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Three former MPs join NC

KATHMANDU: Former Members of Parliament Mohan Singh Rathour and Rabina Chaudhary formally joined the Nepali Congress on Tuesday. Elected as MPs representing the UML, Rathour and Chaudhary were handed membership of the NC by its Chair and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.  Likewise, UML Topachi..

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Forum and RJPN finalize seat sharing Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Federal Socialist Forum and Ratriya Janata Party on Tuesday have finalized sharing of seats for upcoming federal and provincial election in Province-2.  RJPN general secretary Manish Suman shared that they finalized the number of seats for common candidates in all 32 constituencies..

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Printing of separate ballot papers started, EC says

KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has furnished a written response to the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday stating that the EC has started to print separate ballot papers for the purpose of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.  Furnishing the..

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NC to lead new era of national renaissance

KATHMANDU: The main ruling party, Nepali Congress, has said that the country is on the phase of new era of renaissance, which would be led by the party. The manifesto prepared by the NC for upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies states that the country has entered..

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One killed in police firing Friday, October 27th, 2017

JHAPA: A boy was killed in police firing at Birtamod in Jhapa district on Friday.  The deceased has been identified as Naresh Thapa, 30, of Arjundhara Municipality. He died while undergoing treatment at Mechi Zonal Hospital, Bhadrapur, said Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office,..

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Leftist alliance against democracy: PM Deuba

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the recently forged leftist alliance was against the democracy and Nepali Congress. Speaking in a programme organized to mark the 64th anniversary of Tarun Dal, sister wing of the NC in the capital city Friday,..

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Maoist Centre selects its candidates for twin elections Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist Centre has chosen its candidates for the election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies that are taking place in 32 districts on November 26 and in the remaining 45 districts on December 7 this year. According to CPN-MC Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal, the name..

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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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The Fragility of Democracy: Hong Kong, China and the Extradition Bill Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

It has been a history of turns and the occasional betrayal, but Hong Kong’s experiment with democracy, incubated within the Special Administrative Region, was always..