Leaders of left alliance - the
CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre - met office bearers of the
EC and demanded that results of the PR election be announced immediately.
PMO prepared directives and by-laws for running
provincial parliaments and Governments, defining the role of provincial
chiefs (Governors). Sources said that the Government is set to
appoint Governors and announce the temporary capitals of the seven
provinces in a Cabinet meeting on January 4.
The Government proposed temporary headquarters
for all seven provinces, from which administrative works of the
respective provinces will be carried out for the time being.
CPN-Maoist Centre leaders during the headquarters
meeting of the party Centre urged the party leadership to ensure
that Pushpa Kamal Dahal becomes a powerful chief of the unified
party if CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli is appointed the Prime
||Reiterating its position, the EC said
that it cannot announce the results of the House of Representatives
elections under the PR category before the NA elections.
An all-party meeting called by Prime Minister
Sher Bahadur Deuba to finalize the announcement of NA election
date, appointment of province chiefs and declaration of temporary
provincial headquarters failed to reach consensus.
Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Yagya Bahadur Thapa said preparations are underway to introduce
an ordinance to extend the terms of TRC and CIEDP.
CPN-Maoist Centre Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal
stated that the process of forming the new Government would move
ahead after the NA election.
The Government decided to hold the NA election
on February 7. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at Prime
Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's official residence in Baluwatar
took a decision to this effect, said Minister for Finance Gyanendra
The Government decided to extend the tenure of
CIEDP and TRC by a year. A decision to this effect was taken in
a meeting of the Cabinet. Terms of TRC and CIEDP end on February
TRC's office in Province-1 has failed to meet
its target in investigating the complaints related to the serious
human rights violation during the Maoist insurgency. "The Commission
had been entrusted with the investigation of 1,207 cases in the
first phase but as there were elections one after another, we
have so far investigated only 285 cases and sent them back to
the commission's central office," Investigation expert Mina Sedain
||CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN-Maoist
Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal held talks and agreed to intensify
their efforts to unify their two parties.
EC said that delay in naming Governors may affect
the NA election. The EC, which is preparing for the election scheduled
for February 7, plans to publish the voter list on January 21.
EC proposed to use four types of ballot papers
of two colors in the NA election slated for February 7.
Government recommended Governors of the seven
provinces and named seven temporary provincial workstations.
EC announced the winners of the PA elected under
the PR. Altogether 220 members of PA have been elected under PR
CEC Ayodhee Prasad Yadav inaugurating the election
operation and management training organized for election officers,
assistant election officers, and District election officers to
be deputed in NA election in Kathmandu said that no one should
carry out activities that would hamper the NA election.
CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli in a press conference
organized at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon his arrival
from regular health check-up in Thailand said that the new Government
would reconsider the Governors of the seven provinces and names
of seven temporary provincial workstations recommended by the
HRW in its World Report 2018 released said that
the Conflict victims are yet to get justice in Nepal.
||CPN-UML Chairman K P Sharma Oli and
CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal expedited negotiations
on power-sharing in the new Government and party unification.
In a significant move toward implementing the
federal set up as envisioned by the new constitution promulgated
in September 2015, the newly-elected members of the provincial
assemblies in all seven provinces took the oath of office and
As part of holding the upper house election slated
for February 7, the EC made public the name list of voters who
will elect 56 members of the 59-member upper house of federal
NC, RJP-N and FSF-N forged an alliance for the
upcoming election of NA scheduled for February 7. In a meeting
held at Baluwatar with the NC, the leaders from RJP-N and FSF-N
have agreed to make the alliance for the election.
83 candidates filed their nominations for the
NA elections scheduled for February 7. The voters will elect 56
members in the 59-member NA through a secret ballot, while three
are appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Government,
according to the constitution.
Amid criticism for failing to investigate war-era
cases of disappearance, the CIEDP proposed NR 2 million for the
families of persons who have yet to be traced since they disappeared
during the Maoist insurgency.
Speaking at a press conference at CPN-UML's headquarters
in Kathmandu, CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli, said the new Government
would review all the decisions taken by the caretaker Government
and revoke the ones that could be against the constitution, law
and national interest.
CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli said in Pokhara
that he was ready to amend the constitution. He, however, added
that he would not support any attempt to divide hills and Madhes.
All the eight candidates for NA were elected unanimously
in Province 2. Ramprit Yadav and Pramila Yadav from FSF-N; Brisesh
Chandra Lal and Ramesh Yadav from RJP-N; Mukta Yadav and Jitendra
Dev from NC; Suman Pyakurel from CPN-UML and Sashikala Dahal from
CPN-Maoist Centre were elected from Province 2.
The left alliance partners agreed to share posts
of Chief Ministers, provincial speakers and deputy speakers as
per the deal reached between CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and
CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
FSF-N Chairman Upendra Yadav said that if the
left alliance agreed to amend the constitution, his party could
join the Government.
CPN-UML leader Pradeep Gyawali said that chances
of amending the constitution to address the demands of the Madhes-based
parties are slim in the near future.
24 members have been elected unopposed to NA from
seven provincial assemblies as no other contender filed nominations
for those seats or some of the contenders withdrew their nominations.
Presidium Member of RJP-N Rajendra Mahato at
an interaction programme organized in the capital, Kathmandu said
that his party would not join the Government of the left alliance.
Nine days before the end of their three-year tenure,
TRC and CIEDP requested the Government for another extension of
CPN-UML Publicity Department Chief Yogesh Bhattarai
speaking at a press conference organized by Press Chautari Sunsari
Chapter in Dharan city of Sunsari District said that the proposed
unification between CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre can't be defined
Following assurances from top political leaders
that they will 'extend every possible support' in the investigation
process, the CIEDP wrote to the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction,
seeking extension of its tenure by one year as provisioned in
the ordinance authenticated by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
on January 19.
EC has printed 10,000 ballot papers for the NA
election slated for February 7. There are 2,055 NA election voters
- 1,505 chiefs and deputy chiefs of 753 local levels and 550 provincial
The first ever meeting of the PA was held at
the headquarters of Province 3 in Hetauda.
A meeting of the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre
Party Unification Coordination Committee led by CPN-UML Chairman
KP Sharma Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
1 failed to reach any conclusion on unification.
Three days after Province 3 held its first assembly
meeting, Province 2, 5, 6 and 7 held their first assembly meetings.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari intensified her
efforts to effect unification between the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist
Centre suggesting that CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli could be
the Prime Minister and CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal
Dahal could be the unified party's chairman.
Cabinet extended the tenure of two transitional
justice mechanisms - the TRC and the CIEDP - by one year.
Cabinet meeting also decided to bestow martyr
status on security personnel serving in Nepali Army, Nepal Police,
Armed Police Force or National Investigation Bureau, civil servants
and government teachers killed during the 10-year armed conflict.
NHRC unveiling an 11-point recommendation concerning
transitional justice asked the Government to come up with a law
criminalizing conflict-era torture and enforced disappearance
so as to prevent a situation of conflict-era victims seeking justice
through international institutions.
Election for the NA held in six provinces with
52 candidates vying for 32 seats. Voting will took place between
10am and 3pm. Voting was not required in Province 2 where all
eight candidates have been elected unopposed. EC said the NA polls
were held in a peaceful and enthusiastic atmosphere in six provinces
with 99.52 per cent voter turnout.
EC unveiled the final result of the NA election
held on February 7. According to the EC, the CPN-UML won 27 NA
seats, the NC won 13, the CPN-Maoist Centre 12 and the RJP-N and
the FSF-N won two seats each.
CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
held talks with CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and urged him to
settle issues related to unification of the two parties before
forming the new Government.
EC announced the PR seats won by the parties in
the HoR more than two months since the federal and provincial
elections were held. The CPN-UML received 41 seats, followed by
the NC's 40, the CPN-Maoist Centre's 17, and six each of the RJP-N
and the FSF-N among the 110 seats for PR in the HoR.
