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Maoist Centre-UML tussle surfaces in National Assembly : Meeting deferred without discussing and endorsing the three bills on the agenda, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/07/2024)

HoR meeting postponed in absence of minister (kh 11/07/2024)

Empower the committees : It is a shame that vital House committees do not have the budget and other resources to carry out their duty (kp 02/07/2024)

HoR meeting: Ministers to respond to lawmakers’ queries (kh 01/07/2024), HoR meeting adjourned as ministers fail to attend (kh 01/07/2024) [Nepal's politics is one big circus!]

Lawmakers express concern over deteriorating community schools education (rn 01/07/2024)

HoR agrees to reshuffle parliamentary committees (kh 27/06/2024)

Parliament staff protest for perks stalls budget passage : The protest over overtime allowances has hit both parliamentary proceedings and committees. Law minister says issue will be resolved through talks today (kp 24/06/2024), Parliament staffs end strike following seven-point agreement (kh 24/06/2024)

Govt's attention drawn to illegal travel of Nepali migrant workers to demands of Federal Parliament (rn 24/06/2024)

Three-member committee formed to address federal parliament staff demands (kh 23/06/2024)

Dahal decries low turnout during Q&A as disrespectful : Among key absentees were top leaders, two deputy prime ministers and two-thirds of the Cabinet, by Anil Giri (kp 21/06/2024), Staff protest affects House proceedings : The Speaker has raised the issue with Prime Minister Dahal and Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Giri, but to no avail. Seven ministers were scheduled to answer lawmakers’ concerns on Thursday. Only two could do so (kp 21/06/2024)

HoR discussing ministry-wise budget allocation today (kh 18/06/2024), Lawmakers voice concerns in House of Representatives meeting (kh 18/06/2024), RPP Chair Lingden tears apart budget booklet of physical infrastructure ministry in rostrum (rep 18/06/2024), UML lawmaker Pant calls for reducing number of Nepali diplomatic missions abroad, questions their effectiveness (rep 18/06/2024), Lawmaker Badu stages silent protest at rostrum over budget snub for Darchula road (kh 18/06/2024)

Parliament Secretariat prohibits support from NGOs/INGOs (kh 18/06/2024)

Dr Wagle advises govt to implement economic reform plan (kh 16/06/2024)

Parliament staff begin protest as budget discussion continues : They demand allowances for working overtime and at odd hours that were discontinued after Covid pandemic (kp 16/06/2024)

Speaker directs govt to address issues raised in parliament (rep 14/06/2024)

Eight proposals to slash Appropriation Bill expenditure presented in HoR (kh 13/06/2024)

Lawmakers express concerns over increasing role of Nepali Army (kh 12/06/2024)

NA members complain about govt indifference to their concerns (kh 11/06/2024)

HoR Committee endorses Bill to amend Constitutional Council Act (rep 30/05/2024)

Finance Minister Pun presents Economic Survey of FY 2023/24 in Upper House (kh 26/05/2024)

Parliament endorses govt’s policies and programs amid obstruction by NC (rep 26/05/2024), Rastriya Janamorcha Party opposes govt’s policies and programs: Chairman KC (kh 26/05/2024), Programmes and policies passed amid Congress’ clamour : With the main opposition firm on its demand for probing the home minister, scenario unclear for budget tomorrow, by Purusgottam Poudel (kp 27/05/2024)

Parliament Should Focus On Development, by Namrata Sharma (rn 22/05/2024)

NA meeting postponed amid opposition obstruction (kh 17/05/2024), HoR meeting postponed amid political standoff : Nepali Congress and ruling parties lock horns over fraud allegations (kh 17/05/2024)

Tension in Parliament widens rift between parties (kh 17/05/2024)

HoR meeting delayed until 4 pm (kh 16/05/2024), NC to shelve Home Minister’s resignation demand, calls for formation of probe committee (kh 16/05/2024), Speaker holds meeting with key leaders, NC demands to address parliament after Home Minister Lamichhane (kh 16/05/2024), HoR meeting postponed yet again following NC’s obstruction (kh 16/05/2024), Nepali Congress and UML MPs scuffle in parliament meeting (with photos) (kh 16/05/2024), Opposition blames speaker for parliament chaos amidst Lamichhane probe (kh 16/05/2024), RSP declares no formation of parliamentary committee amidst NC obstruction (kh 16/05/2024) [If Lamichhane really has a clean record, why is he so vehemently opposed to a commission of enquiry and prefers to plunge the country into political chaos? That stinks to high heaven!]

NC’s obstruction in Parliament aimed at splitting coalition: RSP, by Gyanu Ghimire (kh 15/05/2024) [And why does the government refuse to simply have the allegations investigated? The Nepalese public also has a right to know and the government has a duty to clarify this!], HoR meeting to be held behind schedule, efforts underway to end parliament deadlock (rep 16/05/2024) [The government and the opposition are both responsible for this anti-democratic chaos!]

Nepali Congress obstructs House of Representatives meeting (kh 14/05/2024)

Let Parliament Run Smoothly, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 14/05/2024)

NC to allow govt to present policies and programs in Parliament (kh 14/05/2024)

Parties dig in as efforts intensify to end House deadlock : If Congress gives its green signal, President Paudel will present policies and programmes in Parliament today, by Anil Giri (kp 14/05/2024)

No sign of end to Parliament deadlock, as day to unveil policies and programmes approaches fast : Despite the time running out, the meeting between Prime Minister Dahal and Nepali Congress leaders couldn’t yield any result, by Purushottam Poudel (kp 13/05/2024), Nepali Congress’s continued obstruction raises concerns and questions : "The government should be concerned, not us," says Dr. Mahat (kh 13/05/2024)

Speaker holding meeting with Chief Whips to address parliament deadlock (kh 12/05/2024)

NC signals allowing Parliament to function to unveil govt’s policy and program (kh 11/05/2024), NC calls parliamentary party meeting to strategize on continuing parliament obstruction (kp 11/05/2024) [Nepal's democracy in action: ruthless power struggles, parliamentary blockades, pointless chatter, corruption, nepotism, but no constructive politics!]

Budget session of the Parliament to begin today (kh 10/05/2024) [Sure?], Budget session uncertain as NC stands firm on demand for probe committee (kh 10/05/2024), Nepali Congress vows to block parliament over fraud probe committee demand (kh 10/05/2024)

Nepali Congress may allow Lamichhane to speak in Parliament : The main opposition plans to disrupt proceedings as soon as he concludes his statement as it insists on parliamentary probe, by Anil Giri (kp 09/05/2024) [Another pointless parliamentary session looms: no laws passed, no rational discussion of the budget, just endless power struggles between stubborn politicians and parties!]

Speaker Ghimire calls meeting of top leaders (kh 07/05/2024)

Over two dozens bills stalled in previous parliamentary session yet to be registered for deliberation, by Ishwari Subedi (rep 03/05/2024) ]You can be sure that the politicians are already thinking about how they can prevent this in the coming session. After all, their pointless power struggles are what they were elected for!]

President summons parliament session for May 10 (kh 03/05/2024), President calls budget session for May 10 : Other than bills related to the upcoming fiscal plans, there are some crucial pieces of legislation that need urgent passage (kp 03/05/2024)

A new approach to legislation in Nepal : To enhance transparency in law-making, citizen’s true involvement and ownership should be ensured, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 01/05/2024)

Parliamentary committees call for quorum rule revision (rep 30/04/2024)

Congress’s gamble against Rabi : The NC’s obstruction of Parliament and muzzling of Lamichhane will not help get their votes back, by Naresh Koirala (kp 29/04/2024)

House lifts suspension on Congress lawmaker Gurung : Gurung is now allowed to participate in parliamentary proceedings following a Supreme Court order (kp 25/04/2024)

Lawmaker Hasina Khan takes oath of office and secrecy (kh 19/04/2024)

Shakya nominated as National Assembly member (kh 18/04/2024)

Wasted winter : Worst fears about the winter session of the federal parliament have unfortunately come true (kp 15/04/2024) [Thanks to Nepal's irrational and state-destroying politicians!]

Decision to prorogue House session irks Nepali Congress : The main opposition calls a joint meeting of party lawmakers to discuss the government move amid its demand for a home minister probe (kp 14/04/2024)

Cabinet asks President to prorogue House session : Recommends Anjan Shakya for National Assembly seat. Panel to nominate office bearers for transitional bodies (kp 13/04/2024)

Government bet big on current House session. It turns out to be a dud : With closure of winter session of Parliament days away, several crucial bills will fail to become laws this time too, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/4/2024) [Politicians who confuse democracy and government responsibility with an endless struggle for power are to blame!]

House of Representatives meeting today (kh 09/04/2024), Impasse persists as coalition rejects Congress’ probe call : The party threatens House obstruction as Lamichhane, accused home minister, prepares to present a bill today, by Anil Giri (kp 09/04/2024), Acting on its threat, Nepali Congress obstructs House of Representatives : The tug of war between ruling parties and the opposition over parliamentary probe of home minister continues (kp 10/04/2024)

Speaker Ghimire calls four party meeting amid warning to obstruct parliament (kh 08/04/2024), Meeting convened by Speaker Ghimire ends in stalemate as ruling alliance rejects to form parliamentary committee : The NC has been advocating for the establishment of a parliamentary committee to probe the cooperative fraud case (kh 08/04/2024)

National Assembly Vice-Chairman election set for April 10 (kh 03/04/2024)

House discord lingers amid calls for probing home minister : Congress has sought home minister’s resignation over his suspected role in misappropriating cooperative savings, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/03/2024) [A lack of transparency and the rule of law, as well as endless power struggles, corruption and protectionism continue to dominate Nepal's undemocratic, anti-federal and socially non-inclusive politics!  Parliament is once again in danger of failing to deliver what the sovereign people elected it to do!]

Top court annuls suspension of convicted Congress lawmaker : Division bench rules the suspension of the corruption convict was against the spirit of the constitution and act relating to the parliament secretariat (kp 30/03/2024)

Unified Socialist stakes claim to National Assembly vice-chairperson position (rep 29/03/2024)

Contenders Emerge for National Assembly Vice Chairperson (kh 29/03/2024)

National Assembly Vice Chairman Urmila Aryal resigns (kh 28/03/2024)

Parliament at Standstill: Speaker flies to Switzerland with Party Chief Whips, Deputy Speaker uninformed (kh 22/03/2024), HoR session suspended for 10 days as Speaker-led team departs for Switzerland (rep 22/03/2024) [Parliament has nothing urgent to do anyway, or what?], Speaker Ghimire returning home today (kh 29/03/2024)

The opposition’s role in Parliament (ae 22/03/2024)

RPP lawmaker Lama refuses to speak as Finance Minister abruptly exits parliament session (kh 20/03/2024)

Let House function : The ruling and opposition parties shouldn’t waste time before trying to hammer out a compromise (kp 19/03/2024) [The so-called party leaders are causing the death of Nepal's democracy with their power struggles!]

HoR meeting delayed, engages in talks with Nepali Congress (kh 19/03/2024), Nepali Congress calls for Home Minister Lamichhane’s resignation over fraud allegations (kh 19/03/2024), HoR Meeting: NC unsatisfied with Prime Minister’s Response (kjh 19/03/2024), NC urges formation of parliamentary committee to probe cooperative fraud allegations : Alleges evidence points to Home Minister Lamichhane's role in fraud case (kh 19/03/2024)

Nepali Congress calls for impartial probe into cooperative fraud in HoR session (kh 18/03/2024)

House of Representatives meeting postponed due to NC obstruction (kh 15/03/2024) [The abuse of parliament and thus the prevention of the passing of urgently needed laws continues, regardless of which parties are in government or in opposition!]

Parliamentarians not to remain spectator if government turns rampant: Lawmaker Thapa (kh 14/03/2024)

National Assembly Chairman Dahal names members who can chair Upper House sessions in absence of chairperson and vice-chairpeerson (rep 13/03/2024)

Narayan Dahal elected National Assembly Chair : In the voting that took place on Tuesday, 39 votes were cast in favor of his candidacy, while 17 votes were against the proposal to elect him (kh 12/03/2024)

Sitaula chosen Nepali Congress PP leader in National Assembly (rep 10/03/2024)

NA Chairman election: Candidacy registration on Monday (kh 09/03/2024), NA Chair Election: Things to know (kh 10/03/2024), Ruling, opposition parties yet to pick Assembly chair candidates : More Maoist hopefuls as the party is sure to win the post. Sitaula of Congress backs off after a change in alliance (kp 10/03/2024), NC to nominate Yuvaraj Sharma as NA Chair candidate (kh 10/03/2024), Maoist Center to present Narayan Dahal as National Assembly Chair candidate (kh 10/03/2024) [Nepotism in its purest form, as this is the Prime Minister's brother!]

157 MPs on the ruling bench in parliament! (rep 07/03/2024)

Enfeebled assembly : The upper house of Parliament is not being allowed to play its desired role (kp 04/03/2024) [Both chambers of parliament are abused and manipulated, from elections to legislation to the dissolution of parliament.]

Retiring National Assembly members want changes in its working : They question the upper house’s composition and say there are discriminatory legal provisions against it (kp 03/03/2024), Tenure of 20 National Assembly members ending today (rep 03/03/2024)

Lawmaker Dev criticizes weakening of National Assembly (rat 02/03/2024)

Monitoring and Evaluation Bill-2080 passed unanimously (kh 01/03/2024)

Speaker Ghimire directs govt to respond to opposition queries on March 4 (kh 01/03/2024)

Opposition Takes Centre Stage, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 27/02/2024)

Lawmakers advocate for swift post-earthquake reconstruction (kh 26/02/2024) [This is exactly what the leading politicians promised four months ago as part of their political tourism programme!]

National assembly approves withdrawal of Immigration Bill by majority (rep 26/02/2024)

UML obstructs HoR meeting; House adjourned for 15 minutes (kh 26/02/2024), Parliament resumes session following Speaker’s directives to govt (kh 26/02/2024)

House committee likely to decide on transitional justice bill within a week : The committee is likely to advance the bill with a vote as chances of a consensus look slim (kp 25/02/2024)

UML outraged over PM Dahal’s absence in parliament, demands accountability : Speaker Ghimire directs government to address opposition queries (kh 25/02/2024)

NA endorses bill relating to legislation (kh 24/02/2024)

As government holds off action against minister, Speaker issues third ruling : Prime minister had pledged action after receiving the Balkumari incident probe report (kp 24/02/2024)

Contrary to government claim, Parliament turning ineffective even in new session : The winter session has barely two months to go. Various ministries are said to be working on 109 bills, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/02/2024)

CPN-UML demands govt to present Balkumari incident investigation report in parliament (kh 23/02/2024), Parliament session disrupted by opposition, meeting adjourned (kh 23/02/2024), Speaker Ghimire initiates discussions to address HoR obstruction (kh 23/02/2024)

HoR meeting adjourned as quorum not attained (kh 22/02/2024)

National Assembly reflections : Parliament is where a goat’s head is shown and a dog’s meat is sold, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 21/02/2024)

Anti-money laundering bill referred to legislation committee (kh 18/02/2024)

Speaker Ghimire directs ministers to respond to lawmakers within seven days (kh 18/02/2024)

Numerous laws remain unformulated: NA Chair Timilsina (kh 13/02/2024)

Light Feb calendar belies government pledge of more effective Parliament : Two ruling parties’ events clash with the House of Representatives’ schedule, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/02/2024) [The politicians continue to believe that the citizens are stupid and do not recognise their constant lies!]

HoR endorses bill on Money Laundering (rep 07/02/2024), Nepal takes big step to avoid money laundering greylist : House passes amendments to anti-money laundering law, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/02/2024)

National Assembly approves report of Draft Committee on Amendment of National Assembly Regulations-2075 BS (rep 07/02/2024)

NA lawmakers highlight urgent issues for government attention (kh 07/02/2024)

Maoist Center asserts claim for National Assembly chairmanship (kh 06/02/2024) [Hurray for the undemocratic and manipulative electoral politics of the Nepalese parties!], Maoists first became top upper house force. Now they claim chair : Prime Minister Dahal denies having given word to Congress on making Krishna Prasad Sitaula Assembly chairman, by Anil Giri (kp 07/02/2024)

President Paudel appoints Pandey as new Secretary-General of Federal Parliament Secretariat (kh 06/02/2024), New Secretary-General of Federal Parliament Pandey sworn in (kh 07/02/2024)

Don’t waste the winter : People will be closely following the new session of parliament to see if it meets their expectations (kp 06/02/2024)

House session begins with renewed focus on effectiveness : Main opposition leader Oli stresses making transitional justice bill victim-centric before passing it with consensus (kp 06/02/2024)

Parliament Secretariat prepares to hold pre-budget discussion from February 29 (rep 04/02/2024)

National Assembly Chairman election likely on March 12 (kh 03/02/2024)

Speaker consults with Chief Whips to finalize winter session parliament schedule (kh 03/02/2024), Federal Parliament convenes on Monday (kh 03/02/2024)

Federal Parliament adopts electronic attendance system from February 5 (kh 03/02/2024)

Govt gears up for winter parliament session: 61 bills on agenda (kh 02/02/2024)

National Assembly election sparks distrust in ruling coalition : Maoist Center emerges as the largest party, UML the third party in the National Assembly (rep 26/01/2024)) [A party that was elected by just 11 per cent of voters a year ago now has 30 per cent of the seats in the National Assembly. In Nepal, this is called "honouring the will of the people!" The NA has degenerated into a socially non-inclusive object of manipulation by the political parties!]

President summons parliament session for Feb 5 (rn 24/01/2024)

Government working on 109 bills to give more business to Parliament : The Cabinet has recommended the President summon the winter session of Parliament on February 5, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/01/2024)

Enhance National Assembly’s Dignity, by Ballav Dahal (rn 22/01/2024)

Speaker alerts House panels against work duplication : Multiple committees probing the same issue and releasing clashing directives has become a pattern, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/01/2024), Uncommitted committees : The elected Parliament should be the first agency to offer much-needed hope to the people (kp 23/01/2024)

HoR Speaker, National Assembly Chairman send letter of reminder over delay in appointing Secretary General of parliament (rep 21/01/2024)

Appointment of House general secretary soon, says President’s advisor : The President had sat on the recommendation to appoint Pandey saying it didn’t follow due process (kp 17/01/2024)

National Assembly can serve as a coordinating body between federal units : The upper house needs more women who have worked in the field of women’s empowerment, interview with Bimala Rai Paudyal (kp 15/01/2024) [The entire political system needs social inclusion, especially in leading positions: Women, Dalits, Muslims, Janajatis, Madheshis. Male Bahuns, for example, should only be represented by six per cent at most. Even today, they act as if they own this country! This is in contrast to the promises made by all political parties in 2006. Social unrest will be unavoidable at some point. The perverse demand for a return to Hindu state and monarchy further aggravates this!]

Winter session of federal parliament to be held in mid-February, by Ishwari Subedi (rep 13/01/2024)

Parties turn the National Assembly into a platform for losers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 09/01/2024)

Lawmakers demand official documents of the long-term PTA with India for review, discussions (rep 09/01/2024)

All talk and no work in Parliament : While Parliament has failed to give full shape to all the committees, the panels that got their shape and leadership have not been able to create any optimism either, by Thira L Bhusal (kp 31/12/2023)

Winter session of parliament falls uncertain, by Ishwario Subedi (rep 24/12/2023)

Inclusion And Representation In Nepal’s Federal Parliament, by Kåre Vollan (sp 15/12/2023)

Secretary-General of Parliament Secretariat, Dr. Gautam, resigns (kh 11/12/2023), Padam Prasad Pandey recommended as new Secretary-General of Federal Parliament Secretariat (kh 11/12/2023) [Nothing against him personally, but thank God, another male Bahun! Others are not qualified because of their ethnicity and gender!], President Paudel ‘in no mood’ to appoint Pandey as Parliament general secretary : Sheetal Niwas officials say Paudel is sceptical of how Pandey’s recommendation came up, by Binod Ghimire (kp), Pandey appointed acting secretary general of federal parliament (kh 13/12/2023), Two state agencies tussle over general secretary appointment in federal parliament : As President Paudel delays endorsement, Speaker designates Pandey as officiating general secretary, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/12/2023)

Responsibility should be divided between HoR, NA in making laws: Lawmaker Paudel (kh 07/12/2023)

Ensure Public Ownership Of Lawmaking, by Krishna Man Pradhan (rn 27/11/2023)

National Assembly set for overhaul: Chair and one-third of members exiting by March 2024 (kh 21/11/2023), National Assembly elections for 19 members likely on January 25 : The term of the 19 members of the upper house including its Chairperson Ganesh Timilsina expires on March 3, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/11/2023), EC adjusts vote weightage for coming National Assembly election (rep 23/11/2023)

Speaker Ghimire insists on completion of new Federal Parliament building project before winter session (rep 07/11/2023)

Parliament session ending today (kh 02/11/2023), Parliament spent about 6 crores in 6 months to formulate only one law: Lamichhane (kh 02/11/2023)

In a symbolic act of protest, NC lawmaker Gautam stays silent during zero hour in parliament meeting (rep 02/11/2023)

Lawmakers must fulfill promises and commitments made during election: Khatun (kh 23/10/2023)

NA Chair Timilsina leaves for Angola to attend IPU General Assembly (kh 22/10/2023)

Lawmaker Bhattarai stresses need of awareness about legislative roles of parliament (kh 19/10/2023)

Status quo remains in parliament: Lawmaker Rai (kh 18/10/2023)

Giving unlimited time to VIPs in parliament is not fair: Lawmaker Rana (kh 17/10/2023)

Deadline for construction of Parliament Building extended for third time (rep 16/10/2023)

MPs should be given assignment: Lawmaker Jha (kh 15/10/2023)

People not well-informed on role of lawmakers: Lawmaker Majhi (kh 13/10/2023)

House session being prorogued today : The session stretched for 5 months and did nothing more than passing budget bills and making anti-usuary law (kp 13/010/2023)

House scrambles to revise anti-money laundering laws as grey-listing looms : Urgent need to address concerns pointed out by Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/10/2023) [see Mutual Evaluation Report by APG]

RPP Chairman Lingden sparks controversy referring to Gyanendra Shah as a King (kh 06/10/2023) [This is proof of the true attitude of Lingden and his small anti-democratic and unconstitutionally oriented party!]

HoR members urge all to be serious about maintaining social, religious harmony (kh 05/10/2023)

Govt crafting laws by bypassing parliament raises concern (rep 03/10/2023)

New bill aims to make lawmaking more consultative : Government move comes amid strong protests that forced revisions to some contested pieces of legislation, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/09/2023)

Lawmaker Thing says getting focused on development issues is lawmakers’ compulsion (kh 29/09/2023)

National Assembly meeting postponed for six days (rep 26/09/2023), National Assembly meeting deferred for lack of business : The federal parliament remains unproductive even as the country needs dozens of new Acts or amendments to the existing Acts as per the constitution (kp 27/09/2023)

Law-making work of parliamentarians overshadowed: MP Tamang (kh 17/09/2023)

Speaker Ghimire informs House about vacant seat in Ilam-2 (kh 15/09/2023)

Lawmakers fundamentally responsible for legislative duties: Ranju Kumari Jha (kh 14/09/2023)

NA meeting adjourned indefinitely : Upper House adjourned after getting no business (kh 08/09/2023) [Nothing to do, although an enormous number of laws urgently need to be passed? Once again, the destruction of parliamentary democracy by the so-called top politicians is evident!]

House lacks business even as constitution needs dozens of laws : Only 111 laws among the 151 necessary to implement the statute are in place, upper chamber study shows, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/09/2023)

National Assembly instructs government to make crucial laws : Only 111 laws out of 151 needed to implement the federal constitution have been enacted so far, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/09/2023)

House of Representatives meeting: Issues ranging from corruption scams to GBV raised (kh 04/09/2023)

40 laws needed to enforce constitution still lacking : In eight years, provincial and local governments unable to pass essential laws for lack of corresponding federal Acts, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/08/2023)

NA Chair Timilsina concerned over lack of coherence in budget and plans (kh 29/08/2023)

Ten parliamentary committees get their leaders after prolonged delay (kp 29/08/2023), Get to work now : Effective House panels can help change people’s generally negative view of lawmakers (kp 29/08/2023)

Abdul Khan of Janamat part elected unopposed as chairman of Industry Committee : RSP MP Parajuli withdraws his candidacy (rep 28/08/2023), All 10 parliamentary committees get leadership elected unanimously (kh 28/08/2023)

Lawmakers file candidacy for leadership of 10 parliamentary committees (With names) (kh 27/08/2023) [These proposals reflect not only nepotism, but above all insufficient social inclusion among MPs!], Nominations of 11 people registered for chairmanship of 10 committees under HoR (rep 27/08/2023)

Bundling of many legal amendments in a single bill raises question of intent : Governments with hidden motives do so to evade close scrutiny by lawmakers, says National Assembly member, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2023) [!!]

House resumption delayed as UML unhappy with gold probe conditions : UML leader Nembang says a deal is expected today after Dahal and Oli resolve differences, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/08/2023), Parties agree to form probe commission to investigate gold smuggling cases (rep 23/08/2023), Political parties agree to resolve Parliament impasse (kh 23/08/2023) [The blocking of legislative processes to enforce political interests is a serious crime and should have legal consequences if Nepal is not to degenerate into a banana republic!], HoR meeting resumes as UML lifts obstruction after 28 days (rep 23/08/2023), House back in business after parties agree to form panel to probe gold smuggling :
Main opposition CPN-UML lifts month-long obstruction following a deal among major parties

HOR meeting adjourned till August 22 (kh 20/08/2023) [The destruction of democratic structures and values is a top priority for KP Oli!]

No progress in ending obstruction of Parliament : Ruling coalition and the opposition UML have yet to sit for talks. Main opposition adamant on its demand for high-level inquiry into gold smuggling, by Anil Giri (kp 17/08/2023) [Anyone who prevents the elected representatives of the people from fulfilling their duties in order to enforce political demands is not a democrat! Such an offense should have legal consequences!]

