KATHMANDU, May 17: Following controversy over their participation in a function linked to free-Tibet movement in Latvia, Parliament Secretariat on Thursday summoned lawmakers Pradip Yadav and Iqbal Miya for questioning.

KATHMANDU, May 13:  Lawmakers attending the meeting of the House of Representatives today raised their voice on various current issues.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Lawmakers of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have expressed the belief that the government would bring the budget for coming fiscal year with the goal of economic growth along with social justice.

HONG KONG, May 11: Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature on Saturday between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal to Beijing over an extradition law that will extend Beijing’s powers over the financial hub.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Lawmakers attending today’s meeting of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of the National Assembly demanded that the government clarifies the issue of public land encroachment in Baluwatar and Khula Manch to the public.

Govt's performance dismal: NC

April 30, 2019 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, April 30: The head of the main opposition party Nepali Congress has said the government's performance during its 14 months in office has been dismal. He was addressing the first meeting of the budget session of parliament on Monday.

LONDON, April 2: British lawmakers on Monday voted to turn down all the four proposed Brexit options on the table, the second time since Friday that none of MPs' proposed Brexit options wins clear backing in the House of Commons.

DHANGADHI, March 21: The lawmakers of Kailali recently submitted the details of their upcoming projects to the District Coordination Committee (DCC), which showed that a huge budget of infrastructure development program launched by Sudurpaschim Province is being invested in unproductive sectors.

KATHMANDU, March 13: As many as 17 lawmakers have proposed to reject foreign direct investment in primary sectors of agriculture like poultry, fishery, horticulture, animal husbandry, milk processing and beekeeping.

KATHMANDU, Mar 10: The lawmakers from the ruling party-NCP- have expressed their concern over the agreement between the government and Chandrakanta (CK) Raut-led Alliance for Independent Madhes recently and demanded to amend the agreement.

Kathmandu, March 10 (RSS): The Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) has officially informed that it withdrew support to the government from today.

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KATHMANDU, March 7: Lawmakers have voiced for forming an agro-product price determination commission.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Lawmakers from different political parties have drawn the attention of the government and parliament over the growing number of road accidents. They blamed government bodies and construction companies behind delayed construction of roads.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented the 'Economic Procedure and Fiscal Responsibility Bill - 2075 BS' today in a meeting of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Lawmakers have called the attention of the government to a host of subjects ranging from Melamchi drinking water project and explosion at Ncell towers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The National Assembly, the Upper House in Federal Parliament, today unanimously passed the Province Public Service Commission (Bases and Criteria Determination) Bill, 2075 BS.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Opposition lawmakers have demanded amendments to the Information Technology Bill, stating that it will constrain freedom of speech and online expression.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Against the government proposal to bar recruitment to the joint secretary post through open competition, lawmakers have tabled a number of amendments to the Federal Civil Service Bill demanding that non-civil servants be allowed contest for the post.

JANAKPUR, Feb 21: With the arrest of twenty-two-year-old Niraj Garja Magar by Dhanusha Police on Wednesday in connection with the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl, lawmakers of the province have demanded further investigation into the issue.

Ministers reply to lawmakers' queries

February 18, 2019 17:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: In a meeting of the House of Representatives today, lawmakers put questions before Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, and Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun about the respective issues.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and parliament seem indifferent toward initiating probe into former CIAA commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak's involvement in a bribery case despite promising to investigate into the issue.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Parliamentary hearings of five nominees for heads of various constitutional commissions has been stalled after protests from main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers in the Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) on Monday.

Lawmakers demand NTC service expansion

January 27, 2019 17:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Lawmakers have stressed the need for expanding Nepal Telecom service.

RUPANDEHI, Jan 23: Overcrowded prisons is not a new issue for our country.  Stories of dozens of prisoners sleeping in a cramped prison cell draw headlines time and again and the issue have now become a reality but not a shocking one. But what about the marshals in the parliament that are responsible to provide security to lawmakers and other dignitaries? It has to come to fore that the marshals of Province 5 parliament are being deprived of even basic needs at the province’s parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Dr  Govinda KC, who is on his 16th fast-unto-death since the past 14 days, has said the Medical Education Bill being tabled in parliament favors the medical mafia and urged the parliament to make it pro-people and pro-students.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Speaking in a zero hour of the National Assembly (NA) session today, the Upper House members drew the attention of the government to several contemporary issues.

CHITWAN, Jan 15: President of the National Concern and Coordination Committee under the National Assembly Dil Kumari Rawal Thapa has said that the Committee has been piling pressure for the timely completion of the national pride projects.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Lawmakers on Sunday expressed concern over the government’s recent rearrangement of the order of precedence for public officials.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Lawmakers from the major opposition Nepali Congress have expressed concern over the deteriorating health condition of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.

Lawmakers defend home secretary Rai

January 6, 2019 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Defending home secretary Prem Kumar Rai, lawmakers have raised question over punishment suggested by a report submitted to Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by the sub-committee formed to investigate the controversy surrounding the purchase of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Lawmakers were divided on Friday over a report prepared by the sub-committee formed by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for investigation of the controversial procurement of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Lawmaker Amaresh Kumar Singh speaking in parliament on Tuesday questioned the government's recent decision to award an agent of Chinese firm Huawei to set up a video conferencing system at the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

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WASHINGTON. Dec 22: A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump’s demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the waning days of their two-year reign controlling government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Lawmakers have come down heavily against the government’s plan to bring the Civil Servants Adjustment Ordinance.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Nov 23: Lawmakers opposed to disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa won control of a key committee setting Parliament’s agenda during a crucial vote on Friday that dealt a severe blow to his government.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Mitini Nepal hosted a talk program with parliamentarians on the rights of LGBTIQ community, at Indreni Foodland in Kathmandu on Sunday. Ten members of parliament joined the program for discussion.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Lawmakers on Tuesday grilled Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghuvir Mahaseth for acting contrary to the anti-syndicate drive and letting down the general public.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Lawmakers have amended the law to bring a new legislation in their favor allowing them to use diplomatic passport even for their private visits abroad.

Various issues highlighted in HoR meeting

September 6, 2018 20:17 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Lawmakers speaking during the special time in the meeting of the House of Representatives raised various issues ranging from the need of managing the country's oldest library well to taking strong measures to reduce violence against women.

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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Lawmakers have demanded serious investigations into the murder after the rape of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta, in Kanchanpur district earlier this month. They drew the attention of parliament to the eruption of protests in the district  Thursday.

Lawmakers call for stringent action

August 15, 2018 15:23 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Speaking in the special hour of the House of Representatives meeting today, lawmaker Ghanshyam Khatiwada of the Communist Party of Nepal condemned the incident of the poisoning of the drinking water at the Jaante Secondary School at Jaante of Morang district yesterday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Lawmakers speaking in the meeting of the House of Representatives today have drawn the attention of the government to the need of managing relief to the flood and landslide affected people at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Three women lawmakers from the main opposition Nepali Congress have tabled a motion of urgent public importance in parliament, demanding stringent action against the owner of the Jhapa-based B&C Medical College Durga Prasain for his controversial remarks about female Nepali students pursuing medical education in Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Prime Minister and CPN Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has instructed the lawmakers from his political party to put their points on government's works without any fear or hesitation.

KATHMANDU, July 15: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Sunday challenging a provision of the House of Representatives Act, 2018 that prohibits suspending lawmakers even after facing charges on criminal offenses.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Lawmakers of the ruling and opposition political parties were divided in the House on Monday over the issues raised by Dr Govinda KC who is on his 15th fast-unto-death in Karnali.