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KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The second phase of the parliamentary and provincial elections concluded successfully Thursday with millions of voters turning up to cast their ballots defying threats and intimidation from the poll-opposing forces.
MADRID, Dec 4: A Spanish judge on Monday ordered that four prominent members of the Catalan independence movement should remain in custody, including the no. 2 of the ousted regional government, who will campaign in a polarized regional election from a jail near Madrid.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Election Officers preparing to moving voting booth after collecting election materials from District Election Office of Kathmandu for the 2nd phase election at Babarmahal on Friday, December 1, 2017.
ROLPA, Nov 30: Even though the first phase elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly were over, the concerned body is facing a security challenge for safe-keeping of the ballot boxes.
KATHMANDU, NOV 29- Ballot boxes used during the first phase of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections held Sunday (November 26) in 32 districts have already been collected safely in the respective district headquarters, the Election Commission said.
JAJARKOT, Nov 29: Three days after the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections, ballot boxes from various parts of Jajarkot have finally arrived at the district headquarters Khalanga on Tuesday evening. Difficult topography and lack of road connectivity posed serious problem while transporting the ballot boxes.
JUMLA, Nov 29: Even though the Ministry of Home Affairs had marked Jumla as a highly sensitive area in terms of security for the parliamentary and provincial polls, Sunday's election in the district was largely peaceful and systematic. However, the safety of ballot boxes for the next ten days has become a new challenge for authorities of the district.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Ballot boxes of 71 polling stations of six districts used for the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies held on November 26 are yet to be brought to the district headquarters.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Dismissing worries about the storage of ballot boxes of phase one parliamentary and provincial assembly polls for ten days, local administrations and political parties have said they have sealed the storage rooms in most of the districts with separate padlocks from each major political party.
DHADING Nov 27: Helicopter is being used to transport ballot boxes from remote areas to the district headquarter, Dhading Besi. A chopper was used to bring 51 ballot boxes from 20 rural municipalities of eastern Dhading, chief district officer Shyam Prasad Bhandari said adding that the chopper was used in areas marked highly sensitive.
WEST RUKUM, Nov 27: An unidentified group hurled bomb at staff transporting ballot boxes from Chaurjahari to Musikot, the district’s head quarter. The bomb detonated at Ghartikada of Chaurjahari municipality-6.
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: As the security of the ballot boxes remains the main concern of all political parties, the government has made an arrangement to first collect the ballot boxes at nearby collection centers before transporting them to the district headquarters on Monday.
ILAM, Nov 27: Ballot boxes from several polling booths of Panchthar and Taplejung districts have already been brought to the center. However, it might take one more day for the security forces to bring the boxes from remote zones.
RUKKUM, Nov 26: Voting at Kada of Bafikot and Gausaina of Athbiskot rural municipalities have stopped after unidentified personnel poured acid on the ballot boxes. The Chief District Officer, Bansi Kumar Acharya said that details are yet to arrive from the location.
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MUGU, Nov 26: Just a day before the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections, the District Election Office of Mugu has expressed concern that some of the ballot boxes in the polling centers of the district are still exposed to the risk of being captured.
KATMANDU, Nov 24: As the Election Commission (EC) and the political parties have agreed to begin vote counting only after the casting of ballots in both phases of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections are complete, safeguarding the ballot boxes for days is going to be a challenge.
KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The Election Commission has concluded to print separate ballot papers. The conclusion came after the Supreme Court ordered the EC to print separate ballot papers for the upcoming elections of House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies under First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) electoral system.
KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The Election Commission on Friday has begun printing the ballot papers under the first-past- the-post election system for upcoming federal and provincial elections slated for November 26.
KATHMANDU, OCT 19: The Supreme Court (SC) has refused to issue a stay order against the writ petition that sought separate ballot papers for provincial and parliamentary polls, thereby paving the way for the Election Commission to hold both the polls on the stipulated dates of November 26 and December 7.
KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The Supreme Court today refused to issue an interim order in response to a writ filed at the court, demanding the printing of separate ballot papers for the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.
KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Supreme Court officials said on Tuesday that the apex court would decide on Wednesday whether or not to issue a stay order in relation to a writ petition seeking to arrange separate ballot papers for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections and for first-past-the-post and proportional representation systems.
KATMANDU, Oct 18: The Election Commission (EC) has said scheduled polls may be affected if the court orders to arrange different ballot papers as demanded by a writ petitioner for upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.
KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Election Commission is to start printing the ballot paper for the proportional representation system under the election to the member of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies from Tuesday. The election is taking place on November 26 and December 7, 2017.
KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The Election Commission (EC) has approved the model ballot paper towards the Proportional Representation system to be used in the upcoming elections to the members of House of Representatives and State Assemblies. The elections have been scheduled to be held in two rounds later this year- November 26 and December 7.
KATHMANDU, Sep 22: As part of the preparations to hold the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Friday finalized the design of the ballot papers to be used for the Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system.
KATHMANDU, July 29: Taking their cue from the ballot-tearing incident during the vote count for the local polls in Bharatpur Metropolitan City (BMC), lawmakers have sought a strong legal penalty against candidates and party representatives who get involved in ballot-tearing in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
MORANG, July 6: The all-party meeting has decided to re-count the ballot papers of the ward no. 6 of Rangeli Municipality as the Nepali Congress (NC) expressed its dissatisfaction over the final result.
KATHMANDU, July 1: With discrepancies in the numbers of ballot papers at vote counting centers, the Election Commission (EC) has instructed election officers at the local units not to recognize ballot papers other than those sealed in the ballot boxes.
KATHMANDU, June 27: Following the Bharatpur ballot-tearing incident, the Election Commission (EC) has instructed polling officers and security agencies to adopt all available measures to keep ballot papers safe during the vote counting.
KATHMANDU, May 31: A probe panel formed by the Election Commission (EC) to investigate the incident related to tearing up ballot papers with votes in Bharatpur Metropolitan City has submitted its report.
CHITWAN, May 29: Nepal Police SP Deepak Thapa, the chief of Chitwan District Police Office, confirmed that two cadres of CPN (Maoist Center) are arrested for tearing ballot papers during the vote count of Chitwan Metropolitan City.