KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Supreme Court has postponed the hearing on the case relating to the nomination of ruling party NCP Vice-Chairman Bam Dev Gautam to the National Assembly member as the time ran short today. Now, the next hearing is scheduled for October 7, Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has begun testing the constitutional ground of the appointment ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam as a member of National Assembly (NA) and his possible appointment as a minister.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha, who lost to the then Naya Shakti Party candidate Dr Baburam Bhattarai in the parliamentary election for the House of Representatives (HoR) in 2017 from Gorkha Constituency 2, was later elected as a National Assembly (NA) member.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: A cabinet meeting is currently underway at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, according to Prime Minister KP Oli’s Press Adviser Surya Thapa.

LIVE: NA Meeting underway

June 25, 2020 13:36 pm

KATHMANDU, June 25: A meeting of the National Assembly is underway at the New Baneshwor-based federal parliament.

WATCH LIVE: NA meeting underway

June 19, 2020 11:04 am

KATHMANDU, June 19: A meeting of National Assembly is underway at the New Baneshwor-based federal parliament building.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Today's meeting of the National Assembly has endorsed the 'Appropriation Bill, 2077 BS' by majority votes. Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada had presented the bill along with a message from the House of Representatives at the meeting.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that the expenditures made by the government in quarantine management, food, medicines and health supplies are transparent.

KATHMANDU, June 18: National Assembly, the upper house of parliament, on Thursday unanimously endorsed the constitution amendment bill to pave way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura.

LIVE: NA meeting underway

June 17, 2020 11:24 am

KATHMANDU, June 17: A meeting of the National Assembly is underway at the New Baneshwor-based federal parliament building.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada responded to the queries raised by National Assembly (NA) members during an NA meeting held at the New Baneshwor-based federal parliament building.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The meetings of the House of Representatives (HoR) and National Assembly on Tuesday endorsed the annual policies and programs unveiled by the government recently.

VIDEO: National Assembly meeting

May 13, 2020 11:33 am

VIDEO: National Assembly meeting

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Legislation Management Committee of the upper chamber of the Federal Parliament, the National Assembly, on Monday issued a 12-point directive to the government and related bodies for addressing the difficulties faced by the people during the lockdown.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Amid nationwide lockdown, Chairperson of National Assembly Ganesh Timilsina on Monday held a discussion with lawmakers through a video conference.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The National Assembly has been suspended until further notice.

Some seats for experts

March 12, 2020 09:22 am

Our constitution has envisioned bicameral legislature with the House of Representatives as the lower house and the National Assembly as the upper house. Upper House, among other things, is also meant for ensuring the balanced representation. According to the constitution, in the 59-member National Assembly, 56 members are elected by ensuring representation of at least three women, one Dalit and one from persons with disabilities or minorities, from each State by an electoral college composed of members of provincial assembly and chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the local bodies.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The Legislation Committee under the National Assembly today endorsed the Nuclear Bill-2075 BS drafted for the safe and peaceful use of nuclear and radioactive substances. A meeting of the Committee today passed the bill following the completion of clause-wise deliberations about it.

18 new members in the NA take oath

March 4, 2020 12:59 pm

KATHAMNDU, March 4: Newly elected 18 members in the National Assembly, the Upper House in the Federal Parliament, took oath of office and secrecy today.

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 3: The National Assembly meeting today unanimously approved a proposal to send the Nuclear Bill, 2075 in the Legislation Management Committee for cause-wise discussion.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: A meeting of National Assembly (NA) today decided to send the ' Corruption Prevention (First Amendment) Bill, 2076 BS' and the 'Yogamaya Ayurved University Bill, 2076 BS' to the Legislation Management Committee for clause-wise deliberations.

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 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.

