Tapendra Karki

The contributor for Republica.

India pressures Nepal to stop Pakistani and Chinese nationals at the border

Published On: September 30, 2022 01:25 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: India’s Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has requested Nepal to stop the entry of Pakistani and Chinese nationals into India through the Nepal-India border points.

A man with criminal past, Lal Mohammad had asked police for security three days before his murder

Published On: September 20, 2022 03:28 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: On late Monday evening, Lal Mohammad was killed in a shootout that took place in Gothatar of Kageshwori Manohara Municipality-8, Kathmandu.

Govt decides to withdraw cases against Resham Chaudhary, other accused

Published On: September 16, 2022 01:15 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The government has decided to withdraw the cases filed against the accused of the Tikapur massacre that took place some eight years ago. A Cabinet meeting held on September 12 decided to amend the law and withdraw the cases against the accused of the massacre.

Govt tightens visit visa permits, travel agencies to be booked in case of irregularities

Published On: September 4, 2022 03:05 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: After the increase in cases of human trafficking due to the misuse of tourist visas, the government is going to revise and tighten the procedure for managing foreign departure permits for tourist visas. After human traffickers started sending domestic workers to Gulf countries by misusing visit visas, the government is going to tighten the procedures.

UML leader Bhushal's proposal: Let’s form a left front and win 150 seats (with proposal)

Published On: August 25, 2022 03:42 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, August 25: Ghanshyam Bhusal, a leader of the main opposition party, CPN-UML, has suggested that if a ‘left front’ is formed in the upcoming elections, it can get up to 150 seats out of the 165 seats under direct election to the federal parliament. He made such a remark while presenting his proposal at the standing committee meeting of the party.

Oli's objection to PM Deuba for working without consulting the opposition

Published On: August 24, 2022 04:12 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, August 24: Chairman of the main opposition party CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday morning and objected to the fact that the government is working unilaterally without any consultation with the main opposition party.

CPN (Maoist Center) and CPN (Unified Socialist) agree to form a joint manifesto and party coordination committee

Published On: August 22, 2022 07:30 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

August 22: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal on Monday agreed on three points, including the formulation of a joint manifesto and party unity coordination committee ahead of the November 20 elections.

Gautam’s risky political journey

Published On: August 17, 2022 05:44 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, August 17: National Assembly member Bamdev Gautam, who has been out of the national politics for some time now, has come into the limelight again after he announced to participate in the federal election with the Maoist center's election symbol–the hammer and sickle insider the circle. He has come into the limelight because he plans to participate in the parliamentary election with a strong desire to become elected as the prime minister.

Head constable jailed to cover up SP’s misdeeds

Published On: August 16, 2022 02:11 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, August 16: In an attempt to cover up the misdeeds of a Superintendent of Police (SP) of the Armed Police Force (APF), a head constable has been sent to jail instead.

Health department officials preparing to embezzle Rs 410 million in equipment purchase

Published On: August 7, 2022 07:00 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, August 7: The Department of Health Services under the Ministry of Health and Population has been preparing to purchase health equipment by paying Rs 410 million more than the actual price in collusion with some unscrupulous businessmen. According to a highly-placed source at the ministry, the company price of the equipment, which the supply division of the department is preparing to purchase, is around Rs 320 million. However, the department has agreed to purchase the equipment for Rs 730 million in collusion with the businessmen.

Rs 60 million embezzled while purchasing boots for Nepal Police

Published On: August 3, 2022 12:36 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, August 3: It has been found that Nepal Police paid twice the market price while purchasing DSM boots for police personnel. The price of ``Fighter Shoes'' produced by Modern Shoes Limited in the name of Cornwall Business Traders has doubled.

National Investigation Department starts phone tapping amid concerns of increased activities of foreigners

Published On: July 23, 2022 11:20 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal's only intelligence agency, the National Investigation Department (NID) has started phone tapping amid concerns that the activities of foreigners were on the rise in Nepal.

Indian security team in Nepal to search 27kg uranium said to be possessed by a ‘criminal gang’

Published On: July 20, 2022 09:45 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, July 20: A team of Indian security personnel has arrived in Nepal to search for uranium. A six-member team of Indian Police's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Indian intelligence agency- Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)-- has been in Nepal for a week.

Proposal to unify communist parties just a year after split

Published On: July 17, 2022 02:44 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, JULY 17: Only a year after splitting, communist leaders have proposed unity. On May 17, 2018, the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) merged to form the CPN. Three years after that, on 7 March 2021, after the Supreme Court ordered both the parties to stay separate, the leaders of UML and Maoist, which are separate parties, used the same platform on Saturday to propose party unity or a left alliance in the upcoming elections.

Weapons Purchase Case: House committee gives three days to home ministry to furnish details

Published On: July 12, 2022 01:15 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, July 12: The Finance Committee of parliament has demanded detailed information from the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding the government's decision to purchase weapons for Nepal Police.

Massive corruption at play as govt expedites arms procurement worth millions of rupees for Nepal Police

Published On: July 11, 2022 08:27 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, July 11: The government has expedited the process to procure small arms for Nepal Police from an Italian company, Beretta, at a price four times more than the actual unit price.

Govt buying weapons worth Rs 840 million in times of economic crisis

Published On: July 10, 2022 12:55 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, July 10: The government is preparing to purchase crowd-control weapons and equipment for Nepal Police at the end of the fiscal year. At a time when the country's economy is weak, the police are preparing to buy deadly weapons that are not needed immediately.

72 districts at risk of floods and landslides

Published On: June 30, 2022 01:35 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, JUNE 30: The government has deployed Nepal Army helicopters in three provinces for relief and rescue, saying that 72 districts are at the risk of floods and landslides. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, 72 districts are at the risk of floods and landslides for which army helicopters are on standby to mobilize security forces and other stakeholders concerned and assist in relief and rescue operations.

Terrorists are hiding in Madrasas in Nepal: India

Published On: June 20, 2022 04:20 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Indian government has made an accusation that the Madrasas (Islamic schools) in Nepal are carrying out anti-India terrorist activities. The allegation was made by the Indian side at a meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Nepal-India Joint Secretary level border management

MCC creates ripples in ruling coalition: Leaders rush to save alliance

Published On: February 3, 2022 11:06 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Leaders of the ruling parties have been convincing each other to save the alliance after a dispute arose over whether to table the US-aid project Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) Agreement at parliament.