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Karnali CM wins vote of two-thirds members
The Karnali provincial government has secured backing of more than two-thirds assembly members. Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi got 32 votes in his favour in a motion of confidence tabled in the 40-member provincial assembly.
UML, Maoist Centre in a fix over selection of candidates in State 6
The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) are facing difficulty picking the parliamentary party leader for Province 6 with heavyweight leaders vying for the post.
Jajarkot-Dunai road nears completion
The long-awaited Jajarkot-Dunai road, touted as the fate and future of Dolpalis, is in the final stages of completion. The road links Jajarkot, Rukum and Dolpa districts in remote western Nepal.
Contractor’s recklessness delays canal construction
The delay in construction of one of the crucial subsidiary canals of the Sikta Irrigation Project, a national pride project which aims to irrigate 80 percent of arable land in Banke district, has disappointed farmers who are currently depending on skies to water thousands of hectares of fields.
UML rank and file struggle to get over Gautam’s poll defeat
While the left alliance of the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) are busy in power-sharing arrangements on the back of a comfortable majority in the recent elections to Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies, the UML rank and file in Bardiya-1 are yet to get over the shocking loss of its influential leader and party Vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam.
Works begin to set up state parliament, govt agencies in Province 6
A taskforce formed by the Mid Western Regional Administration Office here is preparing to repair and refurbish the existing government buildings to set up Provincial Parliament Hall and offices of provincial government agencies once the country fully adopts the federal set-up by electing the members of federal parliament and provincial assemblies.
Candidates quiet about perennial food shortage, underdevelopment
Most candidates running their election campaigns in the Karnali region are trying to sell the voters the promises mentioned in the central manifestos of their parties since they have not prepared provincial manifestos.
No women candidates in Province 6 for FPTP vote
Although the district committees of various parties have recommended the names of female leaders as the candidates for the federal and provincial elections, not a single female leader has been fielded for the first-past-the-post (FPTP) race in Province-6.
Elephant observes Bhai Tika
Shantikali, a 72-year-old elephant, shifted to Banke National Park a year ago, celebrated Bhai Tika on Thursday. Bhai Tika is the last day of Tihar festival where sisters worship their brothers. Though this year the Bhai Tika falls on Saturday, the event was celebrated yesterday on the occasion of Laxmi Puja.
Long recovery ahead for Baijanapur folk
With floodwaters gradually receding, the flood-affected people of Baijanapur village in Banke are now staring at a mammoth task of recovery, of restoring normalcy to their lives Baijanapur villagers were salvaging their belongings and getting rid of mud from their flooded homes on Wednesday.
Flood-hit people trying to return to normal life
Residents of Baijanapur in Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality, Banke district, have been trying to return to normal life after the floods receded.
Muslim voters in Nepalgunj turn up to vote in zest
Muslim voters have turned up in overwhelming numbers at Nepalgunj to cast their votes in the second phase of local level elections on Wednesday.
UML-Maoist cadres clash in Banke
Cadres of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist-Centre) clashed in Baijanath of Banke districts on Sunday.
Biplav’s party ‘major obstacle’ to polls
Supporters of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), led by Netra Bikram Chand, are obstructing the parties’ election campaigns in Kalikot villages, leading the authorities to view the Maoist offshoot as a major obstacle to holding the local polls in the district.
Dalit women candidates face discrimination
The Dalit women candidates for the upcoming local elections in Jumla say they are facing discrimination from the so-called upper caste people while conducting door-to-door canvassing for votes.