ILAM, June 24: Identity politics that held sway in nine hill districts in the eastern part of the country at the time of the first Constituent Assembly (CA) elections in 2008 has now largely faded away.
KATHMANDU, June 24: With the commencement of local level elections, differences have emerged between two government agencies over the continuing relevance of the local peace committees, leaving such committees dysfunctional. The committees were established in all 75 districts but with no further budget allocations they are now on the verge of dissolution.
KATHMANDU, June 23: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr. Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the Election Commission has made monitoring arrangements at various levels, as it seeks to conduct the upcoming second-phase of local-level elections in a free, impartial and peaceful atmosphere.
QUETTA, Pakistan, June 23: A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban faction later claimed responsibility for the attack.
RAMPUR (Palpa), June 23: As many as 18 polling stations in the district have been listed as highly-sensitive that might witness violence and other anti-election activities during the second phase of the local level elections taking place on June 28, the local administration said.
BAJURA, June 22: With the onset of monsoon this year, many of the farmers in agriculture-dependent Bajura district are busy working in their farms. As the second phase of local elections slated for June 28 clashes with the farming season, candidates vying for various positions of the local units in the upcoming elections are visiting farmers in their farms for canvassing.