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NCP-Biplav to contest general elections in 2084 (kh 30/04/2024)

Mohan Baidya and Santa Bahadur agree to merge their parties (kh 25/04/2024)

Krishna Mahara, arrested in gold smuggling case, flown to Kathmandu (kh 18/03/2024), Maoist Center’s Krishna Mahara transferred to CIB after arrest in gold smuggling case (kh 18/03/2024), Maoist Center delays decision on Krishna Bahadur Mahara’s fate (kh 19/03/2024)

CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepal Samajbadi Party agree to unite (kh 16/03/2024), Dissenting faction of NSP calls Central Committee meeting to take action against Yadav (kh 16/03/2024), Dr. Baburam Bhattarai calls NSP’s emergency meeting (kh 17/03/2024), NSP Dispute: Dr. Bhattarai faction rejects Yadav faction’s party unity with Maoist Center (kh 17/03/2024)

CPN (Maoist Centre) designates province in-charges (rn 28/02/2024) [Including so "many" women. This "revolutionary" party is so gender inclusive and is working for the abolition of patriarchy. And then all these non-Khas Arya, wow!]

Calls grow in Maoist Centre to toughen stance against Congress : Maoist leaders criticise Nepali Congress leaders’ Mahasamiti reports and a faction’s Hindu state demand, by Anil Giri (kp 28/02/2024)

Biplav appointed coordinator of Socialist Front (kh 18/02/2024)

Maoist statute convention : Adding Vigour To The Party, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 18/02/2024)

CPN (Maoist Center) Statute Convention: Name change unlikely, symbol under consideration (kh 15/02/2024), Maoist Center approves new Statute, announces structural reforms : Party firm on retaining election symbol and name (kh 15/02/2024)

Maoist representatives want direct elections for leadership positions : So far, the party’s general convention only elects central members. Other committees and office bearers are picked from the central committee, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/02/2024) [This party too thinks in authoritarian terms and doesn't think much of basic democratic principles!]

Maoist Center leaders face criticism for opulent lifestyles and ideological ambiguity (kh 12/02/2024), Conventional wisdom : At a minimum, Dahal should declare that he will step down as the head of his party after a specific time (kp 12/02/2024), Dahal offers lip service of leadership transfer at Maoist Centre statute convention : Party chief does not seem positive about imposing age and term limits for office bearers because he still wants to be in control, says a leader (kp 14/02/2024), Majority leaders opt for direct elections and inclusive representation in Maoist Center (kh 14/02/2024)

Maoist Center demotes 50 leaders for neglecting party responsibilities (kh 11/02/2024)

CPN (Maoist Center) general secretary faces corruption allegations by central committee member ()kh 20/01/2024)

Draft statute of Maoist Centre aims to trim party committees . Janardan Sharma’s proposal calls for picking party leadership through a vote (kp 19/01/2024)

Maoist Centre’s statute convention next month : A draft statute has been submitted to the Standing Committee. The document will be discussed at different levels before it is presented at the convention (kp 14/01/2024)

Maoist Center Chairman Dahal takes initiatives to unite with Dr Bhattarai’s party (rep 14/01/2024)

Maoist Center calls meeting of office bearers to discuss pertinent issues (kh 15/12/2023)

Court issues arrest warrants against Chand, other leaders : Prime minister says the court move adds complications in mainstreaming Chand-led group (kp 05/12/2023), NCP announces three-day protest against arrest warrant of Gen Secy Chand (rep 05/12/2023)

CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepal Samajwadi Party set to unify forming CPN (Socialist) (rep 22/11/2023)

Maoist Centre and Nepal Socialist Party to expedite preparations for unification (rep 19/11/2023), Decisive talks between Prachanda and Baburam set stage for Maoist-NSP unity exercise (kh 20/11/2023)

Dahal predicts big comeback for CPN-MC (ht 27/10/2023) [Dream on!]

Are Left parties contemplating reunification amid political shifts? (kh 09/10/2023) [Two authoritarian autocrats are never able to deliver the policies people need!]

Maoist Center contemplates changing party name ahead of convention (kh 19/09/2023), Dahal’s party ready to drop ‘Maoist Centre’ tag for unity with communist parties : The party will decide on the matter at its next general convention, according to a circular to the lower level of party committees (kp 19/09/2023) [Name changes are part of everyday life in this party: CPN (Maoist), UCPN (M), CPN (Maoist Centre), NCP, CPN (Maoist Centre)... So far, this has not stopped the decline!]

Fighting a straw man : Prime Minister Dahal, as always, is on the lookout for a non-existent class enemy (kp 14/09/2023)

Maoist Center’s “Maoists with People” campaign starts today (kh 02/09/2023), Maoist Centre gearing up for elections four years away : Under the party’s Mission-84 campaign, leaders plan to meet in person 2.5 million voters and boost the party’s membership to 800,000, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 02/09/2023) [Without a radical change of generations and a return to the original values and ideals, this party will not stand a chance in four years!], Maoist Center’s campaign begins in all 759 wards of Gandaki Province (kh 02/09/2023)

Maoist Center’s transformation prerequisite for country’s progress: PM Dahal (kh 29/08/2023) [Better say "prerequisite for for your party's and your personal political survival"!]

Maoist leaders’ lust for power and money weakened organizational integrity: Prachanda (kh 28/08/2023)

People’s movements defamed via social networking sites: PM Dahal (kh 25/08/2023)

Golden defiance: Mahara stays unbowed amid alleged gold smuggling link, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 15/08/2023)

As Maoists discuss leadership change, some espy chance : Pun, Sharma hope to succeed Dahal. Another claimant is Shrestha. Chand could make an entry as Dahal’s favourite, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/08/2023) [A new beginning looks different! Once again, only men are up for discussion, predominantly from the Khas Arya group. The discussion shows that generational change and social inclusion continue to be disregarded!]

Will the three-month grassroots campaign rejuvenate the Maoist Centre? With the party bereft of policies and programmes to solve people’s problems, such drives won’t amount to much, say experts, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/08/2023) [The Maoist party has forgotten all the ideals it claimed to stand for until 2008!]

In view of next elections, CPN (Maoist Centre) talks about grassroots connection : Leaders and cadres at central committee meeting criticise top brass for party’s electoral decline, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/08/2023)

‘Maoist party will amend statute to pick top leaders through elections’, interview with Lekhnath Neupane, a CPN (Maoist Centre) central committee member (kp 07/08/2023)

Maoist Center’s CC meeting abuzz with calls for party reform (kh 06/08/2023), Rage Against Top Leadership, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 06/08/2023), Maoist Centre reshuffles roles, responsibilities for party leaders (rn 06/08/2023) [This reshuffle is a farce! People are not being exchanged, only the tasks assigned to them. The continued dominance of male Khas Arya, especially male Bahun, is disgusting!]

Calls grow at Maoist central committee meeting to book its corrupt leaders : Party’s downfall was inevitable due to the disconnect between its ideology and actions, says Lekhnath Neupane, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/08/2023)

Maoist Center adds 22 women members to Central Committee (kh 04/08/2023) [This remains completely inadequate. Moreover, half of the nominees are from Bahun castes, which as always does not mean ethnic inclusion!]

Maoist leaders back Dahal government's pro-people moves (rn 04/08/2023)

Maoists seek probe into leaders’ assets : Prime Minster Dahal smug about government’s achievements, vows to continue anti-corruption drive. Leaders accused of nepotism in hiring personal secretaries. Maoist Centre abruptly cancels livestream plan for its Central Committee meeting, by Anil Giri (kp 03/08/2023)

Maoist Center set to expand Central Committee, embracing inclusivity (kh 02/08/2023) [Social inclusion must take place to the same extent at all levels of the party. Otherwise, one cannot speak of such inclusion. Especially at the upper levels of the party, as with all parties, the proportion of male khas aryas is overwhelming. For example, at the top party level, there should be at most one male Bahun. The CPN (MC) is still worlds away from this!]

Three Maoist Center leaders, including Central Committee Member, defect to UML (kh 02/08/2023)

PM Dahal adopts the strategy to ‘exhaust’ Bhattarai and Chand (rep 02/08/2023)

Dwindling cadre base worries leaders of ruling Maoist Centre : Party’s excessive focus on governments has left the party organisation in disarray, say leaders. The Maoist Central Committee meeting is set to convene on August 2, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/07/2023) [The party has long forgotten its former intentions and goals and its leaders are no longer different from the failed leaders of other parties!]

“Maoist Center appears to prolong its tenure in power”, by Arun Kumar Subedi (kh 10/07/2023)

Groundwork preparation underway for unity between Maoist forces: PM Dahal (kh 01/07/2023) [Maoist or socialist? Nobody needs Maoist forces!], PM Dahal emphasizes on reviving Nepal Communist Party (kh 02/07/2023) [???? New parties with the same old failed politicians are no solution. Comprehensive personnel changes are needed in all political parties!], Dahal woos Maoist forces. Is that too little too late? Maoist Centre is in an existential crisis as its strength in 2022 elections fell sharply compared to the 2017 polls, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/07/2023), Dahal’s insecurity : How will bringing together parties with limited public mandate revive Maoist Centre’s electoral fortunes? (kp 04/07/2023)

Desperate youths from Maoist heartland hit US wall : Residents of Maoist strongholds that opposed ‘American imperialism’ paid traffickers huge sums to go to the States, by Janakraj Sapkota (kp 25/06/2023) [An indictment of the once declared ambitions of the alleged Maoist revolutionaries!]

PM Dahal and Biplav hold talks over party unification (kh 22/06/2023)

Many see Dahal’s temple worship as deviation from his Marxist ideology : Nepali communists follow Marxism, which talks about dialectical materialism and says religion is an opiate to the people, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/06/2023) [Their slogans are mostly phrasemongering. For example, no one advocates the inclusion and rights of women, Dalits, ethnic groups and Madheshi and reduces the proportion of male Khas Arya to a reasonable level in the allocation of posts! The handling of citizenship is also an outstanding example!]

A keen fight : It is surprising why the Maoist Centre did not field any candidates in the three constituencies (ht 05/04/2023)

CPN (Maoist Socialist) and CPN announce unification (rep 15/03/2023)

The Meaningless Maoist Attack on Judiciary (rep 14/03/2023)

Maoists intensify negotiations to form a ‘socialist front’ : They say it’s likely the front would be announced within a few days, aiming to resolve all the remaining tasks of the peace process, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 14/03/2023) [Even this new front would still only be the distant third strongest force, both in terms of parliamentary seats and proportional vote share.]

Maoist factions making public their stance on TRC today : To organize an interaction on March 14 (kh 12/03/2023)

Socialist front for unification of communist forces is likely in some days: PM Dahal (kh 11/03/2023), Prachanda floats idea of Broader Left Unity thru a Socialist Front (kh 12/03/2023)

TRC should settle conflict-era cases, not courts: Maoist factions : To hold press conference on March 12; interaction on March 14 (kh 10/03/2023) [But this has been denied for years by all political leaders. The laws in this regard are completely inadequate and are not oriented towards justice for the victims. It is time for the judiciary to take over!], Nepal bill says murder is not serious rights violation : The government registers the new bill at the Parliament Secretariat to amend controversial transitional justice law, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/03/2023)

Maoist factions decide to collectively confront activities against peace accord (rep 10/03/2023)

Haunted by the past : The Maoists of various stripes are betraying their lack of commitment to transitional justice (kp 09/03/2023)

Mishandling of transitional justice process, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 06/03/2023), Nepal’s Maoist does not want Supreme Court to decide the fate of war-time crimes : Maoist want the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to conclude the pending cases of war-time crimes. The commission, according to observers, has been highly politicized and cannot go against any powerful leaders (nlt 06/03/2023), Eight Maoist factions warn of countering activities against CPA and political change (kh 07/03/2023) [In other words: 17 years after the end of the Maoist insurgency, the Maoist top politicians still do not want a legal reappraisal of the crimes of that time!], Writ filed against Prachanda at Supreme Court (kh 07/03/2023), SC to proceed writ filed against PM Dahal from Wednesday (kh 07/03/2023), Parties in Maoist stream to confront all activities against peace pact (kh 07/03/2023) [Without these activities there will never be an implementation of the peace pact!], Maoist stream parties' meeting decides to confront activities against peace pact (rn 07/03/2023) [Significantly, a meeting of 17 exclusively male politicians, very predominantly Khas Arya!]

