House Committee monitors fair price shops

September 27, 2019 20:35 pm

Kathmandu, Sept 27: A taskforce formed under Sustainable Development and Good-Governance Committee of the National Assembly has monitored Salt Trading and Fair Price Shops which are being operated in the capital from September 9 to October 4 targeting Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.

Upper house passes Land Bill amid protest

September 18, 2019 08:19 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The National Assembly on Tuesday endorsed the Land Related Bill (Eighth Amendment) through majority votes amid protest of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC).

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Lawmakers on Tuesday drew the attention of the government on various matters of public concern.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The main opposition party Nepali Congress has urged the government to declare the state of emergency in the health sector citing pandemic of dengue has gone out of control.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota has said journalism should not be practised with interest motive.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: The proposal seeking deliberation on two bills passed unanimously

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: The government has registered Media Council Bill 2075 at the National Assembly on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The National Assembly (NA) meeting on Sunday unanimously approved the proposal seeking deliberation on Police Adjustment and Nepal Police and (State Police, Operation, Monitoring and Coordination) 2076 bills.

NA passes two bills

August 22, 2019 14:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The National Assembly (NA) has unanimously passed the Police Adjustment Bill, 2076 and the Bill related to Work Execution, Supervision and Coordination of Nepal Police and Provincial Police, 2076.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Lawmakers have expressed their concern about the transfer of civil servants based on 'political attachment' instead of performance.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: A session of the National Assembly today unanimously passed a proposal to send the 'Kathmandu Valley Public Transport ( Management) Authority Bill-2076 BS' to the Legislation Management Committee for clause-wise deliberations.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Chairperson of the National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Timilsina has said the Media Council Bill presented in the Parliament would be amended.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: National Assembly (NA) member Suman Raj Pyakurel in today's special hour urged the government to launch short-term and long-term programs in the disaster-hit areas in the Province no 2.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: The government has tabled Kathmandu Valley Public Transport Management Authority Bill 2019 at the meeting of the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Kathmandu, Aug 13 : Members of the National Assembly (NA) have stressed the need of developing the Pashupati area, the UNESCO world heritage site, into a religious tourism site of international standard.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Deliberation on the issues of public importance on constructing tourism-related physical infrastructure reflecting unique Nepali architecture presented by parliamentarian Dr Bimala Poudel has begun in today's meeting of the National Assembly.

Sports development bill enacted

August 1, 2019 20:15 pm

KATHMANDU, August 1: The National Assembly has unanimously enacted the National Sports Development Bill-2075 BS

KATHMANDU, July 28: The National Assembly has passed the Evidence Bill (second amendment), 2075.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The National Assembly meeting on Friday unanimously passed a proposal on urgent public importance, drawing the government's attention towards the need for a search for the missing ones in the floods and landslides, and rescue, relief distribution and rehabilitation work for the victims.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Chairman of National Assembly (Upper House) Ganesh Timilsina has expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and property caused by natural disasters in various parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The meeting of the National Assembly today passed three bills relating to the appropriation Bill, 2076 today. Financial Bill, 2076; Bill on Recovery of Debt, 2076; and Debt and Guarantee (23rd amendment), 2076 Bill, presented Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada, were passed unanimously by the meeting.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The Appropriation Bill- 2076 BS has been approved by the National Assembly (NA) today.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The National Assembly has concluded deliberations on multiple topics of the Appropriation Bill 2076.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The government has presented the government's annual report of the fiscal year 2017-18 at the National Assembly (NA).

KATHMANDU, June 29: National Concerns and Coordination Committee (NCCC) under National Assembly on Friday directed the government to decide at the earliest the construction modality for the Nijgadh International Airport.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The government has tabled Appropriation Bill at the National Assembly on Wednesday for its endorsement.

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KATHMANDU, June 25: The government has officially withdrawn the controversial Guthi bill from the National Assembly on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The National Assembly is all set to withdraw the controversial Guthi (trust) Bill on Tuesday upon the request from the government.

PYUTHAN, June 13: Swargadwari Ashram, which has already lost about 1000 bigaha of land, is likely to lose the remaining 1,050 bigaha if the Guthi bill tabled at the National Assembly gets parliamentary nod.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has said that the inflation would be below five percent in the coming fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The speaker of the House of Representatives and the chairperson of the National Assembly (NA) have assured a delegation from the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) of their support for amending regressive provisions in media-related bills which are under discussion in parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 11: The National Concerns and Coordination Committee of the National Assembly has directed the government to promulgate the laws related to power-sharing among the three tiers of government — central, provincial and local — without further delay.

KATHMANDU, May 10: In today’s meeting of the National Assembly (NA) , Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented a proposal, seeking the discussions on the principles and priorities of the Appropriation Bill for the fiscal year 2076-77 BS (except the tax proposal).

KATHMANDU, April 13: The annual report of the Office of the Auditor General has questioned the spending of Rs 29.7 million by the federal parliament for decorating the chamber of National Assembly (NA) chairperson Ganesh Timilsina and secretary Rajendra Phuyal.

KATHMANDU, April 13: The annual report of the Office of the Auditor General has questioned the spending of Rs 29.7 million by the federal parliament for decorating the chamber of National Assembly (NA) chairperson Ganesh Timilsina and secretary Rajendra Phuyal.

GALKOT, March 23: Chairman of the National Assembly Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said marketization of local products through entrepreneurship would help boost the economy, and the economy finally contributes to prosperity.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Lawmakers speaking in the 'zero hour' of the meeting of National Assembly today called attention of the government towards the poor condition of roads in several places of the country.

CHITWAN, March 21: National Assembly chair Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has pledged to make the presence and role of NA more effective in the days to come.

National Assembly passes five bills

March 18, 2019 18:30 pm

KATHMANDU, March 18: The today's meeting of the National Assembly, the upper house of the Federal Parliament, has passed various five bills, unanimously.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: All parliamentary committee meetings including the scheduled meeting of the National Assembly (NA) were put off on Sunday following the demise of senior Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bharat Mohan Adhikari on late Saturday evening.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26 : A meeting of the National Assembly (NA), the Upper House in the Federal Parliament, today endorsed the 'Pension Fund Bill- 2075 BS'. Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented the proposal to this end before the session.

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 14: Today’s meeting of the National Assembly unanimously passed the ‘Bill on Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (first amendment)-2075’ along with amendment made by the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The National Assembly (NA) has sent four bills to the Legislation Management Committee for clause-wise discussion.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The National Medical Education Bill was endorsed by the National Assembly, the upper house of parliament, on Thursday, paving the way for its implementation.

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KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Medical Education Bill was endorsed by parliamentarians at the National Assembly today despite protests from main opposition Nepali Congress.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The government has decided to extend the terms of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies for a year and is also planning to change the office bearers, through an amendment of the existing law.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The National Assembly (NA) meeting has been deferred for January 31 amid protest from the Nepali Congress lawmakers.