CARACAS, July 31: The Indian government decided to frame a scheme to set up an "appropriate" number of fast-track courts to try rape cases across the country's states. India is planning to implement over 1,000 'fast-track special courts' for swift justice in cases related to the rape of children and women, according to the law ministry's statement.

TULSIPUR, July 22: The High Court Tulsipur in Dang last fiscal year settled 602 cases. As stated by court registrar Shreelal Poudel, in the period, the court registered 413 new cases and the number of cases in pending case (previous years) were 373. Of the total 786 cases, the court gave its final hearings on 602 cases.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Stating that the workload in courts is increasing every year, Patan High Court Chief Judge Prakash Kumar Dhungana said on Friday that the courts do not have enough human resource, including judges to deal with the increasing workload.

JANAKPUR, May 14: Province 2 Chief Minister (CM) Lalbabu Raut has courted controversy for criticizing the country’s constitution and the government during his speech in front of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Janakpur last week. Last Friday, Raut made a speech at a civic felicitation at Rangabhumi grounds of Jankapur to welcome the Indian prime minister.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Supreme Court officials on Monday found the Durga yantra which was thought to have been lost about 25 years ago. Durga yantra (a tantrik diagram) symbolizes justice and power.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Although the Indian side has dubbed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's trip to Nepal  a goodwill visit in line with the tradition of  high-level political exchanges between the two neighbors, many political leaders in Nepal including former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai have termed the visit as “ill-timed.”

JANAKPUR, Jan 17: Very few cases of rape and sexual abuses reach to the court in Madhes. Most vulnerable to such abuses are victims from the poor financial background.

EC's 'election quiz' courts controversy

December 4, 2017 03:30 am

KATMANDU, Dec 4: The Election Commission (EC)'s election quiz - the Public Service Announcements (PSAs) - prepared as a part of voters' education has courted controversy after CPN-UML questioned its content.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Dolindra Prasad Sharma, chairperson and general manager (GM) of Sajha Prakashan, has courted yet another controversy. This time Sharma has been accused of taking the controversial decision of appointing an employee hired on contract to the post of administration chief of the state-owned publishing house.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Inspector General of the Police (IGP) Prakash Aryal has been charged for neglecting the Supreme Court (SC)’s verdict to detain murder-convict Balkrishna Dhungel.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and  Industry (FNCCI) on Monday organized an interaction on the importance and challenges of mediation in commerce and the industrial sector.

CHITWAN, August 7: Devi Prasad Gyawali, who lost in local level elections in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, said he had to suffer a defeat due to the Supreme Court's delay in delivering verdict to settle a dispute involving a halt in vote counting following the findings of torn up ballot papers with votes during the count.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The United Nations has welcomed the Kavre District Court's ruling on the murder of Maina Sunar.

BIRGUNJ, Feb 4: The agitating lawyers have halted eight district courts and benches of the three high courts in the Tarai region protesting the appointment of 80 judges in high courts arguing that the appointment breaches the Constitution of Nepal 2072 BS and the Judicial Council Act.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: As many as 80 judges have been appointed at the High Courts. A meeting of the Judicial Council held Thursday night made appointment of 80 judges at the High Courts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Judicial Council meeting held till late Thursday night has taken a decision to send a recommendation of 80 judges for high courts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal today said the verdict of the Supreme Court regarding the constitution amendment proposal has saved the country from division.

Karki receives court’s notice

November 10, 2016 18:02 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 10:  Suspended Chief at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki on Thursday himself received the Supreme Court (SC) notice to him to be present before the court within seven days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6:  The Supreme Court (SC) staffers have reached Baneshwor Height again to serve the court’s notice on Lokman Singh Karki, Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), for the second time on Thursday.

Courts suspends ANFA election process

October 1, 2016 09:33 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Patan High Court has issued directives to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) to suspend its election process until October 21. The election to choose ANFA president and vice president is scheduled for October 24.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The Judicial Council has designated chief judges at the newly-formed five high courts and judges at all the seven high courts.

Govt designates all 7 high courts

September 15, 2016 01:00 am

KATHMADNU, Sept 15: The government has decided to form the high courts in Biratnagar, Janakpur, Patan, Pokhara, Tulasipur, Birendranagar and Dipayal, under the federal setup.

Cabinet fixes places for 7 high courts

September 14, 2016 18:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The government on Wednesday decided to establish seven high courts, one each in seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has been working to complete the task of forming the high courts under the federal system by Sunday, September 18, which is within the deadline set by the new Constitution.

Way paved for 7 high courts

September 12, 2016 00:20 am

KATHMANDU, Sep 12: Parliament on Sunday endorsed three inter-related bills,  paving the way for establishing seven high courts as part of the implementation of the new Constitution.

Bill on high courts delayed

August 16, 2016 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: The parliament on Sunday forwarded the Judicial Administration Bill to a parliamentary committee for further deliberations, prolonging its endorsement process.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The parliament on Sunday forwarded the Judicial Administration Bill to a parliamentary committee for further deliberations, prolonging its endorsement process.

Nine to be converted into high court benches KATHMANDU, June 6: The government has registered a bill at the Parliament Secretariat to replace the existing 16 appellate courts with seven high courts, in accordance with provisions of the new Constitution.

Nine to be converted into high court benches KATHMANDU, June 6: The government has registered a bill at the Parliament Secretariat to replace the existing 16 appellate courts with seven high courts, in accordance with provisions of the new Constitution.