KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Prime Minister K P Oli’s reported meetings with the justices assigned to the Constitutional Bench have raised fresh controversy in the country as the hearing on over a dozen writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives is currently underway.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court held a hearing on the writ petitions filed at the court challenging the constitutionality of the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Hearing on the case of dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) is being continued on Friday as well at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Government has expressed its disagreement about the requirement of full bench hearing on the writs filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: A hearing on 13 writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) at the Supreme Court began on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Despite widespread demand for the formation of a larger full bench, there is no certainty that the Supreme Court will set up such a bench to look into the House of Representatives (HoR) dissolution case.

NEW DELHI, Jan 12: India’s top court on Tuesday temporarily put on hold the implementation of new agricultural laws and ordered the formation of an independent committee of experts to negotiate with farmers who have been protesting against the legislation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (Dahal-Nepal faction) visited the Election Commission on Monday and advised the election body to stop the preparations for the midterm elections scheduled for April 30 and May 10.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Justice Hari Krishna Karki has decided to abstain from the Constitutional Bench after lawyers making case against the decision of Prime Minister K P Oli to dissolve the lower house of the federal parliament objected to his presence.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The lawyers, who filed separate writ petitions challenging the decision of Prime Minister K P Oli to dissolve the lower house of the federal parliament, have demanded a full bench of the apex court in the course of the preliminary hearing on the case on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The hearing on 13 writ petitions filed against the dissolution of the House of Representative (HoR) is currently underway.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The Supreme Court (SC) will begin hearing of 13 writ petitions filed against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the parliament starting today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The Supreme Court Bar Association has recommended the name of senior advocate Geeta Pathak as an amicus curiae with an objective of making the bench inclusive before beginning the hearing on the over a dozen writ petitions filed against the dissolution of House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Supreme Court on Monday sought written clarification from the government over the latter's decision to expand cabinet even after the recommendation made to dissolve the House of Representatives.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Not only the constitutional experts but also the general public have grown worried as top leaders of the rival factions of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) are engaged in issuing veiled threats to the Supreme Court, which is due to pass its verdict on Prime Minister KP Oli’s controversial decision to dissolve the lower house of the federal parliament.

Speaker of the dissolved House of Representatives says he will convey his opinion to the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding a court order to bar the newly-appointed ministers from carrying out their day to day responsibilities.

Testing time for the Supreme Court

December 26, 2020 07:20 am

This is the biggest test for Nepal’s Supreme Court.  Where we will land next, including the future of the current political system and the constitution itself, will depend on the wisdom of the court.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Supreme Court has asked the government to furnish a written clarification about its decision to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: A constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice (CJ) Cholendra Shumsher Rana is scheduled to begin hearings on more than a dozen writ petitions filed at the Supreme Court against the dissolution of parliament.

Although the writ petitioners demanded an interim order against the decision to dissolve the HoR, the apex court has denied issuing any such order.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A meeting of 114 dissident lawmakers of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to proceed with the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) which was dissolved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A meeting of the ex-lawmakers close to the dissident faction led by executive chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is being held at the federal parliament building in New Baneshwar, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Dissident lawmakers of the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR) who are associated with the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have reached the Supreme Court demanding the immediate restoration of the HoR.

NEW DELHI, Dec 18: India’s Supreme Court on Friday declined calls to ban a weeks-long farmers’ protest and asked the government and unions to help form a committee of experts to mediate between them.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: A writ has been filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon against the recently-issued ordinance by the government amending the Constitution Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures) Act (First Amendment).

Govt in September had repealed its earlier decisions and eased plotting and fragmentation of land

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Supreme Court has denied issuing an interim order on the case relating to the nomination of ruling party NCP Vice-Chairman Bam Dev Gautam to the National Assembly member, on Wednesday. This paves way for Gautam not only to retain his post as a member of the Upper House but also to assume ministerial portfolio.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: The Supreme Court is conducting a hearing on the case relating to the nomination of ruling party NCP Vice-Chairman Bam Dev Gautam to the National Assembly member, on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON, Nov 4: President Donald Trump says he’ll take the presidential election to the Supreme Court, but it’s unclear what he means in a country in which vote tabulations routinely continue beyond Election Day, and states largely set the rules for when the count has to end.

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.

Will the Supreme Court verdict on Fewa Lake be ever implemented?

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