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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.

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.

Way paved for establishing open university in Nepal

July 4, 2016 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, July 4: After a decade-long effort, the parliament has finally paved way for establishing and running open university for the first time in Nepal by endorsing the Nepal Open University bill on Thursday.

Way paved for establishing open university in Nepal

July 2, 2016 00:05 AM

KATHMANDU, July2: After a decade-long effort, the parliament has finally paved way for establishing and running open university for the first time in Nepal by endorsing the Nepal Open University bill on Thursday.

Donors stop funding orphanage after finding irregularities

June 30, 2016 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, June 30: German donors have accused Ramesh Dhamala, chairman of Children's Welfare Organization (CWO), Dhading of misusing donations provided by them for the education of orphans.

Parliament session deferred over grant distribution row

June 25, 2016 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, June 25: The major opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed the parliament meeting on Friday again demanding that the government distribute the grant amount of Rs 200,000 to earthquake victims at one go rather than in installments.

Existing bills backlog affecting new legislations

June 22, 2016 00:06 AM

KATHMANDU, June 22: As over 40 bills remain pending in parliament for years, the new task of formulating over 100 legislations in line with the new constitution is likely to be affected.

Parliamentary regulations endorsed, paves way for hearings panel

June 20, 2016 01:11 AM

KATHMANDU, June 20: With the endorsement of the new parliamentary regulations on Sunday, Parliament has paved the way for initiating parliamentary confirmation hearings for the proposed chief justice, the chief election commissioner, 11 other justices and 22 ambassadors, which have remained pending for long now.

House endorses Parliament Regulations, PHSC to be 15-member

June 19, 2016 15:11 PM

KATHMANDU, June 19 : The Legislature-Parliament has passed the Legislature-Parliament Business Operations Regulations which had been pending at the House for a long time dues difference in opinion among the major political parties. A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament approved the Regulations on Sunday.

Parliament dumping motions of urgent public importance

June 18, 2016 06:17 AM

KATHMANDU, June 18: Over 70 motions on matters of urgent public importance were registered at the Parliament Secretariat in the past three years, but only six of these came up for discussion in parliamentary meetings during this period.

7 appellate courts to become high courts

June 6, 2016 06:44 AM

Nine to be converted into high court benches KATHMANDU, June 6: The government has registered a bill at the Parliament Secretariat to replace the existing 16 appellate courts with seven high courts, in accordance with provisions of the new Constitution.