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Province temporary capitals to be announced shortly after election

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KAILALI — Spokesperson for the government, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said temporary capital of every province will be declared shortly after the second phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

Chiefs of provinces will be appointed after the election, according to government spokesperson who is also the Minister for Information and Communications.

Speaking at a press meet organised by the Nepal Press Union, Kailali here today, he called on voters to confidently take part in the second phase elections taking place this Thursday as the government has guaranteed full election security.

On a different note, he said media houses would get more state facilities in the future and they, in return, should improve their quality.

He added that the government was working on the plan to expand mass communication facilities to all provinces.

Role of mass media was vital to hold the election in a free and impartial atmosphere, he said, urging journalists to fulfill their role as per the expectation in the December 7 election as well.

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Woman died in scooter collision

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KATHMANDU—A woman in Gaindakot of Nawalparasi died after the scooter she was riding on collided with another scooter on Monday night.

According to the police, the incident occurred when the scooter (Na 41 Pa 2675) and scooter (Na 18 Pa 1246) collided head- on in Bhrikuti Chok yesterday.

Police identified the deceased as Anisha Rana Magar 26 of Gunjanagar, Chitwan.

Immediately, she was taken to New Medical College, but died in course of treatment.

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