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Government set to relax party split rules : A faction with 40 percent support in either parliamentary party or central committee can launch a new party, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/05/2024)

Govt withdraws bill to amend Political Parties Act (rep 17/05/2024)

Regulatory void complicates child adoption process in Nepal : While international adoptions have been banned over child trafficking and abuse concerns, domestic adoptions are also not easy, by Manushree Mahat (kp 01/05/2024)

Disarray in Trade Union Rights in Nepal, by Anupam Bhattarai (rep 01/05/2024)

NHRC calls for promoting labor rights (kh 01/05/2024)

Government retains disputed provisions in new media council bill : The communications ministry on Thursday registered the bill, which envisions a committee led by its secretary to select the chairperson and members of the council, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/04/2024)

Civil Service Bill On The Anvil, by Mukti Rijal (rn 28/03/2024)

Bill to amend Political Parties Act presented in HoR (kh 25/02/2024) [This law needs a fundamental revision. In its current form, it primarily serves an autocratic party leadership and lacks democracy and social inclusion regulations!]

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)

Govt introduces amendment bill for Political Parties Act, 2017 (rep 02/02/2024)

Non-governmental bill registered in HoR to stop use of substandard drugs (rep 28/10/2023)

Amendment to Banking Offenses and Punishment Act proposes two-year jail term for check bouncers (rep 18/10/2023)

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]

NTA removes provision of ‘government ownership’ from Telecommunications Act (rep 27/09/2023)

The Good Death: Should It Be Made Legal in Nepal?, by Diwakar Dhakal (rep 08/09/2023)

Labor Act applicable even to employees of banks and financial institutions: SC, by Bhasa Sharma (rep 03/09/2023)

Will the Electricity Bill be passed?, by Himal Lamsal (rep 03/09/2023)

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)

'Social Welfare Act' to be amended as an umbrella act (rep 31/07/2023)

New e-commerce law to ensure consumer protection : The draft bill has proposed two to three years in jail and fines ranging from Rs300,000 to Rs500,000 for errant sellers, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/07/2023)

'Amend laws in accordance with Palermo protocol' (ht 29/06/2023)

Torture laws need to be amended, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/06/2023)

President Paudel authenticates Citizenship Bill (kh 31/05/2023)

Writ petition filed at SC seeks to declare contradictory constitutional and legal provision for political parties null and void (rep 26/05/2023) [The Political Parties Act is in any case undemocratic in many respects and primarily oriented towards securing the power of top politicians!]

‘There should be no 5-year statute of limitation on corruption cases’ (rep 10/05/2023), TI-Nepal draws attention on bills to amend two commissions (kh 10/05/2023)

Bill aimed at tackling private sector corruption gets National Assembly nod : Once the bill is endorsed by the lower house, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority will be able to investigate private firms linked to public interest, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/04/2023)

New bill stirs telecom sector : The provisions related to the license fee and renewal fee in the draft bill will provide big relief to telecom companies struggling to pay government dues as well as new ones planning to enter the telecom sector, by Pratik Ghimire (ae 27/03/2023)

Amendment of TRC bill becoming controversial again, by Devesh Jha (kh 13/03/2023), ‘Regular justice system in play when transitional justice bodies are defunct’, Human rights and constitutional lawyer Raju Prasad Chapagain on ways to take the transitional justice process forward (interview) (kp 13/03/2023)

New bylaw to allow consumers to make claim for service interruption : If a customer is hampered by network issues, telecom operators will have to compensate them for the downtime, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/03/2023)

Trademark bill languishes as infringement cases rise : Four years ago, the government prepared a draft bill to introduce a law on trademark, copyright and intellectual property rights. It is gathering dust, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/03/2023)

Constitutional Council Act being amended : Bill proposes provisions for six-member council to recommend office-bearer candidates for constitutional bodies by its chair and two members (kp 26/02/2023)

Landmark bill to boost women candidacy in polls : Election Commission is drafting a bill to increase women’s candidacy in all three tiers of government by a third, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/02/2023)

Intertwined Digital Rights and Digital Technologies, by Kalyan Shrestha (kh 14/11/2022)

Digital economy overtakes e-commerce legislation : The proliferation of online shopping and e-retailers has made e-commerce laws urgently necessary, insiders say, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/11/2022)

