RPP central working committee meeting commences

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, July 19: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), the fourth largest party in parliament, has begun its central working committee meeting today to take decision on constitution amendment and its participation in the government, among other issues. The meeting has started at Naya Baneshwar under party chairman Kamal Thapa’s chairmanship. It is attended by all the central committee members except leader Pashupati Shamsher Rana who is leading the disgruntled section of the party. Attending the meeting are 42 new central...

EC’s local-level poll expenditure so far Rs 6.3 billion

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, July 17: The Election Commission (EC) has said it has so far spent Rs 6.3 billion under the heading of the local-level elections. The government had allocated Rs 10.28 billion to the EC for holding the local-level election. The amount left unspent (around Rs 3 billion) in the last (2073-74 BS) fiscal year in the election was sent back to the government, EC spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma said. The EC has released Rs 3.52 billion to the Offices of Chief Election Officers and the Election Officers and Rs 1.31 billion to...

CPN (UML) draws attention of EC to extend deadline for voters roll update(with Video)

Kathmandu, July 17: CPN (UML) has drawn the attention of the Election Commission to extend the deadline for updating voters name list and to adopt appropriate process for the same. A team led by deputy leader of CPN (UML) Parliamentary Party, Subas Nembang, met with Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav at EC Office, Kantipath, and demanded to make arrangement of updating voters roll viewing their facilities and concerns. Urging the EC to complete all elections within January 21, 2018, the CPN (UML) suggested to form a committee after immediately ending the uncertainty seen in formation...

Single women elected to local levels honoured

Kathmandu, July 17: The county had the local-level election (third phase is still awaited) conducted for the first time in nearly two decades, electing 60 single women (widows) on different posts ranging from deputy mayor to ward member. Women for Human Rights (WHR), single women group and South Asian Network for Widows’ Empowerment and Development (SANWED) hononoured them amidst a two-day South Asian Regional Workshop “Together We Can” here today. Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun feted 44 of them able to present on the occasion. Chandannath Municipality’s ( Jumla) deputy...

RJP-Nepal not in favour of allowing naturalised citizenship to hold top posts: Coordinator Thakur

Parsa, July 16: Coordinator of the presidium of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, Mahantha Thakur, has said that the RJP-Nepal was not in favour of making naturalized citizenship holders as executive head of the State and chief executive. Addressing a conference at Birgunj Metropolitan City-21 today, Coordinator Thakur clarified that the party was in favour of distributing citizenship certificate as per the provision of the interim constitution while arguing that attempts were made to defame Madhes-based parties by spreading rumours that the party was upholding the idea to allow naturalised citizenship...

Gurung elected Chair of NAFEA

Kathmandu, July 15: Rohan Gurung has been elected as the Chairperson of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (NAFEA) in the election held Friday on its 25th annual general meeting. Gurung secured 434 votes against 341 of his closest contender Bimal Dhakal. Gurung had filed his candidacy with the backing of foreign employment agents’ close to CPN (UML) CPN (Maoist Centre). Similarly, elected in the post of first Vice-Chairperson was Ram Prasad Bhantana while Bhuwan Singh Gurung and Sukra Pakhrin were elected second Vice-Chair and third Vice-Chair respectively. Likewise, Naresh...

Slashing local levels’ power not acceptable: chair Oli

Bhaktapur, July 14: CPN (UML) chair and former Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, accusing the government of exercising to deduct the power of local levels, said such plan would not be acceptable for his party. While inaugurating the first municipal meeting of Surya Binayak Municipality in the district here today, chair Oli argued that the government’s ‘motif’ of slashing the power of local levels was wrong as it was constitutionally given to these bodies. Former Prime Minister further shared that government was planning to formulate the laws aimed at slashing the power of local levels...

NC leaders including President pay tribute to Joshi

Kathmandu, July 14: Nepali Congress top leaders including President Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the party central office, Sanepa today to pay tribute to party senior leader and former minister Ramhari Joshi who passed away on Thursday evening. Joshi known as the Gandhian and socialist leader in the Nepali politics passed away at 7:30 at the Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital at the age of 91. Party President and Prime Minister Deuba paid tribute to Joshi. Likewise, NC senior leader Ramchandra Poudel, leaders Bimalendra Nidhi, Krishna Prasad Sitaula, Dr Ram Sharan Mahat, other leaders and...

Not to betray in manpower entrepreneurs’ election-NC general secretary

Kathmandu, July 13: Nepali Congress leaders have urged the manpower entrepreneurs close to democratic panel to not betray in the election taking place on Friday to elect a new leadership of Nepal Association of Foreign Entrepreneurs Agencies. Addressing the joint gathering of the Democratic Foreign Employment Entrepreneurs Forum associated to NC and Terai Foreign Employment Forum close to Madhes-centric parties, NC general secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala urged the voters of the joint panel to cast votes without any deviation. “The party had suffered a setback in the local level election due...

Preparation to hold town assembly by August 9

Kathmandu, July 11: The town and village assemblies of the local levels that recently had elections are likely to be held by coming August 9. The line ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development is going to issue a directive in this regard soon. The 286 local levels that saw elections held in the first phase were directed to conclude their respectively assemblies by July 14. The local levels that were elected in the second phase are yet to get their executive to a full shape and hence we are making preparations for the assemblies accordingly, said Under Secretary at the Ministry Bijaya Raj...

