KATHMANDU, May 17: Hearings on a petition, filed by the government seeking review of a landmark Supreme Court ruling of 2015 on a transitional justice-related case, was scheduled for Thursday after a years-long hiatus.

WASHINGTON, May 16: Alabama’s virtual ban on abortion is the latest and most far-reaching state law seemingly designed to prod the Supreme Court to reconsider a constitutional right it announced 46 years ago in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

KATHMANDU, May 13: As the government drafts bills, one after another, curtailing press freedom, experts have advised the media watchdog organizations to challenge the bills in court.

KATHMANDU May 8: Giving continuity to the short-term stay order it issued on April 25, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to put the process of collecting capital gains tax (CGT) from telecommunications company Ncell Private Limited on hold.

KATHMANDU, May 8: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a stay order to suspend the issuing of citizenship by descent to the offspring of those who were given citizenship by birth through a special one-time decision one and a half decades ago.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The Supreme Court on Tuesday released a man who was arrested ten days ago on the charge of waving a black flag at Prime Minister KP Oli.

KATHMANDU, April 30: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday, seeking free education up to Grade 8 (basic education) as provisioned in the Constitution of Nepal 2015.

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KATHMANDU, April 26: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order in the name of the government to ban 34,000 citizenships that were distributed between 1997 and 1998. It has also barred the government not to grant citizenship to children born by descent.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a short-term stay order on a petition filed by telecommunication company Ncell Private Limited questioning the assessment of the capital gains tax (CGT) done by Large Taxpayers Office (LTO) to be paid by the Ncell to the government.

Ncell goes to SC over tax assessment

April 23, 2019 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, April 23: Ncell Private Limited has challenged the capital gains tax assessment made by the Large Taxpayers Office, at the Supreme Court on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The private telecom company Ncell has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court on Tuesday arguing that the tax amount determined by the Large Taxpayers’ Office (LTO) earlier last week was not in accordance with the existing law.

SC refuses to stop liquor adverts

April 22, 2019 07:57 am

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday issued an interim order scrapping a writ petition that demanded a ban on the production and advertisement of alcoholic products.

KATHMANDU, April 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Dinesh Chandra Thapaliya as the Chief Election Commissioner and five justices at the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The Supreme Court has issued interim order in the name of the government not to implement the decision to ban PUBG, a popular first person shooter multiple-player online game.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee under the Federal Parliament here today has unanimously endorsed the name of five persons recommended as justices of the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, April 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the government the go-ahead for issuing citizenship by descent to the offspring of those who were given citizenship by birth under a special one-time decision taken some 12 years ago.

KATHMANDU, April 16: The Supreme Court has upheld the decision of Ministry of Home Affair’s (MoHA) circular ordering all districts to issue citizenship by descent.

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to consider a petition from a Muslim couple to allow women into mosques, seeking to overturn a centuries-old practice that largely bars women from the places of worship.

The palanquin press

April 15, 2019 01:05 am

The justice system has had a checkered past in Nepal. The chieftain of Gorkha is publicly celebrated for administering victors’ justice to the vanquished. For over hundred years, the word of not just one ruler but the entire Rana clan was the law. There was a brief interregnum in the 1950s when judges and lawyers imported from India tried to establish a semblance of rule of law. However, darkness soon enveloped as not just the speech but even wishes of Shah Kings became tantamount to supreme law.

Reviewing transitional justice

April 14, 2019 01:05 am

After over four years of official truth commissions, their legacy raises several concerns that demand a serious review. Previous mistakes need to be corrected immediately to avoid a further legitimacy crisis in transitional justice mechanisms. The government did not amend legal flaws in the current transitional justice act in line with Supreme Court verdict, thereby ignoring the calls of victim alliances and civil society. This is one major cause of lack of progress in transitional justice (TJ) process.

SC upholds HC judges’ appointment

April 13, 2019 07:37 am

KATHMANDU, April 13: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the appointment of high court judges two years ago.

HC judges take oath amid controversy

April 11, 2019 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, April 11: Seventeen High Court judges took oath of office and secrecy on Wednesday in the presence of Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana despite their nomination courting widespread controversy.

