kp 02/03/2016), In-laws of equilibrium (kp 02/03/2016)

NC likely to squander opportunity to evolve, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 01/03/2016), Establishment camp struggles to choose candidate for top job (kp 01/03/2016), NC dissidents refuse to budge: Paudel offers to make Sitaula the leader of parliamentary party and assures Sujata DPM’s post in the next government, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 01/03/2016) [Power and positions for the old privileged elite, but what does the party offer to people and country?], Aspirants for NC prez find finalizing panels tough going (rep 01/03/2016)

NC not adopting federal structure in party for now, by Ashok Dahal (rep 29/02/2016) [Is this a hint that the NC is going to distance itself from the idea of federal state?]

Madhes ‘key’ for party presidential hopefuls, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 28/02/2016), For Poudel, it depends on what he offers to leaders: Sujata Koirala announces she will also enter the fray (kp 28/02/2016), Tough negotiations under way in NC: Four aspirants of the establishment side continue to stay as rigid as ever about contesting the party presidency (ht 28/02/2016), NC factions watch rival moves on candidates: Deuba wants to take leaders left out on other side; Uphill task for Poudel to keep establishment united, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 29/02/2016), I haven’t come this far just because my father was a big leader, interview with Prakash Man Singh (kp 29/02/2016) [Why else?], NC not to increase office bearers: Paudel, Deuba and Sitaula likely to contest for post of party president, by Prakash Acharya (ht 29/02/2016)

Biennial NSU gen convention not held even once in decade: General convention of the student union has been deferred six times in the last five years (kp 28/02/2016) [!!]

Rival factions in final bid to pick candidates: Deuba camp in ‘comfortable position’; Establishment side in a fix, by Anil Giri (kp 27/02/2016) [Unchanged fight for power and positions among failed leaders! No understanding of the need of the hour!!], NC establishment to field Paudel for party prez (ht) [The one who prevented the work of CA-I for more than eights months only because he wanted be become PM?? May god save Nepal!], NC polls now in hands of kingmakers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 27/02/2016)

Indian spooks: Without conviction-driven politicians like BP, people suspect the loyalty of Congress leaders who are known to kowtow before their Indian masters, by Biswas Baral (rep 25/02/2016), Debunking myths: By no means does economic liberalisation that the NC adopted in the 1990s contradict BP’s idea of socialism, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 26/02/2016), Internal Democracy Within Nepali Congress, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 26/02/2016)

NC draft policy, programme document offers broad strokes: Fails to impress even insiders, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 24/02/2016), No more factions: Koirala’s demise has left a void in the Congress but also an opportunity for it to unite, by Prem Raj Joshi (kp 24/02/2016), Rival NC factions differ on number of office bearers: Deuba camp to oppose establishment side’s proposal to increase official posts in the party, by Prakash Acharya (ht 24/02/2016) [This old generation of failed leaders will never change and should be kicked out for the sake of party and Nepal!], NC establishment carries on bid to find common candidate, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/02/2016), ‘Policy draft unacceptable’ (kp 25/02/2016), Nepali Congress factions hoping to garner last-minute support (ht 25/02/2016) [Still no understanding of the necessity of fundamental changes in persons as well as in programs!!], NC split over Office Bearers size: Agreement on increasing quota for marginalised groups to meet constitutional requirements, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 26/02/2016), NC leadership urged to review party’s NGC document (ht), NC leadership urged to review party’s NGC document: CC leaders say its policy and programmes do not address post- constitution challenges (ht 26/02/2016), Congress to revise party policy and program (rep 26/02/2016)

Congress CWC members call for probe into Koirala’s death, by Manish Gautam (kp 24/02/2016)

Koiralas will stick together no matter who we support as party president, interview with Shekhar Koirala (kp 22/02/2016), Koirala clan counts for Cong candidates: Poudel, Deuba, Singh and Sitaula reach out for help, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/02/2016), Shashanka Koirala prescribes pills for party unity (ht 23/02/2016)

Establishment divided over prez candidate: The Koiralas stand for a unanimous presidential candidate who could end factionalism in the party (kp 21/02/2016), Nepali Congress factions preparing to finalise names for office bearers’ positions, by Prakash Acharya (ht 21/02/2016) [Besides Gagan Thapa only failed old leaders ad extremely corrupt criminals, all of them male and predominantly Thagadari!!]

Deuba rolls the dice, but move cuts no ice: Poudel says not keen to swallow parliamentary party leader post bait, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 19/02/2016), Aspirants for party prez intensify bids to line up support (rep 19/02/2016) [Please save party and country from this failed, undemocratic and incompetent generation of politicians!!]

