Politics

UML Chief Whip urges government to increase accountability

Kathmandu, Feb 7: CPN (UML) Chief Whip Padam Giri has stressed that the government should present itself accountably so as to make the House business effective. In a meeting of the House of Representatives today, the UML Chief Whip advised the government to be more responsible regarding the effective operation of the parliament, establishment of good governance and delivery of …

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Political parties are lax in implementation of constitutional provisions: Leader Gautam

Kathmandu, Feb 7: Parliamentarian Bamdev Gautam commented that although the constitution stipulated provisions regarding what kind of society we want to build through the competition of multiparty system, the government and the political parties were lax in its implementation. Gautam claimed that none of the Prime Ministers so far had presented the framework for establishing socialism in the country through …

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NA session: Lawmakers draw government’s attention to contemporary affairs

Kathmandu, Feb 7: In a meeting of the National Assembly (NA) today, lawmakers drew the government’s attention towards contemporary issues ranging from the urgency of relief to earthquake survivors to the large exodus of youth force. Airing views in a zero hour of the session, Kumar Dasaudi demanded the government appoint a competent figure in the Nepal Telecommunications Authority to …

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Minister Saud leaving for Australia this evening

Kathmandu, Feb 7: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayan Prakash Saud, will be leaving here for Perth, Australia this evening to attend the 7th Indian Ocean Conference being jointly organized by the Government of Australia and India Foundation on February 9-10. The Minister is scheduled to address the Conference being held on the theme of ‘Towards a Stable and Sustainable Indian …

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Parliamentary Committee for Effective Implementation of Federalism

Kathmandu, Feb 7: The National Assembly, National Concerns and Coordination Committee has instructed the government to increase coordination between the three levels of government and among the ministries for effective implementation of federalism in the country. The directive was issued based on a study report prepared by the Committee on the basis of discussion with the relevant agencies and experts …

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Economy returning to normalcy: Finance Minister Mahat

Kathmandu, Feb 7: Minister for Finance Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat asserted that the country’s economy was returning to normalcy. At an interaction organized by Economic Media Association Nepal (EMAN) marking its first anniversary here today, Minister Mahat reiterated that country’s economy was moving in the positive direction. “A lot of money was spent in unproductive sector in the past. The …

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Parliament’s Secretary-General Pandey administered oath of office and secrecy

Kathmandu, Feb 7: Newly appointed Secretary-General of Federal Parliament, Padma Prasad Pandey, has taken an oath of office and secrecy today. Speaker of House of Representatives (HoR) Devraj Ghimire administered the oath to Pandey at the Federal Parliament Building, New Baneshwor. Present on the occasion were National Assembly (NA) Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home …

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CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Dahal’s directive to play active role in law enactment

Kathmandu, Feb 6: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has instructed the lawmakers from his party to play an effective role in the parliament. A meeting of the CPN (Maoist Centre) Parliamentary Party convened at the Party’s office in Singha Durbar today, he urged the party’s all lawmakers to go on refining their roles. Stating …

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Issues raised in special hour go unheard: Tara Lama Tamang

Sudurpaschim, Feb 6: Lawmaker Tara Lama Tamang has said the issues he raised during special hour and zero hour in federal parliament went unheard. “I repeatedly voiced for people’s welfare and concern of my constituency in the House of Representatives, but they were not addressed,” he shared the plight. Talking to the RSS reporter from Dhangadhi, Siddha Raj Bhatta, Tamang …

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PM Dahal directs party lawmakers to play strong role in the Parliament 

Kathmandu, Feb 5: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairperson and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has directed the lawmakers of the party to play a strong role in the Parliament in favour of people. During the meeting of the CPN (Maoist Centre) Parliamentary Party held at the parliamentary Party office this morning, Chairperson Dahal asked the lawmakers to firmly present the …

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