KUALA LUMPUR, May 15: Malaysian lawmakers on Wednesday called on authorities to investigate reports of a teenager who allegedly jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should take her own life.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Chairs of three thematic committees, out of four, under the National Assembly (NA) have been elected unopposed.

LONDON, June 26: India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Arguing that he was duly elected as party president by his party’s general convention, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that he won’t step down as president just because some leaders in the party want him to.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Nepali Congress (NC) Central Working Committee (CWC) member Dr Shekhar Koirala has said that the party’s failure to call India’s unofficial blockade against Nepal a blockade was one of the main reasons behind its poor performance in the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.

KATHMANDU, Mar 23: In a clear indication of souring relations between the government and the European Union (EU) mission in Nepal, government officials including those from the Election Commission (EC) have boycotted a stakeholders' consultation meeting organized by the EU Poll Observation Mission in Kathmandu, Friday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 23: In a clear manifestation of souring relations between the government and the European Union (EU) in Nepal, government officials including those from the Election Commission (EC) have boycotted a stakeholders meeting organized by the EU Poll Observation mission in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 22:  Following the humiliating defeat in federal, provincial and local level elections three months ago, Nepali Congress met to understand reasons in the party’s central working committee meeting at Sanepa.

KATHMANDU, March 22: The suggestion made by the European Union Election Observation Mission to exclude Khas/Arya from the "quota system" has drawn criticism from various quarters, including from top political leaders, former bureaucrats and ordinary people.

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has cast his in the presidential election today.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), Nepal has decided to support Bidya Devi Bhandari of left alliance in the presidential election.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Election code of conduct for presidential election slated for March 13 came into effect from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday established an election office at the New Baneshwar-based International Convention Center for conducting presidential elections on March 13.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Election Commission (EC) has asked National Assembly election candidates to submit details of poll expenditures soon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Election Commission (EC) has asked National Assembly election candidates to submit details of poll expenditures soon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday submitted the National Assembly poll results to President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATMANDU, Feb 11: The Election Commission (EC) is preparing to submit the overall poll results to the president by Wednesday at any cost.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) have held a meeting today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Left Alliance and Nepali Congress have shared six and two seats respectively among the total eight seats in the National Assembly election held  in Province 3 on Wednesday.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 7: Both candidates of the left alliance have emerged victorious in the National Assembly election held in Province 1 on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The Election Commission (EC) has said that all preparations for the upper house election slated for February 7 have been completed.

GULMI, Jan 26: Most of the candidates who contested the parliamentary and provincial elections of December 7 have submitted the details of their election expenses to the District Election Office (DEO), Gulmi following the instruction of the Election Commission (EC) to furnish the details within 35 days of the elections. Surprisingly, the expenses of the losing candidates are comparatively higher than that of the winning candidates.

GULMI, Jan 25: Most of the candidates who contested the parliamentary and provincial elections of December 7 have submitted the details of their election expenses to the District Election Office (DEO), Gulmi following the instruction of the Election Commission (EC) to furnish the details within 35 days of the elections.

JANAKPUR, Jan 24: Five out of eight individuals including those from Dalit, women and marginalized community have been elected unopposed to the National Assembly polls from Province

KATHMANDU Jan 23: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said that result of National Assembly election would be made public as soon as possible.  Addressing an election related training organised for the representatives of political parties participating in the National Assembly poll here today, CEC Yadav urged all political parties to make the NA election a success.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have intensified negotiations with the Nepali Congress and the left alliance to explore the possibility of forging an alliance for the National Assembly (NA) elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: A meeting of the High-level Election Security Committee has decided to involve all security agencies including the Nepal Army for the upper house elections.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Central-level preparations for the National Assembly (NA) election slated for February 7 have reached the final phase.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Province no. 2 is atop in regard with the number of voters it has for the National Assembly (NA) election slated for coming February 7 while the Province 6 has the least number of voters.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Top leaders of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have expedited negotiations on power-sharing in the new government and party unification, following UML Chairman K P Sharma Oli's return on Thursday from follow-up treatment in Thailand.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: An overwhelming majority of Nepali Congress Central Working Committee (CWC) members have come down heavily on party president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, holding him responsible for the party’s humiliating defeat in the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The appointment of governors in all seven provinces has cleared the way for the formation of a new government. The new government will be formed soon after the Election Commission (EC) holds the upper house elections.

CHITWAN, Jan 15: Furnishing the election expenses to the District Election Office (DEO), Chitwan, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has claimed that he spent less than Rs 1 million in his election campaign.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: As part of its preparations to conduct the upper house elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Saturday set up the offices of returning officers in all the seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: At least 14 ministers out of the total of 33 in the Sher Bahadur Deuba government are still heading key ministries despite losing the elections as the formation of a new government is being delayed. With the new government expected only after the end of February, they will get a chance to lead the government for three months even after their election defeat.

Calendar for upper house poll out

January 11, 2018 03:08 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The Election Commission (EC) has fixed January 24 as the date for filing candidacies for the National Assembly election.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The government has scheduled the date of National Assembly election for February 7.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the Election Commission (EC) to present the final poll results at the earliest by forging consensus among political parties.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: A power-sharing agreement between the UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) remains to be charted out even as the two parties have reached an understanding to make election manifesto the basis for their planned unification.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: As part of ending the ongoing row over the process of forming the new government formation, the government has proposed February 8 as the date for the election of the National Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The government has made preparation to appoint Provincial Chiefs and declare the date for National Assembly election in consultation with major political parties.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: A section of Nepali Congress (NC) leaders have started exerting pressure on the party leadership to immediately call the party's Mahasamiti meeting to assess the party's humiliating defeat in the recently held parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Leaders of the left alliance have urged the Election Commission (EC) to announce the final poll results without any further delay saying that the delay in allocating proportional representation (PR) seats of the lower house has complicated the new government formation process.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav on Sunday said that the parliamentary seats under the proportional representation (PR) system will be allocated only after the election of the National Assembly. The EC has already completed the verification of the PR votes but has not yet publicized the official poll results and the parliamentary PR seats won by the parties.

NC soul searching after poll debacle

December 24, 2017 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The rank and file of Nepali Congress (NC) now a daunting challenge for the revival of the grand old party and to keep it afloat in the new power equation following its stinging defeat in the parliamentary and provincial elections.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: As the leftist parties -- CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) -- prepare to form a new government after their resounding victory in the recent parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, media reports speak of discomfort in India and 'cautious optimism' in China.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Lal Babu Pandit, the CPN-UML leader who was recently elected to parliament from Morang-6, has wound up all his  poll campaign activities, spending only about half the amount that the Election Commission (EC) allows per candidate.

Dhangadhi, Dec 12 :Resham Lal Chaudhary, the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal ( RJPN) candidate for the House of Representatives election from the Kailali-1 has won the election with 34,341 votes to his favor.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has congratulated the Nepali people on the peaceful completion of the elections to the members of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

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