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October 15, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been produced before the Kathmandu District Court.

A man who stole a Russian masterpiece worth about $1 million from a Moscow art gallery in broad daylight in January was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday.

Former lawmaker Karki sent to jail

September 5, 2019 15:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Former lawmaker, who was convicted in a corruption case by the court, Dol Bahadur (DB) Karki, has been sent to jail on Thursday.

CHITWAN, Aug 26: Police filed a charge-sheet against Rabi Lamichhane, Yuvaraj Kandel and Asmita Karki at the Chitwan District Court on Sunday in connection with the suicide case of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini who was found hanging at a hotel in Chitwan on August 5.

CHITWAN, Aug 25: Police have filed a charge-sheet against television presenter Rabi Lamichhane and two others at Chitwan District Court on Sunday in connection with a suicide of journalist Shalik Ram Pudasaini.

BANGKOK, Aug 14: A court in Thailand on Wednesday dismissed terrorism and other charges against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key areas of central Bangkok closed off and random violence that was ended by military force.

JANAKPUR, Aug 2: In a first for the Federal Republic of Nepal, a provincial government on Thursday filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court against the federal government, accusing the latter of trying to capture some forests in the province by setting up a company that would get merged into the Timber Corporation of Nepal.

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 16: A visa service provider which is at the heart of a high-profile corruption case in Malaysia and a long-running legal battle in Nepal has received a clean chit in a case disputing its legality.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The District Court of Kathmandu has acquitted the operator of Malaysia VLN Nepal Ram Shrestha on the charge of overcharging Nepali for visa processing.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the government's recent decision to put on hold its previous decision to carry out pesticide testing for vegetables and fruits imported from India.

CHITWAN, July 1: Two Maoist activists who were convicted for tearing up ballot papers during the election in Bharatpur Metropolis in 2017 have been handed down with fine of Rs 100,000 each.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The Constitutional Council (CC) headed by the prime minister has failed to pick the heads and other office bearers of various constitutional commissions for years although a provision in the constitution makes a prompt appointment of such officials mandatory.

RUKUM, June 28: The District Court of Rukum has imposed a fine of Rs 1000 on a ward chief of East Rukum for beating up a woman a few months ago. He has also been ordered to pay a compensation of Rs 2,000 to the woman.

A panel of 11 judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Monday to hear Led Zeppelin’s appeal in a copyright lawsuit alleging the group stole its 1971 rock epic from an obscure 1960s instrumental.

LAS VEGAS, June 6: A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 6: As the Province 2 government threatens to launch a legal challenge against the recent vacancy announcement by the Public Service Commission (PSC) arguing that the announcement is in breach of the principles of proportional representation enshrined in the constitution, the PSC said the announcement is in line with the constitution and will not be withdrawn.

JANAKPUR, May 25: The Janakpur High court on Thursday ordered the authorities to remand Mahant (chief priest) Baikuntha Das Vaishnav of the Ratnasagar Temple in Janakpur in police custody. He has been accused of forging documents allegedly to sell off land belonging to Janak Hajari Vidhyapith, a campus-affiliated to Nepal Sanskrit University.

DHADING, May 24: The District Court (DC), Dhading, on Wednesday convicted 26 persons for the killing of two shamans in Gangajamuna Rural Municipality-2 about a year ago.

KATHMANDU, May 21: The Patan High Court on Sunday ordered five industrial firms to pay electricity tariff of dedicated lines/trunk lines as determined by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

KATHMANDU, May 9: Bhaktapur District Court has ordered the authorities to transfer 131 ropani [6.66 hectares] of government land to the family of Diwakar Rana.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the distribution of citizenship by descent to the offspring of those who were given citizenship by birth under a special one-time decision taken some 12 years ago.

NEW DELHI, April 17: Google has blocked access to the hugely popular video app TikTok in India to comply with a state court’s directive to prohibit its downloads, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Bahraini court sentenced 138 people to prison on terror charges on Tuesday, including 69 to life sentence, and revoked their citizenship, the public prosecutor said in a statement.

DHARAN, March 21: After the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday issued an interim order to the government not to sack Prof Dr Raj Kumar Rauniyar from the post of vice-chancellor of the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan, he returned to work amid celebrations by his supporters.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Kathmandu District Court on Sunday granted a five-day judicial remand to Communist Party of Nepal politburo member Mohan Karki alias Jibanta.

DHANGADI, Mar 14: Kanchanpur District Court has ordered to release the police officials on bail, who were charged for allegedly meting out torture and destroying evidence associated to the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta – a 13-year-old girl from Bhimdutta municipality-2 of Kanchanpur.

