Category: News

Woman killed, four injured in lightning strike

21 May, Surunga (Jhapa): A person was killed and four others were injured in lightning strike accompanied with windstorm and heavy downpour in Jhapa on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Lila Baniya, 50, of Haldibari – 3. She was struck with a thunderbolt on Saturday evening and succumbed on her way to Mechi Zonal Hospital, Bhadrapur, said Superintendent of Police (SP), Shailesh Thapa Chhetri, of District Police Office, Jhapa. Baniya’s 11 – year – old son, Anila Baniya, and, Mahesh Baniya’s 23 – year – old wife, Sordhani Mistri, were also injured in the same lightning strike....

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PM will hand over power-CPN-MC leader Rayamajhi

21 May, Kathmandu: Deputy Leader of CPN (Maoist Centre)’s parliamentary party, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has urged one and all not to harbour any doubt on Prime Minister handing over power on proper time. At a face-to-face programme organized by Reporters’ Club here on Saturday, he said the power would be handed over to the ruling partner after the local level elections as agreed while noting the Prime Minister should not put in papers in a way that affects second phase civic polls coming near. The second phase election should be held on the stated date of June 14, he...

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UML wins mayor, deputy mayor posts in Trakeshwor Municipality

21 May, Kathmandu: The CPN (UML) has secured a win in the post of mayor in Tarakeshwor Municipality in Kathmandu district. UML’s Rameshwor Bohora won the post with 9,326 votes while his nearest contender NC’s Sri Ram Thapa secured 7,757 votes. For deputy mayor, UML’s Bhanu Dotel garnered 9,746 votes to claim the post. His closest competitor NC’s Gita Neupane got 6,602 votes....

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UML registers mayoral victory in two municipalities in Chitwan

21 May, Ratnanagar (Chitwan): CPN-UML won mayor in two municipalities (Rapti and Kalika) in Chitwan. UML’s Prabha Baral secured 11,613 votes to claim mayor post in Rapti municipality while her closest contender Nepali Congress’s Kiran Bhushan Oli got 7,292 votes. Likewise, UML’s Iman Singh Lama won deputy mayor in Rapti Municipality with 11,882 votes. His nearest competitor NC’s Anita Mainali garnered 7,074 votes. Out of the total 13 municipal wards, UML secured a win for ward chairperson in 11 while NC in two. Similarly, UML’s Khum Narayan Shrestha claimed mayor in Kalika Municipality with 7,492 votes while his closest...

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UML clinches Namobuddha mayor, deputy mayor posts

20 May, Kavre: Tanka Prasad Sharma of the CPN (UML) has come out victorious for the post of Mayor of Namobuddha Municipality in Kavre district. Sharma secured 5,343 votes. His closest contender, Kunsang Lama of the Nepali Congress bagged 4,961 votes. Similarly, Ram Devi Tamang of the CPN (UML) has been elected the Deputy Mayor of the municipality. She secured 5,147 votes as against 4,411 votes of her closest competitor Kamala Khanal of the Nepali Congress. Likewise, the CPN (UML) entire panel clinched the Municipality Ward No. 11. Krishna Bahadur Tamang has been elected the Ward Chairman in this...

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UML wins Rapti municipality seat

20 May, Ratnagar (Chitwan): CPN-UML candidates have won a majority of positions including the post of Mayor and deputy Mayor of Rapti municipality. UML’s Prabha Baral was elected to the post of Mayor with 11,613 votes defeating her closest rival Kiran Bhusan Oli of NC, who garnered 7,292 votes. Likewise, Iman Singh Lama of the same party won the post of deputy Mayor with 11,882 votes. NC’s Anita Mainali came second with 7,074 votes. The party candidates won 11 of the 13 wards in the municipality with two going to the NC, according to election officer Parmeswar Parajuli....

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42 metrics tonnes of garbage managed from major rivers in Valley

20 May, Kathmandu: As high as 42 metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed from various rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday. Around 15 metric tonnes of garbage was managed while cleaning the Bagmati River near Lalitpur area next to the Thapathali Bridge as a part of the 210th week of Bagmati clean-up campaign. The campaign entered five years from today. Campaigner Umesh Bohora said that more than 650 people from various walks of life and representing several government agencies in the country joined the clean-up campaign that aims to help the holy river...

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Myadi policeman dies in motorcycle accident

20 May, Rajbiraj: A Myadi or temporary police personnel died when his motorcycle met with an accident at Mohuli Bridge in Kanchanrup Municipality-11 in Saptari district today. Police identified the deceased as Min Narayan Chaudhary, 26, of Krishna Sawaran rural municipality in the district. He was recruited by the Area Police Office, Mohuli for the security of the May 14 local level election. The incident took place when the motorcycle (Na 33 Pa 4122) he was riding on went out of control and crashed onto a bridge, according to the Area Police Office Mahuli. Similarly, the pillion rider, Raghunanda...

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UML demands recount of votes in Bharatpur

20 May, Kathmandu: CPN (UML) has called for a recount of votes in the Bharatpur Metropolitan City. UML Publicity and Publication Department Chief, Yogesh Bhattarai, issued a statement last night appealing for an acceptance of democratic exercise, system and process. The party has drawn the Election Commission’s attention to regularize the vote count. The local level elections’ vote count in Bharatpur was postponed last night after renewed disputes among the parties....

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Appeal to not associate vote count with the subject of changing government

20 May, Kathmandu: All Nepal Peasants’ Federation has appealed not to link the dispute wracking the local polls’ vote count in Bharatpur Metropolitan City with a subject of changing the government. Federation’s Publicity Department’s Bishwo Mani Subedi on Friday issued a statement condemning the systematic and conspiratorial rumor being spread in the market against Federation’s Chairman and CPN (UML) Vice Chairman, Bamdev Gautam, in relation to the dispute in vote count. In the statement, the Federation has issued a clarification note saying that Gautam is not concerned about any subjects related to change of government and has not held...

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