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Dipesh KC

The author is the lecturer of criminology at National Law College

How Kamalpokhari land morphed into Chhaya Center

Published On: February 22, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Dipesh KC

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Stone inscriptions, historical documents, people of the guthi concerned and local old-timers all agree that the land used to build the Chhaya Center complex at Thamel actually belongs to Kamal Pokhari.

Salary as well as pension for some ‘lucky’ ex-bureaucrats

Published On: November 14, 2018 07:52 AM NPT By: Dipesh KC

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Former Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Deep Basnyat, a retired government secretary picked for the job, stopped claiming his pension following his appointment as a CIAA Commissioner in March 2015. He did so until he retired once again - this time from the anti-graft body - in February 2018 on age ground. But soon after his term at the CIAA ended, Basnet went to the Pension Management Office and claimed and received the accrued pension amount - a sum of Rs 800,000.

Quarrying licenses on sale

Published On: August 22, 2018 10:20 AM NPT By: Dipesh KC

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: A section of individuals and organizations that has access to power and higher officials has allegedly started acquiring quarrying licenses of various mines from the government and selling the same licenses to third parties at hefty prices.

Busting smuggling racket

Published On: April 18, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Dipesh KC

Combating gold smuggling is a tough job because of strong nexus among smugglers, corrupt leaders, security personnel, bureaucrats and gangsters