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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.

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.

House starts proceedings on no-confidence motion

July 23, 2016 07:50 AM

KATHMANDU, July 22: Parliament on Friday commenced proceedings on the no-confidence motion registered against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, paving the way for the formation of a new government within a few days.

Paudel floats new proposal on ending House impasse

July 22, 2016 00:01 AM

KATHMANDU, July 22: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Ram Chandra Paudel has floated a new proposal for ending the ongoing dispute over the process of electing a new government.

Speaker in fix with parties at odds over House business

July 21, 2016 07:22 AM

KATHMANDU, July 20: Speaker Onsari Gharti is in a fix as the ruling and opposition parties are at loggerheads over whether parliament should first take up the no-confidence motion or endorse the remaining budget-related bills.

Dahal poised to become new PM

July 14, 2016 06:13 AM

KATHMANDU, July 14: With the official decision of the Nepali Congress to support CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal in forming a new government under his leadership and the registration of a no-confidence motion at the parliament secretariat against the prime minister on Wednesday, the NC and the Maoists have made clear the course ahead.

Power play begins

July 13, 2016 05:55 AM

KATHMANDU, July 13: The present government led by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has been reduced to minority as a major coalition partner CPN (Maoist Center) withdrew its support given to Oli and quit the government on Tuesday.

Maoist brass asks Dahal to hold decisive talks with PM

July 12, 2016 07:10 AM

KATHMANDU, July 12: A meeting of senior leaders of major ruling party CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to hold decisive talks with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on whether or not the CPN-UML would support the Maoist Center in forming a new government under the leadership of its chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

MPs influencing parliamentary decisions in clear conflict of interest

July 11, 2016 07:15 AM

KATHMANDU, July 10: A complaint against Lazimpat-based Riza Overseas Employment Pvt Ltd was registered at the International Relations and Labor Committee of Parliament last year.

Maoist Center to lobby for consensus government

July 8, 2016 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, July 8: CPN (Maoist Center), a major ruling coalition partner in the CPN-UML led government, has decided to lobby for forming a consensus government under its own leadership.