People found unaware of laws (rn 25/09/2022)

Revisiting Nepal’s land laws : Nearly all infrastructure projects have encountered issues concerning land acquisition, by Adhiraj Regmi & Sourav Dhungana (kp 24/08/2022)

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)

Amendments to transitional justice law ‘progressive but not satisfactory’ : Government registers bill seeking changes in Act seven years after top court ruling that struck down amnesty provisions in serious human rights violations, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/07/2022)

Govt registers Citizenship Bill in Parliament : Home Minister and Law Minister in a rush seeking consensus (kh 11/07/2022), Govt holds discussion with UML leader Nembang on citizenship bill (rep 11/07/2022)

House passes bill for security of Valley by Nepal Police in coordination with Province Police (rep 11/07/2022)

New children's regulation seeks to promote child rights (ht 08/06/2022)

Laws should be revised and amended to make local level effective: Gagan Thapa (kh 28/05/2022)

Enact Intellectual Property Law, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 24/05/2022)

Private sector calls for law to engage in power trade : Currently, only Nepal Electricity Authority has the permission to trade power as per Section 20 of the Nepal Electricity Act-1984, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/04/2022)

National Broadcasting (11th Amendment) Regulation, 2021 looks suspicious: Nepal Working Group for Internet Freedom (rep 23/03/2022)

Transitional justice law yet to be revised 7 years since court order : Campaigners to move court to hold officials in contempt for not abiding by the ruling, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/02/2022)

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

Legal experts suggest ruling parties to amend inconsistent laws (kh 24/01/2022), Don't misinterpret law : The political parties in power should not misinterpret the legal provisions, simply to serve their political interest (ht 24/01/2022)

Constitutional and legal contradictions surface amid local election talks : Some parties in the ruling coalition appear to be in bid to exploit the loopholes to delay local level polls, which have been proposed by the poll body for April-May, by Anil Giri (kp 19/01/2022)

Despite constitutional mandate, women’s representation in Nepali politics remains minimal, by Anushka Nepal (nlt 07/01/2022)

Burning despair : The recent law on acid attacks is a step in the right direction but it would’ve gone a longer way had it also accounted for burn survivors, by Marissa Taylor (rec 06/01/2022)

Implementation Of Act Related To Right To Housing Gets Affected Without Regulations, by Purna Prasad Mishra (rn 03/01/2022)

Planned ‘development law’ to clear hurdles in infrastructure projects : Bill says landowners must accept the compensation agreed on by over 50 percent of affected landowners, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/12/2021)

What happens when you formulate laws but do not implement them? In Nepal, we have scores of laws which have never been implemented. This has had a deleterious effect in good governance and rule of law, by Jivesh Jha (nlt 26/10/2021)

National Land Commission Formation Order issued (ht 04/10/2021)

Ordinance relating to Political Parties will be withdrawn today: Prachanda (kh 27/09/2021) [An ordinance for which the HoR session was specially terminated so that the parties could split is now to be withdrawn. This approach sounds neither democratic nor constitutional, even though the Political Party Act also contains various undemocratic passages. In its present form, it underpins party rule, not people's rule!], President revokes ordinance on political parties (kh 28/09/2021), Abrupt withdrawal of ordinance relating to political parties shows it was meant for UML split: KP Oli (kh 28/09/2021) [How true! The Deuba government's action was as undemocratic and unconstitutional as the various actions of the previous Oli government. The top politicians are destroying democracy! The Political Party Act urgently needs to be revised, but please through Parliament!], Ordinance on political parties repealed, but moral questions remain : Experts say the way the government has acted, in  introducing and repealing the ordinance, it has clearly  misused power and undermined the rule of law, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/09/2021)

Protest held at Maitighar for legalisation of marijuana in Nepal : The protestors also demanded release of Rajiv Kafle, a long time advocate of legalisation of the herb in the country and abroad. He was arrested on charge of possession, consumption and distribution of marijuana two weeks ago (kp 20/09/2021)

Controversial amendment to Income Tax Act: Manipulation to legalize illegal property, by Dilip Ppudel (rep 19/09/2021)

