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Supreme Court clears way for NEA MD Ghising to work : Apex court refuses to issue interim order against Kul Man's appointment (kh 21/09/2021)

Hearing on case against Madhav Nepal, Speaker prolonged (rep 21/09/2021)

SC hearing on UML writ against Speaker Sapkota and EC (kh 20/09/2021), Hearing on UML Chair Oli’s writ to continue Tuesday (kh 20/09/2021), SC seeks original documents from EC and Speaker in UML’s writ against 14 defecting lawmakers (kh 21/09/2021), Court refuses interim order on UML petitions against Speaker, Election Commission : The bench has sought original copies of the decision by the defendants (rep 21/09/2021)

Retired SC justice moves apex court : The constitution does not prevent retired judges from filing a case in the court, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 14/09/2021)

UML Chair Oli’s writ assigned to Deepak Kumar Karki and Mira Khadka’s bench : UML Chair Oli's writ assigned to Deepak Kumar Karki and Mira Khadka's bench (kh 13/09/2021), UML Chair Oli’s writ listed as not to be heard Monday (kh 13/09/2021)

SC issues a short-term interim order not to take action against UML lawmakers Pandey and Bhatta (kh 12/09/2021), SC issues interim order allowing lawmakers Pandey and Sharda Devi to join Unified Socialist (kh 14/09/2021), UML demands resignation of Speaker; not to attend all-party meet (kh 13/09/2021)

Hearing on the writ petition against Kulman Ghising’s appointment postponed again (kh 10/09/2021)

SC issues interim order not to implement appointing expert member of NOC (kh 10/09/2021), Graduation plus 10 years of working experience mandatory for government appointments (kh 11/09/2021)

Rautahat murder case: Alam’s writ not be heard on (kh 10/09/2021)

SC quashes writ calling to halt NC General Convention (kh 09/09/2021)

SC receives writ petition against Home Ministry’s statement (kh 08/09/2021)

SC summons both sides for discussions on writ petition filed by UML Chair Oli against Speaker Sapkota (rep 07/09/2021)

Hearing on writ against former PM duo Madhav Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai today (kh 06/09/2021)

CJ Rana hearing writ filed against EC, Speaker today (kh 05/09/2021)

Supreme Court hearing writ against NEA MD Ghising today : Writ assigned to CJ's bench (kh 05/09/2021), Writ against NEA MD Ghising not to be heard today (kh 05/09/2021)

Hearing on cases related to constitutional appointments in limboThe Supreme Court has issued an interim order to first settle whether the Constitutional Bench can sit without the chief justice, who has recused himself from the hearing, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/09/2021)

Court observation on public debate on sub judice cases raises questionsRestricting public discourse could be tantamount to gag order, which is a detriment to democracy, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/09/2021)

Military court negligence: two soldiers held in prison acquitted after another incident (kh 03/09/2021)

SC to hear writ petition on postponement of NC convention on Sunday (kh 03/09/2021)

Trivialising the apex court : When the executive flouts the judiciary’s decisions, it raises questions on the constitution’s legitimacy, by Bijesh Joshi and Laabhesh Thapa (kp 03/09/2021)

Justice Meera Khadka hearing UML Chair Oli’s writ /kh 03/09/2021)

Single bench of Justice Phuyal hearing writ against CJ’s involvement in Constitutional Bench (kh 02/09/2021), Supreme Court stays hearing on appointments in constitutional bodies, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/09/2021), After Supreme Court’s interim order on Constitutional Bench, NBA calls Advisory Council meet (kh 03/09/2021), Writ filed seeking repeal of stay order (ht 04/09/2021)

Hearing on murder case against Speaker Sapkota deferred again (rep 01/09/2021)

SC issues show cause order on writ relating to JN Khanal’s medical expenses (kh 01/09/2021)

Rana not to sit on Constitutional Bench to hear case of controversial appointments : Questions were raised whether Rana should preside over the bench to hear the cases where he has conflict of interest, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/08/2021), CJ Rana recuses self, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 28/08/2021)

Hearing on Constitutional council postponed after lawyers raise ethical questions against CJ Rana : CJ Rana likely to quit Bench (kh 27/08/2021)

Hearing postponed on mass murder case against NC lawmaker Alam (rep 27/08/2021)

Political Cases Swamp Supreme Court, by Mukti Rijal (rn 26/08/2021)

Five writs filed at SC against ordinance on party split (kh 19/08/2021), Petitions registered at Supreme Court against ordinance to amend Political Parties Act (kp 19/08/2021), With ordinance challenged in court, doubts over Nepal and Thakur’s new parties : Six advocates have petitioned against Deuba government’s ordinance to ease party splits, demanding its annulment and actions based on it, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/08/2021), Apex court moved against ordinance amending PPA, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/08/2021)

Rupandehi District Court issues contempt notice to Tiger One : The court has asked the company to explain why it disobeyed the order related to the alleged encroachment of public land, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/08/2021)

HoR dissolution: Supreme Court dismisses 29 writ petitions (kh 18/08/2021)

Outgoing NEA Managing Director Shakya files writ petition against Kulman Ghising’s reappointment (rep 16/08/2021), SC hearing writ filed against NEA MD Ghising’s appointment (kh 24/08/2021)

SC refuses to issue interim order in Mahanta Thakur’s writ (kh 16/08/2021)

SC orders full ban on plastics (thinner than 40μ) within 21 days (kh 15/08/2021)

SC order on reservations draws flak, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/08/2021), 'Court prejudiced against reservation' (ht 13/08/2021)

SC’s division bench refuses to hear Aftab’s pleading citing conflict of interest (kh 13/08/2021)

Verdict not under influence and pressure: CJ Rana (kp 12/08/2021)

Chief Justice Rana justifies appointments to constitutional bodies, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 09/08/2021) [?????]

Writ against govt’s decision to scrap Land-related Commission filed (kh 06/08/2021), Supreme Court orders government not to implement its decision to scrap land commission : The bench has called the government and petitioners for discussion on August 17 to discuss the matter further (kp 09/08/2021)

Judicial Hyper Activism And Loktantra’s Decay : The criticism of the Supreme Court for this political activism was not just for a blatant partisanship and arrogating unto itself the right of a parliament, but also for its declaring that party decisions and discipline are irrelevant, by Dipak Gyawali (sp 06/08/2021)

One step forward, two steps back : Recent court ruling to revisit reservation and affirmative actions for those discriminated against by the state is regressive and defeats the purpose, observers say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/08/2021), Going backwards : The idea that reservation must be based on need, and not caste, is flawed (kp 06/08/2021) [The judges also bear the characteristics of being male and high-caste. They obviously cannot escape their acquired view. As long as adequate participation in society is not guaranteed by a restrictive quota system also in the judiciary, a correct assessment of the situation of the traditionally excluded is unlikely to be realised!]

Supreme Court rejects Maoist Chair Prachanda’s vacate petition (kh 05/08/2021)

What Ails Justice Administration?, by Mukti Rijal (rn 05/08/2021)

SC refuses to issue interim order against EC decision on JSP’s official status dispute : SC gives go green to JSP's Yadav faction (kh 04/08/2021)

SC issues interim order against SSF, asks authorities to stop listing pvt sector employees by force (rep 04/08/2021)

SC orders halt in excavation of riverine substances (rep 03/08/2021)

Karki committee for Constitutional Council without chief justice : The idea behind having the chief justice on the council is he/she could vet names proposed by the prime minister, ensuring checks and balances, constitution drafters say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/08/2021)

Supreme Court refuses to issue interim order in former Maoist Center leaders’ writ (kh 02/08/2021)

SC validates UML’s action against 4 Karnali lawmakers (kh 02/08/2021), Four UML Province Assembly members breaching party whip lose their positions (rep 02/08/2021)

Four ex-Maoist lawmakers file writ petition at Supreme Court, seeking their reinstatement (rep 28/07/2021)

Patan High Court acquits former Speaker Mahara in alleged rape case (kh 27/07/2021)

Supplementary petition lodged at SC against constitutional appointments (kh 19/07/2021)

In criticising court, Oli defies rule of law, experts say : UML Standing Committee decides to ‘expose’ Supreme Court’s verdict ordering Deuba’s appointment as prime minister, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/07/2021)

Four judges of Special Court transferred (kh 17/07/2021)

Caste discrimination case : SC tells police to book ex-minister Shrestha (ht 16/07/2021)

SC orders immediate release of CPN (Maoist) leader Oli (kh 15/07/2021)

SC issues interim order to stay works on Kaligandaki River diversion (kh 14/07/2021), Plan to build dam on Kali Gandaki stayed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/07/2021)

NC Vice President Gachchhadar turns up at court (kh 14/07/2021)

Supreme Court shows Oli the door : Constitutional Bench orders Nepali Congress President Deuba’s appointment as prime minister and reinstatement of the House. Legal experts say the court verdict is a victory of rule of law, constitutionalism, independence of judiciary and democracy, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 13/07/2021)

Speaker can call meet of Lower House: Apex court (ht 13/07/2021)

MPs can’t be imposed whip as per Article 76 (5): SC (rep 12/07/2021) [This is a particularly important part of the ruling, as elected representatives are granted unrestricted freedom of conscience: Nepal has a democracy and not a party dictatorship! This also applies to those parties that now see themselves on the winning side!], Lawmakers free to give vote of confidence for PM under Article 76 (5): SC  (kh 2/07/2021), Oli supporters take to streets against SC verdict on House dissolution case (ht 12/07/2021)

SC reinstates House of Representatives yet again : "Appoint NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister within two days" (kh 12/07/2021) [see Nepali text of the verdict, alternative link in case of overload of the SC server], Court orders President to appoint Congress leader Deuba prime minister by 5pm Tuesday : The decision of the five-member Constitutional Bench also orders summoning of the House by 5pm July 18 (kp 12/07/2021), Apex court reinstates parliament, issues mandamus to appoint Deuba as new PM (rep 12/07/2021), Supreme Court reinstates House, issues verdict in favour of Deuba's claim (ht 12/07/2021), Precedents of dissolution and reinstatement of HoR (kh 12/07/2021)

All eyes on the court with verdict on House dissolution likely today : Experts say what’s important is the order that the bench passes—floor test for Oli, Deuba’s appointment as prime minister or restarting process outlined in Article 76 (5), by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/07/2021)

President’s Office submits reply to Supreme Court on cabinet shuffle (kh 09/07/2021) [In other words, the President says she does not have to abide by the law and the Constitution and that it is not up to the Supreme Court to review this!]

Supreme Court seeks explanation from minister for misusing authority (ht 08/07/2021)

SC issues interim order not to bring 113 ropanis of Baluwatar land in government’s name (kh 08/07/2021)

SC issues show-cause order against defendants on Kaligandaki diversion project writ (kh 07/07/2021)

Former Maoist Center leaders lodging complaint at EC today : Calls for scrapping of Maoist Center’s registration (kh 07/07/2021)

HoR Dissolution: Three senior lawyers presenting counter-arguments today : Four hours remain for writ against HoR (kh 05/07/2021), Senior Advocate Karki argues lawmakers cannot withdraw signatures (kh 05/07/2021), Petitioners and defendants finish pleading on HoR dissolution : Selected amicus curiae scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm (kh 05/07/2021), Hearing on parliament dissolution case over, verdict likely on July 12 (rep 05/07/2021), HoR dissolution constitutional, election ultimate alternative: Amicus Curiae Pathak (kh 05/07/2021), PM will be relieved of post sans vote of confidence: Amicus Curiae Vaidya (kh 05/07/2021), Hearing on House dissolution case concludes with amici curiae divided : Two members present their briefs against May 21 decisions and the other two in support, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/07/2021), Court likely to give its verdict on July, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/07/2021)

House Dissolution: Constitutional Bench hearing debates today as well : Legal practitioners to debate on behalf of Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota (kh 04/07/2021), No party whips on the govt formation as per Article 76 (5): Speaker Sapkota’s lawyer (kh 04/07/2021), “Could court practice appointing Prime Minister?”, CJ Rana questions (kh 04/07/2021), Shouldn’t PM Oli resign to make room for govt formation?: Senior Advocate Neupane (kh 04/07/2021), Senior Advocate Mainali argues Article 76 (5) checks PM’s whims to dissolve HoR (kh 04/07/2021), Constitution was violated by President: Senior Advocate Kharel (kh 04/07/2021), Constitutional Bench poses six questions to petitioners’ side before counter arguments begin (kh 04/07/2021)

SC to pass its verdict on HoR dissolution case next week (rep 03/07/2021)

SC reinstates four elected representatives of Kailali (kh 02/06/2021)

After the petitioners, now the defendants, by Narayan Manandhar (rec 02/07/2021)

Questions galore before the Supreme Court as it hears House dissolution : How the Constitutional Bench looks into arguments from the petitioners and defendants and how it passes a verdict will help define the constitution, experts say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/07/2021), HoR Dissolution: Govt attorneys to finish pleading today : Lawyers to begin arguments on behalf of Speaker (kh 02/07/2021)

Nepal Can Benefit From Mediation Treaty, by Mukti Rijal (rn 02/07/2021)

Lawyers defending House dissolution face intense grilling : Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana asks lawyers whether it is mandatory for  the President to appoint a prime minister after Article 76(5) is invoked, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/06/2021), Anti-defection law key weapon of defence team (ht 30/06/2021) [Once again, it is evident that Nepal does not have democracy but party rule. Since the parties are not structured democratically and the party leaders claim almost absolute power, the constitution and the party law must be amended so that decision-making power lies with the elected representatives of the people who, despite all the necessary party discipline, are primarily responsible to their conscience! Hopefully, the SC will demand this in its final judgement!], Defendants’ lawyers argue President can use discretion while appointing prime minister : If Article 76 (5) meant there’d be no party intervention, it would have been mentioned in the constitution, advocate Panta says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/7/2021), “Why Oli laid claim to PM again after failing to win trust vote?”, CJ Rana asks defendants’ lawyers (kh 01/07/2021)

HoR Dissolution: Deliberation on writ on behalf of PM to continue even today : Deputy Attorney General Pandey to advocate (kh 29/06/2021), Isn’t parliament a forum to seek vote of confidence? Chief Justice Rana asks govt attorney (kh 29/06/2021) [What a confusing argumentation on the part of the Attorney General!], HoR Dissolution: Political parties subject to party whip in democratic country: Joint Attorney General Pandey (kh 29/06/2021) [Accordingly, most of the democratic states in the world are not democratic at all if they put the freedom of conscience of the members of parliament above party discipline, e.g. Germany!], PM’s resignation not envisaged by constitution, argues DAG Pandey (kh 29/06/2021) [Mr Pandey, please read Article 77 (1) (a) of the Constitution. A leading jurist in the country should be familiar with this passage!]

Judiciary in federalism of Nepal: Universally agreed principles ignored, by Shyam Prasad Mainali (ht 28/06/2021)

HoR dissolution: Govt attorneys delivering arguments on behalf of Prime Minister from today : Ramesh Badal, Sushil Panta and Agni Kharel to advocate (kh 28/06/2021), Court should order Deuba be appointed prime minister, lawyers argue : As Article 75 (5) has already been activated, the question now is who should lead the government on its basis, they say. The defendants’ arguments begin today, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/06/2021), Writ filed against HoR does not fall within jurisdiction of Constitutional Bench: Attorney General Badal (kh 28/06/2021) [And what about Article 137 (2) in combination with Article 133 (1)? The Attorney General's statement casts doubt on his legal qualifications!], House dissolution case doesn’t fall within ambit of Constitutional Bench, Attorney General argues : Claims the petitions registration process itself was flawed, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 29/06/2021)

HoR Dissolution: Debates on behalf of writ petitioners concluding today (kh 27/06/2021), Hearing on HoR dissolution concludes for today : Time given to petitioners for initial hearing also over (kh 27/06/2021), Speaker Sapkota’s lawyers to get one and half hour for debate (kh 27/06/2021)

Apex court issues interim order not to appoint Yuvraj Karki as ambassador (kh 27/06/2021) [Prime Minister Oli loves to bend the constitution and laws to suit himself!]

Oli’s gambit Supreme Court’s Constitutional Bench begins crucial hearings on PM Oli’s dissolution of the House, by Tufan Neupane (nt 25/06/2021), Article 76 (5) is meant for individual lawmakers—not parties, lawyers tell bench : On the second day of hearing on House dissolution, advocates attempt to interpret the provision’s legislative intent and how it has been breached, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/06/2021), PM and President have no right to dissolve HoR: Advocate Pokharel (kh 25/06/2021), Today’s hearing on House dissolution case over, petitioners now have 2.35 hrs for debate (rep 25/06/2021), CJ Rana asks lawyers to clarify where claim and grounds ought to be verified (kh 25/06/2021), President cannot determine party affiliation in Article 76 (5): Advocate Bhattarai (kh 25/06/2021)

SC continues hearing on writs against HoR dissolution today : Advocates Raman, Harihar, Dinmani and Sunil to deliver arguments (kh 24/06/2021)

Supreme Court quashes cabinet reshuffle : 20 ministers relieved of their positions (kh 22/06/2021), Supreme Court quashes appointment of 20 ministers : Oli had inducted the ministers in two different Cabinet expansions after the government became a caretaker one following May 21 House dissolution (kp 22/06/2021), In a big blow to Oli, Supreme Court annuls appointments of 20 ministers : Interim order asserts government is a caretaker one and terms induction of new ministers earlier this month, after prime minister lost a confidence vote, unconstitutional, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/06/2021) [Why are only the new appointments of ministers considered unconstitutional under Article 77 (3), but not the dismissals made at the same time? In any case, the aforementioned article does not make any distinction.]

SC issues interim order to vaccinate 1.35 million senior citizens awaiting second dose of Covidsheild vaccine (kh 22/06/2021)

SC hearing on UML’s vacate petition: Court orders both parties to appear before court (kh 22/06/2021)

Former lawmaker Thapa reaches SC again : Demands reinstatement to province assembly again (kh 21/06/2021)

SC issues interim order to prioritize vaccination for journalists (kh 20/06/2021)

Litmus Test Of Judiciary, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 20/06/2021)

Enhancing Public Trust In Judiciary, by Shyam Prasad Mainali (rn 19/06/2021)

Supreme Court issues interim order not to implement the government policy to export sand, pebbles and stones : There had been widespread criticism of the government’s policy, announced in the budget for the fiscal year 2021-22, to export these materials needed for construction (kp 18/06/02021), SC issues interim order to halt govt’s plan of exporting river products (kh 18/06/2021), Supreme Court puts brakes on government’s plan to extract aggregates for export : Extracting the Chure resources in the name of decreasing trade deficit would degrade the environment, critics say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/06/2021)

Supreme Court moved against Constitutional Council Act Ordinance (ht 14/06/2021)

Supreme Court asks for district and appellate court verdicts’ documents against Karnali Province Minister Thapa (kh 13/06/2021), SC annuls interim order that reinstated lawmaker Thapa (kh 14/06/2021)

Writ seeks to stay appointments to constitutional bodies as recommended by CC on May 9 (kh 13/06/2021)

Supreme Court issues interim order not to implement citizenship ordinance (kh 10/06/2021), Supreme Court orders government not to enforce citizenship ordinance : Constitutional Bench says legal complications could arise if the ordinance fails to get through Parliament, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/06/2021)[Extreme complications and costs will also arise if the Supreme Court declares the renewed dissolution of parliament and cabinet reshuffle by caretaker Prime Minister Oli unconstitutional, which is to be expected given the clear wording of the constitution!], SC stays citizenship ordinance, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 11/06/2021() [Because of the Hindu thinking of the ruling elite, women continue to be discriminated against. If children of Nepali women with foreign men do not have an unrestricted right to citizenship, then according to Article 18 of the Constitution this also applies to children of Nepali men and foreign women! However, neither is right!], Apex court's stay on citizenship ordinance raises questions (ht 12/06/2021)

Broken justice : Constitutional bench judges have a wonderful opportunity to restore public faith in the judiciary (ae 10/06/2021)

Constitutional Bench puts to bed questions over its composition : After hearing opening arguments, justices ask defendants in House dissolution cases to furnish clarification by June 23. The bench also seeks amicus curiae briefs, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/06/2021)

Who decides vote of confidence, HoR or the President?, Senior advocate Thapa asks : ‘As the ad-hoc PM has dissolved HoR, Interim order should be issued’ (kh 09/06/2021)

Bench-hunting sets a bad precedent for the judiciary, according to experts : Crucial time of the Supreme Court is being wasted on unnecessary things, they say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/06/2021) [This is intentional on the part of Oli and other politicians!], Govt. attorney’s Sunday protest against Constitutional Bench goes unheard : Justice Khatiwada says the Bench is final (kh 09/06/2021), Chief Justice Rana refuses to reconstitute Constitutional Bench (rep 09/06/2021), Constitutional Bench: Justices in internal discussion (rep 09/06/2021), SC refuses to issue interim order against HoR dissolution, hearing to be continued from June 23 (rep), Supreme Court issues show cause notice to offices of the President and prime minister over House dissolution : Constitutional Bench has asked the defendants to furnish clarification in writing by June 23 (kp 09/06/2021), SC allocates 15 hours each to both parties of HoR dissolution case (kh), SC seeks amicus curiae on Parliament dissolution case (kh 09/06/2021)

All Eyes On Supreme Court, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 08/06/2021)

Supreme Court hearing writs against cabinet expansion today (kh 08/06/2021)

All eyes on Chief Justice Rana, as crisis deepens in the judiciary : After Rana constituted the bench on seniority basis, Oli’s lawyers demand expulsion of two justices for their position that current House dissolution is linked to March 7 verdict, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/06/2021), Court on trial : The judiciary must ensure its independence so that it remains loyal to the citizens and not the powers that be (kp 07/06/2021)

