KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe finally tendered her resignation from the post on Monday afternoon after the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) deciding to contest Agni Prasad Sapkota as its candidate for speaker ending her hope to become new speaker of the parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe stepped down from her post on Monday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: With the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) failing to finalize a candidate for the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives due to internal disputes, a homework to pick the Deputy Speaker candidate has fallen in the backburner, said leaders of the ruling party.

In defense of Shiva Maya

January 18, 2020 08:17 am

One would say, sati system, an ancient Hindu tradition, wherein a widow would burn herself to death on her husband’s pyre is abolished. It has, literally. Figuratively, it isn’t uncommon to witness women burning in pyre of gender biases compelled to let go of leadership position they rightfully hold just because male counterparts fail to adhere to their responsibilities.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: A meeting of women’s rights activists held in Kathmandu on Monday concluded that the position maintained by Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe not to resign from her post had left them all holding their heads high.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to seek resignation of Deputy Speaker of the House of the Representatives Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Elections for the new speaker and deputy speaker of the lower house of parliament have become uncertain after the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) failed to settle an internal row over who to pick as candidate for speaker.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: As the post of speaker remains vacant following Krishna Bahadur Mahara's arrested on a charge of attempted rape, Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe is preparing to certify some bills although constitutional provisions and parliamentary regulations are silent about her authority to do so.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: There were high expectations from women regarding their empowerment when the constitution promulgated in 2015 made it mandatory to have women as either speaker or deputy speaker in the federal parliament and provincial assemblies.