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?], With ordinance challenged in court, doubts over Nepal and Thakur’s new parties : Six advocates have petitioned against Deuba government’s ordinance to ease party splits, demanding its annulment and actions based on it, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/08/2021)

Prez Bhandari annuls ordinance amending Constitutional Council procedure (rep 18/07/2021)

Crime Victim Protection Act issued (ht 08/07/2021), Protecting the victims : Crime victims will come forward to lodge complaints against the offenders as the act has provisions to protect them and their privacy (ht 09/07/2021)

Three years in jail for assaulting health workers (rep 07/06/2021)

Legalise marijuana : Nepal should look into the prospects of the constructive use of cannabis, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 22/04/2021)

Seized assets to be used to earn revenue : Earlier, property confiscated by the government used to remain unused until the court had delivered final verdicts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/03/2021) [Such a decision should always be in the hands of the judiciary, not the executive!]

Patent registration in Nepal: Why so few?, by Nina Regmi (ht 05/03/2021)

Civil Service Bill In Limbo, by Mukti Rijal (rn 25/02/2021)

Nepal needs to amend human trafficking laws to fully enforce Palermo Protocol, experts say : Existing laws define the crime in a narrow sense and fail to protect the victims, they argue, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 21/02/2021)

Enact the law : It is hard to define what constitutes contempt of court when the parliament has not enacted a law to this effect (ht 17/02/2021)

Intellectual property versus consumer rights : Regulators must come between the act of cheating and the violation of consumer rights, by Roshee Lamichhane (kp 16/02/2021)

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!]

Copyright infringement : Its remedy, by Nina Regmi (ht 09/02/2021

Draft e-commerce bill is finally prepared, but has too many issues, stakeholders say : These include lack of clarity, privacy concerns and accountability. Officials admit flaws and say suggestions are welcome for the final bill but there is no House to pass it into law, by Krishana Prasain (kp 04/01/2020), Structural bottlenecks : The spillover effect of having a robust e-commerce strategy will create more jobs (kp 05/01/2021)

Trademark counterfeiting: Time to review its laws, by Anusuiya Chaulagain (ht 14/12/2020)

Injustice to Registered Auditors : Why the state’s apathy?, by Dinesh Timsina (ht 07/10/2020)

UN rapporteurs concerned over proposed citizenship law : Some provisions seem discriminatory against women, and sexual minorities, they say, by Anil Giri (kp 26/09/2020)

Acid attackers to face jail term of upto 20 years and fine of Rs 1 million (rep 25/09/2020)

How a pandemic law would have helped fight the virus and strengthened federalism : Nepal has resorted to the six-decade-old Infectious Disease Act, which does not talk about people’s rights,  but empower bureaucrats to punish citizens, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 07/09/2020)

New cyber security law requires firms  to use information sharing platform : The purpose of the platform is to establish a cyber security community to detect and prevent cyber attacks, by Krishana Prasain (kp 05/09/2020)

Copyright Act Amendment: What’s new and important?, by Priyanjana Bhattarai (ht 22/08/2020)

Lawmakers point out flaws in Prison Bill-2020: Say it fails to incorporate provision on counselling, deploying female cops inside prisons (ht 30/07/2020)

Rukum (West) murder of six youths was result of caste-based discrimination, parliamentary probe says: Study finds sheer lapses on the part of the local administration, local government and police in handling the incident, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/07/2020)

Proposed electronic commerce law sent to Industry Ministry for review: The budget for the next fiscal year has also accorded priority to online transactions, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/07/2020)

Controversial provisions in corruption-related bills to be revised but private sector to remain under the purview of anti-graft body: Opposition leaders and the private sector continue to object to the bills, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 30/06/2020)

Amendment bill to allow CIAA to investigate private sector lands in Upper House despite criticism: The opposition and analysts believe that the amendment is politically motivated and could be used to conduct witch-hunts against private individuals and institutions, by Binod Ghimire (kp 24/06/2020)

House panel endorses bill to amend Citizenship Act amid objections from three parties: Opposing parties and rights activists call seven-year rule for foreign women married to Nepali men to get naturalised citizenship a regressive move, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 22/06/2020)  [Long live male Bahunbad with its misogynistic patriarchal thinking! Laws must apply equally to all people, regardless of gender!]

