“Why do they think that an international airport  should be built in Nijgadh when the country's economy is collapsing, the national treasury is empty and the country is facing elections and farmers are not getting fertilizers?”

KATHMANDU, July 1: The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed the government’s decision to amend the standard on excavation of stones, pebbles, and sand and their sales.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The Supreme Court has made public the full text of the verdict it had announced earlier over a case involving the proposed construction of Nijgadh International Airport on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The Supreme Court has refused to issue an interim order in a writ petition seeking to stop re-polling in Bajura's Budhiganga municipality.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order in the name of the government to collect and update the name of prisoners to ensure their voting rights in the proportional representation electoral system in the upcoming House of Representatives (HoR) election.

KATHMANDU, June 27:  Continuing with its short-term interim order issued four months ago, the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday ordered the government not to remove Chairman of the Press Council Nepal Bal Krishna Basnet from his post.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Supreme Court on Sunday dismissed a writ petition filed against the outgoing Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale Magar. A single bench of Justice Anil Kumar Sinha dismissed the writ petition that demanded relieving  Minister Ale from the post.

KATHMANDU, June 23: A case against Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale is going to be taken up in the Supreme Court (SC). A writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court on June 19 alleging violation of public decency and conduct.

KATHMANDU June 21 - The Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoLMCPA) has stated that the recent Supreme Court decision has only allowed people to take loans by keeping their land as collateral and that land has to be classified for fragmentation.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday issued an interim order in the name of the government not to implement its decision to stop issuing loans from banks and financial institutions by accepting land as collateral.

Hearing on IGP promotion case today

June 19, 2022 11:16 am

KATHMANDU, June 19: The hearing on the writ petition against the government's decision to promote Dhiraj Pratap Singh to the post of Inspector General of Police (IGP) is taking place today.

On the one hand, a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Nijgadh International Airport has not been prepared while on the other its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report is ready. Why and how was the EIA of a project possible without a DPR?

KATHMANDU, June 4: Demonstrations have been organized in Kathmandu in support of the Supreme Court's order not to proceed with the work of constructing the Nijgadh International Airport.

KATHMANDU, June 3: A group of citizens have seriously objected to the criticisms and comments made at the political level against the Supreme Court’s full-bench decision of May 26 that annulled the government decision to build an international airport in Bara’s Nijgadh.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Days after the Supreme Court overturned its own decision to reduce his prison term, police have arrested former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Armed Police Force (APF) Ranjan Koirala.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Armed Police Force (APF) Ranjan Koirala, who was convicted of murdering his wife, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

KATHMANDU, May 26: The Supreme Court has overturned the government's decision to build an international airport in Nijgadh, Bara.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The courts across the country, including the Supreme Court, will be closed till May 16 due to the local level elections.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The Supreme Court has upheld the order issued by the District Court of Rautahat to keep former minister Mohammed Aftab Alam to stand trial while still remaining in custody.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The Supreme Court (SC) has directed the Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal, Shankar Das Bairagi, to furnish a written response within seven days on a case relating to contempt of court for his failure to implement the court’s decision to restrict the use of plastic bags.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Hearing on a writ petition filed at the Supreme Court against the appointment of the new Inspector General (IG) of Nepal Police is set to continue today as the hearing could not be completed on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The hearing on writ petition filed by Additional Inspector General of Police Bishwaraj Pokharel against the appointment of AIG Dhiraj Pratap Singh to the post of Inspector General of Police (IGP) by the government is currently underway at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, May 2: A writ petition filed by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Bishwaraj Pokharel of Nepal Police against the appointment of AIG Dhiraj Pratap Singh to the post of Inspector General of Police (IGP) as per the decision of the Cabinet on Sunday was registered at the Supreme Court on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 30: The Supreme Court has upheld the interim order that allowed Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Maha Prasad Adhikari, who was suspended by the government, to resume work.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Supreme Court has issued a short-term interim order against the government’s decision to suspend Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank Maha Prasad Adhikari.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Suspended Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Maha Prasad Adhikari has knocked on the doors of the Supreme Court. Adhikari has filed a petition at the apex court, requesting his reinstatement to the post at the central bank.

