NCP-RJPN squabble delays dy speaker poll

February 20, 2020 08:20 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The election to pick a new deputy speaker for the House of Representatives has become uncertain after negotiations between the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and opposition Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) failed to reach an understanding on which party shall lead the government in Province 2.

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: A month after stepping down from the post of deputy speaker of the lower house of parliament, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe has been appointed as Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on Monday.

Let women rise

January 22, 2020 10:07 am

While tendering her resignation from the post of deputy speaker of the House of Representatives on Monday to pave the way for the election of the post of Speaker, Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe made a statement that should make all political parties reflect on why and how they have been failing to ensure adequate representation of women in top political as well as administrative posts. ‘Patriarchy in Nepal is more entrenched than even monarchy.  We could overthrow monarchy, we still need to struggle to overthrow patriarchy,’ she said, in a rather moving resignation speech.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe finally tendered her resignation from the post on Monday afternoon after the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) deciding to contest Agni Prasad Sapkota as its candidate for speaker ending her hope to become new speaker of the parliament.

In defense of Shiva Maya

January 18, 2020 08:17 am

One would say, sati system, an ancient Hindu tradition, wherein a widow would burn herself to death on her husband’s pyre is abolished. It has, literally. Figuratively, it isn’t uncommon to witness women burning in pyre of gender biases compelled to let go of leadership position they rightfully hold just because male counterparts fail to adhere to their responsibilities.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: A meeting of women’s rights activists held in Kathmandu on Monday concluded that the position maintained by Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe not to resign from her post had left them all holding their heads high.