PM Prachanda goes berserk: Threatens to bring thousands of Maoist cadres to the streets : PM Prachanda and his war-era Maoist colleagues are making one after another aggressive statements following the Supreme Court's order to take writ petition against him for deaths during Maoist insurgency (nlt 06/03/2023), TRC should deal with “People’s War” cases, not court: Dr. Bhattarai (kh 06/03/2023) [The civil war ended 17 years ago, but nothing happens, Mr Bhattarai! All the leading politicians lack any will to do so!], Nine parties speak up as court opens way for Dahal’s criminal trial : A bill to amend transitional justice law, in line with court orders, will be tabled in current House session, they say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/03/2023)

Nine parties decide to submit Transitional Justice Bill to Parliament as per SC direction (kh 05/03/2023

Decline And Fall Of The Nepali Maoists, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 24/02/2023)

Maoist Center divided along two lines as presidential election nears, by Tapendra Karki (rep 17/02/2023)

Maoist Center to make unity with like-minded parties to form Socialist Front: PM Dahal (kh 13/02/2023), PM Dahal insists on unity among Maoist forces (kh 13/02/2023) [Which is it now, Maoist or socialist?], A weakened CPN (Maoist Centre) steps up left unification efforts : The party is reportedly considering shedding its ‘Maoist’ tag and including ‘Socialist’ in its new name, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 14/02/2023)

Maoist gradually towards transformation: PM Dahal (kh 11/02/2023)

Nepal Samajbadi Party to get united with Maoist Center (kh 11/02/2023)

Four fringe left parties discuss unification (kh 10/02/2023)

Is Maoist Center changing its name and election symbol? (kh 09/02/2023), CPN-MC considering to change name, poll symbol, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/02/2023)

NCP holding nationwide protests against market price rise (kh 08/02/2023)

Dahal’s instability: His trait or nature of coalition politics? Maoist party’s growing challenges and Dahal’s need to constantly manoeuvre to stay relevant run parallel, by Anil Giri (kp 05/02/2023), What about political stability in Nepal? Lack of rule of law, unconstitutionality and infighting among top politicians, by Karl-Heinz Krämer (kh 05/02/2023), Will Maoist Centre ditch the UML for Congress? Matrika Yadav, deputy general secretary of Maoist Centre, says this coalition would last only until the presidential election, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/02/2023)

Maoist leaders exerting pressure on PM Dahal not to leave the post of President to UML (kh 30/01/2023)

‘Concluding the peace process will be Dahal’s biggest challenge’, interview with Deputy General Secretary of CPN (Maoist Centre) Haribol Gajurel (kp 30/01/2023)

Maoist Centre, which leads government, is trying to form a sub-alliance : Dahal’s Maoist Centre, Yadav’s Janata Samajbadi, Nepal’s Unified Socialist and Bhattarai’s Nepal Samajbadi are trying to come together in any form, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 27/01/2023)

Maoists discuss consensus President : Leaders for pursuing the strategy without harming relations with ruling partner UML, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/01/2023) [A non-party person from civil society would be better anyway. Why not a qualified woman from among the non-Khas Arya, e.g. Mohna Ansari?]

Maoist Center will have a tough time finding Dahal’s successor : The cult of ‘Prachanda’ somehow still lives on inside the Maoists, which is not a good news for leaders aspiring to helm the party, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 26/01/2023)

Maoist Center and Nepal Samajwadi Party close to unity kh 25/01/2023)

Dahal's change of attire suggests 'ideological transformation' (ht 11/01/2023 ) [Dahal and his Maoists now formally welcome back the Hindu state!]

PM Dahal wins confidence vote : Prime Minister Dahal gets 268  votes in his favor with two votes against him (kh 10/01/2023), Nepal's new PM secures vote of confidence in parliament (ht 10/01/2023), PM Dahal wins vote of confidence (ae 10/01/2023), Unopposed PM: Maoist chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal wins vote of confidence from nearly all members of parliament : Addressing the house session before the confidence vote, PM Dahal dubbed the support as 'unprecedented' and justice done to him by political parties (nlt 10/01/2023) [And what about justice for the victims of the Maoist insurgency?]

Maoist Center decides not to participate in Province 1 govt (rep 09/01/2023) [Is this a decision of the provincial level of the party or the national level? The latter is not responsible for such decisions in federal Nepal!]

NSP all set to forge unity with Dahal's CPN-MC (ht 09/01/2023)

Prachanda: An epitome of survival : During his electoral campaigns, Prachanda admitted that aligning with KP Sharma Oli was a tragedy, by Sambridh Ghimire (kp 08/01/2023) [Like many of the ageing and failed politicians, Dahal never means what he says. Everything depends only on his personal advantage and interest. He has nothing to do with his pretended ideals of the People's War era!]

Maoist Centre forms 5-member taskforce for broader left unity (kh 08/01/2023), After Unified Socialist move, Maoist Centre forms team to explore unity among left forces : Maoist vice-chair Krishna Bahadur Mahara leads the five-member task force, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/01/2023), NSP forming team to initiate party unity (kh 08/01/2023)

Dahal promoting daughters at the expense of party leaders : Dissatisfaction is growing in the CPN (Maoist Centre) due to the party chief’s manifest bias towards his family members. He has always handpicked party officials, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/01/2023) [Nepotism is a special form of corruption that can be found in all parties!]

Dahal firm on not giving up PM post : Maoist Centre elects Dahal as parliamentary party leader, but fails to appoint deputy leader, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/12/2022)

Dahal stakes formal claim to government leadership with Deuba : With the Maoist chief’s proposal, negotiations on new government formation have entered a decisive stage, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 18/12/2022) [So continue as before! Sticking with these old failed politicians means not only stagnation but regression for Nepal's political stabilisation! The voters voted these politicians out when they denied them a majority! In 2008, despite the previous atrocities of the Maoist insurgency, the electorate put a lot of trust in him. He has completely squandered this trust.]

Dahal sees foreign hand in poll debacle : Asserts Maoist party is still kingmaker as no government is possible without its backing, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/12/2022) [He has obviously lost all sight of reality. Without the manipulative electoral alliance, his party's defeat would have been even more disastrous. Possibly not even he himself would have been elected. In the case of a grand coalition of NC and UML, his party would no longer be needed. But without fresh young faces, even such a coalition makes no sense!], Accusations aplenty against foreign meddling, but no proof on offer : Dahal has repeatedly tried to blame foreign forces for his own failures, but he is not the only Nepali leader to do so, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 13/12/2022),
Seeing things : Dahal’s blaming foreigners for his party’s poor showing makes him sound like a sore loser (kp 13/12/2022)

UML, Maoist Center cadres clash in Dolpa, 9 injured (kh 12/12/2022)

Maoist Center submits PR candidates’ list to EC (With list) (kh 10/12/2022)

Relevance of federalism over: Biplav. “Political parties’ legitimacy has ended” (kh 09/12/2022) [The legitimacy of militant parties has never existed! Federalism is important in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and non-inclusive state like Nepal. But you are right about one thing: the established political parties refuse to implement the federal system and insist on centralised control of all three political levels!]

Maoist-Center hell bent on perpetuating power, election results be damned : Here is a brief commentary on the fall and fall of CPN (Maoist-Center), a political party that used to claim itself as the most revolutionary force in Nepal until a decade ago, by Kishor Dahal (nlt 06/12/2022)

Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal demands immediate release of its leaders, cadres : The erstwhile KP Sharma Oli-led government and the party had reached a three-point deal in March 2021, bringing the underground outfit to mainstream politics (kp 06/12/2022) [Militant attacks in the context of the elections do not fit into the mainstream. The CPN should first be asked to pay for all the damage caused!]

‘Parties slowly realising the need for periodic leadership change’, interview with Rekha Sharma (CPN-MC), on what it took her to beat an established leader, UML general secretary Shankar Pokhrel (kp 05/12/2022) [But they still don't seem to have realised it, if you look at the current power negotiations!]

In a volte-face, Maoists renew vow to continue with Congress alliance : With UML tipped to back a Congress government without being part of it, Maoist Centre leaders fear being kept out, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/12/2022), Maoist muddle : The party will be better served by reviewing its mistakes and reviving grassroots connections (kp 05/12/2022)

Maoist and Madhesh-based parties see steep decline in electoral politics : The parties that emerged as major political forces from the 2006 people’s movement are now losing their appeal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/12/2022)

Maoists keep their options open on new government : Decision perceived as a pressure tactic to compel Congress to make Dahal PM, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/12/2022) [A party that owes at least part of its mandates to the fact that the alliance partners in these constituencies did not put forward their own candidates and instead asked their electorate to vote for the joint candidate from the ranks of the CPN (MC) cannot simply switch camps after the elections. That would be voter fraud, highly criminal and deprive Nepal's democratic system of any credibility!], Maoist Center decides to seek consensus within ruling coalition : Dev Gurung says, no talk about coalition with UML (kh 04/12/2022)

CPN-MC, a pale shadow of its 2008 avatar : The party has not only lost its numerical strength in the HoR, but also its vote-share, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 01/12/2022)

Maoists had difficulties winning elections even in their bastions, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 27/11/2022)

Govt decides to increase surveillance on Biplav-led NCP : Nepal Army's bomb disposal team at 900 locations (kh 18/11/2022)

Two injured in IED explosion in Banke (rep 17/11/2022), Treatment of Chand-led party cadres injured in bomb blast under police supervision (rep 17/11/2022)

Three Communist parties to boycott elections (kh 03/11/2022) [Most likely, these parties would not win a seat anyway!]

Prakanda meets PM Deuba, requests to withdraw cases against party leaders (kh 01/11/2022)

Internal rift emerges as a big headache for Maoist Centre : Many party workers are dissatisfied with the Maoist leadership’s selection of candidates, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/10/2022)

CPN 9th Congress re-elects Chand as party general secretary (kh 19/10/2022)

Dahal-Bhattarai: A love-hate couple : Since Bhattarai is supporting Dahal in Gorkha, he expects reciprocity from the Maoist party to ensure his daughter’s victory in Kathmandu, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 13/10/2022)

Bhattarai, Dahal say they are joining forces (ht 25/09/2022)

Dhankuta: Politburo member Bhandari among those leaving Maoist Center (rep 25/09/2022), Dhankuta mass resignations hint of dogfight in Maoist Centre for poll tickets : Politburo member Hemraj Bhandari says he will contest as an independent after sensing his likely snub as a direct-election candidate from the coalition, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/09/2022

Demands of retired integrated Army will be addressed: Maoist Center Chair Dahal (kh 25/09/2022)

A new type of people’s war is necessary for socialism: Prachanda (kh 24/09/2022)

Speculations over communist alliance suit the Maoist Centre just fine : CPN-UML wants to forge an alliance with Maoist Centre, whose leaders won’t deny left alliance rumours, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/09/2022)

Nov 20 polls: Maoist Center to not repeat PR lawmakers (kh 15/09/2022) [NC, CPN (MC) and all the other parties had better restrict the previously directly elected politicians from running again. After all, these predominantly male, high-caste politicians are the ones responsible for the whole misery of the state, not so much the MPs elected through the PR system!]

People want Maoists to take up the reins of government: Prachanda (kh 15/09/2022)[Why on earth would they want to do that?], Prachanda sees need to keep party intact to safeguard achievements (kh 15/09/2022) [Which achievements? Democracy is in a sorry state, the republic is more of an oligarchy with a patriarchal flavour, there is no question of social inclusion and federalism is in its infancy at best!]

Maoist Centre, Unified Socialist may not have a common poll manifesto : Unified Socialist deputy general secretary dismisses prospect of joint manifesto while Maoist Centre leader says two parties will merge their documents later, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 13/09/2022)

Janardan Sharma rejects post of Deputy General Secretary (rep 07/09/2022), Janardan Sharma, Dahal in war of words : Sharma miffed at being appointed party's deputy gen secy, not gen secy (ht 08/09/2022)

It is hypocrisy to call Citizenship Bill anti-national: Prachanda : Oli had refused to take the seven-year provision proposal to the parliament (kh 24/08/2022) [As a woman, you would see this quite differently. Finally come down from your patriarchal horse and treat women and men absolutely equally! That was once one of the ideals of the CPN (Maoist) a very long time ago.]

Did Maoists abandon the issue of “inclusion” and equal representation?, by Sunita Bhul (kp 22/08/2022) [Without any doubt, this process already started with the elections to the first CA. After its defeat in the elections to the second CA, the party has forgotten all the ideals for whose implementation 17,000 people had to lose their lives!]

Inclusivity just a refrain in Maoist party, as it fails to practise what it preaches : Party picks 21 office bearers with just one woman, two Madheshis, four Janajatis—none from Dalit, Muslim communities, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/08/2022) [Oligarchy and nepotism are features of all Nepali political parties, including the CPN (Maoist Centre)!]

Maoist Center inches closer towards finalizing office bearers (kh 18/08/2022), Maoist Center fails to finalize its office-bearers again (nlt 19/08/2022), Dahal has more aspirants than Maoist party jobs : Dev Gurung as general secretary serves Dahal as he wants to appoint office bearers in a way that he’s forever safe, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 20/08/2022), Dahal names Dev Gurung as General Secy of Maoist Center (rep 20/08/2022)

Unified Socialist to forward unification process with Maoist Center (kh 17/08/2022), Unified Socialist to unite with Maoist Center (rep 18/08/2022), Prachanda and Madhav Nepal hold discussion on party unity (kh 22/08/2022), Maoist Centre and Unified Socialist to contest polls with a common manifesto : The decision comes amid talks between the two communist parties for unification (kp 22/08/2022), Maoist Center and Unified Socialist to contest Nov 20 elections with single manifesto (kh 22/08/2022) [This means mutual competition under the PR system with supposedly completely the same goals and ideals!?], Maoist Centre and Unified Socialist to unify after election: Jhalanath Khanal (kh 23/08/2022)

Bamdev Gautam to contest under Maoist Centre's election symbol (rn 16/08/2022)

Prachanda and Dr. Bhattarai inching closer on single election symbol and manifesto agenda (kh 14/08/2022) [Two parties, one claiming to be communist, the other socialist, but the same election symbol and manifesto?  The Political Party Act does not seem to interest these politicians!], Poles apart for around a decade, Prachanda and Baburam to forge electoral alliance (nlt 14/08/2022), Baburam Bhattarai comes full circle seven years after quitting Maoist party : Looming polls and poor prospects force the former Maoist to join hands with Dahal. Bhattarai’s Nepal Samajbadi will contest election under the Maoist symbol and manifesto, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 15/08/2022), Maoist Center and NSP jointly registered at EC (rep 16/08/2022)

Maoists lack office bearers—8 months after convention : Party chair Dahal delaying in selecting them as it helps him assert his authority and impose decisions, insiders say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 14/08/2022) [In many respects a non-democratically structured party!]

