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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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EC Chief calls on govt to create election friendly environment

Published On: April 21, 2017 12:58 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 21: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has urged the government to create environment for participation of all political parties in the upcoming local polls.

Most MPs in constituencies, House lacks quorum

Published On: April 21, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 21: With most of the lawmakers leaving Kathmandu for election preparations in their respective constituencies, Thursday's House meeting was adjourned for three days due to the lack of quorum.

House meeting adjourned due to lack of quorum

Published On: April 20, 2017 03:34 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 20: The meeting of the Legislature-Meeting scheduled for Thursday, has been adjourned till April 23, Sunday, due to the lack of quorum.

Big parties finalizing poll manifestos

Published On: April 20, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 20: Major political parties have emphasized self-governance and empowerment of local bodies in their manifestos for the upcoming local polls.

‘PM under intense pressure to defer May 14 polls’

Published On: April 19, 2017 07:32 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has disclosed that he is under intense pressure to defer the local-level elections scheduled for May 14.

Govt registers fresh bill to amend constitution

Published On: April 12, 2017 07:36 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 11: In a fresh attempt to bring the agitating Madhes-based political parties on board the local elections, the government registered a new constitution amendment bill in parliament on Tuesday.

Govt to register new bill today

Published On: April 11, 2017 07:29 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 10: The cabinet meeting on Monday decided to withdraw the constitution amendment bill from the parliament and register a new bill on Tuesday to amend eight provisions of the new constitution with a view to address various demands of the agitating Madhesh-based political parties and bring them on board the local polls.

House panel seeks life term for sale of sub-standard, date-expired drugs

Published On: April 10, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 9: A parliamentary panel has proposed revisions in the Drugs Act 2035 BS, proposing up mto life imprisonment for pharmaceuticals owners if they are found manufacturing or selling sub-standard drugs or drugs that have exceeded their shelf-life.

Ruling parties wrangle over minor issues as polls near

Published On: April 8, 2017 01:23 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 7: With just five weeks left before the local polls scheduled for May 14, the leaders of the ruling political parties remain bogged down in disputes over trivial issues instead of concentrating all their efforts on success in the elections.

Central leaders eye mayoral posts

Published On: April 5, 2017 08:25 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 5: With the new constitution granting more power to the local level, some central leaders of the major political parties have started eying mayoral posts.

DPMs hierarchy row stalls cabinet meetings

Published On: April 4, 2017 08:02 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 4: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been unable to convene a cabinet meeting for three weeks due to a hierarchy row between two of the deputy prime ministers.

Naya Shakti opposes EC’s decision over election symbols

Published On: March 30, 2017 05:09 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 30: Naya Shakti Party has expressed its dissatisfaction over the decision made by the Election Commission (EC) of not providing election symbols to the parties outside the parliament.

House panel endorses Reforms in Social Conduct bill

Published On: March 27, 2017 12:40 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 27: Setting limits to ostentation during  social functions such as weddings, a parliamentary panel has endorsed the Bill Related to Reforms in Social Conduct to replace a 40-year-old law which had become irrelevant.

China to train Nepal Army for disaster management

Published On: March 23, 2017 05:45 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 23: Chinese Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan, who is on a three-day official visit to Nepal, has held a meeting with his counterpart Balkrishna Khand on Thursday.

SAC passes Bill, sets 3% threshold to be nat’l party

Published On: March 22, 2017 12:00 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU: March 22: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) has passed the Bill Related to Political Parties 2073 BS with majority on Wednesday, setting a three percent electoral threshold system.

Dahal to meet Xi for 15 minutes

Published On: March 22, 2017 07:33 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 22 : Dahal will attend the Boao conference till March 25 and fly to Beijing later that  same day. His meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping has been fixed for March 27. “The prime minister will meet Xi for 15 minutes,” said the source, requesting anonymity.

No major deal likely during PM’s China visit

Published On: March 22, 2017 07:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 22: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is unlikely to sign any major deal with China during his week-long visit to the northern neighbor scheduled to start from Thursday. The prime minister will first attend the Boao Forum for Asia conference, and then go on to Beijing for political meetings.

Dahal to fly off to China on Thursday, to meet Xi Jinping for 15 minutes

Published On: March 21, 2017 11:39 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 21: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is unlikely to sign any agreements with China during his week long visit starting from Thursday, said highly placed sources at his office.

Parliament endorses constituency delineation bill

Published On: March 20, 2017 04:08 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 20: The Legislature-Parliament has endorsed the Constituency Delineation Bill on Monday.

RPP registers constitution amendment bill for Hindu State

Published On: March 19, 2017 06:02 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 19: Rastriya Prajatantra Party has registered constitution amendment bill at the Parliament Secretariat demanding for reinstating 'Hindu State'.