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Supreme Court refuses to issue stay order over poll staff’s voting right

Kathmandu, November 6 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to issue an interim order in response to a writ demanding that government staff to be deployed to prepare and conduct voting in constituencies other than their own be granted with the voting right. A division bench of justices Deepak Raj Joshi and Dambar Bahadur Shahi […]

(Updated) Election Commission furnishes Supreme Court with answer on ballot debate

Kathmandu, October 30 Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee¬† Prasad Yadav has told the Supreme Court that the poll body has already started printing separate ballot papers for the provincial and federal parliament FPTP seats. In a written statement to the court, Yadav said that the government press, Janak Educational Materials Centre, has already started printing ballot […]

Election Commission decides to print separate FPTP ballots for provincial, federal polls

Kathmandu, October 29 Responding to a recent Supreme Court order, the Election Commission has decided to print separate ballot papers for first-past-the-post elections for provincial assemblies and federal House of Representatives. The Commission has clarified that the decision will not affect scheduled dates for the polls: November 26 for 32 districts of mountainous and high-hilly […]

Supreme Court order aimed at foiling elections: UML

Kathmandu, October 26 The CPN-UML has commended that the Supreme Court order issued yesterday, urging the Election Commission to print separate ballot papers for elections to provincial assemblies and House of Representatives under the first-past-the-post system. The party says such attempts against timely elections will not be accepted. The UML had organised a meeting of […]

Supreme Court refuses to stay election preparations; polls likely on scheduled dates

Kathmandu, October 18 As the Supreme Court on Wednesday decided that ongoing preparations for provincial and federal parliamentary elections need not be stayed, it is very likely that the polls will take place on scheduled dates of November 26 and December 7. Earlier, it was speculated that the government could choose to postpone elections if […]

Deuba trying to foil elections through Supreme Court: Ishwar Pokharel

Kathmandu, October 18 CPN-UML General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel accuses Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of trying to foil elections by taking other state organs under control and he is trying to manipulate the Supreme Court now. Speaking at a function organised by his party in Budhanilakantha of Kathmandu today, Pokharel said, “Form the past, Deuba […]