KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the finding of the Revenue Tribunal that some business entities including Bhat-Bhateni Super Market had faked VAT bills.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has said that the Supreme Court's directives to the government authorities on various issues should be properly enforced.

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday overturned an injunction against Netflix Inc that had prevented the video streaming service from showing a domestically-made controversial Christmas special that depicts Jesus as gay.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Supreme Court has ordered the government to make arrangements to make post-mortem examinations mandatory for all Nepali migrant workers dying abroad.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday challenging the recently promulgated Advertisement Regulation Act that goes against the spirit of the Constitution.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The Supreme Court on Monday directed Janaki Medical College (JMC) to admit even those students who were absent in the entrance examinations for the BDS course.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: In a bid to restart the long-stalled transitional justice (TJ) process, the government is holding consultations with conflict victims and other stakeholders in all seven provinces from January 13.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Shambhu Bharati, who was serving a jail term at Dilli Bazaar Jail for embezzling millions of rupees while procuring logistics for Nepali peacekeepers in Sudan, has been released from the jail on Sunday before completing his term. Although he had been given a yearlong prison term, he remained in prison for just four months.

SC seeks original map of Nepal

January 2, 2020 08:33 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The Supreme Court has sought the original map of Nepal exchanged with India during the signing of the Sugauli Treaty in 1816 that defines the border between Nepal and India.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order to the government to present the copy of the official map of Nepal used while signing the Sugauli Treaty and the copy of the Treaty itself.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order not to organise any type of strike in bank offices as the banking sector is the essential sector.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Supreme Court has directed Kavrepalanchwok District Court (KDC) to appoint sign language interpreter to proceed with the hearings in a case related to property dispute as the victims are mute.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the government to promulgate Animal Welfare Act in order to prevent cruel and harsh treatment of animals and birds in the course of transporting them.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Supreme Court on Sunday asked the government agencies concerned to put on hold the ongoing construction works on the proposed Nijgadh airport in Bara district.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Stating that the government is making diplomatic efforts to resolve the border issues with neighboring India, Prime Minister KP Oli on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the government does not require any directive from the apex court in this regard.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned government authorities to discuss whether or not to issue an interim order against the appointment of officials of the National Information Commission (NIC) on Sunday.

JC seeks alternative to Baidik

December 12, 2019 06:46 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The Judicial Council (JC), which is headed by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana, has begun searching for alternatives to the candidacy of Padam Prasad Baidik for appointment as a Supreme Court justice.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, challenging the recent appointment of the office-bearers of the National Information Commission (NIC).

‘No alternative to Nijgadh Airport’

December 8, 2019 07:53 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: A day after the Supreme Court directed the authorities concerned of the government to put on hold the construction of the proposed Nijgadh International Airport until the final verdict, Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has said that he is ready to explain to the apex court why there is no alternative to constructing the proposed international airport in Nijgadh.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the authorities concerned including the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation to stay  construction work on the proposed Nijgadh airport in Bara district.

JC fails to pick SC justice

December 6, 2019 07:58 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Judicial Council (JC) led by Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana on Thursday failed to pick the nominee for a vacant post of justice at the Supreme Court (SC).

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday issued summons to some bigwigs including Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya for not properly working as directed by the apex court some four years ago.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The Supreme Court (SC) is mulling to set strict criteria for conferring title of 'senior advocate' to lawyers.

International concern

December 1, 2019 12:14 pm

Increasingly, international community has been showing its concern over the delayed transitional justice process of Nepal. They have, time and again, reminded the government of Nepal’s obligation to the international treaties and drawn the attention of the government to resolve this issue in line with the international standards and the verdict of the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: A contempt of court charge was filed at the Supreme Court  (SC) on Friday against the high authorities including Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya, accusing them of not abiding by a court order issued in relation to keeping intact the environment of the capital city by controlling visual pollution

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Making public the full text of its judgment, the Supreme Court on Thursday said Ncell, the private sector telecom service provider, has a remaining capital gains tax (CGT) liability of only Rs 21.10 billion.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Supreme Court said on Thursday that Ncell, a private telecom company, can pay only Rs 21.10 billion in capital gains tax against the Rs 39.06 billion determined by the Large Taxpayers' Office under the Nepal government.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The government is preparing to hold consultations on the draft of the Transitional Justice (TJ) bill in all seven provinces in a bid to seek wider support for the controversial bill.

