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....

Election on scheduled date: Ramchandra Poudel

Inaruwa, March 30: Nepali Congress ( NC) senior leader Ramchandra Poudel has said the local-level election will take place on the announced date. Talking to RSS at Inaruwa, the district headquarters of Sunsari today, he highlighted on the importance of local election to prevent the risk of loosing achievements of so far. On the occasion, he took the opportunity to claim that the party would get an overwhelming victory in the election that is scheduled for May 14 this...

Nepal’s peace process failed to grab due attention: PM Dahal

Kathmandu, March 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the success stories relating to peace process in Nepal failed to get due international recognition, claiming that the big countries themselves don’t want to publicize it. At an interaction programme with a peace delegation from Myanmar organized by the Institute of Crisis Management Studies and Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue here today, PM Dahal asserted, “The success of Nepal’s peace process is one of the examples in the world...

Local poll will be held at any cost: leader Khanal

Chitwan, March 30: CPN (UML) senior leader and former Prime Minister Jhalnath Khanal has said that the local poll will not be postponed under any pretext. In a press meet here today, leader Khanal claimed that some forces were plotting conspiracies to affect the election but it would be held in stipulated date May 14 at any cost. He further said that the government was trying to postpone the election but his party and public will not permit for...

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