KATHMANDU, May 19: After sensing security threats, Bijay Prakash Mishra, a Swiss Company local agent, has filed an application at the local administration in Kathmandu demanding security of his and his family members from former minister Gokul Prasad Baskota.

KATHMANDU, March 5: A day after he tendered his resignation as minister of finance as well as communications and information technology, Yuba Raj Khatiwada again took the oath of office and secrecy as finance minister amidst a special function held at Shital Niwas, Wednesday.

PM has a lot to answer

February 23, 2020 09:57 am

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s trusted cabinet member Gokul Prasad Baskota was forced to resign on Thursday after an audio of him bargaining for Rs 700 million in bribe in connection with the procurement of security printing press came out. The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has asked the government to halt the process of procuring security printing press worth billions of rupees after this controversial audio went to the public.

NAWALPUR, Feb 22: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that none in the party is privileged to make mistake(s).

Baskota tweet misfires

February 22, 2020 08:12 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: In a tweet early Friday, the erstwhile Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota had extended his best wishes to all Hindus on the occasion of Mahashivaratri festival. It was his first tweet after he was forced to tender resignation from the ministerial post Thursday after his controversial audiotape went viral on mass media.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Until late Thursday afternoon, Nepal Communist Party leader Gokul Prasad Baskota was heading two ministries – Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and Ministry of Urban Development. At 4:08 pm Baskota, one of Prime Minister KP Oli’s favorite cabinet members, announced his resignation from both positions “after question was raised against me”.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: CG Communications Pvt Ltd on Sunday said that it has paid Rs 449.45 million in different fees to the government and is abiding by the prescribed government rule in a bid to receive unified license.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, said talks mentioning that democracy was in crisis just reflected the psychology to create unnecessary fear among the mass.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has said the government is committed to protecting and fostering the Nepali film industry.

KAVREPALANCHOWK, July 20: Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota, has said violence is never acceptable in the country where Gautam Buddha was born.

A meeting was organized by Development and Technology Committee under Federal Parliament about hosting the International Indian Film Award in Nepal on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has made it clear the government has no policy to pose challenges to democracy and the free press.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Minister for Information and Communications Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has rejected the idea of inducting a strategic partner in Nepal Telecom (NT).

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota likes to give out the impression of a political leader who truly cares about journalism. Baskota, himself a journalist who turned politician, keeps harping on the need to improve the working condition of working journalists.