The government’s proposal to fix Lumbini as the name of Province 5 and Deukhuri as its capital is likely to be endorsed by a two-thirds majority of the Provincial Assembly

Riddles of electoral democracy

May 4, 2020 16:05 pm

The ongoing wrangling within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has brought to fore the question of relationship between statecraft and citizenship. In the near history, one of the key indicators to cement this relationship has been the voting process as part of what could be termed as electoral democracy. The replacement that we have witnessed after 1990 oscillated among the parties and gave rise to the new legitimacy of voting system therein.

WASHINGTON, Jan 22: The U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday to approve rules governing the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, including delaying a debate over whether to call witnesses until the middle of the trial.

SRINAGAR, April 18: Voting began in the second phase of India’s general elections Thursday amid massive security and a lockdown in parts of the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

JAKARTA, April 17: Indonesians began voting in the world’s biggest single-day election on Wednesday as polling stations opened across the sprawling equatorial archipelago following a six-month campaign to choose a new president and parliament.

NEW DELHI, April 11: India’s mammoth general election began on Thursday, with people starting to line up outside polling stations in the world’s biggest democratic exercise that will be carried out in seven phases.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Nepal has abstained from voting on UN’s resolution on the human rights violation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

Right to vote for Nepalis living abroad

September 4, 2018 02:00 am

Nepal’s Supreme Court has directed the government to make necessary arrangements to allow Nepali citizens living and working in foreign countries to vote in coming elections.

ISLAMABAD, July 25: After an acrimonious campaign, polls opened in Pakistan on Wednesday to elect the country's third straight civilian election __ a first for this majority Muslim nation that has been directly or indirectly ruled by its military for most of its 71-year history.

KATHMANDU Mar 6: The election of National Assembly Chairperson has been scheduled for 1 PM on March 14.

NC's voting for PP leader begins

March 5, 2018 10:01 am

KATHMANDU, March 5: Voting is taking place today following failure to reach full agreement to pick Nepali Congress parliamentary party leader.

NC's voting for PP leader begins

March 5, 2018 10:00 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 5: Former prime minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and former general secretary of the party Prakash Man Singh have filed their candidacy for the election of the parliamentary party leader.

Two voters absent in Province 5 voting

February 8, 2018 01:08 am

DANG, Feb 7: Two voters were absent during voting for the National Assembly members in Dang of Province 5 on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The Election Commission has completed all the preparations for the election to the member of National Assembly taking place in all the seven provinces of the country tomorrow.

Voting duplex

January 30, 2018 01:00 am

Single transferable voting system remains unpopular because of large constituencies, complex counting and parochial politics

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: PROstyle has announced the name of shortlisted candidates who will compete for 'PROstyle Manhunt International Nepal 2017'.

Voting at Bhaktapur

December 7, 2017 11:30 am

Voting at Pepsikola, Kathmandu.

Voting at Basantapur

December 7, 2017 10:56 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Voting at Basantapur.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: People casting votes at Padma School voting booth, Durbar Square, Bhaktapur.

Voting at Mangalbazar (Photo Feature)

December 7, 2017 09:28 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Voters casting their votes at Mangalbazar.

SIRAHA, Dec 7: Voting for the second phase elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly commence from early 7:00 AM today in the district. Voters are seen queuing up with visible eagerness to elect their representatives in their polling centers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Voting for the second phase of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections has commenced with excitement in 45 districts.  According to our reporters in the different districts people have already lined up in the polling centers to cast their votes early.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: With the country all set to hold the second round of election to the House of Representatives and Provincial parliament Thursday, the Election Commission has urged voters to exercise their rights being confident.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has called on voters to confidently take part in the tomorrow's elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies, stating the government has guaranteed full security for the polls.

You can vote without voting ID cards

December 6, 2017 14:09 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Registered voters who are awaiting their Voter ID cards can cast their votes by furnishing their government ID cards, passports, citizenships and license ID cards.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said that senior citizens, people with disability and pregnant women were deprived of their voting rights as they could not walk to the polling stations which required hours-long walk.

Thirty per cent vote has been cast till 12:00 PM today in Solukhumbu under the elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies.

Fifty per cent vote has been cast till 12:00 pm today in Rasuwa under the elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies.

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 26: Peaceful voting has begun from early 7:00 today at Solukhumbu. From all 125 polling booths voters are casting their votes said Chief returning officer, Narayan Prasad Subedi.

DADELDHURA, Nov 23: As many as 53 voting areas in Dadeldhura district have been identified as sensitive from the security perspective.

JHAPA, Nov 9: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula on Thursday said time has come for sovereign Nepali to use their maximum intelligence while voting in the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections.

KATHMANDU, Nov. 8: The civil servants have warned of agitation if they are prevented from voting in the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies slated for coming November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Acting on a writ petition demanding arrangements for civil servants and security personnel deployed on election duty to cast their votes, the Supreme Court on Monday asked the Election Commission (EC) to take an appropriate decision in line with the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Supreme Court has refused to issue interim order on a writ petition seeking the apex court order to the authorities -- the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Election Commission, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice and the Ministry of General Administration--to ensure the voting rights of the public servants and security personnel deployed on election duty.

KATHMANDU, Nov 56: The Supreme Court on Sunday asked the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to send amici curiae to plead in the apex court Monday in relation to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that demands voting rights for public servants and security personnel deployed on election duty.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Supreme Court has started hearing on the writ demanding voting right for the officials and security personals deployed during the upcoming elections and has asked for the amicus curiae regarding the issue.

BARCELONA, Oct 1: Spanish riot police smashed their way into the polling station where Catalonia’s regional leader was due to vote in the disputed independence referendum on Sunday. Scuffles erupted outside between police and people waiting to vote.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The voting on the Bill relating to the second amendment to the Constitution of Nepal, 2073, is underway at the Legislature Parliament in New Baneshwar on Monday evening.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Speakers at a programme here stressed for a provision wherein the Nepali migrant workers abroad could cast their ballots back home by any means.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Fifty-three per cent voting had taken place until 1.30 pm under the second phase of local level election underway in Province Nos. 1, 5 and 7 today. The voting will take place until 5 pm.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Voting is taking place under the second phase local level election in Province Nos. 1, 5 and 7 in a peaceful and enthusiastic manner.

BAJHANG, June 28: Voting process has been halted at Pandu Higher Secondary center of Jay Prithivi Bahadur Municipality-3 of the district.

BAJURA, June 28: Voting concluded in ward number 1 of Himali Rural Municipality in Bajura.

ROLPA, June 28: The  vote casting has been halted after a voter  poured  acid into a ballot box while it was underway in Rolpa Municipality-9.

PALPA, June 28: An elderly citizen has died while queuing up to cast his vote at Baganasakali rural municipality – 6.

BUTWAL, June 28: Rain has delayed voting in some polling stations while people have queued up for voting with umbrella and other kind of shades in some other places.

BIRATNAGAR, June 28: People in 334 local units of 35 districts are casting their votes in the second phase of election. Despite rain and rice planting season, people are enthusiastically participating in the voting since the polls opened at 7 am.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Voting for the second phase of local level elections has begun despite rainy weather in various districts. According to our reporters in the districts, people have already lined up in the polling stations to cast their votes early.

ITAHARI, June 26: On Saturday afternoon, people could see three different views near the crossroads of Duhabi Rural Municipality of Itahari.

Voting over

May 14, 2017 18:01 pm

KATHMANDU, May 14: The voting for the first phase of the local level elections completed in 34 districts of three provinces.