KATHMANDU, June 26: It has been revealed that government authorities have tried to exonerate Esewa – a digital wallet company – from the charge of carrying out the business of banned crypto currency ‘bitcoin’ in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, April 17: Although the government had decided to blacklist the Omni Business Corporate International Private Limited, officials have been dilly-dallying to implement the decision amid alleged pressure from “people” at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM).
KATHMANDU, April 7: It has been learnt that Prime Minister's Information Technology Consultant Asgar Ali has been promoting his private company -- eSewa -- by stopping the operation of a payment gateway system purchased earlier by the government for Rs 250 million.
KATHMANDU, April 4: ExtensoData, the prime minister's IT consultant Asgar Ali's data company, has many senior government officials worried over 'possible misuse of government data'. ExtensoData, established in 2018, is one of many subsidiaries of F1Soft International, where Ali is vice president. It has been previously reported in media that Ali has been accessing people's vital data since long back.The recent incident of his alleged involvement in the unauthorized removal of a news story from Kathmandupress.com has raised eyebrows.
KATHMANDU, March 31: The Omni Group which was awarded the contract to supply various medical equipment and logistics to control the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the government at exorbitantly higher prices is found to have been involved in similar controversial procurement deals with the Election Commission (EC) when the Group supplied faulty printing machines to the EC at higher prices.
KATHMANDU, March 30: Although officials at Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) claimed that they decided to procure medical supplies without following competitive bidding process, medical suppliers in the country have dismissed the claim, saying that sealed quotation invited by the ministry was ignored in collusion with certain business group.
KATHMANDU, March 29: It has been revealed that the medical equipment and other logistics that the government has procured from China for the treatment of coronavirus-infected patients have been purchased at exorbitantly high prices, raising serious concerns over massive financial irregularities in the deal.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The government has expedited the process for a government to government (G2G) deal on setting up a security printing press without conducting any study of correspondence by the Investment Board-Nepal (IBN) regarding another proposal it received from a Swiss company.
KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government has expedited the process to procure a security printing press worth billions of rupees without competitive bidding process in the name of government to government (G2G) deal.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Yeti Holdings, which secured leases and a lease extension for prime properties belonging to the Nepal Trust such as Gokarna Forest Resort and land on Durbarmarg and in Kalimati at bargain-basement rates, has initiated quiet political maneuverings to secure a lease on yet another prime property belonging to the Trust, in Pokhara.
KATHMANDU, Dec 23: A chronology of the events showcases how Yeti Group, owned by late Ang Tshering Sherpa, has benefited from its political connections. Prime Minister KP Oli and Sherpa’s relationship goes back to decades. Prime Minister Oli’s close associates say he was “deeply pained” by the sudden death of Sherpa, along with Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari, in a helicopter crash earlier this year.
KATHMANDU, Nov 15: In yet another instance of the misuse of political power, a sister company of Yeti Holdings Private Limited is found to have secured a huge area of land in the prime location of Durbarmarg in the capital belonging to Nepal Trust, at an unbelievably low rent.
KATHMANDU, Nov 9: After extending the deadline for a week amid complaints from prospective bidders to change the required specifications, the government on Friday cancelled the e-passport tender process worth around Rs 4 billion.