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Oli cult in the making: How UMLís national congress is fueling Oliís authoritarian streak? At an event which is supposed to elect central committee members and office bearers through elections, cadres and influential leaders stood firmly against the competitive process, by Ashim Neupane and Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 29/11/2021) [Oli's authoritarianism is a serious threat to the development of democracy, which is already endangered by the parties, politicians, monarchists and Hindu nationalists!], UMLís National Congress: 18 candidates in the election fray : Senior Vice-Chairman, General Secretary and Joint General Secretaries elected unopposed (nlt 29/11/2021) [A party that is not prepared to elect all its office bearers freely, but instead nominates them through its authoritarian supreme leader, should have its registration withdrawn by the Election Commission!], UML Gen Convention: UML Chair Oli announces 19 office-bearers (with list) (kh 29/11/2021) [More than 50 per cent male Bahuns, only two women!], Karnali province gets no official selected in UMLís General Convention (kh 29/11/2021), UML Chair Oli submits name-list of CC members in closed session (kh 29/11/2021), UML leader Pandit refuses his nomination as central member (kh 29/11/2021), Lal Babu Pandit resigns from all executive posts of the UML (rep), UML sees candidacy of 30 excess leaders not included in Chair Oliís list vying for post of central members (kh 29/11/2021), Six members, from workersí quota, elected unopposed to UML Central Committee (kh 29/11/2021), UML General Convention: 333 candidates vying for 301 posts (kh 29/11/2021)

UML Chair Oli hell-bent on ďkeeping Rawal and Bhusal out of officeĒ (kh 28/11/2021), UMLís decision to authorize Chair Oli to nominate office bearers creates uproar in closed-door session (kh 28/11/2021) [Once again, "democracy" as understood by the authoritarian Oli!], Rawal to give up claim for party Chairman if he gets Senior Vice-Chair thru consensus (kh 28/11/2021), UML National Congress: Possibility of consensus on posts other than Chairman (kh 28/11/2021) [In a democratic party, all posts should be filled through elections, respecting the rules of social inclusion!], After consensus eludes UML, Oli asked to select leadership : Observers and insiders call it an undemocratic process as leaders who aspire to be elected to top party positions are being pressed to fall in line with the chairperson, by Binod Ghimire and Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/11/2021), UML leader Rawalís leaflet ďsnatchedĒ in closed session premises (kh 28/11/2021), UML leader Bhusal refuses to meet Chairman Oli (kh 28/11/2021), UMLís closed session delayed in an attempt to seek consensus : Chairman Oli busy in consultation (kh 28/11/2021), UML General Convention: Closed session still uncertain, Oli busy in discussions (kh 28/11/2021), Leader Thapa likely to be nominated as UML vice chair, Rayamajhi as secretary (kh 28/11/2021), List of proposed UML leadership submitted to party Chair Oli (kh 28/11/2021) [Don't forget the requirements of Article 15 of the Political Party Act: at all levels of a party, at least 33 per cent must be women and the country's social diversity must be reflected!], Leaders duo Rawal and Nembang to meet UML Chair Oli (kh 28/11/2021), Closed session to start at 7 pm, Chair Oli busy in discussions to elect new leadership through consensus (kh 28/11/2021)

UML Chair Oliís dominance ends democracy in the main opposition: NC leader Thapa (kp 28/11/2021) [Oli finished the last remnants of democracy in the CPN-UML already in 2020!]

Bhim Rawal starts seeking votes for party chairman against KP Oli (kh 27/11/2021), Rawalís refusal to withdraw his candidacy leaves UML's closed session delayed (rep 27/11/2021), Oli fears his party would ďsplinter into piecesĒ if the national congress goes for elections : Oli is pushing for a consensus fearing the party would split again if the National Congress goes for elections, party insiders say, by Ashim Neupane (nlt 28/11/2021) [Oli should finally ask himself what role his authoritarian and anti-democratic leadership style plays in this!]

UML to have 301-member CC, 7 vice chairs, 3 deputy gen secys (kh 27/11/2021), Aspirants for post of UML deputy general secy increase as openings expanded (kh 27/11/2021)

From Chitwan, the UML message is its eyes are on elections : Partyís 10th national congress resembles an election campaign, with Oli prodding members and cadres to start preparing for the looming three-tier polls, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 27/11/2021), UML convention causes massive traffic jam on East-West Highway throughout Friday : Hundreds of vehicles, including ambulances, were stuck in the bumper-to-bumper traffic jam extending several kilometres in both directions of the highway. Security agencies proved helpless in controlling crowds, by Subash Bidari and Anup Ojha (kp 27/11/2021)

Chairman Oli persuades Rawal to give up his plan to contest for party president (rep 26/11/2021)

UML Chairman Oli launches digital version of party's mouthpiece 'Nawayug online' (rep 26/11/2021)

UML Chairman Oli inaugurates partyís 10th General Convention in Chitwan (kh 26/11/2021), Despite consensus bid, UML may see tough contests for key posts : Oli is set to have a hard time managing many aspirants and fewer posts as partyís convention starts today, by Anil Giri (kp 26/11/2021)

Party conventions of NC, UML : Competition of old and new leadership, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 25/11/2021)

2,175 Representatives To Participate In UML's 10th General Convention (rn 25/11/2021)

Upcoming upper house polls could leave a weakened UML even weaker : A loss may be solely the UMLís but holds the potential for affecting national understanding by deepening the divide, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/11/2021)

Oli looks firmly in charge as he bids to placate UML office bearer hopefuls : A contest is likely for office bearer posts where party chair, however, would make efforts to install leaders of his choice, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/11/2021)

Nepalís largest communist party gears up for its National Congress. Hereís everything you need to know about it : The National Congress is likely to be a test of strength for the countryís largest communist force, CPN (UML), which endured a split recently, by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 23/11/2021)

UML Chair Oli opines all judges should resign (kh 23/11/2021) [Even more important would be the resignation of the entire generation of failed and largely over-aged so-called political leaders!]

UML leader Nembang stakes claim for senior vice-chairman (kh 23/11/2021)

Bhim Rawal to announce candidature for UML Chairperson (kh 21/11/2021)

UMLís Humdrum Jamboree, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 21/11/2021)

UML General Convention: Motorcycle rallies to be held across the country for publicity (kh 18/11/2021)

Leaders, Lackeys And Lapdogs, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 17/11/2021)

UML Vice Chairman Rawalís faction calls parallel representativesí meeting (kh 17/11/2021) [Another split from the party of coup leader Oli in the making? Only without Oli does the UML have a future!]

Bam Dev Gautam urges US govt to unilaterally withdraw MCC project from Nepal (rep 11/11/2021)

Bhim Rawal to contest for the post of partyís chairman (rep 10/11/2021)

Sunsari UML dispute: Dwarika Chaudhary snatches microphone while Chairperson speaks (kh 10/11/2021)

Most likely, UML general convention will reelect Oli and other old faces (rep 10/11/2021)

Two big communist parties gear up preparations for general convention, by Tapendra Karki (rep 08/11/2021), CPN-UML convention : No females and Dalits elected in the leadership of 84 wards of Baitadi (rep 08/11/2021) [Here the CPN-UML shows its true colours of a patriarchal Tagadhari party! According to the 2011 Census, 54 per cent of Baitadi's population were women. The proportion of Dalits was 20 per cent! This means that about 65 percent of the population remains excluded!], Members registered before mid-April qualify as delegates to UMLís 10th General Convention (kh 08/11/2021) [But obviously only if they are not women or Dalits!], To submit or quit: Hamletian predicament of ten dissident leaders of CPN-UML : As ten dissident leaders are insisting on the implementation of the ten-point agreement, Chairman Oli and leaders close to him have turned deaf ears to the call, by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 08/11/2021) [Authoritarianism without borders! Oli says what he wants, does what he wants and doesn't care about his yesterday's chatter! This is the direct path to the destruction of democracy!], UML leader Rawal to boycott Far Western Province meeting (kh 09/11/2021)

UML ensures 33 percent womenís representation in all committees (kh 07/11/2021)

Former PM Khanal chosen chief of Unified Socialistís foreign affairs department (kh 04/11/2021)

NC leader Gagan Thapa labels KP Oli a ďlosing gamblerĒ : Says UML Chair Oli should have been ashamed for the fall of six UML govts (kh 03/11/2021)

UML Vice-Chair Rawal resigns from task force (kh 31/10/2021)

UML did not disrupt parliamentary proceedings even for a second: Nembang (kh 30/10/2021) [????? Your party leader Oli started the subversion of parliamentary democracy as early as at least 2020! And you yourself have repeatedly justified this, despite your deep legal and constitutional knowledge. You know that the UML protest must be conducted through the courts and not through the prevention of parliamentary work!]

Unified Socialist to enforce 24-point action plan (kh 28/10/2021)

UML obstruction in parliament continues (kh 28/10/2021), HoR meeting adjourned till Nov 15 : UML's sloganeering continued Thursday as well (kh 28/10/2021) [According to the constitution, Nepal is a parliamentary democracy. As PM, Oli has tried several times to eliminate the parliament. Now in opposition, he continues to try to prevent any work by the people's elected representatives. This is an attack on the very foundations of the Nepali state.]

UML faces trouble in picking leadership in Bhaktapur (kh 28/10/2021)

UML conducting partyís village/municipal convention today (kh 26/10/2021)

Despite some opposition, Oli appears to have prevailed in the UML : Some leaders are upping their ante on the basis of 10-point agreement which Oli has dismissed as irrelevant after Madhav Nepal split the party; Analysts say leaders who were close to Nepal have no strength to challenge Oli in the upcoming 10th national convention scheduled for November 29-29, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/10/2021)

CPN-UML holding ward conventions across country today (kh 23/10/2021), UMLís ward, rural municipal conventions deferred in Surkhet (kh 23/10/2021)

UML Vice Chair Rawal resigns from unity task force (kh 22/10/2021)

UML to hold next general convention in Chitwan : The CPN-UML has decided to change the venue for its next general convention from Butwal to Chitwan, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/10/2021)

Nepalís youngest brother Saroj picked as CC member of Unified Socialist (kh 18/10/2021)

Unified Socialist issues 10-point code of conduct to its ministers (kh 17/10/2021)

CPN-Unified Socialist gives full shape to partyís central bodies : 335-member Central Committee; 42-member Standing Committee and 94-member Politburo (kh 17/10/2021)

Upcoming general convention will retain Oli as party chairman: Pokhrel (rep 10/10/2021) [Anyone who has attempted to destroy the constitution and democracy in such a serious way should never hold political office again!], UML 10th Gen Convention: Deputy Gen Secy Bhusal to contest elections with Chair Oli for party chief (kh 11/10/2021)

Preparing For Convention : As the differences among the ruling coalition are growing, main opposition CPN-UML is busy preparing for its convention (sp 08/10/2021)

Unified Socialist picks Khatiwada, Ale, Jhankri and Shrestha as ministers : Khapung rejects offer of state minister (kh 08/10/2021)

UML will continue House obstruction till its demands are addressed: Pradeep Gyawali (kp 08/10/2021) [This is parliamentary democracy as understood by KP Oli, who himself as the prime minister has trampled on the Constitution, Supreme Court rulings and the basic rules of democracy!]

CPN-Unified Socialist decides to use Ďpení as partyís election symbol (kh 07/10/2020), CPN (Unified Socialist) to change its election symbol (rep08/10/2021), Madhav Nepal led Unified Socialists unites with Raiís CPN-Unified (kh 098/10/2021)

UML protests continues in HoR, House postponed in eight minutes : Next meeting scheduled for Friday (kh 05/10/2021) [As prime minister, Oli repeatedly shut down parliament to push through his authoritarian and sometimes unconstitutional moves. As a no-longer-prime minister, he blocks the work of the elected people' s representatives from the inside! Yet Nepal calls itself a parliamentary democracy!]

UML to hold 10th Gen Convention in Butwal on Nov 26-28 (kh 04/10/2021)

Behind the facade of UMLís pomposity lies some unease and discomfort : Partyís statute congress ends setting sights on polls, but representatives say they have a big battle to fight in the form of elections, as everyone has turned against them, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/10/2021)

UML retains 70 years age limit for office bearers : Chair Oli eligible to contest in the upcoming General Convention of the party (kh 03/10/2021), UML Statute General Convention concludes by passing all three proposals unanimously (kh 03/10/2021), UML unveils partyís new logo and app (kh 03/10/2021), UML to have 15 office bearers (ht 04/10/2021)

CPN-UML debates on documents with participants subdued in their criticism : Representatives say discussions at the statute congress also revolved around deification of a leader and partyís failure to introspect and make an honest assessment, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/10/2021)

After the fall, UML hatches comeback plan around Oli cult : he party is holding its first statute congress, setting the stage for Oli to become the uncontested leader and shunning collective leadership and organisational system, by Anil Giri (kp 02/10/2021) [The hope remains that the voters are clever enough not to give another chance to someone who has tried to destroy the constitution and parliamentary democracy!]

CPN-UML holding Statute Gen Convention from today : Over 6,000 representatives to participate (kh 01/10/2021), UMLís first legislative general convention begins : Six-member presidium including Chairman Oli to chair convention (kh 01/010/2021), CPN-UML Chair Oli gets tired midway while reading out report at Statute Convention : SC member Shankar Pokharel takes over reading out the full text (kh 01/10/2021), UML proposes to scrap post of Deputy General Secretary (kh 01/10/2021), Provision of five vice-chairmen proposed in UMLís statute convention (rep 01/10/2021), UML proposes provision for basic training before party membership (kh 02/10/2021)

UML hails NC as main rival in politics (kh 01/10/2021)

UML continues Parliament obstruction as KP Oli pitches for early elections : Experts argue that UML has challenged the Speakerís move in court so it should wait until the court gives its verdict, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/09/2021), Obstruction Continues In Parliament: Auditor General's Report Presented (rn 30/09/2021) [The MPs were elected to represent the people and not the parties. Perhaps voters should think twice at the next elections before voting for a party that prevents the legislature from doing its much-needed work!]

