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New CJ Karki, CEC Yadav take oath of office and secrecy

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KATHMANDU — Newly elected Chief Justice Sushila Karki has taken the oath of office and secrecy on Monday.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari has administered the oath to Karki amid a special function organised at the President’s Office.

Prime minister KP Sharma Oli, Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun, Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar, among others, were present at the oath taking ceremony at the President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas.

The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee had unanimously endorsed the name of Justice Karki for the empty position of Chief Justice at the Supreme Court of Nepal on Sunday.

Following KArki’s oath taking function, She administered the oath of office and secrecy to recently designated Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav.

The oath was administered in presence of President Bhandari.

The PHSC meeting had endorsed Yadav’s appointment on Friday.

Both Karki and Yadav have assumed their respective offices today itself.

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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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