WASHINGTON, Oct 7: A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, adding to the impeachment peril engulfing the White House and potentially providing new leads to Democrats in their unfurling investigation of Trump’s conduct.

WASHINGTON, Oct 4: The White House is preparing to formally object to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as soon as Friday, saying it won’t cooperate with the probe because it was initiated without a vote of the House.

WASHINGTON, Sept 29: As Washington plunges into impeachment, Attorney General William Barr finds himself engulfed in the political firestorm, facing questions about his role in President Donald Trump’s outreach to Ukraine and the administration’s attempts to keep a whistleblower complaint from Congress.

WASHINGTON, Sept 25: Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plunge into a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Wednesday, a move that could dramatically change the 2020 presidential race.

WASHINGTON, Sept 12: The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee moved to intensify its investigation of Republican President Donald Trump on Thursday, as lawmakers edged closer to deciding whether to recommend his impeachment.

UPDATE: Raj Narayan Pathak, one of the commissioners at the CIAA has resigned from his post. Pathak handed his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Shital Niwas.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Parliament is expected to begin the impeachment process against Raj Narayan Pathak, one of the commissioners at the apex anti-corruption agency, for allegedly receiving a bribe from the management committee official of an engineering college in Bhaktapur in return for promising to resolve an ownership row in his favor.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Supreme Court's senior-most justice Deepak Raj Joshee, who resumed office on September 11 after being rejected by the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) for the position of chief justice, has gone on leave yet again.

I will not resign: Joshee

September 21, 2018 07:00 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: At a time when lawmakers of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) are pressuring him to resign or face impeachment, seniormost Supreme Court Justice Deepak Raj Joshee said on Thursday that he is in no mood to resign.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The ruling Nepal Communist Party has prepared to file impeachment motion against Justice Deepak Raj Joshee. The party has started the signature campaign for the impeachment motion.

WASHINGTON DC, Aug 24: Michael Cohen’s testimony on Monday, that he broke campaign finance laws at Donald Trump’s direction, has renewed calls for Trump’s impeachment or even his removal – but is that likely, and what would actually happen if it did?

KATHMANDU, May 2: Supreme Court has issued an order to present amicus curiae at the court for the constitutional test of the impeachment proposal against then Chief Justice Sushila Karki registered at the Parliament Secretariat.

The year 2017 was marked by a series of scandals in the country.

Zimbabwe ruling party is set to begin impeachment proceeding to begin against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation’s “insatiable desire” for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old leader said Tuesday, as impeachment proceedings were set to begin against the world’s oldest head of state.

Republica and Nagarik dailies have in the past one month uncovered many cases of irregularities and corruption, amounting to billions of rupees, in our public entities. But no one has been punished so far. Is corruption in our public entities so pervasive that fighting it is a lost cause? And what is the judiciary’s role in it? Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki who during her nine months in office successfully prosecuted many senior corrupt government officials shared her insights with Mahabir Paudyal.

KATHMANDU, August 9: Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki has revealed that she faced impeachment motion on the day when she was scheduled to hear a case on Fewa land encroachment.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The hearing of the writ petition filed against the impeachment motion registered in the parliament against the then chief Justice Sushila Karki, will take place in constitutional bench of the Supreme Court.

Impeachment withdrawn

May 30, 2017 00:20 am

KATHMANDU, May 30: Ruling party lawmakers on Monday finally withdrew the impeachment motion they had filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki,  after the main opposition CPN-UML threatened to obstruct the fiscal-year budget.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The budget for the fiscal year 2017/18 has been delayed over the row of the impeachment of Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Lawmakers Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma and Tek Bahadur Basnet, who proposed and seconded the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, said that withdrawing the motion would be against the prerogative rights of the parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Nepali Congress lawmaker Meen Bishwakarma has requested the Parliament Secretariat not to move forward the impeachment motion registered against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in the parliamentary proceedings.

The impeachment anarchy

May 15, 2017 00:25 am

Two high-profile officials responsible for fighting corruption have been labeled with being paagal and bhrasta

KATHMANDU, May 9: Nepali Congress (NC) has said that the issue of impeachment against Chief Justice Sushila Karki will be resolved constitutionally after the first phase of the local elections scheduled for May 14.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Senior leader of the main opposition CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that there has been crossing the line in both registration of the impeachment motion against CJ and the interim order by the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, May 6: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has condemned moves to impeach the Chief Justice Sushila Karki, warning that such actions suggest a concerted attempt by the government to undermine the independence of the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a stay order to parliament not to move forward with the impeachment motion brought against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, and to immediately allow her to resume  work in her capacity as chief justice.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Supreme Court of Nepal on Friday issued a stay order on the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Nine opposition parties including the main opposition CPN-UML, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and the CPN-ML among others issuing a joint statement on Thursday have demanded withdrawal of the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice (CJ) Sushila Karki has been under fire from various quarters, of late.

DHARAN, May 3: Mahila Sanjal, Dharan on Wednesday launched a signature collection campaign in protest of the impeachment motion lodged against Chief Justice (CJ) Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Parliament meeting on Thursday is set to fix the date for discussion on the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, according to the Parliament Secretariat.

KATHMANDU, May 3: International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), an international human rights non-governmental organization, has urged the Nepal Parliament to immediately reject the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki terming it 'unprecedented'.

KATHMANDU, May 2:The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has said that the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki threatens the independence of judiciary and rule of law in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Various groups and political parties on Monday organized demonstrations in the capital protesting against the impeachment motion registered against Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Four former chief justices of the Supreme Court have urged the government to withdraw without further delay the impeachment motion filed at the parliament secretariat against Chief Justice Sushila Karki,  arguing that the motion was tabled without sufficient evidence.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav has strongly criticized the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Center) for bringing the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepal Congress (NC) General Secretary Shashank Koirala has said that the NC had co-sponsored impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki after her impartiality in delivering justice was increasingly questioned.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The Nepali Congress has said that the impeachment motion was brought against Chief Justice (presently suspended) Sushila Karki to maintain the prestige of an independent and impartial judiciary.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Various youth organizations have taken to the streets to protest the impeachment motion filed against Chief Justice Sushila Karki at the parliament by the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Chairperson of the Federal Socialist Forum, Upendra Yadav has strongly criticized the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Center) for registering the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

KATHMANDU, May 1: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli alleged Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba of bringing the impeachment motion against Chief Justice in the Parliament to veil their forgery in the government decision.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Prime Minister and the CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal defended the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki in the meeting of the party headquarters.

KATHMANDU, April 30: In a dramatic development, lawmakers from the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center)  registered an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki at the parliament secretariat on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 30: A group of lawmakers from the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center)  registered an impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki at the parliament secretariat on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Former Prime Minister and the coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has strongly condemned the registration of the impeachment motion against the Chief Justice Sushila Karki.

UML objects impeachment motion to CJ

April 30, 2017 17:18 pm

KATHMANDU, April 30: Main opposition CPN-UML have expressed serious objection over the impeachment motion registered at the Parliament Secretariat by the lawmakers of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center).

KATHMANDU, April 30: Rastriya Prajatantra Party has expressed serious objection over the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki registered by the lawmakers of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center).

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Impeachment Recommendation Sub Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has substantiated four of the seven impeachment motions levelved against former Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki.

Impeachment imbroglio

January 25, 2017 00:35 am

If the IRC quashes the motion, it will imply that the 157 MPs who petitioned for Lokman Singh Karki’s impeachment were wrong

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The Impeachment Recommendation Committee (IRC) of the Parliament on Wednesday formed a sub-committee to carry on with the impeachment motion of former CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki.