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EC submits National Assembly election results to president

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KATHMANDU — The Election Commission has submitted the results of the National Assembly elections to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday.

The election body, issuing a press statement Sunday, said that Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav handed NA poll results over to the President under Clause 59 of the ordinance on National Assembly elections.

Th EC also said that it would submit results of the House of Representative elections within the third week of February.

The Upper House elections held for 56 seats out of 59, elected 27 candidates from CPN (UML), 13 from Nepali Congress, 12 from CPN (Maoist Centre), two each from Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal.

Likewise, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Saturday recommended three names — Chandani Joshi,Gopal Basnet and Krishna Paudel — to President’s Office to be picked for the Upper House.

The results of the National Assembly elections have now cleared the way for the EC to announce final results of the House of Representatives elections under the

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2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house

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DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.

The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.

It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.

Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.

Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.

Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.

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