KATHMANDU, Oct 14: As the post of speaker remains vacant following Krishna Bahadur Mahara's arrested on a charge of attempted rape, Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe is preparing to certify some bills although constitutional provisions and parliamentary regulations are silent about her authority to do so.
KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The government has signed a program implementation agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) representing the US Government, taking the implementation of the US$ 500 million MCC Compact a step forward. The signing of the agreement comes in the wake of criticisms from some leaders of the ruling party over a plan to ratify the Compact agreement in the parliament.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The meeting of the National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday unanimously passed three bills- 'Safeguards, Anti-dumping and Countervailing Bill-2075, 'Industrial Enterprises Bill-2075' and 'Economic Procedure and Financial Accountability Bill-2075'.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Parliamentary Committee on Development and Technology has said that it will hold a comprehensive discussion with the concerned stakeholders to resolve various demands raised by local people around Sisdol landfill site at Bancharedanda in Nuwakot, which is under-construction.
One of the main reasons the government of K P Sharma Oli is receiving public criticism is because it has been introducing one after another controversial bill in the parliament. Most controversial in this regard have been Guthi Bill, Media Council Bill, National Human Rights Commission Bill and National Security Bill. The first was criticized because it had the provisions that political party in power could use or misuse to curtail press freedom or selectively target media houses which disseminate news and views critical of the government.
KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Within three months after withdrawing the Guthi [Trust] Bill in June, the government is all set to take back the disputed National Security Council Bill which the government registered at the Parliament Secretariat six months ago.
KATHMANDU, Sep 7: A parliamentary committee has decided to study all recent court decisions related to the controversial capital gains tax case to be paid by telecommunication company Ncell, following questions from various quarters after the judiciary invalidated the tax assessment by the Large Taxpayers Office (LTO) two weeks ago.
LONDON, Sept 5: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government abandoned attempts in the upper house of parliament to block a law aimed at stopping the country from leaving the European Union without a deal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: A lawmaker from the main opposition Nepali Congress Gagan Thapa has urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to take rest citing the fact that the prolonged absence of the country's executive head may have an adverse impact to the entire national security and diplomatic dealings.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The government on Wednesday has clarified that it could not pay the unsettled amount to the contractors who worked for Melamchi Drinking Water Project under Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti di Ravenna (CMC).
KATHMANDU, Aug 30: With the government tabling the controversial Media Council Bill in parliament on Thursday, the onus now lies with the parliamentarians whether to ensure press freedom by accommodating the concerns raised by the media fraternity in the new legislation.
KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The lower house of parliament endorsed the Advertisement Regulation Bill on Thursday amid concerns from media organizations over contentious provisions including jailing media owners for advertisement-related offenses and one-door policy on distributing government advertisements to the private media.
KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Differences among lawmakers and indecision among the top political leadership over whether to require a threshold period for naturalization through marriage has stalled the citizenship bill in parliamentary committee for a year.
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Parliamentarians in the zero-hour of today's meeting of National Assembly have drawn the attention of the government to control the activities that were against the federal democratic republic.
KATHMANDU, Aug 18: In an apparent move to quell growing criticism over the government’s failure to deliver despite its near two-third majority grip over parliament, Prime Minister KP Oli made all his ministers sign work performance agreements two weeks ago. The ministers agreed to complete seven to 20 tasks in the next few years.
KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Paving the way for conducting hearings on cases related to the transfer, promotion and dismissal of civil servants by the federal and provincial bodies, the House of Representatives endorsed the Administrative Court Bill on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun reiterated that all the controversy over bills including Media Council Bill presented to the federal parliament would be settled through extensive talks with concerned stakeholders.
KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Three different bills-- Police Adjustment Bill-2076, Bill related to Work Execution, Supervision and Coordination of to Nepal Police and Provincial Police -2076 and Environment Protection Bill-2076 have been passed.
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The meeting of the House of Representatives on Thursday passed the 'Safeguard, Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Bill 2076' and 'Industrial Business Development Institute (first amendment) Bill 20756' unanimously.