Constitution amendment bill to be endorsed within a month
It will now take a month for the constitution amendment bill to be endorsed in the Legislature-Parliament. The Parliament Secretariat has informed that it would take a minimum 15 days for a bill to complete all its process.
"After tabling the bill in the House, it needs to be published for the information of general people. The bill then will be put for theoretical discussion and it will take around a month to complete the whole procedure including amendment," said spokesperson of the Parliament Secretariat Bharatraj Gautam.
Gautam stressed the need of forging consensus among the political parties on the overall processes of the constitution amendment bill as it is different from other bills.
He further informed that the bill will be put for theoretical discussion within 3 days of tabling it in the House. According to him, political parties will finalize whether to discuss the bill by forming a special committee or directly put it in the House to discuss.
Meanwhile, as per the constitutional provisions, the Parliament Secretariat today issued a notice about the amendment bill to inform public.
According to an article 274 (3) of the constitution, the amendment bill has to be published for public information within a month of tabling it in the House.
The government on Sunday had tabled the constitution amendment bill amid the nine opposition parties including UML's protest.
Social service could contributes to nation building: Thapa
Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Kamal Thapa has said that contribution to nation building could be made through social works. Speaking in the sixth memorial day of late Shashikala Rajbhandari here in the capital Monday, Thapa, who is also the Deputy Prime Minister, said that Rajbhandari had contributed a lot for the development of health and education sectors in the country.
Result-oriented works carried out in every sector: PM Dahal
In the sector of health, the government had been successful in carrying out some new works due to initiation of the Health Minister. Of late, health and science academies had started showing their mobility, the Prime Minister added. He was of the view of addressing problems facing health and science academies through regular discussions and cooperation with the Health Ministry.
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Challenges for reconstruction
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Identity and nationhood
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The shankha blower from Bichour
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Traffic Police in Kathmandu
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Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.