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2 Indians held with explosive materials in Dhading



DHADING — Police said they have arrested two Indian nationals on Friday with explosive materials, which they were transporting to Kathmandu, at Khanikhola, along the Prithvi Highway, in Dhading district.

The arrestees have been identified as Raju Biswas,23, of Asam and Mohammad Ferman Ali,30, of Wes Bengal, India.

Police have also seized one two liter pressure cooker fitted with wires and two socket bombs from a passenger bus (Na 7 Kha 4976) heading to Kathmandu from Kakarbhitta during a security check.

Police suspected that the devices were being brought to Kathmandu to create terror and havoc among the voters and candidates.

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Acting on a tip-off, police frisked a passenger bus and arrested two Indian nationals, this morning.

Recent days, attacks on candidates have risen with the second phase of House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections on the door steps.

The second phase of the Parliament and Provincial elections is slated on December 7 in 45 districts across the country.

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FPTP vote count concludes, UML emerges as largest party with 80 seats



KATHMANDU — The vote count for the First-Past-The-Post (FPTP) for the House of Representatives and provincial Assembly elections has for concluded on Wednesday.

As per the final result, CPN-UML has emerged as the largest party of the nation with 80 seats to the House of Representatives and 168 seats on provincial assemblies.

Similarly, the CPN (Maoist Centre) has won in 36 federal constituencies and the party has emerged victorious in 73 provincial constituencies.

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Likewise, the Nepali Congress (NC) has won in 23 federal constituencies. The party has been elected in 45 provincial constituencies.

Federal socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janta Party Nepal (RJPN) have secured victory on 10 and 11 seats on federal constituencies and 24 and 16 seats in provincial assemblies respectively.

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