May 16, 2023 16:30 pm
KATHMANDU, May 16: The Accountability Watch Group has objected to the fact that an amendment bill has been presented in parliament to politicize criminal cases.
May 7, 2023 09:00 am
Corruption and anti-corruption are very much in the headlines. Besides media revealing high-profile cases, there are a couple of factors triggering the debate. First, some bills related to corruption and anti-corruption (amending corruption control Act, Procurement Act, the CIAA Act) are underway for amendment in the parliament.
February 4, 2023 13:30 pm
GANDAKI, Feb 4: A bill was presented in the meeting of the Gandaki Provincial Assembly on Friday to amend the Appropriation Act, 2079.
September 7, 2022 17:58 pm
KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The second meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Tuesday unanimously endorsed the 'Bill designed to Amend Some Nepal Act-2079 BS'.
July 31, 2022 14:00 pm
KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepal Maoist Victims Association, conflict victim community and civil society staged a protest demanding an immediate amendment to the Bill for the Amendment of the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2014 that the Government of Nepal registered in parliament on 15 July 2022, at Maitighar Mandala on Sunday.
September 11, 2021 19:05 pm
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The CPN-UML has decided to hold the Statute General Convention to bring amendments in the party's statute from October 1 to 3 in Kathmandu.
December 6, 2020 07:30 am
KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The government has revised the ‘Social Security Fund Investment Guidelines’ after it failed to incorporate a large number of individuals and institutions under its jurisdiction.
September 19, 2020 08:00 am
It would be a mistake to attribute the mess the ruling party has created, or the misconducts demonstrated by political parties across the spectrum, as the consequence of the constitution.
January 29, 2020 09:45 am
Media Council Bill registered in the parliament by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in May last year was flawed in many respects. It had the provision of Media Council slapping journalists with a fine of up to one million rupees for “publishing content against the media code of ethics.”
August 14, 2019 20:00 pm
KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Chairperson of the National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Timilsina has said the Media Council Bill presented in the Parliament would be amended.
August 6, 2019 04:00 am
KATHMANDU, August 6: Construction entrepreneurs have welcomed the eighth amendment to Public Procurement Regulation, stating that new provisions in the regulation will help in the growth of infrastructure development in the country.
May 4, 2019 16:45 pm
KATHMANDU, May 4: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Saturday registered an amendment proposal on the annual policies and programs tabled by the government in the Federal Parliament.
March 24, 2019 17:03 pm
KATHMANDU, March 24: The meeting of the House of Representatives today passed some Nepal acts amendment bill including the Civil Code 2075 with majority of votes.
March 3, 2019 06:00 am
KATHMANDU, March 3: Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has sought a number of legal reforms to attract foreign investment into the country from the non-resident Nepali community.
January 30, 2019 08:31 am
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The government has decided to extend the terms of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies for a year and is also planning to change the office bearers, through an amendment of the existing law.
December 28, 2018 19:40 pm
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Upendra Yadav has called for an amendment to the Constitution stating that the current statute will not bail the country out of the current crisis.
December 27, 2018 02:00 am
Since the constitution was promulgated in 2015, governments and Madhes-based parties have maintained rather vague and, at times, impractical positions on amendment of the document.
December 19, 2018 19:56 pm
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanubhakta Dhakal, has argued that Nepal's constitution promulgated by the Constituent Assembly is an exemplary constitution in the world.
October 15, 2018 06:00 am
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The process of amending some 315 laws contradicting the spirit and provisions of the new constitution could not be started so far due to the indifference shown by various government ministries to study the contradicting provisions in those laws.
October 10, 2018 07:54 am
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The government is working to bring amendments to the constitution to address the grievances of the Madhes-based parties, it is learnt.
September 28, 2018 18:17 pm
BIRGUNJ, Sept 28: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, has said constitution should be amended to strengthen democracy.
September 19, 2018 17:02 pm
Former justice of Supreme Court Bal Ram KC has said that one constitution should not be replaced by another one quite often.
September 18, 2018 09:41 am
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Demanding that the government amend the recently endorsed Compulsory and Free Education Act, the Private and Boarding Schools Organization Nepal (PABSON) has threatened to stage stringent protests from October 18 if the demand is not met.
September 12, 2018 05:45 am
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the professional organization of doctors, postponed their protests after the Ministry of Health and Population issued a commitment letter on Monday to address their demands.
September 2, 2018 16:14 pm
KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Various political leaders have pledged to lobby and make initiations for amending the laws that restrict press freedom.
September 2, 2018 01:00 am
The state has no right to control people’s freedom and liberties while introducing right to privacy laws. No law should encroach on people’s right to know
August 27, 2018 06:11 am
KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The president of the main opposition Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the government to initiate necessary processes to amend the recently implemented new Muluki codes and remove some of its provisions, especially those that undermine press freedom and infringe upon the integrity and professionalism of medical professionals.
