KATHMANDU, Sept 22: There has been widespread criticism of President Bidya Devi Bhandari as she didn’t verify the Citizenship Bill within the deadline. The bill was re-passed by the House of Representatives and the National Assembly and submitted to the President for verification.

House of Representatives meeting today

September 6, 2022 11:04 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The House of Representatives (HoR) is meeting today. The meeting is going to be held at the Federal Parliament Building New Baneshwor at 1 PM.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1:  Suspended Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana has claimed that an impeachment motion was registered against him in parliament after he set the verdict date in the Lalita Niwas land grab scam in which former prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai, too, are embroiled.

KATHMANDU, August 31: The Impeachment Recommendation Committee has started grilling suspended Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana. The committee started recording Rana’s statement in the meeting room of the Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee at Singhadurbar on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, August 31: Suspended Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana has reached Singhadurbar to register his statement. The Impeachment Recommendation Committee of parliament summoned Rana, giving him an opportunity to defend the charges leveled against him today. The ruling parties filed the impeachment proposal against Rana last year with 21 charges.

KATHMANDU, August 31: Suspended Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana will answer the 21 charges leveled against him before the Impeachment Recommendation Committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The Impeachment Recommendation Committee formed by the House of Representatives has summoned Rana, giving him an opportunity to defend the charges against him.

KATHMANDU, August 23: Prem Suwal, member of parliament of Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, has said that the 'Disappeared Persons Investigation, Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Third Amendment) Bill, 2079' has not come to give justice to the victims.

KATHMANDU, August 18: CPN-UML lawmaker Bhim Bahadur Rawal has said that the President has fulfilled her constitutional duty to protect the nation by sending the Citizenship Bill back to parliament, adding that issues like citizenship cannot be announced by the ruling alliance. But he said that everyone agreed that those who are in fact Nepalis should get citizenship.

KATHMANDU, August 18: In today’s meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR), Speaker Agni Sapkota announced the list of parliamentarians who have been absent for 10 consecutive days or more. The Speaker announced the list of 15 MPs who have been absent for the longest time in the meeting of the HoR.

KATHMANDU, August 15: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that there is no need to express anger over the President’s act of sending the Citizenship Bill back to parliament for reconsideration. He said that it is up to parliament to accept the message given by the President or to send the bill again as it is.

KATHMANDU, August 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, raising questions over the Citizenship Bill, is preparing to send it back to parliament. The president seems to be in favor of moving forward only after a serious discussion on the issue of citizenship, which is always controversial. It is said that the president is in favor of moving forward resolving the questions left by history and the problems raised by the present on citizenship.

KATHMANDU, August 10: The meeting of the House of Representatives is being held today. The meeting is sitting at 1 PM.

KATHMANDU, August 9: CPN-UML lawmaker Khagaraj Adhikari has accused Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of not being accountable to parliament.

KATHMANDU, August 8: The investigation process against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana, who was suspended after an impeachment motion was registered against him in parliament, has started after almost five and a half months. The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday sent the motion to the impeachment recommendation committee of parliament. The committee will call Chief Justice Rana within a week after starting the work.

KATHMANDU, August 2: The Bill to amend the Nepal Citizenship Act 2063 passed by both houses of the Federal Parliament has now reached the verification stage. The pressure to stop it has increased as it will take the form of an Act after being approved by the President. According to analysts, the provision of the constitution that the president can stop the bill means that the bill should be people-friendly.

KATHMANDU, AUGUST 2: Five and a half months have passed since an impeachment motion was filed against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana. But parliament has not yet put it on the agenda for discussion. From this, it is clear that parliament has neglected the judiciary. The meeting of the House of Representatives has been going on continuously since the impeachment motion was registered against the head of the judiciary. But since the political parties in parliament are not interested in proceeding with the impeachment process, it is being analyzed that the impeachment motion was registered only to humiliate the head of the judiciary.

HoR meeting today

August 2, 2022 09:17 am

KATHMANDU, August 2: The meeting of the Federal Parliament House of Representatives is sitting today. The meeting is scheduled to be held at 1 PM at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor.

HoR meeting today

July 26, 2022 09:37 am

KATHMANDU, July 26: The meeting of the Federal Parliament House of Representatives (HoR)-- the lower house of the federal parliament– will be held today. The meeting is going to be held at the Federal Parliament Building New Baneshwor at 1 PM.

KATHMANDU, July 22: The meeting of House of Representatives (HoR) on Friday endorsed the Citizenship Act, 2007 (First Amendment) Bill, 2022 through majority votes.

Four sessions in a year of the reinstated parliament

COLOMBO, July 18: Sri Lanka's acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe gazetted orders late on Sunday for a state of emergency in the crisis-ridden island nation, in an effort to head off unrest ahead of a vote in parliament later this week to elect a new president.