UMLís official conclusion HoR dissolution was correct move: Leader Thapa (kh 30/09/2021) [Apart from a few hardcore Oli fans, every politically interested person in Nepal knew that Oli ' s and Bhandari ' s action was unconstitutional. The SC ruled correctly and to continue to claim otherwise is tantamount to contempt of court and is aimed at misleading the less politically minded!]

Abrupt withdrawal of ordinance relating to political parties shows it was meant for UML split: KP Oli (kh 28/09/2021) [How true! The Deuba government's action was as undemocratic and unconstitutional as the various actions of the previous Oli government. The top politicians are destroying democracy! The Political Party Act urgently needs to be revised, but please through Parliament!], Why is Oli right this time? Experts question motive behind introducing and repealing the ordinance on political parties, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/09/2021)

CPN-UML dissident leaders who chose to side with KP Sharma Oli are in a fix now : They could develop as a small faction in the long run if they continue to remain with the party, political analysts say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/09/2021), Voices of the opposition should be heard in the parliament: Mahesh Basnet (rep 27/09/2021) [Just as Oli listened to the opposition and the dissident factions of his own party when he was PM? By the way, MPs have not been elected by the people to forcefully obstruct parliamentary procedures!], Third front rises in UML against Oli (ht 27/09/2021)

Oliís document and his foreign policy duplicityówhen in and out of power : Ahead of UMLís statute convention and elections, party chair is ratcheting up his old nationalistic rhetoric, again, by Anil Giri (kp 26/09/2021)

UML third-fronters losing lead roles (ht 26/09/2021)

Dreaming Of Socialism In Neoliberal Garb, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 26/09/2021)

The ideology debates in CPN-UML and CPN (Unified Socialist) : The newly formed party wonders if it could abandon Peopleís Multiparty Democracy, as its relevance is being questioned in the mother party, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/09/2021)

MCC should be passed after revising some provisions: Thapa (rep 24/09/2021)

Unified Socialist picks seven vice-chair, forms 301-member Central Committee (kh 23/09/2021) [The newly formed CPN (Unified Socialist) is proving to be no more socially inclusive than the older parties. Only six percent of the population are male Bahuns, but the party is headed by three male Bahuns, and of the seven deputy chairpersons, all men, two are Bahuns. General Secretary is a male Bahun, among his three deputies is another male Bahun. There is also another Bahun among the four secretaries. Here, Ram Kumari Jhankri is the only woman among the party's 18 top leaders.Thus, the new CPN (US) violates the provisions of Article 15 of the Political Party Act and does not represent Nepal's society any more than do the other major parties! According to their share in the total population, there should be no more than 1-2 male Bahuns among the party's 18 top officials, but at least six women from different social groups!]

Unified Socialist picks office-bearers, Beduram Bhusal named General Secretary (rep 23/09/2021)

Unified Socialist decides against passage of MCC in current situation (kh 23/09/2021)

UML members increase more than twofold since 9th general convention: Report (kh 20/09/2021)

Protest will continue if parliamentary proceeding taken forward without consulting UML: Nembang (kh 20/09/2021) [Yes, just as Oli consulted the other parties and factions when he took authoritarian decisions time and again!], Oli talking about ethics is ridiculous: Prachanda (kh 20/09/2021)

UML attacking state organs to dissolve parliament and push country to mid-term polls: Rastriya Janamorcha (kh 17/09/2021)

Strengthen UML rather than forming panels: UML Vice-Chair Shakya (kh 16/09/2021)

Oli slams apex court for unseating him (ht 15/09/2021) [A clear case of contempt of court and hubris on the part of an egomaniac!]

UML Chair Oliís writ assigned to Deepak Kumar Karki and Mira Khadkaís bench : UML Chair Oli's writ assigned to Deepak Kumar Karki and Mira Khadka's bench (kh 13/09/2021) [By the way, when will Oli actually pay for all the damage he has caused with his repeated breaches of the constitution, contempt of court and completely pointless initiations of electoral processes?], UML demands resignation of Speaker; not to attend all-party meet (kh 13/09/2021)

SC issues a short-term interim order not to take action against UML lawmakers Pandey and Bhatta (kh 12/09/2021), SC paves way for UML lawmakers Pandey and Bhatta to join (Unified Socialist) party (rep 14/09/2021)

CPN-UML obstructs House session today as well (kh 12/09/2021), Let Parliament Run Smoothly, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 12/09/2021)

Replacement Bill passed amidst mayhem, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 11/09/2021) [What a shame! This behaviour in parliament is unworthy of representatives of the people and damages Nepal's reputation in the world!]

UML to let govt present its view on MCC before revealing own (kh 09/09/2021)

Parliament meeting adjourned; to meet again on Sept 10 (kh 08/09/2021) [Preventing parliamentary work or even dissolving it is an anti-democratic speciality of Oli and his CPN-UML!]

Two UML MPs file writ seeking to join CPN-Unified Socialist (kh 08/09/2021)

56 peopleís representatives of UML in Ilam decide to join Madhav Nepal-led CPN (Unified Socialist) (rep 07//2021)

10 peopleís representatives including DCC chief join Unified Socialist (kh 07/09/2021) [related to Khotang]

Three additional PA members of UML authenticate in favor of Unified Socialist (kh 06/09/2021), Nine peopleís representatives in Taplejung join Unified Socialist (kh 06/09/2021)

CPN-UML to put efforts to minimize number of party members quitting the party (rep 06/09/2021)

Unified Socialist appoints six province in-charges, forms six-member Central Secretariat (kh 05/09/2021), CPN-Unified Socialist Allocates Responsibilities To Party Leaders, by Asha Shah (rn 05/09/2021), CPN (Unified Socialist) forms five-member standing committee, Bamdev Gautam not included (rep 05/09/2021) [Even without Gautam, the Standing Committee already comprises two-thirds male Bahuns! Social inclusion should look different!]

90pc UML cadres defect to CPN(US) in Rautahat (ht 04/09/2021), 58 of 61 UML district members defect to Unified Socialist in Jumla (kh 04/09/2021), 55 UML Sankhuwasabha district committee members defect to CPN Unified Socialist (kh 04/09/2021)

Bam Dev Gautam Quits CPN-UML (rn 04/09/2021)

CPN-UML (Unified Socialist) : Newborn Party, by Keshab Poudel (sp 03/09/2021)

UML central member Bishnu Rijal reaches Dolpa to prevent cadres from joining CPN (Unified Socialist) (rep 03/09/2021) [??]

CPN (Unified Socialist) to set up partyís HQ at Minbhawan (rep 03/09/2021)

Communists, socialists or whatever : The real test for Madhav Kumar Nepalís outfit will come during the elections in a yearís time, by Deepak Thapa (kp 02/09/2021)

Unified Socialist Chair Nepal warns not to be deceived by Oliís 10-point unity deal (kh 02/09/2021)

10 UML Lawmakers In Province 2 Verify For CPN (Unified Socialist) (rn 02/09/2021), 11 UML lawmakers in Province 2 align with Nepal-led CPN Unified Socialist (kh 02/09/2021)

Recent UML political phenomena: Merger, forced termination, division, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 01/09/2021)

UML to file case against EC for recognizing Unified Socialist as a party (kh 01/09/2021)

10 UML lawmakers join Madhav Nepal-led CPN (Unified Socialist) (rep 01/08/2021)

Three MPs from Karnali to identify as Unified Socialist leaders (kh 01/09/2021), UML files writ petition against Speaker and EC (kh 01/09/2021)

12 Bagmati Provincial Assembly members of UML join CPN Unified Socialist (kh 31/08/2021), CM Shakya-led government in minority in Bagmati Province : 12 UML lawmakers join Unified Socialist, confining the UML's 56-member majority to 44 (kh 31/08/2021)

UML issues internal circular against party split (kh 30/08/2021)

Unified Socialist senior leader Khanal returns to country after two and a half months (kh 30/08/2021)

Madhav Kumar Nepal elected PP leader of Unified Socialist unanimously (kh 29/08/2021)

CPN (Unified Socialist) will not unify with any other party: Chairman Nepal (rep 29/08/2021)

Madhav Nepal: A Soft Rebel, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 29/08/2021)

Leaders who move forward when pushed ahead should return when pulled back: Bhim Rawal (rep 29/08/2021) [KP Oli has tried to undo the constitution and the democratic achievements of recent years. The fact that he is not treated as a political untouchable has contributed to the destruction of the unity of the CPN-UML. All those who continue to cooperate with this coup plotter are responsible.], Second Generation Leadersí Move Betrayal Of Trust, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 31/08/2021)

CPN (Unified Socialist) party in a dilemma to choose ministers : Too many aspirants make it difficult for Madhav Kumar Nepal to choose leaders from his party for ministerial berths in the Deuba-led government (rep 27/08/2021) [Ministerial posts and other functions are all that top politicians have in mind!]

UML to remove all records of Nepal, his supporters (kp 27/08/2021)

Nepalís communist movement takes yet another turn : CPN-UML, the countryís largest party, splits. Madhav Nepal now leads the CPN (Unified Socialist), by Anil Giri (kp 26/08/2021), As EC registers CPN-Unified Socialist, UML shrinks to 98 seats in HoR (kh 26/08/2021), A late start, perhaps We will have to wait to see whether Madhav Nepal bounces back or fades into obsolescence (kp 26/08/2021)

UML Vice Chairman Gautam says he would resign from his post (kh 26/08/2021)

UML Chair Oli signals to move forward with proposal of a powerful chairman (kh 25/08/2021) [The party leaders of CPN-UML and NC already have an undemocratically large amount of power. The autocrat Oli in particular, but also Deuba, have abused this time and again. Since Nepal does not practise democracy but party rule, this is particularly worrying. As part of an urgently needed revision of the Political Party Act, the power of party leaders should therefore also be significantly restricted.]

UML Vice-Chair Gautam reticent when wife Tulsa Thapa sides with Madhav Nepal (kh 25/08/2021)

Will unite with Maoists within four months to become the largest party: Socialist leader Metmani (kh 25/08/2021), We will make CPN (Unified Socialist) largest party after unity deal with Dahal, Bhattarai, Baidya and Biplab: Chaudhary (rep 25/08/2021)

The era of peopleís multi-party democracy is over: Khanal (rep 25/08/2021)

30 lawmakers, 60 UML central leaders verify at EC as Unified Socialist members (kh 25/08/2021), Former Prime Minister Khanal Verifies His Name, Signature For CPN (Unified Socialist) From Nepali Embassy In New Delhi (rn 25/08/2021), 30 lawmakers, 54 UML central leaders verify at EC as Unified Socialist members (kh 25/08/2021), EC refuses to verify four members of proposed CPN Unified Socialist Party (kh 25/08/2021)

UML strikes new rhythm, decides to hold 10th Gen Convention on Nov 26-29 (kh 25/08/2021), UML Chair Oli appeals to all leaders including Nepal to return to mother party (kh 25/08/2021) [Only without Oli, and ideally also without most of the rest of the old leadership guard, does the UML have a future perspective!]

Speaker Sapkota working against democratic values: UML Chair Oli : Alleges Madhav Kumar Nepal for taking hostage of party leaders (kh 25/08/2021) [Of all people, the person who tried to destroyparliamentary  democracy and the constitution by hook or by crook for the sole purpose of retaining power comes up with such accusations!]

UML leader Pradip Nepal shows himself on leader Nepalís side : Reaches EC for verification (kh 25/08/2021)

Leftist politician falsely claims former Oli government couldnít bring Covid-19 vaccine (kh 24/08/2021)

CPN (Unified Socialist), too, to follow Ďpeople's multi-party democracyí (rep 24/08/2021)

EC allocates time for Madhav Nepalís party verification : Calls leaders to show before Commission from 11.30 am to 2 pm on Wednesday (kh 24/08/2021)

Leader Nepal backs Ashta Lakshmi Shakya in Bagmati Province (kh 24/08/2021)

CPN-UML holding Standing Committee meeting today : Rawal-led 'neutral' group to participate (kh 24/08/2021)

CPN-Unified (Socialist) Chair Nepal calls on UML leaders to stand united to revolt against Oli (kh 24/08/2021)

UML Is What It Is Not, by Mukunda Raj Kattel (rn 23/08/2021)

CPN-UML calls Standing Committee meet for Tuesday : UML Chairman Oli agrees to revive party structures as of May 16, 2018, and implement 10-point unity deal (kh 23/08/2021), Disgruntled yet ďneutralĒ leaders of UML attend SC meeting (kh 24/08/2021)

Ruling alliance expresses serious concern over Ďthreatsí issued by UML lawmakers against Speaker Sapkota (rep 23/08/2021)

EC to ignore Oli faction's claim, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/08/2021)

Madhav Nepalís chapter in party is closed: UML Chairman Oli (kh 23/08/2021)

Leaders formerly close to Madhav Nepal at Balkot to meet KP Oli : Urge Chairman Oli to withdraw action taken against 14 lawmakers (kh 23/08/2021), Third-fronters meet Oli in bid to avert UML split, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 24/08/2021)

BJP Foreign Department Chief Chauthaiwale meets UML Chair Oli (kh 23/08/2021) [Two like-minded people?]

Can Nepal Lead Socialist Movement?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 22/08/2021) [MK Nepal may not be as extremely anti-democratic as Oli, but he too puts his personal power above everything and is obviously not willing to transfer responsibility to a younger generation!]

