KATHMANDU, May 13: Talks between CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have ended on a ‘positive note’.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Led by the party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, a dissident faction of lawmakers of the ruling CPN-UML has given an ultimatum to the party leadership to address their demands by 4:30 PM Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Chief Whip of the ruling CPN-UML, Bishal Bhattarai has said that a stern action will be taken against the lawmakers defying the whip issued by the party on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The ruling CPN-UML has issued a whip to all lawmakers belonging to the party to cast their votes in favor of Prime Minister and party’s parliamentary leader KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has fielded his candidacy for the upcoming by-elections for a vacant post from Bagmati Province in the National Assembly (NA).

KATHMANDU, May 7: Senior leader of the ruling CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that there has not been any deal with the party Chairman K P Oli even they have exercised maximum flexibility and held talks to save the party unity.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The ruling CPN-UML has decided to field Home Minister and party leader Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' as its candidate for upcoming by-polls for a vacant seat in the National Assembly (NA).

KATHMANDU, April 23: The second meeting of the CPN-UML’s Tenth National General Convention Organising Committee held on Friday decided to take action against four members of the Karnali Province Assembly for defying the whip issued by the party during the voting process while Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi was trying to win the confidence of the House.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The party headquarters of CPN (UML) has come into operation formally from Thapathali from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 22: CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal are holding talks again on Thursday afternoon in a bid to save the party’s unity.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, who lost his ministerial post after the CPN (Maoist Center) relieved him from the post of party’s lawmaker, is taking the oath of office and secrecy again as the home minister later today.

Senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal among five lawmakers asked to furnish clarification

Bungling on MCC

March 10, 2020 11:00 am

Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders look headed toward scuttling the 500 million dollar American grant largely on the basis of misinformation and rhetoric. NCP has remained a divided house on Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant assistance of the US government. While a section of leaders, mostly representing former UML, has stood in favour of endorsing MCC agreement from the parliament, those aligned with former Maoist faction seem resolutely opposed to the idea. It was hoped that the task force formed by NCP to study the matter and make the recommendations to the government would come up with the needed solution. It did not. As a matter fact, the task force, which submitted its recommendations to the government on February 21, seems to have made the matters worse, when it suggested that the government should not endorse MCC without revising the contract.  The government has been hesitant to even start deliberations on MCC after the task force submitted its report.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Failing to merge the committees and wings of the two former parties – UML and Maoist -- into singular entities even months after their unification pledges, the top leaders of the NCP have come up with a formula.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the then general secretary of the CPN (UML) Madan Bhandari and chief of the party organization department, Jivraj Ashrit, had played a significant role in taking the communist movement in the country to a new height.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has inducted 53 percent leaders from the erstwhile CPN-UML and 47 percent from the erstwhile CPN (Maoist Center) to the provincial committees of the party.

KATHMANDU, May 20: CPN UML has finalized 42 additional names from its side for the central committee of newly formed Communist Party of Nepal. The list was finalized by former chair of UML KP Sharma Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.

First general convention to decide party portfolios through consensus

KATHMANDU, May 17: As the major communist parties, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have merged, leaders of different political parties delivered mix reactions.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The party unification coordination committee meeting held at Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar has finalized the unification bid. The meeting held between the chairs of CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) on Wednesday had forged consensus in principle to finalize the bid.

KATHMANDU, May 17: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have met separately to disolve  their respective parties on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Shama Oli has said the unified party will be registered by today evening by fulfilling the process.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have reached a 'breakthrough' in talks aimed at forming a unified communist party, leaders from the two sides said.

UML, MC seal the deal

May 16, 2018 20:45 pm

KATHMANDU, May 16: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist center) will have 55 and 45 per cent representation respectively in the unified party's central committee consisting of 441

PALPA, May 2: Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa has lashed out at the UML government accusing it of posing a threat to people’s democracy.

KATHMANDU, May 2: CPN (Maoist Center) chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stated that CPN (UML) is ready to include the term 'people’s insurgency' in the statute of a unified party.

UML leader Adhikari remembered

April 26, 2018 10:07 am

KATHMANDU, April 26: CPN-UML has organized a special program to mark the 19th Memorial Day of late UML leader Manamohan Adhikari in the capital on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday held a one-on-one meeting as the two parties continue efforts to take their proposed unification to a logical conclusion.

KATHMANDU, April 17: CPN (UML) general secretary Ishwor Pokhrel has said the party and CPN (Maoist Center) which are in the process of unification have no debate over an idea of taking up 'sun' as the election symbol of 'united' party.

KATHMANDU, April 17: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) are scheduled for the meeting of the left-alliance’s Party Unification Coordination committee(PUCC) today in the Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Pressure is piling on CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to put off the planned merger with the CPN-UML until the latter commits to equal and dignified status in the unified party.

KATHMANDU, April 12: CPN-UML lawmaker Nabina Lama on Thursday reached Prime Minister's Official Residence, Baluwatar to invite Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli  to her wedding. Lama is tying the knot on April 26.

UML leader Nepal returns home

April 11, 2018 16:39 pm

KATHMANDU, April 11: CPN (UML) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, who was on a China visit, returned home today.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Due to the clash between CPN –UML and CPN (Maoist Center) on appointment of Inspector General (IGP) of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force, the meeting ended inconclusively.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) continue to differ on two key issues pertaining to the proposed merger even as leaders from both sides on Thursday expressed a renewed commitment to formally unite the two left parties on April 22.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the planned unification between UML and CPN (Maoist Center) would be finalized soon after he returns from India visit.

UML, MC to meet at 4 PM today

April 3, 2018 10:57 am

Kathmandu, April 3: The meeting of the CPN-UML and CPN (MC) party unification committee is being held today at 4 PM at the Prime Minister’s residence to discuss on the report prepared by the concerned task force.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the unification between the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) would take place with no further delay with the goal of socialist-oriented economy.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Efforts to conclude the proposed unification between CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) have come to an abrupt halt with the two parties driving hard bargain to secure a good deal in the unified left party.

RAMPUR (PALPA), March 28: CPN-UML representatives boycotted the municipal council meeting of Rampur Municipality in Palpa district as a sign of protest against the unilateral decision of Mayor Raman Bahadur Thapa and his team in selecting development programs and reallocation of budget.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The ruling CPN-UML and main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have expressed their objections to the European Union Election Observation Report on the elections for the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies.

KATHMANDU, March 26: CPN-UML has taken serious exception to the report submitted by EU-EOM on observations of the elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), which have announced to become a unified party, have inched closer to developing a common modality to integrate the organizations of the two parties.

KATHMANDU, March 16: UML lawmaker Shivmaya Tumbahamphe has been elected as Deputy Speaker of the Federal Parliament on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 9: Yubraj Khatiwada, Ram Narayan Bidari and Bimala Paudel were administered the oath after the Supreme Court vacated the interim stay order on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 8: After pushing through the chief ministers and speakers of his choice in the provincial governments, Prime Minister and UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has succeeded in endorsing  Bidya Devi Bhandari for a second term as president.

KATHMANDU, Mar 6: With the election for the President nearing in, the central committee of UML is meeting at 4 PM today to finalize candidate for the post.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: With a month left for their formal unification, the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) have started joint exercises to bring about a smooth transition into a unified party.

KATHMANDU, FEB 28: The CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center), the two left parties which have decided to become one, have set up two sub-panels to help them draft the party statute and develop an appropriate model to integrate their sister wings.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The ruling Left Alliance - CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have said that they will complete the first draft of the interim statue by March 6.