SC hearing on HoR dissolution adjourned for Wednesday citing CJ Rana’s health condition (kh 07/06/2021)

SC orders reinstatement of Rastriya Janamorcha’s expelled lawmaker Thapa (kh 06/06/2021) [What does this provisional ruling mean for the numerous party expulsions in recent months, all of which were based on power politics?],

SC receives writ petition seeking reversal of cabinet reshuffle (kh 06/06/2021)

Chief Justice Rana did not sign either of statements to draw intellectual discussion (kh 06/06/2021)

CJ Rana forms Constitutional Bench of senior judges : Constitutional Bench to hear House dissolution case today (kh 06/06/2021), Govt lawyers object to Constitutional Bench reformation (kh 06/06/02021), AG Badal expresses dissatisfaction over reformation of Constitutional Bench (kh 06/06/2021), CJ Rana warns lawyers of charging with contempt of court as they raise questions over 11 justices (rep 06/06/2021), Chief Justice Rana warns of suing on defamation allegation (kh 06/06/2021), Now, it’s ruling side lawyers’ turn to question constitution of Constitutional Bench : Lawyers argue 11 justices of the Supreme Court cannot be included in the bench (rep 06/06/2021)

CJ Rana forms a constitutional bench comprising senior judges in the roster : The Bench to hear the ordinance related to citizenship today (kh 04/06/2021), Amendment to rules redundant for Constitutional Bench formation: Full Court (kh 04/06/2021), SC hearing against citizenship ordinance adjourned till June 10 : Hearing on HoR dissolution to resume from Sunday (kh 04/06/2021), Petition seeks exclusion of 11 judges in Constitutional Bench (kh 04/06/2021)

Expanding Mediation Services, by Mukti Rijal (03/06/2021)

Back in court : The world will be watching the political and legal eccentricities taking  place in Nepal, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 01/06/2021), Judiciary in the dock as justices come into question : Never in the past has the Supreme Court faced a crisis  of such immense proportions where it has to fight to  justify the composition of a bench, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 01/06/2021) [Oli's state-destroying policies continue to work just fine!], Justices divided on recusal, hearing put off, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 01/06/2021), Justices Karki and Bhattarai quit as KC and Shrestha decide to remain in bench (kh 01/06/2021), Chief Justice Rana to reconstitute Constitutional Bench with justices on seniority basis : After Bam Kumar Shrestha and Tej Bahadur KC refuse to recuse, Deepak Kumar Karki and Ananda Mohan Bhattarai leave the bench. Hearing on House dissolution to start on June 6 with a new set of justices (kp 01/06/2021)

Lawyer say judges KC and Shrestha should leave bench to maintain SC’s dignity (kh 30/05/2021), House dissolution case: Senior lawyer Thapa suggests Chief Justice Rana to stay on leave (kh 30/05/2021), Lawyers continue to question composition of bench examining House dissolutionChief Justice Rana has agreed to review his selection of justices and is expected to announce a decision today. Public faith in the judiciary is at stake, observers say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 31/05/2021), Petitioners call for CJ, two justices to recuse themselves from case, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 31/05/2021)

SC to begin hearing writs against HoR dissolution today (kh 27/05/2021), CJ Rana sends all 19 petitions on HoR dissolution to constitutional bench (kh 27/05/2021), SC refuses to issue interim-order, all writ petitions to be heard at Constitutional Bench (rep 27/05/2021) [Since the Supreme Court recently denied the Prime Minister the right to dissolve the House of Representatives in order to maintain his personal power, it is to be hoped that the Constitutional Bench, in the interest of Nepal and its people, will reach a verdict a little faster this time.], HoR dissolution: Constitutional Bench hearing all writs from today (kh 28/05/2021), Constitutional Bench to decide the fate of 30 petitions : Petitioners wanted an extended full bench to look into the case of House dissolution, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/05/2021), SC hearing adjourns as concern raised over Justice Shrestha’s inclusion in Constitutional Bench : Hearing on HoR dissolution to continue Sunday (kh 28/05/2021)

Supreme Court summons editors over news reports. Not everyone is amusedExperts say court’s rebuttal of news suggesting a meeting between prime minister and chief justice is uncalled for and demanding proof from editors wrong, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 26/05/2021), Supreme Court to hear writs against HoR dissolution on Thursday and Friday (kh 26/05/2021)

Preparation to file contempt of court writ against PM Oli (kh 25/05/2021)

Opposition alliance moves court against House dissolutionAs many as 146 members from Congress, Maoist Centre, UML’s Nepal faction, Janata Samajbadi’s Yadav-Bhattarai faction and Janamorcha demand restoration of House, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 25/05/2021), PM-CJ meeting at night in Baluwatar does not bode well: JSP leader Bhattarai (kh 25/05/2021) [The Chief Justice should not meet people who are the focus of a serious case in the making!], SC fixes May 27 and 28 as hearing dates for writs against HoR dissolution (kh 25/05/2021)

Chain of injustice : The perpetrators of the caste killings in Rukum West are yet to face justice (kp 25/05/2021)

Supreme Court scraps appointment of seven ministers who are not lawmakers : Chief Justice Rana’s bench says their appointment and oath, on May 14, prima facie, against constitutional provisions. All of them had joined the CPN-UML after deserting the Maoist Centre (kp 20/05/2021) [Oli as well as Thapa and the other deserters really deserve this! Finally respect the constitution, the laws and the parliamentary defeats, Mr Oli, and resign!], SC scraps appointment of non-MP ministers, seven including Home Min Thapa relieved (ht 20/05/2021), C Orders Seven Ministers To Stop Works (rn 20/05/2021)

Controversy over PM's swearing-in snowballs : Petition filed in the Supreme Court demanding that Oli be sworn in again, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/05/2021), SC seeks written response from PM on swearing-in (kh 18/05/2021), SC refuses interim order, seeks written response from defendants within 15 days (rep 18/05/2021) [Why not for 28 days? Then this would at least be a very clear statement by the SC that they are not thinking of reprimanding the PM for his misconduct at all?]

Writ filed at SC seeking dismissal of 7 ministers sans parliamentary memberships (kh 17/05/2021)

Chief justice in dock for attending council meet : Experts say Rana, who has refused to hear a petition against ordinance on Constitutional Council Act, committed judicial misconduct, by Binod Ghimire (kp 10/05/2021)

Apex court decrees Jhapa District Court : verdict illegal, orders release of minor, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 04/05/2021)

Former secy Basnyat files habeas corpus writ at SC (kh 30/04/2021)

SC stipulates timing for filing writs and holding hearings (kh 30/04/2021)

Police defy court to arrest journalist, media manager: Anil Tamang and DL Tamang of were detained for publishing document bearing purported signatures of KP Oli and Samant Goel, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/04/2021)

Supreme Court bars anti-graft agency from conducting sting operations : The bench says such an act is against the constitutional and legal provisions and the principle of the criminal justice system (kp 21/04/2021), CIAA can no longer carry out sting operations: SC : 400 cases to be dismissed (kh 21/04/2021), After court verdict on sting operations, questions arise over sub judice cases : Top court is silent on the fate of those already convicted on the basis of sting operations, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/04/2021)

Verdict ahead of parliamentary hearing raises multiple questions : Experts say the Supreme Court saying Nahakul Subedi is qualified for the post of justice before a parliamentary hearing threatens the principle of separation of powers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/04/2021)

Free legal aid inadequate, ineffective, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/04/2021)

Supreme Court refuses to review its verdict to revive UML and Maoist Center (rep 01/04/2021), A setback for Dahal as court rejects his review petition : With the court refusing to revisit the revival of the Maoist Centre and UML, Dahal’s options are limited, as Nepal faction joining hands with him soon is unlikely, insiders say, by Tika R Pradhan and Anil Giri (kp 02/04/2021)

Constitutional bench: Comments on performance from lawyers and ex-justice (kh 01/04/2021)

Judiciary in the spotlight as political process is halted : Nepali politicians’ inertia and failure to find solutions to the deadlock politically could give room to non-political actors, which is not good for democracy, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 31/03/2021)

Court seeks copies of Cabinet decisions made during Madhav Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai’s tenures in relation to Lalita Niwas land transfers : The two former prime ministers are among a number of key people spared by the anti-graft body which last year filed corruption cases against 175 individuals, including three former ministers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/03/2021), SC orders CIAA to submit latter's decision not to file charge-sheets against former PMs Nepal, Bhattarai over Lalita Niwas land scam (rep 29/03/2021), Court seeks copies of Nepal’s and Bhattarai’s Cabinet decisions relating to Lalita Niwas case : The two former prime ministers were among key people spared by the anti-graft body which last year filed graft cases against 175 individuals, including three former ministers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/03/2021)

Supreme Court: Arbiter of democracy : One bad stumble is all it takes for a fledgeling system to suffer a fatal blow, by Paban Raj Pandey (kp 24/03/2021)

Maoist Center to seek review on SC’s decision to nullify NCP (kh 23/03/2021)

Attorney General Agni Kharel resigns (rep 19/03/2021) [This was overdue since his strange justification of the Oli coup!]

Court yet to hear case on constitutional body picks : Chief Justice Rana himself is a defendant in the case that should constitutionally be heard by the bench he chairs, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/03/2021) [The Chief Justice is clearly biased and cannot judge objectively in this case!]

Judicial Council picks judges for Supreme Court, High Court (rep 12/03/202) [What about female judges??]

Supreme Court awards Nepal Communist Party to Rishiram Kattel : The decision makes the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) registered under Oli and Dahal in May 2018 illegitimate (kp 07/03/2021), SC recognizes Rishi Kattel’s party authentic NCP : Annuls Prachanda-Oli’s NCP (kh 07/03/2021) [This means that the two divided factions of the ruling party must immediately look for a new names. Both use of the name NCP is illegitimate! The question remains why the SC took so long to make this important decision. The EC should never have recognised Oli and Dahal's party as NCP under existing law!]

Supreme Court final verdict on NCP’s name row on Sunday (kh 06/03/2021)

Supreme Court lenient on pressing contempt charge against journalists, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/03/2021) [!!!]

Road upgradation continues amidst tight security (ht 28/02/2021) [What does the Oli government care about Supreme Court directives!]

SC issues interim order against Jalahari installation at Pashupatinath (kh), President Bhandari reaches Pashupatinath to begin installation of golden ‘Jalahari’  (kh 24/02/2021), Court issues stay order after President unveils golden Jalahari at Pashupati temple : Two petitions were filed at the Supreme Court against the government’s decision to release a large sum of money from the state coffers to the temple, by Anup Ojha (kp 25/02/2021)

SC reinstates House of Representatives : Orders government to summon House session within the next 13 days (kh23/02/2021) [Happy birthday, Mr Oli!], House of Representatives reinstated with the verdict of Supreme Court on Dissolution case (ht 23/02/2021), In a landmark verdict, Supreme Court reinstates House of Representatives (Read the verdict) (rep 23/02/2021), Supreme Court scraps all appointments made by govt to various constitutional bodies after Dec 20 (rep 23/02/2021)

HoR dissolution case on SC’s cause list for today (kh 23/02/2021)

Army chief Thapa meets Chief Justice Rana (rep 22/02/221) [Contempt of court??], Army chief’s meeting with chief justice stokes speculation of political message : The meeting between Thapa and Rana comes at a time when the nation is awaiting a verdict on House dissolution, which could determine the country’s future course, by Anil Giri (kp 23/02/2021)

Hearing on writ petitions against HoR dissolution concludes, verdict awaited : The apex court is expected to issue the verdict anytime after Feb 23 (rep 19/02/2021), Hearing In HoR Dissolution Case Ends (rn 19/02/2021), With hearing over, justices will now study legal briefs and discuss case before verdict : More than 100 lawyers, including amicus curiae members, spoke on the legality of Oli’s move. Arguments on both sides were weak and repetitive and waste of time, analysts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 20/02/202)

House dissolution hearing in final leg as amicus curiae starts presenting brief : The first of the five friends of the court in his arguments wavers talking about ambiguities in the constitution rather than the legality of KP Sharma Oli’s move, by Binod Ghimire (kp 17/02/2021), Amicus curiae arguments so far against House dissolution : Purna Man Shakya, the fourth of the five friends of the court, says the constitution provides limited power to the prime minister with no enabling provision to dissolve the House, by Binod Ghimire (kp 19/02/2021)

Enact the law : It is hard to define what constitutes contempt of court when the parliament has not enacted a law to this effect (ht 17/02/2021)

Former chief justices respond to the Supreme Court, say their statement does not amount to contempt of court : The court had sought reply in writing from four former justices over their January 8 statement in which they called Oli’s House dissolution move unconstitutional (kp 15/02/2021) [But the statements of Oli and his henchmen do this in an extremely diverse way!], Former chief justices reply to the court, reasserting why free speech matters : In saying House dissolution is unconstitutional, they say they used their right to freedom of expression and that does not amount to contempt of court, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 16/02/2021)

Writ petitioners’ advocates responding to questions (kh 14/02/2021)

SC seeks evidence to decide whether or not to try former PMs in Baluwatar land grab scam (kh 14/02/2021)

Hearing on House dissolution to take at least one more week to conclude : The bench is yet to hear from lawyers representing Speaker Sapkota, counter-argument from plaintiff and statements from the amicus curiae—a process that could go on till February 17, a court official says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/02/2021) [This long duration of the trial is irresponsible in view of the immense damage already done to the country!]

Public prosecutors’ debate likely to end today, time limit set to 15 minutes (kh 07/02/2021), Defending lawyers told to end arguments by Feb 12 (ht 08/02/2021), Hearing on HoR dissolution: Chief Justice Rana turns strict on time limit : Orders advocates to end debate instantly (kh 08/02/2021)

Speaker Agni Sapkota files writ petition at Supreme Court against appointments made at constitutional bodies (rep 05/02/2021), SC issues show-cause notice over appointments to constitutional bodies (kh 05/02/2021), SC refuses to grant interim order on Speaker Sapkota’s writ petition against CC appointments (kh 07/02/2021), Show cause notice to govt on new appointments (ht 08/02/2021)

Is Nepal’s judiciary independent? The influence of political parties is the most common threat Nepali judiciary is facing. When judges are appointed based on political affiliation judiciary will be politically influenced, by Abesh Adhikari (rep 03/02/2021)

SC fails to hear case against Prachanda ‘due to lack of time’ (kh 02/02/2021), Supreme Court orders Dahal to furnish written reply on contempt of court charge : Dahal is the seventh person after Oli, four former chief justices and former Speaker Dhungana to be summoned by the court over contempt cases (kp 03/02/2021), SC contempt notice has little effect on Dahal (ht 06/02/2021) [Both Oli and Dahal and many other top politicians from government and parties are contempting the court continuously!]

CJ Rana asks lawyers' organizations to help safeguard independence of judiciary (rep 30/01/2021)

It’s time for parties to register for polls but Oli-Dahal’s legitimacy row remains : Election Commission this week decided not to give legitimacy to either faction of Nepal Communist Party. But with elections nearing, it will have to make a choice, experts say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/01/2021) [Wouldn't it be time for an interim order by the Supreme Court to halt election preparations pending a final decision on the constitutionality of the dissolution of parliament? Nepal is facing irreparable damage!]

Article 93 of constitution : Flouted clause in HoR dissolution, by Pushpa R Joshi (ht 29/01/2021)

Hearing on contempt of court cases filed against PM Oli, ex-speaker Dhungana and four ex-chief justices today (rep 21/01/2021), Supreme Court summons Prime Minister Oli within seven days with written response in contempt of court case : The court has also summoned former Speaker Daman Nath Dhungana and four former chief justices for speaking up on the House dissolution case which is being heard by the Constitutional Bench (kp 28/01/2021)

Justice Malla asks writ petitioners: How long should this case go? (kh 27/01/2021)

Contempt of court case against Oli filed at Supreme Court : Two advocates have filed separate petitions, saying the prime minister disparaged the court and legal practitioners (kp 26/01/2021)

Decoding controversies surrounding writ petitions, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 25/01/2021)

In mocking lawyers and judiciary, Oli is making a mockery of rule of law : Legal experts say ever since he dissolved the House, the prime minister has been making attempts to justify his move and in doing so he has turned the whole situation into a farce, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/01/2021), Former presidents of NBA condemn PM’s remarks (ht 25/01/2021), Ethical question raised against Attorney General Agni Kharel (ht 25/01/2021), Arguments against prime minister’s move continue, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/01/2021)

Lawyers spell out flaws in PM’s move, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 23/01/2021)

Supreme Court asks for House dissolution notice published in Nepal Gazette (rep 21/01/2021), A scrambling Oligovernment produces gazette before court, but it’s backdated : Hiding information and distorting it have been the hallmark of the Oli government and not publishing the House dissolution notice is a major procedural lapse, experts say, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/01/2021)

Advocates demand SC to curb PM Oli’s statement that the parliament cannot be reconstituted (kh 20/01/2021)

Hearing on HoR dissolution: Constitutional Bench fixes time limit for advocacy (kh 20/01/2021), CJ fixes 30 minutes for lawyers to plead their case (ht 21/01/2021)

At House dissolution hearing, advocates prod bench to look to legislative intentStating that constitution does not provide room for the prime minister to dissolve Parliament, lawyers demand debate transcripts and records of charter drafting process, by Binod Ghimire (kp 18/01/2021), What is legislative intent and why lawyers want the Constitutional Bench to look to it : Advocates bring an interview and video clip of Subas Nembang to justices’ notice to argue the point that constitutional provisions be followed not only in letter but in spirit too, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 19/01/2021)

Constitutional Bench to continue hearing petitions against House dissolution : The five-member bench led by chief justice rejects calls for sending the writ petitions to an extended full bench, saying the issue warrants serious constitutional interpretation, by Binod Ghimire (kp 16/01/2021)

Constitutional Bench to continue hearing writs against HoR dissolution : Continuous hearing from Sunday (kh 15/01/2021)

Supreme Court finally issues verdict in favour of new curricula for grade 11 : While private schools had been sticking to the old curriculum, public ones had adopted the new one, by Binod Ghimire (kp 13/01/2021)

Sapana Pradhan Malla replaces Hari Krishna Karki, as Constitutional Bench is set to hear House dissolution case : Karki had recused himself from the bench on January 6 after questions that his presence constituted a conflict of interest (kp 13/01/2021), Petitioners to press for grand full bench, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 13/01/2021), Attorney General At Odds With Demand On Extended Full Bench On HoR Dissolution Case (rn 13/01/2021), Hearing On HoR Dissolution Writ Petition Goes Short Of Time; Next Hearing On Friday (rn 13/01/2021) [With the state and democracy at stake, clarification by the Supreme Court must be a top priority and much faster!], SC keeps HoR dissolution case in ‘on-hearing’ status : Next hearing on Friday (kh 13/01/2021)

Chief justice mandatorily chairing Constitutional Bench exposes a major oversight by charter drafters : Recommendations of Constitutional Council meeting attended by Rana have been challenged at the Constitutional Bench. Can he sit on the bench which has to decide on a case which has his involvement?, by Prithvi Man Shrestha and Binod Ghimire (kp 10/01/2021)

For the region and beyond : Nepal’s institutions have a historic opportunity to make Nepali democracy a model, by Dnyanesh Kamat (kp 10/01/2021)

House dissolution: Final hearing begins today with arguments in favour of writs : The supremacy of the constitution is at stake and it is up to the five-member Constitutional Bench to safeguard constitutionalism and set a good precedent, experts say, by Binod Ghimire (kp 06/01/2021). All eyes on the Supreme Court : The role of the Supreme Court now is to provide a fair interpretation which must protect the spirit of the current constitution, by Abesh Adhikari (rep 06/01/2021), Petitioners seek full bench of Supreme Court in the hearing of house dissolution case (rep 06/01/2021), Advocates, Justices fall out over modus operandi of hearing writs (kh 06/01/2021), Justice Karki announces exiting Constitutional Bench (kh 06/01/2021), SC to conduct next hearing on HoR dissolution on Jan 13 (kh 06/01/2021) [The SC should wait with its decision until the power-addicted politicians have finally destroyed the democratic state!], Karki recuses himself after lawyers question why he was on bench : Next hearing on writs against House dissolution on January 13 will focus on whether the  five-member Constitutional Bench should hear them or send them to extended full  bench, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/01/2021), SC justices advise CJ to send House dissolution case to extended full bench, by Shova Sharma (Setopati 07/01/2021)

Hearings on Constitutional Council ordinance, appointments get deferred : The deferral comes when questions are being raised over the alleged influence of the executive over the judiciary, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/01/2021)

Constitutional Bench asks for reasons for House dissolution, seeks amicus curiae : The five-member bench also asks about the time of the no-confidence motion filed against the Oli government. There are conflicting versions on when it was registered, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/12/2020)

Judicial Committee ensuring justice to local levels, by Pujan Ghimire (kh 23/12/2020), Local Justice Actors Under Scrutiny, by Mukti Rijal (rn 24/12/2020)

Power sharing cases pile up at constitutional bench : Constitutional experts say devolution of power between various tiers of government has been hampered due to bench’s failure to issue verdicts, by Binod Ghimire (kp 09/12/2020)

SC issues verdict against govt’s decision to allow land fragmentation (kh 08/12/2020)

Politicization obstructing easy access to justice, by Buddhabir Bahing (kh 05/12/2020)

Local levels making justice accessible, by Kokila Dhakal (kh 03/12/2020)

Judicial Committees working as local courts, by Bimal Prasad Pokhrel (kh 28/11/2020)

Supreme Court paves way for NCP Vice Chair Gautam to become minister (rep 11/11/2020)

Despite court verdict, Covid patients made to pay for tests, treatment : The Supreme Court quashed its review petition, but the ministry is yet to implement the judiciary’s latest order, by Arjun Poudel (kp 08/11/2020)

Amid dispute, Supreme Court stays implementation of grade 11 curricula : Court rules officials shouldn’t enforce curricula when local governments have authority to manage school education, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/11/2020)

विशेष अदालतको औचित्य र यथार्थ : राज्यको शासन व्यवस्थामा सुशासनको प्राण भर्ने कुनै पनि सरकारी निकाय किमार्थ ओझलमा नपरून्, नपारियून् र पर्न नदिऊँ [The justification and reality of the special court : Let no government body, which is the lifeblood of good governance in the state system of governance, disappear, be overwhelmed and let it fall], by Ashok Kumar Kshetri (ap 06/11/2020)

Govt seeks judicial review of Supreme Court verdict to make PCR test, COVID-19 treatment free : Claiming that the costs of PCR test, COVID-19 treatment had been fixed taking into account the economic situation and capacity of the patients to bear the cost, the health ministry demands an overturn of the apex court’s previous order (rep 02/11/2020), SC declines to review its verdict on free treatment for COVID-19 : Asks Health Minister as to why he should be exempted from action for contempt of court (kh 05/11/2020) [!!!]

