KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The government has slated the date for election for the members of the National Assembly on January 26. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held on Thursday took this decision.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The tenure of as many as one-third of the members of the National Assembly, including that of Vice-chairperson Sashikala Dahal is going to end on March 5, 2022.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The term of 20 members of the National Assembly (NA) who will complete their four-year term in the upper house of the federal parliament, is coming to an end. The Election Commission (EC) has suggested the government hold the election for the vacant posts in the third week of January.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: A meeting of the National Assembly, the upper house of the Federal Parliament, has approved with a majority the recommendation on withdrawing the Railway Bill, 2076 BS. The recommendation was received from the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The main opposition party CPN-UML have continued their protest in the meeting of the National Assembly (NA) which was held for today as well. Following the start of obstruction from UML lawmakers, Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timalsina of the NA gave UML NA whip Khimlal Bhattarai to present his views.

National Assembly meeting postponed

October 10, 2021 14:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The meeting of the National Assembly scheduled for today has been postponed.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Gyanendra Bahadur Karki tabled four bills for discussion in the National Assembly on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Speaker Agni Sapkota has put off the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) for Thursday amids protests of the lawmakers belonging to the CPN-UML.

LIVE: HoR meeting underway

September 27, 2021 14:16 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The tenth session of the House of Representatives (HoR) is currently underway at the federal parliament building in New Baneshwar, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The National Assembly (NA) has endorsed two ordinances related to finance on Monday.

HoR meeting today

September 27, 2021 11:12 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: A meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) is scheduled to be held at 2PM today.

Two bills tabled at National Assembly

September 24, 2021 12:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Two bills received from the House of Representatives with a message have been tabled in today's meeting of the National Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: CPN-UML lawmakers continued with their protest in the meetings of the House of Representatives (HoR) as well as National Assembly (NA) on Friday. The UML lawmakers have been protesting against Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota for not dismissing the 14 lawmakers whom the party had requested the Parliament Secretariat to take action against.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The National Assembly passed the Appropriation Bill, 2021 on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The main opposition party CPN-UML has demanded the resignation of Agni Sapkota from the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: The National Assembly (NA) has approved the proposal to consider the Appropriation Bill, 2021 by a majority. Finance Minister Janardan Sharma had tabled the proposal in Tuesday's meeting of the upper house.

KATHMANDU, June 24:  President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called the summer session of the Upper House from July 1.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Voting for a vacant post of member of National Assembly by-election is ongoing in Bagmati Province today.

KATHMANDU, May 17: A PCR test report carried out within the past 72 hours is required to vote in the National Assembly by-elections.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Opposition parties in parliament have forged an electoral alliance for the National Assembly election scheduled for May 20.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The National Concerns and Coordination Committee under the National Assembly has directed the government agencies concerned to be more vigilant and put in place proper proper health security arrangement in view of the possible second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The winter session of the National Assembly has concluded on Sunday.

VIDEO: National Assembly meeting (January 10, 2021)

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Cabinet has decided to recommend to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to conclude the winter session of the National Assembly from Sunday midnight.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will address the National Assembly meeting this afternoon.

VIDEO: National Assembly meeting

January 8, 2021 13:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: A meeting of the National Assembly is being held at the Federal Parliament building in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: A meeting of the National Assembly, the upper house of the federal parliament, is taking place today.

VIDEO: Winter session of National Assembly begins

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: A lawmaker of the National Assembly and five government employees working at the federal parliament secretariat have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called the new session of the National Assembly (NA) from January 1.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Government has recommended President Bidya Devi Bhandari to summon a parliamentary session of the National Assembly for January 1 next year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Supreme Court has postponed the hearing on the case relating to the nomination of ruling party NCP Vice-Chairman Bam Dev Gautam to the National Assembly member as the time ran short today. Now, the next hearing is scheduled for October 7, Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has begun testing the constitutional ground of the appointment ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam as a member of National Assembly (NA) and his possible appointment as a minister.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha, who lost to the then Naya Shakti Party candidate Dr Baburam Bhattarai in the parliamentary election for the House of Representatives (HoR) in 2017 from Gorkha Constituency 2, was later elected as a National Assembly (NA) member.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: A cabinet meeting is currently underway at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, according to Prime Minister KP Oli’s Press Adviser Surya Thapa.

LIVE: NA Meeting underway

June 25, 2020 13:36 pm

KATHMANDU, June 25: A meeting of the National Assembly is underway at the New Baneshwor-based federal parliament.

WATCH LIVE: NA meeting underway

June 19, 2020 11:04 am

KATHMANDU, June 19: A meeting of National Assembly is underway at the New Baneshwor-based federal parliament building.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Today's meeting of the National Assembly has endorsed the 'Appropriation Bill, 2077 BS' by majority votes. Minister for Finance Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada had presented the bill along with a message from the House of Representatives at the meeting.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that the expenditures made by the government in quarantine management, food, medicines and health supplies are transparent.

KATHMANDU, June 18: National Assembly, the upper house of parliament, on Thursday unanimously endorsed the constitution amendment bill to pave way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map that includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura.

LIVE: NA meeting underway

June 17, 2020 11:24 am

KATHMANDU, June 17: A meeting of the National Assembly is underway at the New Baneshwor-based federal parliament building.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada responded to the queries raised by National Assembly (NA) members during an NA meeting held at the New Baneshwor-based federal parliament building.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The meetings of the House of Representatives (HoR) and National Assembly on Tuesday endorsed the annual policies and programs unveiled by the government recently.

VIDEO: National Assembly meeting

May 13, 2020 11:33 am

VIDEO: National Assembly meeting

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Legislation Management Committee of the upper chamber of the Federal Parliament, the National Assembly, on Monday issued a 12-point directive to the government and related bodies for addressing the difficulties faced by the people during the lockdown.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Amid nationwide lockdown, Chairperson of National Assembly Ganesh Timilsina on Monday held a discussion with lawmakers through a video conference.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The National Assembly has been suspended until further notice.

Some seats for experts

March 12, 2020 09:22 am

Our constitution has envisioned bicameral legislature with the House of Representatives as the lower house and the National Assembly as the upper house. Upper House, among other things, is also meant for ensuring the balanced representation. According to the constitution, in the 59-member National Assembly, 56 members are elected by ensuring representation of at least three women, one Dalit and one from persons with disabilities or minorities, from each State by an electoral college composed of members of provincial assembly and chairpersons and vice-chairpersons of the local bodies.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The Legislation Committee under the National Assembly today endorsed the Nuclear Bill-2075 BS drafted for the safe and peaceful use of nuclear and radioactive substances. A meeting of the Committee today passed the bill following the completion of clause-wise deliberations about it.

18 new members in the NA take oath

March 4, 2020 12:59 pm

KATHAMNDU, March 4: Newly elected 18 members in the National Assembly, the Upper House in the Federal Parliament, took oath of office and secrecy today.