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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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Dahal steps down as promised

May 25, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigned on Wednesday, paving the way for the major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) to form a new government, as per the agreement reached with the party at the time of his election to the post.

Parliament meeting postponed till Thursday

May 24, 2017 12:59 PM

KATHMANDU, May 24: Parliament meeting scheduled for 11 am on Wednesday has been postponed until 4pm on Thursday. As leaders from ruling and opposition could not develop a consensus on resuming House meeting despite holding several rounds of talks, Speaker Onsari Gharti postponed the Parliament meeting by publishing a notice.

PM's resignation still uncertain as UML sticks to House obstruction plan

May 24, 2017 12:34 PM

KATHMANDU, May 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's plan to step down from the government to pave ways to Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to become new prime minister is still yet limbo as the main opposition CPN-UML said that it would obstruct parliament meeting citing controversial government decision to increase 22 local units in various Tarai districts.

PM's resignation plan postponed till today

May 24, 2017 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 24: The government decision to increase 22 local units in various tarai districts has drawn serious controversy, prompting the main opposition CPN-UML to obstruct parliament, which also delayed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's plan to step down on Tuesday.

House meeting deferred till Wednesday morning

May 23, 2017 19:28 PM

KATHMANDU, May 23: After being rescheduled for twice, the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has deferred till Wednesday morning at 11

Parliament meeting rescheduled for 3 pm today

May 23, 2017 13:44 PM

KATHMANDU, May 23: The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament originally scheduled for 1 pm today has been rescheduled for 3 pm, according to information provided by the parliament secretariat.

Longest session of Parliament comes to end

May 18, 2017 16:56 PM

KATHMANDU, May 18: The ongoing session of the Legislature-Parliament has come to an end from Thursday.

Speaker to end ongoing house session today, next one to begin on May 22

May 18, 2017 12:23 PM

KATHMANDU, May 18: Speaker of Legislature Parliament Onasari Gharti is set to end ongoing house session today.

Electoral alliances ineffective in wooing votes

May 18, 2017 11:55 AM

KATHMANDU, May 17: Though the major political parties formed electoral alliance for mayoral and deputy mayoral races in  metropolitan cities, the political calculations at the central level have failed to convince party members let alone attract neutral votes.

Vote counting of KMC concluded in 6 days in 1997

May 17, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, May 17: Although concerns are being raised from various quarters in Kathmandu over the snail-paced counting of votes, not many people seem to be aware about the time it took to conclude vote counting in Kathmandu Metropolitan City in the last local election held 20 years ago.

Local representatives to enjoy executive, legislative and judicial powers

May 15, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 15: The local representatives to be elected from the first phase of local elections held on Sunday and those to be elected from the second phase next month will for the first time exercise executive, legislative as well as judicial powers which have been devolved to the local level by the new constitution.

Mayors, chiefs to present local budgets within 2 months

May 12, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 12: Mayors or chiefs of the local units to be elected in the May 14 local polls should present the fiscal year budget for their respective units within two months of assuming office.

Speaker postpones House meeting until May 18(Update)

May 7, 2017 12:18 PM

KATHMANDU, May 7: Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar has decided to postpone the House meeting until May 18 through a notice. She also informed media fraternity about her decision amid press conference organized at Shankar Hall of Legislature-Parliament.

NC, Maoist Center to file review petition over SC's stay order

May 5, 2017 19:57 PM

KATHMANDU, May 5: Ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) have decided to file review petition over the stay order issued by the Supreme Court against the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

House meet adjourned till Sunday 1 pm following UML protest

May 5, 2017 15:07 PM

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Legislature-Parliament meeting has been adjourned till Sunday 1 pm following obstruction by the CPN-UML lawmakers on Friday.

House adjourned till Sunday 1 pm following UML obstruction

May 5, 2017 14:17 PM

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Legislature-Parliament meeting has been adjourned till Sunday 1 pm folliwng the obstruction by the CPN-UML lawmakers on Friday.

House to fix date for discussion on impeachment motion

May 3, 2017 14:38 PM

KATHMANDU, May 3: Parliament meeting on Thursday is set to fix the date for discussion on the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, according to the Parliament Secretariat.

UML finalizes candidates of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in 10 Municipalities of KTM

May 2, 2017 15:32 PM

KATHMANDU, May 2: The main opposition party CPN-UML has finalized the names of the candidates for the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in ten municipalities of Kathmandu district.

UML to field Bidya Sundar Shakya as mayor candidate in KTM

May 2, 2017 15:29 PM

KATHMANDU, May 2: CPN-UML has decided to field Bidya Sundar Shakya as the mayor candidate in Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

RPP chair Thapa reaches UML's PP Office

May 2, 2017 13:30 PM

KATHMANDU, May 2: Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Kamal Thapa reached CPN-UML Parliamentary Party Office in Singhadurbar on Tuesday afternoon, when UML Chair KP Sharma Oli and senior leader Madhav Nepal along with other party leaders were holding final round of meeting to fix the candidate of mayor and deputy-mayor in Kathmandu Metropolitan City.