KATHMANDU, June 18: At a meeting of the House of Representatives held at the federal parliament building, New Baneshwar in the capital, on Thursday afternoon lawmakers from various political parties raised various matters pertaining to contemporary issues.

KATHMANDU, June 10: A meeting of the House of Representatives of the federal parliament on Wednesday endorsed the Appropriation Bill for the fiscal year 2077/78 BS.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The federal parliament has formed a special committee to probe the Soti case of Western Rukum.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Reiterating their long-standing call for amending the country's constitution, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Samajbadi Party Nepal (SPN) registered a constitution amendment bill at the Parliament Secretariat on Monday.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The government on Friday registered a bill at the Parliament Secretariat so as to amend the country’s constitution to replace Nepal's old map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map released recently.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) have welcomed the government decision to issue a revised political map of Nepal by integrating Limpiyadhura, Lipu Lekh and Kalapani areas encroached upon by India.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli briefed the federal parliament about the ongoing efforts of the government to contain the COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Monday aired their views on various matters of public concern including the annual policies and programs unveiled by the government recently.

KATHMANDU, May 16: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the priority of the government in the upcoming fiscal year would be to minimize the threats of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and make the country free from this global pandemic.

Meeting of House of Representatives (HoR)

KATHMANDU, May 8: Sher Bahadur Deuba, the president of the main opposition party Nepali Congress, has said that the present government has already lost the moral and political grounds to govern the country.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The budget session of the federal parliament is beginning this afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday summoned the budget session of the federal parliament for coming Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The Cabinet has recommended to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to call the budget session of the Federal Parliament from May 8.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chair KP Sharma Oli and another Chair of the party Pushpa Kamal Dahal have begun discussions with the lawmakers representing the party in the Federal Parliament on the occasion of the party establishment day.

KATHMANDU, April 14: Refusing the proposal to hold virtual meetings of the various house committees, the federal parliament on Monday held an informal virtual meeting among the upper house chairperson, political party leaders and chairpersons of the upper house committees.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The meetings both Houses of the federal parliament are being adjourned through notices time and again since the last two weeks citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The winter session of the federal parliament is also known as the bills session because it focuses solely on lawmaking unlike the budget session, which is just round the corner.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Newly elected speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota assumed his office on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: A meeting of the House of Representatives is currently underway. The meeting is announcing Nepal Communist Party leader Agni Prasad Sapkota the new speaker of the HoR shortly.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The winter session of the Federal Parliament began on Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the winter session of the Federal Parliament for December 20.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Federal Parliament has directed the government to suspend the bidding for supplying the excise duty stickers immediately.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara who was arrested five days ago after being accused of raping an employee at the Federal Parliament has been admitted to hospital on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has called for proper action against Parliament Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara who stepped down from the post on Tuesday following sexual harassment accusations.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Speaker of House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has stepped down from his post on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has courted controversy after a woman accused him of raping her on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The main opposition party Nepali Congress obstructed house proceedings in the House of Representatives on Sunday protesting an attack on its party members including Banke President Kiran Koirala last week.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Co-operatives and Natural Resources has passed a 'Bill Related to Land (Eighth Amendment) 2075' on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The four parliamentary committees under the federal parliament have submitted their respective reports in today's meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, July 21: In a rare parliamentary practice, a lower house committee of the federal parliament has overturned a decision of the National Assembly (upper house) over the status of the Administrative Court.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The House of Representatives is now holding deliberation on the fiscal year budget of six ministries.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Five proposals seeking deduction in expenditure have been presented in course of ongoing deliberations on different topics of Appropriation Bill-2076 in today's meeting of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The Federal Parliament members have stressed that development, construction and industrialisation issues should be given priority in the upcoming budget.

Whose government is it anyway?

May 6, 2019 02:05 am

On Friday, President Bidya Devi Bhandari unveiled the government’s policies and programs for this fiscal year at the Federal Parliament. The focus was on completing construction of long-stalled national pride projects on time, human resource development and maintaining rule of law in the country. She announced that the government will generate 500,000 employment opportunities in the upcoming fiscal year, Mid-Hill Highway will be constructed within four years, Gautam Buddha Airport and Pokhara International Airport will come into operation by 2019 and 2021 respectively and 300 suspension bridges will be constructed in the upcoming fiscal year.

Budget session begins today

April 29, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, April 29: The budget session of the federal parliament is beginning on Monday. Separate meetings of the House of Representatives and National Assembly are scheduled to be held at 4 pm in the parliament building in New Baneshwar.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara here today urged the major opposition Nepali Congress to creatively criticize the government’s performances thereby contributing in making the fourth session of the federal parliament successful and productive.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee under the Federal Parliament here today has unanimously endorsed the name of five persons recommended as justices of the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, April 13: The annual report of the Office of the Auditor General has questioned the spending of Rs 29.7 million by the federal parliament for decorating the chamber of National Assembly (NA) chairperson Ganesh Timilsina and secretary Rajendra Phuyal.

KATHMANDU, April 13: The annual report of the Office of the Auditor General has questioned the spending of Rs 29.7 million by the federal parliament for decorating the chamber of National Assembly (NA) chairperson Ganesh Timilsina and secretary Rajendra Phuyal.

KATHMANDU, April 10: What the lone Member of Federal Parliament from the Rastriya Prajatantra Party wrote on Twitter has stirred a hot debate on what was the intention behind writing such a cryptic tweet.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The National Medical Bill 2075 is likely to be tabled at the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Three ambassadors' names endorsed

January 22, 2019 17:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee under the Federal Parliament has approved the names of the three proposed ambassadors to Canada, Switzerland and Kuwait.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Pushpa Kamal Dahal, co-chairperson of Nepal Communist Party, said that it would take time to develop a democratic system and values as the country took its course towards development and prosperity.  Dahal defended the government's slow-start as he admitted "certain faults" within the system.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: A sub-committee under the Education and Health Committee of the Federal Parliament has agreed to forward the national medical education bill by meeting the spirit of agreement signed between the government and Dr Govinda KC.

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.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The federal parliament is set to endorse all laws to enact the fundamental rights ensured by the new constitution within the next few days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Lawmakers speaking at the House of Representatives meeting on Wednesday drew the government's attention over various pertinent issues including violence against women, natural disaster and the proposed joint military drill among BIMSTEC states.