KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a mandamus instructing the government to dismantle structures illegally constructed by Park Village Water Front Resort Pvt Ltd, located around Fewa Lake. A joint bench consisting of Justices Kumar Regmi and Hariprasad Phuyal passed this ruling.
KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that refusing to grant citizenship in the name of the mother is against the constitution, issuing a mandamus in the name of the government. A joint bench of Justices Anil Kumar Sinha and Nahakul Subedi issued an order in the name of the government to grant citizenship in the name of the mother to those who do not want to include the name of their father after providing a valid reason.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered to summon amicus curiae (expert giving opinion to the court) in the writ petition registered addressing the issue of flaw in the Nepali orthography.
In a judicial milestone, the Supreme Court (SC) has taken a significant step forward by issuing a mandamus aimed at ensuring the expeditious resolution of juvenile cases within a strict timeline of 120 days.
KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a directive urging the government to seek a diplomatic resolution to the ongoing border dispute between Nepal and India. The apex court's decision emphasizes the importance of achieving clarity and demarcation in border areas, aligning with previous treaties and historical documents.
KATHMANDU, Sept 7: In a significant development, the Supreme Court (SC) has invalidated the vote of confidence received by Chief Minister Uddhav Thapa of Koshi Province, leading to his immediate removal from office.
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The hearing on the writ petition filed at the Supreme Court against the 'vote of confidence' taken by the Chief Minister of Koshi Province, Uddhav Thapa that began on Monday will continue today.
KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that no organization can terminate an employee without proper cause and doing so would be against the law. The joint bench comprising Justices Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Hari Prasad Phuyal has clarified that the Labor Act applies to employees of banks and financial institutions as well. The bench also explained that the punishment should be based on the misconduct of the worker. According to the judgment of the bench, the case of employees working in banks and financial institutions can be heard by the labor court.
KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The hearing of the writ petition against the Koshi government is taking place today. The hearing scheduled for today has been assigned to a joint bench of Justices Sapna Pradhan Malla and Sushmalata Mathema. According to the Supreme Court, the hearing of the writ petition has been scheduled in 'A' of bench No-5.
KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The Supreme Court (SC) is holding the final hearing on the writ petition filed by the CPN-UML against the 'vote of confidence' taken by the Chief Minister (CM) of Koshi Province, Uddhav Thapa, today.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order not to immediately implement the decision to remove the management committee of the community schools within the Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued a writ of mandamus against the decision of the Department of Immigration (DoI) for ‘arbitrarily’ detaining foreign nationals. A joint bench of justices Prakashman Singh Raut and Hari Prasad Phuyal has issued an order to send the foreign nationals back to their own country, ruling they were being detained in the Jagannath Dewal Jail in Sundhara, Kathmandu, against the law.
KATHMANDU, August 17: The Supreme Court (SC) has raised serious questions over President Ram Chandra Paudel's controversial decision to grant pardon to former lawmaker Resham Chaudhary, even as a case related to the Tikapur massacre remained under-consideration at the apex court.
In a significant move towards combating corruption and ensuring accountability, the Supreme Court (SC) has delivered a verdict that sends a clear message: those responsible for financial irregularities will not escape justice, regardless of their position or status.
KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The Supreme Court (SC) has paved the way for the government authorities to investigate against the then prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai who were in lead position during the land embezzlement case of Lalita Niwas.
KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an interim order asking the Election Commission (EC) to not implement its decision to fine election candidates who as it said failed to present the election expenditures details to it.
KATHMANDU, July 31: The Nepal Bar Association (NBA) has demanded enforcement of full automation at the Supreme Court for hearing. A memorandum was submitted to Chief Justice Hari Krishna Karki in this regard on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, July 28: The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), the umbrella organization of Nepal's tourism industry, has filed a petition at the Supreme Court against the government’s decision to levy Value Added Tax (VAT) on air services, demanding the withdrawal of the decision.
KATHMANDU, July 27: The Supreme Court has annulled the appointment of Chief Minister Uddhav Thapa of Koshi Province government. The full bench of Supreme Court justices Til Prasad Shrestha, Anand Mohan Bhattarai and Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada ruled that the signature of Speaker Baburam Gautam on the formation of the Koshi Province government was flawed and the appointment process was found to be against the Constitution of Nepal.
KATHMANDU, July 22: The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the detention of three individuals, including Bhatbhateni Supermarket’s owner Meen Bahadur Gurung, who were arrested in connection with the Lalita Niwas land grab scam.
KATHMANDU, July 19: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued an interim order asking Kakani Rural Municipality of Nuwakot to not implement its decision to impose tax on waste management from the Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, July 13: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order against the Koshi provincial government, limiting its authority to make long-term impact decisions. A single bench of SC Justice Sapna Pradhan Malla on Wednesday issued the interim order to this effect.
KATHMANDU, July 7: Chief Justice Hari Krishna Karki on Sunday said that the appointment of justices would conclude soon. A meeting of the Judicial Council would finalize the appointment of justices at the apex court soon, he said while talking to media-persons at the Biratnagar airport.
KATHMANDU, July 9: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order in the name of the government to ban and regulate the use of plastic bags, saying that they are affecting the environment and human health.
KATHMANDU, July 5: Government attorneys have raised concerns regarding the current preparations to appoint justices to the High Courts and Supreme Court exclusively from the pool of legal professionals.
A recent ruling by Kathmandu District Court in the favor of petitioners who challenged the decision of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Balendra Shah (a.k.a Balen) to stop screening Indian movies in Kathmandu has brought two issues to the fore - who our judicial bodies are serving and are laws and court orders breakable.
The recent interim order issued by the SC, directing the government to facilitate the temporary registration of same-sex marriages, is a significant milestone in the country's journey towards equality and inclusiveness. This progressive step taken by the apex court deserves commendation and support from all sections of society.
KATHMANDU, June 27: The Supreme Court (SC) has recently issued an interim order regarding the ongoing dispute surrounding the Annual General Meeting (AGM) called by the contested Executive Chairperson of Samata Foundation, and the subsequent actions taken.
KATHMANDU, June 22: The apex court issued the interim order in response to a writ petition filed by Assistant Professor Prem Chaluane at Tribhuvan University against the government's move to withdraw the case against his assailants.
KATHMANDU, June 20: In a significant decision, the Supreme Court (SC) has mandated the removal of approximately 500 hotels and restaurants that were constructed through encroachments on the boundaries of Fewa Lake in Pokhara. The court has ruled that the area surrounding Fewa Lake should be maintained at a distance of 65 meters, prompting the demolition of all unlawfully built structures. The order has been directed to the federal government, Pokhara metropolis, and all relevant agencies.
KATHMANDU, June 17: After a long wait, Hari Krishna Karki formally assumed the responsibility of Chief Justice on Friday. President Ram Chandra Paudel appointed Karki as the Chief Justice on Friday in accordance with Article 129 (2) of the Constitution. Chief Justice Karki, upon his appointment, took the oath of office and secrecy from President Paudel during a special ceremony held in the evening at Sheetal Niwas, the official residence of the President. After taking the oath, he immediately assumed office as the 30th Chief Justice at the Supreme Court.
KATHMANDU, June 14: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday issued a show cause order for not making appropriate decisions regarding the management of 'disqualified' combatants involved in the Maoist armed struggle.
KATHMANDU, June 7: The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice in the name of the government over the granting of general amnesty to Resham Chaudhary, who was found guilty of murder in the Tikapur incident.