KATHMANDU, June 29: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said that discussions are underway at a high level to pass the citizenship bill through parliament.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota has said that preparations are underway to pass the Citizenship Bill from the present members of the house.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The ruling parties have agreed to take forward the citizenship bill in parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand and Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Govinda Prasad Sharma Koirala have met Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP), Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav at the latter's residence this morning.

JANAKPUR, May 8: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has promised to resolve the issues of citizenship by passing the bill on citizenship from the parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Minister for Home Affairs, Bal Krishna Khand, has said that the government has been taking initiative to take the amendment of Nepal Citizenship Act-2063 to a conclusion with consensus.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has begun discussions at different levels in a bid to forge agreement on the bill relating to the amendment of Nepal Citizenship Act, 2063 BS.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Agitators staged demonstrations and protests at Maitighar Mandala in the Capital on Sunday, demanding the implementation of the Citizenship Bill as soon as possible.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has claimed that there is no possibility for early elections and that an agreement has already been reached among the coalition partners to join hands to contest the upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, June 19 : The citizenship bill that is under discussion at the federal parliament almost for two years now continues to remain in limbo as the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the opposition parties stand at odds over the provision of naturalized citizenship to foreign women married to Nepali nationals. At the heart of the dispute is: how long, if at all, a foreign woman married to a Nepali national should wait to acquire naturalized citizenship.

NEW DELHI, Dec13: A divisive citizenship bill has been signed into law in India, a move that comes amid widespread protests in the country’s northeast that could force the cancellation of a visit by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

GAUHATI, India, Dec 7 :  More than 1,000 students marched Friday in India’s northeast against a bill approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to grant citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from India’s three Muslim-majority neighbors.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The government’s push for the Citizenship Bill requiring foreign women marrying Nepali nationals to wait for seven years to acquire citizenship hit a major roadblock on Saturday when the opposition parties objected to the threshold provision for naturalization of foreign brides.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: A meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on State Affairs ended inconclusively on Friday as the committee members demanded time to study a final report prepared by the government over the Citizenship Bill (amendment) which is under discussion in the House.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the government has taken the issue of naturalized citizenship sincerely as this tends to affect nationality and development.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Differences among lawmakers and indecision among the top political leadership over whether to require a threshold period for naturalization through marriage has stalled the citizenship bill in parliamentary committee for a year.


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