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Published On: January 1, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

PHC endorses Cholendra Shumsher as next Chief Justice

A meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Committee (PHC) held on Tuesday endorsed the name of senior Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Rana will officially take charge as the Chief Justice once President Bidya Bhandari administers oath of office and secrecy to him.

MP Singh questions over gov't decision to award contract to Huawei

Nepali Congress leader Amresh Kumar Singh on Tuesday raised the question over the government's decision to award Chinese Huawei Company to set up video conference system at the Prime Minister's Office. Speaking during the special hour of the Parliament on Tuesday, Singh drew the attention of the parliamentarians for awarding the contract without conducting open bidding to the controversial company. 

Concerned over derogatory remarks from civil servants, MoFALD warns of action

The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has expressed concerns over ongoing media reports and social media status criticizing the government's delay in adjusting civil servants in federal, provincial and local levels. The press release issued by the Ministry says that work was ongoing in line with Article 302 of the Constitution of Nepal to adjust civil servants.

IN PICTURES: Nepali Topi Diwas 2075

The Sixth Nepali Topi Diwas or the Nepali Cap Day is being celebrated with gusto. The youths donning Daura Suruwal and Dhaka Topi stressed the need of protecting national dress, demanding recognition to Dhaka topi as national identity.

Press freedom violations sharply increased in past one year: Report

A media monitoring report prepared by the Freedom Forum Nepal on Tuesday said that the press freedom violations sharply increased in the past one year.  In its recent report, the organization said that it recorded a total of 98 press freedom violations that directly affected at least 223 journalists in 2018. "This is a sharp increase from 66 press freedom violations in 2017," the report said.

Abortion services made available in Republic of Ireland following referendum result 

Abortion services have been introduced in the Republic of Ireland today following a landslide vote in favor of liberalizing the country’s strict laws. As of midnight on Tuesday, terminations have become available free of charge by the Irish national health service, GPs and family planning services as well as hospitals across the country.





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