National Assembly meeting postponed till Aug 22 (rep 15/08/2023)

UML persists in blocking House Proceedings: HoR meeting deferred until September 20 (kh 14/08/2023) [Whether the demands are justified or not, parliamentary democracy is not for the politicians and parties, but for the people. Those who refuse to represent the people in parliament, for which he or she was elected, do not deserve to be MPs any longer!], Stop Making House Hostage Of Indecision, by Ballav Dahal (rn 14/08/2023)

NA meeting adjourned after lawmakers’ obstruction (kh 11/08/2023), CPN-UML’s obstruction continues: HoR meeting adjourned : Raises objections against the arrest of Nepali Congress lawmaker Sunil Sharma (kh 11/08/2023), RSP to refrain from taking benefits when Parliament is obstructed (kh 11/08/2023) [And why do those who refuse to fulfil their parliamentary duties continue to accept such benefits?]

UML’s disruptive ways : The party seems to consider House disturbance the only effective way to communicate its message (kp 10/08/2023) [This action is based on KP Oli's anti-democratic philosophy of power, similar to the parliamentary dissolutions of 2020/21 and the refusal to accept his ouster then!!]

UML agreed to end parliament deadlock (rep 08/08/2023) [And what was the unlawful prevention of parliamentary democracy ultimately good for?], CPN-UML likely to disrupt today’s HoR meeting as well (kh 09/08/2023) [Okay, still against parliamentary democracy!], UML continues obstruction of Lower House (ht 09/08/2023), HoR meeting adjourned due to UML’s obstruction (kh 09/09/2023), Upper House meeting: Lawmakers against making parliament hostage of indecision (rep 09/08/2023) [KP Oli's misuse of parliament is a fundamental crime, which I hope voters will remember at the next general election! Why vote for a party that prevents the work of parliament?], House obstruction : Frequent obstruction of the House defeats the very purpose of the legislature (ht 09/08/2023)

Incompetent lawmakers: Wasting valuable time of the nation, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (ht 07/08/2023)

7 months since first House meeting, mini parliaments still headless : Of the 16 committees, 12 are without chairpersons (kp 07/08/2023), Top leaders fail to reach an agreement on ending Parliament obstruction (kh 07/08/2023) [For these so-called top politicians, parliament is an unwelcome institution that they are only too happy to abuse for their power struggles!]

Over Rs 264 million spent on federal MP’s salaries, allowances and foreign trips (rep 04/08/2023)

Parties agree to ensure smooth operation of parliament (kh 01/08/2023), HoR Meeting postponed until August 7 (kh 01/08/2023) [But KP Oli continues his antidemocratic procedure!]

National Assembly endorses bill to criminalise usury : The new law will come into immediate effect once it receives the presidential seal (kp 27/07/2023)

Lower house heats up over gold scam : House of Representatives meeting has been postponed till July 31 following the CPN-UML’s obstructions, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 27/07/2023)

RPP to obstruct HoR meeting, not to seek Home Minister’s resignation (kh 26/07/2023) [Antidemocratic behaviour by an anti-democratic party!]

Behind the prolonged absence of heads of House committees : The committees are tasked with holding particular government agencies to account but for a lack of leadership, they have been ineffective, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/07/2023)

Speakers, deputy-speakers stand united against undue interference of the central government in parliamentary affairs (rep 23/07/2023)

Lawmakers Must Enhance Competency, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 18/07/2023)

Under JSP pressure, usury bill tweaked to heed lenders’ issues : Bill is still strong despite changes, says inquiry panel chair, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/07/2023)

HoR meeting adjourned after RSP protest (kh 16/07/2023)

PM directs officials to expedite construction of new Parliament Building (rep 10/07/2023) [Wouldn't it have made more sense to drastically reduce the number of MPs before building a new parliamentary building and to overhaul the parliamentary system in general? In its present form, it serves primarily to provide posts for male Khas Arya who have to support the power ambitions of their party leaders!]

UML lawmakers obstruct National Assembly meeting, demanding PM’s resignation (rep 09/07/2023), HoR meeting postponed till Monday (kh 09/07/2023), UML remains adamant, HoR meeting likely to face obstruction (kh 10/07/2023)

Frequent obstructions sign of parliamentary practice gone wrong : UML wants the prime minister’s scalp over remarks that Sardar Pritam Singh had visited Delhi to make Dahal PM, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 08/07/2023) [KP Oli has repeatedly shown in 2020/21 that he is against parliamentary democracy and does not believe in the rule of law!]

UML obstructs National Assembly, meeting adjourned till Sunday (kh 07/07/2023)

Ordinance to address loan sharking issues repealed due to constitutional time limit (rep 06/07/2023) [Blocking parliamentary processes as part of their endless power struggles is much more important to politicians than passing urgently needed laws in the interest of needy sections of the population! Poor Nepal!], Anti-usury ordinance becomes invalid (ht 06/07/2023), Usury ordinance expires, replacement bill ‘may proceed’ : Owing to obstruction by opposition parties including UML and delay in presenting a replacement bill in the House, the ordinance expired on Wednesday, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/07/2023)

Addressing Civil Service Issues, by Mukti Rijal (rn 06/07/2023)

Parliament meeting adjourned after CPN-UML’s obstruction (rep 05/07/2023) [This policy is intolerable: a completely failed politician, who neither accepted the parliament's vote of no confidence nor the demonstrable majority of votes in favour of a competitor and instead preferred to destroy parliamentary democracy with the help of his president, demands the immediate resignation of another failed politician because of nonsensical gossip. They are all incapable of rational politics!], Both houses obstructed over prime minister's remarks (ht 06/07/2023)

Speaker asks top leaders - election or consensus? (rep 04/07/2023) [Most importantly for the non-inclusive state elite, all chairpersons of the parliamentary committees will be male Khas Arya, especially Bahun!], Speaker prods parties to appoint chairs to parliamentary committees : 12 parliamentary committees including two with representatives from both houses are currently headless (kp 05/07/2023)

MPs from mountain region and oppressed castes treated as third-grade representatives: MP Sherpa (rep 03/07/2023)

Parliament Day being marked commemorating “Unobstructed House” (kh 01/07/2023) [Contrary to what is stated in this article, the first parliamentary session took place 64 years ago, i.e. in 1959!]

HoR meeting: Proposal on reduction of expenses rejected by thumping majority (rn 28/06/2023), Parliament endorses budget for fiscal year 2023/24 by majority (ae 28/06/2023), Budget endorsed after protesters JSP and Unified Socialist reverse stance : Budgets would usually be passed through voice vote, but on Wednesday a proper ballot voting was used on UML’s demand (kp 29/06/2023)

Annual budget for FY 2023/24 passed, 147 vote in favour, 108 against (rn 28/06/2023)

NC issues whip to pass budget (ae 27/06/2023) [And then what was the point of all the discussions on the budget in parliament if, in the end, MPs are not allowed to vote freely according to their conscience?], Ruling parties preparing to pass budget despite grudges (kh 28/06/2023), Unified Socialist decides to vote for budget (kh 28/06/2023)

HoR meeting adjourned after RSP protest (kh 27/06/2023), District Election Offices will not be dissolved: FM Mahat (rep 27/06/2023)

Demand grows to empower House to amend budget : No point in lengthy budget discussions if feedback isn’t entertained, Deputy Prime Minister Shrestha says, by Binod Ghimire kp 26/06/2023), All talk and no change : The budget speech is not a dictum carved in a stone; it must reflect deep engagements in a palimpsest (kp 27/06/2023)

No meaning to discuss in parliament if budget not amended: Lawmakers (kh25/06/2023)

HoR session: Lawmakers draw govt's attentions to VAW, natural disasters (rep 25/06/2023)

HoR meeting: Ministers responding to lawmakers’ questions (25/06/2023)

Discontent with budget rife, lawmakers seek a revision : Ruling parties are also unhappy with disproportionate allocations to some districts at the expense of others (kp 21/06/2023)

Lawmakers seek effective early preparedness for disaster risk reduction (kh 19/06/2023)

Gobbledegook in parliamentary debates : Use of indecent language can do much damage to our hard-earned democratic system, by Abhi Subedi (kp 18/06/2023)

Parliamentary Committee directs govt to review the decision to revoke the electoral office (kh 14/06/2023)

Holding the purse strings : It is ludicrous that projects worth Rs1,000 have been sent to the sub-national levels, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp (14/06/2023)

Opposition Needs To Play Constructive Role, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 13/06/2023)

Misinformed lawmakers, misleading debates : They must engage in policy discussions with arguments supported by facts and evidence, by Ishwari Bhattarai and Kiran Dahal (kp 13/06/2023)

Eroding decorum of the HoR : Lawmakers to be blamed, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (ht 12/06/2023)

NC lawmaker Khatiwada objects to removal of Jalhari scam-related remarks from parliament record (kh 09/06/2023)

Lawmaker demands downsizing HoR (rep 07/06/2023)

Opposition parties protest in HoR, claiming unauthorized persons manipulated tax rate (kh 06/06/2023), Lawmakers seek clarification on ‘unauthorized person’s involvement’ in budget (kh 06/06/2023)

Oli lambasts Dahal for ‘underwhelming achievements’ during India visit : UML sought an answer from the prime minister as to who gave him the authority to discuss land-swapping with India to resolve the boundary dispute (kp 06/06/2023) [The question is justified, but rulers see themselves as the absolutist owners of the land and its people. May their name be Mahendra, Gyanendra, Oli, Deuba or Dahal!]

Speaker Ghimire issues a ruling to remove portion of RSP lawmaker's statements from the record (rep) [Once again for the record: This is a protocol in which all statements made by the elected representatives of the people have to be recorded. If MPs make false or insulting statements, they must be held accountable. However, it violates all principles of the rule of law and democracy if unpopular passages are deliberately deleted in a manipulative form.]

HoR witnesses frequent interruptions in rostrum during Prime Minister’s answer session (kh 05/06/2023)

Opp’n parties obstruct House of Representatives meeting (kh 04/06/2023), HoR meeting postponed for an hour (kh 04/06/2023), HoR meeting postponed till Monday (kh 04/06/2023), National Assembly adjourned for Monday afternoon after UML’s obstruction (rep 04/06/2023), Parties stall House over citizenship bill’s authentication : Supreme Court issues interlocutory interim order stopping enforcement of the law signed by President Paudel, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 05/06/2023)

Economic Survey for FY 2022/23 presented in Parliament (kh 28/05/2023)

Fringe parties, independent lawmakers complain of negligence in parliament (kh 28/05/2023) [This is the state of a ruling oligarchy and not a democracy!]

HoR passes government policy and programs kh 27/05/2023), Policies, programmes pass Parliament after PM pacifies UML : Main opposition obstructed House after allegations by a Maoist MP of misappropriations in gold used in Pashupati, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/05/2023)

Janamat Party recalls Murmu, Singh from HoR (rep 27/05/2023)

UML obstructs House over Maoist MP’s allegation of corruption in Pashupati jalahari installation : UML lawmakers ask the prime minister to present truth and seek an apology from Lekh Nath Dahal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/05/2023), Top leaders agree to remove controversial remarks on Jalahari from parliament record (kh 27/05/2023) [Statements made in parliament may be refuted or contradicted, and in the case of false statements the courts may also be involved, but statements that are disliked must not be deleted from the records by decision of the executive or the party leaders! This would be a manipulation of the statements of elected representatives and a subversion of the separation of powers!], Prime Minister to clarify Parliament about ‘jalahari’ (kh 27/05/2023),

Experts oppose lawmakers’ demand for pork barrel fund : There are allegations of misuse of the money provided under the controversial fund known Local Infrastructure Development Partnership Programme, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 27/05/2023) [This fund serves the exclusive profiling of the non-inclusively nominated directly elected members of parliament and must be described as a special kind of corruption.]

Court clears way for RSP’s Kansakar to become lawmaker in place of Shrestha : Dhaka Kumar Shrestha had moved the court against his party’s decision to sack him (kp 26/05/2023)

'Zero Hour' should be renamed as 'Hearing Hour': NC lawmaker Khatiwada (rep 23/05/2023)

Clarification demanded in parliament regarding BJP’s alleged attempt to reinstate Nepal as a Hindu state : The US Report on International Religious Freedom, which states that India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is funding Nepali leaders to reinstate Nepal as a Hindu state, has courted controversy (nlt 21/05/2023)

Opposition leader KP Oli comes down heavily against government’s policies and programs : The opposition leader said Prime Minister Dahal should take back the document, rewrite and present it while asking lawmakers of other parties not to endorse it (nlt 21/05/2023)

Short of sight : Most people’s representatives work for themselves rather than on behalf of their electorate (kp 17/05/2023)

Parties revive deal to give momentum to Parliament : A subcommittee will iron out the differences among the major parties on the disputed transitional justice bill, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/05/2023)

HoR meeting adjourned after RPP lawmakers’ protest (kh 10/05/2023)

RSP’s Bindabasini Kansakar appointed HoR member (ae 08/05/2023)

Amresh Kumar Singh partially disrobes in House meeting (nlt 08/05/2023), Amresh Singh says he went seminaked as speaker denied time to speak against corruption (nlt 08/05/2023)

Upper House lawmakers show concerns over 'vague' words in budget (rn 08/05/2023)

SC issues interim order not to implement RSP’s decision to sack its MP Dhaka Kumar Shrestha (rep 08/05/2023)

MPs trade barbs in House over top-level corruption : UML challenges government to investigate tampering of tax rates last year and corruption in Maoist cantonments, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/05/2023)

Federal Parliament budget session begins today (kh 07/05/2023), HoR to hold pre-budget discussions for 4 days (rep 07/05/2023)

Govt recommends President to call parliament session on May 7 (kh 03/05/2023), President Paudel calls session of Federal Parliament (kh 03/05/2023), Budget session of Parliament to start next week : Besides pre-budget and fiscal policy discussions, session may also handle a few other crucial bills (kp) [Take your time with these things, the main thing is that the politicians enjoy their pointless power struggles!]

Upendra Yadav takes oath (rep 02/05/2023)

Police Headquarters writes letter to Parliament Secretariat seeking cooperation to arrest MP Koiri (kh 01/05/2023), CPN-UML MP Laxmi Mahato Koiri suspended (kh 02/05/2023)

First session of House ended without passing a bill : Previous legislature got embroiled in a dispute over twin dissolutions. This hung parliament bears no bright prospects either, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/04/2023), What a waste : Nepal’s lawmakers are more interested in development work than lawmaking (kp 01/05/2023)

House of Representatives forms thematic committees : The lower House constitutes 10 thematic committees on the last day of the current session, five months after the first sitting (kp 29/04/2023)

Winter session of HoR to end today (rep 28/04/2023), Acting President Yadav prorogues House session : The session of Parliament ends as the government is in a rush to begin the budget session (kp 29/04/2023)

Lamichhane, Wagle sworn in; Yadav absent (rep 28/04/2023)

National Assembly meeting postponed (rep 27/04/2023)

Key items ‘vanish’ from House agenda as parties differ : Parliament Secretariat had published tentative agenda for the House meeting including formation of committees, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/04/2023)

Advised for downsizing numbers of HoR, PA members (rn 26/04/2023)

Dhaka Kumar Shrestha officially loses lower House membership : Rastriya Swatantra Party had on April 13 expelled Shrestha after a leaked audio suggested he demanded bribes from a businessman (kp 25/04/2023)

Committees Boost Parliament’s Efficacy, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 25/04/2023)

Disorderly House : The highest policy-making body in the land must mend its shoddy image soon (kp 24/04/2023)

Pre-budget deliberations could be cut short as House session lingers : Experts on parliamentary affairs say such problems arise when the House maintains no calendar, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/04/2023) [A direct consequence of the undemocratic policies of the "top politicians" of all parties who are exclusively interested in power!]

Does government even listen to the Parliament?, by Sabitri Dhakal (ae 20/04/2023)

Difficulty in passing Transitional Justice bill (rep 18/04/2023)

Congress-UML row over hearings panel seats delays vital bills : Second largest party seeks five seats on the committee. The Nepali Congress wants to give it only four, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 17/04/2023)

Speaker’s ruling to government to respond to questions raised in parliament (kh 10/04/2023)

Expensive Parliament, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 10/04/2023)

House short of business : As the current session of Parliament nears its end, the government wants crucial amendment bills endorsed urgently (kp 08/04/2023)

Differences stall House committees’ formation : A reason for delay is the intent of some to pass transitional justice law amendments without adequate discussion, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/04/2023)

New parties in House struggling to make an impact : Rastriya Swatantra, Janamat and Nagarik Unmukti parties have failed to effective play their parliamentary roles, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 06/04/2023) [Instead of presenting a difference, they help the old failed elites to survive!]

Parliamentary hearing committee formation delayed until rules are amended, by Ishwari Subedi (rep 06/04/2023)

Speaker's role : Vital For Efficient Parliament, by Narayan Upadhyay (rep 04/04/2023)

People’s suffering peaks but Nepali lawmakers’ focus is on their honorific titles : Parliamentarians of all major political parties band together to prioritize order of precedence at a time when the people are facing hardships, by Kishor Dahal (nlt 04/04/2023)

Lower house passes its regulations without curtailing Speaker’s powers : Regulations authorise deputy Speaker to commence and end House meetings with Speaker’s consent (kp 03/04/2023)

Annual reports of different commissions presented in NA meeting (kh 30/03/2023)

Ruling coalition seeks to keep the Speaker on a tight leash : They want him to follow Business Advisory Committee’s lead. Experts say that’s unfair, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/03/2023)

NA lawmakers call for safe society for daughters (kh 22/03/2023)

Resolution discussed in National Assembly to end discrimination against Dalits (rep 22/03/2023), National Assembly passes resolution to end caste discrimination : The 19-point motion aims to pressure the federal government to work effectively towards ending discrimination and oppression against Dalits (kp 23/03/2023)

Seats changed in parliament: NC in govt, UML in opposition (rep 19/03/2023)

PM Dahal to take vote of confidence on March 22 (rep 13/03/2023)

HoR meeting adjourned till March 19 (kh 01/03/2023), House meet deferred as Congress and UML both claim main opposition status : As Congress’s claim is challenged in court and UML changes sides, House meeting is postponed till March 19 (kp 02/03/2023)

Nagarik Unmukti Party MP calls for making Lal Commission report public (kh 22/02/2023)

Nepali lawmakers tend to shun study and research—with rare exceptions : Shrestha and Thapa like to prepare themselves thoroughly with the help of teams in order to carry out their duties, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/02/2023)

Parliament's attention is not being directed towards making laws: Speaker Ghimire (rep 19/02/2023)

Parties agree to suspend MPs sent to judicial custody : The proposed regulations will come into effect once endorsed by the House of Representatives, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/02/2023)

Undecided impeachment motion to be carried over to new HoR (ht 15/02/2023)

MPs agree to transfer ownership of impeachment pending in one parliament to another parliament (kh 14/02/2023)

HoR drafts regulation on impeachment probe, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 09/02/2023)

UML’s Dashoudi elected National Assembly member in Lumbini (kh 08/02/2023)

Supreme Court seeks clarification from Parliament Secretariat for recognizing NC as opposition party (rep 08/02/2023)

National Assembly passes three bills (rn 06/02/2023)

Urmila Aryal elected National Assembly vice-chair unopposed : Aryal was elected as no other candidates challenged her candidacy (kp 06/02/2023), Maoist Center lawmaker Aryal elected National Assembly Vice-Chair unopposed (kh 06/02/2023))

Independent candidate Kalwar who won election from Bara joins JSP (rep 05/02/2023)

Uplift the dignity of parliament: Speaker Ghimire (kh 02/02/2023)

Lamichhane's position as MP revoked: HoR speaker (ht 02/02/2023)

Nagarik Unmukti Party MP Arun Kumar Chaudhary arrested (kh 02/02/2023)

We advocate for Hindu nation and monarchy, we should not be belittled: Dhawal Shumsher Rana (kh 01/02/2023) [Anti-constitutional demands and statements that hurt the feelings and concerns of large parts of the population of the multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural state must not be tolerated! The social discriminations and lack of inclusion are a direct result of Hindu state and monarchy!], House sees heated debate among ruling MPs on political system : MPs opposing the provisions under which they joined the Cabinet is unnatural, experts say (kp 02/02/2023) [Unconstitutional demands by a small minority party should have no place in parliament and such a party should not be part of the government! They disturb the social harmony of the multicultural country!17,000 people have lost their lives to overcome the Hindu state and monarchy!], RPP condemned for criticising federalism, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/02/2023)

House of Representatives meeting taking place today (kh 01/02/2023)

Deputy Speaker to have right to initiate and adjourn meetings of HoR (rep 31/01/2023) [Why else should there be a Deputy Speaker?]

NA vice chair election scheduled for Feb 6 (rep 27/01/2023)

Wishy-washy parliamentary committees : Many crucial bills died because the House of Representatives dawdled until the expiry of its term, by Khim Lal Devkota (kp 25/01/2023)

Parliament Secretariat grants NC main opposition party status (kh 23/01/2023) [The main opposition is a party that supports the PM!?], Despite supporting the government, Nepali Congress gets status of main opposition (nlt 23/01/2023), Opposition leader in parliament to get Rs 61,000 in monthly salary, several other perks and benefits (rep 24/01/2023) [Deuba personally happy again?]

Is Congress the main opposition? It’s Speaker’s call : Different political parties, two with just a seat each, have claimed the main opposition status in the House, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/01/2023) [The Speaker may decide which party is the main opposition party, but whether a party can be called the opposition at all is decided by the party itself through its approval or disapproval of the government!], In search of the main opposition, by Devendra Gautam (ae 23/01/2023)

Lower House to elect Deputy Speaker today : Nepal’s constitution requires that there is one woman out of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, and they should be representatives from different parties (nlt 21/01/2023), Indira Rana Magar elected as Deputy Speaker of HoR (rn 21/01/2023)

Parliament sans opposition : It happen only in Nepal, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (ht 20/01/2023)

RSP’s Magar registers nomination for HoR Deputy Speaker (kh 20/01/2023), RSP’s Magar registers nomination for HoR Deputy Speaker (kh), NC fields Mukta Yadav as Deputy Speaker of HoR (kh 20/01/2023)

Speaker announces his dissociation with party (kh 20/01/2023) [In the previous legislature, not even the president managed to do so!]

HoR to elect Deputy Speaker on January 21 (kh 19/01/2023)

Such a long wait for justice : The new Parliament must take concrete steps to conclude the transitional justice process, by Suman Adhikari (kp 19/01/2023) [One should not expect anything. The parliamentarians are only forced into absolute obedience to their incompetent party leaders.], Ghimire elected Speaker of the House of Representatives : The CPN-UML’s Dev Raj Ghimire beat Ishwari Neupane of the Nepali Congress, receiving 167 votes in the Parliament, where 268 lawmakers were present (kp 20/01/2023)

Dev Raj Ghimire elected House Speaker : Ghimire of CPN-UML got 167 votes in the 275-member lower house (nlt 19/01/2023) [A nation under complete control of male Khas Arya!], UML’s Devraj Ghimire elected HoR Speaker (kh 19/01/2023)

NWPP demands status of main opposition (kh 19/01/2023)

Parliament Secretariat calls for registration of nomination for Speaker (kh 17/01/2023), Federal Parliament to elect Speaker on Thursday (kh 18/01/2023)

Our metamorphosis to kakistocracy : To make matters worse, we now have a newly formed Parliament with no opposition, by Sucheta Pyakuryal (kp 15/01/2023)

Chitra Bahadur KC and Prem Suwal: Only two faces of opposition in Nepal’s 274-member parliament : They were the only ones to raise some important issues in parliament on Tuesday while the rest of the MPs cast votes for the PM (nlt) [Voters have clearly expressed that they no longer want the ageing failed politicians, but they have taken control in ways never before experienced and are supported by parties and politicians who offered themselves as alternatives in the elections!]

A look back at policy making and attendance trends of Nepal’s first federal parliament : In the past five years, it has become evident that the decision for a parliamentarian to participate in any deliberation of a particular bill is driven by the relative importance of that bill within the political sphere, by Yatindra KC (nlt 11/01/2023)

Nepal’s parliament becomes opposition-less : In the parliamentary system, the role of an opposition party is considered crucial to follow the principle of check and balance. But Nepal’s parliament, on Tuesday, approved the opposition-less government (nlt 10/01/2023) [A victory from the point of view of the old, long-failed political guard, but a heavy defeat for democracy!], No opposition party in parliament!, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/01/2023)

PM Dahal taking vote of confidence in HoR today (kp 10/01/2023), Parliament meeting postponed till 1 pm (kh 10/01/2023),
Nepal's new PM secures vote of confidence in parliament (ht 10/01/2023)

First House meeting fails to sow seed of hope for stability, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 10/01/2023)

First House meeting puts focus on corruption control and political stability : The meeting was held a day before Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal faces a vote of confidence at the House of Representatives today. Top political leaders had addressed the first sitting, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 10/01/2023)

HoR nominates seven members to chair meeting during Speaker’s absence (kh 09/01/2023)

First HoR meeting after Nov 20 election taking place today : Top leaders to address the session (kh 09/01/2023)

New parliament: A houseful of challenges, by Narendra Saud (ae 09/01/2023)

Speaker to be elected on Jan 21 (ht 07/01/2023)

Parties are taking back rebels who won polls : With their return, the party gets one more seat in parliament, giving them a leg up in parliamentary politics, observers say, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 06/01/2023)

Former MPs yet to return their 'insignia', by Ishwari Subedi (rep 31/12/2022)

Independent candidates to hold national convention in Feb (kh 30/12/2022)

Post-legislative Scrutiny Key To Lawmaking (rn 29/12/2022)

President Bhandari summons first meeting of the House of Representatives on January 9 (rep 27/12/2022)

NC lawmaker Gurung suspended (rn 27/12/2022)

Keeping the House in order : The new cohort of first-time MPs is expected to avoid becoming pawns in the hands of a handful of leaders (kp 23/12/2022)

Newly elected parliamentarians to take oath on December 22  (kh 19/12/2022), Federal Parliament Secretariat calls all-party meeting on Thursday (kh 21/12/2022), Newly-elected MPs taking oath on Thursday (kh 21/12/2022)

Parliament Secretariat adopting e-attendance to make MPs give more time in House, by Narayan Neupane (rn 18/12/2022)

Appointment of justices at SC stalled due to absence of parliament to conduct hearings (rep 16/12/2022)

Despite dissolved twice, HoR completes its 5-year term (kh 18/09/2022)

Mud-slinging the order of the day in Parliament’s last sitting : House debates were largely centered on removal of Oli government and the citizenship issue, by Nishan Khatiwada (kp 18/09/2022)

Government to end parliament session (kh 16/09/2022), Govt recommends to prorogue parliament with effect from Saturday midnight (kh 16/09/2022), HoR, Province Assembly's term to expire from September 17 midnight (rn 16/09/2022)

Election Commission opposes plan to extend House term : Election code of conduct says terms of members of lower house and provincial assembly will lose their positions after filing nominations for elections (kp 06/09/2022) [A moronic discussion: elected MPs only become functional when parliament first convenes. No democratic country can afford to be without a legislature or executive for months!  This once again highlights one of the many shortcomings of the 2015 Constitution.]