44 Congress district presidents elected (kp 19/02/2016)

Statute, Madhes to top agenda (kp 17/02/2016)

Youth leaders for overhauling NC ideology, organisation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/02/2016)

Deuba eyes NC leadership as establishment side fragments, by Prakash Acharya (ht 16/02/2016) [Deuba has been the most often failed PM of Nepal! With him, the party has no future!]

Let the party begin There’s a whole lot of things the Congress  needs to do after its general convention, by Nabin dra Raj Joshi (kp 16/02/2016)

Cong opens talks in a bid to close ranks, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/02/2016), Passing the torch: It will be interesting to see if the Koirala dynasty becomes history or makes history, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/02/2016), NC establishment faction in bid to forge unity, by Prakash Acharya (ht 14/02/2016), Establishment struggles to decide key candidates: Deuba-led camp appears united in looming elections (kp 15/02/2016), Managing aspirants for top posts tough job for Deuba: Wooing key leaders from establishment faction also, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/02/2016)

Bad timing: The Congress should have read the mood in Madhes before scheduling its convention, by Randhir Chaudhary (kp 12/02/2016)

Congress after Koirala: Leadership void feared, by Anil Giri (kp 10/02/2016) [Ideal occasion to hand leadership over to a younger and more inclusive generation! Else, the decline of the party will continue (39 percent of the votes in 1991, only 25 percent in 2013)!!], Nepali Congress puts off programmes for 13 days (ht 10/02/2016), Congress first family faces uncertain future: Will factional politics end? Or will it further deepen? (kp 11/02/2016), Death sparks leadership debate in Koirala faction, by Ashok Dahal (rep 11/02/2016)

Narahari Acharya suffers stroke, condition stable, by Arjun Poudel (rep 10/02/2016), Narahari Acharya’s condition stable (ht 11/02/2016), 'Narahari Acharya neurologically more alert' (rep 11/02/2016), Acharya ‘critical but stable’ (kp 12/02/2016)

On the death of Sushil Koirala: Ex-PM, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala passes away (ht 09/02/2016), Sushil Koirala’s demise poses potential problems for Nepal (ht 09/02/2016), Sushil Koirala’s final rites on Wednesday (ht 09/02/2016), “I’ve already understood…,” said Sushil Koirala before breathing his last (ht 09/02/2016), Indian delegation pays tribute to Koirala; to return today after meeting Oli, Thapa (ht 09/02/2016), Adieu Sushil Da (photo feature) (kp 09/02/2016), Nation wakes up to shockFormer PM and NC President Sushil Koirala, who led constitution-drafting to its conclusion, dies at 78 (kp 10/02/2016), Adios Sushil Da (1939-2016): Man of few words but many strengths, by Kamal Dev Bahattarai (kp 10/02/2016), Koirala’s home district in outpouring of grief, by Janak Nepal (kp 10/02/2016), Was Koirala’s illness ‘kept in dark’ for political expediency?, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/02/2016), Nepal’s friends send words of comfort in hour of grief (kp 10/02/2016), Women politicians hail late leader’s role (kp 10/02/2016), Rest in peace: Known for his simplicity, Koirala leaves behind a mixed legacy as leader (kp 10/02/2016), Former PM Sushil Koirala passes away (ht 10/02/2016), Was to be admitted to TUTH on Mon (ht 10/02/2016), Condolences pour in for Koirala (ht 10/02/2016), Foreign leaders hail former PM’s simplicity, by Lekhanath Pandey (kp 10/02/2016), Koirala family mourns in Nepalgunj (ht 10/02/2016), Madhes shocked at former PM’s demise (ht 10/02/2016), Homage to Koirala: If leaders benefit from his virtues and become wiser from his mistakes and weaknesses, it will be the best homage they will be paying to their departed leader (ht 10/02/2016), Remembering late former PM Sushil Koirala: Those who worked closely with him recall him as having an innate characteristic of doing what he considered was right for the nation, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 10/02/2016), Constitution promulgation, Koirala's biggest achievement, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 10/02/2016), Multiple complications led to sudden death: Dr Yogi (rep 10/02/2016), Adieu, Sushil da, by Swarnim Wagle (rep 10/02/2016), Ex-PM Koirala's sudden demise takes country aback, by Ashok Dahal (rep 10/02/2016), True achiever: If Sushil Koirala had been close to India he would not have been the only Nepali prime minister who was not invited by India on assuming office, by Prateek Pradhan (rep 10/02/2016)

Congress leaders underline need to revamp party (ht 09/02/2016)

