KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday urged the Election Commission (EC) to consider all options for holding elections successfully in May, saying the polls should be conducted before the monsoons at all cost for the sake of meeting the constitutional deadline.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Election Commission (EC) has finally dropped its plan to purchase electronic voting machines from UK-based electronics supply firm Smartmatic, following a series of controversies sparked by its plan.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: While the Election Commission (EC) and the government seem to be leaning toward the purchase of electronic voting machines (EVMs) from foreign companies, indigenous developers of such machines have been feeling discouraged for years.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: With the country facing the prospect of three sets of elections, top officials at the Election Commission (EC) have started discussing quietly about the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the choice of possible suppliers of the machines.
KATHMANDU, Feb 6: In response to the government's letter, the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday urged the government to fix the poll date and provide the report of the Local Level Restructuring Commission (LLRC) without further delay if the elections are to be held in May-June.
KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Millions of Nepali migrants living and working in various foreign countries are not likely to be able to vote in upcoming elections, as no legal arrangements and preparations are in place for them to register and participate in the polls.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Election Commission (EC) is gradually losing its autonomy, with the government curtailing the powers the election body had been enjoying previously in its capacity as a constitutional body.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Former chief election commissioners and experts have suggested to the Election Commission (EC) to decide whether it is possible to hold the polls in May-June based on preparations made by the government and political parties' commitment to election.
KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Giving full shape to the Election Commission (EC) has become a complicated task after the major political parties started pitching hard for their own candidates for the vacant posts of commissioner.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is likely to face leadership vacuum after its chief Lokman Singh Karki got removed from his responsibilities for not having 20 years of working experience in government services.
KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The Lokman Singh Karki saga came to an abrupt end on Sunday, with the Supreme Court disqualifying him from heading the powerful anti-corruption body, Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA).
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said that it might take at least two months to print the ballot papers for the local elections if additional printing machines are not arranged for Janak Sikshya Samagri Kendra (JSSK).
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The National Vigilance Center (NVC) has recommended to the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to take action against over 19,000 government officials not submitting their property details on time.
KATHMANDU, Jan 3: With just a year remaining till the January 2018 deadline for conducting three sets of elections, the Election Commission (EC) is not “well-prepared” for undertaking the task when it comes.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The government is preparing to assign senior most secretary of a village council or a municipal council that falls under a to-be-formed local government as the executive head of the new local government so as to avoid any leadership vacuum at the local levels.