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Sushila Karki re-recommended for SC Chief Justice

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KATHMANDU — The Constitutional Council (CC) has re-recommended senior-most Justice at Supreme Court (SC), Sushila Karki as Chief Justice on Monday.

In a meeting of the Constitutional Council held today at Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar, members from the Council endorsed Karki’s name for the post.

Karki was earlier recommended for the post by the Council. But, Speaker Gharti had reportedly expressed her disappointment over the recommendation process as the Constitution requires 100 percent participation of CC members to take any decision.

Speaker Gharti was absent owing to illness in the meeting.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, however, had said that he had taken consent from Gharti at Sumeru Hospital, where she was experiencing treatment.

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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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