KATHMANDU, March 1: Members of the National Assembly, who are about to complete their six-year tenure, have said that the prestige and dignity of parliament has declined.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: In the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday, the MPs of the opposition parties criticized the government alleging that it failed to play an important role in solving the problems of microfinance victims.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: From now on, the parliament will make public the daily attendance of the members of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The members of parliament (MPs) belonging to two committees of the House of Representatives are going to visit India, instead of holding discussions on the bills. One team of MPs has already left for India while another is preparing to leave. The parliamentarians are going to India with the support of the Indian government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: House of Representatives Speaker Devraj Ghimire has expressed concerns regarding the independent coordination and meetings between the thematic committees and MPs of the House of Representatives with non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

MPs’ delegation embarks on China visit

December 18, 2023 16:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: A delegation of the members of the Federal Parliament set off for Beijing on a 10-day visit to China on Monday afternoon.

Terms of these 20 MPs will end on March 3

November 30, 2023 12:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The terms of 20 members of the National Assembly will come to an end in March 2024. Among the departing MPs, 18 represent various clusters, with six from other groups, seven from women's groups, two from persons with disabilities or minority communities, and three from Dalit groups. Additionally, the tenures of independent MP Dr Khimlal Devkota and the nominated MP Bimala Rai Paudyal, appointed by the President, will also conclude on March 3.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 13: A meeting of the Koshi Province Nepali Congress (NC) Working Committee has requested the eight provincial assembly members who rebelled to withdraw the decision taken against the party decision.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Four members of Parliament (MPs) from the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) have filed a writ petition at the Patan High Court against the decision of the Election Commission (EC) to fine them Rs 15,000 each for not disclosing the details of their election expenses on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Members of Parliament (MPs) have demanded that the parliamentary committee should play an effective role in controlling gold smuggling.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Federal Parliament Secretariat has issued a notice, asking the Members of Parliament (MPs) to submit their property details for the fiscal year 2022/23.

KATHMANDU, July 11: In today's meeting of the National Assembly, nine proposals for cost reduction have been presented.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Election Commission has proposed to make a legal arrangement to bar a person who is defeated in one level of election from contesting in another level for five years.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Election Commission (EC) has decided that there should be a legal arrangement for people to get elected as members of parliament (MPs) through the proportional representation (PR) system not more than twice.

KATHMANDU, May 28: A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday nominated 12 members of Parliament (MPs) in the Parliamentary Hearings Committee.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: In the ‘zero hour’ of the meeting of the House of Representatives today, the parliamentarians drew the attention of the government through the speaker to the issues of lack of fertilizers, difficulty in getting seeds by farmers, and road construction and open border with India.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Lawmakers have expressed concern over the repeated cases of self-immolation taking place in various parts of the country.

UML to conduct orientation for MPs

January 5, 2023 15:49 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: CPN-UML is going to conduct an orientation program for MPs about the latest political situation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3:  Prem Ale and Maya Rai, elected members of the House of Representatives (HoR), have taken the oath of office and secrecy. Senior-most HoR member Pashupati Shamsher JB Rana administered the oath to Ale and Rai.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The members of Lumbini Province Assembly have taken oath.

MAKWANPUR, Dec 29: Lawmakers of Bagmati Province Assembly have taken the oath of office and secrecy.

NC picks 32 PR lawmakers

December 10, 2022 16:43 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized the names of 32 MPs under proportional list.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The Tribhuvan University (TU), the biggest university in the country, remains padlocked for months under different pretexts, leading to chaos in the university affecting academic activities. Fear looms large about the anarchy in the university as stakeholders remain apathetic to the TU’s sorry state of affairs.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Members of parliament (MPs) have urged the government to start imposing security tax on individuals, private organizations, infrastructure projects, industrial corridors and foreign missions using the state security forces.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Lawmakers elected under the proportional representation (PR) category have accused the government of treating them as second-class citizens by entrusting the authority only to the directly elected members of parliament while choosing projects in the constituencies.

KATHMANDU: Ruling and opposition party lawmakers have come down heavily on the proposed Federal and Provincial Police Bill for making the chief district officers more powerful than the chief ministers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: At least 54 members of parliament have changed their personal secretaries and aides or made formal appointments of such staff after the parliament secretariat starting to deposit the salaries of the latter in their own bank accounts.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Lawmakers have demanded to halt the construction process of the Kathmandu-tarai fast track, citing protests by locals in Khokana and Pharsidole areas of Lalitpur district.

