KATHMANDU, Aug 11: In absence of a legal framework for cross-border electricity trade, independent power producers say their potential to produce and trade power has been limited.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The official trade union of civil servants has demanded legal action against local elected representatives involved in turning back civil servants adjusted or transferred to the local units by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration.

Making abortion socially acceptable

October 5, 2018 08:45 am

Abortion has been a topic of much debate for years now. While ‘pro-life’ supporters argue that ending an innocent life is always felonious, their adversaries or the ‘pro-choice’ supporters argue that banning abortion means taking away a woman’s reproductive choice and civil rights on her own body. Both of these opinions are constantly featured in different forms of media with different sets of arguments backing them up and the general public’s perception of abortion is heavily influenced by such arguments. And although abortion has been legal in Nepal since 2002 AD, it is still considered a ‘taboo’ in many families and communities.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: There are various criticisms arising after Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) turned down the name of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee for the post of the new chief justice.

BONN, July 11: The US-led coalition’s military intervention in Syria is under increasing levels of scrutiny, with critics arguing that the coalition has no mandate to conduct military operations in the Arab Republic as it doesn’t have Damascus’ approval to do so.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Heritage conversation activists have warned to knock the door of the court if the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office does not withdraw its decision to demolish Bag Durbar, the neoclassical architectural palace which also served as KMC main office, instead of retrofitting it.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The country may witness a serious legal void in medical education-related legislation after the decision of the government to withdraw  the replacement bill for the National Medical Education Ordinance following  protests from the main opposition party, Nepali Congress.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The government has endorsed a 'Legal Defense Directive 2075 BS. The meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar today took a decision to this effect.

The judicial committee was formed but I have no idea how I will carry out a judicial job without a legal advisor.

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 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the present government is serious about removing the social or legal discrimination that the women have had to face in society.

ROLPA, Feb 26: An international non-government organization has courted controversy for allegedly interrupting on the legal safe abortion service by the government.

Local units start resolving legal issues

February 11, 2018 03:16 am

DAMAK, Feb 10: On Friday, the workstation of Dipendra Thapa, vice-chairperson of Gauriganj Rural Municipality, was jam-packed with people. While some were raising grievances and making accusations, others were found refuting the accusations. Thapa on the other hand was trying his best to address the complaints and settle the issues. His workstation seemed more like a mini-court.

Say it may take them another year to understand their work

Legal literacy

January 8, 2018 10:06 am

Legal literacy has not often been a topic of discussion in the Nepali democracy; nevertheless it is a vital asset with respect to effective implementation of law in the remotest corners of the country.  If every citizen is to be legally literate, and if they could have the fundamental understanding of what the law truly commands, they shall have better access to justice. Therefore, legal literacy is a necessary tool for achieving goals set forth by the constitution.

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.

HARARE, Nov 25: A Zimbabwean High Court judge has ruled that the military action leading to Robert Mugabe’s resignation was legal, a key decision as the military has sought to show that its moves were not a coup.

The Election Commission (EC) is engaged in a meeting with legal experts following Supreme Court’s (SC) order on Wednesday to print separate ballot papers for upcoming elections of House of Representatives and Province.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Parliament's Industry, Commerce and Consumer Rights Protection Committee has concluded that the leadership of the Ministry of Supply, the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and other officials were involved in embezzling millions while buying land for  NOC, and has recommended legal action against all those involved in the scam.

Landmark legal reform bills passed

August 10, 2017 03:20 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: In a landmark move toward legal reforms, parliament on Wednesday unanimously passed two out of six pending bills to replace the 164 years old Muluki Ain (Civil Code). The Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code, Civil Code, Civil Procedure Code, Sentencing Act and Some Nepal Acts Amendment bills, once endorsed, will replace the Muluki Ain, which was introduced by Rana Prime Minister Jung Bahadur in 1853.

KATHMANDU, August 4: The meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under the legislature-parliament held today in the capital  city has  made a decision to recommend legal action against the Managing Director of the state-owned  Nepal Oil Corporation(NOC) for his alleged involvement in corruption .

KATHMANDU, JULY 27: The plan to set up a foreign employment unit under Nepal Police could be a game changer in ending the woes faced by migrant workers but the government looks certain to face multiple hurdles including legal complications.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Worried by the fast-approaching constitutional deadline set for concluding the remaining two sets of elections, the Election Commission (EC) on Sunday re-urged Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to clear the legal hurdles and form the Constituency Delineation Commission (CDC) without further delay.

Breaking through the legal bind

June 16, 2017 12:33 pm

The vulnerability of Nepali migrant workers as well as the stories of their exploitation and struggles have turned many novels into bestsellers, helped songs become popular hits and even inspired photo books and exhibitions. It’s a narrative that we Nepalis find ‘oh- so- captivating’. At least, that’s what human rights lawyer Barun Ghimire thinks.

WASHINGTON, June 6: Memo from legal experts to President Donald Trump on resurrecting his stalled travel ban: Put down the Twitter.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Due to delay in the law-making process, newly elected local level representatives are unlikely to assume their offices soon after the election results.

ROLPA, May 7: The tuition centers operating illegally in Rolpa district have come under the scanner after repeatedly brushing off public notices prodding them to seek legal permission.

KATHMANDU, April 24: A meeting among the government representatives, office-bearers of the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) and Federal Alliance (FA)'s parties was held today, pitching for participation of those political parties not registered at the ECN for the first phase of local level election on May 14.

KATHMANDU, April 24: A meeting among the government representatives, office-bearers of the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) and Federal Alliance (FA)'s parties was held today, pitching for participation of those political parties not registered at the ECN for the first phase of local level election on May 14.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The government is to provide free legal aid services to those Nepali migrant workers serving a jail sentence in various foreign countries.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ star Emma Watson is planning legal action over photos said to have been leaked online, but her representatives on Wednesday denied reports that the pictures showed the British actress nude.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Professor Laxman Prasad Mainali has been awarded with the Shankar Lal Kedia Best Book Writing Award for his book Juvenile Justice System in Nepal and Pankaj Kumar Karna has been selected for Shankar Lal Memorial Youth Law Award.

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.