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EC makes public PR results

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) has made public the election results of federal parliament under the Proportional Representation (PR) category on Friday, 64 days after the polls were held.

Of the 110 seats under the PR category, CPN-UML has won 41 seats, Nepali Congress (NC) 40, CPN (Maoist Centre) 17, Rastriya Janata Party six and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (SSFN) has won six seats.

With this, CPN-UML’s 121 lawmakers, NC’s 63, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s 53, Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)’s 17, Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal (SSFN)’s 16 will attend the 275-member federal parliament.

Apart from them, Rastriya Prajantra Party (RPP) 1, Naya Shakti 1, Rastriya Janamorcha 1, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) and Independent among five will also attend the federal parliament.

In the 59-member National Assembly, President Bidya Devi Bhandari will nominate three members on the recommendation of government. Of the 56 members elected from the election, UML’s 27 lawmakers, NC’s 13, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s 12, Rastriya Janata Party (RJP)’s 2 and SSFN’s 2 will represent in the National Assembly.

According to the law, five parties who have succeeded in securing three percent votes have only got the opportunity to represent in the Parliament under the PR category. The five parties will represent in the Parliament as the National party.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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