DANG, Mar 4: Former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who got a clean chit form the district court of Kathmandu in a case of attempted rape on February 17, is apparently having a great time in Dang these days. His remains busy every day in meetings with his supporters and voters. They garland and try to cheer him up in every way possible. However, Mahara wears a sad look on his face. While addressing the crowd, he often chokes up. He had reached his constituency in Dang as soon as he was released from jail. He is in Dang since February 24.

Mahara supporters chant anti-MCC slogans

February 18, 2020 08:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) cadres, who reached Dillibazar Prison on Monday afternoon to welcome the release of former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara chanted strong slogans against the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: After spending nearly four months in judicial custody, former disgraced speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara returned home on Monday. He was only suspended from his position as a lawmaker after being accused of attempting to rape an office staffer.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The Kathmandu District Court on Monday acquitted former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara of a charge of attempted rape.

Former speaker Mahara released from jail

February 17, 2020 17:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Couple of hours after being acquitted of attempt to rape charge, former speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara, has been released from Dillbazar jail on Monday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Former speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who was acquitted of attempt to rape charge by the Kathmandu District Court, is being released from Dillbazar jail shortly.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Kathmandu District Court on Monday acquitted former speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara of attempt to rape charge.

Verdict on Mahara case likely today

February 17, 2020 08:33 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Kathmandu District Court on Sunday said that the verdict on the attempted rape case against former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara is likely to be issued on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Although the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) sought the resignation of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Shivamaya Tumbahangphe, the latter on Tuesday reiterated that she is not going to step down from her post.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Although the parliament has commenced its winter session, it has not been able to perform routine tasks that could get done even during its prorogation, because of the lack of a speaker of the lower house.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: A meeting of the House of Representatives called for 1 pm today has been postponed to January 1.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Patan High Court (PHC) on Thursday rejected the plea of former House of Representatives speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, seeking bail in the rape attempt case under litigation at Kathmandu District Court (KDC).

High court seeks details on Mahara case

November 23, 2019 07:36 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Patan High Court on Friday sought details from  Kathmandu District Court (KDC) on the rape attempt case against ex-speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Journalist Ajaya Babu Siwakot, who exposed the rape attempt by the erstwhile House Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, has been awarded with INNJA Award amidst a special function held in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been mulling over asking Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe of the lower house of parliament to step down to ensure that the party secures the post of speaker. The post fell vacant after the ouster of Krishna Bahadur Mahara last month in the wake of allegations of attempted rape.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The government is planning to summon the winter session of parliament at the end of this month and the session is expected to elect a new speaker of the lower house as the post has fallen vacant following the resignation of Krishna Bahadur Mahara.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Kathmandu District Court is likely to decide on whether to send former lower house speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara to jail or to release him on Monday after concluding hearing on charges of attempted rape of a female staffer at the parliament secretariat.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Ex-speaker of the lower house of parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who resigned from the post following allegations of the attempted rape of a female  employee at the parliament secretariat last month, rejected most of the allegations in the charge sheet while recording his statement before Kathmandu District Court, Friday.

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Rape attempt case filed against Mahara

October 31, 2019 17:29 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: A case of attempted rape was filed against disgraced former speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara at Kathmandu District Court on Thursday, seeking a sentence of up to seven and a half years in jail under two separate laws.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The Kathmandu District Court on Thursday remanded disgraced former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who resigned after being accused of attempted rape, to seven more days in police custody for investigation. This is the third time the court extended his remand.

No influence-pedaling

October 22, 2019 02:00 am

After the police arrested one after another high-profile leaders on various charges—from rape attempt to murder to murder attempt—beginning with the arrest of former Speaker of House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara early this month, people cheered the administration of KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Kathmandu District Court has once again extended the judicial custody of former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who was arrested on a charge of attempted rape, by five days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Keeping in view the urgency to elect speaker of the lower house, the government is mulling to recommend to the President to summon the House session by November end, said multiple sources familiar with the latest development.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Kathmandu District Court has remanded former House of Representatives speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara in custody for three more days for investigations into a rape attempt complaint filed against him by a female staffer at the parliament secretariat.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Kathmandu District Court has allowed the police administration to remand Former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara into custody for the next three days.

Mahara’s remand to be extended

October 15, 2019 10:03 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 15:  Nepal Police is due to present disgraced former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara to the Kathmandu District Court demanding extension of his remand until completion of the investigation process.

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 10: Former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara who was arrested five days ago after being accused of raping an employee at the Federal Parliament has been admitted to hospital on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Pressure is mounting on the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to launch an internal inquiry into allegations against Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who has stepped down as speaker of the House of Representatives after being accused of raping a parliament secretariat staffer.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: General Secretary of the main opposition Nepali Congress Dr Shashank Koirala has demanded the government to launch a fair and independent investigation against Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara who has courted controversy after sexually harassing a female employee at the Federal Parliament.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Speaker of House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has stepped down from his post on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: A female government employee has accused Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara of sexual harassment, Sunday evening.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has courted controversy after a woman accused him of raping her on Monday.

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, 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, July 5: Speaker at the House of the Representatives (HoR) Krishna Bahadur Mahara has directed the chiefs of the district based offices to deliver prompt services to the service recipients.

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KATHMANDU, May 10: Speaker of the Parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara has directed the Parliament Secretariat to remove the unparliamentary remarks exchanged between Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Nepali Congress lawmakers during a heated debate at the parliament session on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Criticizing his controversial role in parliament, the main opposition party Nepali Congress has alleged that Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara is the weakest House speaker that Nepal has seen.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Speakers at a programme have said learning the Chinese language would not only clear the language barriers but also pave a way for understanding each other.

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KATHMANDU, April 9: Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has stressed the need to further strengthen bilateral ties between Nepal and Pakistan.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, has commended the role of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in laying out fundamentals for preserving peace and promoting positive democratic changes through political dialogue and concrete action.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara said on Thursday that Nepal wants to enhance meaningful cooperation with northern neighbor China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Newly appointed Republic of China's ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi paid a courtesy call to speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara at the latter's office in Singha Durbar.

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DANG, Dec 6: Speaker at the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said the government was serious to end all kinds of violences against women.

DANG, Oct 14: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has insisted on the need of unity among all political parties in development endeavors.