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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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Wildfire goes out of control in Parbat

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PARBAT— A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control.

The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police. The locals have been asked to stay alert.

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“At present, the flame is at the cliff above Salghari. It may engulf the nearby entire settlements if not taken under control soon,” said local resident Rishiram Bhusal. Thousands of rupees worth of healthy trees and medicinal herbs have been burnt down so far in the inferno, said the police.

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