Law as Literature

June 17, 2021 16:33 pm

The advocates recited many poems and songs, referred to some dialogues from dramas in the hearing process of the case on the dissolution of the House of Representatives, as if a grand literary symposium was being organized. The same got highlighted and published by the mainstream media repeatedly; a section of the general public was astonished with these activities that happened at the Constitution Bench.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Prime MInister KP Sharma Oli has said that a member of the House of Representatives (HoR) can not extend their support to any member belonging to the opposition party as the Constitution of Nepal does not envision a partyless system.

Quo Vadis?

June 13, 2021 07:00 am

Given the state of affairs since  December 20, 2020 - the date of the first dissolution of the House of Representatives - the lack of constitutional norms and political morality and the character of leadership to bypass everything that becomes inconvenient for power grab, where is the leadership taking the country?

KATHMANDU, June 7: Raghu Ji Panta, an influential leader close to Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the ruling CPN-UML, has said that the proposal of Chairman K P Oli is aimed at influencing the court decision on the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament.

Lawyers argue 11 justices of the Supreme Court cannot be included in the bench

KATHMANDU, June 6: As some lawyers submitted a petition at the Constitutional Bench on Sunday afternoon raising questions over 11 out of 21 justices at the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana asked them to withdraw the petition or face a contempt of court charge.

Sunday’s hearing was centered on questions raised over members of Constitutional Bench

KATHMANDU, May 27: Members of civil society have staged a protest against President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s move to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) on Thursday evening.

SC denies interim-order, all writ petitions to be heard at Constitutional Bench

KATHMANDU, May 27: Hearing on the writ petitions registered against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) has begun at the Supreme Court (SC).

KATHMANDU, May 27: Hearing on 19 writ petitions, which were filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) at the Supreme Court (SC) on May 22, is scheduled to begin Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, May 22: An alliance of the opposition parties including the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center), the Madhav Nepal-led faction of the ruling CPN-UML, the Upendra Yadav-led faction of Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) and Rastriya Janamorcha has termed Saturday’s House dissolution move by President Biday Devi Bhandari, at the recommendation of the Cabinet, as unconstitutional, undemocratic, autocratic and regressive.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Bibeksheel Party has condemned President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s move to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) on Friday.

Deuba summons NC meeting

May 22, 2021 09:04 am

KATHMANDU, May 22: Sher Bahadur Deuba, president of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has summoned its office bearers’ meeting today.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that his move to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) is gradually being justified amid the latest political developments.

According to Oli, the rival faction leaders would probably ask for his [Oli’s] resignation after one or two days

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Vice President of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bamdev Gautam, has urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to resign from the post without any further delay.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Top leaders belonging to various political parties including the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC), the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) have welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court (SC) to reinstate parliament that was dissolved by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli two months ago.

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 23:  Senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communsit Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the historic verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday scrapping the government’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) has marked the victory of people.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: An influential leader of Nepali Congress(NC) Dr Shekhar Koirala has said that Prime Minister K P Oli should step down from his post after the Supreme Court revoked his decision to dissolve the parliament.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23; The Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has said that the Supreme Court has fulfilled its responsibility of safeguarding the constitution by reinstating parliament dissolved by Prime Minister K P Oli two months ago.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The Supreme Court has scrapped all the appointments made by the Prime Minister K P Oli to various constitutional bodies after the dissolution of parliament on December 20, 2020.

CHITWAN, Feb 23: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said the democrats should accept and respect the decision of the judiciary. He said so while addressing a news conference organised by the Press Organisation Chitwan here today.

“No matter what verdict the court may pass, we will continue our mission to build the nation. Our politics does not stop there.”

Army chief Thapa meets Chief Justice Rana

February 22, 2021 16:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa held a meeting with Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shumsher Rana at the latter's office on Monday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Dozens of students affiliated to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s  Dahal-Nepal faction on Monday took to the streets in front of the Narayanhiti Royal Palace Museum in Kathmandu for a unique protest against House dissolution.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said all quarters related to the election have geared up for the election.

ITAHARI, Feb 21: Senior leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) Ram Chandra Poudel on Sunday said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is headed toward an authoritarian path and has the backing of NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba for that.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Former speaker and a key leader of the Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Subash Chandra Nembang said that Prime Minister KP Shamra Oli is 200 percent convinced that the Supreme Court will uphold his House dissolution move.

The apex court is expected to issue the verdict anytime after Feb 23.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Senior advocate Badri Bahadur Karki, who is one of the five members of the amicus curiae formed to assist the Supreme Court in the House dissolution case, has argued that the apex court should take a decision on the case on the basis of constitutional provisions made in the Constitution of Nepal.

“There is a difference between being a standup comedian and the prime minister of the country”

CHITWAN, Feb 16: Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairperson of the agitating Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, has said that he is holding talks with the leaders of the main opposition Nepali Congress, Janata Samajbadi Party and other political parties to launch a joint agitation against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

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.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) is holding protests against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) in all 77 districts on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Four former chief justices have said that they had not committed any contempt of the court by issuing a joint statement against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Four former chief justices (CJs) reached the Supreme Court (SC) and submitted their written responses to an apex court order on the case of contempt of court filed against them.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Prime Minister KP Shama Oli said that the House of Representatives (HoR) was dissolved as some leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) attempted to form a ‘parallel government’.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party is announcing its fourth phase of agitation against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) on Sunday.

BUTWAL, Feb 13: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has said that the government was forced to recommend the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) after sudden attempts were made to oust the prime minister from within the party.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: In a veiled threat to use force to meet their demands, co-chairperson of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday said that millions of people would be forced to picket Singha Durbar and Baluwatar if Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli failed to correct his mistakes.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Narayan Kaji Shrestha, spokesperson for the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, has said that they are trying to bring other political parties including the Nepali Congress (NC) and Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) onboard their ongoing battle against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

VIDEO: NCP's Dahal-Nepal faction holds mass gathering against dissolution of parliament

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Ahead of its massive gathering scheduled to be held today afternoon against the government's act of dissolving parliament, the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is now taking out protest rallies from various places of the Kathmandu Valley including Pulchowk, Maitighar, Keshar Mahal, Jamal and Tripureshwar.

"We have conveyed to the international community that the prime minister's move has resulted in the death of democracy and we need support from the international community including India, China, European Union and the United States to protect our democracy," Dahal said.

KATHMANDU: Cadres close to the rival faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal held a march-past in Kathmandu on Tuesday, a day before the mass gathering scheduled for Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Midterm elections will be held in 40 districts of Province 2 and Gandaki, Karnali and Lumbini provinces on April 30 in the first phase and in 37 districts of Bagmati, Sudurpaschim and Province 1 on May 10 in the second phase, according to the government's plan.

Nepali Congress is putting its feet in two boats in its response to House dissolution. In other words, Congress is playing a politics of convenience but will it help?

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: China has expressed concern over the evolving political situation in Nepal following the dissolution of the House of Representatives.