Youth leaders should be given key positions within the party, interview with Gagan Thapa (kp 08/02/2016)

NC Rukum regional convention uncertain (ht 08/02/2016), Elections in 65 districts today (rep 08/02/2016), NC conventions over in 62 dists (kp 09/02/2016), NC convention held in Gandaki, Dhaulagiri (ht 09/02/2016), Voting in Kailali called off on account of dispute (ht 09/02/2016), KC, Pangeni and Ghale win NC regional polls (ht 10/02/2016)

Koirala, Deuba locked in tight race for delegates (kp 07/02/2016) [Hopefully, the delegates understand that these failed leaders have been responsible for the continued decline of the party! The NC got 39 percent of the votes in 1991 but only 25 percent in 2013! The party is not able to reflect the needs of the hour!], Both NC camps claim to have emerged stronger (ht 07/02/2016), Clash erupts between Koirala and Deuba factions (ht 08/02/2016), NC rival factions locked in tight race in western region (rep 08/02/2016), Paudel seeks support from party bosses (ht 08/02/2016), I’ll resolve Madhes issue if elected party chief: Deuba (kp 09/02/2016) [Just as you solved the Maoist insurgency in 2001 without having any agenda??]

Congress constituency conventions convened (kp 06/02/2016)

Tarai protests affect NC local conventions, by Ashok Dahal (rep 06/02/2016)

Nepali Congress And Dalits, by Tribhuvan Chandra Wagle (rn 06/02/2016) [Dalits have never played any role in the traditional hierarchical thinking of the NC leaders! See candidate selections for all parliamentary elections after 1990!!]

No party for young men: With the 13th General Convention of Nepali Congress around the bend, youth leaders are hoping to break the glass ceiling, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 06/02/2016)

Run-off voting may decide new NC prez, by Prakash Acharya (ht 05/02/2016)

Koirala, Poudel hard-pressed to make peace: The idea of both standing for party president does not sit well with leaders of establishment faction (kp 03/02/2016)

SLMM cadres attack NC leaders’ homes, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 02/02/2016), NC warns of retaliation if SLmm ‘attack’ continues, by Shyamsundar Shashi (kp 03/02/2016) [Retaliation of crime by crime?? What about rule of law?]

‘Tourist leaders’ routed in NC local convention, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 01/02/2016), Influential NC leaders defeated in local conventions (rep 01/02/2016)

NC needs to do lot more to promote internal democracy, by Prakash Acharya (kp 31/01/2016)

NC holds local conventions run-up to cong jamboree, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/01/2016)

Will Koirala clan retain NC leadership? Members of the Koirala family have led the 69-year-old party directly or indirectly for six decades so far, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/01/2016), Koirala camp infighting could give Deuba edge (kp 31/01/2016)

NC working to amend its statute (ht 28/01/2016)

No enthusiasm in Madhes ahead of NC general convention (rep 28/01/2016), NC ready for conventions despite possible disruption (kp 29/01/2016), NC’s Madhes leaders concerned about possible disturbances by UDMF cadres (ht 30/01/2016)

Paudel says he will contest for NC presidency (ht 28/01/2016)

NC urges parties to end blockade (kp 26/01/2016)

Koirala begins exercise to consolidate his strength, by Prakash Acharya (ht 26/01/2016)

General convention: NC appoints district election officers (kp 24/01/2016)

Deuba stakes claim to NC’s top post (ht 24/01/2016)

Other party supporters listed as NC members (kp 22/01/2016)

Agitating parties plan to disturb NC village, municipal conference (ht 22/01/2016)

NC proposes 4-tier party structure (kp 21/01/2016)

Sujata Koirala vying for post of Congress prez (ht 21/01/2016)

Time to revive BP’s democratic socialism, interview with Ram Chandra Poudel (rep 21/01/2016)

Sushil Koirala should not vie for top party post: Sujata (kp 18/01/2016)

NC leadership urged to connect with Tarai: Youth leaders say stands taken by Prime Minister KP Oli and Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato on Madhes are inappropriate (kp 17/01/2016), Report on Tarai stir submitted (ht 17/01/2016)

Congress debating internal democracy, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/01/2016)

Team mobilised to gauge Deuba’s support base (kp 15/01/2016)

Deuba doubts NC’s strength (ht 15/01/2016)

Factional dispute in NC over party charter revision: Increasing office bearers’ number bone of contention, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 13/01/2016)

Nepali Congress In Doldrums, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 13/01/2016)

Koirala in ‘wait and see’ mode on NC presidency, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/01/2016), Poudel hopeful Koirala will back his presidential bid (kp 12/01/2016)

