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.

BANKE, July 24: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said political disputes have ended after the country got a new Constitution.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that it was necessary to formulate laws for the implementation of constitution.

KATHMANDU, June 14: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded the resignation of either speaker or deputy speaker of the parliament in line with the constitutional provision of electing the two from different political parties.

KATHMANDU, June 14: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded the resignation of either speaker or deputy speaker of the parliament in line with the constitutional provision of electing the two from different political parties.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Chief Whip of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, Bal Krishna Khand, has urged the government to implement the constitutional provision of having speaker and deputy speakers representing from different political parties.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been mulling over not vacating the  post of  speaker or deputy speaker in favor of another party, amid an argument over the relevant constitutional provision.

KATHMANDU, May 11: A five-day event is set to mark the biggest cash prize volleyball competition in Nepal, kicking off in Libang, Rolpa, from May 12. National Sports Council (NSC) made the announcement at an official event held in Kathmandu on Thursday.

KATHMANDU May 10: Krishna Bahadur Mahara, the speaker of House of Representative, has said that he will draw the attention of the government toward the need to bring necessary revision in existing laws and policies to usher in economic prosperity.

TANAHUN, April 19: Tributes started pouring on social media on Wednesday over the sudden death of Rajamama Kusunda, the only person able to speak his tribal language.

KATHMANDU, April 16:  Speaker of House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara met with United Nation’s assistant general secretary, Miroslav Jenca at the parliamentary secretariat, Singhadurbar.

KATHMANDU, Mar, 18: Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives, Dr Shibamaya Tumbahamphe, and Vice Chair of the National Assembly, Shashikala Dahal, has been administered the oath of office and secrecy Sunday.

Tumbahamphe elected dy speaker

March 17, 2018 07:15 am

KATHMANDU, March 16: Shivamaya Tumbahamphe of CPN-UML has been elected the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives on Friday, defeating Pushpa Bhusal of Nepali Congress (NC).

UML's Tumbahamphe elected dy speaker

March 17, 2018 04:13 am

KATHMANDU, March 17: Shivamaya Tumbahamphe of CPN-UML has been elected the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives on Friday, defeating Pushpa Bhusal of Nepali Congress (NC).

KATHMANDU, March 16: UML lawmaker Shivmaya Tumbahamphe has been elected as Deputy Speaker of the Federal Parliament on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Shivamaya Tumbahamphe of the CPN-UML and Pushpa Bhusal of Nepali Congress (NC) are contesting for deputy speaker of the House of Representatives in the election scheduled for Friday.

China congratulated Speaker Mahara

March 12, 2018 14:31 pm

KATHMANDU, March 12: Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Zhang Dejiang, has congratulated Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara for his election to the post.  Sending a letter, Chairman Zhang congratulated Speaker Mahara for his election to the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives unopposed, said Mahara's aide Rahul Mahara.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has expressed the belief that the country could achieve economic prosperity as well as maintain good governance and rule of law if all problems are resolved through parliament.

Mahara elected speaker unopposed

March 11, 2018 06:05 am

KATHMANDU, March 11: Krishna Bahadur Mahara of CPN (Maoist Center) was  elected unopposed as speaker of the House of Representatives,  Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 10: Without opposition, Krishna Bahadur Mahara frp, CPN Maoist Center was elected as the speaker of federal parliament today.

Mahara is sole candidate for speaker

March 10, 2018 06:43 am

KATHMANDU, March 10: CPN (Maoist Center) leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara, 58, is set to be elected as speaker of parliament unopposed on Saturday, after the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) decided not to field its candidate for the post.

KATHMANDU, Mar 9: Krishna Bahadur Mahara filed his nomination from CPN Maoist Center to be the speaker of Federal Parliament today.

KATHMANDU, Mar 9: A meeting of CPN-Maoist Center early morning today has agreed to nominate Krishna Bahadur Mahara as speaker of House of Representatives.

DANG, March 9: Born in an economically weak family, Shanta Chaudhary of Dang district was made to work as a housemaid for a landlord of the district at a tender age of 10. From that age, she spent the next ten years working as a kamlari (indentured laborer).