House approves three different bills

March 19, 2017: Today’s meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has unanimously approved the proposal of sending the three different bills to concerned committees for clause-wise discussion. The bills are Bill relating to facilities of former office-bearers-2073 BS, Bill relating to additional conditions for remuneration, facilities and services to the Chief Justice, Supreme Court judges-2073 BS and Bill relating to additional conditions for remuneration, facilities and services to judges of the High Court 2073 BS. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary...

Election and constitution amendment cannot go side by side: Chairman Bijukchhe

March 19, 2017: Chairman of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, Narayan Man Bijukchhe, has said that election and constitution amendment process cannot go side by side. At a programme organised by Rafat Sanchar Club here today, Chairman Bijukchhe suggested holding local poll at first then discussing on constitution amendment process. Blaming the big parties of not following the code of conduct issued by the Election Commission, Chairman Bijukchhe drew the attention of the EC towards it. He said...

RPP chair Thapa directs party cadres for local poll

March 19, 2017: Deputy Prime Minister and Rastriya Prajatantra Party chair Kamal Thapa has directed the party cadres to be ready for local poll. In an interaction organized by the party district chapter here today, chair Thapa further urged the UDMF to take part in the local elections. He further shared that his party will go for protest in both parliament and street against the election commission’s decision as it arbitrarily decided to remove the portion of Hindu state...

UDMF lawmakers boycott Parliament meeting

March 19, 2017: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has boycotted today’s meeting of the Legislature-Parliament. They boycotted the meeting citing demand of constitution amendment, the major demand of the UDMF, was not addressed. With Speaker Onsari Gharti announcing the commencement of the meeting, UDMF –associated lawmakers stood up from their respective seats as a gesture of their protest of the session. On the occasion, Jangilal Yadav of Tarai-Madhes Loktantrik Party blamed that government has made the Madhesi people...

Parliament passes condolence motion on Dhungel’s demise

March 19, 2017: Today’s meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has passed condolence motion on the death of Nepali Congress leader and former lawmaker, Ramhari Dhungel. Dhungel, elected in the House of Representatives from Ramechhap Constituency No 2 in 2056 BS, died on March 16 in Kathmandu at the age of 60. With the commencement of the meeting, Speaker Onsari Gharti tabled the resolution of condolence. The meeting also observed a minute’s silence in mourning of the late Dhungel. Dhungel was...

DPM Thapa urges UDMF to participate in local poll

March 19, 2017: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa, has urged the UDMF to participate in local poll. Talking to media persons at Biratangar Airport today, DPM Thapa opined for paving a moderate way to forge consensus to participate the UDMF for local poll. He said that no parties should miss the chance of participating in local poll as Election Commission was making preparations for the election in full phase. He added...

RPP protests against EC’s decision

March 19, 2017: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party has protested against the decision of the Election Commission as it recently had removed the portion of Hindu sate and monarchy from the RPP’s statute. The party organized the protest rally in Itahari bazaar today. Addressing the rally, party leader and Minister for Culture and Civil Aviation Dilnath Giri said that the provision of Hindu state and constitutional monarchy were the fundamental principles of the party therefore, they could not compromise on...

Govt. should not be afraid of holding polls: Chairman Oli

March 19, 2017: CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said the incumbent government should not be afraid of holding the local level elections in the stipulated date. The government has scheduled May 14 for the local level election. At a news conference organised by Banke Publicity Department of the Party here today, Chairman Oli said “The government should not show undemocratic character by trying to stop the polls from taking place even when any political party, Morcha and...

Morang seeks 306 polling booths for local elections

March 19, 2017: Morang will have 306 polling stations for the local level elections the government has announced it will hold on May 14. Eastern Regional Election Office, Biratnagar Chief, Bhakta Bahadur Bhattarai, said the district had 270 polling stations during the second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. Bhattarai added a recommendation was being sent to the central authority to add 45 more polling booths. RSS

NC lawmakers from Tarai-Madhes seek party role in resoling problem

March 17, 2017: Nepali Congress ( NC) lawmakers and central members representing the Tarai-Madhes have demanded that the party central committee meeting scheduled for upcoming March 23 should take a substantive decision regarding the matter of constitution amendment . A meeting of party lawmakers and central members from Tarai-Madhes held in Singha Durbar this morning stressed that the party should formally from its upcoming central committee meeting decide to move the constitution amendment process ahead. Most of lawmakers present...

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