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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.

New bill proposes open jail

Published On: January 19, 2017 07:46 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: A parliamentary panel is close to finalizing a bill on sentencing, which envisions an open jail system for the first time in the country. Once the bill becomes law, the authorities concerned can deploy prisoners in various social activities if the prisoners so wish.

3 among CA brawlers have become ministers

Published On: January 18, 2017 01:40 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: A midnight meeting of the Constituent Assembly on January 19, 2015 witnessed a fierce scuffle, with lawmakers mainly from the then UCPN (Maoist) brawling with the marshals and vandalizing the chairs, tables and microphones.

House lack of quorum after resuming business

Published On: January 9, 2017 09:20 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The parliament meeting was adjourned for half an hour on Monday due to lack of quorum.

Amendment bill tabled amid oppn uproar

Published On: January 9, 2017 04:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government has tabled the constitution amendment bill in parliament on Sunday amid obstruction and uproar from the opposition parties.

Parties talk putting boundary revision on hold

Published On: January 5, 2017 07:52 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Following the recent Supreme Court ruling on the constitutional amendment bill, the political parties have started informal negotiations on putting the issue of provincial demarcations on hold.

‘Donors, INGOs influencing lawmaking process’

Published On: December 28, 2016 07:41 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: It has been found that various donor agencies and International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) have been ‘influencing’ the lawmaking process in parliament through their direct funding to various committees of the legislature parliament.

Both ruling, oppn parties shy of voting on amendment

Published On: December 26, 2016 08:09 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The ruling and opposition parties both seem to be shying away from taking the constitution amendment bill to a logical end by tabling it in Parliament for a decision.

Legal procedure to become tech-friendly

Published On: December 21, 2016 08:45 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The existing Criminal Procedure Code is being amended with an aim to make legal procedures technology friendly.

Bill proposes legal validity only to certified deeds

Published On: December 17, 2016 01:40 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A parliamentary panel working on a bill to replace the Civil Procedure Code has proposed a new provision under which any land transaction or other document (tamasuk) should be certified by an official at the local level to become legally valid.

Govt registers bill for local polls under new local structures

Published On: December 15, 2016 07:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: While the major political parties are inching closer toward negotiations on holding local polls under the existing local setup, the government has registered a bill in Parliament to conduct the local polls under the new local structures.

All nine election-related bills still in pipeline

Published On: December 13, 2016 09:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: While the prime minister and other ministers repeatedly claim that the government is ready to hold all three elections -- local, provincial and national, none of the nine election-related laws are ready.

Amendment in trouble as more parties oppose it

Published On: December 10, 2016 07:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The constitution amendment bill registered by the government is in trouble as more fringe political parties have decided to stand against it.

Divorced women may not get property share in new Code

Published On: December 7, 2016 12:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: If a woman wants to divorce her husband despite being treated properly by him, she may not necessarily get a share of his property once the bill to replace the Civil Code is endorsed. The bill is currently under discussion in Parliament.

Prez warns parties of serious consequences if no polls by Jan 2018

Published On: December 4, 2016 11:00 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has warned the top leaders of various political parties that they will have to face serious consequences if the three sets of elections are not held by January 2018 by way of implementing the Constitution.

Amendment put on hold

Published On: November 29, 2016 02:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: As a series of attempts by the government to forge consensus in favor of the bill to amend the Constitution couldn't make any headway, the ruling parties' plans to register the bill in Parliament has now been deferred at least for a few days.

Govt stays amendment to seek UDMF commitment to polls

Published On: November 28, 2016 07:24 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: With a view to seeking a commitment from the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) to take part in elections following the amendment, the government did not register the much-awaited constitution amendment bill in Parliament on Sunday.

Govt bent on registering amendment, UML to oppose

Published On: November 22, 2016 07:02 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The ruling parties CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress (NC) have decided to register constitution amendment bill in parliament within a few days although the major opposition party CPN-UML has announced to strongly protest against the proposed amendments.

MPs give themselves a raise, through fast track

Published On: November 21, 2016 02:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Members of Parliament have endorsed a bill to increase their own salary and perks through a fast-track process while putting the deliberations on impeachment motion filed against CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki on hold.

Lawmakers seek tax waiver on personal vehicles

Published On: November 18, 2016 12:40 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Reminding the infamous 'Pajero Scandal' of 1994, a member of parliament has demanded customs duty relaxation for the lawmakers to buy personal vehicles.

MPs demand more perks, incentives amid public criticism

Published On: November 17, 2016 07:59 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Dissatisfied with the proposed increment on their perks and incentives, lawmakers have demanded more benefits from the state coffers.