As a part of preventive measure taken in response to COVID-19 outbreak, judicatures across the globe have announced the closure of non-urgent proceedings. Superior courts issued scores of orders, some of which were intended to remind the state of its welfare functions, while the others were related to the release of inmates and juvenile delinquents.
KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A group of lawmakers on Monday filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court, demanding the apex court scrap the regulations governing the Constituency Infrastructure Development Program (CIDP) as these discriminate between lawmakers elected under First Past the Post and and those elected under Proportional Representation .
A Moroccan court on Monday sentenced a rap star to a year in prison and a fine of 1,000 dirhams ($103) for insulting the police in a case that has prompted rights groups to voice alarm over freedom of expression in the North African kingdom.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.