KATHMANDU, March 22: Chief Justice Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha has said the presence of women justices in the judiciary will promote equal justice.

Often, the media is alluded to as the face of a country, the reason being that it plays a world-shaking role in a democratic country, which means how free the media is to represent and perform responsibly for the current and actual position of a country. The chief obligation of the media is to inform, reflect, and deliver the truth without whitewashing any information.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Lawmakers have stressed that the judiciary should pave the way for those Nepalis, who are without citizenship, to obtain one immediately.

The Supreme Court’s (SC) verdict on the then Chief Justice Sushila Karki’s case has clearly stated that impeachment should not be used as a means of interfering and controlling the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The Supreme Court (SC) has stated that filing an impeachment motion against the chief justice should not be used as a means of interfering and controlling the judiciary. In a verdict regarding the impeachment case filed against the then Chief Justice Sushila Karki in Parliament, the SC said that the concerned parties should take up the responsibility if they cannot pass the impeachment motion.

In a display of blatant disregard for the rule of law, various Maoist factions and splinter groups, including the ruling CPN (Maoist Center), convened a joint press conference on Sunday to launch a venomous attack against the judiciary. It is unconscionable for anyone, particularly those who claim to uphold the rule of law, to harbor such bitterness towards the country's judicial system. Under the law, everyone is equal, regardless of their status or position, including the prime minister and other high-ranking officials. The latest constitution of the country makes it clear that implementing the rule of law must be impartial and fair to all citizens.

KATHMANDU, June 23: In a meeting of the House of Representatives today, lawmaker Leela Devi Sitaula expressed her concern over an audio tape leaked to the media about the alleged involvement of people in the judiciary in a bribery scandal.

KATHMANDU, May 10: CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli has raised question about the impartiality of the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Supreme Court will function in full-fledged manner from February 13.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Supreme Court has decided to give a nationwide holiday to courts to mourn the death of former Chief Justice Mohan Prasad Sharma.

Supreme Court to hear only urgent cases

January 19, 2022 13:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The Supreme Court will conduct hearings only on urgent cases from today in view of the growing novel coronavirus infection.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A meeting of the Judicial Service Commission called by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana to deliberate on the publication of the results of the district courts’ written examination has been postponed.

In Defense of Democratic Institutions

December 16, 2021 10:50 am

When the judiciary, constitutional and regulatory bodies are turned into epicentres of corruption, run by nominees notorious for their malpractices or nominated through unconstitutional processes, there is nothing which makes us optimistic about a democratic polity.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 6: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the issues seen in the judiciary should be resolved through dialogues.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Hearing on the cases at the Supreme Court (SC) has been affected after justices refused to hold the hearings despite the benches being fixed through the automation system. The automation system was introduced at the court on Wednesday, however, the hearings on the scheduled cases have not started.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Secretary Sher Bahadur Tamang of the CPN-UML’s central office has said that the party will resolve all issues of the judiciary after winning the upcoming elections.

CHITWAN, Nov 27: Chairman of the Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal, Upendra Yadav has said that the executive should not interfere in the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the disputes seen in the judiciary should be resolved by the judiciary itself.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said the current disputes in the judiciary should be resolved through talks.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana today assigned benches to hear all types of cases including the habeas corpus ones. He has assigned hearings for 334 cases in ten benches (nine joint and one single). He has however not assigned a hearing for himself. despite the benches being fixed, the hearings have not started yet.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Senior advocate Tulsi Bhatta has urged the political parties to dismiss Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana from his post through the constitutional process of impeachment.

CHITWAN, Nov 19: CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that his party will carve its name in the history book of the nation.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has fixed ten benches for the hearing of all types of cases including cases of habeas corpus at the Supreme Court for today. Chief Justice Rana, however, has not scheduled a bench for himself.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the problems seen at the Supreme Court will be resolved in a day or two.

