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Constitution’s full – fledged implementation after provincial and parliamentary elections: PM Deuba

Constitution’s full – fledged implementation after provincial and parliamentary elections: PM Deuba Bhimdattanagar, Sept 1: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress' President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has said the constitution implementation is taking its course and that it would be completed with the conclusion of the elections of the provincial assemblies and the parliament. At a press conference held by Nepal Press Union, Kanchanpur Chapter here in Bhimdattanagar this morning, PM Deuba said that consultations had already taken place with the political parties on the two elections. "We have consulted with all the parties," PM Deuba said adding, "The local level election is going to be held in Province no 2."   The PM was of the opinion that the federal republic will be institutionalized in the country once the constitution implementation takes its course after the conclusion of the elections. Noting that his state visit to India was a success, PM Deuba said along with the Pancheshwor Project a dry port will also be constructed at Dodharachandani. He elaborated further that a technical education institute will be set up in Province no 7 and concrete bridges and embankments constructed at Darchula's Joljibi section and Dadeldhura's Parashuram section of the Mahakali river. "The India visit was a success," Deuba said, and added "We have reached an agreement with the Indian government on developing the far western region." PM arrived on Thursday to lay the foundation stone of the four-lane concrete bridge being built over the Mahakali river. He will return to …

People will teach lesson to code violators: Shekhar Koirala

People will teach lesson to code violators: Shekhar Koirala Parsa, Sept 1: Nepali Congress central committee member Dr Shekhar Koirala has expressed unhappiness over what he called the violation of the election code of conduct by the political parties during the election campaigning for the third phase local level election in province-2. He said it is regrettable that the leaders and the candidates themselves of some political parties were breaching the election code of conduct that was agreed to by the parties. Leader Koirala expressed his displeasure while speaking to journalists in course of a door-to-door visit programme organized by the Nepali Congress district working committee at Chhapkaiya of Birgunj Metropolitan City on Friday. He said the voters will punish the election code violators through their valuable ballots, stressing that the code should be fully followed for the larger interest of the parties themselves. The NC leader also urged the Election Commission to take action against the election code violators. …

UML will gain majority in parliamentary and provincial elections

UML will gain majority in parliamentary and provincial elections Pokhara, Sept 1: CPN (UML) Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has claimed that his party would emerge victorious in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections. At a programme organized here today by the UML Province-4 Organization Committee, he said the UML's stance on nationalism and budgetary allocation for advancing economic prosperity would make his party winner in both the elections. He also claimed that no force would resist UML from becoming the first party in the third round of local elections in Province-2 stated for coming September 18. Protesting the government's decision to hold the parliamentary and provincial elections in two phases, he said, "Holding elections in two phases indicates unscrupulous from the ruling parties". At the programme presided over by Province-4 Coordinator Kiran Gurung, as many as 40 cadres from other parties joined UML. …

Three-tier elections on slated time: Minister Basnet

Three-tier elections on slated time: Minister Basnet Kathmandu, Aug 29: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said the three-tier of elections would be held on slated date for the effective implementation of constitution. At a programme organised on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of Educational Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN), Communications Minister Basnet said the constitution would come into full implementation after the third round of local-level election, provincial and parliamentary elections. He stressed that the constitution would be amended as per the need as it is a dynamic document. Minister Basnet said, "The country would be economically prosperous after the implementation of constitution," stressing that education should be service-oriented not business-oriented. The Communications Minister argued that future of Nepal would be bright if all Nepali students were abroad for study came back to serve nation. Similarly, Chairperson of Nepal Lecturers' Association, Rameshwor Upadhyay, Vice-President of Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Gyanendra Ratna Tuladhar, Chairman of Nepal Guardians Association, Keshav Puri and ECAN President Prakash Pandey, expressed their view that the government should create working environment to those Nepali students perusing higher education in abroad to return to the country. …

State and Federation election date to be announced soon: PM Deuba

State and Federation election date to be announced soon: PM Deuba Kathmandu, July 21: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has said all the three levels of election were imperative for the implementation of the constitution and that the date for the election of the state and federation would be announced soon. Addressing a programme organized by the Society for Democratic Thinking today to commemorate the 35th memorial day of the popular leader the late BP Koirala, PM Deuba underlined the need of conducting all the three levels of elections within the time frame stipulated by the constitution. "The election constituency delimitation commission has been constituted on Thursday only in preparation for the state and federation elections," he said, adding that two rounds of the local-level elections have already been held while the third phase local election for Province 2 is due on September 18. He was of the view that the federal democratic republic would be stabilized only after the conduction of the three-tier elections in the stipulated timeframe. The Prime Minister, who is also the Nepali Congress president, stated that as the largest and the oldest democratic party in the country it was incumbent upon the Nepali Congress to transform the parties yet to change themselves in democratic parties to do so. Nepali Congress leader Arjun Narsingh KC expressed concern over the growing culture of power-sharing among the political parties rather than respecting the knowledge and skills of an individual while …