NC membership decision short-lived: Renewed row threatens preparations for party’s 13th general convention scheduled to be held in March (kp 11/01/2016)

Party is over: Parties should revise charters to permit senior office holders for a fixed period (kp 11/01/2016)

Poudel: Will vie for NC prez, by Binod Bhandari (kp 09/01/2016), Campaigns of Deuba, Poudel rile Koirala (kp 10/01/2016), NC needs change of leadership, says Sitaula (ht 10/01/2016)

Congress organisation structure to be attuned to federal shape: Leaders say party restructuring will begin during the upcoming general convention while the next summit will complete the mission, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/01/2016)

NC Veep Poudel to visit India (kp 04/01/2016)

NC leaders in race for party presidency step up campaigns, by Prakash Acharya (ht 31/12/2015)

New dust-up in Congress just as dust was settling: Rival camps led by Sushil Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba dispute over increasing key party positions, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 30/12/2015)

Congress settles active membership row (kp 29/12/2015)

Kingmakers in Cong: It’s quid pro quo: Personal ambitions of key second-rung leaders likely to swing the leadership contest, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 27/12/2015) [These so-called kingmakers are failed politicians themselves, partly even criminals found guilty like Khum Bahadur Khadka!!!]

Congress membership row rages (kp 25/12/2015)

Congress youth leaders claim seat in apex body, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/12/2015)

Panel set to finalise NC membership list: The panel is asked to submit a report to party prez within three days (kp 21/12/2015), NC probe panel gets three days to settle membership dispute (ht 21/12/2015)

Poudel firm on running for NC chief despite odds, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/12/2015)

Main oppn Congress grappling with dispute over membership: Some Central Working Committee members are against a report presented by the Narahari Acharya-led committee (kp 17/12/2015), Nepali Congress CWC divided over report on active membership (ht 18/12/2015)

Convention fever grips NC brass: Three-man race likely for party president’s post, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/12/2015) [This race of old failed politicians proves that the NC does not understand the need of the hour! In this way it's a party without future!!], Deuba to make desperate bid for party president, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/12/2015) [Only to remember: This politician already badly failed in 1995, 1996, 2001, 2002 and 2004-5!!]

Now Congress begins statute publicity drive (kp 09/12/2015)

Sujata to vie for top job at Nepali Congress (ht 23/11/2015)

NC lawmakers tell party to take initiative to resolve Tarai unrest, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/11/2015), NC in bid to form major forces’ common stance: Holds meeting with ruling parties on Madhes stir (kp 22/11/2015), Divided NC seeks unity among Big 3, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/11/2015), Get serious about crisis, NC tells govt (ht 22/11/2015)

NC to press govt to pass reconstruction bill at earliest (ht 17/11/2015) [It should have been passed already five months ago when the NC was heading the government!!]

NC gearing up for 13th NGC, by Prakash Acharya (ht 15/11/2015)

Poudel: Ready to vie for NC president (kp 11/11/2015) [Please not another one of the generation of failed leaders!]

Congress reveals reason behind PM, prez polls: Says differences with UML on Tarai, NRA issues prompted into races (kp 06/11/2015), Differences led to split in NC-UML alliance: Koirala, by Prakash Acharya (ht 06/11/2015)

NC demands NRA chief exec post: Refuses to join govt talks team, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 05/11/2015)

NC feels urgency to redeem image: Some leaders urge the party leadership to reach out to the agitating Madhes-centric parties to resolve the Tarai crisis (kp 04/11/2015) [But the NC leaders have highest responsibility for the unconstitutional procedure of writing a non-inclusive constitution!?], Young turks urge NC old guard to clear way: Advise Koirala, Deuba and Paudel to take lead role in resolving crisis, by Prakash Acharya (ht 04/11/2015), Koirala asked to hand over Nepali Congress leadership: NC leaders tell him to take recent criticisms in stride, by Prakash Acharya (ht 05/11/2015)

Koirala under pressure to quit as PP leader: Central members rue party’s failure to get any of major state positions, by Anil Giri (kp 02/11/2015), Top Congress leaders grilled at CWC meeting, by Prakash Acharya (ht 02/11/2015), NC leaders come down on party brass (kp 03/11/2015), NC top leaders engage in blame game, by Prakash Acharya (ht 03/11/2015)

NC Central Working Committee meeting today (kp 24/10/2015), NC CWC meet to disucuss Prez, Veep elections today (rep 24/10/2015), CWC meet entrusts NC office-bearers to pick prez, veep candidates (rep 25/10/2015)

