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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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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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