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Press evaluation:
Background:

Draft foreign investment bill: Govt removes provision on facilitating int’l investors (kp 11/05/2017)

Telcos with Rs50m capital must go public, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/05/2017)

Law on political financing: You pay your money; Many anomalies in our political parties can be explained by lack of transparency and accountability in their sourcing and use of funds, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 04/05/2017)

Government issues Systematic Settlement Commission Order 2017 (ht 17/04/2017)

Push to undo hash ban in Nepal: While the recreational use of marijuana is controversial, the case for legalising its medical use is strong, by Sahina Shrestha (nt 14/04/2017)

Verdict implementation: Provisions in penal code bill to curb delays, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 13/04/2017)

Federal election bill: federal election bill; Madhesis to get reservation for 20.9 percent seats, down from 31.9 percent in the Constituent Assembly elections when Madhesis, Tharus and Muslims were under a single category, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/03/2017)

SAC endorses Social Practices Reform Bill (kp 27/03/2017)

Criteria for national parties: 3 percent vote share, 1 FPTP seat a must, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/03/2017)

Law on national pride projects sought (kp 16/02/2017)

House approves amendment to Company Act (kp 15/03/2017), House okays Company Act Amendment Bill (ht 16/03/2017)

Weak IPR laws bane for foreign investment (ht 14/03/2017)

Bill moots alternative punishment to prison (ht 12/03/2017)

Consumer protection act: Govt aims to force traders to buy back or replace faulty goods (kp 11/03/2017), Know your rights: Consumers can claim compensation for damages caused by bad products or services, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 15/03/2017), Are we getting what we deserve?, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 15/03/2017), Lax market monitoring laws causing chaos: The new constitution has enshrined access to quality products as one of the rights of consumers (kp 16/03/2017)

'Outdated' laws hit market monitoring (ht 11/03/2017)

Commodities exchange bill reaches parliament, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 08/03/2017)

Cabinet okays policies related to minerals and intellectual property rights (ht 01/03/2017)

Fight against dirty money: 50 laws need to be amended by 2018, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 28/02/2017)

Gov’s stringent policy to regulate alcohol products, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/02/2017), Govt bans alcohol at public functions, private parties (rep 22/02/2017)

House panel endorses sentencing bill (ht 20/02/2017), Polygamy to incur up to five years in jail, by Ashok Dahal (rep 21/02/2017)

Bill proposes grounds for void marriage (ht 18/02/2017)

Calls intensify for formulation of Petroleum Act (kp 16/02/2017)

TJ act amerndment draft: 20-year jail for guilty of murder, disappearance, by Dewan Rai (kp 08/02/2017)

Civil Code Bill draws flak from rights advocates: Rights activists say the  bill introduced to replace Muluki Ain has denied even those rights that women had enjoyed earlier (kp 06/02/2017), A regressive step: The new Civil Code Bill will roll back the historic gains in property rights for Nepali women, by Subin Mulmni (kp 09/02/2017)

Bill proposes grounds for divorce (ht 03/02/2017)

Govt amends Petroleum Transportation bylaw (ht 31/01/2017)

Parliament endorses two poll-related bills (kp 26/01/201)

Stakeholders urge swift passage of Cooperative Bill: they have urged lawmakers not to remove stern  provisions in the bill against those involved in misappropriation of funds (kp 02/01/2017)

Workshop held to seek feedback on Muslim Commission Bill: Speakers call for revising the bill in order to ensure the rights of Muslims as per the spirit of the statute (kp 22/12/2016)

Draft bill allows govt to scrap NGO registration, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 22/12/2016)

National Dalit Commission: Panel starts taking suggestions on bill (kp 21/12/2016)

Bill proposes legal validity only to certified deeds, by Ashok Dahal (rep 17/12/2016)

Amended anti-graft act to include pvt sector: Currently, only state-owned entities and those having a government share come under the purview of the anti-corruption watchdog, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/12/2016)

New bill drafted with ward as unit of service delivery, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 13/12/2016)

Universal health coverage: Introducing Social Health Security Act is laudable but govt should beware pitfalls (kp 08/12/2016)

House sub-panel recommends will system (ht 07/12/2016), Divorced women may not get property share in new Code, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/12/2016), Mindset needs to change: There are numerous obstacles to inclusive education for children with disabilities; Disabled people are often subjected to inhuman treatment and are largely perceived as requiring charity as opposed to rights, by Devdatta Joshi (kp 07/12/2016)

