KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The election process for the new speaker and deputy speaker of the lower house is starting from Monday. After the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) finalized its candidate for the post of speaker, the Parliament Secretariat is planning to initiate the election process for parliament’s chief and deputy.
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.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: With the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) failing to finalize a candidate for the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives due to internal disputes, a homework to pick the Deputy Speaker candidate has fallen in the backburner, said leaders of the ruling party.
One would say, sati system, an ancient Hindu tradition, wherein a widow would burn herself to death on her husband’s pyre is abolished. It has, literally. Figuratively, it isn’t uncommon to witness women burning in pyre of gender biases compelled to let go of leadership position they rightfully hold just because male counterparts fail to adhere to their responsibilities.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: More than three months after then speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara resigned from the position, the ruling Nepal Communist Party has sought the resignation of Deputy Speaker Shivamaya Tumbahangphe also.
WASHINGTON, Dec 18: The U.S. House of Representatives is set to take a momentous and deeply polarizing vote on Wednesday when it is likely to impeach President Donald Trump on charges of abusing his office and obstructing a congressional probe.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: With only three days left for the commencement of the winter session of parliament, the secretariat of the House of Representatives is in a fix over who should call a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC), an all-party mechanism that finalizes the agenda for House meetings.
The by-elections for the 52 vacant positions of different political representatives including one for the House of Representatives, three for provincial assemblies and 48 at local units were held in the country on Saturday. The by-polls were largely peaceful. Voter turnout, too was enthusiastic. Republica photojournalists captured the by-polls moments at different places through their lenses.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Although dozens of urgent bills are awaiting House endorsement, the government has been delaying the winter session of parliament just because the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has failed to pick a consensus candidate for the post of speaker.
DOLAKHA, Oct 17: At a time when one lawmaker after another has been facing arrest in various cases, Kathmandu District Court has issued an arrest warrant against ruling NCP lawmaker Parbat Gurung in a case of attempted murder. He was elected a member of the House of Representatives from Dolakha.
KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Nepal Police has decided to record the statement of the disgraced former speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, on Tuesday from Norvic Hospital, where he has been admitted since last week for treatment.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Following Krishna Bahadur Mahara’s resignation as speaker over a rape allegation, both the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) are staking their claims to the top position in the legislature.
KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The meeting of the Agriculture, Cooperative and Natural Resources Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has directed the Ministry of Forests and Environment to submit the maps with bordering of national forest within six months.
KATHMANDU, August 6: The meeting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously endorsed a proposal seeking consideration on the amendments suggested by the National Assembly on the Land Use bill, 2075.
KATHMANDU, August 3: The State Affairs and Good Governance Committee under the House of Representatives has passed the report of the Bill on Operation, Supervision and Coordination of Performance of Federal Police and State Police. Committee President Shashi Shrestha said that the meeting held on Sunday passed the report brought by Home Ministry revising it incorporating suggestions of the lawmakers on the report of the bill.
KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, has said it was necessary to move ahead by utilizing means and resources, skill and labor in a proper way to accelerate the development activities in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, August 1: The meeting of the House of Representatives(HOR) adjourned till Thursday on Wednesday has been postponed again until August 5 after the all-party meeting called by House speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara failed to forge consensus on issues raised by the opposition parties Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal.
KATHMANDU, July 21: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under the House of Representatives has directed office bearers of the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to carry out their duty without being under pressure and for the welfare of service seekers.
KATHMANDU July 21: The Public Account Committee (PAC) under the House of Representatives (HoR) has constituted a sub-committee on the issues relating to the collection of dues to be raised from several industries for the use of dedicated and trunk line services of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
KATHMANDU, July 6: The House of Representatives (HoR) has planned to revise the Passport Bill one and a half months after President Bidya Bhandari returned the bill to parliament for revision, citing the lack of clarity at various places in the legislation.
KATHMANDU, June 20: During the zero hour of today's meeting of House of Representatives, Bharat Kumar Shah of the Nepali Congress demanded the government to withdraw bills related to media council, security council, information technology and human rights, brought against sentiments of the constitution.
KATHMANDU, May 9: The Informal Sector Service Center (Insec) has urged the government to revise the Bill to Amend the NHRC Act 2012 saying the bill forwarded to the House of Representatives for amendment process undermines established universal human rights principles including the Paris Principles.
KATHMANDU, May 6: A today’s session of the House of Representatives continued preliminary discussions on the government's policies and programes for the upcoming fiscal year (2076/77 BS). Taking part in the deliberations, the Lower House members representing opposition parties viewed the fresh policies and programs as abstract and scattered.
KATHMANDU, March 29: The Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) has formed a nine-member sub-committee to study whether the fee determined by the government for MBBS and BDS level education as well as other programs of medical sciences is implemented.
KATHMANDU, March 7: Today's meeting of the House of Representatives has passed the proposal seeking consideration on 'Public-Private Partnership and Investment Bill-2075', with majority.
Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada on the behalf of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli presented the proposal.
KATHMANDU, March 7: Despite the conviction of House of Representatives Member Resham Chaudhary in the Tikapur lynchings case Wednesday, legal experts have said that he might not lose his parliamentary seat any time soon as he has the right to appeal.