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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.

Power to the local units

March 18, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 18: With the government formally transforming 3,334 local bodies into 744 local units under the newly-adopted federal system, people in far-flung villages across the country will now get various services from the local units themselves.

UDMF officially handovers letter of withdrawal to Speaker

March 16, 2017 12:45 PM

KATHMANDU, March 16: The United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) has officially handed over the letter of withdrawal to Speaker Onsari Gharti.

House directs govt to take action against Lokman Singh Karki

March 15, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 15: A full-House meeting of the parliament on Tuesday asked the government to direct concerned authorities to probe and take action against Lokman Singh Karki, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court as the chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

We are ready to lose but country and people should win: Nembang

March 14, 2017 14:46 PM

KATHMANDU, March 14: Deputy Parliamentary Party leader of the CPN-UML Subas Nembang said that there is no alternative to go for local elections.

Lawmakers condemn Kanchanpur incident, demand govt to provide details

March 10, 2017 14:41 PM

KATHMANDU, March 10: Lawmakers from various parties have condemned Kanchanpur incident in the Legislature-Parliament.

With eye on amendment, PM expands cabinet

March 10, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 10: With chairman of the recently unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Kamal Thapa, sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Local Development, the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government seems quite close to getting the seven-point constitution amendment bill endorsed by parliament.

UML asks govt to ensure security arrangements

March 8, 2017 17:01 PM

KATHMANDU, March 8: Main opposition CPN-UML has asked the government to ensure security arrangements in its programs.

UML asks NHRC to probe Saptari incident

March 7, 2017 16:19 PM

KATHMANDU, March 7: CPN-UML has requested the National Human Rights Commission to probe Saptari incident. Holding a press conference at party's central office on Tuesday, UML said that the Saptari incident should be probed soon.

Govt drops Lama from envoy list withholds Rayamajhi

March 3, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 3: The government has changed its decision to nominate Aasha Lama as Nepal's envoy to the United Arab Emirates after the nomination courted a controversy. Sources said the government has also put off the parliamentary hearing of the ambassador-designate to Spain, Bharat Rayamajhi, until it receives concurrence from the Spain government to establish a residential embassy there.

Agitating leaders want provision like Indian statute Article 3

February 28, 2017 07:29 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Leaders from the agitating political parties have raised a new demand with the government, asking the prime minister to include a new provision in the constitution with regard to making changes in the delineation of provinces.

Madhes parties want all tarai districts hived off from hills

February 27, 2017 07:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A majority of Madhes-based political parties have proposed delineating the entire tarai region into two provinces and have demanded that all tarai districts be separated from the hills in the new federal setup.

MPRF-D registers proposal in House demanding eight provinces

February 26, 2017 15:55 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Five political parties in the parliament, including the Madhesi People's Right Forum - Democratic (MPRF-D) led by Bijay Gachchhedar, registered a further amendment proposal on the constitution amendment bill on Sunday demanding eight provinces.

Govt proposes upping facilities for former prez, VP

February 25, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The government has registered a new bill in  parliament proposing monthly pensions for former presidents and vice presidents and other facilities.

Nepal challenging assignment for Indian diplomat: Rae

February 24, 2017 17:12 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae said that Nepal has been a very challenging and complex assignment for every Indian diplomat.

House begins deliberation on statute amendment; UML to oppose silently

February 23, 2017 16:20 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Parliament meeting on Thursday started discussion over the constitution amendment bill tabled in the House.

Opposition to allow amendment bill if UDMF agrees to local polls

February 23, 2017 01:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Opposition political parties have said they would allow voting on the constitution amendment bill in parliament only if the agitating Madhes-based parties give a commitment to participate in the local polls.

House meet put off till 3 pm tomorrow

February 22, 2017 15:09 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Parliament meeting scheduled for 2 pm  has been deferred until 3 pm tomorrow.

Polygamy to incur up to five years in jail

February 21, 2017 08:37 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: If a draft of the Criminal Code revised by a parliamentary panel is endorsed by the full House, a polygamous man or a polyandrous woman could get a jail term of up to five years and a fine of Rs 50,000.

Thapa elected RPP chair

February 20, 2017 19:15 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The ongoing general convention of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) elected Kamal Thapa as the chairman of the party for next four years.

1.5 pc threshold proposed for upcoming parliamentary poll

February 20, 2017 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: With a view to fostering political stability through a reduction in the number of political parties, the Election Commission (EC) has proposed a 1.5 percent threshold for parties seeking representation in parliament.