DANG, Oct 20: Suresh Shrestha of ward 5 of Tulsipur Muncipality is a Ward Committee member. As a person directly linked with the local people, Shrestha did not have any feeling of being the people's representative. The reason: the general public saw him as a civil servant rather than a people's representative because he received salary for his work.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Friday invalidated the salaries and salary-based perks being paid to elected local officials under laws that have been promulgated locally.

Oct 18: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

October 18, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Supreme Court on Friday directed the Federal Government not to pay monthly salary to people's representatives at the local levels across the country as it contravenes the constitution.

LONDON, Sept 19: Britain’s Supreme Court will hear a third and final day of legal arguments on Thursday over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament in the run-up to Brexit.

To forgive or not to forgive

September 12, 2019 01:00 am

Failure of the government to adhere to the Supreme Court verdict in relation to amnesty could further agonize the victims, setting the ground for vengeance and violence

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The Supreme Court (SC) issuing an interim order on Tuesday asked the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) not to conduct its election scheduled for Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights have expressed its concerns over the Supreme Court’s decision on Ncell tax assessment.

SC quashes writ challenging BIPPA

August 29, 2019 07:05 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed a writ petition that challenged the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) signed between Nepal and India on October 21, 2011 during the state visit of then Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The Supreme Court on Monday invalidated the assessment of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to be paid by telecommunication company Ncell Pvt Ltd. The Large Taxpayers Office (LTO) had determined on April 16 that the company had to pay Rs 39 billion as CGT including accrued interest and fines.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday quashed a decision of the Large Taxpayers' Office (LTO) to impose Rs 39 billion tax on the Ncell Private Limited.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday rescheduled its verdict on the Ncell capital gains tax (CGT) assessment case for August 26. This is the third time the apex court deferred its verdict relating to the CGT assessment of Ncell.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The kin of Bimala Tamang are preparing to appeal to the Supreme Court for a re-investigation of  her mysterious death. They had filed an application at the high court on August 9 after Kala Adhikari Sanjel, Sangita KC and Tirtha Kumari Shrestha , the three main suspects in the case, were released on bail on July 19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding the dissolution of the remuneration and amenities that the province-level office-bearers have been taking against the constitution.

SC order not to arrest Shilpa Pokhrel

August 18, 2019 19:50 pm

Supreme Court (SC) has ordered not to arrest actor Shilpa Pokhrel immediately who has been charged of polygamy. A single bench of Cholendra Shumsher JBR, chief justice of SC on Sunday, ordered not to arrest Shilpa.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday rescheduled the Ncell capital gains tax (CGT) assessment verdict for August 22 citing the reason that the judges are preparing the judgment.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: The Supreme Court has stayed a new rule issued by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on setting the age bar for the chief executive officer (CEOs) of bank and financial institutions (BFIs).

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Supreme Court has stayed Nepal Rastra Bank’s recent decision to set an age bar for chief executive officers (CEOs) and board directors of the bank and financial institutions (BFIs).

Kathmandu, Aug 11: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana has urged one and all to extend support to court for building independent and fair judiciary because judiciary's lone efforts were not adequate.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: A contempt of court case has been filed at the Supreme Court against Prime Miniter KP Oli, ministers and chief minister of Gandaki Province and officials for not implementing the court verdict on Fewa Lake encroachment for a year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The Supreme Court on Thursday sought the investigation report from the Department of Money Laundering (DoML) in relation to Rs 4 billion brought into the country in 2010 by controversial businessman Ajeya Raj Sumargi from Cyprus.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Supreme Court on Friday indicated that investigations in the 33 kg gold scam conducted by a panel led by Joint Secretary Ishwar Paudel were incomplete, and also upheld the decisions of the high court and district court except concerning one accused.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The Supreme Court has upheld the verdict of the High Court Biratnagar and ordered the release of businessperson Mahabir Golyan in connection to the smuggling of 33 and half kg of gold and Sanam Shakya murder case.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has urged the media persons not to carry news on the cases that are sub-judice in the court, arguing that it could affect the judiciary's performance for justice delivery.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to issue a stay order sought by businessman Ajeyaraj Sumargi to avoid paying Rs 900 million sought by the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) for the renewal of smart telecom license of his firm Nepal Satellite Pvt Ltd.

