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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.

PM denies govt received proposal to buy presidential fleet

July 11, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government has not received any proposal from the Office of the President regarding the purchase of new fleet worth Rs 160 million.

New structure, lack of laws put local representatives in a bind

July 9, 2017 08:06 AM

KATHMANDU, July 8: The newly-formed committees in local units have failed to start their work effectively due to the completely new structure delineated under the federal system and the lack of laws and proper instruction from the central level. The newly-elected representatives have got lost in formulating the local government's budget for the upcoming fiscal year also because of inexperienced civil servants.

Nationalist stand, weak NC leadership helped UML in polls

July 4, 2017 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 4: Experts have attributed CPN-UML's nationalist stand during and after the Indian economic blockade, the weak leadership of rival parties and a strong organizational base for its victories  in the local elections.

With ministries at odds, peace committees feel neglected

June 24, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 24: With the commencement of local level elections, differences have emerged between two government agencies over the continuing relevance of the local peace committees, leaving such committees dysfunctional.  The committees were established in all 75 districts but with no further budget allocations they are now on the verge of dissolution.

Poll delay will shorten tenures in Province 2 by 5 months

June 22, 2017 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, June 22: Local level representatives to be elected in Province 2 will be in office for almost five months less than those elected in the first phase of the local polls.

CC fails to recommend CJ, Oli expresses reservation about Parajuli

June 19, 2017 12:49 PM

KATHMANDU, June 19: Meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) on Monday failed to recommend chief justice at the Supreme Court.

Major parties-RJPN meeting ends inconclusively

June 14, 2017 20:03 PM

KATHMANDU, June 14: The meeting between the ruling coalition, main opposition CP-UML and the agitating Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJPN) ended inconclusively on Wednesday also.

Ruling parties propose deferring polls yet again

June 14, 2017 07:33 AM

KATHMANDU, June 13: Arguing that it would be difficult to hold the second phase local elections without bringing the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on board, the government has indirectly proposed deferring the polls now scheduled for June 28.

Meeting of top leaders ends inconclusively

June 13, 2017 20:33 PM

KATHMANDU, June 13:  The meeting of top leaders of four parties has ended inconclusively on Tuesday evening

Meeting underway among top leaders to discuss RJPN election boycott (Update)

June 13, 2017 18:30 PM

KATHMANDU, June 13: A meeting of the top leaders of the major political parties has started at Singha Durbar.

Big 3 eye alliance with Madhes parties, Madhes-based eye each other

June 13, 2017 07:49 AM

KATHMANDU, June 12: While the major political parties are eyeing electoral alliances with the two Madhes-based  parties, these two parties have been working at alliances between themselves.

Maiden cabinet meeting discusses priorities of govt

June 7, 2017 17:46 PM

KATHMANDU, June 7: Following the swearing-in ceremony, the first cabinet meeting of newly elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government has discussed the list of priorities of the newly formed government.

Deuba back in Baluwatar for fourth time

June 7, 2017 07:54 AM

KATHMANDU, June 6: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur was elected prime minister of the country on Tuesday. As Deuba becomes prime minister for the fourth time, he is also the country"s 40th head of government. Deuba has become prime minister the second-most often after Girija Prasad Koirala in Nepal's parliamentary history after democracy was reinstated by the 1990 popular movement.

Way paved for Deuba to ascend to power

June 6, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 6: With the main opposition CPN-UML agreeing to end obstructing parliament, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba is all set to get elected as the new prime minister on Wednesday, 12 years after he was sacked by the then King Gyanendra Shah. This is going to be his fourth stint as the country's chief executive.

Parties agree to end House obstruction

June 5, 2017 18:40 PM

KATHMANDU, June 5: The House, which had been disrupted following the protest by the main opposition CPN-UML, is set to resume following a four-point agreement reached between the ruling alliance and main opposition CPN-UML.

UML's House obstruction affects PM election

June 4, 2017 15:23 PM

KATHMANDU, June 4: The process to elect Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the new prime minister has been affected due to the ongoing House obstruction by the main opposition party, CPN-UML, over the Bharatpur vote count row.

With House meeting postponed, Deuba's accession to power delayed

June 4, 2017 12:20 PM

KATHMANDU, June 4: House meeting scheduled to be held at 11 am has been postponed until 3 pm today after CPN-UML indicated that it would obstruct house proceedings.

Speaker plans PM election on June 4

June 1, 2017 21:00 PM

KATHMANDU, June 1: Speaker Onsari Gharti is preparing to hold the election of the new prime minister on Sunday after President Bidya Devi Bhandari officially called for the choosing of the prime minister through a majority vote in parliament.

UML obstructs House over Bharatpur incident

May 31, 2017 12:25 PM

KATHMANDU, May 31: The main opposition party CPN-UML has obstructed the parliament meeting on Wednesday, demanding resumption of vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, which has been halted since Sunday midnight after CPN (Maoist Center) representatives tore some ballot papers.

Law placing prez, veep above litigation proposed

May 31, 2017 07:16 AM

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has registered a bill in parliament proposing to bar the filing of any case in court questioning any acts of the incumbent or former presidents or vice presidents of the country.