In Dailekh District, the assailants detonated
the IED at the dam site of the Upper Karnali Hydropower Project
at Dab. In Sankhuwasabha District, an unidentified group of assailants
detonated an IED in an under-construction powerhouse of Arun-III
Hydropower Project. There were no human casualties in both the
incidents, said Police. However, walls and security check posts
were damaged in both the incidents.
EC submitted the result of the NA election to
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
CPN-UML leaders offered to make CPN-Maoist Centre
Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal the Prime Minister for two-and-a-half
years after CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli completes two-and-a-half
years as Prime Minister.
Parliament Secretariat Spokesperson Bharat Raj
Gautam said it is ready to conduct the first meeting of the new
Parliaments within seven days after the final parliamentary election
results are announced.
CIEDP decided to open a new complaint registration
window. The CIEDP said the new window will be open from February
13 to March 14.
An unidentified group exploded an IED at Ncell
tower in Sudal of Changunarayan Municipality in Bhaktapur District.
Some materials including Ncell tower battery were damaged in the
International human rights bodies have said that
mere extension of the terms of the TRC and the CIEDP by one year
without necessary legal and institutional reforms was likely to
prolong the justice process.
A bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army defused
a pressure cooker bomb planted at Ncell tower, on the roof of
Sallaghari-based garment factory in Bhaktapur District..
HoR finally took a complete shape after the EC
announced winners of the elections under the PR category.
||CPN-UML Chairman Khadga Prasad Sharma
Oli who guided the CPN-UML-led left alliance to a historic win in
the parliamentary and provincial polls was sworn in as new Prime
Minister at Office of President.
||CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal
Dahal said that participation in the new Government led by CPN-UML
Chairman KP Oli only after a package agreement is reached on party
unification and power sharing.
||CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal
Dahal turned down a request from Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli to
send Maoist Ministers to the new Cabinet arguing that they would
join the Government once there is a framework agreement on the proposed
unification with the CPN-UML.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari called the first
session of the Federal Parliament at 4:00pm on March 5 at the
International Convention Centre, Kathmandu.
Ruling coalition partners, CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist
Centre, have finally reached an agreement on unification of the
two parties and signed a seven point agreement on the modality
of the unification on February 19.
||Two persons were injured when an IED
went off near Bijaypur Bridge in Kaski District. Police suspect
that the IED could have been planted by the Netra Bikram Chand-led
Communist Party of Nepal.
||CPN-UML leaders Pradeep Gyawali and
Subas Chandra Nembang held talks with second rung leaders of the
FSF-N and asked them to join the KP Sharma Oli-led Government.
One person was injured as a pressure cooker bomb
exploded at a grocery shop at Lahan town in Siraha District. According
to the Armed Police Force Base Office, Lahan, the bomb was kept
CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre agreed to limit
the Cabinet to 18 Ministries, including the Prime Minister's Office.
||Spurned NA nominees Gopal Basnet, Krishna
Prasad Poudel and Chandani Joshi, filed writ petition at Supreme
SC directed the Government and the Parliament
to halt the scheduled swearing-in of the recently appointed three
members of NA and summoned the authorities concerned for further
discussion on the case.
Leaders RJPN and FSFN said that the Madhes-based
parties will join the Government if Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's
Government agreed to form a federal commission to redraw the provincial
In a talk event organised by the NEF in Kathmandu,
the relations among Nepal, India and China were discussed. The
event highlighted the relations of tri-nations and the contribution
of India and China as allies in Nepal's development.
PM K.P. Sharma Oli expanded his Government Cabinet
from three to seven members, inducting two members from CPN-Maoist
Centre. Nepal's President Bidya Bhandari administered the oath
ceremony in which two members of CPN-UML - Ishwar Pokherel took
oath as new Defence Minister and Yubaraj Khatiwada as new Finance
Minister - and two members of CPN-Maoist Centre - Ram Bahadur
Thapa as Home Minister and Matrika Yadav as the Minister of Industry
and Commerce - took Oath as the new Cabinet Ministers at the President's
office at Sheetal Niwas in Nepal.
