KATHMANDU, Dec 7: As in other parts of the globe, social media in Nepal on Friday was flooded with statuses paying tributes to world leader Nelson Mandela.
With international and local media making public the news of Mandela´s death, people in Nepal could not remain untouched. Most of them found social media an appropriate place to express their feelings instantly.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: With the party emerging as the largest political force from the Constituent Assembly (CA) election, the Nepali Congress (NC) on Friday took a formal decision to form a national consensus government under its leadership.
A meeting of the party´s Parliamentary Board held at NC headquarters at Sanepa, decided to expedite negotiations on power-sharing and the constitution-drafting process with all the major political parties, including the CPN-UML and UCPN(Maoist).
KATHMANDU: Rajendra Mahato-led Sadbhawana Party (SP) candidates have filed petitions at the Constituent Assembly (CA) court Friday demanding re-polling at the constituencies of Saptari and Mahottari districts.
"Our leaders Asok Mandal (Saptari), Surita Sah (Mahottari), and Janaki Raman Sah (Mahottari) have filed petitions at CA court against UCPN (Maoist) candidate Ashok Mandal, independent candidate Chandeshwar Jha and Nepali Congress candidate Kiran Yadav, respectively," said Manish Suman, party general secretary.
TEHRATHUM: After being defeated in the recently held Constituent Assembly (CA) election, candidates of three political parties, who contested the election from various constituencies of Tehathum, have issued a joint statement saying the election was rigged.
The joint statement issued by Tulasi Subba of Nepali Congress, Durga Prasad Chapagain of UCPN (Maoist) and Kapildev Singhak of Federal Socialist Party claims that they were defeated as the election was rigged.
KATHMANDU: Chitra Bahadur KC-led Rastriya Janamorcha (RJ) became the first party to finalize the final list of its proportional representative (PR) candidates to be submitted to the Election Commission (EC). The party had won three PR seats in the new CA.
"We have finalized the names of three candidates -- Chitra Bahadur KC, Durga Paudel and Mina Pun -- through a Central Committee (CC) meeting Friday," Santa Bahadur Nepali, party general sceretary, told Republica. However, the party could not win any seat under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system. RJ stands against federalism.