Bill proposes hike in penalty for poll-related offences (kp 06/12/2016)

Government fails to amend TRC Act to facilitate transitional justice process, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/12/2016), TJ act amendment: Old definition of murder retained in proposed bill; Murder redefined as ‘all kinds of killing’ from ‘act of killing under control’, by Dewan Rai (kp 05/12/2016), Make drafting of bill transparent: NHRC; Chairman Sharma urges rights defenders and  civil society members  to be critical about the  government instead of transitional justice bodies, by Dewan Rai (kp 07/12/2016)

Divergent views over Civil Aviation Bill 2016, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/12/2016)

Rights of disabled: ‘Draft bill has excluded the concerns of deaf and mute’ (kp 03/12/2016)

CIAA refining draft bill to amend anti-graft Act: Officials say that they are trying to make the law as possibly compatible with the UN Convention against Corruption (kp 29/11/2016)

Ministry to draft federal, provincial laws on local governance (rep 28/11/2016), Formulation of laws for three tiers of govt on cards (ht 28/11/2016)

Draft of Civil Aviation Bill sent to Tourism Ministry, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/11/2016), New civil aviation bill to allow pvt airports (kp 25/11/2016)

Finance Committee approves BAFI Bill with amendments, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/11/2016)

Rights of people with disabilities: New bill ignores reproductive health rights; The bill briefly touches upon reproductive right but is silent on reproductive health rights of women living with disabilities (kp 22/11/2016)

House panel endorses BAFI Bill with more teeth (kp 22/11/2016)

Bill provisions easy cancellation of company registration: The bill has also raised ceiling on donation or gift in a sum that a company can  provide in a financial year (kp 19/11/2016)

Act amendment delay stymies TRC: Term expiring in two months, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 19/11/2016)

Discussion on wildlife conservation bill postponed (ht 29/10/2016)

Proposed Electoral Bills: Some Provisions Questioned, by Mukti Rijal (rn 27/10/2016), Only three of nine election-related bills arrive in parliament (rep 28/10/2016)

Anti-torture bill gathers dust in House panel: The bill was registered in the Parliament Secretariat two years ago after the arrest of Nepal Army Col Kumar Lama in the United Kingdom under universal jurisdiction, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/10/2016)

Parliamentary panel urged to re-table BAFI Bill: NRB is adamant that there should be no major changes to its draft. Lawmakers are divided over the contentious provisions in the bill (kp 19/10/2016)

Revised Companies Act makes closure easier (kp 17/10/2016)

Disappearances truth and reconciliation act: Amendment proposal stirs a fresh debate; Proposal to restore the constitutional rights of attorney general to decide whether the perpetrator is to be prosecuted as directed by the Supreme Court, by Dewan Rai (kp 17/10/2016)

3 poll bills land in House panel (kp 17/10/2016), Poll bill proposals give EC more teeth: Clause 15 of the bill states that a political party should hold intra-party election at least once every five years in line with the statute of the concerned party (kp 17/10/2016)

NWC bill to be tabled in Cabinet in a week: The law will make Women Commission a constitutional body. It also opens the door for appointing new members to the commission that has a lone member at present (kp 17/10/2016)

Law allowing organ donation after brain death yet to be implemented (ht 16/10/2016)

Consumer protection laws to be integrated: A taskforce has been formed under Law Commission Vice-Chairman Bhesh Raj Sharma to frame a new comprehensive act, the Ministry of Supplies said (kp 15/10/2016)

Company Act Amendment Bill offers respite to defunct firms: Such companies can exit or revive their business by paying 1 per cent of their paid-up capital, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 15/10/2016)

Govt tables three poll-related bills: The country must hold three levels of elections in the next 16 months, as the incumbent Parliament’s term will expire on January 21, 2018 (kp 06/10/2016)

Govt removes key provisions in poll related bills: Two or more parties can fight an election under the same election symbol after forming an alliance, by Prakash Acharya (ht 04/10/2016)

Private sector body hails Industrial Enterprise Act (kp 03/10/2016)

Toil and trouble: Labour Act deprives domestic workers of basic labour rights that all other workers enjoy, at least at policy level, by Tara Kanel (kp 02/10/2016)

MPs to be allowed to pick electoral district for CDP (ht 02/10/2016) [Making corruption and nepotism even easier in the non-inclusive party-political system!]

