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Bhadra Sharma



EC to seek Rs 10b for province, parliament polls

September 2, 2017 01:15 AM

KATMANDU, SEPT 1: The Election Commission (EC) is to seek Rs 10.50 billion from the government to conduct the parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled in two phases for November 26 and  December 7.

EC bars ministers from using choppers

September 1, 2017 07:14 AM

KATHMANDU, September 1: The Election Commission (EC) has barred the ministers and public position holders from using state-owned helicopters in government businesses during the elections and asked them to seek prior consent of the election body even when they have to use private helicopters.

EC bars ministers from using choppers

September 1, 2017 07:14 AM

KATHMANDU, September 1: The Election Commission (EC) has barred the ministers and public position holders from using state-owned helicopters in government businesses during the elections and asked them to seek prior consent of the election body even when they have to use private helicopters.

PM can use helicopter after prior consent of the election body

September 1, 2017 01:39 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The Election Commission (EC) has barred the ministers and public position holders from using state-owned helicopters in government businesses during the elections and asked them to seek prior consent of the election body even when they have to use private helicopters.

95 parties register for provincial, parliamentary polls

August 28, 2017 02:56 AM

KATHMANDU, August 28: A total of 95 political parties have applied at the Election Commission (EC) for registration, expressing their willingness to contest the provincial and parliamentary elections scheduled for November 26.

Both parliamentary, provincial polls on Nov 26

August 22, 2017 01:30 AM

KATMANDU, Aug 21: After a series of consultations among the political parties and with the Election Commission (EC), the government has set November 26 as the date for both parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.  A Cabinet meeting on Monday decided to conduct both the elections on the same day.

Expanding CIAA’s jurisdiction still remains a Herculean task

August 21, 2017 06:50 AM

KATHMANDU, August 21: On January 7 this year, a team from the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) caught Shyam Aryal, a non-gazetted official of Lalitpur District Court, red-handed while taking a bribe from a murder-accused.

Over 1.1 million new voters register for coming polls

August 20, 2017 07:18 AM

KATHMANDU, August 20: Over 1.1 million new voters have registered with the Election Commission (EC) during the election body’s nationwide biometric voter registration campaign.

PM urges EC to brace for province, parliament polls same day

August 8, 2017 01:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: With the  constitutional deadline for holding the remaining elections fast approaching, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the Election Commission (EC) to begin poll preparations in such a way as to be in a position to conduct both the provincial and parliamentary elections on the same day.

Holding provincial and central polls same day will save 6 billion: Experts

July 29, 2017 05:17 AM

KATHMANDU, July 29: Election experts have said that at least five to six billion rupees in election expanses could be saved if both the provincial assembly and parliamentary elections are conduct on the same day.

PM proposes holding provincial, parliamentary polls simultaneously

July 28, 2017 03:30 AM

KATMANDU, July 27: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has proposed with the Election Commission (EC) to conduct both the provincial and central parliamentary elections simultaneously citing time constraints.

EC expert panel suggests Indian EVMs for upcoming elections

July 23, 2017 04:20 AM

KATHMANDU, July 23: A team of experts has recommended the Election Commission (EC) to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) produced by Indian firms, saying that the machines are suitable in the context of Nepal.

Constituency delineation body formed, given 21 days

July 21, 2017 06:59 AM

KATHMANDU, July 20: The government on Thursday formed a five-member Constituency Delineation Commission (CDC) in view of the remaining two sets of elections – provincial and parliamentary – that have to be conducted within the deadline set by the Constitution.

High invalid vote despite Rs 750m spent on voter education

July 20, 2017 07:27 AM

KATHMANDU, July 19: Nearly a month after the second phase local elections, the Election Commission (EC) is yet to make public the full details of the invalid vote. The number of invalid votes is high even through the election body spent millions on voter education.

EC buying 5 SUVs for Rs 110 million

July 15, 2017 01:41 AM

KATHMANDU, July 14: Some of the election commissioners already have two vehicles, but the Election Commission (EC) is procuring expensive new vehicles for all five commissioners. The election body on Friday  published a public notice asking eligible suppliers to come up with proposals for the purchase of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) for the commissioners.

High-level EC team off to India to study EVMs

July 13, 2017 02:15 AM

KATMANDU, July 12: A high-level team of Election Commission (EC) has left for India to study feasibility of Indian Electronic Voting Machines in upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.

Frequent poll deferrals cost Rs 4 billion

July 10, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 10: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) had initially estimated the security costs of holding the local elections at around Rs 7.5 billion. However, circumstances changed on April 26 when the government announced to hold the elections in two phases. The government decided to hold the first round of elections in provinces 3, 4 and 6 on May 14 and the second round of elections in provinces 1, 2, 5 and 7 on June 14. Following the government's decision, MoHA on May 22 decided to demand an additional amount of Rs 2.69 billion from the Ministry of Finance (MoF) citing the extended tenure of security personnel and officers deployed for the elections.

EC again proposes buying EVMs

July 3, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Election Commission (EC) has now started the process to purchase electronic voting machines (EVMs) for using them in the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections saying that conducting elections using ballot papers has become too complex and costly.

EC moots deadlines for provincial, central polls

July 1, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, July 1: After the successful second round  local elections, the Election Commission (EC) has urged the government to clear the legal and administrative hurdles by July 30 so that the remaining three sets of elections--provincial, national assembly and central parliament-- can be conducted within the constitutional deadline set for completing the entire election cycle.

IRD chief Sharma fails to post Rs 3 billion bail, remains in custody

June 29, 2017 18:52 PM

KATHMANDU, June 29: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Thursday sought Rs 3 billion as bail  from suspended Inland Revenue Department chief Chudamani Sharma after preliminary investigations established his  involvement in a tax waiver scam.