I will contest the election from Chitwan: Prachanda (kh 10/08/2022) [Like most of the other elder politicians, you should better retire from politics!]

“Wrong interpretation led to bad decision” : Consulting an expert led to misinterpretation, interview with Gajendra Mahat, CPN-MC (kh 05/08/2022)

“Maoist weakened due to Prachanda’s apprehension”, interview with Haribol Gajurel (kh 02/08/2022)

Arrest warrant issued against Biplav (nlt 01/08/2022), Arrest warrant issued against Biplav, including others (kh 01/08/2022)

Shrewd Prachanda: Batting for another political mileage, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 29/07/2022), Chair Dahal rules out formation of socialist center (kh 29/07/2022)

Maoist insurgency in movies: Telling a tale of war from the people’s perspective : Making a movie about real life events such as the Maoist insurgency isn’t easy. There is always the possibility of personal biases being reflected in movies especially with a matter as sensitive as violence or war, by Shrutika Raut (nlt 25/07/2022)

Prachanda in favor of changing current election system and form of governance (kh 25/07/2022) [As a first step, all the failed old politicians, like you, Oli, Deuba, etc., should retire from politics. Then the Political Parties Act would have to be fundamentally revised and democratised. After that, a way would have to be found to abolish patriarchy and make the state and national identity socially inclusive!]

Election becoming challenging for working class and revolutionary forces (rn 25/07/2022)

Prachanda and Baburam holding talks even today : Talks to dwell on forming a Socialist Center (kh 21/07/2022), Prachanda and Dr. Baburam discuss forming Socialist Center (kh 21/07/2022), Dahal trying to form communist-socialist party : Holds talks with Bhattarai ​​​​​​; Parleys with Nepal next (ht 22/07/2022)

Chairman Dahal asks Maoist ministers to submit details of works carried out by their ministries (rep 08/07/2022)

Prachanda asks Maoist cadres to prepare for ‘socialist revolution’ (kh 07/07/2022) [Change from Maoism to Socialism? Wouldn't it be appropriate to change the party name as well? Although there is not much evidence of the goal of an inclusive and adequate participation of all groups in society in the policies of this party so far!]

Nepal made grave mistake by showing bias in Russia-Ukraine war: Prachanda (kh 07/07/2022) [Morality and civil courage are necessary to put the terrorist aggressor Putin in his place, who is bombing Ukraine to rubble and murdering thousands of people, including his own soldiers. Only very few countries in the world have refused to condemn him. Nepal has fortunately avoided this grave mistake! The aspect of impartiality remains completely untouched!]

Prachanda prefers consensus over vote to pick office bearers (kh 05/07/2022) [Elections would be completely undemocratic anyway. The best solution would be for the grandiose party leader to decide without any consultation and for no one to have any objections! Long live Nepal's democratic vision of the future!], Maoist Chair Prachanda likely to announce office bearers, SC (kh 06/07/2022) [???], 125-member Politburo proposed in Maoist Center (kh 07/07/2022) [Thanks be to the great Chairman for his immeasurable democratic attitude of personally selecting the Politburo members instead of having them elected in a fair competition!], Uproar in Maoist Central Committee after Dahal reads out list of politburo members : The meeting of the Central Committee of the CPN (Maoist Centre) being held on Thursday came to a halt following questions from committee members on the selection criteria adopted by its chair for politburo members (kp 07/07/2022), CPN (Maoist Center) forms 125-member politburo : The list of politburo members announced by Prachanda includes his daughter, daughter-in-law, brother, and personal secretary (nlt 07/07/2022) [Nepotism in its purest form!], Dahal fails to decide on office bearers and give complete shape to Standing Committee : Three meetings in five days—just to ask Maoist Chairman Dahal to pick leaders for party committees, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/07/2022), CPN-MC forms 156-member politburo (ht 08/07/2022)

Dahal proposes a new front of ‘socialists’ but offers little clarity : In what comes as a surprise to many, the Maoist Centre chair holds a meeting of members of the Secretariat of the invalidated NCP—without those from the UML, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/07/2022)

Dahal blames NC for CPN-MC poor showing in local polls (ht 04/07/2022) [He will never admit his own failure!]

When Presidents and Vice-presidents stoop to play go-betweens : Experts say it is unbecoming for Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun to host meetings to bring his former comrades Dahal and Bhattarai together politically, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/07/2022) [Another example that Nepal does not have a democratic culture!]

Maoist castaways : The party and its leadership have moved on to mundane pursuits like power and money, by Deepak Thapa (kp 30/06/2022)

After rift with Yadav, Bhattarai renews bid to set up ‘socialist centre’ : The former Maoist makes his pitch to Maoist Centre chief Dahal, but the latter is unconvinced, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/06/2022)

Four leaders, including three central members of Biplav’s Maoist party, resign (kh 23/06/2022)

A smug Dahal ignores party meetings, as he gloats over local poll wins : Insiders say there are no plans in sight to form crucial committees, and without check-and-balance mechanisms, the chair gets free hand, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/06/2022)

CPN (Maoist Center) to collect Rs 100 each from party members (rep 05/06/2022)

Dahal in bid to drive a hard bargain as exercise begins for general elections : Insiders say much depends on how Deuba and Maoist chair reach a deal on a number of issues, including seats distribution and power sharing, by Anil Giri (kp 02/06/2022))

Maoist Center facing an identity crisis: Prachanda (kh 01/06/2022)

Dahal supports rebel candidate, disregards coalition’s decision (rep 09/05/2022)

Dahal’s theatrics and his fixation with Bharatpur stoke discontent in party : Insiders allege Pushpa Kamal Dahal is all about his family and kin at the expense of the CPN (Maoist Centre), by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/05/2022)

Biplav-led Nepal Communist Party expels two Secretariat members (nlt 27/04/2022), Chand-led CPN splits: Oli, Bastola ousted from party citing anti-party activities (rep 27/04/2022), NCP leader Biplav “expelled” from party (kh 04/05/2022), Chand-led CPN splits formally, Bastola faction forms CPN (Majority) (rep 09/05/2022)

Maoist Center’s two factions clash in Chautara Municipality (kh 25/04/2022)

“Keeping us out of elections will obstruct peace process”, interview with Khadga Bahadur Biswokarma (CPN) (kh 19/04/2022)

President nominates Dahal as NA member (kh 08/04/2022) [Nepotism at its best!]

CPN-Biplav leader Manik Lama nabbed in allegation of planting explosives (kh 22/03/2022)

Maoist Center is open to all options for electoral alliance : Prachanda alleges NC leaders for using derogatory language (kh 20/03/2022) [Dahal knows that without an electoral alliance, his party may face disaster.], We will contest in upcoming election on our own strength: Dahal (rep 20/03/2022)

Maoist Center’s Bista joining CPN-UML (kh 20/03/2022)

Future of ruling alliance depends on NC’s behavior: Dahal (rep 18/03/2022) [And when will you finally behave?] Maoists’ dilemma: They need Congress but can’t fully trust it : Dahal says option of joining hands with the UML open if electoral alliance with coalition partners is not possible, by Tika R Pradhan (kp) 18/03/2022)

Maoist Center picks Renu Dahal as in-charge of Chitwan district (kh 17/03/2022) [Nepotism in its purest form?]

Maoist Centre intends to prioritize coalition until election: Prachanda (nlt 14/03/2022), There is no disagreement in the alliance over electoral tie-up: Dahal (rep 17/03/2022), Prachanda says electoral alliance with UML possible (kh 17/03/2022) [Dahal continues to change his mind within hours. Oli is a putschist and therefore unelectable. Dahal has claimed responsibility for the deaths of 5,000 people during the insurgency and should face trial immediately! Once the two form an electoral alliance, the coalition government cannot continue! ! The real reason for Dahal's statement is his fear that without an alliance, his party will no longer have a chance.], Maoist Center Chairman Dahal directs not to rely on electoral alliance (rep 17/03/2022)

Foreign forces working to establish two-party system: Maoist Chair Prachanda (kh 14/03/2022)

Maoist Center’s sister organizations concerned over video song ‘Pir’ (kh 14/03/2022), A song that took the country by storm : Prakash Saput’s music video portrays the disillusionment of former Maoist fighters while depicting the real story of society, observers say, by Anup Ojha (kp 15/03/2022) [watch song video], Too close to the bone : Perhaps there's more truth in the song than what politicians want us to believe (kp 16/03/2022) [Definitely! The Maoists have waged a militant people's war. Since then, their leaders have forgotten their former concerns just as they now deny their former rank and file who had to do the dirty work for them.]

Let’s give Prachanda the benefit of doubt, by Ishwar Dev Khanal (kh 13/03/2022), Prachanda rules out immediate possibility of alliance with UML (kh 13/03/2022) [????], Everyone will be given appropriate roles in party: Dahal (rep 13/03/2022) [????], There will be protests if MCC projects are not implemented as per the interpretative declaration: Dahal (rep 13/03/2022)

We engaged in factionalism, therefore, we failed to be harbinger of change: Prachanda (kh 09/03/2022) [But it should also be mentioned that the factionalism has to do with your authoritarian attitude!], Top Maoist Centre meeting ends without making key appointments : Observers say the party has turned into Dahal’s fief, where discussions, debates and criticism are now allowed, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 09/03/2022) [Le parti, c'est moi ! This applies similarly to Oli and other party leaders!]

Maoist Center nominates 97 members to Central Committee (kh 07/03/2022) [Nominations instead of elections, including nepotism, are typical of less democratic and leader-dominated parties.]

Maoist members question Dahal’s ‘high-handedness’ in party decisions : At the ongoing Central Committee meeting, the chairman has the challenge of keeping the party united as the MCC row festers, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/03/2022) [Like many top Nepali politicians, Dahal is more of an autocrat than a democrat. This is also reflected in the Political Party Act and party statutes, some of which are not very democratic.]

Child marriage still rampant in Rolpa : As many as 31 underage couples tied the knot in Rolpa Municipality-2 alone in the past two years, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 06/03/2022) [Just to remind you: in the mid-1990s, Rolpa was one of the early Maoist strongholds. What social improvements did the uprising actually bring about there?]

Dahal braces for tough grilling by Maoist party members over MCC : Some hardliners in Maoist Centre want him to address too many issues, including the party’s U-turn on US compact (kp 04/03/2022)

Prachanda asks Narayan Kaji to not leave party (kh 03/03/2022) [Only the Hindu fundamentalist RPP has experienced a similar number of splits as the Maoist party!], Maoist support to MCC pact exposes fissures in the party : Compact opposers in the party, however, rule out a split, by Anil Giri (kp 03/03/2022), My relationship with Prachanda has reached a difficult turn: Maoist leader Shrestha (kh 04/03/2022)

Maoist Center holding PP meeting to inform about party’s decision on MCC : Maoist Center to vote on MCC with interpretive explanation (kh 27/02/2022)

Another People’s War likely: Chairman Dahal (rep 27/02/2022) [And who should follow you? The victims of the first "people's war", to whom and their families you deny justice? The numerous members of the Maoist rank and file who sacrificed life and health and whom you have wiped out of your memory while enriching yourself beyond measure and living a nice life? Come to reality and retire from politics today, and please take the whole guard of other failed politicians and the monarchists with you! (This statement is not meant to excuse the abuse of Nepal for the American and Chinese power games!)]

Wave of people from other parties joining Maoist Center: Prachanda (kh 21/02/2022) [Dream on! Your party has been in decline since the first Constituent Assembly because you have forgotten all the ideals your party originally stood for!]

Ruling coalition decides to table MCC in Parliament (kh 20/02/2022), Prachanda did not agree in coalition decision to table MCC: Prachanda’s secretariat (kh 20/02/2022) [Obviously, Dahal and his party want to be nothing but history soon!], BAC to table MCC in Parliament amid Maoist’s objection (kh 20/02/2022), Parliament meeting begins, MCC to be tabled in today’s session (kh 20/02/2022), Minister Karki tables MCC on behalf of Finance Ministry (kh 20/02/2022)

What the Chinese think about Nepal’s Maoists : After 2006, Beijing muted criticism of Prachanda because his party is 'Maoist', by Aneka Rajbhandari (nt 18/02/2022)

Maoist Center to quit govt if MCC tabled without coalition’s consent (kh 16/02/2022)

Minor impact of bandh; 18 arrested (kh 16/02/2022)

Prachanda reinforces the need for unity among all Maoist factions (kh 13/02/2022) [Once there was a party that initiated a brutal civil war. This approach was reprehensible. The initiators refuse to accept responsibility for this to this day. But that party stood up for the marginalized and disadvantaged of Nepal; that was a laudable concern. However, this party has long since ceased to exist. Today, like most other political parties, it contributes to the depravity of Nepali politics.]

