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Bhadra Sharma



EC sets conditions for polls in two phases

April 24, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 24: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday said that the polls can be conducted in two phases only if the recently printed ballot papers, voter rolls and voter ID cards are to be used for the second phase elections as well. The election body is for conducting the local elections in two phases without affecting the existing technical and managerial arrangements.

Do it anyway

April 20, 2017 00:25 AM

The local election will help revive local democracy, improve local government and empower marginalized communities

Do it anyway

April 20, 2017 00:25 AM

The local election will help revive local democracy, improve local government and empower marginalized communities

Nidhi's statement on poll security irks EC

April 17, 2017 21:50 PM

KATHMANDU, April 17: Concerned over a statement by Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi regarding election preparations and security arrangements, the Election Commission (EC) on Monday expressed its 'serious dissatisfaction'.

EC opens offices of chief returning officers in all 75 districts

April 17, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 17: As part of final preparations for the May 14 elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday set up the offices of the chief returning officers in all 75 districts. This is intended to give momentum to poll preparations across the country.

EC chief: No chance of backtracking

April 13, 2017 02:18 AM

KATHMANDU, April 11: Amid growing differences between political parties over conducting the local-level elections on the stipulated date, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the election body is committed to conducting the elections on May 14 and there's no chance of backtracking.

Polling stations fixed in all 75 districts

April 12, 2017 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 11: The Election Commission (EC) has fixed polling stations in all 75 districts for the local level elections slated for May 14.

EC to begin printing ballots for Province 2 also

April 7, 2017 01:30 AM

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.

EC pressured into relaxing election code

April 6, 2017 07:53 AM

KATHMANDU, April 5: Under pressure from the government, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday relaxed the election code of conduct, allowing government ministers to participate in poll campaigns  organized by their respective parties.

Polls in all 744 local units in one go: EC

April 5, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to conduct elections in all 744 local units regardless of the parties' failure to reach consensus on settling the demands raised by the agitating Madhes-based political parties.

Over 14 million eligible to vote in local polls

April 3, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 2: As part of final preparations for the May 14 local elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday finalized the list of eligible voters.

14,054,482 to vote in local elections

April 2, 2017 19:03 PM

KATHMANDU, April 2: The Election Commission has finalized the number of voters for the upcoming local level elections.

Contempt of court case against NC chief Deuba

April 2, 2017 18:34 PM

KATHMANDU, April 2: A contempt of court case has been filed against the Nepali Congress and its President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday.

EC apprises President on election preparations

March 31, 2017 17:51 PM

KATHMANDU, MARCH 31: Election Commission on Friday apprised President Bidya Devi Bhandari about its preparations made so far for holding local level elections on May 14.

Voter card printing to begin April 2; 14m voters to get IDs

March 31, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, MARCH 31: The Election Commission (EC) will start printing voter identity cards from April 2 in a bid to conduct the upcoming local-level elections in a free, fair and credible manner.

PM urges EC to complete preparations in all local units

March 30, 2017 21:50 PM

KATHMANDU, March 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged the Election Commission to prepare for conducting the local level elections in all 744 local units.

Voter card printing to begin April 2, 14m voters to get IDs

March 30, 2017 08:47 AM

KATHMANDU, March 30: The Election Commission (EC) will start printing voter identity cards from April 2 in a bid to conduct the upcoming local-level elections in a free, fair and credible manner.

EC seeks DPM Nidhi’s clarifications on code breach

March 29, 2017 08:12 AM

KATHMANDU, March 28: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday sought clarifications from Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi over  breach of the election code of conduct.

Ballot papers printed for 36 districts

March 27, 2017 08:12 AM

KAKTHMAND, March 26: As part of the preparations for conducting local elections within the slated date of May 14, the Election Commission (EC) has printed the ballot papers for 36 out of the 75 districts so far.  The election body plans to complete printing  the remaining ballots by April 18.  Ballot papers are being printed at the tightly-guarded Janak Shikshya Samagri Kendra (JSSK), the state-owned  press, in Bhaktapur district. “Till now, we have printed the ballot papers for 36 districts. We are on  track in terms of  the logistics for the elections,” said Election Commissioner Narendra Dahal.

EC yet to get started on voter education

March 24, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 24: Even as the local elections draw ever nearer, the Election Commission (EC)  has yet to  start voter education for the general public, thanks to dillydallying right at the central level.