DANG, June 29: CPN-UML is taking the lead in two sub-metropolitan cities in Dang district. UML mayoral candidate Naru Lal Chaudhari is taking the lead with 107 votes, compared to 30 votes garnered by his closest rival Maoist Center mayoral candidate Jiban Gautam in Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City.
DANG, June 29: There were thick clouds hovering in the sky Tuesday evening. Weather experts had forecast heavy rainfall for the next day morning. They were right. Heavy rainfall poured on Wednesday morning on the election day. People, including some disabled were upright at the polling center early morning in large number. They said that the rain didn't deter them from casting vote. Local level election, which they were getting to participate in after nearly two decades, was more important than anything else, they stated. Holding umbrellas in their hands, the voters were waiting outside calmly to cast their votes said scores of their problems might come to an end once they get local representatives in the office.
DANG, June 27: While the fervor of local election announced after a hiatus of 20 years has gripped people of all communities, Kusunda, an endangered tribe, has remained untouched by it. Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Nepal Republic Media recently, Dhan Bahadur Kusunda, of Dang lamented “our tribe is already on the verge of extinction because of the negligence and ignorance of government and political parties.”
DANG, May 31: Jiwan Gautam was in high spirit after filling nomination for the post of mayor of the Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City. A central district member of the Maoist-Center, his preparation for the May 14 polls was going on in full swing. But the government’s decision to hold elections in two phases, forced him to put brakes on the campaign.
DANG, May 18: In Darma Rural Municipality of Salyan district, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML had forged an electoral alliance for the position of chairperson and vice chairperson. The alliance had intended to gain edge over the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) in the local elections.
DANG, May 1: Seven central members of CPN (Maoist Center) have submitted a joint resignation citing 'great disappointment' over the party's decision to give tickets to some 'controversial' candidates for mayoral posts of Bagchaur Municipality, Salyan.
DANG, April 17: Kamal Rokka, an exiled Nepali Congress leader of Rolpa's Thawang village, recently got a phone call from a political rival of his village which is popularly known as the bastion of Maoist insurgency. The caller was an influential left-wing leader of Thawang, who until recent was against holding the local elections. However, the call was to offer his support and express his interest in conducting the local polls in Thawang by setting aside their differences.
DANG, March 27: It was unbelievable moment for Naumati Gharti of Madichaur, Rolpa (now Dang) on October 16, 2015; it was a day when her second daughter Onsari Gharti was elected as the Speaker of the country.
DANG, Feb 13: They had arms in their hands but beautiful dreams in their minds when they readied themselves for ‘the People’s War’ 22 years ago. They were ready to kill and get killed for the ‘great cause of freeing the nation from the unfair system, emancipating the poor, and ending the gender- and caste-based discrimination and the centralized development’ and so on. The war started and continued for a decade.