Addressing a programme at Rajbiraj in Saptari
District, the Parliamentary Party leader of Province No. 2 of
the Communist CPN-UML Satya Narayan Mandal said that Province
No. 2 would have the Government with Left alliance. Efforts are
ongoing for the formation of the Province Government with Participation
of the Left alliance for the prosperity of the Province, said
The K.P. Oli led Nepal Government is inching closer
to two-thirds majority by bringing the Upendra Yadav-led FSFN
into the ruling coalition, through a commitment to openness for
a constitutional amendment in consensus. A deal with the FSFN,
a Madhes-based party, is about to take place, said leaders involved
in the negotiations. The ruling alliance of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist
Center is short of only 11 seats for a two-thirds majority in
the 275-member House of Representatives. If the FSFN, which has
16 members in the lower house, joins the Government, the ruling
coalition will have 190 seats.
The CPN-UML and 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. The CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist
Center are working to develop a common framework on ideology,
organization and leadership with a target to wrap up the merger
process within the second week of April.
Former Prime Minister and CPN-Maoist Center Chairperson
Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' said that the two-thirds majority
government is in the making after six decades in the country.
Dahal said the Government now is effortful to muster two thirds
majority, which most probably would be the first time after 2015
BS. The two thirds majority Government is needed to push the agenda
of prosperity and stability and steer the country towards socialism,
he added. Further talking about the merger between the CPN-UML
and CPN-Maoist Centre, he said that the recent seven-point consensus
and the latest report of the taskforce have prepared the base
for party merger. Chairperson Dahal expressed commitment that
the incumbent government would adequately support the community
||The Government of Nepal is preparing
to appoint an individual for two 'top' posts-the NSA and the FAA.
The single appoint for two posts, as the two areas are interrelated,
was under consideration as a part of the ongoing process of reforming
and strengthening the PMO and the Council of Ministers, said Chief
Advisor to the Nepal's PM Bishnu Rimal. However, the term used as
a reference to the NSA and FAA in Nepal would not be similar to
the reference of NSAs of other countries, including India, said
CPN-UML Secretary Pradeep Gyawali. The Nepal Government has brought
SWC, NID, DRI and DMLI, and other 'crucial' Departments, under the
purview of the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers
(OPMCM). Nepal's PM K.P. Sharma Oli is working to make the OPMCM
strong. As part of this strengthening process, a cabinet minister
might be appointed," said Gyawali.
||Upon his visit to Nepal, the Pakistan's
PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met the CPN-MC Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
in Kathmandu. Two leaders discussed the bilateral relations of the
Nepal and Pakistan. The CPN-MC Chair Dahal emphasized on the need
of initiative from all members to revitalize the SAARC.
||The unnamed officials of Nepal's Foreign
and Interior Ministry has stated that to improve its 'shaky' ties
with China, India is likely to ban Tibetans to hold a rally with
His Holiness Dalai Lama in New Delhi to mark the 60th anniversary
of a failed uprising against Chinese rule. Exiled Tibetans would
not be allowed to protest in the Indian Capital city, but could
do so in the Northern town of Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, which
is a base of Tibet's exiled Government. The venue for the gathering
planned for New Delhi would be changed, said a representative of
the Tibetan community in Dharamsala Dorje Gyalchen.
||Two task forces formed by the left alliance
of the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Center to finalise organisational
structure, interim statute and interim political document of the
unified party have failed to submit their reports scheduled for
March 9. The task forces were mandated to submit their reports to
CPN-UML Chairman and Prime Minister KP Oli and CPN-Maoist Center
Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal by today (March 9). The two parties
had on February 20 formed the task forces - including 10 members
each with five representatives from each party - to finalise organisational
structure of the unified party, and interim political report and
interim statute to expedite unification as per the seven-point agreement
signed between the parties on February 19. Member of the Nepal-led
task force Bishnu Paudel said they could not submit the report today
because the leaders got busy with the parliamentary meetings and
election of the president, vice-president, speaker and deputy speaker.
The task forces' deadline has now been extended until March 19,
||The RJPN and FSFN, two Madhes-based
parties in Parliament, have hinted at supporting Prime Minister
KP Sharma Oli as he seeks a vote of confidence in the House, reports
My Republica on March 11. PM Oli is scheduled to face a vote
of confidence in parliament on Sunday (March 11), three weeks after
a coalition of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist
(CPN-UML) and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre (CPN-Maoist
Center) elected him to power in February.
||The President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari
emerged as victorious and re-elected for her second-term as the
President with an overwhelming majority in the Presidential elections.
