MADHYAPUR THIMI, May 18: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Surendra Shrestha registered his win as a mayor of Madhyapur Thimi municipality. Shrestha defeated CPN-UML candidate Madan Sundar Shrestha by a margin of 4,063 votes.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Minister for Home Bal Krishna Khand has said the government officials concerned could develop an immediate strategy for the resolution of any untoward incidents if factual information is shared on time.

CHITWAN, May 5: Chairperson of the ruling CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal has claimed that the election scenario is in favor of the ruling coalition parties. The alliance’s candidates will be victorious in many places in the May 13 local election, said Nepal, while talking briefly to journalists on Thursday.

CHITWAN, April 28: Minister for Home Affairs, Bal Krishna Khand, has said that the local-level election would be held in a peaceful manner on the slated time.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has urged journalists to play neutral roles in upcoming local elections by adhering to the journalist code of conduct.

RPP will win elections: Lingden

April 24, 2022 10:49 am

JHAPA, April 24:Chairperson of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Rajendra Lingden has hoped that the party will come as an alternative political force through the upcoming local elections.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The main opposition party CPN-UML has made public its manifesto for the upcoming local-level election slated for April 23.

MAHENDRANAGAR, April 22: An Indo-Nepal coordination meeting concluded at Mahendranagar of Kanchanpur today agreed to seal the Nepal-India border points in the district for 48 hours in view of the local level elections.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Minister for Home Affairs, Bal Krishna Khand has urged all political parties to take part in the May 13 local election so as to make the implementation of the federal democratic republic further effective.

BANKE, April 8: CPN-UML Chairperson and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the ruling five-party alliance should be swept away in the upcoming local elections.

KATHMANDU, March 27: NC will decide on whether to form an electoral alliance with coalition partners tomorrow: Spokesperson Mahat

JHAPA, March 22: Thirty-six political parties including the Mangol National Organisation have been registered at the District Election Office, Jhapa, to contest in the upcoming local level elections.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Bishwa Prakash Sharma has said that the NC is determined to lead the country in the right way. Talking to media persons today, Sharma said that the focus of NC and the government is on leading the country in the right direction through elections.

AAP leading election polls in Punjab

March 10, 2022 13:38 pm

NEW DELHI, March 10: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is leading in 89 seats on the 117 seat Punjab Assembly at 11:35 AM, followed by Congress (15) and Shiromani Akali Dal (8), according to the Election Commission of India.

DAMAULI, March 9: Senior Nepali Congress (NC) leader Ram Chandra Poudel has said that the role of youth is going to be important in the party.

KATHMANDU, March 5: CPN-UML Vice Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang has accused the ruling coalition parties of conspiring to defer the local level election scheduled for May 13.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Nepali Congress(NC) General Secretary Bishwaprakash Sharma has called on every person who has reached the age to participate in the local level election to be held on May 13.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has claimed that the CPN-UML will secure majority seats in all three-tier elections.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: CPN-UML Secretary Padma Aryal has said that the government should not shy away from elections. At a press meet organized by Press Chautari Nepal, Baglung, on Sunday, she said that postponing periodic elections would be against democracy.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal on behalf of the five-party alliance has congratulated the leaders who have won the National Assembly seats.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that it is everyone’s duty to follow safety protocols for the control and prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic. He urged all citizens to stay alert and safe during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The representatives of the CPN (Maoist Center) have stressed the need to move ahead by electing a new leadership unanimously, through the party’s ongoing 8th National General Convention in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has stressed the need for the country to head toward elections at the earliest.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 25: Chairperson of the CPN (Unified Socialist), Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the five-party alliance would become stronger in upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: While there is a debate on how to manage the leaders at the 10th general convention of the CPN-UML, Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that leaders should contest and will need votes to be established in the party.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The tenure of as many as one-third of the members of the National Assembly, including that of Vice-chairperson Sashikala Dahal is going to end on March 5, 2022.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 4: Chairperson of the CPN (Unified Socialist), Madhav Kumar Nepal, has said that the five-party alliance would become stronger in upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, May 27: A protest led by activists against the government amid the prohibitory order took place in Kirtipur on Wednesday. The group of activists staged the protest at Kirtipur against the government in memory of Surya Bahadur Tamang, who died of starvation during the first wave of the pandemic last year.

