The Judicial Council picked High Court Chief Judges Kumar Chudal and Nahakul Subedi for the SC justices. Chudal is currently serving as Chief Judge of High Court in Patan and Subedi as Chief Judge of High Court in Surkhet.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The government has recommended Laxmi Bahadur Nirala, who served as Attorney General during then King Gyanendra’s direct rule, as a member of the Judicial Council.
The decision has left even the lawyers close to ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) expressing their strong dissatisfaction.
KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) has announced public complaints against senior advocate and former attorney general Laxmi Bahadur Nirala Khadka who has been proposed a member of the Judicial Council.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Judicial Council (JC), which is headed by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana, has begun searching for alternatives to the candidacy of Padam Prasad Baidik for appointment as a Supreme Court justice.
KATHMANDU, July 30: As part of efforts to bring about reforms within the judiciary, the Judicial Council (JC) has formed two separate panels to investigate judges who have allegedly erred in relation to various cases.
KATHMANDU, April 11: Seventeen High Court judges took oath of office and secrecy on Wednesday in the presence of Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana despite their nomination courting widespread controversy.
KATHMANDU, March 9: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Monday decided to seek an explanation from a member of the Judicial Council (JC), who also represents Nepal Bar Association, on what ground the recent recommendation for the judges' appointment was made.
KATHMANDU, April 8: Newly elected president of Nepal Bar Association (NBA) Chandeshwar Shrestha has called upon the Judicial Council headed by the chief justice to rethink on its recent selection of judges for the Supreme Court and high courts.
KATHMANDU, April 4: Is the independence of the judiciary in Nepal in danger? It is the question many are asking as the recent nominations for vacant judge positions at the Supreme Court and high courts have courted controversy with a section of senior advocates opposing the proposed names citing favoritism and nepotism in the selection process.
KATHMANDU, April 2: The Judicial Council has recommended the names of five judges to be appointed as justice at the Supreme Court (SC). The Council meeting held under its chairperson and Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana today recommended the names of five judges for appointments to posts lying vacant at the SC.
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Judicial Council (JC) on Thursday formed a probe panel led by Supreme Court justice Hari Krishna Karki to probe into the bribery allegations against Kathmandu District Court (KDC) Judge Babukaji Baniya.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The Judicial Council (JC) led by Chief Justice Om Prakash Misha is making preparations for the appointment of judges at the Supreme Court (SC) and high courts immediately after the Dashain festival.