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Construction of Nepal-China friendship bridge begins

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CHAUTARA- Construction of Miteri (friendship) bridge at Bhotekoshi river in Sindhupalchowk district has begun.

The bridge linking Nepal and China was damaged by the Gorkha earthquake as well as flood and dry landslide.

Chief District Officer, Krishna Prasad Adhikari said that the construction task has begun with financial and technical support of Chinese government.

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A target has been set to complete the construction within May 2019. The eight-metre wide bridge and road would be widened to 12 metres.

Tatopani check point, which remained closed for the past three and half years, might come into operation after the construction of road and bridge.

A cabinet meeting held on June 10 had approved the proposal of Chinese government for constructing bridges at Tatopani and Rasuwagadhi.

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Unnecessary comments weaken judiciary-CJ Mishra

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BANIYANI- Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra said baseless comments and criticism would weaken the judiciary.

Inaugurating a national conference on human rights organised by Nepal Bar Association here on Monday, CJ Mishra further said, “Vague allegation that anomalies and corruption are propping up in judiciary does not make sense. One should lodge complaint stating who took how much and when”.

He also called for support from all sides in the campaign to get the judiciary freed from anomalies.

The Chief Justice also underlined the need for the Nepal Bar Association to play effective role for judiciary’s independence and efficiency.

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On the occasion, Province-1 Minister for Internal Affairs and Law Hikmat Karki said that the people can realize a sense of justice only when the judiciary is made further responsible and accountable.

Also speaking on the occasion, NBA Chairperson Sher Bahadur KC asserted that 75 per cent corruption would come down if the justices and legal practitioners were ready to mend their conducts.

As many as 1000 legal practitioners across the country took part in the conference coordinated by NBA, Jhapa Chapter.

The conference ended adopting seven-point declaration, informed NBA Jhapa Chairperson Suraj Khatry.

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