KATHMANDU, March 18: CPN-UML lawmaker Rishikesh Pokharel has said that the government should protect the cooperative movement. For this, he proposed the formation of a robust commission empowered to investigate the misappropriation of cooperative funds.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: In a symbolic act of protest, Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Sanjay Kumar Gautam opted for silence during the zero-hour of the meeting of the House of Representatives, making a satirical statement without uttering a word.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Lawmaker and Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) Chairman Rabi Lamichhane has demanded that the government inform the House of Representatives about the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Gunji, the bordering area of Darchula district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government to current issues in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Lawmaker Arjun Narsingh KC has said the pace of national development will be impeded unless the people living below absolute poverty, the marginalized and neglected citizens have an access to social security and income.

KATHMANDU, June 15: CPN (Unified Socialist) lawmaker Prem Bahadur Ale has claimed that irregularities in Pashupatinath had increased in recent years. He alleged that such illegal activities are taking place by cutting wires of CCTV cameras installed in the area.

KATHMANDU, May 23: CPN-UML lawmaker Gokul Prasad Baskota has urged the ruling parties not to make allegations during discussion on government's policies and programmes.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Police have made some high profile arrests involving a racket accused of sending Nepali nationals to the USA in the guise of Bhutanese refugees.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary and Member of Parliament (MP) Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that it is necessary for the government to focus on the way to build a university and fulfill the responsibilities assigned by the constitution. Speaking at a meeting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, MP Thapa said that the government is not going the right way, but is going the wrong way in managing the university.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Ruling coalition lawmakers including Nepali Congress (NC)’s Sajay Kumar Gautam, CPN (Maoist Center)’s Dharmashila Chapagain and CPN (Unified Socialist)’s Parwati Kumari Bisunke have criticized the government over the delay in providing fertilizers to the farmers, not allocating a budget for their electoral constituency in the budget for upcoming fiscal year, and not making any efforts to provide relief to the citizens hit the hardest by the spike in inflation.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Opposition parties in parliament have forged an electoral alliance for the National Assembly election scheduled for May 20.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Election Commission (EC)  has appointed Mohan Prasad Pandey as a lawmaker of the House of Representatives. The post had fallen vacant after the sudden death of Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Surya Bahadur KC.

Lawmaker contracts COVID-19

September 27, 2020 12:34 pm

KATHMANDU, Sep 27: Umesh Shrestha, a member of the House of Representatives, has caught the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Lawmaker Prem Suwal has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Today's meeting of the National Assembly has passed condolence motion on the death of Constituent Assembly member, Siddhartha Kumar Somani and National Assembly member, Durga Prasad Upadhyay.

TOKYO, DEC 25: Japanese authorities arrested ruling party lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto on Wednesday on suspicion of accepting bribes from a company interested in setting up a casino in Japan, Tokyo prosecutors said.

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 15: Police on Tuesday have arrested lawmaker Pramod Kumar Shah on the charge of vandalizing Janakpur airport.

JANAKPUR, July 16: Following the havoc wreaked by the recent floods in eight districts of Province 2, some political party leaders have visited the incident sites to take stock of the situation and distribute relief to the victims. However, most of the leaders are still to reach out to the victims.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Better late than never indeed. Former bonded laborer (kamlari)) turned lawmaker Shanta Chaudhary and actress Karishma Manadhar have both passed the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE), according to the results published Thursday. Chaudhary is 35 and Manandhar 46.

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JUBA, June 20: South Sudanese lawmakers stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister on Thursday, with one citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers.

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 19: The government's attention has been drawn towards the immediate implementation of the Budhi Gandaki and West Seti big and multipurpose hydropower projects. The pair projects are listed on the government's 'project of national pride'.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Expressing serious dissatisfaction over the government's nomination of ambassadors to various four countries, ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker Janardan Sharma has asked the government to clarify the selection criteria.

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KATHMANDU, June 16: Lawmakers attending a meeting of the House of Representatives today have expressed their mixed views about the proposed Guthi Bill.

