KOLKATA, India, March 27: Voting began in Assam and West Bengal on Saturday in state elections that will show how support for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding up following a coronavirus-stricken year, and months of protests by farmers against his agricultural reforms.

The move is seen to run in direct conflict with the trade strategy of President Trump's cabinet, a member of which warned Thursday that the United States and the European Union would now be joining forces "in the fight against China."

WASHINGTON, July 19: Gay-rights supporters who thronged the Supreme Court plaza after justices declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right expect to have little to celebrate if Brett Kavanaugh replaces Justice Anthony Kennedy, the author of all the court’s major gay-rights rulings.

United Nations, June 14: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) held its 10th emergency meeting, Wednesday on Israel's response to protests dubbed the 'Great Return March' along the border with Gaza. The UN voted to condemn Israel's excessive force, marked by the use of live ammunition.

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

The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces.

YEKATERINBURG, March 18: Vladimir Putin’s victory in Russia’s presidential election Sunday isn’t in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so.

BEIRUT, Feb 25: A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Sherdhan Rai, Provincial Assembly leader of CPN-UML defeated Bhim Acharya by two votes to secure his win as Parliamentary Party member from Province 1. Rai obtained 26 votes and his rival candidate Acharya garnered 24 votes.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Despite threats from the United States to withhold "billions" of dollars in US aid for countries which would vote in favor of a UN resolution rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Nepal has chosen to vote against the US call.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Nepal was one of the 128 countries to vote against the President Donald Trump’s unilateral call to make Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem to be their capital.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The rise in number of invalid votes has piled up pressure on the Election Commission (EC) to overhaul its ineffective voter education program, for which the election body spends billions of rupees.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The percentage of invalid votes in the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system of the election to the member of House of Representatives is 5.18 on an average throughout the country.

KHOTANG, Dec 13: The number of political parties securing less than 100 has climbed to 36 in the district.

BARDIYA, Dec 13: The Nepali Congress (NC) has secured the highest votes towards the proportional representation system in the recently held elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

KHOTANG, Dec 13: CPN-UML has bagged highest votes in the district. The vote counting has finalized on Wednesday where UML wins towards first-past-the-post elections in Khotang has also become the first party in the proportional representations (PR) elections in the district.

DOLAKHA, Dec 12: CPN-UML has bagged highest votes in Propotional Representaional system in Dolakha.

BAGLUNG, Dec 12: Nepali Congress that lost all seats towards first-past-the-post elections in Baglung has become the first party in the proportional representations (PR) elections in the district.

Votes counting resumes in Sunsari-3

December 12, 2017 13:48 pm

ITHARI, Dec 12: The votes counting has rsumed n Sunsari-3, Where Nepali congress candidate Bijaya Kumar Gachhedhar and his nearest rival from CPN-UML Bhagawati Chaudhary are vying for the House of Representatives.

ILAM, Dec 12: Like in the previous elections, there were scores of invalid votes during the recently concluded parliamentary and provincial elections.

NP Saud loses with more than 8,000 votes

December 11, 2017 07:45 am

KANCHANPUR, Dec 10: Nepali Congress youth leader Narayan Prakash Saud (NP) has lost with more than 8,000 votes for the House of Representatives in Kanchanpur.

GORKHA, Dec 10: With the completion of vote counting in Gorkha district under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) category for the parliamentary and provincial elections, rural parts of the district reported higher number of invalid votes. As per the details provided by the District Election Office (DEO), more than 4% of the total votes were invalid in the district.

TANAHUN, Dec 10: Nepali congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has lost to UML Candidate Krishna Kumar Shrestha in the House of Representatives with more than 6,000 votes in Tanahau-1.

KP Oli wins with more than 28,000 votes

December 10, 2017 15:39 pm

JHAPA, Dec 10: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has made a victory with more than 28 thousand votes in Jhapa-5.

Dr. Koiarala takes lead with 4,000 votes

December 10, 2017 15:18 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr. Sashank Koirala has lead with more than four thousand votes for the House of Representatives in Nawalparasai-East-1.

KAILALI, Dec 10: Nepali Congress candidate for Kailali-5 Arzoo Rana Deuba has suffered a defeat at the hands of CPN-UML candidate Narad Muni Rana in the House of Representatives, with nearly 5, 000 votes.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 10: CPN-Maoist center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Daughter-in-Law, Bina Magar has lead with more than ten thousand votes for the House of representatives in Kanchanpur-1.

