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EC seeks DPM Nidhi’s clarifications on code breach

March 29, 2017 08:12 AM

KATHMANDU, March 28: The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday sought clarifications from Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi over  breach of the election code of conduct.

Ballot papers printed for 36 districts

March 27, 2017 08:12 AM

KAKTHMAND, March 26: As part of the preparations for conducting local elections within the slated date of May 14, the Election Commission (EC) has printed the ballot papers for 36 out of the 75 districts so far.  The election body plans to complete printing  the remaining ballots by April 18.  Ballot papers are being printed at the tightly-guarded Janak Shikshya Samagri Kendra (JSSK), the state-owned  press, in Bhaktapur district. “Till now, we have printed the ballot papers for 36 districts. We are on  track in terms of  the logistics for the elections,” said Election Commissioner Narendra Dahal.

EC yet to get started on voter education

March 24, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 24: Even as the local elections draw ever nearer, the Election Commission (EC)  has yet to  start voter education for the general public, thanks to dillydallying right at the central level.

JEOC to mobilize 200,000 security personnel for local elections

March 21, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, March 21: A Joint Election Operation Center (JEOC) to be formed under the Election Commission (EC) will mobilize over 200,000 security personnel to ensure security during the upcoming local elections.

EC may bar NC, RPP from contesting local polls in some districts

March 19, 2017 18:33 PM

KATHMANDU, March 19: Election Commission on Sunday said that some of the parties including the ruling Nepali Congress and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) may deprive from contesting upcoming local elections in some districts.

EC starts printing ballot-papers for local polls

March 19, 2017 17:37 PM

KATHMANDU, March 19: Election Commission has started printing the ballot-papers for the upcoming local level elections from Sunday.

Few days delay in printing ballots 'not serious'

March 18, 2017 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Election Commission (EC) has delayed its plan to print the ballot papers starting from Saturday, citing lack of internal preparations in arranging the election symbols for political parties and independent candidates, among other things.  The ballots will now be printed a couple of days later.

EC removes 'Hindu state', 'monarchy' from RPP's statute

March 17, 2017 18:57 PM

KATHMANDU, March 17: The Election Commission has removed 'Hindu state' and 'monarchy' from the party statute of the ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party. The election body, however, has endorsed 'cow' as the election symbol for the party.

CEC Yadav apprises PM Dahal of poll preparations

March 17, 2017 13:13 PM

KATHMANDU, 17: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav on Friday urged Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to create conducive environment for the upcoming local polls.

EC seeks logistical help from neighbors

March 15, 2017 07:25 AM

KATHMANDU, March 14: Backtracking on its previous commitment of not asking for any foreign aid for the management of elections, the Election Commission (EC) is seeking logistical support from India, China and other countries for the upcoming local elections.

EC to start printing ballot papers soon

March 13, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, MARCH 13: The Election Commission (EC) is making preparations to begin printing ballot papers from March 18 for the May 14 local elections as per the recently finalized local units under the federal setup.

EC now at point of no return: CEC Yadav

March 9, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 9: Amid speculation  whether the ongoing tensions in the southern region of the country could affect the  local elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday said  preparations have now reached a point of no return.

EC commissioners, ministers in heated debate over code

March 2, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 2: Tensions ran high at the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday after election commissioners and government ministers had a heated debate regarding the election code of conduct that has been brought into force for the upcoming local elections.

Govt will abide by election code of conduct: DPM Nidhi

March 1, 2017 15:19 PM

KATHMANDU, March 1: The government has assured the Election Commission of abiding election code of conduct and providing required logistics to make the May 14 local election a success.

105,000 civil servants to be deployed for local polls

March 1, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: An estimated 105,000 civil servants ranging from junior staff to senior-level election officials are being deployed by the Election Commission (EC) for conducting the upcoming local elections.

Govt’s dillydallying puts EC in a fix to begin ‘actual preparations’

February 27, 2017 07:04 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Even as the government has fixed May 14 as the poll date, the Election Commission (EC) is yet to begin ‘actual preparations’ for the local elections thanks to the government’s dillydallying in forging consensus among political parties. The EC also lacks crucial documents required for conducting elections.

SC refuses to register 'right to reject' plea

February 27, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Going against one of its own previous verdicts, the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday refused to register a writ petition demanding that the right to reject, popularly known as None of the Above (NOTA), be implemented in the upcoming local level elections.

Won't accept foreign aid for local polls: EC

February 25, 2017 03:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Election Commission (EC) has decided not to accept any foreign aid for holding the upcoming local elections, as donor agencies might not be able to deliver within the short span of time remaining.

Election code enforcement delay worries experts

February 24, 2017 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Election experts said they are worried at the massive transfer of top Nepal Police and Armed Police Force (APF) personnel and senior home ministry officials working in various districts as chief district officers (CDOs), arguing that such decisions could influence the upcoming local level elections.

EC unveils polls work plan, awaits LLRC report

February 23, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Three days after the announcement of the poll date, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday unveiled a detailed election work plan, giving impetus to the conduct of  the long-delayed local polls .