Constitution amendment proposal to be put on hold

Kathmandu, July 11: The constitution amendment proposal will now be acted upon only after the third round of local-level election as two-third majority was not likely. This was the result after a meeting of top leaders of three major political parties failed to forge a consensus in this regard. During a meeting called by Prime Minister Sher Bhadur Deuba at his official residence at Baluwatar this morning, top leaders of major political parties failed to forge consensus over the issue of constitution amendment. The ruling parties would reach to a conclusion after holding further discussion with...

Results announced in all local level

Kathmandu, July 11: Local level election results of all 334 levels of 35 districts of Province No 1, 5 and 7 have been announced. According to the result, the CPN (UML) leads with 151 posts of Mayor/Chair, Nepali Congress in 122, CPN (Maoist Centre) in 38, Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum in 8, Nepal Loktantrik Forum in 6, Rastriya Prajatantra Party in 4 and Rastriya Janamorcha in 2 units. Similarly, independent candidates also won in 3 places. In deputy mayor and Vice-chair, UML leads with 175, NC with 104, CPN-MC with 38, Socialist Forum with seven, Democratic Forum with six and Janamorcha and RPP with...

Constitution amendment bill will be taken forward: Chairman Dahal

Kathmandu, July 10: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that constitution amendment bill registered in Parliament would be taken forward. At a parliamentary board meeting of the Maoist Centre at Singha Durbar today, Chairman Dahal said, “The bill should be forwarded for the sake of national interest.” He said, “Strengthening national unity and widen the scope of constitution is our goal. So the constitution amendment bill, registered by the Maoist Center-led government, will go into process.” Saying there was no alternative to...

Poor performance in local elections calls for NC’s reviewing: NC leader Poudel

Pokhara, July 9: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has opined for reviewing the party as it was ‘weakening’ lately. “The result in the local level elections is testimony to NC’s becoming weak,” he said while speaking at a programme organised in Pokhara today to extend felicitations to the NC’s elected representatives for Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City. He also voiced concerns about the trend of increasing a sense of revenges among party leaders and cadres by conspiring the party within not only implicitly, but also overtly. Leader Poudel also...

UML taking lead on vote count in Arjundhara Municipality

Bhadrapur (Jhapa), July 9: CPN (UML) candidates are taking lead on vote count in Arjundhara Municipality in the district. CPN (UML) mayoral candidate, Hari Kumar Rana, has received 13,254 votes while his nearest rival Hemraj Kharel of the Nepali Congress has secured 9,166 votes. Similarly, CPN (UML) Deputy-Mayoral candidate, Kamala Acharya (Khatiwada) is taking lead with 12, 282 votes while Saraswati Sitaula of NC has got 10,062 votes. Result of all levels of second round of local level election except Arjundhara Municipality of Jhapa district has already been published. Vote count of Arjundhara...

Only nine local levels waiting to announce election results

Kathmandu, July 5: Out of 334 local levels where the second phase of local level elections were held on June 28, final results of vote counting have been announced at 325 levels. According to Election Commission spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma, the poll results have been completed at all levels of 30 districts of three provinces (at 132 levels of Province No. 1, at 109 levels of Province no. 5 and at 85 levels of Province no. 7) while the vote counting of nine levels of five districts is underway. Election of mayor/chairperson As per the latest poll results updates, the CPN (UML) has become victorious...

UML wins in Birtamod municipality

Surunga (Jhapa), July 6: The CPN (UML) candidates to the post of mayor and deputy mayor have been elected in the local level election in Birtamod Municipality in the district. The UML candidate Dhruba Kumar Siwakoti has been elected as the mayor receiving 9,110 while his closed rival from Nepali Congress Jal Kumar Gurung got 8,217 votes. Similarly, UML’s Pabitra Mahatara Prasain has been elected to the post of the deputy mayor receiving 10,437 votes, while her nearest rival from NC’s Parbata Giri got 9,011 votes. RSS

RSS News Commentary: Weighing people’s mandate through a lottery

KATHMANDU: There is a saying in the game of cricket—‘nothing can be said until the last ball is bowled’, which suggests the uncertainty of the game and the probability of both a win and a loss. And in the similar vein quite a few results in the vote count of the May 14 and June 28 local level elections in the country have gone down to the wire, and the final outcome known only after the last vote was counted. Accordingly, a candidate for the post of chairperson of Sisne rural municipality, ward no. 6 of Rukum district won the election by a one vote margin. Sudan Regmi of CPN (MC) was elected...

Ex- Maoist commander finds war of ballot tougher than that of bullet

Kanchanpur, July 5: Bahadur Mahara, the Maoist former combatant, now celebrates his victory in the June 28 local level election in which he ran for the post of ward chair from Shuklafanta Municipality-8 in Kanchanpur district on the CPN (Maoist Centre) ticket. While celebrating his success in the election held for the first time around two decades, what he was also remembering were those days of struggle as the platoon commander of the People’s Liberation Army ( PLA), the military force formed by the then rebelling CPN (Maoist). He had fought for the party for eight years. But his personal...

Vote counting in Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City still disrupted

Itahari, July 5: Vote counting in Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City, disrupted for the past 34 hours, has not been resumed yet. The vote counting was halted from July 3 after Man Bahadur Karki and Dhan Bahadur Rai who were involved in counting the votes of the sub-metropolis ward number 9 were found adding 50 votes received by CPN (Maoist Centre) to CPN (UML) side. Although meeting was held among political parties time and again on Tuesday to resume the vote count, it was to no avail. A meeting has been called today to resume the vote counting. As per the latest update of vote counting of Itahari Sub-Metropolitan...