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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.

CK Raut renounces secessionist drive, inks 11-point deal with govt

Published On: March 9, 2019 05:56 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 8: Secessionist campaigner CK Raut has renounced the movement he has been leading, striking an 11-point agreement with the government on Friday.

Ansari likely to head Muslim Commission without hearings nod

Published On: March 6, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Mar 6: Samim Miya Ansari, who was nominated by the Constitutional Council as chairperson of the National Muslim Commission, is likely to be appointed to the post even though the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) on Tuesday failed to endorse him.

Hearing committee ends inconclusively over Ansari's fake citizenship row

Published On: March 5, 2019 03:07 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 5: A meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) on Tuesday ended inconclusively after it failed to make a concrete decision on the fate of proposed commissioner for Muslim Commission, Samim Miya Ansari.

Parliament amends poll law to pave way for by-elections

Published On: March 3, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 3 : Parliament amended the election law on Saturday paving the way for conducting by-elections for different positions at federal, provincial and local levels.

Air Dynasty carrying Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari among six others crashes near Pathibhara of Taplejung

Published On: February 27, 2019 02:03 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A helicopter of Air Dynasty carrying Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikair among six others has crashed near Pathibhara of Taplelung on Wednesday afternoon.

Govt hiding nearly half dozen probe reports

Published On: February 24, 2019 09:47 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: It has become a tradition of successive governments to form a probe committee or commission whenever they come under overwhelming public pressure over some controversy or the other.

A never punctual prime minister !

Published On: February 17, 2019 07:18 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Prime Minister K P Oli never appears  slow in showing tangible results for his first year in office. But when it comes to time management, he has earned a reputation of never showing up on time.

Govt pushes IT bill to control social media

Published On: February 14, 2019 08:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: In an apparent bid to control foreign social media operators in the country, the government has proposed a law making it mandatory to register all social media platforms within the country.

CDOs still powerful under federal setup

Published On: February 10, 2019 06:45 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Even after the advent of the new constitution in 2015 and elections at local, provincial and federal levels in 2017 to institutionalize federalism in the country, the representatives of the federal government at the districts in the form of Chief District Officers (CDOs) still enjoy huge powers ranging from judicial to executive.

54 MPs change PAs after parliament paid latter through bank

Published On: February 3, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: At least 54 members of parliament have changed their personal secretaries and aides or made formal appointments of such staff after the parliament secretariat starting to deposit the salaries of the latter in their own bank accounts.

Govt planning new officials at TJ bodies

Published On: January 30, 2019 08:31 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The government has decided to extend the terms of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies for a year and is also planning to change the office bearers, through an amendment of the existing law.

Govt uses marshals against oppn to pass Medical Education Bill

Published On: January 26, 2019 07:39 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The government pushed the much disputed National Medical Education Bill through the lower house of parliament on Friday, using marshals against opposition lawmakers who resorted to obstruction, demanding revisions to the legislation. The bill will come into effect after 60 days at the latest, following the president’s authentication, even if the upper house doesn’t endorse it.

MPs scuffle as govt tries to force Medical Education Bill through

Published On: January 23, 2019 07:48 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have resorted to a scuffle in parliament on Tuesday after the government pushed the National Medical Education Bill forward for endorsement amid obstruction from the NC.

Govt misses deadline for forming Natural Resources Commission

Published On: January 20, 2019 08:15 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The government has missed the deadline for giving full shape to the Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission (NRFC) as promised during the first ever meeting of the Inter-Provinces Council (IPC) last month.

CDO will deploy federal, provincial police: Bill

Published On: January 15, 2019 08:03 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The government has drafted a new law to ensure coordination between federal and provincial police with a provision to deploy both the police by the chief district officer (CDO).

Bill requires children to allocate portion of income to elderly parents

Published On: January 11, 2019 03:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The government has registered a bill in the upper house of parliament that makes it mandatory for all citizens to allocate certain percent of their incomes for the livelihoods of their elderly parents.

MPs barred from pocketing salaries of aides, drivers

Published On: January 8, 2019 07:09 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: In a bid to prevent lawmakers from pocketing the salaries of their personal secretaries, aides, and drivers, the parliament secretariat has decided to deposit the salaries of the latter in their personal bank accounts.

Back to jail after oath

Published On: January 4, 2019 07:27 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Resham Chaudhary, who is in judicial custody on the charge of masterminding the 2015 Tikapur massacre, has been administered oath of office and secrecy as Member of Parliament on Thursday, more than a year after his election.  Seven policemen including an SSP and a toddler were killed by Tharu protestors in Tikapur of Kailali in August 2015.

Govt stalls bill after strong PSC objection

Published On: January 3, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The government has stalled the registration of a Public Service Commission (PSC) Amendment Bill at the parliament at the eleventh hour following serious objections from the constitutional body. The PSC said the proposed amendment will seriously undermine its autonomy.

Press freedom violations sharply increased in past one year: Report

Published On: January 1, 2019 04:22 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: A media monitoring report prepared by the Freedom Forum Nepal on Tuesday said that the press freedom violations sharply increased in the past one year.