Upper House lawmakers draw govt’s attention to contemporary issues (kh 06/09/2022)

RPP Chair Lingden announces resignation as lawmaker (kh 04/09/2022) [A strange view of the electoral period of a parliament! This may only end on the day on which the newly elected parliament convenes for the first time. Otherwise, the country would be without a legislature for weeks or even months, what the executive has enjoyed manipulating in the past. There is no question of a tenure extension.]

Bill proposes continuing current lower house’s term until March 4 : Experts decry plan as unparliamentary. Government has drafted a bill to amend relevant law, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/09/2022) [What is morally wrong can never be legally right! The previous parliament is history from the time of the new elections at the latest!]

Lawmakers voice against the government (kh 02/09/2022), Lawmakers stress on making Media Council independent (kh 02/09/2022)

Amendment bill on Citizenship Act be presented in upper house Sunday : Ruling parties’ lawmakers say the upper house chairperson cannot hold the bill for long, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/08/2022), National Assembly passes citizenship bill again, without changes (rep 03/09/2022), Upper House also passes citizenship bill as it is : President has 15 days to give her assent to the bill, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/09/2022)

Impeachment recommendation panel to summon Chief Justice Rana on August 31 : It plans to submit the report in September first week, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/08/2022)

Parliament meeting postponed for a week at UML’s request (kh 23/08/2022)

Proposal on Citizenship Bill amendment approved (rep 18/08/2022), Citizenship Bill passed with a majority (kh 18/08/2022), Snubbing President Bhandari, House endorses bill to amend Citizenship Act without changes (nlt 19/08/2022), Citizenship Bill, returned by President, passed by House without change : The bill will be sent to President Bhandari again once it is endorsed by the National Assembly, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/08/2022),
The bill that was and the bill this is: What did King Birendra do with the bill to amend Citizenship Act 1964 that became a topic of discussion after President Bhandari returned the bill to amend Citizenship Act 2006?, by Tika R Pradhan and Tufan Neupane (kp 19/08/2022) [Whatever is being discussed now, the fundamental problem is the unequal treatment of Nepali women and men based on arch-patriarchal thinking. The very predominantly male persons of the ruling elite do not want to change this now either. Article 18 of the constitution, as the overriding fundamental rights article, prohibits precisely this unequal treatment, which is still maintained. In other words, Nepal's citizenship law continues to be blatantly unconstitutional. The current discussion is pure palaver.]

We should focus on elections after a month, let’s finish the impeachment quickly: Lawmakers (kh 17/08/2022)

National Land Commission’s delivery questioned in House (kh 16/08/2022)

President's letter over Citizenship Bill read out in HoR (rep 16/08/2022)

Parliament endorses bill on oath, seven years after constitution promulgation : Confusion had arisen over oath-taking in the absence of a law. The new law will come into force after President’s approval, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/08/2022)

Rana impeachment motion sent to probe committee, but time is running out : Proposal can’t pass the House without the support of UML, which seems disinterested in ruling coalition’s agenda, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/08/2022)

Running out of time : Outgoing lawmakers are oddly rushing to pass bills after sitting on their hands for years (kp 08/08/2022)

Passage of bill on electricity becomes uncertain. Energy minister mulls ordinance : An amendment that aims to allow the private sector to engage in power trade inside and outside the country has become uncertain with the country entering election mode, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/08/2022) [At least since KP Oli's autocratic rule, Nepali governments have preferred ordinances anyway!]

Parties’ move to keep House working even after declaring polls raises questions : Experts say with elections announced, the caretaker government cannot present bills in Parliament, as some new laws may lead to policy decisions, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/08/2022)

‘Profit belongs to NOC, consumers bear the brunt of loss’, rant parliamentarians (kh 07/08/2022)

With House term nearing end, parties are trying to rush Rana impeachment : UML and ruling coalition lawmakers say time is too short for probing and putting the motion to vote, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/08/2022), Impeachment motion against Rana sent to the recommendation committee : The move means start of the process to probe charges against Rana, but it cannot be passed without UML’s support (kp 07/08/2022)

No possibility of dissolution of parliament: Deputy Speaker (kh 04/08/2022)

Lawmakers sound alert on 'anti-federalism voices' raised in parliament, call for a ban (rn 29/07/2022)

Dirty money everywhere: Is Nepal on the verge of being blacklisted for money laundering? (nlt 26/07/2022)

Upper house awaits vice-chair for months as parties show lack of interest in electing one : Lawmakers say the vice-chair position must not be left vacant because it is a constitutional position and is important in terms of inclusion, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/07/2022) [The autocratic leading politicians never respect the constitution!]

Speaker is a failure—and ineffective, observers say : Chosen after a struggle between Oli and Dahal, Agni Sapkota is confused about his role and has failed to be assertive, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/07/2022)

Parliamentary arithmetic behind ongoing deputy speaker election (kh 15/07/2022)

No deputy Speaker for over two years, and now they want to elect one. Why? Not aimed at protecting the constitution, experts say, as ruling parties seem to be eying something else that they think may benefit them somehow, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/07/2022) [The disregard for the Constitution by the ruling male Tagadhari elite is simply criminal and undemocratic in every sense of the word!]

Deputy Speaker of HoR: Bhusal and Bhattarai file nominations (kh 14/07/2022) [This position is reserved for women, as the patriarchal ruling elite see only men as qualified for top leadership roles. But the question is why, once again, only candidates from Bahun circles are sent forward.]

Everything you need to know about Nepal’s parliamentary committee practices, from the first parliament to federal parliament, by Jivesh Jha (nlt 14/07/2022) [book review]

Govt tables Citizenship Bill in Parliament (nlt 13/07/2022)

Parliamentary committee formed to investigate against ex-FinMin Sharma starts work (nlt 12/07/2022)

It’s shameful to fail to nominate Deputy Speaker and Vice-Chairman: Bamdev Gautam (kh 12/07/2022) [It is not only shameful, it is a serious violation of Articles 91 and 92 of the Constitution. This constitutional violation was deliberately committed by the previous Oli government, like so many others of his numerous misconducts, and has been continued by the present Deuba government. Since both positions should have been filled by women, it is also an afront against women's rights and political participation. The politicians responsible for this scandal should be held accountable as a matter of urgency.], Election for Deputy Speaker announced for Friday (nlt 13/07/2022)

Speaker Sapkota certifies five bills (kh 12/07/2022)

Speaker Sapkota rules govt to furnish replies on issues raised by lawmakers (nlt 11/07/2022)

Parliamentarians rue over withdrawal of Citizenship related Bill (kh 08/07/2022)

Despite six-decade history, parliamentary practice remains weak in Nepal : Experts say that in countries where political parties aren’t democratic, the parliamentary practice cannot be effective, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/07/2022)

UML lawmakers boycott National Assembly meeting (rep 01/07/2022)

UML lawmakers boycott National Assembly meeting (kh 27/06/2022) [A democratic party must not under any circumstances prevent the work of the elected representatives of the people, even if there are serious allegations. Parliament is not a kindergarten! Why should the voters give their vote to such a party again?]

HoR meeting adjourned owing to insufficient quorum (kh 26/06/2022)

No legal clarity on how long the House of Representatives can function after election dates are announced : Government doesn’t need to dissolve House, it can simply prorogue ongoing session which means the end of its tenure, an expert says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/06/2022)

Deuba avoids House that awaited response on some pressing issues : Amid calls for answers from him on defence budget and SPP, prime minister plays truant,  by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/06/2022), House panel grills army chief, foreign minister on SPP : Orders government to write to the US saying Nepal is not part of SPP. Sharma claims 2019 army letter was sent with government nod, Nepal is not part of any military alliance, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/06/2022)

Lawmakers warn government against joining State Partnership Program : Congress lawmaker Gagan Thapa vows to scuttle any attempts aimed at signing the programme (kp 16/06/2022)

UML lawmakers boycott Parliament meeting kh 16/06/2022) [Why should people vote at the next elections for a party that time and again dissolves or blocks parliament?]

UML stalls House proceedings over 'budget manipulation', by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/06/2022)

Budget debate in Nepal is about MPs seeking more for their constituencies : Parliamentarians often forget their main job—making laws. They consider themselves development workers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/06/2022)

NRNA controversy in Parliament, lawmakers demand information on talks with the UK (rep 11/06/2022)

Parties that accused UML of subverting Parliament are themselves doing it : Ministers are skipping budget-related discussions and experts call it insult to the people and Parliament. Ministers must be accountable to Parliament, says UML chief whip, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/06/2022)

Call for bill on out-of-country voting, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/06/2022)

Lawmakers propose expenditure budget cuts for different ministries (kh 08/06/2022)

Leaving both houses without deputies reflects poorly on parties’ commitments : As House Speaker and Assembly chair are men, their deputies have to be women. Parties’ apathy leads some to suspect if they are being neglectful of women’s representation, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/06/2022) [Nepal's macho men like to violate the constitution and laws when it comes to preventing women's participation!]

Lawmakers draw government’s attention to rising inflation : Lawmakers accuse government of not taking any measures to tame inflation and rising prices of petroleum products (nlt 03/06/2022)

Citizens appeal to protect the dignity of Supreme Court : ‘The act of directing the government to defy the court verdict on the construction of Nijgadh Airport is against Regulations of the House of Representatives.’ (nlt)

House likely to expire with dozens of bills pending as tenure draws to close : Some bills, including crucial ones, have been stacked since first meeting in March 2018, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/06/2022) [This is the result of the direct failure of the Oli and Deuba led governments and the entire party political leadership of the country!]

Lawmakers register resolution proposal demanding removal of time limit in rape case (kh 30/05/2022)

UML obstructs House after Industry Minister criticizes Oli (nlt 27/05/2022) [The anti.democrats are back!], House meeting adjourned for 15 minutes following UML protest (kh 27/05/2022)

National Assembly endorses nominations for its thematic committees (rep 26/05/2022)

House meeting today; lawmakers to begin deliberation on policies and programs (kh 26/05/2022)

Public importance motion on price hike of petro products filed at Parliament (nlt 24/05/2022)

National Assembly approves eight ordinances (rep 23/05/2022)

Pre-budget discussions on Wednesday and Thursday (nlt 17/05/2022)

House meets today, but the motion to impeach Rana may remain in limbo : If the parties deliberately put the motion on hold, it would mean a deviation from the constitutional process, says former Congress lawmaker, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 17/05/2022), UML lets parliament run sans obstruction after 9 months (kp 17/05/2022), National Assembly meeting held amidst UML obstruction (nlt 17/05/2022), After holding House hostage for 8 months, UML lifts obstructions : Main opposition says it will remodel its protest and will allow proceedings in view of economic crisis and inflation, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/05/2022), Vote counting in all wards of Dharan sub-metropolis put off following Maoist protest (rep 18/05/2022), Vote counting put off in Palungtar after ballot box of a booth found not sealed (rep 18/05/2022), House to run smoothly (ht 19/05/2022)

Nepal’s lawmaking process lacks consultation : Four years of federal parliament have been disappointing for participatory lawmaking, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/05/2022) [KP Oli in particular, but also the Deuba-led government, have repeatedly tried to eliminate the popularly elected parliament. It is completely incomprehensible why these politicians want to run again in parliamentary elections!]

Govt to present Policies and Programs for new fiscal year in parliament on May 21 (rep 11/05/2022)

President Bhandari summons House session on May 17 (kh 09/05/2022)

Budget session recommended for May 17 : The government needs to present the annual budget on May 29 (kp 08/05/2022)

Budget session is just weeks away but uncertainties loom : Holidays and House rules are obstacles, and there’s the protesting UML too (kp 06/05/2022)

When does the term of current House expire? No one actually knows : Constitution sets five-year term but does not say when date starts. Experts differ, some saying polling day, others insisting date when Parliament first met as the beginning, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 20/03/2022) [Nepal is a parliamentary democracy. In such a democracy, parliament should not be dissolved, but should remain constant. It makes sense for a parliamentary term to last from the day of the first sitting of a parliament until the first sitting of the next elected parliament. Unfortunately, the Nepali parliament is often seen as an obstacle by the executive and is therefore misused to enforce its policies.]

‘Impeachment motion filed against CJ Rana to remain parliament’s property’ (kh 16/03/2022)

House is prorogued; questions arise over motion to impeach chief justice : Impeachment proposal against Cholendra Shumsher Rana, registered on February 13, is in Parliament. With no session now, it is in a state of limbo, by Anil Giri and Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/03/2022) [KP Oli understood parliamentary democracy as proroguing or dissolving the popularly elected parliament to rule autocratically with ordinances and the present government is not much better!]

Govt recommends proroguing parliament session (kh 15/03/2022) [Parliament is not a tool for autocratic top politicians, but the basis of Nepal's political system. Countless laws have long demanded to be passed by parliament, but autocratic politicians like Oli and also the leaders of the current ruling alliance don't give a damn!]

Impeachment motion against CJ Rana tabled in HoR meeting (rep 13/03/2022)

Speaker Sapkota makes special request to end House impasse for smooth functioning of state affairs (kh 13/03/2022)

Parliament obstruction is an infringement of people's sovereign rights: Bhim Rawal (rep 06/03/2022)

HoR meeting adjourned again, next meeting scheduled for March 13 : HoR forms impeachment recommendation committee (kh 06/03/2022), HoR moves forward impeachment motion against Chief Justice Rana : 11-member impeachment recommendation committee formed (kh 06/03/2022), Parliament forms committee to study allegations against Chief Justice Rana : The 11-member Impeachment Recommendation Committee has four members from CPN-UML, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/03/2022)

Newly-elected National Assembly members take oath of office and secrecy (nlt 05/03/2022)

A dysfunctional House is betrayal of democracy, electorate, observers say : Parliament has failed to function for the last six months due to the protests by opposition UML against the Speaker, by Binod Ghimire (kp) [KP Oli has made it clear for years that it is against parliamentary democracy!]

Four-year-term of 20 NA lawmakers expiring today (kh 04/03/2022)

HoR meeting adjourned in 8 minutes, next meeting scheduled for Sunday (kh 02/03/2022), Next session of HoR likely to discuss proposal to impeach CJ Rana (kh 02/03/2022) [The anti-democrats of the CPN (UML) will not allow any parliamentary work until the next general elections. This is their understanding of democracy. They should never be elected again!], Parliament may endorse crucial pending bills now despite UML’s obstruction : Endorsing the MCC compact was a turnabout by the government and the Speaker, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/03/2022) [Unfortunately, it doesn't look like it!]

Nepal’s Parliament ratifies MCC Compact with “interpretative declaration” (kh 27/02/2022), Nepal Parliament ratifies MCC compact : The US grant, one of the most debated agreements in the country’s history, gets through the House after the coalition agreed on interpretive declaration, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/02/2022), What’s in the declaration that led to passage of the US grant from Nepal House, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/02/2022), ‘Nepal will not be part of any US military alliance by being party to MCC Compact’ : 11 points of Nepal's interpretative declaration on MCC (kh 27/02/2022), Five years after signing, America-funded MCC Compact ratified by parliament : The $500 million MCC Nepal Compact had become the victim of extreme politicization. Nepali communist leaders had vehemently stood against parliamentary ratification of the Compact, by Adhim Neupane and Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 27/02/2022), MCC Nepal compact: What is in the “interpretative declaration” endorsed by Nepal’s parliament? (nlt 27/02/2022), Deliberations on much-debated MCC Compact in parliament : Who said what? , by Nishan Khatiwada (nlt 27/02/2022), Gagan Thapa forwards a strong reason for MCC Compact ratification ; The Nepali Congress General Secretary says Nepal should ask for more grants from China and India as well (nlt 27/02/2022),

Furnish all documents related to MCC in parliament: Unified Socialist leader Khanal (kh 27/02/2022), Only that foreign assistance which respects Nepal's sovereignty will be welcomed: Khanal (rep 27/02/2022), ‘Nepal will not be part of any US military alliance by being party to MCC Compact’ : 11 points of Nepal's interpretative declaration on MCC (kh 27/02/2022), Parliament discussing MCC compact agreement (rep 27/02/2022), Supporters of MCC are national traitors: Bhim Rawal (rep 27/02/2022) [You are welcome to express your opinion in parliament, but so are all other parliamentarians. Those who deny the right of popularly elected parliamentarians to discuss MCC have no place in a parliamentary democracy! How low have you sunk since we first met in 1990?]

HoR meeting taking place today : To discuss MCC, other issues (kh 27/02/2022), Ruling parties set to ratify MCC Compact thru consensus (kh 27/02/2022), Ruling coalition decides to ratify MCC compact (nlt 27/02/2022),
Ruling coalition decides to ratify MCC today with interpretative declaration (kh 27/02/2022),m Maoist Center holding PP meeting to inform about party’s decision on MCC : Maoist Center to vote on MCC with interpretive explanation (kh 27/02/2022), MCC on Parliament’s agenda; UML likely to obstruct meeting (kh 27/02/2022) [Oli claims to do everything exclusively in the interest of the people. This is probably why he has been blocking the work of the people's elected representatives for months. Why does this party still want to stand for elections at all?], HoR meeting postponed by an hour (kh 27/02/2022)

HoR meeting postponed till February 27 : Deterrence likely to affect MCC ratification deadline (kh 25/02/2022)

Parliament meeting slated to discuss MCC Compact today (nlt 24/02/2022), House meeting postponed until Friday (nlt 24/02/2022)

Nepal’s ruling alliance agrees to table MCC compact in the parliament : Parliamentarians are supposed to discuss the project under MCC grant on the basis of facts and logic to debunk false narratives propagated especially by social media and YouTubers (nlt 20/02/2022), Ruling coalition decides to table MCC in Parliament (kh 20/02/2022), Prachanda did not agree in coalition decision to table MCC: Prachanda’s secretariat (kh 20/02/2022) [Obviously, Dahal and his party want to be nothing but history soon!], BAC to table MCC in Parliament amid Maoist’s objection (kh 20/02/2022), Parliament meeting begins, MCC to be tabled in today’s session (kh 20/02/2022), Minister Karki tables MCC on behalf of Finance Ministry (kh 20/02/2022), Govt tables MCC in parliament amid protest of UML and Maoist lawmakers (rep 20/02/2022), Next HoR meeting on February 24 (rep 20/02/2022)

Parliament meeting today, MCC Compact not on the agenda (nlt 18/02/2022), Parliament meeting postponed till Sunday (kh 18/02/2022) [Politicians and parties that fundamentally reject parliamentary democracy should not be allowed to participate in future elections! The behaviour of Oli and his CPN (UML) is highly damaging to the state and destroys the future of the country!]

Parliament meeting postponed till Friday (kh 16/02/2022)

Deuba, Prachanda agree not to table MCC Compact today : CPN (Maoist Center) that had earlier allowed tabling the Compact changed its tone today. The party has warned of leaving the government if the Compact is tabled without consensus in the ruling alliance (nlt 16/02/2022)

UML to obstruct House meeting today as well (nlt 16/02/2022) [The anti-democrats are supposedly not against MCC, even call on the government to finally make a decision, but prevent the agreement from being passed by the elected representatives of the people!!??]

Parliamentary Committees Performance Up To Mark -NA Chair (rn 15/02/2022)

Parliament meeting postponed again (kh 13/02/2022), HoR meeting rescheduled for Feb 16 (rep 13/02/2022), How the House restored twice became totally dysfunctional : Politicians, both from ruling and opposition parties, have trampled on the sovereignty of the hallowed parliament, observers say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/02/2022), [The incompetent and anti-democratic so-called top politicians should be disposed of in the dustbin of history as soon as possible! None of them wants democracy, rule of law, inclusion, real secularism and federalism!]

Break the impasse : Parliament cannot continue to remain the centre of disorder created by petty politics (kp 10/02/2022), Speaker Sapkota’s duty is to move forward procedures of parliament: NC leader Mahat (kh 11/02/2022

House meeting deferred again amid preparations to table MCC compact : The $500 million US grant, for which Washington has set a February 28 deadline, is in limbo as Nepal’s political parties are deeply divided, by Tika R Pradhan and Binod Ghimire (kp 09/02/2022), House of Representatives to meet on Feb 14 (kh 09/02/2022) [The time for a decision on MCC is rapidly running out. In the event of a rejection, the discontinuation of various power plant constructions should also be considered. Without the transmission lines financed with MCC money, they do not make much sense!]

Citizens demand investigation on murder case against House Speaker, say he is not fit to remain in post : “The major political parties must immediately take action against Agni Sapkota in order to protect the values and principles of the parliamentary system." (nlt 08/02/2022) [He should never have been elected to that office until a court confirmed his innocence. What kind of constitutional state is this?], Civil society leaders urge parties to take appropriate decision to oust Speaker Sapkota (rep 09/02/2022)

What if… we didn’t need the National Assembly? Influential political leaders want to be MPs as non-parliamentarians cannot become ministers for more than six months, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 03/02/2022) [In the federal system, the National Assembly has special significance as the representation of the provinces at the national level, but the central party elites must be strictly prevented from influencing its staffing. Completely superfluous, however, is the office of the largely functionless vice president, whose task could be performed in exceptional institutions, for example, by a functionary of Parliament.]

Settle the MCC now : The government should table it in parliament and let the sovereign body decide (ae 03/02/2022) [But according to the understanding of democracy of the supreme rulers of the political parties, they alone decide how their elected representatives have to vote, not their conscience.]

LMC effortful to keep high standards of bill related to security printing (kh 03/02/2022)

Govt preparing to register a proposal to remove Speaker, by Ishwari Subedi (rep 01/02/2022), Sapkota’s role as a nonpartisan post holder comes into question : Amid Deuba’s plan to move MCC grant for its ratification from the House, the Speaker has expedited his own consultations which experts call unwarranted, by Binod Ghimire and Anil Giri (kp 03/02/2022)

HoR meet postponed till February 9 (kh 29/01/2022), National Assembly meet slated for Monday postponed until further notice (kh 30/01/2022)

New law afoot to make parliamentary hearing accountable (kh 29/01/2022)

Unified Socialist candidate Garima Shah gets elected from Sudurpaschim Province (kh 26/01/2022), All Candidates Of Ruling Coalition Elected To NA From Sudurpaschim, Lumbini Provinces (rn 26/01/2022), Ruling alliance secures victory in 18 of 19 seats in National Assembly poll (With list of elected candidates) (rep 27/01/2022), Ruling parties win 18 out of 19 seats in National Assembly elections (nlt 27/01/2022), UML the main sufferer yet a winner in National Assembly elections : The main opposition continues to be the largest party in the upper house despite losing seven seats. The ruling alliance wins in all provinces except Province 1, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/01/2022)

Panel to ask PM on inclusive, proportional system in envoy appointment (ht 20/01/2022)

UML seeks government accountability while it holds the House of Representatives hostage : A dysfunctional Parliament is unlikely to convene meetings anytime soon amid Covid-19 scare, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/01/2022)

NA Meeting Scheduled For Monday Postponed Again (rn 16/01/2022), HoR meeting postponed due to COVID-19 (kh 16/01/2022), HoR meeting rescheduled for January 30 (rep 16/01/2022)

HoR meeting postponed till January 17 (rep 10/01/2022)

I will not betray the trust of the people: Speaker Sapkota (rep 09/01/2022) [Only when the court acquits you of murder in the case that has been pending against you for years, will you earn the trust of the people!]

Political coordination committee to take initiative to run parliament smoothly (kh 07/01/2022), Ruling, opposition parties doing little to end stalemate, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/01/2022)

NA session rescheduled for January 11 (kh 07/01/2022)

Parliament meeting scheduled for tomorrow postponed : Next meeting to be held on January 12 (kh 05/01/2022)

HoR meeting postponed at the request of Maoist Center : Next meeting on January 6 (kh 02/01/2022)

Election process for National Assembly polls begins from today (kh 01/01/2022)

House approves four ordinances amid UML's obstruction (rep 22/12/2021), CPN (UML) Continues To Protest In Parliament (rep 22/12/2021), Taking hostage of parliament undemocratic: Former PM Bhattarai (kh 23/12/2021) [Not undemocratic, but anti-democratic! Democracy is the rule of the people, but the authoritarian KP Oli prevents their elected representatives from exercising this rule!]

HoR passes two ordinances (kh 21/12/2021), House endorses two ordinances amid main opposition obstruction : The next meeting has been called for Wednesday (kp 21/12/2021)

Parliament’s Business Advisory Committee meeting begins, UML also participates (kh 21/12/2021)

National Assembly meeting postponed until further notice (nlt 20/12/2021)

Dispute between UML and Speaker continues as House reconvenes : Experts on parliamentary affairs say while the Speaker and the prime minister should take initiatives for dialogue, the UML must also understand that House obstruction is not going to offer a solution, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/12/2021)

Parliament session begins today amid obstruction threats by UML : There are 57 bills pending in the two Houses of the parliament. According to some lawmakers, Prime Minister Deuba is keen to table the MCC compact during this session, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 14/12/2021), Govt tables six ordinances amid UML’s obstruction, House meeting postponed for a week : The main opposition party, UML, had obstructed the earlier House session as well demanding that 14 lawmakers it took action should be dismissed (nlt 14/12/2021) [A party that prevents the urgently needed work of the legislature should be excluded from future elections, as it quite obviously rejects the parliamentary rule of the people, which is bindingly prescribed by the constitution! What the UML criticises must be settled through the courts!], 9th Session of parliament kicks off, UML obstruction continues : Govt. tables five ordinances for discussion (kh 14/12/2021), Parliament adjourned till December 21 : UML obstruction continues (kh 14/12/2021)

Meeting of both Houses to begin tomorrow; lawmakers to undergo COVID-19 screening today (kh 13/12/2021)

MCC likely to be main agenda of the winter session of the House starting next week : Prime Minister Deuba has over the past few months assured several US officials that the compact would be passed through Parliament, by Tika R Pradfhan (kh 09/12/2021)

Prez summons federal parliament session on December 14 (rep 02/12/2021)

Speaker Sapkota-led delegation returns home from Madrid : Says will now be focused to end parliamentary deadlock (kh 02/12/2021) [What fairy tale of achieved inclusiveness did you recount in Madrid?]