Industrial Enterprise Bill clears House (ht 30/09/2016)

Government told to re-table three subsidiary bills fast (kp 09/09/2016)

House passes SEZ Bill 2014, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 30/08/2016)

Bill to criminalize torture tabled, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/08/2016), Anti-torture Bill moves (kp 31/08/2016), Rights activists say new anti-torture law should have retroactive effect (ht 02/09/2016), 10 amendments proposed to Bill against torture (kp 05/09/2016)

Beating cheating: Stringent laws and effective implementation are required to protect consumer rights (kp 19/08/2016)

Bill on high courts delayed, by Ashok Dahal (rep 16/08/2016)

New co-op bill seeks stern penalty for funds misappropriation: The bill has provisioned a maximum of 10-year imprisonment, recovery of embezzled amount and equivalent fine (kp 15/08/2016)

Amendment to transitional justice act: Proposed bill sets new definition of murder; Stakeholders say it specifies crimes of certain nature as pardonable, by Dewan Rai (kp 13/08/2016)

Pardon, commutation procedures enacted (ht 13/08/2016)

Nepal lacks e-waste management laws (ht 07/08/2016)

New law requires prison staff to behave with inmates, visitors (ht 07/08/2016)

Call to amend Personal Events Registration Act (kp 14/07/2016)

House paves way for phasing out SLC, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/06/2016)

Govt fails to enforce law to ensure urgent service: In violation of Essential Services Act, transport entrepreneurs go on a strike to protest hike in traffic rule violation fines, by Manish Gautam (kp 27/05/2016)

House panel finalises bill to amend Edu Act (kp 25/05/2016)

‘Archaic laws leading to miscarriage of justice’: Experts claim loopholes in laws have often been misused by police and criminals on many an occasion, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/05/2015)

Social security bill not getting due priority, by Prakash Acharya (ht 22/05/2016)

New bank and financial institution act: Two-term tenure fixed for chairmen, CEOs; BFIs can allocate 1 percent of publicly issued shares for their employees, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/05/2016)

40 bills gather dust in House, by Prakash Acharya (ht 19/05/2016)

Laboratory bill: Govt starts draft work (kp 09/05/2016)

Government eases criteria for clemency (ht 07/05/2016)

Health Profession Education Act final draft ready: HPEC to submit the document to PM this week (kp 02/05/2016)

Civil Code Bill proposes will system on property: Panel members say 16 to 18 years should be given before implementing it, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 01/05/2016), Will it work? (ht 02/05/2016)

Bill proposes allowing govt extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction (ht 28/04/2016)

New law to crack down on slow project developers, by Bibek Subedi (kp 20/04/2016)

Nepal Gazette now also available on website (rep 20/04/2016) [The correct link to the website is http://www.dop.gov.np]

Disaster Management Bill getting final touches, by Ashok Dahal (rep 18/04/2016)

Food Act amendment to raise fine against wrongdoers (kp 15/04/2016)

Safe abortion bill gathering dust (kp 14/04/2016)

House session delay hits law formulation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/04/2016)

Informal sector finds no space in Labour Act (kp 03/04/2016)

MoLE to review foreign employment laws (ht 21/03/2016)

Succour for victims of trafficking: Listening to those who’re hard of hearing; New law has been brought to ensure facts don’t get lost in translation in courts, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 17/03/2016)

Amendment to education act-1972: House committee set to discuss bill (kp 16/03/2016)

Transplant Act 2016: Expectations from it, by Pukar Chandra Shrestha (ht 10/03/2016)

Witness to receive allowance and travel expense: Govt amends Human Trafficking and Control Act to encourage witnesses to go to court and give  their statements (kp 07/03/2016)

New bill provisions converting promoter shares into ordinary: Promoters of the BFIs can offload their shares in the secondary market after 10 years of establishment of the institution, by Bibek Subedi (kp 02/03/2016)

Three dozen bills pending in Parliament (kp 29/02/2016)

Merge human trafficking and foreign employment acts: Ministry (kp 28/02/2016)

Draft Act ready to regulate medical schools: Experts and  government officials will deliberate on the draft before forwarding it for Parliament approval (kp 28/02/2016)

