KATHMANDU, July 2: The Supreme Court on Monday gave the go ahead to government authorities– Public Service Commission and Ministry of General Administration— for recruiting over 9,000 personnel for the local governments.

LAHAN, April 20: Gaurav Kumar Sah’s long-cherished wish of getting citizenship through descent came true on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court on Friday began final hearings on two writ petitions seeking court intervention to punish former Maoist leader Agni Prasad Sapkota for his alleged involvement in the murder of a schoolteacher.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a verdict, ordering the release of Lokendra Raj Thapa and Keshab Bahadur Budha of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal from the detention.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Supreme Court (SC) has scrapped the actions taken by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and the District Administration Office (DAO), Lalitpur, against Social Science Baha, a research organization established a few years ago.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22:  Challenging a two-year-old Supreme Court order to nationalize 15 ropanis [1.89 acres] of her land, former princess Prerana Rajya Laxmi Singh, daughter of former king Gyanendra, filed a writ petition at the court on Friday seeking to strike down the judgment under its extraordinary jurisdiction and to return the land.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Gangster-turned provincial assembly member-elect Rajiv Gurung, also known as Deepak Manange, has been released from jail following a Supreme Court order on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Former Princess Prerana Rajya Laxmi Singh has moved the Supreme Court (SC) challenging its previous verdict to nationalize her property obtained through dowry.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Leaders in the Standing Committee meeting of the Nepal Communist Party at the central party office in Dhumbarahi on Thursday aired their mixed views about the government.

DSP Rai released on bail

November 15, 2018 19:39 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The Special Court on Thursday ordered to release Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shyam Kumar Rai on bail.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted permission to former chief executive officer of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Subash Nirola to file an appeal against a verdict of the Special Court while remaining free on bail .

KATHMANDU, Aug 27:  The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday ordered the government to produce Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma, the spokesman of the Maoist party led by Netra Bikram Chand within 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: A meeting of the Constitutional Council (CC) is taking place to recommend the name of Chief Justice for the Supreme Court and the Chief Commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Animal rights activists have filed a writ petition at Supreme Court against the merciless transport of the livestock used for the meat products.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The Supreme Court on Wednesday continued the interlocutory stay order upholding the appointments made by the Deuba government.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Supreme Court Monday stayed the government’s decision to restrict demonstrations or public gatherings  in the capital including at renowned Maitighar Mandala.

KATHMANDU, July 15: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday, challenging a provision of the House of Representatives Rules, 2018 that prevents the suspension of lawmakers accused of criminal offenses at courts.

KATHMANDU, July 15: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Sunday challenging a provision of the House of Representatives Act, 2018 that prohibits suspending lawmakers even after facing charges on criminal offenses.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the government to submit the file on the decision to ban protest activities in the capital.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued an interlocutory stay order against the decision of the government cancelling two appointments made by the cabinet led by then prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

CHITWAN, July 12: Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has opined for respecting the verdict of the Supreme Court (SC) on the Phujel incident.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Norwegian government “for enhancing access to justice for women, poor and vulnerable groups in Nepal.”

KATHMANDU, July 11: It has been revealed that a team led by Supreme Court (SC) Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai left for a week-long trip to Georgia on Sunday without seeking prior approval from the government. The visit is in violation of the recently introduced Foreign Trips Management Directives-2018.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued an interlocutory stay order against the government’s decision to ban protests at various places in the capital city.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Challenging the government ban on protests at various places in the capital, a writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The Supreme Court on Wednesday annulled a provision in Mountaineering Expedition Regulations that bars double amputee and blind persons from climbing mountains including Mt Everest.

KATHMANDU June 26: The Supreme Court on Monday gave continuity to its earlier stay order against the decision of the Investment Board Nepal (IBN) to seek Rs 100 million as performance guarantee from the Kathmandu Monorail Company Ltd (KMCL) before signing an MoU to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) for Kathmandu Monorail Project.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government to formulate a six-month long action plan to save the Bagmati River and submit its report to the apex court. A division bench of justices Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Sapana Pradhan Malla issued the order on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government to formulate a six-month long action plan to save the Bagmati River and submit its report to the apex court. A division bench of justices Dr Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Sapana Pradhan Malla issued the order on Tuesday.

Bill aims to reduce SC case load

June 15, 2018 06:43 am

KATHMANDU, June 15: With the aim to reduce the case load of the Supreme Court, the government has brought a bill in parliament on Thursday to expand the jurisdiction of the Administrative Court (AC).

KATHMANDU, June 14: The Supreme Court (SC) has turned down a writ petition filed at the apex court against the government’s decision to give amnesty to murder convict Bal Krishna Dhungel.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Supreme Court (SC) has quashed writ petitions lodged demanding its order to the government and the Constitutional Council (CC) for the appointment of the Chief Justice (CJ).

KATHMANDU, June 7: Supreme Court has scrapped two different writs filed demanding the early appointment of Chief Justice.

KATHMANDU, Jun 4: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking a stay order on the decision made by the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport to allow heavy vehicles to ply the BP Highway.

Petitioner Tripathi expressed hope that the apex court would review the presidential pardon for Dhugel.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Supreme Court has denied issuing any interim order in a writ filed against the government proposal to grant amnesty to murder-convict leader Bal Krishna Dhungel.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Supreme Court on Monday instructed the government to submit the file relating to a pardon for former Maoist lawmaker Balkrishna Dhungel, who is serving out a life sentence.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of the Tribhuvan University (TU) to fix Rs 2.2 million as the fee for the MD (Medicinae Doctor), MS (Master of Surgery) and MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) courses in TU-affiliated medical colleges.

KATHMANDU, May 25: The Supreme Court on Friday summoned several government authorities to attend the apex court on Sunday in order to participate in a hearing on whether or not to issue stay order against the government's preparations to pardon jailed murder convict Balkrishna Dhungel, a former Maoist leader.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Supreme Court (SC) has summoned the government in the case of Maoist leader Bal Krishna Dhungel whether he should be given amnesty.

SC order sought for appointing CJ

May 20, 2018 16:18 pm

KATHMANDU, May 20: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday seeking a mandamus to the Constitutional Council (CC) headed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to appoint the chief justice (CJ) at the earliest.

KARNATAKA, May 19: The Supreme Court said secretary of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will record the proceedings of the House, which will see newly sworn-in Chief Minister Yeddyurappa of the BJP taking a court-ordered floor test.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshi has submitted the annual report of the Supreme Court (SC) to President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter’s office in Sheetal Niwas on Monday.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Supreme (SC) has ordered that the local units do not have the authority to appoint teachers at schools by enacting rules on their own.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the government to form a probe committee comprising representatives from four different ministries to see if the Water Front Resort owned by tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya has encroached upon the Fewa Lake.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Supreme Court has issued an order to present amicus curiae at the court for the constitutional test of the impeachment proposal against then Chief Justice Sushila Karki registered at the Parliament Secretariat.

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court has issued mandamus order to the government authorities to conserve the Fewa lake even if it requires demolishing the already built illegal strucutres.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Supreme Court (SC) has a trend of postponing hearings on 25 percent cases in its daily cause lists.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a temporary order to halt the construction of a building belonging to Maharjan Business Associates Pvt Ltd on the premises of Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Public holiday is not a right: SC

April 20, 2018 06:47 am

KATHMANDU, April 20: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday said that public holiday is not a right of any individual but a matter of executive discretion.