Presidential election: NC to pick candidate after Dashain (kp 20/10/2015)

NC reviews defeat in PM election (ht 15/10/2015)

NC to hold convention within next six months (kp 22/09/2015)

15 NC leaders, including lawmakers resign (ht 08/09/2015)

NC to postpone convention thru CWC meeting, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 29/09/2015), NC calls CWC meet for convention deferral (kp 31/08/2015), NC plans to hold convention by March (rep 01/09/2015), Congress defers gen convention, by Anil Giri (kp 02/09/2015)

Cong seeks clarification from Singh (kp 27/08/2015)

NC Kaski urges cadres to remain united (ht 24/08/2015)

NC party office padlocked (ht 21/08/2015)

NC General Convention hangs in the balance (kp 17/08/2015)

NC general convention: Preparations get under way (ht 12/08/2015)

NC lawmaker Karna assaulted (ht 15/07/2015)

NC general convention deferred by a week (kp 11/07/2015), NC reschedules its general convention for Sept 19-22 (ht 11/07/2015)

Stick to democratic values: NC leaders (kp 08/07/2015)

Parliamentary Party meeting: NC brass draws flak for ‘giving in to leftist agenda’; Members warn of flouting party whip and disowning constitution without the names, demarcation of states , by Anil Giri (kp 03/07/2015)

NC district presidents for invigorating party (ht 03/07/2015)

NC cadres on warpath (ht 24/04/2015)

NC factional feud: 14 districts yet to submit party membership forms (kp 17/04/2015), Conclaves of NC wings ‘unlikely’ before September: There are slim chances of holding conventions of sister organisations before the general convention due to the factional feud (kp 19/04/2015)

Sujata says she will vie for party presidency (ht 05/04/2015)

Congress factional animosity worsens, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 26/03/2015), Nepali Congress general convention: Deuba faction intensifying preparations (ht 26/03/2015)

Sashank to contest for Congress president (ht 16/03/2015)

Deuba faction lashes PM for ‘govt, party failures’: Disciplinary charges against Sujata and 182 others revoked (kp 24/02/2015), Koirala’s ‘inability’ slammed in NC CWC (ht 24/02/2015) [This fact was well-known long before he was made party chairman and PM!!!]

NC CWC tells party leadership to be more flexible: Leaders suggest putting questionnaire panel’s proceedings on hold for dialogue with opposition (ht 23/02/2015)

13th NC general convention in Sept, by Anil Giri (kp 19/02/2015), NC general convention in September, by Prakash Acharya (ht 19/02/2015)

CWC seeks to rein in NC leaders, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 12/12/2014), NC CC members criticise party leadership: Castigate it for poor handling and backtracking on constitutional and governance issues, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/12/2014), NC leadership asked to pull out all stops for statute, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 13/12/2014), NC leaders against sending disputed issues back to CPDCC, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 13/12/2014), Koirala tasked with forging consensus (ht 13/12/2014)

Rukum Tarun Dal splits (ht 14/11/2014)

Cadres say autocracy reigns over NSU (ht 11/11/2014), NSU directed to form 121-member CWC (kp 12/11/2014), NSU coclave put off, again (kp 14/11/2014), NSU general convention postponed: Feud in NC results in deferral of scheduled jamboree for the fifth time: Feud in NC results in deferral of scheduled jamboree for the fifth time (kp 14/11/2014), NSU demands resignation of union prez: Students close to two factions blame each other for convention postponement (ht 17/11/2014), NSU cadres hold mock election (kp 18/11/2014)

Speak up: NC and secularism (rep 11/11/2014)

NC unfazed by campaign for Hindu state: NC Spokesman Dilendra Badu says that the party leaders and cadres are free to advocate for any religious ideology, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/11/2014) [The problem is not the religious ideology but its identification with state ideology, Mr Badu!!!]

Corruption tainted Khadka forms committee to revive Hindu state (kp 01/11/2014), NC leaders pitch for Hindu state status: 25-member committee to launch ‘mega campaign’ (ht 01/11/2014) [There is no reason to treat them different from C.K. Raut!!!]

