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New law proposes lawmakers’ immediate suspension if they face criminal charge

Kathmandu, April 17 A new law on membership of Parliament that the House of Representatives is currently drafting proposes that lawmakers get an immediate suspension if they face any criminal charge. If the law is endorsed as it is, by-elections will be held to fill the vacant positions. The existing law has it that lawmakers […]

Mahara says Federal Parliament will have its own building within next two years

Kathmandu, April 11 Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara says the Federal Parliament will have its own building within next two years. Currently, both houses of central Parliament–House of Representatives and National Assembly–have been using the building of International Convention Centre in Naya Baneshwor on rent. But, Mahara says the new Parliament building will be constructed at […]

Election for Speaker: Maoist Centre names Mahara as its candidate

Kathmandu, March 9 Former Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara is poised to take charge as Speaker of the House of Representatives after his party  the CPN Maoist Centre decided to back his candidacy for the post. A meeting to the Maoist top brass on Friday morning decided to field Mahara for the job, which the […]

House of Representatives to elect Speaker on Saturday

Kathmandu, March 6 Nepal’s lower House will elect its Speaker on March 10, senior-most member of the House of Representatives Mahanta Thakur says. A meeting of the lower House on Tuesday decided to hold the election on Saturday. Thakur has also instructed the Parliament Secretariat to prepare a schedule for the election process. The House of […]

Nepal’s new MPs take oath of office

Kathmandu, March 4 Nepal’s new members of the House of Representatives have taken their oath of office. The senior-most member of the House Mahanta Thakur administered the oath of office and secrecy to the members of the lower House. Four MPs: Top Bahadur Raymajhi, Dharmasheela Chapagain, Resham Chaudary and Mahendra Yadav were absent during the […]

President summons Parliament session for March 5

Kathmandu, February 19 President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday has called the first meeting of Federal Parliament, consisting of the National Assembly and the House of Representatives, for Monday, March 5. The President made the summons following a recommendation from the Prime Minister as per Article 93(1) of the constitution, according to a statement issued […]