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)

Statistics bill proposes establishment of national data system (ht 14/03/2020)

Monitoring and Evaluation Bill tabled at NA (ht 13/03/2020)

Bill seeking legalisation of cultivation and consumption of medical marijuana registered in Parliament: The bill, registered privately by a ruling party lawmaker, seeks to reverse a 50-year
proscription on the cultivation, consumption and sale of marijuana
, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/03/2020)

Civil code deems a man and woman married if a child is born, but opinions are divided: While some rights activists believe that the provision will help ensure citizenship for the child, others see it as a patriarchal imposition, by Elisha Shrestha (kp 27/02/2020)

Army (First Amendment) Bill presented in HoR (rep 19/02/2020)

Measures and weights law likely to be amended: The amendment will bring uniformity according to international standards, by Krishana Prasain (kp 16/02/2020)

CIAA stresses need to revise public procurement laws (rep 16/02/2020)

Eighth amendment to Land Act imposes new land ceiling (ht 15/02/2020)

New act stipulates jurisdiction of federal, provincial police (ht 13/02/2020)

NA committee endorses Media Council Bill (ht 28/01/2020), House panel removes Rs 1m fine for journalists, by Ashok Dahal (rep 28/01/2020)

Bill of surveillance: Special Service Bill provides unrestricted right to the government to collect information via supervision and interception of communication of any person or organization. This is dangerous, by Roshani Giri and Harihar Khadka (rep 25/01/2020)

Local and provincial governments have been allowed to draft laws fixing jail terms and fine in civil offences: Authorities must ensure that such laws do not contradict federal laws and they should not be misused, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/01/2020)

Govt drafting Intellectual Property Rights Bill (rep 18/12/2019)

Kathmandu’s Newars watch cautiously after government hints at reviving the Guthi Bill: Although officials said the new land bill will include suggestions from indigenous communities, local leaders say no one has reached out to them yet, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 02/12/2019)

Stakeholders prepare for consultations on TJ bill (rep 20/11/2019)

Province 2 takes centre to court over Forest Act (ht 19/11/2019), Controversial law: As the Federal Parliament has already passed the Forest Act, the constitutional bench in the apex court should look into its veracity (ht 20/11/2019)

Amended Advertisement Act comes into force (ht 16/11/2019)

Draft of Electricity Act gathering dust for over a month, by Umesh Poudel (ht 11/11/2019)

Bill seeks to transfer mgm't of prisons to provinces, by Ashok Dahal (rep 09/11/2019)

Don't bet on it: In Nepal, the laws related to gambling are primitive and do not take into account nuances, by Akshya Aryal (kp 06/11/2019)

New bill clearly lays out functions, duties of NSC (ht 03/11/2019)

Workers of all hues need to unite: Organising workers in trade unions is key to implementing the new labour-related laws, by Himalaya Kharel (kp 01/11/2019)

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

President authenticates Environment Protection Bill-2019 (ht 13/10/2019)

Law to ensure safe, decent public transportation (ht 18/09/2019)

HoR endorses bill on management of police force (ht 13/09/2019)

Government drafts environment bill (ht 04/09/2019)

Land Use Act 2019: An Overview, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 29/08/2019)

Bill related to national ID card endorsed (ht 28/08/2019)

Amendment proposals on bills related to police force registered, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 26/08/2019)

Progressive act: Classifying land into different groups should help concentrate the required infrastructure in them (ht 26/08/2019)

‘Delegated laws not based on main laws’, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 25/08/2019)

Nepal Parliament: Transport management bill envisages sweeping reforms (ht 25/08/2019)

Land use act: Up to Rs 3 lakh fine for misusing land, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 24/08/2019)

Petition filed against laws of six provinces (ht 20/08/2019)

New forest bill addresses community forest user groups’ concerns: House panel; Sub-divisional forest offices to be established in all the local levels, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 18/08/2019)

New bill amending Land Act will distribute land to squatters for the ‘last time’: The government has, through numerous commissions, handed over thousands of bighas of land to 150,000 families since 1990, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/08/2019)

NHRC for rights friendly environment protection bill (ht 01/08/2019)

CIAA and Prevention of Corruption Act: New drafts propose amendments; This will enhance CIAA’s scope for action (ht 21/07/2019)

