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Madhesi parties and the Maoist form alliance

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 01:23

Nepal`s main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) and six Madhesi parties on Thursdaty formed an alliance to push for their demand of identity-based federalism.

Nepal`s former PM set to lead constitution drafting process

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 21:44

Nepal`s former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai is set to take the leadership of Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (PDCC), a powerful committee on Nepal`s constitution drafting process.

Nepal elects chairman of Constituent Assembly

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 22:42

Veteran CPN-UML leader Subash Nembang was on Tuesday elected unopposed as chairman of Nepal`s Constituent Assembly that will draft a new constitution aimed at ending years of political uncertainty.

Nepali Congress to back CPN-UML candidate for Speaker`s post

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 17:39

Nepali Congress said it would back CPN-UML candidate Subash Chandra Nembang for the post of Constituent Assembly chairman and House Speaker, the election for which is scheduled for tomorrow.

NC, CPN-UML fail to end deadlock over power sharing

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 21:57

The Nepali Congress on Wednesday failed to resolve differences with coalition partner CPN-UML over the allocation of the key portfolio of Home Ministry, raising doubts over the ability of the new government to end the prolonged political uncertainty in the country.

Sushil Koirala set to become next Prime Minister of Nepal

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 20:42

Sushil Koirala is set to become the next prime minister of Nepal with the support of the CPN-UML, ending months of political gridlock following last year`s elections.

Power sharing parleys underway ahead of Nepal PM election

Last Updated: Saturday, February 08, 2014, 22:50

With the stage set for the election of new prime minister by parliament on Monday, the Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML are holding negotiations on power sharing in bid to form a majority government.

Nepal`s CPN-UML demands fresh presidential election

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 19:00

The CPN-UML, the second largest party in Nepal`s Constituent Assembly, on Friday demanded fresh elections for the post of President and Vice President.

Nepal`s new Constituent Assembly to meet on January 22

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 18:47

Nepal`s newly elected Constituent Assembly will hold its first meeting on January 22 after a compromise was reached between the President and the interim executive head both of whom had claimed their right to call the session.

Nepal Maoists begin talks to revamp party

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 18:50

Prachanda-led UCPN-M has begun internal deliberations for re-building the party after its humiliating performance in the recently held Constituent Assembly elections.

Nepal`s two largest parties to collaborate

Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 11:49

The two parties signed a deal Saturday, agreeing to move ahead through consensus and cooperation, Xinhua reported.

NC emerges largest party, lacks majority to form govt in Nepal

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 23:43

The Nepali Congress on Tuesday emerged as the largest party with 196 seats in the newly elected Constituent Assembly, but failed short of a majority to form a government on its own to end the political deadlock gripping Nepal for years.