April 4 -As government has made decission to cut sunday holidays in Kathamndu from new year ,judicary has not dicided yet to cut sunday holidays in courts of kathmandu. The dicission of holiday in court of Kathmandu was made in 1995 by full courts .
Cases being registered against eight Maoists
April 12- His Majesty the King has, in accordance with the Constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal-1990 and on recommendation of the Judicial Council, appointed Additional Judge at the Appellate Court, Surkhet Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana the judge of the same court.This is stated in a notice issued today by the press secretariat of His Majesty the King
Kathmandu, 14 April- Supreme Court Senior Justice Bhairab Prasad Lamsal will retire 20 April after reaching superannuation age, vernacular daily Nepal Samacharpatra reports.He is retiring one and a half months before the retirement time fixed by the Judicial Council.The Council had fixed his retirement date 31 May.
Kathmandu, Apr. 15: The office-bearers of the Royal Commission for Control of Corruption (RCCC) have decided not to take pension from the government since the date they assumed office.The decision was taken after concluding that it would not be proper to continue receiving the pension amount as a monthly remuneration and other allowances is provided for the office-bearers working for the Commission, it is learnt.The Commission chairperson Bhakta Bahadur Koirala and members Shambhu Prasad Khanal, Raghu Chandra Bahadur Singh and Haribabu Chaudhary are pensioners of His Majesty’s Government.The office-bearers had joined the Commission on February 21. The Commission was constituted on February 16, 2005.
Kathamndu, April.16-The one-man committee headed by Supreme Court Justice Min Bahadur Rayamajhi formed to investigate into the cases related to Syangja district judge Chitra Dev Joshi and Pyuthan district judge Birendra Kumar Karna has started its work.According to the Royal Gazette of April 11, Joshi has been accused of failing to uphold the code of conduct of a judge. Joshi had resorted to impropriety and indecency while speaking at a public meeting organised on the occasion of Prithvi Jayanti and National Unity Day on January 11.Similarly, judge Karna was caught red handed by the Royal Commission for Control of Corruption while accepting Rs. 20,000 to set free two persons convicted of robbery in Pyuthan district.The Judicial Council had formed the committee on April 4 to investigate into the cases, Kashi Raj Dhal, secretary of the council, said.
Kathmandu April 19 -The Royal Commission for Control of Corruption (RCCC) Tuesday issued summon order to ousted prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba for interrogation in connection with ‘arbitrary distribution of Dashain expenses’ during his tenure.According to media reports, Deuba has been asked to appear before the commission within 24-hours. Deuba, according to commission officials, is also likely to be interrogated for irregularities in selecting the contractor for the construction of the access road of Melamchi Drinking water Project. but Deuba reject that summon order to recive.
Kathmandu, April 21-Senior advocates and former presidents of the Nepal Bar Association (NBA) yesterday urged the lawyers’ umbrella organisation to launch protest programmes, including boycotting of courts, demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Hari Prasad Sharma.Speaking at a programme organised by the NBA seeking the lawyers’ suggestions on the steps to be taken regarding the CJ’s actions, the legal eagles urged the NBA to take stern action against the CJ and demand his resignation for failing to protect the independence of the judiciary.“The NBA should launch programmes to boycott the courts till he is ready to step down,” former NBA president Harihar Dahal said. He suggested launching of other protest programmes, too.One of the drafters of the 1990 Constitution and former speaker of the House of Representatives, Daman Nath Dhungana, said, “Our president has already sought his resignation, now we have to launch other protest programmes to put pressure on him.”Former minister of law, justice and parliamentary affairs Subash Chandra Nembang said, “Unless we boycott the courts, he will not be ready to resign.” Senior advocate Shreehari Aryal suggested boycotting the CJ but not the entire judiciary. Senior advocates Sindhu Nath Pyakurel and Khem Narayan Dhungana were firm there should be no compromise saying they cannot accept a CJ who had lost the public’s confidence. Senior advocate Ratanlal Kanaudiya said the CJ’s speech in Australia was objectionable.Senior advocate Bishow Kanta Mainali, who was with the CJ in Australia, said the CJ did not give him a copy of the text of his speech even after several requests.At the end, NBA president Sha-mbhu Thapa said the NBA would set a deadline for Chief Justice Sh-arma to resign. “After it expires, we will be compelled to launch pro-test programmes.”
Ex-Minister Prakash Man Singh arrested
Kathmandu, April 21-An influential minister o, Prakash Man Singh, is arrested today from his residence in the aftermath of defiance to the warrant of Anti-Corruption Royal Commission.Policemen from nearby Sorakhutte post raided Singh's residence at Chaksibari at 10:20 A.M and arrested him. Right after his rigorous defiance, he had been kept under close watch. Cops led by an inspector took Singh, central member of Nepali Congress (Democratic), in a van and submitted to the Commission. Singh would be interrogated this afternoon and led to the custody, Commission sources say.Meanwhile, Royal Commission has been making fleeting preparations to arrest dethroned Primeminister Sher Bahadur Deuba, doing the same as to Singh. Deuba, likewise, defied the warrant. Both had been called for interrogation into the issue of Melamchi Project.Elsewhere, Congress (Democratic) is holding its central Committee meeting from the early morning.The meeting, primarily fixed on the agenda of sturdy movement for democracy, is known to take a feverish mood after Sing's arrest.
Kathmandu April. 21: The Supreme Court directed the government to enact the relevant laws that would address the problems of the so-called lower caste people (dalits) as per Article 11(4) of the Constitution of Nepal 1990.The government has been instructed to enact the laws after considering different national and international treaties.The court issued the instructions after responding to the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Lawyers National Campaign Against Untouchability, which has sought court orders to formulate suitable laws and regulations to abolish caste discrimination and untouchability.A special bench comprising of Justice Min Bahadur Rayamajhi, Khil Raj Regmi and Balaram K. C. issued the order today.
Kathamandu April 27-Former PM Deuba has been taken to the Royal Commission on Corruption Control (RCCC) office at Naya Baneswore at 11:15 a.m.