Upcoming upper house polls could leave a weakened UML even weaker : A loss may be solely the UML’s but holds the potential for affecting national understanding by deepening the divide, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/11/2021)

Parliamentary hearing of proposed ambassadors postponed (rep 21/11/2021), Parliamentary hearing of proposed ambassadors to India, UK and UK deferred yet again (kh 03/12/2021) [It is so unimportant for Nepali politicians to send ambassadors to India, the US and the UK!], Parliamentary hearing for ambassador nominees set for today : The parliamentary committee has already deferred the hearing twice in the absence of a quorum, by Pramod Ghimire (kp 06/12/2021), Parliamentary hearing endorses proposed ambassadorial candidates (kh 06/12/2021), MCC dominates ambassadorial hearing : Parliamentary committee has endorsed ambassadors—Shankar Sharma for India, Sridhar Khatri for the United States and Gyan Chandra Acharya for the United Kingdom, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/12/2021)

National Assembly member election to be held on January 26 (rep 20/11/2021)

Calls for House session as judicial crisis protracts : Observers say the House should be summoned so that lawmakers can discuss the disputes in the Supreme Court, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/11/2021)

Parliament unaware about 80 per cent laws formulated under its nose (kh 12/11/2021)

Rights activists urge Parliament to pass citizenship bill (ht 11/11/2021)

Term Of 20 NA Members To Be Terminated On March 5 (rn 09/11/2021), Govt to hold National Assembly elections by Jan 22 (kh 10/11/2021)

House session to be prorogued today (ht 29/10/2021), House prorogation stalls prospect of chief justice being impeached for now : An impeachment motion can be registered even when the House is not in session, but the House has to be in session for forming the impeachment recommendation committee, discussing the motion and for putting the motion to vote, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/10/2021), Parliament session prorogued (kh 30/10/2021)

HoR meeting taking place at 2 pm today (kh 28/10/2021), UML obstruction in parliament continues (kh 28/10/2021), HoR meeting adjourned till Nov 15 : UML's sloganeering continued Thursday as well (kh 28/10/2021) [According to the constitution, Nepal is a parliamentary democracy. As PM, Oli has tried several times to eliminate the parliament. Now in opposition, he continues to try to prevent any work by the people's elected representatives. This is an attack on the very foundations of the Nepali state.]

Seats of 20 National Assembly lawmakers falling vacant (rep 26/10/2021)

Postponing House meeting without compelling reasons, a wrong trend that continues : Analysts stress need for the House calendar to end the practice, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/10/2021)

CPN-UML demands leadership of Public Accounts Committee : Opposition party lays claim to parliamentary panel while Nepali Congress says it has no plans of leaving the position yet, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/10/2021)

Parties using deputy Speaker’s position as a bargaining chip is wrong, observers say : The ruling alliance has agreed to give the long vacant deputy Speaker’s post to the Janata Samajbadi Party as part of a power-sharing deal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/10/2021)

UML to continue obstructing House proceedings (ht 19/10/2021)

Speaker Sapkota says he is ready to discuss with UML to end House disruption (kh 13/10/2021)

HoR holding meeting today : PM Deuba to table Madhesi Commission’s report (kh 11/10/2021)

National Assembly approves recommendation to withdraw bill (rep 11/10/2021)

UML continues obstruction at National Assembly (rep 11/10/2021)

Government withdraws Civil Service Bill from Parliament (kh 08/10/2021), Govt to withdraw four bills (rep 08/10/2021)

UML protests continues in HoR, House postponed in eight minutes : Next meeting scheduled for Friday (kh 05/10/2021) [As prime minister, Oli repeatedly shut down parliament to push through his authoritarian and sometimes unconstitutional moves. As a no-longer-prime minister, he blocks the work of the elected people' s representatives from the inside! Yet Nepal calls itself a parliamentary democracy!]

Four bills tabled in National Assembly for discussions amid UML protest (rep 04/10/2021)

UML continues Parliament obstruction as KP Oli pitches for early elections : Experts argue that UML has challenged the Speaker’s move in court so it should wait until the court gives its verdict, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/09/2021), Obstruction Continues In Parliament: Auditor General's Report Presented (rn 30/09/2021) [The MPs were elected to represent the people and not the parties. Perhaps voters should think twice at the next elections before voting for a party that prevents the legislature from doing its much-needed work!]

NA endorses two ordinances related to finance (rep 27/09/2021)

UML lawmakers obstruct HoR meeting, next meeting to be held on Thursday (rep 27/09/2021), Speaker executes HoR proceeding despite UML obstruction : Next meeting scheduled for September 30 (kh 27/09/2021)

NA passes Fiscal Bill and National Debt Raising Bill 1978 2078 (kh 24/09/2021)

President authenticates appropriation bill ending government shutdown : Bill was passed by upper house majority Thursday (kp 23/09/2021)

Lower House passes two budget-related bills (kh 23/09/2021)

UML’s partisan politics enters upper house, as members demand Speaker’s resignation : Observers say Nepali parties have failed to comprehend the spirit of the National Assembly and made it a platform to squabble over petty interests, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/09/2021) [Perhaps it is not necessarily the parties, but rather the old, long-since failed and anti-democratic so-called party leaders who should be sent packing if Nepal is finally to come to its senses politically!]

NA meeting postponed after UML obstruction (kh 21/09/2021)

Lower house endorses budget amid UML protest : The bill now will be sent to the upper house. The government shutdown would be lifted once the bill gets through (kp 20/09/2021)

House session underway despite UML’s obstruction (kh 20/09/2021), House endorses Appropriation Bill amidst UML protest : To meet next on Sept 23 (kh 20/09/2021), HoR approves two bills (kh 20/09/2021)

UML looks set for a showdown amid spending halt : Ruling alliance may steamroller the budget through lower house, but its passage from upper house looks difficult without a deal with main opposition, by Anil Giri and Binod Ghimire (kp 16/09/2021)

Bedlam in parliament: Speaker's political bias to blame, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 15/09/2021)

SC issues interim order allowing lawmakers Pandey and Sharda Devi to join Unified Socialist (kh 14/09/2021)

House of ruckus : Unruly behaviour reflects poorly not just on the representatives but on the people too (kp 14/09/2021)

House obstructions, if continue, can lead to financial deadlock : As Speaker fails to resolve the crisis, there are concerns the government may have its hands tied when it comes to spending, with just two days to get the budget endorsed, by Tika R Pradhan and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/09/2021)

UML obstructs National Assembly meeting on Monday (kh 13/09/2021), National Assembly meeting postponed till September 15 (kh 13/09/2021), UML obstructs parliament meeting today as well : Next meeting on September 20 (kh 14/09/2021)

Speaker calls all-party meeting for tomorrow (kh 12/09/2021)

CPN-UML obstructs House session today as well (kh 12/09/2021), Parliament meeting adjourned; to meet again on Sept 14 (kh 12/09/2021)

Onus on Speaker Sapkota to fix broken House of Representatives, observers say : As the presiding officer of the legislative body, they say the Speaker should take the initiative to diffuse the situation, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/09/2021)

Replacement Bill passed amidst mayhem, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 11/09/2021) [What a shame! This behaviour in parliament is unworthy of representatives of the people and damages Nepal's reputation in the world!]

Political parties are holding Parliament hostage : The government, the opposition and the Speaker are only concerned about petty party interests, a former Speaker says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/09/2021)

Ordinance relating to Political Parties (second amendment) tabled at National Assembly amid protest (kh 10/09/2021), Three Bills Related To Budget Tabled, HoR Endorses Three Ordinances Amidst UML Obstruction (rn 10/09/2021), HoR approves three ordinances (kh 10/09/2021)

HoR meeting adjourned for 15 minutes again : UML lawmakers' continue to obstruct (kh 10/09/2021), Ordinance tabled despite UML obstruction in parliament (kh 10/09/2021)

Parliament meeting adjourned; to meet again on Sept 10 (kh 08/09/2021) [Preventing parliamentary work or even dissolving it is an anti-democratic speciality of Oli and his CPN-UML!]

10th session of the Federal Parliament begins today (kh 08/09/2021)

Why parliamentary transparency matters : Parliamentary record-keeping in our case has been somewhat superficial, by Shraddha Pokharel (kp 07/09/2021)

Political Party Act odinance : Ruckus expected from UML in HoR (ht 06/09/2021)

Govt starts preparation for new session of parliament (kh) [Thanks to the prorogation of the House of Representatives and the immediate subsequent amendment of the Political Party Act, the parties were able to split to secure the Deuba government. Now the legislature of the elected representatives of the people can get back to work!], Cabinet requests Prez to summon house session on September 8 (rep 04/09/2021), President summons Federal Parliament meetings (kh 05/09/2021)

'Action against expelled UML lawmakers not necessary' (ht 30/08/2021)

EC updates Parliament Secretariat about newly-registered parties (kh 27/08/2021)

As EC registers CPN-Unified Socialist, UML shrinks to 98 seats in HoR (kh 26/08/2021)

UML mounts pressure on Speaker to initiate action against its 14 lawmakers : Speaker to forward action as per law (kh 20/08/2021) [According to article 35 of the Political Party Act, the speaker has 15 days time to do so!], UML cannot take action against 14 lawmakers: Lawmaker Devkota (kh 20/08/2021) [In view of the Supreme Court ruling of 12 July, this is absolutely correct! The judgement is binding law also for Mr. Oli!], Ruling alliance expresses serious concern over ‘threats’ issued by UML lawmakers against Speaker Sapkota (rep 23/08/2021), Ruling coalition objects to UML’s ‘threat’ to House Speaker : Issuing a statement, Congress, Maoist Centre, Janata Samajbadi, Rastriya Janamorcha and Madhav Nepal group urge all to respect constitutional decorum (kp 23/08/2021)

House prorogued  : The govt has deliberately undermined the role of the parliament by putting it under the shadow of the executive (ht 18/08/2021) [This is an unchanged continuation of Oli's anti-democratic and unconstitutional policy! Deuba has already failed mercilessly even in his fifth attempt as prime minister!], Five writs filed at SC against ordinance on party split (kh 19/08/2021)

Govt bringing ordinance to amend Political Parties Act 2017 : Province and local level representatives will be able to choose the party (kh 17/08/2021) [Many amendments to the Political Parties Act would be necessary. The current amendment is mainly to facilitate a split of CPN-UML and JSPN. But why is the amendment again made through an Ordinance and not through Parliament, whose session was therefore ended the day before?], Opposition lashes out at the government for proroguing Parliament : After failing to give business to the House, the Deuba administration, which is unsure of its strength to pass bills, has ended the session that started a month ago, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 17/08/2021) [The criticism is well-founded, but the tradition of ruling without parliament and democratic rules was introduced by KP Oli! That Deuba continues this is shocking!], Govt's move to prorogue Parliament condemned, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/08/2021)

Government to prorogue parliament session (kh 16/08/2021) [The way the Deuba government deals with the legislature seems to be little different from the Oli period. Democracy looks different. There should be so many laws passed!], President prorogues parliament : Minister defends prorogation saying government needed time to build consensus on pending (kp 16/08/2021)

Two bills presented in HoR on last day of current session (kh 16/08/2021)

Speaker Sapkota directs to remove Matrika Yadav’s ‘non-parliamentary words’ from record (kh 13/08/2021)

Government directed to expedite post-quake reconstruction works (ht 06/08/2021)

Speaker Sapkota inspects federal parliament building under construction (rep 06/08/2021)

Lawmakers press for passage of citizenship bill (ht 28/07/2021)

HoR meeting taking place today : PM to table report on Office of Auditor General (kh 23/07/2021)

The House got a new lease of life. Now it should get deputy Speaker : Experts say parties in power must not undermine the fact that constitutional obligations are attached with the post, which the previous government failed to pay heed to, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/07/2021)

House session : For the first time in Nepal's parliamentary history, lawmakers are free to cast their votes without having to abide by the whips (ht 19/07/2021)

Deuba wins vote of confidence in the reinstated House : The win ensures Congress leader’s tenure as prime minister for a year and a half–until the next elections are held (kp 18/07/2021), Deuba wins vote of confidence in parliament with 165 votes (rep 18/07/2021), PM Sher Bahadur Deuba wins trust vote in House of Representatives, secures 165 votes (ht 18/07/2021), PM Deuba secures vote of confidence in Parliament : Out of 249 votes: Yes 165; No 83; 1 Neutral (kh 18/07/2021),

HoR Business Advisory Committee sets agenda for today’s sessions : PM Deuba's vote of confidence proposal in the second session (kh 18/07/2021)

Govt tables ordinance-based budget presented by Oli led govt at parliament (rep 18/07/2021)

Deuba likely to take vote of confidence today : Speaker calls meeting of Business Advisory Committee (kh 18/07/2021), We will vote for Deuba for parliament’s sake: UML leader Jhankri (kh 18/07/2021), Ruling coalition asks lawmakers not to leave parliament building until PM Deuba takes vote of confidence (kh 18/07/2021)

Cabinet recommends House meeting at 4pm Sunday : The lower house was restored by the Supreme Court on July 12 (kp 15/07/2021), Lawmakers to undergo PCR test on Friday (kh 15/07/2021), Three days after the abrupt ending of NA, Deuba calls for its new session (kh 15/07/2021), President Bhandari calls HoR, NA meeting on July 18 (kh 15/07/2021)

Speaker can call meet of Lower House: Apex court (ht 13/07/2021)

Lawmakers slam government incompetence in importing COVID-19 vaccines (ht 08/07/2021)

NA member Rayamajhi stages symbolic protest against HoR dissolution in NA session (kh 05/07/2021)

16 ordinances presented at NA meeting (kh 01/07/2021) [That is complete nonsense! Does the Oli government really think the people of Nepal are stupid? According to Article 114 of the Constitution, ordinances require the approval of both houses of parliament. Approval by the National Assembly alone is absolutely meaningless. At least some of the ordinances should have been tabled a long time ago when both houses were in session. Indeed, according to Article 114 (2) (a), this has to be done in the first session of Parliament after the promulgation of the Ordinances, otherwise the latter are deemed to be repealed. However, the Oli government deliberately failed to make such a submission!]

How upper house has become inactive, to the extent of being irrelevant : The National Assembly has certain roles to play. When the lower house is dissolved and the judiciary is in crisis, it has an even bigger responsibility, but it has failed, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/06/2021)

Speaker Sapkota consulting with constitutional experts on House dissolution (kh 27/05/2021)

Oli mulling budget through ordinance as his vote of confidence in Parliament remains pending : The federal budget for the next fiscal year must be presented on May 29. Parliament session is yet to be called for presenting policies and programmes and pre-budget discussions, by Anil Giri (kp 18/05/2021) [Oli needs no parliament, just a president who willingly signs his every ordinance!]

Ill-timed trust vote may scupper pre-budget session : Avoiding the pre-budget discussion is like barring people from participating in the budget process, a former Parliament Secretariat official says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/05/2021) [PM Oli does not need a budget. He can rule without one and also without parliament! The money earmarked for the country's development is never spent as planned anyway!]

Parliament Secretariat to arrange separate hall for Covid-19 positive lawmakers for voting on Oli’s confidence motion : As many as 26 lawmakers have been infected with coronavirus. Officials say everyone has to present their PCR tests to enter the House (kp 09/05/2021), Nepal-Khanal faction, Janata Samajbadi hold internal meetings a day ahead of Oli’s trust vote : Leaders of Nepal-Khanal group are mulling over resigning as lawmakers. Janata Samajbadi has said it would stay neutral and is discussing its further strategy (kp 09/05/2021), Nepal-Khanal faction lawmakers’ en masse resignation likely to be postponed : PM Oli has deputed two leaders to talk to the faction to postpone mass resignation (kh 09/05/2021), PM Oli’s envoys Nembang and Poudel held talks with senior UML leader Nepal (kh 09/05/2021)

Badal and Devkota file candidacies for NA by-election (kh 07/05/2021)

15 lawmakers test positive so far; reports of 600 personnel out : A total of 1,134 swabs were collected for parliament's May 10 session (kh 07/05/2021)

President Bhandari ends winter session of HoR (ht 19/04/2021) [This means that all ordinances ipso facto cease to be effective according to article 114 (2) of the constitution since they have not been tabled at the session of parliament held after their promulgation! Is Oli about pushing MCC through without Parliament?], Govt decides to prorogue ongoing house session from today (rep 19/04/2021), Lower House of Parliament prorogued, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/04/2021)

PM Oli warns of seeking Speaker’s alternative if MCC not presented in HoR (kh 18/04/2021) [Mr. Oli should finally get to grips with the constitution. The replacement of the Speaker of Parliament is not a matter for the executive, but requires the support of a two-thirds majority of MPs (Article 91 (6) (c)). Much more important would be the election of a Deputy Speaker of Parliament who has been pending for more than a year! In the current constellation, this post would belong to a woman!]

PM cautioned against dissolving HoR again, by Ram Kumar kamat (ht 13/04/2021)

HoR approves shuffle in parliamentary committees (kh 12/04/2021)

Maoist Center suspends National Assembly membership of Home Minister Thapa, seeks clarification from lawmaker Khadka (rep 09/04/2021), By-election needs to be held within 35 days in Badal’s place (kh 18/04/2021)

UML for reshuffling thematic committees (ht 09/04/2021)

NC leader Gagan Thapa invites PM Oli to HoR (kh 08/04/2021)

HoR meeting begins in New Baneshwor (kh 08/04/2021)

Speaker Sapkota strives to make parliament lively (kh 27/03/2021)

House panels aren’t doing their part when government decisions are being questioned : Parliamentary committees should spring into action when the House has been rendered ineffective, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/03/2021), Give business to HoR : Some of the bills are sensitive and require cautious deliberation before they are passed by the parliament (ht 26/03/2021)

Parliament in limbo, bills pending, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/03/2021), Get thee to work : Lawmakers should understand that their primary role is making laws (kp 25/03/2021)

Oli wants to prove House irrelevant, critics say : The prime minister neither attends meetings, nor does his government provide any business to the House of Representatives, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/03/2021)

HoR holding fourth meeting; when is address by top leaders?, by Narayan Neupane (rep 19/03/2021) [What good is parliament if it is not even willing or able to remove from the prime minister's office a putschist who has only a small proportion of MPs on his side? Democracy looks different!], HoR meeting underway; seven lawmakers including Gyawali to speak (kh 19/03/2021)

Parliamentary hearing no more than ritual, experts say : Former bureaucrats, committee members say panel is obliged to toe the party line, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/03/2021)

House is reinstated, but neither government nor opposition has faith in it : The government hasn’t given Parliament any business, and the opposition too hasn’t used it to hold officials to account, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/0372021) [When will people realise that they have neither democracy nor a future with this generation of failed politicians?]

HoR meeting concludes in just seven minutes, next meeting on March 19 (rep 16/03/2021) [The farce continues! All top politicians care more about personal power claims than democracy and the well-being of the people!]

Politics of no confidence in House, boycott and sloganeering : Dahal-Nepal faction walks out in protest, Nepali Congress and Janata Samajbadi Party bar government from presenting ordinances, as Parliament convenes after it was reinstated, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/03/2021) [Nepal's politicians once again prove their lack of political and democratic culture!], Meeting of House of Representatives adjourned till March 16 (rep 10/03/2021) [?? Artificial extension of the validity of ordinances initiated by PM Oli??]

House of confrontation : As Parliament session begins, Oli will try to prove his legitimacy while the Dahal-Nepal faction, though still confused, prepares to nix his plan, by Binod Ghimire and Anil Giri (kp 07/03/2021),
Nation Awaits Political Cliffhanger, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 07/03/2021), First meeting of the reinstated parliament begins today amid heightened intra-party row within NCP (rep 07/03/2021), Parliament Secretariat denies existence of two NCP in parliament (kh 07/03/2021), Both factions of NCP to sit on seating rows meant for ruling side (rep 07/03/2021), Oli faction to disrupt House session if Prachanda addressed as PP leader (kh 07/03/2021), Speaker Sapkota holds meeting with NCP rival faction leaders as Oli-led faction threatens house obstruction (rep 07/03/2021), Prachanda, Nepal hold talks with Speaker Sapkota (kh 07/0372021), Half a dozen ordinances being tabled at parliament meeting today (kh 07/03/2021), Ordinances not to be tabled due to failure to hold BAC meeting (kh 07/03/2021), SC verdict on NCP name dispute strengthens PM Oli (kh 07/03/2021) [Why? On the basis of the judgement, the unification of the two parties never took place. Oli, who lost all legitimacy anyway because of his coup, therefore only has the 121 MPs of the original CPN-UML on his side. Because of the switch of many these MPs to the original CPN-MC, their number is likely to be even much smaller!], Prachanda-Nepal faction of NCP boycotts parliamentary session (kh 07/03/2021), NC obstructs House session demanding withdrawal of ordinances (kh 07/03/2021), HoR adjourned till 1 PM Wednesday (kh)

HoR Seventh Session commences Sunday with ‘crucial’ agenda on table (kh 06/03/2021)

Dahal-Nepal faction prepares to register vote of no-confidence against PM Oli (rep 05/03/2021)

House braces for Nepal Communist Party factional infighting : Half of the party still is ruling the country and the other half is acting as the ‘opposition’ trying to unseat Oli, raising risks of confrontation when the House convenes, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/03/2021)

President summons House meeting for 4pm on March 7 : The Parliament meeting has been called a week after the Supreme Court overturned Oli’s decision to dissolve the lower house (kp 01/03/2021)

Cabinet decides to summon HoR meeting on March 7 (kh 26/02/2021)

Parliamentary arithmetics, by Mukesh Pokhrel (nt 26/02/2021)

Sapkota: The fate of no-confidence motion against Oli depends on the party that registered it : The House speaker on Supreme Court verdict, how the parliamentary process will move ahead, his relations with Prime Minister Oli and his petition in the court (kp 25/02/2021) [interview], What will happen when House resumes : Prime minister likely to face no-confidence motion, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/02/2021)

SC reinstates House of Representatives : Orders government to summon House session within the next 13 days (kh23/02/2021) [Happy birthday, Mr Oli!], House of Representatives reinstated with the verdict of Supreme Court on Dissolution case (ht 23/02/2021), In a landmark verdict, Supreme Court reinstates House of Representatives (Read the verdict) (rep 23/02/2021), Supreme Court scraps all appointments made by govt to various constitutional bodies after Dec 20 (rep 23/02/2021)

Effects of the dissolution : Two dozen bills will lapse or have their enforcement processes halted until the House resumes, by Sushrey Nepal (kp 09/02/2021) [The responsibility for this lies with the power-hungry KP Oli and the president who blindly supports him!]

New appointments yet another Oli bid to wield control over key institutions : Analysts say Oli’s actions are making a mockery of the  rule of law, as agencies meant to keep the government  in check are being hugely compromised, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/02/2021), Appointments to constitutional bodies receive widespread flak : Questions raised over Nepali Congress’ role as party supporters feature on list of appointees, by Anil Giri (kp 04/02/2021), Speaker Agni Sapkota files writ petition at Supreme Court against appointments made at constitutional bodies (rep 05/02/2021), SC issues show-cause notice over appointments to constitutional bodies (kh 05/02/2021), Speaker moves court bringing key institutions of state in confrontation : Agni Sapkota files petition against the constitutional body  appointments made by the Constitutional Council where prime minister is the chair and chief justice a member, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/02/2021)

‘No parliamentary hearing can be held on political appointments made by Constitutional Council in absence of lower house’ (rep 31/01/2021), Speaker sends back constitutional body recommendations : The Council, headed by prime minister, had appointed office bearers to various constitutional bodies on December 15 after introducing an ordinance, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 01/02/2021), How Oli’s actions put heads of two houses at odds : Speaker and National Assembly chairman spar over Constitutional Council’s December 15 recommendations, in a brazen display of their partisan allegiance, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/02/2021)

Winter session of National Assembly concludes (rep 10/01/2021), PM Oli draws flak for spitting inside NA (kh 10/01/2021)  [This illustrates Oli's disrespect for institutions of democracy such as the National Assembly. Why was it convened for only one week in the first place? Of course, the all-powerful PM can regulate laws much better by ordinance, which are then signed by the president. Democracy works in Nepal, doesn't it?]

With their tactical plans, parties reluctant to join hands against Oli in upper house : Though they had agreed to jointly table a resolution motion against the ‘unconstitutional’ lower house dissolution, they now seem to be taking possible polls into consideration, by Binod Ghimre (kp 08/01/2021) [The interests of the top politicians of all parties are similar: personal power and direct access to state privileges and coffers. The course must now be set for this. The criticism of the destruction of democracy and the state now initiated by Oli serves at best as a means to an end!]

