KATHMANDU, May 22: A session of the House of Representatives today endorsed a proposal tabled seeking the consideration over the 'Revenue Leakage (Investigation and Control- First Amendment) Bill-2075 BS'.

KIEV, May 20: Ukrainian TV star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has sought to capitalize on his huge popularity, dissolving the country’s parliament Monday minutes after he was sworn in as president.

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Voters go to the polls to elect a new parliament representing more than 500m people across 28 EU member states.

One most important issue which must be discussed in the parliament—to assess its effectiveness and need—is constituency infrastructure development program, under which certain amount of money is allocated for each electoral constituency and this money is spent for development of projects under the supervision of the lawmaker of the respective electoral constituency.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Although Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara issued a ruling last week to remove some 'un-parliamentary words' spoken during heated exchanges between Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and opposition lawmakers who were raising some critical questions in parliament last week, it will likely take a few months to decide which specific words to remove.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The main opposition Nepali Congress has strongly opposed the bill tabled by the government at the parliament which proposes allowing the prime minister to mobilize the Nepal Army at his discretion.

KATHMANDU, May 13:  Lawmakers attending the meeting of the House of Representatives today raised their voice on various current issues.

KATHMANDU, May 12: National concern and coordination committee has decided to demand information with the concerned ministry and stakeholders relating to the status of four major projects and the challenges before their implementation.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Probably for the first time in Nepali parliamentary history, the the speaker on Friday ordered removal of the prime minister's controversial words from the House record.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Speaker of the Parliament Krishna Bahadur Mahara has directed the Parliament Secretariat to remove the unparliamentary remarks exchanged between Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Nepali Congress lawmakers during a heated debate at the parliament session on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Prime Minister KP Oli has defended the use of the controversial phrase ‘my government’ in the government’s policy and program statement, pointing out that it was included after due consideration.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Parliament’s meeting on Tuesday saw heated exchanges between Prime Minister KP Oli and lawmakers from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) after the NC lawmakers objected to what they described as Oli’s ‘demeaning remarks’ directed at them.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The meeting today of the House of Representatives has passed with a majority the policy and programs presented by the government for the fiscal year 2076/77.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Key leaders of both the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) exchanged arguments over the involvement of a ruling party leader in the Bulawatar land scam, during a parliamentary meeting on Monday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The government in its policies and programs for the upcoming fiscal year 2019/20 unveiled on Friday has given priority to the development of sports infrastructures.  The policies and programs, presented by President Bidya Devi Bhandari in the federal parliament in Kathmandu, have prioritized the building of cricket infrastructures across the country and the hosting of the 13th South Asian Games.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has proposed making its recommendations binding on the government, in contrast to a provision mentioned in a bill registered by the government in parliament.

Govt's performance dismal: NC

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KATHMANDU, April 30: The head of the main opposition party Nepali Congress has said the government's performance during its 14 months in office has been dismal. He was addressing the first meeting of the budget session of parliament on Monday.

JAKARTA, April 17: Indonesians began voting in the world’s biggest single-day election on Wednesday as polling stations opened across the sprawling equatorial archipelago following a six-month campaign to choose a new president and parliament.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Amid growing concern over lack of effectiveness of federal government’s budget and programs, parliament’s Finance Committee has formed two separate panels to reach to all provinces to study their respective fiscal policies and programs.

LONDON, March 29: U.K. lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s divorce deal with the European Union for a third time, leaving the date and terms of the U.K.’s departure from the bloc uncertain.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Five senior staffers at the parliament secretariat have been adjusted at the provincial level ‘without their knowledge’. The adjustment of the staff took place breaching the due process, reportedly in the interest of top office bearers of the federal parliament.

JANAKPUR, March 24: The District Court, Dhanusha, on Sunday, started the hearings on the notorious case of a  bomb blast in Janakpur in 2012 which took five lives. The then Member of Parliament Sanjay Sah aka Takala has been in police custody for the last six years on the charge of masterminding the blast.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The meeting of the House of Representatives has been adjourned following the protest of the disgruntled Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN). This is the third time the RJPN obstructed the parliament. Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara adjourned the meeting for ten minutes.