‘Juvenile justice laws need to change’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 14/07/2019)

Doctors take exception to new law that allows late-term abortions in special cases: A new provision allows abortions in cases of rape,incest or danger to health at up to 28 weeks, by Arjun Poudel (kp 03/07/2019)

In yet another protectionist move, Oli administration prepares to limit foreign film screenings: A new law will mandate showing Nepali films exclusively for half a year, and limiting  foreign movies—predominantly Bollywood—to 185 days, by Timothy Aryal and Anil Giri (kp 03/07/2019)

Forest Bill is faulty and it raises questions over ownership: Experts; The bill is a reflection of how the country’s bureaucracy still functions from the centralised mindset, they say, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 01/07/2019)

New bill to regulate import of plants, its products: Those who import infected plants will be slapped with a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh (ht 30/06/2019)

Amendment bill to regulate engineering profession (ht 28/06/2019)

What’s wrong with Passport Bill? Problem with the Passport Bill is not with power of the executive to deny or cancel passport but with absence of clear grounds on which the executive can write for denial and cancellation, by Roshani Giri (rep 27/06/2019)

Replacement of five-decade-old food act facing delays (ht 27/06/2019)

Three new laws suggested to run civil aviation authority, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/06/2019)

New juvenile justice rules issued  (ht 09/06/2019)

Heritage experts, academics voice concern over proposed bill on Guthi: Brought up secretly in Upper House, the controversial bill has provisions that will destroy century-old Guthi tradition, they warn, by Anup Ojha ( kp 03/06/2019), Protests against Guthi Bill to continue in Kathmandu valley: Activities of guthis a vestige of feudalism: Minister Baskota (ht 14/06/2019), Everything you need to know about the Guthi Bill: The bill, which proposes controlling all public and private trusts,  has outraged the Valley’s indigenous community, by Arpan Shrestha (kp 15/06/2019), Ills of the Guthi Bill: The biggest blunder is disqualifying indigenous people from their rightful ownership of community structures, by Sanyukta Shrestha (kp 16/06/2019)

Amended public procurement regulation may lead to summary termination of contracts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/05/2019), Contractors charged with graft to be barred from fresh bidding (kp 21/05/2019)

Polygraph test inadmissible as evidence, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 19/05/2019)

New rules to commute jail sentence of prisoners (ht 08/05/2019)

Govt renews ban on essential services strike (ht 04/05/2019)

Prioritise intellectual property rights: Copyright laws need to be updated to keep up with technological advancements, by Pratyush Nath Upreti (kp 26/04/2019)

Govt drafting 29 bill proposals (ht 24/04/2019)

Local governments: In need of town planning act, by Umesh B Malla (ht 01/04/2019)

Clarity over hasty changes: The amended Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act is a necessity but it must be free from ambiguities, by Zubin Niroula Khatri (kp 29/03/2019)

Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Bill 2019: Restriction on contract manufacturing draws flak, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 19/03/2019)

Government authorities fail to protect consumer rights, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 17/03/2019)

Call to amend Nepal Health Professional Council Act to make it effective: Ministry spokesperson says the council is in a bad shape and amendments to the Act are a must to improve it, by Nayak Paudel (kp 27/02/2019)

Contradictory bills tabled before investment summit, by Umesh Poudel (ht 27/02/2019)

Proposed law gives new powers to Investment Board Nepal, by Bibek Subedi (ht 26/02/2019)

Mandatory provision to ensure quality of Environment Impact Assessment reports on the cards, by Sanjeeb Phuyal (kp 26/02/2019)

With a new IT bill, state draws battle lines against free speech: In attempting to regulate social media platforms, Oli administration violates the freedom of speech and opinion guaranteed under the constitution, experts say, by Bhrikuti Rai (kp 16/02/2019), Information technology bill: 1.5 million rupees fine, five years jail sentence or both proposed (ht 17/02/2019)

Govt moots joint land ownership in couples’ names, by Rewati Sapkota (kp 09/02/2019)

Bill on civil servants’ transfer against federalism, say lawmakers (ht 09/02/2019)

