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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.