Govt endorses regulations for TJ bodies: Committee removes  key provisions arguing  that they are inconsistent with the Transitional Justice Act, by Dewan Rai (kp 17/02/2016)

Labour-friendly bill registered at Parliament Secretariat, by Prakash Acharya (ht 15/02/2016)

New law to curb trade of wild flora and fauna (ht 09/02/2016)

CIEDP bill will criminalise disappearances, by Dewan Rai (kp 02/02/2016)

Govt gears up for citizenship law draft (kp 02/02/2016)

Discussion starts on bill to amend Education Act (kp 02/02/2016)

Bill on increasing quantum of punishment for murder in House, by Prakash Acharya (ht 01/02/2016)

Labour Law Reform: Some Thoughts, by Premal Kumar Khanal (rn 30/01/2016)

Draft cooperative act: Board members barred from holding exec posts, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 27/01/2016)

193 Acts amended (kp 25/01/2016)

MoF to amend or frame 62 acts, bills (ht 23/01/2016)

New law aims to prevent misuse of CCTV cameras (ht 18/01/2016)

Immunisation Bill endorsed: Pvt sector can now run programmes with govt approval (kp 05/01/2016)

Bill on bank and financial institutions act: Stringent provisions on qualifications of directors, CEO (kp 03/01/2016)

Speedy passage of new Cooperative Act urged: There are 33,000 cooperatives operating in Nepal. Among them, 11,000 are savings and credit cooperatives. They hold more than Rs150 billion in deposits of the general public (kp 02/01/2016)

Laws inconsistent with statute to be amended (ht 24/12/2015)

The electronic transactions act contradicts the constitution, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 20/12/2015)

Muluki Ain revision: House panel to seek feedback (kp 01/12/2015)

Appeal to revise cyber legislation (kp 19/11/2015)

Anti-dowry bill awaits approval (kp 09/11/2015)

20 years on, govts fail to implement Transport Act (kp 08/11/2015)

Directives on use of nuclear material issued (ht 04/11/2015)

Priests seek new horse for Taleju ritual (kp 28/10/2015)

Govt brings new building bylaws: Experts say that some little tweaks in building bylaws will reduce the risk of houses collapsing with each other (kp 28/10/2015)

Preparations on to draft 138 new laws: Government to amend 315 existing ones to implement new constitution (ht 19/10/2015), Law ministry starts work on fresh laws for new statute (rep 19/10/2015)

Amendment Bill on Edu Act contradicts court verdict: The Bill has a provision of golden handshake deal for teachers recruited before February 2011, which is against the 2010 SC ruling (kp 14/10/2015)

‘Open varsity Act soon’ (ht 14/10/2015)

Municipal police bylaw enacted (kp 05/10/2015)

New law to protect women branded ‘witches’ in offing (ht 03/10/2015)

Bill divides land into 11 categories, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/09/2015)

Bid to address land acquisition problems: Uniform standard for land valuation proposed, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/09/2015), Plans afoot to amend Land Acquisition Act (ht 15/09/2015), Land acquisition:The 1977 act should be amended in a manner that the project affected  families do not feel that they are being cheated (ht 16/09/2015)

Mediation Act Of Nepal: New Milestone In Resolving Disputes, by Mukti Rijal (rn 10/09/2015)

New Bill on reconstruction soon: Govinda Pokhrel ro continue as Chief Executive Officer of Authority (ht 04/09/2015)

Working procedure on land acquisition for reconstruction: Authority to acquire land in 10 days, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/09/2015)

Civil Code Bill confines woman’s identity: Activists (kp 18/08/2015)

Bill to differentiate private, national security agencies (ht 17/08/2015)

Youth Council Bill endorsed: Minister for Youth and Sports hails it as landmark moment for country’s youth population (kp 13/08/2015), National Youth Council Act made public (ht 13/08/2015)

Civil and Criminal Codes to rid Jari (kp 12/08/2015)

Govt to amend existing EPA (kp 07/08/2015)

Civil Code ‘ignores’ LGBTI issues, fails to address 2007 SC verdict (kp 06/08/2015), Fair play: Amendment of transitional justice legislation should be in line with the SC judgment (kp 06/08/2015)

Toothless Cooperative Act blamed for irregularities (kp 06/08/2015)