Dissolution of the House of Representatives is the last resort, only when all options mentioned in Article 76(1), (2), (3) and (5) are exhausted.

Is this the time for election?

January 27, 2021 07:35 am

Government’s effort should have been centered on reviving the economy and protecting people from the huge financial and mental loss. Nepal cannot afford costly elections at this moment.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has scheduled a new date for holding elections for its executive members for November 26-27.

Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu on Saturday blasted a social media user who targeted her for casting vote in Delhi Assembly elections even after shifting to Mumbai for work.

NCP sweeps upper house elections

January 24, 2020 08:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The ruling Nepal Communist Party clean swept the election for 18-member upper house elections Thursday.

Shivamaya for Speaker

January 17, 2020 08:48 am

It seems that the quota system is not going to go away any day soon as long as our old fogies rule our land from their couches. Our political parties claim to be democratic but its own netas are autocratic losers who favor byaparis and mundrey dons over loyal, hardworking cadres when it comes to distributing tickets to fight elections.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that there is no possibility of cabinet reshuffle at least before the by-elections scheduled for November 30.

LISBON, Oct 7: Portugal’s ruling Socialists won Sunday’s parliamentary election without an outright majority, official results showed early on Monday.

LISBON, Oct 6: Portugal’s center-left Socialists are expected to retain power and win more parliament seats in general elections on Sunday, after four years of economic growth, but still fall short of an outright majority.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept 28: Afghans headed to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president amid high security and Taliban threats to disrupt the elections, with the rebels warning citizens to stay home or risk being hurt.

KATHMANDU,Sept 20: We are marking the fourth anniversary of our constitution and it is now in the course of implementation. Some of the political parties were protesting when the constitution was promulgated on September 20, 2015. But it has been accepted by all as all sides have participated in the elections for the three tiers – federal, provincial and local- conducted as per this constitution.

Nov 30 fixed for all by-polls

August 3, 2019 06:56 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: A day after holding discussion with major political parties, the Election Commission (EC) on Friday fixed November 30 for holding by-elections to fill the vacant positions of local, provincial and federal governments.

TUNIS, July 26: Tunisia is inviting world leaders to attend the funeral for its president who died in office and preparing a new election to replace him.

KATHMANDU, July 21: As Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli completes one and half years as head of government, he has little to show by way of progress in realizing the big promises he sold the people during the elections in 2017.

Gear up Nepal-China railway project

June 23, 2019 02:25 am

We talk a lot. Work less. This has become a national disease in our country mainly in the context of carrying out important development projects. Mostly politicians sell dreams of big projects during elections, budget speeches and other occasions. Such promises often complicate situation as the leaders make lofty promises without doing even basic study on such projects.

JAKARTA, May 9: A top Indonesian lawmaker has demanded a parliamentary inquiry into the deaths of more than 500 officials during recent elections, most of them linked to fatigue-related illnesses in gruelling work conditions.

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, May 6: India’s northern heartland began voting on Monday in the fifth phase of a staggered general election, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoping his record on national security will win him a second five-year term.

JAKARTA, April 17: Across 17,000 islands, from the jungles of Borneo to the slums of Jakarta, millions of Indonesians were going to the polls Wednesday in one of the world's biggest exercises in democracy.

NEW DELHI, April 11: Clashes between followers of rival parties left at least two dead and several injured on the first day of India's huge election Thursday, media reports said.

The mechanics retrofitting cars with blast-resistant doors and bulletproof windshields in a Punjab garage have been flat out of late -- elections are looming, and politics can be a dangerous game in India.

Ambition Europe needs

March 26, 2019 00:25 am

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron recently launched his platform for the upcoming European Parliament elections. Official reactions to his approach—outlined in a commentary published simultaneously in every European Union country—were mostly positive, with even the Euroskeptic prime minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán and Liviu Dragnea of Romania, endorsing his agenda (for tactical reasons). But, in the chorus of approval, one notable voice was missing: Germany.

PYONGYANG, March 10: North Koreans go to the polls Sunday for an election in which there can be only one winner.