National Assembly session begins but experts worry it could end soon : With no lower house, upper house is the only legislative body to hold the government to account, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/01/2021), Prime minister draws flak in Upper House (ht 02/01/2021)

No-confidence motion was registered at 3:30 pm on December 20: Parliament Secretariat (kh 23/12/2020), Parliament Secretariat says no-confidence motion against Oli was registered after House dissolution decision : The Secretariat says registration was done at 3:30pm on Sunday, contrary to reports that suggested the time to be 10:30am (kp 23/12/2020)

Government yet to respond to growing calls for winter session of federal parliament : Ruling party internal feud is also besetting parliamentary processes, analysts say, by Binod Bhandari (kp 20/12/2020) [The dissolution of parliament would finally free the authoritarian PM from constant demands to convene the body of elected representatives!], Demanding parliament restoration, lawmakers knock at Supreme Court’s door (rep 21/12/2020)

House panel wants sugar mills to clear all arrears within a week : The House committee directs the government to take action against mills  showing laxity in settling farmers’ dues, by Krishana Prasain (kp 18/12/2020)

Constitutional body vacancies irk House committee : Follow principle of proportional representation while making appointments, it says as it once again summons Prime Minister Oli to explain the delay, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/11/2020)

‘Prime Minister cannot be ousted without the decision of the parliamentary party’ (rep 27/11/2020) [open letter by civil society members]

Ready to host the new session of the House, says Speaker. Is the government listening? Insiders say Oli is not keen to call Parliament given the rising internal conflict in his party, as the floor could provide an opportunity to his opponents to build pressure on him, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 24/11/2020)

Speaker Sapkota administers oath to parliamentarian Pandey (rep 23/11/2020)

Lawmakers’ call to adopt calendar for Parliament goes unheeded : The Oli administration is in no hurry to convene the winter session and face questions from lawmakers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/11/2020) [Just like his great example of behaviour in Washington, Oli ignores all democratic institutions that might restrict his exercise of power!], संसद् बन्द कहिलेसम्म ? कोभिड संक्रमण उच्च रहेका अमेरिका र भारतमा हालै निर्वाचन सम्पन्न भएका छन्, यहाँ भने कोभिडलाई नै कारण बनाएर साढे चार महिनादेखि संसद् बन्द गरिएको छ । जनप्रतिनिधिमूलक संस्थालाई लामो समयसम्म निष्प्रभावी बनाइएकामा सरोकारवालाहरुले प्रश्न उठाउन थालेका छन् [Parliament closed till when? Elections have recently been held in the United States and India, where the Covid infection is high, but here Parliament has been closed for four and a half months due to Covid. Stakeholders have started questioning the ineffectiveness of the people's representative body for a long time], by Rishiram Paudyal (ka 18/11/2020)

House panel directs govt not to use 'Nepal' as the country's official name (rep 09/11/2020), It is Federal Democratic Republic Nepal, not just Nepal, parliamentary committee says : State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the lower house directs the government not to implement its September 27 decision to write Nepal as the country's official name (kp 10/11/2020), Govt asked to stick to ‘Federal Democratic Republic’ (ht 10/11/2020)

Call for House session lost in the din of ruling party war of words : Covid-19 may be the excuse for not holding the winter session anytime soon, but analysts say the issue is on the back burner now given the ongoing conflict in the ruling party, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/11/2020)

Dashain allowance for House members draws flak (ht 18/10/2020), Lawmakers relinquish Dashain allowance following criticisms (kh 18/10/2020), Improper act : Lawmakers have the moral obligation to show concern for people’s sufferings that they have never faced before on this scale (ht 19/10/2020)

House committees matter, but they don’t matter. In Nepal, mini parliaments are failing in their job : Parliamentary committees should do the real work, but the way they are functioning and issuing directives shows they are falling short of holding the administration to account, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/10/2020)

Amid government failings, lawmakers call for House session to hold it to account : Government has failed in its fight against the pandemic and the House—not social media— is the proper place for the government to listen to people’s plight, parliamentarians say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/09/2020)

How controversial statements by lawmakers on sensitive issues go unchecked : A debate has started on the need for lawmakers to change their traditional mindsets, rather than just amend the laws and policies, by Binu Subedi (kp 25/09/2020)

Parliamentary Secretariat rejects lawmaker Rauniyar’s plea seeking explanation for his suspension: Rauniyar, owner of Pappu Construction, claims he has the constitutional right to know because the matter concerning him and his company is an issue of public concern (kp 20/08/2020)

Lila Sitaula appointed as HoR member (kh 27/07/2020)

Sudden move to prorogue Parliament undermines legislature, experts say: The budget session was ended saying it lacked business, but there are some crucial bills, including one related to citizenship, pending for approval, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/07/2020)

Numerical strength of parties in parliament and likely coalition govts if NCP splits (rep 04/07/2020)

House session to be prorogued without endorsing crucial bills: Parliament secretariat is for immediate end to the session, citing an increasing threat of Covid-19 to continuation of House meetings, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/06/2020)

Supreme Court issues show-cause notice over delay in election of deputy speaker: Constitutional experts say it is unfortunate that the court had to remind officials to make plans to elect a member of Parliament to the key position, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/06/2020)

Constitution amendment bill to update Nepal map endorsed unanimously at the Lower House: Diplomatic and political dialogue with India necessary to bring Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani back into Nepal’s possession, lawmakers say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/06/2020), House of Representatives unanimously endorses the national emblem having Nepal's new map (rep 14/06/2020), 11 lawmakers skipped crucial Lower House meeting that endorsed new political map (rep 14/06/2020()

Oli peddles in mistruths and sidesteps criticism before Parliament: Responding to lawmakers on Wednesday, Oli stated that Nepalis have “stronger immune systems” and refused to furnish details of the Rs10 billion spent fighting Covid-19, by Anil Giri (kp 11/06/2020) [His Majesty, PM Oli, does not consider it necessary and appropriate to give an account of the use of more than 73 million Euros!]

Lower House unanimously endorses proposal to consider amendment to constitution to update new Nepal map in national emblem: Government registered the constitutional amendment proposal in Parliament three weeks after publishing a new map of Nepal including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura within its borders, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/06/2020)

‘Lawmaker Satgaunwa’s remark to be probed’ (ht 08/06/2020)

Govt directed to ensure regular medical services to citizens (ht 07/06/2020)

In a symbolic gesture to Madhes, Congress registers its own constitution amendment bill: The bill is the same one that was registered by then government led by party President Deuba in 2017, by Anil Giri (kp 03/06/2020) [In reality, even the NC has no understanding for the concerns of the Janajati and Madheshi. The present non-inclusive constitution was passed in 2015 under the then NC Chairman and PM, late Sushil Koirala!]

Janata Party and Samajbadi Party register private constitution amendment bill of their own: The regional parties propose amendments to 23 issues that are aimed at addressing the long-standing concerns of the Madhesis, Tharus and Janajatis, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/06/23020)

Government tables constitution amendment bill at House of Representatives: The bill seeks to amend Schedule 3 of the constitution to update Nepal’s political map in the national emblem, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 31/05/2020), Government seeks shortcut to get constitution amendment bill passed: The government has said that a quick passage of the bill will allow it time to prepare ground for talks with India, but analysts believe it fears political disruption, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 01/06/2020)

Removal of constitution amendment from parliamentary agenda leads to finger pointing between parties: While the Nepal Communist Party says that the agenda was removed to allow the Congress more time, the opposition says it’s the ruling party that is delaying amendment, by Anil Giri (kp 28/05/2020)

House to discuss constitutional amendment to update map after national consensus: As the issue concerns a matter of national importance, the ruling party had sought all-party consensus on the amendment to update the country’s map on the national emblem, by Anil Giri (kp 27/05/2020)  [The equal and egalitarian inclusion of the Janajatis, Madhesis, Dalits and women in general in the constitution would be of much greater importance than the territorial claims which the male politicians at the head of the state in 2015 completely ignored! Today, these same politicians are playing the nationalism card instead of trying to rationally contain the pandemic and save the people's economic base!]

Speaker for consensus on revising emblem: Madhesis, Janajatis sense opportunity to push their agenda, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/05/2020)

Finance Committee recommends government launch Rs 188 billion stimulus package to keep economy afloat (kp 22/05/2020)

Both houses of federal parliament endorse govt's policies and programs (rep 19/05/2020)

Opposition demands answer from government why Oli is skipping House meetings: The prime minister has not attended a single meeting of the budget session of the House which commenced on Friday, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/05/2020)

Opposition leaders take govt to task (ht 09/05/2020)

Budget Session Of Federal Parliament Commences (rn 08/05/2020), Government’s programmes and policies to be presented in Parliament on May 15 (ht 08/05/2020)

Opposition to use budget session to grill government over controversial ordinances: Lawmakers will also seek answers on the handling of the Covid-19 crisis, leaders say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/05/2020)

President summons budget session of federal parliament for coming Friday (rep 03/05/2020)

Speaker Sapkota tells Oli House can resume by first week of May: To present its budget on May 28, government needs to convene Parliament by May 11, secretariat says (kp 30/04/2020), Sapkota urges PM to call budget session , by Ram Kumar kamat(ht 30/04/2020)

Parliamentary committees convene after lockdown break: Public Accounts Committee starts probe into alleged irregularities in procurement of the medical equipment, others direct government to ease Covid-19 restrictions, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/04/2020)

Consensus Expected To Summon Budget Session Of Federal Parliament (rn 28/04/2020), Govt preparing to call  budget session (rep 29/04/2020)

Parliament Secretariat prepares to host new session but isn’t sure when it is called: The main opposition says the government undermined the House by issuing two ordinances and demands timely commencement of the new session, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/04/2020)

BAC agrees to provide fund to fight against virus (ht 16/04/2020)

Lawmakers agree to use parliamentary funds to combat coronavirus: Meeting of the Business Advisory Committee agrees that the government failed to take effective measures on time to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (kp 15/04/2020) [This fund for the directly elected predominantly male high caste MPs in order to safeguard their future re-election is a case of corruption either and should be abolished immediately!]

Parliament secretariat says no possibility to hold formal meeting of the House committees virtuall: Finance Committee meeting called for Wednesday cancelled following the rejection, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/04/2020)

Even if the House is prorogued, committees need to meet, analysts say: Nepal’s federal parliament can follow the example of many parliaments around the world that are meeting either by ensuring safety norms or going digital, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/04/2020)

House session prorogued amid COVID-19 pandemic: Bills session passes just three bills in three months (rep 07/04/2020)

House awaits decision on MCC before prorogation (rep 01/04/2020)

House panel endorses bill allowing intelligence agency to listen in on conversations: The bill passed with the support of the opposition Nepali Congress, despite legal experts sounding the alarm over its potential for misuse and privacy violations, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/03/2020)

A House in disarray: Parliament cannot be allowed to stagnate any longer (kp 20/03/2020) [The politicians and the political parties behave criminally, irresponsibly and selfishly!]

Lower House meeting postponed: Though the National Assembly hasn’t taken a decision over deferring its meeting, lawmakers say, it is likely that the Upper House will follow in the footsteps of the Lower House on Friday, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/03/2020) [There is no Lower House or Upper House in Nepali Parliament!], National Assembly session adjourned indefinitely (Khabarhub 20/03/2020)

Law-making process: Far from participatory, by Mukti Rijal (ht 19/03/2020)

Winter session of Parliament likely to end without endorsing crucial bills: With over 40 bills pending, the winter session, also called the bill session, has largely been squandered by squabbling within the ruling party, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/03/2020) [This is where the incompetence and complete failure of the current generation of politicians, who are only interested in power struggles and enrichment, becomes apparent. For the sake of Nepal it is high time for them to leave politics!]

Divisions in ruling party manifest in appointment of National Assembly general secretary: The appointment by House Speaker Agni Sapkota, a former Maoist, has been opposed by National Assembly Chair Ganesh Timilsina, an Oli appointee, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/03/2020), Speaker, upper house chair at odds over parliament gen secy (rep 19/03/2020)

Speaker to grill chiefs of parliamentary panels over delay in endorsement of bills (rep 17/03/2020)

Parliament functioning more like extension of government, rather than sovereign entity, experts sayThey argue the legislative, responsible for discussing issues of public interest and holding the Cabinet to account, has been overshadowed by the executive, by Anil Giri (kp 16/03/2020), Laws for all: Lawmakers must indulge in proper deliberations to make the law-making process transparent (kp 16/03/2020)

Nepal’s political parties rarely encourage public participation in lawmaking: Citizens’ engagement in the formulation of laws not only ensures transparency but also enhances the quality of legislation, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/03/2020)

Call to end House session over virus: NC MPs condemn minister for suggesting self-quarantine (kp 13/03/2020), Parliament put off for eight days over coronavirus fears, by Ashok Dahal (rep 13/03/2020)

Ruling party is undecided and Speaker is reluctant, leaving the House without Deputy Speaker: Nepal Communist Party wants to elect the deputy as part of a larger deal but the Janata Party wants the position to be dealt with separately from its other demands, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/03/2020) [The ruling party takes the right to disregard the constitution whenever it deems necessary in the interest of its power ambitions!]

‘Presidential quota in upper house meant for experts, not politicians’, by Ashok Dahal (rep 11/03/2020) [Above all, they must be outstanding personalities in society. All Gautam has to offer is losing elections and splitting parties for his own power interests!]

18 lawmakers joining upper house from today (rep 04/03/2020)

Absence of laws governing Conflict of Interests of MPs a matter of concern (rep 01/03/2020)

Lower House meeting gets adjourned due to lack of a quorum: The House of Representatives was scheduled to endorse four bills that have been pending since the previous session, byBinod Ghimire (kp 26/02/2020)

Janata Party refuses to back Nepali Congress on obstructing House of Representatives: Samajbadi Party says it agrees with Congress that opposition forces should join hands for common agendas but by letting the House function, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/02/2020)

House panel’s letter to police reflects lawmakers’ low understanding of law and court rulings: Public Accounts Committee breached its jurisdiction by instructing police to book two people for cybercrime, legal experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/02/2020)

Public Accounts Committee puts a halt to the security printing project: The committee was considering forming a subcommittee to advise the government on ways to move forward but a corruption scandal involving a sitting minister has put the brakes on the project, by Anil Giri (kp 21/02/2020), Halt process of establishing security press: PAC (ht 21/02/2020)

Nepali Congress stalls Parliament over Baskota audiotape scandal (ht 21/02/2020)

NCP-RJPN squabble delays dy speaker poll (rep 20/02/2020)

Parliament body questions choice of firms for security printing, by Sunil Sapkota (rep 19/02/2020)

Oli administration is ignoring a key component of democracy during lawmaking: The government over the last two years introduced several bills without holding consultations with the concerned parties, thereby inviting criticism and controversy, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/02/2020)

Speaker ‘blocks’ opposition voice in parliament (rep 10/02/2020)

Two weeks since Agni Sapkota became Speaker, there’s still no sign of his deputy: After exhausting all other options, the ruling party has no choice but to offer the deputy Speaker post to the Rastriya Janata Party, party insiders say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 08/02/2020)) [The only reasonable candidate would be someone from the second largest party in parliament! This would be a normal procedure for a democratic state!]

NC obstructs HoR proceedings claiming political vendetta in land grab case action, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 07/02/2020), NC obstructs House for second day (ht 08/02/2020)

Upper house drops mandatory licensing for journalists, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/02/2020)

Parliamentary panel submits report on nuclear bill to HoR (rep 06/02/2020)

MPs raise issues of public concern (ht 05/02/2020)

House got Speaker in a month. There is no certainty about deputy Speaker: The ruling Nepal Communist Party is most likely to give the post to the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal, which itself is confused over the candidat, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/02/2020)

Lawmakers raise contemporary issues (ht 01/02/2020)

Oli and Deuba both want MCC ratified but Sapkota stands in their way: Agni Sapkota, the newly elected Speaker of the House, has said that there is no hurry to ratify the compact, despite Oli’s assurances that it will be passed immediately, by Binod Ghimire (kp 29/01/2020)

but instructed the Home Ministry and police to present a progress report on the case within 30 days, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/01/2020) [Someone accused of such a capital crime is not qualified for public office as long as his innocence has not been proven in court!]

Sapkota becomes Speaker amid concerns from conflict victims and rights watchdogs: The House elected the former Maoist leader unopposed, hours after a court hearing on a writ against him was stalled, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 27/01/2020) [R.I.P. democracy, human rights and rule of law!], Sapkota elected HoR speaker unopposed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/01/2020)), Speaker election hearing put off till today (ht 27/01/2020), Newly elected HoR Speaker Agni Sapkota takes oath of office (ht 28/01/2020)

Sapkota to certify five pending bills immediately after appointment (ht 25/01/2020)

‘How can someone responsible for murdering my husband be elected speaker?’, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 22/01/2020), Civil society vows to protest until Sapkota’s nomination for Speaker is dismissed: Agni Sapkota, who is accused of murder, is certain to become Speaker of the House as he is running unopposed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 23/01/2020), Petition at Supreme Court demands Agni Sapkota’s arrest: The petition, filed by advocate Dinesh Tripathi, also asks that Sapkota’s nomination for Speaker of the House be dismissed, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/01/2020), President’s advisor resigns over Sapkota’s nomination as House Speaker: Sushil Pyakurel, one of the petitioners in the murder case against Sapkota, resigned after being asked to withdraw the case by ruling party members, by Anil Giri (kp 25/01/2020)

Conflict victims and human rights activists cry foul over Agni Sapkota for Speaker: Sapkota, who faces a murder charge for an insurgency-era killing, has been proposed for House Speaker by the ruling party, by Anil Giri and Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/01(2020) [The NCP proves once again that it protects and encourages potential murderers. People who take responsibility for the murder of 5000 people decide on this. The NCP's commitment to peace, justice, the rule of law and social inclusion proves to be a sheer mockery!], Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe resigns as Deputy Speaker: Elections for new Speaker and Deputy Speaker to be held on January 26, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/01/2020)

House meeting nears but there’s still no candidate for Speaker: Oli has become more flexible on the candidate for Speaker and has agreed to Dahal’s choice, party insiders say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/01/2020)

Speaker post has become a matter of prestige for co-chairs, say party insiders: With both NCP chairs not giving up on their candidates for Speaker of the House, party leaders are afraid the issue could snowball, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/01/2020)

Ruling party’s indecision over Speaker puts a halt to the House business: While some have pointed to the deputy Speaker’s refusal to resign as an obstacle, it is the ruling party’s factional infighting that is holding the House hostage, insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 13/01/2020), Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe wants to be the next Speaker and she’s not backing down: The deputy speaker’s fight for the post shows that despite being eminently qualified, women are still relegated to deputy positions, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 13/01/2020), Speaking about the Speaker: Party leaders have made a joke out of the democratic process (kp 13/01/2020) [Most of the male top politicians of the big parties are not leaders but destroyers of democratic principles and inclusion! They should be excluded from all offices for a long period of time for the sake of Nepal and the Nepalis!], Let the house meet: At this point, why Oli and Dahal want their respective candidates – and not Shiva Maya – to become the Speaker is simply beyond any reasoning (ht 13/01/2020)

NCP decides Tumbahangphe must quit, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/01/2020) [The male Bahun leaders of the party want a male person as speaker, so the ethnic lady must go! There cannot be enough male politicians in top positions, but according to the constitution it is not the party that has the right to decide on her resignation!]

Middlemen lobby for their interests in parliamentary Public Accounts Committee: Committee members themselves expressed concern after a local agent for a foreign firm lodged a complaint and was then summoned as an expert on the matter., by Anil Giri (kp 10/01/2020)

Oli, Dahal tussle over candidate for speaker affects HoR meeting (ht 05/01/2020) [Criminal power games for the sake of nepotism!]

House held hostage to NCP indecision: Today’s meeting won’t be held; Parliament deferred till Jan 12; Critics say delay in electing speaker ‘betrayal of constitution’, by Roshan S Nepal (ht 01/01/2020), Speaker choice deadlock again delays lower house business (rep 01/01/2020), Respect the house: It is regrettable to see the ruling party using the sovereign Parliament as its rubber stamp by deferring its meeting for weeks (ht 02/01/2020), With no speaker, parliament unable to do even routine work (rep 02/01/2020)

House panel passes controversial IT Bill disregarding dozens of amendment proposals: In an attempt to regulate the cyberspace, the government has given itself enormous new powers to curb online content, experts say, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 30/12/2019), HoR panel passes ‘restrictive’ IT Bill, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 30/12/2019)

NHRC stresses enacting rights friendly laws: House panel, PAs told to issue directives against rights violations (ht 28/12/2019)

Speaker election process begins today: Deputy Speaker Tumbahamphe likely to put in her papers today, by Roshan S. Nepal  (ht 27/12/2019), Speaker, dy speaker election uncertain as row within NCP worsens (rep 27/12/2019), House meeting postponed as ruling NCP fails to pick its candidate for speaker (rep 27/12/2019), House meet put off as NCP fails to decide on Speaker: The Lower House from its very first meeting of the winter session on December 20 was supposed to start the Speaker election process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/12/2019), NCP undecided on speaker: HoR to meet on January 1 (ht), NCP indecision over new speaker holding lower house hostage (rep 28/12/2019), Tendency to undermine Parliament detrimental to democracy, analysts say: As party leaders feud over Speaker, there’re concerns about the crucial bill session bearing the brunt, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/12/2019)

RJPN lobbies for Deputy Speaker as its bonhomie with NCP grows (rep 25/12/2019)

Amid contradicting stances, deputy speaker commences House session: Speaker appointment process will begin next week, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/12/2019)

Bill session likely to be stormy: The main opposition set to raise a host of controversial issues (ht 20/12/2019)

Tumbahangphe courts controversy by administering the oath of office to Bidya Bhattarai: Only the Speaker of the House, not the deputy, is allowed to administer the oath to parliamentarians, party leaders and constitutional experts say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 18/12/2019) [Why is there such a thing as the post of Deputy Speaker of Parliament when she is not allowed to perform the duties of Speaker of Parliament in the latter's absence or after his resignation?], Parliament in fix over convening Business Advisory Committee (rep 18/12/2019)

With over 50 bills to endorse, Parliament looks at a busy winter session: Some crucial bills regarding the functioning of the federal system are currently being studied by different House committees, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/12/2019)

Party registration for upper house member election begins (rep 14/12/2019)

Proposed Constitutional Council Ordinance becomes void (rep 12/12/2019)

House session from December 20 (rep 11/12/2019)

NC likely to lose 7 seats in upper house, by Ashok Dahal (rep 10/12/2019)

Aspiring leaders make a case for HoR speaker (ht 09/12/2019)

Without calendar, House sessions are called at government’s convenience: Officials say winter session will commence soon, but no one knows when, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/12/2019))

Nembang all but certain to become next Speaker, party insiders say: NCP leaders say Pushpa Kamal Dahal could give up his claim that the position stay with the Maoist faction, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/12/2019)

Parliamentary panel proposes reducing fine against journalists to as low as Re 1 (rep 02/12/2019) [As long as the threat of punishment is not completely rejected, journalists remain offenders!]

Summon the parliament (rep 26/11/2019)

With ruling party dynamics satisfied, the hunt begins for a new House Speaker: Subas Nembang and Agni Sapkota are the strongest candidates from the ruling party but Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe will not be giving up her claim easily, party leaders say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/11/2019)

Lawmakers reluctant to register private member’s bills, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/11/2019)

House panels summon Oli, Gyawali (ht 11/11/2019)

NCP mulls ousting Tumbahamphe as deputy speaker (rep 08/11/2019)

Parliament Secretariat in fix as deputy speaker can’t initiate House meetings, by Ashok Dahal (rep 06/11/2019) [In 2013 it was no problem for the leaders of the major parties to seize all power without a legal basis, to make the head of the judiciary the interim head of the executive and to hold elections for which there was no legal basis either. Now, however, under the supposedly best constitution in the world, it is not legitimate for the Deputy Speaker of Parliament to summon a parliamentary session after the Speaker of Parliament has been imprisoned for a criminal offence. What is the meaning of deputy posts in the country's political system?]

Women lawmakers demand 50pc reservation in Parliament (ht 02/11/2019)

Even with a murder conviction, lawmakers might still be able to hold on to their seats: Lawmakers are suspended when they are convicted but they do not lose their seats unless their crime involves ‘moral turpitude’, but no one is certain what that means, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/10/2019)

Even as lawmakers are accused of heinous crimes, Parliament remains without disciplinary committee: The Speaker, who is responsible for forming such committees, himself remains in judicial custody after being accused of rape, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/10/2019)

Police adjustment hits snag as bills remain stalled in absence of speaker, by Ashok Dahal (rep 22/10/2019)

Government mulls summoning House session early (rep 20/10/2019)

Search intensifies for a candidate for the now-vacant post of House Speaker: The Samajbadi Party Nepal and the Nepali Congress are both vying for the post of either Speaker or Deputy Speaker, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/10/2019)

Members charged with a crime should be removed forthwith: The criminalisation of politics is a threat to the basic structure of the constitution, but the current regulation allows lawbreakers to continue as lawmakers (kp 16/10/2019)

Dy speaker out to certify bills though constitution silent on relevant powers, by Ishwari Subedi (rep 15/10/2019) [What sense does the function of a deputy speaker make if she is not allowed to perform the duties of the speaker in case of his resignation?]

