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PHSC approves Ayodhi Prasad Yadav for CEC

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KATHMANDU — A meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Friday unanimously endorsed the name of Ayodhi Prasad Yadav as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

According to the constitutional provision, the President appoints Chief Election Commissioner following the endorsement by the PHSC based on the recommendation of the Constitutional Committee.

The PHSC’s approval has paved the way for appointing Yadav to the top post at the Election Commission. Yadav is currently the Acting Chief Election Commissioner.

Two complaints were filed against Yadav at the Committee, arguing that Yadav’s parliamentary hearing should not be held until the writ filed against his reappointment at the Supreme Court was decided upon.

On December 28, 2015, the Constitutional Council had recommended officiating Chief Election Commissioner  Yadav to lead the Election Commission.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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