Govt discusses issues of 3-point deal struck with Chand-led party (kh 12/02/2022), CPN unhappy with delay in implementing deal (ht 13/02/2022)

13 February : On the 26th anniversary of the start of the Maoist insurgency, history repeats itself as a farce (nt 11/02/2022)

Maoist Chairman Prachanda urges former Maoist leaders for unity (kh 08/02/2022), Domestic, foreign reactionaries hell-bent on eliminating Maoists: Prachanda (kh 08/02/2022) [And what about the confession that you yourself are largely responsible for this development?]

Nepal Communist Party expels Chairman Rishi Kattel (kh 30/01/2022)

‘We have learned lessons from the past. Party is ready for soul-searching’, interview with Dev Gurung, leader of Maoist Centre (nlt 09/01/2022)

Maoist Centre’s plan to select office bearers set to be delayed : Covid-19 forces Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to postpone Tuesday’s meeting, just as his key aide Barsha Man Pun’s arrival from China is uncertain, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/01/2022)

Can Dahal again revive the Maoist party?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 06/01/2022)

All officials, except two, at Maoist Center’s central office test positive for COVID19 : Maoist Center Chair Prachanda isolating himself from today itself (kh 06/1/2022), CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Prachanda, leader Shrestha test Covid-19 positive (nlt 0801/2022), Maoist Center instructs all 1,700 general convention delegates to undergo PCR test (kh 08/01/2022)

Maoist Center’s General Convention urges leadership not to pass MCC without amendment (kh 04/01/2022)

Prachanda re-elected CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman (nlt 03/01/2022), And the chairman proclaimed: ‘I am the chairman; elect me’ : The Maoist Centre convention is much ado about nothing, as its sole aim was to reinstall Dahal as leader, insiders and observers say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/01/2022)

Maoists pledged to uplift marginalised. And they further marginalised them : Dalits in party are questioning if they are going to get the promised space, as they are left out of committees now, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/01/2022)

CPN (Maoist Center) selects 236 central members from General Convention (nlt 03/01/2022)

Maoist Path Of Revolution : Who Will Bell The Cat?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 02/01/2022)

Election in Maoist Centre is foisting leaders on committees : The party is set to form a new Central Committee but many say competition is unlikely amid efforts to select members through consensus, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/01/2022) [Quite obviously a thoroughly democratically organised party!], Maoist Center elects Chairpersons and members of three commissions unanimously (kh 02/01/2022)

Maoist Center to adopt collective leadership system, CC to fix the  number of office bearers (kh 01/01/2022), Proposed statute passed with amendments : Standing Committee meeting underway to finalize election process (kh 01/01/2022), Closed session postponed till 5 pm to agree on selection of leadership : Election for Maoist leadership to move ahead if consensus unlikely by 5 pm (kh 01/01/2022), Maoist Centre’s closed session to continue today as well : Election schedule postponed: Candidacy registration to start at 2 pm (kh 02/01/2022), Maoist Center reschedules election program (kh 02/01/2022)

Dahal asserts a ‘leap forward’ as calls grow for him to mend ways : Maoist chair manages to get his document endorsed amid criticism but leaders say they want to see it implemented, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 01/01/2022)

From a united whole to multiple fragmentations: How Nepal’s Maoist party lost its relevance in 15 years : Once the kingmaker of Nepali politics, CPN (Maoist Center), now is probably the most divided and splintered political party in Nepal, by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 31/12/2021)

Chairman Prachanda to answer questions raised on political dossier before leadership selection (kh 31/12/2021) [In a democratic party, leadership should be elected, not selected. The CPN-MC is proving to be as undemocratic as Oli's UML!]

Cadres suggest community schools while Prachanda’s grandson studies at Ullens (kh30/12/2021), Maoist leader Neupane voices dissenting view on Chair Prachanda’s dossier (kh 30/12/2021), Neupane calls Dahal's document regressive (ht 31/12/2021)

Delegates urge Maoist Center CCM to send children to government schools (kh 29/12/2021)

Dahal proposes three-front fight for identity-based federalism : Admits to making mistakes that led to his party paying political price (ht 28/12/2021), Ram Karki dissents on Prachanda’s dossier, questions the relevance of federalism (kh 28/12/2021), Dahal’s political document leaves delegates confused : Maoist leaders struggle to get a copy, and wonder what discussions they can hold with not much time to read it, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/12/2021), Comments on Prachanda’s political dossier range from MCC to familialism (kh 29/12/2021), Five-member task-force formed to prepare preliminary list of new leadership (kh 29/12/2021), Maoist delegates find Dahal’s document lacking in clarity : As discussions start on the chairman’s political paper, many say a concrete policy and time-bound programme is needed to transform the once-revolutionary party, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 29/12/2021)

Maoist Center holds Eighth General Convention as party splits into 10 factions (kh 27/12/2021)

Maoist Center Chair confesses people do not see difference between his party and others (kh 27/12/2021), Prachanda points out his three mistakes in political dossier (kh 27/12/2021), 25 groups formed to discuss political report presented by Chairman Dahal (rep 27/12/2021), Maoist Center proposed to be connected with mode of production (kh 27/12/2021)

Maoist Gen Convention: 7-member presidium formed as closed session continues (kh 27/12/2021), Maoist Center to have 299 members in Central Committee (kh 27/12/2021)

As Maoists hold national convention, focus remains on managing leaders : Ideology takes a back seat as party is forced to propose 15 office bearers to ‘adjust’ aspirants, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/12/2021)

CPN-Maoist Revolutionary leader Gajurel floats three conditions for unity among former Maoists (kh 26/12/2021)

Maoist Center to have 15 office-bearers (kh 26/12/2021), Maoist Center’s Chairman to be enlisted by party’s Central Committee (kh), Focus on development of revolutionary ideas and policies, says Prachanda (kh 26/12/2021), Maoist Centre goes to convention to retain Dahal as party chair : With too many aspirants for various posts, the party is considering increasing the number of office bearers. Elections are unlikely, as they could be handpicked (kp 26/12/2021)  [A truly democratic party like the CPN-MC does not need elections. The non-inclusive, predominantly male party leadership knows much better what is good for the country and the people anyway! In this respect, the party is similar to the CPN-UML!]

Inaugural session of Maoist Center General Convention postponed by two hours : Other political party leaders invited (kh 26/12/2021)

Maoist Centre to prioritize climate change in its general convention (kh 26/12/2021)

The revolution has stalled : The Maoist Centre is at a loss for what to do next. As it goes to ‘national conference’, it seeks to reinvent itself. But can it?, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/12/2021)

CPN Masal (Liaison Center) unites with Maoist Center : Regressive forces working to reverse achievements from people’s struggles: Dahal (kh 24/12/2021)

CPN (MC) Fixes Number Of Representatives For National Conference (rn 24/12/2021)

Preparations For Maoist Centre’s First National Conference Over, Over 1,500 Reps To Attend (rn 22/12/2021)

88 delegates selected for the Maoist Central National Conference from Karnali (kh 21/12/2021)

Investing in the share market instead of manufacturing is a developed form of imperialism: Dahal (rep 12/12/2021), Prachanda commits for protecting small investors in share market (kh 13/12/2021)

Maoist Center increases number of office bearers in provinces : Size of province committees also expanded (kh 09/12/2021)

Maoist Center finds it tough nut to crack to elect leadership in village/municipalities (kh 07/12/2021), Prachanda on solitude to draft Maoist Center’s political proposal for national convention (kh 07/12/2021)

Maoist Center to hold national convention from Dec 26 to 28 (kh 02/12/2021), Maoist Center forms sub-committees to facilitate National Conference (kh 03/12/2021)

Internal dispute in CPN-MC intensifies in Rajbiraj (ht 01/12/2021)

What does the Maoist Center want in MCC’s Nepal Compact?, by Mahabir Paudyal (nlt 22/11/2021)

Prachanda in dilemma: Accept UML’s invitation or not? Says will decide after discussion in the party (kh 22/11/2021)

Maoist Center holding ward conventions across country today (kh 20/11/2021), Maoist Center gets 80 percent leadership selected unanimously in Ward Conferences (kh 21/11/2021)

Chand-led CPN announces nationwide strike against recent hike in prices of petroleum products (rep 11/11/2021), Biplav-called banda hits commuters in Valley (kh 16/11/2021), Police arrest 11 Biplav cadres in Tanahun (kh 16/11/2021), Nepal bandh has general effect (kh 16/11/2021), Nationwide strike by Chand-led CPN affects vehicular movement in Kathmandu Valley (rep 16/11/2021), Chand’s banda is a dud, but the general public is at the receiving end : General strikes are a thing of the past and such old ways of protest must be shunned, observers say, by Anup Ojha and Shuvam Dhungana (kp 17/11/2021) [Bandhs are always crimes against the people!], Travesty of activism : Political actors must find more creative ways than a 'banda' to protest a fuel hike (kp 17/11/2021), CPN's Nepal bandh largely defied, 212 held (ht 17/11/2021)

Two big communist parties gear up preparations for general convention, by Tapendra Karki (rep 08/11/2021)

Biplav demands a referendum to decide the system of governance (kh 31/10/2021)

Ex-Maoist Combatants organization submits memorandum to acting PM Khand (kh 29/10/2021)

The rise and fall of ‘rebel leader’ Prachanda : The leader of a political party that once claimed to be the messiah of the proletariat is now reduced to a symbol of opportunism and malpractices, by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 24/10/2021)

Nepal’s ‘war tourism’ is a scam : Money for the proposed ‘Guerrilla Trek Trail’ is being doled out to local Maoist cadre, by Mahesh Neupane (nt 22/10/2021)

Maoist Center gives central departments a full shape (kh 21/10/2021)

Paudel, Shrestha, Gahatraj and Yadav becoming ministers from Maoist Center (kh 08/10/2021)

Maoist Center objects to UML’s new logo, says will move court (kh 07/10/2021)

Pancha Singh appointed President of ANNISU Revolutionary (kh 03/10/2021)

Maoists Center postpones municipal conventions till November 20 : Schedule for District, Province and National Convention goes unchanged (kh 27/09/2021)

Maoist Center to select all level leadership via election (kh 21/09/2021)

Nepal’s nationality is under attack: Bishwakarma (rep 11/09/2021)

Prachanda-path 2.0 : If Prachanda and his Maoist Center intend to govern, they must return to their roots and empower individuals and local communities, by Bishal Thapa (ae 02/09/2021)

Unification between Maoist Center, UML acts on ‘secret’ plan: Maoist leader Pokhrel (kh 27/08/2021)

Mahara appointed Maoist Center spokesperson (kh 25/08/2021)

In UML split, Maoist Centre sees chance at regaining its relevance : As Madhav Nepal moves to register new party, the former rebel party, under threat of being wiped out of political scene, appears to be major beneficiary besides Congress, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/08/2021)

Maoist Center to take initiatives for unity and polarization of communist forces : The party appoints province committee office bearers and district in-charges (kh 22/08/2021) [These party leaders obviously do not get the idea that such posts in a democratic party should not be determined from the top down but elected by the grassroots.]

Unity among good communists a must: Maoist Center leader Pun (kh 22/08/2021) [And who are the good communists? Those who admit to being responsible for the deaths of 5,000 people during the Maoist insurgency but continue to deny any justice for the victims?]

We have all become individualists who focus on position and prestige: Dahal (rep 18/08/2021) [These are empty words as long as you don't resign!]

With major shifts in party organizations, Maoist Center’s CC meet concludes (kh 15/08/2021) [But standing Committee not affected? The provision of the constitution applies to all party levels!?], Maoist party fears becoming irrelevant, stresses reforms : Party’s central committee meet warns Maoist Centre could turn into a reactionary party, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/08/2021)

Bringing financial services to remotest geographical pockets (kh 14/08/2021)

Maoist Center directs to form ward committees all over the country by July 14 : SC meeting to finalize the names of ministers to represent party on Monday (kh 01/08/2021) [probably August 14 is meant]

Maoist Chair Prachanda meets communist party leader Biplov (kh 14/07/2021)

EC scraps petition registered seeking revocation of Maoist Center (kh 11/07/2021), EC rejects demand of former Maoist Center lawmakers to disband party (rep 11/07/2021)

Prachanda just a self-declared leader: UML leader Rayamajhi (kh 10/07/2021)

Former Maoist Center leaders lodging complaint at EC today : Calls for scrapping of Maoist Center’s registration (kh 07/07/2021), Legitimacy of the CPN (Maoist Centre) challenged at the Election Commission : Former Maoist leaders claim the party has breached the constitutional provision of holding the periodic general convention, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/07/2021), Maoist Center outraged at the petition against it filed at EC (kh 09/07/02021)

Biplav expedites meeting with other party leaders on holding a referendum (kh 27/06/2021)

Maoist Center to extend CC to 299-member committee : To give priority to those aged below 40 (kh 21/06/2021) [CC members must be elected in a democratic process and not picked by the party leadership. It is high time to replace many of the long-serving CC members with a younger generation, not supplement them!]