NA member Upadhyay passes away

February 14, 2020 12:19 pm

RUPANDEHI, Feb 14: National Assembly member Durga Prasad Upadhyay passed away today at the age of 50.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Amid intense pressure from various quarters including the media fraternity, the National Assembly on Thursday endorsed the Medical Council Bill removing provision of conducting licensing examination for journalists.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Lawmakers at the National Assembly, the Upper House of Federal Parliament, have thanked the government stating that the Prime Minister's commitment not to indulge in corruption and not to tolerate corruption was translated into action after latest move of the CIAA.

Lawmakers demand CIAA's transparency

February 2, 2020 14:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: A discussion in principle was held on the proposal seeking consideration on the 3rd amendment bill on Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) which was presented by Minister for Health and Population, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, on behalf of the Prime Minister at National Assembly meeting today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: In a session of the National Assembly today, the Upper House members sought the guarantee of the implementation of citizen's right to basic health care services ensured by the constitution. They insisted the government should take precautions to stay safe from the deadly corona-virus.

Three bills presented in NA

January 28, 2020 16:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Three bills were introduced in a session of the National Assembly (NA) today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The Legislative Committee of the National Assembly has endorsed the much-talked about Nepal Media Council Bill, removing the provision of fining journalists up to Rs 1 million for violating media code of ethics. But the committee has added a new provision to the bill, making it mandatory for journalists to obtain a license for the job.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Spokesperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha has been elected a member of the National Assembly from Gandaki Province.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Election Commission (EC) has urged all the political parties and three tiers of government to strictly follow the election code of conduct in view of the upcoming election of National Assembly slated for January 23.

KASKI, Jan 21: Gandaki State has a total of 230 votes in the election to the members of the National Assembly scheduled for January 23

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Parliamentarians of the ruling Nepal Communist Party in the National Assembly held a meeting with Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to enquire about the much-talked-about US-proposed Millennium Challenge Corporation 500 million grant.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Members of National Assembly (NA) on Sunday were involved in a heated debate on Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and other issues of public concern.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Two reports have been submitted to the National Assembly meeting today. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Basanta Kumar Nembang, on behalf of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, submitted the National Human Rights Commission's Annual Report-2075/76 BS.

Upper House members riled at ministries

January 13, 2020 15:23 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Members of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of the National Assembly, the upper house of the federal parliament, have complained that the ministries concerned have failed to obey the committee's directives issued at different times.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: In a meeting of the National Assembly (NA) today, lawmakers demanded stern action against those responsible for the killing of one Dilip Kumar Mahato of Dhanusha.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: With just two days left for the next scheduled meeting of the lower house, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has not yet held ‘serious’ discussions to decide its candidate for new speaker.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Any passenger using a railway service will have to face cash penalty of up to Rs 25,000 if the person is found travelling without buying a ticket.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: A secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), which was supposed to finalize the party’s candidates for the National Assembly and for the new speaker of the lower house, ended without making any decision as the top leaders were divided over the choice of candidates.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The National Assembly on Thursday endorsed a parliamentary stricture on India's encroachment upon Nepali territories including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Lawmaker of the main opposition Nepali Congress Badri Prasad Pandey urged the government to check the attacks over the persons with different opinions and ideologies abusing power and post, and bring those involved to book in such activities.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: A session of the National Assembly today endorsed the 'Nepal Engineering Council (First Amendment) Bill- 2076 BS'. It was passed unanimously.

EC gearing up for NA election

December 29, 2019 13:13 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The Election Commission is gearing up for the election of the post of the member of the National Assembly scheduled for January 23, 2020

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Election Commission (EC) has granted election symbols to those political parties taking part in the upcoming National Assembly election scheduled for next month.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) which earlier agreed with ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to support each other in the upcoming election for the vacant positions of National Assembly (NA) has quietly started lobbying for the post of Deputy Speaker.

Bills presented in National Assembly

December 23, 2019 16:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: In a meeting of the National Assembly today, 'Policy Research Foundation Bill-2076 BS' was introduced.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The winter session of the Federal Parliament began on Friday afternoon.