June 28 local elections: Jhapa village ignorant about polls

Kakadvitta (Jhapa), June 14: As the June 28 election fever has gripped the nation, local people of ward 14 of rural Jyamiragadhi village in Jhapa are ignorant of the second round of the polls. Established in 2010 B.S. the village housing three settlements of around 50 families— Jhadu, Gwalawa and Hopana— lacks basic amenities like road connectivity, electricity and communications. The village is surrounded by Indian embankments to the east and Mechi river to the west. So much so...

CEC rules out possibility of poll postponement

Kathmandu, June 13: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the preparations for the upcoming June 28 have been completed. Speaking at the Reporters’ Club today, the CEC said candidacy registration process would start after two days. On the occasion, he shared that the CEC had made arrangements for voting through 12,000 polling centers of 461 local-levels of four provinces (no. 1,2, 5 and 7) in the second-phase election. He reiterated that EC had no problem in...

Parties busy canvassing voters in Banke in the run up to local polls

Nepalgunj, June 13: Leaders, cadres and candidates of political parties in Banke district are busy as bees these days canvassing voters in connection with the second-phase local level election scheduled for June 28. They are engaged in the election campaign, visiting door-to-door with their respective party flags in hands, distributing posters and pamphlets and seeking votes using megaphones. Most of the parties have already picked their candidates in Duduwa, Janaki, Baijnathpur, Khajura, Rapti Sonari and Narainapur rural municipalities, Khajura...

Finance Ministry, NRB directed to open ‘A-class’ bank branch in all local levels

Kathmandu, June 12: The Development Committee under the Legislature-Parliament has directed the Ministry of Finance and Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to open a branch of an ‘A-class’ commercial bank in every local level. A meeting of the committee convened at the committee secretariat at Singha Durbar issued the directive after complaints were voiced in the meeting that it has become difficult even to open a bank account as not all the local levels have banks. According to the Ministry...

President leaving for Geneva tomorrow

Kathmandu, June 12: President, Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, is leaving for Geneva tomorrow to attend the World of Work Summit to be held as a part of 106th Session of International Labour Conference. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President will address the Summit on the 15th of June. The theme of the Summit this year has been chosen as ‘Women at Work’. The President will underline the progress made by Nepal in the front of women’s participation...

‘NC faced defeat in Kathmandu due to non-cooperation from within the party’

Kathmandu, June 12: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said that the party faced defeat in the mayoral election in Kathmandu due to the non-cooperation from within the party itself. Addressing a programme organized to thank the voters of Kathmandu Metropolitan City here today, he said although there was big public support for the party, it was unfortunate and regrettable that there was betrayal from within the party. “The time has come to look into the causes of...

Preparation of second round local election in final phase in Siraha

Lahan, June 12: Preparation for the second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28 is in final stage in Siraha district, according to the District Election Office, Siraha. Chief of District Election Office, Siraha, Indra Yadav, said that all materials required for election including ballot papers, swastika stamp, ballot boxes, voters’ identity card and voters’ name list have already been brought to the district and were being packaged. Yadav said, “All materials would be send to voting centres...

Preparations afoot to amend Act related to resignation of political parties

Kathmandu, June 11: The government has started preparations to amend Act related to registration of political parties -2073 to bring all parties onboard the second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28. Today’s meeting of the Council of Ministers held at Singha Durbar decided to register the bill related in the Legislature-Parliament to bring the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal on board the election. Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that the meeting also approved the Switzerland visit of President...

PM urges Madhes-centric parties to participate in election

Kathmandu, June 9: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said making the constitution all-accepted and successfully holding the second-phase of local-level election were the immediate plans of the government. Taking a special time at the Legislature-Parliament session today, the Prime Minister pledged to commence the constitution amendment process also on the consent of the main opposition after the completion of local-level election. In his view about the dispute over the Bharatpur Metropolitan City vote count, he said this was...

MPs confident Deuba-led govt to hold all elections, ensure constitution execution

Kathmandu, June 9: Lawmakers, speaking in the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today, urged the newly-elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to proceed ahead by taking into account the national need and the people’s aspirations. They suggested to the PM to ensure the appropriate representation of women in the Council of Ministers as per the letter and spirit of the constitution, to forward the constitution amendment proposal and to accommodate the aspirations of the people of all sections and regions...

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