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Candidacy nominations for new president today

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KATHMANDU — The registration of candidacy for the election to the post of President is taking place Wednesday.

The Election Commission has called for candidacy nominations from those aspiring to become the third president of the country from 10 am to 2 pm today at the EC’s temporary office set up on the premises of parliament at New Baneshwar, according to Spokesperson for the Election Commission, Nawaraj Dhakal.

The election of the president for the second time since the promulgation of the constitution in 2015 will be as per the new law that allows provincial assembly members also to vote.

As per the election schedule, the final list of candidates would be published at 6 pm on March 8.

The Election Commission has published the voters’ list for the President election today. The members of the House of Representatives, the National Assembly and the State Assemblies are the voters. There are 880 voters for the election to the President.

However, the names of the three people nominated to the National Assembly by the President on the recommendation of the government and that of State Assembly member Rajib Gurung have not been included in the voters list.

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The election to the post of president is taking place on March 13 in connection with implementation of the Constitution of Nepal after the election to the House of Representatives and the National Assembly. The time for the election is from 10 am to 3 pm.

The Parliament Building at Naya Baneshwar has been designated as the polling centre for the election.So far none of the political parties has officially announced their candidates to contest for the third President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

Dr Ram Baran Yadav was elected the first President and the incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari is the second person elected to the post after the country was declared a republic.

Meanwhile, the 101st meeting of the CPN-UML Standing Committee has decided to endorse incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s candidacy for the next term of Office. The meeting that concluded late at Tuesday night made the decision.

With this decision, President Bhandari’s continuity into the next term is almost confirmed.

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Govt forms panel to look into vegetable syndicate

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a committee to look into the issues of the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market and come up with a viable solution after receiving several complaints from customers regarding the price of vegetables skyrocketing due to the prevalence of syndicate.

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav formed a seven-member committee on Tusday. Nabaraj Dhakal, the joint secretary and also spokesperson at Ministry for Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), has been appointed as the chair of the committee.

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Other members of the committee are joint secretaries of the Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development and Ministry of Home Affairs, Executive Director of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Committee Tejendra Prasad Poudel, a deputy inspector general of Nepal Police and two officer-level staff of MoICS.

Earlier, vegetable traders had halted trade at the Market demanding immediate release of Bharat Khatiwada and Ujwal Dhungana, who had been arrested on Monday for creating disturbance and obstructing the vegetable market monitoring.

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