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Congress and UML Cadres Clash in Myagdi, Four Injured

Myagdi, Nov. 4: Four people were injured when Nepali Congress and CPN-UML cadres clashed at Galeswar bazaar in Ghatan-6 of Myagdi on Sunday.   The clash reportedly took place after the Youth Association members tried to foil a corner meet organized by the NC at the bazaar, according to police.   The Association’s district president Dinesh KC, Ekendra Purja and Tarun Dal’s Prem Roka and Bishal Baruwal were injured in the incident.   Among the injured, KC and Baruwal have been sent to Pokhara for further treatment after first aid at the District Hospital, Myagdi, according to DSP Krishna Bahadur Palli Magar. KC was later rushed to Kathmandu and is now undergoing treatment at the Neuro Hospital, Bansbari.   Both the sides reportedly pelted stones and wooden blocks at one another.   Meanwhile, both the NC and UML district leaders have claimed that they were not responsible for the clash and have call for action against the guilty. RSS...

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Election Commission to Distribute Voter’s ID Cards Within Few Days

Kathmandu, Nov.4:  The Election Commission has said the task of distributing temporary biometric voters’ identity cards will begin within the next few days.    The printing of ID cards had begun on October 27. The temporary card includes details about voters in the front part whereas the back part reads the EC’s call for voters for voting.   EC could not begin the printing of ID card on time due to its own problems. According to Spokesperson for the Commission, Bir Bahadur Rai, printing of cards has reached the final phase.  Packing of printed cards is taking place for the delivery to the respective districts, he said.   Voters will get their ID cards until November 18, a day before the CA election. Arrangements are likely to be made for distributing cards from the hands of volunteers mobilised for voting education, election officers and from district election offices as there is no enough time for the distribution, the EC Spokesperson said, adding voters can also receive cards from the polling centers on the election day also.   A total of 12,147,865 voters (6,166,829 women, 5,980,881 men and 155 third genders) are voting from 240 election constituencies in the November 19 election from where 6,128 political candidates (first-past-the post) system and 11,103 (Proportional Representation) candidates are contending, the EC said.   Districts have started receiving the election materials when only...

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Top Leaders Discuss with Gvt on Election Security

Kathmandu, Nov. 4: Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi today held consultations with top leaders of some political parties about the upcoming Constituent Assembly election and its preparations.   During the consultative meeting, matters relating to the preparations for holding the election in peaceful, fear-free and impartial atmosphere, healthy competition among the parties taking part in the election and security were discussed.   The meeting stressed on the need of healthy competition among the political parties in the election, agreeing to call on poll-opposing parties  not to organise any banda or strikes during the election period as it deprives the people of their voting rights.   Top leaders from the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN (UML), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum ( Democratic) and Sanghiya Samajbadi Party were present in the  meeting that took place at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar in the capital.   Talking to media persons following the meeting, Minister for Information and Communications and government Spokesperson Madhav Prasad Poudel said the consultative meeting held with the top brass of some political parties discussed about the preparations the government has made so far for the upcoming CA election.   The meeting concluded that the parties participating in the election should engage in a healthy competition. The attention of the meeting was also drawn towards bandas and strikes announced by some parties targeting the...

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Fire Guts Property worth RS. 4.5 Million

Biratnagar, Nov. 4: Property worth Rs. 2.5 million was gutted at Duhabi -7 in Sunsari district this morning.   According to the Area Police Office, Duhabi, the fire was started from a house of Suresh Bhagat at 6:00 am and it completely destroyed the house and shop.   Police Inspector Suraj Khadka said that fire engines from Dharan, Itahari and Inaruwa, police personnel and locals brought the fire under control after one-and-a-half hour.   Similarly in Udaypur, as many as 14 cowsheds were destroyed by fire at Ramutar of Bhuttar VDC in the district on Sunday night. Locals brought the fire under control after three hours.   Meanwhile in Khotang, property worth Rs. 2 million was gutted by fire at Lafyang -9 on Sunday evening. The property was gutted after a two-story house of Kul Bahadur Katwal caught the fire sparked from candle lit during Deepawali illumination.   Police Inspector at the District Police Office, Khotang, Durga Regmi, said that the fire started from 7:00 pm was brought under the control after three hours at the initiatives of locals and police personnel....

