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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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‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February

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KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.

On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.

League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.

Eleven ‘C’ Division clubs will take part in the Division League.

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