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NC finalises names of candidates for third round local poll Thursday, August 31st, 2017

KATHMANDU: The major ruling party Nepali Congress (NC) has finalised the names of its candidates (for all posts) for the third phase of local level elections taking place at 136 levels of eight districts of the Province no. 2.  However, the final name list of candidates would be unveiled only..

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Election Constituency Determination Commission submits report Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Election Constituency Determination Commission has submitted its report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today.  The Commission was formed as per the Constitution of Nepal to determine 165 constituencies for federal parliament and 230 constituencies for provincial assembly for..

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PM Deuba’s State visit to India successful

Yekraj Pathak, KATHMANDU: It has been widely perceived that the recent State visit of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to India has been successful in boosting bilateral relations.  The five-day visit PM Deuba had at the cordial invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on..

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Election fever grips Province-2

BARDIBAS: Election fever has gripped the Tarai districts with political parties, election office and security bodies now seen busy preparing for the third phase of local polls slated for September 18.  Along with it, election-related activities have picked up in the 8 districts of Province No-2...

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RPP registered at EC for upcoming elections

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has been registered today at the Election Commission for the purpose of election to the provincial assembly and the federal parliament.  A team under the leadership of Vice-Chairman, Tanka Dhakal, formally registered the party at the EC, said Joint..

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RJP-N registered at EC for province, federal polls Saturday, August 26th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal has been registered at the Election Commission for the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and to the Province Assembly. A team led by party coordinator Mahatha Thakur registered the party at the EC after submitting required legal documents..

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RJP-Nepal forms election manifesto draft committee Friday, August 25th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)-Nepal today formed a six-member election manifesto draft committee for the third phase of September 18 local level elections.  The formation of the committee comes, following RJP-Nepal's announcement to take part in the polls on Thursday. The committee is..

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PM’s statement hurts national dignity: Leader Oli

KATHMANDU: Chairperson of CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli, has claimed that the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's recent statement in India has belittled country's dignity.  PM Deuba is currently in a five-day state visit to India at the cordial invitation of his Indian counterpart, Narendra..

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NC collects Rs 10 million for flood affected

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress (NC) has collected Rs 10.69 million to support the flood survivors.  The amount was collected from the NC lawmakers' one month's salary to support the flood and landslide affected communities. NC parliamentary party secretary Dhruba Wagle handed over the amount to..

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Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) registered Thursday, August 24th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission has registered Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) as a political party. The party was registered as per the Political Party Act, 2073, according to EC spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma. The Commission took the decision following an order from the Supreme..

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