KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have resorted to a scuffle in parliament on Tuesday after the government pushed the National Medical Education Bill forward for endorsement amid obstruction from the NC.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The government has missed the deadline for giving full shape to the Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission (NRFC) as promised during the first ever meeting of the Inter-Provinces Council (IPC) last month.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The government has registered a bill in the upper house of parliament that makes it mandatory for all citizens to allocate certain percent of their incomes for the livelihoods of their elderly parents.
KATHMANDU, Jan 8: In a bid to prevent lawmakers from pocketing the salaries of their personal secretaries, aides, and drivers, the parliament secretariat has decided to deposit the salaries of the latter in their personal bank accounts.
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Resham Chaudhary, who is in judicial custody on the charge of masterminding the 2015 Tikapur massacre, has been administered oath of office and secrecy as Member of Parliament on Thursday, more than a year after his election. Seven policemen including an SSP and a toddler were killed by Tharu protestors in Tikapur of Kailali in August 2015.
KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The government has stalled the registration of a Public Service Commission (PSC) Amendment Bill at the parliament at the eleventh hour following serious objections from the constitutional body. The PSC said the proposed amendment will seriously undermine its autonomy.
KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Nepali Congress leader Amresh Kumar Singh on Tuesday raised the question over the government's decision to award Chinese Huawei Company to set up video conference system at the Prime Minister's Office.
KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The government has initiated an amendment to the Nepal Army Act (2063 BS) in a bid to bring cases of torture and involuntary disappearance to civilian courts, pulling out these two heinous crimes involving military personnel from the jurisdiction of the Military Court.
KATHMANDU, Dec 2: The Political Dialogue Committee (PDT), formed by the government three months ago to hold talks with the various disgruntled groups across the country and convince them to join and support the 'political mainstream', is preparing to 'wrap up work' without any success in reaching any agreement with any such group.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: In the four months since Nirmala Panta, the 13-year-old schoolgirl in Kanchanpur district, was raped and subsequently murdered, the issue of rape and other gender-based violence has remained the most talked-about issue. Civil society groups, informal social media groupings and several other networks launched awareness and pressure campaigns aimed at sensitizing the public about violence against women and girls.
KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the lower house of parliament inspected the under-construction Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track highway on Thursday even as a section of lawmakers on the committee expressed concern over possible clash of jurisdiction with other parliamentary committees.
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The Political Dialogue Team (PDT), which is entrusted to bring various disgruntled ‘political’ groups to mainstream politics through negotiations, is in a fix over how to proceed as most of the demands put forth by those groups are not political in nature.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: While Dashain has been an opportunity for those living away from their families to meet them and celebrate it together, the greatest festival of Hindus has also been an opportunity for lawmakers to meet party cadres and voters in their respective constituencies.
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The process of amending some 315 laws contradicting the spirit and provisions of the new constitution could not be started so far due to the indifference shown by various government ministries to study the contradicting provisions in those laws.