Our constitution has envisioned bicameral legislature with the House of Representatives as the lower house and the National Assembly as the upper house. Upper House, among other things, is also meant for ensuring the balanced representation. According to the constitution, in the 59-member National Assembly, 56 members are elected by ensuring representation of at least three women, one Dalit and one from persons with disabilities or minorities, from each State by an electoral college composed of members of provincial assembly and chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the local bodies.
KATHMANDU, March 7: The House of Representatives on Friday held nearly four hours long deliberations on precautionary measures against coronavirus, which has spread to over 90 countries by the end of Friday. Ironically, lawmakers complained of not having water to wash their hands in the parliament building itself.
KATHMANDU, March 4: A session of the House of Representatives today has passed the National Sports Development Bill, 2076 BS. Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma had presented the bill.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Lawmaker of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Janardan Sharma has warned the government not to make deliberate attempt to intimidate anyone by issuing a 'so-called' white paper in connection to Nepal Trust.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The election to pick a new deputy speaker for the House of Representatives has become uncertain after negotiations between the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and opposition Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) failed to reach an understanding on which party shall lead the government in Province 2.
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.
While tendering her resignation from the post of deputy speaker of the House of Representatives on Monday to pave the way for the election of the post of Speaker, Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe made a statement that should make all political parties reflect on why and how they have been failing to ensure adequate representation of women in top political as well as administrative posts. ‘Patriarchy in Nepal is more entrenched than even monarchy. We could overthrow monarchy, we still need to struggle to overthrow patriarchy,’ she said, in a rather moving resignation speech.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: After weeks-long wrangling between the two chairmen, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday unanimously decided to pick Agni Sapkota – a preferred choice of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal – as the party’s candidate for the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR).
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.