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UML affiliated Employees Association appears on top in Civil Servants’ Trade Union election

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KATHMANDU — The CPN-UML affiliated Nepal Civil Servants Employees Association has appeared as the winner in the Civil Servants’ Trade Union election held on Wednesday.

Chief Election Officer, Gita Prasad Timalsena, said the Association secured 44.39 per cent or 21,127 votes to win the election.

Likewise, Nepali Congress (NC) aligned Nepal Civil Servants Employees Union obtained 34.16 per cent or 16, 259 votes to secure the second place while CPN (Maoist Centre)’s wing Nepal National Civil Servants Employees Association garnered 10.57 per cent or 5,027 votes.

The Madhes-centric parties’ Nepal Madhesi Civil Servants Employees Forum garnered 7.48 per cent or 3,561 votes.

Of the total 55, 329 voters, 88.73 per cent or 49,095 voters cast their votes, Timalsena said, adding 1, 501 votes of the total became invalid.

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Khalanga suspension bridge to remain closed for 48 hrs

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DARCHULA—The suspension bridge over Mahakali river linking Nepal and India will remain closed for 48 hours from 5:00 pm today due to elections in Pithoragarh, India.

According to Darchula District Administration Office, the district officer of Pithoragarh informed about the closure of the bridge located in Khalanga along the borders for 48 hours due to elections of the Dharchula Municipality Council in India.

The local level elections in Pithoragarh district of India is taking place on November 18.

Likewise, Chief District Officer of Darchula Khumkant Acharya said that agreement has been made to close the bridge for 48 hours citing security challenges.

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