UDAYAPUR, Dec 10: Narayan Bahadur Karki candidate from Nepali Congress looses in Udayapur-2 for the House of Representatives by more than 5 thousand votes.

MAKAWANPUR, Dec 10: Krishna Prasad Dahal has defeated Rastiya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chairman Kamal Thapa with more than 5 thousand votes in Makawanpur-1.

DHANUSHA, Dec 10: Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal candidate for Dhanusha-3 Rajendra Mahato has been elected in the constituency.

PM Deuba leads by more than 5000 votes

December 9, 2017 16:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 9:  Prime Minister and Nepali Congress’s Chairman, Sher Bahadur Deuba is continually leading during vote count of Dadeldhura. Deuba has received 14,724 votes while his rival, Khag Raj Bhatta from Left Alliance has garnered 8,862 votes.

CHITWAN, Dec 9: CPN-Maoist center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has lead for the House of Representatives in Chitwan-3. Former Prime Minister Dahal lead by 2099 votes.

DADELDHURA, Dec 9: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has lead with nearly double votes for the House of Representatives in Dadeldhura.

Votes count begins in Palpa, leads NC

December 8, 2017 14:43 pm

PALPA, Dec 8: Votes counting has begun in Palpa-1 where election was held on December 7. According to preliminary results of votes counting Nepali congress is leading in this Constituency.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: A total of 2,409 votes have been counted in Pachthar for the House of Representatives. Of them, 1931 have been counted as invalid. Following the vote counts, Left alliances continue to lead the race by more than 2,000 votes in Pachthar.

BARDHIYA, Dec 8: CPN-UML senior leader Bamdev Gautam is leading with nearly double votes in Bardhiya-1.

Nepal votes (Photo Update)

December 7, 2017 16:14 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Election fervor has gripped 45 districts of the country. Here's our compilation of photo features in numerous districts. Please click the links.

40 per cent votes cast till 1:00 PM

December 7, 2017 13:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Forty per cent votes have been cast till 1:00 PM under the second phase of elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies in 45 districts across the country today.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 7: Candidates from Kanchanpur for the House of Representatives cast their votes in different polling center today.

DOTI, Dec 7: Thirty per cent voters from Doti have cast their votes by 11 PM with excitement.

Bhaktapur votes

December 7, 2017 11:46 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: More photos from Bhaktapur voting.

Glimpses: Kailali votes (photo feature)

December 7, 2017 11:42 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Locals and elderly cast their vote in Kailali.

Butwal votes (Photo Feature)

December 7, 2017 11:22 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Voting at Butwal.

SURKHET Dec 7: All candidates of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly from Nepali Congress and Left alliance cast their votes in their polling centers in the district.

Ilam, Dec 7: CPN- UML senior leader Subash chandra Nemwang and Jhala Nath Khanal cast thier votes in Ilam. Nemwang, who is also  ex-speaker of Parliamentary Assembly cast his vote in Balmindir polling center in district headquarter Ilam. Nemwang is contesting from Ilam-2.

TANAHU, Dec 4: As the candidates intensify their election campaign for the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections due on December 7, Nepali Congress central committee member and the Provincial Assembly candidate, Pradip Poudel has used a drone for canvassing for votes.

100% valid votes cast in mock polls

December 2, 2017 14:35 pm

ILAM, Dec 2: All the votes cast in mock elections organized in different places in the district were found valid.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The government piled pressure on project managers to publish tender notices for 12 various road projects worth Rs 10 billion as part of the postal highway scheme just a month before the local level elections in Province 2 on  September 18.

BUTWAL, Nov 28: During the second Constituent Assembly election four years ago, Baburam Bhattarai, who was a candidate from the CPN (Maoist Center) from Rupandehi - 4, had focused on garnering the support of the squatter community voters. As part of the strategy, he made pledges and promised that he will definitely materialize them. He even dined and slept in a squatter’s house in Buddhanagar as part of the election campaign.

BUTWAL, Nov 29: During the second Constituent Assembly election four years ago, Baburam Bhattarai, who was a candidate from the CPN (Maoist Center) from Rupandehi - 4, had focused on garnering the support of the squatter community voters.