फास्ट ट्य्राक कोर्ट : अबको न्यायिक सुधार : कतिपय अवस्थामा अक्षम जनशक्ति, अनुत्तरदायी अधिकारी, झन्झटिलो कार्यविधि, कमजोर न्याय पद्धति र राजनीतिक गुन्डागर्दी एवं पदीय धाक तथा विविध प्रभाव र न्यायिक विचलनका कारण पीडितले प्रभावकारी न्याय पाउनबाट वञ्चित हुनुपरिरहेको छ , by Tek Narayan Kunwar (ka 30/10/2020)

Municipalities want their jurisdiction defined clearly in new local government law : Local governments want legal teeth to allow them to exercise their constitutional authority on school education and also on the registration of businesses, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/10/2020)

Victims of crimes continue to be at the receiving end of panchayat justice : Most of them have no knowledge of legal proceedings while factors like lengthy legal process and financial burden drive them to seek justice from within the community, lawyers say, by Abdhesh Kumar Jha (kp 11/10/2020)

Supreme Court justices, officials catch COVID-19; apex court’s services severely affected (rep 05/10/2020)

SC hearing against Gautam’s nomination to NA begins, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 01/10/2020)

SC allows review of verdict to acquit accused in Ram Hari murder case (kh 01/10/2020)

Convoluted court judgments often leave even lawyers scratching their heads : Legal experts stress the need to simplify the language in court orders, which are so wordy and long-winded that even they struggle to decipher them, let alone the general public, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 27/09/2020),  [For the at least 56 percent of Nepali citizens for whom Nepali is not their mother tongue, the problem is likely to be much greater!]

3 writ petitions filed at SC against Bamdev Gautam (kh 21/09/2020), Supreme Court blocks Bamdev Gautam’s way to the Cabinet, for now : Responding to a writ against Gautam’s nomination to the Assembly, Justice Ananda Mohan Bhattarai has ordered not to give any additional constitutional positions to him, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/09/2020), Supreme Court tells government not to induct Gautam in Cabinet : He will not be able to act as a member of the National Assembly until September 30 (ht 24/09/20210)

Resolve Local Disputes Through Mediation, by Mukti Rijal (rn 17/09/2020)

SC stays removal of ban on land plotting (kh 14/09/2020)

Why is the government ignoring SC’s verdicts on pandemic?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 13/09/2020)

In cases involving members of Chand-led outfit, police are violating court orders : Members of the group have been rearrested multiple times despite courts  ordering their release citing the lack of evidence, by Binod Ghimire (kp 12/09/2020)

Judiciary Placed Under Scrutiny, by Mukti Rijal (rn 27/08/2020)

Will CJ's new initiative end corruption in the judiciary?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 23/08/2020)

Don’t let hospitals deny medical care to anyone: SC to govt (ht 17/08/2020)

Supreme Court cuts down workload amidst COVID pandemic (ht 15/08/2020)

Enhancing Trust In Judiciary, by Kundan Aryal (rn 14/08/2020)

Patan High Court issues interim order barring Sushil Bhatta from assuming office as CEO of investment board: The court has summoned the two parties in the case for a hearing on August 16 to decide the legitimacy of Bhatta’s appointment, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/08/2020), Court clears way for Bhatta to take charge as board chief, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/08/2020)

Nepal Bar Association calls for a mechanism to control corruption in the judiciary: It has concluded that the justice delivery process under the incumbent leadership of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana is not satisfactory (kp 11/08/2020)

Judiciary: Public should maintain restraint on comments about court order/verdicts, by Pankaj Kumar Karn (ht 09/08/2020) [As long as the court decisions are based on existing law and serve the purpose of finding justice, this must be agreed to!]

Court acquits eight police officers charged in connection with Nirmala Pant rape-murder case: The officers were charged with meting out torture and destroying evidence, by Bhawani Bhatta (kp 31/07/2020)

Supreme Court rejects plea to halt compensation hearing (ht 30/07/2020)

SC dissatisfied with its verdicts being questioned (ht 28/07/2020), SC urges all to respect judicial sanctity as it courts public criticisms over a case involving former DIG Koirala (rep) [Decency and moral courage demand that the Supreme Court should also be criticised when, for whatever reason, it condescends to such judgments that call into question the rule of law and the dignity of human beings. In any case, the Chief Justice must explain his decision!]

Attorney general questions Supreme Court verdict on Koirala case: The former DIG of the Armed Police Force convicted of murdering his wife was released Thursday following top court’s order, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/07/2020) [Doubts about the constitutional action of the judiciary!], Calls grow louder to impeach Chief Justice Rana: Verdict to commute a wife murderer’s sentence erodes people’s trust in judiciary, legal practitioners say, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 25/07/2020), Full Division Bench Grants Approval To Review SC's Verdict On Releasing Ex-DIG Koirala (rn 26/07/2020), SC excludes seven justices from list of justices hearing govt’s review petition against verdict to release ex-DIG Koirala (rep 26/07/2020), Supreme Court orders review of the decision by a bench comprising chief justice on Ranjan Koirala case: A three-justice bench questions the rationale behind Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana and Justice Tej Bahadur KC’s verdict to commute Koirala’s sentence from life imprisonment to eight and a half years for murdering his wife, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 27/07/2020)

First consumer court expected to open within this fiscal year: One-third of the 1,869 firms inspected in the last fiscal year were found to be engaged in dishonest practices, by Krishana Prasain (kp 17/07/2020)

Special Court gives clean chit to Tilak Rawal, Paudyal and Himalaya Pande (ht 17/07/2020)

Supreme Court asks government why Nepalis working in India are not considered to be in ‘foreign employment’: Petitioners say excluding work in India from the foreign employment category is discriminatory towards Nepali workers, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 13/07/2020)

Supreme Court says government cannot restrict anyone from travel: Barring Lenin Bista from visiting Thailand was unconstitutional and against International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, full text of the verdict says, by Binod Ghimire (kp 11/07/2020)

Apex Court’s Vital Rulings During Lockdown, by Jivesh Jha (rn 07/07/2020)

Supreme Court issues show-cause notice over delay in election of deputy speaker: Constitutional experts say it is unfortunate that the court had to remind officials to make plans to elect a member of Parliament to the key position, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/06/2020)

The government has not followed most of the Supreme Court’s 23 rulings related to the pandemic: Interim orders related to proper management of quarantine facilities and the repatriation of migrant workers have all either been ignored or were belatedly followed, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/06/2020) [Nepal's leading politicians are neither interested in the fundamentals of democracy nor do they understand the aspect of the separation of powers. As soon as they are in power, they believe to possess absolute rights!]

SC seeks PM's reply over order violation charges (rep 25/06/2020)

Apex court stays COVID quarantine guideline: Makes PCR test mandatory before discharging those showing no symptom from quarantines (ht 24/06/2020)

Reports suspect police negligence, political protection for murderers in Rukum killings: They doubt a strong case will be presented to prosecute the perpetrators, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/07/2020)

Supreme Court orders government to use welfare fund to repatriate Nepali workers stranded abroad: Tens of thousands of Nepalis willing to return home are still stranded for a lack of money to buy air tickets and clarity on repatriation modality, Sangam Prasain & Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 17/06/2020)

Supreme Court orders government to allow taxpayers a month after lockdown ends: Authorities ordered not to implement tax notice and make justifiable review at places where people continue to face difficulties (kp 12/06/2020)

Married daughter entitled to inherit parental property: SC, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 12/06/2020)

Supreme Court asks why state shouldn’t pay for repatriation of migrant workers: Petitioners say the government’s repatriation plan contradicts the provisions of the Foreign Employment Act, as well as the constitution, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 08/06/2020)

Supreme Court orders govt to provide goods to needy for preventing COVID-19 pandemic (rep 01/06/2020)

Supreme Court’s broader bench says lockdown days to be counted as ‘zero period’: It says all court dates could be furnished 30 days after the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/05/2020)

Biplav outfit leader Bandhu Chand released after 14 months (kh 06/05/2020) [The Bandhu Chand case is a prime example of the criminal contempt of judicial decisions by the Oli government!]

SC orders govt to fully implement sentence determination Act (rep 30/04/2020)

SC rejects govt’s request to review verdict on transitional justice (rep 27/04/2020), Supreme Court thwarts attempt to retain amnesty provisions in transitional justice law: The government now has no option but to amend the law to adhere to the court’s February 2015 landmark order, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/04/2020)

Nepal Police’s refusal to register Surendra Yadav abduction case raises questions about its neutrality: Many believe police are acting on order from on high to not register the case, especially since: it involves powerful political actors and a former chief of police, by Shuvam Dhungana Tika R Pradhan (kp 27/04/2020), Police refuse to book former IG, NCP MPs (ht 27/04/2020), NC, RPP and People's Socialist Party demand legal action against those involved in 'kidnapping' lawmaker Yadav (rep 28/04/2020), After police, district attorney also refuses to register complaint against alleged kidnapping of lawmaker Yadav: District attorney asked the complainants to leave an application, but didn’t file the complaint, Janata Samajbadi leaders said (kp 29/04/2020)

SC seeks govt explanation over its delay to release detainees involved in petty crimes (rep 17/04/2020)

Court issues interim order to rescue workers stranded abroad: At least 20,000 Nepalis stranded in various Indian states wish to return home (kp 17/04/2020), SC asks govt to bring back migrant Nepalis stranded in foreign lands, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 17/04/2020) [The SC decision is an order to the government, not a request. The Oli government must implement this court decision immediately!Apex court orders govt to repatriate Nepali nationals stranded abroad (rep 17/04/2020)

Hopes of Nepalis stuck abroad dashed (ht 26/03/2020) [This is tantamount to justifying a temporary exile!]

Nepal courts to remain shut for two weeks amid COVID-19 fear (Khabarhub 20/03/2020), Supreme Court to halt non-urgent proceedings (ht 21/03/2020), Courts to remain closed for two weeks, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 21/03/2020)

Court registrar to handle juvenile cases (ht 02/03/2020)

Supreme Court orders contempt of court case against four police officials, including the Nepal Police chief: The order comes following the arrest of three Chand party members from the Supreme Court premises immediately after their release on February 17, by Shuvam Dhungana (kp 01/03/2020)

Regulate ride-sharing services: Patan High Court (ht 14/02/2020)

Courts hire lawyers to work pro bono, but litigants don’t know they’re there: The law says senior citizens, the poor and disabled, can hire court-sponsored lawyers for free, but they often hire attorneys they cannot afford, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 11/02/2020)

SC acquits defendant convicted of trafficking: The SC invoked Section 144 of the new penal code to rule in favour of Shobha Badi (kp 11/02/2020)

Supreme Court quashes contempt of court case against Kantipur: The case was filed two years ago over a series of stories published in Kantipur daily on then chief justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli (kp 07/02/2020)

NBA condemns govt for 'disobeying court order' (rep 01/02/2020))

Bagmati Provincial government allocates Rs 20 million to judicial committees: Keeping in view the poor performance, the provincial government has taken initiatives to reform the judicial committees, by Pratap Bista (kp 31/01/2020)

Local judicial committees lack the expertise to resolve disputes: As most of the office-bearers lack educational qualification and legal knowledge, this has become a major impediment for victims seeking justice (kp 30/01/2020)

SC seeks implementation report on its Fewa order, by Prashant Lamichhane (rep 30/01/2020)

Victims of domestic violence prefer police to judicial committee for justice: Most of the people’s representatives in the judicial committee do not have the legal knowledge to settle disputes, by Tripti Shahi (kp 29/01/2020)

Supreme Court refrains from squashing Sapkota’s election as Speaker: Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla refused to issue an interim order but instructed the Home Ministry and police to present a progress report on the case within 30 days, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/01/2020) [Someone accused of such a capital crime is not qualified for public office as long as his innocence has not been proven in court!]

Govt disobeys SC order to recognize Sonaha community (rep 26/01/2020) [The govt continuouslybelieves to be above the law! How will the separation of powers ever be realised in Nepal?]

Chief Justice says govt must implement SC directives (rep 13/01/2020)) [This is true for a functioning democracy, but Nepal's politicians do not understand the fundamental principles of democracy and separation of powers!]

80% of verdicts in work abroad scams go unimplemented: Complex nexus of manpower agencies and feckless government bodies result in insurmountable suffering for victims, by Bhasha Sharma (rep 05/01/2020)

NBA Mahottari boycotts district judge (ht 02/01/2020)

Supreme Court refuses to register petition demanding a review of its verdict on Ncell tax: A full verdict of the court last month had fixed outstanding tax dues of the telecom company at Rs21.1 billion against tax authority’s claim of Rs39.06 billion, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 25/12/2019), What Ncell tax dispute is all about: Confusions arose early on whether to tax the mega buyout deal. Campaigners later pressured government authorities and the court to recover the tax dues. Now an international tribunal has ruled in Ncell's favour as tax authorities didn't defend the case, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/12/2019)

C directive against inhumane animal transportation (ht 24/12/2019)

Govt told not to collect CGT from Ncell: A US-based international court issues interim order, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 20/12/2019), Confusion reigns over Ncell’s tax liability after international tribunal’s provisional order: International arbitration body’s ruling that Ncell does not need to pay any capital gains tax contradicts a ruling by Nepal’s Supreme Court, by Prithvi Man Shrtestha (kp 23/12/2019), Ncell gets 15-day ultimatum to pay CGT: ICSID’s interim order to be discussed with govt: LTO by Sujan Dhungana (ht 23/12/2019)

Sustaining traditional justice with new rules: The close-knit Santhal community is finally opening up to state mechanisms, after a long history of discrimination, by Binu Timsina (kp 17/12/2019)

JC fails to name SC justice (ht 12/12/2019), JC seeks alternative to Baidik (rep 12/12/2019)

Madhesi inclusion in judiciary still a far cry (ht 08/12/2019)

JC member’s bid to join SC as justice: Nepal Bar Association, jurists say Baidik’s  move will adversely affect the dignity of JC, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 06/12/2019), Bar JC members from becoming judges: NBA (ht 07/12/2019)

Contempt of court charge lodged against bigwigs (rep 30/11/2019)

Should lawyers accept cases that are morally questionable? Ultimately, it is up to the court to decide whether someone is innocent or guilty—not the lawyer, by Sushrey Nepal (kp 22/11/2019)

Judicial Council recommends high court judges (ht 21/11/2019)

Morang court tells elected representatives not to provide any services to convicts at large: The district court called the representatives of all 17 local bodies in the district, police administration and the district land revenue office at the meeting and provided them with the list of the convicts at large, by Binu Timsina (kp 21/11/2019)

Even after four years of Supreme Court decision, Kathmandu remains plastered with visual pollutants: The Judgment Execution Directorate has once again asked government authorities to implement the 2015 Supreme Court decision and submit a progress report within seven days, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 16/11/2019)

Full texts of top court verdicts rarely on time, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 09/11/2019)

Reviving trust in judiciary: Onus of cultivating public trust in judiciary lies on professionals engaged in justice delivery process. Institutional capability of justice delivery is a core component in shaping that trust, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 22/10/2019)

Constitutional bench of Supreme Court repeals provincial laws for the first time: The legislation, related to salaries that local representatives were receiving, contradicted the constitution, according to the bench, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 19/10/2019), Verdict needs review: For spending long hours in the office and doing all the people’s work, should they be denied a salary? (ht 21/10/2019)

JC tells CJ to sack Pokhara HC judge (ht 19/10/2019)

Dealing with young offenders: Diversion is a new concept in the juvenile justice system that emphasises reform instead of punishment, by Krishna Sjova Suwal (kp 11/10/2019)

While the entire country takes a four-day holiday, Nepal’s courts go on a two-week break: The decision to take a 15-day holiday is especially concerning given that thousands of cases remain pending at the courts, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 03/10/2019)

Ineffective Constitutional Bench will hamper implementation of constitution and federalism, experts say: Legal experts say there is a need to create a separate constitutional court to deal with disputes, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/09/2019)

Judicial committees lack infrastructure, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 16/09/2019)

Supreme Court stays IoM’s MBBS entrance test (ht 07/09/2019)

Can House panel cross-examine SC verdicts? No, say legal experts as unwarranted interference in judicial process will erode judicial independence (ht 07/09/2019), Parliamentary panel to study court decisions on NCELL tax case (rep) [???]

Law Ministry holds the key to setting up Nepal’s first consumer court: The court will make traders pay compensation to consumers affected by market misconduct, by Krishana Prasain (kp 01/09/2019)

SC jolt for govt on Sagarnath Forest: Stays decision to bring it under the federal government’s jurisdiction, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 31/08/2019)

Judicial committees in mediation: Keep rural ethos intact, by Mukti Rijal (ht 28/08/2019)

SC orders compensation for wrongfully convicted cop: Another cop confesses to stealing service revolvers for which his colleague was sentenced to four years, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 26/08/2019)

Another HC judge under JC scanner quits (ht 26/08/2019)

Kathmandu Metropolitan City to set up mediation centres in all 32 wards: The metropolitan city has 75 trained mediators who will help resolve complaints and cases at the local level, by Anup Ojha (kp 23/08/2019)

SC allows OAG to file review petition against its recent verdict (ht 23/08/2019)

Judge quits before probe endsJC was probing a serious charge against Pokhara HC judge (ht 20/08/2019)

Ruling party opposes military court verdict (ht 19/08/2019)

Former judges to scrutinise SC judgments: Say the structure of Judicial Council need to be changed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 16/08/2019), ‘JC’s actions can undermine independence of judiciary’: ‘If JC were to punish judges then no one would get bail’ (ht 18/08/2019), Make reforms in JC: The Judicial Council must reform from within so that the lower court judges can act independently without fear of its reprisal (ht 19/08/2019)

Judicial committees sans legal experts (ht 12/08/2019)

How many judges Nepal needs? The government is planning to double existing number of judges in Nepal’s courts by amending the constitution. Does it have to? How many judges does the country need at the moment?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 12/08/2019)

‘Laws governing   formation of constitutional bench need to be changed’ (ht 06/08/2019)

378 plaints registered in KMC’s judicial committee (ht 01/08/2019)

Mediation At Local Level, by Mukti Rijal (rn 01/08/2019)

Supreme Court  blow for Sumargi: Must pay at least Rs 25 cr to NTA by tomorrow or NST may lose licence, by Umesh Poudel (ht 31/07/2019)

Judicial Council orders probe against four judges, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 30/07/2019)

SC rejects ex-IGP Thakuri's review plea (rep 26/07/2019)

SC orders action against three HC judges (ht 26/07/2019)

Govt mulls doubling number of SC justices to tackle case backlog, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 19/07/2019)

Most local judicial committees in Province 5 are idle for lack of office space: Lack of physical infrastructure, employees, legal knowledge, awareness in the grass roots level are the major challenges behind the poor functioning of the body, by Madhab Aryal, Birendra KC, Manoj Poudel and Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 19/07/2019)

Reforms in judiciary: No strategic reform plan can make the judiciary effective unless it makes reforms from within and wins the public trust (ht 18/07/2019)

New strategic plan to bolster people’s trust in judiciary [ht 17/07/2019]

Judiciary plans to settle all 3-year-old petitions by next year (rep 17/07/2019)

Mediation Centres At The Local Level, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 27/06/2019)

Three HC judges face punitive action, by Ram Kumar Kamat (kp 20/06/2019)

Chitwan court finds Maoist activists guilty of tearing ballot papersat local poll: Next hearing to hand down punishment, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 14/06/2019), Court convicts 2 Maoists for tearing up ballots in Chitwan, by Sabita Shrestha (rep 15/06/2019)

Juvenile cases on the rise in Rupandehi, but the court fails to use its child-friendly room: The law states that every court should have a separate  room for the hearing of juvenile cases, by Amrita Anmol (kp 12/06/2019)

Top court postpones hearing on petition against 2015 ruling on transitional justice for 22nd time: Continued deferrals amid delay in amending Transitional Justice Act concern conflict victims, by Binod Ghimire (kp 07/06/2019)

Devolving the judiciary: New and old structural challenges remain in federalism and access to justice, by George Varughese and Iain Payne (nt 24/05/2019)

Bar Association to reconsider process to send its representative to Judicial Council: Bar President Shrestha was recently involved in an altercation with Judicial Council representative Sitaula over judge and justice nominations, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 15/05/2019)

Federalism, rule of law and the judiciary: The Constitution alone cannot reshape a culture that accepts impunity, backroom deals and horse-trading as normal, by George Varughese and Iain Payne (nt 10/05/2019)

Makwanpur court fails to maintain case settlement rateSudden rise in divorce rate due to new civil and criminal codes has led to stockpiling of cases, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/05/2019)

Bhaktapur court transfers govt land to private party, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 09/05/2019)

Supreme Court quashes writ petition challenging Sharma’s appointment, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/05/2019)

Mediation can increase people’s access to justice, says CJ Rana (ht 30/04/2019)

TJ bodies receive 60 applications for chairs, members , by Roshan S Nepal (ht 26/04/2019)

Top secret: The current practice of secrecy in the judicial appointment process is hampering justice delivery, by Sakun Bhandari (kp 22/04/2019)

Supreme Court issues an interim order to stop Kathmandu District Court’s ban on PUBG, by Nayak Paudel (kp 20/04/2019)

Committee files motion to vacate Supreme Court ruling on Sudhir Basnet’s housing project, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/04/2019)

PHC clears SC justices for appointment, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 19/04/2019)

Emphasis On Mediation, by Mukti Rijal (rn 18/04/2019)

Role of JC, PHC questioned (ht 17/04/2019)

Verdict on Nagdhunga-Kalanki road expansion has knock-on effect on other projects: Locals who were ready to give up land for road expansion are now  seeking compensation in line with the Supreme Court’s order, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/04/2019)

Legal and constitutional experts find fault with Judicial Council’s structure, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 10/04/2019)

JC asked to rescind decision on SC justices (ht 09/04/2019)

Lack of know-how renders judicial committees ineffective at local levels (ht 09/04/2019)

Tools of impunity and political control: The politicisation of the judiciary has led to the erosion of the public’s trust in it, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 08/04/2019)

Scrap parliamentary hearing for CJ, urge judges (ht 06/04/2019), ‘Judiciary in the clutches of interest groups’ (rep 06/04/2019)

Imbalance of powers: The independence of Nepal’s courts is becoming more precarious (kp 04/04/2019)

5 SC justices, 18 HC judges proposed: Eleven advocates among the nominees, 3 for SC, 8 for HC (ht 03/04/2019), Judicial Council’s judge picks draw flak from a section of legal fraternity: Senior advocates question competence of appointees and accuse the council of promoting nepotism akin to Rana regime, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/04/2019), Nomination of Supreme Court justices draws flak for not being inclusive: The decision violates constitutional provision on proportional inclusion, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 04/04/2019)

SC issues directive on waiver of elders’ sentence, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/04/2019), Order likely to pressure govt to decide on Sobhraj (ht 02/04/2019), Apex court tells government to make sentence waiver provision for senior citizens, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 02/04/2019)

Judicial Council forms panel to probe dubious release of gold smuggling suspects: Eight Biratnagar High Court judges recalled for inquiry, by Nayak Paudel (kp 20/03/2019)

Local Adjudication Under Scanner, by Mukti Rijal (rn 28/02/2019)

New criminal code implemented first time (ht 26/02/2019)

SC orders govt to decide on Sobhraj term waiver (rep 25/02/2019)

Banks still struggling to implement court order to retrieve Sumargi’s money: It’s a month and a half since the Nepal Investment Bank was told to get the money withdrawn by  the controversial businessman back to his account, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/02/2019) [When will the judges who ordered the release of the money in December 2018 be called to account?]