NSU agrees for 151-member CC (kp 30/10/2014)

The punished have chance to appeal: It’s a conspiracy against me: Sujata Koirala (kp 25/09/2014)

NC CWC struggles to meet quorum (kp 22/09/2014), NC CWC urges leadership to activate party organisation (ht 22/09/2014)

NC CWC to meet today after Feb 4: NC prez to face heat for decisions taken without committee’s consent, by Prakash Acharya (ht 15/09/2014), NC calls CWC meeting after 7 months (rep 15/09/2014), NC’s elected bodies get one-year term extension: Govt functioning, Koirala’s party mgmt face criticism, by Anil Giri (kp 16/09/2014), PM draws flak from own party men, by Prakash Acharya (ht 16/09/2014), NC defers its general convention for a year (rep 16/09/2014)

NC bodies’ term to be extended (kp 15/09/2014)

NC wraps up BP Bichar Yatra (kp 10/09/2014)

NSU decides 60:40 rep ratio (kp 10/09/2014), Rep selection row puts off NSU convention; Establishment side postponed event for fear of losing: Deuba camp, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/09/2014), NSU convention postponed again (ht 14/09/2014), NSU convention put off due to student leaders (ht 15/09/2014), Protesting student leaders’ health deteriorating (ht 17/09/2014), NSU general convention in Nov (ht 22/09/2014) [which year??], New date set for NSU gen convention (kp 22/09/2014)

Koirala dresses down Congress colleagues (kp 09/09/2014), Koirala cautions Nepali Congress leaders against factionalism (ht 09/09/2014), NC intra-party rift resurfaces, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 09/09/2014)

Tarun Dal shuts Pyuthan (ht 09/09/2014)

Seven leaders line up for NSU leadership (kp 03/09/2014), Student leaders call for fair election (ht 04/09/2014)

The unmet goal: BP had an ambitious economic plan for Nepal; But he was ousted in coup before he could implement it, by Pradip Prasad Koirala (rep 25/08/2014)

NC discusses federalism, governance (ht 20/08/2014)

NSU convention faces another postponement (kp 12/08/2014), NSU’s district conventions yet to be completed (ht 21/08/2014)

Call CWC meeting soon, 24 NC leaders ask Koirala (kp 09/08/2014), 24 NC CC members want CWC meet (ht 09/08/2014), It’s been six months since Congress CWC met, by Prakash Acharya (ht 11/08/2014)

NSU general convention: Campus units, district chapters asked to gear up (ht 07/08/2014)

Khanal follows Koirala, dismisses PA (kp 07/08/2014), PM’s aide objects to his dismissal: Khanal’s personal secy goes easy with his removal (ht 07/08/2014)

With power, comes responsibility: The NC, as the largest party in the CA, must take the lead in reaching out to parties on contentious issues, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 22/07/2014)

Congress to promote ‘BP Democracy Trail’ (kp 18/07/2014), NC to spread BPKoirala’s ideology (kp 18/07/2014)

Hold conclave in September: NC tells NSU (kp 09/07/2014), NSU general conventionon September 14-16 (ht 09/07/2014)

NC may extend CWC term, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 06/07/2014), NC in bid to fix things up in party in Koirala’s absence (ht 06/07/2014), NC to extend CWC tenure till September 2015, by Prakash Acharya (ht 07/07/2014)

NC recommends Rs 50m CDP for 240 constituencies, by Anil Giri (kp 05/07/2014), Cong demands Rs 5 crore foreach lawmaker (ht 05/07/2014), NC all for Rs 50 million constituency fund, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 05/07/2014)

NC one-member stronger in Constituent Assembly (kp 24/06/2014), NC wins three, UML one (ht 24/06/2014), NC breaches UML bastion in Kathmandu-2, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 24/06/2014), CPN-UML’s bastion falls (ht 24/06/2014)

Three hurt as NC, UML cadres clash in Kailali, by Tekendra Deuja (ht 22/06/2014)

NC proposes improved parliamentary system, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 18/06/2014)

NSU general meet put off (kp 09/06/2014), NSU members demand general convention (ht 10/06/2014), NSU proposes new datefor general convention (ht 17/06/2014)

Minister Rijal fears UML will outperform NC in next polls (ht 27/05/2014)

Third panel sought in Congress (ht 22/05/2014)

NC calls for by-election candidates (ht 20/05/2014)

NC cadres rub party boss Koirala the wrong way (ht 22/04/2014), PM flays his own party cadres for criticizing govt, by Ajit Tiwari (rep 22/04/2014), NC leaders rap govt, party brass (ht 24/04/2014)

NC starts second phase of Mechi-Mahakali campaign (rep 20/04/2014)

Congress Has No Liberty To Whine, Complain And Point Fingers At Others, interview with Gagan Thapa (rep 17/04/2014)

Poudel unhappy as Koirala fails to give him charge (kp 07/04/2014)

Deuba criticises Koirala’s ‘unilateral’ moves (ht 01/04/2014)

NSU general convention in June (kp 31/03/2014)

Deuba seeks fair share of party positions (ht 31/03/2014)

