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Ananta Raj Luitel

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Bhaktapur court transfers govt land to private party

Published On: May 9, 2019 07:32 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, May 9: Bhaktapur District Court has ordered the authorities to transfer 131 ropani [6.66 hectares] of government land to the family of Diwakar Rana.

SC orders Ncell, Axiata to pay over Rs 61 billion capital gains tax

Published On: February 7, 2019 07:10 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Ncell and Axiata companies to pay capital gains tax amounting to over Rs 61 billion to the government.

SC to charge ‘middlemen’ with contempt of court

Published On: January 21, 2019 08:15 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Admitting that ‘middlemen’ were unduly influencing the judiciary, Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana on Sunday said he plans to charge them with contempt of court.

I will take full responsibility for judicial reforms: CJ Rana

Published On: January 11, 2019 04:05 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Stressing that the judiciary needs drastic reforms, the newly-appointed Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana has said that he will take the full responsibility for judicial reforms in the country.

Final judgments through stay order?

Published On: December 29, 2018 07:16 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: With the issuing of few stay orders that are like final orders in relation to various cases, the Supreme Court has been facing controversy in the exercise of its extraordinary jurisdiction and seems to be deviating from earlier principles.

CC picks Rana as next CJ, Joshee superseded again

Published On: December 14, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting held on Thursday finally picked Justice of the Supreme Court Cholendra SJB Rana as the new Chief Justice of Nepal.

Why are most corruption cases before SC postponed?

Published On: December 7, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra assumed leadership of the judiciary some four months ago with a stated commitment to zero tolerance for corruption. But he has not decided even a single graft case at his own bench.

Laws of rule

Published On: November 20, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

If we did not have strong guardianship of the Supreme Court, the rights of the individuals would have been grossly violated

Courts crippled by staff shortages

Published On: October 24, 2018 02:10 PM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The country’s judiciary has been grappling with severe shortage of manpower resulting in delay in justice delivery.

JC to begin process to appoint judges after Dashain

Published On: October 16, 2018 08:17 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The Judicial Council (JC) led by Chief Justice Om Prakash Misha is making preparations for the appointment of judges at the Supreme Court (SC) and high courts immediately after the Dashain festival.

Legal eagles question relevance of constitutional bench

Published On: October 9, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: At a time when the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court (SC) has failed to carry out its functions smoothly, a serious question has been raised over its relevance.

Govt can't acquire private land without giving compensation: SC

Published On: September 27, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: In a significant blow to the government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued the full text of a verdict ordering the government to acquire private land for public purpose only after paying adequate compensation to the land owners.

Compensation mandatory while acquiring private land: SC

Published On: September 26, 2018 07:38 PM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued a verdict making compensation mandatory on the private land when the government acquires it for public use.

SC stresses criminal liability for serious medical negligence

Published On: September 6, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Issuing a final judgment in a nine-year-old case concerning medical negligence on Wednesday, the Supreme Court has stressed the need to find criminal liability if serious medical negligence during the treatment of a patient is proved.

Know your new laws

Published On: August 15, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

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?

New laws with major changes to come into effect from Aug 17

Published On: August 9, 2018 11:05 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The country is going to adopt new legal codes – Muluki Civil Code, 2017 and Muluki Criminal Code, 2017 – from August 17, replacing the century-old civil code which is popularly known as Muluki Ain. The  legal fraternity is eagerly looking to the enforcement of the new laws.

What will happen at the judiciary now?

Published On: August 4, 2018 06:37 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Serious constitutional questions have arisen following the rejection of  chief justice nominee Deepak Raj Joshee by the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) on Friday.

Is delay in confirming CJ nominee a threat to judicial independence?

Published On: July 31, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, July 31: Serious suspicions of a threat to the independence of the judiciary have surfaced as the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHSC) has been repeatedly delaying a decision on whether or not to endorse the nomination of Deepak Raj Joshee as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Hearing for reforms

Published On: July 25, 2018 01:30 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

The parliamentary hearing committee is preparing to conduct hearing on chief justice, CIAA chief and ambassadors. Will it be able to break the past trend?

Enforcement of Civil and Criminal Codes from August doubtful

Published On: July 20, 2018 07:02 AM NPT By: Ananta Raj Luitel

KATHMANDU, July  20: Doubts have surfaced regarding the enforcement of civil and criminal codes from August 17. The civil and criminal codes, which were enacted after a long preparation, are unlikely to be enforced due to the lack of required rules, directives as well as insufficient preparation by the implementing agencies.