UML Vice Chair Rawal skeptic over Chairman Oliís honesty : Says Oli is unlikely to implement 10-point agreement (kh 22/08/2021)

UML makes national flag, anthem mandatory in all programs (rep 22/08/2021)

Lawmakers Sahai and Oli cannot be sacked: Lumbini Province Secretariat (rep 22/08/2021), UML objects Lumbini Speakerís conduct, says his behavior is not as per post (kh 22/08/2021)

Second rung UML leaders who did not led support to Nepal voice for party unity : Stress that intra-party dispute be resolved thru lawful system of UML (kh 21/08/2021), CPN-UML leaders for party unity told to take the call (ht 22/08/2021)

No alternative to reorganizing party as Chairman Oli deviated from party line: UML leader Khanal, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 20/08/2021), UML leaders close to Khanal say party should remain united (rep 21/08/2021)

Nepal faction proposes new name for partyĖCPN (Ekikrit Samajbadi) (kp 20/08/2021)

Bam Dev Gautam to support CPN-UML (Socialist) (rep 20/08/2021), UML Vice-Chair Gautam breaks silence, says he is still in UML (kh 22/08/2021), Bam Dev Gautam: Why is my image on Socialist partyís banner? I am still with CPN-UML (rep 22/08/2021)

UML leaders, including Rawal busy in internal discussions (kh 20/08/2021), Second-rung UML leaders urge Nepal to withdraw his decision to form new party (rep20/08/2021)

UML Chair Oli says animosity will hamper nation-building efforts (kh 19/08/2021) [Says, of all people, the person who has increased the whole avalanche of animosity almost daily in recent months! He's about to add another one on top!], UML piles pressure on Speaker to dismiss 14 lawmakers (kh 19/08/2021), UML mounts pressure on Speaker to initiate action against its 14 lawmakers : Speaker to forward action as per law (kh 20/08/2021) [According to article 35 of the Political Party Act, the speaker has 15 days time to do so!], UML cannot take action against 14 lawmakers: Lawmaker Devkota (kh 20/08/2021) [In view of the Supreme Court ruling of 12 July, this is absolutely correct! The judgement is binding law also for Mr. Oli!], Confrontation between UML and Speaker continues UML chair Oli has accused Speaker Sapkota of disregarding the partyís recommendation to dismiss 14 lawmakers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/08/2021)

UMLís Madhav faction applies for registering new party at EC (kh 18/08/2021), UMLís Madhav faction registers new party at EC : The new party is CPN(UML) Samajbadi (kh 18/08/2021), UML Samajwadi Party registered with Election Commission : Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal, senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal (kh 18/08/2021)

Asta Laxmi picked as UMLís PP leader in Bagmati Province (kh 18/08/2021)

UML leader Nepal to address sister organization leaders on Tuesday (kh 17/08/2021), CPN-UML on verge of split following party split ordinance : Nepal-Khanal faction readies party name and election symbol (kh 18/08/2021)

Oli expels 14 members of the Nepal faction as lawmakers : Decision comes amid an ordinance to ease laws for party split (kp 17/08/2021), UML on the verge of split : UML dismisses 14 of its lawmakers, including Madhav Kumar Nepal (rep 17/08/2021), CPN-UML takes action against 14 lawmakers, including senior leader Nepal, of rival faction (kh 17/08/2021), Nepal, 13 others expelled from UML, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 18/08/2021)

UML sends details of 260 CC members to EC for updating info (kh 17/08/2021)

UML to take action against two lawmakers for supporting coalition govt : Submits letter to Provincial Secretariat (kh 17/08/2021)

CPN-UML holding both SC and PP meeting today : Ordinance being brought to split UML, accuses Oli (kh 17/08/2021), UML Chairman Oli appeals against party split (kh 17/08/2021) [Says the person who has been doing everything to divide the party for months!], UML warns of protest against ordinance issued to amend Political Parties Act (kh 17/08/2021), President should reconsider ordinance: UML (kh 17/08/2021) [Yes, she should reconsider them just as thoroughly as the ordinances with which she rubber-stamped Oli's numerous unconstitutional and anti-democratic moves!]

Nepal-Khanal faction mulling to form new party : Accuses Oli of moving ahead unilaterally (kh 14/08/2021)

Two of Nepal's key aides - Pandey, Acharya Ė 'secretly' fly to New Delhi (rep 14/08/2021)

The mirage of unity : One thing they should have no problem concluding is that they are not communists, by Naresh Koirala (kp 11/08/2021)

Oli launches scathing attack on ruling alliance, common minimum programme : The alliance leaders dismiss criticisms as Oli venting out his frustration following his ouster, by Anil Giri (kp11/08/2021)

UML passes statute amendment proposal (rep 09/08/2021), CPN-UML decides to hold maiden Statute Assembly on September 12-13 (kh 09/08/2021)

Nepal faction asks Oli to stop unilateral activities for talks : Oli faction says the party cannot keep its hands tied  when government has been acting aggressively, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/08/2021)

UMLís Nepal faction urges leadership for self-criticism (kh 06/08/2021)

Nepal faction leadersí express mixed views on UML unity and govt participation (kh 06/08/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction sets Oliís exit as pre-condition for party unity : To render efforts for unification until last resort (kh 05/08/2021) [The damage KP Oli has done to democracy and the party is unforgivable. He should never be allowed to hold political office again, but MK Nepal and JN Khanal must also go, as must the failed generation of leaders of the other major parties!], Nepal-Khanal faction ignores Oli camp's warning, by Ram Kumar kamat (ht 06/08/2021)

UML Suffers Under Oli, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 03/08/2021)

CPN-UML holding SC meeting today : Oli faction not to wait for senior leader Nepal if party unity not finalized by Sunday (kh 01/08/2021)

UML unity only possible after current leadership quits: Leader Jhakri (kh 31/07/2021) [This is absolutely correct. If political conditions in Nepal are to improve and democracy is to be saved, the leaders of all the major parties must resign in unison and make way for a younger and more socially and culturally inclusive generation!]

Akhil Force organizing a rally today (kh 31/07/2021) [Mass gatherings are something that should not take place in the current pandemic situation!]

UML has no space for traitors like Madhav Nepal: UML Chairman Oli (kh 31/07/2021) [But there must also be no place in Nepali politics for people who have trampled on the constitution and tried to destroy democracy!]

UML row: Second rung leaders intensify meetings to keep party united (kh 30/07/2021)

UML factions revive militant youth groups, set stage for confrontation : A couple of weeks ago, KP Oli revived the partyís Youth Force. Madhav Nepal reconstituted his Peopleís Volunteer, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 29/07/2021)

UMLís Madhav Nepal faction not to join government (kh 29/07/2021)

UML leader Nepal recommends Khanal for second chairman of party : Skeptical about Oliís offer (kh 28/07/2021), Nepal advised to turn down offer to co-chair UML (ht 29/07/2021)

UMLís Khanal-Nepal faction lawmaker says, they will join Deuba govt (kh 28/07/2021)

UMLís Khanal-Nepal faction decides to concentrate on party unity (kh 26/07/2021)

UML lawmakers to hold discussion with erstwhile task force members (kh 25/07/2021)

Madhav Nepal Steals The Show, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 25/07/2021)

UML Wonít Split, by Parmeshwar Devkota (rn 25/07/2021)

Bhim Rawal criticizes Prachanda for trying to divide UML (kh 25/07/2021) [But the biggest divider of the CPN-UML is without any doubt KP Oli with his authoritarian and undemocratic behaviour! He is not ready to respect the basic principles of democracy!]

UML to announce Youth Force valley command (kh 24/07/2021) [Obviously part of Oli's plan to radicalise the party youth against the democratic state!], CPN-UML revives militant wing Youth Force (ht 25/07/2021)

UML claims Deuba doesnít have popular mandate. Experts disagree : Political and constitutional experts say UML leaders are undermining the peopleís mandate and promoting negativity against the judiciary by questioning Deubaís appointment as prime minister, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/07/2021) [The CPN-UML only has a chance to return to the path of democracy and constitutionality when it finally gets rid of this KP Oli!], Ego Clash Fuels UMLís Feud, by Liladhar Upadhyaya (rn 24/07/2021)

22 UML lawmakers of Nepal-Khanal faction furnish clarification (kh 23/07/2021)

UML leader Bhim Rawal withdraws resignation (kh 23/07/2021)

UML leader Nemwang warns parties to refrain from intervening in UMLís internal dispute (kh 23/07/2021) [But the chairman of the UML had every right to stir up the dispute in the JSPN to the point of a possible split! Many well-meaning people are worried about the CPN-UML under Oli! That is the reason!], PM Deuba wants to ask CA Chairman Nembang why Article 76 (5) was kept in constitution (kh 23/07/2021)

UML Chairperson Oli declares amnesty to all disgruntled leaders (kh 22/07/2021) [Based on the Supreme Court ruling, Oli has no right at all to expel these MPs from the party because of their voting behaviour. So the whole thing is pure theatre!]

Under pressure to save party unity, UML Chairman Oli announces 'amnesty' to partyís lawmakers voting for Deuba (rep 22/07/2021) [But an amnesty for Oli is not possible after all he has done! The CPN-UML only has a future without Oli!], Oli ready to give the position of second chairman to senior leader Nepal [rep) [Since Oli has proven himself to be a constant liar, he is not to be believed even in this alleged about-face.]

UML threatens to expel 22 MPs who voted for Deuba, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/07/202) [Another case of contempt of court : Oli wants to destroy the CPN-UML by hook or by crook!]

Teach cadres manners instead of making them ruffians: Raghuji Pant (kh 21/07/2021)[A kind of honesty and civil bahaviour that will not be understood by KP Oli! He prefers to continue stirring up hatred and rioting!], Outraged Oli supporters continue spitting venom at Dahal, Nepal (ht 21/07/2021), One cannot stay at his own home facing constant humiliation: UML leader Nepal (kh 22/07/2021), Senior UML leader Nepal hints at forming new political party (rep 22/07/2021)

UML Chairman Oli and senior leader Nepalís faction holding separate meetings (kh 20/07/2021)

After Deubaís trust vote, UML seems to be unravelling : As differences between Oli and Nepal have reached the point of no return, the only question is how many will side with the latter as he appears set to quit the party, insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 20/07/2021) [It is unbelievable how an authoritarian and power-hungry politician like Oli destroys his party, which has played such an important role in the last 30 years!], SC Prompts Oliís Downfall, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/07/2021) [It was Oli himself who prompted his own downfall!]

UMLís establishment faction in reverse gear for unityís sake : Organizing 10th CC meet after 13th! (kh 19/07/2021)

Maoists rose from criminal foundation: UML Chair Oli (kh 19/07/2021) [In this context, Oli should be reminded of his activities during the Jhapali Movement.], Madhav Nepal is a traitor to Nepalís communist movement: UML Chairman Oli (kh 19/07/2021)

Six UML lawmakers from Oli faction vote for PM Deuba (kh 18/07/2021) [In doing so, they show their responsibility for the nation. The Supreme Court has made it clear that they are free to decide according to their conscience and may not be punished by their party for it!], CPN-UML holding Central Committee meeting today : Likely to take action against its lawmakers who voted for PM Deuba (kh 19/07/2021) [Oli continues to disrespect court decisions and to destroy his party!], UML CC meeting seeks 24-hr clarification from UML lawmakers for floor-crossing (kh 19/07/2021) [Their responsibility for nation and people should be explanation enough! Nepal finally needs political stability and not endless power struggles using unconstitutional means!], UML to expel lawmakers for supporting Deuba (ht 19/07/2021) [Another case of contempt of court by Oli!], House session : For the first time in Nepal's parliamentary history, lawmakers are free to cast their votes without having to abide by the whips (ht 19/07/2021), UML leader Jhankri warns to sue in contempt of court case (kh 19/07/2021)

In criticising court, Oli defies rule of law, experts say : UML Standing Committee decides to Ďexposeí Supreme Courtís verdict ordering Deubaís appointment as prime minister, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/07/2021)

Court Steps In To Save Parliament, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/07/2021) [Oli no longer even had the mandate of the people after the HoR withdrew its confidence in him. This is also one of the many untruths spread by Oli!], Legacy of KP Oli: Dismantling rule of law, by Sumit Pathak (rep 18/07/2021), Confusion in the Madhav Nepal faction as Deuba is set go for floor test : The faction is divided with some saying they should save party unity and others pressing for saving the Parliament (kp 18/07/2021), UMLís Bhim Rawal, a key member of the Nepal faction, resigns as lawmaker : Resignation comes hours before Deubaís vote of confidence in the restored House (kp 18/07/2021)

Three monthís attempt to retain party unity wasted: Shankar Pokhrel (kh 18/07/2021) [The 10-point agreement lacked the most important point: the immediate removal of the repeated constitution-breaker and destroyer of democracy KP Oli from all party offices!]

UML SC meeting decides not to give vote of confidence to PM Deuba (kh 16/07/2021) [This may well be Oli's wish, but he should be reminded that the Supreme Court has granted freedom of conscience to each and every MP in this regard!], UML tells lawmakers to oppose Deuba in trust vote, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/07/2017) [As so often before, the Oli camp declares itself not obliged to respect the court's decision and justifies this with its fictitious interpretation of Article 76 of the Constitution. It is not the judges who have the legitimacy and ability to interpret the Constitution, but Oli and Bhandari alone!], UML Vice-Chairman Gautam says Standing Committee decision to issue whip wrong (kh 18/07/2021)

UML second rung leaders intensify meetings to keep party united (kh 17/07/2021), UML to retain unity on the basis of 10-point agreement (kh 17/07/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction leaders boycott  UML SC meeting (kh 16/07/2021)

Amid mixed signals, Nepal factionís support for Deuba is not a certainty : UML leaders continue unity bid even if it means rethinking the roles of Oli and Nepal. Meanwhile, more Samajbadi Party lawmakers switch sides to support the government, by Anil Giri (kp 18/07/2021), We will vote for Deuba for parliamentís sake: UML leader Jhankri (kh 18/07/2021), UML senior leader Khanal urges lawmakers to vote for PM Deuba (kh 18/07/2021), Senior leader Nepal cannot remain in party if he voted for PM Deuba: UML (kh 18/07/2021)

UML leader Gautam and senior leader Nepal hold talks (kh 14/07/2021), Senior UML leader Nepal holds separate talks with Gautam and Shrestha (kh 14/07/2021), PM Deuba reaches Koteshwor to meet senior UML leader Nepal (kh 14/07/2021) [Of course, Deuba is desperate for support for his confidence vote, but MK Nepal must try to save his party, which Oli is in the process of destroying.]

