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Total 6,352 Candidates Registered Nominations in FPP Election System

4 Oct-Kathmandu: Altogether 6,352 candidates have filed their nominations under the first-past-the-post election system of Constituent Assembly (CA) election 2013 in 240 electoral constituencies across the country.   Of them, 1,000 are independent, one from third gender, 591 women and 5,761 men, according to Election Commission (EC)’s Spokesperson Bir Bahadur Rana.   Among the 3,946 candidates in the previous CA election, 368 were women and 3,578 men.   Candidates from political parties and independent candidates on Thursday had registered their nominations in all electoral constituencies for first-past-the-post election system.   The EC is collecting the information as to which political parties had registered their nominations from which constituencies, said Rai.   It may be noted that UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have fielded candidates from all constituencies while small and Madhes-based parties had presented their candidates in limited constituencies.   Election symbol will be provided to candidates within October 10, according to the Commission....

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SC Gives Stay Order on Govt Decision to Recall Ambassador Sharma

4 Oct-Kathmandu: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the government not to implement its decision to recall the Nepali Ambassador in Qatar Maya Kumari Sharma.   A bench of Justice Prakash Wasti directed the government not to appoint new ambassador to Qatar until the issue was finalized on whether or not an interim order was required.   The SC has also directed both the sides to provide notice stating appropriate date for their presence for holding talks to reach a conclusion regarding the interim order.   Ambassador Sharma had filed a writ petition on Monday challenging the government decision...

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EC Concerned on Firing at CA Election Candidate

4 Oct-Kathmandu: The Election Commission (EC) has drawn government’s attention to make reliable arrangement for full security of all candidates and directed the government to arrange effective treatment to the injured candidate.   An unidentified gang opened fire and injured CPN-UML’s candidate for the Constituent Assembly (CA) in Bara District Constituency No. 4, Mahammud Alam, in Lipanimal VDC-8 nearby Chausati factory at 11.30 am this morning, stated a press release issued by EC Spokesperson Bir Bahadur...

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Tharu Community in Chitwan Objects Over Not Making Candidates

4 Oct-Ratnanagar(Chitwan): The Tharu community in Chitwan district has objected over not making candidates from Tharu community for the election to the second Constituent Assembly (CA).   Chairman of the Tharu Kalyankarini Sabha, Chitwan, Bishram Mahato, expressed dissatisfaction over neglecting the people from the Tharu community by political parties.   However, some fringe parties have included Tharu representatives in CA election. Some Tharu leaders have filed their nominations from other parties due to this reason.   An active cadre of the Nepali Congress, Tikendra Chaudhary, has filed his nomination from another party.   Mahato blamed that Lalmani Chaudhary of Tharu community had won the first CA election from Chitwan Constituency No. 1 from the CPN (UML) but now the major political parties including the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, and CPN (UML) neglected the Tharu community.   A total of 25 political parties have filed nominations for direct election in Chitwan district and 14 people have filed their nominations as independent candidates. Surya Bahadur Praja of the Janajagaran Party filed his nomination from Chitwan-1 for the first time....

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PAPAD Calls for 10% Workers’ Participation in CA

4 Oct-Kathmandu: Professional Alliance for Peace and Democracy (PAPAD-Nepal) has called for ensuring ten percent representation of workers in the next Constituent Assembly (CA).   Speaking at a programme organised on the occasion of the 68th   founding day of World Trade Union Federation, PAPAD General Secretary Shiva Kumar Adhikari stressed the need of giving right to elect and to be elected from the work place.   This year’s 68th anniversary of WTUF is going to be observed under the slogan of ‘Education, health, shelter, food and drinking water for workers.’  The Alliance also took out a rally on the occasion.   The rally that was originated from Bhadrakali converged into a corner meet at Ratnapark-based Shanti Batika after going through Sahid Gate and New Road, calling for guaranteeing social security of workers and unity among the workers across the world....

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Home Minister Ghimire Addresses Police Service Day

4 Oct-Kathmandu: Minister for Home Affairs Madhav Prasad Ghimire has stressed the need of making the Nepal police as a common patron of all rather than using it as a means of achieving benefits.   Speaking at a special ceremony at the Nepal Police Headquarters on the occasion of 58th Nepal Police Service Day today, Minister Ghimire said the government is working to strengthen the Nepal police organisation, make it more accountable to the people and motivate the police personnel.   “Nepal Police is a body for establishing the rule of law and enforcing laws and the moral ground is the important aspect of the Nepal Police,” the Home Minister stressed that protection of human rights and welfare of women, children and people should be a priority of the Nepal Police.   Sound security system is the first and compulsory condition for the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election, he said.  It is the responsibility of the Nepal Police to create atmosphere conducive to the election, the Home Minister said.   Home Secretary Janardan Nepal said the Nepal Police is ready to face any kinds of untoward challenges during the election period, promising transparency in every activities of the police organisation.   According to information provided by Inspector General of Police Kuber Singh Rana at the programme, families of police personnel attaining martyrdom during the conflict period in the country...

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UML FPTP candidate shot in head in Bara

04 October, BARA: An unidentified gang has opened fired at CPN-UML candidate from Bara-4, Mohammud Alam, at Chainpur in the district and critically injured him on Friday morning. He was shot at in his head, police said. According to eye witnesses, one of the men drew a pistol, shot at Aalam in front of Chawasati Mill at Parwanipur, Bara and rode off on the motorcycle. Alam has been rushed to Birgunj of neighbouring Parsa district for treatment. He has been admitted to the National Medical College Teaching Hospital in a critical state, police said. Meanwhile, police have been investigating the...

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15 Maoist Cadres Arrested in Course of Burning Offices

Oct 4-Chitwan: Police have arrested 15 cadres of CPN-Maoist from Narayangadh in the district while they were burning effigies protesting against the nomination of candidacies for the forthcoming CA election.   According to spokesperson at the District Police Office, Chitwan,  Sanjaya Raut, 15 CPN-Maoist cadres including Bhumeshwor Kandel, the central advisor of the party, have been rounded up. They had protested and burnt the effigies of the top leaders of the four major political parties while leaders of other political parties were preparing to file their nomination at the District Election Office, said police....

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Parties Submitting Closed List of Proportional Candidates Today

3 Oct-Kathmandu: The Election Commission has published on Thursday the final list of political parties taking part in the proportionate representation (PR) election under the November 19 CA elections, and also assigned them election symbols.   A total of 124 political parties had filed nominations for the PR election. The Commission had received registration of a total of 130 parties.   Accordingly, the political parties taking part in the PR election will have to submit the closed list of their candidates to the Commission today, according to EC Spokesperson Bir Bahadur Rai.   The central office of the Commission...

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Leader of CPN-Maoist files Candidacy for CA Election in Bhaktapur

3 Oct-Bhaktapur: Leaders of the CPN-Maoist, the party objecting to the election, have filed candidacies for first-past-the-post election to the Constituent Assembly from both constituencies of Bhaktapur district on Thursday.   Shri Krishna Sulu filed independent candidacy from constituency no. 1 while Tek Prasad Uprety from constituency no. 2 of the district.   Both of them are the state committee members of the CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya, who has been advocating against November 19 CA elections.   When asked about his party policy and his candidacy filing, leader Sulu said, “Although my party has adopted the policy of election boycott throughout the country. I’ve used my personal rights to file candidacy as an independent leader.”   He further said the party policy has only affected the villages but has no effect in the cities, so, it was his fundamental right to become independent candidate.   However, both Sulu and Uprety said they have not quit the party....

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