President Bhandari had been endorsed by the Left-Alliance party.
The FSFN, RJPN, and other parties had also supported the President
Bhandari during elections.
||NC leader Prakash Man Singh claimed
that the democracy within the NC is declining. Individualistic attitude
is rising and dominating the party and it is essential to maintain
the institutional manner to run the party, said Singh.
||Upendra Yadav, Chairman of FSF-N, said
his party was still negotiating the contents of the agreement with
the left alliance and he was not sure when his party would join
||FSF-N decided to participate in the
KP Sharma Oli-led Government only after reaching a deal on CA with
the left alliance.
||Leaders of the left alliance parties-CPN-UML
and CPN-Maoist Centre planned to announce their unification on April
||An IED went off when the vehicle carrying
Province 1 Minister for Social Development Jeeevan Ghimire was heading
towards Pathari-Sanischare from Biratnagar city in Morang District.
Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party had enforced Koshi
Zone closure on March 25, demanding the release of its cadres.
||CPN-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal
Dahal addressing his party's student leaders in the capital, Kathmandu
said that there should be equal stake of two parties in all executive
committees including the central committee.
||Prime Minister KP Oli during a luncheon
meeting with foreign diplomats at his official residence at Baluwatar
said that there will be no blanket amnesty for cases of serious
violation of human rights and humanitarian laws.
Police arrested two cadres of Kirat Mukti Morcha
in connection with torching the Ncell tower at Sajejung in Ilam
District. Properties including a generator, wires and other equipment
were damaged in the incident that occurred, said Police.
TRC welcomed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's commitment
to transitional justice and his position not to allow blanket
amnesty to serious violations of human rights and humanitarian
Chairman of FSF-N, Upendra Yadav, said his party
would join the KP Sharma Oli-led Government only if the Government
signed a deal on the constitution amendment.
||Upendra Yadav, Chairman of FSF-N said
the lackluster attitude and unwillingness to amend necessary section
of the constitution could sprout conflict and protest.
Left alliance constituents - CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist
Center - decided to make a formal announcement of their unification
on April. A meeting of the PUCC held at Baluwatar took a decision
to this effect on the recommendation of the two left alliance
task forces, according to senior CPN-UML leader and PUCC member
After completing consultation with other victims,
the TRC is starting talks next week with the insurgency-era victims
of rape and sexual violence. Two female members of the commission-Manchala
Jha and Madhabi Bhatta-will hold the consultations in all the
A woman was injured in a bomb explosion in Dhanushadham
Municipality-9 of Dhanusha District. The injured has been identified
as local Tirtha Maya Tamang (60).
Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa speaking
at a joint press meet organized by Press Chautari and Press Centre
in Chitwan District said the Government would act tough against
any kind of extremism.
An unidentified group shot and injured a Hindu
religious leader in Biratnagar City of Morang District. Acharya
Shree Niwas sustained bullet injuries in the chest, said Police.
Police recovered a pamphlet with the name of Mangol Army from
the incident site. Rajan Kumar Yadav and Binod Das were arrested
in connection with the incident.
CPN-Maoist Center Ministers in the CPN-UML-led
Government accused the Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli of taking
the decisions unilaterally. Ministers from the ruling coalition
partner CPN-Maoist Center complained to the party chairman, Pushpa
Kamal Dahal, over the Prime Minister accumulating extra powers
in his hands and transferring 30 secretaries on a single day while
keeping them (CPN-Maoist Center Ministers) in the dark.
An unidentified group carried out a broad daylight
attack on Bharatpur Metropolitan City-10 Ward Chair Arun Pandit
Bhandari at busy street in Narayangadh of Chitwan District. The
locals have suspected that Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist
Party cadres might have carried out the attack on local representative.
