DPM Mahara pledges to bring economic prosperity

Biratnagar, April 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara today committed to bringing economic prosperity in the country. Inaugurating the 62nd general assembly of Morang Trade Association in Biratnagar today, he also called for smashing old mindset to carry out reforms in economy. The Finance Minister emphasised on the need of encouraging private sector with new policies while being responsible towards the state. He said, “Although I am a communist, I believe that the economy will...

NC leader Koirala insists UDMF presence in election

Parsa, April 6: Nepali Congress central member Dr Shekhar Koirala has warned that the nation could plunge into another conflict if the local-level election was held by excluding the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). Speaking at a press meet organised by the Press Union, Parsa chapter in Birgunj today, leader Koirala said the election sans the participation of UDMF would be capable of triggering an ethnic war in the Tarai and giving opportunity for ‘extremist forces’ to establish their...

Poll-related activities intensify in Tarai districts

Dhanusha, April 5: As the May 14 local level election is nearing, the preparations are on the go in Tarai districts. Although Madhes-based political parties have issued conditional threats to disrupt the polls, the villages in the areas in particular are preparing for them taking place after a gap of more than one and a half decades. Those political parties that are intensifying their election-related programmes and events include major political parties Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Centre), Rastriya...

DPM Thapa says state restructuring biggest achievement so far

Nuwakot, April 5: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa has said the implementation of the local level in consonance with the state restructuring was the biggest change so far. DPM Thapa said this while giving directives to the chiefs of the government offices based in the district here today. He said the state restructuring that has come into force along with most of the rights and designed to deliver the state services...

All should take part in elections in a democracy: German Minister

Kathmandu, April 5: Dr. Barbara Hendricks, German Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, has underlined the need of all the Nepalis to take part in the local level elections. Talking to media persons, including RSS, this morning, before leaving for Bhutan on completion of her four-day visit, Minster Hendricks expressed hope that Nepal’s local election would help deepen democracy at the grassroots. “As a German Minister, I would not say how Nepal should organize elections, but...

Leaders and cadres desert NMSP citing non-political culture

Lahan, April 5: A dozen district level leaders and cadres of the National Madhes Socialist Party led by Sharad Singh Bhandari have resigned en masse. Party’s former central member and founding leader, Bharat Prasad Sah, among other leaders issued a joint press statement on Monday declaring their decision to quit the party. NMSP’s Saptari district vice chairmen, Baiju Prasad Das and Bhagirath Prasad Sah, Joint Secretary Lalan Prasad Yadav, district members Rasdev Ram, Chittaranjan Sada, Ram Chandra Chaudhary, Kulananda...

EC designates election officials for Jhapa

Damak, April 5: The Election Commission has designated election officials in all 15 local levels of Jhapa for the forthcoming local elections. The EC is in course of deploying officials across the country. It has designated the election officials for eight municipalities and seven village councils in Jhapa. As per Commission, Under Secretary Bedraj Phunyal of the Peace Ministry has been deputed to the Damak Municipality, Jhapa’s district judge Sudarshan Prasad Pandey to Bhadrapur Municipality, Supreme Court’s Deputy Registrar...

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...

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