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Govt Warns of Action if Violent Activities Occur

Kathmandu, Nov. 4: The government has warned of taking action as per the law if violent activities are found occurring in the name of election boycott.   At a programme organised here today, Spokesperson of the government, Madhav Prasad Poudel, said that the government respects the right of peaceful boycott but action would be taken if it goes beyond the law.   Minister for Information and Communications, Poudel, expressed the belief that the CPN-Maoist would not carry out activities foiling the Constituent Assembly (CA) election as it is a responsible party of the country.   Stating that the CA election would in no way be postponed, Minister Poudel said that it was not rightful for raising questions on the issue of security regarding the incident of attack on a few vehicles at a time when candidates and political parties are using thousands of vehicles in election campaign.   Minister Poudel informed that the news regarding submission of  report by the Nepal Army to the government saying that it would not be able to provide security in the election was wrong.   He said that the government is confident that the CPN-Maoist would not obstruct and organise banda as the election is not only linked with constitution but is also linked with socio-economic development of the country....

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CA ELECTION TO BE HELD IN FEAR FREE ENVIRONMENT

4 Nov,Bitatnagar, : Speakers at a greetings exchange programme organized on the occasion of Tihar and Chhath festival organized by the Morang Industry Association, Morang today pointed out that the November 19 CA election should be held on the stipulated date to end current political deadlock and to lead the nation to the path of economic prosperity.   They also stressed that the election should be held in free, fair and fear-free environment. Most of the entrepreneurs, traders and social activists have expected that the upcoming election will pave a new way with the drafting of a new constitution. Assistant chief district officer Prem Prasad Luintel said that all preparations for the election including security arrangements have been completed and urged the voters to vote without harbouring any fear. Chairman at the Association Dinesh Golchha wished for peaceful and fear- free election....

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FIRE DAMAGES HOUSE IN SYANGJA

 4 Nov,Putalibazaar (Syangja):  Fire destroyed the house of one Rishi Ram Kafle at , Samadikhola, Banethok Deurali VDC-7 in the district last night. The fire reportedly started from oil lamps lit for illumination during the Laxmipuja festival. It is estimated that the fire damaged a huge amount of property including cash, grains and clothes in the house.  The fire was brought under control by the locals. It took about three hours to douse the fire. The Kafle family has been rendered homeless and the eight members of the family are taking shelter at their neighbors’ houses follow....

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Nepal Sambat New Year, Goru Puja and Mah Puja being Observed Today

4 Nov-Kathmandu: Goru Puja or ox worship and Mha Puja or worship of the self is being observed throughout the country today, the fourth day of the five-day-long Tihar festival celebrated by the Hindu people in the country.   The Govardhan Puja ritual is observed today with a replica of the Govardhan Mountain made out of cow dung. People prepare a mixture of the cow dung and ochre formed into a paste and apply it on the courtyard of their homes and on the floors.   This ritual is linked to the Hindu God Shree Krishna who, according to the legend, lifted the Govardhan Mountain by his hand and protected the people of a place called Gokul from torrential rains caused by Indra, the God of rain. It is believed that the rain God was angered and thereby caused the heavy downpour.   Similarly, the ox is also worshipped today as it is a very useful animal in different agricultural works in Nepal which is predominantly an agricultural country.   Likewise, the people of the Newar community observe the Mha Puja ritual in the evening today. Mha Puja is the worship of the self.   Mha Puja is based on the religious belief that the soul or self is the most important in the world and that if the soul is satisfied, the gods are also satisfied and one’s...

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Four arrested for letting off firecrackers

4 Nov, Biratnagar, : Police have apprehended four people letting off firecrackers in a reckless manner here last night. The District Police Office, Morang said that they were arrested from different places of the town while lighting firecrackers. Since two among the arrested are minors, they have been handed over to their guardians while the remaining two are in police custody, said Superintendent Bishwaraj Pokhrel, Chief of the District Police Office, Morang. The Morang Police has imposed a strict ban on the transport, sale and letting off of firecrackers in view of the impending Constituent Assembly election on November 19....

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71 people infected with Dengue within 16 days

4 Nov,Ratnanagar (Chitwan),:  As many as 71 people have been infected with dengue disease in the last 16 days in the district. The extent of infection was confirmed after pathological investigation of the samples taken from 100 people running fever. Only 79 people were infected during the last three months but the number of infected people has reached 71 within 16 days. The disease is spread by mosquito. Some 150 people are infected by the disease since last Mid-July and some of them are being treated, it is learnt. Vector Control Inspector Ram KC has urged the locals to take precautionary measures....

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