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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.

Laws needed for exercise of fundamental rights still in pipeline

Published On: August 23, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: If you are expecting to enjoy all the new fundamental rights enshrined in the constitution soon, you may be getting ahead of events.

Education bill drops free enrolment at private schools for 25 pc students

Published On: August 22, 2018 08:16 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The Ministry of Education has altered a provision in the bill on right to education that would require private schools to provide completely free education to at least 25 percent of their students.

Annan’s initiative for peace process in Nepal remembered

Published On: August 19, 2018 06:51 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Kofi Annan, the former secretary general of the United Nations  who passed away on Saturday, is remembered in Nepal for his initiatives at resolving the Maoist conflict here, in his capacity as the head of the global body.

Foreign junkets help delay House panel head picks

Published On: August 18, 2018 06:52 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: One of the major reasons behind postponements of elections to pick the heads of parliamentary committees is found to be foreign junkets by lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC).

New Muluki codes take effect from today

Published On: August 17, 2018 09:22 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: A new set of laws to replace the one-and-a-half centuries old Muluki Ain (Civil Code) that introduces sweeping reforms in the traditional legal practices and legal provisions to deal with modern technology-based crimes has come into effect from Friday.

35 days remain to pass laws on fundamental rights

Published On: August 15, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The government appears to be ignoring the fast-approaching constitutional deadline to introduce laws to implement the fundamental rights of the citizens.

Parliament rejects Joshee as chief justice

Published On: August 4, 2018 06:42 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: In an unprecedented development in the history of Nepal’s judiciary, a nominee for chief justice of the Supreme Court  was  rejected by  parliament on Friday.

State Affairs Committee tops choice of NCP bigwigs

Published On: July 8, 2018 05:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 8: Parliament’s State Affairs Committee (SAC) has become the top choice of lawmakers, with the new regulations expanding the purview of the committee.

Medical education bill with disputed provisions back in parliament

Published On: July 7, 2018 06:02 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, July 7: Ignoring the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death, and protests from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), the government registered the much contested National Medical Education Bill in parliament on Friday, with all its controversial provisions intact.

No business in parliament from next week

Published On: July 6, 2018 06:49 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

Govt sitting on fundamental right bills with just two months till deadline

PM makes fun of MPs’ queries in parliament

Published On: June 30, 2018 07:06 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

NC Chief Whip Khand terms it objectionable

Nepal embassy set to buy posh property in US

Published On: June 18, 2018 09:22 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 18: The Nepali Embassy in the United States is all set to buy a new residence for ambassador Arjun Karki in Washington DC for US$ 7.25 million (Rs 750 million) which is almost equal to the price of former US President Barak Obama’s residence.

Govt may miss deadline for passing fundamental rights

Published On: June 16, 2018 06:29 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 16: As the constitutional deadline for enacting laws concerning 31 fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution inches closer, the government is likely to miss it for lack of timely preparations.

Ministers’ property mostly in names of spouses

Published On: May 24, 2018 06:47 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 24: It may be just a coincidence or a changing trend. Most ministers in the incumbent government including Prime Minister KP Oli himself are found to have property mainly in the names of their spouses.

Govt working to free Balkrishna Dhungel through presidential pardon

Published On: May 21, 2018 07:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 21: The Department of Prison Management reportedly under pressure from the Ministry of Home Affairs is working to release convicted murderer former Maoist leader Balkrishna Dhungel from jail before he completes his jail 20-year jail term.

Modi meets political leaders

Published On: May 13, 2018 08:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

Wishes for stability, prosperity and development

Row over lottery method to fix NA members' tenures stalls regulation

Published On: April 29, 2018 08:10 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 29: A row over the lottery method to fix the tenure of 59 members of the National Assembly (NA) has stalled the upper house regulation.

Parliament staff enjoy 80 pc perks under dodgy decision

Published On: April 27, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 27: Staff at the parliament secretariat have been receiving allowances equal to 80 percent of their salary, in addition to their  regular salary and snacks allowance, and this has been going on for nearly four months now on the basis of a dodgy decision.

Alliance govt will turn into majority on April 22: Minister Basnet

Published On: April 2, 2018 06:52 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 2: CPN (Maoist Center) leader and Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Basnet said that the left alliance government will be converted into a majority government after the formal unification between the two communist parties on April 22.

Bhandari re-elected president

Published On: March 14, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, March 14: President Bidya Devi Bhanari, 56, has been re-elected to the post of the head of the state for second term on Tuesday winning over two-thirds votes from the 880-member Electoral College comprising the bicameral federal parliament and seven provincial assemblies