Tapendra Karki

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Defense Minister Khadka and Home Minister Shrestha engage in verbal duel in Cabinet meeting

Published On: February 19, 2024 02:48 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka and Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayankaji Shrestha had a verbal argument on 'Investigation Report of Balkumari Incident'.

NC lawmaker Khadka illegally occupies land belonging to Nepal Scout

Published On: February 15, 2024 09:09 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: While people and organizations who have embezzled public land are being prosecuted across the country, Nepali Congress (NC) Member of Parliament (MP) and contractor Dipak Khadka, who illegally occupied Nepal Scout's land, has been spared.

DoTM writes to CIB for fourth time to investigate illegal distribution of driving licenses

Published On: February 15, 2024 06:10 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has already written letters to Nepal Police four times, requesting the latter to investigate the illegal distribution of driving license. However, an investigation by the police into the matter is yet to begin.

Death toll from People’s War waged by the Maoists stands at 18,076: New data

Published On: February 14, 2024 08:00 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government is currently headed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of the CPN (Maoist Center). As the executive head of the state for the third time, he had been saying that no one will stop us from observing the 'People's War Day'. Addressing the party's central committee meeting on Monday, the eve of the People’s War Day, he instructed the leaders and workers to celebrate the day across the country.

DoRI investigation reveals garment merchant Agarwal as official agent of illegal transactions in gold smuggling cases

Published On: February 10, 2024 09:30 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The investigation of the Department of Revenue Investigation (DoRI) have revealed that Naresh Agarwal, a garment merchant who was arrested on charges of hundi transaction, is the official agent in facilitating payments related to the smuggling of 9 kg of gold from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and about 61 kg of gold intercepted outside the TIA premises.

Did former Minister Karki receive CIAA’s letter?

Published On: February 8, 2024 02:20 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Former minister and member of the House of Representatives, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, involved in the case of the Telecommunication Traffic Monitoring and Fraud Control System (TERAMOCS) purchased by the Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA), has received the letter sent by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), according to high sources.

'VIPs' get admitted to the hospital to evade detention

Published On: February 3, 2024 09:30 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Industrialist Arun Chaudhary and Ajit Man Singh Thapa, the then CEO of the Bansbari Leather and Shoes Factory, who were arrested on Thursday in a land scam case, have been admitted to the hospital. They were admitted to the hospital late on Thursday.

Industrialist Arun Chaudhary arrested

Published On: February 1, 2024 01:51 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Industrialist Arun Chaudhary has been arrested. Chaudhary was arrested in connection with the Bansbari Leather and Shoe Factory land embezzlement case.

Government proposes scrapping public welfare advertisements

Published On: February 1, 2024 10:00 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The government has drafted a new law to abolish public welfare advertisements for the media. In the draft of the Media Council Bill prepared to replace the Press Council Act, 2048 BS, the provision of public welfare advertisement given by the government has been removed.

Do top politicians really want reinvestigation into the royal palace massacre?

Published On: January 31, 2024 05:30 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the chairman of the main opposition party CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli, have expressed their concern on the matter of re-investigating the royal palace massacre that resulted in the death of the entire family of King Birendra.

PM consults with home minister about recalling TIA Immigration Office head and airport security chief

Published On: January 28, 2024 08:35 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha discussed the internal dispute between the two bodies under the Ministry of Home Affairs at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Investigation reveals money deposited in Bikal’s and Sunil’s bank accounts in Singapore

Published On: January 26, 2024 07:45 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: It has been disclosed that Bikal Paudel, the suspended executive director of the Security Printing Center (SPC), and Sunil Paudel, the suspended Managing Director of Nepal Telecom, who are currently in the custody of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), have deposited money in Singapore.

Rs 25 million found in bank account of under secretary amidst alleged illegal distribution of smart license

Published On: January 22, 2024 12:18 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Department of Money Laundering Investigation (DoMLI) has started a probe saying that a sum of Rs 25 million was discovered in the bank account of Under Secretary Keshav Aryal and that it could be linked to the distribution of driving licenses (smart licenses) to individuals who had not passed the trial and written examinations.

Dispute surface between Nepal Police and APF over security jurisdiction at TIA

Published On: January 22, 2024 11:00 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: A serious conflict of jurisdiction between the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force (APF) has surfaced following the mobilization of the APF for the security checks of the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in the passenger arrival lounge.

UML prohibits formation of panels for district convention

Published On: January 20, 2024 08:15 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Following the 10th convention of the CPN-UML, the party has strictly prohibited the formation of panels and internal competition for leadership within the party.

Govt adding unnecessary layer for financial aid distribution to martyrs’ families by establishing a commission

Published On: January 17, 2024 10:15 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The government is gearing up to establish a commission dedicated to disbursing financial aid to the families of martyrs. Sources at the Prime Minister's Office said that a commission, set to be announced soon, will be formed specifically for the distribution of financial assistance in honor of the martyrs. Discussions regarding the commission's formation are underway in the Ministry of Home Affairs. It is anticipated that the commission will be officially established in the near future to facilitate financial support for the families of the martyrs.

Height of irregularity: Driving license provided to people in police custody!

Published On: January 16, 2024 09:30 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: It has been revealed that a person received his driving license while he was still in police custody in connection with a case of vehicular homicide, thanks to a collusion between the employees of the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) and middlemen.

Govt prepares to declare 2,601 more martyrs through Nepal Gazette

Published On: January 14, 2024 09:30 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The government is preparing to increase the number of martyrs. Within a few days, the number of martyrs is going to be increased by issuing a notice in the Nepal Gazette.

Maoist Center Chairman Dahal takes initiatives to unite with Dr Bhattarai’s party

Published On: January 14, 2024 04:05 PM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The CPN (Maoist Center) has formed a Unity Coordination Committee under the leadership of the party’s Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal for unification with Dr Baburam Bhattarai's Nepal Samajbadi Party. A standing committee meeting held on Saturday decided to form a committee chaired by the Prime Minister and party chairman Dahal.

Allegations of irregularities in TERAMOCS and Ncell share sale case cost the job of NTA Chairman Khanal

Published On: January 13, 2024 10:45 AM NPT By: Tapendra Karki

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Purushottam Khanal, the chairman of Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), who has been facing allegations of irregularities in the purchase of Telecommunication Traffic Monitoring and Fraud Control System (TERAMOCS) and purchase of Mobile Device Management System (MDMS), has officially resigned. He also resigned due to disagreements with the government on some policy issues. Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma said that the cabinet meeting accepted Khanal's resignation on Tuesday.