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PHSC endorses Sushila Karki as next CJ

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KATHMANDU — The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) on Sunday unanimously endorsed the recommendation of Acting Chief JusticeSushila Karki as Chief Justice (CJ).

On April10, the Constitutional Council had recommended Karki to the CJ post; however, the hearing was delayed owing to disputes among major parties on formation of the hearing committee.

A total of six complaints were registered at the committee against Karki and the meeting of the committee today interrogated Karki on them.  Most of the complaints had raised questions about the proficiency of Karki.

With this, Karki will become the 26th chief justice and the first female in the post in Nepal’s history. She will lead the judiciary for about next 14 months, until she retires on June 7, 2017 upon reaching the age limit.

Karki, a member of the Judicial Council, is the seniormost justice at the Supreme Court.  She was appointed ad-hoc justice at the Supreme Court on January 22, 2009 and as permanent justice on November 18, 2010.

She is also chairperson of the IT Committee and Case Management Committee at the Supreme Court. She is a member of the Constitutional Bench.

Born in Biratnagar on June 7, 1952, she completed a bachelor’s degree in law from Tribhuvan University in 1978. She has also done her post graduate in political science from Banaras Hindu University

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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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