KATHMANDU, May 25: After President Bidya Bhandari sent the Passport Bill back to the lower house of parliament without authenticating it, the upper house is likely to revise the bill.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The chairman of the parliament’s Law, Justice and Human Rights Committee, Krishna Bhakta Pokharel, has promised to revise the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Bill in line with the spirit of the constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 22: A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today unanimously accepted a proposal tabled, seeking consideration on the "Advertisement Regulation Bill- 2075 BS." Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, put the proposal before the meeting.

KATHMANDU, May 22: A session of the House of Representatives today endorsed a proposal tabled seeking the consideration over the 'Revenue Leakage (Investigation and Control- First Amendment) Bill-2075 BS'.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Preparations by the government's to pave the way for itself to make the secretary of any other services in the civil service the foreign secretary has drawn widespread criticism, including from the main opposition party, the Nepali Congress (NC).

KATHMANDU, May 16: The main opposition Nepali Congress has strongly opposed the bill tabled by the government at the parliament which proposes allowing the prime minister to mobilize the Nepal Army at his discretion.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Informal Sector Service Center (Insec) has urged the government to revise the Bill to Amend the NHRC Act 2012 saying the bill forwarded to the House of Representatives for amendment process undermines established universal human rights principles including the Paris Principles.

Civil Code Amendment Bill passed

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.

Debate on citizenship bill drags on

March 23, 2019 09:55 am

KATHMANDU, March 23: The issue of citizenship, which was one of the major bones of contention during constitution drafting in 2015, has resurfaced as a hard nut to crack.

JANAKPUR, March 22: Unhappy with the federal government deputing chief district officers (CDOs) in Province 2, the government of the province is introducing a bill in the provincial assembly to counter this. If the bill gets endorsed by the provincial assembly the provincial government will have its own chief district administrators to do its bidding.

KATHMANDU, March 21: A provision in a bill that proposes removing top officials of universities through a majority on the university senate concerned has drawn flak. The bill has already been registered in parliament.

KATHMANDU, Mar 19: Opposition parties have taken strong exception to a draft bill that allows the prime minister to independently mobilize Nepal Army. The Bill on Work, Responsibility and Rights of the National Security Council, awaiting approval of the federal parliament, proposes added powers to the prime minister to deploy army through cabinet decision in the case of a national emergency.

KATHMANDU, March 14:Today's meeting of the National Assembly has passed two bills—'Special Economic Zone (first amendment) Bill-2075 and 'Land Use Bill- 2075', unanimously.

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KATHMANDU, Mar 2: The today's meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower house of Federal Parliament, approved the proposal seeking consideration into 'Province Public Service Commission (Basis and Standard Determination) Bill, 2075'.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari authenticated an amendment bill on the 'Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons Act-2071', on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives on Wednesday endorsed the much-hyped National Medical Education Bill with the majority.

Bill to amend Nepal Army Act

January 2, 2019 02:00 am

When it comes to administering punishment to crimes committed by its officials and soldiers, Nepal Army enjoys absolute authority.

Call to revoke Citizenship Bill-2075

December 14, 2018 10:43 am

BHARATPUR, Dec14: Stakeholders have called upon the government to revoke the Citizenship Bill-2075 arguing that it is against the national interest. At an interaction program organized in Chitwan on Thursday, they said that the bill brought to amend the Citizenship Act, 2063 should be postponed cautioning that it could be counterproductive.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Alleging that the draft bill on child rights 2075 BS promotes child labor, a group of child rights activists have torn down copies of the bill during a program organized jointly by the government and various development partners including a UN agency in Kathmandu on Sunday.