Ex-envoy Maskey flays bill on nuclear use (ht 05/02/2019), Why this Nuclear Bill? Nepal appears to be poised for a heedless jump into the thick of nuclear research reactors and nuclear fuel cycle facilities. This course should be avoided, by Mahesh K Maskey (rep 05/02/2019)

Bill on endangered flora, fauna passed (kp 17/01/2019)

Bill obliges children to deposit certain percentage of salary in parents’ account, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/01/2019)

Govt proposes to curtail PSC’s autonomy: Public Service Commission office  bearers seek amendment to bill, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 12/01/2019)

New bill proposes banning adverts on utility poles (rep 12/01/2019)

Bill requires children to allocate portion of income to elderly parents, by Ashok Dahal (rep 11/01/2019)

Bill to scrap controversial Tax Settlement Act, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/12/2018)

Medical education bill: Panel yet to agree on key points, by Binod Ghimire (kp 25/12/2018)

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

Food department prepares to replace 5-decade-old Food Act: Draft of Food Safety and Standards Act 2018 being submitted this week, by Arpane Ale Magar (rep 24/12/2018)

Bill on safe, peaceful use of nuclear materials registered (ht 24/12/2018)

New law helping men file divorce cases, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 15/12/2018)

Enactment of Laws on Competition, by Aakriti Khanal (kp 12/12/2018)

Ministry finds 174 laws clashing with statute, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/12/2018) [Almost 39 months after the constitution came into force?!]

Amendment to Financial Procedure Act: Government proposes termination of errant contractors through new law, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/11/2018)

Govt moves to tighten the screws on liquor market through new law: “The proposed blanket ban without any study does not serve govt’s purpose” (rep 25/11/2018)

Ministry mulls new investment modality law, by Bibek Subedi (kp 25/11/2018)

Copyrighting seeds: Plant variety protection laws are one of the important concerns for agrarian Nepal, by Saurav Ghimire (kp 23/11/2018)

New alcohol control law in the offing, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 22/11/2018)

Preparations on to amend local level Act 2074 (kp 17/11/2018)

New law guarantees right of crime victims to justice (ht 17/11/2018)

‘New Consumer Protection Act meek and full of flaws’, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/11/2018)

Revision of Acts contradicts statutes: Law Ministry informs all ministries to review Acts, submit by Wednesday, by Binod Ghimire (kp 08/11/2018)

New civil codes adds to rising divorce cases, by Nagendra Upadhyaya and DB Budha (rep 24/10/2018)

No law on altruistic surrogacy despite Supreme Court directive, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/10/2018)

Process to update laws delayed: Government has five months to amend Acts in line with new statute, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/10/2018), 315 laws need to be amended by March 4 (rep 15/10/2018)

Muluki codes being amended to address docs’ concerns (kp 25/09/2018), Criminal Code and Public Health Act: Consumer activists reject new laws (kp 27/09/2018), Dr KC lashes at Minister Pokharel for ‘blocking’ bill, by Nayak Paudel (kp 29/09/2018)

Tea industrialists seek amendment to Labor Act, by Bhim Chapagain (rep 25/09/2018)

Harmful chemicals law not enacted despite SC order, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/09/2018)

Civil, penal codes will be revised, says minister (ht 23/09/2018)

New Transportation Act compels drivers to switch profession, by Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 19/09/2018)

Law ministry to review more than 100 laws (ht 18/09/2018)

Anti-money laundering laws to be included in Co-op Act (kp 17/09/2018)

House endorses revised ‘press-friendly’ Privacy Bill (kp 16/09/2018)

Consumer Protection Bill: Parliament to endorse bill by September 18 (kp 14/09/2018)

Right to privacy: Bill to permit disclosure of public officials’ property; Secretary at the committee says the body has agreed unanimously to ask civil servants and officials to disclose their records to the public (hkp 12/09/2018), Revised privacy bill limits privacy of public office bearers: Task force formed to revise laws curtailing press freedom (rep 12/09/2018)

Amendment to right to privacy bill sought, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 09/09/2018)

Doctors’ Professional Ethics, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 05/09/2018)

Bill seeks to protect consumers’ rights (ht 05/09/2018)

Muluki Codes drafting influenced by donors, INGOs: Experts, by Sunil Sapkota (rep 02/09/2018) [??]

