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Ashok Dahal

Ashok Dahal has been covering political and parliamentary affairs for Republica since 2013. He has worked for different media houses—print, television and radio.
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With ministries at odds, peace committees feel neglected

Published On: June 24, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 24: With the commencement of local level elections, differences have emerged between two government agencies over the continuing relevance of the local peace committees, leaving such committees dysfunctional.  The committees were established in all 75 districts but with no further budget allocations they are now on the verge of dissolution.

Poll delay will shorten tenures in Province 2 by 5 months

Published On: June 22, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 22: Local level representatives to be elected in Province 2 will be in office for almost five months less than those elected in the first phase of the local polls.

CC fails to recommend CJ, Oli expresses reservation about Parajuli

Published On: June 19, 2017 12:49 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 19: Meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) on Monday failed to recommend chief justice at the Supreme Court.

Major parties-RJPN meeting ends inconclusively

Published On: June 14, 2017 08:03 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 14: The meeting between the ruling coalition, main opposition CP-UML and the agitating Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJPN) ended inconclusively on Wednesday also.

Ruling parties propose deferring polls yet again

Published On: June 14, 2017 07:33 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 13: Arguing that it would be difficult to hold the second phase local elections without bringing the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on board, the government has indirectly proposed deferring the polls now scheduled for June 28.

Meeting of top leaders ends inconclusively

Published On: June 13, 2017 08:33 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 13:  The meeting of top leaders of four parties has ended inconclusively on Tuesday evening

Meeting underway among top leaders to discuss RJPN election boycott (Update)

Published On: June 13, 2017 06:30 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 13: A meeting of the top leaders of the major political parties has started at Singha Durbar.

Big 3 eye alliance with Madhes parties, Madhes-based eye each other

Published On: June 13, 2017 07:49 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 12: While the major political parties are eyeing electoral alliances with the two Madhes-based  parties, these two parties have been working at alliances between themselves.

Maiden cabinet meeting discusses priorities of govt

Published On: June 7, 2017 05:46 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 7: Following the swearing-in ceremony, the first cabinet meeting of newly elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government has discussed the list of priorities of the newly formed government.

Deuba back in Baluwatar for fourth time

Published On: June 7, 2017 07:54 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 6: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur was elected prime minister of the country on Tuesday. As Deuba becomes prime minister for the fourth time, he is also the country"s 40th head of government. Deuba has become prime minister the second-most often after Girija Prasad Koirala in Nepal's parliamentary history after democracy was reinstated by the 1990 popular movement.

Way paved for Deuba to ascend to power

Published On: June 6, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 6: With the main opposition CPN-UML agreeing to end obstructing parliament, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba is all set to get elected as the new prime minister on Wednesday, 12 years after he was sacked by the then King Gyanendra Shah. This is going to be his fourth stint as the country's chief executive.

Parties agree to end House obstruction

Published On: June 5, 2017 06:40 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 5: The House, which had been disrupted following the protest by the main opposition CPN-UML, is set to resume following a four-point agreement reached between the ruling alliance and main opposition CPN-UML.

UML's House obstruction affects PM election

Published On: June 4, 2017 03:23 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 4: The process to elect Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the new prime minister has been affected due to the ongoing House obstruction by the main opposition party, CPN-UML, over the Bharatpur vote count row.

With House meeting postponed, Deuba's accession to power delayed

Published On: June 4, 2017 12:20 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 4: House meeting scheduled to be held at 11 am has been postponed until 3 pm today after CPN-UML indicated that it would obstruct house proceedings.

Speaker plans PM election on June 4

Published On: June 1, 2017 09:00 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 1: Speaker Onsari Gharti is preparing to hold the election of the new prime minister on Sunday after President Bidya Devi Bhandari officially called for the choosing of the prime minister through a majority vote in parliament.

UML obstructs House over Bharatpur incident

Published On: May 31, 2017 12:25 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 31: The main opposition party CPN-UML has obstructed the parliament meeting on Wednesday, demanding resumption of vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, which has been halted since Sunday midnight after CPN (Maoist Center) representatives tore some ballot papers.

Law placing prez, veep above litigation proposed

Published On: May 31, 2017 07:16 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has registered a bill in parliament proposing to bar the filing of any case in court questioning any acts of the incumbent or former presidents or vice presidents of the country.

UML warns but ruling coalition still on debate regarding impeachment motion against CJ

Published On: May 29, 2017 12:02 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 29: Lawmakers Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma and Tek Bahadur Basnet, who proposed and seconded the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, said that withdrawing the motion would be against the prerogative rights of the parliament.

Proposer Bishwakarma requests Speaker not to forward impeachment motion against CJ

Published On: May 28, 2017 04:21 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 28: Nepali Congress lawmaker Meen Bishwakarma has requested the Parliament Secretariat not to move forward the impeachment motion registered against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in the parliamentary proceedings.

UML agrees to end house stalemate following agreement with ruling parties

Published On: May 27, 2017 12:38 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 27: The ruling parties and the main opposition party CPN-UML have agreed to stop remaining adamant on their stances in a bid to end the current political impasse.