28,000 voters added in Sindhuli

Sindhuli, April 4: A revised voters’ list released for Sindhuli district by the Election Commission as part of preparations for May 14 local level elections has found approximately 28,000 voters added as compared to the last Constituent Assembly polls. The district has a total of 168,247 voters as stated by the voters’ list, a considerable increment from the total 140,000 in the last CA polls, said the District Election Office. The final voter list for the local elections includes...

Maoist Center likely to pickup election candidates by third week of April

Kathmandu, April 4: The CPN (Maoist-Center) has said it is expected to finalise names of candidates contesting in the upcoming local-level election on behalf of the party by the third week of April. The party has launched various sorts of programmes at the local-level, focusing on the election, according to Spokesperson for the party Pampha Bhusal. A committee formed under the convenorship of party central member Dev Gurung has already prepared the draft of party’s election manifesto, sent it...

RPP extended meeting completes across country

Kathmandu, April 4: The extended meeting of the ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party has been completed in all 75 districts across the country. The party had started such meetings from March 20 with an aim to strengthen party organisation and activities across the country, the meeting had been affected in some districts following the removal of constitutional monarchy and Hindu state from RPP statute by the Election Commission but now it has been completed across the nation, shared leader Rajaram...

Poll without constitution amendment will invite conflict: Mahato

Lumbini (Rupandehi), April 4: Chairman of the protesting Sadbhawana Party Rajendra Mahato today said seeds of conflict would be sown in the country if the local level elections were enforced. Speaking at a press conference organised here by the party, he said, “the polls will not be acceptable to the Madhesi Morcha they are held excluding the Morcha.” Saying the country was at risk of being pushed into instability due to the rigid stance of major three political parties,...

UML forms manifesto draft committee led by vice chair Gautam

Kathmandu, April 3: The CPN (UML) has formed a local poll manifesto draft committee with the party Vice-chairperson Bamdev Gautam as its coordinator. The standing committee meeting of the party held at the party central office at Dhumrabarahi today decided to form the committee coordinated by Gautam. The committee comprises party vice chair duo Bhim Rawal and Asta Laxmi Shakya, deputy general secretary duo Bishnu Poudel and Ghanashyam Bhusal, secretary Pradip Gyawali, SC members Shankar Pokharel, Surendra Pandey, Kiran...

Security Council secretariat must advise the govt.: PM Dahal

Kathmandu, April 2: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has directed the national security council secretariat to monitor whether the national security policy, 2073 has been independently and impartially implemented. Speaking at a programme organised to mark the 16th anniversary of the Secretariat here today, he said the secretariat should be able to provide suggestions and advice to the national security council and the Government of Nepal following study, research and analysis of the overall current situation. “I have...

Preparations for May 14 polls in full swing in Chitwan

Ratnagar (Chitwan), April 2: As May 14 local level elections are fast approaching, preparations in Chitwan are in full swing. The total 376 polling stations in 161 polling places have been set in the district for the elections, said the district election officer Hari Dhakal, adding that polling stations will be added in a place with more than 1000 voters with its categorization into groups (A, B, C, D, E) as per the calculation. “Maximum of five polling stations...

Local poll to be held at any cost: NC President Deuba

Pathari (Morang), March 31: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, has said that the local poll will not be postponed under any pretext. Talking to media persons at Biratnagar airport today, President Deuba added that the local poll will be held on the slated date, May 14, as preparation for the same was going on full steam. He further claimed that the election would be held even if Tarai Centric parties denied participating in it....

Political parties gear up for election in Siraha

Lahan, March 30: The political parties, mainly the major three ones, have expedited the internal preparations in Siraha for the upcoming local level election. Despite the United Madheshi Democratic Front’s ongoing protest in the district with the dominance of Madhesi community, the political parties have started holding election-related activities to steer their cadres and prospective voters. Nepali Congress (NC) -close Nepal Women Association, recently held provincial level training programme while regular meetings and discussion have been held in all...

House passes condolence motion on Dulari Devi’s demise

Kathmandu, March 30: A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today passed a condolence motion on the demise of its member Dulari Devi. Dulari Devi was elected the member in the second Constituent Assembly by the CPN (UML) from Sarlahi district under the proportional representation system. She was admitted to the Lalitpur-based B&B Hospital after being severely injured in a motorcycle accident occurred in Sitamadi of India on March 17. She had succumbed to injuries on March 24. She was 46....

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