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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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FSFN, Naya Shakti to merge as Samajbadi Party Nepal

Published On: May 5, 2019 07:16 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 5: Leaders of the Naya Shakti Party (NSP) led by former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) led by Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav have agreed to merge the two parties to form a new party, Samajbadi Party Nepal.

Prez draws flak over ‘my government’

Published On: May 4, 2019 07:17 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMAMDU, May 4: President Bidya Bhandari’s choice of the phrase ‘mero sarkar’ (my government) while unveiling the government policy and program in parliament on Friday has met with criticism ‘for using words like the monarchs’.

NHRC protests amendment bill curtailing its authority

Published On: April 21, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 21: Officials at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have protested against the government's push to curtail the authority of the human rights watchdog body through an amendment of the law.

Govt brings bill to coordinate federal tiers

Published On: April 20, 2019 05:25 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 20: The government is introducing a new law to coordinate the provincial and local units with the federal level while exercising concurrent powers, and to settle disputes between the three tiers of government under the federal structure.

Headless for 3 years, men lead women's commission

Published On: March 31, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Constitutional Council, which is headed by the prime minister, picked the new head of the Election Commission on Monday just a day after the outgoing chief election commissioner retired from the post.

Five parliament staff adjusted in new federal setup ‘without their knowledge'

Published On: March 28, 2019 08:07 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 28: Five senior staffers at the parliament secretariat have been adjusted at the provincial level ‘without their knowledge’. The adjustment of the staff took place breaching the due process, reportedly in the interest of top office bearers of the federal parliament.

House panel’s report on Chhaupadi deaths without reaching incident site

Published On: March 24, 2019 08:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 24: A parliamentary committee has been found to be preparing a field report on Chhaupadi deaths without any of its members visiting the incident site in the district of Bajura despite spending two days in the district headquarters, Martadi.

Debate on citizenship bill drags on

Published On: March 23, 2019 09:55 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 23: The issue of citizenship, which was one of the major bones of contention during constitution drafting in 2015, has resurfaced as a hard nut to crack.

Bill proposes sack of university chiefs through senate majority, draws flak

Published On: March 21, 2019 07:25 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 21: A provision in a bill that proposes removing top officials of universities through a majority on the university senate concerned has drawn flak. The bill has already been registered in parliament.

Govt sends police adjustment bill to parliament

Published On: March 14, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 14: The government has proposed allowing the provinces to fill vacancies among provincial police only after the adjustment of Nepal Police to the provinces under the adjustment bill.

Way cleared for Ansari at Muslim Commission

Published On: March 10, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 10: The way has been cleared for the appointment of Samim Miya Ansari as chairperson of the National Muslim Commission even without confirmation of his nomination by the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC).

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.