Matrika Dahal

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Chief secy orders review of ministry proposal on Lalita Niwas land

Published On: June 3, 2019 07:58 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, June 3: Smelling a rat in the proposal sent by the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation (MoLMCPA) to bring the Lalita Niwas land under government ownership, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has returned the proposal back for revision.

Panchayat-era minister says Lalita Niwas land owners were compensated 49 years ago

Published On: May 23, 2019 08:07 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 23: A Panchayat-era minister has said that the government had paid compensation to the owners of the Lalita Niwas land 49 years ago.

Gross misuse of budget in the name of users’ groups

Published On: May 20, 2019 07:14 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 20: Failure on the part of concerned government agencies to monitor the activities of over 350,000 users’ groups has given rise to the misuse of national budget amounting to over billions of rupees each year.

Govt to ban sale of land belonging to I/NGOs for now

Published On: May 15, 2019 07:15 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 15: The government plans to ban the sale of land belonging to national and international NGOs, consumer committees and private and community organizations until the bodies that have been probing various land scams complete their investigations.

Dahal's big bash at ex-Ncell owner's house raises eyebrows

Published On: May 11, 2019 07:23 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, May 11: In what smacks of crony capitalism at work, ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has hosted a grand reception at the house of Niraj Gobinda Shrestha, one of the former owners of the Ncell telecommunications company. The party was organized on the occasion of Dahal and his wife Sita's 50th wedding anniversary.

Selling prices of Lalita Niwas land were falsely undervalued to evade taxes

Published On: April 22, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 22: It has been revealed that the land mafia while selling the Lalita Niwas land had falsely undervalued the land at Rs 800,000 per ropani [5476 sq ft] to evade taxes during registration.

Govt prepares to scrap all controversial cabinet decisions

Published On: April 19, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 19: The government has expedited a process to scrap all decisions that paved the way for illegally transferring the ownership of public land to private individuals. The Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) has directed the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation to scrap all controversial decisions taken since 2047 BS, paving the way for transferring ownership of 114 ropani of public land belonging to Lalita Niwas to private individuals.

Big businesses involved in Lalita Niwas land scam

Published On: April 18, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 18: Lalita Niwas Land Scam- It has been revealed that the brokers, who had illegally transferred the land belonging to Lalita Niwas, partnered with over half-a-dozen business houses.

Land revenue officials, brokers go out of contact

Published On: April 16, 2019 07:25 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 16: Lalita Niwas Scam- Dozens of individuals including officials at the land revenue office and brokers have gone out of contact after a probe commenced on the transfer of government land at Lalita Niwas, Baluwatar into private ownership.

Government scraps illegal decision to lease Public Land for commercial purpose

Published On: April 15, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 15: Scrapping an illegal decision to lease the government-owned land to private firms for commercial purpose, the Ministry of Defense on Tuesday reclaimed 7 ropanis of land worth Rs one billion in Lalitpur from Nepal Ex-Servicemen Association (NESA) of Nepal Army.

'Mafia' grabbed 1,860 ropani govt land in 6 yrs post-Panchayat

Published On: April 14, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 14: The so-called land mafia, which succeeded in transferring ownership of even public land adjoining the prime minister's official residence, is found to have illegally grabbed over 1,860 ropani within six years after the end of the Panchayat political system in the country.

Govt decorating Bhatbhateni owner Gurung with high state honor

Published On: April 13, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 13: The government has decided to confer one of the highest civilian awards on the proprietor of Bhat Bhateni Supermarket, Min Bahadur Gurung, who is under police investigation for his role in illegally transferring the ownership of government land belonging to Lalita Niwas to private individuals including himself.

Billions in bank loans issued with Lalita Niwas land as collateral

Published On: April 11, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 11: Various banks and financial institutions issued billions of rupees in loans with land at Lalita Niwas as collateral, it has emerged.

NCP Gen Secy Paudel among those involved in Lalita Niwas scam

Published On: April 10, 2019 07:37 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 10: General Secretary of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Bishnu Paudel is among those owning controversial land at Lalita Niwas, it is learnt. Lalita Niwas  was duly acquired by the government and controversy arose after land on the premises was illegally transferred to the names of private individuals.

Probe panel suggests govt to scrap controversial decision through cabinet meeting

Published On: April 8, 2019 07:21 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 8: A probe committee formed by the government to study the illegal transfer of government-owned land to private individuals have recommended the government to scrap all the controversial decisions made in connection to the land grab case through a cabinet meeting.

Bhatbhateni, NRNA also have finger in Lalita Niwas land pie

Published On: April 7, 2019 06:05 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 7: It has come to light that a huge portion of land once attached to Lalita Niwas at Baluwatar is now in the possession of Bhatbhateni Super Market and the Non-Residential Nepali Association (NRNA). While Min Bahadur Gurung, the supermarket proprietor and his relatives own 60 ropani of the land, NRNA has three ropani one paisa.

Lalita Niwas land grabbed after due compensation already provided (with video)

Published On: April 5, 2019 12:07 PM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 5: It has come to light that owners of the land at Lalita Niwas, Baluwatar for which they had been duly compensated by the government subsequently illegally grabbed the same land.

20 land revenue officials under probe over Lalita Niwas land grab

Published On: April 4, 2019 08:15 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has started investigations against 20 chief land revenue officers at Dillibazar Land Revenue Office in connection with the role they may have played in illegally transferring ownership of land belonging to Lalita Niwas, Baluwatar.

114 ropani of Lalita Niwas land worth billions captured by individuals now under CIB probe

Published On: April 3, 2019 11:30 AM NPT By: Matrika Dahal

KATHMANDU, April 3: Official records show that the government acquired with due compensation back in 1964 land measuring 114 ropani [5.8 hectares] at Lalita Niwas, Baluwatar, right behind what is now the speaker's residence.