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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.

Last meeting of CA-turned-parliament today

Published On: October 13, 2017 06:15 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Oct 13:  Parliament's meeting on Friday is going to be the last meeting of the legislature which was elected as second the Constituent Assembly (CA) in November 2013.

Vote transfer row halts National Assembly Election Bill

Published On: October 12, 2017 06:15 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: A dispute over whether to introduce the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system has halted the endorsement of the National Assembly Election Bill in parliament.

UML, Maoist Center, Naya Shakti to unify

Published On: October 4, 2017 06:56 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: In a dramatic turn of events Tuesday, the chiefs of three left political parties-- CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Naya Shakti Party Nepal-- have announced that the three parties are to unify.

Govt set to name provincial capitals, governors

Published On: September 26, 2017 06:52 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Two years after the new constitution came into effect, the government is all set to announce temporary provincial capitals under the new federal setup. The high-powered Federal Administration Restructuring Committee formed by the government has recommended 15 cities out of which the seven provincial capitals will be chosen.

Govt recommended to appoint non-political person for Provincial Governor

Published On: September 25, 2017 03:53 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Government has been recommended apolitical figure to be appointed as Governor of provinces.

Parliamentary panels acting as govt's mere shadow

Published On: September 24, 2017 04:45 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Sep 24: Instead of working as watchdogs over the government, the parliamentary committees have become loyal to it and favor its policies and decisions, recent decisions of some of these committees show.

New president a month after new parliament

Published On: September 15, 2017 05:30 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The election of the new president and vice president is proposed within a month after the election of the new federal parliament and provincial assemblies scheduled for the end of this year.

2.66 local unit votes equal 1 provincial assembly vote

Published On: September 14, 2017 05:15 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The government has proposed to give one vote from a provincial assembly member the same weight as 2.66 votes from the chiefs or deputy chiefs of local units, for the purpose of electing National Assembly members.

Medical certificates on sale for NID job aspirants

Published On: September 8, 2017 06:40 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Doctors certified by Nepal Medical Council  are found to be selling medical certificates even to those failing the medical tests while applying for National Investigation Department (NID) vacancies, and this is happening right in front of NID headquarters , which is located at the southern entrance to Singha Durbar.

Poll bills clear parliament after amendment dropped

Published On: September 5, 2017 04:45 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, September 5: Paving the way for the upcoming elections to the federal parliament and provincial assemblies, parliament on Monday passed  two poll-related bills after a month-long hiatus.

Endorsement of the two poll related bills

Published On: September 4, 2017 11:46 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Sep 4: State Affairs Committee of the parliament has endorsed the two poll related bills after ruling Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers dropping their controversial amendment proposals on Monday.

Govt gets constituency delimitation report

Published On: August 31, 2017 06:15 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The Electoral Constituency Delimitation Commission has submitted its report to the government Wednesday, weeks after the government announced the dates for parliamentary and provincial elections.

Is Naya Shakti a spent force?

Published On: August 26, 2017 07:17 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, August 26: Former Maoist leader and ex-prime minister Baburam Bhattarai’s dream of establishing a new political force in the country has weakened within just two years of the formation of his Naya Shakti party.

Motive suspect as House panel sits on poll bills

Published On: August 24, 2017 11:08 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, August 24: Although the government has already fixed November 26 as the date for parliamentary and provincial elections, the parliament’s State Affairs Committee (SAC) has been sitting on two election bills allegedly in an attempt to allow those convicted of corruption to contest elections.

Year-long efforts at constitution amendment fail

Published On: August 22, 2017 01:15 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Nearly year-long  efforts to amendment  the constitution a second time came to an end on Monday, with the ruling parties failing to garner the requisite two-thirds majority in the 592-member parliament.

Crowd funding raises millions globally for flood victims

Published On: August 19, 2017 07:23 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, August 19: Moved by the plight of fellow-Nepalis, thousands in the Nepali diaspora have been donating through crowd funding  for the relief of flood victims. Over 100,000 US dollars has been raised through various fund raising platforms as of Friday.

Law paving way for putting inmates to labor, social work endorsed

Published On: August 11, 2017 03:18 PM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, August 11: Parliament on Thursday endorsed a third bill related to the replacement of the Muluki Ain, introducing parole and open jail systems for the first time in the country, and paving the way for authorities to put inmates to public labor and social work.

Parliament’s HR Committee directs govt to save Dr KC’s life

Published On: August 11, 2017 05:01 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Parliament’s Social Justice and Human Rights Committee has directed the government to address Dr Govinda KC’s just demands and save his life.

Landmark legal reform bills passed

Published On: August 10, 2017 03:20 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: In a landmark move toward legal reforms, parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed two out of six pending bills to replace the 164 years old Muluki Ain (Civil Code). The Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, Civil Code, Civil Procedure Code, Sentencing Act and Some Nepal Acts Amendment bills, once endorsed, will replace the Muluki Ain, which was introduced by Rana Prime Minister Jung Bahadur in 1853.

Nepali women being sold like goats in the Gulf: Parliamentary report

Published On: August 9, 2017 02:31 AM NPT By: Ashok Dahal

KATHMANDU, August 9: A parliamentary investigation has revealed that Nepali women are “being sold like goats” in Gulf countries after being taken to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait through illegal channels.