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Vote count at 226 levels kicks off

29 June, Kathmandu: Vote counting of 226 local-levels, among 334 where the second phase of local level elections were held on June 28, has commenced. According to updates provided by the Joint Election Operation Center at the Election Commission, vote count has started at 80 levels of the Province 1, 87 of the Province 5 and 59 of the Province 7. Helicopters were used in high hilly and mountainous districts to transport ballot papers to the counting centres. Until the filing of this report, collection of ballots from 22 polling centres is underway. RSS...

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Second round of polls concludes peacefully: INSEC report

29 June, Kathmandu: Despite some sporadic incidents, the second phase of the local level elections has concluded peacefully at large, said a report prepared by Informal Service Center (INSEC) Nepal. In all 35 districts under Provinces 1, 5 and 7 where the second round of polls has recently been concluded, around 11,000 voters that were added after 2072 B.S. were found without their voter identity cards and around 500 voters were excluded from the voters’ list although they were accommodated in 2070 B.S, said the report prepared after monitoring the polls. Number of invalid votes may increase as many...

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No relevancy to constitution amendment: UML leader Pokharel

29 June, Pokhara: CPN (UML) General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel today reiterated that the UML would never assist in amending the constitution that has no ‘relevance’. Speaking at a press conference organised by Press Chautari Nepal Kaski, he said the UML was firm against an amendment to some provisions related to the increment of the number of local levels in Province 2 and naturalised citizenship and language. He however said his party was ready to hold a discussion with the disgruntled Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal for a ‘relevant’ amendment to the constitution, saying the constitution is a progressive consensus document. Stating...

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Voter turnout 73.69 in second phase local election

29 June, Kathmandu: Voter turnout in the second phase local election held for 334 local levels in Provinces 1, 5 and 7 on Wednesday was 73.69 per cent. As per the information received at the Joint Election Operation Centre at the Election Commission, the voter turnout was 72.49 per cent in Province 1, 75.34 per cent in Province 5 and 73.05 per cent in Province 7. Likewise, out of the 334 local levels in these provinces, vote counting had already been started in 168 local levels as of 9.30 am today, the Election Commission stated in a press release....

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Vote count begins in Rupandehi, Banke and Rolpa

29 June, Butwal: Vote count of local level elections held on Wednesday has begun in Rupandehi since this morning. The vote count began this morning on all-party consensus though the collection of polling boxes at vote count station was slightly delayed on Wednesday. Rupandehi Chief District Officer Humnath Gautam shared that the vote count in some local levels including Siddharthanagar municipality and Devdaha municipality has started. Vote count has begun in majority of local levels including Butwal Sub-Metropolis in the district since this morning, he informed. Banke: Vote count is taking place at Duduwa rural municipality-1 of Banke district....

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Madhes shutdown irks local people

29 June, Mahendranagar (Dhanusha): People of Province-2 including Dhanusha have vented their ire for bearing the brunt of shutdown enforced by Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) in eight districts of Madhes. The RJPN has been sticking to prevent elections in Madhes till constitution amendment. The agitating party on Wednesday had called for Madhes shutdown in protest of the elections when voting was taking place with high enthusiasm in 35 districts of Provinces-1,5 and 7 under second phase local elections. Local people turned tough to RJP terming its move irrational for enforcing shutdown in eight districts of Madhes where election...

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NA team defuses explosives

29 June, Kanchanpur : A Nepal Army squad on Wednesday defused a socket bomb planted at a wooden bridge nearby Dipendra Memorial Community Forest at Krishnapur Municipality-1, Nigali of Kanchanpur. The NA squad deputed for election security disposed the explosive yesterday, informed Police Inspector at Jhalari Area Police Office, Tek Bahadur Jora. Likewise, the NA team also defused a socket bomb placed at gravel road to Dobhilla of the same municipality. “The search for those placing bombs in different places targeting the local level elections on June 28 is on”, he shared....

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PM Deuba thanks all for making election successful

29 June, Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has thanked all those supporting to hold the second round of local-level election successfully on Wednesday. Saying the people use their sovereign rights especially through the election in democracy, Prime Minister Deuba added the election is also the opportunity for them to exercise the decisive power. He made it clear that the government has scheduled the local-level election of province no 2 for the third-phase with an objective of guaranteeing the participation of Madhesi, Tharu and indigenous nationalities by making the constitution acceptable to all. The Prime Minister also appealed to...

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PM’s message on National Rice Day

29 June, Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed best wishes to all Nepali people and the farmers on the occasion of the National Rice Day today. PM Deuba, who is also handling the portfolio of Minister for Agriculture Development, requested everyone to mark the Day with fanfare and unite for preserving the paddy. The message further stated that the government was making efforts to realize the national resolution of making the country self-reliant on paddy production. The PM also reminded socio-cultural and economic value of rice in Nepal....

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Home Minister Sharma to fete head constable Rana for his bravado

29 June, Dang: Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma on Wednesday telephoned head constable of Nepal Police, Durga Bahadur Rana, to extend thankfulness for his unflinching sense of duty as well as brave act of foiling a bomb attack. Minister Sharma has also made an announcement to fete Nepal Police’s constable Rana for his unquestionable professionalism and unassailable integrity. No sooner constable Rana saw a bomb hurled at a polling centre by an unidentified group at Tulsipur Municipality ward no 3 in Dang district at 9:30am, he hurled back the explosive immediately to safe place where it went off...

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