KATHMANDU, April 3: A hearing on the writ petition filed by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli against 14 lawmakers including CPN (Unified Socialist) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is currently underway at the Supreme Court. The hearing on the writ petition is being conducted by the joint bench of SC justices Anil Kumar Sinha and Nahakul Subedi.

KATHMANDU, March 31: After the promotion of three Deputy Inspectors General (DIGs) to Additional Inspector Generals (AIGs), two DIGs have gone to the Supreme Court (SC) against the decision.

Shrestha appointed as SC Justice

March 30, 2022 08:18 am

KATHMANDU, March 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Til Prasad Shrestha as Justice of the Supreme Court on Tuesday. President Bhandari made the appointment at the recommendation of the Judicial Council.

KATHMANDU, March 29: The Federal Parliament's Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) has unanimously endorsed Til Prasad Shrestha's name for appointment as a justice at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court has issued a show cause order in the name of the defendants in a case filed against the appointments to the constitutional bodies through an ordinance.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Supreme Court has rejected two writ petitions demanding that the process of ratifying the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact agreement from parliament be stopped immediately.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Supreme Court has issued a short-term interim order against the decision of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to grant compulsory leave to Rajkumar Chhetri from the post of Director General.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has returned home from the Supreme Court after receiving an impeachment motion letter.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Lawmakers of the ruling coalition filed a 21-point impeachment motion against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana on Sunday.

Deepak Karki to be acting CJ

February 13, 2022 12:59 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: With Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana being suspended following the registration of an impeachment motion against him at the Parliament Secretaraiat, Seniormost Justice of the Supreme Court Deepak Karki is to become the acting Chief Justice of the apex court.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has been suspended from his post following the registration of impeachment motion against him at the Parliament Secretariat.

Impeachment motion filed against CJ Rana

February 13, 2022 12:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: An impeachment motion has been filed against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana at the federal parliament secretariat.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The Supreme Court (SC) is set to conduct a hearing on a writ petition filed by the CPN-UML against 14 lawmakers including CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal.

SC to hear all types of cases from today

February 13, 2022 11:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The Supreme Court is set to hear all kinds of cases from today (Sunday). The service was suspended in view of increasing COVID-19 cases in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Supreme Court will function in full-fledged manner from February 13.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: A writ petition filed in the Supreme Court alleging that the government's decision to make it mandatory to produce COVID-19 vaccination cards to avail public services has violated the fundamental rights of citizens is being heard today.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Advocate Sallu Tiwari and law student Sabin Pokhrel have filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court against the government's decision to provide public services only to the people having a vaccination card.

Raybhar released on bail

January 31, 2022 09:21 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Uma Shankar Raybhar has been released by depositing the bail amount of Rs 25,000 as per the order of the Supreme Court on Sunday. A Joint Bench of Justices Bishwombhar Prasad Shrestha and Sapana Pradhan Malla had issued the order to release Raybhar on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Supreme Court has decided to close courts across the country on Sunday to mourn the death of former Chief Justice Mohan Prasad Sharma. Expressing grief over Sharma's demise, the Supreme Court has decided to grant mourning leave to all courts across the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Supreme Court has decided to give a nationwide holiday to courts to mourn the death of former Chief Justice Mohan Prasad Sharma.

Supreme Court to hear only urgent cases

January 19, 2022 13:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The Supreme Court will conduct hearings only on urgent cases from today in view of the growing novel coronavirus infection.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Thirty one staffers including a justice of the Supreme Court have contracted COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Lawyers affiliated with Nepal Bar Association have continued their protest outside the Supreme Court demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The government has submitted a written reply to the Supreme Court in the case of Charles Gurmukh Sobhraj, a French national convicted of a notorious crime. Sobhraj filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court on December 22 demanding that the government ‘provide relief to senior citizens’.