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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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Bill proposes PSC written exams for all govt bodies

Published On: August 13, 2016 03:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: A new bill registered at the parliament secretariat includes a provision mandating the Public Service Commission (PSC) to conduct examinations for recruiting personnel into the civil service, the security forces and all other government and semi-government bodies.

PM Dahal forms six-member cabinet

Published On: August 5, 2016 12:05 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal assumed office on Thursday after taking oath of office and secrecy from the president earlier in the day.

Dahal in for major test with Delhi

Published On: August 4, 2016 01:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: As it became certain for CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's election to the post of prime minister for the second time on Wednesday, his relations vis-à-vis India have become arguably the most debated political issue in the last couple of days.

Dahal back in Baluwatar from today

Published On: August 3, 2016 10:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: As his election as new prime minister is almost certain with the backing of 16 political parties including the largest party Nepali Congress and an independent lawmaker in parliament, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is going to head the government for a second time.

Congress, Maoist Center agree on holding local elections by mid-April

Published On: July 28, 2016 02:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 28: Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) that are working on forming a new coalition government have agreed to hold long-delayed local elections by mid-April next year.

14 other parties may join Maoist-NC coalition govt

Published On: July 26, 2016 02:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) that are set to form a new government under the leadership of Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal are likely to be joined by 14 other political parties in the new coalition.

Oli calls into question fate of major national projects

Published On: July 25, 2016 06:03 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

K P Sharma Oli has forcefully raised some big questions with the rival party leaders who are going to form the new government. He asked the rival leaders what will be the fate of some major national projects in particular that were expedited during his nine-month tenure.

House starts proceedings on no-confidence motion

Published On: July 23, 2016 07:50 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 22: Parliament on Friday commenced proceedings on the no-confidence motion registered against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, paving the way for the formation of a new government within a few days.

Paudel floats new proposal on ending House impasse

Published On: July 22, 2016 12:01 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 22: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Ram Chandra Paudel has floated a new proposal for ending the ongoing dispute over the process of electing a new government.

Speaker in fix with parties at odds over House business

Published On: July 21, 2016 07:22 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 20: Speaker Onsari Gharti is in a fix as the ruling and opposition parties are at loggerheads over whether parliament should first take up the no-confidence motion or endorse the remaining budget-related bills.

Dahal poised to become new PM

Published On: July 14, 2016 06:13 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 14: With the official decision of the Nepali Congress to support CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal in forming a new government under his leadership and the registration of a no-confidence motion at the parliament secretariat against the prime minister on Wednesday, the NC and the Maoists have made clear the course ahead.

Power play begins

Published On: July 13, 2016 05:55 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 13: The present government led by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has been reduced to minority as a major coalition partner CPN (Maoist Center) withdrew its support given to Oli and quit the government on Tuesday.

Maoist brass asks Dahal to hold decisive talks with PM

Published On: July 12, 2016 07:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 12: A meeting of senior leaders of major ruling party CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to hold decisive talks with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on whether or not the CPN-UML would support the Maoist Center in forming a new government under the leadership of its chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

MPs influencing parliamentary decisions in clear conflict of interest

Published On: July 11, 2016 07:15 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 10: A complaint against Lazimpat-based Riza Overseas Employment Pvt Ltd was registered at the International Relations and Labor Committee of Parliament last year.

Maoist Center to lobby for consensus government

Published On: July 8, 2016 01:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 8: CPN (Maoist Center), a major ruling coalition partner in the CPN-UML led government, has decided to lobby for forming a consensus government under its own leadership.

Way paved for establishing open university in Nepal

Published On: July 4, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 4: After a decade-long effort, the parliament has finally paved way for establishing and running open university for the first time in Nepal by endorsing the Nepal Open University bill on Thursday.

Way paved for establishing open university in Nepal

Published On: July 2, 2016 12:05 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July2: After a decade-long effort, the parliament has finally paved way for establishing and running open university for the first time in Nepal by endorsing the Nepal Open University bill on Thursday.

Donors stop funding orphanage after finding irregularities

Published On: June 30, 2016 01:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 30: German donors have accused Ramesh Dhamala, chairman of Children's Welfare Organization (CWO), Dhading of misusing donations provided by them for the education of orphans.

Parliament session deferred over grant distribution row

Published On: June 25, 2016 01:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 25: The major opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed the parliament meeting on Friday again demanding that the government distribute the grant amount of Rs 200,000 to earthquake victims at one go rather than in installments.

Existing bills backlog affecting new legislations

Published On: June 22, 2016 12:06 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 22: As over 40 bills remain pending in parliament for years, the new task of formulating over 100 legislations in line with the new constitution is likely to be affected.