Deepak Raj Joshee resigns as Supreme Court justice, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/02/2019)

Warming the bench: Immediate and long-term plans are needed to make the constitutional bench effective, by Krishna Man Pradhan (kp 17/02/2019)

SC begins hearings on petitions against Agni Sapkota (rep 16/02/2019)

JC names justice to probe bribery charge against judge Baniya (rep 15/02/2019)

JC reshuffles High Court judges (rep 14/02/2019)

Computer operator serving as acting judge in Mugu (kp 13/02/2019) [???]

Youth denied citizenship despite SC order (ht 05/02/2019)

SC rules its writ runs on military court, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 31/01/2019), Landmark verdict: The June 19 verdict of the Supreme Court has given a strong message that no army personnel is above the law (kp 01/02/2019)

Top court gets new chief registrar (kp 24/01/2019)

Biratnagar High Court chief judge faces action: Bhurtel is the sixth judge facing action in the past week, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 22/01/2019)

Pashupati road being operated against Supreme Court directive, by Anup Ojha (kp 22/01/2019)

Former governor released on bail (kp 22/01/2019)

Rana vows to fix judiciary, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/01/2019)

High court judges face action in 33 kg gold case, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 18/01/2019), CJ summons 9 High Court judges over suspected deviations, by Bhasha Sharma (rep 18/01/2019), CJ Rana denies facing political pressure (ht 21/01/2019)

Informal Justice Institutions, by Mukti Rijal (rn 17/01/2019)

Court orders release of Chand’s cadres (kp 16/01/2019)

Government to reform judiciary: Law ministerLaws have been formulated to ensure people’s rights (kp 14/01/2019)

Top court quashes interim order to let Sumargi withdraw frozen money: With the money withdrawn, legal experts say it must be deposited back, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 09/01/2019), SC refuses order enabling Sumargi to withdraw money after most of it already withdrawn (rep 09/01/2019), Confusion persists over getting Sumargi’s money back to bank, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/01/2019), SC tells banks to get Sumargi's withdrawn money redeposited: ‘Issue may require action under money laundering charge’ (rep 11/01/2019), Money laundering glare on Sumargi (ht 11/01/2019), Supreme Court sends letters on Sumargi case: Nepal Rastra Bank and Nepal Investment Bank Limited told to recover the money withdrawn by the controversial businessman, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/01/2019)

Govt begins amendment discussions with Madhes parties: Prime Minister Oli has promised to study the possibility of withdrawing cases against those RJPN cadres who are currently serving jail-term, according to RJPN leaders (rep 05/01/2019) [Such legal matters do not fall within the decision-making scope of the executive! The separation of powers is an essential characteristic of a democratic constitutional state!]

Civil servants adjustment: SC summons govt over ordinance provisions, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 05/01/2019)

Joshee will not be assigned benches: Chief Justice Rana (kp 03/01/2019), Justice Joshee removed from constitutional bench (ht 04/01/2019)

JC’s Functions In Confusion, by Mukti Rijal (rn 03/01/2019)

House panel endorses Rana as chief justice: Rana tells lawmakers he will give no room for criticism against him and the judiciary during his tenure, by Binod Ghimire (kp 02/01/2019) [Then please do everything to make criticism unnecessary! There have been some doubtful decisions as well as malpractice in recent weeks!]

High court overturns district court verdict (ht 02/01/2019)

Writ against local judicial committees (kp 01/01/2019)

Rana's vow to remove middlemen fails to impress (rep 01/01/2019), CJ nominee Rana 'privatized' Chhapkaiya pond, by Ritesh Tripathi (rep 01/01/2018)

Supreme Court acquits murder convict mayor: Kushwaha arrives home in chartered helicopter; Public holiday to celebrate release, by Shiva Puri (kp 30/12/2018) [????? Cases of the release of convicted criminals have been accumulating in recent weeks!]

SC annuls action against Social Science Baha (rep 28/12/2018)

Apex court won’t issue interim order on JMC case, by Nayak Paudel (kp 28/12/2018)

Nine plaints against chief justice nominee: Questions raised over his rulings from district, appeallate and apex courts, by Binod Ghimire (kp 28/12/2018), Serious allegations against CJ nominee Rana at hearings committee (rep 28/12/2018)

SC issues short-term stay to let Sumargi withdraw USD 7m blocked by NRB (rep 28/12/2018), Experts raise alarm over court order, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 29/12/2018)

Away with hearing system: Our parliamentary hearing system has not become anything more than a ritual. We need to do away with it through constitution amendment, by Arzoo Karki and Sagar Baral (rep 24/12/2018)

SC acquits Deuba, Congress of contempt of court (rep 22/12/2018)

SC reverses own convictions for bank fraud (rep 21/12/2018)

Timely verdict; While the provision of life sentence till death will act as deterrence the judicial system also needs to impart justice prudently (ht 21/12/2018)

Apex court Justice Rana hearing starts: Parliamentary Hearing Committee to receive complaints against Rana for 10 days (kp 17/12/2018)

In search of judicial independence: The judicial council has not addressed the federal aspirations of the people, by Praveen Kumar Yadav and Mohan Kumar Karna (kp 17/12/2018)

SC lets Manange appeal against conviction: Decision means appellate court verdict against him not final; He can get ourt of jail if court allows him to post bail, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/12/2018) [???], Deepak Manange released after SC’s order (rep 22/12/2018) [???], Manange lays claim to state legislature seat, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 28/12/2018) [???]

Rana picked to head Supreme Court: Poised to serve full four years, first since 1995, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 14/12/2018)

Wheels of justice: An empowered and independent judiciary strengthens the foundation of democracy and keeps the wheels of justice turning (ht 14/12/2018)

New chief justice suspense lingers as PM Oli defers council meeting: Meeting postponed for the third time to December 20, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 12/12/2018) [???]

New law envisages separate court for children (ht 09/12/2018)

Oli postpones Constitutional Council meeting, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/12/2018)

Dr KC concerned over 'growing 'mafia influence in judiciary' (rep 06/12/2018)

Goodbye, Your Honour: The outgoing chief justice’s interest in particular cases seems unusual (kp 04/12/2018)

Constitutional Council likely to pick Rana as next chief justice: Rejected Joshee makes it to the list again as seniormost justice, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 28/11/2018) [????], JC recommendations draw mixed views (rep 29/11/2018), Constitutional Council fails to pick chief justice candidate: Saturday’s council meeting to recommend leaders of new constitutional commissions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/12/2018)

Pokhara people hail Supreme Court order on Lake Fewa: Supreme Court says implement recommendations of Lamichhane Commission report; Civil society leader Ram Bahadur Paudel says Supreme Court has sent a strong message that no one should encroach upon natural heritage, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 24/11/2018)

Constitutional bench gets full shape, resumes work (rep 15/11/2018)

Court hearing on Tikapur carnage delayed (ht 06/11/2018)

Judicial committees lack separate rooms in Jhapa (ht 06/11/2018)

‘Rules governing process of constitutional bench flawed’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 05/11/2018)

SC lets convicted NTB ex-chief file appeal while free on bail (rep 01/11/2018)

Sacking of Gorkhapatra GM stayed (ht 01/11/2018)

Without a clue: There is much confusion about the exact role and duties of the judicial committees, by Sandhya Sitoula and Niresh Chapagain (kp 31/10/2018), Judicial panels in Jajarkot fail to deliver (ht 02/11/2018)

Apex court’s constitutional bench ineffective, many cases pending, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 29/10/2018)

Courts crippled by staff shortages, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 24/10/2018)

The third branch: Establishing judicial committees at all 753 municipalities is great, but it has a long way to go, by Krishna Man Pradhan (kp 22/10/2018)

Bench sits idle as disputes simmer, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 17/10/2018)

Judicial committees: The teething problems, by Krishna Man Pradhan (ht 12/10/2018)

CJ calls for media sensitivity over sub-judice matters (rep 10/10/2018) [Opening the way for suppression of press freedom?]

Legal eagles question relevance of constitutional bench, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 09/10/2018)

Govt can't acquire private land without giving compensation: SC, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 27/09/2018)

For fifth time, Supreme Court orders govt to release CPN spokesperson (ht 26/09/2018)

SC tells govt to control pollution (ht 26/09/2018)

Judiciary seeks 1,339 new staff: If Cabinet approves the proposal, the apex court plans to add 424 new positions including one registrar, 52 deputy registrars and 150 section officers in the first year (kp 25/09/2018)

Ruling party members in signature drive to ‘impeach’ Justice Joshee (kp 21/09/2018), NCP prepares impeachment motion against Justice Joshee: Signature campaign put on hold to see if he resigns (rep 21/09/2018), NC objects to ruling party’s plan to impeach Joshee: Impeachment is not an arm to use in ordinary situation, says lawmaker Adhikary (kp 24/09/2018)

Mediation gaining currency as tool to settle cases out of court, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/09/2018)

Judicial committees still struggles to deliver justice, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 18/09/2018)

Bishwakarma arrested again (rep 15/09/2018), Top Court not pleased by Biswokarma’s detention (kp 15/09/2018), SC warns govt of contempt of court: Orders release of spokesperson for CPN Khadge Prasad Bishwakarma (ht 15/09/2018)

Court Frees SSP Lohani in Gold Case (kp 15/09/2018), Court orders release of two more suspects in gold case (kp 17/09/2018)

33 kg Gold Smuggling Case: High Court upholds Morang court’s order to keep 3 accused in custody (14/09/2018)

Ministry forms media panel to review new code (kp 12/09/2018)

Mishra appointed chief justice (kp 11/09/2018), Justice Mishra vows results: Supreme Court ‘will monitor justices’ (kp 12/09/2018), Rejected as CJ, Joshee resumes office as justice (rep 12/09/2018), Joshee’s stay ‘unfavourable’, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 14/09/2018)

Krishna Prasad’s murder case: Chitwan Distrct Court acquits 12 accused, y Ramesh Kumar Poudel (kp 10/09/2018), Ganga Maya decides to move High Court (ht 11/09/20198)

Police re-arrest Bhujel from court (kp) [Deliberate disregard for the rule of law! The government obviously thinks to have inherited absolute rights from the former king!]

SC stresses criminal liability for serious medical negligence, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 06/09/2018)

Four complaints against CJ nominee Mishra (rep 06/09/2018)

SC orders Home Ministry to release Bishwokarma (kp 04/09/2018), Maoist leader Bishwokarma taken to Bhojpur (kp 05/09/2018), SC takes strong exception to Bishwakarma’s repeated arrests (rep 05/09/2018)

Supreme Court Interim order to stop animal cruelty (kp 27/08/2018)

Government told to take Bishwokarma to court: Oli administration’s indecent behaviour irks NHRC (kp 27/08/2018)

Municipality’s judiciary committee helping locals in social disputes, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 27/08/2018)

Fear of breaching law prevents judicial committees from deciding cases, by Devendra Basnet (rep 26/08/2018)

Council chooses Mishra to head Supreme Court, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 24/08/2018)

Parliamentary hearings: The appointment of judges is an integral aspect of the independence of the judiciary, by Prakritee Yonzon (kp 24/08/2018)

Few cases at courts after new civil codes take effect, by Nagendra Upadhyaya and DB Budha (rep 21/08/2018)

Joshee likely to extend leave (kp 19/08/2018), Joshee not to resign; seeks six-day casual leave, to await CC decision, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/08/2018)

Judicial committees have failed to function properly, says report (ht 18/08/2018)

Court hearing begins in Tikapur carnage case (kp 16/08/2018)

Nepal’s first consumer court expected soon (kp 16/08/2018)

Province 2 state minister surrenders to court: Freed on general date after hearing, by Ajit Tiwari and Santosh Singh (kp 14/08/2018), Murder-accused Province 2 state minister released without bail, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 14/08/2018) [???], Court releases two suspects (kp 15/08/2018), Murder-convict mayor freed without bail, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 15/08/2018)

Protecting the Sanctity of Judiciary, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 11/08/2018)

Judicial Committees for Mediation, by Mukti Rijal (rn 09/08/2018)

Rejection of Joshi as CJ, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 09/08/2018)

Stop politicization of judiciary (rep 05/08/2018), Mishra to take charge as Joshee files for SC leave, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/08/2018), Acting CJ defends his degree (kp 05/08/2018), Joshee demands independent probe into his credentials: To go on leave from Sunday (rep 05/08/2018), House panel’s move against separation of powers, says Nepali Congress (kp 05/08/2018), Judge’s hearing: If Joshee is on the wrong side, he should face legal action, but from PHC members, independent decisions are expected (ht 06/08/2018)

Ruling MPs threaten to impeach Joshee: Move comes in the backdrop of the committee remaining indecisive for more than a week after hearing CJ nominee Joshee whether he is fit for the top judiciary position (kp 03/08/2018) [If the accusations are true, then he would not only be unsuitable for the post of CJ, but for a judgeship at all! This would call into question the entire judiciary!], Linger no longer: House panel should not delay further on the appointment of chief justice (kp 03/08/2018), In a first, hearing committee rejects chief justice nominee, by Binod Ghimire (kp 04/08/2018), Parliament rejects Joshee as chief justice: First ever CC nominee to be rejected in parliamentary hearingsFirst ever CC nominee to be rejected in parliamentary hearings, by Ashok Dahal (rep 04/08/2018), What will happen at the judiciary now?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 04/08/2018), Interference in independent judiciary: NBA (kp 04/08/2018), Congress meet to discuss course after Joshee’s rejection (rep 04/08/2018), Failed Candidate For Chief Justice, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (04/08/2018)

Encroachment upon Hanumandhoka palace premises: Supreme Court summons building owner (kp 31/07/2018)

Adhikari becomes DLA-Nepal chair: The national convention of lawyers association also elected a new working committee for three years (kp 31/07/2018) [Lawyers should organise themselves along party-political lines!]

Acting Chief Justice faces 5 complaints: House panel to grill him on Thursday (kp 24/07/2018), Acting CJ Joshee skips majority of questions in House hearing: Decision on recommendation due today, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/07/2018), PHSC may endorse Joshee for CJ today (rep 27/07/2018), PHSC puts off decision on CJ nominee Joshee: SLC certificate under question (rep 28/07/2018), Ruling MPs seek ‘word’ from Joshee before his pick (kp 29/07/2018), Hearing panel’s verdict due today: Chief justice nominee Joshee’s fate hangs in the balance, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 30/07/2018), Divided panel fails to endorse CJ pick; Process yet to begin for hearing of Uday Raj Pandey and Neel Kantha Uprety (kp 31/07/2018) [The politicisation of the judiciary continues unabated!], Joshee: Will not step down (kp 31/07/2018), Is delay in confirming CJ nominee a threat to judicial independence?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 31/07/2018), Hearing panel may put Joshee’s fate to vote (kp 01/08/2018), More evidence against Joshee makes endorsement harder: Ruling party lawmakers gather additional evidence against his eligibility (rep 01/08/2018), Joshee meets PM after PHC indecision: SC secretariat, CIAA joint team to visit school to resolve certificate controversy, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 01/08/2018), Stalemate over CJ continues (kp 02/08/2018), Hearings committee again puts off decision on Joshee (rep 02/08/2018)

79 high court judges transferred (rep 23/07/2018)

The conundrum: Judicial committees were meant to be courts, and their members were meant to be judges, by Namit Wagley (kp 17/07/2018)

SC issues interim order against Monetary Policy (kp 14/07/2018), SC quashes govt decision to dismiss four top officials (kp 14/07/2018), Top court stay order against ban on rallies to continue (kp 14/07/2018), SC tells govt to submit decision file on protest ban in capital (rep 14/07/2018)

SC stays decisions to dismiss 2 chiefs (kp 13/07/2018), SC stays govt decision to sack two Deuba appointees (rep 13/07/2018)

NCP draws flak for undermining judiciary (ht 12/07/2018)

Advocates accuse judges of taking bribes: Bar protest obstructs High Court hearings for fifth day, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 02/07/2018)

Govt told to compensate owners for acquired land (ht 29/06/2018)

People can question judiciary’s decisions, says Law minister (kp 27/06/2018)

Judiciary hit by staff shortage: Acting CJ (kp 25/06/2018), Acting CJ complains of insufficient budget, staffers (rep 27/06/2018)

Kavre announces plans to expedite justice delivery, by Madhusudan Guragain (rep 24/06/2018)

Judges complain lack of human resource including judges at courts (rep 23/06/2018)

Special court to look into conflict-era cases (ht 22/06/2018)

SC tells poll body to clarify over NCP (kp 18/06/2018)

‘Reconciliation’ first priority for judicial committees, by Arjun Oli (rep 17/06/2018)

Bill aims to reduce SC case load (rep 15/06/2018)

Chief Justice likely to be recommended today (kp 12/06/2018), Acting CJ Joshee named chief justice: Council to recommend CIAA chief in its next meeting, by Tika R. Prahan (kp 13/06/2018), Joshee recommended as new Chief Justice (kp 13/06/2018), Constitutional Council recommends Joshee as Chief Justice (ht 13/06/2018)

‘Govt to review judiciary posts’: Law minister says chief justice will be named before hearing committee is formed (kp 11/06/2018)

Justice delivery by local units ineffective due to lack of legal knowledge, by Nagendra Upadhyay and Ginda KC (rep 11/06/2018)

SC orders govt to bar heavy vehicles from BP Highway (kp 05/06/2018)

Dispute related to jurisdiction over local resources causes confusion (ht 30/05/2018)

Court upholds decision to cut medical fees: Private medical colleges had moved the court demanding scrapping of Rs2.2m fee ceiling (kp 29/05/2018)

Inexperienced judicial committee heads find justice delivery challenging, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 27/05/2018)

Khadka attempts to mislead court (rep 23/05/2018)

‘File appeal in Supreme Court against Chakre Milan acquittal’ (kp 22/05/2018)

Rautahat court jails serial killer for 52 years, by Shiva Puri (kp 20/05/2018)

SC show cause over customs duty on sugar (kp 15/05/2018), SC stays govt’s decision to raise import duty on sugar (ht 15/05/2018)

Staff crunch in courts affecting justice delivery (ht 14/05/2018)

Clear encroachment around Phewa Lake: SC (ht 30/04/2018), Dismantle illegal structures on Fewa shores: SC (rep 30/04/2018), Pokhara folk welcome court’s decision, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 01/05/2018), SC orders govt to probe if Shakya's resort has encroached upon Fewa (rep 04/05/2018)

Acting CJ’s meeting with Dahal ‘cause for concern’ (ht 24/04/2018)

SC seeks DoE’s copy of climate change laws (kp 24/04/2018)

Court rejects writ against Parajuli (kp 20/04/2018)

Public holiday is not a right: SC (rep 20/04/2018)

SC directs govt to set criteria to select envoy (kp 19/04/2018)

Local unit judicial decisions backfire for lack of legal savvy, by Devendra Basnet (rep 18/04/2018), Mediation at Local Level, by Mukti Rijal (rn 19/04/2018)

SC may settle more cases in this fiscal year (rep 16/04/2018)

Parshuram Basnet acquitted in money laundering case (ht 09/04/2018)

Supreme Court hit by budget and manpower crunch (kp 07/04/2018)

Bring laws if you want property details of judges: Acting CJ to govt (rep 07/04/2018)

Delay in appointing CJ hits SC functioning (ht 06/04/2018)

Judicial independence: Upholding the judiciary’s image and independence is in the best interest of the nation (ht 06/04/2018)

Top court bench resumes work (kp 05/04/2018)

Tax-related verdicts may be scrutinized: Law Minister Tamang; ‘This will not undermine judicial independence’, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 04/04/2018), ‘Govt cannot scrutinise court orders’ (ht 05/04/2018), Government cancels judges’ foreign trip, raising fears for judiciary independence (rep 05/04/2018)

SC seeks papers related to Parajuli’s appointment as Chief Justice (kp 02/04/2018)

Joshi, Mishra and Rana on chief justice shortlist, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 28/03/2018)

SC to register case against president’s swearing-in (ht 28/03/2018), Writ at SC challenges legality of oath taken by President Bhandari (kp 29/03/2018)

Hi-tech to propel court work (kp 27/03/2018)

Don’t let bygones be bygones: Role of the Courts in bringing conflict crimes to a logical end could restore public faith in the judiciary, by Anurag Devkota (kp 26/03/2018)

NBA faces ire as meet begins (kp 24/03/2018), President urges NBA to uphold its dignity: Bhandari hails NBA for its role in democratic processnExpects it to protect supremacy of the constitution, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 24/03/2018), Lawyers’ forum slams ‘weak’ Bar, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 25/03/2018), National NBA conference ends (ht 26/03/2018)

SC defers JC case verdict (kp 23/03/2018)

Judiciary Under Scanner, by Narayan Upadhyay (kp 21/03/2018)

SC tells govt to use then royals' assets for public good (rep 21/03/2018)

Rot runs deep: Good thing is that Parajuli is gone. Bad thing is that actors who elevated Parajuli to that most important post are active and unapologetic, by Mahabir Paudyal (rep 21/03/2018) [!!!]