Hospital services to be disrupted: Doctors to halt services except for emergency today (kp 02/09/2018)

Amend ‘repressive’ provisions of Muluki codes: Deuba (rep 27/08/2018)

New civil code gives women reason to rejoice: Women to get equal share of parental and husband’s property, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/08/2018)

Bill bars divorce on grounds of reproductive health (ht 26/08/2018)

Bill to amend and integrate Insurance Act: Policyholders fourth in payment priority order in case insurers go bust (rep 23/08/2018)

Writ at top court against new Civil, Criminal Codes (kp 21/08/2018), Muluki codes provisions challenged at SC (rep 21/08/2018)

New laws require six regulations to implement fully (kp 19/08/2018)

New criminal, civil codes come into effect: Former CJ Regmi says new civil code simplifies language of the General Code (ht 17/08/2018), Civil and Criminal Codes: ‘Faulty provisions will be changed’ (kp 18/08/2018) [Statement by PM Oli on the day when the 'faulty provisions' came into effect!], Criminal Code to affect emergency patients most: NMA vice-prez (rep 18/08/2018)

New bill guarantees citizens’ right to housing (ht 16/08/2018)

Know your new laws: Muluki Civil Code and Muluki Criminal Code are going to guide and punish our behaviors and conducts from August 17. What is there in these two codes?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 15/08/2018), Harsher punishment set for sexual harassment (ht 15/08/2018), The Modified Criminal And Civil Codes, by Utam Maharjan (rn 16/08/2018), New laws come into effect tomorrow, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 16/08/2018), Practising untouchability during menstruation, postpartum periods criminal offense: Offenders can be jailed for up to three months (Setopati 16/08/2018)

Docs threaten to stop work from Aug 17 to protest new code (rep 14/08/2018), New code means docs won’t treat patients without fear: Ex-justice KC (rep 15/08/2018)

New laws with major changes to come into effect from Aug 17, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 09/08/2018)

Good news for NRNs, kids of citizens by birth: Govt to amend citizenship act (ht 09/08/2018)

Govt preparing to amend civil, criminal codes (ht 03/08/2018)

FinMin, IBN preparing conflicting laws, by Bibek Subedi (kp 27/07/2018)

7 ministries finalise drafts on fundamental rights: The documents will likely be tabled at the Cabinet for approval today (kp 24/07/2018)

Enforcement of Civil and Criminal Codes from August doubtful, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 20/07/2018)

Let the buyer beware: The many consumer protection laws are of no use if they are not enforced properly, by Rajina Dahal and Suresh Khatiwada (kp 16/07/2018)

Draft of bill proposes three years jail sentence for violation of right to privacy, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/07/2018)

Laws related to polygamy contradictory (ht 01/07/2018)

House approves Appropriation Bill (kp 30/06/2018)

Mirror to our soul: The Nepali state must go beyond just consulting with elites on the draft CIEDP and TRCA bill, by Seira Tamang (kp 28/06/2018)

All new laws to be endorsed by September (ht 27/06/2018)

Contradictory provisions in laws related to annulment of marriage, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 24/06/2018)

Four ordinances could lapse due to govt delay (rep 22/06/2018)

Probe with malicious intent criminalised, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/06/2018)

Montreal convention: Bill on higher air crash payout sent to Cabinet (kp 12/06/2018)

Nepal Media Policy And Law Update, by Taranath Dahal (rn 27/05/2018)

Know thy laws: What’s in laws and bills proposed by the government? Do they help in safeguarding right to freedom of expression or do they seek to curtail those rights?, by Taranath Dahal (rep 23/05/2018)

Authorities gear up to implement new criminal, civil codes, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/05/2018)

(Un)registered trademark: Lack of streamlined laws on intellectual property rights has hindered foreign investor attraction, by Suman Kumar Regmi (kp 17/04/2018)

Govt to renew focus on consumer protection laws (kp 16/04/2018)

Law to control rampant under-invoicing missing, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 11/04/2018)

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management act-2017: Make bylaws for Act’s effective implementation, say experts (kp 26/03/2018)

Law to get justices to show assets on cards: Law Ministry calls for drafts of necessary bills within 15 days, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/03/2018)

Process begins to amend transitional justice Act: Attorney General Kharel is taking a lead in preparing the draft amendments in consultation with the Law Ministry (kp 20/03/2018)

