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Joshee recommended as new Chief Justice

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KATHMANDU — The Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended Acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee to the post of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

The meeting of the Constitutional Council held on Tuesday Office of the Prime Minister at Singha Durbar recommended Acting CJ Joshi to the post of the Chief Justice which has been lying vacant since the sacking of CJ Gopal Prasad Parajuli on March 14, 2018.

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As per the constitutional provision, Joshi will face the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee and he would be appointed as CJ after the Committee approves his name.

As per the Article 284 of the Constitution of Nepal, the Constitutional Council — which consists of the Prime Minister as the chair, House of Speaker, Chairman of the National Assembly, leader of the opposition party in the Legislature-Parliament and Deputy Speaker of the Legislature-Parliament as the members — recommends the name of the chiefs and members of the constitutional bodies.

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Seventh day of Bada Dashin, Fulpati being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today on the occasion of the Dashain festival, Fulpati is being observed as per tradition throughout the country.

Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashainghar on the seventh day of the Dashain festival.

The Fulpati is brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rituals to be anointed at the Dashainghar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar.

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The Gurujyuko Platoon, the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and high-ranking officials of Armed Police Force and civil service, the Asha Gurja team, band music, and panchebaja bands and decorated kalsyoulis, and a procession along with cultural pageantry leave Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Fulpati.

During the monarchy, the King, as the Head of State, used to attend the Fulpati ritual at Dashainghar, but with the foundation of Republic, the Minister for Culture is attending, said the Durbar Museum Development Committee.

The auspicious hour to bring the Fulpati this year is fixed at 4:00pm. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and local level representatives in Kathmandu have been invited to the ritual.

Though the Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana, the festival sees special fervor from the day of Fulpati.

All government as well as private offices remain closed from today encouraging people to go back to their respective ancestral homes and take blessings from Durga Bhawani as well as their elders.

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