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.

KATHMANDU, May 6: At least five lawmakers of the federal parliament have tested positive for COVID-19.

BUTWAL, May 2: Following the re-appointment of Shankar Pokharel as the chief minister of Lumbini Province, a lawmaker of the ruling CPN-UML has resigned from his post while two others have joined the opposition party.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Three lawmakers and an employee of the Gandaki Province have tested positive for COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Parliamentarians belonging to the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have decided not to receive Dashain allowances this year and deposit the money in the government’s fund established to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Lawmakers from various political parties spoke on matters pertaining to the country's contemporary issues during a meeting of the House of Representatives held at federal parliament building, New Baneswar, on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Lawmakers on Sunday criticized the government move to raise the taxes on electric vehicles, arguing that it will hit the aspiration of making the country self-reliant in energy supply and will aggravate the trade deficit further.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Throat swabs of a total of 275 members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and National Assembly (NA) were collected on Thursday and Friday. The swab samples of the lawmakers were tested for COVID-19 before the commencement of the sixth session of the federal parliament earlier today.

WASHINGTON, March 17: The U.S. Senate agreed on Monday to extend a set of government surveillance tools for 77 days, to allow lawmakers time to consider broader changes to the divisive domestic eavesdropping program.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: The National Assembly is set to welcome 18 new members from Wednesday. They were elected to the upper house in January.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Lawmakers speaking in the 'special hour' in the meeting of the House of Representatives today called attention of the government towards the looming threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the growing problem of corruption, among other contemporary issues and the urgent need of taking appropriate steps to stem them.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: A study commissioned by the Policy Research Institute (PRI) has found that insufficient and ineffective legal and institutional frameworks envisioned in the regulations of parliament to govern Conflict of Interests (CoI) of lawmakers has alarmingly increased the risk of formulating laws that seek to serve the petty interests of concerned lawmakers or the parties they seek to favor.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government towards various contemporary issues in today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Lawmaker Sher Bahadur Tamanag, taking part in the discussions of House of Representatives (HoR) meeting today, opined for reforming the electoral system adding that the existing system was costly in practice.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: National Assembly members have demanded the government to give information about the condition of four Nepali students, who were not being able to be evacuated from China.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokhrel has said the (proposed) Madan Bhandari University of Science and Technology would function as an academic institution completely promoting science and technology-based education.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Lawmakers of the House of Representatives (HoR) have drawn the attention of the government to immediately rescue Nepalis from China's coronavirus affected areas.

MPs seek marijuana legalization

January 31, 2020 08:33 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: As many as four dozen lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have registered a motion of public importance in the parliament demanding that marijuana cultivation be legalized in the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government on various issues of public concern during the meeting of National Assembly (NA) on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Lawmakers have demanded mandatory court permission before the national intelligence agency can intercept phone calls, messages or other communications by Nepali citizens.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A group of lawmakers on Monday filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court, demanding the apex court scrap the regulations governing the Constituency Infrastructure Development Program (CIDP) as these discriminate between lawmakers elected under First Past the Post and and those elected under Proportional Representation .

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties have criticized the government for not showing seriousness about border security after two ministers skipped a parliamentary summons to answer questions over the issue.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Stating that market monitoring activities of government agencies were not becoming effective, lawmakers are to set to conduct market monitoring on their own.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Prime Minister KP Oli has expressed dissatisfaction with lawmakers of his own party, especially those heading the parliamentary committees, who have not been toeing the party line over key decisions. He has asked them to defend the government's “good work” through all available political forums and through social media platforms.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Lawmakers on Tuesday drew the attention of the government on various matters of public concern.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded the government to come up with an action plan in order to control Dengue outbreak.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: With the government tabling the controversial Media Council Bill in parliament on Thursday, the onus now lies with the parliamentarians whether to ensure press freedom by accommodating the concerns raised by the media fraternity in the new legislation.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: In a meeting of the National Assembly (NA) today, Upper House member Bhairabh Sundar Shrestha drew the attention of Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa towards initiating police investigation into the death of a student of the Korean language course at the Kirtipur-based Valley Institute.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government on contemporary issues including growing road accidents in different parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: The death case of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini and the arrest of journalist Rabi Lamichhane and two others in connection with the case has formally entered the parliament.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: A meeting of the House of Representatives today accepted a proposal tabled seeking the consideration of the "National Sports Development Bill-2075 BS."

Parliament session underway [Live]

August 11, 2019 11:40 am

Parliament session underway [Live]

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Key members of parliament (MPs) within the ruling Nepal Communist Party have pressed the government to form the Transitional Justice (TJ) bodies without further delay.

KATHMANDU, August 8: Lawmakers have drawn the attention of the government towards providing decent relief and rehabilitation for survivors of flooding and landslides while criticizing the government's relief and rehabilitation efforts as unsatisfactory.

Parliament session underway [Live]

August 8, 2019 14:01 pm

Parliament session underway [Live]

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: A year after the civil code increased the minimum age for marriage to 20 years from 18, some lawmakers have sought a revision of the marriageable age saying it has caused problems for Indian women marrying Nepali men especially in the tarai.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Lawmakers have demanded the government to provide compensation and relief to the victims of natural disasters including landslide and flood following the heavy rainfall that occurred from July 11 at different places of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Lawmakers demanded a permanent solution to flooding and landslides that hit the country every monsoon.

KATHMANDU, July 24: The lawmakers of the National Assembly have demanded government's clear concept about the recent vacancy announced by Public Service Commission.