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.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Former Chief Justice Nayan Bahadur Khatri has passed away on Friday morning. He was 99.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Newly-appointed 17 high court judges took oath of office and secrecy, on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 6: When he took office in January, Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana had set out three main priorities for his four-year tenure; ensuring good governance, reaffirming the independence of the judiciary and restoring the judicial credibility. Despite his questionable career, Rana’s vision for the judiciary and his resoluteness to restore judicial credibility was received amid high optimism. Even his fiercest critics had given him the benefit of the doubt.

KATHMANDU, March 10: The government has decided to provide allowances to the staffers at the parliament secretariat, judiciary and various offices under the Ministry of Finance up to 50 percent of their salaries.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) headed by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has made a major administrative reshuffle in the judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Admitting that ‘middlemen’ were unduly influencing the judiciary, Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana on Sunday said he plans to charge them with contempt of court.

Away with hearing system

December 24, 2018 01:00 am

Our parliamentary hearing system has not become anything more than a ritual. We need to do away with it through constitution amendment

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra assumed leadership of the judiciary some four months ago with a stated commitment to zero tolerance for corruption. But he has not decided even a single graft case at his own bench.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: President of main opposition Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday accused the incumbent government of trying to disrupt the existence of the free judiciary.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra on Sunday said that the people have high expectations of the judiciary.

Courts crippled by staff shortages

October 24, 2018 14:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The country’s judiciary has been grappling with severe shortage of manpower resulting in delay in justice delivery.

DAMAK, Sept 11:Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki has said Nepal's judiciary is still out of access of the common people.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The Supreme Court has found a new head seven months and 17 days after then chief justice Gopal Parajuli stepped down from the office over the issue of his date of birth.

GORKHA, Aug 27: Drinking water facility at the Ratna Rajya Secondary School of Gorkha is not good. Water taps at the school dispense dirty water. Few students bring water from home, but most rely on the same dirty water.

Stop politicization of judiciary

August 5, 2018 00:25 am

For the first time in Nepal’s history of vetting nominees for higher constitutional posts, the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) on Friday rejected the candidate nominated by Constitutional Council for the post of chief justice of the Supreme Court.