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.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Agni Prasad Sapkota, a leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, has been proposed as the candidate for the new speaker of the House of Representatives.

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.

In defense of Shiva Maya

January 18, 2020 08:17 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The winter session of the Federal Parliament began on Friday afternoon.

WASHINGTON, Dec 19:  Key dates in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump:

WASHINGTON, Dec 19: Donald Trump on Wednesday became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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.

By-polls in Pictures

December 1, 2019 10:50 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday made public the final list of leaders contesting the parliamentary and provincial assembly by-polls slated for November 30.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Bibeksheel Nepali Party has decided to field Jamuna Sharma as its candidate in the by-election for the member of House of Representatives from Kaski Constituency-2.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress Ramesh Lekhak said that his party rightly deserves the post of speaker of House of Representatives.

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, Oct 2: Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who faces allegation of rape, resigned Tuesday to facilitate investigation into the allegations.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Lawmakers have raised various issues of public concern during a special hour at the meeting of House of Representatives on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The meeting of House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday has endorsed the National Identity Card and Vital Registration Bill-2076 BS.

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, Aug 22: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government on contemporary issues including growing road accidents in different parts of the country.

Aug 20: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

August 20, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government on various issues of public concern during the special hour at the House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday.

Three reports tabled to HoR

August 18, 2019 15:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Three reports of different parliamentary committees were presented in today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Lawmakers at the House of Representatives (HoR) have drawn the attention of government over various issues of public concern on Tuesday.

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, Aug 5: The four parliamentary committees under the federal parliament have submitted their respective reports in today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, July 4: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has held separate meetings with leaders of different political parties on Sunday with an objective of resuming House of Representatives.

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 31: The Parliament session was adjourned on Wednesday following the obstruction of the House Proceedings.

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 9: The meeting of the House of Representatives has been deferred for Wednesday following the obstruction of Nepali Congress and Rashtriya Janata Party-Nepal lawmakers today afternoon.

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, June 14: The House of Representatives passed a condolence motion on the demise of former education minister Dhaniram Poudel, on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The Finance Committee under the House of Representatives has endorsed the report containing suggestions collected from various parts of the country on the upcoming budget.

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.

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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: Lawmakers have voiced for forming an agro-product price determination commission.

Chaudhary might not lose House seat

March 7, 2019 08:08 am

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.