Maoist Center officially dismisses party defectors (kh 21/06/2021)

Maoist Center reaches EC demanding dismissal of its 18 leaders defecting to UML (kh 18/06/2021)

Parliamentary system does not suit interest and need of Nepali people: NCP Gen Secy Biplav (kh 22/05/2021)

Chand-led Communist Party demands withdrawal of citizenship ordinance (kh 24/05/2021)

Maoist Center submits letter of withdrawal of support to govt at Parliament Secretariat (kh 05/05/2021)

Maoist Center Chair Prachanda holds talks with Nepal and Yadav kh 05/05/2021)

Maoist Centre decides to withdraw support to government : The decision comes days after Oli said he would go for a floor test (kp 04/05/2021), Maoist Center decides to pull out of govt : Standing Committee meeting held Tuesday decides to withdraw support given to govt (kh 04/05/2021)

Biplav-led NCP splits as Dhamala forms Jana-Samajwadi Manch (kh 01/05/2021)

NA team defuses pipe bomb in Okhaldhunga (kh 29/04/2021) [A late reminder of Maoist crimes!]

Maoist Center ensures 35% women participation in party committees : Standing Committee meeting held Tuesday approves interim legislation of the party (kh 27/04/2021)

Maoist Center entrusts party chairman Dahal to take decision to withdraw support to Oli-led govt (rep 21/04/2021)

Eight local reps likely to lose jobs (ht 21/04/2021)

Prachanda abstains all-party meeting called by PM Oli (kp 17/04/2021)

Is Dahal headed for shedding the Maoist tag for good? Maoist Centre was dissolved after its merger with UML in May 2018, but it was thrust upon Dahal by court in March. It now appears to have become albatross around his neck, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 14/04/2021)

Maoist Center sacks four Province 2 Assembly members joining UML (rep 12/04/2021)

Maoist Center suspends National Assembly membership of Home Minister Thapa, seeks clarification from lawmaker Khadka (rep 09/04/2021)

Maoist Center taking action against its Ministers in Oli-govt (kh 06/04/2021), Maoist Center writes to Parliament Secretariat to expel four of its lawmakers (kh 06/04/2021), Four Maoist Center lawmakers lose their posts (kh 08/04/2021)

Maoist Center takes action against Minister Angbuhang (kh 05/04/2021)

Maoist Center not to withdraw support to govt immediately (kh 01/04/2021)

Dahal files a review petition against apex court verdict that revived erstwhile CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) (rep 30/03/2021), Supreme Court refuses to review its verdict to revive UML and Maoist Center (rep 01/04/2021), A setback for Dahal as court rejects his review petition : With the court refusing to revisit the revival of the Maoist Centre and UML, Dahal’s options are limited, as Nepal faction joining hands with him soon is unlikely, insiders say, by Tika R Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 02/04/2021)

Which party those elected under Nepal Communist Party now represent? Analysts say they have freedom to choose between the UML and Maoist Centre but don’t rule out complications, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/03/2021)

Maoist Center to seek review on SC’s decision to nullify NCP (kh 23/03/2021)

Dahal named CPN (Maoist Center)'s parliamentary party leader (rep 16/03/2021) [What a surprise!]

Maoist Centre is in a fix over its next move : The party has decided to seek clarification from its members who have sided with Oli but it is yet to chart out further strategy, by Binod Ghinire (kp 15/03/2021), Maoist Center to hold talks with NC, JSP on power-sharing : Meeting postponed until further notice (kh 15/03/2021)

CPN (Maoist Center) to seek review against Supreme Court verdict (rep 15/03/2021)

Dahal for shedding Maoist tag : Proposes to drop Maoist Centre from his party’s name to make it acceptable for others, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/03/2021)

Maoist Center’s crucial central committee meeting : Meeting to take action against leaders violating party discipline (rep 14/03/2021), Maoist Center’s CC meeting mulls party’s new name :  Nepali Communist Party likely to be party’s name (kh 14/03/2021), Maoist Center’s CC meeting concludes; to meet again on Monday (kh 14/03/2021)

CPN-Maoist Centre calls back its members from the Cabinet (ht 13/03/2021), CPN (Maoist Center) decides to recall its minister including Home Minister Thapa from cabinet : The party asks to Maoist lawmakers joining UML to choose either the party or the position of lawmaker within 24 hours (rep 13/03/2021)

Prachanda regrets losing old friends in an attempt to find new ones (kh 11/03/2021)

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!]

CPN (Maoist Center) not to withdraw its support to the government (kh 10/03/2021)

Biplav’s Entry Into Mainstream Politics, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 10/03/2021), Possibility of joining the govt. cannot be ruled out: Biplav (kh 11/03/2021)

Leaders close to Home Minister Thapa skip Maoist Center’s SC meeting : Today’s Standing Committee meeting is likely to take decision on whether to withdraw support given to Oli-led government (rep 09/03/2021)

CPN (Maoist Center) decides to hold talks with NC, JSP on forming new govt (rep 09/03/2021), CPN (MC) holds talks with JSP over forming new govt (rep 10/0372021)

Upholding SC verdict, Election Commission scraps Oli-Dahal’s 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)

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), Maoist Centre to consult Nepali Congress and Janata Samajbadi Party on government formation : The party, which was revived on Sunday by the Supreme Court after scrapping the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), has 53 seats in Parliament, well short of the required number to form a government (kp 09/03/2021)

SC verdict saved country from dictatorship, says Kattel (kh 09/03/2021)

Standing committee meeting of NCP's erstwhile Dahal-Nepal faction postponed for 3PM today (rep 08/03/2021), Prachanda-Nepal faction holding SC meeting at 3 pm (kh 08/03/2021)

Nepal faction likely to face crisis if UML gets active (kh 08/03/2021)

Gopal Kiranti-led CPN Maoist threatens to move Court (kh 08/03/2021)

Prachanda-Nepal faction to knock SC’s door seeking a review of its decision (kh 08/03/2021)

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 in their original UML file. The links to the CPN-MC are again collected in this 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.

In his meeting with home minister, CPN Gen Secy Chand seeks immediate release of jailed party leaders, cadres (rep 06/03/2021)

CPN General Secretary Biplab becomes public after two years (rep 05/03/2021)

Govt and Chand-led CPN reach three-point agreement, the underground outfit to renounce violence to advance its political goals (rep 04/03/2021), Govt and Biplav group seal 3-pt deal (kh 04/03/2021), Chand party agrees to shun violence, government lifts ban : Details of the three-point pact to be made public today. It’s unclear what happens to the outfit’s political demands like scrapping of parliamentary system and a round-table meet, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/03/2021) [The question remains whether in a democratic state the government is allowed to ban another political party so easily! In Western democracies, at least, this is an extremely complicated and lengthy process in which the judiciary plays a decisive role.], Hold on to peace : The truce with the Chand-led party is a much-needed flicker of hope for Nepalis (kp 05/03/2021), Biplob bungle : Why was the CPN banned if talks were to be later held with no change in its violent modus operandi? (ae 05/03/2021), Chand expresses commitment to abide by three-point agreement : The Communist Party of Nepal leader, who made his public appearance after two years, however, reiterated that the existing political system is flawed (kp 05/03/2021) [You can't disagree with that!], Three-point agreement signed between govt and Chand-led CPN made public (rep 05/03/2021), Chand commits to peaceful politics but many questions remain unanswered : The three-point deal signed with the government does  not say much about arms management and addressing the Communist Party of Nepal’s political issues, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/03/2021)

Oli takes initiatives for talks with Chand party as he struggles to stay afloat : The government forms a team under Home Minister Thapa to hold dialogue with Communist Party of Nepal, an armed outfit led by Dahal’s one-time trusted lieutenant, by Anil Giri (kp 03/03/20021)

Three cadres of Biplav outfit nabbed for extortion (kh 27/02/2021)

Security Council discusses lifting ban on Biplav outfit (kh 23/02/2021)

Government to respond to Chand’s call for talks after next Cabinet meeting : If the dialogue takes a positive turn, jailed leaders and cadres of the outfit will be released gradually as demanded, officials say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 22/02/2021), Secretariat member of Chand-led CPN Bastola arrested again, despite SC order to free him (rep 22/02/2021) [???]

Biplav outfit “positive” for dialogue with government (kh 20/02/2021), Chand-led party expresses willingness to hold dialogue with the government : The announcement, two years after the party’s activities were banned, comes amid a changing political scenario  in the country since the lower house was dissolved, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/02/2021)

Chand party leader accused in principal murder case being probed for firearms possession : Dhan Bahadur BK was sent to judicial custody for arms possession. He is due to present his statement to the court on abduction and murder of Rajendra Shrestha from Sunday, by Deo Narayan Shah (kp 18/02/2021)

Abduction and murder case filed against 42 members of the Communist Party of Nepal, including its leader Chand : They have been charged with kidnapping and killing a teacher in Morang on December 4 (kp 16/02/2021), 42 CPN activists charged with abduction, murder of Miklajung school principal : Police have arrested party’s Morang district in-charge Dhan Bahadur BK while the remaining 41 are at large (kp 17/02/2021)

Four parties including Biplav outfit announcing joint alliance today (rep 11/02/2021)

Government yet to respond to Biplav group’s call for talks : Since the split in Nepal Communist Party, both factions are trying to woo leaders of the banned outfit. The ruling  faction’s efforts, however, seem half-hearted as it fears they might support the rival camp once they join the mainstream, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/02/2021)

Biplav-called strike shuts schools in five districts including Dang (kh 08/02/2021) [According to Netra Bikram Chand, the closing down of schools is obviously a revolutionary act to promote the education of Nepal's future generation! What an idiot!]

Minister Thapa holds meeting with key leader of Chand-led outfit (rep 02/02/2021)

Pressure cooker bomb planted by Biplab-led group defused in Banepa (rep 23/01/2021), Biplav outfit torches Bolero van in Makwanpur (kh 23/01/2021), BP Highway disrupted following explosion; bomb planted on Arniko Highway defused (kh 23/01/2021), Three cadres of Biplav outfit arrested in Tikapur (kh 23/01/2021)

Biplav outfit announces protest against arrest of leaders (kh 14/01/2021)

Secretariat member of ‘Biplab’-led CPN Dharmendra Bastola arrested (rep 13/01/2021)

Chand-led underground outfit forges strategic common front with three other left parties against parliament dissolution (rep 29/12/2020)

Cooperation with Prachanda possible for safeguarding democracy: Gopal Kirati (kh 22/12/2020)

Rights groups say Miklajung teacher murder premeditated : Two weeks on, police have yet to arrest the members of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal who abducted and murdered Rajendra Kumar Shrestha, by Binod Bhandari (kp 18/12/2020) [The CPN is an anti-people terrorist organisation in every sense of the word!]

Army chief directs all units to remain alert as Chand-led CPN ramps up activities (ht 15/12/2020))

Contain Chand-led party’s activities before they get out of hand, analysts say : Observers say the more the incumbent government fails, the more it will create space for anti-democratic forces, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/12/2020), Chand cadres often visited slain teacher : Villagers say the activists of Communist Party of Nepal used to come to their homes asking for food and money, by Binod Bhandari (kp 11/12/2020)

Chand party’s killing of school principal is a grim reminder of the Maoist conflict : Analysts say the government appears to be failing in its approach to deal with the Communist Party of Nepal, which has been involved in violent activities for long, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/12/2020), Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal claims responsibility for murder of school principal : The party said it took action against Rajendra Kumar Shrestha for being an informant to police and helping them arrest its cadres, by Madhav Ghimire and Binod Bhandari (kp 10/12/2020) [It is indeed brazen that the people whom the CPN wants to "liberate" through murder, extortion and destruction of public and private property are defending themselves against these crimes! There is a great deal wrong in Nepal, but Dahal and other leaders of his former Maoist party have already amply demonstrated how quickly dear targets are replaced by personal power interests!], Govt intensifies surveillance on Biplav activities following Miklajung murder (kh 10/12/2020), Let’s rage against Biplav’s barbarism (rep 10/12/2020), Nepal Police Headquarters directs its units to be aggressive against Chand outfit (rep 10/12/2020), Entrepreneurs are being threatened to either pay extortion amount or close businesses: FNCCI (rep 10/12/2020)

All parties should stand together to get back its own land: Baidya (kh 09/12/2020)

Anil Sharma 'Birahi', a key leader of Chand-led CPN arrested from Nuwakot (rep 09/12/2020)

Teacher shot dead by Biplav cadres in Morang (kh 08/12/2020), CPN cadres abduct, kill school principal (ht 09/12/2020)

NCP Maoist Center decides to forge party unity with Biplav (kh 06/12/2020)

Four cadres of Chand-led outlawed CPN and a journalist arrested from Pokhara, by Sandesh Shrestha (kp 24/11/2020)

Explosion in municipal office in Udayapur on Sunday, by Shyam Rai (ht 22/11/2020) [If you want to improve people's lives, you must destroy their public property! Or is this just a matter of securing your own advantages, as in the case of Dahal and his associates?]

