Published On: February 19, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
Senior-most Justice at the Supreme Court Deepak Raj Joshi resigned from the post on Tuesday. Joshi submitted his resignation to President Bidya Devi Bhandari via Chief Justice Cholendra Sumsher Rana, according to sources. Joshi had an option to back off from the race of CJ by tendering his resignation. However, Joshi did not step down. The opposition leaders had advised Joshi to resign.
The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has formed a three-member panel to launch probe into the allegation of corruption against former CIAA commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak, on Tuesday. The CIAA's decision comes amid widespread demand to arrest Pathak after he resigned from his position admitting that he received Rs 7.8 million in bribe from the college management committee of a Bhaktapur-based college.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called upon one and all to contribute from their respective places towards materializing the many decades' uninterrupted dream of the Nepalese for development and prosperity. The Prime minister made this call while addressing to the special ceremony organized on the occasion of the 69th Democracy Day at the Army Pavilion Tundikhel today.
As part of its nation-wide protests, the Kamal Thapa-led Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) submitted a 22-point memorandum to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday. In its memorandum, the party has sought scrapping the provision of secularism enshrined in the Constitution, reinstating the Hindu state, plebiscite on federalism, stringent action against secessionist forces and safeguard the territorial integrity.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said that his country had nothing to do with the attack. He added that his country would retaliate if attacked. Khan said India had "leveled allegations against Pakistan without any evidence". "It's a big problem for this region and we want to eradicate it," he added. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmud Qureshi sent a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a bid to reduce tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi after the terrorist attack in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Nepal beat Malaysia by 34 runs in the opening match of the ICC Women T20 World Cup Qualifier -Asia 2019 going on in Thailand. In the match held in Bangkok-based Terdthai Cricket Ground, Nepal posted a target of 127 runs before the opponent team. In reply, Malaysia finished in 92 runs at the loss of seven wickets in all overs. Nepal's Karuna Bhandari and Sarita Magar took two wickets each.
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