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KATHMANDU —  Newly appointed Chief Justice Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has taken the oath of office and secrecy at Sheetal Niwas, in Maharajgunj, on Monday.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to Parajuli at a special programme organised at President’s office on Monday, according to a press statement released today.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Speaker Onsari Gharti, chiefs of constitutional bodies, judges of the Supreme Court and Chief Secretary, Rajendra Kishor Chhetri, among others, were present on the occasion.

The Parliamenary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) of the Legislature-Parliament had unanimously approved the name of Parajuli for the post of Chief Justice on Sunday.

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A meeting of the Constitutional Council on June 29 had nominated his name and sent for parliamentary hearing. No complaints were registered against him in the PHSC.

Born on April 28, 1953 in Tanahun district, Parajuli had practiced law for long and was appointed the Ad-Hoc Justice at appellate court in 1990.

Parajuli has been taking the charge of the Supreme Court as the acting chief justice since June 7, 2017.

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Provincial members take oath of office and secrecy

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Elected members of Provincial Assembly from Province 4 taking oath of office and secrecy

KATHMANDU — Provincial governors of six provinces, except Province 7, have administered oath of office and secrecy to elected members of Provincial Assembly on Sunday.

The governor of Province 7, Mohan Raj Malla, will be administering the oath to Provincial Assembly members at around 2:30 PM at the Kailali District Coordination Committee Hall today itself.

While the swearing-in ceremony was scheduled for 1 PM today, there has been a delay after Malla had to travel by road after his flight got delayed.

The swearing was held as per the constitution.

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The Provincial Chiefs administered the oath to the senior most member of the provincial assembly followed by the latter administering the oath to the remaining members of the House.

Earlier on January 19, the newly appointed governors of the seven provinces took oath of office and secrecy from President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at Shital Niwas.

Then Election Commission had submitted the list of candidates elected to the provincial assemblies to the seven governors soon after they took their oath from the President.

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