Two cadres of Biplav outfit held in Lalitpur (kh 21/11/2020)

Police, Biplav cadres exchange fire in Sankhuwasabha (kh 16/11/2020)

Four persons arrested on extortion charge (ht 12/11/2020)

A leader of Biplav-led outfit arrested from Lalitpur (rep 01/11/2020)

Netra Bikram Chand’s underground outfit launches anti-government protests (rep 21/10/2020)

Home Minister Thapa hints at tightening the noose on underground Chand-led NCP (rep 16/10/2020)

Biplav outfit warns of action if COVID-19 expenditure not disclosed (kh 21/09/2020)

In cases involving members of Chand-led outfit, police are violating court orders : Members of the group have been rearrested multiple times despite courts  ordering their release citing the lack of evidence, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/09/2020)

Biplav outfit warns of stern struggle against Indian intervention in Lipulekh (kh 10/05/2020)

Police arrest Anil Sharma ‘Birahi’, a key leader of outlawed Chand-led party from Chitwan, by Tapendra Karki (rep 05/05/2020), Two cadres, including Ilam in-charge of Biplav outfit held (kh 05/05/2020)

Chand-led CPN cadres arrested (ht 22/03/2020)

Arson case filed against Chand group's youth chair (rep 16/01/2020)

Police crackdown leaves Chand-led party in shambles: Nearly 1,300 leaders and cadres arrested since the party was outlawed  in March last year (rep 12/01/2020)

Police, CPN cadres exchange gunfire (ht 02/01/2020)

Rural municipality chair rescued hours after his abduction: The Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has claimed responsibility for the incident, by Jyoti Katuwal and Tularam Pandey (kp 23/12/2019)

Police inspector among three killed in Dhanusha blast: No one has claimed responsibility for the midnight blast, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 15/12/2019), Three, including inspector, killed (ht 15/12/2019), Police probing Dhanusha blast (ht 16/12/2019), Upholding Order, by S. Binodkumar Singh, (SAIR 16/12/2019)

Renounce violence, sit for talks (rep 10/12/2019)

Over 20 cadres of Chand-led CPN arrested from a rally (ht 11/11/2019) [??]

Police arrest suspected former leader of Chand party for misbehaving with police: Police in Bhaktapur are said to have confiscated some donation receipts and found them suspicious, by Sguvam Dhungana (kp 09/11/2019)

Police arrest four suspected Chand party members for burning PM Oli’s effigy: The four persons have been held on charges of disturbing public peace, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 26/10/2019) [??]

Government ups surveillance on Chand party in the lead up to by-elections: Wednesday night’s police action followed reports that the outfit was planning attacks just after festivals, officials say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/10/2019)

Nearly two dozen Chand party cadres arrested in biggest police raid yet on the outfit: The arrests were based on a tip-off that the group was planning ‘something big’ for the upcoming by-elections, by Durga Lal KC (kp 18/10/2019), 21 leaders, cadres of Biplav-led CPN arrested in Dang: Leader Netra Bikram Chand’s brother among those arrested (ht 18/10/2019), Police file case against 21 CPN cadres (ht 19/10/2019)

CPN running extortion racket in Bajura (ht 24/09/2019)

Eight Chand-led CPN cadres arrested (ht 19/09/2019)

Twin blasts at midnight in Jhapa (ht 10/09/2019)

Outlawed party on extortion spree amid clampdown: Security officials said the ongoing arrests and crackdown on the party's activities have proved little to deter the party's donation drive (rep 08/09/2019)

Police arrest suspected Chand party member for posession of firearms and bullets: The government in March declared the Chand-led party a criminal outfit and banned its activities, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 19/08/2019)

Unidentified groups torch more than 30 Ncell towers across the country: Police suspect Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal behind the arson (kp 02/08/2019), Ncell towers torched in far-west, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 02/08/2019), Chand outfit turns aggressive as talks remain elusive (rep 02/08/2019)

CPN cadres held with weapons (ht 02/08/2019)

CPN cadres torch three ward offices (ht 01/08/2019), CPN cadres seize land (ht 01/08/2019)

What does Biplav want? Biplav’s outfit has ended up becoming the subject of public hatred. His armed political activism needs an urgent shift toward social activism, by Thaneshwor Chalise (rep 28/07/2019)

Government and Chand in blame game over talks: The home minister said Chand’s party has not shown interest in talks even though the outfit has specifically put forth preconditions to come to the table, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/07/2019)

Crackdown on Chand outfit raises fears of escalation of conflict: Security analysts say there is no alternative to dialogue and both parties should engage in talks, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/07/2019), Chand-led party’s Kathmandu head held (ht 22/07/2019)

Why Chand-led Maoists are now inclined to talks, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 20/07/2019)

‘Chand-led communist party should shun violence for dialogue’ (ht 19/07/2019), Renounce violence before any talks, govt tells Chand outfit: 'No surrender to govt' (rep 19/07/2019), Five injured in Dhangadi explosion, one critical (rep 19/07/2019), Chand cadre injured in Dhangadhi blast dies of injuries, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal and Pushparaj Joshi (rep 20/07/2019) [Carrying bombs for self defense? Mr. Chand, you're insane!]

Sources in Communist Party of Nepal say the outfit is not convinced by state’s call for talks: Chand outfit has put forth three conditions for dialogue,  including an official invitation letter, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 15/07/2019), Govt in backchannel negotiations with Chand outfit (ht 15/07/2019)

Security heightened in Achham against threats posed by Chand outfit: PolicePatrols have been increased in remote areas and bordering districts, by Menuka Dhungana (kp 12/07/2019)

Chand cadre, police constable die in shootout, by Alisha Shrestha (kp 11/07/2019), CPN cadre, cop killed in exchange of fire (ht 11/07/2019), Two including cop killed in incident with armed Chand cadre, by Akson Rai (rep 11/07/2019), Another Chand cadre’s killing raises questions about government’s stance—and style—against the outfit: Killings of citizens, regardless of which party they belong to, cannot be justified,  rights defenders and security experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/07/2019)

Ruling party stands firm against forming probe committee, opposition obstructs House: Opposition lawmakers refuse to buy government’s argument on deaths of Chand party member and Madhesi man in police action, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/07/2019)

CPN cadres padlock local level offices (ht 08/07/2019)

Fire in the belly, by Sewa Bhattarai (nt 21/06/2019)

CPN leaders’ abrupt decision to quit the party raises eyebrowsIt is unclear yet whether they had really quit the party or it was just a strategy to get freed from police custody, by Durga Lal KC (kp 16/06/2019)

18 CPN cadres held (ht 10/06/2019)

Police send reinforcements to Solukhumbu village after Chand party’s ‘suspicious activities’: Reports of an attack on a police post, which authorities later said was baseless, have prompted new security concerns, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 04/06/2019)

Police face new challenges in drive against Chand outfit, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 13/05/2019)

Leader of CPN’s student wing held (ht 11/05/2019)

CPN cadre threatens to kill Kavre trader (ht 23/04/2019)

Footprints of uncertainty: Nepali governments have a habit of engaging in negotiations only when a conflagration breaks out. Biplav proved to be a tougher nut to crack than Oli-Dahal had imagined, by P Kharel (rep 22/04/2019)

More Chand cadres quit party, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 20/04/2019)

Strike disrupts life in Sudurpaschim (kp 19/04/2019), Blasts, hoaxes, arson mark CPN’s general strike (ht 19/04/2019) [Only criminals organise strikes against the interests of the people, destroy their properties and endanger their lives!!]

Arms surrender deadline for Chand ends, focus now on talks (rep 19/04/2019)

Most Chand outfit leaders, cadres out on bail: Police, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 09/04/2019), SC scraps writ petition demanding release of CPN leader Oli (rep 11/04/2019)

CPN: a major security threat in Gandaki Province, by Sandesh Shrestha (rep 08/04/2019)

Government ban unconstitutional, says Nepal Bar Association, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/03/2019), Communist Party of Nepal announces stir against crackdown, by Nayak Paudel (kp 27/03/2019), CPN’s strike likely to hit students (ht 27/03/2019) [Criminal anti-people procedure!], Protest meaningless, says CM Gurung (ht 27/03/2019), 11 CPN cadres nabbed (ht 27/03/2019), How big—and widespread—is Chand’s communist party? Depends on who you ask: Despite arrests of scores of its leaders, including some senior ones, the group has shown little sign of joining talk, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/03/2019)

CPN cadres held from Morang, Kalikot (ht 26/03/2019)

Where is Netra Bikram Chand? Senior officials say the leader of Communist Party of Nepal, which was involved in a series of bombings, is still in the country and dismiss claims that he has fled to India, by Anil Giri (kp 25/03/2019), Surrender arms or face action, PM tells Chand (rep 25/03/2019), Civil servants stop going to work over Chand outfit’s threat, by Narayan Sharma (kp 25/03/2019)

Police arrest 9 Chand group members, including a senior leader, from Kavre: Hemanta Prakash Oli ‘Sudarshan’, one of the five members in Chand’s high command, is said to have been a key person behind the blasts at Nakkhu and Basundhara in the Capital, by Nayak Paudel (kp 24/03/2019)

Rebels without a cause: No one seems to understand what exactly Biplab wants, not even Biplab himself, by Deepak Thapa (kp 21/03/2019)

Govt steps up measures against Chanda-led group: Four including a close aide to senior leader Hemanta Prakash Oli arrested on Tuesday (rep 21/03/2019), Police arrest two Chand cadres in Kavre after shootout: Experts say government should deal with the group delicately and invite them for dialogue, by Nayak Paudel (kp 21/03/2019), Govt mulls carrot and stick policy against CPN: Families of cadres, leaders of the outfit will not have to bear the brunt of actions of their kin, by Rewati Sapkota (kp 21/03/2019)

The Maoist cul-de-sac: Chand has very little to lose and everything to gain by creating mayhem. The NCP has everything to lose and nothing to gain by ignoring him forever, by CK Lal (rep 18/03/2019)

Chand’s men on extortion drive in Surkhet, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 18/03/2019) [Another crime against the common people!], PM terms Chand outfit a criminal gang (rep 18/03/2019) [How else shall it be called?], A series of events, and intel report led to government action against Chand outfit: Security agencies have orders to arrest major suspects behind violent activities carried out by the group, a high-level police source says, by Nayak Paudel (kp 18/03/2019), CPN leader Karki remanded to five days in judicial custody (rep 18/03/2019)

Bara police arrest four Chand cadres (kp 16/03/2019)

Government labels Chand party a criminal group, bans its activities: The Cabinet has concluded the Communist Party of Nepal’s activities are more criminal than political, an aide to the prime minister says, by Anil Giri and Tika R Pradhan (kp 13/03/2019) [How else shall we call a group that kills innocent citizens and destroys public property, independent of some probably reason able arguments?]

Fault line appears in the ruling party over decision to ban Chand outfit: The main opposition Nepali Congress is divided over the issue, while other parties have criticised the Oli administration’s decision, by Anil Giri (kp 14/03/2019), Nine held after explosion in Bharatpur ward office, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/03/2019), Baidya Maoist party urges government to lift ban on Chand outfit, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 14/03/2019)

Chand party owns up to Friday’s explosion in Basundhara: Police await government’s position on how to deal with the outfit, by Nayak Paudel (kp 11/03/2019), ‘Stop Chand’s reign of terror’ (kp 11/03/2019), Nepal Army team defuses IED at Syuchatar, by Nayak Paudel (kp 11/03/2019)

Another explosion in Capital—two weeks after a deadly blast—raises security alarm: High time the government made it clear whether the Chand-led  party is a political outfit or a terror group, security experts say, by Nayak Paudel (kp 10/03/2019)

Abducted lawmaker released after four hours, by Basanta Pratap Singh (kp 09/03/2019)

Dang police arrest three leaders of  Chand outfit for extortion, by Durga Lal KC (kp 06/03/2019)

Concerns grow over weapons—in good numbers—in possession of Chand outfit: Two guns seized from a Communist Party of Nepal leader in Sunsari last week belonged to former Maoist army, sources say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/03/2019)

Dejected and disappointed, former combatants want to forget their past, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 25/01/2019)

Echoes of Biplab: Biplab bitterly rues over having accepted the short-lived preposterous “Prachanda-path” that waylaid workers and threatened to drag the nation toward an abyss of disintegration, by P. Kharel (rep 17/12/2018)

Government, CPN trade barbs over failed talks, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/12/2018)

Chand’s party stages mass assembly in Capital: Leaders accuse ruling Nepal Communist Party of harbouring murderers of Nirmala Pant and corrupt officials, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/11/2018)

Talks offer sweet-coated tablet of poison: Chand, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/08/2018)

A Maoist dream deferred: They appear weak, but the Maoists aligned with 'Biplab' haven't given up, by Aditya Adhikari (The Record, 16/07/2018)

40 CPN Maoist cadres arrested (ht 03/07/2018)

Chand’s cadres quit their party (ht 05/06/2018)

Gajurel accuses govt of totalitarian tendencies (ht 04/06/2018)

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

Over 3,800 Maoist CC members face expulsion (rep 07/05/2018)

Maoist Centre to strengthen party units (kp 24/04/2018)

NCP cadres vandalise crusher plant, torch vehicles (ht 15/04/2018)

Chand party’s activities getting non-political: Minister Thapa (kp 08/04/2018) [This grouping has been a criminal terror organisation for long!]

