KATHMANDU — The Election Commission has said that the filing of nominations by the candidates representing from various political parties and those contesting as independent candidates in the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies has completed in 32 districts in a peaceful and enthusiastic atmosphere.
The nomination, that took place pecefully on Sunday, is for the first past the post (FPTP) category of election. The nomination process began from 10 am and concluded at 5:00 pm Sunday as per the election schedule.
In a press meet organized at the EC office, Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav informed that the candidacy registration process remained largely enthusiastic.
“Nomination filing went peaceful with encouraging participation of political parties,” CEC Yadav told a press meet, adding that the exact number of candidates was yet to be ascertained.
The election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies is taking place in 32 districts on November 26 and in the remaining 45 districts on December 7 this year.
Over 450 leaders from various parties registered their candidacies for the elections, EC informed. More than 260 candidates from the leftist and ‘democratic’ alliances, fringe parties and independent aspirants have been filed.Follow @gorkhapost
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost