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Nominations filing enthusiastic : Election Commission

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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.

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“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.

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Massive fire destroys entire settlement at Madhuban in Sunsari





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ITAHARI — A massive fire that broke out at Ikrahi settlement at Baraha Kshetra Municipality-11 here Saturday night has destroyed goods and property worth more than Rs 6 million. However, no human casualties have been reported in the incident so far.

The fire gutted around 82 shelters with corrugated zinc and straw roofs in the settlement, said Kedar Bista, the Baraha Kshetra Municipality Ward No 11 Chairman.

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He said it is estimated that goods and property worth more than 6 million rupees have been destroyed.

According to him, the entire settlement was destroyed and some children were also injured by fire. Two cattle heads were killed in the incident. It is not known how and from whose house the fire started.

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