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Supreme Court orders to furnish Prez’s oath taking docs

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court has has ordered to furnish the documents related to the oath of President Bidya Devi Bhandari and the then Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli’s date of birth.

Responding to the writ filed challenging the legality of the oath taking of President Bhandari by advocates duo Hemmani Subedi and Narayan Kharel on March 28, a single bench of Justice Kedar Prasad Chalise on Sunday issued a directive order to submit the documents.

The apex court has also ordered the President’s Office to send the copy of documents related to Parajuli’s resignation and acceptance to the court.

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Likewise, the SC has also ordered the Judicial Council to submit the copy of the documents related to Parajuli’s date of birth and retirement. The court has also asked for a copy of the recommendation of Parajuli for the post.

President Bhandari had taken the oath of office and secrecy from then Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli on March 14. However, the Judicial Council had relieved Parajuli from his post sending a letter to him the same day.

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At least 5 killed in California wildfires

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LOS ANGELES — At least five people have been found dead in their burned-out vehicles when an explosive wildfire swept through the Northern California town of Paradise, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said officials located five bodies inside a vehicle overcome by the Camp Fire.

The fire also injured three firefighters but the total casualty was not yet clear.

Evacuation orders included the entire city of Malibu, which is home to 13,000, among them some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

The fire, which sparked Thursday, burnt 70,000 acres with 5 percent containment as of 10:30 am Friday local time, according to media reports.

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Only a day after it began, the fire near the town of Paradise had almost quadrupled in size to nearly 285 square kilometres.

Celebrity website TMZ reported the Malibu Ridge home of Caitlyn Jenner, America’s best-known transgender person, was destroyed by the flames on Friday.

Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Melissa Etheridge were among thousands fleeing from their homes in and around Malibu from a separate fire burning north of Los Angeles.

TMZ also reported the blaze had reached the grounds of the mansion in nearby Calabasas owned by Kardashian and husband rapper Kanye West.

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