KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Questions have been raised in parliament over the failure to conclude the impeachment motion against former chief justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana. The MPs asked questions in parliament saying that delaying justice is a great injustice.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana retired on Tuesday due to the age limit of 65 years, nine months after he was suspended from the post. The impeachment motion against him could neither be endorsed by parliament nor could he get a clean chit.
The Constitutional Bench has ruled that suspended Chief Justice Rana cannot resume office mainly on two grounds: First, the impeachment motion filed against Rana at the HoR has not concluded yet and that there has been a decision earlier to carry forward the motion in the new parliament. Second, the administrative chief of the federal parliament does not have rights to exercise the rights of a sovereign parliament.
The provision of impeachment against key office-bearers of the state has been made in the constitution to ensure separation of power and check and balance among the key state organs. But there is no mention of a deadline in the constitution to conclude impeachment motions once they are registered in parliament. This is a major loophole in the provision for impeachment that must be plugged if any misuse of this provision is to be avoided in the future.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Supreme Court remained tense on Wednesday after a sudden move of the federal parliament secretariat to give a letter to suspended Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana that the impeachment motion against him was rendered ineffective.
KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The suspended Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana on Wednesday furnished his statement before the Impeachment Recommendation Committee of the federal parliament. Suspended CJ Rana will be quizzed on Thursday as well as the recording of his statement Wednesday could not be completed.
KATHMANDU, August 31: Suspended Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana will answer the 21 charges leveled against him before the Impeachment Recommendation Committee of the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The Impeachment Recommendation Committee formed by the House of Representatives has summoned Rana, giving him an opportunity to defend the charges against him.
KATHMANDU, August 8: The investigation process against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana, who was suspended after an impeachment motion was registered against him in parliament, has started after almost five and a half months. The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday sent the motion to the impeachment recommendation committee of parliament. The committee will call Chief Justice Rana within a week after starting the work.
KATHMANDU, August 6: The House of Representatives (HoR) meeting on Sunday will discuss the impeachment motion against former Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR, who is under suspension following impeachment motion against him.
KATHMANDU, August 4: Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Pushpa Bhusal Gautam, has said that the impeachment motion against the suspended Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana will move forward in the current session of parliament.
KATHMANDU, AUGUST 2: Five and a half months have passed since an impeachment motion was filed against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana. But parliament has not yet put it on the agenda for discussion. From this, it is clear that parliament has neglected the judiciary. The meeting of the House of Representatives has been going on continuously since the impeachment motion was registered against the head of the judiciary. But since the political parties in parliament are not interested in proceeding with the impeachment process, it is being analyzed that the impeachment motion was registered only to humiliate the head of the judiciary.
KATHMANDU, March 16: Federal Parliament Secretariat Joint Secretary and Spokesperson Rojnath Pandey has said that the impeachment motion registered against suspended Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana will remain as a property of parliament after the government announced the end of the federal parliament session effective from Tuesday night.
BANKE, March 6: CPN (Maoist Center) senior leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana was registered with the consent of the ruling coalition.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Chairman of the main opposition party CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli has alleged that the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana was aimed at deferring the local level election.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Lawmakers belonging to ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) have said that preparations are underway to file an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana.
WASHINGTON, Feb 2: The upcoming second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, focusing on a charge of inciting the deadly Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by his followers, has prompted a debate over whether the proceeding is constitutional.
WASHINGTON, Jan 23: The leaders of the U.S. Senate agreed on Friday to push back former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by two weeks, giving the chamber more time to focus on President Joe Biden’s legislative agenda and Cabinet nominees before turning to the contentious showdown over Trump.
WASHINGTON, Jan 11: The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Rules Committee said he expected the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump to get to the House floor for a vote on Wednesday and predicted it will pass.
WASHINGTON, Jan 8: Congressional Democrats were moving closer to a historic step on Friday as they weighed impeaching President Donald Trump for a second time, two days after his false claims of election fraud helped encourage a mob that breached the U.S. Capitol.