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CC recommends Karki as the chief justice of the Supreme Court

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KATHMANDU — The Constitutional Council (CC) recommended senior-most Justice Sushila Karki as the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

A council meeting on Sunday evening took the decision with her consent. Karki will assume responsibility once the President appoints her after the CC affirmation. Karki will be the nation’s first female head of the legal.

Karki’s nomination is considered yet another milestone in women’s leadership in the state mechanism. Last year, Nepal elected Bidhya Devi Bhandari as the President and Onsari Gharti as the Speaker of Parliament.

Karki is known for her zero tolerance against corruption in the judiciary. Born in June, 1952 in Biratnagar, she holds a post-graduate degree in political science from Banaras Hindu University, India, and a law degree from Tribhuvan University.

Incumbent Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha retires on Wednesday. Traditionally, the chief justice goes on a leave a month before his term expires.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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