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, 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.

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: A central committee meeting of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is starting from Wednesday, with all eyes on how the ruling party will deal with some thorny issues, including the party’s position on the $500 million MCC grant being dangled by the USA.

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: 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 25: Parliament secretariat has planned to certify next week five bills, which were shelved even after endorsement from the parliament in the absence of speaker.

Fire in the house

January 24, 2020 09:00 am

First of all, let us all stand up from our seats and give a standing ovation to our Emperor for being able to perform magic tricks to show us that he still has the mojo to rule over us for some time. We all know that he is waiting for his turn to spend some time in Baluwatar but until that happens, he will continue to gang up against our dear old Oli Ba who seems to be cornered in the recent days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Inhured International, an NGO working in the human rights sector, has expressed serious concerns over the nomination of Agni Sapkota for speaker of the House of Representatives.

Shivamaya for Speaker

January 17, 2020 08:48 am

It seems that the quota system is not going to go away any day soon as long as our old fogies rule our land from their couches. Our political parties claim to be democratic but its own netas are autocratic losers who favor byaparis and mundrey dons over loyal, hardworking cadres when it comes to distributing tickets to fight elections.

Reeks of misogyny

January 13, 2020 09:42 am

The perennial delay, indecision and what now seems like brinkmanship of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) over the selection of candidate for the post of speaker of House of Representatives is troubling for many reasons. It reeks of misogyny too. It is already more than three months since the post fell vacant after the resignation of Krishna Bahadur Mahara over the charge of rape attempt in October last year.  To keep the lower house of parliament headless for over three months in itself is against the parliamentary practice.

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, Jan 11: An effort made by Prime Minister KP Oli and Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal to pick a new House speaker candidate from within the NCP failed as Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe insisted that she would resign from the post only if she is offered the post of speaker.