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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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PM Dahal meets UML Chairperson Oli, discuss on contemporary issues (With video)

Published On: May 1, 2017 01:27 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has met the chairperson of the main opposition CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli on Monday afternoon.

NC, Maoist Center file impeachment motion against CJ

Published On: April 30, 2017 09:20 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 30: A group of lawmakers from the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center)  registered an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki at the parliament secretariat on Sunday.

House meeting adjourned, next meeting only on Thursday

Published On: April 30, 2017 12:29 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 30: The meeting of the Parliament scheduled for 11AM today is adjourned endorsing a condolence message over the demise of former lawmaker and Nepali Congress leader Nathuni Singh Danuwar, who was elected Member of Parliament from Siraha in 1991.

Govt plans to end House session after endorsing statute amendment

Published On: April 30, 2017 09:57 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 30: The government has set a plan of endorsing the constitution amendment bill today from the parliament and ending the ongoing parliament session right after the endorsement.

Govt proposes halting fresh recruitment of civil servants for a year

Published On: April 28, 2017 05:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 28: The government has proposed halting fresh recruitment of civil servants for year in order to adjust public sector employees in the new federal structure.

House meeting deferred till 5 pm on Wednesday

Published On: April 26, 2017 04:08 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 26: The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has been deferred on Wednesday after the obstruction of main opposition party CPN-UML.

UDMF agrees to participate in local polls

Published On: April 21, 2017 07:42 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 21: The agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has agreed to participate in the upcoming local elections while the ruling alliance agreed to revise the constitution amendment bill tabled in the parliament.

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.