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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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