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, April 22: As a three-day meeting of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) kicks off in the capital Monday, the party’s proposed merger with the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) is expected to top the meeting’s agenda.
KATHMANDU, April 21: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) face an uphill battle to accommodate the aspirations of top leaders as the two Madhes-based parties start merger talks.
KATHMANDU, March 21: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has formed a five-member team to hold merger talks with the Federal Socialist Party Nepal (FSFN), paving the way for formal dialogue in the merger process that was in limbo since a year and a half.
KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Top leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have agreed to take a final call on merger of party committees in consultation with the members of the party unification taskforce as three days of internal deliberations to resume the stalled work ended inconclusively.
KATHMANDU, January 20: The merger of the lower committees, various departments and sister wings of the erstwhile CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) which united in May last year to form the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been stalled for months as the panel tasked to determine the criteria and lay the ground for the merger has failed to work as mandated by the party's Standing Committee meeting last month.
KATHMANDU, Jan 8: With less than two months left for the election of the Free Students Union (FSU) to take place, the merger of the student unions of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is still uncertain.
BANEPA, July 7: Beema Samiti -- the insurance sector regulator -- has said that it will direct insurance companies that fail to meet the new paid-up capital requirement within the specified deadline to pursue merger.
KATHMANDU, May 4: The unification talks between the ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) seem to be gaining momentum as Prime Minister and UML Chairman KP Oli has reportedly shown flexibility toward the demands of Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
KATHMANDU, May 2: The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) could agree a deal within the "next few days" to finalize the proposed merger between the two parties, according to CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
KATHMANDU, April 29: Despite top leaders' claim that the planned unification between the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) had reached the point of no return, the two parties face an uphill task of sharing power along the party line and managing top portfolios.
KATHMANDU, April 22: The meeting of CPN Maoist Center concluded with a remark of ‘respectful party merger’. A meeting of Maoist leaders at chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s residence, Khumaltar since 7 AM today urged the latter not to take decisions that would affect the party in the name of merger.
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, 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, Feb 13: CPN-UML's KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal, whose parties are engaged in a merger bid, have agreed in principle to rotate the leadership of the proposed new party, raising fresh hopes of a unity deal on the left before the formation of the new government.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) are to begin formal negotiations aimed at merging the two leftist parties on Friday, cross-party leaders said, in an indication that the unification would be concluded before government formation.
Maoist Centre leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha on Thursday said that a coordination committee of top leaders from the two parties is scheduled to meet Friday to hash out plan for the merger.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Concerned over the overall standing of the party and their portfolio in the merged entity, second-rung leaders of CPN (Maoist Center) have cautioned against rushing for unification with CPN-UML until there is a clear agreement on power sharing.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), that forged an electoral alliance with further plans to unify the two leftist parties, have started formal negotiations for simultaneously expediting party unification and government formation following their resounding victory in the recent parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.
After defeating Nepali Congress candidate Govinda Bahadur Karki in the provincial assembly election in Bhojpur, now Sherdhan Rai of CPN-UML is being viewed as strong contender for chief minister of Province 1. Republic asked the the former information and communications minister about his future plans. Excerpt from the interview:
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The sudden alignment among key left forces in the country have sent tremors across Nepal’s political landscape forcing smaller parties to rethink their position in the new political order.
KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Janata Bank Nepal Ltd and Triveni Development Bank Ltd have completed their merger process. Issuing a statement on Friday, Janata Bank said that Governor of Nepal Rastriya Bank (NRB), Chiranjibi Nepal, inaugurated the merged entity. “The total paid-up capital of the bank has now reached Rs 4.72 billion,” the statement added.
KATHMANDU, April 6: Amid a formal function, three fringe parties on Wednesday unified themselves into a single party in an effort to preempt possible crisis they are likely to face due to threshold system.
JUMLA, Dec 24: The District Education Committee – Jumla has taken a 15-point decision on principle level for effective implementation of the affordable, cost free and mandatory education policy along with plans for educational reform and quality enhancement.
KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Alarmed by the rising cases of merger and acquisition (M&A) process of bank and financial institutions (BFIs) collapsing midway, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has introduced new measures of taking action against such BFIs or their directors if they do not implement merger or acquisition plan within a stipulated timeframe.