KATHMANDU — The Constitutional Council (CC) has recommended acting Chief Justice Om Prakash Mishra for the post of Chief Justice.
A meeting of the CC presided over by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at his office in Singha Durbar on Thursday afternoon decided to recommend Mishra’s name to the top post of the judiciary.
The post of Chief Justice has been lying vacant since the sacking of former CJ Gopal Prasad Parajuli on March 14, 2018.
According to the constitutional provision, a candidate for Chief Justice post is nominated from a group of Justices having at least three years of experience at Supreme Court.
Justices Om Prakash Mishra and Cholendra Shamshar Rana are eligible for the Chief Justice. The CC recommended Mishra as the Chief Justice on the basis of seniority.
Earlier, in the first of its kind event in the country’s parliamentary history, the Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) had rejected the nomination of senior Justice Deepak Joshee as the Chief Justice on August 3. He is currently on a leave.
The senior-most Justice of the Supreme Court Mishra had assumed the charge as acting CJ on August 6 after Joshee went on a leave after PHC rejected his nomination.
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Bijaya Dashami today
KATHMANDU- Today, Hindus across the country are observing Bijaya Dashami today.
The 10th day of Bada Dashain is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and ‘jamara’ and blessings from elders.
Although the auspicious hour or the Mul Sait for receiving ‘Devi Prasad’ has been fixed at 9:51 am, the entire day after the immersion of the Goddess is auspicious for that purpose.
The worship of Durga Bhawani at Dashainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishek or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.
People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious blessings of the goddess Nava Durga and they signify prosperity.
It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.
The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.