KATHMANDU, May 22: Member of Parliament and General Secretary of the Nepali Congress, Gagan Kumar Thapa has demanded the declaration of the ‘National Production Decade’ to increase domestic production and minimize trade deficit.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has said that a serious attention has been drawn to an incidence of sexual harassment against a beauty pageant participant.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 7: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has expressed confidence that the problems seen in the parliament will be solved through dialogue.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The government has recommended to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to prorogue the ongoing winter session of parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota has made a special appeal to parliamentarians to help run the House smoothly by ending the obstruction in parliament.

KATHMANDU, March 6: CPN-UML lawmaker Bhim Bahadur Rawal, who arrived at parliament on Sunday to attend the meeting of the House of Representatives, has said that the continuous obstruction of parliament is an infringement of the sovereign rights of the people. Rawal made the remark while speaking to media representatives.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The ruling coalition members have said they feel ashamed of the prolonged House obstruction.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Police have arrested an individual accusing him of being involved in placing a suspicious-looking pressure cooker, and creating a bomb hoax in front of the federal parliament building at New Baneshwar on February 28.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: A suspicious- looking object that was put in front of the federal parliament building at New Baneshwar was taken under control by the bomb disposable unit of the Nepali Army which said that no explosive material was found inside the suspicious object.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has said the US aid agreement reached between Nepal government and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the US was tabled in parliament to prevent Nepali society from further polarizing. As the Speaker apprised the House, the decision was also based on the public voice on the issue.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: A meeting of the ruling coalition has decided to table the MCC agreement in parliament. A meeting of the top leaders of the ruling coalition held at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar on Sunday decided to table the MCC agreement in the House of Representatives meeting on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The ruling parties have agreed to table the US-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement in parliament.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The US-aid project Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact agreement will not be presented in today's House of Representatives meeting.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: A group of civil society leaders have urged major political parties to take appropriate decisions to oust Speaker of the House of Representatives(HoR) Agni Sapkota from the post as he failed to discharge responsibility in an impartial manner.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Leaders of the ruling parties have been convincing each other to save the alliance after a dispute arose over whether to table the US-aid project Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) Agreement at parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal has said that free electricity has been provided to 13 million people living in 2.5 million households consuming less than 20 units of electricity.

GORKHA, Jan 8: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Gagan Thapa has accused UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli of holding the parliament hostage by not allowing it to function smoothly.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The US Assistance Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement is set to be presented in the next parliamentary session.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The COVID-19 Crisis Management bill has been pending in parliament for about a month now. Since the COVID-19 Crisis Management Ordinance became inactive on September 15, there is no law regarding COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The House of Representatives has endorsed the Financial Ordinance, 2078 BS amid protests by the lawmakers belonging to the main opposition CPN-UML. This paves the way for the government to introduce new budget through Substitution Bill.

KATHMANDU, September 7: The government is tabling the substitution bill at the parliament meeting on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has won vote of confidence in parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The newly-formed government led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has tabled the ordinance-based budget presented by the KP Oli-led government at parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Former finance ministers and former vice-chairmen of the National Planning Commission (NPC) have cautioned the government that a full budget introduced through ordinance in the absence of the federal parliament could invite massive economic instability in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Lawmakers of the recently-dissolved House of Representatives (HoR), who were elected from the Nepali Congress (NC), Maoist Center, CPN-UML’s Nepal faction, Janata Samajbadi Party’s Yadav faction and Rastirya Janmorcha, are busy collecting their signatures as the opposition alliance is preparing to knock the Supreme Court (SC)’s door against President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s move to dissolve parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 10: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has invited a political party leader who can garner majority votes in parliament with the support of two or more parties to stake claim for the post of new prime minister as per Article 76(2) of the constitution.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government was responsible for the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Oli has announced to seek a vote of confidence in parliament two months after the Supreme Court invalidated the unity reached between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center). The two parties had formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP) after the merger deal on May 17, 2018.

“Voting procedure will complete on Monday itself”

KATHMANDU, May 8: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have reached an understanding to foil the bid of Prime Minister K P Oli to secure vote of confidence from parliament.

KATHMANDU, April 16: The parliamentary committee on State Affairs and Good Governance has endorsed the report on amendment and integration of laws relating to prison.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Three separate reports were submitted to the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Today’s meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) lasted for only about seven minutes and concluded after endorsing a condolence motion.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Amid various speculations and curiosity about the seating arrangements of the two rival factions of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) in the first meeting of the seventh session of the House of Representatives on Sunday afternoon amid the intense intraparty row, the Parliament Secretariat said that lawmakers of both the factions – one led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and the other led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal --  will be seated on the seating rows designated for the ruling side.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Thursday informed the parliament secretariat of their decision to have ousted leaders including the parliamentary party leader and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, deputy leader Subash Nembang, and Whip Shanta Chaudhary,  among others.

WASHINGTON, Jan 11: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump unless the vice president and Cabinet invoke constitutional authority to force him out, calling Trump a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Hearing on writ petitions filed in the Supreme Court (SC) against the dissolution of the House of Representative (HoR) is scheduled for today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Prime Minister K P Oli has called a meeting of lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) close to him on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The main opposition Nepali Congress has taken to street against government's decision to dissolve parliament.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: A meeting of the National Security Council is currently underway.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has decided to recommend to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to dissolve parliament.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The government is mulling over declaring a state of emergency in the country, sources said.

It is sad that despite all the political upheavals and fiery speeches delivered to the public, no serious case has been made to trim the size of parliament and the government.

NEW DELHI, Sept 14: India’s parliament met for the first time in six months on Monday, as novel coronavirus cases across the country rose by more than 90,000 in the space of a day and the total number of infections neared 5 million.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota and National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Prasad Timilsina have extended best wishes to all Nepalis on the occasion of the Parliament Day today.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Lawmakers from various political parties spoke on matters pertaining to the country's contemporary issues during a meeting of the House of Representatives held at federal parliament building, New Baneswar, on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Nepali Congress has registered an urgent public importance notice at the parliament seeking government response to the efforts it has been taking to prevent coronavirus infection and its treatment as well as avoiding any serious crisis to public health in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 13: In a show of unprecedented national unity, the House of Representatives (HoR) 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.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The House of Representatives (HoR) is all set to endorse the constitution amendment bill today to pave way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s new political and administrative map which includes Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura.

KATHMANDU, May 26: A meeting of the House of Representatives is currently underway.  Lawmakers from various political parties are expressing their views on the contemporary issues including the country's COVID-19 situation.