GORKHA, April 7: The District Administration Office (DAO), Gorkha, has urged I/NGOs working in the district for post-earthquake reconstruction to pause their work until the local elections were held.  In a meeting organized by DAO, Jitendra Basnet, chief district officer (CDO), Gorkha   informed the chiefs of various organizations not to do anything which obstructs the local level elections.

SINDHULI, April 7:  Nepali Congress (NC) is to give priority to the recommendations by the party's local level organizations while choosing its candidates for the upcoming local elections.

DOLAKHA, April 7: Sita Thami, a woman from the Thami indigenous community, is extremely busy these days. She has no time to eat, sleep or to attend household chores, because of the local level elections campaign.

JHAPA, April 7: Enthusiasm among the women politicians in Jhapa was at the peak following the mandatory provision of candidacy of a woman for the post of mayor or deputy mayor in the local level elections. This had quite encouraged the aspiring women to fight for the leadership.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to complete the distribution of voting ID cards before May 10, three days before the election day (May 14).

JUMLA, April 6: After much criticism, the political parties in Jumla have assured that they will no longer be using teachers and children in their poll campaigns.

KATHMANDU, April 6: The Election Commission (EC) is to start printing the ballot papers for Province 2 from Friday even as the government is still negotiating with the agitating Madhes-centric parties to bring them on board the election process.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has urged the government to reach to a concrete decision as soon as possible on the problem that has been voiced in the Madhes regarding the election.

PARSA, April 6: Addressing a press conference organized by Parsa Chapter  of Nepal Press Union , NC leader Dr Shekhar Koirala has said holding the local polls without the participation of Madesh-based parties would propel the country toward ethnic violence.

KATHMANDU, April 6: With the much-awaited local polls now just 38 days away, leaders of big political parties in the hilly districts of Koshi have intensified their efforts to win candidacies from their respective parties.