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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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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.

House panel endorses CC's recommendations for EC

Published On: February 14, 2017 04:50 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee endorsed Narendra Dahal, Ishwari Prasad Paudyal and Sudhir Kumar Shah for the position of election commissioners.

Maoists observe People's War Day, victims mark Black Day

Published On: February 13, 2017 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: While various Maoist factions were commemorating their 22nd People's War Day on Sunday, conflict victims of the decade-long Maoist insurgency marked a Black Day, venting their ire against the snail-pace transitional justice process.

IRC submits report on Karki's case to speaker

Published On: February 10, 2017 04:45 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Impeachment Recommendation Committee (IRC) at the Legislature-Parliament on Friday submitted its final report on the impeachment motion filed against disqualified CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki to speaker Onsari Gharti.

Govt prepares to send ‘LLRC report’ back to commission

Published On: February 9, 2017 12:38 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The government consulted political parties as it wants to send the report submitted by the commission formed to restructure local units (LLRC) back to the commission for revision.

Relations between NC and Maoist Center sour

Published On: February 8, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: With the informal deadline for the transfer of government leadership to the Nepali Congress (NC) fast approaching, relations between the two ruling parties-NC and CPN (Maoist Center) -have soured lately, multiple sources confirmed.

Budget session crosses 10 months

Published On: February 4, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: The ongoing budget session of parliament, which began on May 3, has crossed 10 months without being prorogued.

Women, Dalit, marginalized representation to increase

Published On: February 2, 2017 09:31 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Parliament is set to endorse the Local Level Election Bill that sets out criteria to significantly increase the representation of women, Dalits and marginalized groups in local bodies from the upcoming local elections.

Lokman Singh Karki cannot be impeached:  Parliamentary panel

Published On: January 31, 2017 08:12 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: A parliamentary probe committee has stated that the then CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court earlier this month, cannot be impeached by the parliament.

House endorses Bill on Election Offences and Punishment, 2016

Published On: January 30, 2017 02:55 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Legislature-Parliament meeting on Monday endorsed the Bill on Election Offences and Punishment, 2016 on Monday.

Public Accounts Committee set to get chair after nearly six months

Published On: January 29, 2017 09:20 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is set to get its chairman nearly after six months on Monday through voting.

Criminalizing of chhaupadi proposed in new legal code

Published On: January 26, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: A parliamentary panel has proposed that the practice of chhaupad, which is common mostly in the mid and far-western districts, should be made a criminal act, pointing out that this age-old custom is inhumane and a discrimination again women  during menstruation and the postnatal period.

House panel softens poll offence penalty for parties

Published On: January 24, 2017 01:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A parliamentary panel revising the bill concerning the jurisdiction of the Election Commission (EC) has weakened a provision that proposes disqualifying any political party or candidate  from contesting any election for six years if found exceeding the election expenditure ceiling set by the commission.

Local polls by mid May: PM

Published On: January 23, 2017 08:04 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government will announce the date of local polls within a week and will be conducted by mid-May.