Upendra Yadav stresses on single phase election

Kathmandu, April 27: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal chair Upendra Yadav has opined for holding local poll in single phase to strengthen national unity. Speaking in a face to face programme organized by the Reporters’ Club here today, leader Yadav stressed on holding local poll in a single phase after amending the constitution. He added that holding local poll in two phases was not in favour of the nation. Chair Yadav added that the government’s latest move of going back...

Agreement with UML on just withdrawing letter: PM Dahal

Kathmandu, April 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the government has reached to an agreement with the main opposition, the CPN (UML) just to take back the letter sent to the Local Development officers (LDOs) in some of the districts in Tarai Madhes through the Ministry of Federal Affairs to revise the number of local-level. During his meeting with the presidium of newly formed Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal here today, the Prime Minister said the...

Election code of conduct to remain in effect until June 14

Kathmandu, April 27: The Election Commission (EC) has stated that the election code of conduct issued in view of the upcoming local-level election shall remain in effect until June 14, the date set for a second-round election. According to EC Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma, the ‘Local-Level Election Code of Conduct- 2073 BS’ that the EC had issued on March 1 shall remain in effect until a second-phase election. He has urged all bodies concerned not to have any confusion...

Returning Offices set up in 10 municipalities of Kathmandu

Kathmandu, April 26: The offices of returning officers have been set up in all 10 municipalities of Kathmandu district on Tuesday to accomplish local level elections. Chief Returning Officer Purswottam Prasad Dhakal shared that the offices were set up to hold the civic polls in each municipality in a smooth manner. The returning officers designated are Sudarshan Lamichhane in Nagarjun municipality, Bhuwaneswor Poudel in Shankharapur municipality, Nirmala Subedi in Gokarnewor municipality and Pratibha Pokahrel in Dakchhinkali municipality. Among others...

Old mechanism retained for selecting NC candidates in districts

Kathmandu, April 25: The Nepali Congress has retained the old mechanism at the district level for selecting the official candidates from the party for the upcoming local level election. A meeting of the party office-holders and work execution committee members available in the capital held at the party central office at Sanepa today has corrected the circular sent to the districts on April 24 and decided that the Mahasamiti (general committee) member and Mahaadhibesan (general convention) representative need not...

Result-oriented works carried out in every sector: PM Dahal

Kathmandu, April 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘ Prachanda’ has said the incumbent government has been successful in carrying out result-oriented works in every sector. In his address to the eighth Senate of Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) here today, the Prime Minister who also serves as the Academy Chancellor said works were undertaken from a new dimension to increase people’s access to healthcare facilities. In the sector of health, the government had been successful in carrying...

Social service could contributes to nation building: RPP chairman Thapa

Kathmandu, April 24: Rastriya Prajatantra Party chairman Kamal Thapa has said that contribution to nation building could be made through social works. Speaking in the sixth memorial day of late Shashikala Rajbhandari here in the capital today, chairman Thapa, who is also the deputy prime minister, said that Rajbhandari had contributed a lot for the development of health and education sectors in the country. Similarly, party vice-chair Tanka Dhakal and general secretary Sunil Thapa, leader Raja Ram Shrestha and...

UML to fail new constitution amendment proposal, roots for election in single phase

Bhaktapur, April 24: The standing committee meeting of the main opposition CPN (UML) has stressed on holding local poll in a single phase, slated for May 14. The meeting held at the private residence of the party chair K P Sharma Oli at Balkot in the district this morning, concluded that the latest activities of the government and Tarai centric parties were found targeted to postpone the election through plotting conspiracy, adding that there was no reason to postpone...

CPN (Maoist Centre) approves the agreement signed with UDMF

Kathmandu, April 23: The CPN (Maoist Centre) has approved the agreement signed between the government and agitating Madhes-based parties. A central committee meeting of the party held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar today urged to take initiative to hold local-level elections in a free and fearless manner by approving the agreement signed between the government and the United Democratic Madhesi Front on Saturday. Saying the agreement signed between the government and UDMF has created...

Nine political parties pledge to become one for elections for Bardibas Municipality

Bardiya, April 21: Various nine political parties have pledged to form a joint panel to contest the May 14 local level election for Bardibas Municipality in the district. The nine parties that have made written pledge in this regard include Rastriya Madhes Samajwadi Party, Naya Shakti Party Nepal, CPN-Revolutionary Maoist, CPN United, Rastriya Janamukti Party, Nepal Loktantrik Forum, Nepal Sadbhawana Party, Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party and Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party. “All the parties will unite for the poll if...

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