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If the Election Commission (EC) has its way all the political parties and organizations will no longer be allowed to host tea receptions during the festivities.


The Legislature-Parliament whose tenure is less than one month hastily passed the most controversial Education Bill (ninth amendment) Tuesday dashing the hopes of new aspirants who have already passed the teaching license exams.


The third phase of the local level elections in the eight districts of Province 2 were held peacefully Monday. There was an overwhelming participation of the voters who were very enthusiastic. 


If the Khumbhu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu district has its way foreign tourists visiting the Mt. Everest region would have to pay an entrance to it from October.


There are only 37 days left for the expiry of the four-year term of lawmakers. They are going to retire on October 5 as the filing of nomination for general election has been scheduled for October 6.


The monitoring or controlling authorities seem to have been delaying or hesitating to take action against the people guilty of purchasing land for the Nepal Oil Corporation at highly inflated prices.


The parliamentary Development Committee has endorsed a bill related with the local bodies.


Working days of the Legislature-Parliament will be just over 45 days if the Election Commission declares the filing of nomination for candidates for the parliamentary and provincial elections by October 27, one month before the first phase election of the House of Representatives.


The parliamentary Development Committee has done the right thing to ask the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) to clarify why it did not award the contract of printing embossed number plates for vehicles to the lowest bidder.


The Legislature-Parliament passed two election related bills – House of Representatives and Pradesh Assembly – on Monday barring corruption convicted persons from contesting elections and incorporating three percent threshold under the proportional representation system or requiring to win at least one seat under the First-Past-the-Post (FPtP)


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