Beware of regressive forces, says Dahal (ht 05/04/2018)

Left alliance reactionary, says Gajurel (ht 01/04/2018)

CPN-MC relieves its ministers of party posts (ht 25/03/2018)

Apathy and anger: Shockingly, Chand Maoists are resorting to violence to settle disputes at the local level (kp 15/03/2018)

Past Maoist defectors land plum posts, by Devendra Basnet (rep 01/03/2018)

CPN-MC expels three standing committee members (ht 24/02/20188)

Chand-led Maoists hurl bomb at moving bus, dozens injured  (rep 21/02/2018)

Police stop CPN event in Biratnagar (kp 19/02/2018)

Dahal elected Maoist Centre PP leader (kp 19/02/2018)

The legacies of the People’s War: Twelve years after the war, the Maoists are caught between an unviable utopianism and mere survivalism, by Aditya Adhikari (kp 19/02/2019)

Maoist MP’s name in Indian voter list, by Surendra Paudel and Bhuwan Sharma (rep 17/02/2018) [??]

Leaving behind the age of unreason: Dahal’s warning against the cognoscente represents an entire strain of anti-intellectualism in the Nepali dominant imagination, by Pramod Mishra (kp 01/02/2018)

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

Baidya, Chand in merger talks (rep 27/12/2017)

Leftist youth wings for immediate merger (ht 20/12/2017)

Maoist Centre headquarters meeting: ‘Party merger before new govt’; Party for resolving National Assembly election row in consensus, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 19/12/2017), Maoist Center leaders tell Dahal to sort out leadership issue before merger (rep 19/12/2017)

Nepotism rife in Maoist party in Rukum, Rolpa, by Dinesh Subedi (kp 16/12/2017)

Maoist chair seeks trustworthy member in his secretariat (kp 22/11/2017)

Maoist Centre disciplines 10 leaders for defying orders (kp 10/11/2017)

CPN (U) to merge with Maoist Centre (kp 10/10/2017)

Maoist Centre says ‘open to poll alliance with all parties’ (kp 03/10/2017)

Maoist Center on the horns of alliance dilemma (rep 27/09/2017)

Candidates recommended for upcoming elections (ht 24/09/2017), Maoist Centre sets criteria for candidate selection (kp 25/09/2017)

We failed to win people over: Dahal (kp 21/09/2017)

CPN-MC selects candidates in Jajarkot for HoR, PA elections (ht 18/09/2017)

Ex-Maoist combatants couple laments raw deal (rep 17/09/2017)

Dahal to run for fed parliament from Chitwan (kp 09/09/2017), Prachanda’s Constituency (rn 14/09/2017)

Maoist Centre Dolakha forms people’s council (ht 04/09/2017)

ANNISU (R) elects new leadership: Ranjit Tamang becomes new chair (kp 03/09/2017)

Renu’s victory fails to impress Maoist leaders (kp 07/08/2017)

450 leaders, cadres quit Chand-led party (kp 07/08/2017)

Looming Crisis In CPN (MC), by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 04/08/2017)

Maoist Centre deploys top leaders for Phase III polls (kp 03/08/2017)

Maoist Centre all for electoral alliances in Province 2: Dahal says his party will take initiatives to make Janakpur a metropolis, pledging an ‘international’ airport in the city (kp 02/08/2017), Maoist Centre to forge poll alliance with two forums (ht 02/08/2017)

Lack of preparedness blamed for CPN-MC’s dismal poll performance (ht 01/08/2017)

Dahal proposes downsizing Maoist Central Committee to 99-member, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/07/2017), Maoist Center to downsize leader-heavy committees (rep 24/07/2017)

CPN-MC to root for directly elected executive chief (ht 23/07/2017), Maoist Center to lobby for directly elected executive Prez (rep 23/07/2017), CPN-Maoist Centre roots for directly elected president (ht 24/07/2017)

Roles of Maoist ministers questioned in meeting: Chairman Dahal to present party’s action plan today; District leaders of ruling party criticise the ministers for appointing their kin,  rather than party cadres, in profitable positions (kp 22/07/2017) [RIP Maoist movement! Nowadays, the CPN-MC is a corrupt and nepotist party just as the other big parties!]

Gunendra's journey from a rebel to a rural municipality chief, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 19/07/2017)

Why CPN-MC Had A Poor Performance, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 17/07/2017), ‘Intra-party rivalry led to poor poll show’ (ht 18/07/2017), Six factors blamed for Maoists’ poll flop (rep 18/07/2017)

Maoist leaders ask who controls party’s kitty: Discontent brewing in the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led party after Phase II local polls: Some leaders have  attributed party’s poll  failure to party’s reluctance to provide local leaders with required resources, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/07/2017)

CPN-MC reviews poll results (ht 12/07/2017)

Is Maoist Center bound to confine to rural areas?, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 03/07/2017)

Maoist Centre preparing list of party’s ministers (kp 02/07/2017)

Maoist Center lures voters with sample land ownership certificates in Dharan, by Rohit Rai (rep 24/06/2017)

Dahal defends ‘People’s War’ (kp 21/06/2017) [Fundamental crimes from this period have nevertheless to be punished!]

Prachanda’s prowess: Prachanda still has ample ammunition in his arsenal to consolidate his leadership position, by Mohan Guragain (kp 14/06/2017)

Dahal urges Chand, Baidya for merger (kp 11/06/2017)

MC confirms candidates (kp 28/05/2017)

Maoist Center Shaken To Roots, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 22/05/2017), Maoist Center fails to impress urban voters, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 22/05/2017), Results satisfactory: Maoist Centre (kp 23/05/2017), Maoists still remain influential in 'war-era' bases, by Devendra Basnet and Ganesh BK (rep 23/05/2017)

Maoists lose influence in Gorkha, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 19/05/2017)

Chand-led CPN supporters arrested with explosives (kp 08/05/0217)

Maoist Centre reveals commitment paper (kp 06/05/2017), , Honour poll alliance: NC, Maoist leaders, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 07/05/2017)

MC picks Dongol for KMC mayoral race (kp 01/05/2017)

7 CPN (Maoist Center) members resign over candidacy controversy in Salyan, by Devendra Basnet (rep 01/05/2017)

Maoist Centre picks PM’s daughter for Bharatpur mayoral race (kp 28/04/2017)

CPN-MC CC approves agreement with UDMF (ht 24/04/2017)

Maoist Centre selects local level candidates (kp 23/04/2017)

To a Maoist state?As parliamentary democracy stumbles, a new narrative for the next phase of the Maoist movement is rapidly taking shape, by Bishal Thapa (rep 18/04/2017) [?????]

Maoist Center to run a door-to-door campaign: To name mayoral candidates on April 22 (rep 15/04/2017)

CPN-MC wary of anti-poll forces (ht 15/04/2017)

Maoist Centre’s preparations in full swing: Gearing up to select candidates for municipalities and metropolises in Kathmandu Valley (kp 05/04/2017)

Energy minister attends Maoist party programme flouting election code, by Sudip Kaini (kp 02/04/2017)

Baidya-led Maoist Party to join local polls (rep 01/04/2017)

Maoist MPs lash out at their ministers, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/03/2017)

PM’s party eyes statute revision sans boundary: Maoist MPs representing Madhes urge the party to create environment for Madhesi Morcha to take part in the polls (kp 22/03/2017)

Maoists gear up for polls: Committee busy making preparations for the local elections and drafting necessary documents (kp 14/03/2017)

Maoist Centre gears up for elections (kp 06/03/2017)

Chand Maoist planning a military wing in Rolpa (kp 20/02/2017)

Maoist Movement In Shambles, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 19/02/2017)

CPN Maoist to review its policies to appeal to wider masses (kp 15/02/2017)

Chand-led Maoists step up extortion drive (rep 15/02/2017) [Party leaders who order such crimes have to be punished severely!!]

Maoist parties mark ‘People’s War’ trading barbs, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/02/2017), Maoists observe People's War Day, victims mark Black Day, by Ashok Dahal (rep 13/02/2017), 22 years of 'People's War': Ex-combatants have only regrets, by Devendra Basnet (rep 13/02/2017)

Chand Maoists’ first conclave from ‘Feb 12-21’, by Netra Bikram Chand (kp 09/02/2017)

Ex-Maoist combatant now a successful vegetable farmer, by Jagat Khadka (rep 30/01/2017)

Resignations against hefty Maoist top committee, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 27/01/2017)

Squatters picket Maoist Centre office (kp 23/01/2017)

A divided Maoist Centre: Will Bhattarai be able to bring the hill and the Madhes populations together? (kp 06/01/2017)

Yearning for reunion, Dahal heaps praise on Bhattarai: Former comrades agree on the need for unity to implement the constitution (kp 27/12/2016), Dahal, Bhattarai speak about unity (rep 27/12/2016)

Maoist Centre rejigs int’l department (kp 16/12/2016)

Dahal celebrates his birthday with injured ex-Maoist combatants, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 12/12/2016)

The Jumbo CC (rn 08/12/2016)

Maoist centre convention committee has 3999 members (kp 07/12/2016)

Maoist party gearing up for local election (kp 05/12/2016)

We have had enough of deception: Rolpalis, by Devendra Basnet (rep 01/12/2016)

Maoist politburo to settle internal issues (kp 27/11/2016)

Smoke and mirrors: Maoist leaders need to work hard to justify their gun-barrel politics against the parliamentary system to the generations to come, by Shreya Paudel (kp 26/11/2016)

Maoist Centre mega meet after local polls: The government is said  to be preparing to declare the date of local polls as soon as the amendment proposal is registered (kp 22/11/2016)

Ex-Maoist guerrillas not happy with peace accord as promises remain unfulfilled, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 21/11/2016)

Maoist leaders threaten to desert ‘party on the wane’: Several leaders from Province 7 are said to be  in search of alternative platforms to build their political career, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/11/2016)

ANNISU-R’s national meet in mid-March (ht 16/11/2016)

Dahal calls party meet to win over disaffected leaders: The prime minister is unhappy with the lack of  support from his own party to the government, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 09/11/2016)

Disgruntled ex-Maoist child soldiers padlock party office, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 08/11/2016), Disqualified PLA fighters padlock CPN-MC HQ, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 08/11/2016), Ex-child combatants vow to continue their protest (kp 09/11/2016), Police arrest 169 protesting former Maoist combatants (rep 09/11/2016), Guerrillas from the mist: Former Maoist combatants’ grievances should be addressedbefore their nonviolent protest turns into violent action, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 11/11/2016)

Party tasks Dahal with huddling all forces together: Maoist Centre for taking the issue to logical conclusion, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 23/10/2016)

Former Maoist rebels: Who took the cut from our salary?, by Devendra Basnet (rep 18/10/2016)

Maoist gathering postponed (kp 15/10/2016)

Brand new avatar: The Maoist Centre has changed its ways and now comprises born again democrats, by Janak Raj Joshi (kp 04/10/2016)

Maoist mess spills over in journos’ wing (kp 01/10/2016)

No parliamentary system, we want directly elected prez: PM (ht 01/10/2016))

Maoist Centre meeting: Amid ‘successful India visit’ claim, a section has some concerns; Party chairman criticised for being ‘over-confident’, by Tika R. Pradhan (21/09/2016)

The metamorphosis of a party: Maoist Centre transfixed with parliamentary system once it wanted to overthrow, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 11/09/2016)

Maoist’s sister wings in a state of disarray: Some establishment leaders resent rival camp controlling most of the party affiliates; Factional feud grows nasty inside PCN and ANWA-R (kp 27/08/2016)

Maoist Centre ‘not to dictate’ ministers (kp 26/08/2016)

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)

Maoist Centre stalls slated convention, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/08/2016)

Dahal asked to fill party vacancies (kp 19/07/2016)

Maoist Centre ‘not to rush’ govt formation (kp 06/07/2016), Maoist Centre to discuss ‘govt change’ today (kp 07/07/2016)

Baidya Maoists for ‘new people’s revolt’ (kp 30/06/2016)

Mellowed Maoists: Headed in all directions, will the former rebels find a clear ideological path for the masses to follow?, by Mohan Guragain (kp 12/06/2016)

Maoist Centre forms: 1,099-member CC: Move to expand central committee aimed at addressing leadership issues, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/06/2016) [Great! If every member gets the right to speak for 15 minutes, you will need 275 hours! Or shall it be a club of voiceless yea-sayers?], Dahal under fire over 1099-member central committee (rep 03/06/2016)

The forgotten fighters: Former Maoist combatants must be politically integrated so that they see the Nepali state as theirs as much any other citizen does, by Ram Kumar Bhandari and Simon Robins (kp 31/05/2016)

CPN-MC CC to exceed 699 members (ht 31/05/2016)