UML leader Rawal reveals he got threat calls while working for party unity (kh 14/07/2021)

No room for admitting Madhav Kumar Nepalís mistakes: UML Chair Oli : Says leader Nepal is a shameless person (kh 14/07/2021) [Many top politicians do not behave honestly, but Oli has lost all sense of reality. The removal of this shameless person, who even now continues to spread lies and hatred and endangers the foundations of democracy, was long overdue! He had better retire immediately instead of destroying his party for once and for all The UML is still urgently needed, but not Oli!], NYAN cadres burn senior UML leader Nepalís effigy in Koteshwor (kh 14/07/2021), UML cadres demonstrate against SC order in Oliís hometown Damak : Effigy of Chief Justice also burned (kh 14/07/2021)

UML holding Standing Committee meeting today : Likely to endorse 10-pt consensus deal (kh 13/07/2021), Nepal-Khanal faction meeting prior to UML SC meeting : To decide whether to attend SC meeting or not (kh 13/07/2021), Senior UML leader Nepal breaks alliance with opposition parties (rep 13/07/2021), UML standing committee meeting put off (rep 13/07/2021), UML taskforce advises Nepal not to prolong intra-party feud (kh 13/07/2021)

SC verdict is flawed and unpleasant yet we will accept it: CPN-UML (kh 12/07/2021) [Let's hope so! You don't seem to accept that a Supreme Court decision is binding law!]

Details of UML task forceís 10-point unity deal : UML task force announces 10-point unity agreement (kh 11/07/2021) [At the beginning of the agreement, the most important point is missing: Oli's immediate resignation from all state and party offices. Putschists are unacceptable in a democracy!], Agreement at UML taskforce level brings cheers to party rank and file (kh 12/07/2021), UML task force reaches 10-point deal for party unity : The agreement, subject to approval by chair Oli and senior leader Nepal, follows a more than 12-hour-long meeting, a day ahead of expected court verdict on House dissolution (kp), Nepal-Khanal faction dissatisfied with task-force deal, calls CC meeting  (kh 12/07/2021), 23 UML lawmakersí signatures in support of Deuba will remain intact: UML leader Nepal (kh 12/07/2021), I respect and welcome the Supreme Courtís verdict to reinstate parliament: Yogesh Bhattarai (rep 12/07/2021)

UML row: Leader Nepal objects to Ďuse of language influencing courtí (rep 11/07/2021)

PM Oli might betray again, stay alert: Prachanda warns Nepal : Leader Nepal expressed commitment to not let down the opposition alliance (kh 10/07/2021), UMLís Khanal-Nepal faction lawmakersí meet concludes
Lawmakers urge leadership to stay alert
(kh 10/07/2021), UML Senior leader Nepal demands equal status with Chairman Oli (kh 11/07/2021), Khanal-Nepal faction to abstain Chairman Oli convened SC meet (kh 11/07/2021), UML task force member Bhusal leaves for Baneshwor to meet senior leader Nepal (kh 11/07/2021)

UML dissidents pile pressure on Nepal to reconcile with Oli : The second-rung politicians are guided more by their personal benefits than larger party interests, say analysts, as Oli uses their weaknesses to his advantage, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/07/2021)

SC Verdict To Seal UML Fate?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 06/07/2021) [All parties must change fundamentally if Nepal is to have a future. Nepal's political parties are not democratic, socially non-inclusive and in the hands of patriarchal machos with a greater or lesser proximity to Hindu political thinking!]

Oliís aversion to federalism and secularism becoming more apparent : A proposal at UML top panel to review major achievements of the constitution does not portend well for the charter which has come under increasing threats, observers say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/07/2021)

UML task force revived, meeting underway at Singha Durbar (kh 05/07/2021), Oli makes concession keeping door ajar for party unity : UML revives the two-month-old task force to woo the Nepal faction which is currently supporting the opposition alliance, by Anil Giri (kp 06/07/2021), UMLís task force meeting to resolve dispute ends on a positive note (kh 07/07/2021), UML Dispute Resolution Task Force holding decisive meeting today
Meeting in Singha Durbar at 11 am
(kh 08/07/2021), UML factions 'on the cusp of striking a deal' (ht 08/07/2021), UML task force decides to meet at 11 am tomorrow again (kh 08/07/2021), UML task force meeting concludes for today, dispute resolution within a couple of days (kh 09/07/2021), UML task force likely to announce settlement of intra-party dispute today : Details of agreement to be made public after working out the language of unity agreement today (kh 10/07/2021)

PM Oliís confidants hold talks with UML senior leader Nepal (kh 04/07/2021)

UML invites all leaders, including senior leaders Nepal and Khanal, to Fridayís CC meet (kh 01/07/2021), Nepal faction leaders deem Fridayís CC meet illegal, wonít participate (kh 01/07/2021), UML holding CC meeting today first time following its revival : Nepal-Khanal faction to abstain (kh 02/07/2021), Nepal-Khanal faction given July 4 deadline to withdraw signatures proposing Deuba as PM (kh 02/07/2021), Vice Chair Gautam demands revoking ultimatum given to 23 UML lawmakers of Nepal faction (kh 02/07/2021), UML directs its 23 lawmakers of dissolved parliament to withdraw their support to Deubaís writ petition within two days (rep 02/07/2021), Khanal-Nepal factionís zoom meeting decides not to withdraw signature (kh), Second tier leaders of ruling UML seeking places to patch up differences (kh 03/07/2021), Oli tells Nepal faction to withdraw support to Deuba. Dissidents refuse : With the court verdict on House dissolution imminent, he tells party lawmakers to abandon the opposition alliance for any chance of unity between the warring factions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/07/2021), Leaders not withdrawing signatures till SC verdict on HoR dissolution canít be party members: UML Chair Oli (kh 03/07/2021)

Oliís one last effort at party unity fails to convince dissidentsSpectre of split looms large over the CPN-UML as both sides continue to see each other with suspicion and distrust, by Anil Giri (kp 01/07/2021)

UML second rung leaders hold meeting to resolve intra-party feud : Nepal-Khanal faction proposes to postpone Friday's CC meet (kh 01/07/2021)

UML decides to restore erstwhile Central Committee : Schedules CC meet for July 2 (kh 30/06/2021)

The difference between communism in China and Nepal : Three decades of existence has shown us that Nepali communists have misguided priorities, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 29/06/2021)

UML intra-party feud widens further as top guns engage in fresh blame games (kh 29/06/2021), War of words between Oli and Nepal continues as they drift apart : The future of UML is in the hands of the Supreme Court as its decision on House dissolution will indicate how factions led by the two leaders make their next moves, insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp )

UMLís unity mantra : The Nepal camp has unequivocally supported Oli and turned a blind eye to his transgressions, by Naresh Koirala (kp 27/06/2021)

UML leader Nepal inclined to welcome PM Oli if he corrects political course : Says it was Oli's arrogance to dissolve the parliament and declare elections (kh 24/06/2021)

UML leader Nepal accuses PM Oli of having intent to split party : UMLís intra-party feud escalates further (kh 22/06/2021)

UML lodges writ against SCís decision to reinstate Karnali lawmakers (kh 21/06/2021)) [Unbelievable that not even the SC accepts the supremacy of Prime Minister Oli!], UMLís Nepal faction skeptical after PM Oli faction lodged vacate petition (kh 21/06/2021)

Upheavals In Provinces : UML Bickering Boon For Opposition, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 15/06/2021)

UMLís Sudurpaschim PP suspends seven lawmakers (kh 15/06/2021)

Arrogant attitude among top leaders main obstacle for party unity: UML leader Bhattarai (kh 14/06/2021) [There is only one solution: You must get rid of all of them as soon as possible. This would be the best for the party, the people and the nation!]

PM Oli to hold erstwhile SC meeting to give message of party unity : Will Nepal, Khanal attend it? ( kh 14/06/2021)

The Court Calls The Shots, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 13/06/2021)

UML second-rung leaders render last-resort efforts to resolve intra-party feud (kh 11/06/2021)

UML leader Gautam calls for erstwhile SC meeting for party unity (kh 09/06/2021) [All the old leaders will have to go without any exception, if country and party shall have a future!]

UML PP meeting decides to vote for Sudurpaschimís CM Bhatta (kh 08/06/2021)

UML leader Acharya suggests all first generation leaders in the party to resign en masse (kh 07/06/2021) [This is the only right way to save Nepal's democracy and political parties. It applies to all major parties and should be implemented immediately so that the people in this difficult time finally get the policies and help that the old and failed top politicians deny them in their delusion of power!]

UML Chair ready to restore party status to May 2018 with a catch (kh 06/06/2021), Leaders of Nepal-Khanal faction divided over PM Oliís 6-pt appeal (kh 07/06/2021), Nepal-Khanal faction calls emergency meet
To dwell on 6-pt deal issued by PM Oli
(kh 07/06/2021), UML Nepal-Khanal faction deduce Chair Oliís proposal deceitful : Nepal faction responds point-by-point to PM Oli's party unity proposal (kh 07/06/2021)

Majority of leaders in Nepal-Khanal faction in favor of a new party (kh 05/06/2021), Oli compelling us to form new party: Rival UML faction (ht 06/06/2021), Nepal faction not to engage in dialogue further with UML establishment (kh 06/06/2021)

Relevance of talks with party chair Oli over, say four leaders of Nepal-Khanal group (kh 04/06/2021)

UML Standing Committee put off sine die (rep 0/06/2021)

UMLís Nepal faction says PM Oli is against party unity (kh 03/06/2021)

UML directs its central committee members not to attend the Khanal-Nepalís meeting (kh 03/06/2021)

UML row: Both factions holding separate meetings today (kh 03/06/2021), President Bhandari active in resolving UML row following telephone talks with Chinese counterpart Xi (kh 03/06/2021)

Police misbehaviour with citizens under scanner, thanks to social media, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 03/06/2021)

CPN-UML decides to strive for party unity (kh 01/06/2021)

Oli and Nepal faction of UML engage in narrowing down differences (kh 01/06/2021)

UMLís Sudurpaschim Province PP seeks clarification from Chairman Oli faction lawmakers (kh 30/05/2021), Six UML ministers in Sudurpaschim to be expelled from party (kh 31/05/2021)

UML calls SC meeting; likely to take action against 12 leaders (kh 30/05/2021), UML SC meeting postponed yet again; rescheduled for tomorrow (kh 31/05/2021)

UML leader Bhusal confesses violating parliamentary norms : Claims he signed for NC Prez Deuba to safeguard Constitution (kh 29/05/2021)

15 UML SC members appeal to stand against Chairman Oliís arbitrary rule : Yogesh Bhattarai and Gokarna Bista come back to Nepal-Khanal camp (kh 26/05/2021)

UMLís Sudurpaschhim Province PP meeting underway (kh 26/05/2021) [According to the 2015 constitution, Nepal is a federal state. In such a state, the central party leadership can only make recommendations to that of the province, but cannot issue orders.The measure is merely part of KP Oli's hate campaign and is aimed at destroying governability at all levels of the federal system!], UMLís Sudurpaschim province PP defies SC decision : Decides not to withdraw support from the province government (kh 26/05/2021), UML warns of action against Sudurpaschim lawmakers (kh 26/05/2021) [To reiterate, political decisions at the provincial level are made exclusively by the elected representatives of the people there. The central party level has to stay out of it. Otherwise, Nepal would continue to be a central and not a federal state!]

CPN-UML sending letters to 12 more lawmakers for clarification (kh 26/05/2021)

UML row: Nepal-Khanal faction to establish new party (kh 25/05/2021)

23 UML lawmakers join protest against HoR dissolution (kh 24/05/2021), UMLís disgruntled faction ready to face action rather than submitting explanation (kh 24/05/2021), CPN-UML expels 11 leaders, including Madhav Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal : Also decides to withdraw support given to Sudurpaschim govt (kh 24/05/2021)

Nepal-Khanal group not to furnish clarification to PM Oli (kh 24/05/2021), UML Chairman Oli calls SC meeting : Likely to take action against Madhav Nepal, others (kh 24/05/2021)

CPN (Unified) Party registered at EC : Partyís leader Jiwan Rai is close to Madhav Nepal; election symbol pen (kh 23/05/2021) [This indicates a formal split of the CPN-UML in the making!], UML leader Bhusal unaware of new party, opposes HoR dissolution (kh 23/05/2021)

UML sending explanation letters to 11 leaders today (kh 23/05/2021)

Clarification sought from 14 Nepal faction PA members (ht 23/05/2021)

Khim Lal Devkota defeats Ram Bahadur Thapa in National Assembly election : Devkota, an independent candidate backed by Nepal-Khanal faction of the UML, had the support of Congress and Maoist Centre. Thapa was fielded by the UML (kp 20/05/2021) [Both Oli and Thapa really deserve this!], Unfortunate that Nepal faction did not vote for partyís official candidate in NA election: UML Standing Committee (kh 20/05/2021), Supreme Court scraps appointment of seven ministers who are not lawmakers : Chief Justice Ranaís bench says their appointment and oath, on May 14, prima facie, against constitutional provisions. All of them had joined the CPN-UML after deserting the Maoist Centre (kp 20/05/2021) [Oli as well as Thapa and the other deserters really deserve this! Finally respect the constitution, the laws and the parliamentary defeats, Mr Oli, and resign!]

UML Leaders Towards Reconciliation?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 18/05/2021), UML taskforce holding meeting today (kh 18/05/2021)

ULM row: 10-member task force formed to settle party disputes (rep 16/05/2021)

How Madhav Nepal lost the plot in 68 days (rep 14/05/2021)

UML revokes suspension of four leaders including Madhav Kumar Nepal (rep 13/05/2021), Rawal urges CPN-UML lawmakers to quit (ht 13/05/2021), Oli, Nepal hold telephone conversation as dissident UML lawmakers prepare to resign en masse (rep 13/05/2021) [Oli is obviously panicking, but to the detriment of Nepal and its people, he still does not have the morale to resign immediately!], UMLís Nepal faction issues ultimatum till 4:30 PM today to address their demands (rep 13/05/2021), Talks between UML Chair Oli and senior leader Nepal end on a positive note : Resignation on hold; leaders agree on making a task force (kh 13/05/2021)

PM Oli holds talks with Ghanashyam Bhusal and Yogesh Bhattarai (kh 07/05/2021), No agreement reached with PM Oli: UML Senior leader Nepal (kh 07/05/2021), Senior leader Nepal asks party leaders and cadres not to be mislead by reports of their deal with Chairman Oli (rep 07/05/2021)

Lumbini Provinceís assembly member Dangi resigns (kh 05/05/2021)

UMLís Nepal-Khanal faction to mount pressure for party unity : Mulls resigning en-masse if Chairman Oli is adamant (kh 04/05/2021)

Ugly face of Nepali politics : Ruling party engaged in ugly horse-trading as opposition parties mount effort to oust it from power in provinces (rep 30/04/2021)

Gangster-turned politician Dipak Manange appointed Youth and Sports Minister!, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 30/04/2021)

PM and other senior leaders in contact-tracing as three central leaders of ruling CPN-UML test positive for COVID-19 (rep 28/04/2021)

UMLís Nepal-Khanal faction to intensify ďinternal struggleĒ (kh 28/04/2021)

SC scheduled to hear writ filed by Nepal-Khanal faction today (kh 25/04/2021)

UML Standing Committee gets authority to take action against rebel faction (kh 25/04/2021) [This is obviously still your only problem, Mr Oli!], PM Oli urges party rank and file to fan out for control of COVID-19 (kh 25/04/2021) [With your months-long calls for mass public meetings for the purpose of maintaining your personal power, you bear an outstanding responsibility for the development of the pandemic in Nepal. Resign from all offices at last!]