Law to get justices to show assets on cards: Law Ministry calls for drafts of necessary bills within 15 days, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 20/03/2018), Judges should disclose their property details, says law minister (ht 20/03/2018)

Court defers ex-chief justice hearing (kp 19/03/2018)

HC remands 13 bankers to judicial custody (rep 19/03/2018)

Judges must disclose their assets: Lawyers (ht 18/03/2018)

Integrity of the Judiciary, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 17/03/2018)

Parajuli steps down, Joshee is acting CJ, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 16/03/2018), Joshee takes over as Parajuli quits, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 16/03/2018), Lawyers hail Parajuli’s exit (kp 16/03/2018)

Justice Rana boycotts SC full bench: Says CJ Parajuli has crossed retirement age; Hearing on Kantipur case deferred (kp 13/03/2018), Justice Rana boycotts CJ-led bench: Claims Chief Justice Parajuli has multiple dates of birth and should have retired on August 5 last year (ht 13/03/2018), Nine SC justices boycott bench over CJ controversy (kp 14/03/2018), Controversy surrounding judiciary a sad affair: PM Oli (kp 14/03/2018), CJ Parajuli prepares cause list for Wednesday's court proceedings (kp 14/03/2018), CJ Parajuli should not be impeached: NC leader Poudel (kp 14/03/2018), Judicial Council relieves Chief Justice Parajuli (kp 14/03/2018), Dr KC files complaint against CJ Parajuli, by Manish Gautam (kp 14/03/2018), Judicial Council relieves CJ Parajuli of his duties: Apex court’s senior-most Justice Deepak Raj Joshi set to take charge, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 15/03/2018), Parajuli loses chief justice job: Judicial Council tells him he had reached retirement age on Aug 5, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 15/03/2018), Parajuli relieved as CJ , by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 15/03/2018), JC secretary exceeded his brief, says NBA (ht 17/03/2018)

Whose contempt? Initiation of the contempt proceeding seems to have further discredited the Chief Justice and tarnished his public image, by Sudeshna Thapa (rep 12/03/2018)

Parajuli misuses his office to fix rivals: Former Justice Balaram KC says CJ violates principles of natural justice (kp 11/03/2018), Dr KC to file PIL and criminal complaint against Parajuli: Call to strip Chief Justice of all official positions and benefits, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/03/2018), SC full bench to hear Kantipur case today (kp 11/03/2018), Hearing on Kantipur case begins (kp 12/03/2018), FNJ threatens protests (kp 12/03/2018), ‘I will not accept any verdict given by CJ Parajuli’ (kp 12/03/2018), Supreme Court begins hearing of contempt of court cases (ht 12/03/2018)

Chief Justice Parajuli refuses to disclose academic certificates: Dr KC and his team are pur-suing original documents following questions over authenticity of CJ Parajuli’s school leaving certificate (kp 10/03/2018)

Contempt case against chief justice: Petitioner argues CJ Parajuli committed contempt of court by issuing death threats (kp 09/03/2018)

Balance of power: Judiciary, instead of fighting against media, is advised to focus on checks and balances (kp 05/03/2018), If govt institutions are broken and press silenced, we are going down a dark path, interview with Krishna Pahadi (kp 05/03/2018)

Dr KC announces hunger strike against chief justice: Urges members of parliament to impeach CJ Parajuli, by Manish Gautam (kp 04/03/2018), Dr KC renews demand for Parajuli’s personal and academic details, by Manish Gautam (kp 05/04/2018), Dr KC: No reply to my query on CJ citizenship (kp 07/03/2018)

Call for panel to suggest court reforms (kp 27/02/2018)

CJ Parajuli orders media probe: Legal experts ‘slam attack on free press’ n NHRC says it’s against right of fair trial ensured by global HR law (kp 26/02/2018), Attempts to censor media draw flak (kp 27/02/2018), NMS urges SC to rectify its decision (kp 27/02/2018), NMS opposes SC order against Kantipur daily (ht 27/02/2018), Apex court’s decision draws serious concern of FNJ (ht 27/02/2018), US stresses unbiased judiciary (kp 27/02/2018), Supreme offence: CJ Parajuli should stop hearing cases, as he is not cleared from a serious probe (kp 27/02/2018), CJ Parajuli's order: Attempt to ‘muzzle media’ draws flak (kp 28/02/2018), Concerns over censorship order: Chief Justice Parajuli’s attempt to muzzle press draws widespread criticism from different sides (kp 28/02/2018), Journalist bodies condemn CJ order: Federation of Nepali Journalists says contempt of court case against Kantipur daily ‘unconstitutional’;Gag order clearly constitutes a misuse of the judicial apparatus for personal ends: Paris-based RSF (kp 01/03/2018) [see RSF statement], Contempt case has no merit: Experts (kp 02/03/2018), SC to record Kantipur statements tomorrow (kp 03/03/2018), Apex court begins recording Kantipur statements (kp 05/03/2018), Hearing deferred in Kantipur case (kp 06/03/2018), Contempt case against Kantipur sent to full bench: Hearing from Kantipur Publications members over (kp 07/03/2018), Barring of media gets ire (kp 07/03/2018)

Court defers verdict on Adhikari murder again, by Ramesh Kumar Paudel (kp 26/02/2018), Court summons petitioner in Adhikari murder case (ht 26/02/2018)

Apex court stays oath ceremony of 3 NA members (kp 26/02/2018), PM slams court ‘meddling’ in NA (kp 04/03/2018), Apex Court vacates stay against swearing-in of 3 NA members (ht 08/03/2018)

Lack of clear laws affects work of judicial committees, by Mukti Prasad Neupane (rep 25/02/2018)

Mediation centres to be set up in Valley courts (ht 22/02/2018)

Dr KC refuses hearing; vows to fight ‘corrupt chief justice’, by Manish Gautam (kp 21/02/2018) [The freedom of opinion has to be respected, especially by the judiciary!], Advocate files Contempt case Over Kantipur news Report (kp 21/02/2018), Dr KC blames ‘human errors’ for birth date row (kp 22/02/2018), NEB refuses to give info on CJ to Dr Govinda KC (ht 24/02/2018)

There is no excuse: The government has been making a mockery of justice by disregarding court orders, by Balram Prasad Raut (kp 15/02/2018)

SC upholds policy against fragmentation of farmland (rep 15/02/2018)

Crusader tells CJ Parajuli to resign, by Manish Gautam (kp 11/02/2018)

CJ Parajuli shouldn't recommend new judges: Lawyers (rep 15/02/2018)

SC orders banks to free Sumargi’s frozen funds, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 07/02/2018)

Judicial committees: In a reflection of true decentralisation, local units have been allowed to act as judges, by Krishnaman Pradhan (kp 07/02/2018)

Review of convicts petition: Bar groups urge CJ to apply order (kp 05/02/2018)

Apex court asks govt to submit border details (kp 02/02/2018), Decision on East Rukum HQ stayed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 02/02/2018)

SC interim order against govt decision on Rukum (kp 02/02/2018)

Advocate claims CJ issues death threats, by Manish Gautam (kp 01/02/2018)

Consumer courts planned in all seven provinces (ht 24/01/2018)

CJ urges press to refrain from commenting on sub-judice cases (rep 22/01/2018) [???]

Increasing demonstration challenge court's credibility in Dhanusha, by Suresh Yadav (rep 17/01/2018)

SC justices to get ‘motivation allowance’, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 17/01/2018) [???]

Time has come to form expert panel to recommend reforms in judiciary, interview with Balaram KC (kp 15/01/2018), Struggle for reforms: The voice for reforms in judiciary that Dr Govinda KC is raising would  not be construed as contempt of court in any liberal democracy, by Baburam Bhattarai (rep 15/01/2018), Dr Govinda KC vs CJ Gopal Parajuli, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 16/01/2018)

Judges' appointment: Jurists seek change in JC structure to ensure impartiality, fairness, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 14/01/2018)

SC orders probe into CJ Parajuli’s papers, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 11/01/2018), Lawyers divided over whether CJ should quit (ht 12/01/2018), Govinda KC’s charges: Govinda KC’s disposition at the Supreme Court on 8 January (nt 12/01/2018), NBA: Dr KC’s row with CJ Parajuli has set bad precedent (kp 13/01/2018), Principle and Functioning of Judiciary, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 13/01/2018), I don't need to display my credentials out in the road: CJ (rep 13/01/2018), Dr KC ends 14th hunger strike: 'Another fast if Chief Justice Parajuli does not resign’; On the controversy sur-rounding the chief justice, both sides learnt to have agreed not to take up the case sub judice in court, by Anuj Kumar Adhikari (kp 14/01/2018)

Judge has no time for hearing Adhikari murder case, date fixed 15 times (ht 11/01/2018)

Writ against govt implementation of CISP, CDP, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/01/2018)

Supreme Court reinstates Dr Sharma as IoM dean (ht 08/01/2018), SC ruling on IoM dean splits legal experts (kp 08/01/2018), Fasting doc held in contempt case: Detained at Singha Durbar Police Circle; Due to be presented to the Supreme Court today for statement, by Manish Gautam (kp 09/01/2018), Dr KC arrested after SC summons on contempt charge (rep 09/01/2018), Dr Govinda KC arrested for contempt of court, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 09/01/2018), Dr KC: Criticism of controversial  judgments not contempt of court: Public outrage against the Supreme Court’s decision to arrest Dr KC has been overwhelming with around 100 advocates signing to plead in his defence in court, by Manish Gautam (kp 10/01/2018) [see reply by Dr KC to SC as published in the Kathmandu Post (10/01/2018)], Dr KC makes 11 allegations against CJ Parajuli (rep 10/01/2018), Contemptible actions: Supreme Court acted harshly in ordering arrest of Dr KC who was only exercising right to protest (kp 10/01/2018), Leaders express their solidarity (kp 10/01/2018), Leaders support Dr KC while major parties keep mum (rep 10/01/2018), Thousands stage protest against Dr KC’s arrest (ht 10/01/2018), Hundreds gather at Maitighar in a show of solidarity with Dr KC (kp 10/012/2018), Social networking sites flooded with messages of support (ht 10/01/2018)

Women lawyers unhappy over appointment of chief judges (rep 08/01/2018)

SC turns down petition seeking to allow surrogacy (ht 06/01/2018)

4 chief judges named amid ‘note of dissent' (kp 05/01/2018)

SC dismisses petition against standards for lead-based paint (kp 04/01/2017)

With no legal savvy, local unit judicial panels ineffective, by Devendra Basnet (rep 04/01/2018)

SC directs not to remove 'squatters' from public land, by Ananta Raj Luitel (rep 02/01/2017)

SC rejects Chaudhary’s plea to get MP certificate via power of attorney (kp 25/12/2017), SC tells MP Resham Chaudhary to face trial, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/12/2017)

CJ Parajuli urges govt to strengthen judiciary (kp 25/12/2017)

Political changes not to affect judicial functions: CJ (rep 19/12/2017)

SC refuses Chaudhary’s writ petition (kp 16/12/2017)

Cop-turned-politician Silwal in the dock? Apex court orders action against those involved in forging appraisal documents related to former DIG; After resigning from police force, Silwal joined the  CPN-UML and went on to win a seat in the House of Representatives (kp 15/12/2017) [The connections between politics and crime can never be close enough! This cannot be called rule of law!]

In a first, district judges to come from open test (kp 15/12/2017)

Courts may withhold jail terms of less than a year (ht 09/12/2017)

Special Court acquits 6 in Nalsing Gadh case: the CiAA in April had filed a charge sheet accusing them of appointing sMeC to prepare the dPR even though the company had quoted a higher price than its competitors (kp 07/12/2017)

SC hearings on HC judge appointments begin (rep 01/12/2017)

SC to start bulk hearing from mid-January, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 25/11/2017)

Bomb hoax terrifies people at Supreme Court (kp 22/11/2017)

Poll deployment hits Supreme Court’s works: As many as 40 under-secretaries responsible for drafting SC verdicts deployed as election officers, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 19/11/2017)

Apex court works extra hours to clear 20,888 pending cases (kp 18/11/2017)

Separate climate change law: Apex court issues show cause notice to govt (kp 02/11/2017)

SC orders govt to reinstate axed Sajha Prakashan chief (kp 02/11/2017)

Scrapping of national medical college affiliation: Don’t implement Sept 6 decision, SC tells TU, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/11/2017) [???]

SC orders separate ballots for two polls: Asks EC to present report on progress made since its earlier ruling; An election commissioner says polls not possible on November 26 if separate ballots were to be printed, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 26/10/2017)

SC orders roads dept to leave Limbu sacred stones untouched (rep 26/10/2017)

SC stays Nepal Army's generator deal: A quasi-judicial probe panel found that Nepal Army had unlawfully awarded Kathmandu-based Muktinath Trade Concern a tender to supply Eicher generators worth Rs 97.8 million, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 19/10/2017)

Row over justices appointment ends: SC drops writ petition seeking order against selection of 11 justices (kp 16/10/2017)

Fate of 80 high court judges uncertain (rep 12/10/2017)

IG appointment case finally put to rest: Supreme Court quashes DIG Nawaraj Silwal’s writ; Says govt move of promoting Aryal as IGP lawful, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 13/09/2017)

Names of judges, judiciary officials sought from CJ (ht 11/09/2017), JC to discuss appointment of judges (ht 13/09/2017), JC recommends 3 names as SC justices (kp 14/09/2017)

Constitutional bench formed (kp 02/09/2017)

‘Promotion of corruption in court disturbing’ (kp 30/08/2017)

Relief distribution: SC orders govt not to adopt one-door policy (kp 19/08/2017)

Supreme Court orders government to regulate sale, distribution of acids, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 10/08/2017)

The impeachment motion came to forestall verdict on Fewa Lake, interview with Sushila Karki (rep) [!!]

Chief justice unhappy at being dragged into controversy (ht 09/08/2017)

Confusing LG Judicial Committee, by Mukti Rijal (rn 03/08/2017)

Supreme Court adopts e-technology; off-duty justices can be assigned cases (ht 30/07/2017)

Apex court verdict deferred for 10th time (rep 28/07/2017) [This smells of political undermining of jurisdiction!]

Maintain status quo, orders apex court: SC full bench to hear habeas corpus writ that seeks Sharma’s release (kp 20/07/2017)

Pokhara High Court settled 77 per cent cases filed until a year ago this fiscal (ht 15/07/2017)

Impeachment in Constitutional bench (kp 14/07/2017)

Petition against med college admission denial: Apex court postpones hearing by five days (kp 05/07/2017)

CC picks Gopal Parajuli as new chief justice (kp 30/06/2017), CJ hearing process begins (kp 03/07/2017), Few complaints at hearings committee as public trust wanes, by Ashok Dahal (rep 15/07/2017), PHSC endorses Parajuli as chief justice: To take oath of office from President today, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 17/07/2017), CJ Parajuli assumes office (kp 18/07/2017)

EC submits torn ballots to court: Hearing set for July 7 (kp 28/06/2017)

Sanctity of judiciary: Criticism should aim at strengthening the judiciary through reform, not at weakening it, by Barun Ghimire (kp 22/06/2017)

New CJ appointment only after second phase poll (rep 20/06/2017)

SC orders quick compensation for victims of acid attack (ht 17/06/2017)

JC recommends six names for chief justice (ht 14/06/2017)

Apex court postpones hearing on Bharatpur ballot count row: Bench of Justices Bishwombher Prasad Shrestha and Prakash Man Singh Raut ‘find no time for the case’ (kp 12/06/2017) [??]

Petition against acting CJ scrapped (kp 09/06/2017)

Rivalry in high places: Discussing the politicisation of the judiciary and judicialisation of politics in Nepal, by Ram Kumar Bhandari (kp 09/06/2017)

Karki impeachment motion withdrawn (kp 07/06/2017)

Council meeting in limbo: Chief Justice Karki retires tomorrow but her successor is yet to be named (kp 06/06/2017)

Writ petition against EC’s decision on Bharatpur vote row: Petitioners demand annulment of the Election Commission’s decision and a court order for the EC to resume counting of the votes in the disputed ward (kp 05/06/2017)

Politics of syndicates: The chief justice has made damning accusations against Dahal and Deuba (kp 05/06/2017)

Consumer court planned in each district (ht 05/06/2017)

Conflict-era land transactions challanged at court, by Dinesh Subedi (rep 03/06/2017), CPN (Maoist Center) validating war-era land transactions in Rukum, by Devendra Basnet and Ganesh BK (rep 07/06/2017)

Hearing on IG appointment case put off until June 15 (kp 02/06/2017)

Petition seeks probe into Justice Parajuli’s birth date (ht 01/06/2017)

SC stays govt decision to add local units in Tarai districts (kp 27/05/2017), SC stays addition of local levels in Tarai: Observes such changes should be made one year before civic polls, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 27/05/2017) [Under this consideration the whole local elections would be invalid!!], Biratnagar, Birgunj declared metropolises again (kp 01/06/2017) [Simple disregard of SC decisions once again!]

What lies ahead: The way the impeachment row unfolded can only adversely impact the judiciary in the years to come, by Barun Ghimire (kp 26/05/2017)

CJ impeachment: Govt warns UN against interfering in its exclusive jurisdiction, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 24/05/2017), Parties not to move impeachment motion (kp 29/05/2017), Impeachment motion against CJ withdrawn (kp 30/05/2017), Chilling consequences: Impeachment motion against CJ and its aftermath may have damaging effects on the Nepali state (kp 01/06/2017)

SC refuses to issue interim order (ht 23/05/2017)

SC orders citizenship through mother for Gurung sisters, by Anjali Subedi (rep 23/05/2017)

IG appointment case: Hearing postponed again (kp 19/05/2017)

PM, law minister, AG skip SC function (kp 10/05/2017) [Still strange but significant!!]

CJ Karki not to adjudicate cases (ht 09/05/2017)

Irreparable damage: The impeachment motion seems politically motivated and aimed at barring the CJ from carrying out her duty, by Govinda Sharma Bandi (kp 09/05/2017), Baseless impeachment motion: Let this not be the day we remain silent about things that matter, by Prakriti Yonzon (kp 09/05/2017), Impeachment Motion and Reinstatement Of Chief Justice, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 10/05/2017), Armageddon Between Executive And Judiciary, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 11/05/2017)

Supreme Court stays impeachment motion, reinstates CJ Karki, by Keshav P. Koirala (ht 05/05/2017) [!!!], CJ Karki resumes her duties following stay order (rep 05/05/2017), Travesty Of Judicial Independence, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 05/05/2017), Lady Justice (nt 05/05/2017), Unimpeachable evidence: The coalition doesn’t want to impeach Sushila Karki, just suspend her so she can’t hear high-profile corruption cases, by Binita Dahal (nt 05/05/2017), Exit, the crusader: Sushila Karki is forced out of the Supreme Court, not in disgrace but in a blaze of glory, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 05/05/2017), No attack on judiciary, govt tells UN body: The Foreign Ministry confirms that it has replied to UN Special Rapporteur through Nepal’s Permanent Mission to Geneva (kp 22/05/2017) [??!!]

