KATHMANDU, Jan 31: A parliamentary probe committee has stated that the then CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court earlier this month, cannot be impeached by the parliament.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: A parliamentary panel has proposed that the practice of chhaupad, which is common mostly in the mid and far-western districts, should be made a criminal act, pointing out that this age-old custom is inhumane and a discrimination again women during menstruation and the postnatal period.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A parliamentary panel revising the bill concerning the jurisdiction of the Election Commission (EC) has weakened a provision that proposes disqualifying any political party or candidate from contesting any election for six years if found exceeding the election expenditure ceiling set by the commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.