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Process starts for election of new Nepal PM

The schedule for holding the election for Nepal`s new prime minister on February 10 was on Wednesday approved unanimously by the constituent Assembly.

China asks Nepal`s Maoists to accept poll outcome

A top Chinese leader has asked the Maoists in Nepal to accept the election results and join the constitution-writing process to ensure progress and peace in the country.

Nepal poll panel extends deadline for candidates

Nepal`s Election Commission today extended till December 18 the deadline for political parties to submit their list of proportional representation candidates chosen on the basis of results of the recent Constituent Assembly polls.

CPN-UML, NC in dead heat in Nepal polls

The CPN-UML and Nepali Congress were locked in a neck-and-neck fight on Friday while the Maoists faced a rout in the election to choose an assembly that will draft Nepal`s new Constitution and end the political turmoil in the country.

Nepali Congress takes early lead in vote count

The Nepali Congress led by Sushil Koirala on Wednesday established an early lead in initial trends in counting of votes to choose a 601-member assembly that will draft a new constitution to end years of political uncertainty in Nepal.

Nepal Constituent Assembly voting ends, 70 percent turnout recorded

Constituent Assembly polls here on Tuesday register turnout of nearly 7o per cent, officials informed.

101-year-old man votes in Nepal

A 101-year-old man walked for two hours and cast his vote Tuesday at a polling booth in Nepal`s Sankhuwasabha district for the Constituent Assembly election.

Successful polls would help cement peace process in Nepal: US

Holding successful elections would help cement the peace process that started in 2006, the US said on Monday as people in Nepal prepared to vote in the second Constituent Assembly polls.

Nepal elections: 50 per cent voters` turnout till 1 pm

Three children were injured after a bomb blast was reported in Kathmandu even as millions of people are headed to poll booths on Tuesday to elect its second Constituent Assembly.

Bus attack injures 7 in Nepal as first fatality recorded

At least seven persons, including two women and a child, were on Sunday injured when suspected Maoists attacked a bus in central Nepal as ongoing anti-poll violence claimed its first fatality.

Nepal poll panel to monitor election code of conduct

Nepal`s Election Commission has formed a high level committee to effectively monitor the election code of conduct, an official said Sunday.

Fear of violence grips Nepal ahead of elections

Fear of violence remains a serious threat to free and fair Constituent Assembly (CA) elections in Nepal scheduled for Nov 19.

Efforts on to bring breakaway faction to Nov election process

Nepal`s main political parties have launched efforts to bring the breakaway faction of the Unified CPN-Maoist to November 19 Constituent Assembly polls.

Breakaway Maoist group to boycott Nepal elections

A breakaway faction of Nepal`s Maoists, led by Mohan Baidhya, Thursday formally announced their boycott of the second constituent assembly elections to be held Nov 19.

Nepal fringe parties warn of protests over poll dates

Amidst hectic consultations among Nepal`s four major political forces over forthcoming constituent assembly elections, an alliance of fringe parties on Thursday warned of an agitation.

UN asks political parties to hold timely elections in Nepal

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked all political parties in Nepal to overcome political obstacles in holding the country`s next elections within the existing time frame.

Ex-US Prez Carter extends help for Nepal elections

Former US President Jimmy Carter has offered the services of his organisation to Nepal during the upcoming Constituent Assembly elections and mooted the possibility of sending observers for the polls.