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Judicial Council forwards 3 names for Chief Justice

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KATHMANDU — The Judicial Council (JC) has forwarded the names of three justices to the Constitutional Council for the selection of the chief justice on Tuesday.

The JC proposed the names of acting CJ Deepak Raj Joshee, Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Cholendra SJB Rana and sent their records to the Constitutional Council.

The post of chief justice remains vacant after Gopal Parajuli resigned the post on March 15.

Now, the CC, which is headed by the prime minister will choose one of the three nominees for chief justice and recommend him for parliamentary hearing as per Article 292(1) of the Constitution.

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According to the constitutional provision, the President appoints the Chief Justice upon the recommendation of the Constitutional Council.

Joshee has been working as acting chief justice from March 15 following Parajuli’s resignation. Parajuli resigned after JC Secretary Nripa Dhwaj Niroula on March 14 wrote to him and other authorities concerned that he was due for retirement seven months ago.

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Petroleum products’ prices go down

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.

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A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.

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