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Supreme Court issues show cause notice on ambassador nominations

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice to government on the nominations of 21 ambassadors on Friday.

A single bench of Acting Chief Justice Sushila Karki has asked the Office from the President Office, Office of the Prime Minister Office and Council of Ministers, Constitutional Council and designated ambassadors to submit clarifications within 15 days why the  recommendations were not inclusive and furnish reasons and the basis of the recommendations.

The notice was issued responding to a writ petition filed by Rakshya Ram Harijan. In his writ filed on Thursday, Harijan had said the decision to recommendation ambassadors for 21 countries ‘is against the Constitution of Nepal and violates Articles 38 (4), 40 (1), 42 (1) and 282 of the constitution’.

The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended 21 names as ambassadors for various nations.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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