Strange bedfellows: It is likely that NC and UML will spend months, perhaps years bickering over power sharing yet again, pushing the constitution making to the backburner, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 30/03/2014)

NC leader Joshi taken ill, docs suggest treatment in India (kp 26/03/2014)

NC PP working committee election: 32 candidates file their names (nn 26/03/2014), NC PP working committee election postponed (nn 26/03/2014), NC defers PP committee poll (kp 27/03/2014)

NC to collect levy from its lawmakers (ht 24/03/2014)

NC PP meet to be critical of govt acts (kp 23/03/2014), NC calls PP meeting today (kp 23/03/2014), NC joint meeting: Lawmakers express discontent with govt (nn 23/03/2014), In PP meet, Koirala takes a lot of flak: Almost a dozen NC  parliamentarians who spoke on the occasion criticised the PM on a range of issues, by Anil Giri (kp 24/03/2014), NC lawmakers chide PM, ministers, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 24/03/2014), NC lawmakers  grind axe against own govt, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 24/03/2014), Govt bypassed House in passing agenda: UML MPs, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 24/03/2014)

NC asks its ministers to visit HQ regularly (kp 22/03/2014), Nepali Congress to start grievance hearing session (ht 22/03/2014), Arrangement for NC cadres to meet their ministers at party office (rep 22/03/2014)

Frustration mounts inside NC over CMP, by Anil Giri (kp 20/03/2014)

NC appoints party whips (kp 19/04/2014)

Students press hard for NSU leaders’ release (kp 10/03/2014), NSU calls government for release of its leaders (ht 10/03/2014), SC quashes plea seeking release of NSU leaders (kp 11/03/2014), Armed to the teeth: Why students leaders were travelling so heavily armed must be answered (kp 11/03/2014), NSU to assist in weapons seizure case: Wants truth established; Probe report made public (ht 12/03/2014)

Congress plans nationwide move targeting local polls (kp 07/03/2014), Congress campaign delayed (kp 16/03/2014)

Schism in NC lawyers’ body (ht 03/03/2014)

Sujata criticizes NC of failing to ensure 'inclusive cabinet' (nn 01/03/2014), ‘Include UCPN-Maoist in govt’ (ht 01/03/2014)

Lessons unlearned: Despite widening rifts, there is still time for the Congress to consolidate and maintain its unity, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/02/2014)

Congress CWC meet to focus on govt formation (kp 04/02/2014), NC summons CWC as Prez calls for majority govt (rep 04/02/2014), Cong working on broader guideline for power sharing (ht 04/02/2014), Koirala’s challenges, by Rajendra Pokharel (nn 04/02/2014), NC pushes Koirala as PM, fixes Cabinet set-up terms, by Anil Giri (kp 05/02/2014), NC swings into high gear to form govt: Wants inclusive Cabinet with as many parties as possible, by Prakash Acharya (ht 05/02/2014), NC urged to keep all options open for forming new govt, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 05/02/2014)

Deuba miffed at prez role in PP leader election (rep 01/02/2014)

NC could go for coalition govt (kp 31/01/2014), Parties push for majority govt (kp 31/01/2014), Time to go for majority govt: Leaders, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 31/01/2014), UML task force holds talks with Congress (kp 31/01/2014), NC in no mood to compromise on prez poll (ht 31/01/2014), Stuck with you: Sushil Koirala may become the next Prime Minister, but he is already a lame duck, by Anurag Acharya (nt 31/01/2014), Consensus, power-sharing a tall order for Congress, by Anil Giri (kp 01/02/2014)

Power sharing deal: NC seeks UML support: The two largest parties in CA‘agree’ on forming consensus government (kp 28/01/2014), NC starts formal talks on govt formation (rep 28/01/2014), NC bids to bring all under unity govt: Calls on all 30 political parties in Constituent Assembly to support it, by Prakash Acharya (ht 28/01/2014), All-party meet for formation of new govt kicks off (nn 28/01/2014)

