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 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 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.
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, 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.
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 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 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, 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, 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 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 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.
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 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.