UML-Maoist Centre task force forms subcommittees to draft statute, finalise wings’ merger process

Kathmandu, February 27 A task force formed to draft the interim statute of the unified communist party to be formed after the merger of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre has formed two subcommittees to draft the statute and finalise procedures for the merger of sister organisations. A meeting of the task force headed by Maoist Centre […]

Bhim Rawal: No decision made about presidential candidate

Kathmandu, February 27 CPN-UML Vice-Chairman Bhim Rawal says his party has not made any decision about who will contest the presidential election slated for March 13. He says no discussion has been held about it neither in the UML nor with the coalition partner CPN-Maoist Centre. “We will discuss it in the Standing Committee as […]

What are messages of Khatiwada’s appointment as Finance Minister?

Kathmandu, February 27 In selecting ‘non-politician’ Yubaraj Khatiwada as the powerful Minister of Finance of his government, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli, of course, faced severe criticism from a section of his own cadres. Apparently, the former Nepal Rastra Bank governor was not expected to be sworn in as the Cabinet minister though some people […]

UML-Maoist Centre task force meeting to discuss draft statute of unified party

Kathmandu, February 27 A joint task force comprising leaders of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre is holding its meeting today to discuss the interim statute of the party that the parties want to form by merging two. The meeting will be held in the afternoon at the UML central office in Dhumbarahi. The task force spokesperson […]

(Updated) Oli expands his Cabinet, names four more ministers

  Update: 14:30 hrs Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has added two more ministers to his Cabinet, two from his own party and two from the Maoist centre. The new ministers are Ram Bahadur Thapa (Home Affairs), Ishwar Pokhrel (Defence), Yubraj Khatiwada (Finance) and Matrika Yadav (Industries). According to sources close to the Prime Minister, the […]

Unified communist party will have five-level executive committees

Kathmandu, February 25 A task force formed by the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre has mooted establishing executive committees at five levels once their parties will be unified into one. The task force is proposing executive committees at central, provincial, district, local government (municipalities and rural municipalities) and ward levels. The panel formed to propose […]