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  • 95 parties to contest November polls

    Kathmandu, Aug 28:The deadline set by Election Commission for parties to get registered for provincial and federal elections to be held in November has expired on Sunday and total 95 parties have applied to contest the polls, reports Republica in its lead story for the day. All major political parties including the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, which had boycotted the first and second phases of local level elections, have applied for registration. Likewise, the breakaway faction of Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Rastriya...

    Minister Basnet makes surprise visits to Gorkhapatra and NTA

    Kathmandu, Aug 27: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has paid surprise visits to various subordinate bodies under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) here today. When Minister Basnet reached the offices of Gorkhapatra Corporation and Nepal Telecommunications Authority in the first hour of the office today, many employees including the office chiefs were found absent at their work. The Minister had reached the office of the Corporation at 10:20 am. The Chairperson and Officiating Director...

    RJPN gets registered with Election Commission for November 26 polls

    27 Aug,Kathmandu The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, which had boycotted the first and second phases of local level elections in May and June, has finally decided to take part in upcoming Phase-III local level elections in Province 3 as well as elections to the Provincial Assembly and federal House of Representatives on November 26. The party got registered itself with the Election Commission for November polls and many newspapers have covered the issue in front page. According to The...

    RJP-N announces to contest all polls

    Aug 25, 2017- While Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was assuring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday afternoon that there would be efforts to amend the constitution in future, the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal announced in Kathmandu to contest all the upcoming elections. The newly formed force of six Madhes-based parties had been refusing to participate in the elections before amendments to the constitution to address its concerns. Organising a press conference at the Babarmahal-based...

    Snakebite major health concern among floods survivors of Saptari

    Rajbiraj, Aug 23: Many people have fallen victims to snakebites in Saptari, a district in the eastern Terai, in the aftermath of floods which severely affected the life. Snakes which are believed to have lost their habitats in the flooding have been spotted in settlements in a large number. Chandan Yadav of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality-14 believed that floods forced snakes including poisonous ones out of their hideouts. People of Rampura Malhaniya, Sakarpura, Mainakaderi and Tilathi, the areas suffering worst...

    “FNJ will be developed as an umbrella organisation”, pledges Chairperson Acharya

    Kathmandu, Aug 22: Newly elected Chairperson of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Govinda Acharya, has said that the FNJ would be developed as an umbrella organisation during his next three-year leadership. At a programme organised here today to congratulate to newly elected executive committee of FNJ, Acharya pledged to devise action-plans that would ensure FNJ to be an umbrella organization of all the journalists in the country in a real sense. Also speaking at the programme, newly elected...

    Deuba to meet Modi among other Indian leaders on August 24

    Kathmandu, August 21 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday has published the schedule of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s state visit to India beginning on Wednesday. The Ministry says Deuba will land in New Delhi on Wednesday, August 24, and stay at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as the state guest. Other programmes during the visit include: August 24 Attend The Ceremonial Reception And Inspect A Guard Of Honour At The Rashtrapati Bhawan Pay Homage To Mahatma Gandhi At Rajghat...

    Election Commission says Rana’s RPP-Democratic failed to verify signatures

    Kathmandu, August 21 The Election Commission has said on Monday that proposed Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Democratic chaired by Pashupati Shamsher Rana failed to verify signatures of its members by the deadline given to it. With the notice, the Commission has hinted that the new party is unlikely to get the recognition. However, Rana has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court demanding the party be recognised as sufficient signatures were submitted while applying for registration and hence they should...

    Swargashram – a forgotten tourist destination

    Babiyachaur (Myagdi), Aug 20: The Swargashram – a destination which has long remained elusive for tourists and pilgrims – is now facing a prospect of backsliding into the list of unknown and neglected places. Located at 2,500 metres above the sea level at Beni municipality – 3, the Swargashram unequivocally bears the potential to become one of the prime tourist destinations in the country. The site perched atop a hill offers panoramic view of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Gurja...

    Information sought from all 744 local tiers

    (Kumar Chaulagain) Kathmandu, Aug 18: The campaigners of the Right to Information (RTI) have simultaneously demanded information on activities and organizational frameworks in the 744 local units spread across the country. Coinciding with the National Information Rights Day, the Freedom Forum – which has been campaigning for freedom and RTI – will be spearheading the campaign on Thursday and Friday to seek information from all 744 local units. Freedom Forum’s Executive Chief, Taranath Dahal, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ)...

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