KATHMANDU, March 1: The Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) is dispatching its MPs to Ilam today in preparation for the upcoming by-elections scheduled for April.

KATHMANDU, March 1: National Assembly lawmakers, speaking in a discussion on the principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill for the upcoming fiscal year, called for giving emphasis on employment generation and mobilization of youth by upholding good governance.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has issued a whip to the UML lawmakers to mandatorily attend the parliament's meetings and play an effective role in the winter session of the federal parliament. The winter session is commencing from 4 pm today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The Parliamentary Party (PP) meeting of Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) is being held at 2 PM today. The meeting will take place at the RSP Parliamentary Party Office in Singha Durbar, the Party Whip Nisha Dangi said.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairperson and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed the lawmakers of the party to play a strong role in the parliament in favor of the people.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: A large number of parliamentarians and government employees are visiting India in mid-February in the name of studying the measures taken to control and manage monkey menace. The team is scheduled to stay in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India for about a week, according to sources at the Ministry of Forest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Lawmakers belonging to the Infrastructure Development Committee under the House of Representatives (HoR) have demanded the government to provide copies of the formal agreement of the long-term Power Trade Agreement (PTA) reached with India.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The discussions on the Bill to amend some Nepal Acts have been postponed. The Law, Justice, and Human Rights Committee of parliament was scheduled to discuss the bill today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21:  MPs have emphasized that the citizenship law should be further improved. Since the latest amendment to the Citizenship Act has not solved the problem, they have drawn the attention of the concerned bodies to make a law according to the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Lawmakers have urged to pass the bill designed to amend and integrate laws related to school education after addressing demands of stakeholders and agreement signed by the government with different sides.

JSP honors its women MPs

October 1, 2023 08:50 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) Nepal has honored its women MPs of the House of Representatives and of the Provincial Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Lawmakers have recently introduced amendments to Acts not included in the Bill 2080, which aims to amend some Nepal Acts, raising concerns among legal experts and the parliamentary community. Notably, Act 2075, focusing on the remuneration of the General Secretary of the Federal Parliament, the Secretary of the House of Representatives, and the Secretary of the National Assembly, was not mentioned in the Bill to amend some Nepal Acts.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Two lawmakers of the upper house of the parliament of Japan paid a courtesy call on President Ramchandra Paudel at the Office of the President in Shital Niwas on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: A strange scenario was seen in the meeting of the National Assembly on Friday. At a time when the main opposition party, the CPN-UML, has been obstructing parliament, the lawmakers of the ruling party also rose from their seats and obstructed the ongoing meeting. They obstructed, stating that the opposition had been obstructing parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government on various contemporary issues including lumpy skin disease.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The CPN-UML lawmakers are going to obstruct the parliament meeting due to the statement of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Upper House members have urged Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, to prioritize the culture sector on a par with the aviation sector.

In recent times, the escalating public debt, including foreign loan burden, in our country have reached an alarming level, prompting lawmakers to raise their voices of concern. With public debt approaching half of our GDP, it is imperative that the government takes immediate action to prevent our nation from falling into a debt trap.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Lawmakers have termed the soaring public borrowing as ‘alarming’ for the country, stating that the debt trap is inevitable if the government does not take cautious measures on time.

KATHMANDU, June 22: While the federal government is facing a massive shortfall in revenue collection and the sub-national governments are under pressure on their declining treasury balance, they have allocated a total of Rs 17.35 billion on unproductive expenses to be done by lawmakers.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Lawmaker Thakur Prasad Gaire has said that India has done a reprehensible act of including Nepal's Kapilavastu and Lumbini in the mural map installed at its new parliament building.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Lawmaker Deepak Khadka has urged the government to launch search and rescue efforts of the people victimized by flooding and landslides in various districts in the eastern hilly areas including Sankhuwasabha, Tehrathum, Taplejung and Panchthar.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Lawmakers have stressed that the judiciary should pave the way for those Nepalis, who are without citizenship, to obtain one immediately.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Lawmakers across parties have argued that the court should pave the way for the Nepalis, who do not have citizenship certificates, to obtain citizenship certificates without any further delay.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has defended the controversial Parliamentary Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP), previously known as the Constituency Development Program, claiming that the amount will not find its way into the pockets of lawmakers.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Lawmakers continued to air their views on the budget presented by the government for the upcoming fiscal year in the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Lawmakers blamed Finance Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat and related officials of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) for leaking out the tax related information to businesspersons prior to the day of budget announcement.

KATHMANDU, June 4: The next meeting of the National Assembly has been called for Monday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Lawmakers have complained that the draft of the Federal Parliament’s Joint Meeting and Joint Committee Regulations has neglected the small parties and independent legislators in the Parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 21: As many as 20 members of the House of Representatives (HoR) have registered amendment proposals to the government’s policies and programmes for the upcoming fiscal year 2023/24.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Lawmakers put up various contemporary issues in today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, April 19:  Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) have demanded the government to promptly take measures to reduce the Kathmandu Valley's air pollution and also manage the waste problem.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Lawmakers have called on the government to be accountable to the parliament and implement the directives given by the parliamentary committees.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Lawmakers drew the government's attention towards various contemporary issues during the House of Representatives (HoR) session today.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Lawmakers have demanded that the government address several issues including the murder of two children in Rukum East, the government's common minimum programme, the election to the Free Students Union (FSU), and inclusive ideology.

KATHMANDU, March 19: In the parliament meeting on Sunday, lawmakers protested against the statement made by Speaker Devraj Ghimire that 'journalists are on sale'.

KATHMANDU, March 8: While the world is celebrating the 113th International Women's Day, Nepal is also celebrating Women's Day on Wednesday, stressing the guarantee of women’s rights. In addition, over a century has passed since women started coming forward with an organized voice.

Making parliament effective

January 10, 2023 07:50 am

Addressing the first meeting of the newly-elected House of Representatives (HoR) on Monday, top leaders of all political parties represented in federal parliament have expressed commitment to work for the cause of people and the country. As the five-year term of the new parliament officially begins with the meeting, the countdown of the days for the lawmakers to fulfill their promises also starts earnestly.

KATHMANDU, August 29: Lawmakers have demanded the guarantee of adult franchise to Nepalis residing abroad in the elections to the provincial assemblies (PA) and House of Representatives (HoR) slated for November 20.

KATHMANDU, August 14: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the three tiers of the government to seek long-term solutions for managing the waste generated in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Lawmakers have drawn the government's attention to the need of enhancing education quality by sorting out numerous issues in the concerned sector.

MOSCOW, July 16: Russia on Friday imposed sanctions against 384 members of Japan's parliament, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The lawmakers have demanded removal of biased provisions that set different conditions while conferring citizenship to any person in the name of mother and father.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The government has announced a big waiver on the customs tax on the import of sanitary pads and their raw materials.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Lawmakers drew the attention of the government over the delay in the ongoing construction of national transmission lines and their substations across the country.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Newly elected 19 members of the National Assembly have taken oath of office and secrecy.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The term of as many as 20 lawmakers of the National Assembly who were nominated to their respective positions in 2017 is set to end today.

KATHMANDU, September 1: A total of 10 CPN-UML provincial assembly members of Province 1 have chosen to be part of the newly-formed CPN (Unified Socialist).

KATHMANDU, August 19:  The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has exerted pressure on Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota to immediately sack 14 of its lawmakers including Madhav Kumar Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Members of the federal parliament on Friday received the second dose of the Covishield vaccine against the coronavirus disease.