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.
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.
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 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 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 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, 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 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 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.
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.
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: 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”.
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: 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, 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.