August 26, 2018 17:29 pm
KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Member in the House of Representatives (HoR), Dr Baburam Bhattarai, has drawn the government's attention towards making a correction in the weaknesses in the Penal and Civil Codes that came into effect from August 17.
August 18, 2018 07:07 am
KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Nepali authorities to amend several articles in the new Criminal Code, which came into effect on Friday, saying that the articles limit the freedom to disseminate news and information in the public interest.
July 25, 2018 12:00 pm
KATHMANDU, July 25 (RSS): Minister for Labour Gokarna Raj Bista and UAE Ambassador to Nepal Saeed Hamdan Alnaqbi on Tuesday discussed about matters relating to amendment of the labour agreement with the UAE.
July 10, 2018 06:50 am
KATHMANDU, July 9: Softening his previous stance against constitution amendment, Prime Minister KP Oli has said that the constitution can be amended if it has affected people in the country adversely.
June 5, 2018 06:45 am
KATHMANDU, June 5: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has objected to the remarks by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal who recently said that he intends to introduce executive presidential system by amending the constitution.
May 24, 2018 10:31 am
KATHMANDU, May 24: Leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have said that their party is ready to join the government if the latter gives unequivocal assurance to amend the constitution.
May 23, 2018 14:50 pm
KATHMANDU, May 23: Six amendment proposals have been registered seeking an amendment to the policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19. The government had presented the policies and programs in the parliament on May 21.
May 16, 2018 14:17 pm
KATHMANDU, May 16 The Public Security (Third Amendment) Bill, 2075 has been tabled in the meeting of the House of Representatives today.
March 20, 2018 11:41 am
LAHAN, Mar 20: Speaking at a program in Lahan, Baburam Bhattarai, party coordinator of Naya Shakti said that the country would not head towards development as long as the constitution was amended and owned by all citizenry.
February 27, 2018 17:33 pm
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Left Alliance and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal have held a discussion on constitution amendment and participation in the newly formed government.
February 27, 2018 06:41 am
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Chairman Upendra Yadav has declined an offer from the ruling alliance to join the government citing the need of prior commitment, in writing, to amend the constitution.
February 3, 2018 07:21 am
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: In a major shift in its position, India has advised Nepal’s Madhes-based parties to settle the issue of constitutional amendment internally through negotiations with major political parties.
December 28, 2017 06:15 am
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Senior leaders of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have expressed readiness to support any party in forming the government if their concerns related to the constitution are addressed.
December 12, 2017 02:21 am
Rajendra Mahato, a presidium member of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), was elected to the central parliament from Dhanusha-3 in the recently held elections.
December 3, 2017 06:00 am
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: As negotiations between Nepali Congress and the Madhes-based parties to forge an electoral alliance flounder, Province 2 looks all set for a triangular race.
November 19, 2017 07:12 am
Parliamentary and provincial elections are just few days away. One of the heated election campaign is presently underway in Dhanusha where some of the big names in Madhes politics are contending for parliamentary seats with all their might. Suresh Yadav of Republica recently talked with these candidates centering on their election agenda. Excerpts:
November 13, 2017 16:01 pm
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSFN) has unveiled its manifesto targeting the upcoming elections of Federal Parliament and Provincial Assembly.
September 24, 2017 12:22 pm
CHITWAN, Sept 24: Minister of State for Education Shesh Nath Adhikari has said the ninth amendment to the Education Act has paved the way for opportunities for those energetic youths who have obtained teaching license.
September 13, 2017 02:15 am
KATHMANDU, SEPT 13: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Nepali Congress (NC) will take the lead in amending the constitution if voted to power in the upcoming elections.
September 11, 2017 00:15 am
JANAKPUR, September 11: Putting aside the agenda of constitution amendment, major political parties contesting in Province 2 are soliciting votes by promising local development.
September 6, 2017 16:23 pm
KATHMANDU, September 6: The Legislature-Parliament's State Affairs Committee has begun discussions on the amendment to the 'Employees Adjustment Bill- 2017'.
September 5, 2017 04:45 am
KATHMANDU, September 5: Paving the way for the upcoming elections to the federal parliament and provincial assemblies, parliament on Monday passed two poll-related bills after a month-long hiatus.
September 2, 2017 01:57 am
KATHMANDU, Sep 1: Friday's meeting of parliament's State Affairs Committee, which was scheduled to forward the stalled election-related bills after dropping some controversial amendment proposals that would allow corruption-convicted individuals to contest elections, could not make any headway after some Nepali Congress lawmakers sought more time to discuss the amendment proposals.