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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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Power to the local units

Published On: March 18, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 18: With the government formally transforming 3,334 local bodies into 744 local units under the newly-adopted federal system, people in far-flung villages across the country will now get various services from the local units themselves.

UDMF officially handovers letter of withdrawal to Speaker

Published On: March 16, 2017 12:45 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 16: The United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) has officially handed over the letter of withdrawal to Speaker Onsari Gharti.

House directs govt to take action against Lokman Singh Karki

Published On: March 15, 2017 12:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 15: A full-House meeting of the parliament on Tuesday asked the government to direct concerned authorities to probe and take action against Lokman Singh Karki, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court as the chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

We are ready to lose but country and people should win: Nembang

Published On: March 14, 2017 02:46 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 14: Deputy Parliamentary Party leader of the CPN-UML Subas Nembang said that there is no alternative to go for local elections.

Lawmakers condemn Kanchanpur incident, demand govt to provide details

Published On: March 10, 2017 02:41 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 10: Lawmakers from various parties have condemned Kanchanpur incident in the Legislature-Parliament.

With eye on amendment, PM expands cabinet

Published On: March 10, 2017 12:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 10: With chairman of the recently unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Kamal Thapa, sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Local Development, the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government seems quite close to getting the seven-point constitution amendment bill endorsed by parliament.

UML asks govt to ensure security arrangements

Published On: March 8, 2017 05:01 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 8: Main opposition CPN-UML has asked the government to ensure security arrangements in its programs.

UML asks NHRC to probe Saptari incident

Published On: March 7, 2017 04:19 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 7: CPN-UML has requested the National Human Rights Commission to probe Saptari incident. Holding a press conference at party's central office on Tuesday, UML said that the Saptari incident should be probed soon.

Govt drops Lama from envoy list withholds Rayamajhi

Published On: March 3, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 3: The government has changed its decision to nominate Aasha Lama as Nepal's envoy to the United Arab Emirates after the nomination courted a controversy. Sources said the government has also put off the parliamentary hearing of the ambassador-designate to Spain, Bharat Rayamajhi, until it receives concurrence from the Spain government to establish a residential embassy there.

Agitating leaders want provision like Indian statute Article 3

Published On: February 28, 2017 07:29 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Leaders from the agitating political parties have raised a new demand with the government, asking the prime minister to include a new provision in the constitution with regard to making changes in the delineation of provinces.

Madhes parties want all tarai districts hived off from hills

Published On: February 27, 2017 07:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A majority of Madhes-based political parties have proposed delineating the entire tarai region into two provinces and have demanded that all tarai districts be separated from the hills in the new federal setup.

MPRF-D registers proposal in House demanding eight provinces

Published On: February 26, 2017 03:55 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Five political parties in the parliament, including the Madhesi People's Right Forum - Democratic (MPRF-D) led by Bijay Gachchhedar, registered a further amendment proposal on the constitution amendment bill on Sunday demanding eight provinces.

Govt proposes upping facilities for former prez, VP

Published On: February 25, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The government has registered a new bill in  parliament proposing monthly pensions for former presidents and vice presidents and other facilities.

Nepal challenging assignment for Indian diplomat: Rae

Published On: February 24, 2017 05:12 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae said that Nepal has been a very challenging and complex assignment for every Indian diplomat.

House begins deliberation on statute amendment; UML to oppose silently

Published On: February 23, 2017 04:20 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Parliament meeting on Thursday started discussion over the constitution amendment bill tabled in the House.

Opposition to allow amendment bill if UDMF agrees to local polls

Published On: February 23, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Opposition political parties have said they would allow voting on the constitution amendment bill in parliament only if the agitating Madhes-based parties give a commitment to participate in the local polls.

House meet put off till 3 pm tomorrow

Published On: February 22, 2017 03:09 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Parliament meeting scheduled for 2 pm  has been deferred until 3 pm tomorrow.

Polygamy to incur up to five years in jail

Published On: February 21, 2017 08:37 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: If a draft of the Criminal Code revised by a parliamentary panel is endorsed by the full House, a polygamous man or a polyandrous woman could get a jail term of up to five years and a fine of Rs 50,000.

Thapa elected RPP chair

Published On: February 20, 2017 07:15 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The ongoing general convention of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) elected Kamal Thapa as the chairman of the party for next four years.

1.5 pc threshold proposed for upcoming parliamentary poll

Published On: February 20, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: With a view to fostering political stability through a reduction in the number of political parties, the Election Commission (EC) has proposed a 1.5 percent threshold for parties seeking representation in parliament.