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Nepal to vote in local polls for first time in two decades

Nepal votes in local elections on Sunday for the first time in 20 years, a major step in the young republic’s difficult transition to democracy more than a decade after the end of its civil war.The government hopes the elections, staggered over two phases, will lead to a general election later in the year. A

Prachanda sworn in as Nepal’s new PM, forms cabinet

Kathmandu: Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal”Prachanda” was today sworn in as Nepal’s new Prime Minister, a day after being elected by lawmakers for the top post for the second time. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered oath of office to the 61-year-old CPN-Maoist Centre chairman at Rastrapati Bhawan, formally making him the 39th Prime Minister of