Transitional justice act: ‘Amendment must’ for effective TRC, CIEDP (kp 05/08/2015)

Rights groups laud Witchcraft Act, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 01/08/2015), A step forward: Implementation of Witchcraft Act is crucial to assure vulnerable women (kp 04/08/2015)

House panel clears amended Lands Act (kp 03/07/2015)

People in pain: The pending torture bill in Parliament must be amended in line with the UN Torture Convention, by Dipendra Jha (kp 30/06/2015)

‘No progress’ on legalising same sex marriage, by Chahana Sigdel (kp 29/06/2015)

State facilities to ex-VIPs: CA chair asks DPM to withdraw bill (kp 25/06/2015), DPM to withdraw VIP facilities bill (ht 25/06/2015)

Not without flaws: Despite having many shortcomings the proposed Disaster Management Bill creates a useful foundation to build future legislations on, by Dina Mani Pokhrel (kp 23/06/2015)

Harsher punishment drafted to curb gambling (ht 20/04/2015)

New penal offence bill proposes separate hearing for sentencing, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/03/2015)

Cabinet okays revision to Cooperative Act, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/03/2015)

Experts call for better definition of rape in Criminal Code Bill (kp 16/03/2015)

NID Card soon to replace citizenship certificate, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/03/2015)

Govt prepares to amend casino regulation (ht 15/03/2015)

Technical joint-secys threaten to go on strike (kp 12/03/2015)

New civil code bill can become model law: Japanese expert (kp 07/03/2015)

SAC to dwell on reform Bill Aims to control extravagant social practices (ht 05/03/2015)

Proposed cooperative act: Max jail term reduced to 7 years (kp 03/03/2015)

Bill enabled to bar civil servants from foreign residency (kp 26/02/2015), House to endorse Civil Service Act Amendment Bill soon, by Prakash Acharya (kp 26/02/2015)

Govt takes initiative to amend Cooperatives Act (ht 26/02/2015)

Public procurement act: Changes planned to instil greater discipline (kp 23/02/2015)

‘There are sufficient laws to protect consumer rights but the problem lies in implementation’, interview with Shambhu Koirala (ht 16/02/2015)

Panel for legalising same-sex marriage (kp 10/02/2015)

FNJ warns of protests if journalists act not implemented (rep 04/02/2015)

Law on abrogation of criminal charges (ht 18/01/2015)

New Bill seeks to end culture of torture (ht 17/01/2015)

Sexual harassment law to kick in next month, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 10/01/2015)

Govt preparing social research council bill (kp 01/01/2015)

New penal code proposes extended life sentence: Imprisonment until death proposed for those who commit aggravated murders (ht 28/12/2014)

FinMin issues deadline to make changes: Seeks necessary amendments to Acts, draft Bills in two weeks (ht 25/12/2014)

New Bill lays down grounds for divorce (ht 18/12/2014)

Call for reopening debate on citizenship; Agreed provisions can render many stateless: Experts (ht 13/12/2014)

Amendment to some Nepal Acts to ensure gender equality (ht 10/12/2014)

‘Lenient’ rape punishment  sparks debate, by Weena Pun (kp 08/12/2014)

New Bill proposes educationfor under 18 domestic helpers, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 08/12/2014)

New Irrigation Bill for better mgmt of sector, by Sangam Prasain (kp 05/12/2014)

Bill in House to criminalise torture, by Pranab Kharel (kp 02/12/2014)

Bill decreases jail for cow slaughter: The Bill proposes to decrease the jail term for such convicts from 12 years to just three years (kp 01/12/2014)

Rape cases: Bill proposes time limit removal, by Weena Pun (kp 29/11/2014)

Proposed bills miff LGBTIs: ‘Drafts of Criminal and Civil Codes fail to take the issues of sexual minorities seriously’ (kp 27/11/2014)

Daughters to get equal share of parental property, by Weena Pun (kp 24/11/2014), Inherited wealth: Lawmakers must ensure equal rights to property for women in new Civil Code (kp 25/11/2014)

Bill readied to enforce free and compulsory education (kp 20/11/2014)

Anti-witchcraft bill: Parliamentary committee holds clause-wise discussions (ht 20/11/2014)

Bill prohibits marriage if serious illness hidden: In such cases, aggrieved party can seek annulment (ht 16/11/2014) [In part, these plans mean grave violations of fundamental human rights!!!]

