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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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President summons the first Federal Parliament meeting for March 5

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KATHMANDU — President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has called for the first ever Federal Parliamentary meeting on March 5, 2018 at the International Conference Center, New Baneshwor.

President Bhandari has summoned the meeting as per Article 93 (1) of the constitution, a press release issued by the Office of the President said.

275 members, directly elected and those elected on basis of proportional representation system, constitute the Federal Parliament. House of Representatives and National Assembly jointly is called the federal parliamentary.

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The first federal parliament is being held after over two months since the House of Representative elections were held.

The election for the President is scheduled for March 9.

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