KATHMANDU, June 10: The Tribhuvan University (TU), the biggest university in the country, remains padlocked for months under different pretexts, leading to chaos in the university affecting academic activities. Fear looms large about the anarchy in the university as stakeholders remain apathetic to the TU’s sorry state of affairs.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Members of parliament (MPs) have urged the government to start imposing security tax on individuals, private organizations, infrastructure projects, industrial corridors and foreign missions using the state security forces.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Lawmakers elected under the proportional representation (PR) category have accused the government of treating them as second-class citizens by entrusting the authority only to the directly elected members of parliament while choosing projects in the constituencies.

KATHMANDU: Ruling and opposition party lawmakers have come down heavily on the proposed Federal and Provincial Police Bill for making the chief district officers more powerful than the chief ministers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: At least 54 members of parliament have changed their personal secretaries and aides or made formal appointments of such staff after the parliament secretariat starting to deposit the salaries of the latter in their own bank accounts.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Lawmakers have demanded to halt the construction process of the Kathmandu-tarai fast track, citing protests by locals in Khokana and Pharsidole areas of Lalitpur district.

MAHOTTARI, July 29: Husband of State Assembly member in province no. 2 Babita Devi Chaudhary has been charged of embezzling funds from the MP development fund.

KATHMANDU, July 15: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday, challenging a provision of the House of Representatives Rules, 2018 that prevents the suspension of lawmakers accused of criminal offenses at courts.

NC Chief Whip Khand terms it objectionable

KATHMANDU, June 29: In yet another dispute over the implementation of federalism, lawmakers have been divided over whether  ongoing development projects being implemented by the federal government should be handed over to the local and provincial levels or not.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Ending a months-long impasse over a provision on the  suspension of lawmakers, parliament on Friday endorsed the House of Representatives Regulations, with a provision  barring a lawmaker from parliamentary privilege, perks and facilities instead of suspension from his or her post upon being arrested for a criminal offence or any other offence liable to incur a jail term of three years or more.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Lawmaker Kaludevi Bishwakarma shared her month-long struggle to rent an apartment in Kathmandu, at a meeting of the House of Representatives on Monday. There was pin-drop silence in the chamber for a few minutes when she was speaking.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Plans to endorse new House regulations through the parliament meeting on Wednesday have been deferred due to a serious dispute between the ruling CPN-UML and the main opposition Nepali Congress as well as other political parties over a provision about suspending MPs accused of a criminal offense that can carry a jail sentence of three years or more.

JANAKPUR, May 16: Lawmakers of Province 2 Assembly were divided over Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut’s remarks made during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Nepal visit.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The ruling CPN-UML has taken strong exception to the remark by an Indian parliamentarian who last week said that Janakpur should be made part of India and urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back the historical town from Nepal.

UK MPs at The British College

May 12, 2018 07:17 am

KATHMANDU, May 11: Members of the British Group Inter-Parliamentary Union (BGIPU) toured The British College at Trade Tower, Thapathali, Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Members of Parliament (MPs)  have registered an amendment proposal in parliament demanding amendment of a proposed provision on not suspending MPs facing criminal charges.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Going against the past practice of suspending any lawmaker immediately after he or she is accused of a crime in a court, lawmakers on Saturday endorsed the provision of not suspending such lawmakers. Such members of parliament (MPs), according to a new parliamentary regulation, will remain in position until and unless the court convicts them of the crime they are accused of.

KATHMANDU, April 17: The House of Representatives, Regulations Drafting Committee is doing home work to incorporate in the regulation the provision on automatic suspension of the post of Member of Parliament if a criminal case is filed against the MP or if the lawmaker is taken into custody for investigation.

Maoist MP’s name in Indian voter list

February 17, 2018 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Newly-elected CPN (Maoist Center) member of the House of Representative from Siraha, Suresh Chandra Das, has been found registered in the Indian voter rolls also, raising a question whether Das posses dual citizenship. It is mandatory to have Indian citizenship for registering in the voter rolls in India.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Even three weeks after the term of parliament expired, some senior lawmakers including the speaker and deputy speaker of the parliament have remained reluctant to return the government vehicles they were using to the parliament secretariat.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: In a reflection of increasing rivalry between the two ruling coalition partners, a Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker has demanded the resignation of  Home Minister Janardan Sharma, who belongs to the CPN (Maoist Center), for failing to catch the murderers of construction entrepreneur Sharad Kumar Gauchan.

