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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.

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.

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.