Committee formed to probe judges

July 29, 2019 19:45 pm

KATHMANDU, July 29: The meeting of the Judicial Council today formed two committees to probe the performance of four judges of the high court and district court.

WASHINGTON, July 27: The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday handed President Donald Trump a victory by letting his administration redirect $2.5 billion in money approved by Congress for the Pentagon to help build his promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border even though lawmakers refused to provide funding.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped a plea of former Inspector General of Nepal Police Ramesh Chand Thakuri to grant him bail in relation to a review petition in a verdict issued by the Supreme Court two years ago.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Vyacheslav M Lebedev, chairman of Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, on Monday arrived in Kathmandu on a four-day visit to Nepal, at the friendly invitation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana.

KATHMANDU, July 19: As the number of cases registered at the Supreme Court keeps increasing, officials in the judiciary and the government are mulling a doubling of the number of justices at the apex court.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday continued its July 10 stay order directing the government to conduct pesticides residue test compulsorily on vegetables and fruits imported to Nepal from India and other countries.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the decision of the government to take a u-turn on conducting pesticide residue tests on vegetables and fruits imported from India and third countries.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The Supreme Court (SC) has scheduled the initial hearings on the case of pesticide residue tests for the vegetables and fruits imported from India as well as other third countries for Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Former Inspector General of Nepal Police Ramesh Chand Thakuri, who was on the run for almost 27 months after the Supreme Court convicted him in the multi-million-rupee Sudan armored personnel carriers (APC) scam, surrendered at the court on Thursday. He was subsequently sent to Dillibazar jail.

KATHMANDU, July 4: After being convicted of Sudan scam by the Supreme Court more than two years ago, former IGP Ramesh Chand Thakuri has surrendered before the apex court on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Making public the full text of a judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to enact laws to address climate change.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted former CPN-UML lawmaker DB Karki for taking bribe a decade ago. The apex court has slapped a six-month imprisonment on Karki.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Supreme Court has refused to issue an interim order on the petition to halt the process of recruiting 9161 staffers at the local units, announced by the Public Service Commission (PSC).

REPUBLICA, June 27: KATHMANDU, June 26The Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on a writ petition that challenges the parliament's state affairs committee's (SAC) directive to the Public Service Commission (PSC) to halt the process of recruiting 9161 staffers at the local units.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Supreme Court (SC) has refused to continue a stay order issued earlier on a writ petition filed by controversial businessman Ajeya Raj Sumargi, who had sought court order against the revised amount of capital gains tax (CGT) determined by the government on the sale of 75 percent stakes of his firm, Nepal Satellite Telecom.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Challenging the directive issued by the parliamentary State Affairs Committee (SAC) to annul the recruitment process of government staff initiated by the Public Service Commission (PSC), a writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Sunday.

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KATHMANDU, June 12: The Supreme Court has sought a written answer from the government regarding why the illegal extraction of sand, pebbles and stones from the Sunkoshi river was not stopped.

KATHMANDU, June 7: A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking the court order to stop excavation of sand, pebbles, and stones from the Sunkoshi river.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a warning to some officials of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) over allegations of obstruction of justice regarding the corruption case against Nepali Congress (NC) leader Govinda Raj Joshi.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Supreme Court has ordered action against the staffs including secretary of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) for not being cooperative in the judicial process.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The Supreme Court on Tuesday began final hearings on the capital gains tax (CGT) for telecommunications company Ncell Pvt Ltd.

KATHMANDU, June 4: The Supreme Court will conduct hearing on the much-debated Ncell tax issue today afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a writ petition which was registered challenging last month's appointments of a few high court judges.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the authorities to further investigate the source of millions of US dollars of Ajeya Raj Sumargi-owned Muktishree Cement Industry Private Limited now frozen at Nepal Rastra Bank.