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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.

“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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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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