KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The Professional Alliance for Peace and Democracy (PAPAD) has announced its participation in the ‘Baluwatar justice march’, demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) is going to organize a march from the Supreme Court to the Prime Minister’s Residence in Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Nepal Bar Association is going to hand over a memorandum to the Speaker and top leaders of all major political parties demanding removal of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The stand off seen at the Supreme Court is heading towards the resolution as agitating lawyers and Supreme Court justices are close to consensus to schedule cases through lottery system.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Police have used force to disperse lawyers protesting against Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana has scheduled nine benches for Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Four judges, who had not attended the hearing for three weeks demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana, resumed their work on  Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Agitating lawyers have continued their sit-in protest in the premises of Supreme Court on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has assigned benches to hear all kinds of cases including habeas corpus.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) staged a sit-in at the main gate of the Supreme Court on Sunday. The agitating lawyers staged a sit-in at the Supreme Court premises from 10 AM to 11:30 AM on Sunday demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Agitating lawyers are preparing to stop Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana from entering the Supreme Court on Sunday as well.

As the tussle between the NBA and chief of the judiciary continues for weeks, ordinary people who wait for justice for years, if not decades, are left in the lurch and their hope to get justice is fast fading away. Such a situation must end.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Lawyers continued with their protests on the premises of Nepal Bar Association (NBA), demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The agitating Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has demanded the resignation of the Chief Justice and urged the Prime Minister and political parties to take appropriate steps.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The agitating lawyers have announced to continue their protest unless Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana steps down from his post.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Lawyers affiliated to the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) have continued their protest for the third consecutive day on Tuesday demanding resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Nepal Bar Association—the umbrella organization of lawyers across the country—has served a five-day ultimatum to Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana to tender resignation from the post.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: People from various walks of life staged a demonstration at Maitighar Mandala in the capital  on Thursday,  demanding an end to all kinds of interventions in the independent judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Hearings on the cases under the single bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana took place at the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Other justices, however, refused to hear any case today. Hearings on the cases could not take place on Monday and Tuesday as well.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has held political parties responsible for disputes in the judiciary. The NBA has also urged Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana to resign immediately.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order not to conduct hearings by the constitutional bench without the presence of Chief Justice.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher JB Rana has formed a Constitutional Bench to hear the case against the dissolution of the House of Representatives. The bench has been formed on the basis of seniority and expertise of the Supreme Court Justices.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has begun reading out the verdict on house dissolution case.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: While expressing serious dissatisfaction over the criticisms being made against the apex court in relation to the ongoing hearing on the case related to the dissolution of the House of Representatives(HoR), Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has urged lawyers' bodies to help protect the independence of the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: At a time when the people have been demanding serious reforms in the judiciary, a recently-formed committee to look into the judicial irregularities has raised some hope.

BALEWA, Feb 29: Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shamsher Rana has said a five-year plan was developed by the Supreme Court to reform the judiciary, and it was entering the implementing phase.

WASHINGTON, Jan 2: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts will be a central figure in the ongoing drama of the Donald Trump presidency in coming months. He is due to preside over a Senate impeachment trial, while the Supreme Court he leads will rule on a titanic clash over the president’s attempts to keep his financial records secret.

JC fails to pick SC justice

December 6, 2019 07:58 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Judicial Council (JC) led by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana on Thursday failed to pick the nominee for a vacant post of justice at the Supreme Court (SC).

JC recommends 15 for high court judges

November 21, 2019 08:40 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: A meeting of the Judicial Council (JC) on Wednesday recommended 15 persons for appointment as judges at various high courts.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana has insisted on increasing the number of justices and judges at all three tiers of the judiciary, given the load of cases at the courts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Rana has said that the law practitioners are the ones who illuminate justice in the society.

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, 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, April 29: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumser JB Rana has said the culture of settling disputes through mediation would help build smooth relations between the two ( disputing) parties, thus contributing to the creation of a just and peaceful society.

MUMBAI,  April 20: The chief justice of India’s Supreme Court, Ranjan Gogoi, on Saturday denied allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances towards a junior court assistant who worked in an office at his home and that she was subsequently victimised.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki has visited TU Teaching Hospital to express solidarity with agitating Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) headed by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has made a major administrative reshuffle in the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Admitting that ‘middlemen’ were unduly influencing the judiciary, Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana on Sunday said he plans to charge them with contempt of court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana has asserted that preparations were being made to bring to book those tarnishing the image of the court under the contempt of court.

Chief Justice’s reform initiatives

January 20, 2019 02:30 am

One unfortunate case of our judiciary is that it requires a major reform but the reform is not happening.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Justice Cholendra Sumsher Rana has been sworn in as the 29th chief justice of the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government and Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) not to bar businessman Ajeya Raj Sumargi from withdrawing the USD 7 million that he had brought from foreign banks and has been blocked at the central bank for lack of clear sources for the money.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting held on Thursday finally picked Justice of the Supreme Court Cholendra SJB Rana as the new Chief Justice of Nepal.

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Deuba's absence postpones CC meeting

December 13, 2018 09:05 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting held on Wednesday failed to pick new chief justice, therefore, the meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening for selecting new chief justice has been postponed for the third time.

CC meeting to pick new CJ rescheduled

December 8, 2018 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting scheduled for Saturday to pick a new chief justice has once again been postponed, to Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra assumed leadership of the judiciary some four months ago with a stated commitment to zero tolerance for corruption. But he has not decided even a single graft case at his own bench.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The Constitutional Council (CC) headed by Prime Minister KP Oli is scheduled to meet on Monday morning to pick the successor to Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra, the prime minister’s secretariat said on Sunday.

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