After Nepal Communist Party (NCP), now UML headed for vertical split : Oli constitutes a 19-member Standing Committee excluding leaders close to Nepalóan indication the two leaders are prepared to go their separate ways, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/04/2021)

UML leaders challenge Oli's move in SC (ht 23/04/2021)

UML leader Nepal sees frail chances of party unity (kh 23/04/2021)

Chairman Oli forms UML Standing Committee, leaders close to Madhav Nepal excluded (rep 23/04/2021) [Wish you a happy final destruction of your party!], UML Chairman Oli forms new Standing Committee sans leaders of Madhav faction (kh), UML strips four provincial lawmakers of party memberships (kh 23/04/2021) [Democracy prevails when the orders of the great chairman are followed without criticism!], Oli snubs Khanal, Nepal, placates Gautamam : Forms UML standing committee, ignoring aides of former (ht 24/04/2021)

Attempts to defame communist movement and capturing party should be defeated: PM Oli (kh 22/04/2021) [The person from whom such attempts emanate most strongly is called KP Oli!]

UML to field Badal in upcoming NA by-election (kh 23/04/2021)

Second-rung UML leaders intensify negotiation to save party unity as Oli prepares to sack lawmakers close to Nepal-led faction (rep 21/04/2021) [There is only one effective action that is long overdue: sack Oli if you want the CPN-UML to survive! This person has lost all sense of reality and does not understand democratic principles at all!], UML leader Bhattarai urges PM Oli to save the party from disintegration (kh 21/04/2021), CPN-UML Chairman Oli holds discussion with senior leader Nepal (kh 21/04/2021), Oli, Nepal at capitalís Marriott Hotel for second round of one-on-one (rep 22/04/2021), PM Oli-Madhav Nepal talks concludes
Nepal says progress yet to be made
(kh 22/04/2021)

Reconciliation Can Avert UML Split, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 20/04/2021) [According to KP Oli's idea of democracy, reconciliation is a foreign word, only blind obedience counts!], Oli threatens to expel CPN-UML rivals from Parliament, assembly, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 21/04/2021) [KP Oli is preparing the destruction of his own party!]

UML senior leader Nepal calls a meeting of lawmakers close to him after Chairman Oli seeks clarifications from them (rep 20/04/2021)

Oli to devise strategy to strengthen hold on CPN-UML (ht 19/04/2021) [Under Oli, the CPN-UML has become more of a dictatorial organisation than a democratic party in which freedom of expression and participation of all party members are respected!], UML seeks final clarification from 5 leaders, including Madhav Kumar Nepal (kh 19/04/2021), 20 UML leaders face action for anti-party activities (ht 20/04/2021) [This definition is related to the undemocratic party structure and the immense power of the party chairperson. The correct term should be anti-Oli activities!]

In the CPN-UML, Oli has found a new spin doctoróPradeep Gyawali : The foreign minister lectured on Ďdemocracy with Nepali flavourí and morality as he defended House dissolution. Now he says Karnali incident is against parliamentary system, by Binod Gyawali (kp 18/04/2021), Home Min Thapa loses ministership after being removed from National Assembly; reappointment likely today (ht 18/04/2021) [This is extremely questionable constitutionally, not that provincial MPs do not follow orders from the central party, Mr Gyawali!], Leader Badal Re-Appointed As Home Minister (rn 18/04/2021) [While Oli has lost all moral qualifications to be Prime Minister, his Council of Ministers is increasingly becoming a conglomeration of non-parliamentarians!]

Nepal-Khanal faction forms parallel committee in Jhapa (16/04/2021)

UML for reshuffling thematic committees (ht 09/04/2021)

UML's Nepal-led faction forms parallel party committee in Sudurpaschim Province (rep 07/04/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction announces Bagmati Pradesh Parallel Committee : Ashta Laxmi Shakya as Coordinator (kh 06/04/2021)

The difficulty of being Madhav Nepal : The leader who steered the CPN-UML for 15 years now grapples with one questionóto be or not to be with Oli, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/04/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction mulls forming a party and joining broader alliance, insiders say : With its leaders suspended from the UML and Oli in no mood to compromise, the  cornered faction has few options before it as its leadersí political future is at stake, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/04/2021)

UML on verge of split as senior leader Nepal prepares to form new party (kh 02/04/2021)

CPN-UML leaders Bhusal, Pandey suspended for six months for carrying out "anti-party activities" (rep 01/04/2021)

'Oli sabotaging communist movement' : ĎAction against Nepal, Rawal shuts door to negotiation' (ht 31/0372021)

UML Leaders Nepal, Rawal Suspended From Party For Six Months (rn 29/03/2021), Oli is paying Nepal faction leaders with their own coin : The UML chair suspends Madhav Nepal and Bhim Rawal as partyís general members for six months and asks Surendra Pandey and Ghanashyam Bhusal to furnish clarification, by Tika R Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 30/03/2021) [A party chairman with such power does not reflect democratic party structures!], CPN-UML on the verge of split as Chairman Oli suspends general membership of rival leaders Nepal and Rawal for six months, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 30/03/2021), Bhusal accuses Chairman Oli of giving protection to those implicated in corruption (rep 30/03/2021)

Nepal-Khanal faction of UML to intensify drive to form parallel committees (kh 28/03/2021)

UMLís Possible Split Not Averted Yet, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 28/03/2021) [With these completely irrational and anti-democratic so-called party leaders, the split will not be avoidable!]

UML's Nepal-led faction holds central committee meeting to chalk out strategy to contain Chairman Oli's "growing hegemony" in party (rep 27/03/2021)

Storm is brewing over UML as factions up the ante against each other : While Oli appears prepared to drive the Nepal-Khanal group into a corner, the latter, though at a loss on the way forward now, is attempting to consolidate strength, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/03/2021), Rift between UML factions widens (ht 26/03/2021), CPN-UMLís Nepal faction MPs join parliamentary party meeting (rep 26/03/2021), UML Chair Oli says party will not go in reverse gear (kh 26/03/2021) [A party chairman with absolute powers. This is party democracy under Oli-archy!]

Which party those elected under Nepal Communist Party now represent? Analysts say they have freedom to choose between the UML and Maoist Centre but donít rule out complications, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/03/2021)

UML's Madhav Nepal-led faction calls its central committee meeting for Friday amid deepening rift in party (rep 25/03/2021), CPN-UML Chairperson Oli calls his party's parliamentary party meeting for Friday afternoon (rep 25/03/2021)

Nepal-led UML faction to withdraw no-confidence motion filed against Province 1 CM Rai and Bagmati Province CM Paudel (rep 24/03/2021)

All eyes on four UML leaders, as Oli faction seeks clarification (rep 22/03/2021) [Oli himself not only violates the interests of the party, but also those of the state and the people. His immoral and authoritarian behaviour is destroying all democratic prospects of Nepal!]

s Oli tightens grip on the party, he tells rivals to support him or face the music : UML Central Committee amends Parliamentary Party statute giving its leader sweeping powers including that to sack lawmakers. It asks four of them for clarifications, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/03/2021) [The party structure of the UML is not democratic but dictatorial, which, by the way, is similar in all political parties. According to Article 269 (4) of the Constitution, such parties should not even be registered by the Election Commission! All office-bearers of a political party should be elected democratically from the grassroots upwards and in a socially inclusive manner, must be accountable at all times, face a re-vote at regular intervals and must not have authoritarian powers! Well-founded criticism and dealing with it without aggression are part of the basis of democracy!], Reasons provided for skipping UML PP meet (ht 21/03/2021)

CPN-UMLís PP statute endorsed (rep 20/03/2021) [Meetings of a party faction should not take place in the official PM's residence!], CPN-UML amends party statute (kh 20/03/2021)

Bamdev blames erstwhile chairmen duo PM Oli and Prachanda for NCP crisis (kh 19/03/2021)

UML vs UMLThe Nepal-Khanal faction plans to revive all party committees to counter KP Sharma Oli while the latter appears firm on bulldozing decisions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/03/2021), Oli accused of promoting factionalism in UML (ht 19/03/2021) [Oli is currently one of the most destructive politicians in the world. Everything he does is done with full intention, without regard for democracy, state, nation and party!], Taskforce formed to amend UML statute : 24-member Parliamentary Board headed by Oli formed (ht 19/03/2021)

With neither side ready to back down, confrontation in UML continues : Oli calls a meeting of the Parliamentary Party which Nepal faction may skip and invite action, leaders say, by Anil Giri (kp 18/03/2021)

CPN-UML forms PP Board; next PP meet on March 20 (kh 18/03/2021), CPN-UML nominates Madhav Nepal and Jhalanath Khanal to PP Board (kh 18/03/2021), Leadership receiving suggestions in Nepal-Khanal national conclave (kh 18/03/2021)

UML rival factions in war of words : Nepal-Khanal faction to hold cadresí meet today much to Prime Minister Oliís chagrin, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/03/2021), Madhav Nepal-led faction of CPN-UML holds its national gathering as party heads for vertical split due to factional feud (rep 17/03/2021), Nepal-led faction to boycott UML parliamentary party meeting (rep 17/03/2021

The spectre of split hovers above CPN-UML even as Oli and Nepal hold talks in a fence-mending attempt : The factions led by party chair and senior leader refuse to budge from stances, thereby deciding to make their own moves, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/03/2021)

Nepal, Khanal to boycott all-party meet called by President (kh 16/03/2021)

Donít attend Nepal-led factionís gathering: Oli directs party leaders, cadres (rep 16/03/2021)

Nepal-Khanal camp holds internal discussion in New Baneshwor (kh 15/03/2021), Nepal factionís national convention on schedule (kh 15/03/2021), Over 2,000 cadres to participate in Nepal-Khanal factionís natíl conclave (kh 16/03/2021)

Oli and Nepal groups meeting ends with both sides refusing to budge from their stances : Oli rejects Nepal campís demand that March 12 decisions be withdrawn; Nepal refuses to cancel his factionís national (kp 15/03/2021), CPN (UML)'s Nepal-led faction takes strong exception to "unilateral decisions" taken by party's CC meeting on March 12 (rep 15/03/2021), Meeting between Oli and Nepal factions strikes no chords :
March 12 "unilateral" decision unacceptable: Nepal faction
(kh 15/03/2021)

Nepal, Khanal move EC against Oli : Say he has violated UML statute (ht 15/03/2021)

Sandhya Tiwari led CPN-UML amends its party name (kh 15/03/2021)

Renewed feud leads CPN-UML towards a vertical split : As Oli prevails, the Nepal-Khanal group is in a bid  to form parallel party committees and has called  a national gathering of its own on March 17-18, by Tika R radhan (kp 14/03/2021) [How can a party leader who has gone berserk work himself up into such a frenzy and destroy his party? All political parties must finally democratise themselves and drastically curtail the authoritarian rule of their leaders!], UML Nepal faction creates parallel panels, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 14/03/2021), CPN-UML on brink of split after Nepal-Khanal group forms parallel structure (kh 14/03/2021)

Nepal-led faction of UML forms parallel party committees (rep 13/03/2021), UMLís Nepal-Khanal group forms parallel structure to counter Oliís move (kh 13/03/2021)

Oli tightens his grip in UML relieving leaders from Nepal camp of their roles : Nepal and other leaders returned to their old party and have vowed to fight, form parallel committees, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 13/03/2021) [In no democratic party in the world would the chairperson have such authority, in other words, the CPN-UML is definitely not a democratic party under Oli!], Oli cuts Nepal down to size in CPN-UML : His aides divested of responsibilities, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/03/2021)

Oli nominates 23 ex-Maoist leaders including Ram Bahadur Thapa as UML CC member (rep 12/03/2021) [Under Article 89 (e) of the constitution, MPs lose their parliamentary seat if their original party suspends them, which is likely to happen in this case!], Oli strips leaders close to Nepal of responsibilities : The move comes days after Nepal and other leaders were forced to return to the CPN-UML after the court revived it and the Maoist Centre, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/03/2021) [Under the Oli-archy, the autocratic chairman enjoys absolute decision-making power to punish his internal party critics! This is democracy as Oli understands it!], UMLís Madhav Nepal faction ignorant about Baluwatar CC meeting (kh 12/03/2021), Madhav Nepal faction of UML calls emergency SC meeting (kh 12/03/2021), Oli reshuffles party committees, withdraws responsibilities given to leaders close to senior leader Nepal (rep 12/03/2021) [This is not a democratic party, but an institution with an autocrat at its head!]

PM Oli was confident of the tide turning in his favor, by Ashok Dahal (ae 12/03/2021)

Madhav Nepal back to UML, but his coexistence with Oli wonít be easy : Oli is the party chair and prime minister but Nepal and  his allies vow to fight the formerís unilateral ways in  the party and any attempts to sideline his old rival, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/03/2021)

CPN (UML) To Hold General Convention On Nov 18-22 (rn 12/03/2021⁾

CPN-UMLís Nepal faction holding SC meeting today (kh 11/03/2021), UMLís Nepal-Khanal faction to issue protest statement against ďOli-attitudeĒ (kh 11/03/2021)

PM Oli likely to allocate respectable positions to Badal, others in UML : Badal likely to become UML vice-president (kh 10/03/2021)

PM Oli in mood to split JSP for new power sharing (kh 10/03/10) [A person without any morals and political culture, who destroys the entire state if necessary to safeguard his personal power interests!]

Changed context catapults Janata Samajbadi Party into the spotlight : Both UML and Maoist Centre are in a bid to woo fourth largest party, for its 32 members in Parliament now hold the key, by Anil Giri (kp 10/03/2021) [The united NCP has repeatedly lied and deceived the JSPN in the past. Oli was not sympathetic to the concerns of the Madheshis as early as 2015!]

A setback for Dahal as his allies from CPN-UML decide to return home : With 53 seats, the Maoist Centre is now the third party in Parliament. And to make any substantial move, the Maoist chair has to look to Congress and Janata Samajbadi Party, Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/03/2021

CPN (UML)'s signboard placed at party headquarters in Dhumbarahi (rep 09/03/2021)

Upholding SC verdict, Election Commission scraps Oli-Dahalís NCP, revives erstwhile CPN (UML) and NCP (Maoist Center) (rep 09/03/2021), EC asks UML and Maoist Center to come up with new name and election symbol if  they opt for fresh merger (rep 09/03/2021)

Nepal faction likely to face crisis if UML gets active (kh 08/03/2021), PM Oli tells Rawal: Go to SC to ask which party I belong to (kh 08/03/2021) [This man knows nothing but mockery, lies and authoritarian behaviour! He should be aware that it does not require a formal split of the CPN-UML to vote him out. It is not only for moral reasons that such a vote out is urgently needed!], Madhav group holds separate meeting prior to SC meeting (kh 08/03/2021), Madhav Nepal group likely to return to UML and fight ĎOli tendencyí (kh 08/03/2021)

PM Oli to convene CC meeting reviving UML (kh 07/03/2021)

From 17 May 2018 to 7 March 2021, the CPN-UML and the CPN-MC appeared as a merged party under the name NCP. Since the Supreme Court ruled this action illegitimate on 7 March, both parties are again listed separately under their original names. The links to the CPN-UML (i.e. to the present Oli faction) are therefore collected again here. The links to the CPN-MC are again collected in the file on Maoist parties for the time being, although this party is no longer identical with the party of the same name before the merger with the CPN-UML, which has now been declared illegitimate. Further developments remain to be seen.

UML, Maoist Center dissolve their respective parties (rep 17/05/2018)

Nembang is UMLís deputy PP leader (kp 05/054/2018)

Panel says impunity rampant in UML (kp 14/03/2018)

UML finalises PR list: Motilal Dugar becomes MP again (kp 12/02/2018), UML sends 37 women, 4 men to parliament under PR system (rep 12/02/2018)

Coordination committee to finalise merger modality (kp 09/01/2018)

UML bigwigs eye presidency as graceful exit from politics (rep 02/01/2018)

ĎBamdevís own modus operandi behind poll lossí, by Kamal Panthi (kp 26/12/2017)

In the transition phase, the party would be led by a joint leadership, interview with Shanker Pokharel (kp 25/12/2017)

Left or right? UML is critical of Western Ďhegemonyí but is then funded by money coming from Western countries, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 24/12/2017)

UML rank and file struggle to get over Gautamís poll defeat, by Janak Nepal and Kamal Panthi (kp 21/12/2017)

Supporters see Rawal as future PM, UML boss: Opponents charge him with doing little for the district, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai and Menuka Dhungana (kp 12/11/2017)

Praja Parishad party merges with UML (kp 10/11/2017)

UML finalises name list of candidates for 25 districts (ht 21/10/2017)

UML residential meet to sort issues: FPTP election candidate selection, joint manifesto review on the agenda; Most of the proportional representation nominees Ďwill be changedí before October 23 deadline for reviewing the list (kp 18/10/2017)

UML working to finalise PR candidates: Two allies may have equal number of candidates in provinces 2 and 6 (kp 13/10/2017)

Oli to hold UMLís election command (kp 11/10/2017)

More than 60 UML candidates recommended unanimously (kp 09/10/2017) [Yes, one can see all the female and non-Tagadhari UML leaders on the attached photo!], Oli named poll candidate from Siraha (ht 09/10/2017)

UML gunning for a left alliance (kp 03/10/2017), Five dissent leaders of RJP-N join hands with UML (kp 03/10/2017)

CPN-UML Standing Commitee to decide on candidate selection, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 25/09/2017)

UML caught in 2 minds over Oliís Tarai poll drive: The party secretariat, how-ever, says the preparations were under way to hold mass events in the region, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/09/2017)

NPRSLP merges with UML (ht 12/09/2017)

Voice of the people: The UML promotes one type of nationalism in Nepal, but will all their cadres follow?, by Deepak Thapa (kp 10/08/2017)

Bharatpur mayoral candidateís son held (ht 03/08/2017)

UML finalizes candidates of DDCC chair and deputy chairs in 19 districts (rep 31/07/2017) [This is not democratic! The local level has do decide on these candiidates!]

UML leaders to study situation in Province 2 (kp 29/07/2017)

17 leaders and cadres of CPN-UML punished for betrayal, by Bira Gadal (rep 19/07/2017)

UMLís Responsibility On Amendment, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 10/07/2017), UML firm against charter revision bill: Leaders say govt trying to endorse amendments without main oppn, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 10/06/2017)

UML may support constitution amendment, says Gyawali: Demands withdrawal of proposal, redrafting with oppositionís consent (kp 05/07/2017)

Nationalist stand, weak NC leadership helped UML in polls, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/07/2017)

Is UML Reconsidering Its Position?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 26/06/2017)

UML infighting in Bara over candidate selection (ht 19/06/2017)

NC and UML more worried about intra-party conflict (rep 11/06/2017)

UML picks election candidates for Siraha (ht 31/05/2017)

Cadres padlock UML office (kp 28/05/2017)

UML leaders resign (kp 23/05/2017)

Elections can be viewed as referendum on amendment bill, interview with  UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali (kp 22/05/2017) [These are local, not national elections, Mr Gyawali! They have nothing to do with the national issue of constitutional amendment that is necessary without any doubt! So far, elections were only hold in areas that are hardly inhabited by dissatisfied groups!!]

UML Chair Oli claims party gaining victory in local polls despite being Ďencircledí (rep 18/05/2017)

UML will discuss statute amendment after May 14 polls, Oli tells Deuba (kp 11/05/2017)

UML leader files independent candidacy (kp 04/05/2017)

CPN-UML fields only one woman for post of mayor in Province 7 (ht 03/05/2017)

UML-RPP alliance in Kathmandu (rep 03/05/2017)

UML unveils manifesto for local polls: 53-pt document includes partyís ambition of sailing Nepali ships in Indian, Pacific oceans (kp 02/05/2017) [Non-local issues!]

UML picks male candidates for top local level posts in Siraha (ht 29/04/2017) [This is the UML understanding of inclusion and equality!]

Oliís follies: His words and actions have been unfair to some groups of Nepalis, including the Christians, by Ramesh Khatry (kp 27/04/2017)

One last leap of faith: UML should agree to a larger political compromise to make elections possible (kp 27/04/2017), UML voices displeasure with EC over budget between polls (kp 27/04/2017), Govtís election moves irk UML (kp 27/04/2017), UML warns EC against two-phase polls, budget timing (rep 27/04/2017), Under opposition pressure govt shelves plan to increase local units, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 27/04/2017)

UMLís mayoral and ward committee candidates for capital short-listed (rep 27/04/2017)

UML obstructs House: The main oppn party objects to charter revision, polls-after-budget plans; The party is against the agreement on revising several provisions of the constitution (kp 26/04/2017) [Failed understanding of democratic principles!!], UML obstructs House over amendment bill: Move poses challenge to endorsing amendment before candidacy registrations (rep 26/04/2017), , House back in business (kp 27/04/2017)

Factional feud could hit UML in Kathmandu polls (kp 07/04/2017), Rival UML factions hold separate gatherings (kp 11/04/2017)

Candidates must choose one election: UML; Party forms coordination, manifesto drafting panels (kp 04/04/2017)

UML reports EC about threats, code violation, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/03/2017)

UML to deploy Ďidleí leaders in polls campaign (kp 26/03/2016

UML to resume poll campaign in State 2 in a week (kp 26/03/2017)

UML finalises candidate selection criteria (kp 24/03/2017) [In a democratic party, local election candidates must be selected and nominated by the local party level!!]

Mechi-Mahakali campaign over: CPN-UML to organise special programme in Province 2 (kp 18/03/2017), Campaign to begin in Province 2 soon: UML (kp 22/03/2017)

Preps in full swing for UML campaign: Party expects thousands  to gather at every stop of Mechi-Mahakali road show, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 28/02/2017)

UML launches a broadside against government (kp 17/02/2017)

UML politburo mulls action against Mainali (ht 16/02/2017)

Passage of amendment bill will embolden secessionist elements, interview with Bhim Rawal (rep 28/01/2017) [Long live male Tagadharibad!]

UML plans awareness campaign in the plains, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/01/2017)

CPN-UML leaders want holiday on Prithvi Jayanti; Nepal canít be playground: Shah (kp 11/01/2017)

UML to continue obstructing House proceedings (ht 08/01/2017) [A sheer contempt of court and disregard of democratic principles!]

1 SUV torched, another vandalised in Capital (kp 31/12/2016), Kohalpur tense after attack on YAN central member, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 31/12/2016)

What CPN-UML Really Wants?, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 20/12/2016)

Gurung elected chair of UML sister wing (kp 15/11/2016)

UML begins campaign for elections (kp 03/10/2016)

Chair Oliís Ďshakyí position on India opposed in UML (kp 27/09/2016)

UML-led govt toppled to destabilise country: Oli; UML Deputy General Secretary Ghanashyam Bhusal registers a separate 27-page document countering that of Oli, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/09/2016), Factionalism has peaked in UML, says Bhusal (ht 23/09/2016)

Campaign in Madhes to dispel Ďanti-UML feelingí, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/09/2016), Party to celebrate statute anniversary (kp  18/09/2016) [There is no reason to celebrate a constitution that has been written against the rules of the interim constitution and that has not been implemented yet though violations against it are numerous!]

A test of will Now is the opportunity for the UML to explore ways to hold real dialogue and establish mutual trust, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 11/09/2016)

What Ails The CPN-UML?, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 07/09/2016)

UML Rides High On Oliís Legacy!, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 28/08/2016)

UML reshuffles responsibilities (kp 24/08/2016)

Young force: A silent battle continues among political parties to divert the potency of student unions to their advantage, by Abhi Subedi (kp 21/08/2016)

UML leadership urged to set sights on polls (kp 19/08/2016)

Adhikari steps in to resolve ANNFSU row (19/08/2016)

Oli questioned why left alliance failed: Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal and Bamdev Gautam blame Chairman Oli for the end to UML-Maoist coalition (kp 16/08/2016), Oliís self-centred behaviour blamed for break with CPN-Maoist Centre (ht 16/08/2016)

ANNFSU gen secy calls national assembly (ht 16/08/2016)

After Oliís ouster, eyes now trained on Delhi-UML relations, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 08/08/2016)

PM Oli faces scathing criticism in party (kp 15/04/2015)

PM under fire within party for poor governance, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 07/04/2016)

Nepal faction ups ante against ĎOli-garchyí: Says chairmanís Ďunilateral movesí to sideline Ďrivalsí do no good to party, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 04/03/2016), Oli-garchy: The UMLís current factional struggle is more about power than ideology (kp 04/04/2016)

UML undecided over organization committee (rep 31/03/2016)

ANNIFSU national general convention beginning today (ht 11/02/2016), Women hope to be on their mettle (kp 12/02/2016), CPN-UML-aligned ANNFSUís general convention begins (ht 12/02/2016), ANNFSU votes today to elect its leadership (kp 15/02/2016), Dispute prolongs ANNFSU convention (ht 15/02/2016), Voting delayed to elect UML's student wing leader (rep 15/02/2016), ANNFSU to elect new leadership today (ht 17/02/2016), Lamaís panel sweeps ANNFSU election (kp), Nabina Lama elected UML student wing chair (ht 22/02/2016)

Campaign in UML againstPM Oli's 'monopoly': Rival faction meets in Capital (kp 03/02/2016)

Lama, Gautam to run for ANNFSU top post (kp 01/02/2016)

UML-aligned ANNFSU all geared up for its national convention (ht 28/01/2016)

Government has failed, says Jhalanath Khanal (ht 12/01/2016), Discontent over govt brewing within PMís party (rep 12/01/2016)

Brawl over appointments (kp 08/01/2016)

Nembang is UML deputy PP leader, Dhakal chif whip (kp 06/01/2016)

UML bigwigs criticise party-led govt (kp 03/01/2016)

UML kicks off constitution publicity campaign in Jhapa (kp 01/01/2016)

The errant Left: A party that calls itself Marxist-Leninist has long been reduced to a status-quoist party with strong business-bureaucracy-NGO network, by Sujan Dangal (rep 22/12/2015)

UML launches Ďclear the airí campaign (kp 17/12/2015)

UML cadresí meet begins in Chitwan (kp 08/12/2015)

UML tells MP Golchha to resign (kp 19/10/2015), UML MP Golchha refuses to resign, by Lilaballav Ghimire (kp 27/10/2015)

CPN-UML bid to defend statute provisions (kp 30/09/2015)

UML to hold natíl cadresí meet (kp 25/09/2015)

YAN expels Panta, Shahi (kp 15/07/2015)

UML to discuss internal conflict at central committee meeting (ht 08/07/2015)

UML Ministers' Scandals Ruffle A Few Feathers, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 05/07/2015)

Crack widens in CPN-UML (kp 30/06/2015), UML intra-party rift intensifies (ht 30/06/2015)

UML mulls actions against erring ministers (kp 22/04/2015)

UML starts bid to end YAN row (kp 15/04/2015)

Dr KCís Satyagrah UML On Wrong Side Of Debate?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 05/04/2015) [The UML is also on the wrong side of debate in the issue of inclusion and federalism!!]

