LIVE: HoR meeting underway

February 26, 2020 13:26 pm

LIVE: HoR meeting underway

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Within a month of his election to the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota has started ‘blocking’ opposition voice in parliament. On Sunday, Speaker Sapkota barred a leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) from speaking.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota, has expressed his commitment to work honestly to maintain dignity of the supreme body of people's representatives, HoR.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to issue a stay order against newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota carrying out the duties of his position.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: President of the main opposition party Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the newly appointed speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota to win the confidence of the opposition parties in coming days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated newly appointed speaker of House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota and wished for his successful tenure.

Meeting of HoR (with video)

January 28, 2020 13:47 pm

LIVE: Meeting of HoR underway

Message of impunity

January 28, 2020 09:56 am

Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and opposition Nepali Congress made the biggest mistake on Sunday by electing Agni Prasad Sapkota to the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives. They turned deaf ears to all appeals from civil society leaders, media and conflict victims not to endorse a person accused of war crimes for the prestigious post.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The Supreme Court on Monday started the initial hearing on a case filed against the appointment of Agni Prasad Sapkota as the Speaker of lower House.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Soon after assuming the post of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nepal Communist Party leader Agni Prasad Sapkota has announced of giving up the general membership of the party.

Police hold human rights activists

January 27, 2020 16:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The police briefly held 12 human rights activists who reached the President Office in Sheetal Niwas to protest the election of Agni Prasad Sapkota to Speaker of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota, has said he would proceed ahead the works and activities of the House in a way to increase people's hopes and confidence.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The Supreme Court on Sunday deferred the hearing of a writ petition filed to prevent Agni Prasad Sapkota from becoming speaker of the lower house of parliament.

Sapkota elected speaker unopposed

January 27, 2020 07:42 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Agni Prasad Sapkota was formally elected speaker of parliament on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: As the government faces widespread criticism for some of its decisions such as the appointment of the chiefs and members of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies and naming murder accused Agni Prasad Sapkota as speaker, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have agreed to move ahead defying all protests.

NCP picks Agni Sapkota for speaker

January 20, 2020 07:31 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to field Agni Prasad Sapkota for speaker of the House of Representatives. The party’s secretariat meeting on Sunday evening made the decision ending nearly four months long dispute between the party’s former UML and former Maoist factions, each of which claimed the position.