KATHMANDU, Jan 7: A provision in the Information Technology bill awaiting parliamentary endorsement makes internet service providers (ISPs) open to ‘criminal liability’ if they fail to comply with the order of any public institution or court of law to remove any information stored in their system and deemed illegal.

KATHMANDU, March 24: A parliamentary committee has been found to be preparing a field report on Chhaupadi deaths without any of its members visiting the incident site in the district of Bajura despite spending two days in the district headquarters, Martadi.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Parliamentary committees – supposed to be oversight agencies on government actions and inactions, anomalies and misappropriation – have so far failed to play any significant role in case of Melamchi Water Supply Project, which remains at deadlock.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Nira Devi Jairu has been elected the president of the Federal Parliament's Committee on Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of State's Directive Principles, Polices and Responsibilities.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The British Parliamentary (BP) debate kicked off at Chitwan on Thursday. The event, comprising participants from Tanahu, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, was organized by Scholastic Academic Forum in association with ‘PragyikVidyarthiParisad’ (PVP) involving with local bodies.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee will meet on Monday to decide whether to endorse the recommendation made by the Constitutional Council to appoint Dipak Raj Joshi as the new Chief Justice.

BUTWAL, July 26: Chairperson of all the six parliamentary committees in the State Assembly of State no. 5 have been elected unopposed.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Opening five complaints registered against him on Monday, a meeting of the parliamentary panel also decided to summon the complainants on Tuesday for discussion. Various individuals have registered complaints against Joshee questioning his performance, fairness and integrity during his career in the judicial service.

KATHMANDU, July, 14: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has nominated party presidium coordinator Mahantha Thakur as the parliamentary leader.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee is meeting at 12 PM today where parliamentarians are likely to discuss about recommending officials to constitutional bodies and other priority issues.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The meeting for the formation of the Parliamentary hearing committee is scheduled for 1:00 PM today.

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KATHMANDU, June 23: A joint sitting of the House of Representatives and the National Assembly on Friday endorsed the joint parliamentary regulations, finally paving the way for the formation of the much awaited parliamentary hearings committee.

DHANGADHI, June 20: The provincial parliamentary committees also known as 'mini-parliaments' is operating without leaders in Province 7 since its formation. It has been five months since the provincial assembly started conducting meetings but four committees still do not have chairpersons

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index witnessed another bleak trading session on Wednesday, shedding 4.55 points, or 0.34 percent. The benchmark index closed at 1,328.27 points.

KATHMANDU, May 20: With the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) electing Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli as its parliamentary party (PP) leader on Saturday, a curiosity has arisen as to who the deputy PP leader of the party will be.

KATHMANDU, May 19: A meeting of the reconstituted Communist Party of Nepal (CPN)'s parliamentary party today unanimously nominated Prime Minister and party chairman KP Sharma Oli as the parliamentary party leader.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Nepali Congress parliamentary party executive committee has been unanimously elected after the same number of the aspirants to the posts available filed their candidacy.

Iraqis vote Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State extremist group.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Expressing serious concern over parliament's move to drop the provision of suspending crime-accused Members of Parliament (MPs) from the parliamentary regulation, Transparency International Nepal (TIN) has urged the government to revise the regulation without further delay.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting is all set to approve the statute for federal parliamentary party today. The meeting is underway at the Party Central Office, Sanepa from 9:00 AM.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Nepali Congress has passed the statute for federal parliamentary party with some amendment.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Nepali Congress parliamentary party is holding a discussion to amend its statute.

MORANG, Feb 20 : Rajib Koirala has been unanimously elected Nepali Congress parliamentary party leader of Province 1. A meeting of the province NC parliamentary party held on Monday in Biratnagar took a decision to this effect.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: With preparations underway to elect parliamentary party (PP) leader following the parliamentary polls, leaders belonging to rival factions within the Nepali Congress (NC) have decided to challenge party President Sher Bahadur Deuba's bid to get elected as PP leader for the second time.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8 :  Indra Baniya has been elected as the Parliamentary Party (PP) leader of  Nepali Congress for Province-3 on Thrusday.

