KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Although the parliament has commenced its winter session, it has not been able to perform routine tasks that could get done even during its prorogation, because of the lack of a speaker of the lower house.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Important business for the winter session of parliament remains obstructed due to the indecision of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) over who to pick as the new speaker of the House of Representatives.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: With the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) failing to pick a candidate for speaker, the election for the House leader has been deferred for at least a week although the winter session of parliament began Friday after a gap of three months.
KATHMANDU, Dec 20: As the winter session of the federal parliament session is all set to commence from Friday, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to mount pressure on the government to endorse the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant agreement reached with the United States.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: With only three days left for the commencement of the winter session of parliament, the secretariat of the House of Representatives is in a fix over who should call a meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC), an all-party mechanism that finalizes the agenda for House meetings.
KATHMANDU, Dec 13: With the winter session of parliament set to begin on December 20, ruling Nepal Communist Party leaders have intensified internal lobbying for the coveted post of parliament speaker.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The proposed Constitutional Council Ordinance, which ignited controversy for its provision to exclude the main opposition leader from a crucial decision-making process, has become void following the summoning of the parliament session by the president. President Bidya Bhandari has summoned the winter session of parliament for next week.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Although dozens of urgent bills are awaiting House endorsement, the government has been delaying the winter session of parliament just because the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has failed to pick a consensus candidate for the post of speaker.
KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The government is planning to summon the winter session of parliament at the end of this month and the session is expected to elect a new speaker of the lower house as the post has fallen vacant following the resignation of Krishna Bahadur Mahara.