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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.
asokdahal@gmail.com

Maoists ministers not to quit, suspect polls postponement

October 18, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: In a dramatic turn of events Tuesday, ruling coalition partner CPN (Maoist Center) decided to quit the government and then immediately changed its mind, citing secret information that the prime minister was trying to postpone the upcoming elections.

Report of panel probing 2013 CA poll silent about rigging

October 14, 2017 06:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: A parliamentary probe committee investing alleged rigging and other irregularities in the 2013 Constituent Assembly (CA) election submitted its report at the penultimate sitting of the current parliament on Friday.

Panel head Karna delayed report 3 years to keep enjoying vehicle facility

October 14, 2017 01:08 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: A parliamentary probe committee investing alleged rigging and other irregularities in the 2013 Constituent Assembly (CA) election submitted its report at the penultimate sitting of the current parliament on Friday.

House endorses law placing governors above litigation

October 14, 2017 01:08 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Parliament has endorsed a bill that bars the filing of any court case questioning any act of the provincial governors, who are to be appointed soon.

Last meeting of CA-turned-parliament today

October 13, 2017 06:15 AM

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

October 12, 2017 06:15 AM

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

October 4, 2017 06:56 AM

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

September 26, 2017 06:52 AM

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 set to name provincial capitals, governors

September 26, 2017 03:02 AM

KATHMANDU, Sep 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

September 25, 2017 15:53 PM

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

Parliamentary panels acting as govt's mere shadow

September 24, 2017 04:45 AM

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

September 15, 2017 05:30 AM

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

September 14, 2017 05:15 AM

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

September 8, 2017 06:40 AM

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.

Medical certificates on sale for NID job aspirants

September 8, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, September 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

September 5, 2017 04:45 AM

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

September 4, 2017 11:46 AM

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

August 31, 2017 06:15 AM

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?

August 26, 2017 07:17 AM

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

August 24, 2017 11:08 AM

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.