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Parties renaming public places after their own

Published On: July 31, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: DEVENDRA BASNET AND DINESH SUBEDI

DANG / ROLPA, July 31: Dang district's Babai Rural Municipality-4 used to have a village named 'Maskidar'. The small settlement managed to retain its name for many generations.

Thawang finally ready for polls

Published On: June 19, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: DEVENDRA BASNET AND DINESH SUBEDI

LIWANG, June 19: Thawang, the bastion of the decade-long Maoist insurgency, is finally gearing up for the elections after boycotting several polls in the past. The election constituency is witnessing stiff competitions among parties formed after splitting from the former rebel Maoist party. Other parliamentary parties such as Nepali Congress and CPN-UML which were seen as rivals of the then rebel party are also competing in the historic local elections after a gap of 20 years.