NBA seeks silence on chief justice impeachment issue (kp 05/05/2017)

Impeachment or revenge? Elected legislative representatives must use their power properly and for the good of the people, by Shyam KC (kp 05/05/2017)

Contempt of court case against Kantipur daily (kp 04/05/2017), Hearing begins on contempt case against Kantipur (kp 05/05/2017)

Writ filed at Supreme Court against CJ impeachment motion (ht 04/05/2017)

IG appointment hearing postponed sine die (kp 03/05/2017)

Impeachment motion against CJ Karki: 249 MPs from Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre) sign document; Legal eagles say move slap on separation of powers, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/05/2017) [An attack on democracy and the end of separation of power??], DPM Nidhi resigns (kp 01/05/2017), Uproar against decision (kp 01/05/2017), Nepal: Parliament should reject motion to impeach Chief Justice (ICJ 02/05/2017), ICJ decries impeachment motion, suspects motive (rep 03/05/2017)

IG appointment row: DIG Silwal detained at police HQ, freed (kp 25/04/2017), Supreme Court orders Nepal Police not to probe DIG Silwal (kp 26/04/2017), Silwal forged performance report, forensic report says (kp 29/04/2017), DIG Silwal submitted doctored document to SC: Forensic report, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 29/04/2017), DIG Silwal leaves hospital (kp 01/05/2017)

Lauda case sent to SC full bench (rep 20/04/2017)

3 ex-NA officials convicted of killing Maina Sunuwar: Kavre court passes landmark verdict on a case that had been dragging on for 13 years; Sentences former soldiers in absentia to 20 years in jail for the murder of teenage girl, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 18/04/2017) [The verdict remains symbolic as long as they are not arrested and serve their sentences!!]

Judging the judges: Political affiliation is still a major criterion for judge appointments and it badly affects justice delivery, by Sudeshna Thapa (rep 17/04/2017)

Contempt of court case filed against BK Dhungel (ht 13/04/2017), Arrest Order Against Dhungel: A Blow To Prachanda, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 16/04/2017), Mohan Baidya flays Supreme Court order to jail Bal Krishna Dhungel (ht 16/04/2017)

Verdict implementation: Provisions in penal code bill to curb delays, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 13/04/2017)

DIG Silwal moves court, again (kp 12/04/2017), SC asks govt to furnish clarification (kp 13/04/2017)

‘Judiciary should be overseen by legislature’ (kp 09/04/2017) [NC General Secretary demands removal of separation of powers!!!]

SC stays probe into multi-billion rupee drug scam (rep 05/04/2017) [???]

NC Objection To SC Verdict: Mocks Independence Of Judiciary, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 02/04/2017), Contempt case registered against NC president (kp 03/04/2017), SC issues show-cause notice to NC, Deuba (kp 07/04/2017)

Conflict victims allowed to move SC against TRC Chairman Gurung: Apex court quashes registrar's refusal order (ht 25/03/2017)

SC orders formation of constitutional bench (ht 24/03/2017), SC orders CJ to designate judges for Constitutional Bench (rep 24/03/2017)

Hearing in IG case over, final verdict likely today (kp 21/03/2017), SC quashes govt decision to promote Chand as IG: Raps it on the knuckles for failing to pay heed to merit, seniority during appointment; Paves way for DIG Nawaraj Silwal, the top contender, to become the Nepal Police chief, by Manish Gautam (kp 22/03/2017)

Consumer courts to be set up in each district (kp 15/03/2017)

Nepal courts vulnerable to threats, bribery, says US report (ht 05/03/2017)

SC stay on police chief appointment continues (kp 02/03/2017), SC gives continuity to its stay order in IGP case, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 02/03/2017)

No more interference: An improved system to ensure fair and inclusive appointment of judges is required, by Dipendra Jha (kp 28/02/2017)

High Court judge to lead transitional justice court: Two members will be appointed from among the legal professionals quali-fied to become the High Court judge, by Dewan Rai (kp 15/02/2017)

300 law practitioners from 8 districts resign (kp 10/02/2017)

Judicial Council bids for one-tier Special Court: Conflict victims can appeal in the Supreme Court, by Dewan Rai (kp 30/01/2017)

SC orders not to register cases against judges for judicial orders (rep 30/01/2017)

Running out of patience: Unresolved medical malpractice claims have been piling up due to lack of judges, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 22/01/2017)

SC denies stay order on govt-Dr KC pact (kp 16/01/2017)

Judges for High Courts: JC recommendation courts controversy; Criticised for preferring nepotism and favouritism over competence (kp 14/01/2017), 80 judges picked for seven High Courts (ht 14/01/2017), JC's midnight recommendations for high court judges criticized: Member Sitaula boycotts meeting, NBA demands for review, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 14/01/2017), Judges for high courts: Govt lawyers object to JC recommendations, by Dewan Rai (kp 17/01/2017), HC judges: Memorandum submitted to Chief Justice (kp 18/01/2017), SC moved (kp 18/01/2017), Nomination of High Court judges: Judicial Council’s decision challenged at SC (ht 19/01/2017), Judicial Council gets show cause notice (kp 20/01/2017), Separating powers: Judicial Council nominations of judges are always controversial, this year was no different, by Binita Dahal (nt 20/01/2017), Govt attorneys boycott hearings to protest appointment of judges, by Dewan Rai (kp 23/01/2017), Govt attorneys’ protest hits hearings: The Government Lawyer Society vows to continue boycotting the bench  until their concerns  are addressed (kp 24/01/2017), Government attorneys put off protest (ht 26/01/2017), NBA announces protest programmes (ht 29/01/2017), NBA to protest against judges appointments (rep 30/01/2017), NBA ends protest after deal with SC (ht 02/02/2017), Lawyers end boycott of court proceedings: Sign seven-point deal with Nepal Bar Assiciation (ht 12/02/2017)

Three Main Verdicts Of Supreme Court Of Nepal, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 12/01/2017)

JC fails to pick judges for High Courts, set to meet tomorrow again: Sources say the Judicial Council is struggling to pick High Court judges largely due to disagreement among major political  parties, as they are making their bids to get ‘their  people’ appointed (kp 11/01/2017)

Court disqualifies Karki as CIAA chief, by Anil Giri (kp 09/01/2017)

SC: Property Claimed by ex-princess belongs to govt (kp 06/01/2017), Land claimed as Prerana dowry belongs to Nepal Trust: SC, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 06/01/2017)

Hearing on Karki case to continue today (kp 06/01/2017), SC continues final hearings on Karki case (rep 07/01/2017)

SC upholds NEA board reshuffle (kp 04/01/2017)

Supreme Court asks police again to arrest Dhungel, by Dewan Rai (kp 26/12/2016)

Bar seeks deferral of today’s SC hearings: Apex court is scheduled to hear Lokman Singh Karki’s case (kp 22/12/2016), SC starts hearing on Karki case: Arguments on his qualification, high moral character presented; Lawyers from the defendant’s side set to argue today (kp 23/12/2016), Black soot smeared on suspended CIAA chief’s face, two held: The Chand-led CPN-Maoist says the move was preplanned (kp 23/12/2016), Karki claims accusations against him are baseless (ht 23/12/2016), Supreme Court begins hearing on Karki appointment debate (ht 23/12/2016), Karki appointed after removing constitutional hurdle: Joint AG; Was not eligible for CIAA chief: Petitioner's lawyers, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 23/12/2016), Court sets next hearing on Karki cases for Jan 5 (kp 24/12/2016)

Petitions against amendment bill on SC cause list (ht 21/12/2016)

CJ calls for swift justice to women (kp 18/12/2016)

SC again orders govt to end public transport syndicates, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 16/12/2016)

Justice delivery difficult under political duress: Chief Justice (ht 13/12/2016)

Impeachment plaint dropped against SC justice: Parliament committee says not sufficient facts and proofs to pursue the impeachment complaint (kp 07/12/2016), IRC quashes SC justice impeachment complaint (ht 07/12/2016)

JC urged to appoint judges as per statute (kp 05/12/2016)

Apex court reschedules Karki hearing for Dec 22 (kp 02/12/2016)

“A woman is as capable as a man”, interview with Chief Justice Sushila Karki (nt 25/11/2016)

‘PR should not be sole basis for hiring judges’, by Abadhesh Kumar Jha (kp 19/11/2016), Inclusion doesn't mean including unqualified: CJ Karki, by Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 19/11/2016)

Writ filed at SC against 4 CIAA commissioners: The petitioner has claimed Deep Basnyat, Nabin Kumar Ghimire, Ganesh Raj Joshi and Sabitri Thapa Gurung do not possess the required qualification for holding the posts (kp 17/11/2016)

‘Public funding of parties necessary to check poll anomalies’ (ht 08/11/2016) [??]

Contempt of court case filed against Karki (kp 04/11/2016), Karki ignores apex court summons: Fails to show up at Supreme Court within 15 days of notice delivery (kp 05/11/2016), Karki preparing to challenge impeachment motion (rep 07/11/2016), SC set to hear all cases against Karki on Dec 1, by Dewan Rai (kp 11/11/2016), Lokman’s aide claims innocence, by Dewan Rai (kp 15/11/2016), Karki appears in SC, submits clarification: Claims charge against him ‘derived from the petitioner’s ill-intention’, by Dewan Rai (kp 16/11/2016), Karki defends contempt of court charges, by Arjun Poudel (ht 16/11/2016)

SC should rethink criteria for ‘senior advocate’ title (ht 29/10/2016)

SC team returns without pasting court summons on Karki’s house (kp 06/10/2016), SC unable to serve notice on CIAA chief Karki (rep 06/10/2016), Notice to CIAA chief: Court attempt to serve summons fails again; SC official tasked with delivering letter suddenly ‘goes out of contact'; As per the rule, Karki has to present himself before thecourt within 15 days from the date of receiving the notice, by Dewan Rai (kp 07/10/2016), Staffer with SC notice for CIAA chief goes out of contact (rep 07/10/2016)

NEA chief appointment: SC issues show cause to govt, by Bibek Subedi (kp 22/09/2016)

Apex court dangles the sword of Damocles over CIAA chief Karki: To review his appointment; Censures govt for ‘losing’ documents, by Dewan Rai (kp 17/09/2016), SC to review verdict on CIAA Chief Karki's appointment, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 17/09/2016), Minutes of Karki’s appointment safe, by Anil Giri (kp 19/09/2016), Seven justices can’t hear case (kp 19/09/2016), SC shoots another letter to PMO over Karki’s appointment (kp 22/09/2016), PMO sends Karki appointment minutes to SC (kp 24/09/2016)

Checking and Balancing: When the executive and legislature are not functioning at optimum, it is up to the judiciary to act, by Binita Dahal (nt 16/09/2016)

Govt designates all 7 high courts: Biratnagar, Janakpur, Patan, Pokhara, Tulasipur, Birendranagar and Dipayal chosen, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 15/09/2016), Going federal: All the High Courts must maintain uniformity in delivering timely justice, and the judicial council has to keep a vigil on anomalies in the federal justice system (ht 16/09/2016), High Courts get their chief judges (kp 19/09/2016)

Penner deportation case: Supreme Court defers hearing (kp 13/09/2016)

Recipe for failure: The proposed local jurisdictions are too large and they have too many responsibilities, by Bigyan Prasai (kp 13/09/29016)

Three Bills for judicial restructuring endorsed (kp 12/09/2016), Way paved for 7 high courts, by Ashok Dahal (rep 12/09/2016)

Complaint filed to impeach Justice Anand Monan Bhattarai (ht 08/09/2016)

Decks cleared to set up High Courts, finally: Bills seeking to transform Appellate Courts into High Courts likely to be tabled and endorsed by House on Monday, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/09/2016)

SC allows Nepal Trust to file review petition (ht 03/09/2016)

Parties bicker over appointment of High Court judges: Oppn objects to ruling alliance’s idea of ‘proportional inclusion’ (kp 02/09/2016)

Work on Special Court for conflict-era cases starts, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 31/08/2016)

High Courts to replace Appellate Courts soon (kp 20/08/2016)

Four ambassadorial nominees file case at SC (ht 16/08/2016), Apex court’s show cause to govt (kp 18/08/2016), Decision to withdraw names of ambassadorial nominees stayed (ht 18/08/2016)

Rajbiraj appellate court settles 1,630 cases (ht 18/08/2016)

SC issues interim order in Dixit case (ht 15/08/2016)

Of female justices: Three female justices taking up responsibilities put our position on a par with the most advanced democratic countries, by Abhi Subedi (kp 07/08/2016)

SC asks CIAA to stop action against doctors: A single bench rules that taking action against doctors is beyond CIAA’s constitutional jurisdiction, by Manish Gautam (kp 06/08/2016), SC stays TU’s action against seven docs (ht 06/08/2016)

Court order against animal slaughter (kp 05/08/2016)

LRO attaches land above ceiling owned by Dixit family (ht 04/08/2016), LRO disregards SC order not to seize Dixit’s land (rep 04/08/2016), Dixit objects to LRO move before court hearing (kp 05/08/2016)

In a first, apex court to have 3 female justices: Representation in top state bodies cheered, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 01/08/2016), PHSC confirms 11 justice nominees (rep 01/08/2016), 11 Supreme Court justices appointed (ht 02/08/2016)

‘Non-custodial mother also has to provide child support’ (ht 24/07/2016)

Lack of legal professionals hits justice delivery (ht 18/07/2016)

Apex court issues show cause notice against govt, by Bibek Subedi (kp 14/07/2016)

CJ defends Pradhan’s recommendation (ht 12/07/2016)

Karki endorsed as first female chief justice, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 11/07/2016), Chief justice takes charge (kp 12/07/2016)

District judge selection process to be changed: 40 pc to be appointed through open competition (kp 16/06/2016)

Bill to continue secrecy for judges' property disclosure, by Nabin Khatiwada and Ashok Dahal (rep 15/06/2016)

Justice appointments stall, number of pending cases tops 22,000, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 09/06/2016)

7 Appellate courts to be converted into high courts: Nine to be converted into high court benches, by Ashok Dahal (rep 06/06/2016)

Petition challenges petition against JC recommendations (rep 06/06/2016)

Supreme Court summons Dahal (ht 25/05/2016)

Rethinking law: The bureaucratic process of justice delivery is rather cumbersome as one is made to run from pillar to post, by Pranab Kharel and Gaurab KC (rep 17/05/2016)

Meritorious, not inclusive: The argument that a former member of one branch of the state is automatically disqualified from serving another branch is faulty, by Sheri Meyerhoffer and Adil Ali Khan (rep 10/05/2016)

‘Harbour no prejudice against judiciary’ (ht 09/05/2016)

Karki picked Chief Justice once again (kp 03/05/2016)

Murder convicts' property: Lawyers divided on the issue of confiscation (ht 17/04/2016)

Karki picked for chief justice job (kp 11/04/2016), Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha retiring today (ht 12/04/2016), JC structure flawed, says CJ Shrestha (ht 13/04/2016), Madam Chief Justice: Unlike the President and the Speaker of Parliament, Chief Justice Sushila Karki is not a political appointee, by Binita Dahal (nt 15/04/2016)

KC elected Bar Association president: The democratic panel wins two-third seats in the 25-strong central working committee (kp 09/04/2016) [NBA as well completely under control of political parties!!], KC new NBA president (ht 09/04/2016)

NC warns govt over ordinance to rejig judiciary: Deuba calls PM to warn against bypassing Parliament, by Anil Giri (kp 01/04/2016)

Legal experts seek structural reforms in Judicial Council (ht 27/03/2016)

JC’s decision to nominate SC justices upheld (ht 21/03/2016), CC fails to recommend name for new CJ (kp 30/03/2016)

SC quashes 2 petitions related to war-era cases: Paves way to arrest Maoist cadres accused of murder; the move allows district court to proceed with its arrest warrant, probe and prosecution as per criminal justice process, by Dewan Rai (kp 16/03/2016)

JC picks Karki as first female chief justice: Nominee will take charge when President appoints her after CC approval, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 14/03/2016)

Appointment of SC justices: Parliament Sectt refuses to act on JC advice; The parliamentary hearing could not be conducted, as new Parliamentary Regulations have not been enacted (kp 07/03/2016), Lawyers differ on Speaker’s power to send letter to JC for review (ht 08/03/2016), Speaker sending back recommendations dismays JC, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 08/02/2016), SC justice appointment: Speaker’s decision on nominees sparks uproar; Some legal experts have questioned the Speaker’s move, saying it is likely to spark dispute between Parliament and judiciary, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 09/03/2016), Tussle between UML, UCPN-M fuels conflict between judiciary, legislature, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 11/03/2016), 2 petitions filed for and against Speaker’s move, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 12/03/2016), Judiciary-legislature blame game: UCPN (M) says ball in prime minister’s court (kp 13/03/2016) [What about independence of judiciary? The political parties are only a part, not the owners of the state!], Parliament regulations to be finalised ‘within a week’ (kp 14/03/2016), Professional inclusiveness is as necessary as ethnic inclusiveness, interview with Bipin Adhikari (kp 14/03/2016), Speaker defends sending back justice names: Says she’s ready to take hearing ahead if nominations are sent again, by Binod Ghimire (kp 15/03/2016), SC issues interim order to conduct hearings for justices, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 15/03/2016), Justice names sent back to parliament (kp 16/03/2016), JC re-sends list of SC justices for hearing in Parliament (ht 16/03/2016), Hearings for 11 new justices unlikely soon (rep 17/03/2016)

Judicial match-fixing: By giving in to political pressure Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha has failed to uphold the integrity of the Judiciary, by Binita Dahal (nt 04/03/2016)

Appointment of SC justices: Rift in JC over names, seniority list (kp 27/02/2016), Hearings delay hampers justice appointment, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 29/02/2016), Appointment SC justices: Legislative hurdle set to cause delays (kp 03/03/2016)

Case disposal rate at apex court drops (ht 06/02/2016)

Apex court tells govt to formulate laws to protect rape victims (ht 05/02/2016), Ruling for law to protect rape survivors hailed (kp 06/02/2016)

Only seven cases settled thru reconciliation (ht 27/01/2016)

SC tells govt to compensate wrongly convicted, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 22/01/2016)

SC mulling to limit lawyers’ pleading time (ht 21/01/2016)

Judiciary needs justice: Keeping Supreme Court partially functional serves no one (kp 19/01/2016)

Karki becomes first woman JC member: Set to take the Supreme Court helm as female chief justice (kp 06/01/2016),
Breaking barriers: Women are under-represented in judiciary despite Karki’s appointment (kp 08/01/2016)

SC quashes govt review petition, by Manish Gautam (kp 29/12/2015)

SC quashes writ against 16-point pact (kp 16/12/2015) [?? Justice bows to politics!]

Constitution bench formed (kp 09/12/2015)

Online policing: SC serves govt show cause (kp 23/11/2015)

Mediation in Nepal: Its cost-benefit effectiveness, by Mukti Rijal (ht 27/10/2015)

SC quashes Bhattarai govt’s decision on ‘classified’ documents (ht 11/09/2015)

Tarai district court judges return to Kathmandu: To remain in the capital till ‘normalcy returns’ to the districts, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 04/09/2015)

SC puts ban on visual pollution (kp 03/09/2015)

Supreme Court issues interim order against paid surrogacy (ht 27/08/2015)

UCPN-M slams JC decision (ht 09/08/2015)

Ensure access to justice: CJ (ht 20/07/2015)

CJ Shrestha revokes Shah's transfer of judges on deputation, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 17/07/2015)

Prisoners can’t retain lawyers to appeal cases, by Prakash Adhikari(kp 14/07/2015)

Constitutional Court: Vital To Tackle New Challenges, by Mukti Rijal (rn 09/07/2015)

Chief Justice Shah retires, Shrestha’s oath today (ht 08/07/2015), Shrestha sworn in as chief justice (kp 09/07/2015), New CJ warns against politics in judiciary (ht 09/07/2015), Enter: Chief Justice Shrestha; Kalyan Shrestha has the challenging task of restoring the integrity of a tarnished Supreme Court, and protecting the separation of powers, by Binita Dahal (nt 10/07/2015)

Judge the judges: The new constitution should firmly establish the notions of judicial accountability and independence, by Govinda Sharma 'Bandi' (kp 02/07/2015)

House panel approves Shrestha as new CJ (kp 30/06/2015), PHSC endorses Justice Shrestha as next CJ: ‘Criticism of recent interim order against 16-point pact invalid’, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 30/06/2015)

Transfer of judges at 11th hour by outgoing CJ 'against tradition' (rep 23/06/2015)

Supreme Court stays 16-pt deal enforcement (kp 20/06/2015),

Apex court stays implementation of 16-point pact, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/06/2015), Supreme Court stays 16-point agreement, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 20/06/2015), 4 parties: Ruling infringes upon CA’s jurisdiction: Govt to file petition against order (kp 20/06/2015) [No, it only prevents the continued misuse of the interim constitution! There is only one consequence: Those who were part of the 16-point agreement should leave politics once and for all!!], Four parties defend 16-point agreement (ht 20/06/2015), Big 4 challenge SC order, vow to expedite statute drafting, by Thira L. Bhusal and Ashok Dahal (rep 20/06/2015) [In other words: They not only disregard the interim constitution but also the decision of the SC??], Contempt of court case against prime minister, CA chairman (ht 25/06/2015)

SC dead against any House panel to monitor justices (rep 18/06/2015)

SC refuses to register writ against 16-pt deal: Petitioner says he will move the court again to challenge the refusal tomorrow (ht 13/06/2015) [The SC has to decide if the procedure of the leaders of the political parties violates the interim constitution! How can the apex court simply reject this writ?], 16-point deal challenged in Supreme Court (kp 17/06/2015), SC accepts writ against 16-point agreement (ht 17/06/2015) [Wow! Mind changed?], SC takes up writ petition on 16-point deal, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 17/06/2015)

Shrestha recommended as next CJ (kp 10/06/2015), CC recommends Kalyan Shrestha as new CJ, by Tika R. Pradhan (ht 10/06/2015)

Bar concerned as 27 judges Retire today (kp 09/06/2015)

SC quashes its order on judicial review registration (ht 25/05/2015)

Nomination of 26 CA members is govt’s business: SC, by Durga Dulal (rep) [Yes, but it would have been the business of the govt that was in office before the complete CA elected a new government! Besides, Sushil Koirala did not follow the letter of the Interim Constitution!! What kind of political decision is this??]

