KATHMANDU, Nov 30: The terms of 20 members of the National Assembly will come to an end in March 2024. Among the departing MPs, 18 represent various clusters, with six from other groups, seven from women's groups, two from persons with disabilities or minority communities, and three from Dalit groups. Additionally, the tenures of independent MP Dr Khimlal Devkota and the nominated MP Bimala Rai Paudyal, appointed by the President, will also conclude on March 3.
BIRATNAGAR, Oct 13: A meeting of the Koshi Province Nepali Congress (NC) Working Committee has requested the eight provincial assembly members who rebelled to withdraw the decision taken against the party decision.
KATHMANDU, July 30: Four members of Parliament (MPs) from the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) have filed a writ petition at the Patan High Court against the decision of the Election Commission (EC) to fine them Rs 15,000 each for not disclosing the details of their election expenses on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, July 3: The Election Commission (EC) has decided that there should be a legal arrangement for people to get elected as members of parliament (MPs) through the proportional representation (PR) system not more than twice.
KATHMANDU, Feb 5: In the ‘zero hour’ of the meeting of the House of Representatives today, the parliamentarians drew the attention of the government through the speaker to the issues of lack of fertilizers, difficulty in getting seeds by farmers, and road construction and open border with India.
KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Prem Ale and Maya Rai, elected members of the House of Representatives (HoR), have taken the oath of office and secrecy. Senior-most HoR member Pashupati Shamsher JB Rana administered the oath to Ale and Rai.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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 .