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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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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'.

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.