With Mahara’s resignation, a tricky political situation arises: The House Speaker’s resignation over rape allegations means that the parties will now need to select a new Speaker, a critical position in a parliamentary system, by Anil Giri (kp 03/10/2019), House accepts Speaker Mahara’s resignation: Krishna Bahadur Mahara resigned on Tuesday following rape allegations, by Samuel Chhetri (kp 03/10/2019), NCP in no mood to give away speaker’s post to other parties (kp 03/10/2019), With Mahara out, race for speaker starts (rep 04/10/2019)

Parliament Sectt staffer accuses Mahara of rape (ht 01/10/2019), Speaker Mahara accused of sexually harassing female employee (rep 01/10/2019), Speaker Mahara offers 'temporary resignation' following accusation of rape (ht 01/10/2019), PM advises Speaker Mahara to step down from his post, by Tapendra Karki (rep), House Speaker Mahara resigns amid sexual harassment accusations, by Tapendra Karki (rep 01/10/2019), Why the rape charges against Speaker is a litmus test for police, the ruling party and government: Although Krishna Bahadur Mahara has tendered his resignation, the government and ruling party have yet to take a concrete position while the police still haven’t pursued a criminal case, by Anil Giri (kp 02/10/2019), A scandal that could mean curtains for Mahara’s long political career: Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who has risen through the ranks over the decades, was embroiled in controversies in the past too, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/10/2019), Mahara’s resignation after rape allegations runs into controversy: No such thing as conditional resignation, say legal experts, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/10/2019)

Session ends with diatribe against govt: Ex-PMs paint bleak scenario if govt fails to mend its ways, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/09/2019), 17 bills registered, seven passed in session (ht 20/09/2019)

Nepali Congress ends House obstruction (ht 19/09/2019)

New building for federal parliament to cost Rs5 billion rupees: Country’s first-ever parliamentary building is expected to be ready in three years, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/09/2019)

Experts slam Speaker for telling House panels not to obstruct govt (rep 17/09/2019)

Banke attack prompts NC to obstruct both houses, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/09/2019), Congress obstructs Parliament for second day over Banke incident, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 17/09/2019)

Minister Yadav expresses concern about functioning of House panel (ht 23/08/2019)

Lawmakers flay govt for not responding to their questions (ht 18/08/2019)

NA members pledge to amend Media Council Bill (ht 15/08/2019)

Lawmakers criticise Federal Civil Servant Bill, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 14/08/2019)

House endorses two crucial bills related to police force, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 12/08/2019)

Opposition lawmakers demand halt to National ID card distribution: At the parliamentary State Affairs and Good Governance Committee, lawmakers question the government why the cards were issued when the bill regarding the same is being discussed at the federal parliament, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 10/08/2019)

Parties agree to form special committee, ending House deadlock: Special panel formed after a month-long deadlock will deal with contentious issues in Parliament, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/08/2019), NC, RJP-N end Parliament obstruction7-member panel to recommend ways to avert House disruptions, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 06/08/2019)

Follow House rules: The parliamentary system cannot be made functional unless the Speaker is assertive in implementing his own rulings (ht 05/08/2019)

Ministers avoid Q&A in House: Make mockery of regulation, show disregard for democracy, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 04/08/2019)

HoR meetings not happening for almost a month, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 02/08/2019)

As House proceedings halt, fingers point in the direction of Speaker: Even as the ruling and opposition parties demonstrate actions unbecoming  of Parliament, Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been unable to act, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/08/2019), Opposition continues to stall HoR proceedings (ht 01/08/2019), Speaker offers probe into Sarlahi killings through SAC: NC adamant on separate panel (rep 01/08/2019), Resolve the problem: Parliament should enact umbrella laws soon so that the provinces can recruit their staffers to run their administrations (ht 01/08/2019)

Congress, RJP-N stall House proceedings (ht 30/07/2019)

Opposition's relations with speaker sour further (rep 30/07/2019)

MPs seek tough action against tipsy civil servants, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 27/07/2019)

House resumes, but only to discuss monsoon disaster. Opposition Nepali Congress insists that Parliament form a committee next meeting to investigate two deaths in Sarlahi, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/07/2019), Govt told to carry out rescue, relief work: HoR discusses plight of flood and landslide victims for six hours (ht 25/07/2019), ‘Obstruction halted only for the day’ (ht 25/07/2019)

Speaker in bid to forge consensus among parties to start house meeting (ht 24/07/2019)

By-laws come under parliament committee scrutiny, by Ashok Dahal (rep 23/07/2019)

Lower house overturns upper house proposal on Administrative Court (rep 21/07/2019), House rejects Assembly’s decision to scrap administrative court, inviting conflict: The two houses of federal parliament are at loggerheads for the second time, by Tike R. Pradhan (kp 21/07/2019)

House meeting postponed after dispute arises over who should speak first: Though analysts are divided over who should go first, they agree that Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has failed in his mediatory role, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/07/2019), Oppn questions speaker’s ability  to play neutral role: Largely seen as toeing the government’s line, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/07/2019), Inept speaker: Regardless of why Mahara chose to adjourn Monday’s House meeting, the ultimate sufferers are the people affected by the natural disasters (ht 17/07/2019), The Speaker must be impartial (rep 17/07/2019)

Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal say they will continue to obstruct Parliament: Two opposition parties demand that the government release the report on Tarai protest and launch parliamentary  inquiry into the deaths of CPN leader Kumar Paudel and Sarlahi youth Saroj Narayan Mahato, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/07/2019)

Opposition accuses speaker of working at govt's behest (rep 11/07/2019)

Sarlahi killings: Opposition stalls House demanding probe panel, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 10/07/2019), NC, RJPN obstruct House as NCP opposes parliamentary probe into 'extrajudicial killings' (rep 10/07/2019), Ruling party stands firm against forming probe committee, opposition obstructs House: Opposition lawmakers refuse to buy government’s argument on deaths of Chand party member and Madhesi man in police action, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/07/2018), House stalled for second day over Sarlahi killings (ht 11/09/2019)

Six bills on hold following controversy, by Ashok Dahal (rep 07/07/2019)

PM skips House meet raising lawmakers’ ire (ht 26/06/2019)

HoR passes budget for 2019-20 (ht 26/06/2019)

Locals remind MPs to withdraw Guthi Bill (ht 25/06/2019)

Government’s reluctance to abide by House rulings irks Madhes-based parties: Opposition MPs accuse Speaker Mahara of acting like a minister in the Oli administration, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/06/2019)

Opposition obstructs the House, forcing Oli to stand mutely at the podium: The Speaker’s decision to allow the prime minister to speak first led the Nepali Congress to obstruct proceedings for nearly 10 minutes (kp 19/06/2019)

‘PSC has to honour parliamentary panel’s directives’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 16/06/2019)

Parliament secretariat wants to buy laptops for lawmakers. MPs say it’s misuse of resource: The Finance Ministry has transferred Rs 34.40 million to procure personal computers for Members of Parliament, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/06/2019)

State bodies fail to submit delegated legislation (ht 14/06/2019)

NA members shun association with HoR MPs on pork barrel fund, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 14/06/2019) [This is a system of highest level corruption either!]

Budget allocation draws HoR flak: Constituencies represented by top leaders get major chunk, say ruling, opposition during House discussion, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 12/06/2019)

Controversial bills draw criticism from ruling party lawmakers: Many Nepal Community Party leaders and lawmakers have started to resent the leadership of Oli, both as the party chair and the prime minister, in recent times, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 12/06/2019)

Opposition obstructs House, protesting use of force against Guthi Bill protesters: Nepali Congress has accused the Oli administration of trying  to attack traditions and cultural values, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/06/2019)

Controversial bills set to flare up tensions in federal parliament: At least half a dozen bills, brought up without proper discussions with stakeholders, have courted controversy over their contents, leading to protests from civil society, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/06/2019)

MPs register amendments before reading disputed ad-related bill, by Ashok Dahal (rep 09/06/2019)

Lawmakers on SAC want vacancies at local units to be more inclusive (rep 08/06/2019)

Ruling, opposition parties’  lawmakers divided over budget (ht 04/06/2019)

Lawmakers voice concern about Media Council Bill (ht 29/05/2019)

MPs dwell on hiring top-level bureaucrats on contract basis, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 29/05/2019)

MPs not given copies of reports: ‘Presentation of reports shouldn’t have been allowed’, by Jagdishor Panday (kp 26/05/2019)

Media Council Bill: NC, RJP-N to stall House (ht 19/05/2019)

Oli says Speaker hasn’t asked Parliament Secretariat to remove his remarks. He has.Mahara has ordered secretariat officials to delete ‘unparliamentary comments’ of opposition lawmakers and the prime minister, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/05/2019) [Tell lies whenever you can!], House may take months to scrub PM's un-parliamentary language, by Ashok Dahal (rep 17/05/2019), PS in dilemma over ‘unparliamentary words’, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 19/05/2019)

Pre-budget debate ends on low note, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 15/05/2019), Listen to lawmakers: The upcoming fiscal budget must be prepared based on the suggestions given by lawmakers during the pre-budget debates (ht 16/05/2019)

Lawmakers lobby for hiking constituency development fund: If allotted as per the demand, budget for them will reach a whopping Rs 21 billion, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/05/2019) [A very special form of corruption!]

Keep aside budget for consolidating federalism: MPs, by Jagdishor Panday (kp 13/05/2019)

Scan bills that curtail rights of sub-national govts: Speaker, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 12/05/2019)

NA gets report on implementation of federalism (ht 11/05/2019)

Opposition lawmakers criticize government’s policy and program (rep 06/05/2019), Lawmakers vent ire, slam government: MPs from Madhesi parties’  raise issue of statute amendment, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 07/05/2019), Congress accuses Speaker of siding with government: Opposition leaders demand Oli’s remarks be removed from record, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/05/2019), Ruling, opposition parties at loggerheads in House: Govt’s policies and programmes endorsed amidst chaos, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 08/05/2019), PM, oppn MPs in heated debate after Oli’s ‘demeaning’ remarks (rep 08/05/2019), Maintain parliamentary decorum (rep 09/05/2019), Oli’s ‘unparliamentary’ remarks removed from Parliament records: Political observers have called on the prime minister to set an example by maintaining the decorum of the House, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/05/2019)

Govt to unveil policies, programmes today, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 03/05/2019)

Bill to amend Human Rights Commission Act raises fierce debate: The powers of national rights watchdog are being curtailed, say opposition MPs, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/05/2019), Members, MPs flay govt for bid to keep rights watchdog on tight leash, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 01/05/2019)

NCP MPs want hike in pork barrel spending, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 30/04/2019) [The uncontrolled and self-interested investment of money by the MPs elected under the FPTP system is a grave and very special form of corruption!!], No to pork barrel: The CISP has faced criticism in the past as it is largely geared towards giving the elected lawmakers an edge during the elections and purchase votes with patronage (ht 30/04/2019)

Budget session begins today;  policies, programmes on May 3: NC to raise issues of land-grab, govt’s bid to curtail press freedom, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 29/04/2019)

Hearing of CEC candidate deferred at NC’s request (kp 01/04/2019)

Fruitful session (ht 26/03/2019)

As Ansari takes oath, questions arise over necessity of hearing committee: Parties failed to follow the spirit of legal provisions and this undermines parliamentary supremacy, observers say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/03/2019), Ansari’s rival seeks interim order not to let him continue his work: In his writ petition, Salam has claimed that Ansari was appointed only because he was a central committee member of the ruling Nepal Communist Part, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/03/2019)

Upper House deputy allowed to chair meetings, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 20/03/2019)

Debate on women’s citizenship rights rages as House takes up amendment bill: Activists say lawmakers’ reluctance to grant equal citizenship rights to women is reflective of the deep-rooted patriarchal beliefs in society, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 08/03/2019), Women are being denied equal rights in the name of national security and sovereignty: Binda Pandey (kp 08/03/2019) (interview)

Wrong choice: Candidates should not be appointed on the basis of their loyalty to the party (kp 07/03/2019)

House panel stops short of decision on Muslim panel nominee AnsariCommission chairperson nominee will be automatically appointed  after four days if Parliamentary Hearing Committee remains indecisive, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/03/2019)

Parliament misses deadline to amend laws inconsistent with constitution: Provisions of the Acts that contradict the charter are invalid from tomorrow, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/03/2019)

Playing hooky: Perpetual absenteeism has severely affected the business in Parliament (kp 28/02/2019)

Citizenship bill stuck in House panel‘: Some more discussions needed before bill is sent to HoR’, by Anita Shrestha (ht 24/02/2019)

MPs for open competition for joint secretary (rep 22/02/2019)

Nominated lawmakers angry as they are not allowed to spend Rs 40m, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/02/2019) [This once again means that the option is predominantly for male Tagadhari leaders only, expecially male Bahuns! Especially, almost all female MPs are excluded. Nevertheless, development investment is not the task of elected legislators, it only helps to promote corruption!], PR lawmakers accuse govt of discriminating against them, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 21/02/2019)

Hearing panel to probe credentials of Muslim commission chairman nominee Samim Miya Ansari: Hearing scheduled for today deferred until the investigation  is completed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/02/2019), Ansari’s papers’ veracity to be verified: PHC has received complaint that he is NCP CC member, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 20/02/2019), Ansari ‘ineligible’ to head Muslim Commission (ht 21/02/2019), Ansari’s d.o.b differs on citizenship certificate (ht 26/02/2019), Ansari has support from ruling party, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/02/2019), EC removes Ansari’s name from NCP PR list: But his eligibility to head Muslim Commission can be challenged, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/02/2019), Muslim Commission chairman nominee says the party ‘rewarded’ him: The former Madhesi leader joined the ruling party on condition that he would be given a ‘dignified post’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/03/2019)

Congress boycotts hearing panel meeting, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/02/2019)

Lawmakers against passing Land Use Bill in haste (ht 18/02/2019)

Police Bill: Lawmakers register amendments, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 17/02/2019)

House endorses staff adjustment bill: Some lawmakers say they didn’t get enough time to study the document, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/02/2019)

Nepali Congress boycotts hearing panel meeting: It has accused the ruling party of bypassing the opposition, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/02/2019)

National Assembly passes TRC bill (ht 04/02/2019)

Prime minister skips question-answer session in House: "The PM decides to attend programmes as per their significance. He attends most important programmes of the day", by Jagdishor Panday (ht 04/02/2019) [Not understanding the rules democratic culture or simply authoritarian arrogance?]

54 MPs change PAs after parliament paid latter through bank, by Ashok Dahal (rep 03/02/2019)

Crucial bills may hit snag if opposition continues obstruction: More than 170 Acts need to be amended or replaced with new ones by March 4n Congress says it could consider letting House function if government comes up with urgent bills, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/02/2019)

Upper house passes Medical Education bill amid protest (rep 01/02/2019)

Nepali Congress halts PHC meeting: Says the chairs of constitutional commissions were nominated by the Constitution Council in the absence of opposition leader, by Jagdishor Panday (kp 29/01/2019)

Medical education bill presented in NA amid NC lawmakers’ obstruction, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 29/01/2019)

Governing party bulldozes medical bill through House: The forceful move will have far-reaching consequences, Congress warns, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/01/2019), This bill will have dire implications on medical sector: Mathema, by Arpan Shrestha and Nayak Paudel (kp 26/01/2019), National Medical Education Bill passed, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 26/01/2019), NC questions speaker’s neutrality (ht 26/01/2019), Dr Govinda KC seeks PM’s resignation (ht 26/01/2019), Speaker in spotlight for failing to keep his word: Opposition, experts on parliamentary practices say Mahara did not give due respect to hallowed halls of Parliament, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/01/2019), Show seriousness: The government can still meet Dr KC’s remaining demands by making corrections in the bill at the National Assembly (ht 28/01/2019)

NA panel to hold talks with elected reps of all tiers of govt (ht 24/01/2019)

Speaker Mahara’s bid to end House obstruction flops, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 24/01/2019), ‘Medical bill will pass as wished by government’ (kp 25/01/2019) [But Oli says it is the parliament that wants to reject the government's agreements with Dr KC; now the Speaker of Parliament claims that it is the express will of the Oli government! Lies over lies to safeguard vested interests!], 'Speaker must remain neutral like a referee', interview with Daman Nath Dhungana (ht 28/01/2019)

House braces for opposition-ruling party showdown: Nepali Congress obstructs Parliament proceedings over Medical Education Bill, a concern of fasting KC, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 22/01/2019), Discord over affiliation leaves medical bill in limbo: Institutions other than Tribhuvan and Kathmandu universities could pave the way to grant affiliations for colleges outside the Valley, by Arpan Shrestha and Nayak Paudel (kp 23/01/2019), Opposition blocks government bid to push medical education bill, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/01/2019), Speaker fails to set House in order, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 23/01/2019)

Parties brace for face off over Med Education Bill, by Nayak Paudel (kp 18/01/2019)

Lawmakers to question PM Oli in House today, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 18/01/2019)

HoR disagrees with NA on amended bill (ht 17/01/2019)

Politics in full play as accusations fly over tainted jet purchase deal: House panel tweaks report, takes out the part  that calls for ‘lawful action’ against ministers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/01/2019) [????]

SAGGC for political consensus on citizenship, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 13/01/2019)

Congress MPs pressuring govt through string of motions (rep 12/01/2019)

Accounts committee ignores crucial facts in aircraft purchase probe: Jitendra Dev was not the tourism minister when the first instalment was released to Airbus plane vendor, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/01/2019)

Nepali Congress could be better opposition (rep 10/01/2019)

NC, RJP-N end House obstruction, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 10/01/2019)

Road to misrule: Lawmakers must act on measures to curb abuse of authority and impose harsh sanctions against those implicated and accused of robbing tax payers, by Kedar Neupane (rep 09/01/2019)

‘Government should face questions from lawmakers every week’, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 08/01/2019), Undemocratic move: If the lawmakers are barred from putting questions to the PM, it will undermine the parliamentary supremacy (ht 08/01/2019), ‘Government must answer to queries raised by MPs’, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/01/2019), Speaker tells PM, ministers to take MPs questions after address (rep 10/01/2019)

MPs barred from pocketing salaries of aides, drivers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/01/2019), Right step by Parliament Secretariat (rep 09/01/2019)

Oli avoids major issues in House, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/01/2019), Congress to protest if PM does not answer, by Anil Giri (kp 07/01/2019), PM lies to House over contract awarded to Huawei, by Sunil Sapkota (rep 07/01/2019), PM cherry-picks information that fit govt progress reports (rep 07/01/2019), A tale of lies: Misuse of numbers as weapons to paint an incorrect picture is a real tragedy (kp 08/01/2019)

National education reforms: Parliamentary sub-panel gives its nod to draft bill, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 07/01/2019), Dr KC warns of 16th hunger strike: Parliament sub-committee endorses bill on medical education through vote, by Nayak Paudel (kp 08/01/2019), Dr KC blasts sub-committee for tweaking bill (rep 08/01/2019), House panel fails to endorse medical education draft bill, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 08/01/2018), Dr KC threatens to launch 16th fast-unto-death (ht 08/01/2019), Dr KC to launch 16th hunger strike today: Demands end to ‘mafia reign’ in medical sector, by Biplaw Bhattarai (kp 09/01/2019), NCP lawmakers bulldoze Medical Education Bill through House panel: KC starts 16th hunger strike objecting to change in provisions, by Nayak Paudel (kp 10/01/2019), House panel flouts accord with Dr KC (rep 10/01/2019), House panel okays medical education reforms bill: Principal concerns of Dr Govinda KC not addressed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/01/2019)

Chaudhary sworn in after party’s pressure, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/01/2019) [?????], Why govt let massacre-accused Resham Chaudhary take oath (rep 04/01/2019) [There cannot be enough (potential) criminals in leading political positions! The rule of law in democratic states does not allow the participation of persons who are accused of crimes!], Back to jail after oath, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/01/2019), Tikapur victims speak of grave injustice, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 04/01/2019), Road to impunity: Oath to Resham Chaudhary (rep 06/01/2019), Verdict on Tikapur carnage delayed, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 06/01/2019), Apex court refuses to release Chaudhary, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/01/2018), Rectify swearing-in: Democracy is not just about elections, it is about electing righteous people who will work for the welfare of the people and the country (ht 09/01/2019)

House panel scrambles to table medical education bill as KC threatens hunger strike (kp 02/01/2018), Pokharel's bid to keep CTEVT under ministry snags Medical Education Bill: Over 500 affiliations issued to private colleges by two thirds-majority govtl, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 02/01/2019), All agreements with Dr KC won’t be included: Congress lawmakers say bill should include entire content, just the spirit is not enough, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 02/01/2019), Debate on Medical Education Bill again makes no headway (rep 03/01/2019), What’s the intention of Education Minister? (rep 03/01/2019)

Hearing postponed after officials refuse to work beyond 4pm, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/12/2018)

A lot to do for parliament this time (rep 30/12/2018)

Time to warm up: Lawmakers must take a proactive approach to discuss and pass crucial bills during the winter session of the House (ht 28/12/2018)

Auditor general says minister lied to House panel: Tanka Mani Sharma says Rabindra Adhikari did not consult his office before making payment for the jets, by Anil Giri (kp 27/12/2018)

Civil Servants Adjustment Ordinance registered in House amid staff protest, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 27/12/2018), Gagan Thapa calls for withdrawal of civil servants ordinance (rep 29/12/2018)

Congress takes winter session as opportunity to attack government, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/12/2018), ‘Work could have been on war footing if we had traditional communist govt’ (rep 27/12/2018) [??]

Federal Parliament’s winter session begins, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 26/12/2018)

House panel unmoved by minister’s plea (ht 25/12/2018)

Govt registers amendment bill to review 56 laws in bulk (rep 24/12/2018)

Away with hearing system: Our parliamentary hearing system has not become anything more than a ritual. We need to do away with it through constitution amendment, by Arzoo Karki and Sagar Baral (rep 24/12/2018)

Deep pockets: Lawmakers have earned notoriety for being unethical and shameless (kp 20/12/2018)

Parliament meet from next week, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/12/2018), President summons winter session of Parliament, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/12/2018), Prez summons winter session of Parliament on December 26, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 19/12/2018)

Roll call: Chronic absenteeism in the House committees needs to be addressed (kp 14/12/2018)

Truant lawmakers undermine role of House committees, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/12/2018)

MPs protest plan to bring civil servants ordinance (rep 29/11/2018) [The government bypasses basic democratic institutions such as parliament!], Avoid ordinance: It will not augur well for democracy and rule of law if the executive intends to run the administration through ordinance (ht 30/11/2018), The Civil Servants Ordinance, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 15/12/2018)

National Medical Education Bill discussion stuck on preamble, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 27/11/2018)

Lack of agenda delays winter session of federal parliament, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/11/2018)

Leaders skipped House meetings, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 18/11/2018)

New seating arrangement being made in HoR (ht 15/11/2018)

Ministry lays groundwork for 6 constitutional panels: Joint-secretaries to  work in capacity of  a secretary of their concerned commission (kp 12/11/2018) [This proves the government's understanding of inclusion: Almost exclusively male Bahuns nominated!]

Amnesty for inclusive law-making process (kp 13/10/2018)

MPs Or Development Executives?, by Mukti Rijal (rn 11/10/2018)

House panels issue conflicting directives—at their own peril: Parliamentary committees, which number 16 at present, are often found to be making decisions that clash with each other, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/10/2018), Speaker sees conflict of interests in parliamentary committees: The House of Representatives Regulations- 2018 bars lawmakers having personal interest from joining discussions on related issues at the House committee, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/10/2018)

At minister’s call, House panel changes decision: Minister Banskota challenges parliamentary practice of honouring directives, pressing a House committee to change its decision, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/10/2018) [This government's misunderstanding of democracy and separation of powers is quite obvious!]

Failing parliamentarians: Save for few, it is hard to find a parliamentarian who speaks on behalf of people and the country in Nepal, by Mukti Rijal (rep 03/10/2018)

Army questioned over business deals (kp 03/10/2018)

Budget session ends, leaving important bills in limbo, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/09/2018), Parliament prorogued after 135 days: House avoids discussion on medical education bill (ht 28/09/2018)

It's mostly senior leaders who skip House meetings (rep 28/09/2018), Opposition lawmakers top absentee list in HoR (kp 30/09/2018), Missing in action: MPs who remain absent from Parliament should be charged (kp 01/10/2018)

MPs grill Mahaseth over transport syndicates lingering on: Proposal to allow 20-year-old vehicles also draws fire (rep 27/09/2018)

Arrest warrant issued against Pappu Construction chairman: Lawmakers object to owners’ inclusion in parliamentary development panel, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Shiva Puri (kp 26/09/2018), Medical Education Bill will not clear this House session, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/09/2018), KC warns of fresh hunger strike (kp 27/09/2018)

Parliamentary committee vows to fight sexual violence (kp 26/09/2018)

Lawmakers mull fare issue (kp 24/09/2018)

Chairpersons of all 16 parliamentary committees in place: The panels can direct issues related to policies and programmes to the government and follow up on those directions (ht 24/09/2018)

NCP picks majority women for House committee heads (rep 18/09/2018) [but predominantly Tagadharis, especially Bahuns!!], Women to head half of parliamentary panels (kp 21/09/2018), Women ‘fairly’ represented in HoR panels (ht 21/09/2018), Chairpersons of HoR thematic panels sworn in (ht 22/09/2018), Women in charge: Female lawmakers now head half of the House committees (kp 24/09/2018)

Second joint parliamentary committee formed (ht 18/09/2018)

Parliament passes all bills on basic rights, by Tika R Pradhan (kp) [by breaking laws and rulings in an authoritarian way!], Fundamental rights-related bills passed / MPs cast doubt over implementation, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 17/09/2018)

House set to endorse laws barring uneducated people from all types of jobs after 10 yrs, by Ashok Dahal (rep 16/09/2018)

Parliament scrambles: to meet time limit: Both Houses have to endorse 17 new Acts by Sept 18 (kp 14/09/2018), Scramble to meet deadline on fundamental right laws (rep 15/09/2018), Deadline looming large over passage of rights bills, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 16/09/2018)

Allowance cut affects lawmaking process in parliament, by Ashok Dahal (rep 06/09/2018)

No laws on fundamental rights ready though deadline ends Sept 19: Speaker of the lower house Krisha Bahadur Mahara is, meanwhile, scheduled to embark on five-day visit to China from September 7, despite the pressure of business in parliament, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/09/2018) [He should resign if foreign trips are more important than his job!], Abdication of duty: 15 laws yet to be enacted (rep 05/09/2018), One week deadline to table rights laws: Speaker Mahara says his visit to China will not delay process (kp 07/09/2018) [??], Fundamental rights bills to be endorsed with contested provisions (rep 07/09/2018) [??]

Direct question-answer session kicks off in House of Representatives, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 04/09/2018)

Lawmakers demand removal of 'regressive' provisions in Privacy Bill (rep 02/09/2018), Why privacy bill should be amended: The state has no right to control people’s freedom and liberties while introducing right to privacy laws. No law should encroach on people’s right to know, by Taranath Dahal (rep 02/09/2018)

House panel elections delayed again (kp 01/09/2018)

Mahara to shut down House to visit China (ht 30/08/2018) [??]

Assembly to elect three chairs today (kp 29/08/2018)

Ruling, opposition parties agree on power-sharing in NA thematic panels (ht 29/08/2018)

House committee seeks suggestions from experts on Health Education Bill (rep 29/08/2018)

House panel to consult KC on  Medical Edu Bill (kp 20/08/2018)

Foreign junkets help delay House panel head picks, by Ashok Dahal (rep 18/08/2018)

Amendments registered to citizenship bill, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 18/08/2018)

Lawmakers for passing medical education act in line with govt-Dr KC deal (rep 17/08/2018)

Voting to pick HoR committee heads on Aug 21 (rep 14/08/2018)

Deadline to enact laws may be missed, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 13/08/2018)

Talks to select chair of ‘mini parliaments’ begin: Nepali Congress demands top posts in at least four mini parliaments while ruling parties agree to only one post (kp 08/08/2018)

10 House panels hold first meeting (kp 07/08/2018)

Govt to present seven bills (kp 06/08/2018)

Judge’s hearing: If Joshee is on the wrong side, he should face legal action, but from PHC members, independent decisions are expected (ht 06/08/2018)

All parliamentary committees in place (kp 03/08/2019) [After 6 months!?!]

