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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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Govt forms panel to look into vegetable syndicate

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a committee to look into the issues of the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market and come up with a viable solution after receiving several complaints from customers regarding the price of vegetables skyrocketing due to the prevalence of syndicate.

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav formed a seven-member committee on Tusday. Nabaraj Dhakal, the joint secretary and also spokesperson at Ministry for Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), has been appointed as the chair of the committee.

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Other members of the committee are joint secretaries of the Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development and Ministry of Home Affairs, Executive Director of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Committee Tejendra Prasad Poudel, a deputy inspector general of Nepal Police and two officer-level staff of MoICS.

Earlier, vegetable traders had halted trade at the Market demanding immediate release of Bharat Khatiwada and Ujwal Dhungana, who had been arrested on Monday for creating disturbance and obstructing the vegetable market monitoring.

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