The government has tabled a bill in the Parliament that proposes allowing the provincial governments and local bodies to take action against those involved in revenue fraud causing losses for the state. Presenting the bill to amend the Revenue Leakage (Investigation and Control) Act at the Parliament session on Monday, Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada said that the government was committed to controlling the revenue leakages in various forms.
Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal on Monday drew the attention of the government to make public a report prepared by former justice Girish Chandra Lal on the rights violations during the 2015-16 Madhes protests. The RJPN began piling pressure on the government to make the report public mainly after its lawmaker Resham Chaudhary, who was convicted in the 2015 Tikapur massacre and has been serving a life term, was sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives in January 2019.
Police have arrested notorious burglar Bishnu Lama alias Kaale from Toka on Monday. The police were forced to open gunfire in self-defense when the burglar tried to attack the police with weapons. Lama, who was on the wanted list of the Nepal Police, had been facing multiple theft charges. He was arrested in connection with a series of theft cases reported in different parts of the Kathmandu Valley and released in 2015. Lama was accused of stealing properties worth millions from former DIGs of Nepal Police Jaya Bahadur Chand and Bishwaraj Singh at Budanilkantha area in 2009.
Fifteen Nepali nationals who were trafficked to war-torn Libya were rescued on Sunday. The Nepali nationals were trafficked to Libya offering good jobs. To facilitate the repatriation of those Nepali nationals, the embassy is preparing the travel documents since their passports have been confiscated by their company owners in Tripoli.
Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing. Holders of current Huawei smartphones with Google apps, however, will continue to be able to use and download app updates provided by Google.
Toni Kroos has agreed to a contract renewal with Real Madrid until the end of the 2022-23 season. The 29-year-old Germany midfielder had been linked with a potential departure from the Santiago Bernabeu by Spanish media but instead has extended his stay for another four years.