Cadres of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party
of Nepal looted Hupsekot Rural Municipality ward 3 office of Nawalparasi
Attorney General Agni Kharel addressing an interaction
organized by NHRC in Kathmandu said the Government had accorded
top priority to amending the act related to transitional justice
in line with the Supreme Court's verdicts provisioning sentencing
in at least four types of crimes - extra judicial killing, enforced
disappearance, torture and rape and other cases of sexual violence.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli Addressing the Nepali
Army officer cadet training in Kharipati, Bhaktapur said "Violent
activities of extremist elements and international terrorist groups,
and ethnic and regional conflicts are real challenges."
Netra Bikram Chand-led Nepal Communist Party vandalised
Blue Shine Stone Crusher Industry and set a crusher machine, four
tippers and two excavators on fire at Namobuddha Municipality
in Kavre District.
CPN-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
at an interaction organized by the Bandarmudhe Support Committee
in Chitwan District said that the Bandarmudhe incident was the
greatest mistake during the decade-long 'people's war'.
An unidentified group exploded a pressure cooker
bomb at the Assembly Hall of the Chulachuli Rural Municipality
Office in Ilam District. The explosion caused damages to the upper
floor of the under construction hall.
FSF-N Chairman Upendra Yadav said chances of his
party joining the Government were slim because both constituents
of the left alliance had lost interest in inducting his party
in the Government and his party had also lost interest in joining
A bomb went off at Indian consulate office in
Biratnagar city of Morang District damaging the wall on the premises.
Investigating officers suspected cadres of Netra Bikram Chand's
Communist Party of Nepal to have caused the blast.
Officials from the CIEDP urged Minister for Law
and Justice Sher Bahadur Tamang to expedite amendments to the
existing Act on transitional justice, saying that the lack of
required laws was responsible for the sluggish investigation process.
Talks between leaders of the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist
Center failed to make headway as deadlock continues over the latter's
demand for a dignified merger.
CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
speaking to reporters at Bharatpur Airport of Chitwan District
in Province No. 3 said unification of the two left parties would
be done by mid-May.
PUCC of the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Center has
entrusted the two leaders to come up with a final decision to
unite the parties, earlier slated for April 22.
Police arrested two student leaders of the Netra
Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal in Sindhuli District
of Province 3. Police recovered 57 gelatins, three detonators,
two digital multi-meters, two meters date cord wire, a pair of
scissors and some documents from the duo.
Dissident leaders of RJPN, including Vice-chairman
Ashok Kumar Yadav, General Secretary Kadam Rasul Ansari and others
announced a new party named RJPN (Democratic), severing ties with
the mother party.
Prime Minister and Chairman of CPN-UML KP Sharma
Oli and CPN-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal while ddressing
a programme organized to mark Vladimir Lenin's birth anniversary
and establishment of Nepal Communist Party assured fellow leaders,
cadres and followers that their parties would surely unite.
Left alliance sources said senior CPN-UML leader
Madhav Kumar Nepal has opposed the gentleman's agreement between
Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN-Maoist
Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have reached a gentleman's
agreement to have 200 leaders from both parties in the Central
Committee of the unified party.
Prime Minister and Chairman of CPN-UML KP Sharma
Oli and CPN-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal agreed to
formulate a new programme on the basis of the guiding principles
of Marxism, Leninism and Socialism.
As the unification process of the two major left
parties appears to have lost steam, the CPN-Maoist Center decided
to shore up its existing structures.
CPN-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
in his address to the 25th central assembly of NNJS in Bharatpur
city of Chitwan District in Province 3 said that there is no space
for extremism in Nepal.
FSFN and RJPN are left with three hard choices
as little progress is made in talks with the Government. The first
option is to join the Government accepting Prime Minister K.P.
Sharma Oli's terms and conditions. The second option is to sever
ties with the Government and resume a fresh protest to press the
Government to amend the constitution. The third option is to wait
for opportune moment to join the Government.
In yet another twist to the left merger, CPN-Maoist
Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal asked CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma
Oli to choose between premiership and party leadership.
Unification between the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist
Center remained deadlocked with both sides refusing to budge from
An unidentified group detonated an IED at the
office of Arun-III Hydropower Project in Sankhuwasabha District
in Province No 1. Police suspect that the attack was perpetrated
the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal cadres.