Sub-panel working toamend transport law (ht 08/11/2014)

Sexual harassment at work: Parliamentary committee passes Bill unanimously (ht 06/11/1014), Bill regarding harassment at work passed (kp 10/11/2014), Approved Bill lays down specifics (ht 16/11/2014)

New Bill bars landlords from renting out houses unsafe for human habitation: States signing of contract must for rentals above Rs 10,000 a month; Makes day-to-day repair tenants’ responsibility (ht 06/11/2014)

Nepal to ratify Arms Trade Treaty (ht 05/11/2014)

Civil, criminal code bills tabled (kp 03/11/2014), Amend Civil Service Act without delay: Lawmakers to SAC (rep 06/11/2014), 134 proposals filed seeking amendment to proposed bills (kp 07/11/2014), Civil code bill: Revision sought to incidental marriage clause (kp 09/11/2014), New Bill to makeowners liable fortort claims (ht 09/11/2014)

New Civil Law Bill proposes will system: Even couples with their own children can adopt a child (ht 01/11/2014)

Procurement act change seeks status quo ante in variation order, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 01/11/2014)

In the penal code: Policymakers must consider provisions for parole in proposed new Penal Code (kp 31/10/2014)

Sub-committee formed to resolve differences between ministries: Proposed industrial enterprises act, by Sanjeev Giri and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/10/2014)

Disaster management act: National council proposed with PM at helm, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 30/10/2014)

Laws related to dual LPG pricing prepared (kp 24/10/2014)

Ministry proposes changes in civil, criminal codes, by Pranab Kharel (kp 17/10/2014), Bill proposes stronger punishments for serious crimes: Civil code to be replaced after 161 years, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 17/10/2014)

Thin line: Lawyers were made to appear like they were facilitating money laundering activities of the clients they were bound to "protect", by Sapana Pradhan Malla (rep 16/10/2014)

Appropriation bill receives approval from Parliament: Opens way for government to spend full budget (kp 15/10/2014), Parliament endorses Appropriation Bill (ht 15/10/2014)

‘No work no pay’ still a hurdle in new Labour Act (ht 13/10/2014)

Bills on industrial reform languishing in oblivion, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 08/10/2014)

Land Acquisition Act Amendment Bill in three months (rep 16/09/2014)

Sold to slavery: Time to review and amend activities and laws against human trafficking (kp 03/09/2014)

Assuming fake identity: Women aspiring for work abroad are forced to accept forged passport by employment agents - thanks to flawed labor law, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 01/09/2014), MoLE wants SAARC summit to declare common labor law for South Asia, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 01/09/2014)

Lawmakers for changing Civil Service Act amendment bill: Pandit faces tough battle over parliamentary endorsement, by Santosh Gjimire and Ashok Dahal (rep 21/08/2014)

Where Are The Economic Bills Stuck?, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 15/08/2014)

House discusses Appropriation Bill (ht 14/08/2014)

Govt to amend labour law: Minister (kp 14/08/2014)

Beggar population swells as anti-begging Act gathers dust, by Dipak Bayalkoti (kp 14/08/2014)

MoCS starts drafting Export and Import Bill (ht 13/08/2014)

Crucial financial, industrial bills still in drafting phase: Govt fails to live up to its committment of reforming around three dozen economic bills, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 13/08/2014)

Govt mulls new industrial Act (ht 31/07/2014)

Bill mooted to adjudicate witchcraft related crimes: Proposed bill envisions increasing prison term and fine for convicts, by Pranab Kharel (kp 30/07/2014)

Bill on sexual harassment at work in house, by Pranab Kharel (kp 29/07/2014), Sexual Harassment at Workplace bill tabled (rep 29/07/2014)

Integrated social security law on horizon (ht 25/07/2014)

Govt mulls law for land acquisition (ht 16/07/2014)

NCF demands amendment to consumer laws (ht 03/07/2014)

Contempt bill: NHRC wants stakeholders consulted (kp 30/06/2014), Respect universal principle of contempt of court Act: NHRC (ht 30/06/2014), Document draws flak from rights activists (ht 30/06/2014), Govt more interested in protecting the judiciary than people, interview with Hari Krishna Karki, president of the Nepal Bar Association (kp 30/06/2014)

