KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The main opposition Nepali Congress has deputed its central representatives for the second phase of a national awareness campaign.

SURKHET, Feb 25: As a jumbo team of 40 representatives, including the chairperson of Simta Rural Municipality has left for an excursion, the service seekers visiting the local unit have been obliged to return home empty-handed.

JUMLA, Feb 23 :A year ago, 18-year-old Anjana Jaisi of Guthichaur Rural Municipality-4 tied the nuptial knot.

RUPANDEHI, Aug 18:   After being elected to the local government, the people’s representatives made one big announcement and that was to end caste-based discrimination in order to make Butwal ‘a city of humanity’. But in reality, caste-based discrimination is so pervasive here that even the elected representatives who happen to be Dalits are victims of cast-based discrimination.

JUMLA, July 26: The alarming rise in the number of child marriages in the district has compelled the representatives of Patarasi Rural Municipality to join hands with various stakeholders to curb this ill practice.

BARA, July 22: Local representatives and provincial assembly members representing Kalaiya have been agitated in Bara over the government's decision to relocate the land revenue and survey office to the northern part from the district headquarters Simara.

KHOTANG, July 16: The representatives of ten local units of Khotang district on Sunday received badges meant for their identity.

KANCHANPUR, July 15: The locals from Bailakundi of Krishnapur Municipality-4 in the district have been elated after their representatives began working for the upgrading of the local road.

BARA, June 28: Ibrahim Miya describes himself as a person who is not much interested in politics but says that he tries his best to cast his vote, when the elections come around.

RAMPUR, June 11: Just like in other local units, four bureaucrats were transferred to Rampur Municipality of Palpa as executive officers after the local elections a year ago.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Today's lower house meeting endorsed the House of Representatives Regulations, 2075 BS with majority votes.

BUTWAL, May 24: A year ago, when the government announced to conduct local elections for the first time in 20 years, Jamuna Gautam of Tilottama Municipality was extremely happy.

SINDHULI, May 18: The promises made by the elected local representatives during the elections are far from being implemented even  a year after the local elections.

DHANGADHI, May 16: Instead of turning their focus on development and other important tasks, local representatives in Province 7 have been prioritizing on getting more benefits for themselves.  Just recently on Sunday, three separate groups of newly elected 150 people's representatives at the local units separately submitted memorandum to Province 7 Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta, demanding increase in their salary.

Locals have claimed that the excavation began after formation of the local government

DANG/RUKUM, May 15: Chief Executive Officer of Sharada Municipality of Salyan, Mahendra Dangi, was transferred to Lamahi Municipality, Dang. Soon after, another accountant from the same municipality was also transferred to Lamahi Municipality, where he joined his previous boss Dangi. The transfer saga does not end here.

SURKHET, May 15: It has already been a year since the first phase local polls elected local representatives under the country's newly adopted federal system.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 30: With the child marriages unbridled in the district, local representatives have started taking action against them. The child marriage which was scheduled to take place recently has been canceled at Thulung Dudhkoshi rural municipality in the district.

POKHARA, April 6: Pay perks for the elected representatives of the local units have been determined 11 months after the elections of the local units on Friday.

DAMAK, April 1: Even though nine months have elapsed since the elected representatives of people took charge of the local bodies, the service seekers are not getting service as expected due to the internal row amongst the elected representatives from different political parties.

JUMLA, March 2: Recently, the Netra Bikram Chand-led outfit Nepal Communist Party wrote to the elected representatives of Jumla district and told them to resign their posts immediately or face consequences. Following the development, panic has set in among the representatives.

ILAM, Feb 26: Dismayed with the care-free attitude of their elected representatives after the polls, locals often blame the representatives for using them only as stepping stones to fulfill their vested interests.

JAJARKOT, Jan 4: After the successful conclusion of May 14 local elections, Bheri Municipality of Jajarkot district held its first municipal meeting on May 19. The meeting decided to make the municipality clean and green.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The Legislature-Parliament Secretariat is using different colours of upholstery and carpet to refurbish the House of Representatives and the National Assembly meeting halls so as to give them their distinct identity.

