KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Arguing that the testing of court orders by irrelevant individuals, authorities and processes would undermine the independence of the judiciary, Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has urged one and all to respect court orders.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: New Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana has said his decision to relieve Supreme Court's senior-most judge Deepak Raj Joshee from daily assignment is for increasing people's trust towards the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: A meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) on Monday morning failed to pick new chief justice and heads of other constitutional bodies. Now the meeting has been rescheduled for Saturday.

Joshee resumes duties, assigned to cases

September 13, 2018 12:06 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The senior-most justice at the Supreme Court (SC), Deepak Raj Joshee has been assigned to three cases as he resumed his duties from Tuesday.

Newly appointed CJ assumes office

September 10, 2018 22:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Newly appointed Chief Justice (CJ) Om Prakash Mishra has assumed his office as the 28th Chief Justice of the country on Monday evening.

Mishra to be sworn-in as CJ today

September 10, 2018 16:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Following the unanimous endorsement from the Parliamentary Hearing Committee on Monday, acting Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra is to take the oath of office and secrecy of new Chief Justice of the country.

Mishra takes charge as acting CJ

August 6, 2018 07:12 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: As the acting Chief Justice (CJ) Deepak Raj Joshee went on leave after the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) rejected his name as the CJ on Friday, the senior-most justice at the Supreme Court, Om Prakash Mishra, assumed office as the acting head of the judiciary on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The ruling parties’ move to reject the nomination of Deepak Raj Joshee as the chief justice of Supreme Court has exposed the double standard of Prime Minister K P Oli, who himself had nominated him to the post as the chair of the constitutional council, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: A meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has turned the name of Deepak Raj Joshee for the post of chief justice by two-thirds majority of votes on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: A meeting of Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee has turned down the name of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee for the post of Chief Justice.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The meeting of Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) held at Singha Durbar has yet again failed to decide the fate of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi as the new chief justice of the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: It is likely that the meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) will not endorse the name of incumbent Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi to the post of Chief Justice.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Serious suspicions of a threat to the independence of the judiciary have surfaced as the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHSC) has been repeatedly delaying a decision on whether or not to endorse the nomination of Deepak Raj Joshee as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has yet again failed to endorse acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee as the country’s new chief justice.

PHSC may take decision on CJ today

July 30, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, July 30: The Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) may take a decision Monday on whether to endorse the name of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee as the Chief Justice (CJ) of the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee will meet on Monday to decide whether to endorse the recommendation made by the Constitutional Council to appoint Dipak Raj Joshi as the new Chief Justice.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) has prolonged its decision making in the hearings for chief justice nominee Deepak Raj Joshee, after questions arose over his School Leaving Certificate.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) is likely to endorse acting chief justice Deepak Raj Joshee as chief justice of the Supreme Court on Friday. The PHSC that conducted Joshee’s hearings on Thursday decided to hold further discussions on the same matter on Friday. On Thursday nominee for chief justice Joshee presented his plans to run the apex court during his tenure.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has concluded hearing for acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi on Thursday. The PHSC will give its decision on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has started conducting hearing for acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) has prepared 20 questions to ask the chief justice nominee Deepak Raj Joshee during his hearing on Thursday. Joshee is scheduled to face parliamentary hearing at 1 pm at parliament secretariat, Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Acting Chief Justice (CJ) Deepak Raj Joshi has accused the government of allocating insufficient budget to and deploying inadequate number of staffers at the judiciary.

CC recommends Joshee as CJ

June 12, 2018 19:05 pm

KATHMANDU, June 12: Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Supreme Court (SC) has quashed writ petitions lodged demanding its order to the government and the Constitutional Council (CC) for the appointment of the Chief Justice (CJ).

KATHMANDU, June 7: Supreme Court has scrapped two different writs filed demanding the early appointment of Chief Justice.

SC order sought for appointing CJ

May 20, 2018 16:18 pm

KATHMANDU, May 20: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday seeking a mandamus to the Constitutional Council (CC) headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to appoint the chief justice (CJ) at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Acting Chief Justice (CJ) Deepak Raj Joshee has said that the independence of the judiciary cannot be compromised for the sake of political stability.

