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Nominations for first phase polls of Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies in 32 district today

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KATHMANDU — The filing of nominations of candidates for the first phase of elections of Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies to be held on November 26 is scheduled to take place on Sunday.

The filing of nominations will take place in 37 constituencies for the members of the House of Representatives and in 74 constituencies for the members of the Provincial Assemblies in the first phase, according to Election Commission Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal.

The first phase of the election is being held in Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasabha, Bhojpur, Okhaldhunga, Taplejung, Panchthar, Khotang, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Dhading, Ramechhap, Mustang, Myagdi, Baglung, Manang, Lamjung, Gorkha, East Rukum, Rolpa, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha,  West Rukum, Jajarkot, Humla, Mugu, Jumla, Kalikot, Dolpa, Darchula, Bjhang, Baitadi and Bajura districts.

Political parties are filing nominations of their candidates at the concerned district elections offices today. The filing of nomination will take place from 10 am to 5 pm.

Those who is filing for nomination has to get his/her nomination paper registered at the office of the Chief Returning Officer and the Returning Officer opened in the district headquarters.

A person whose name figures in the closed list under the proportional representation system cannot become a candidate in the first-past-the-post (FPTP) election system, and that person would not be nominated.

As per the legal provision, a person filing nomination papers under the FPTP category of the House of Representatives should produce papers with the signatures of two persons indicating that those proposing and seconding the candidacy have their names in the voters list for the ward member of the Rural Municipality or Municipality of the same election constituency.

There are 4,465 polling booths and 2,946 voting centres in the first phase elections where three million 228 thousand and 879 voters are using their franchise in the first phase of elections to Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies.

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Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury

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KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.

Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.

Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.

It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.

Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.

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