KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Most government offices, banks and other institutions have become the COVID-19 hotspots in recent times. The Supreme Court is no exception.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The services provided by the Supreme Court have been severely affected as many top officials of the court have caught the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), leading to the deferral of hearings on dozens of cases.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Some of the justices in the Supreme Court have contracted the novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Supreme Court has postponed the hearing on the case relating to the nomination of ruling party NCP Vice-Chairman Bam Dev Gautam to the National Assembly member as the time ran short today. Now, the next hearing is scheduled for October 7, Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The Supreme Court has decided to review its own verdict to give a clean chit to the then Maoist's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Brigadier Commander Gobinda Bahadur Batala, who was allegedly involved in killing a businessman Ram Hari Shrestha.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has begun testing the constitutional ground of the appointment ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam as a member of National Assembly (NA) and his possible appointment as a minister.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The Supreme Court has stayed the appointment of Vice Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Bam Dev Gautam as a member of National Assembly.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the government decision that allowed the plotting of arable lands until the next decision of the apex court.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Despite a number of significant Supreme Court judgments relating to the rights of the people during the coronavirus pandemic, there is a serious doubt about the prompt execution of the orders.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The Supreme Court has directed the government to immediately release or reduce jail terms of inmates living in vulnerable conditions in various prisons across the country in view of the growing threats of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Supreme Court on Monday unveiled a full text of the judgement involving a match-fixing case against half a dozen football players. The court stated that prosecuting players for treason was erroneous application of law.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the government to evaluate prevailing legislations relating to epidemic disease and enact a new Pandemic Act.

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, July 30: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a show-cause order against the government decision to raise the taxes on electric vehicles.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Advocate Ram Thakuri has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court demanding that the government be ordered to ensure safe return of Nepalis who are stranded in various countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The Supreme Court on Monday called upon all concerned to respect the judicial sanctity while making any comments, analysis or expressing dissatisfaction in relation to any judicial activity.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana and six other justices of the Supreme Court (SC) are excluded from the list of justices who will hear the review petition filed by the government against SC’s decision to release murder-convict former Armed Police Force (APF) DIG Ranjan Koirala by waiving his jail term.

KATHMANDU, July 26: A hearing on a review petition filed by the Office of the Attorney General against the Supreme Court's decision to reduce jail term of former Deputy Inspector General of the Armed Police Force Ranjan Koirala is taking place on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 24: A mass demonstration was held in the capital on Friday demanding impeachment against the Supreme Court (SC) justices freeing murder-convict former Armed Police Force (APF) DIG Ranjan Koirala

KATHMANDU, July 24: Challenging the release of former Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Armed Police Force (APF) Ranjan Koirala, the government on Thursday filed a review petition at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, July 18: After being freed on bail, Prithvi Raj Malla,21, whose drunken drive hit and killed Lila Devkota last year at Budhanilkantha of Kathmandu is reportedly preparing to leave the country for the USA. Malla or his family members were not available for comment on the issue. On the other hand, the decision of the Supreme Court has drawn wide criticism.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued a stay order, asking authorities to release around 800 containers of various goods stuck at various customs for the last four months.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered the government to publicize the details of relief provided to the ordinary public during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

KATHMANDU, June 26 : The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday refused to issue a stay order against speaking the Hindi language in parliament.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday sought a reply from Prime Minister KP Oli over the failure of the government to implement the order of the apex court issued in relation to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Upholding the verdict of the Special Court issued two years ago, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday gave a clean chit to former captain of the Nepali national football team, Sagar Thapa, and five others.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The Supreme Court on Monday refused the government’s plea to review an interim order that the apex judicial body had issued against the government’s recent decision on tax clearance. With the new decision into effect, the government can now collect the tax dues only within 30 days of officially lifting the lockdown.

KATHMANDU, June 12: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order to the government to make the necessary arrangements for paying tax within 30 days from the date when the lockdown is fully relaxed.

KATHMANDU, June 9 : The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ordered the government not to disclose the identity of the patients of coronavirus (COVID-19) without the consent of the patient and their immediate family members.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The Supreme Court on Sunday directed government authorities to provide various goods such as hand sanitizers, medical masks and other essentials and medicines to the needy for free.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to make necessary arrangements to provide a free of cost tests for coronavirus (COVID-19) to low-income people.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Supreme Court directed the government to include veterinary service under the “essential services" on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The Supreme Court on Monday formed a historic bench of all 19 justices presided over by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday directed the government to accelerate PCR testing among people suspected to have been infected by coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in order to save the public from this pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The Supreme Court on Monday directed government authorities to immediately restart various vaccination programs for children that were postponed earlier due to the nationwide lockdown imposed by the government.

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.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the government to immediately implement the provisions of Criminal Offense (Sentence Determination and Implementation) Act, 2017 on prison reforms and releasing of detainees.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday trashed the government’s request to review its verdict on a case of transitional justice.

KATHMANDU, April 24: The Supreme Court has issued order requiring all bodies of the state to be sensitive in the situation of lockdown enforced by the government to prevent the possible risk of spread of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Issuing a seven-point stay order, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the government to arrange free transportation service to the citizens stranded in various cities, including in Kathmandu to reach their homes.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Supreme Court has issued an interim order to the government to repatriate Nepali nationals living abroad in highly vulnerable condition in order to save their lives.

KATHMANDU, April 15: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought explanation of the government authorities concerned over releasing detainees under the special arrangement to fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Acting on a writ petition, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to the government authorities to clarify why have the individuals stranded in Kathmandu Valley due to the COVID-19 lockdown been barred from returning to their home districts.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Nepal Bar Association (NBA) on Thursday called upon the government and the Supreme Court (SC) to effectively fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) by providing essential equipment and gears to the medical teams mobilized for testing coronavirus patients.

KATHMANDU, April 7: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court seeking its intervention to avail government support to media, farmers and students at a time when they are facing crisis due to the lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the government authorities to submit the details of the medical institutions refusing medical services to suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The Supreme Court has refused to issue a directive to repatriate Nepali citizens stranded beyond the Mahakali River. A single bench of justice Hari Krishna Karki refused to issue interim order in response to a writ petition filed demanding the evacuation of Nepali nationals being stranded in the border entry points as a result of the lockdown imposed by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, April 1: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking its directive on the government to repatriate more than 700 Nepali nationals who have been languishing at Dharchula on the Indian side of border following the lockdown enforced by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed private hospitals to provide treatment to COVID-19 patients on condition that the hospitals would be compensated by the government for the costs involved.