KATMANDU, Jan 8: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday made public preliminary expenditure incurred while conducting parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The parliament of Brazil has constituted a six-member Brazil-Nepal Parliamentary Group for further boosting the relations between Brazil and Nepal.

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KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Kathmandu District Court (KDC) has sought the parliamentary probe committee report in relation to hearings in the defamation case filed by ousted Nepal Oil Corporation chief Gopal Khadka against Nagarik daily.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 8: With the local elections now successfully concluded, the country's attention has shifted towards the parliamentary and provincial elections which will be held simultaneously in two phases on November 26 and December 7.

POKHARA, Oct 7: The number of female voters for the parliamentary and provincial elections has increased significantly in Kaski. There are 39,599 new female voters as per the latest voter's list.

CHITWAN, Sept 26: CPN-Maoist Centre chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stated that he may not consider entering political alliance to emerge a winner in the upcoming election from constituency no 3 in Chitwan district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The meeting of the Development Committee under the Legislature-Parliament here today has instructed bodies concerned to ensure that all the wards of rural municipalities would have an access to free internet services within October 31, 2018.

KATHMANDU, Sep 24: Instead of working as watchdogs over the government, the parliamentary committees have become loyal to it and favor its policies and decisions, recent decisions of some of these committees show.

KATHMANDU, Sep 22: As part of the preparations to hold the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Friday finalized the design of the ballot papers to be used for the Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday unveiled the poll schedule for the provincial and parliamentary elections. The EC plans to hold the two elections simultaneously in two phases on November 26 and December 7.

BHIMDATTANAGAR, September 1: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress' President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has said the constitution implementation is taking its course and that it would be completed with the conclusion of the elections of the provincial assemblies and the Parliament.

KATHMANDU, August 28: A total of 95 political parties have applied at the Election Commission (EC) for registration, expressing their willingness to contest the provincial and parliamentary elections scheduled for November 26.

BHAIRAHAWA, August 23: A parliamentary sub-committee has concluded there were irregularities in the process of purchasing land for Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) in Bhairahawa. Members of the panel said on Tuesday after a field visit that those involved in the deal, with the help of brokers, quoted unusually higher price of the land than the market price.

KATMANDU, Aug 21: After a series of consultations among the political parties and with the Election Commission (EC), the government has set November 26 as the date for both parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.  A Cabinet meeting on Monday decided to conduct both the elections on the same day.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The government has announced to hold the provincial and federal parliamentary election on November 26.

KATHMANDU, August 20: A high-level parliamentary delegation from Nepal visited North Korean capital Pyongyang with a view to promoting peace and friendship.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The Election Commission (EC) and the major political parties have agreed to conduct the provincial and parliamentary elections on the same day, by November 23.

KATHMANDU, August 11: The Women, Children and Senior Citizen Committee under the Legislature-Parliament has approved the Medical Education Bill-2073 Friday.

KATHMANDU, August 9: A parliamentary investigation has revealed that Nepali women are “being sold like goats” in Gulf countries after being taken to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait through illegal channels.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Concluding that the officials of the Department of Immigration, staffers of airline companies and security personnel at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been involved in human trafficking, a parliamentary panel has suggested the concerned authorities to investigate and punish those involved in the misdeed.

KATHMANDU, August 6: The Industry, Commerce and Consumer Welfare Committee under the Legislature-Parliament is to carry out an onsite visit of the land purchased by Nepal Oil Corporation in four districts for petroleum storage.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Chairperson of the Women Children and Social Welfare Committee (WCSWC) of parliament, Ranju Jha, has been found to have been hiding a health ministry letter requesting the withdrawal of the Manmohan Adhikari Institute of Health Sciences (MAIHS) bill from parliament.