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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.
asokdahal@gmail.com

Local polls by mid May: PM

January 23, 2017 08:04 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the government will announce the date of local polls within a week and will be conducted by mid-May.

New bill proposes open jail

January 19, 2017 07:46 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: A parliamentary panel is close to finalizing a bill on sentencing, which envisions an open jail system for the first time in the country. Once the bill becomes law, the authorities concerned can deploy prisoners in various social activities if the prisoners so wish.

3 among CA brawlers have become ministers

January 18, 2017 01:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: A midnight meeting of the Constituent Assembly on January 19, 2015 witnessed a fierce scuffle, with lawmakers mainly from the then UCPN (Maoist) brawling with the marshals and vandalizing the chairs, tables and microphones.

House lack of quorum after resuming business

January 9, 2017 21:20 PM

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The parliament meeting was adjourned for half an hour on Monday due to lack of quorum.

Amendment bill tabled amid oppn uproar

January 9, 2017 04:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government has tabled the constitution amendment bill in parliament on Sunday amid obstruction and uproar from the opposition parties.

Parties talk putting boundary revision on hold

January 5, 2017 07:52 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Following the recent Supreme Court ruling on the constitutional amendment bill, the political parties have started informal negotiations on putting the issue of provincial demarcations on hold.

‘Donors, INGOs influencing lawmaking process’

December 28, 2016 07:41 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: It has been found that various donor agencies and International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) have been ‘influencing’ the lawmaking process in parliament through their direct funding to various committees of the legislature parliament.

Both ruling, oppn parties shy of voting on amendment

December 26, 2016 08:09 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The ruling and opposition parties both seem to be shying away from taking the constitution amendment bill to a logical end by tabling it in Parliament for a decision.

Legal procedure to become tech-friendly

December 21, 2016 08:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The existing Criminal Procedure Code is being amended with an aim to make legal procedures technology friendly.

Bill proposes legal validity only to certified deeds

December 17, 2016 01:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A parliamentary panel working on a bill to replace the Civil Procedure Code has proposed a new provision under which any land transaction or other document (tamasuk) should be certified by an official at the local level to become legally valid.

Govt registers bill for local polls under new local structures

December 15, 2016 07:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: While the major political parties are inching closer toward negotiations on holding local polls under the existing local setup, the government has registered a bill in Parliament to conduct the local polls under the new local structures.

All nine election-related bills still in pipeline

December 13, 2016 09:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: While the prime minister and other ministers repeatedly claim that the government is ready to hold all three elections -- local, provincial and national, none of the nine election-related laws are ready.

Amendment in trouble as more parties oppose it

December 10, 2016 07:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The constitution amendment bill registered by the government is in trouble as more fringe political parties have decided to stand against it.

Divorced women may not get property share in new Code

December 7, 2016 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: If a woman wants to divorce her husband despite being treated properly by him, she may not necessarily get a share of his property once the bill to replace the Civil Code is endorsed. The bill is currently under discussion in Parliament.

Prez warns parties of serious consequences if no polls by Jan 2018

December 4, 2016 23:00 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has warned the top leaders of various political parties that they will have to face serious consequences if the three sets of elections are not held by January 2018 by way of implementing the Constitution.

Amendment put on hold

November 29, 2016 02:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: As a series of attempts by the government to forge consensus in favor of the bill to amend the Constitution couldn't make any headway, the ruling parties' plans to register the bill in Parliament has now been deferred at least for a few days.

Govt stays amendment to seek UDMF commitment to polls

November 28, 2016 07:24 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: With a view to seeking a commitment from the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) to take part in elections following the amendment, the government did not register the much-awaited constitution amendment bill in Parliament on Sunday.

Govt bent on registering amendment, UML to oppose

November 22, 2016 07:02 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The ruling parties CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress (NC) have decided to register constitution amendment bill in parliament within a few days although the major opposition party CPN-UML has announced to strongly protest against the proposed amendments.

MPs give themselves a raise, through fast track

November 21, 2016 02:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Members of Parliament have endorsed a bill to increase their own salary and perks through a fast-track process while putting the deliberations on impeachment motion filed against CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki on hold.

Lawmakers seek tax waiver on personal vehicles

November 18, 2016 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Reminding the infamous 'Pajero Scandal' of 1994, a member of parliament has demanded customs duty relaxation for the lawmakers to buy personal vehicles.