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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.

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.

Way paved for Deuba to ascend to power

June 6, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 6: With the main opposition CPN-UML agreeing to end obstructing parliament, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba is all set to get elected as the new prime minister on Wednesday, 12 years after he was sacked by the then King Gyanendra Shah. This is going to be his fourth stint as the country's chief executive.

Parties agree to end House obstruction

June 5, 2017 18:40 PM

KATHMANDU, June 5: The House, which had been disrupted following the protest by the main opposition CPN-UML, is set to resume following a four-point agreement reached between the ruling alliance and main opposition CPN-UML.

UML's House obstruction affects PM election

June 4, 2017 15:23 PM

KATHMANDU, June 4: The process to elect Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the new prime minister has been affected due to the ongoing House obstruction by the main opposition party, CPN-UML, over the Bharatpur vote count row.

With House meeting postponed, Deuba's accession to power delayed

June 4, 2017 12:20 PM

KATHMANDU, June 4: House meeting scheduled to be held at 11 am has been postponed until 3 pm today after CPN-UML indicated that it would obstruct house proceedings.

Speaker plans PM election on June 4

June 1, 2017 21:00 PM

KATHMANDU, June 1: Speaker Onsari Gharti is preparing to hold the election of the new prime minister on Sunday after President Bidya Devi Bhandari officially called for the choosing of the prime minister through a majority vote in parliament.

UML obstructs House over Bharatpur incident

May 31, 2017 12:25 PM

KATHMANDU, May 31: The main opposition party CPN-UML has obstructed the parliament meeting on Wednesday, demanding resumption of vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, which has been halted since Sunday midnight after CPN (Maoist Center) representatives tore some ballot papers.

Law placing prez, veep above litigation proposed

May 31, 2017 07:16 AM

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has registered a bill in parliament proposing to bar the filing of any case in court questioning any acts of the incumbent or former presidents or vice presidents of the country.

UML warns but ruling coalition still on debate regarding impeachment motion against CJ

May 29, 2017 12:02 PM

KATHMANDU, May 29: Lawmakers Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma and Tek Bahadur Basnet, who proposed and seconded the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, said that withdrawing the motion would be against the prerogative rights of the parliament.

Proposer Bishwakarma requests Speaker not to forward impeachment motion against CJ

May 28, 2017 16:21 PM

KATHMANDU, May 28: Nepali Congress lawmaker Meen Bishwakarma has requested the Parliament Secretariat not to move forward the impeachment motion registered against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in the parliamentary proceedings.

UML agrees to end house stalemate following agreement with ruling parties

May 27, 2017 12:38 PM

KATHMANDU, May 27: The ruling parties and the main opposition party CPN-UML have agreed to stop remaining adamant on their stances in a bid to end the current political impasse.

Dahal steps down as promised

May 25, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigned on Wednesday, paving the way for the major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) to form a new government, as per the agreement reached with the party at the time of his election to the post.

Parliament meeting postponed till Thursday

May 24, 2017 12:59 PM

KATHMANDU, May 24: Parliament meeting scheduled for 11 am on Wednesday has been postponed until 4pm on Thursday. As leaders from ruling and opposition could not develop a consensus on resuming House meeting despite holding several rounds of talks, Speaker Onsari Gharti postponed the Parliament meeting by publishing a notice.

PM's resignation still uncertain as UML sticks to House obstruction plan

May 24, 2017 12:34 PM

KATHMANDU, May 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's plan to step down from the government to pave ways to Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to become new prime minister is still yet limbo as the main opposition CPN-UML said that it would obstruct parliament meeting citing controversial government decision to increase 22 local units in various Tarai districts.

PM's resignation plan postponed till today

May 24, 2017 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 24: The government decision to increase 22 local units in various tarai districts has drawn serious controversy, prompting the main opposition CPN-UML to obstruct parliament, which also delayed Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's plan to step down on Tuesday.

House meeting deferred till Wednesday morning

May 23, 2017 19:28 PM

KATHMANDU, May 23: After being rescheduled for twice, the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has deferred till Wednesday morning at 11

Parliament meeting rescheduled for 3 pm today

May 23, 2017 13:44 PM

KATHMANDU, May 23: The meeting of the Legislature-Parliament originally scheduled for 1 pm today has been rescheduled for 3 pm, according to information provided by the parliament secretariat.

Longest session of Parliament comes to end

May 18, 2017 16:56 PM

KATHMANDU, May 18: The ongoing session of the Legislature-Parliament has come to an end from Thursday.

Speaker to end ongoing house session today, next one to begin on May 22

May 18, 2017 12:23 PM

KATHMANDU, May 18: Speaker of Legislature Parliament Onasari Gharti is set to end ongoing house session today.

Electoral alliances ineffective in wooing votes

May 18, 2017 11:55 AM

KATHMANDU, May 17: Though the major political parties formed electoral alliance for mayoral and deputy mayoral races in  metropolitan cities, the political calculations at the central level have failed to convince party members let alone attract neutral votes.