KATHMANDU, May 18: Amid growing demand from people to endorse the ‘right to reject vote’ in elections, a number of votes cast in the recently held local elections have been found written ‘No Vote’ by voters.
KATHMANDU, May 18: Independent candidate for Kathmandu Metropolitan City mayorship Balen Shah has received over 17,000 votes in the ongoing vote counting. As per the latest results, Shah has received 17,031 votes while his closest rival Keshav Sthapit of the CPN-UML has received 8,876 votes.
MAKWANPUR, May 18: Ruling alliance has emerged victorious at Thaha Municipality in northern Makawanpur. According to the vote count results published this morning, CPN (Maoist Center)'s candidate Bishnu Bista and Nepali Congress candidate Bharat Gopali, on behalf of the ruling alliance, registered their victory as mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, of Thaha Municipality.
JHAPA, May 18: CPN-UML candidate Rajendra Pokharel has been elected the mayor while Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Asha Shivakoti registered her win as the deputy mayor of Kankai municipality in Jhapa.
KATHMANDU, May 16: CPN (Unified Socialist) candidate Dhanraj Acharya is in the lead in the mayoral race of Pokhara Metropolitan City. So far, Acharya has received 5,137 votes while his closest rival Krishna Bahadur Thapa from the CPN-UML has received 4,545 votes.
SINDHULI, May 15: Nepali Congress (NC) candidates have won the elections in two wards of Sindhuli. Daulat Karki of NC has won in Golanjor Rural Municipality-2.He won with 580 votes. Karki was also the chairman of the ward before this.
DHARAN, May 14: The Mayor and Deputy Mayor candidates of democratic-left coalition are leading in the local polls as the vote counting is currently underway. As per the preliminary results of the 100 vote counts from ward one, two and three, respectively, mayoral candidate Kishor Rai is leading with 116 votes out of the total 300 votes counted so far.
KATHMANDU, May 13: Voting has been postponed at four polling stations in Kavrepalanchowk district after the polling officials were found casting votes of differently-abled people at another symbol than their request, giving over four or five ballot papers to the voters. Police had to fire aerial shots to take the situation under control after clashes erupted.
CHITWAN, May 13: People have been found to be using chits to cast their votes in Bharatpur. At a polling center in Krishnapur of Bharatpur, the ruling coalition parties have been found to have given chits to voters to cast their votes.
GORKHA, May 13: Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai has cast his vote at a polling center in Palungtar Municipality-1. After casting his vote, Bhattarai took a photo of himself with a swastika stamp and posted it on social media.
KATHMANDU, May 13: The Election Commission (EC) has stated that more than 35 percent of the votes have been cast so far even as voting in a few polling stations in various seven districts were obstructed.
BARA, May 13: Voting at two polling stations in Pacharauta Municipality has been suspended. The polling was stopped due to the protest of the locals after it was found that more votes were cast than the number of total registered voters at Srinagar Bairiya polling station and Bargachhi polling station of Pacharauta-2.
ILAM, May 13: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of CPN (Unified Socialist), Jhalanath Khanal has said that the second local level elections would play an important role in institutionalizing democracy and republic He said that the country would move forward on the journey of socialism while protecting democracy and republic through this election.
SURKHET, May 13: The people of the Raute community who live a nomadic life in the jungles have been deprived of their right to vote in the local elections this time around as well. Although Gurans Rural Municipality of Dailekh had distributed temporary identity cards to the Rautes four years ago, the members of the community have not received citizenship certificates.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 13: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has cast his vote in the local level election. He cast his vote at the local Setidevi Panchakanya Higher Secondary School polling center in Chautara Sangachokgadhi Municipality-5 on Friday morning.
KATHMANDU, May 13: Roads in Kathmandu Valley are almost deserted since this morning as local authorities have banned vehicular movement except for those belonging to essential service and authorized officials.
KATHMANDU, May 12: The National Women Commission (NWC) has urged police administration to keep vigilance to make sure that no incidences of violence against women occur during upcoming local level election.
KATHMANDU, May 11: As many as 1,505 teachers across the country have submitted their resignations right before the local level polls slated for May 13. Basanti Shrestha, 45, resigned from the post of teacher on April 24 and has filed her candidature for the post of deputy mayor of Chandragiri Municipality.
KATHMANDU, May 11: The District Administration Office (DAO), Lalitpur has requested the candidates or their representatives to get vehicle passes for election day from the local level election officer concerned.
KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal Tourism Board has decided to operate shuttle bus service for the convenience of tourists on the day of the local level election. Shuttle buses will be operated in Kathmandu on May 13, keeping in mind the inconvenience to the air passengers between the airport and the hotel as movement of public and private vehicles is prohibited on the day.
POKHARA, May 10: Gandaki Chief Minister Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokhrel has appealed to all the people of the Province to participate in the election for the election worthy candidates without being influenced by anything and adhering fully to the election code of conduct.
MORANG, May 10: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that his party will take the responsibility of taking Nepal to the modern age. Addressing an election assembly in Miklagunj Rural Municipality on Tuesday, Oli urged the public to make the UML victorious and support the pastry’s goal of developing the nation.
KATHMANDU, May 10: The district administration offices (DAOs) in all three districts of the Kathmandu Valley have decided to ban the supply and consumption of alcoholic products in view of the May 13 local level elections.
KATHMANDU, May 10: Nearly half of the voters have been deprived of their right to vote in the upcoming local level election on May 13. According to estimates, more than 20 percent of the total population (29,192,480) or about 6 million voters are abroad. That's more than half the total votes to be cast.
DOTI, May 10: Politburo member of the CPN (Unified Socialist) and Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has said that uncompleted development works will be completed in the country after the local level elections.
KATHMANDU, May 10: The home ministry has said that anyone found carrying out anti-election activities, disturbing the law and order in society and obstructing the voters from the opportunity of selecting their representatives independently will face action as per the law.
KATHMANDU, May 10: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to make arrangements of tarpaulins to protect the election materials and conduct the voting process unhindered even if rain occurs on May 13, the election day for local level polls.