UDAYAPUR, Nov 15: Lawyers affiliated to Nepal Bar Association (NBA), Udayapur district chapter, have staged a protest against Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana at the call of NBA on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has urged agitating lawyers, who have stepped up protests demanding his resignation, to come for dialogue to resolve their demands.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Senior Advocate Badri Bahadur Karki said they will be forced to bar Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana from touching the chair of Chief Justice if Rana fails to resign without further delay.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has fixed benches for hearing all types of cases including those related to habeas corpus scheduled for Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The Advocacy Forum Nepal has urged the bodies concerned to take initiatives in order to resolve the problems seen in the judiciary in a sustainable manner.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JBR has scheduled hearings for all types of cases including the habeas corpus cases for Friday. Out of the eight benches assigned for the hearing, seven are joint benches and one is single bench.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: A minor scuffle ensued between between two groups lawyers outside the Supreme Court on Friday morning as the agitating lawyers tried to stop Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana from entering the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Justices of the Supreme Court (SC) have once again refused to hear any of the cases scheduled for today by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana. The chief justice had constituted nine benches to hear different cases on Tuesday. Among them, eight are joint benches while one is the chief justice’s single bench.

DEUKHURI, Nov 4: CPN-UML leader Shankar Pokhrel has said that the dispute of judges of the Supreme Court and launching the agitation is the game to weaken democracy.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Former Chief Justice (CJ) Kalyan Shrestha has said that the democracy of Nepal has evolved into a company. He made the comment while speaking at a book release program on Wednesday.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 31: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Sashi Shrestha has stressed the need for restructuring the judiciary. Speaking with media persons at Biratnagar on Sunday, Shrestha said that there is a need to restructure the organs of the state including the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Lawyers associated with Nepal Bar Association (NBA) have staged a protest by tying black ribbons around their arms, demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 30: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said that the government is in favor of the independence of the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: People from various walks of life staged a demonstration at Maitighar Mandala in the capital  on Thursday,  demanding an end to all kinds of interventions in the independent judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is also the president of the ruling Nepali Congress(NC), has refused to make any comments on the ongoing controversy surrounding Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana.

The judiciary is receptive to reforms

September 19, 2020 07:55 am

The constitution is also a lifestyle of the public

Understanding contempt of court

August 27, 2020 13:06 pm

“Fair and objective criticism of judicial decision will instill accountability and greater discipline in decision making. If no one is allowed to judge judges, there could be lawless courts and irresponsible judging. But criticism of judgments should not lead to the denigration of judges.” This is the statement from former Chief Justice and Attorney General of Singapore Chan Sek Keong, where he has acknowledged the importance of fair and objective criticism of the courts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: At a time when the people have been demanding serious reforms in the judiciary, a recently-formed committee to look into the judicial irregularities has raised some hope.

KATHMANDU, August 13: The Supreme Court on Wednesday formed a panel to conduct a study on the possibility of launching an automated system of allocating cases to justices.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana on Thursday said that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seriously affected the judicial sector in Nepal.

Reviving trust in judiciary

October 22, 2019 01:30 am

Onus of cultivating public trust in judiciary lies on professionals engaged in justice delivery process. Institutional capability of justice delivery is a core component in shaping that trust

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra SJB Rana has insisted on increasing the number of justices and judges at all three tiers of the judiciary, given the load of cases at the courts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Former chief justices and justices have expressed serious concerns over the current state of judiciary saying that irregularities and anomalies have alarmingly high in the sector.

KATHMANDU, July 19: As the number of cases registered at the Supreme Court keeps increasing, officials in the judiciary and the government are mulling a doubling of the number of justices at the apex court.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The fourth Five-Year Strategic Plan being implemented in the judiciary from Wednesday has set a goal of settling all three-year-old writ petitions within the first year of its implementation.

KATHMANDU, May 25:  The judiciary is to remain closed on Sunday to mourn the demise of former Chief Justice Nayan Bahadur Khatri.