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EC to print separate ballot papers for FPTP elections

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday has decided to print separate ballot papers for first-past-the-post (FPTP) elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies slated for November 26 and December 7.

The EC was earlier preparing to print a single ballot paper for the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections. But a single bench of Justice Dambar Bahadur Shahi on October 25 had ordered the EC to ensure separate ballot papers for the upcoming polls under the FPTP system and present a report.

Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leader Sarbendra Sukhla had filed a writ petition against Election Commission decisions of printing a single ballot paper of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies at the Supreme Court.

Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said that the EC is positive towards SC decision and they will make final decision on the issue tomorrow. He further said that the election timetable would remain intact.

The EC , earlier had said it would be impossible to hold elections on November 26 with separate ballot papers for federal and provincial elections.

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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha





GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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