KATHMANDU, Sept 18: A recent meeting of the Judicial Council, convened to recommend appointments to vacant judge positions in the Supreme, high, and district courts, faced ongoing controversy and was limited to addressing transfers. The meeting, chaired by Chief Justice and Judicial Council Chairman Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha, was unable to finalize any new judge appointments.
KATHMANDU, July 27: Today's hearing on the writ petitions filed against 52 constitutional appointments made during the erstwhile KP Oli government has been postponed. The hearing was put off after the lawyers pleading on behalf of the defendants of the case - the office-bearers of the constitutional bodies - raised some questions.
KATHMANDU, July 27: The Supreme Court (SC) is conducting a hearing today on the writ petitions filed against the appointment of 52 constitutional office-bearers during the erstwhile KP Sharma Oli government.
KATHMANDU, June 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed 20 commissioners of various constitutional bodies including the Public Service Commission and the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA).
The Judicial Council picked High Court Chief Judges Kumar Chudal and Nahakul Subedi for the SC justices. Chudal is currently serving as Chief Judge of High Court in Patan and Subedi as Chief Judge of High Court in Surkhet.
KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Police have arrested scores of leaders and cadres belonging to the Dahal-Nepal-led faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) as they took to the streets in Kathmandu Valley to enforce the general shutdown on Thursday morning.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: All those recommended by the Constitutional Council for the appointment in various constitutional bodies are receiving oaths of office and secrecy amidst a special function being organized at the President's Office in Shital Niwas today.
KATHMANDU, Aug 26 : Ishwar Pokhrel, one of the senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), who also holds a portfolio of the Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister never stops courting controversies. Pokhrel’s list of controversies predate the Oli-led government.
KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Conflict victims waiting for justice for decades now feel cheated once again by the government with the committee formed to recommend new TJ officials preparing to entrust "incompetent" persons with the responsibility of providing justice to them.
KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The cabinet decision to appoint ambassadors to India and Malaysia has become uncertain following dilly-dallying by the Prime Minister's Office in writing to parliament for confirmation hearings. Even three weeks after the cabinet decision, the government has yet to write to the Parliamentary Hearings Committee for the hearings.
KATHMANDU, July 6:The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has advised the government to withdraw the recent decision of the Council of Ministers to revoke decisions about political appointments made by the erstwhile government led by party president Sher Bahadur Deuba.
KATHMANDU, July 4: The meeting of the Council of Ministers has decided to annul all political appointments made by the then government after the election code of conduct was introduced for the House of Representatives and National Assembly elections 2074.
KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The appointment of governors in all seven provinces has cleared the way for the formation of a new government. The new government will be formed soon after the Election Commission (EC) holds the upper house elections.
KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, which has emerged as the single largest party in the recently held parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, has warned the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) not to make any key decisions that may have long-term impacts including key appointments and promotion of police officials.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Supreme Court (SC) has begun testing the legality of the appointment of 80 High Court judges by the Judicial Council (JC) headed by former Chief Justice Sushila Karki nine and a half months ago.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Right after the government attorneys withdrew their protest programs, Nepal Bar Association, the umbrella organization of lawyers across the country, has announced protests from Monday against the Judicial Council's recommendation for the appointment of 80 High Court judges.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Supreme Court (SC) has sought clarification from the Constitutional Council and other government bodies regarding their decision to appoint four commissioner in the anti-graft body, CIAA.
KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) has directed the government not to take any decision regarding names recommended for various positions before the House panel completes its hearings process.