EC urges govt to ensure poll security

November 19, 2017 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Expressing serious concerns over what it called 'a growing security threat', the Election Commission (EC) has urged the government to ensure foolproof security for candidates and voters to peacefully and successfully hold the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The nation has been reeling under threats as attacks on the election candidates continue unabated with the upcoming elections now just a week away. On Saturday, bomb attacks were carried out in Rautahat, Tanahun and Bhojpur districts targeting candidates during the poll campaign.

Old faces in the fray in Khotang

November 19, 2017 04:00 am

KHOTANG, Nov 19: With the objective of giving a tough fight to their rivals, almost all parties in Khotang have fielded seasoned candidates for the upcoming federal and provincial polls scheduled for November 26. Many of the experienced candidates have taken this as an opportunity to repeat their victories while some have taken it as a chance to avenge past defeats.

BAGLUNG, Nov 19: An unidentified group seized and tore sample ballot papers in Baglung on Saturday, while they were being taken to Nishikhola Rural Municipality-3 for educating the voters.

'Lavish feasts can't buy our votes'

November 19, 2017 02:30 am

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nov 19: On Saturday, some Majhi youths of Jamune village of Sindhupalchowk were found placing flags of various political parties in their tents. Some others were found sticking pamphlets and banners of parties in Eklebesi.

NA defuses IED in Lamjung

November 18, 2017 14:09 pm

LAMJUNG, Nov 18: An Improvised Explosive Device or IED was found planted in the Lamjung district headquarters today at a time when an election campaign was going on in a peaceful manner. The NA personnel defused the IED planted near Hospital Chowk in Bensisahara Municipality-8.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 18: CPN (UML) chair and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the series of bomb blasts targeted against the left alliance candidates were intended to the foil the democratic process.

OKHALDHUNGA, Nov 18: An unidentified group exploded a bomb at Sunkoshi rural municipality-7, Chyanamm of Okhaldhunga targeting the cadres of Nepali Congress and Left Alliance gathering. No human casualty has been reported and vehicles suffered minor damage. Sita Karki, police inspector said that investigation into the attack is underway.

RASUWA, Nov 18: Aaita Ram Damai, a local of Dadagaun of Uttargaya Rural Municipality-3, Rasuwa district, cannot speak and walk. Sadly, his wife is deaf.

As the election date draws closer, candidates of the provincial and parliamentary election are seen more vocal and clearer about their agendas. Those in the contest have been trying to woo voters with all their might. In this context, Republica talked to the candidates from Ilam. Excerpts: