KATHMANDU, May 23: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has underscored formulation of delegated legislation in accordance with the sentiments of laws and constitution in the country.

SURKHET, May 23: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply, Matrika Prasad Yadav, has said that the federalism would be successful only if there would be coordination among three-tier governments.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the aspirations of the indigenous people have been addressed in the Constitution.

GORKHA, April 14: Although article 31 of Nepal’s constitution states that every citizen shall have the right to get free education up to the secondary level, community schools in Gorkha are charging fees for students studying in basic to secondary levels.

POKHARA, April 7: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ has said the provision on the citizenship by descent came as per the court verdict and the constitution.

126 new laws in a year: PM Oli

March 24, 2019 18:25 pm

KATHMANDU, March 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the enactments of 126 new laws demanded by the constitution in a year were the first record in Nepal’s parliamentary history. In his address to the House of Representatives ( HoR) session today, the PM reminded that within a year of the government formation, 126 laws were formulated and 13 acts and some of Nepal’s acts were amended.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee has sought for complaints against the five chairpersons of constitutional bodies despite discontent from the Nepali Congress, the main opposition. Nepali Congress had handed over a note of dissent against the PHC’s decision to recommend five chairpersons in its absence.

Tell the truth

January 20, 2019 00:30 am

We should critique the constitution on legitimate grounds. But disseminating false information about it is unprofessional and unscholarly

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.

Resolve constitution amendment

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.

Unholy and unsecular

December 16, 2018 00:10 am

Using state coffers and machineries for promotion of a particular religious organization is against the spirit of secularism enshrined in our constitution

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: There are still challenges for the protection of human rights in Nepal despite the formulation of laws in this regard.

Demand for legalizing same-sex marriage

December 9, 2018 16:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Stakeholders concerned have demanded a law related to same-sex marriage in the context when Nepal's constitution and laws have accepted the concept of marital equality.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The constitutional bench at the Supreme Court resumed work from Wednesday after a gap of three months.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said Nepal's constitution is the citizens' manifesto both in term of the process and content.

CHITWAN, Oct 12: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said although the new constitution had come into force, the rights guaranteed by it were yet to be fully implemented.

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.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Acting Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel has highlighted the need of launching social awareness and consciousness-raising campaigns for the protection of girls.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 28: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, has said constitution should be amended to strengthen democracy.

Sept 22: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 22, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 22: Spokesperson for the Nepali Congress, Bishwa Prakash Sharma, has stressed that the government should not leave democratic system and characters for the successful enforcement of the constitution.

Govt has failed on all fronts: NC

September 20, 2018 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The main opposition Nepali Congress has said Prime Minister KP Oli had proved a failure on all fronts including the implementation of the constitution.

BHADRAPUR, Sept 19 : Leaders of the Limbuwan movement who are not happy with the new constitution, asserted that their main demand is federalism with identity, but noted that republic, federalism and secularism in the constitution are welcome. "Federalism as envisioned in the constitution is not complete.

Nepal is now more "ruled by men" than "law" : Om Prakash Aryal

In Pictures: Constitution Day

September 19, 2018 11:45 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that rather than questioning whether federalism was right or wrong, more attention needed to be diverted towards implementing federalism and making it a success. Oli said so during his address to mark the Constitution Day from the Army Pavilion, Tudikhel.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Wednesday marks the third anniversary of the promulgation of the new constitution through an elected constituent assembly (CA).

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: When the country prepares to celebrate today the fourth anniversary of the promulgation of Nepal's constitution drafted by the Constituent Assembly in 2015, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is confident that Nepal will move ahead in the path of 'Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali' despite many challenges faced by his government.

JANAKPURDHAM, Sept 19: Leaders of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) are sharply divided as the country prepares to celebrate the Constitution Day on Wednesday.

Republic, if we can keep it!

September 19, 2018 02:00 am

Today marks the third anniversary of promulgation of the federal democratic republic constitution of Nepal. We have come a long way in the last three years.

Constitution Day being observed Wednesday

September 18, 2018 20:27 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Nepali is observing the fourth Constitution Day by organizing various programs throughout the country on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept. 18: Lawmaker of Nepali Congress (NC) Pradip Giri has said it was the government's main responsibility to ensure broader acceptability of the constitution.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 18: Member of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) Presidium, Rajendra Mahato, has said that constitution amendment was the main agenda of the party.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Disputes have begun surfacing between the federal and provincial governments over jurisdiction as the provincial governments are increasingly trying to assert their rights.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The failure of each successive government to form various statutory bodies almost for three years since the new constitution was promulgated has raised serious doubts over the commitment of the ruling parties to honor the Constitution.

Criminal Code in effect from tomorrow

August 16, 2018 20:06 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: In line with the new Constitution, the Criminal Code is coming into effect from tomorrow (August 17).

CAPE TOWN, Aug 1: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving way for land grabs without compensation.

BIRATNAGAR, July 31: Deputy-leader of the Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party, Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, has said that the Nepali Congress has organised the protest programme today to protect the Constitution.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that it was necessary to formulate laws for the implementation of constitution.

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.

DANG, June 20: Bangachuli Rural Municipality of Dang district recently passed a policy on education. The policy states that the management committee of each community school of the rural municipality shall be chaired by the ward chairperson concerned.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Nepal is in a position to peacefully achieve its goal of socialism by stepping in the provisions set in the constitution promulgated by the elected Constituent Assembly (CA).

KATHMANDU, May 12: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nepali people for their combined strengths to rebuild Nepal after the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015.

REPUBLICAJANAKPUR, May 11Chief Minister of Province 2 Lalbabu Raut has said that the struggle against the 'discriminatory constitution' was still underway.Addressing a function organized at Barhabigha grounds in Janakpur to extend a civic reception to the Indian prime minister, Chief Minister Raut, who was speaking in Hindi, argued that the constitution promulgated in 2015 was discriminatory against Madhesi people and that they were still denied the rights of a provincial government as enshrined in the new constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Chief Minister of Province 2, Lal Babu Raut said that while the Madesh was part of Nepal, its residents continued to feel discriminated.

KATHMANDU, March 22: While taking strong exception to the controversial recommendation made by the European Union Election Observation Mission to exclude Khas/Arya from what it said from quota system, the government has warned the EU mission to refrain from making such uncalled-for comments about political issues that have already been settled.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that he would assume his duties with a major focus on implementation of the Constitution drafted by the people.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Nepal Tarun Dal, a youth wing of the Nepali Congress, has presented a copy of the Constitution to President Bidya Devi Bhandari in a symbolic protest against her "unconstitutional move" to set aside the previous government's recommendations for appointment of National Assembly members.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: After President Bidya Devi Bhandari overturned Sher Bahadur Deuba led government’s National Assembly member recommendations yesterday, sister organization of NC is staging a protest and handing a copy of the constitution to the Prez for constitutional reference.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The government and major political parties have been suggested to find out an outlet to the current political and constitutional deadlock by establishing a good culture on the basis of rule and procedures.

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.