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CIAA promoting corruption!

Kathmandu, 10 June: The anti-corruption constitutional body the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is planning to defer registration of the case thereby letting suspects of multimillion rupee land purchase scam of Nepal Oil Corporation get free, reports Nagarik daily. Earlier, the anti-corruption constitutional body had launched …

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Victims grill Prachand

Kathmandu, 10 June: Victims and their family members affected by the decade-long armed conflict on Saturday held a joint meeting with Nepal Communist Party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachand under whose leadership then Maoist guerillas had launched the war against the state, and asked what his new party would …

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NA endorsing regulation

Kathmandu, 10 June : Two days after the House of Representatives got its regulation, the National Assembly (NA) is likely to approve its regulation today, completing the process to form 16 parliamentary committees in the federal parliament. Most of the news media of today have highlighted this news. The regulation …

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UNDP and JICA funding in Supreme Court

Kathmandu, 10 June: The Supreme Court of Nepal (SC) is reported to have enjoying funding from United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). According to Nayapatrika daily, the SC accepted funding for the speedy passing of verdicts that have piled up since long. It has failed …

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Diplomatic intervention sought

Kathmandu, 8 June : Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Beena Magar has urged Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to take efforts from diplomatic channel after the contractor of Melamchi Drinking Water Project, CMC Revena dillydallied regarding the construction of the project in the stipulated time, reports Gorkhapatra …

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Donation dependency derogatory

Kathmandu, 8 June : The Federal Parliament Secretariat is seen heavily dependent on foreign grants and donations for its various activities and other necessary paraphernalia, reports Kantipur daily. The issue has now come to surface as the Secretariat recently organised a training programme for members of Parliament with the assistance …

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Unruly Paras turns spiritual

Kathmandu, 8 June:  Former Crown Prince Paras Shah, notorious for his unwary and aggressive activities and behaviour, seems to have turned quite spiritual and teetotal over past few months as he visited a number of shrines last month, writes Nepal Samacharpatra daily. Shah currently lives at an apartment in Anamnagar of Kathmandu …

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BIMSTEC members positive

Kathmandu, 8 June : Member states of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) are positive about holding the fourth summit of regional grouping  in Nepal in August last week or September first week this year, reports  Nepal Samacharpatra daily. Nepal, the current Chair of BIMSTEC , …

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‘No unification with NCP’

Kathmandu, 7 June : Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairperson Upendra Yadav has said that  his party was  not preparing for the merger with  Nepal Communist Party anytime soon. Reacting to media reports  Yadav said that they were unfounded and baseless.Some media had claimed that the Forum was willing to merge with the …

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In Budget Talk, End the Farce

By P. Kharel   Perhaps the most predictable thing about an annual event that invariably attracts a lot of media attention entailing also public suspense is the estimated annual budget presentation by the finance minister of the day at a joint session of parliament. I have been following budget presentations …

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