KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Just ahead of the 2013 Constituent Assembly elections, the then UCPN (Maoist) proposed that its leader Khim Lal Devkota contest from Kaski-4. While offering him the ticket, the party set the condition that he should invest at least Rs 10 million in the campaign. Party leaders asked him to put up half the amount and collect the remaining amount from donors and well-wishers. After weighing his financial situation, Devkota gave up the idea of contesting the poll.
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed a corruption case against 14 Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) officials, including Executive Director Rajbabu Shrestha, at the Special Court on Wednesday. They have been charged with embezzlement of Rs 2.78 million meant for poverty alleviation programmes.
The Nepali Congress has proposed removing the provision of appointing the Chief District Officer as the chief of the District Election Office while holding the upcoming local elections arguing that the dual responsibility could raise questions over the credibility and impartiality of the polls. The main ruling party is for assigning judiciary officials for holding the election at local bodies in the districts for the sake of neutrality.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".