KATHMANDU, April 11: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday scrapped a writ petition filed by the daughter of Hemanta Prakash Oli aka Prakash, the mid-central command leader of Netra Bikram Chand-led Comunist Party of Nepal (CPN), demanding the release of her father.

Recover the tax money

April 11, 2019 02:00 am

Issuing the full text of its final verdict on the protracted row of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) of Ncell telecommunication company, the Supreme Court has finally resolved the issue.

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KATHMANDU, April 10: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Ncell and Axiata Company to pay Capital Gains Taxes (CGT) amounting Rs 39 billion and its interest within three months.

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KATHMANDU, April 9: The Supreme Court has ordered Ncell and Axiata companies to pay capital gains tax to the government. Until Ncell does so, the Supreme Court has also halted the company’s buyout, the sale of shares and distribution of bonus.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal(RJP-N) has expressed dissatisfaction over Supreme Court's stay order asking authorities not to issue citizenship by descent to the offspring of those who were given citizenship by birth.

KATHMANDU, April 9: The Supreme Court has directed Armed Police Force (APF) to stop further process of the recent promotion it made for the positions of Superintendent of Police.

KATMANDU, April 9: The Supreme Court on Mo0nday issued a stay order asking the authorities not to issue citizenship by descent to the offspring of those who were given citizenship by birth through a special one-time decision some 12 years ago.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Monday decided to seek an explanation from a member of the Judicial Council (JC), who also represents Nepal Bar Association, on what ground the recent recommendation for the judges' appointment was made.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Supreme Court has issued an interim order to halt the decision of Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) to issue citizenship based on descent.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Newly elected president of Nepal Bar Association (NBA) Chandeshwar Shrestha has called upon the Judicial Council headed by the chief justice to rethink on its recent selection of judges for the Supreme Court and high courts.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Demanding that the constitutional provision which requires parliamentary hearings for judges' appointment at the Supreme Court be removed, the three-day third judges' national conference concluded on Friday issuing a 29-point declaration.Stating that the parliamentary hearing for judges in Nepal has not been effective, the conference called for removing the practice.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHSC) has called for complaints against the five justices that have been recommended to the Supreme Court.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Is the independence of the judiciary in Nepal in danger? It is the question many are asking as the recent nominations for vacant judge positions at the Supreme Court and high courts have courted controversy with a section of senior advocates opposing the proposed names citing favoritism and nepotism in the selection process.

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KATHMANDU, April 2: The Judicial Council has recommended the names of five judges to be appointed as justice at the Supreme Court (SC). The Council meeting held under its chairperson and Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana today recommended the names of five judges for appointments to posts lying vacant at the SC.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Bibeksheel Nepali Party, a breakaway faction of the Bibeksheel Sajha Party, filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court against the Election Commission (EC) for rejecting its application for party registration, on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 25: A writ petition was filed at the Supreme Court on Sunday challenging the recent appointment of Samim Miya Ansari as the chairman of the Muslim Commission

KATHMANDU, March 25: The Supreme Court on Sunday refused to free Kamal Gyawali, the then chief of Kist Bank, who has been serving a jail sentence after being convicted of banking fraud.

KATHMANDU, March 24: As different panels of lawyers launch their election campaigns to reach the leadership of Nepal Bar Association (NBA) through the upcoming elections, a candidate of NBA president has vowed to fight for an alternative to the current parliamentary hearing system for judges prior to their appointment at the Supreme Court.

SC stalls sack of BPKIHS VC Rauniyar

March 20, 2019 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, March 20: Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday issued an interim order to the government not to sack Prof Dr Raj Kumar Rauniyar from the post of vice-chancellor of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan.

Supreme Court orders CK Raut freed

March 8, 2019 08:37 am

KATHMANDU, March 8: The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered release of CK Raut on bail, months after he was arrested for making secessionist remarks.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered authors and script writers to be careful in the choice of words in their work.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to issue a stay order to stop the motorcycle-based ride-sharing service, Pathao Nepal Pvt. Ltd, in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has admitted that it was difficult indeed to forge political consensus in the fluid time, so the Chief Justice had to be picked for the Chairman of the Council of Ministers to conduct election to the second Constituent Assembly so that country would get a new Constitution.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Supreme Court on Sunday ordered the government to decide on jail sentence waiver concerning international serial killer Charles Sobhraj Gurmukh in line with the existing laws.