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Supreme Court orders CIAA to furnish details on Dixit’s arrest

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court on Thursday requested the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to furnish details on why it arrested journalist and rights activist Kanak Mani Dixit.

A single seat of Chief Justice Sushila Karki issued the order asking the CIAA to furnish the reasons for his detention.

Hearing on a habeas corpus writ, filed by the detainee’s wife Shanta, the apex court also ordered the Commission to produce Dixit before the Court on coming Monday.

Shanta had filed the writ yesterday claiming Dixit, also the Chairman of Sajha Yatayat, was detained by the anti-graft body illegally.

Earlier on April 14, the Special Court allowed the CIAA to keep Dixit in custody for 10 days for investigation into the charges against him.

Dixit was arrested by the CIAA on April 22 on the charge of amassing illegal property by abusing public post.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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