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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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Dahal stresses on prosperity

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CHITWAN — Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed on development and prosperity of the nation.

Chairman Dahal argued to make the agro market modern and consumer friendly while inaugurating the Agriculture Promotion Market here on Sunday.

On another note, former PM Dahal said that Chitwan Metropolis City should be made exemplary in development after constructing the ring roads along the Narayani and Rapti rivers.

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Speaking in the same programme, CPN leader and former Finance Minister Surendra Pandey opined to develop at least one pocket area for one product to make the nation self reliance in food grains.

The market was constructed in the investment of 66 businesspersons. A total of Rs 140 million has been spent so far for the construction, according to Thir Prasad Dhital, managing director at the market.

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