KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Supporters of Pushpa Kamal Dahal-Madhav Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and other people have begun celebrations following the verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) to reinstate the House of Representatives (HoR) earlier today.
KATHMANDU, Feb 16: With the pleading by the plaintiffs and defendants on the writ petitions on the case related to the dissolution of the House of Representatives coming to an end on Monday, the Constitutional Bench at the Supreme Court is receiving arguments from the Amicus Curiae starting from Tuesday.
The hearing on the writ petitions against the move of Prime Minister K P Oli to dissolve the parliament will resume again on Wednesday as the Supreme Court has decided to put off all the hearings scheduled for Tuesday to mourn over the death of former justice Indra Raj Pandey.
KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Lawyers defending Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s move to dissolve the House of Representatives on December 20 last year at the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court have said that the prime minister enjoys the prerogative to dissolve parliament in a country with the parliamentary system like Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The Supreme Court is conducting a hearing on Thursday on separate contempt of court cases filed against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, former parliament speaker Daman Nath Dhungana and four former chief justices - Kalyan Shrestha, Sushila Karki, Anup Raj Sharma and Min Bahadur Rayamajhi.
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: A contempt of court case has been registered at the Supreme Court against four former chief justices who issued a joint statement three weeks ago against the government's act of dissolving the House of Representatives.
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: The hearing on the case filed at the Supreme Court demanding reinstatement of the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR) continued on Monday, the eight consecutive day of the hearing. It ended for today with a decision to continue tomorrow.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A petition has been filed at the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court seeking the examination of authenticity of the notice published in Nepal Gazette regarding the dissolution of House of Representatives (HoR).
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Stating that the dissolution of parliament was unconstitutional, Senior Advocate Chandra Kanta Gyawali has said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli attacked parliament after he failed to settle the intra-party rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Advocate Santosh Bhandari has said that the Prime Minister does not have the right to dissolve the House of Representatives, which has a full term of five years, midway. Bhandari today on behalf of the writ petitioners spoke during a hearing on a writ petition against the HoR dissolution that is ongoing at the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: During the ongoing hearing on the writ petitions seeking the restoration of the House of Representatives (HoR), Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shumsher JBR said that they would ask for the recordings of series of discussions held at the Constituent Assembly (CA) if necessary.
KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Prime Minister K P Oli’s reported meetings with the justices assigned to the Constitutional Bench have raised fresh controversy in the country as the hearing on over a dozen writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives is currently underway.
KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The lawyers, who filed separate writ petitions challenging the decision of Prime Minister K P Oli to dissolve the lower house of the federal parliament, have demanded a full bench of the apex court in the course of the preliminary hearing on the case on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Hearing on the 12 writ petitions filed at the Supreme Court against the dissolution of House of Representatives (HoR) has begun under the single bench of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana.
KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Supreme Court has postponed the hearing on the case relating to the nomination of ruling party NCP Vice-Chairman Bam Dev Gautam to the National Assembly member as the time ran short today. Now, the next hearing is scheduled for October 7, Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: A hearing on a writ petition filed against Agni Sapkota, the sole candidate for the post of speaker of the House of Representatives, which was scheduled for today afternoon at the Supreme Court, is likely to be postponed.
KATHMANDU, June 10: The Supreme Court (SC) has scheduled the initial hearings on the case of pesticide residue tests for the vegetables and fruits imported from India as well as other third countries for Wednesday.
An important pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case could play out in secret if a judge rules against news organizations fighting to keep the courtroom open. Both the prosecution and defense have asked that Friday’s hearing, which will deal with trial strategy and potential witnesses, be held behind closed doors.
KATHMANDU, April 1: A meeting of the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) called for the hearing of Dinesh Thapaliya, the candidate recommended for the post of chief election commissioner (CEC), was put off on Sunday after request from the lawmakers representing the main opposition party, Nepali Congress.
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court on Friday began final hearings on two writ petitions seeking court intervention to punish former Maoist leader Agni Prasad Sapkota for his alleged involvement in the murder of a schoolteacher.
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 9: A meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) is underway to conduct the hearing of the proposed ambassadors to India, Malaysia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
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 24: Opening five complaints registered against him on Monday, a meeting of the parliamentary panel also decided to summon the complainants on Tuesday for discussion. Various individuals have registered complaints against Joshee questioning his performance, fairness and integrity during his career in the judicial service.