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Candidates register nominations for twin elections

KATHMANDU: The filing of nominations by candidates representing various political parties or contesting as independent candidates in the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies has started in 32 districts from today in a peaceful manner.  The election to the..

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NC finalizes its candidates in all 32 districts

KATHMANDU: The major ruling party, Nepali Congress, has finalized its candidates to contest in the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections taking place in 32 districts on November 26. NC central committee member Dr Prakash Sran Mahat told media persons here today that that the..

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PM commits all kinds of support for elections Thursday, October 19th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has committed to hold the upcoming federal and provincial elections in stipulated time adding that the government was committed to extend all kinds of essential support for the elections.  According to Election Commission's spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal,..

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Newly appointed ministers assigned portolios

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday assigned the newly appointed ministers (without portfolios ) to look after various ministries.  As a result, those ministers from the government coalition partner CPN (Maoist Centre) who were looking after the ministries were left without..

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Congress finalizes candidates in seven districts

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress, (NC) parliamentary committee today finalized the candidates to represent the party in the upcoming elections in seven districts.  The meeting chaired by party Chair and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba selected the party's candidates representing the district in..

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Maoist Centre not to move out of government immediately Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The CPN (Maoist-Centre), the coalition partner in the Nepali Congress-led government, has put off its decision to leave the government for the time being.  At a press meet organised at the Home Ministry today, Home Minister Janardan Sharma (from the party) said the party was not..

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49 parties confirmed to have submitted PR list Monday, October 16th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Various 49 political parties have submitted the closed list of their candidates for the proportional representation (PR) seats in the election to the House of Representatives.  The parties had submitted their PR list on Sunday for the election to the HoR and state assemblies being held..

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NC and Nepal Democratic Forum unified

Bhishmaraj Ojha, KATHMANDU: The main ruling party, Nepali Congress, and Nepal Democratic Forum have announced their unification today.  Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba and Forum Chairperson Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar signed on the agreement letter related to party unification..

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Gachchhadar-led Democratic Forum to merge into Nepali Congress Sunday, October 15th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Nepal Democratic Forum led by Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar is being merged into the Nepali Congress on Monday.  As the two-party discussion held in Prime Minister's residence, Baluwatar, did not conclude Sunday evening, the announcement of the unification would be made next day, said Nepali..

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NC submits PR name list for both elections

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress (NC) has submitted the closed name list under the proportional representation for the elections to the federal parliament and State Assemblies to the Election Commission.  According to NC party office Chief Secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel, the closed list for the..

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Grievances on constitution will be addressed: PM Deuba Saturday, October 14th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said efforts would be continued to address the grievances in the constitution in the coming days.  Addressing the last meeting of the Legislature-Parliament Saturday evening, PM Deuba said it is a historic achievement..

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NC adds five more members to its parliamentary committee

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress has inducted five more members in the parliamentary committee it formed some days back. The committee is formed to pick the party candidates for the coming elections.  Leader Min Bahadur Bishwokarma informed that party President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba..

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Rana and Lohani discuss party merger

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic), Pashupati Shumsher JB Rana, and Chairman of the Unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Nationalist), Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani, today held discussion regarding unification of the two parties.  During the meeting held at Maharajgunj,..

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President to hold consultations on Cabinet expansion

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is to consult the Election Commission and law experts in the context of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba sending a letter to the Office of the President recommending inducting the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) including RPP chairman Kamal Thapa in the..

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