KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Supreme Court on Friday issued show-cause notices to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and other government agencies concerned seeking their explanations for not prosecuting former prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai in the high-profile Lalita Niwas land scam.
KATHMANDU, Feb 13: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court Wednesday challenging the decision of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to spare former prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai from corruption charges in connection with the Lalita Niwas land grab scam.
During the Gettysburg Address in 1863, Abraham Lincoln stated that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.” He must have thought democracy to be the best political system in the world. Albert Camus, a French philosopher trusted democracy to be the protection of the minority. For Harry Fosdick, democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. If Lincoln, Camus, and Fosdick were alive today, they would probably be extremely disappointed to learn that democracy is in an acute crisis as it has failed to deliver on its promises.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Two days after the Commission for the Investigation of the Abuse of Authority (CIAA) filed a case against 175 individuals for illegally transferring the land of Lalita Niwas in their names, the ownership of land registered in the names of Nabin Paudel and former Supreme Court (SC) Justice Kumar Regmi has been quietly transferred in the name of the government.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Constitutional bench of the Supreme Court on Friday upheld a three-year-old apex court verdict that paved the way for nationalizing land worth hundreds of millions belonging to Prerana Rajya Laxmi Singh.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Nepal Bar Association (NBA), the umbrella organization of lawyers across the country, on Friday condemned what it called the government's violation of Supreme Court order issued in relation to the release of a detainee.
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Supreme Court (SC) has asked the government to submit a progress report on the implementation of an order it issued a year ago concerning land encroachment at Fewa lake in Pokhara. The apex court move has come in response to a contempt to court petition filed on August 30, 2018 by advocate Khagendra Subedi, accusing the government of not heeding the court .
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to issue a stay order against newly-elected Speaker of the House of Representatives Agni Prasad Sapkota carrying out the duties of his position.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Four prominent international human rights organizations have expressed concern over the Nepal government’s recent decision to appoint commissioners to two key transitional justice (TJ) bodies for restarting the TJ process without first undertaking adequate legal consultations and amending the legal frameworks to make the process consistent with international standards and Supreme Court rulings.
KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Supreme Court on Tuesday summoned government authorities over giving public holiday on Poush 27 to mark Prithivi Jayanti in memory of late king Prithvi Narayan Shah who unified the princely states of Nepal into one strong nation.
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KATHMANDU, Jan 7: In a bid to restart the long-stalled transitional justice (TJ) process, the government is holding consultations with conflict victims and other stakeholders in all seven provinces from January 13.
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Shambhu Bharati, who was serving a jail term at Dilli Bazaar Jail for embezzling millions of rupees while procuring logistics for Nepali peacekeepers in Sudan, has been released from the jail on Sunday before completing his term. Although he had been given a yearlong prison term, he remained in prison for just four months.
KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Supreme Court has directed Kavrepalanchwok District Court (KDC) to appoint sign language interpreter to proceed with the hearings in a case related to property dispute as the victims are mute.
KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to promulgate Animal Welfare Act in order to prevent cruel and harsh treatment of animals and birds in the course of transporting them.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Stating that the government is making diplomatic efforts to resolve the border issues with neighboring India, Prime Minister KP Oli on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the government does not require any directive from the apex court in this regard.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned government authorities to discuss whether or not to issue an interim order against the appointment of officials of the National Information Commission (NIC) on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Judicial Council (JC), which is headed by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana, has begun searching for alternatives to the candidacy of Padam Prasad Baidik for appointment as a Supreme Court justice.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: A day after the Supreme Court directed the authorities concerned of the government to put on hold the construction of the proposed Nijgadh International Airport until the final verdict, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has said that he is ready to explain to the apex court why there is no alternative to constructing the proposed international airport in Nijgadh.
KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the authorities concerned including the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation to stay construction work on the proposed Nijgadh airport in Bara district.
KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday issued summons to some bigwigs including Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya for not properly working as directed by the apex court some four years ago.
Increasingly, international community has been showing its concern over the delayed transitional justice process of Nepal. They have, time and again, reminded the government of Nepal’s obligation to the international treaties and drawn the attention of the government to resolve this issue in line with the international standards and the verdict of the Supreme Court.
KATHMANDU, Nov 30: A contempt of court charge was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday against the high authorities including Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya, accusing them of not abiding by a court order issued in relation to keeping intact the environment of the capital city by controlling visual pollution
KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Making public the full text of its judgment, the Supreme Court on Thursday said Ncell, the private sector telecom service provider, has a remaining capital gains tax (CGT) liability of only Rs 21.10 billion.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Supreme Court said on Thursday that Ncell, a private telecom company, can pay only Rs 21.10 billion in capital gains tax against the Rs 39.06 billion determined by the Large Taxpayers' Office under the Nepal government.
KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The government is preparing to hold consultations on the draft of the Transitional Justice (TJ) bill in all seven provinces in a bid to seek wider support for the controversial bill.
KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Two separate writ petitions were filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, demanding that the court order the government to protect the Nepali territories of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Susta.
NEW DELHI, Nov 9: India’s Supreme Court on Saturday awarded a Hindu group the ownership of a centuries-old religious site also claimed by Muslims in a case that has caused deep divisions and deadly riots between the two communities.