KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The Nepal government should revise several pieces of draft legislation that threaten to undermine the right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The provincial governments are still unable to exercise their constitutional powers, including the recruitment of civil servants and provincial police, as the central government is delaying the promulgation of federal laws that will make this possible.

126 new laws in a year: PM Oli

March 24, 2019 18:25 pm

KATHMANDU, March 24: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the enactments of 126 new laws demanded by the constitution in a year were the first record in Nepal’s parliamentary history. In his address to the House of Representatives ( HoR) session today, the PM reminded that within a year of the government formation, 126 laws were formulated and 13 acts and some of Nepal’s acts were amended.

KATHMANDU, Dec. 18: Experts and stakeholders have laid emphasis on effective implementation of the existing laws and thorough monitoring in order to ensure safe, secured and regular labor migration.

JANAKPUR, Oct 16: A rift between federal and provincial governments has surfaced yet again after provincial governments came up with some provincial legislation prior to the federal government.

315 laws need to be amended by March 4

October 15, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The process of amending some 315 laws contradicting the spirit and provisions of the new constitution could not be started so far due to the indifference shown by various government ministries to study the contradicting provisions in those laws.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Deputy Speaker Shivamaya Tumbahangfe clarified that it was not possible to frame laws in a way to grant capital punishment to rapists in the present situation.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that it was necessary to formulate laws for the implementation of constitution.

Where are laws?

July 8, 2018 02:30 am

Parliament out of business

SOUTH KOREA, June 29: South Korea will tighten laws governing the arrival of refugees, the Justice Ministry said on Friday, after a rapid rise in the number of Yemeni asylum seekers sparked anti-refugee sentiment in the racially homogeneous country.

KALIKOT, June 21: Local government bodies in the district have drawn flak for not being transparent and abiding by law.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwar Pokharel has said that the target of sustainable development of the nation could not be ensured through the deposit of capital only.

Know thy laws

May 23, 2018 01:30 am

What’s in laws and bills proposed by the government? Do they help in safeguarding right to freedom of expression or do they seek to curtail those rights?

KATHMANDU, May 6: The government in Province 3 needs around 100 more laws for the operation.

KATHMANDU, April 29 (RSS): The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has sent sample of nine laws so far for running the business of the Province Assemblies.

SURKHET, April 29: Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, chief minister (CM) of Karnali Province, has demanded special rights for the province in the federal law, citing infrastructural and social backwardness.

HETAUDA, April 27: Chief Minister of Province-3, Dormani Poudel has said the provincial government is sensitive regarding legislating new Act and laws if the prevailing ones were found inadequate in the prompt construction of the houses for the earthquake survivors.

KATHMANDU, April 20: Various stakeholders have urged the government to amend protectionist migration law and policies which restrict women from going aboard to work as housemaids. They argued that the government’s decision to ban women from going aboard to work as housemaids has escalated gender inequality and forced women to reach labor destinations illegally.

KATHMANDU, April 6:  At a time when the demand for making public the property details of judges is gaining momentum, Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee said on Friday that the judges are not bound to do so as per the existing laws of Nepal.

DHANGADHI, March 23: Chief Minister of Province 7 Trilochan Bhatta said that the provincial government has not been able to work in a full-fledged manner due to delay on the part of the federal government to delegate executive powers to the provincial governments.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Sher Bahadur Tamang, has directed all government ministries and bodies to prepare the draft laws and submit them to the ministry within 15 days.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) on Tuesday held an interaction with cultural experts as it prepares to make amendment to National Cultural Policy 2010.

PALPA, Feb 25: "Understanding  the changed structure of the government and working under it has been a challenge for us. We are still learning," said Radha Kumari Shrestha, coordinator of the judicial committee of Rambha Rural Municipality. According to her, many people are  unaware that they no longer need to go to a district court for settling their legal issues as this can be done at their own local units.

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.

Local laws published in gazette

February 19, 2018 12:24 pm

BUTWAL, Feb 19: Tilottama municipality of Rupandehi district has published different 12 Acts, regulations, directives and work procedures endorsed by the municipal assembly in Tilottama gazette.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, has recommended effective implementation of existing laws related to labour for the welfare of the migrant workers.