Bar vs Bench: Enough accusations of corruption in the judiciary, time to start investigating them, by Binita Dahal (nt 17/04/2015)

Supreme Court upholds govt decision (kp 13/04/2015)

JC panel to probe verdicts (kp 07/04/2015)

Now’s the time: There is a need to build confidence between the bar and the bench, for instance through fair nominations for vacant Supreme Court positions, by Krishna Man Pradhan (rep 06/04/2015)

Transitional justice: Maoists want SC verdict corrected (kp 02/04/2015) [?????]

Judge them well: The Judicial Council must balance seniority, experience, and capability while nominating judges, by Krishna Man Pradhan (kp 01/04/2015)

Apex court seeks evidence of corruption from NBA (ht 28/03/2015), Supreme Court urges NBA to clarify corruption claim (rep 28/03/2015), SC seeks evidence of graft from NBA (ht 30/03/2015), Bar defends its claim on corruption in judiciary (kp 03/04/2015), NBA sends rejoinder to CJ Shah (ht 03/04/2015)

Kangaroo courts: District offices are misusing their quasi-judicial powers and flouting directives from the country’s courts, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 26/02/2015)

Courts adopt modern technology (ht 24/02/2015)

Study panel yet to submit report for fast track court (kp 19/02/2015)

NBA struggles to pick names for JC position (kp 18/02/2015)

Court: Reinstate Dr Bhandari as VC (kp 16/02/2015)

Over 62 percent pending judgments enforced: SC (kp 14/02/2015)

Verdict on TRC cases on Feb 26 (kp 13/02/2015)

SC: Ensure independence of judiciary in new statute (kp 13/02/2015)

Nationality card through mother: Apex court verdict helps siblings get citizenship (kp 26/01/2015)

Hearing of transitional justice writ postponed: Conflict victims say they are losing hope of the case being heard as it is being postponed intentionally (kp 24/01/2015)

CJ’s initiative expediting justice: SC (ht 19/01/2015)

Race heats up for JC post (kp 15/01/2015)

Court frees man wrongly jailed for two weeks, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 14/01/2015)

Evening court gives service seekers respite (kp 13/01/2015)

Lalitpur dist court protects witnesses, by Weena Pun (kp 12/01/2015)

JC clarifies its move on justice appt (kp 02/01/2015), JC notice is against statute, reiterates NBA (kp 07/01/2015), Chief Justice says Judicial Council won’t ignore NBA (ht 07/01/2015), Neupane quits JC over Bar letter (kp 08/01/2015), JC asks NBA to fill Neupane’s vacancy (kp 09/01/2015)

Court gains public trust with swift justice delivery, by Krishna Prasad Gautam (kp 26/12/2014)

JC seeks applications for SC judge positions (kp 24/12/2014), JC begins process to nominate SC justices (rep 24/12/2014), JC invites applications from eligible candidates (kp 25/12/2014), NBA takes exceptionto JC decision (ht 30/12/2014), Bar urges lawyers to boycott JC process (kp 30/12/2014)

New ceiling for retiring justices proposed (kp 23/12/2014)

Model of judiciary: A Thorny Issue on Constitution Drafting, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 19/12/2014)

Appellate court asks officials to enforce laws, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 18/12/2014)

Judicial Council not to honour judges this time (kp 18/12/2014)

1,812 convicts at large in Kaski district (ht 18/12/2014)

E-judiciary service begins from today: Clients appearing in SC can take dates from 40 courts across nation (ht 16/12/2014), Apex court starts SMS service to provide info on case status (rep 16/12/2014)

Insecure and stressed, says Damai (kp 13/12/2014)

Kaski district court yet to enforce 972 verdicts, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 10/12/2014)

Kaski District Court overturns SC order, by Keshavsharan Lamichhane (rep 06/12/2014)

Two Valley courts launch evening service, by Pranab Kharel (kp 27/11/2014), Apex court starts SMS alerts (kp 27/11/2014)

JC yet to fill vacancies in appellate courts (kp 24/11/2014)

Lawyers sidelined in judiciary: NBA (kp 22/11/2014), NBA objects to judges’ declaration (ht 22/11/2014)

Judges call for binning House hearing, by Pranab Kharel (kp 20/11/2014), Appointment of judges: Parliamentary hearing not needed: Judges (ht 20/11/2014)

SC enforces unimplemented court verdicts (kp 19/11/2014), Still at large: The Supreme Court has started pursuing convicted criminals who have evaded punishment, by Binita Dahal (nt 28/11/2014), SC dept recovers fines, enforces prison terms (kp 29/11/2014), 1,500 held for unfulfilled jail terms (kp 04/12/2014)

Provident Fund Act to be amended to widen scope (kp 15/11/2014)

Pending graft cases weigh down Special Court, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 08/11/2014)

Judicial Council formatrion: NBA opposes SC justices’ advice  to exclude lawyers (kp 06/11/2014), NBA opposes justices' proposal on judiciary (rep 06/11/2014)

Lalitpur district court top in serious case disposal, by Pranab Kharel (kp 05/11/2014)

Supreme Court dept enforces pending orders, by Nirmala Adhikari (kp 31/10/2014)

Fast-track service in Rolpa court, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 30/10/2014)

SC teams to enforce jail terms (kp 20/10/2014), Judgment execution cells arrest 15 in a day, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 20/10/2014)

Judicial Council to probe 160 complaints against judges (rep 13/10/2014)

CJ Sharma retires (kp 10/10/2014), Sharma retires, Sah takes oath as CJ today (ht 10/10/2014), Sah takes CJ’s charge (kp 11/10/2014), CJ Sah assumes office, vows judicial reforms (ht 11/10/2014), Change of guard: Challenges ahead for new Chief Justice Ram Prasad Kumar Sah are formidable (kp 13/10/2014), Supreme once more: The new Chief Justice is from a minority within a marginalised community, this is hugely symbolic, by Binita Dahal (nt 17/10/2014)

SC plans to issue verdict in written form within 15 days (kp 08/10/2014)

‘CJ should lead entire judiciary’ (ht 08/10/2014)

Fast track court for rape cases, by Pranab Kharel (kp 06/10/2014)

SC proposes paperless court for swift access, by Pranab Kharel (kp 28/09/2014)

Special squads to nab convicted fugitives: Plan to come into effect in 16 districts in first phase before being expanded later (ht 15/09/2014), Special cells to execute verdicts on cards, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 15/09/2014)

Shah nominated next chief justice (kp 13/09/2014) [May the dominance of the hardly 15 per cent male Tagadharis be retained for eternity!!], Constitutional Council picks Shah as new chief justice based on seniority: Senior-most justice says he’ll try to clean judiciary image (ht 13/09/2014), 2 complaints filed against CJ nominee (kp 24/09/2014), CJ nominee’s hearing today (kp 26/09/2014), Parliamentary hearing on new CJ today: To start with discussion on complaints against Shah (ht 24/09/2014), Hearing of Justice Shah postponed (ht 27/09/2014), Hearing of next chief justice begins (ht 30/09/2014), House panel picks Shah as next CJ (kp 01/10/2014), House committee endorses Shah as CJ (rep 01/10/2014)

Pending cases weigh down SC, by Pranab Kharel (kp 12/09/2014)

CJ nomination process starts tomorrow (kp 11/09/2014), CC to pick new CJ tomorrow (ht 11/09/2014)

400 graft cases pending at SC, by Pranab Kharel (kp 02/09/2014)

Between the lines: The logic in jurisprudence is that the courts are public offices and must come under public scrutiny for both their good and bad decisions, by Binod Bhattarai (rep 01/09/2014)

JC asks CC, Parliament to initiate process for appointment of new CJ, by AnantaRaj Luitel (kp 29/08/2014)

Verdict execution still a worry despite improvements (rep 29/08/2014)

Process to name appellate court chief judges hits a snag (rep 26/08/2014), JC nominates 16 chief judges for appeal courts, by Pranab Kharel (kp 27/08/2014), JC selects chief judges for appellate courts (ht 27/08/2014)

Judge and appoint: Judicial appointments in Nepal could take a page from two recent bills passed by the Indian Parliament, by Upendra Keshari Neupane (kp 22/08/2014)

JC set for major restructuring, by Pranab Kharel (kp 18/08/2014)

Judicial service joint secys to take to streets, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 14/08/2014)

CJ wonders who judges should be accountable to (ht 13/08/2014)

New dress code for judges on cards, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 12/08/2014)

Lalitpur District Courtstresses reform: Asks cops to shun the practice of prosecuting children by increasing their age (ht 11/08/2014)

Case clearance rate goes up in appellate courts (ht 11/08/2014), Eight appellate courts settle all two-year-old backlogs (rep 11/08/2014)

JC: Special Court inconsistent while dealing graft cases, by Pranab Kharel (kp 06/08/2014)

PPLA demands complete independence for judiciary (ht 04/08/2014)

JC starts process to appoint chief judge at appellate courts (rep 02/08/2014), Differences in JC delay judges’ appointment (ht 05/08/2014), Appeal court chief nominees disputed (kp 07/08/2014)

Cases piling up at Kaski district court (ht 31/07/2014)

SC to fix judges’ working time: Aims to ensure speedy justice as part of its five-year plan, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 30/07/2014)

Backlog of cases at SC nears 19,000, by Nabin  Khatiwada (rep 26/07/2014), SC case disposal rate increases (kp 28/07/2014)

CJ mulls appellate court chief judge appointments, by Pranab Kharel (kp 21/07/2014), JC prepares to fill vacant positions of chief judge in appellate courts, by Pranab Kharel (kp 25/07/2014)

SC prepares to clear cases within 18 months (kp 19/07/2014)

JOC to monitor judges’ act (kp 18/07/2014), Judges to be strictly monitored (ht 18/08/2014)

SC strategic plan: Losing side may have to bear total trial cost (kp 18/07/2014)

Apex court in bid to increase public faith in judiciary: Endorses five-year strategic plan for 2014-19 (ht 17/07/2014)

Judges to hear public grievances outside bench, too, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 17/07/2014)

SC mulls launching SMS service to provide information on case status (kp 17/07/2014)

56 courts submit details of trials on serious cases to SC, by Pranab Kharel (kp 16/07/2014)

Supreme Court Bar Association set toelect new leadership tomorrow (ht 11/07/2014)

Commercial court sought for speedy liquidation: Experts underline the need to make an umbrella rule to expedite process to refund deposits (ht 10/07/2014)

Law Ministry in a fix over JC Act amendment, by Pranab Kharel (kp 09/07/2014)

JC mulls appellate court chief apptt (kp 09/07/2014)

SC rejects writ seeking quota for judges (ht 03/07/2014)

SC buys 68 cars for district judges: Also to give monthly allowance for 80 litres of petrol (ht 02/07/2014)

SC judges monitoring appellate courts (ht 30/06/2014)

Appointment of Judges: Chief Justice tells lawyers to sort out ideological differences (ht 25/06/2014)

Judicial Councilto fill vacant postof judges soon (ht 23/06/2014)

Apex court scraps criteria for appointment of judges (ht 19/06/2014), Apex court scraps judges appointment criteria set by JC: 200 judges already appointed under the criteria, by Bimal Gautam (rep 19/06/2014)

AG to file complaint at JC against Mugu judge (rep 12/06/2014)

SC frees two accused of gold smuggling on bail (rep 12/06/2014)

CJ Sharma admits political pressure in judges' appointments (rep 11/06/2014)

Govt registers Bill seeking tomake judges more powerful (ht 07/06/2014)

Alleged loan shark Singh gets clean chit (ht 03/06/2014)

JC set to pick appeal court chief judges (kp 02/06/2014), JC discusses appointment of judges (ht 05/06/2014), JC likely to extend 30 judges’ tenure: The move comes when the judges' terms are expiring next week, by Pranab Kharel (kp 06/06/2014), JC snubs criteria for judges’ tenure: 30 appellate justices get a year-long term extension, by Pranab Kharel (kp 07/06/2014), JC retains 30 additional appeals judges (ht 07/06/2014)

Sr SC Justice Shah fires warning shot (kp 30/05/2014), Justice Shah calls on all not to shake the roots of judiciary (ht 30/05/2014)

Eight new SC judges start duty (ht 28/05/2014), Faulty confirmation (ht 28/05/2014), Principles And Values Of Justice Should Not Perish, by Gyan Basnet (rn 29/05/2014)

Govt to seek judicial review in court today: Supreme Court deadline for appointing 26 CA members expiring (kp 27/05/2014), House panel endorses all 8 judges, 2 unanimously, by Pranab Kharel (kp 27/05/2014), PHSC okays apex court judges’ appointment, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 27/05/2014), All judges get through panel hearing, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 27/05/2014)

Hear them out: The inclusion of members of the judiciary in the Judicial  Council is what has made the Council prone to controversy, by Prakash Bom (kp 27/05/2014)

PHSC divided over seeking JC papers (kp 21/05/2014), PHSC meet stalls as big 3 at odds over letter (rep 21/05/2014), House panel members brief top leaders, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 21/05/2014), SC justice appointment: House special committee to begin hearing from tomorrow, by Pranab Kharel (kp 22/05/2014), PHSC asks for  nominees’ details, begins hearing (ht 22/05/2014), PHSC summons judges recommended judges (rep 22/05/2014), Do we need them? Relevance of hearing panel (rep 22/05/2014), CA members to act to reform judiciary, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/05/2014), 'Judiciary must be independent‚ accountable', by Arjun Bhandari (ht 23/05/2014), Lawmakers sharply divided over new judicial system (rep 23/05/2014), Hearing begins today; some lawyers against JC recommendations (kp 23/05/2014), JC to meet today to discuss PHSC move: Says it is ready to send details of recommended judges, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 23/05/2014)

All eyes on PHSC to see how it settles JC recommendations row, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 16/05/2014), House panel seeks clarification: Tension flares with JC set to snub PHSC call, by Pranab Kharel (kp 16/05/2014), JC ignores House panel’s summons, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 16/05/2014), Judicial Council to skip PHSC meeting: CPN-UML softens stance (rep 16/05/2014), Writ in apex court against invite (kp 16/05/2014), Gautam asks lawmakers not to toe anti-JC line (kp 16/05/2014), Dhungana visited HQ as UML cadre: DPM (ht 16/05/2014) [The Judiciary has to be independent, Mr Gautam!!], Step Down, Or Sack Him (ht 16/05/2014)

Major parties divided over  justice, lawmaker picks (kp 13/05/2014), Big three at odds over JC's recommendation (rep 13/05/2014), Parliamentary committee to summon Chief Justice on appointment row (rep 13/05/2014), SC justice appointment: PHSC summons JC members (kp 14/05/2014), House panel summons JC members over recommendations: Next meeting of PHSC scheduled for May 18, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 14/05/2014), UML leaders divided over apex court justice appointments (kp 14/05/2014), House panel divided on summoning CJ: Members want to know why senior-most justice publicly opposed JC’s decision, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 14/05/2014), Apex court justice recommendations: JC member at UML door seeking support, by Pranab Kharel and Bhdra Sharma (kp 15/05/2014), UML consults lawyers on SC justice appointments: Party leaders divided over issue (rep 15/05/2014), JC member ruffles legal eagles’ feathers: Dhungana accused of visiting the party headquarters of CPN-UML, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 15/05/2014)

Apex court staff unions on warpath (ht 12/05/2014)

JC won’t revise names of SC justice nominees: Dhungana (kp 10/05/2014), Dhungana defends JC decision:  Challenges Parliament to impeach office bearers if it can (ht 10/05/2014), JC member Dhungana defends justice recommendations (rep 10/05/2014)

SC justice appointment: House panel seeks copy of council’s recommendation (kp 09/05/2014), House panel seeks minutes on JC recommendations, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 09/05/2014), Minutes of meeting that picked SC judges sought, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 09/05/2014)

CJ, Bar head spar over judges’ selection (ht 06/05/2014)

Apex court justice appointment: 22 plaints against nominees (kp 05/05/2014), Government position unclear (kp 05/05/2014), Judging the judges: The Judicial Council, dominated by political appointees, is faulty and must be reformed, by Dipendra Jha (kp 05/05/2014)

Justifying the justices: The Judicial Council and the Law Minister have come under fire for their Supreme Court nominations, by Binita Dahal (nt 02/05/2014)

SC justice appointment: JC member defends recommendations, by Pranab Kharel (kp 02/05/2014)

House panel wants details of judges picked for apex court Hearing likely to get delayed, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 01/05/2014)

Apex court justice nomination: Controversy lands in House (kp 30/04/2014)

Justice recommendations; Bar: Hold JC members accountable, by Pranab Kharel (kp 29/05/2014), NBA urges PHSC to probe JC decision, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 29/05/2014), Question of ethics (ht 29/05/2014)

Parliamentary hearring: UML panelists to reject ‘controversial’ judges (kp 28/04/2014), NBA advisory panel questions selection of apex court judges (ht 28/04/2014)

Stay away: Political meddling in judiciary (ht 22/04/2014)

Judicial Council swings into action to appoint SC judges (ht 18/04/2014), JC to recommend permanent justices within a week (rep 18/04/2014), JC initiates effort to fill SC vacancies (kp 18/04/2014), Lobbying intensifies as JC meets to recommed justices (rep 21/04/2014), Seniority row mars judges’ appointment (ht 22/04/2014), JC likely to recommend names for justices today (rep 22/04/2014), JC recommends eight judges for appellate courts, SC (nn 22/04/2014), Costly indecision (ht 23/04/2014), JC picks 8 names for apex court justices, by Pranab Kharel (kp 23/04/2014) [Long live the dominance of male Tagadharis and single ethnic identity in judiciary!!], JC selects eight permanent judges for apex court, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 23/04/2014), JC recommendations for SC justices court controversy, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 23/04/2014), Chief judge of Jumla court of appeal quits over sc judge nominations (kp 24/04/2014), Jumla chief judge decries ‘injustice’, puts in papers (ht 24/04/2014), Lawyers take exception to JC decision (ht 25/04/2014)

Lack of judges cripples apex court, by Pranab Kharel (kp 14/04/2014), Chief Justice Sharma promises appointments in a week (kp 14/04/2014), CJ Sharma to appoint judges soon: Stays mum on chances of retaining retiring justices (ht 14/04/2014), Challenges aplenty, as CJ assumes office, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 14/04/2014)

Sharma appointed chief justice (kp 12/04/2014), President appoints Sharma chief justice despite objections in PHSC (ht 12/04/2014), Damodar Sharma appointed chief justice (rep 12/04/2014)

Term ends for five SC temporary justices (kp 12/04/2014), It’s back to square one in SC as five ad hoc judges retire again (ht 12/04/2014), SC to be left with just five justices from Sunday (rep 12/04/2014), JC drafts new criteria for judge appointment, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 12/04/2014)

Apex court clips AG’s discretionary wings, by Anata Raj Luitel (ht 03/04/2014), Sharma pledges he will punish corrupt judges (ht 11/04/2014), Acting CJ vows to reduce case backlog (rep 11/04/2014)

JC ready to begin judge appointments (kp 02/04/2014), Appoint judges all and at once: NBA (kp 04/04/2014)

DCC recommends Damodar Sharma as chief justice: Parliamentary hearing likely to be cut short to hasten appointment, by Anata Raj Luitel (ht 01/04/2014), 72 hours set to file plaints against CJ nominee Sharma (kp 05/04/2014), Acting CJ Sharma fields lawmakers’ questions (kp 11/04/2014)

Politicised judiciary, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 30/03/2014)

Justice vacancies may remain as CJ choice stalls: Constitutional Council quorum could be a problem, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 25/03/2014), Looming danger: Supreme Court vacancy (rep 26/03/2014), Constitutional Council likely to choose CJ today: Acting Chief Justice Damodar Prasad Sharma likely to get the job, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 27/03/2014), NBA demands Supreme Court judge appointments, by Sudip Kaini (kp 30/03/2014)

SC: No change in casino regulation: Gaming houses to have illegal status after today (kp 21/03/2014)

AHRC urges govt to appoint judges in SC (ht 21/03/2014), New judges in SC after CJ’s appointment: Sharma (ht 22/03/2014)

Give full authority to JC to appoint judges: Dhungana; Says parliamentary hearing in Nepal an impractical process (ht 18/03/2014)

Crisis in judiciary: Fate of five ad hoc judges uncertain; Delay in formation of parliamentary hearing committee blamed, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 17/03/2014)

9 appellate courts without chief judges, by Pranab Kharel (kp 13/03/2014)

Courting trouble: The Supreme Court should refrain from issuing verdicts on political matters and leave it to the Legislature, by Dipendra Jha (kp 13/03/2014)

SC wants ex-CJ Regmi’s ‘real address’ to serve notice: Staff fail to deliver summons in relation to contempt of court case (ht 11/03/2014)

Security, facilities for ex-high officials: SC orders ordinance review (kp 07/03/2014), Review discriminatory state facility: SC to govt (ht 07/03/2014)

Judge effecting reforms at Lalitpur district court (ht 06/03/2014)

Cief Justice appointment: Judicial Council forwards senior justices’ details to CC (kp 04/03/2014), Judicial Council proposes five names for Chief Justice (ht 04/03/2014)

Hurdle in court video conference, by Pranab Kharel (kp 28/02/2014)

SC report submitted to President (ht 21/02/2014), SC settled decade-low number of cases last year: Inadequate manpower blamed for increasing backlogs, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 21/02/2014), Costly delay: Judicial vacancies (rep 23/02/2014), Slight improvement in execution of court verdicts, by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 25/02/2014)

AG Kunwar assumes office (ht 20/02/2014)

