KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Lawmakers have recently introduced amendments to Acts not included in the Bill 2080, which aims to amend some Nepal Acts, raising concerns among legal experts and the parliamentary community. Notably, Act 2075, focusing on the remuneration of the General Secretary of the Federal Parliament, the Secretary of the House of Representatives, and the Secretary of the National Assembly, was not mentioned in the Bill to amend some Nepal Acts.
KATHMANDU, Aug 11: A strange scenario was seen in the meeting of the National Assembly on Friday. At a time when the main opposition party, the CPN-UML, has been obstructing parliament, the lawmakers of the ruling party also rose from their seats and obstructed the ongoing meeting. They obstructed, stating that the opposition had been obstructing parliament.
In recent times, the escalating public debt, including foreign loan burden, in our country have reached an alarming level, prompting lawmakers to raise their voices of concern. With public debt approaching half of our GDP, it is imperative that the government takes immediate action to prevent our nation from falling into a debt trap.
KATHMANDU, June 29: Lawmakers have termed the soaring public borrowing as ‘alarming’ for the country, stating that the debt trap is inevitable if the government does not take cautious measures on time.
KATHMANDU, June 22: While the federal government is facing a massive shortfall in revenue collection and the sub-national governments are under pressure on their declining treasury balance, they have allocated a total of Rs 17.35 billion on unproductive expenses to be done by lawmakers.
KATHMANDU, June 18: Lawmaker Thakur Prasad Gaire has said that India has done a reprehensible act of including Nepal's Kapilavastu and Lumbini in the mural map installed at its new parliament building.
KATHMANDU, June 18: Lawmaker Deepak Khadka has urged the government to launch search and rescue efforts of the people victimized by flooding and landslides in various districts in the eastern hilly areas including Sankhuwasabha, Tehrathum, Taplejung and Panchthar.
KATHMANDU, June 15: Lawmakers across parties have argued that the court should pave the way for the Nepalis, who do not have citizenship certificates, to obtain citizenship certificates without any further delay.
KATHMANDU, June 12: Finance Minister Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has defended the controversial Parliamentary Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP), previously known as the Constituency Development Program, claiming that the amount will not find its way into the pockets of lawmakers.
KATHMANDU, June 7: Lawmakers blamed Finance Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat and related officials of the Ministry of Finance (MoF) for leaking out the tax related information to businesspersons prior to the day of budget announcement.
KATHMANDU, May 29: Lawmakers have complained that the draft of the Federal Parliament’s Joint Meeting and Joint Committee Regulations has neglected the small parties and independent legislators in the Parliament.
KATHMANDU, April 19: Members of the House of Representatives (HoR) have demanded the government to promptly take measures to reduce the Kathmandu Valley's air pollution and also manage the waste problem.
KATHMANDU, April 7: Lawmakers have demanded that the government address several issues including the murder of two children in Rukum East, the government's common minimum programme, the election to the Free Students Union (FSU), and inclusive ideology.
KATHMANDU, March 8: While the world is celebrating the 113th International Women's Day, Nepal is also celebrating Women's Day on Wednesday, stressing the guarantee of women’s rights. In addition, over a century has passed since women started coming forward with an organized voice.
Addressing the first meeting of the newly-elected House of Representatives (HoR) on Monday, top leaders of all political parties represented in federal parliament have expressed commitment to work for the cause of people and the country. As the five-year term of the new parliament officially begins with the meeting, the countdown of the days for the lawmakers to fulfill their promises also starts earnestly.
KATHMANDU, August 29: Lawmakers have demanded the guarantee of adult franchise to Nepalis residing abroad in the elections to the provincial assemblies (PA) and House of Representatives (HoR) slated for November 20.
KATHMANDU, August 19: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has exerted pressure on Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota to immediately sack 14 of its lawmakers including Madhav Kumar Nepal.
BUTWAL, May 2: Following the re-appointment of Shankar Pokharel as the chief minister of Lumbini Province, a lawmaker of the ruling CPN-UML has resigned from his post while two others have joined the opposition party.
KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Parliamentarians belonging to the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have decided not to receive Dashain allowances this year and deposit the money in the government’s fund established to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
KATHMANDU, June 23: Lawmakers from various political parties spoke on matters pertaining to the country's contemporary issues during a meeting of the House of Representatives held at federal parliament building, New Baneswar, on Tuesday afternoon.
KATHMANDU, May 31: Lawmakers on Sunday criticized the government move to raise the taxes on electric vehicles, arguing that it will hit the aspiration of making the country self-reliant in energy supply and will aggravate the trade deficit further.
KATHMANDU, May 8: Throat swabs of a total of 275 members of the House of Representatives (HoR) and National Assembly (NA) were collected on Thursday and Friday. The swab samples of the lawmakers were tested for COVID-19 before the commencement of the sixth session of the federal parliament earlier today.
WASHINGTON, March 17: The U.S. Senate agreed on Monday to extend a set of government surveillance tools for 77 days, to allow lawmakers time to consider broader changes to the divisive domestic eavesdropping program.
KATHMANDU, March 2: Lawmakers speaking in the 'special hour' in the meeting of the House of Representatives today called attention of the government towards the looming threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the growing problem of corruption, among other contemporary issues and the urgent need of taking appropriate steps to stem them.
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: A study commissioned by the Policy Research Institute (PRI) has found that insufficient and ineffective legal and institutional frameworks envisioned in the regulations of parliament to govern Conflict of Interests (CoI) of lawmakers has alarmingly increased the risk of formulating laws that seek to serve the petty interests of concerned lawmakers or the parties they seek to favor.