Kathmandu, Sept 17: The Industry and Commerce and Labour and Consumer Welfare Committee under the parliament has directed the Finance Ministry to grant permission for the import of sugar at subsidized rates.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: On September 7, the day before the Civil Service Day, the Council of Ministers meeting decided to present the Civil Service Bill and the School Education Bill to parliament to give a positive message to the government employees. While the School Education Bill has been registered in parliament, it has not been decided when the Civil Service Bill will be registered.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The international non-government organization, ActionAid, has called the attention of the parliament to solve the problems seen due to climate change and to take initiatives for climate justice.

Will the Electricity Bill be passed?

September 3, 2023 16:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Sep 3: The fate of the long-pending Electricity Bill 2080 BS, which has been repeatedly introduced in parliament, remains uncertain as it faces another deliberation in the Federal Parliament.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The government has decided to give permission to table the bill designed to amend and integrate laws related to Customs and Bill designed to amend and integrate laws related to Electricity, 2080 in the Parliament.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, pledged to table the Electricity Bill in the parliament within a week.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The major political parties in parliament have agreed to form an inquiry commission to investigate and examine the gold smuggling cases that have occurred thus far.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The parties have agreed on two points to end the deadlock in parliament.

Kathmandu, Aug 22: A meeting of the National Assembly scheduled for 1:01 PM today has been adjourned for 3:14 PM. According to Federal Parliament Secretariat Secretary General Dr Bharat Raj Gautam, the meeting was postponed by two hours and 13 minutes due to a special reason.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: President Ramchandra Paudel has said that he is not trying to show activism, mentioning that he is worried about the ongoing obstruction in parliament.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: President Ramchandra Paudel has expressed his interest in the ongoing deadlock in parliament. According to the President's Press Adviser Kiran Pokharel, President Paudel expressed his concern about the prolonged deadlock within parliament during a meeting held at Sheetal Niwas on Friday morning with Speaker Devraj Ghimire and National Assembly Speaker Ganesh Prasad Timilsina.

KATHMANDU, August 8: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has continued with the obstruction of parliament after the government refused to form a high-level committee to investigate the 100 kg gold smuggling scam.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Aman Lal Modi, has said that the government would table the Federal Civil Service Bill in parliament to strengthen the federal administration.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The meeting of the top leaders of major political parties has concluded on a positive note, it has been said.

CPN-UML obstructs parliament again

August 1, 2023 15:10 pm

KATHMANDU, August 1: The main opposition party, the CPN-UML, has obstructed parliament today again as the ruling parties rejected the proposal to form a parliamentary probe committee to investigate gold smuggling, arguing that the government’s investigation is underway. As no agreement could be reached between the ruling parties and the CPN-UML, the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) was adjourned until August 7.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, which has been obstructing parliament over the issue of gold smuggling, is planning to propose the formation of an parliamentary inquiry committee to investigate the case.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has drawn the attention of parliament to form a high-level committee to probe the 100 kg gold smuggling case.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The CPN-UML lawmakers are going to obstruct the parliament meeting due to the statement of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

GANDAKI, June 21: National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said the visit to China by a delegation of the Federal Parliament was productive.

LONDON (AP) — Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson deliberately misled Parliament about the lockdown-flouting parties that undermined his credibility and contributed to his downfall, a committee of lawmakers said Thursday after a year-long investigation.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The government has decided to take forward the electricity trading bill to parliament for final approval.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The discussion on the budget for the next Fiscal Year (FY) presented by the government to the parliament will start from today.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The discussion on the budget for the next Fiscal Year (FY) presented by the government to the parliament will start from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The three major parties have reached a consensus that the government will provide an explanation to the House regarding the gold reserve at Pashupatinath temple.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Lawmakers of the House of Representatives (HoR) have demanded to change the name of the 'Zero Hour' of the Parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 21: The government’s policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2023-24 have received mixed reactions from the members of parliament.

President Ram Chandra Paudel has been consulting with constitutional experts and lawyers for the past few days, as he faces mounting pressure from the ruling parties to certify the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which was passed by both houses of federal parliament but put on hold by the then President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The government has introduced some Nepal Act amendment bills that attack the very essence of the Criminal Code.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The government has tabled the appropriation bill at the House of Representatives (HoR) for discussion.

The winter session of the federal parliament was an utter failure. Not a single Bill was passed in the four long months of the session which had begun on January 9. This is an extremely disappointing outcome.

KATHMANDU, April 9: The ruling parties have proposed to the opposition party to pass the transitional justice related bill through fast track in parliament.

KATHMANDU, April 7: A man has attempted to self-immolate in front of the parliament building in Naya Baneshwor in Kathmandu on Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Top leaders of various seven political parties in parliament have expressed commitment to pass the Citizenship Bill through parliament as soon as possible.

KATHMANDU, March 23: A parliamentary committee has directed the government to retrofit and repair the old parliament building located at Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Prem Suwal, the Member of Parliament from Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) has asked if the House of Representatives ( HoR) was a parliament or a club.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is preparing to take a vote of confidence after the presidential election scheduled for March 9, according to a cabinet minister.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The government's intentions have been doubted after it tabled the Nepal University Bill in parliament, keeping the Education Bill pending.

The alliance, if materialized, makes them the third largest political force in parliament with a decisive say in the government

PM Dahal takes vote of confidence today

January 10, 2023 08:05 am

KATMANDU, Jan 10: The Nepali Congress (NC) is likely to vote in favor of the new government as Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to take a vote of confidence in parliament on Tuesday.

Making parliament effective

January 10, 2023 07:50 am

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.

LIVE: First meeting of new HoR begins

January 9, 2023 15:50 pm

KATHMANDU,Jan 9: The first meeting of the newly-elected House of Representatives (HoR) has started.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) Chairman Rabi Lamichhane has said that the government will be ruthless in the matters of corruption.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The senior member of the House of Representatives, Pashupati SJB Rana, has called an all-party meeting today to set the agenda for the first meeting of parliament.

KATMANDU, Jan 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is planning to take the vote of confidence in the parliament on January 10. Dahal, who was appointed as the new prime minister on December 25, took the oath of office and secrecy on December 26.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Leader of the CPN (Unified Socialist) and former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has said that the political parties have no alternative than to work together.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha has said that parliament should not enact laws without adequate discussion.

Malaysia PM dissolves parliament

October 11, 2022 08:13 am

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11: Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob dissolved parliament on Monday, paving the way for national elections to be held in the coming weeks.

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.