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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.