Grit for MPs

September 1, 2017 13:47 pm

If grit were made the sole basis to judge our policymakers, they would be judged on their ability to complete projects on time, and not on their lofty promises.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Following public criticism, lawmakers pushing an amendment to the  election law that would allow those convicted of corruption to contest elections  have agreed to drop their amendment demand.

SARLAHI, August 25: Members of a parliamentary committee have said they found that at least Rs 170 million was embezzled when the state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) procured land in Sarlahi district for the purpose of setting up fuel storage facilities.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Dolindra Prasad Sharma, chairperson and general manager of  Sajha Prakashan, was incoherent when grilled by lawmakers over irregularities at the  state-owned publishing house during discussions at the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Lawmakers have come down heavily against the political leadership and the opposition side for remaining silent over various multi-billion rupee scams.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Taking their cue from the ballot-tearing incident during the vote count for the local polls in Bharatpur Metropolitan City (BMC), lawmakers have sought a strong legal penalty against candidates and party representatives who get involved in ballot-tearing in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

DANG, July 6: Some former parliamentarians who contested the posts of mayor in Rapti zone during the recent local polls have been defeated.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Lawmakers have expressed concern, saying the environment and the ecosystem has gradually been threatened as the national and community forests are coming under increasing encroachment.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers representing Madhes districts have suggested the party leadership defer election in Province 2 until the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) is brought on board the election process.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Dismayed by the number of the proposed central government ministries, lawmakers have demanded to keep the number of ministries under the central government low in the federal set-up.

KATHMANDU, April 21: With most of the lawmakers leaving Kathmandu for election preparations in their respective constituencies, Thursday's House meeting was adjourned for three days due to the lack of quorum.

KATHMANDU, Mar 18: Despite frequent criticism for seeking ‘unnecessary’ facilities from the state, lawmakers seeking various facilities for themselves after retirement have registered an amendment to that effect to a bill now in  parliament .

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Lawmakers from the ruling Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center) and Madhes-based political parties have demanded revisions in the report of the local level restructuring commission (LLRC).

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Lawmakers, speaking in today's special session of the Parliament have drawn the attention of the government and Parliament on contemporary issues.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Lawmakers have registered an amendment to the Local Level Election Bill, demanding that an election at the local level should be held  one month before the expiry of term of the elected body .

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Lawmakers have demanded that the date of periodic local elections should be categorically mentioned in the Local Level Election Bill itself.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Expressing concern over the move by the local restructuring commission to collect feedback to determine the number of local units, Nepali Congress (NC) lawmakers representing various Tarai districts have urged the commission to determine the number of local units only after holding consultations with the people in the districts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: After protracted efforts to woo the agitating Madhes-based parties failed, the commission formed to restructure the local units under the new federal system has adopted alternative ways to finalize the number of local units in the eight districts of Province 2 and plans to submit its report to the government by mid-December.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Opposition lawmakers have claimed that the government registered the constitution amendment bill in Parliament at the behest of India.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: With mounting dissatisfaction within the two key ruling parties over the proposed amendments to the new Constitution, the top leadership of the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN (Maoist Center) find themselves in real trouble.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25:The heads of both the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP), have expressed serious dissatisfaction over government apathy toward the two transitional justice bodies.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Various 13 student organizations affiliated to different political parties have demonstrated in the capital city against the parliament decision to raise the salary and allowance of the members of parliament.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Members of Parliament have endorsed a bill to increase their own salary and perks through a fast-track process while putting the deliberations on impeachment motion filed against CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki on hold.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Expressing serious concern over prolonged deliberations on the impeachment motion registered against CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki, lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition parties have demanded that the process be expedited and a decision reached soon.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Dissatisfied with the proposed increment on their perks and incentives, lawmakers have demanded more benefits from the state coffers.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Lawmakers have insisted on the unity of all major political parties for removing the suspended chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki through the impeachment motion.

KATHMANDU, Oct. 4: At the meeting today of the Legislature-Parliament, Members of Parliament emphasized on the need for state funding to political parties based on the votes they received in order to ensure free, fair and fearless elections.

Bring time-bound plan on elections: MPs

September 29, 2016 07:55 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Lawmakers have asked the government to immediately come up with a time-bound plan for holding elections for all the three levels--local, provincial and federal--under the new federal setup.