KATHMANDU, May 2: More than a month and a half has already passed since then chief justice Gopal Parajuli was ousted from his post. But the appointment of a new chief justice looks  uncertain still as the government does not seem to consider this a priority.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi has insisted on a coordinated role between the police and government attorneys to make the criminal justice system more effective.

KATHMANDU, April 6:  At a time when the demand for making public the property details of judges is gaining momentum, Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee said on Friday that the judges are not bound to do so as per the existing laws of Nepal.

JC forwards three names for CJ

March 28, 2018 06:45 am

KATHMANDU, March 28: The Judicial Council (JC) on Tuesday forwarded the names of three justices to the Constitutional Council for the selection of the chief justice.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The Judicial Council has forwarded the name of three justices of Supreme Court to the Constitutional Council for the vacant post of Chief Justice.

KATHMANDU, March 23: It has been revealed that Judicial Council Secretary Nripadhwaj Niraula, who handed a retirement letter to former Chief Justice Parajuli, had posted status on his Facebook account that subsequently forced him to step down.

KATHMANDU, March 16:   Gopal Parajuli tendered his resignation as chief justice as per Article 131 (A) of the Constitution after meeting President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday afternoon,  according to a press release from the Office of the President.

Ousted CJ Parajuli resigns

March 15, 2018 14:36 pm

KATHMANDU, Mar 15: Ousted Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has resigned from his post on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee has to unveiled his action plan on today at 1:00. He will prepare to make public his action plan with organizing press meet at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Senior-most Justice Deepak Raj Joshee has assumed the responsibility as acting Chief Justice and formed benches to hear the pending cases at the Supreme Court on Thursday.

Parajuli relieved as CJ

March 15, 2018 06:22 am

KATHMANDU, March 15: Stating that Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli had already received his retirement on August 5, 2017 as per  his personal credentials, Judicial Council Secretary Nripa Dhwaj Niraula Wednesday handed him a letter of retirement at a time when the judiciary is facing a serious crisis.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Taking strong exception to the letter from the Judicial Council (JC) secretary relieving Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli of his post, the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has termed the decision “unauthorized” and “politically motivated”.

CJ administers oath to president

March 15, 2018 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, March 15: The swearing in of President Bidya Bhandari for a second term has been called into question as the oath of office was administered to the head of state by  Gopal Parajuli, who had just been relieved of his post as chief justice.

KATHMANDU, March 14: A question has been raised over the legitimacy of the swearing-in of newly elected President Bidya Devi Bhandari after a letter of termination was handed over to Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli few minutes after he administered oath of office and secrecy to Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Mar 14: The Judicial Council has relieved Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli of his responsibility on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 14:  Balram KC, former justice of Supreme Court has stressed that Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli should step down for the betterment of the legislative body, over the latest controversies surrounding him.

KATHMANDU Mar 14: Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli today also has formed benches for hearing the cases excluding Justices Cholendra Shamsher Rana, who had withdrawn himself from the bench on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli will administer the oath of office and secrecy to President reelect Bidhya Devi Bhandari at 4 PM today.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Eight justices of the Supreme Court boycotted case hearings on Tuesday with a view to pressure Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli to go on leave.

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has denied a bench to Justice Cholendra Shamsher JBR. Earlier this week, CJ Parajuli had formed a seven member extended full bench on Monday. However, on Tuesday, Justice Rana had withdrawn himself from the bench.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Majority of justices in the Supreme Court on Monday have suggested to Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli to stop working at the apex court and not to assign any cases to justices.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: Hearing on contempt of court case against Kantipur daily is scheduled for 11 AM today in a seven-member full-bench of the Supreme Court. The hearing is being led by Chief Justice, Gopal Parajuli.

KATHMANDU, Mar4: Dr. Govinda KC, who has been fighting against irregularities in the medical sector, has warned of starting yet another fast-unto-death if Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli does not resign immediately.