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Smriti Dhungana

Smriti Dhungana is a multimedia correspondent with Nagarik/Republica National Daily. Mostly, Dhungana covers news related to arts, culture, movie, youth, social and women. She is also a photojournalist for The Week, a supplement to Republica English daily.
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Twelve parties register names with EC for National Assembly elections

Published On: December 16, 2023 12:45 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Election Commission (EC) has said that 12 political parties have applied for party registration for the National Assembly elections to be held on January 25, 2024. Assistant Spokesperson for EC Surya Prasad Aryal informed Republica that 12 parties have applied for the National Assembly elections.

Five parties register names for National Assembly elections

Published On: December 12, 2023 01:30 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Election Commission (EC) has said that five political parties have submitted applications for party registration so far for the National Assembly elections to be held on January 25, 2024. Assistant Spokesperson for the EC, Surya Prasad Aryal, informed Republica that five parties have applied for party registration for the National Assembly elections.

EC starts preparations for National Assembly elections

Published On: November 8, 2023 10:00 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The Election Commission (EC) has started election preparations to fill the vacant positions of members of the National Assembly. Information Officer at the EC Surya Prasad Aryal informed that the preparations for the election have been started according to the legal provision that the National Assembly elections should be completed by January 29, 2024.

Govt grants general amnesty to 7,000 prisoners over five years

Published On: September 22, 2023 09:35 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: On the occasion of the Constitution Day, Geeta Malla, got general amnesty from the President, came out of the Central Jail in Sundhara. Malla, who was convicted of murder in November 2021, told her relatives on Wednesday, "I can't go home without arranging Rs 10,000."

By-elections to be held for 21 posts at local level

Published On: September 11, 2023 12:15 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Mukunda Rijal, ward chairman of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-16, who had won the local level elections from the Nepali Congress, died of dengue on September 5. After his death, Kathmandu Metropolitan City-16 has been left without a representative.

96 stolen archaeological treasures repatriated to Nepal after decades

Published On: June 24, 2023 09:30 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, June 24: In a significant achievement for cultural preservation, Nepal has successfully reclaimed 96 precious archaeological artifacts that were smuggled out of the country illegally. In most of the cases, the artifacts were stolen by foreigners in collusion with local intermediaries and dispatched to various countries using diplomatic bags by concealing them with exported goods.

Women candidates in HoR and PA elections of 2079 BS

Published On: November 25, 2022 12:47 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Five women candidates have been elected to the House of Representatives (HoR) in the elections held on November 20. According to the data of the Election Commission (EC), women candidates were elected from five constituencies across the country till Thursday evening. According to the EC, Sobita Gautam of Rastriya Swatantra Party was elected from Kathmandu-2 and Toshima Karki from Lalitpur-3, Bidya Bhattarai of CPN-UML from Kaski-2, Rekha Sharma of CPN (Maoist Center) from Dang-2 and Ranjita Shrestha of Nagarik Unmukti Party from Kailali-1.

Candidature to be canceled if mass rallies organized before November 3: EC

Published On: October 18, 2022 11:52 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The Election Commission (EC) has warned that if candidates hold mass rallies before November 3, targeting the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections to be held on November 20, their candidatures will be canceled.

EC operates press office to disseminate poll related information

Published On: October 1, 2022 11:35 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The Election Commission (EC) has launched an office to monitor the social networks sites with representatives of the Cyber ​​Bureau of the Nepali Army and Police for the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies elections to be held on November 20.

Nepal Police to purchase vehicles as elections near

Published On: September 1, 2022 12:30 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Sept 1:  Nepal Police is set to purchase 180 vehicles for security purposes for the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assembly elections scheduled for November 20. Citing the lack of time, it is going to buy vehicles through a ‘fast track’ process without calling for tenders.

EC to conduct door-to-door voter education for Nov 20 polls

Published On: August 11, 2022 01:09 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, August 11: The Election Commission (EC) has said that it will conduct door-to-door voter education programs in municipalities and rural municipalities for the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives (HoR) and the provincial assemblies scheduled for November 20.

EC directs govt to take action against employees who are members of political parties

Published On: August 1, 2022 12:28 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Election Commission (EC) has instructed the government and local units to take action against government employees, professors, teachers or employees who are members of political parties. On Sunday, the spokesperson for the Commission, Shaligram Sharma Poudel said that action will be taken against the incumbent employees who are members of various political parties.

Election Commission fixes maximum expenditure limit of candidates

Published On: March 12, 2022 12:00 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, March 12: The Election Commission has fixed the maximum expenditure limit of Rs 750,000 for the candidates of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in the local level election to be held in the coming May. In a meeting with representatives of various political parties on Friday, the commission informed about the expenditure limits of the candidates in the local level elections.

Over 3,100 foreigners deported from Nepal in past eight years

Published On: November 22, 2021 01:50 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: In the last eight years, the government has deported 3,130 foreign nationals who arrived in Nepal from different countries and lived here illegally engaging in various illegal activities.

Child goes missing in a drain in Kathmandu. Who is responsible?

Published On: September 24, 2021 11:43 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Dhanmaya Vishwakarma, 60, of Pathibhara Tol, Sattale, Kapan, Kathmandu, was crying inside her house. She was asking her husband, Mangale, to find their grandson and bring him back. “If he is not alive, I want to see his corpse for the last time,” she said.

Valley DAOs urge all to celebrate Janai Purnima, Gaijatra festival in symbolic manner

Published On: August 20, 2021 11:39 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, August 20: All the three District Administration Offices (DAOs) in the Kathmandu Valley have urged people to celebrate festivals like Janai Purnima and Gaijatra symbolically, avoiding huge gatherings of people to avoid further spread of COVID-19.

Salam, Muskan Khatun!

Published On: April 25, 2021 08:00 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

Well-wishers from all over the world including celebrities, activists, and politicians have been sending their regards to Muskan to encourage her to move forward in life alongside improving her self-esteem. Muskan claims that her development is attributed to self-confidence and encouragement from others. My family supported me the most in my times of pain, Muskan says. The support and encouragement from everyone has brought positive changes in me, she adds. In addition, famous Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan had also wished her well through social media and had also requested her to keep smiling.

Santosh Sah from Siraha is taking Nepali food to the global stage

Published On: December 5, 2020 01:00 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, DEC 5: Aloo ko achar, poleko machhaa, til tamatar chatni, aapko kulfi and what not! Santosh Sah, 35, is in the semifinal of the BBC MasterChef, a competitive cooking show. He is introducing Nepali recipes to the world.

‘Limit festival celebrations within the families’: Hari Bansha Acharya

Published On: October 17, 2020 09:55 AM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Hari Bansha Acharya, celebrity, writer and comedian, has urged all the people to limit  the Dashain celebration activities within their respective families. He is currently in home isolation for the past 13 days after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He has been continuously taking medicines and exercising during this period.

How a 30-second video riveted the nation in a deep economic anxiety (with video)

Published On: September 10, 2020 02:00 PM NPT By: Smriti Dhungana

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: A video of Subhadra (Sarswati) Mainali blasting Nepal Police went viral on social media on Sunday. In the 30-second video, Mainali angrily complains that a female police inspector took away her weighing equipment (Taraju and Dhaak).