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Judicial Council relieves Chief Justice Parajuli

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KATHMANDU — The Judicial Council has relieved Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli on Wednesday, citing he has crossed the retirement age based on his citizenship and academic certificates.

Issuing a letter in this connection signed by the Council’s Secretary Nripa Dhoj Niraula, the Council has declared that CJ Parajuli’s removal from the post while he was administering the oath of office and secrecy to Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday, at Sheetal Niwas.

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“We inform that respectable Gopal Prasad Parajuli no longer remains in the post of Chief Justice as he has crossed the retirement age of 65 on August 5, 20017,” read the letter issued by Judicial Council Secretary Nripdhoj Niraula.

The letter has stated that the decision was made based on Parajuli’s citizenship at the secretariat, his academic qualifications, details and letter received from Examination Controller’s Office in Sanothimi, Bhaktapur.

 

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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