SC slaps 11 and half-year jail on rapists

November 19, 2019 08:06 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The Supreme Court on Monday slapped 11 and half-year jail terms on the rapists of Pooja Bohara, a minor at the time of the crime.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Supreme Court on Friday sought an explanation from the government on encroachment of Nepal's territory by India.

Door opens to arrest actress Shilpa

November 14, 2019 19:17 pm

The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected the writ petition filed by actress Shilpa Pokharel against the decision of the district court Kathmandu to issue an arrest warrant against her

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Two separate writ petitions were filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, demanding that the court order the government to protect the Nepali territories of Kalapani, Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Susta.

NEW DELHI, Nov 9: India’s Supreme Court on Saturday awarded a Hindu group the ownership of a centuries-old religious site also claimed by Muslims in a case that has caused deep divisions and deadly riots between the two communities.

SC says travel ban on Bista unlawful

November 1, 2019 07:53 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: The Department of Immigration’s decision to bar former Maoist child solider Lenin Bista from travelling abroad was unlawful, the Supreme Court has ruled. Responding to a writ petition filed by Bista, a division bench of SC Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Kumar Regmi on Thursday said that the authorities concerned had breached laws and violated Bista’s fundamental rights by prohibiting him from travelling to Thailand.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The Supreme Court has ordered the police administration to produce gamblers before the court on Thursday.

DANG, Oct 20: Suresh Shrestha of ward 5 of Tulsipur Muncipality is a Ward Committee member. As a person directly linked with the local people, Shrestha did not have any feeling of being the people's representative. The reason: the general public saw him as a civil servant rather than a people's representative because he received salary for his work.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Friday invalidated the salaries and salary-based perks being paid to elected local officials under laws that have been promulgated locally.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Supreme Court on Friday directed the Federal Government not to pay monthly salary to people's representatives at the local levels across the country as it contravenes the constitution.

LONDON, Sept 19: Britain’s Supreme Court will hear a third and final day of legal arguments on Thursday over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament in the run-up to Brexit.

To forgive or not to forgive

September 12, 2019 01:00 am

Failure of the government to adhere to the Supreme Court verdict in relation to amnesty could further agonize the victims, setting the ground for vengeance and violence

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The Supreme Court (SC) issuing an interim order on Tuesday asked the Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC) not to conduct its election scheduled for Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights have expressed its concerns over the Supreme Court’s decision on Ncell tax assessment.

SC quashes writ challenging BIPPA

August 29, 2019 07:05 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed a writ petition that challenged the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) signed between Nepal and India on October 21, 2011 during the state visit of then Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The Supreme Court on Monday invalidated the assessment of the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to be paid by telecommunication company Ncell Pvt Ltd. The Large Taxpayers Office (LTO) had determined on April 16 that the company had to pay Rs 39 billion as CGT including accrued interest and fines.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday quashed a decision of the Large Taxpayers' Office (LTO) to impose Rs 39 billion tax on the Ncell Private Limited.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday rescheduled its verdict on the Ncell capital gains tax (CGT) assessment case for August 26. This is the third time the apex court deferred its verdict relating to the CGT assessment of Ncell.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The kin of Bimala Tamang are preparing to appeal to the Supreme Court for a re-investigation of  her mysterious death. They had filed an application at the high court on August 9 after Kala Adhikari Sanjel, Sangita KC and Tirtha Kumari Shrestha , the three main suspects in the case, were released on bail on July 19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding the dissolution of the remuneration and amenities that the province-level office-bearers have been taking against the constitution.

SC order not to arrest Shilpa Pokhrel

August 18, 2019 19:50 pm

Supreme Court (SC) has ordered not to arrest actor Shilpa Pokhrel immediately who has been charged of polygamy. A single bench of Cholendra Shumsher JBR, chief justice of SC on Sunday, ordered not to arrest Shilpa.