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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.

Ruling parties wrangle over minor issues as polls near

April 8, 2017 01:23 AM

KATHMANDU, April 7: With just five weeks left before the local polls scheduled for May 14, the leaders of the ruling political parties remain bogged down in disputes over trivial issues instead of concentrating all their efforts on success in the elections.

Central leaders eye mayoral posts

April 5, 2017 08:25 AM

KATHMANDU, April 5: With the new constitution granting more power to the local level, some central leaders of the major political parties have started eying mayoral posts.

DPMs hierarchy row stalls cabinet meetings

April 4, 2017 08:02 AM

KATHMANDU, April 4: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been unable to convene a cabinet meeting for three weeks due to a hierarchy row between two of the deputy prime ministers.

Naya Shakti opposes EC’s decision over election symbols

March 30, 2017 17:09 PM

KATHMANDU, March 30: Naya Shakti Party has expressed its dissatisfaction over the decision made by the Election Commission (EC) of not providing election symbols to the parties outside the parliament.

House panel endorses Reforms in Social Conduct bill

March 27, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, March 27: Setting limits to ostentation during  social functions such as weddings, a parliamentary panel has endorsed the Bill Related to Reforms in Social Conduct to replace a 40-year-old law which had become irrelevant.

China to train Nepal Army for disaster management

March 23, 2017 17:45 PM

KATHMANDU, March 23: Chinese Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan, who is on a three-day official visit to Nepal, has held a meeting with his counterpart Balkrishna Khand on Thursday.

SAC passes Bill, sets 3% threshold to be nat’l party

March 22, 2017 12:00 PM

KATHMANDU: March 22: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) has passed the Bill Related to Political Parties 2073 BS with majority on Wednesday, setting a three percent electoral threshold system.

House panel has decided 3 % threshold provision

March 22, 2017 11:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 22: State Affairs Committee of the Parliament has decided to impose a threshold of three percent and at least one seat under the First-Past-the-Post electoral system to secure seats under the proportional representation system.

Dahal to meet Xi for 15 minutes

March 22, 2017 07:33 AM

KATHMANDU, March 22 : Dahal will attend the Boao conference till March 25 and fly to Beijing later that  same day. His meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping has been fixed for March 27. “The prime minister will meet Xi for 15 minutes,” said the source, requesting anonymity.

No major deal likely during PM’s China visit

March 22, 2017 07:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 22: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is unlikely to sign any major deal with China during his week-long visit to the northern neighbor scheduled to start from Thursday. The prime minister will first attend the Boao Forum for Asia conference, and then go on to Beijing for political meetings.

Dahal to fly off to China on Thursday, to meet Xi Jinping for 15 minutes

March 21, 2017 11:39 AM

KATHMANDU, March 21: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is unlikely to sign any agreements with China during his week long visit starting from Thursday, said highly placed sources at his office.

Parliament endorses constituency delineation bill

March 20, 2017 16:08 PM

KATHMANDU, March 20: The Legislature-Parliament has endorsed the Constituency Delineation Bill on Monday.

RPP registers constitution amendment bill for Hindu State

March 19, 2017 18:02 PM

KATHMANDU, March 19: Rastriya Prajatantra Party has registered constitution amendment bill at the Parliament Secretariat demanding for reinstating 'Hindu State'.

Power to the local units

March 18, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 18: With the government formally transforming 3,334 local bodies into 744 local units under the newly-adopted federal system, people in far-flung villages across the country will now get various services from the local units themselves.

UDMF officially handovers letter of withdrawal to Speaker

March 16, 2017 12:45 PM

KATHMANDU, March 16: The United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) has officially handed over the letter of withdrawal to Speaker Onsari Gharti.

House directs govt to take action against Lokman Singh Karki

March 15, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 15: A full-House meeting of the parliament on Tuesday asked the government to direct concerned authorities to probe and take action against Lokman Singh Karki, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court as the chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

We are ready to lose but country and people should win: Nembang

March 14, 2017 14:46 PM

KATHMANDU, March 14: Deputy Parliamentary Party leader of the CPN-UML Subas Nembang said that there is no alternative to go for local elections.

Lawmakers condemn Kanchanpur incident, demand govt to provide details

March 10, 2017 14:41 PM

KATHMANDU, March 10: Lawmakers from various parties have condemned Kanchanpur incident in the Legislature-Parliament.

With eye on amendment, PM expands cabinet

March 10, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 10: With chairman of the recently unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Kamal Thapa, sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Local Development, the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government seems quite close to getting the seven-point constitution amendment bill endorsed by parliament.

UML asks govt to ensure security arrangements

March 8, 2017 17:01 PM

KATHMANDU, March 8: Main opposition CPN-UML has asked the government to ensure security arrangements in its programs.