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Relieved CJ Parajuli resigns

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KATHMANDU — Ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli has submitted his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday.

Parajuli met President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and submitted his resignation,according to the press statement released by the Presidential office.

Judicial Council has relieved Parajuli from his post on Wednesday stating the investigation of documents showed he had attained the retirement age of 65 years seven months ago on August 5, 2017.

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Secretary of Judicial Council Nripdhowj Niraula had written to Chief Justice Parajuli stating that he retired from his post based on his date of birth of his citizenship certificate, academic qualifications and sheet-roll details.

“As per the details of your citizenship certificate, academic qualification, sheet-roll details and a letter dispatched today by the Office of the Controller of Examinations, Bhaktapur, you had reached retirement age on August 5, 2017,” the letter read.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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