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.
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: As part of a revising of the law in line with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC), the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has proposed bringing even officials working for inter-governmental organizations under its ambit.
KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Upper house of the parliament has proposed dissolving the existing Administrative Court and creating Administrative Benches, one each, at all seven high courts to oversee the cases seen by the existing Administrative Court.
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: While senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have started criticizing the government for its ‘poor’ performance, accusing the party chairman and Prime Minister KP Oli of indulging in consolidating power, Oli’s ministers, too, are found to be miffed at the prime minister for trying to ‘scrutinize’ their activities.
KATHMANDU, Sept 14: At a time when top political leaders are being criticized for flying abroad frequently for medical treatment with state funding, a new provision has been included in under-discussion legislation that will stop the state footing the bill for any medical treatment outside the country.
KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Chairperson of the State Affairs Committee (SAC) of parliament, Mina Pandey proposed holding the committee meeting at 8 am on Thursday but she was forced to reschedule the meeting for 11 am after the staffers at parliament refused to reach office before 10 am.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The government has failed to formulate even a single law essential for the implement of the newly-introduced fundamental rights even as the constitutional deadline for enacting such laws ends on September 19.
KATHMANDU, Aug 26: A new bill to amend the existing Caste Based Discrimination and Untouchability (Offence and Punishment) Act 2011 has proposed doubling the compensation for the victims of untouchability and increasing the punishment for offenders.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The Ministry of Education has altered a provision in the bill on right to education that would require private schools to provide completely free education to at least 25 percent of their students.
KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Kofi Annan, the former secretary general of the United Nations who passed away on Saturday, is remembered in Nepal for his initiatives at resolving the Maoist conflict here, in his capacity as the head of the global body.
KATHMANDU, Aug 18: One of the major reasons behind postponements of elections to pick the heads of parliamentary committees is found to be foreign junkets by lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC).
KATHMANDU, Aug 17: A new set of laws to replace the one-and-a-half centuries old Muluki Ain (Civil Code) that introduces sweeping reforms in the traditional legal practices and legal provisions to deal with modern technology-based crimes has come into effect from Friday.