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Court extends Dixit’s custody for 10 days

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KATHMANDU — The Special Court on Sunday allowed the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) permission to extend custody of Kanak Mani Dixit to 10 days.

A bench of Judges comprising Mohan Raman Bhattarai, Prabha Basnet and Madhes Prasad Pudasaini passed the order in the wake of hearing arguments from lawyers representing both the parties in the case.

The CIAA had sought a month’s detention at the Special Court Sunday.

Three lawyers, Senior Advocate Lav Kumar Mainali, advocates Raman Shrestha and Narendra Pathak, pleaded along with government lawyers on behalf of the anti-graft body while Senior Advocates Shambhu Thapa and Satis Krishna Kharel and advocate Ramesh Badal had pleaded on Dixit’s behalf.

A toral of 18 lawyers had filed their applications seeking to represent Dixit, but the remaining lawyers could not speak due to lack of time.

A total of 18 lawyers had filed their applications seeking to represent Dixit, but the remaining lawyers could not speak due to lack of time.

Dixit, who was admitted to Bir Hospital on Saturday after complaints of heart ailment, did not attend the court proceedings.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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