KATHMANDU, March 3: A private bill was registered at parliament on Monday proposing legalizing the farming, processing, trade and export of marijuana in the country. Former law minister Sher Bahadur Tamang registered the bill at the parliament secretariat proposing to “legalize the farming of marijuana for commercial use keeping in view its economic benefits for the country.”
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: A bill, which is on the verge of endorsement by the lower house of parliament, may pave the way for the government to shut down social media sites at any time and under any pretext, according to experts.
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, Aug 25: The National Assembly (NA) meeting on Sunday unanimously approved the proposal seeking deliberation on Police Adjustment and Nepal Police and (State Police, Operation, Monitoring and Coordination) 2076 bills.
KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The State Affairs Committee of the parliament has proposed including iris data of citizens in the biometric information in the national identity card although the government has already distributed such cards to nearly 117,000 citizens.
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, August 6: A bill on Madan Bhandari Science and Technology University was tabled in the meeting of House of Representative today. Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel
KATHMANDU, July 27: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has reiterated that the government will not introduce any bill in the parliament without consulting concerned stakeholders.
KATHMANDU, July 17: Deliberations on the Bill designed to manage the inter-relations between the local, state and federal levels have begun in the National Assembly Legislation Management Committee from today.
The battle may be won but the war is far from over – not only the struggle for preserving culture, tradition and a certain way of life but also for freedom of expression, justice and rule of law, which are all under threat.
KATHMANDU, June 20: During the zero hour of today's meeting of House of Representatives, Bharat Kumar Shah of the Nepali Congress demanded the government to withdraw bills related to media council, security council, information technology and human rights, brought against sentiments of the constitution.
KATHMANDU, June 2: A bill tabled in the National Assembly (NA) by the government to manage land belonging to Guthis (religious/social trusts) has drawn flak for paving the way for legalizing the encroachment of Guthi lands.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.