A bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to be held here this afternoon would focus on the construction of hydropower projects, development of physical infrastructure of Nepal and expansion of connectivity.
Nepali Congress (NC candidates have emerged victorious as the chairperson and vice-chairperson of Raghuganga Rural Municipality in Myagdi district.
Vote counting in two polling centres of Achham district will begin on Monday. Vote counting in the poling centres was suspended due to a dispute between political parties. After the polling was disturbed, Election Commission had instructed to cancel the poll and conduct it again on a suitable date.
Out of the total 104 Wards of 13 local levels in Dhading, the final result of the vote-counting of 21 Wards has been made public.
Prem Bahadur Singh, assistant returning officer of the rural municipality, informed that Jaisi and Thapa have been elected.
In a statement released from New Delhi prior to his Nepal visit, PM Modi said, “Our ties with Nepal are unparalleled. The civilisational and people-to-people contacts between India and Nepal form the enduring edifice of our close relationship.”
By Raju Lamechane, West-Rukum, May 15: CPN (Maoist Center) candidates have been elected the Ward Chair in four wards while Nepali Congress candidates have been elected the Ward Chair in two wards of the Sanibheri Rural Municipality in West Rukum district.So far, the vote counting of 6 wards has been completed, according to the office of the returning officer. Maoist Center candidates got elected in Wards 1, 2, 3 and 6 while NC candidates got the victory in Wards 4 and 5.
An all-party meeting held to settle the dispute decided to approve the vote if the plus area of the swastika sign is clear on the election symbol.
The ruling five parties had fielded their candidates for the local level forging an electoral alliance, but Budha and Chhantyal had objected to the electoral alliance, fielding themselves as chairperson and vice-chairpersons respectively.
Subedi garnered 3,200 votes to win in the local level election held on May 13. His nearest rival from Nepali Congress (NC) Bhade Buda Magar secured 2,544 votes. Budha Magar is also the outgoing Chairperson of the same municipality.
Reelection took place at center-2 (Dakneshowri Municipality in Saptari district), center-1 (each at Raskot and Pachaljharana Rural Municipalities in Kalikot) and center-2 (Jayaprithivi Municipality in Bajhang), according to the Election Commission. The EC said that security was tightened at the polling centers. Of the postponed election in various 85 polling centers, a date had been set for reelection in 19.
The EC has urged the federal as well as provincial governments to prioritise deploying the employees for the task of vote counting so that the task is completed in time.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be arriving here tomorrow, leading an 11-member delegation in course of his official visit to Nepal. He will be arriving here at the invitation of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.