NC walks out from House (rerp 03/08/2018), House proceedings continue despite opposition walkout (kp 03/08/2018), Speaker’s conduct irks Nepali Congress (kp 04/08/2018)

Hearing panel may put Joshee’s fate to vote (kp 01/08/2018), Joshee meets PM after PHC indecision: SC secretariat, CIAA joint team to visit school to resolve certificate controversy, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 01/08/2018), Stalemate over CJ continues (kp 02/08/2018), Hearings committee again puts off decision on Joshee (rep 02/08/2018), PHC member ‘receives death threat’ (rep 02/08/2018), PHC member Niru Pal issued death threat, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/08/2018), Linger no longer: House panel should not delay further on the appointment of chief justice (kp 03/08/2018)

NC wants either speaker or deputy speaker post in House (kp 28/07/2018), Parliament can’t discuss sub-judice case: Speaker (kp 30/07/2018), Let go: NCP should be ready to share key positions in Parliament with NC (kp 30/07/2018) [The Constitution is very clear in this respect, but which party is interested in the Constitution?]

NA meet postponed following NC protest (kp 26/07/2018), National Assembly adjourned for a week after obstruction (rep 26/07/2018)

After HoR, opposition Congress obstructs National Assembly (kp 25/07/2018), Beat the clock: Parliament must reconvene immediately so that pending Acts are endorsed on time (kp 25/07/2018)

Hearing for reforms: The parliamentary hearing committee is preparing to conduct hearing on chief justice, CIAA chief and ambassadors. Will it be able to break the past trend?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 25/07/2018)

Acting Chief Justice faces 5 complaints: House panel to grill him on Thursday (kp 24/07/2018)

House meeting put off for eight days (rep 20/07/2018)

NC’s Role in Parliament, by Narayan Upadhyay (kp 18/07/2018)

House rule on MPs' suspension challenged at SC (rep 16/07/2018)

Hearing committee to be formed tomorrow if fed parliament meets (kp 08/07/2018), Bhattarai likely to lead powerful hearing panel (kp 09/07/2018), Parliament forms hearing committee (kp 10/07/2018), 15 Public Hearing Committee members finalised (ht 10/07/2018), PHSC to prepare working procedure (rep 11/07/2018), PHC’s efficacy: PHC members represent the parties, but they should rise above partisan interests when it comes to approving nominees (ht 11/07/2018), Hearing procedure endorsed (kp 13/07/2018)

State Affairs Committee tops choice of NCP bigwigs (rep 08/07/2018)

Govt registers National: Medical Education Bill: Legislation does not address concerns raised by Dr Govinda KC; Congress leader Thapa says party will block the bill’s passage (kp 07/07/2018), NC obstructs House meeting over Dr Govinda KC’s demand (kp 07/07/2018)

Congress wants fringe parties’ representation (kp 04/07/2018), Speaker: House panels to be formed with or without NC, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/07/2018)

Transitional justice bill goes thru both houses: Enforced disappearances enquiry, TRC bill sent to president (ht 03/07/2018)

PM makes fun of MPs’ queries in parliament: NC Chief Whip Khand terms it objectionable, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/06/2018)

Bill for Med Edu Ordinance tabled: Altering of major provisions will allow more medical colleges in Kathmandu Valley, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 30/06/2018), Congress blocks replacement bill: Raising questions over process and contents, opposition wants major provisions of the ordinance retained, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/07/2018), Medical education bill withdrawn: Old law to come into force  from Wednesday amid protests, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 02/07/2018), Govt puts national medical bill on hold: Officials say the govt decided not to table the bill after learning that the NC would obstruct the House if it did so (kp 13/08/2018)

House approves Appropriation Bill (kp 30/06/2018)

Linger no further: Delay in forming parliamentary panel would hinder Parliament’s functions (kp 29/06/2018), Differences delay House committees’ formation, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 29/0/2018)

Bill on TRC, CIEDP terms extension in parliament (rep 29/06/2018) [The exension of terms means little without fundamental changes in justice law and politics!]

MPs divided over handing ongoing projects to local levels (rep 29/06/2018) [Federalism misunderstood or simply not wanted?], NCP lawmakers file motion of urgent public importance (ht 29/06/2018)

Govt committed to protecting borders, PM tells Parliament (ht 27/06/2018)

PM’s whip fails to stop criticism of budget from his party lawmakers, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 26/06/2018)

Formation of 16 House panels must be based on consensus, says NC (ht 24/06/2018), Formation of House panels stalled, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 25/06/2018), NCP and Nepali Congress squabble over federal panel: The main opposition insists on parliamentary committees via consensus, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/06/2018), Disputes delay House committee formations (rep 26/06/2018)

House passes parliamentary regulations (ht 23/06/2018)

Bill on formation of Administrative Court registered, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/06/2018)

Terms of NA members through lottery today (kp 18/06/2018), Half of NC Upper House members pick 2-yr term (kp 19/06/2018), NA members draw lots to decide term lengths: Half NC members pick two-year terms (rep 19/06/2018)

Joint draft panel tables proposal on federal parliament regulation (kp 18/06/2018)

NCP lawmakers criticise budget (ht 17/06/2018), PM tells ruling party lawmakers not to criticise central budget (kp 17/06/2018) [Is this a democratic state or party dictatorship?]

Race for Parliament panel chairs begins, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 16/06/2018)

Two crucial parliamentary panels to be formed soon (ht 13/06/2018)

Speaker or deputy speaker should quit: Oppn, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/06/2018) [Article 91 of the constitution demands that both positions have to be filled by members of different parties!], Play by the rules: The ruling party cannot misinterpret the constitutional provisions as per its convenience for the posts of Speaker and Deputy Speaker (ht 13/06/2018), Opposition demands either speaker or dy speaker to step down (rep 14/06/2018), NCP, oppn party trade barbs (ht 14/06/2018), NCP holding two positions in House ‘unconstitutional’ (kp 1506/2018)

Upper House regulations endorsed (kp 11/06/2018), NA to fix tenure of members through lottery on June 18 (ht 11/06/2018)

Lack of expenditure details puts off House meeting (kp 11/06/2018)

HoR regulations paves way for forming thematic committees (ht 10/06/2018), NCP ready to let oppn lead PAC, yet to decide about others (rep 10/06/2018), Accused lawmakers to be suspended, says NA chair (ht 11/06/2018)

No suspension of MPs facing trial, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/06/2018) [Close cooperation of leading politicians and criminals and the protection of the latter continues unabated! This is a characteristic of the lawless state of Nepal!], MPs not to be suspended upon arrest (rep 09/06/2018), National Assembly set to endorse regulation today (kp 10/06/2018)

Parliament Secretariat to hold orientation for MPs (kp 06/06/2018)

Dispute takes regulation off House agenda: The ruling and opposition parties are at odds over whether or not to suspend a lawmaker facing judicial custody (kp 05/06/2018), Ruling party divided over House regulation: Speaker drops plan to pass regulation through majority vote (rep 05/06/2018)

Overlapping issues delay drafting of laws on basic rights: Fast-track endorsement necessary to meet September 19 deadline, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 05/06/2018)

No House rules before a month: Crucial appointments stand to be delayed further, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/06/2018) [The new goverment is as ineffective as previous governments despite great promises and clear majorities!!]

Budget fails to please even ruling party MPs: FinMin Khatiwada faces ire for saying that he was forced to include Constituency Development Fund (kp 01/06/2018), NCP lawmakers find fault with budget: ‘Scrap Local Infra Development Partnership Programme’ (ht 01/06/2018), Khatiwada under fire from lawmakers over pork barrel (rep 01/06/2018)

Delay in enacting regulations hits House functioning (ht 31/05/2018), Enact rules pronto: Lawmakers who are custodians of Parliament cannot take it hostage; they should sort out issues and enact regulations at the earliest (ht 01/06/2018)

Lawmakers or project managers? MPs must stick to their job of monitoring government activities, not managing them, by Mohan Kumar Rai (kp 29/05/2018) [But it's imperative for their corrupt ambitions!]

House misses its roles due to absence of panels (rep 29/05/2018)

Laying Foundation for Prosperity, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 28/05/2018), House passes policies and programmes, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 28/05/2018)

Speaker slams truant lawmakers (kp 26/05/2018)

Congress, Madhesi parties say policies seem like poll pitch (kp 24/05/2018),  Oli urges mps to endorse policies and not criticise (kp 24/05/2018), Debate on govt’s policies and programmes begins (ht 24/05/2018), Debate on policies and programmes continues in House of Representatives (ht 26/04/2018)

Govt policies and programmes: Six amendment proposals filed (kp 23/05/2018), Waiting for budget: Setting ambitious growth rate is welcome, but the govt’s major challenge is to deliver (kp 23/05/2018)

Govt sets ambitious growth targets: Annual policies and programmes say per capita income will double in five years, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/05/2018) [??], Policies, programmes aim to enhance infra, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 22/05/2018), Govt to concentrate on statute implementation (rep 20/05/2018), Document without priorities: Congress (ht 22/05/2018), Pvt sector applauds govt’s policies and programmes (ht 22/05/2018), The politics of budgeting: The people should not be taxed heavily so that politicians can indulge in their desires, by Gokarna Awasthi (kp 22/05/2018)

House notified about new party (kp 19/05/2018), Lawmakers welcome left unification (ht 19/05/2018)

Lawmakers raise Madhesis’ concern about citizenship denial in House: Say statelessness hits their studies, chances of getting jobs (ht 19/05/2018)

Leaders spar over funds: UML chairman says Member of Parliament’s job is to make laws, not dole out funds, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/05/2018), 51 projects flout rules: New study: NGO FEG Nepal exposes lawmakers’ violations (kp 20/05/2018), PM moots new CDF modality, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 20/05/2018)

Lawmakers raise questions over Modi visit (ht 15/05/2018), Lawmakers question PM’s ‘nationalist stand’ (rep 15/05/2018)

Modi visit pushes back budget plans (kp 12/05/2018)

MPs ask FinMin to do ‘reality check’ before preparing budget (kp 11/05/2018)

UML MPs want govt to continue doling outconstituency budget, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/05/2018)

Medical Education Ordinance approved (ht 10/05/2018)

Pre-budget discussion begins today, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 09/05/2018)

Four ordinances tabled at House as budget session begins (kp 07/05/2018)

MPs in judicial custody spared suspension (kp 06/05/2018), MPs for suspending tainted colleagues (kp 09/05/2018), Impasse on lawmaker suspension continues (kp 17/05/2018)

Dr KC tells Parliament to pass health law soon (kp 04/05/2018)

Lower House regulations: Draft meeting draws blank as lawmaker ban issue simmers (kp 03/05/2018), Leaders to resolve draft row today (kp 04/05/2018)

Prez Bhandari to present Govt policies, programmes on May 15 (ht 03/05/2018)

MPs call for renewing constituency budget, by Binod Ghimire and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/04/2018) [The running of development projects should not be the task an parliamentarians! It only opens the door to favouritism and corruption!], Lawmakers' lobby for continuity of controversial fund sparks concerns, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 29/04/2018), At fiscal end, govt bids for pet projects (kp 29/04/2018), Lawmakers ‘misuse special project funds’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/05/2018), Constituency Development Funds, by Mukti Rijal (rn 03/05/2018)

Row over lottery method to fix NA members' tenures stalls regulation, by Ashok Dahal (rep 29/04/2018)

Panels agree on move to impeach key officials: Drafting panels of both Houses agreed on Thursday that 25 pc members of any House can move impeachment motion which has to be endorsed by two-thirds majority (kp 27/04/2018), Rift over provision to suspend MPs accused of crime, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/04/2018)

Parliament staff enjoy 80 pc perks under dodgy decision (rep 27/08/2018)

Dispute delays Lower House draft rules (kp 26/04/2018)

Eight ministers submit property details; ‘MPs furnish papers’  (kp 19/04/2018)

House panel agrees to suspend lawmakers put in judicial custody (kp 18/04/2018)

Army gives up land for fed parliament (kp 13/04/2018)

Call to accelerate drafting of all Acts: Federal parliament must endorse all Acts by March 4, 2019 (kp 12/04/2018)

Speaker wants bills by mid-May (ht 12/04/2018)

Fed secretariat recommends Yogi and Phuyal: President Bhandari to decide on secretaries for HoR and NA (kp 10/04/2018)

Federal Parliament prorogates (kp 04/04/2018)

PM to address Parliament before India visit: Ongoing session of the House to end after three to four meetings, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/04/2018)

Draft group increases thematic panels to 10 (kp 01/04/2018)

House nods to extend terms of TJ bodies (kp 31/03/2018), HoR endorses TRC, CIEDP ordinance: Replacement bill to incorporate Supreme Court verdict: AG (ht 31/03/2018)

Fed units to get law blueprints in 15 days, says AG (kp 30/03/2018)

Prez in Parliament: Dawn of a new era (kp 30/03/2018)

HPE ordinance forwarded to Parliament Secretariat (kp 29/03/2018), Medical education ordinance registered in Parliament (ht 30/03/2018), NWPP lawmaker lodges application against medical education ordinance (ht 31/03/2018), Dr KC threatens fresh hunger strike (ht 31/03/2018), House endorses HPE Ordinance: Law bars establishment  of new medical schools  in Kathmandu Valley for a decade, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/04/2018)

Nine panels likely for Lower House: The Regulations Drafting Committee plans nine thematic committees in the Lower House. This exceeds the Parliament Secretariat’s suggestion of seven panels (kp 28/03/2018)

President to address fed parliament on Thursday (kp 27/03/2018)

Ordinances may be tabled tomorrow (kp 25/03/2018)

All Upper, Lower House posts filled: Shashikala Dahal of CPN-MC elected National Assembly deputy chair (ht 19/03/2018)

Bhusal, Tumbahangphe in Deputy Speaker race (kp 16/03/2018), ‘Left alliance shouldn’t have contested’, by Roshan S. Nepal (ht 16/03/2018), Tumbahangphe is Deputy Speaker (kp 17/03/2018), CPN-UML leader Tumbahamphe elected Deputy Speaker of HoR (ht 17/03/2018)

UML’s Timilsina elected unopposed as NA chair: Nepali Congress does not field candidate, clears way for his election (kp 13/03/2018), Ganesh Timilsina elected NA chair (ht 15/03/2018), Timilsina assumes NA office as its chairman (kp 15/03/2018)

Statute implementation laws top priority: Speaker (ht 11/03/2018) [These laws should alredy have been passed before 21 January 2018 as demanded by the constitution!!]

Parliament has to endorse over 40 new Acts, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/03/2018)

Mahara ahead in Speaker race (kp 09/03/2018), NC calls for consensus Speaker (kp 09/03/2018), Mahara likely to be HoR speaker, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 09/03/2018), Mahara elected unopposed to post of Speaker of House of Representatives (ht 09/03/2018), Mahara to be sworn in as Speaker tomorrow: Parliament to announce his unopposed election, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 10/03/2018), Mahara elected speaker of Lower House unopposed (ht 10/03/2018), Mahara elected Speaker of HoR unanimously (kp 11/03/2018)

Leaders vow to work together for prosperity (kp 07/03/2018)

Fed parliament in session: Both the Houses endorse interim rules of procedure (kp 06/03/2018), Houses of parliament begin historic first sessions (rep 06/03/2018)

Bicameral parliament in two decades: lawmakers’ oath today, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/03/2018), Federal parliament convenes: Oldest members Mahantha Thakur and Tara Devi Bhatta administer oath to members of both the Houses, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/03/2018), First meeting of federal parliament today (rep 05/03/2018)

Poll dates for constitutional posts to be out soon, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 04/03/2018)

Parties agree on voting schedule: Prez poll after Speaker and Deputy Speaker election (kp 01/03/2018), Parliament Secretariat told to fix schedule for election of speaker, NA chair (ht 01/03/2018)

House Q&A session with PM proposed, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 28/02/2018)

Finally, We Have The National Assembly, by Prem Khatry (rn 27/02/2018)

Government to construct new Parliament building (ht 26/02/2018)

Mahara, Pokharel, Gurung eying speaker post (rep 24/02/2018)

Focus on business: Parliament now must focus its attention on making new laws without encroaching upon jurisdictions of the provincial assemblies and local level units (ht 21/02/2018)

Fed Parliament to convene on March 5 (kp 20/02/2018)

Groundwork begins to prioritise crucial bills: Ordinances related to National Assembly and medical education on top of the priority list (ht 19/02/2018)

Preps for parliament meet: President Bhandari to summon federal parliament  on the government’s recommendation (kp 17/02/2018), Parliament session by month-end (ht)

Prez to consult new govt on Upper House nominees (kp 17/02/2018), New govt to nix recommendation of 3 for upper house (rep 17/02/2018)

Parliament set for session in a week after final election results ,by Rupesh Acharya (ht 13/02/2018)

All set for bicameral parliament, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/02/2018)

50pc work on construction of NA hall completed (kp 03/01/2017)

Preparations on for House of Representatives and National Assembly, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 20/12/2017)

‘Lower House to be ready in a week’ (kp 17/12/2017)

Four secretaries proposed for two Houses of Parliament, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 15/12/2017)

42 pc new faces in parliament under FPTP, by Ashok Dahal (rep 13/12/2017)

Cost of running legislatures to jump threefold: Rs 1 billion annually for only sallery and perks of all 884 legislators, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 13/12/2017)

Parliament Secretariat making preparation to hold meetings of HoR, National Assembly (ht 11/12/2017) [The members of the NA have first to be elected by the Provincial Assemblies! But where shall the latter meet? There are no laws, infrastructure, staff; not even the names of the headquarters are clear! Federalism is still a fare dream!!]

Works start for housing HoR and National Assembly: The main hall of the ICC that housed the CA shall be turned into Lower House (kp 07/12/2017)

Prep works on at ICC for new Lower and Upper Houses (kp 28/11/2017)

ICC will continue to house federal parliament as well: The Parliament Secretariat has been renting the  ICC premises since the first Constituent Assembly elections in 2008 (kp 26/10/2017)

Ex-MPs get red passport submission deadline (kp 20/10/2017)

Four Years of Parliament, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 19/10/2017)

CA-turned-Parliament completes term: Top leaders hail constitution promulgation as historic achievement, say stage set for the implementation of the charter, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/10/2017), Parliament dissolved: Altogether, the House passed 84 bills and failed to pass 20; Cabinet expansion within bounds of the constitution, says PM, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 15/10/2017), Historic tenure: Periodic elections are the bedrock of democracy delivering services to the people and laying foundations of developments through people’s participation (ht 16/10/2017)

Report of panel probing 2013 CA poll silent about rigging: Panel head Karna delayed report 3 years ‘to keep enjoying vehicle facility’ (rep 14/10/2017)

UML, Maoist Centre MPs block HPE Bill: Government aborted its plan of tabling the bill after the UML and Maoist Centre warned of House obstruction (kp 13/10/2017)

Parliament to be dissolved tomorrow (kp 12/10/2017), House to convene last meeting today (ht 13/10/2017)

Vote transfer row halts National Assembly Election Bill, by Ashok Dahal (rep 12/10/2017)

House to pass bills today (ht 06/10/2017), House passes three bills (ht 07/10/2017), House fails to pass key bills in the absence of lawmakers (rep 07/10/2017)

Speaker ignores protests, carries on with House proceedings (ht 26/09/2017)

House panel passes civil servants adjustment bill: Seniority, choice and permanent address bases for govt staff adjustment (kp 25/09/2017)

MPs preparing to rush through HPE Bill: If passed in present form, it will directly benefit a handful of institutions; Lawmakers plan to put the Health Profession Education Bill to a vote in Parliament on Monday (kp 23/09/2017)

MPs propose changes to upper house,  prez polls bills, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/09/2017)

Parliament passes Edu Act (Ninth Amendment) Bill: Some lawmakers say move will further ruin public education sector, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/09/2017), House endorses Local Level Governance Act: Legislation opens door to full-fledged functioning (kp 20/09/2017), House expedites bills endorsement, 7 bills endorsed on single day (rep 20/09/2017)

Bill on National Assembly members registered: The bill has proposed the first-past-the-post  Bloc Voting Electoral System - similar to the  one adopted for the local level elections - to elect  members of the National Assembly, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/09/2017)

MPs press for lifelong perks as retirement draws near (kp 12/09/2017), Bid to pass bill on VIP facilities on: Lawmakers want pay and perks for former MPs as well (ht 14/09/2017), MPs not to get ‘retirement benefit’ (kp 18/09/2017)

Fate of three dozen bills uncertain, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/09/2017)

Parliament passes Madhesi Commission Bill unanimously (ht 09/09/2017)

Constitution amendment bill: Parliament begins clause-wise discussion (ht 17/08/2017)

House adjourned for lack of quorum (kp 05/08/2017) [!?]

‘Pass Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill’ (ht 31/07/2017)

MPs’ reservations block endorsement of Health Profession Education Bill, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/07/2017)

Parliament  to send election related bills to House panel, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 30/07/2017)

Parliament launches website, mobile app: House needs own television channel, radio station to keep people informed: Speaker (kp 28/07/2017)

Fifty-three bills need House consideration: It is the government’s duty to give business to the Parliament, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 27/07/2017), Pass bills soon: The political parties in parliament must reach consensus to pass these important bills so that elections can be held on time (ht 28/07/2017)

Civil, penal code bills pending in Parliament, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 18/07/2017)

House panel seeks details on fund assurance, payments (ht 14/07/2017)

Civil servant adjustment: House unanimously passes bill (kp 13/07/2017)

House endorses Appropriation Bill (kp 11/07/2017)

House continues discussion on budget (ht 07/07/2017), Budget discussions in parliament turn dull (rep 07/07/2017), House concludes discussion on budget (ht 08/07/2017)

House endorses govt’s policy, programmes: Budget today • CPN-UML not to obstruct proceedings, by Rupesh Acharya (kp 29/05/2017)

Opposition parties obstruct Parliament (kp 27/05/2017), CPN-UML’s House obstruction continues (ht 27/05/2017), UML agrees to resume House (ht 27/05/2017), House resumes after: 3-party agreement: NC, Maoist Centre agree to withdraw impeachment motion against CJ (kp 28/05/2017)

Govt policies and programmes: Budget focus on local body empowerment, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 26/05/2017), Obstructed, House unable to thank President for address (kp 26/05/2017)

Prez gives parties 7 days to pick consensus PM (kp 26/05/2017)

Pre-budget discussion today: President to present govt’s policies and programmes on Thursday (kp 23/05/2017), Pre-budget discussion in limbo this year? (kp 24/05/2017)

Caretaker government to present new fiscal budget (ht 21/05/2017)

Longest Parliament session prorogued after 381 days, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/05/2017)

House meet postponed until tomorrow (kp 06/05/2017)

House to fix date for discussion on impeachment motion, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/05/2017)

Constitution amendment: Bill to be put to vote today? Govt indecisive; Ruling coalition struggles to muster required numbers to pass proposal (kp 04/05/2017), House to dwell on amendment bill today: CPN-UML not to obstruct parliament proceedings (kp 04/05/2017), Govt defers amendment bid as RPP stands divided (rep 04/05/2017)

Govt bid to pass amendment bill fails: RPP, NC lawmakers deliberately skip House meeting (rep 01/05/2017)

House back in business (kp 26/04/2017), House resumes as govt backs out: Lawmakers allowed registering amendments to the constitution amendment bill (rep 27/04/2017)

UML obstructs House: The main oppn party objects to charter revision, polls-after-budget plans; The party is against the agreement on revising several provisions of the constitution (kp 26/04/2017) [Failed understanding of democratic principles!!], UML obstructs House over amendment bill: Move poses challenge to endorsing amendment before candidacy registrations (rep 26/04/2017)

Most MPs in constituencies, House lacks quorum, by Ashok Dahal rep 21/04/2017)

Lawmakers oppose strict provisions in cooperative bill, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/04/2017)

Partyfull Panchayat: The parliament should immediately correct this constitution-defying apartheid law and allow all parties to use their party symbols as electoral symbols, by Ujwal Thapa (rep 15/04/2017)

In a first, govt tables NHRC report in House, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/04/2017)

Speaker for ending ongoing House session (kp 07/04/2017)

House taskforce submits report on labour bill (kp 31/03/2017)

House sits idle with no business to deal with: Yet to enact 100 laws needed to implement charter, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/03/2017)

Deliberation on inclusion commission bill begins (ht 22/03/2017)

House passes bill relating to wards and constituency: Provision to allow division of one ward between two constituencies (ht 21/03/2017)

Madhesi Morcha boycotts Parliament meeting (kp 20/03/2017)

House session to end in a week, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 19/03/2017)

MPs lobby for VVIP perks after retirement (rep 18/03/2017)

House directs govt to take action against Lokman Singh Karki, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/03/2017)

Constitution amendment: Speaker likely to send bill to special committee, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 04/03/2017)

House to dwell on amendment bill today (ht 22/02/2017), Parliament meeting postponed yet again (kp 23/02/2017)

House panel’s directives go unheeded (ht 16/02/2017)

Speaker tweaks regulation 'to recruit party cadres' (rep 14/02/2017)

Budget session crosses 10 months, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/02/2017) [!!]