HoR meeting at 11 AM today

July 13, 2022 09:14 am

KATHMANDU, July 13: The meeting of the House of Representatives is being held today. The meeting will be held at 11 AM at the Federal Parliament building in New Baneshwor.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The Finance Committee of parliament has demanded detailed information from the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the government's decision to purchase weapons for Nepal Police.

LONDON, July 12: The lower house of the Russian parliament will gather on July 15 for an extraordinary session, its council decided on Monday, just days after President Vladimir Putin warned that he had not even started to get serious in the war in Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has drawn the attention of the government to give proper answers to the issues raised by the lawmakers in the zero hour and special hour. The lawmakers had repeatedly objected saying that the government was not interested in the issues raised during the zero hour.

Parliament endorses two bills

July 7, 2022 10:33 am

KATHMANDU, July 7: The second meeting of House of Representatives (HoR) on Wednesday unanimously approved two bills.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The CPN (Maoist Center) is ready to investigate the case of Finance Minister Janardan Sharma, who is accused of involving outsiders in the preparation of the budget.

KATHMANDU, JULY 6: The House of Representatives has made preparations to pass the bills that have been stalled in the House one after another following the passing of the budget for the Fiscal Year 2079/80 BS. The meeting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday has set an agenda to pass three bills.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The ruling parties have agreed to take forward the citizenship bill in parliament.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Ruling coalition lawmakers including Nepali Congress (NC)’s Sajay Kumar Gautam, CPN (Maoist Center)’s Dharmashila Chapagain and CPN (Unified Socialist)’s Parwati Kumari Bisunke have criticized the government over the delay in providing fertilizers to the farmers, not allocating a budget for their electoral constituency in the budget for upcoming fiscal year, and not making any efforts to provide relief to the citizens hit the hardest by the spike in inflation.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Lawmakers have welcomed the government’s decision not to proceed with the State Partnership Program (SPP) proposed by the United States of America.

HoR passes Appropriation Bill, 2022

June 16, 2022 18:20 pm

KATHMANDU, June 16: A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Thursday passed the Appropriation Bill, 2022.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Member of Parliament (MP) Umashankar Argariya has demanded the government declare Nepal as a commissions-oriented country and not an agricultural one.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Lawmakers participating in a discussion under the ministry-wise headings of the Appropriation Bill for the fiscal year 2022/23 in the House of Representatives today put their views on many issues in the budget.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Lawmakers in the parliament session on Friday demanded information on the upcoming talks with the British government regarding the demands of ex-Gorkhas.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Rastriya Janamorcha lawmaker Durga Poudel has alleged that the Ministry of Home Affairs had been unable to control theft, smuggling and black marketeering.

CHITWAN, June 4: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Govinda Prasad Sharma Koirala has said parliament could not make laws for two years. It was because of the obstruction of parliament, he added.

KATHMANDU, May 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is reading out the government's policies and programs for the fiscal year 2022/23 in a meeting of the federal parliament on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Member of Parliament and General Secretary of the Nepali Congress, Gagan Kumar Thapa has demanded the declaration of the ‘National Production Decade’ to increase domestic production and minimize trade deficit.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has said that a serious attention has been drawn to an incidence of sexual harassment against a beauty pageant participant.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 7: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has expressed confidence that the problems seen in the parliament will be solved through dialogue.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The government has recommended to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to prorogue the ongoing winter session of parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota has made a special appeal to parliamentarians to help run the House smoothly by ending the obstruction in parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 6: CPN-UML lawmaker Bhim Bahadur Rawal, who arrived at parliament on Sunday to attend the meeting of the House of Representatives, has said that the continuous obstruction of parliament is an infringement of the sovereign rights of the people. Rawal made the remark while speaking to media representatives.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The ruling coalition members have said they feel ashamed of the prolonged House obstruction.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Police have arrested an individual accusing him of being involved in placing a suspicious-looking pressure cooker, and creating a bomb hoax in front of the federal parliament building at New Baneshwar on February 28.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: A suspicious- looking object that was put in front of the federal parliament building at New Baneshwar was taken under control by the bomb disposable unit of the Nepali Army which said that no explosive material was found inside the suspicious object.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has said the US aid agreement reached between Nepal government and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the US was tabled in parliament to prevent Nepali society from further polarizing. As the Speaker apprised the House, the decision was also based on the public voice on the issue.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: A meeting of the ruling coalition has decided to table the MCC agreement in parliament. A meeting of the top leaders of the ruling coalition held at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar on Sunday decided to table the MCC agreement in the House of Representatives meeting on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The ruling parties have agreed to table the US-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement in parliament.