JHAPA, Dec 22:  Right after their victory in the local level elections this July, local representatives vowed in a gathering in Birtamode that they would make the people feel the change within a month. Their promises before and after the elections were loud. Mayor of Birtamode Municipality Dhurba Kumar Shivakoti, Deputy Mayor Pabitra Devi Mahtara and all ward members assured people of all possible efforts to make the area clean and well managed soon.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 18: "We do not have water supply in our area. Please bring water to our area," pleaded 84-year-old Krishna Bahadur Shrestha of Sirutar, Surya Binayak Municipality-1, Bhaktapur recently when he met Mahesh Basnet, the MP-elect from Bhaktapur constituency-2.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The ruling Nepali Congress has mobilized central representatives of the party for the preparation of the November 26 elections of House of Representatives and Provincial assembly.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 11: Stating that physical attacks on them are on the rise, local representatives in Banke have demanded security from the authority. On Friday, they met Chief District Officer Ramesh Kumar KC to draw his attention toward the matter. The local representatives who had come all the way from Raptisonari Rural Municipality said that attacks on them have become common in the district. Unknown groups threaten and warn them as well.

DHANKUTA, Nov 7: The upcoming first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections slated for November 26 has gripped Sankhuwasabha district as well. As the day nears, the district with a total of 105,085 voters is keenly anticipating who would win the election battles and what would the future representatives have in store for them.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Parliamentarians on Friday demanded inclusion in the Act related to House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly the backward area while submitting the proportional sealed list.

JHAPA, Sept 7: “I will make Birtamod market so clean that you would be able to pick and eat grains that are spilled on the ground around here.

JHAPA, August 30: Even two months after the election, newly-elected representatives of Jhapa are still uncertain about their roles and responsibilities. In the absence of any act or law to regulate the local bodies, the people's representatives are just roaming around to the utter disappointment of the voters whom they had made so many promises.

JHAPA, August 30: Even two months after the election, newly-elected representatives of Jhapa are still uncertain about their roles and responsibilities. In the absence of any act or law to regulate the local bodies, the people's representatives are just roaming around to the utter disappointment of the voters whom they had made so many promises.

JHAPA, Aug 16: Flood victims in the past would always lament sheer delays in relief distribution and rehabilitation efforts. They would infuriate against the government for neglecting their pathetic situations. On the other hand, the government would feel equally helpless in extending support to them in lack of local representatives. This is the reality, even now, in most of the flood hit areas in Madhes where over 100 have been killed and thousands have been displaced by floods on Saturday. However, the case is different in Jhapa. And they credit local level office bearers for it.

CHITWAN, August 6: The elected representatives in Bharatpur Metropolitan City will be administered the oath of office at 3:00 pm today. Two of them—one being elected chairperson at ward 4 Hari Acharya and another chairperson at ward 7 Rajendra Mani Kafle--will not be sworn in however as their defeated rivals have lodged a complaint with Hetauda bench of High Court, Patan, dissatisfied with poll results.

It has been more than a month since the local representatives were elected. But unfortunately they have not made any visible progress so far and this has disappointed the locals. So far the representatives have not implemented any of their plans though they had made numerous promises before the elections

SURKHET, July 26: Locals of various rural municipalities of Surkhet district have been disappointed with the newly elected representatives who have reportedly started using the government sanctioned budget for their personal benefits rather than on development projects.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The National Vigilance Centre has directed the elected local representatives to submit their property details within 60 days of their election through the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development.

SURKHET, July 25: Locals of various rural municipalities of Surkhet district have been disappointed with the newly elected representatives who have reportedly started using the government sanctioned budget for their personal benefits rather than on development projects.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has introduced a new rule, barring elected officials of local units, provinces and central level froming becoming board director of bank and financial institutions (BFIs).

KATHMANDU, July 23: The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday approved the proposal seeking deliberation on the Bill relating to Election of the Member of House of Representatives-2017.

UDAYAPUR, July 23: A majority of board members have taken a decision on changing the name of Sunkoshi rural municipality to Lingchingbung rural municipality here in Udayapur.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The main opposition CPN (UML) has prepared a two-day orientation programme to the recently elected local representatives from the party.

SURKHET, July 14: Newly-elected local representatives will not be able to contest for the position of District Coordination Committee if they do not furnish their election expenditure details to the district election office.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the recently elected representatives of the local levels to cooperate it for updating the biometric voters' list.

BANKE, July 11: Mansari Bahun's family was displaced by the Rapti flood four years ago. The displaced family has been living in a small hut in Nayabasti of Duduwa Rural Municipality - 1 since then.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The newly-formed committees in local units have failed to start their work effectively due to the completely new structure delineated under the federal system and the lack of laws and proper instruction from the central level. The newly-elected representatives have got lost in formulating the local government's budget for the upcoming fiscal year also because of inexperienced civil servants.

Dr. Dhabal Shamsher Rana, Mayor, Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis I'm very happy that people chose me as the mayor of Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) is set to impart orientation on local development to newly-elected people's representatives.

DOLAKHA, July 3: The Dolakha district committee of CPN-UML recently organized a two-day orientation on budget-making process to newly elected representatives of different local units of the district.