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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.

NC fails to fill vacant posts of office bearers

September 8, 2016 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Sep 8: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has failed to appoint office bearers, central committee members and heads of departments in vacant posts of the party for nearly six months after the party's general convention.

Bring foreigners under anti-torture act: MPs

September 3, 2016 01:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Members of Parliament (MP) have demanded that any foreign national who tortures a Nepali citizen abroad should be brought within the ambit of the anti-torture bill which is now under discussion in Parliament.

Govt fails to meet the expectations of new constitution

September 1, 2016 02:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: With less than three weeks left to mark the first anniversary of the promulgation of the new constitution in the country, the government is failing to expedite several key tasks that must be done by September 19.

Bill to criminalize torture tabled

August 30, 2016 02:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nearly two years after its registration at Parliament, a bill to criminalize torture has been tabled in the House, paving the way for lawmakers to register their amendments and have further discussions on it.

Women's representation in cabinet declining

August 27, 2016 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The new Constitution, which was promulgated last year, has provisioned under Article 38 that women shall have the right to proportional, inclusive participation as part of their fundamental rights.

NC finally picks 13 new ministers

August 26, 2016 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Ending weeks-long wrangling over power sharing between the two rival factions within the party, major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized the choice of 13 new ministers it is sending into the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government.

Paudel gives Deuba tough time picking ministers

August 25, 2016 02:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Three weeks after the election of Pushpa Kamal Dahal as prime minister, major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) has yet to recommend names for its ministers in the cabinet.

Experts also split on local units numbers

August 24, 2016 02:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Just as the major political parties are sharply divided over the number of units at the local level under the new federal structure, experts are also at odds among themselves.

Parties at odds over local level restructuring

August 23, 2016 07:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The major political parties remain divided over the number of local units proposed by the commission formed to fix the number and boundaries of local bodies under the new federal setup.

House gets no business with delay in cabinet expansion

August 22, 2016 03:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: At a time when the parliament should have been expediting the endorsement of new bills for the implementation of the new constitution, House meeting on Sunday was adjourned for a week due to lack of business from the government.

NC to finalize new ministers by Monday

August 20, 2016 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Major ruling partner Nepali Congress (NC) has intensified internal homework for finalizing the list of new ministers from the party after the conclusion of the general convention of the party's student wing, Nepal Student Union.

Bill on high courts delayed

August 16, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The parliament on Sunday forwarded the Judicial Administration Bill to a parliamentary committee for further deliberations, prolonging its endorsement process.

Endorsement process of bills to establish High Courts delayed

August 15, 2016 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The parliament on Sunday forwarded the Judicial Administration Bill to a parliamentary committee for further deliberations, prolonging its endorsement process.

Bill proposes PSC written exams for all govt bodies

August 13, 2016 03:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: A new bill registered at the parliament secretariat includes a provision mandating the Public Service Commission (PSC) to conduct examinations for recruiting personnel into the civil service, the security forces and all other government and semi-government bodies.

PM Dahal forms six-member cabinet

August 5, 2016 00:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal assumed office on Thursday after taking oath of office and secrecy from the president earlier in the day.

Dahal in for major test with Delhi

August 4, 2016 01:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: As it became certain for CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's election to the post of prime minister for the second time on Wednesday, his relations vis-à-vis India have become arguably the most debated political issue in the last couple of days.

Dahal back in Baluwatar from today

August 3, 2016 10:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: As his election as new prime minister is almost certain with the backing of 16 political parties including the largest party Nepali Congress and an independent lawmaker in parliament, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is going to head the government for a second time.

Congress, Maoist Center agree on holding local elections by mid-April

July 28, 2016 02:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 28: Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) that are working on forming a new coalition government have agreed to hold long-delayed local elections by mid-April next year.

14 other parties may join Maoist-NC coalition govt

July 26, 2016 02:10 AM

KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) that are set to form a new government under the leadership of Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal are likely to be joined by 14 other political parties in the new coalition.

Oli calls into question fate of major national projects

July 25, 2016 06:03 AM

K P Sharma Oli has forcefully raised some big questions with the rival party leaders who are going to form the new government. He asked the rival leaders what will be the fate of some major national projects in particular that were expedited during his nine-month tenure.