KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The government is preparing to hold consultations on the draft of the Transitional Justice (TJ) bill in all seven provinces in a bid to seek wider support for the controversial bill.

Righting the wrongs

September 9, 2019 02:05 am

One of the main reasons the government of K P Sharma Oli is receiving public criticism is because it has been introducing one after another controversial bill in the parliament. Most controversial in this regard have been Guthi Bill, Media Council Bill, National Human Rights Commission Bill and National Security Bill. The first was criticized because it had the provisions that political party in power could use or misuse to curtail press freedom or selectively target media houses which disseminate news and views critical of the government.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The lower house of parliament endorsed the Advertisement Regulation Bill on Thursday amid concerns from media organizations over contentious provisions including jailing media owners for advertisement-related offenses and one-door policy on distributing government advertisements to the private media.

Review the controversial bills

June 11, 2019 02:00 am

Protests have been going on against many of the bills registered in the parliament.