Absconding Tikapur carnage suspect wins polls without direct campaigning

KAILALI:  Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leader Resham Lal Chaudhary has won the first-past-the-post elections for House of Representatives from Kailali-1, defeating his closest rivals, two women from CPN-UML and Nepali Congress, with a wide margin. Chaudhary is accused of his involvement in the killing of eight police personnel and an infant in Tikapur of the […]

Key architects of left alliance lose polls

KATHMANDU:  Although the electoral alliance between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls has landed a landslide victory for the left alliance across the country, two senior leaders who took lead role to make it possible have lost the elections UML Vice Chairman Bam Dev Gautam and senior CPN […]

NC’s stronghold in Nuwakot crumbles with Mahat’s loss

NUWAKOT:  Another senior leader of Nepali Congress succumbed to a defeat in Nuwakot. Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat, former finance minister lost by more than 8000 votes against rival Hit Bahadur Tamang of CPN (Maoist Center) in Constituency-1. Mahat received 27,920 votes while his opponent secured a win with 36,473 votes. Tamang had been competing with […]

Temporary capitals of provinces to be announced shortly after poll

KAILALI:  Spokesperson for the government, Mohan Bahadur Basnet has said temporary capital of every province will be declared shortly after the second phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies. Chiefs of provinces will be appointed after the election, according to the government spokesperson who is also the Minister for Information […]

At Badarmude, can Dahal win where families were lost?

CHITWAN:  On Sunday, leaders of the left alliance, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and KP Sharma Oli jointly addressed a mass gathering at Madi, Chitwan. Oli and Dahal embraced each other to express the alliance’s solidarity. Unlike a tensed Dahal who addressed a mass gathering on November 2 at Bharatpur, this time, his face reflected some sort […]

Communist rule is worse than Rana regime: Deuba

DOTI:  Nepali Congress (NC) President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that the left alliance has been formed to finish the constitution of Nepal. Addressing an election program organized by the NC at Bogtan in Doti on Friday Deuba said, “The democratic constitution issued by the constituent assembly has been a big headache […]

Tingla yet again boycotts elections

SOLUKHUMBU:  Locals of Tingla in Solukhumbu district have boycotted the federal and provincial assembly elections being held in 32 districts in the first phase on Sunday. They have boycotted the elections as part of the ‘No Vote, No Candidate’ campaign protesting inclusion of Tingla in Nechasalyan rural municipality at the time of local level restructuring. […]

MoHA orders arrest of top CPN leaders

KATHMANDU:  The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has instructed the police administration to arrest top leaders of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) as part of its intensified move to curb anti-election activities. The instruction comes in line with MoHA’s conclusion that the Chand-led CPN is a major security threat to the […]

Tingla locals to boycott upcoming elections

SOLUKHUMBU:  With the federal parliamentary and provincial elections just five days away, the denizens of Tingla village in the district have decided not to participate in the upcoming f elections. The locals of Tingla village are up in arms demanding that Tingla VDC be merged with Solu-Dudhkunda Municipality after their village was annexed to the Necha […]

Left alliance holds key to development: Oli, Dahal

SYANGJA:  CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have claimed that the left alliance is essential for the development of country. Addressing mass meetings at Syangja Bazaar and Waling Bazaar in the district on Thursday, the leaders said that there is a need of a leftist force to form the […]