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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.

Nepali women being sold like goats in the Gulf: Parliamentary report

August 9, 2017 02:31 AM

KATHMANDU, August 9: A parliamentary investigation has revealed that Nepali women are “being sold like goats” in Gulf countries after being taken to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait through illegal channels.

Parliamentary panel finds govt officials involved in human trafficking to Gulf countries

August 8, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Concluding that the officials of the Department of Immigration, staffers of airline companies and security personnel at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been involved in human trafficking, a parliamentary panel has suggested the concerned authorities to investigate and punish those involved in the misdeed.

Parliamentary panel head Ranju Jha hid health ministry letter for eight months!

August 4, 2017 07:08 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Chairperson of the Women Children and Social Welfare Committee (WCSWC) of parliament, Ranju Jha, has been found to have been hiding a health ministry letter requesting the withdrawal of the Manmohan Adhikari Institute of Health Sciences (MAIHS) bill from parliament.

Manmohan Adhikari Institute bill not killed despite pledge to Dr KC

August 3, 2017 06:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: It has been revealed that the erstwhile Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government did not withdraw the bill on Manmohan Adhikari Institute of Health Sciences (MAIHS) even though a cabinet meeting had decided to withdraw it as a part of agreement reached with Dr Govinda KC last year.

Sajha, Bibeksheel unify to become Bibeksheel Sajha Party

July 26, 2017 15:24 PM

KATHMANDU, July 25: Newly-emerged alternative political parties -- Bibeksheel Nepali Dal and Sajha Party -have unified to become Bibeksheel Sajha Party on Wednesday.

Few complaints at hearings committee as public trust wanes

July 15, 2017 03:14 AM

KATHMANDU, July 14: Lawmakers were  surprised at the meeting of the Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) on Friday morning when officials informed them that not a single complaint had been registered at the committee secretariat against Chief Justice-designate Gopal Parajuli.

3 pc threshold proposed for parliamentary polls

July 11, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 11: The government has proposed a three percent threshold for political parties to get elected to the central parliament in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

PM denies govt received proposal to buy presidential fleet

July 11, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, July 11: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government has not received any proposal from the Office of the President regarding the purchase of new fleet worth Rs 160 million.

New structure, lack of laws put local representatives in a bind

July 9, 2017 08:06 AM

KATHMANDU, July 8: The newly-formed committees in local units have failed to start their work effectively due to the completely new structure delineated under the federal system and the lack of laws and proper instruction from the central level. The newly-elected representatives have got lost in formulating the local government's budget for the upcoming fiscal year also because of inexperienced civil servants.

Nationalist stand, weak NC leadership helped UML in polls

July 4, 2017 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 4: Experts have attributed CPN-UML's nationalist stand during and after the Indian economic blockade, the weak leadership of rival parties and a strong organizational base for its victories  in the local elections.

With ministries at odds, peace committees feel neglected

June 24, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 24: With the commencement of local level elections, differences have emerged between two government agencies over the continuing relevance of the local peace committees, leaving such committees dysfunctional.  The committees were established in all 75 districts but with no further budget allocations they are now on the verge of dissolution.

Poll delay will shorten tenures in Province 2 by 5 months

June 22, 2017 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, June 22: Local level representatives to be elected in Province 2 will be in office for almost five months less than those elected in the first phase of the local polls.

CC fails to recommend CJ, Oli expresses reservation about Parajuli

June 19, 2017 12:49 PM

KATHMANDU, June 19: Meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) on Monday failed to recommend chief justice at the Supreme Court.

Major parties-RJPN meeting ends inconclusively

June 14, 2017 20:03 PM

KATHMANDU, June 14: The meeting between the ruling coalition, main opposition CP-UML and the agitating Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJPN) ended inconclusively on Wednesday also.

Ruling parties propose deferring polls yet again

June 14, 2017 07:33 AM

KATHMANDU, June 13: Arguing that it would be difficult to hold the second phase local elections without bringing the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on board, the government has indirectly proposed deferring the polls now scheduled for June 28.

Meeting of top leaders ends inconclusively

June 13, 2017 20:33 PM

KATHMANDU, June 13:  The meeting of top leaders of four parties has ended inconclusively on Tuesday evening

Meeting underway among top leaders to discuss RJPN election boycott (Update)

June 13, 2017 18:30 PM

KATHMANDU, June 13: A meeting of the top leaders of the major political parties has started at Singha Durbar.

Big 3 eye alliance with Madhes parties, Madhes-based eye each other

June 13, 2017 07:49 AM

KATHMANDU, June 12: While the major political parties are eyeing electoral alliances with the two Madhes-based  parties, these two parties have been working at alliances between themselves.

Maiden cabinet meeting discusses priorities of govt

June 7, 2017 17:46 PM

KATHMANDU, June 7: Following the swearing-in ceremony, the first cabinet meeting of newly elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government has discussed the list of priorities of the newly formed government.

Deuba back in Baluwatar for fourth time

June 7, 2017 07:54 AM

KATHMANDU, June 6: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur was elected prime minister of the country on Tuesday. As Deuba becomes prime minister for the fourth time, he is also the country"s 40th head of government. Deuba has become prime minister the second-most often after Girija Prasad Koirala in Nepal's parliamentary history after democracy was reinstated by the 1990 popular movement.