NEW DELHI, June 16: India’s recent national election delivered a historic victory to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party, but also exposed the influence of money, power and questionable morality on the world’s largest democracy.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Nepal Communist Party’s lawmaker Ram Bir Manandhar has demanded the resignation of Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota.

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TEHRAN, May 22: Iran will “under no circumstances” enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region.

NEPALGUNJ, May 2: Family members and locals have intensified protests, accusing a federal parliament member of shielding the murderers of Swastika Limbu of Nepalgunj-10 who was killed a few weeks ago.

GULMI, April 11: A former lawmaker was one of the two people killed in a jeep accident in Gulmi. The other deceased is Roshar BK. Eight others were injured.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Lawmakers representing Dalit community have expressed displeasure over the government preparation to come up with the Employee Bill by slashing the existing arrangement of reservation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Amresh Kumar Singh flayed the government for forcing popular folk singer Pashupati Sharma to remove his satirical song against corruption in the country from YouTube in parliament on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Rambir Manandhar has announced resignation from his parliamentary seat to make way for party senior leader Bamdev Gautam, who has been trying desperately to get back into parliament from any constituency in the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case against lawmaker Hari Narayan Rauniyar, his son Sumit and 10 others at the Special Court on charges of using sub-standard materials in the construction of the Jabdighat Bridge over the Babai River. Sumit Rauniyar runs Pappu Construction Company.

Lawmakers condemn newspaper burning

October 5, 2018 04:30 am

DHANGADHI, Oct 5: Lawmakers from both ruling and main opposition parties have opposed the act of setting ablaze Nagarik daily and other newspapers at Attariya of Kailali while being ferried from Nepalgunj for distribution on Wednesday.

SURKHET, Sept 14: At a time when the provincial government and lawmakers should be busy formulating laws and executing the programs of the budget for the implementation of federalism, the provincial ministers and lawmakers seem to be at leisure.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has unanimously passed the condolence motion on the demise of former lawmaker Kamal Prasad Pangeni.

Former lawmaker Pangeni passes away

August 5, 2018 10:59 am

SYANGJA, Aug 5: Former lawmaker from the Nepali Congress (NC) and Syangja district chapter president of the party, Kamal Prasad Pangeni died of cardiac arrest on Sunday morning. According to family sources, Pangeni died while undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3:  Metropolitan Police Range Office, Kathmandu has formed a three-member probe committee to look into the case related to death threat of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Niru Pal.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Nepal Peasants and Workers Party (NPWP) lawmaker Prem Suwal lashed out at the government for its decision to take foreign loan arguing that Nepal has been already deep into financial crisis.

MOSCOW, June 14:Russian women should avoid sex with non-white foreign men during the football World Cup because they could become single mothers to mixed race children, a senior lawmaker in Moscow said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Lawmaker of Nepal Workers and Peasants’ Party (NWPP) Prem Suwal has smelt a rat on the high-profile 33.5 kg gold scam.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepali Congress lawmaker Gagan Thapa lashed out at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli saying that he blatantly surrendered to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his recent two-day state visit to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 2: A parliamentary forum(Caucus) comprising members of the House of Representatives is likely to be formed to make efforts for the effective enforcement of education, health and social rights of the citizens guaranteed by the constitution as fundamental rights.

KATHMANDU, April 12: CPN-UML lawmaker Nabina Lama on Thursday reached Prime Minister's Official Residence, Baluwatar to invite Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli  to her wedding. Lama is tying the knot on April 26.

Former lawmaker Bhetwal passes away

April 4, 2018 18:08 pm

CHITWAN, April 4: CPN (UML)'s central audit committee member and former lawmaker Jagrit Prasad Bhetwal of Rapti Municipality-4, Chitwan passed away today.

Former lawmaker Bhetwal passes away

April 4, 2018 15:37 pm

RATNANAGAR, Chitwan, April 4: CPN (UML)'s central audit commission member and former lawmaker Jagrit Prasad Bhetwal of Rapti Municipality-4, Chitwan passed away today.