House endorses third poll-related bill: 5 laws must to hold local elections n 4 more needed for federal, provincial and prez votes (kp 31/01/2017)

Ruling, opposition parties pick their own candidates for PAC chair (ht 30/01/2017), PAC set to get chair after nearly six months: Upadhyay from Maoist Center, Chaulagain from UML in the fray (rep 30/01/2017), Ruling party MP elected PAC chair against norm: In 50-member committee, Dor Prasad Upadhyay gets 23 votes against 16 of UML candidate Chaulagain, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/01/2017)

Local elections bill: MPs: Vote before representatives’ tenure expires, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/01/2017)

Team readies two poll bills for submission: Sub-panel plans to give final touches to first two bills in its meeting on Monday morning and sub-mit them to the SAC late, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/01/2017), Parliament endorses two poll-related bills (kp 26/01/201)

Do your own job: Almost all the parliamentary panels give directive to the government on areas that do not fall under their jurisdictions (ht 19/01/2017)

Parliamentary panel to seek experts’ advice: NC and UML lawmakers  are divided whether the impeachment motion against Karki needs to  be moved forward (kp 17/01/2017), Experts express their inability to offer advice to parliamentary panel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/01/2017), Sub-committee to probe charges against Karki, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/01/2017), House panel discusses impeachment motion against former CIAA chief (rep 19/01/2017), Once defender, now chair of probe panel: Advocate and lawmaker Ram Narayan Bidari’s role as the head of a  subcommittee of Parliament raises conflict of interest questions (kp 22/01/2017), Impeachment imbroglio: If the IRC quashes the motion, it will imply that the 157 MPs who petitioned for Lokman Singh Karki’s impeachment were wrong, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 25/01/2017), Lokman Singh Karki cannot be impeached:  Parliamentary panel, by Ashok Dahal (rep 31/01/2017), Karki can’t be impeached: Subpanel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/02/2017), House subpanel probe finds Karki guilty on four of seven charges: The subcommittee, which has already ruled out impeachment of Karki, has suggested that the  concerned agencies  can book him (kp 09/02/2017), 'Lawmakers showing soft corner to ex-CIAA chief fearing exposure' (kp 09/02/2017)

Lawmakers weigh three options on election date (kp 15/01/2017)

House sends two more election bills to SAC: The State Affairs Committee has been  working to finalise three other election bills for  the last two months, by Sujan Dhungana (kp 14/01/2017)

House panel for removing NOC’s infrastructure tax on petro products (ht 14/01/2017)

Election for PAC chair postponed, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 11/01/2017)

Lawmakers want amendment bill to state poll dates (ht 10/01/2017)

Discussion begins on voter list bill (kp 09/01/2017)

Constitution amendment: Bill tabled in House amid opposition, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/01/2017), SC Ruling And Oppositions' Stance, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 09/01/2017), Constitution amendment bill: Deliberations likely to start on Thursday (kp 10/01/2017)

UML to continue obstructing House proceedings (ht 08/01/2017) [A sheer contempt of court and disregard of democratic principles!]

Call for electing PAC chair pronto (kp 04/01/2017)

Constitution amendment bill: Supreme Court declines to issue interim order, by Dewan Rai (kp 03/01/2017), SC denies stay against amendment bill, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/01/2017), SC refuses interim order in petitions against amendment bill, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 03/01/2017), House postponed again after parties pledge deal (kp 04/01/2017)

House obstruction crosses a month (kp 03/01/2017)

Parliament should be allowed to exercise its sovereign right, interview with Ramesh Lekhak (kp 02/01/2017)

Speaker gives parties 3 days to resolve issues: Warns of finding way out of impasse in Parliament, by Binods Ghimire (kp 30/12/2016)

Oppn parties obstruct House meeting again (kp 29/12/2016)

Against Holding Parliament A Hostage, by Nandalal Tiwari (rn 26/12/2016)

House meeting postponed: Speaker's move an attempt to encourage parties to end deadlock in parliament, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/12/2016), Second-rung leaders bid to end House row: Ruling, opposition parties in negotiation but no clue of agreement yet, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/12/2016)

Sub-committee(s) to finalise election laws: Three election related bills have been languishing at the State Affairs Committee of Parliament for more than two months (kp 22/12/2016)

Prolonged stalemate likely in Parliament: Speaker not to allow tabling of constitution amendment bill today amid obstruction by opposition parties, by Prakash Acharya (ht 22/12/2016)

Oppn parties obstruct House again (kp 20/12/2016), Opposition foils discussion on statute amendment, poll bills: Seven parties, led by main opposition CPN-UML, have been obstructing the House since the amendment  bill was registered on November 29, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/12/2016)

Ruling coalition, oppn headed for showdown, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 19/12/2016), Speaker to talk impasse with top leaders today (kp 17/12/2016)

MPs urged to roll back amendment proposal: The decision to send text messages to MPs was made by a meeting of the student unions affiliated to the oppn parties (kp 16/12/2016)

Parliament meeting postponed for a week: Oppn parties obtruct the House despite Speaker Gharti’s repeated request to support the discussion over impeachment motion (kp 10/12/2016), RPP: House Obstruction only benefits extremists (kp 10/12/2016), Speaker urges PM to help end House obstruction (ht 11/12/2016), UML ‘will not’ obstruct House for poll bills (kp 12/12/2016), Oppn parties to continue House obstruction (kp 14/12/2016), House meeting put off until Monday (kp 16/12/2016), Speaker adjourns House till Monday, by Prakash Acharya (ht 16/10/2016), House obstruction stalls poll bills, impeachment motion: Due to UML’s protest over the constitution amendment bill, deliberations on impeachment motion against Karki and bills related to local polls have been stalled, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 18/12/2016)

House panel tells govt to rise development expenditure (kp 09/12/2016), Actual budget spending reaches 6.5pc in first four months of FY: House panel criticises  the government for not being able to spend the money set aside for  development projects (kp 09/12/2016)

Commission gives MPs two days to agree on Province 2 local units (rep 09/12/2016)

Speaker in bid to end House obstruction (ht 08/12/2016), Speaker’s bid to end House deadlock fails: Deuba, Oli stick to their guns; Gharti to hold meeting with PM today (kp 09/12/2016)

Government bodies not taking directives seriously: House committee (rep 07/12/2016)

Oppn obstructs House for 2nd straight day (kp 03/12/2016), Oppn demands withdrawal of amendment bill: Obstructs second successive House meeting (rep 03/12/2016), House obstructed for third day (kp 05/12/2016)

40 days on, House still debates Karki impeachment motion (kp 30/11/2016)

House committee to quiz PM on TJ mechanism issues (kp 26/11/2016)

Lawmakers want voting age to be lowered to 16 years (ht 26/11/2016)

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

Karki impeachment motion: House panel lays out procedure (kp 18/11/2016), Discussion on impeachment motion lingers: A senior RPP-Nepal leader says major parties may be waiting for the court to decide case against Karki (kp 19/11/2016), House today continues debate on impeachment motion (ht 19/11/2016), MPs want impeachment motion wound up speedily (rep 19/11/2016)

Non-compliance with directives: House panel to submit report in 15 days; Failure to blacklist the contractors not complying with their contractual obligations has delayed projects (kp 17/11/2016), Project doldrums: Many of the instructions are simply ignored; most of the rest are implemented half-heartedly, leading to their very slow pace (ht 18/11/2016)

House panel blames govt authorities of subverting development projects, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/11/2016)

Activities of the House to be systematised (ht 16/11/2016)

Bill to hike MPs’ pay and perks moved (kp 15/11/2016), Parties to ensure more facilities for lawmakers, by Prakash Acharya (ht 16/11/2016), Perks and work: Past instances show that some of the laws were passed by Parliament while many lawmakers said yes without being unaware of their future consequences (ht 17/11/2016), MPs demand more perks, incentives amid public criticism, by Ashok Dahal (rep 17/11/2016), Political parties collect up to 50 percent levy from lawmakers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 17/11/2016), Joint proposal to increase lawmakers’ perks (ht 18/11/2016), Lawmakers seek tax waiver on personal vehicles, by Ashok Dahal (rep 18/11/2016), MPs pass bill to hike their pay, perks, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/11/2016), House passes bill with hiked pay, perks for lawmakers, by Prakash Acharya (ht 121/11/2016), MPs give themselves a raise, through fast track: They will now draw minimum Rs 80,000 to Rs 140,000 a month, by Ashok Dahal (rep 21/11/2016), Underworked and overpaid: Nepal’s lawmakers appear dangerously out of touch with the public pulse (kp 22/11/2016), Students demonstrate against MPs’ salary hike (ht 24/11/2016), Controversial House Decision, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 26/11/2016)

Discussion on impeachment motion continues (ht 15/11/2016)

Lawmakers push for stronger EC (kp 14/11/2016)

House put off after resuming discussion on impeachment (kp 12/11/2016), Agitating parties boycott House meet (kp 12/11/2016), Madhesi, Janajati lawmakers walk out: 'Protest will continue till-three-pont pact implemented' (ht 12/11/2016)

House meeting put off till Friday: The government has announced a public holiday for the Kirati community on Thursday (rep 10/11/2016)

IRC to discuss draft working procedures on November 11 (ht 27/10/2016)

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)

Impeachment suggestion panel ‘after Dashain’: Says Parliament has begun consultations regarding formation of the IRC and filling vacancies in other parliamentary committees, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 08/10/2016)

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 re-tables three budget-related bills (kp 30/09/2016), House may pass budget-linked bills today: Mahara tables the same bills earlier rejected by parliament (rep 30/09/2016), House endorses 3 budget-related bills (kp 01/10/2016)

Parliament holds discussions on six bills (ht 29/09/2016)

Discussion on forming panel to recommend impeachment starts: There are constitutional provisions that call for an 11-member Parliament committee to recommend impeachment (kp 27/09/2016)

Question-answer session to resume in Parliament (kp 14/09/2016)

MPs seek pay hike amid criticism over paying less attention to House (kp 13/09/2016) [Currently, they get Rs 56,228 each month and they demand a rise to Rs 88,925 while most of the earthquake victims living in tents still wait for the first distribution of Rs 50,000 from international aid!], Lawmakers set to get 58 percent pay hike: Criticised for low attendance, missing crucial meets (kp 29/09/2016)

They came, signed in, left: Lawmakers skip Parliament discussion on key bills, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/09/2016), Lack of quorum stalls passage of vital bills (ht 10/09/2016)

House adjourned for a week (kp 22/08/2016) [Please take time: The not coming nomination of non-inclusive NC ministers is far more important than legislative work in parliament!]

House panel to select proposals for discussion (kp 17/08/2017)

Far from it: The use of parliamentary whips too often makes the vibrant role expected of lawmakers increasingly irrelevant (ht 16/08/2016) [Especially the use of such whips while voting on the new constitution was in violation of the interim constitution and the inclusive conception of the constituent assembly!]

Speaker decides to restrict lawmakers' foreign visits (rep 16/08/2016)

Towards a kleptocracy? There are worrying signs that interest groups have hijacked our democracy, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 13/08/2016)

No business: House postponed by week, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/08/2016), Writ against proposal in House not registered (ht 09/08/2016) [??]

Parliament set to vote to elect new PM tomorrow (kp 02/08/2016)

Ambassadorial nominations: PHSC pulls govt up over agreemo issue; Asks not to send names until parliamentary panel completes its task (kp 02/08/2016), PHSC grills five ambassador nominees: Out of the 22 nominees, hearing of the remaining three proposed career diplomats will take place today (kp 03/08/2016), Hearing of two more proposed envoys held (ht 04/08/2016), Hearing of eight envoy nominees completed (kp 05/08/2016), Hearing of proposed envoys from foreign service concludes, by Ramesh Khanal (ht 05/08/2016)

Hearing of SC justices starts (kp 28/07/2016), Parliamentary panel completes hearing on Supreme Court justices, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 29/07/2016)

In House, MPs trade charges: No-trust vote scheduled for today (kp 24/07/2016)

House meets today without fixed agenda (ht 21/07/2016)

PHSC puts off hearing of SC justice nominees: Hearing scheduled to start Sunday had to be  postponed sine die after committee chairman ‘called in sick’ (kp 17/07/2016)

NC, Maoist Centre block budget endorsement: The NC and Maoist Centre say budget passage only after the House decides on no-confidence motion against PM Oli, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/07/2016), House proceedings postponed till July 21, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 16/07/2016)

Parliament passes Appropriation Bill: For the first time in 15 years, govt has timely authority to spend; Raises hopes that development spending would be expedited (kp 10/07/2016)

House hearing begins today: Chief election commissioner nominee to be quizzed today, Acting CJ Karki on Sunday, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 08/07/2016)

MPs divided over constituency development provision (ht 08/07/2016)

Symbolic protest of silence at ‘zero hour’ (kp 06/05/2016), Lawmakers flay govt for failing to resolve problems (ht 06/07/2016)

National Security Council Bill in Parliament (ht 05/07/2016)

PHSC to open plaints only on day of hearing, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/07/2016), PHCS receives 15 plaints against 34 nominees (kp 05/07/2016)

House convenes after deal on housing grant: Govt agrees to release Rs 200,000 aid to quake victims in two tranches, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/06/2016)

PHSC starts its work, finally (kp 24/06/2016)

NC demands specifics on reconstruction delay, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/06/2016) [This may sound reasonable but the question remains why this party as well did nothing when it was leading the government!!], Main opposition obstructs House demanding grant amount for quake victims (ht 24/06/2016), Parliament session put off until tomorrow after NC obstruction (kp 25/06/2016), House likely to be deferred again over rebuilding delay: Nepali Congress adamant on getting its concerns addressed before Parliament resumes business, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 26/06/2016), House obstructed yet again, NC accuses PM of being indifferent (kp 27/06/2016)

House meeting: Ministers flayed for ‘anti-charter’ acts (kp 22/06/2016), House panel lists bases for local body restructuring (kp 22/06/2016)

Govt buckles under pressure, to return amendment bill (kp 22/06/2016), House sends BAFI Bill back to panel following criticisms, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 22/06/2016)

Deliberation begins on appropriation bill: Former FM Mahat raises concerns of removal of  programmes introduced by previous governments (kp 21/06/2016)

PHSC to elect chairperson tomorrow (kp 21/06/2016)

House rules passed, finally: Hearing committee formation opens door for endorsement of judge, ambassador nominees, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/06/2016), Parliament forms 15-member PHSC, by Prakash Acharya (ht 20/06/2016), Govt spells plan to implement statute (ht 20/06/2016), Govt tables Charter plan in House (kp 20/06/2016)

Ruling coalition, NC agree to pass parliament regulations (ht 19/06/2016), House rules passed, finally: Hearing committee formation opens door for endorsement of judge, ambassador nominees, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/06/2016), Parliament forms 15-member PHSC, by Prakash Acharya (ht 20/06/2016)

Earthquake victims: Lawmakers fight over verification process (kp 16/06/2016)

Process to endorse House regulations begins today (kp 15/06/2016), No discussion on House rules as NC seeks 4 days (kp 16/06/2016)

Lawmakers’ pay and perks set to be hiked: To draw Rs 55,225 in salary, Rs 33,700 in allowance (kp 07/06/2016)

Process to pass House rules to start on June 15 (kp 05/06/2016), Parliament Regulation through voting if no consensus by June 15, by Prakash Acharya (ht 05/06/2016)

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

Discussions on budget to conclude today (ht 03/06/2016), Thematic discussion on budget ends: 164 lawmakers participate in deliberation n 28 seek clarification on provisions for the upcoming fiscal year (kp 04/06/2016)

Bid to resolve House rule dispute fails (kp 28/05/2016)

Parliament set to take decisions on key issues, by Binod Ghimire (26/05/2016)

Finance Committee endorses new bill, by Bibek Subedi (ht 26/05/2016)

House panels’ I/NGO-funded programmes draw flak (ht 24/05/2016), MPs lambaste House panel over INGO-funded seminars (rep 24/05/2016)

NC seeks Tarai parties’ support on House rules (kp 21/05/2016)

Parliamentary regulations: Full House to start discussion on May 29 (kp 19/05/2016)

House rules hard for parties to pass: Six months on, political parties are still debating the size of the parliamentary hearing committee (kp 15/05/2016), Major parties fail to forge consensus on PHC strength, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/05/2016), Parliamentary regulations: Consensus chance ‘slim’; Parties likely to settle the stalemate through voting in House (kp 16/05/2016), House likely to vote to decide PHSC strength (ht 16/05/2016), Parliamentary regulations: Five parties register six amendment proposals; Size of hearing committee major bone of contention, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/05/2016), Proposals on PHSC strength registered (ht 17/05/2016)

House votes to endorse policies and programmes, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/05/2016), Comments On Polices And Program Of Government For FY 2016 (2073), by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 14/05/2016)

First meeting of budget session lasts only 5 minutes (kp 04/05/2016), Budget session: Day 1 lasts minutes (ht 04/05/2016)

Parliament to decide strength of PHSC (ht 03/05/2016)

Parties agree to unveiling budget on May 28: Policy and Programs only after pre-budget discussions, by Ashok Dahal (rep 02/05/2016)

Leaders eye middle path on House rules: Parties under pressure to find a solution before budget session begins, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 02/05/2016)

President to present govt’s policy and programme on May 7, by Prakash Acharya (ht 02/05/2016)

House to have a lot on plate as session starts (kp 28/04/2016)

Leave parliamentary hearing to existing PHC: PRDC chair, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 28/04/2016)

Lack of parliamentary hearings has chain effect across govt (rep 27/04/2016)

House session may begin from May 3, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 26/04/2016), Budget session from May 3 (kp 27/04/2016)

Parliament session likely in 20 days (ht 23/04/2016), Ball in major parties’ court on Parliamentary Regulations (ht 23/04/2016)

Parliament regulations: Plan to finalise rules set to hit snag again, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/04/2016)

Parliament delegation busy in Britain: The team led by Speaker Onsari Gharti meets British MPs and learns of their parliamentary system, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 21/04/2016)

House session delay hits law formulation, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 14/04/2016), Govt set to call House session from mid-May, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 19/04/2016)

Top leaders neglecting House panel meetings: Good Governance and Monitoring Committee draws attention of 21 members regarding absence from five consecutive gatherings, by Prakash Acharya (ht 12/04/2016) [Please stop to call such persons 'leaders'!!]

Govt afraid of calling House session: NC (ht 10/04/2016)

House rules impasse continues as meeting deferred indefinitely, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/04/2016), House committee defers vote on regulations draft: Hearings for justices, EC chief rendered further uncertain (rep 08/04/2016)

Vote on parliamentary regulation on Thursday (kp 05/04/2016), Decision on parliamentary regulations on April 7 (ht 05/06/2016)

Govt likely to skip House session: Government could go for budget session directly, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 03/04/2016)

Six months on, parties spar over House rules: Size of the Hearing Committee appears to be the bone of contention, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/03/2016)

Parliament regulations: Drafting panel members want party leaders to bury the hatchet; Nepali Congress MPs ‘boycott’ meeting (kp 22/03/2016), Parliamentary regulations delay affects key hearings: Regulation yet to finalize after 5 months of committee formation, by Ashok Dahal (rep 22/03/2016), Bid to pass House Regulations before April 6 (ht 24/03/2016)

Parliament rules likely in four days: Senior party leaders to have final say if dispute persists (kp 17/03/2016), PRC begins discussion on Parliamentary Regulations, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/03/2016), Hearings for 11 new justices unlikely soon (rep 17/03/2016), Report on Parliamentary regulations discussed (ht 18/03/2016), Finalisation of house regulations:NC-UML tussle delays rules; Regulation Drafting Committee fails to convene a meeting on Sunday after only 13 out of 61committee members turned out (kp 21/03/2016)

Speaker sends back CC recommendation of Yadav for EC chief (rep 11/03/2016), Speaker defends sending back justice names: Says she’s ready to take hearing ahead if nominations are sent again, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/03/2016), SC issues interim order to conduct hearings for justices, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 15/03/2016)

Appointment of SC justices: Parliament Sectt refuses to act on JC advice; The parliamentary hearing could not be conducted, as new Parliamentary Regulations have not been enacted (kp 07/03/2016), Lawyers differ on Speaker’s power to send letter to JC for review (ht 08/03/2016), Speaker sending back recommendations dismays JC, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 08/02/2016), SC justice appointment: Speaker’s decision on nominees sparks uproar; Some legal experts have questioned the Speaker’s move, saying it is likely to spark dispute between Parliament and judiciary, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 09/03/2016), Tussle between UML, UCPN-M fuels conflict between judiciary, legislature, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 11/03/2016), 2 petitions filed for and against Speaker’s move, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 12/03/2016), Judiciary-legislature blame game: UCPN (M) says ball in prime minister’s court (kp 13/03/2016) [What about independence of judiciary? The political parties are only a part, not the owners of the state!], Parliament regulations to be finalised ‘within a week’ (kp 14/03/2016)

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

Malaysia visa processing: Officials put through wringer over VLN Nepal (kp 23/02/2016)

First session of parliament under new Statute ends (kp 18/02/2016)

Regulation drafting panel deadline likely to be extended (kp 16/02/2016)

No code of conduct for House members: Speaker’s duty to discipline lawmakers: Former Speaker Dhungana; Parliament in Nepal has never set ethical standards since the one convened during the democratic set-up in 1991, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/02/2016)

Laws for lawmakers: There should be a code barring MPs from House business if a conflict of interest exists, by Dinesh Raj Shivakoti (kp 01/02/2016)

House adjourned till Feb 12: Tomorrow’s meeting post-poned due to lack of con-sensus on House rules (kp 26/01/2016), ‘Resolve dispute over Parliament regulations’ (ht 26/01/2016), Next House meet on Feb 11 (kp 27/01/2016)

193 Acts amended (kp 25/01/2016)

MPs deliberate amendment bill, morcha boycotts (kp 22/01/2016)

More time for House rules drafting: Several bills forwarded to respective committees for discussion (kp 22/01/2016)

Statute amendment: House meeting likely to form Special Committee (kp 19/01/2016)

Dispute over panel size delays House hearing: Opposition backs incumbent 73-member hearing committee while the ruling parties want it reduced to the constitutional size (kp 18/01/2016)

Big III ready to give parliamentary legitimacy to political mechanism, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/01/2016)

PAC grills Home Ministry officials on NID project (kp 13/01/2016)

MPs sensitised to population, health and development issues (ht 01/01/2016)

Muluki Ain revision: House panel to seek feedback (kp 01/12/2015), House panel seeks people’s suggestions on civil, penal code bills (ht 01/12/2015)

Parliament waits to tackle key problems, parties still at odds, by Prakash Acharya (ht 18/11/2015), 40 bills gathering dust at Parliament Secretariat, by Ashok Dahal (rep 18/11/2015)

House panel urges effective fuel distribution (ht 30/10/2015)

Parliament to begin presidential election procedures on Saturday (ht 24/10/2015), First female Speaker Magar chairs parliament meeting (rep 25/10/2015)

First female Speaker Magar assumes office (kp 19/10/2015)

Speaker, dy speaker posts: Parties fail to pick candidates based on consensus (kp 16/10/2015), Ruling parties pick Gharti for Speaker: Nepali Congress to announce its candidate today (ht 16/10/2015, Maoist leader elected first female Speaker, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/10/2015), From Maoist guerilla to first female Speaker, by Ashok Dahal (rep 17/10/2015), Onsari first woman Speaker in Nepal’s history, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 17/10/2015), NC supported Gharti Magar at ruling coalition’s request (rep 17/10/2015)

House meet begins today (kp 02/10/2015)

President summons Parliament session, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/09/2015)

Seven days set for amendment proposals, by Prakash Acharya (ht 31/08/2015), Lawmakers get 7 days to file amendments to constitution bill, by Ashok Dahal (rep 31/08/2015)

Appropriation bill endorsed (kp 25/08/2015)

Two bills up for discussion (kp 17/08/2015)

Govt faces challenge to endorse budget, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/08/2015), UCPN-M, UML boycott debate on budget (ht 04/08/2015), Maoists to partake in budget talks (kp 08/08/2015)

Appropriation bill: ‘Govt failure’ likely to delay discussion (kp 03/08/2015)

UML flays ‘one-party’ budget: Says FinMin Mahat prepared it snubbing UML ministers; Asks NC to make corrections (kp 16/07/2015), UML threatens to vote against ‘NC’s budget’, by Prakash Acharya (ht 16/07/2015), Oppn slam NC’s ‘unilateral’ move (kp 16/07/2015), Implentation a challenge: Mahat (kp 16/07/2015), UML disputes with NC over budget programs (rep 16/07/2015), Finance minister sddresses UML’s budget concerns (kp 17/07/2015), NC,UML burythe hatchet, by Prakash Acharya (ht 17/07/2015)

Budget to be presented on Tuesday (kp 12/07/2015), UML seeks oppn vote for budget programme (kp 12/07/2015)

Policies, programmes to be unveiled on July 8 (kp 05/07/2015), Prez to unveil govt programmes and policy on July 8 (ht 05/07/2015), Parliament to endorse govt’s policy, programme today (kp 12/07/2015), Lawmakers slam govt document (ht 12/07/2015), House endorses policy document, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/07/2015), Govt’s policies, programmes endorsed, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 13/07/2015)

Budget session begins (kp 01/07/2015), Pre-budget discussions begin (ht 02/07/2015), Prioritise agriculture, creation of jobs, reconstruction: Lawmakers (kp 02/07/2015), UCPN (Maoist): Bring budget in consensus (kp 03/07/2015)

Prez calls budget session of Parliament from Tuesday (kp 26/06/2015)

Parliament mourns earthquake victims (kp 08/05/2015), Adopt one-door policy: Panel (kp 08/05/2015), Parliament passes special condolence motion (ht 08/05/2015)

Speaker wants winter session called (ht 01/04/2015), Govt ‘delaying’ winter session of parliament (kp 09/04/2015), Delay in holding parliament's winter session worries oppn (rep 11/04/2015)

CA to meet on April 6 (kp 30/03/2015)

Parliamentary directives: Govt bodies find compliance difficult, by Prakash Acharya (ht 29/03/2015)

PM orders halt to visa outsourcing process, by Anil Giri (kp 28/03/2015), Govt told not to outsource visa processing job (kp 30/03/2015)

MPs committed to ‘or’ provision for citizenship (kp 27/03/2015)

Visa scam rages in House: Panel summons DPM Gautam, FM Pandey over ‘secret’ govt deal with private firm (kp 26/03/2015), Minister gets an earful over visa outsourcing bid (kp 27/03/2015), Gautam defends proposal for online visa processing (ht 27/03/2015), Home Minister Gautam defends online visa application system (ht 28/03/2015)

Call the House (ht 26/03/2015)

Strong presence of women in first CA did make a difference, interview with Binda Pandey (kp 16/03/2015)

MPs’ foreign junket in controversy: No approval from Speaker; Labourers’ money used (ht 12/03/2015), Sah’s foreign trip in limbo: Says he won’t use foreign employment welfare fund to lead a small team (ht 13/03/2015)

House obstruction hits passage of Bills, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 28/02/2015)

Lharkyal is new UCPN (M) lawmaker (kp 09/02/2015), Controversial Lharkyal is CA member (rep 09/02/2015), Lama sworn in as CA member (kp 16/02/2015)

CA sends issues to PDCC, again: Dialogue Committee gets 5 days to forge consensus (kp 09/01/2015), CA to send disputed issues to CPDCC again: Schedules its next meeting for January 13, the daypanel has to submit its report after discussion, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 09/01/2015)

Documents / Websites

1st Federal Parliament of Nepal (Wikipedia)

Federal Parliament, Nepal

Attendance and Process in Constituent Assembly II. Martin Chautari, Briefing Paper no.11 (September 2014)

601 CA members

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