CPN-UML to endorse work division (ht 25/03/2015)

UML assigns party duties despite protest (kp 26/03/2015), UML finalises work division (ht 26/03/2015)

CPN-UML Nepal faction rejects Pokharelís work division proposal (ht 24/03/2015)

UML at odds over work division (kp 23/03/2015)

CPN-UML Standing Committee meet ends (ht 23/03/2015)

YAN factions set to hold parallel meets (kp 19/03/2015), UML leadership told to stop parallel gatherings: Youth wings organising meets in two cities on March 21 and 22 (ht 19/03/2015), UMLís rival youth factions to hold parallel gatherings (ht 20/03/2015), Two YAN factions to hold separate gatherings today (kp 21/03/2015), Feud in UML festers as youths drift apart: Nepal supporters held their national gathering in Kathmandu while the youth leaders in the Oli camp met in Hetauda (kp 22/03/2015), YANís two meetings expose rift in UML (ht 22/03/2015)

UML to launch awareness drive (kp 25/02/2015)

YAN on brink of split as factional war peaks (kp 24/02/2015)

UML fails to fill its CC (ht 23/02/2015)

UML asks leaders to pick CC members (kp 17/02/2015), UML taskforce decides CC nominees (kp 18/02/2015)

Baglung by-election: UML leaders asked to pick candidates (kp 16/02/2015)

CPN-UML submits details of income, expenditure to EC (rep 10/02/2015)

UML second-rung leaders press for talks with oppn (kp 04/02/2015)

UML calls cadresí meet (kp 17/01/2015)

UML mass meets held in major cities (kp 03/01/2015)

UML expands apex body (kp 27/12/2014), UML picks five standing committee members (ht 27/12/2014) [Once again all of male gender and 40 per cent Bahun!!!]

UML holding Politburo, Standing Committee elections today (ht 12/12/2014), First-time CC leaders barred from politburo (kp 13/12/2014), Oli, Nepal to pick standing, politburo members (rep 13/12/2014) [Democratic procedure looks different!!], Nepal, Neupane get UML Standing Committee seats (kp 14/12/2014), CPN-UML finalises standing committee with 17 members: Consensus bid delays politburo election (ht 14/12/2014), UML forms Politburo; Oli holds most seats (kp 15/12/2014), UML elects 62-member politburo (ht 15/12/2014)

No end to Oli-Nepal feud: Disagreement delays formation of politburo and standing committee; Oli supporters urge him to mend fences with the Nepal faction (kp 11/12/2014), Oliís olive branch to Nepal-led faction (ht 11/12/2014), UML forms taskforce to end intra-party row (kp 12/12/2014)

UML postpones CC meeting until tomorrow (kp 09/12/2014)

UML lawmakers seeking to do well on social media (kp 03/12/2014)

Nepal registers dissent against Oliís Ďautocraticí leadership (kp 05/11/2014), Oli faces opposition in parliamentary party, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/11/2014), Nepal third in UML pecking order (kp 09/11/2014), Nepal ranks third in UML heirarchy;Oli directs leaders to criticise UCPN-Maoist (ht 09/11/2014)

Why Has UML Changed Its Stand?, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 03/11/2014), The red line: If there is no constitution at the end of Koirala's one-year term, UML leadership could stake a claim on government leadership, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 03/11/2014)

Four states Oliís own idea: Nepal (kp 01/11/2014), Nepal objects to Oliís Ďunilateral decisionsí: Criticises party chair during CC meeting for not consulting him (ht 01/11/2014), Madhav Nepal threatens to 'expose Oli's autocracy': Critisises chairman in nine-page document (rep 01/11/2014)

Nawa Nepal Nirman Party merges with CPN-UML (kp 29/09/2014)

Sons of UML leaders climb power ladder easily (ht 16/09/2014)

KP Oli moves raise MK Nepalís hackles (kp 14/09/2014), Nepal supporters rue Oli Ďsnubí (kp 15/09/2014), Leaders resent Oliís ways (ht 16/09/2014)

UML guilty on two accounts: Appointment of Mahesh Basnet and arrest of CK Raut (kp 15/09/2014)

UML politburo and standing committees: Oli-Nepal tussle delays crucial appt, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 10/09/2014)

Politburo candidacy row: UML rival fronts agree to go by party statute (kp 03/09/2014)

UML begins review meet on disputed issues (kp 22/08/2014), Oli presses for Prez re-endorsement (kp 22/08/2014), UML sticks to fresh endorsement of Prez, VP (rep 22/08/2014)

Moderate left: People voted for UML as it was thought of as the only party that could neutralize the clout of NC and Maoists, by Binit Gurung (rep 20/08/2014)

UML puts Prez, Vice Prez issue on backburner, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 18/08/2014)

New UML CC members demand shot at politburo: Old-timers say first-time members must complete one full-term in the central committee to qualify (kp 16/08/2014), UML CC fails to elect standing committee, politburo (rep 17/08/2014)

Oli, Nepal camps flex muscles (ht 16/08/2014), CPN-UML leaders fail to settle row over pobitburo formation, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 17/08/2014)

FSPN leaders join CPN-UML (kp 15/08/2014)

Gautam opposes Oliís idea (ht 13/08/2014)

Central Committee meeting: UML to lash govt style, 7-pt pact limbo (kp 12/08/2014)

CPN-UML provision miffs youth leaders (kp 11/08/2014)

Forming standing committee, politburo a tough task for Oli (rep 11/08/2014)

UML senior leaders wrestle to gain upper hand in party (kp 10/08/2014)

UML ministers urge Oli to mend coalition disputes (kp 10/08/2014), UML calls for endorsing prez by Parliament as per seven-point pact; NC says raising the issue could derail statute drafting (ht 10/08/2014) [How can the urgently necessary endorsement of president and vicepresident derail the statute writing process?????], KP Oli consults UML ministers: Asked to resolve differences with NC (rep 10/08/2014)

UML Ďnot forí new govt before statute, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 09/08/2014)

Khanal follows Koirala, dismisses PA (kp 07/08/2014), PMís aide objects to his dismissal: Khanalís personal secy goes easy with his removal (ht 07/08/2014)

UMLís Khanal, Nepal absent at Modi meet (kp 05/08/2014)

Lack of office bearers affects UML PP affairs (kp 27/07/2014)

Focus on building party unity, Nepal tells leaders (kp 26/07/2014)

Oli leaves for Singapore fortreatment of swollen hand (ht 23/07/2014), UML chief Oli off to Singapore for treatment (kp 23/07/2014), CPN-UML Chairman Oli returns: Doctors say there are no immediate chances of health complications (kp 30/07/2014), UML Chair Oli returns from Singapore (ht 30/07/2014)

Oli initiates efforts for party unity (kp 21/07/2014), Oli offers olive branchto rival Nepal faction (ht 21/07/2014)

Lawmakers want Rs 50m for each constituency (kp 21/07/2014)

Failing grade for UML ministers: Party lawmakers claim UML ministers failed to bringĎ pro-peopleí programmes, made unpopular decisions (kp 20/07/2014), Home minister criticised for making people homeless (ht 20/07/2014)

Oliís Era Begins In UML, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 20/07/2014)

Senior leaders should cede posts in sister bodies: Gyawali (kp 20/07/2014)

Statute, local polls UMLís top priorities: Convention resolution states new leadership committed to making the party largest one in the next election, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 18/07/2014), No luxury to work slowly: Oli (kp 18/07/2014), Oli takes charge; vows to keep UML united (ht 18/07/2014), Balanced mandate ahead for fiery Oli, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 18/07/2014), Oli chairs first CC, pledges to run party in united manner (ht 19/07/2014), UML's first CC meet witnesses dispute, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 19/07/2014), Seniority row surfaces in UML (kp 19/07/2014)

Male and stale: The UML election was not internal party democracy in action, but the politicisation of politics (nt 18/07/2014)

Oli elected UML chairman: Madhav Nepal faction has equal strength in the 14-member core leadership, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 16/Ŗ7/2014), Oli new CPN-UML chairman: Seven office bearers from his faction, seven from Nepalís (ht 16/07/2014), KP Oli elected UML chairman: 7 each from Nepal and Oli panels elected; Pokharel elected general secretary with razor-thin margin, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 16/07/2014), Oli faction secures majority in UML CC (kp 17/07/2014), About face: Oliís win must necessitate a change in his persona to a more conciliatory leader (kp 17/07/2014), Mixed bag for Oli, Nepal as UML vote counting ends, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 17/07/2014), Mixed bag (ht 17/07/2014), Oli commands majority in central committee: Nepal panel, with 48 of 144 full members, still holdsstrong presence (rep 17/07/2014), Task cut out: KP Oliís chairmanship (rep 17/07/2014)

Delayed vote makes messy start (kp 12/07/2014), Vote count to begin early today (kp 13/07/2014), UML vote count deferred till today (ht 13/07/2014), Oli panel leads in early tally, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 14/07/2014), Nepal faction takes lead on second day of count (kp 15/07/2014)

CPN-UML: Divided They Stand, by Abijit Sharma (sp 11/07/2014)

Nepal, Oli camps file candidacies, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 11/07/2014), Oli, Nepal file nominations for party chairman (ht 11/07/2014), Panel politics a bad precedent: Khanal (ht 12/07/2014), UML summit: A time for ML leadersí redemption
Many leaders returning from breakaway party that failed in its mission get plum positions in competing panels
, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 13/07/2014), UCPN (M) forms two panels to settle intra-party dispute (kp 13/07/2014)

UML is not red but pink, interview with Krishna Pokhrel (rep 10/07/2014)

UML CC to have 159 members: Election process begins today, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 10/07/2014), UML adopts statute with 159-member CC, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 10/07/2013), UML expands CC, office bearers' body: To make central bodies inclusive; election to start today, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep), EC ready to train CPN-UML for party poll (ht 10/07/2014), Adhikari, Singh call it quits from active politics (kp 10/07/2014)

UML consensus bid fails: Nepal, Oli finalising candidates (kp 07/07/2014), Misplaced priorities: UML GC has been dogged by ugly factionalbattles, instead of timely ideological debates (kp 07/07/2014), UML's 9th Convention: Leadership Row Overshadows Policy Debate, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 07/07/2014), Groups formed to discuss political, statute reports: Oli, Nepal factions say election of group coordinators a mini-election for party chairman (ht 07/07/2014), 'Jhalanath Khanal supports Nepal'; Won't make any difference: Oli supporters (rep 07/07/2014), UML plagued by serious ills (rep 07/07/2014), UML fails to pick group leaders through consensus, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/07/2014), Voting row to delay UML GC (kp 08/07/2014), Committee vote too close to call (kp 08/07/2014), UML representatives against jumbo team (kp 07/08/2014), UML delegates for five or seven federal units, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 08/07/2014), Khanal still torn between Oli, Nepal: Chairman hopefuls woo JN as he could tip UML leadership balance, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 09/07/2014), Vote canvass sans partyís say-so (kp 09/07/2014), Extended UML convention set to hit budget schedule (ht 09/07/2014), Khanalís political document endorsed (ht 09/07/2014), Khanal's paper unanimously endorsed: UML sticks to 7 provinces based on multiple identities, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 09/07/2014), UML convention health camp busy as hospital, by Ashok Dahal (rep 09/07/2014), Time for change: Generational shift in UML leadership (rep 09/07/2014)

New constitution UML priority: Partyís ninth General Convention begins todayĎ; Economic revolutioní to follow statute promulgation, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 03/07/2014), Oli, Nepal gear up for party leadership (ht), Police, APF to mobilise over 750 personnel (kp 03/07/2014), UML general convention to go hi-tech with robotics, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 03/07/2014), UML general convention kicks off today (rep 03/07/2014), Struggle for existence: UML general convention, by Biswas Baral (rep 03/07/2014), UML 9th Gen Convention kicks off: Party top brass promises a new statute by Jan 22 next year; Reiterates commitment to lead the countryís economic revolution (kp 04/07/2014), CPN-UML general convention kicks off with promise of socialism, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 04/07/2014), Clash, vandalism besmirch Ďhi-techí inauguration event, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/07/2014), Fracas outside the venue (ht 04/07/2014), UML central committee dissolved: Presidium formed to conduct convention business, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 05/07/2014), Rift throws session into disorder: Publicity materials, representative nomination bones of contention, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 05/07/2014), CPN-UML fails to ensure 33pc women participation (kp 05/07/2014), Closed-door session turns tense, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 05/07/2014), UML Ďvaluesí coalition with NC for statute sake (kp 06/07/2014), Nepal, Oli set for ballot clash, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 06/07/2014), Nepal faction against EVM, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/07/2014), UMLís Ninth Convention: Cadres Must Fight Against Neo-feudalism, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 06/07/2014), Khanal vows prosperity in 35 years (ht 06/07/2014) [???], UML general convention to endorse seven-province federal model: Directly electrd OM and mixed electoral system floated for approval (rep 06/07/2014) [... decide the top male Bahun leaders, whose interestes are best safeguarded by a six- or seven-province model! Basta!!]

