KATHMANDU, July 31: Serious suspicions of a threat to the independence of the judiciary have surfaced as the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHSC) has been repeatedly delaying a decision on whether or not to endorse the nomination of Deepak Raj Joshee as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

NEPALGUNJ, June 17: The pressure for resolving and settling cases has increased for the judicial committees in Banke of late, following  increasing awareness among people.

BIRATNAGAR, June 1: Morang District Court has sent Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shyam Khatri, one of the prime accused in gold smuggling at Tribhuvan International Airport, to judicial custody Thursday, following preliminary hearings over his involvement.

ROLPA, May 27: It has already been a year since the formation of the local governments but still the elected local representatives are in confusion over their rights and roles. The ‘judicial’ committees which are considered the most important bodies of any local unit are especially uncertain about their roles and responsibilities.

KATHMANDU, May 9: Acting Chief Justice (CJ) Deepak Raj Joshee has said that the independence of the judiciary cannot be compromised for the sake of political stability.

DANG, April 18: Sahajram Ahir, chief of Gadhawa Rural Municipality in Dang,  has appeared at the  Province 5 High Court three times after someone challenged a decision of the local unit's judicial committee, which was taken without  proper knowledge of the law.

KATHMANDU, March 19: The High Court (HC) of Patan on Sunday remanded 13 officials including promoters and high-ranking officials of the erstwhile Apex Development Bank to seven days judicial custody in order to move forward the investigation into a bank loan scam.

KATHMANDU, Mar 14: The Judicial Council has relieved Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli of his responsibility on Wednesday.

PALPA, Feb 25: "Understanding  the changed structure of the government and working under it has been a challenge for us. We are still learning," said Radha Kumari Shrestha, coordinator of the judicial committee of Rambha Rural Municipality. According to her, many people are  unaware that they no longer need to go to a district court for settling their legal issues as this can be done at their own local units.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Kathmandu District Court has extended the judicial remand of 14 foreigners and three Nepali citizens arrested from various hospitals in the capital on the charge of working without permission. The court has remanded them in custody for seven days for further investigation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5:  The civil servants trade union executive committee at the Supreme Court on Friday warned all the concerned against doing any activity against the independence of the judiciary including appointing the chief registrar from outside the judicial service.

DANG, Jan 4: Just a few days ago, the judicial committee of Deukhuri Gadawa Rural Municipality took up a land ownership dispute between a mother and daughter. A woman in Ward No. 6 had persuaded her mother to transfer ownership of their house and land to her name. She later kicked the mother out of the house.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli said  Monday that the functioning of the judiciary would not be affected by political changes such as change of government or other such developments.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22:  The Special Court on Tuesday sent former chairman of the Tax Settlement Commission (TSC) Lumbadhoj Mahat and former member Umesh Dhakal to Dillibazar prison for their failure to post bail imposed by the court in relation to tax settlement cases.

KATHMANDU, August 1: The Supreme Court has ordered for judicial custody of suspended Director General of Inland Revenue Department (IRD) Chudamani Sharma.

Call for judicial independence

July 13, 2017 15:50 pm

KATHMANDU, July 13: A delegation from the Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) Thursday met with acting Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli to draw its attention towards a 10-point proposal put forth by it.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The local representatives to be elected from the first phase of local elections held on Sunday and those to be elected from the second phase next month will for the first time exercise executive, legislative as well as judicial powers which have been devolved to the local level by the new constitution.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Judicial Council designated Justices Deepak Raj Joshi and Devendra Gopal Shrestha as the member of Constitutional Bench at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, March 17: Kathmandu District Court ordered to take four Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) staffers and a businessman into judicial custody on the charge of power thefts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The Supreme Court has ordered the court administration not to register any petition or case against any judge at individual level for their verdicts or judicial orders in future.

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 10: The Judicial Council (JC) is preparing to appoint 80 Judges at High Courts on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed advocate Padam Prasad Baidik as the member of the Judicial Council.

Judicial Council gets full shape

November 3, 2016 15:14 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 3:  The Judicial Council (JC) on Thursday got a full shape after Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) unanimously endorsed the name of Padam Baidhik as a JC member.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The Kathmandu District Court on Tuesday remanded notorious gangster Deepak Manange to judicial custody in an abduction case.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Lalitpur District Court on Wednesday sent former Board member of Everest Insurance and Owner of HP Gas Pvt. Ltd. Ratan Sanghai and three others to a seven-day of judicial custody.

KAHTMANDU, July 11: The District Court of Kathmandu has remanded Rajani Shrestha, the managing director of Putalisadak-based Sara Link International Pvt Ltd., to seven-day police custody over allegations of her involvement in trafficking nine Nepali children to the United States of America.