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the letter from the party President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the official one, the District Election Office, Chitwan has withdrawn the nomination of Dinesh Koirala as the mayoral candidate of Bharatpur Metropolitan City from the Nepali Congress (NC).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