Justice delivery: Mediation promoted in civil law suits, by Pranab Kharel (kp 18/02/2014)

SC frames rule for accepting foreign grant: Legal eagles oppose plan, see threat to judicial independence, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 15/02/2014)

JC to start new CJ appointment process (ht 14/02/2014)

NBA to protest Regmi’s return (kp 07/02/2014), Bar suggests Regmi not retake chief justice post (kp 10/02/2014), NBA plans protest against Regmi rejoining judiciary (ht 10/02/2014), Regmi ‘not to return’ to Supreme Court (kp 11/02/2014), Regmi as chief to justice resign today (ht 11/02/2014), Regmi steps down as CJ (kp 12/02/2014) [This does not justify that he did not step down in March 2013!!], Regmi steps down as chief justice: 'Scored a political success but set a bad precedent', by Nabin Khatiwada (rep 12/02/2014), ICJ welcomes Regmi’s decision (kp 12/02/2014), ICJ hails ex-govt chief for not returning to apex court (ht 12/02/2014), To receive ex-PM facilities (kp 12/02/2014)

Plaint filed at JC against Judge Junaid (kp 29/01/2014)

JC hopes new govt will help avert judicial crisis (ht 29/01/2014)

JC weighing its restructuring options, by Pranab Kharel (kp 27/01/2014)

Verdict on 12-year-old case put off for 11th time (ht 18/01/2014)

Consumer courts to be set up in all 75 districts (kp 15/01/2014)

Concerns expressed over country's weakening judiciary (nn 09/01/2014)

Justices’ conduct probe non-starter, by Pranab Kharel (kp 04/01/2014)

Courts to open from 9 am from Sunday (ht 04/01/2014)

Appeal Bar chiefs against Regmi returning to SC (kp 01/01/2014)

SC to govt: Implement anti-tobacco directives (kp 30/12/2013), Supreme Court scraps cigarette companies’ plea: Tells govt to ensure 75 per cent space on tobacco product packs is allotted to health warning, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 30/12/2013)

Ex-health secy guilty of contempt of court (ht 25/12/2013)

JC to revise terms to appoint judges, by Pranab Kharel (kp 20/12/2013)

‘Undue pressure’ delaying judge selection (kp 19/12/2013)

14 police circle offices to settle semi-judicial cases, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 18/12/2013)

Re-appointment issue divides lawyers (kp 13/12/2013)

JC to wait for House to convene for appointment of judges (ht 06/12/2013)

Officials booked for SC contempt, by Pranab Kharel (kp 03/12/2013), Apex court holds former minister, secy guilty of contempt of court: Acquits former PM Bhattarai, Chief Secretary Poudel (ht 03/12/2013)

Govt promises residential complex for SC justices (ht 28/11/2013)

Judicial Council recommends justices for CA court (kp 12/11/2013), Three justices deputed to Constituent Assembly Court (ht 12/11/2013)

Fight against corruption to get more teeth: Special Court to constitute regional circuit benches with three justices at each unit (ht 09/11/2013)

Regmi appointment: SC postponed hearing to Nov 21 (ht 08/11/2013)

Appointment of SC judges likely after Tihar festival (ht 02/11/2013)

Debate continues over constitutional court, by Pranab Kharel (kp 29/10/2013)

Supreme Court questions restriction on poll monitors (kp 22/10/2013)

How Nepal’s judiciary evolved over the years, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 22/10/2013)

SC turns down petition against CIAA chief (kp 21/10/2013)

10 habeas corpus petitions filed (ht 17/10/2013)

Judicial Council fails to appoint judges in country’s apex court (ht 04/10/2013)

Courting trouble: The judiciary must remain vigilant during polls, as a large number of security forces are due to be deployed in 12 ‘most sensitive’ Tarai districts, by Dipendra Jha (kp 02/10/2013)

Plan for appellate courts to handle spl court cases (kp 24/09/2013)

SC allows murder convicts to contest polls: Nepal Bar Association flays apex court order; it says the decision will promote impunity, by Pranab Kharel (kp 24/09/2013) [????????????????????????????????????????? A murderer is a murderer and it is absolutely unimportant if his crime was politically motivated!!!!!], Apex court allows murder convicts to contest polls, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 24/09/2013), Supreme Court damper on murder convicts’ poll hopes, by Pranab Kharel (kp 27/09/2013), Murder convicts can’t contest CA polls: SC: Election Ordinance upheld; Order means Balkrishna Dhungel barred from filing candidacy, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 27/09/2013)

Apex court, Bar on reconciliation path (kp 22/09/2013)

Karki appointment: Final court hearing begins from Jan 29 (kp 10/09/2013) [2015 or 2020?? Without belittling the work Karki has done so far, this once again proves that the judiciary is no longer independent!!], SC to hear anti-Karki petition after five months (rep 10/09/2013)

SC stays DRI action against Thapa: Petitioner says infringement of lawyers’ privilege of secrecy, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 09/09/2013), Supreme Court asks DRI not to execute letter, by Pranab Kharel (kp 09/09/2013)

Removal of constitutional difficulties: SC quashes ‘irrelevant’ petitions (kp 06/09/2013) [There is no need of another proof of the non-existence of separation of powers! A constitutional solution of the crisis would have been possible, but this would have been against the power interests of the political leaders!!], SC quashes 17 writs against Regmi appointment (ht 06/09/2013), SC quashes 17 writ petitions without any hearings, by Gani Ansari (rep 06/09/2013), Free judiciary under threat: Lawyers (ht 09/09/2013)

Judging Judges: Is equal representation of women in Judiciary is still a very distant dream in Nepal?, by Bidushi Adhikari (sp 30/08/2013)

Contempt-of-court charge against Dahal (ht 27/08/2013)

Separation anxiety: The Nepali judiciary is passing through one of its most difficult times, given the fact that the sitting Chief Justice has taken the helm of the executive, by Chandra Prasad Luitel (kp 20/08/2013)

Regmi pledges to appoint lawyers as judges (ht 20/08/2013)

10 mths on, no dawn for evening court, by Pranab Kharel (kp 16/08/2013)

KDC settles record number of cases: Data show crime on rise (ht 14/08/2013)

Dismal budget for judiciary angers Acting CJ (ht 12/08/2013)

Has Nepal’s judiciary come to a sorry pass?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 04/08/2013)

Separate force to guard the judiciary: 1,714 personnel proposed for the judicial police, by Pranab Kharel (kp 03/08/2013)

SC recommends no action against senior lawyer in fraud case (ht 29/07/2013)

NBC lacks teeth to take action against lawyers: Has failed to punish several legal practitioners facing allegations of corruption, wrongdoing (ht 19/07/2013)

Appellate court sees rise in number of writs (ht 17/07/2013)

Proposed JC act: Mental disability to disqualify sitting judges, by Pranab Kharel (kp 13/07/2013)

Lawyers divided over temp judges hearing Regmi case, by Pranab Kharel (kp 05/07/2013)

JC overrules SC orders issued against judges, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 05/07/2013)

168 new judges to visit: Bangkok on training junket Rs 20 million sought from finance ministry, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 02/07/2013)

Supreme Delay In Dispensing Justice, by Abhisek Adhikari (sp 28/06/2013)

District courts short of benches for new judges (ht 27/06/2013)

Judges violated norms: DLA (ht 21/06/2013)

Has Judicial Council lost its significance? The rot has set in,must be stopped: Experts, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 19/06/2013)

JC recommends 169 names: 80 nominated to appellate courts, 89 to district courts, by Pranab Kharel (kp 10/06/2013), JC picks 169 judges for appeal, district courts (ht 10/06/2013), 11 new judges in JC’s ‘watch list’, by Pranab Kharel (kp 11/06/2013), Lawyers dissatisfied over selection of judges (ht 11/06/2013), NBA notes dissent on judge nominations (kp 12/06/2013), Lawyer challenges JC decision (kp 13/06/2013)

Lack of judges in far-west hampers case hearings (ht 09/06/2013)

Judicial Council fails to select judges (ht 07/06/2013)

Judgeship only for professional lawyers, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 05/06/2013)

Supreme Court fast going digital, by Pranab Kharel (kp 31/05/2013)

Court rules for journalists draw flak (ht 21/05/2013)

Former CJ Sharma dubs Judicial Council a failed institution (ht 18/05/2013)

Delay in judges’ appointment hampering justice (ht 13/05/2013)

Apex court refuses to register writ against Karki's appointment (nn 06/05/2013), Apex court turns away petitioner, by Pranab Kharel (kp 07/05/2013), Writ challenges SC registrar's decision to reject case against Lokman's appointment (nn 07/05/2013), Application in SC against court administration order (kp 08/05/2013)

Apex court restricts journos’ movement (kp 01/05/2013), SC bars journos from visiting courtrooms (ht 01/05/2013), Apex court denies journos access to courtroom (kp 03/05/2013), Courtrooms remain shut for journalists (ht 03/05/2013), SC: Not against court access to journalists (kp 04/05/2013) [The separation of powers has ended!!]

Journo told to leave courtroom (kp 30/04/2013) [???], Contempt of journalists: The ejection of reporter Khadka reveals the contempt the bureaucracy have for journalists (kp 01/05/2013)

Dolakha CDO presides over open court (ht 27/04/2013)

Apex court not to accept 2 or more PILs for one issue, by Pranab Kharel (kp 24/04/2013), Apex court verdict splits legal eagles (kp 26/04/2013)

More judges likely for SC: Senior lawyers may be appointed to supersede five ad hoc justices, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 15/04/2013)

SC asked to lift ban on cameras, mobile phones: Lawyers, journos tell apex court not to infringe rights of people (ht 11/04/2013)

Judges oppose lawyers’ appointment to SC: Urge Judicial Council not to pick lawyers to the apex court by ignoring seniority (ht 09/02/2013), Recommendation for SC justices either at one go or phase-wise, by Pranab Kharel (kp 11/04/2013), Five temp Justices recommended for apex court appt, by Pranab Kharel (kp 12/04/2013), JC retains five apex court ad hoc judges, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 12/04/2013), Five new justices take up apex court duties, by Pranab Kharel (kp 13/04/2013), Five retained ad hoc judges start duty (ht 13/04/2013)

Appointment of judges postponed (ht 08/04/2013)

New district judge posts on the cards (kp 07/04/2013)

NBA concerns over judge appointments (kp 05/04/2013)

JC selects prospective candidates (kp 28/03/2013), JC bears orientation for SC justice hopefuls in mind, by Pranab Kharel (kp 01/04/2013), NBA asks Judicial Council to halt process: Says JC should wait for the Supreme Court decision on a case that is pending (ht 01/04/2013)

Appointment of new judges in apex court ‘very soon’: Four forces in bid to get their favourites into judiciary, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 27/03/2013) [The arrogant politicians do everything to guarantee the dependency of judiciary!!], Real test (ht 28/03/2013)

JC mulls over SC justices’ pick (kp 22/03/2013)

Consumer court demanded to ensure speedy justice (kp 16/03/2013)

Appointment of judges put on hold, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 11/03/2013)

Rotten to the core: Nepal’s legal system has been too kind to those at the top who have presided over the plunder of the state, by Anurag Acharya (nt 01/03/2013))

CJ not assigning cases to himself (ht 18/02/2013)

SC submits annualreport to President (ht 18/02/2013)

Justice delayed: The judicial system in Nepal is a morass of delays and irregularities, rendering it exceedingly difficult to navigate for the average citizen, by Pranab Kharel and Bhadra Sharma (kp 09/02/2013)

Lack of judges in apex court puts legal profession in jeopardy: Lawyers say general public has been suffering the most with justice dispensation hampered, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 05/02/2013)

JC takes ahead appellate court judges’ appt process, by Pranab Kharel (kp 01/02/2013), JC to select judges thru interview (ht 01/02/2013)

Is SC lenient in contempt cases?, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 30/01/2013)

Nonagenerian’s property case solved after 30 yrs, by Bhadra Sharma (ht 24/01/2013)

Man seeks citizenship in mother’s name (ht 24/01/2013)

Leave a rare luxury for Supreme Court judges: Case burden increasesas strength dwindles, by Ananta Raj LOuitel (ht 24/01/2013)

JC picks three judges for Special Court (ht 23/01/2013)

Crisis in judiciary: Supreme Court will have only six judges after Osti retires (ht 17/01/2013), Six judges remain in apex court (kp 21/01/2013), Judicial crisis deepens as judge retires (ht 22/01/2013)

7,000 cast votes in Bar election; counting set to begin tomorrow (kp 13/01/2013), Karki elected Nepal Bar Association president (nn 17/01/2013), Progressive panel wins big (ht 18/01/2013)

6 Appellate Courts get chief judges, by Pranab Kharel (kp 10/01/2013), JC picks six chief judges: First appointment in 2 yrs (ht 10/01/2013)

Nepal needs Fast Track Courts: Delays in justice have eroded trust in the judiciary, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 06/01/2013)

Law and language: To ensure an inclusive justice system, Nepal can provide interpreters to non-Nepali speakers, by Deependra Jha (kp 03/01/2013)

Fast Track Courts sought for sensitive cases, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 31/12/2012)

JC seeks alternative ways to ease dispensation of justice, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 28/12/2012)

CJ admits failure to tackle judicial crisis (ht 22/12/2012)

Justice accuses JC of lacking foresight (kp 19/12/2012)

Apex court justices retire, litigants bear the brunt, by Pranab Kharel (kp 18/12/2012), Ex-ad hoc judges deputed to SC (ht 18/12/2012)

JC to start appointing judges soon: Recruitment process for appellate, district courts will begin after Jan 18 (ht 15/12/2012)

Appeal judges flout JC law: Holding non-judicial posts also, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 12/12/2012)

CA’s demise responsible for  delay in appointment: CJ (ht 12/12/2012)

Dubious distinction: The executive and the legislature have accepted inclusion but the judiciary is holding out, by Dipendra Jha (kp 06/12/2012) [Only the election system was inclusive but the inclusively elected MPs have never been included in the constitutional discussions! The executive, the leadership of the parties and the judiciary, among other sectors, are exclusive shops as ever!]

Lawyers begin NBA election campaign: Panels in for tough competition (kp 06/12/2012)

SC split on picking judges sans parliamentary hearing: PM promises ordinance or consensus to tide over crisis, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 03/12/2012), Supreme necessity: The government should bring an ordinance to fill the growing vacuum at the Supreme Court (kp 04/12/2012), Judiciary in a quandary as crisis looms large: Prez meeting leaders of four major political forces today, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 04/12/2012), Dangerous void: Filling up SC vacancies (rep 04/12/2012), SC justice strength to tumble to seven (kp 05/12/2012), JC gives a sharp twist to judges’ tenure tale: Says there are two more days before they retire; Hopes a deal will be reached by tomorrow, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 05/12/2012), JC SOS to ministry as SC judges retiring, by Pranab Kharel (kp 06/12/2012), JC courts govt to retain ad hoc judges: Urges Ministry of Law to recommendan ordinance, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 06/12/2012), Prez holds ordinance to amend JC Act, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 07/12/2012)

Justice Upreti calls it a day before his term, by Pranab Kharel (kp 30/11/2012)

SC verdict on judges’ appointment in days (ht 30/11/2012)

‘Recommend judges, but don’t appoint’ (ht 29/11/2012)

SC advised to appoint judges sans hearing (ht 26/11/2012)

Judges' appointment: SC declines stay order for quota (ht 21/11/2012)

Lobbying on for appointing loyal lawyers as judges, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 12/11/2012)

Judges' appointment: SC moved seeking inclusion (ht 10/11/2012), Judge appointment criteria: JC explanation sought (kp 12/11/2012), SC to hear inclusion writ on Nov 20 (ht 13/11/2012)

Decision to boycott CJ’s bench sparks rift in NBA (ht 07/11/2012)

Supreme Court preparing to introduce two-day weekly holiday in courts (nn 06/11/2012)

Judicial Council starts scanning applications for judges’ posts, by Pranab Kharel (kp 04/11/2012)

1,000 in the fray for 73 vacant judgeship slots: Deserving candidates stay away from competition, JC offers perks to attract them, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 01/11/2012)

CJ demands more budget for judiciary (ht 31/10/2012)

Judge appointment criteria challenged (kp 08/10/2012), Quandary over judge appointments (kp 12/10/2012)

Justice Bam murder a threat to judiciary, says probe report, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 08/10/2012)

Justice delayed, dismissed or denied? 71-year-old asks why his case has been pending for 26 yrs, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 06/10/2012)

JC okays judge selection criteria for first time, by Pranab Kharel (kp 05/10/2012)

Judicial Council sets norms for naming judges (ht 20/09/2012)

SC upholds Judicial Council’s criteria: Bars contempt of court convicts, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 03/09/2012)

Alarmed judiciary: In the absence of a parliament, using the President’s “power to remove difficulties” is the best option to appoint judges in the Supreme Court, by Semanta Dahal (kp 27/08/2012)

District court gears up for videoconferencing, by Pranab Kharel (kp 21/08/2012)

SC orders govt to pay stipend to the disabled (kp 16/08/2012), Govt told to provide allowances pronto to differently abled (ht 16/08/2012)

Precedents suggest viable option to judge appointment quandary, by Pranab Kharel (kp 10/08/2012), Appointment ordinance at chief justice’s request: Expected to be enforced soon; Law portfolio likely for Barshaman Pun to ease process, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 11/08/2012)

All court verdicts at your fingertips soon, by Pranab Kharel (kp 08/08/2012)

Chief Justice in bid to avert judicial crisis: Holding talks with govt over judges’appointment, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 07/08/2012)

PM-CJ subtle tussle could humble judiciary: ‘Personality conflict’may affect judges’ appointment, justice dispensation, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 29/07/2012)

Lost in translation with jarring judicial jargon: Incomprehensible terms in court rulings often throw public into a tizzy, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 19/07/2012)

SC reverses Spl Court ruling on ex-official (kp 28/06/2012)

SC recommends action against two appeal judges: Says granting bail to man accused of attempt-to-murder was wrong, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 27/06/2012)

Appointment of justices: SC may choose to breach constitution (ht 25/06/2012), Several SC justices retiring by Dec: Absence of parliament may leave apex court in a fix, by Pranab Kharel (kp 26/06/2012)

SC acquits bankers accused of banking fraud, by Manoj Adhikari (rep 16/06/2012) [Long live corruption!!]

Parliamentary hearing of judges: Continue it in new constitution, by Sandesh Shrestha (ht 10/05/2012)

Clash of the courts: The arrival of a constitutional court will represent a huge institutional imposition within our justice system and inevitably lead to conflict, by Gyan Basnet (kp 02/05/2012), War of the courts: Unavoidable conflict, by Gyan Basnet (ht 08/05/2012)

Judicial Council split on tainted judges’ case (ht 26/04/2012)

Apex court burdened with loads of cases, by Pranab Kharel (kp 22/04/2012)

Ad-hoc judges at SC prod chief justice: Urge him to appoint or relieve them of duties (ht 21/04/2012)

SC orders rehearing of Pokharel case: Says Spl Court’s decision to acquit the former secretary of graft charge was flawed (kp 16/04/2012)

Judicial reform bone of contention, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 14/04/2012)

Supremely slow: Besides the legislature, the judiciary’s inefficiency is pitiful (kp 11/04/2012)

Judge appointment ‘only after May 27’, by Pranab Kharel (kp 08/04/2012)

Judicial reform: To enjoy broader legitimacy, the judiciary will need to be more liberal (kp 29/03/2012)

Recipe for a tussle: Two parallel courts at an apex level can convolute the country’s legal system, by Semanta Dahal (kp 20/03/2012)

JC okays bill on inclusion (rep 06/03/2012), JC bill to augment lawyers’ career (kp 06/03/2012)

Female Lawyers Protest Discrimination in Nepali Legal Sector, by Lochana Sharma (rep 02/03/2012)

JC shortlists complaints against 12 judges, by Pranab Kharel (kp 02/03/2012)

Why were review petitions rejected, Supreme Court asks joint registrar (kp 01/03/2012)

JC mulls judge appointments through competition (rep 01/03/2012)

JC decides to study faulty court verdicts (rep 29/02/2012)

Fast-track gendercourt in offing: To ensure speedy justice in GBV cases (ht 25/02/2012)

Hear ye, hear ye: Recent court decisions have reinforced faith in the judiciary, but the big fish got away, by Kahar Singh Khadka (kp 24/02/2012)

Supreme arrears: Any further delay in filling the vacancies in the Supreme Court will only mean denial of justice, by Semanta Dajhal (kp 23/02/2012)

Miscarriage of justice never costs judges; Apex court issues notices, none reaches Judicial Council though, by Ananta Raj Luitel (ht 23/02/2012)

Spl Court judge who acquitted Gupta was mired in controversy, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 22/02/2012), ‘Special Court judges made grave error’, summary of the court verdict (unofficial translation) (kp 22/02/2012), Special Court judges who acquitted Gupta set to face action (nn 22/02/2012), Action against Special Court judges uncertain (kp 24/02/2012), JC begins process to take judges to task for errors (ht 24/02/2012), The mote in thy brother's eye: The judiciary must first do justice to its own credibility, by Anurag Acharya (nt 24/02/2012)

Pride and prejudice, by Narayan Kandel (rep 08/02/2012)

Prosecutorial independence: Separation of Attorney General from the Executive, by Anuj Mishra (ht 08/02/2012)

Guardian of justice: The Supreme Court must quickly extricate itself from the quicksand of politics, by Gyan Basnet (kp 25/01/2012)

A Question Of Judicial Self-Indulgence, by Gyan Basnet (rn 19/01/2012)

JC shocked by NBA’s pick for judges: Says some of the names recommended lack minimum standard (ht 16/01/2012)

House to implement apex court verdict (ht 12/01/2012)

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