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Bhadra Sharma



EC starts printing ballot-papers for local polls

March 19, 2017 17:37 PM

KATHMANDU, March 19: Election Commission has started printing the ballot-papers for the upcoming local level elections from Sunday.

Few days delay in printing ballots 'not serious'

March 18, 2017 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Election Commission (EC) has delayed its plan to print the ballot papers starting from Saturday, citing lack of internal preparations in arranging the election symbols for political parties and independent candidates, among other things.  The ballots will now be printed a couple of days later.

EC removes 'Hindu state', 'monarchy' from RPP's statute

March 17, 2017 18:57 PM

KATHMANDU, March 17: The Election Commission has removed 'Hindu state' and 'monarchy' from the party statute of the ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party. The election body, however, has endorsed 'cow' as the election symbol for the party.

CEC Yadav apprises PM Dahal of poll preparations

March 17, 2017 13:13 PM

KATHMANDU, 17: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav on Friday urged Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to create conducive environment for the upcoming local polls.

EC seeks logistical help from neighbors

March 15, 2017 07:25 AM

KATHMANDU, March 14: Backtracking on its previous commitment of not asking for any foreign aid for the management of elections, the Election Commission (EC) is seeking logistical support from India, China and other countries for the upcoming local elections.

EC to start printing ballot papers soon

March 13, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, MARCH 13: The Election Commission (EC) is making preparations to begin printing ballot papers from March 18 for the May 14 local elections as per the recently finalized local units under the federal setup.

EC now at point of no return: CEC Yadav

March 9, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 9: Amid speculation  whether the ongoing tensions in the southern region of the country could affect the  local elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday said  preparations have now reached a point of no return.

EC commissioners, ministers in heated debate over code

March 2, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 2: Tensions ran high at the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday after election commissioners and government ministers had a heated debate regarding the election code of conduct that has been brought into force for the upcoming local elections.

Govt will abide by election code of conduct: DPM Nidhi

March 1, 2017 15:19 PM

KATHMANDU, March 1: The government has assured the Election Commission of abiding election code of conduct and providing required logistics to make the May 14 local election a success.

105,000 civil servants to be deployed for local polls

March 1, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: An estimated 105,000 civil servants ranging from junior staff to senior-level election officials are being deployed by the Election Commission (EC) for conducting the upcoming local elections.

Govt’s dillydallying puts EC in a fix to begin ‘actual preparations’

February 27, 2017 07:04 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Even as the government has fixed May 14 as the poll date, the Election Commission (EC) is yet to begin ‘actual preparations’ for the local elections thanks to the government’s dillydallying in forging consensus among political parties. The EC also lacks crucial documents required for conducting elections.

SC refuses to register 'right to reject' plea

February 27, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Going against one of its own previous verdicts, the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday refused to register a writ petition demanding that the right to reject, popularly known as None of the Above (NOTA), be implemented in the upcoming local level elections.

Won't accept foreign aid for local polls: EC

February 25, 2017 03:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Election Commission (EC) has decided not to accept any foreign aid for holding the upcoming local elections, as donor agencies might not be able to deliver within the short span of time remaining.

Election code enforcement delay worries experts

February 24, 2017 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Election experts said they are worried at the massive transfer of top Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF) personnel and senior home ministry officials working in various districts as chief district officers (CDOs), arguing that such decisions could influence the upcoming local level elections.

EC unveils polls work plan, awaits LLRC report

February 23, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Three days after the announcement of the poll date, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday unveiled a detailed election work plan, giving impetus to the conduct of  the long-delayed local polls .

EC makes election programs public for local level polls

February 22, 2017 18:30 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Election Commission has made the election programs public for the upcoming local level elections.

Election code of conduct kicks in next week

February 22, 2017 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to enforce the election code of conduct from next week, barring the government from promoting and transferring its officials and bringing new development projects, among other things.

With shortest time ever for poll preparations, EC faces daunting task

February 21, 2017 08:04 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: With just 83 days left before the election date proposed by the government, it will be hugely challenging for the Election Commission (EC) to carry out the basic preparatory tasks essential for conducting the upcoming local elections nationwide.

Huge challenges ahead as EC gets historically short time for preparations

February 21, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: With just 83 days left before the election date proposed by the government, it seems tremendously challenging for the Election Commission to carry out basic preparatory tasks essential to conduct upcoming local elections nationwide.

EC proposes May 14 for local election; govt positive about it

February 20, 2017 19:20 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The Election Commission (EC) has proposed the government to hold the local elections on May 14.