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Lawmakers file amendments to let corruption convicts contest polls

Kathmandu, August 1 Lawmakers of various parties, mainly those of Nepali Congress, have proposed that the law does not bar convicts of corruption and other criminal cases from contesting elections. The Bill on Elections to the House of Representatives proposes that people convicted of corruption, rape, human trafficking, drug trafficking and trade, money laundering, passport […]

After Supreme Court verdict, Bharatpur mayoral candidates revive poll campaigns

Chitwan, July 31 After the Supreme Court on Sunday ordered the Election Commission to redo polling in ward 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City, two front-running mayoral candidates have revived their electioneering. CPN-UML’s Devi Gyawali and CPN-Maoist Centre’s Renu Dahal say they are ready to face the polls again as ordered by the court. The city […]