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EC asks candidates not to use martyrs’ photo for election campaign

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) has urged the election candidates and campaigners not to use the photos of martyrs in election campaigns to seek for votes.

“Using martyrs in any forms for influencing vote has drawn the attention of the EC,” said EC’s Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal.

The election body has also directed the respective District Administration Offices, security agencies, and election observers to remove any photos of martyrs, and take actions against those found using photos of martyrs, screening videos and posting audios of movements for votes.

Likewise, the EC has also asked social networking site users not to use photos,videos and audios of martyrs on social media like Facebook, Twitter Instagram or any other social medias.

Meanwhile, the government has mobilized a total of 272,000 security forces including the Nepal Army personnel, Armed Police Force, Nepal, Nepal Police, National Investigation Department and Temporary Police for the second phase of elections.

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Petroleum products’ prices go down

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.

A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.

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