Deuba wants NC reins if Koirala is up for PP leader (kp 25/01/2014), EVMs to elect PP leader (kp 25/01/2014), NC PP leadership issue still unresolved, by Prakash Acharya (ht 25/01/2014), Koirala seeks Deuba backing to be PM: Promises to return favor after new statute, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 25/01/2014), Divided NC goes to vote today: Koirala and Deuba to contest poll after Poudel joins hands with the party president, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Binod Ghimire (kp 26/01/2014), Koirala, Deuba in NC PP leadership fray: Paudel throws his weight behind NC prez; Consensus bid between the two sides still on (ht 26/01/2014), Koirala, Deuba fail to strike a deal: Leaders to continue consensus efforts until Sunday morning (rep 26/01/2014), Koirala elected NC's Parliamentary Party leader (nn 26/01/2014), Koirala elected NC PP leader: Congress president defeats Deuba by 16 votes, sets to become country’s next PM, by Anil Giri (kp 27/01/2014), Koirala to head parliamentary party (ht 27/01/2014), Koirala defeats Deuba to become NC PP leader: Both sides emphasize on cooperation (rep 27/01/2014), Devoted to democracy (kp 27/01/2014) [on Sushil Koirala], Double vision: NC PP leader election (rep 27/01/2014), Past one hurdle: Koirala should reach out to the Deuba faction by offering them seats in govt (kp 27/01/2014) [Such procedure would guarantee another oversized government!], Koirala and Deuba have equal strengths in party, interview with Ramesh Lekhak (rep 30/01/2014)

Five-member Congress panel recommends three committees (ht 24/01/2014) [It would be better to let the elected members of CA discuss the suggestions that were presented by the committes of CA-I until early 2010! Such discussion had been prevented by the failed party leaders at that time!]

Electing PP leader tricky for Big 3: NC election for Parliamentary Party leader on Sunday (kp 23/01/2014), Congress sets January 26 date to elect PP leader (ht 23/01/2014), NC leaders step up lobbying to pick PP leader: Paudel bloc to be decisive (rep), Koirala, Deuba call separate meets (kp), NC's top three guns stress on resolving internal disputes (nn 24/01/2014)

NC trio intensify bid for PP leadership: At the same time they’re also working on consensus deal for prime ministership (ht 21/01/2014), Koirala fails to convince Paudel (ht 22/01/2014)

NC urges CA members to present themselves as competent leaders (kp 20/01/2014) [This would mean that they must differ completely from their party's top leaders!!]

Transforming Nepal’s grand old party: The Nepali Congress’ days of glory are a thing of the past; it needs change, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 19/01/2014)

Something's gotta give: The NC’s undemocratic internal politics is at odds with its electoral victory, by Anurag Acharya (nt 17/01/2014)

Koirala fails to woo Deuba, Paudel: Three agree to form poll panel in CC (ht 17/01/2014), Koirala sees vote as last resort (rep 17/01/2014), NC yet to reach deal on internal power sharing: Calls CWC meet for Saturday (kp 17/01/2014), Deuba to run for PP leadership, by Anil Giri (kp 18/01/2014), Deuba weighing options for next move (ht 18/01/2014), NC to decide prime ministerial candidate through election (nn 18/01/2014), NC to elect PM candidate (ht 19/01/2014)

NC readying to elect PP leader (ht 16/01/2014)

Govt formation: NC locked in three-horse race for premiership (kp 16/01/2014) [Always the same! And none of them is qualified!!], Prime concern: Nepali Congress PM row (rep 16/01/2014) [The people should have known that they will never change!!], Vying for the PM’s chair (nn 16/01/2014)

Top Congress leaders working on power sharing (ht 15/01/2014), Voting to decide issue if consensus eludes, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 15/01/2014)

NC's 'troika' to bury hatchets, discuss govt formation (nn 14/01/2014), 'NC-led government to be formed soon by incorporating other parties' (nn 14/01/2014)

The three stooges, by Guffadi (kp 11/01/2014) [satirical], Decision-making days ahead for Koirala: Likely to offer ‘powerless’acting presidency to Paudel, by Prakash Acharya (ht 11/01/2014)

Cong panel for ‘political dialogue committee’ in CA: Suggestions for reducing the number of committees in the CA so that debate and discourse will be confined to the full House (kp 10/01/2014) [Such discussions should have started in early 2010 after the committees of CA-I presented their suggestions; but they were hindered by the top leaders of NC, CPN-UML and UCPN-M!!], Just 3 thematic panels for CA: NC; Political Dialogue Committee proposed for thorny issues (rep 10/01/2014)

NC directs its lawmakers to submit suggestions (nn 09/01/2014)

Koirala, Deuba, Paudel stake claim to PP leader, by Prakash Acharya (ht 09/01/2014), Koirala finds wooing Deuba, Paudel over PM bid hard: All three leaders vying for PM berth, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 09/01/2014)

For PMship, Koirala to be PP leader first, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/01/2014)

Congress offices vandalised (ht 02/01/2014)

Koirala admits Congress is mired in indiscipline, anarchy: Says all weaknesses must be fixed pronto (ht 01/01/2014), Congress offices padlocked (ht 01/01/2014)

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