RPP to support the constitution amendment proposal

RPP to support the constitution amendment proposal Kathmandu, July 21: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is to support the constitution amendment proposal registered at the Legislature-Parliament. The party central working committee (CWC) meeting that ran for three days from Wednesday took a decision to this effect. The meeting, deciding to adjust the party organisations at all 744 local levels, handed the responsibility of taking a decision on whether to join the government to its central work execution committee. The party concluded that its defeat in the local-level election was due to inability to take the party agenda to the every local unit effectively. The meeting demanded the government to print the image of Prithvi Narayan Shah, the unifier of modern Nepal, on currency notes so as to 'promote' the feeling of national unity among the Nepalis. Endorsing the political report presented by party chair Kamal Thapa, report on the comments of the local-level election by general secretary Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan and the report on party organisational structure and future strategy tabled by party another general secretary Jayant Chand, it has constituted an election mobilisation committee for the Province 2 under the convenorship of party vice chair Buddhiman Tamang. However, party senior leader Pashupati Shamser Rana abstained throughout the meeting. The meeting, pledging to establish party principles in line with the constitution at the backdrop of the country's main law adopting the worldwide democratic practices, …

Congress’ candidates elected in top two posts in Biratnagar

Congress’ candidates elected in top two posts in Biratnagar Biratnagar, July 9: Nepali Congress candidates have been elected to the top two posts of the Biratnagar Metropolitan City in the second phase of the local level polls. NC's mayoral candidate, Bhim Parajuli, garnered 23, 031 votes against 17, 322 votes obtained by his closest contestant Binod Kumar Dhakal from CPN (UML) to win the election. Umesh Yadav from Federal Socialist Forum Nepal trailed behind with 14, 958 votes under his belt.   In the deputy mayor's post, Indira Karki garnered 20,146 votes to win the election. Her closest contestant, Namita Neupane, from CPN (Maoist Centre) mustered 11, 524 votes. Nepal Loktantrik Forum's Suchi Chaudhary trailed behind with 10, 536 votes. In 19 wards of the city, NC has been elected in ward no 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 16. The Federal Socialist Forum candidates have been elected in ward no 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 18 whereas CPN (UML) registered victories in ward no 2, 5 and 11. The CPN (Maoist Centre) has been elected to head ward no 6 whereas an independent candidate has been elected the chair of ward no 10. …

Hearing on Bharatpur vote count deferred until Monday

Hearing on Bharatpur vote count deferred until Monday Kathmandu, July 7: Hearing on Bharatpur vote counting dispute was postponed until Monday as the Supreme Court failed to conclude the hearing today. A joint bench of justices Mira Khadka and Anil Kumar Sinha responded to the writ in relation to the issue filed by advocate Tulasi Pandey and CPN-UML candidate for Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 Gunjan Man BK. The writ is against the Election Commission's decision to hold re-elections in the metropolis-19 after the vote counting halted following the tearing of ballot papers during the vote count. Earlier, a joint bench of acting Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli and Justice Hari Krishna Karki heard the issue and delivered a verdict asking for bringing torn up ballot papers. Acting on the verdict, the torn ballot papers were presented before the Court on June 27. Likewise, the first round of the hearing conducted by a single bench of Justice Cholendra Shamsher Junga Bahadur Rana also issued a verdict against the EC's direction to organise re-polls in the metropolis. …

EC evaluating local elections: Chief Commissioner Yadav

EC evaluating local elections: Chief Commissioner Yadav Kathmandu, July 7: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that the commission was evaluating its managerial and other kinds of works during the first and second round of local elections. Speaking in a programme organized to make the preliminary report of election monitoring public here today, Yadav said so. The General Election Observation Committee (GEOC), National Election Observation Committee (NEOC) among other monitoring agencies, have prepared the preliminary report of these two elections. Yadav added that the elections remained historical due to notable participation of people despite the various problems. Chief Commissioner Yadav further expected cooperation and support for upcoming provincial and federal elections from all sides. Yadav urged the government to fix the date of provincial election towards the last week of Nepali month Asoj and federal election in the first week of the Nepali month Mansir. Dr Yadav shared that Rs 5.54 billion was spent so far in first and second rounds of elections, adding that the remaining three billion rupees allocated for the elections was sent back to the government. The commission has clarified that the EC had not received any support and grants from foreigners in any topic under elections. Speaking in the same programme GEOC chair Himalaya Shamsher Rana said that the election remained fair, free and peaceful despite normal disputes and clash. NEOC chair Surya Prasad Shrestha shared that the …

Fresh landslide blocks Narayangadh – Muglin route

Fresh landslide blocks Narayangadh – Muglin route Chitwan, June 25: The Narayangadh – Muglin route has been struck by a fresh landslide which occurred at 3 pm this afternoon blocking vehicular movement. Earlier, the road stretch, which was blocked by the landslide from 9:00 pm on Saturday night, was resumed after 11 hours. District Police Office Chief, Deepak Thapa, said the landslide struck the same location where an earlier landslip had swept away a police van and a truck on Friday morning. The police personnel searching for their colleagues in the Trishuli river section of the route ran for their lives when the earth gave way this afternoon. …

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