KATHMANDU, May 3: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota on Sunday held consultations with the officials of the federal parliament regarding conducting House meetings by ensuring risk reduction in view of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota on Monday drew the attention of the government regarding its decision to levy Rs 5 additional tax on petroleum products.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The Kathmandu District Court on Monday acquitted former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara of a charge of attempted rape.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Amid growing concerns regarding Nepal’s failure to settle the conflict-era cases and ensure justice to the victims, visiting Canadian Senate Speaker George J Furey is wrapping up his two-day visit to Nepal Tuesday without meeting the new speaker of the lower house Agni Sapkota – a former Maoist leader accused of murder during the decade-long insurgency.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Amid growing concerns regarding Nepal’s failure to settle the conflict-era cases and ensure justice to the victims, visiting Canadian Senate Speaker George J Furey is wrapping up his two-day visit to Nepal Tuesday without meeting the new speaker of the lower house Agni Sapkota – a former Maoist leader accused of murder during the decade-long insurgency.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota, has expressed his commitment to work honestly to maintain dignity of the supreme body of people's representatives, HoR.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Soon after assuming the post of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nepal Communist Party leader Agni Prasad Sapkota has announced of giving up the general membership of the party.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Newly elected speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota will be taking oath of office and secrecy on Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: As the government faces widespread criticism for some of its decisions such as the appointment of the chiefs and members of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies and naming murder accused Agni Prasad Sapkota as speaker, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have agreed to move ahead defying all protests.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Agni Prasad Sapkota is all set to be elected speaker of the lower house of parliament unopposed as no other lawmaker contested against his candidacy.

Maoists took away my husband a decade and a half ago. Since then, my life has been an uphill struggle. Neither could I meet him alive nor was his dead body handed over to me. On April 29, 2005, my husband was attending a function at a local school when Bhola Aryal, Yadav Poudel and Shyam Gautam kidnapped him.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Leader Agni Prasad Sapkota from the ruling Nepal Communist Party has registered his candidacy to the post of Speaker. Sapkota registered his candidacy this afternoon at Lhotse Hall of Federal parliament Building, New Baneshwor.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: After weeks-long wrangling between the two chairmen, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday unanimously decided to pick Agni Sapkota – a preferred choice of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal – as the party’s candidate for the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Expressing concern over prolonged delay in convening the House of Representatives because of differences within the ruling Nepal Communist Party over the choice of a speaker candidate, a group of 17 prominent civil society leaders have urged the parties in power as well as others concerned to work proactively to end the impasse.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 15: President of the main opposition Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Speaker of the House of Representatives should be elected at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The ongoing row over the post of House Speaker has ignited a serious dispute within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), with the leaders belonging to former CPN (Maoist Center) alleging that NCP leaders close to Prime Minister KP Oli were making an “unethical bargain”.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: With just two days left for the next scheduled meeting of the lower house, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has not yet held ‘serious’ discussions to decide its candidate for new speaker.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The meeting of the lower house of parliament has been deferred yet again after the ruling Nepal Communist Party failed to produce a consensus candidate for speaker.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31 : Selecting a candidate for speaker of the lower house of parliament  is becoming more and more difficult for the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), with its leaders divided into various camps pressing their own loyalists for the key parliamentary position.

Hearing over Mahara case begins

November 1, 2019 13:52 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The hearing over attempted rape case against Former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has begun at Kathmandu District on Friday.

Rape attempt case filed against Mahara

October 31, 2019 17:29 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: A case of attempted rape was filed against disgraced former speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara at Kathmandu District Court on Thursday, seeking a sentence of up to seven and a half years in jail under two separate laws.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The leader of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Devendra Poudel said that no election for the vacant post of speaker of House of Representatives will be held until and unless the case against former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara is settled down.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Central committee member of main opposition Nepali Congress Mohan Basnet has claimed that his party must get the post of speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been produced before the Kathmandu District Court.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Following Krishna Bahadur Mahara’s resignation as speaker over a rape allegation, both the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) are staking their claims to the top position in the legislature.

Alleged victim to end marriage

October 4, 2019 07:19 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The woman who had initially accused former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara of raping and assaulting her but later taken a U-turn has reached an agreement with her husband to end their 28-year-long marriage. On Thursday, her husband in a Facebook post shared the agreement between the couple to start the legal process to end their marriage.

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October 2, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Oct 1: General Secretary of the main opposition Nepali Congress Dr Shashank Koirala has demanded the government to launch a fair and independent investigation against Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara who has courted controversy after sexually harassing a female employee at the Federal Parliament.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has advised Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara to step down from his post after the latter has been accused of sexually harassing a female employee.

Supremacy of the House

September 18, 2019 02:00 am

Days before the country is set to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Constitution of Nepal 2015, Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara warned parliamentary committees from issuing directives that obstruct the functioning of the government.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has held separate meetings with leaders of different political parties on Sunday with an objective of resuming House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, has said it was necessary to move ahead by utilizing means and resources, skill and labor in a proper way to accelerate the development activities in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Aug1: With stalemate between the ruling and opposition parties prolonging obstruction of the House of Representatives, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has floated a proposal to probe the police killings in Sarlahi through parliament's own State Affairs Committee (SAC).

KATHMANDU, July 30: Against a background of souring relations with the opposition parties, Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has left opposition MPs standing for about 40 minutes after the latter trooped into the well chanting slogans to obstruct the House, Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that he has been very impressed with the success achieved by China in the technology sector and the environment conservation initiatives of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

The Speaker must be impartial

July 17, 2019 02:00 am

The Speaker of House of Representatives is a neutral arbiter. S/he is supposed to stand above all biases and prejudices.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Speaker at the House of the Representatives (HoR) Krishna Bahadur Mahara has directed the chiefs of the district based offices to deliver prompt services to the service recipients.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has underscored formulation of delegated legislation in accordance with the sentiments of laws and constitution in the country.

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, April 28: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara here today urged the major opposition Nepali Congress to creatively criticize the government’s performances thereby contributing in making the fourth session of the federal parliament successful and productive.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, has commended the role of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in laying out fundamentals for preserving peace and promoting positive democratic changes through political dialogue and concrete action.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara said on Thursday that Nepal wants to enhance meaningful cooperation with northern neighbor China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara adjourned the meeting of House of Representatives of the Parliament following the protest of lawmakers from the Nepali Congress, on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has instructed the prime minister and other ministers to take questions from lawmakers after addressing the parliament on any issues.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara has now adjourned the parliament for fifteen minutes after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addressed the parliament session, on Sunday afternoon.

China visit fruitful: Speaker Mahara

September 12, 2018 15:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has taken his five-day visit to China as fruitful.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that the parliament would pass the bill related to the fundamental rights within September 18 at any cost.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has demanded the post of either speaker or deputy speaker in parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has demanded the post of either speaker or deputy speaker in parliament.

TULSIPUR, July 25: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has spoken of the need of carrying out a feasibility study to develop the country into a sports hub.