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Ananta Raj Luitel

Lawmakers' privileges on criminal offenses challenged at SC

July 15, 2018 18:37 PM

KATHMANDU, July 15: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Sunday challenging a provision of the House of Representatives Act, 2018 that prohibits suspending lawmakers even after facing charges on criminal offenses.

SC refuses stay order in president’s pardon for Dhungel

May 30, 2018 08:43 AM

Petitioner Tripathi expressed hope that the apex court would review the presidential pardon for Dhugel.

Delay in naming new CJ undermines morale at judiciary

May 2, 2018 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 2: More than a month and a half has already passed since then chief justice Gopal Parajuli was ousted from his post. But the appointment of a new chief justice looks  uncertain still as the government does not seem to consider this a priority.

Call for clipping CJ's wings to curb corruption

March 26, 2018 03:15 AM

KATHMANDU, March 26: Endorsing a 28-point declaration and calling for curtailing the powers of the chief justice (CJ) to control corruption in the judiciary, the 14th National Conference of Lawyers concluded in Nepalgunj on Sunday.

Minister wants judges' property details made public

March 20, 2018 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 20: Newly appointed Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang on Monday demanded that the property details of judges should be made public.

How to reform judiciary?

March 17, 2018 07:11 AM

KATHMANDU, March 16: A storm broke out at the judiciary and ended with Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli stepping down. But there is no sign of any reform in the wake of the storm.

Parajuli steps down, Joshee is acting CJ

March 16, 2018 06:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 16:   Gopal Parajuli tendered his resignation as chief justice as per Article 131 (A) of the Constitution after meeting President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday afternoon,  according to a press release from the Office of the President.

Parajuli relieved as CJ

March 15, 2018 06:22 AM

KATHMANDU, March 15: Stating that Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli had already received his retirement on August 5, 2017 as per  his personal credentials, Judicial Council Secretary Nripa Dhwaj Niraula Wednesday handed him a letter of retirement at a time when the judiciary is facing a serious crisis.

8 SC justices boycott bench to pressure CJ

March 14, 2018 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 14: Eight justices of the Supreme Court boycotted case hearings on Tuesday with a view to pressure Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli to go on leave.

Justices advise chief justice to take leave

March 13, 2018 06:42 AM

KATHMANDU, March 13: Justices of the Supreme Court on Monday asked Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli to take leave from Tuesday after a member of the full bench formed to hear two contempt of court cases said Chief Justice Parajuli should have retired on August 5, 2017 on age ground.

SC halts oath-taking of 3 upper house members

February 26, 2018 06:05 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The Supreme Court on Sunday directed the government and the parliament to halt the scheduled swearing-in of the recently appointed three members of National Assembly and summoned the authorities concerned for further discussion on the case.

SC grants big jail term reprieve to Sobhraj

February 21, 2018 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: International serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who has been serving a jail sentence in Nepal since the last 14 years, has received a huge reprieve from the Supreme Court.

‘Interim order eliminated significance of petition’

February 8, 2018 07:37 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The interlocutory stay order issued by the Supreme Court on a writ petition related to businessman Ajaya Sumargi seems to be the court’s final order and this has violated the norms developed by the Supreme Court in writ jurisdiction.

Special Court acquits ‘don’ Chakre Milan

January 24, 2018 16:28 PM

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The Special Court has acquitted notorious don Milan Gurung alias Chakre Milan in the case of money laundering on Wednesday.

SC justices to get ‘motivation allowance’

January 17, 2018 06:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The government recently decided to provide 50 percent of their salaries as 'motivation allowance' to the justices of the Supreme Court (SC) if they work two hours extra daily.

COMMENTARY: SC flexible on freedom of expression in contempt cases

January 12, 2018 05:41 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 12:  Dr Govinda KC is the first to be released after being accused by our judiciary and even after admitting in court to criticizing the chief justice and his decision.

SC directs not to remove 'squatters' from public land

January 2, 2018 03:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The Supreme Court (SC) has recently directed the government authorities not to remove 309 households of 'squatters' from a public land in Madhyabindu Municipality, Nawalparasi. The squatters have been living there for long.

SC tells NRC to pay Rs 1b taxes, gives respite to Soaltee

January 1, 2018 08:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: In a eight year long dispute between five-star hotels and Nepal Recreation Centre (NRC) regarding paying the royalties and income tax for the operation of casinos, the Supreme Court on Sunday directed the NRC to pay over Rs 1 billion in taxes to the government.

SC tells govt to probe Silwal's performance evaluation report

December 14, 2017 16:28 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The Supreme Court has considered that the performance appraisal certificates tendered by newly elected lawmaker and former DIG Nawa Raj Silwal to the apex court as forged.

Govt decisions, EC role over poll code draw flak

December 2, 2017 08:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: At a time when the Election Commission (EC) has sought clarifications from some broadsheet newspapers for publishing an advertisement with a picture of CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli soliciting votes, the government has taken some mysterious decisions on the expansion of roads and announcement of public holidays.