KATHMANDU — The voting of the first round of the federal parliament and provincial assembly elections has begun at 7:00am on Sunday in 32 mountain and Hill districts on Sunday.
According to the Election Commission, voters with their identity cards are standing in the queues at their respective polling stations since early morning to cast their ballots.
The voting started at the scheduled time,according to Election Commission Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal and will continue until 5 pm today.
The election in the remaining districts has been slated for December 7.
Security has been tightened after a minor clash among the voters was reported in Jamune polling centre in Dolakha, police said. Meanwhile some blasts were also reported in wertens Rukum district.
The 32 districts that go to polls today include Ramechhap, Mustang, Myagdi, Baglung, Manang, Lamjung, Gorkha, Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Okhaldhunga, Taplejung, Panchthar, Khotang, Nuwakot, Rukum East, Rukum West, Rolpa, Jajarkot, Humla, Rasuwa, Dhading, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Mugu, Jumla, Kalikot, Bajhang, Bajura, Baitadi, Dolpa and Darchula.
A total of 702 candidates are in the fray in the first phase elections. There are the total 3191945 voters and a total of 2,919 polling centers and 4,465 polling stations.Follow @gorkhapost
Govt forms panel to look into vegetable syndicate
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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost