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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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KATHMANDU — President of the United States, Donald J Trump has congratulated KP Sharma Oli for being elected as the Prime Minister of Nepal

Mr Trump sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Oli on his election to the top post of the country and said the United States stands ready to advance the fruitful partnership between the two nations.

Mr Trump also congratulated Oli for the historic completion of local, provincial and national elections as testament to the country’s allegiance to inclusive democratic governance.

“Nepal’s historic completion of local, provincial, and national elections is a testament to your country’s allegiance to inclusive democratic governance” said President Trump in his message to Oli.

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The President, in his message to the newly elected Prime Minister, has expressed his readiness to advance the partnership between the two nations and to support the goals of promoting stability, good governance and sustainable economic growth, a press release issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads.

The President, on behalf of all Americans, said, “We look forward to supporting your goals of promoting stability and good governance, combatting corruption, and improving the business environment to promote sustainable economic growth and job creation. I wish you a prosperous and productive time in office.”

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