HoR passes 'Passport Bill'

September 26, 2018 21:08 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Today's meeting of the House of Representatives has unanimously passed the 'Passport Bill-2075'.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Private and Boarding Schools’ Organization Nepal (PABSON), an umbrella organization for all its member schools in Nepal, has warned of strike for good if their demands are not fulfilled within a month.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that the parliament would pass the bill related to the fundamental rights within September 18 at any cost.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: A proposal seeking consideration on the bill relating to children 2075 has been unanimously passed by the National Assembly meeting Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The government has failed to formulate even a single law essential for the implement of the newly-introduced fundamental rights even as the constitutional deadline for enacting such laws ends on September 19.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The meeting of the House of Representatives held today has approved the proposal seeking deliberations on the Bill on Right to Employment-2075 BS'.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Lawmakers have registered amendment proposals on the Bill to Provisions on Personal Privacy, demanding the removal of stringent provisions on the collection and dissemination of personal information about public office bearers.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The government has tabled four bills related to economy and finance in the federal parliament, while five more bills are on the pipeline. The bill to set up contribution-based pension fund, bill on payment and settlement, bill to amend and unify laws related to insurance, and bill on federal financial audit have already been tabled in the parliament.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 has been tabled in the parliament on Wednesday.

MEGHALAYA, Aug 2: Indigenous women in northeastern India are calling on the Meghalaya state government to block a bill that would deny them rights, including the ability to inherit land if they marry outside their tribe.

Aug 2: The US Congress has passed a defense spending bill capping its security-related aid to Pakistan at USD 150 million, significantly below the historic level of more than USD one billion per year.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The meeting of the Council of Ministers held Monday evening decided to table in parliament the bill on pension fund and the bill prepared for amendment to some Nepal Act related to the civil code.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The government tabled the National Medical Education Bill in parliament on Friday, following the agreement it reached with Dr Govinda KC on Thursday night on revising the legislation through the parliamentary process.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the government of trying to suppress citizens' fundamental rights of peaceful protest by declaring prohibited area.

JERUSALEM, July 19: Israel’s parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel today ruled out the possibility of pulling out the Medical Education Bill. He however, said that some revisions could be made in the bill.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Main Opposition Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed the tabling of the National Medical Education Bill in parliament on Monday, accusing the government of pushing the bill with controversial provisions without holding talks with Dr Govinda KC first.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Probability of tabling the Medical Education Ordinance, 2075 is high on today’s House of Representatives meeting at 1 PM. While the ordinance was scheduled to be tabled last week itself, the opposition, Nepali Congress stalled the process demanding the original, and not the replaced one be presented.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Following a warning from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), the government has backtracked on its decision to table the National Medical Education Bill in parliament for endorsement.

IRELAND, July 12: Ireland becomes the first country to ban trade with Israel's illegal settlements. Ireland is on its way to becoming the first country to prohibit "the import and sales of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories."

NA endorses appropriation bill

July 9, 2018 19:53 pm

KATHMANDU, July 9: The meeting today of the National Assembly endorsed the Appropriation Bill, 2075 with a majority.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Ignoring the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a fast-unto-death, and protests from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), the government registered the much contested National Medical Education Bill in parliament on Friday, with all its controversial provisions intact.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The replacement bill for the National Medical Education Ordinance has been altered only to serve the business interests of leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (CPN), the new joint avatar of the former CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Center.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The federal parliament on Monday endorsed a bill to replace a two-month 0ld ordinance to extend the terms of two transitional justice bodies - Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP).

KATHMANDU, July 2:The much-awaited National Medical Education Bill-2075 BS is to be taken ahead through the parliamentary regular process with the main opposition's green signal to this regard.

KATHMANDU, July 2: A Bill related to Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons, Truth and Reconciliation (First Amendment)-2075 has been tabled in today's meeting of the House of Representation (HoR).

KATHMANDU, July 1: The government’s bid to endorse the National Medical Education Substitution Bill through a fast-track process failed after the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), threatened to obstruct the parliament on Sunday.

MAHENDRANAGAR, July 1: The Provincial Assembly of Province no. 2 has endorsed a Bill relating to police service tabled by the provincial government to establish its own police unit.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The government has registered the much-talked-about Medical Education Bill in parliament, laying the ground for hospitals owned by Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders and businessmen loyal to the party to  run medical colleges of their own.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Today's meeting of the House of Representatives passed the Appropriation Bill, 2075 with majority votes.