UDAYAPUR, Jan 30: Local level representatives have said that they have been facing difficulties to operate the local bodies in a full-fledged manner due to the lack of the necessary laws and directives required for the operation of the local bodies.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has prepared 30 model laws with the objective of helping operate the local-levels.

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) has introduced and implemented 18 laws for the operation of local levels.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The two-day 'Nepal Dalit Youth Conference – 2017' organised with the main slogan of participation of Dalit youth in the elimination of caste-based discrimination and 'untouchability' concluded, issuing a 14-point Kathmandu Declaration.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Private sector leaders have demanded immediate review and revision of over two dozen acts, rules and regulations, claiming that these decades-old laws have become barriers to country's industrial development.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Residents of Kalopul and Sifal Chaur urged Nepali Congress’s candidate Gagan Thapa to bring tougher laws against underperforming contractors during Thapa's door-to-door campaign today. Residents expressed the pain that they’ve been facing, especially with delayed road construction in the area and complained of lack of accountability of contractors. Current government provision does not incorporate scrapping contractors in cases of poor performances. As a result, development works get delayed.

RASUWA, Nov 5: Cadres and leaders of both the left and right forces in Rasuwa have been found organizing their poll campaigns by breaching the election code of conduct.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued show cause notices to the government authorities asking why the Environment Protection Act, 1997 should not be amended in line with the climate change policies adopted by the government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Supreme Court has issued show cause notices to the government authorities asking why the Environment Protection Act, 1997 should not be amended in line with the climate change policies adopted by the government.

JHAPA, August 30: Even two months after the election, newly-elected representatives of Jhapa are still uncertain about their roles and responsibilities. In the absence of any act or law to regulate the local bodies, the people's representatives are just roaming around to the utter disappointment of the voters whom they had made so many promises.

JHAPA, August 30: Even two months after the election, newly-elected representatives of Jhapa are still uncertain about their roles and responsibilities. In the absence of any act or law to regulate the local bodies, the people's representatives are just roaming around to the utter disappointment of the voters whom they had made so many promises.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Lawmakers have laid emphasis on formulating stringent laws along with their effective enforcement to end all types of violence against women.

EC wants poll laws without delay

August 26, 2017 02:37 am

KATHMANDU, August 26: Concerned over the delay in promulgating electoral laws, the Election Commission (EC) has asked the government to clear legal hurdles for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections without further delay.

KATHMANDU, August 18:  Business and trade union leaders have termed the recent passage of Labor Act and Social Security Act as a milestone achievement in a journey toward forging better employer-labor relationship.

KATHMANDU, August 18: Business leaders and trade union leaders have termed the recent passage of Labor Act and Social Security Act as a milestone achievement in a journey toward forging better employer-labor relationship.

ROLPA, August 15: Authorities of Rolpa Municipality have decided to validate decisions taken by the then 'people's government' during conflict period by formulating new laws. The first municipal meeting of the municipality recently approved the decision.

KATHMANDU, July 17: After the completion of the first and second phase of local elections except in Province No 2, across the country, these bodies are running through temporary laws.

The laws of life and happiness

July 14, 2017 12:38 pm

Some lines are just hard to forget. As any reader can attest, you don’t even have to go on a hunt for quotable quotes, some lines just stick with us. The Week asked some readers if they would like to share theirs with us. It’s not like we planned to collect worthy life lessons but their picks this time around just turned out that way.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The newly-formed committees in local units have failed to start their work effectively due to the completely new structure delineated under the federal system and the lack of laws and proper instruction from the central level. The newly-elected representatives have got lost in formulating the local government's budget for the upcoming fiscal year also because of inexperienced civil servants.

KHOTANG, June 19: Despite being warned by the Election Commission (EC), many political parties in Khotang are found to be conducting poll activities against the election code of conduct.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The chairpersons of the two transitional justice mechanisms – the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) – have said that the adjudication of post-conflict justice has been delayed as the related Acts of the two bodies await amendment from parliament.

PARIS, May 16:  France's independent privacy watchdog has fined Facebook for breaching French privacy laws by tracking and using the personal data of 33 million users, as well as non-users who browse the internet.

50 laws need to be amended by 2018

February 28, 2017 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Nepal needs to amend some 50 laws within next two years to abide by its international commitment to fight flow of dirty money.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: With the passage of the fourth election-related bill in parliament on Thursday, the Election Commission (EC) now has almost all necessary laws required to hold the local poll.