(Updated) UML-Maoist Centre merger announcement likely on Thursday

Kathmandu, May 16 Leaders of CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre say they may announce the unification of their parties on Thursday. The UML is celebrating Madan Bhandari Memorial Day on Thursday and the Maoist Centre leaders have also been invited to the function. A source in the Maoist party says if everything goes as planned, […]

Oli, Dahal hold meeting to express complaints about each other

Kathmandu, May 16 CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and his CPN-Maoist Centre counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday morning held a meeting, during which they reportedly shared complaints they had about each other and their parties. The meeting took place when speculations are rife that the gap between two parties is increasing though they are preparing […]

From the Kathmandu Press: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

All Nepali and English broadsheet dailies published from Kathmandu on Wednesday have given top priority to contemporary political issues on their front page. As most days in past half year, the proposed unification between the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre still continues to be one of the most discussed issues. The countries has got a […]

Dahal, Nepal hold meeting to discuss party unification issues

Kathmandu, May 15 CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal held a meeting on Monday morning to discuss multiple issues related to the proposed unification of two parties. At the time when the unification has been delayed, UML leader Nepal met Dahal at the Tulsi Lal Amatya Memorial Foundation […]

Despite lawmakers’ pressure, govt in mood to scrap Constituency Development Programme

Kathmandu, May 15 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has hinted at scrapping the Constituency Infrastructure Special Programme, which allows lawmakers to spend budgets in any projects they like in their constituencies every year. Lawmakers of various parties, however, want the government to increase the budget upto Rs 100 million for the Programme from existing Rs […]

Unification is certain, but will take some more time: Narayan Kaji Shrestha

Birgunj, May 15 CPN-Maoist Centre leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha says the proposed unification between CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre is certain though it will take some more time owing to various issues between the two parties. He claims leaders of both the parties are holding discussions about multiple dimensions of the unified party so that it […]