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Cowardly act

At least 11 people, including Nepali Congress leader Gagan Kumar Thapa, who is contesting the parliamentary election from Kathmandu Constituency-4 were injured when an explosive went off at Chapali where the NC candidate was canvassing before the 48 hour silence period that began on Monday midnight.

Peaceful election

An election boycott by radical communist groups, and the use of violence, especially through IED explosions, to enforce the boycott aren’t new phenomena in Nepal. The Maoist faction led by Mohan Baidya ‘Kiran’ did this in the 2013 elections, and the Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplab’ led faction boycotted the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections.

Adjust prices

The state-owned petroleum monopoly – Nepal Oil Corporation – has now started facing the problem of smuggling of petroleum products as their prices in Nepal are cheaper than in the Indian states bordering Nepal.

Poised for a fresh start

Dec 1, 2017-The completion of parliamentary and provincial elections will officially instate Nepal as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The country will have seven provinces, which is expected to provide a fertile ground for development.

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