KATHMANDU, March 19: As the parliament meeting on Monday endorsed a bill that bars foreign firms from contracting out the manufacturing of their primary products to Nepali firms, experts and some lawmakers have said the provision will discourage foreign investors.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Rastriya Janata Party obstructed the parliamentary proceeding of the House of Representatives for the third time. The party has also demanded that the government publicize the report of the Girish Chandra Lal Commission on the Madhes protest.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The government has registered a Security Council Bill at parliament, proposing special powers to the prime minister for directly endorsing an army mobilization decision through the cabinet in case of a national emergency. The decision will not have to be put through the security council immediately.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The government has registered a Security Council Bill at parliament, proposing special powers to the prime minister for directly endorsing an army mobilization decision through the cabinet in case of a national emergency. The decision will not have to be put through the security council immediately.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The government has proposed allowing the provinces to fill vacancies among provincial police only after the adjustment of Nepal Police to the provinces under the adjustment bill.

LONDON, March 13: MPs crushed Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union divorce deal on Tuesday, thrusting Britain deeper into crisis and forcing parliament to decide within days whether to back a no-deal Brexit or seek a last-minute delay.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The government has forwarded a bill to parliament for bringing development projects of national priority under the supervision of the prime minister.

KATHMANDU, March 10: The government has decided to provide allowances to the staffers at the parliament secretariat, judiciary and various offices under the Ministry of Finance up to 50 percent of their salaries.

KATHMANDU, March 6:  In the meeting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the lawmakers discussed on strict implementation of the law and launch of special campaigns from federal to local levels to end chhaupadi system.

KATHMANDU, Mar 6: Coordinator of the Naya Shakti Party and former Prime Minister, Dr Baburam Bhattarai has drawn the attention of the parliament to the shortage of employees at the local and state levels as well as to the dissatisfaction of the general public in the naming of the states.

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.

National Assembly meeting postponed

March 3, 2019 12:06 pm

KATHMANDU, March 3: A meeting of the National Assembly scheduled for 1 pm today has been postponed till Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 3 : Parliament amended the election law on Saturday paving the way for conducting by-elections for different positions at federal, provincial and local levels.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: The today's meeting of the House of Representatives, the lower house of Federal Parliament, approved the proposal seeking consideration into 'Province Public Service Commission (Basis and Standard Determination) Bill, 2075'.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Lawmakers from different political parties have drawn the attention of the government and parliament over the growing number of road accidents. They blamed government bodies and construction companies behind delayed construction of roads.

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, Feb 19: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) lawmaker Amresh Kumar Singh flayed the government for forcing popular folk singer Pashupati Sharma to remove his satirical song against corruption in the country from YouTube in parliament on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Experts have suggested for an act granting the people's right to the use of land with the provision of state control over it, if necessary.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The lower house of parliament   endorsed the replacement bill for the Civil Servants Adjustment Bill in a hurry on Friday, paving the way for  civil servants—those choosing adjustment in provincial and local services--to return to federal service through promotion.

UPDATE: Raj Narayan Pathak, one of the commissioners at the CIAA has resigned from his post. Pathak handed his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Shital Niwas.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Parliament is expected to begin the impeachment process against Raj Narayan Pathak, one of the commissioners at the apex anti-corruption agency, for allegedly receiving a bribe from the management committee official of an engineering college in Bhaktapur in return for promising to resolve an ownership row in his favor.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The government tabled the annual reports of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority and National Human Rights Commission in the Parliament on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: At least 116 questions have been registered at the parliament secretariat seeking written answers from the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and different ministries or verbal answers from the prime minister and ministers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The government plans to endorse the amendment bill for extending the terms of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies through parliament on Wednesday, three days before the terms expire.

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.

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