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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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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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