Chairman of CPN-Maoist Center Pushpa Kamal Dahal
addressing a joint program organized on the occasion of Labor
Day said that the party unification between CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist
Center will be announced on May 5.
CPN-UML Central Disciplinary Commission has urged
the senior leaders of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Center to finalize
the party merger bid between two leftist parties as soon as possible.
CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
briefing his party leaders during a meeting of the CPN-Maoist
Centre Secretariat at the party headquarters in Kathmandu hinted
at roping NSP-N and FSF-N.
CPN-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
inaugurating a national seminar in Kathmandu remarked that no
further delay should be made in unification between the party
CVCP, an umbrella body of 13 organizations advocating
for justice of war-era victims, unveiled their advocacy paper
on reparation and submitted it to the Government.
CIEDP has 'halted' investigations owing to 'lack
of funds'. CIEDP Spokesperson Bishnu Pathak said more than 60
per cent of the CIEDP budget was set to freeze due to the failure
A three-year-old Helen Gautam sustained minor
injuries when bomb was hurled at a moving bus along the Dharan-Itahari
road section of Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City-4 in the Sunsari
District of Province 1. Police said as the Netra Bikram Chand-led
Communist Party of Nepal cadres enforced a strike in order to
pile pressure on the Government for the release of its cadres,
the cadres of the same outfit are suspected responsible for the
A pressure cooker bomb went off at the office
of Kalika Construction at Habaldarpur in Banke District of Province
5. The explosion had damaged the asphalt plant of the company.
An IED went off near Gauriganga Municipality ward
10 office in Dhangadhi city of Kailali District in Province 7.
The explosion however did not cause any kind of damage.
IED went off simultaneously at Baletaxar, Ruru
Municipality; and Tamghas of Resunga Municipality in Gulmi District
of Province. No casualty was reported, said Police.
Four ordinances were tabled in the meeting of
the House of Representatives at Federal Parliament building at
New Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The parliament will meet next at 1:00
pm on May 9.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli while addressing
the 17th secretariat meeting of the National Security Council
at Singha Durbar in Kathmandu said that the Government would take
action against those who attack the national integrity and security
of the nation.
CPN-Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal
addressing a function organized by YCL, the party's youth wing,
in Kathmandu said that give due credit to "people's war".
CPN-Maoist Center has directed its party chapters
of all the seven provinces to recommend names of around 200 leaders
as the party prepares to revamp its jumbo central committee.
A nationwide band to protest against the agreements
signed by Nepal and India during Indian Prime Minister Narendra
Modi's latest Nepal visit enforced by the Netra Bikram Chand-led
Communist Party of Nepal was marked by sporadic incidents of arson
and explosion in some places.
In Palpa District of Province 5, IEDs were detonated
at Srinagardanda and Tansen. There were no casualties. Normal
life in the District was greatly affected because of the banda.
In Chitwan District of Province 3, an early morning
explosion near the Bharatpur-based Bhatbhateni Supermarket shattered
some windows and damaged the building wall. The blast occurred
at the passage between Hotel Royal Century and Bhatbhateni Supermarket
at 3:45 am.
Another early morning attack allegedly perpetrated
by the CPN workers, explosives were hurled at two parked buses
belonging to Suryodaya Yatayat at a garage in Mechinagar, Jhapa
District of Province 1.
Similarly, suspected CPN activists set ablaze
two Lorries parked at Dharke Bazaar in Dhunibeshi Municipality,
Dhading District of Province 3. The two cargo tranporters from
India (R J 42 GA 5021 and R J 42 GA 0756) were torched at around
3 am, causing panic at the highway settlement that has a LPG bottling
plant and a petrol station nearby.
In Sunsari District of Province 1, a group set
fire to the office vehicle of NHIDCL, the consultancy firm for
Postal Road Project which is being undertaken by the Indian government,
at around 1:00 am. The front section of the car was damaged in
In Banke District of Province 5, the generators
of the telecom company, Ncell, were torched at Khajura and Baijanath
area, police said.