KATHMANDU, May 5: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday is providing election symbols to parties contesting the first phase of the local elections scheduled for May 14.

GORKHA, May 5: Two years have passed since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April 25, 2015. Yet, the wounds it inflicted are still fresh on the minds of the quake survivors of Gorkha district, the epicenter of the quake that killed nearly 9,000 people and injured about 22,000 others, not to mention the tens of thousands it made homeless.

CHITWAN, May 5: Unlike many other districts, major political parties have picked some female candidates for the major posts of various local units in Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Dismayed at the Election Commission (EC)'s consent to hold the second phase the local elections after the budget, the main opposition CPN-UML has urged the election body to reconsider the decision.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The government has granted a week-long holiday in school for the upcoming local level election slated for May 14.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Referring to the letter from the party President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the official one, the District Election Office, Chitwan has withdrawn the nomination of Dinesh Koirala as the mayoral candidate of Bharatpur Metropolitan City from the Nepali Congress (NC).

KATHMANDU, May 4: The main opposition party CPN-UML has drawn the attention of the Election Commission (EC) to the date announced by the government for the second phase of the local level election.

CHITWAN, May 4: At a time when central leaders of Nepali Congress and CPN(Maoist Center) are reportedly talking about forging electoral alliance with each other, local leaders of the former have said they will contest the local level elections alone citing that Bharatpur is the stronghold of Nepali Congress.

KATHMANDU, May 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari will not be casting her vote in the local-level elections scheduled for May 14.

CHITWAN, May 4: The District Police Office, Chitwan has arrested three persons last night on the charge of indulging in anti-election activities.