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Major parties have finalized candidates for the National Assembly elections

Major parties have finalised most of their candidates for the National Assembly elections scheduled for February 7 as the Election Commission receives nominations on Wednesday. The EC has arranged for candidate nominations at the offices of election officers in seven district headquarters. Candidates can file nominations from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday in Morang, Dhanusha, Lalitpur, Kaski, Dang, ...


Protests continue in various districts

In Doti, at least 24 protesters and four police personnel were injured in a clash that broke out at Silgadhi after the protesters started pelting stones towards the District Administration Office. Police fired several rounds of warning shots, tear gas shells and at last resorted to baton charge to take the situation under control. Protesters also vandalised Local Peace Committee, Post Office...


Govt fixes temporary state HQs, guvs

Amid dispute the government on Wednesday declared temporary headquarters of seven provinces and appointed provincial chiefs. The decision was not welcomed by the CPN-UML, who hinted that a new government under the left alliance would ring changes as per the constitutional mandate. A Cabinet meeting held at Baluwatar on Wednesday decided to make Biratnagar temporary headquarters of Province 1 wi...


Ten parties registered at the EC for National Assembly election

Ten political parties have registered themselves at the Election Commission for the purpose of the National Assembly election so far. Dharma Chandra Timalsena, section officer at the Commissions Law and Political Parties Concerned Section, said that so far only 10 political parties have got themselves registered for the National Assembly election going to be held on February 7. The CPN-UML, ...


Upper house vote on Feb 7

Election for the National Assembly will be held on February 7, a day earlier than the date suggested by the Election Commission, the government decided on Friday. According to the ordinance on upper house election, the government fixes the date in consultation with the poll authority. The Cabinet fixed the date in line with suggestions from the EC, said Minister for Commerce Min Bahadur Bish...


UML-Maoist unification to be based on joint poll manifesto

A power-sharing agreement between the UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) remains to be charted out even as the two parties have reached an understanding to make election manifesto the basis for their planned unification. Addressing leaders during the partys central secretariat held at his residence on Tuesday, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal told leaders that the issue of power-sh...


Govt preparing to appoint Provincial Chiefs and declare National Assembly poll date

The government has made preparation to appoint Provincial Chiefs and declare the date for National Assembly election in consultation with major political parties. Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand said that the government started the preparation after the top leaders of the NC suggested to Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba for the same in a meeting held at the official r...


Unveil PR parliamentary poll results pronto: Leftist alliance

Leftist alliance has demanded that the results of parliamentary elections under the proportional representation category be published without further delay. CPN-UML leaders including Bhim Rawal, Subas Chandra Nembang, Maist Center leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Barsha Man Pun, on Monday met with Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav and asked him to make public the elections results...


Attempts to foil left alliance won’t work: Oli

Insisting that the new government would be formed under the left alliance, Chairman of CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that all attempts to drive a wedge between the two parties would be foiled. The statements of the top leaders of the left parties come at a time when there were rumours that CPN (Maoist Centre) could join hands with the Nepali Cong...


Leftist alliance will not be allowed to waver: Alliance top leaders

The chairpersons of the two main parties in the leftist alliance have asserted that although there might be attempts to undermine the unity and collaboration between them, such attempts would be foiled. Addressing a book launching programme here on Saturday, the top leaders said that they entered into an electoral alliance for rendering political stability in the country and taking it toward p...


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