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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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Nepal removed from ICAO’s blacklist

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KATHMANDU — International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has removed Nepal’s aviation sector from the Significant Safety Concern (SSC) list.

Speaking at the House of Representitives on Friday, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has informed that the international flight regulation body has removed from the black list.

“Nepal has been eliminated from the ICAO’s Significant Safety Concern List. The ICAO has been keeping an eye on the air space and the functionaries of its 192 member nations,” Minister Adhikari informed.

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In it’s 2013 audit report, Nepal was enlisted in SSC list and Nepal’s compliance to the ICAO’s standard at that time stood only at 55 percent out of the standard 60 percent.

“In regard to this, the attempts made by the government of Nepal and the International Aviation Organization have leaped forward to 66.08 percent which can be regarded as the most significant progress,” Adhikari apprised the parliament on Friday.

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