Two Republican senators proposed steps to slash the number of legal immigrants admitted into the United States by half on Tuesday, but the legislation, developed with the Trump administration, faces an uphill climb to get through Congress.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: A parliamentary panel has proposed that the practice of chhaupad, which is common mostly in the mid and far-western districts, should be made a criminal act, pointing out that this age-old custom is inhumane and a discrimination again women  during menstruation and the postnatal period.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Impeachment Recommendation Committee of the parliament has decided to consult with legal experts of the government over the fate of the impeachment motion filed against the disqualified CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki.

ZURICH, Jan 6:  FIFA has defeated a legal challenge by trade union groups over picking Qatar as the 2022 World Cup host.

In the latest salvo in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s bitter divorce proceedings, the actor has accused Jolie of releasing sensitive details of their custody agreement to the media through public court filings.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has threatened the agitating engineers with legal action if they do not return to their work stations in the earthquake-hit districts immediately.

Legal procedure to become tech-friendly

December 21, 2016 08:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The existing Criminal Procedure Code is being amended with an aim to make legal procedures technology friendly.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A parliamentary panel working on a bill to replace the Civil Procedure Code has proposed a new provision under which any land transaction or other document (tamasuk) should be certified by an official at the local level to become legally valid.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Stakeholders have expressed concerns about what they said the lack of legal provisions for forest workers.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: “I came to Kathmandu to study music,” says Om Prakash Aryal, 40, with a smile. Born in Amarpur, Gulmi, Aryal completed his schooling at a local public school and came to the capital in 1995. Upon learning that he did not have good enough marks in English to enroll in music studies at Ratna Rajya Campus, Aryal decided to study law at Nepal Law Campus right next door. His grandfather was a junior official in the judicial service, and his father a retired Indian army serviceman.

Legal lapses

September 30, 2016 04:00 am

“If there were more cases of domestic violence and sexual assault against men piling up at our offices, the court would have no choice but to work on building stronger laws.”

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The two-day national conference of legal practitioners representing Dalit community concluded Saturday, issuing a 13-point declaration.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Pre-schools, widely known as Montessori schools, in the country are running in a state of legal confusion as they fall under the jurisdiction of two ministries.

KATHMANDU, Jul y 17: Prime Minister KP Oli, who is reluctant to resign despite being reduced to minority after CPN (Maoist Center) withdrew its support to the government, is consulting with legal experts on Sunday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Legal experts have suggested that a new government be formed under Article 298 at a time when the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been ruling out the formation of a new government.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, July 12: An international tribunal ruled unanimously Tuesday that there is no legal basis for China's "nine-dash line" claiming rights to much of the South China Sea.

Another demand states that Aneel has to take down his short film from the internet.

NMC grapples with 'legal fakes'

June 28, 2016 01:20 am

KATHMANDU, June 28: Nepal Medical Council (NMC), which is investigating the fake +2 level certificates of medical doctors, has been struggling to identify those who pursued their medical degrees through faking.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Citing serious loopholes in legal provisions related to narcotics, the Ministry of Home Affairs is preparing to revise the provisions for the effective enforcement of laws, curbing smuggling and controlling substance abuse.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Experts have said that the government was making preparations for the local body elections without adequate homework and consultations.