Youth leaders vie for UML central positions, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 01/07/2014), Iíll back UML, not a panel: Khanal (kp 01/07/2014)

Nepal, Oli Ďwooingí Khanal for victory (kp 26/06/2014), Both Oli, Nepal factions claim majority (ht 26/06/2014), Toe to toe, interviews with Madhav Kumar Nepal and Krishna Prasad Sharma Oli (rep 26/06/2014), UML rival factions busy wooing leaders (kp 28/06/2014), Nepal, Oli step up effort to secure UMLís top post (kp 29/06/2014), Nepal, Oli to address cadres together (kp 30/06/2014), Nepal Ďencouragedí by strength of elected delegates (ht 30/06/2014), Nepal, Oli advised to stop blame game (kp 02/07/2014)

Bitter rivalry deepens division at grassroots: Leaders mull bringing Nepal, Oli to same podium, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 25/06/2014)

Over 1,000 delegates elected for UML convention (ht 24/06/2014), Representative no. tops 1900 (kp 25/06/2014)

The ancient opiate: Despite the tone of triumphalism, it's not difficult to see CPN-UML is desperately looking for an ideology, a program, or an agenda, by C.K. Lal (rep 23/06/2014)

Three hurt as NC, UML cadres clash in Kailali, by Tekendra Deuja (ht 22/06/2014)

Race in UML to widen base: Two UML stalwarts vie for bigger chunk of the representative pie as convention gets closer, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 21/06/2014), Battle lines drawn in UML as convention nears: Oli says he is set to transform party into a dynamic force (ht 21/06/2014), Nepal claims he never served two terms in leadership (ht 21/06/2014), Results trickle in; Nepal, Oli fight for supporter base, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 22/06/2014), Nepal, Oli camps in see-saw battle (kp 23/06/2014), Oli, Nepal factions claim majority support (ht 23/06/2014), Over 50 percent representatives get elected, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 23/06/2014)

Khanal ready for unopposed leadership (kp 18/06/2014), Nepal, Oli revising choice of candidates for major posts (kp 18/06/2014), Don't misuse powers for UML convention, PM told DPM Gautam: 'Health ministry hired over 1,000 to please Oli', by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 18/06/2014), Beside the point: UML leadership battle (kp 19/06/2014)

Ishwar Pokharel bats for Oli (rep 17/06/2014)

We are not puppets for the NC to run the govt as it pleases, interview with Krishna Prasad Sharma Oli (kp 16/06/2014)

Nepal announces candidacy for UML chair (ht 13/06/2014)

UML settles conclave representation row (kp 12/06/2014), CPN-UML to go for jumbo set-up, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 13/06/2014)

Out in the open, Oli fires at oppn (kp 10/06/2014), Oli lambastes rivals for remarks on his health (rep 10/06/2014), Pre-convention mudslinging game begins; No compromise with extremism: Oli (ht 10/06/2014), Against totalitarianism, goondomination in party: Nepal (ht 10/06/2014), UML forms panel to align opposing views (kp 11/06/2014)

Rift widens in CPN-UML Kavre (ht 09/06/2014)

UML ninth general convention: Representation ratio revised to fit grown party size (kp 08/06/2014), Direct election system will promote factionalism, warns Gautam (kp 08/06/2014)

To shed or not to shed Marxist ideology is the question: Debate in CPN-UML, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 08/06/2014), UML honchos criticized for soft-peddling Marxism-Leninism, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 08/06/2014)

UMLís Rival Groups Fighting To Claim Madan Bhandariís Legacy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 08/06/2014)

Set age bar fails to convince UML youths (kp 06/06/2014)

Oli returns after treatment (kp 04/06/2014), Oli returns home aftertreatment in Bangkok (ht 04/06/2014)

UML general convention: Rs 50 million to be raised for expenses (kp 03/06/2014), UML convention countdown begins (ht 03/06/2014), Five secretary posts proposed in new UML set-up (kp 05/06/2014)

Factionalism in UML: Stop blame game, Khanal tells leaders (kp 02/05/2014), Khanal says factionalism bane of party (ht 02/06/2014)

UML general convention: MK Nepal declared chairman candidate (kp 01/06/2014), Nepal throws hat into leadership ring (ht 01/06/2014), Madhav Nepal fielded for UML chair: Vows to transfer leadership to 2nd rung leaders (rep 01/06/2014), Nepal justifies his candidacy (ht 02/06/2014), CPN-UML CC okays political report (ht 02/06/2014)

Nepal panel to announce candidates for UML posts (kp 30/05/2014)

UML meetís publicity plan readied (kp 29/05/2014)

'Govt unusually slow, UML helpless': CC members seek to activate parliamentary party (rep 29/05/2014)

Khanal tables Ďconsensual reportí at CC meet, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 29/05/2014), Khanalís dossier reflects on right wing influence in SAsia, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 30/05/2014)

UML names candidates (kp 24/05/2014)

CPN-UML: Comrades Apart; Former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has proven he has the qualities needed to lead CPN-UML although Oli is not going to give in, by Keshab Poudel (sp 23/05/2014)

Oli faction begins campaign, team Nepal sets date for May end: UML will pick 1,800 representatives from over 250,000 party members to pick next leadership in the General Convention (kp 23/05/2014)

Nepal discharged (ht 22/05/2014)

Oli faction confirms key post contenders (kp 20/05/2014), Oli will be elected UML chair unopposed, say leaders (ht 20/05/2014), Nepal under pressure to pick names for UML office bearers (kp 21/05/2014)

CPN-UML convention to be a low-key affair (ht 15/05/2014)

UML leaders divided over apex court justice appointments (kp 14/05/2014), Apex court justice recommendations: JC member at UML door seeking support, by Pranab Kharel and Bhdra Sharma (kp 15/05/2014), UML consults lawyers on SC justice appointments: Party leaders divided over issue (rep 15/05/2014), JC member ruffles legal eaglesí feathers: Dhungana accused of visiting the party headquarters of CPN-UML, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 15/05/2014)

Oli will be next chairman, says Gautam (kp 14/05/2014)

Panta, Rawal root for Nepal as UML chair (kp 12/05/2014)

At 250,000, UML records all-time high membership (kp 10/05/2014)

UMLís lower rung for age bar in party politics (kp 08/05/2014)

Communist collapse: The UML and Maoists have both diluted, or virtually abandoned, their revolutionary ideology, by Jainendra Jeevan (kp 04/05/2014)

CPN-UML conclave uncertain (kp 01/05/2014), UML divided over convention date (ht 03/05/2014), Pressure in UML to hold convention on time: UML leaders ask Jhala Nath Khanal to cancel his China  trip instead of postponing the convention date (kp 04/05/2014), UML general convention unlikely before Nov?, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 05/05/2014), UML general assembly deferred by one month (kp 06/05/2014), CPN-UML general  convention put off yet again, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 06/05/2014)

Battle for CPN-UML hot seat intensifies (kp 30/04/2014)

Society headed for capitalism: UML (kp 30/04/2014), CC meet to endorse UML political report (kp 02/05/2014), UML preparing for ideological shift (ht 02/05/2014)

Oli admitted to TUTH after high fever (kp 29/04/2014), Ailing Oli airlifted to Bangkok for treatment (kp 01/05/2014), Oli's health improving (rep 10/05/2014)

Ninth General Convention: CPN-UML leadership race hots up; While Khanal will retain party helm only in consensus, Nepal and Oli are doing everything at their disposal to land the post (kp 27/04/2014), UMLís 9th Convention: The Battle Lines Are Drawn, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 27/04/2014), UML leaders divided over party thought, programme (ht 27/04/2014)

No citizenship through mother: DPM Gautam (rep 24/04/2014) [Male Bahun UML leaders are obviously showing their true face! This man is absolutely diqualified for the process towards an inclusive Nepal and should be dismissed immediately!!]

Top UML leaders discuss partyís ideological line (ht 23/04/2014)

UML general convention: Nepal to battle Oli for party helm (kp 20/04/2014), Nepal ready to lead UML (ht 21/04/2014), Party youths leaning towards MK Nepal, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 24/04/2014), UML second-rung divided along Nepal, Oli camps (rep 24/04/2014), Madhav Nepal to vye for top CPN-UML post (ht 24/04/2014)

UML lags behind in convention work (kp 19/04/2014), UML on tight schedule for general convention (rep 19/04/2014)

CPN-UML CC meeting  deferred till April 23 (ht 19/04/2014)

UML leader Oli returns home (kp 17/04/2014), Oli returns, opposes blanket amnesty (ht 17/04/2014)

Cured, Oli returning home, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 14/04/2014)

Preparation delays donít augur well for UML general convention (kp 09/04/2014), UML to shun wall chalking (kp 11/04/2014)

Oli, Gautam dared to run for chief (kp 08/04/2014)

Gautam for reversing UML poll modality (kp 07/04/2014)

Top UML leaders urged to pick leadership based on consensus (kp 03/04/2014)

Chief Khanal, Pokharel to draft UML political report (kp 02/04/2014)

Can push back UML conclave for early polls: Madhav Nepal (kp 01/04/2014)

Madhav Nepal off to Delhi to visit Oli (rep 31/03/2014), UML gen secy to see ailing Oli in Delhi (kp 02/04/2014)

Strange bedfellows: It is likely that NC and UML will spend months, perhaps years bickering over power sharing yet again, pushing the constitution making to the backburner, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 30/03/2014)

Ideological debate rages in CPN-UML, no easy interpretation for taskforce, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 29/03/2014)

CPN-UML starts debate on its guiding principle (kp 28/03/2014)

Any UML MP can now vie for PP leadership (ht 24/03/2014)

Societal set-up to be hotly debated in UML conclave, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 23/03/2014)

Anti-absenteeism measures on anvil (kp 23/03/2014)

CPN-UML still at  loss over chief whip (kp 20/03/2014)

Inputs sought for UML political report (kp 15/03/2014)

UML to renew membership by mid-April (kp 13/03/2014)

UML adopts plan for jamboree (ht 13/03/2014)

Oli receiving treatment in Delhi, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 10/03/2014), DPM Gautam leaves for Delhi (kp 27/03/2014)

Blueprint for UML mega meet ready (kp 10/03/2014), Nepal-Oli showdown to mark general convention (kp 10/03/2014)

UML expected to grapple with ideology issue during its ninth convention (ht 09/03/2014)

CPN-UML convention date revised to June 7 (kp 06/03/2014), UMLís convention rescheduled: To be held in Kathmandu from June 7 to 14 (ht 06/03/2014)

UML for directly-elected executive PM (rep 04/03/2014)

UML Ministersí Pick: The Selected Dominate The Elected, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 02/03/2014)

NC has assured to implement gentlemanís agreement: UML (ht 01/03/2014), Minister selection process censured (kp 01/03/2014), Party in moral decline, say UML advisors: Suggest to party leadership to set retirement age for leaders, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 01/03/2014) [This should urgently be introduced within all parties!!]

UML political report: Nepali Congress remains chief rival, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 01/03/2014)

UML factional feud: Gautam calls for action against Nepal (kp 28/02/2014), Gautam criticises Nepal for airing views against party (ht 28/02/2014), DPM Gautam demands action against Nepal (rep 28/02/2014)

General convention after May 17 (ht 21/02/2014), CPN-UML conclave set for May 17 (kp 24/02/2014), CPN-UML to hold ninth convention on May 17 (ht 24/02/2014), UML leaders divided over convention date (kp 01/03/2014), UML may defer convention date: Oli faction wants meet on time; others seek deferral, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 02/03/2014), UML 9th general convention: Party divided over date (ht 02/03/2014), UML CC divided over general convention date, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 02/03/2014), Proposal in CPN-UML to defer general convention (kp 05/03/2014)

UML will form govt after three months: Panta (ht 17/02/2014) [And when will you start to do what you have been elected for???]

Leadership handover issue comes to fore in UML, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 07/02/2014)

Nepal objects to rotation culture (ht 05/02/2014)

Change in UML power equation, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 03/02/2014), Gautam backs Oli in PP leadership race (ht 03/02/2014), Race for PP leader becomes two-way battle: Bam Dev Gautam sides with K.P. Oli, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 03/02/2014), UML PP leader: Khanal and Oli in the fray (kp 04/02/2014), CPN-UML set to elect PP leader today (ht 04/02/2014), Khanal, Oli in intense lobbying for support, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 04/02/2014), KP Oli wins the race against Khanal in PP leader voting (nn 04/02/2014), Oli pips Khanal in PP vote: Backed by Gautam, Oli wins 98 of the total 173 votes to beat UML chairman by 23 votes, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 05/02/2014), Oli turns the table on party chair, big-time: Defeats Khanal in PP election with 23 votes, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 05/02/2014), Oli defeats UML chairman Khanal for PP leader: In a first since 1991, PP leader is other than party chief, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 05/02/2014), NC-UML coalition will form strong govt: Oli (nn 05/02/2014)

The UML has no qualms about staying in opposition, interview with Ishwar Pokhrel (kp 03/02/2014)

CPN-UML to hold ninth convention on April 22 (ht 01/02/2014)

Unified in name only: Top UML leaders engage in battle of one-upmanship, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 30/01/2014), No deal on PP leader in CPN-UML (ht 30/01/2014), UML to elect its PP leader on 4 February (nn 30/01/2014), ĎVote on Tuesday if no consensusí, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 31/01/2014), CPN-UML to elect PP leader on February 4: Khanal,Oli in fray; Bid for consensus candidate still on, by Arjun Bhandari (ht 31/01/2014), UML to vote for PP leader Feb 4: Gautam support crucial, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 31/01/2014), Oli may field Bhandari if his PP leader bid fails (kp 01/02/2014), Bidya Bhandari in race for PP leader: 'She might file candidacy if K P Oli senses his defeat' (rep 01/02/2014)

UML calls meeting to discuss Cong letter: May support from outside if its concerns not addressed (ht 28/01/2014)

UMLís central committee unable to convene (nn 27/01/2014)

UML apex body meet shelved: Standing committee to focus on general convention (ht 25/01/2014), UML in a fix over PP leader election (rep 25/01/2014), UML top brass still divided (kp 26/01/2014)

UML seeks consensus on PM candidate (kp 23/01/2014)

Khanal asks UML lawmakers to focus on constitution writing, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 22/01/2014)

UML district chair, members join NC (ht 22/01/2014)

UML panel to study first CAís work (ht 21/01/2014)

Constituent assembly meeting: UML members asked to don natíl dress (kp 20/01/2014) [This is not a national dress but the dress of some of the numerous nationalities of Nepal! Stop to identitfy Nepal with the culture of Bahuns and Chhetris only!!!]

CPN-UML power equation: Bamdev emerges as Ďdecisive forceí, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 19/01/2014)

Nepal indicates appeasing CPN-UML will not be easy (ht 18/01/2014), Rawal says CPN-UML not in favor of presidential poll: Parties should instead give their undivided attention to constitution drafting (kp 18/01/2014)

Economic prosperity our top priority, interview with Surendra Pandey (rep 16/01/2014)

CPN-UML to table power-sharing deal if Congress fail: UML against forming a majority government (kp 16/01/2014)

UML general convention from April 22 in Capital (kp 13/01/2014), CPN-UML ninth general convention to be held in April (ht 13/01/2014), The ninth gate: UML General Convention (rep 14/01/2014)

UML finalising party strategy, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 10/01/2014)

Oli in race to head UML parliamentary party, by Arjun Bhandari (kp)

UML conclave to be delayed by a month (kp 09/01/2014)

UML pick Ďbiasedí, say zonal leaders (kp 02/01/2014), 60 leaders, cadres resign (kp 02/01/2014)

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