MAHOTTARI, July 29: Husband of State Assembly member in province no. 2 Babita Devi Chaudhary has been charged of embezzling funds from the MP development fund.

KATHMANDU, July 15: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday, challenging a provision of the House of Representatives Rules, 2018 that prevents the suspension of lawmakers accused of criminal offenses at courts.

NC Chief Whip Khand terms it objectionable

KATHMANDU, June 29: In yet another dispute over the implementation of federalism, lawmakers have been divided over whether  ongoing development projects being implemented by the federal government should be handed over to the local and provincial levels or not.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Ending a months-long impasse over a provision on the  suspension of lawmakers, parliament on Friday endorsed the House of Representatives Regulations, with a provision  barring a lawmaker from parliamentary privilege, perks and facilities instead of suspension from his or her post upon being arrested for a criminal offence or any other offence liable to incur a jail term of three years or more.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Lawmaker Kaludevi Bishwakarma shared her month-long struggle to rent an apartment in Kathmandu, at a meeting of the House of Representatives on Monday. There was pin-drop silence in the chamber for a few minutes when she was speaking.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Plans to endorse new House regulations through the parliament meeting on Wednesday have been deferred due to a serious dispute between the ruling CPN-UML and the main opposition Nepali Congress as well as other political parties over a provision about suspending MPs accused of a criminal offense that can carry a jail sentence of three years or more.

JANAKPUR, May 16: Lawmakers of Province 2 Assembly were divided over Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut’s remarks made during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Nepal visit.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The ruling CPN-UML has taken strong exception to the remark by an Indian parliamentarian who last week said that Janakpur should be made part of India and urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back the historical town from Nepal.

UK MPs at The British College

May 12, 2018 07:17 am

KATHMANDU, May 11: Members of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) toured The British College at Trade Tower, Thapathali, Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Members of Parliament (MPs)  have registered an amendment proposal in parliament demanding amendment of a proposed provision on not suspending MPs facing criminal charges.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Going against the past practice of suspending any lawmaker immediately after he or she is accused of a crime in a court, lawmakers on Saturday endorsed the provision of not suspending such lawmakers. Such members of parliament (MPs), according to a new parliamentary regulation, will remain in position until and unless the court convicts them of the crime they are accused of.

KATHMANDU, April 17: The House of Representatives, Regulations Drafting Committee is doing home work to incorporate in the regulation the provision on automatic suspension of the post of Member of Parliament if a criminal case is filed against the MP or if the lawmaker is taken into custody for investigation.

Maoist MP’s name in Indian voter list

February 17, 2018 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Newly-elected CPN (Maoist Center) member of the House of Representative from Siraha, Suresh Chandra Das, has been found registered in the Indian voter rolls also, raising a question whether Das posses dual citizenship. It is mandatory to have Indian citizenship for registering in the voter rolls in India.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Even three weeks after the term of parliament expired, some senior lawmakers including the speaker and deputy speaker of the parliament have remained reluctant to return the government vehicles they were using to the parliament secretariat.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: In a reflection of increasing rivalry between the two ruling coalition partners, a Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker has demanded the resignation of  Home Minister Janardan Sharma, who belongs to the CPN (Maoist Center), for failing to catch the murderers of construction entrepreneur Sharad Kumar Gauchan.

Grit for MPs

September 1, 2017 13:47 pm

If grit were made the sole basis to judge our policymakers, they would be judged on their ability to complete projects on time, and not on their lofty promises.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Following public criticism, lawmakers pushing an amendment to the  election law that would allow those convicted of corruption to contest elections  have agreed to drop their amendment demand.

SARLAHI, August 25: Members of a parliamentary committee have said they found that at least Rs 170 million was embezzled when the state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) procured land in Sarlahi district for the purpose of setting up fuel storage facilities.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Dolindra Prasad Sharma, chairperson and general manager of  Sajha Prakashan, was incoherent when grilled by lawmakers over irregularities at the  state-owned publishing house during discussions at the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Lawmakers have come down heavily against the political leadership and the opposition side for remaining silent over various multi-billion rupee scams.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Taking their cue from the ballot-tearing incident during the vote count for the local polls in Bharatpur Metropolitan City (BMC), lawmakers have sought a strong legal penalty against candidates and party representatives who get involved in ballot-tearing in the upcoming parliamentary elections.