Gopal Siwakoti remanded in custody

March 13, 2019 19:33 pm

KATHMANDU, March 13: Gopal Siwakoti, who is accused in the 33.5 million fraud scam, has been remanded in custody.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Dr Gopal Shiwakoti ‘Chintan’, who has faced fraud charges of Rs 33.5 million in various cases including much-awaited Melamchi project, denied providing his statement at the court today.

Kanchanpur, March 8: A case has been registered at Kanchanpur District Court against eight police officials for allegedly meting out torture and destroying evidences associated to the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta – a 13-year-old girl from Bhimdutta municipality-2 of Kanchanpur.

Biratnagar, March 7: Presidium member of the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) - Nepal, Rajendra Mahato, has said that they would go to the people against the court's decision of sentencing life imprisonment to the parliamentarian elected by the people.

Court and creative arts

March 6, 2019 02:00 am

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued such an order which could not only restrict production of creative arts, but also set an unpleasant precedent in the sphere of freedom of expression.

CHICAGO, Feb 24: Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly, who has faced years of sexual abuse allegations, was ordered held on a $1 million bond on Saturday on charges that he sexually assaulted three teenagers and a woman, as prosecutors offered new details in the case.

DUBAI, Jan 3: Saudi prosecutors will seek the death penalty for at least five people in the slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom’s state media reported on Thursday as 11 suspects attended their first court hearing.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Patan High Court has issued an interim order to Melamchi Water Supply Project not to freeze the performance bond of Cooperativa Muratori e Cementisti (CMC) di Ravenna, the Italian contractor for Melamchi project.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22:  Challenging a two-year-old Supreme Court order to nationalize 15 ropanis [1.89 acres] of her land, former princess Prerana Rajya Laxmi Singh, daughter of former king Gyanendra, filed a writ petition at the court on Friday seeking to strike down the judgment under its extraordinary jurisdiction and to return the land.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The case of controversial Hotel Waterfront, which allegedly encroaches the land of Fewa Lake, has been postponed for the third time.

CK Raut remanded in police custody

December 6, 2018 19:48 pm

RAUTAHAT, Dec 6: Rautahat District Court on Thursday issued an order to keep CK Raut, the leader of the Alliance for Independent Madhesh, in police custody.

SC launches judgment execution campaign

November 19, 2018 10:07 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The Supreme Court has declared this year as judgment execution year, launching a campaign for the implementation of court judgments.

NEW DELHI, Nov 15: A court in Bangladesh on Thursday granted bail to award-winning photographer Shahidul Alam, his lawyer said.

DAILEKH, Oct 26: Following the implementation of the new civil codes which allow husbands to file for divorce, the District Court, Dailekh has been receiving lots of divorce cases filed by men.

KATHMANDU, October 5: A district court judge who was sacked by King Gyanendra 12 years ago is continuing his legal battle for reinstatement.

Childhood sexual abuse may leave “molecular scars” on a victim’s DNA which could one day be used as evidence in court, scientists have said.

BHAIRAHAWA, Sept 25: In the past women used to initiate for divorce more than men did.  However, with the new law in practice, a number of men seeking divorce have increased suddenly. Against the average 40 to 45 divorce appeals filed per month in the past, this month the volume of such appeals reached 74 the district court of Rupandehi during the month of Bhadra. Experts ascribe the sudden surge to the newly enacted law.

The way our political class, police administration and, now the court, have responded to Ganga Maya Adhikari’s struggle for justice offers little reason to be optimistic about rule of law and justice in Nepal.

GORKHA, Aug 30: District Court, Gorkha on Wednesday for the first time issued a death certificate in the name of a person who disappeared years ago.

CHITWAN, Aug 6: Chitwan District Court has ordered the authorities to produce Noor Prasad Adhikari before the court for recording his statement in connection with the Krishna Prasad Adhikari murder case. Noor Prasad is the elder brother of Krishna Prasad who was murdered by the Maoists during the insurgency.

LONDON, Aug 3: A British court recognized Sharia law for the first time after a judge made a landmark ruling on a divorce case, which could have far reaching effects on Islamic marriage in the UK.

JANAKPUR, Aug 3: The already troubled relations between the government of Province 2 and the police are set worsen after the High Court in Janakpur issued a mandamus order for the arrest of all the accused in the murder of Armed Police Force (APF) Assistant Sub-Inspector Thaman Singh BK nearly three years ago.