Supreme Court rejects writ appeal against contempt bill (kp 28/06/2014), Dahal says not happy with court (ht 28/06/2014), Government unnecessarily sparked controversy: Nepal (rep 28/06/2014), Plea to withdraw Contempt of Court Bill (ht 28/06/2014)

Contempt of court bill opposed (ht 20/06/2014)

Provisions related to marriage and divorce in the proposed Civil Code (sp 20/06/2014)

Commerce Ministry plans to re-legalise network marketing, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 13/06/2014)

MoF drafting, revising 10 laws (ht 11/06/2014)

Civil Service amendment bill registered: Govt staff can’t take PR, green card, diversity visa or work in private institutions (ht 09/06/2014)

House panel moots Petroleum Act (ht 07/06/2014)

Bill to end dowry, tilak system registered (ht 07/06/2014), Social reform bill targets public office holders (rep 07/06/2014)

Women activists call for passing anti-witchcraft bill at the earliest (ht 27/05/2014)

Legal archive: At a time when the country has been passing through political transition while trying to write the new constitution, Nepal Law Commission is supporting the process by updating and reviewing the existing laws (sp 09/05/2014)

Proposed Industrial Act includes micro-enterprises (kp 25/04/2014)

Unequal divorce laws rendering men helpless, by Anjali Subedi (rep 13/03/2014)

A law for parties: Corruption in financing and a volatile political space require a comprehensive law regulating parties, by Tika P. Dhakal (kp 17/02/2014)

Anti-money laundering measures: FATF asks Nepal to enact five ordinances (kp 17/02/2014))

Mediation Law: New Shift In Dispute Resolution, by Mukti Rijal (rn 13/02/2014)

Anti-money laundering ordinances: UCPN (Maoist) notes dissent against clauses, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 02/02/2014)

Govt to introduce new laws on pesticide management (ht 29/01/2014)

Govt called to Implement working Journo’s Act (kp 27/01/2014)

‘Fiscal Responsibility Act’ to guide budget, implementation, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/01/2014)

No limits: We have become so habituated to copyright infringement that we fail to see it as wrong, by Sudeshna Thapa (rep 12/01/2014)

Laws on inheritance: Women still fighting for equal rights, by Weena Pun (kp 26/12/2013)

One-step back: Sexual minorities in Nepal should focus on removing discriminatory legal provisions in the Muluki Ain, by Semanta Dahal (kp 23/12/2013)

Govt amending transport management act (rep 12/12/2013)

Govt amending Act for holding local body elections (ht 03/12/2013)

Law On Contract Farming On The Cards (rep 01/12/2013)

Industrial Enterprise Act: Business  leaders seek immediate introduction (kp 26/10/2013)

New Cooperatives Act being prepared to tweak sector (kp 23/10/2013)

Ordinance to ensure kids’ right to education (ht 19/10/2013)

MoI forwards Industrial Enterprise Act (ht 10/10/2013)

Campaign demanding change in anti-rape laws through ordinance, by Anjali Subedi (rep 02/10/2013)

Draft anti-money laundering regulation prepared (kp 02/09/2013)

‘Bill anathema to research on biodiversity’, by Kokila K.C. (ht 28/08/2013)

Industrial Enterprises Act to be amended to include SEZ issues (kp 11/07/2013)

Where is the queue? Provisions in the proposed Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act reveal that they have been drafted to protect local business groups, not promote foreign investors, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 09/07/2013)

President endorses two crucial anti-money laundering bills (kp 07/06/2013)

Experts urge govt to implement anti-tobacco act: MoHP says it had decided not to recruit smokers in health service (ht 01/05/2013), Smoke and mirrors: Ineffective tobacco Act (rep 02/06/2013)

Central probe bureau gets much-needed law, by Ankit Adhikari (kp 27/05/2013)

Govt to bring FITTA soon through ordinance; Will follow Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Policy: Industry Minister Koirala (ht 25/05/2013)

SC justice Shrestha calls for reforms in laws: Underscores need of signing international agreement to get Nepalis jailed abroad back (ht 15/05/2013)

Anti-Money laundering measures: Govt forwards two ordinances to Cabinett, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/05/2013)

Nepal to ratify UN small arms treaty (kp 09/03/2013)

Ministry comes up with fresh Labour Act draft, by Ashok Thapa (kp 05/03/2013)