Creation of CPN-Maoist Centre: Can It Revive Maoist Movement?, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 29/05/2016)

Maoist unity must to avert secession: Matrika (ht 29/05/2016)

Contempt of State: The sight of grown men sporting teen-age nicknames, puffed up with self-importance as they debate the finer points of a discredited ideology, is as good as it gets these days, by Foreign Hand (nt 27/05/2016)

Unity Among Maoist Leaders, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 25/05/2016), Meaningless unity: Prachanda was always shifting between Bhattarai and Kiran, looking to balance the two to prolong his stay in power, by Hisila Yami (rep 26/05/2016)

Dahal blamed for CPNM-R split (ht 24/05/2016)

Maoists unite to form CPN Maoist Centre: Pushpa Kamal Dahal to lead the new force that comprises 10 parties, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/05/2016), Fledgling Maoist Centre faces leadership battle; Dahal’s options: Create bloated Office Bearers or centralise authority in him until convention, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/05/2016), Birth Of Maoist Centre And Two Trends, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 23/05/2016), Dahal floats leadership proposal for new Maoist party (rep 23/05/2016), CPN (Maoist Center) forms temporary body (rep 24/05/2016), Discontent mars first meet of Maoist Centre: Dahal forms 9-member team to command party till general convention, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 24/05/2016)

Red chameleons: Return of Ram Bahadur Thapa and his followers could signal the possibility of Prachanda turning slightly to the left; Name-calling is something one hasto master over the years and no one does it better than the comrades , by Deepak Thapa (kp 19/05/2016)

3 Maoist groups to unify under 499-member CC (rep 16/05/2016), CPN-RM to claim senior Vice-Chair and Gen Secy, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 17/05/2016), Maoists to declare unification today (rep 19/05/2016)

Leadership coup in CPN-Maoist: Thapa ousts Baidya, takes over party reins; Majority of Central Committee members for unity with UCPN (Maoist), by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/05/2016), Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-RM splits: Five-member party unification coordination committee formed, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 15/05/2016)

Lonely and lost: Increasingly, ‘nationalist’ UCPN (Maoist) is indistinguishable from the CPN-UML (kp 12/05/2016)

Baidya’s lieutenants set to rejoin Dahal: Maoist ideologue braces for major setback with another split on cards, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/05/2016), CPN-RM’s fate to be decided by May 16: Unified party will have a new name, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 11/05/2016), Baidya-led Maoist on verge of split, Thapa faction to unite with UCPN (Maoist) (rep 11/05/2016), Maoists’ merger plan takes a step forward: Dahal and Thapa hold discussions on the framework of unification (kp 12/05/2016)

Baidya faction forms parallel committee (ht 06/05/2016)

Baidya dragging his feet to reunite with mother party: Ideology rider as colleagues press for early merger (kp 22/04/2016)

Possibility Of Unity Of Maoist Parties, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 18/04/2016)

Majority of CPN-RM leaders clamor for reunification, by Ashok Dahal (rep 11/04/2016)

CPN-RM on verge of splitting: Chairman Baidhya postpones central committee meeting for a month, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 09/11/2016)

Baidya Maoists divided over merger matters: While some cadres are pressing CPN-Maoist chair to clear hurdles for merger others have threatened to rebel against the plan (kp 06/04/2016)

CPN-Maoist begins debate on party unity (kp 26/03/2016)

UCPN-Maoist mulling over internal competition for committees’ election, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 23/03/2 016)

Different party lines hindering Maoist unity, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 22/03/2016)

UCPN-Maoist to organise national convention within a year: Sharma (ht 21/03/2016)

UCPN-M to fill vacant positions (ht 18/03/2016)

Strength And Weakness Of Maoists, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 17/03/2016)

From guerilla caps to blue helmetsFormer Maoist combatants now in the Army set to serve in UN peacekeeping missions (kp 13/03/2016), Getting closer: That former combatants are being sent on peacekeeping missions is a sign of change (kp 14/03/2016)

Dahal vs Bhattarai: Dahal needed Bhattarai more than Bhattarai needed Dahal; But Dahal was also insecure and scared of Bhattarai, by Hisila Yami, wife of Baburam Bhattarai (rep 29/02/2016))

Unity of Maoist parties in limbo: CPN-RM leaders divided over quick unification (ht 28/02/2016)

‘Not enough discussions held for party unity’ (ht 27/02/2016)

‘Correct party line to end desertions from UCPN-M’ (ht 22/02/2016), More than four dozen UCPN-M men join New Force (ht 23/02/2016)

Hold conference after Maoist parties unite, Dahal tells RJA: Formal talks team not yet formed: CP Gajurel (ht 17/02/2016)

Maoists mark 20 years since war began (ht 14/02/2016)

Dahal, Baidhya inch closer to unifying party, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 09/02/2016)

Warriors in peacetime: Twenty years after the revolution, former guerrillas say they have lost faith in the leaders of their Maoist party, by Gopal Gartaula (nt 05/02/2016)

What was it all for? Revisiting the 40-point demand of the Maoists 20 years later, by Om Astha Rai (nt 05/02/2016)

BRB carrying bourgeois agenda: Dahal (kp 04/02/2016)

14,000 Maoist youth cadres to assist in rebuilding (kp 01/02/2016)

UCPN (Maoist) dissatisfied with ministers’ performances (kp 28/01/2016)

Dissolution of YCL led to UCPN-M’s downfall, says Dahal (ht 25/01/2016)

BRB says ‘Naya Shakti’ structure within a week (kp 21/01/2016), Bhattarai's new party not communist, just leftist (rep 21/01/2016), Naya Shakti forms 35-member Interim Council (kp 25/01/2016), Dahal, BRB playing one-upmanship, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 25/01/2016), Maoist leaders join Naya Shakti (kp 27/01/2016)

Maoist splinters in bid to merge with mother party (kp 17/01/2016)

Party unification soon: Gurung (kp 12/01/2016), UCPN-M, CPN-RM to unify soon: Gurung (ht 12/01/2016)

Apex court denies clemency to murder convict Dhungel: Issues mandamus order to send Maoist leader to prison for life, by Dewan Rai (kp 08/01/2016), No clue for staff supply at NRA (kp), UCPN-M urges SC to reverse order (ht 22/01/2016) [Long live impunity and glorification of murderers!!]

Naya Shakti to become party soon: BRB (kp 03/01/2016)

BRB posts searing criticism of Dahal on Facebook (kp 30/12/2015)

UCPN (M) mired in ideological dilemma: Leaders say Chairman Dahal must devise new line at the earliest (kp 23/12/2015), UCPN-M finalises work division for leaders (ht 23/12/2015)

UCPN (Maoist) in nationwide drive to rebuild party (kp 21/12/2015)

Maoist ministers fail to impress party colleagues: They ‘promoted nepotism, did not live up to popular aspirations’ (kp 13/12/2015), Maoist ministers told to mend ways: Home Minister Shakti Basnet apologises, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/12/2015)

UCPN (M) to probe China visit scandal (kp 14/12/2015)

Party merger: Two Maoists planning to hold joint conclave (kp 30/11/2015)

BRB formally launches  ‘Naya Shakti’ campaign (kp 23/11/2015)

Old faces likely to be drafted into BRB’s new party: Bhattarai is campaigning to form a new political party that will be guided by Marxist ideology to attain socialist goals (kp 19/11/2015)

55 UCPN (M) cadres quit (kp 16/11/2015)

ANNISU-R convention on Feb 13 (ht 15/11/2015)

Dahal claims he rejected PM’s post (ht 11/11/2015)

Sans much help, BRB banks on comrades: Four dozen Maoist central leaders decide to join Baburam Bhattarai in his campaign to form new political force, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 04/11/2015), Pro-Bhattarai leaders submit differing views (ht 04/11/2015), UCPN (M) expels 5 politburo members (kp 05/11/2015), UCPN-M expels five leaders (ht 05/11/2015), BRB launches campaign for new party (kp 05/11/2015), Poles apart: Bhattarai’s ‘new force’ will struggle to hold middle class, marginalised groups (kp 05/11/2015), BRB prepares new party’s org structure (kp 06/11/2015)

UCPN (Maoist) issues 23-point code of conduct for its ministers (rep 27/10/2015), UCPN (M) issues code of conduct for its ministers (kp 28/10/2015)

UCPN (Maoist) ready to join new majority govt (kp 30/09/2015)

Bhattarai severs ties with UCPN (Maoist): Tight-lipped about his next move; says old Maoist movement cannot appeal to the new generation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 27/09/2015), UCPN (M) asks BRB to reconsider his exit (kp 28/09/2015), It’s not over yet: Bhattarai’s departure from the party leaves many questions unanswered (kp 28/09/2015), BRB to rejoin if Dahal steps down, reforms party: Aides (kp 29/09/2015), Babu Ram’s Exit Sends Ripples: Political Credentials At Risk, by Mukti Rijal (rn 01/10/2015), Party tried to finish me off, says Bhattarai (ht 05/10/2015)

Bhattarai asked to take over UCPN-Maoist (ht 22/09/2015)

Maoist chair takes ‘tough line’ on Madhesi demands: Dahal claims Madhesis gained the most under federalism as they were the only ones to get province solely based on identity (kp) [Nobody preserved more than male Tagadharis!!]

UCPN-M district chiefs seek national gathering (ht 01/09/2015)

Bista resigns from UCPN (M) (kp 22/07/2015)

Dahal’s snub irks party colleagues, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 20/07/2015)

UCPN-Maoist chairman slams growing factionalism in party (ht 12/07/2015), Crack resurfaces in UCPN (Maoist) as Dahal, Bhattarai trade barbs: The duo publicly accuses each other of weakening the party, fostering factionalism (kp 13/07/2015), Bhattarai, Dahal jibe at each other (ht 13/07/2015), UCPN-M leaders doubt party’s future, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 14/07/2015)

Party on verge of collapse, new line must be taken to revitalise organisation: BRB (ht 05/07/2015)

Merger talks with UCPN (M) end: Baidya (kp 11/06/2015)

Maoist unification talks: ‘Revolt’ issue hinders bid: Leaders (kp 23/04/2015)

CPN-Maoist intensifies merger talks with fellow leftist parties: The party has resumed merger talks with Pari Thapa-led CPN (Unified) and CPN-Revolutionary (kp 09/04/2015)

Dahal urges Maoist forces to unite (kp 29/03/2015)

Panel formed to plan CPN-M, CPN (Unified) merger (kp 27/03/2015), CPN-Maoist,CPN-United form Unity Coordination Committee (ht 27/03/2015)

UCPN-M district Chair suspended (ht 27/03/2015)

Two Maoist parties start merger talks, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 16/03/2015), Unification talks of Maoist parties begin (ht 16/03/2015), Second-rung leaders campaign for reunion of Maoist parties (kp 17/03/2015), Will unification of Maoist parties be possible? (ht 17/03/2015), Court verdict unifying: Dahal (ht 18/03/2015), Won’t surrender in name of unity, says Mohan Baidhya (ht 20/03/2015)

Maoist reunification: Baidya-led team to resume talks (kp 15/03/2015)

My views reflect the party policy, interview with Baburam Bhattarai (kp 07/03/2015)

Mahara cuts short ‘official’ India visit (kp 05/03/2015)

CPN M to become militant party: Central Committee leaders of the party say they expect to develop an army of around 10,000 to 15,000 cadres, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 23/02/2015))

CPN Maoist turning into military force: Chand (kp 11/02/2015)

Lharkyal is new UCPN (M) lawmaker (kp 09/02/2015), Controversial Lharkyal is CA member (rep 09/02/2015), Lama’s CA nomination irks UCPN (M) members: Party spokesman defends controversial background (kp 11/02/2015), CA nomination sparks controversy (ht 11/02/2015), Lharkyal issue fuels protest in UCPN (Maoist), by Ashok Dahal (rep 11/02/2015), A stir within: The Maoists anger their Madhesi allies by nominating a controversial floor-crosser as CA member, by Om Astha Rai (nt 13/02/2015)

CPN-Maoist for unification talks (kp 06/02/2015), CPN-M for unity with ‘true communists’ (ht 06/02/2015), Baidya offers UCPN (Maoist) for unification, by Ashok Dahal (rep 06/02/2015)

Unity among Maoist parties: Is it a distant dream?, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 28/01/2015)

Deep in the red jungle: Adhikari’s book not only makes for a gripping read, but also provides human faces to the revolution, which have been sorely lacking in other similar accounts of the People’s War, by Weena Pun (kp 17/01/2015) [book review]

Chand is CPN Maoist gen secy, by Durga Lal KC (kp 11/01/2015), Chand elected CPN M General Secretary (ht 12/01/2015)

Chand-led CPN Maoist steps up donation drive: Industrialists say cadres of Chand party ask for tidy sum when they visit them in person (kp 08/01/2015)

Chand: Revolution against capitalism is inevitable, by Durga Lal KC (kp 08/01/2015), Chand demands lion’s share in power corridor (ht 08/01/2015)

CPN-Maoist chief getting better (kp 01/01/2015), Baidya discharged from hospital (kp 04/01/2015)

Documents / Websites

Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) [wikipedia]



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