Weak intellectual property ecosystem allows counterfeiters to make hay (kp 20/03/2018)

Cultural laws, policies to be amended in spirit of federalism (rep 07/03/2018)

Labour Act-2017 hailed for ensuring workers’ wellbeing (kp 02/01/2018)

New law criminalises acid attacks (ht 28/10/2017)

‘Newly passed bills as important as statute’ (ht 25/10/2017), The right bills: Cabinet has rightly sent two crucial bills of huge public importance for Presidential approval (kp 26/10/2017)

Law aims to protect wild flora, fauna: Anyone found guilty of wildlife crime will be liable to 15 years in jail or a fine of up to Rs 500,000, or both (ht 18/10/2017)

Civil Code Bill lays grounds for divorce (ht 15/10/2017)

Proposed co-op law given more teeth by govt: The bill was passed by Parliament two weeks ago, and is in the process of being signed into law by the President (kp 06/10/2017)

Civil code bill: Provision makes employers liable for wrongful acts of workers, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/10/2017)

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)

Government issues Financial Procedure Law for local levels (ht 14/09/2017)

Enabling Act: The definition of person living with disabilities has now been overhauled, overcoming, once for all, the paternalistic welfare approach to disability, by Simone Galimberti (rep 14/09/2017)

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)

Parliamentary panel endorses local govt bill: Civic bodies to have power to register land and issue ownership certificates, as per its provisions, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 11/09/2017)

Fate of three dozen bills uncertain, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/09/2017)

Local Level Governance Bill to be tabled in full House on Sunday (ht 08/09/2017)

Big III want will system dropped from Civil Code Bill, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 07/09/2017)

Disaster bill set to replace Natural Calamity Act-1982 (kp 06/09/2017)

Punishment of accused who turns approver to be halved, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/09/2017)

Labour Act includes ‘no work, no pay’ principle (kp 18/08/2017)

Parliament passes NERC Bill (ht 12/08/2017)

Parliament passes criminal offences bill: Punishment for offenders from higher social strata will be more severe (ht 11/08/2017), Jail term till death for attempted murder, killing of president (ht 11/08/2017) [???]

House to pass bills on criminal code today (ht 09/08/2017), New law criminalises Chhaupadi custom (kp 10/08/2017), House passes bills on criminal code: The new law provisions imprisonment until death for convicts of six ‘heinous’ crimes (ht 10/08/2017), Landmark legal reform bills passed, by Ashok Dahal (rep 10/08/2017)

Commodities Exchange Market Act endorsed by parliament (rep 01/08/2017)

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)

House panel tells govt to repeal TSC Act, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 18/07/2017)

New law comes into force to check toxic toys: A study on 100 samples collected from different parts of Kathmandu Valley showed 54 percent of the items  contained far higher levels of toxic heavy metals (kp 18/07/2017)

Civil, penal code bills pending in Parliament, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 18/07/2017)

50 amendments to Civil Servants Bill (kp 16/07/2017)

Employees Adjustment Bill presented (ht 10/07/2017)

Municipal executive regulation issued (ht 03/07/2017)

Ministry suggests draft laws for local fed units: Local councils can pass them with necessary changes (kp 28/06/2017)

Caste-based discrimination, untouchability punishable (ht 25/06/2017)

Govt set to amend laws to ensure right to education, health (ht 22/06/2017)

Plug the loophole: Govt should remove controversial provision from the Tax Settlement Commission Act (kp 20/06/2017)

Govt working on 14 various local governance acts, by Gyan P. Neupane (rep 20/06/2017)

Regulation to facilitate making of laws at local levels endorsed (ht 11/06/2017)

Cabinet okays Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act (ht 05/06/2017), Inviting FDI: The bill, approved by the cabinet, has pledged to treat the FDI and domestic investors equally when it comes to dealing with subsidy and tax exemptions (ht 06/06/2017)

Law placing prez, veep above litigation proposed, by Ashok Dahal (rep 31/05/2017) [Revival of royal thinking! Long live the royal republic of Nepal!]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nepal Gazette now also available on website (rep 20/04/2016) [The correct link to the website is]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

193 Acts amended (kp 25/01/2016)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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