Funding politics: A political party financing law is long overdue (kp 24/01/2013)

Morcha raises Inclusive Bill (kp 04/01/2013)

Second amendment to Anti-Money Laundering Act: Transactions of politically exposed persons may face greater scrutiny, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/12/2012)

Faulty legal provisions render thousands stateless (ht 18/10/2012)

Health Institutions Regulatory Act to fill tough legislation void (kp 08/10/2012)

Petroleum Act must to regulate LPG bottlers: Govt’s role has been limited to just issuing licences (ht 03/10/2012)

PM pledges to formulate Act on organised crime (kp 29/09/2012) [Without a parliament??]

‘Citizenship law unfair’ (ht 24/08/2012)

Competition law must: Experts (ht 12/07/2012)

Govt plans to bring SEZ Act through ordinance (kp 25/06/2012)

Law to regulate diplomatic service on cards: Minister, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 21/06/2012)

Prez to okay anti-money laundering ordinances, by Kiran Chapagain (rep 14/06/2012), APG presses Nepal for quick endorsement of AML Acts (kp 14/06/2012), PM to urge party bosses to clear ordinances on money laundering (rep 15/06/2012), Govt forwards two ordinances to President (kp 18/06/2012), Nod to anti-money
laundering Bills: Disputed Bill Against Organised Crime shelved
(ht 18/06/2012), President endorses two bills on Anti-Money Laundering through ordinance (nn 18/06/2012), President Yadav endorses two AML ordinances (kp 19/06/2012), Prez promulgates ordinances as sought by govt (ht 19/06/2012), Targeting illicit gains: Nepal’s need and international obligation, by Dilli Ram Neupane (ht 20/06/2012)

Casino bylaws in limbo with ministries at odds (rep 07/06/2012)

Antibiotics policy document in limbo: Draft gathering dust for four years (ht 03/06/2012)

Without parliament, enactment of three AML hit snag, by Milan Mani Sharma (rep 29/05/2012)

Govt indecision delays PTA introduction, by Ashok Thapa (kp 20/05/2012)

Work on it: Employment Guarantee Act, by Chandan Sapkota (rep 16/05/2012)

Education Bill sent to House for approval (ht 05/05/2012)

Law sees no difference to copyright violation, by Samik Kharel (kp 29/04/2012)

Govt drafting new export import Act, by Bhoj Raj Poudel (rep (17/04/2012)

Govt replaces ‘weak’ torture law with ‘bold’ Act, by Anil Giri (kp 07/04/2012)

Tripartite committee endorses social security bill, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 03/04/2012)

Writ in SC challenging provisions in NHRC Act (kp 02/04/2012)

Cabinet passes anti-witchcraft bill (rep 30/03/2012)

Drug Act 1978 to be updated, by Ramesh Khanal (kp 24/03/2012)

DoC to bring new Export-Import Act (ht 23/03/2012)

Government wakes up to uphold consumer rights (rep 12/03/2012)

New act to streamline co-op sector in offing (kp 29/02/2012)

Laws to ease sexual minorities’ plight (ht 27/02/2012)

Petition against contradictory Military Act provisions (ht 25/02/2012)

Maoist hardliners oppose urgent bills (rep 13/02/2012), PM to seek more time from FATF , by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 14/02/2012), Bills tabled as Maoist hardliners boycott House (kp 14/02/2012), Paint it black: Who is the Financial Action Task Force to tell us what kind of laws to make and when?, by Gopal Siwakoti Chintan (kp 14/02/2012), Govt makes last-ditch effort to avoid being blacklisted by FATF: President urges top party leaders to spring into action, by Mukul Humagain (kp 16/02/2012), Nepal buys time to foil FATF fury on dirty money: Include key offences in Extradition Bill: NC (ht 16/02/2012), Stalemate continues as Dahal yet to make his position clear (kp 17/02/2012), Nepal buys time to pass three pending bills: Escapes Financial Action Task Force blacklisting narrowly till next plenary meeting in June, by Kuvera Chalise (ht 18/02/2012)

Govt to push for ratification of mutual legal assistance bill (rep 10/02/2012)

Govt ready with Social Security Fund Bill, by Rupak D. Sharma (rep 19/01/2012)

New law to protect the mentally ill (ht 17/01/2012)

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