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, April 3: The act of Asgar Ali, an information technology advisor to Prime Minister KP Oli, to make unauthorized access to and delete a news report by Kathmandupress.com, a capital-based online news portal, is tantamount to crime against the media, experts have said.

KATHMANDU, April 3: While taking strong exception to the move of deleting a news report published on a news website with the direct involvement of the prime minister's aides, a group of 21 editors of major print and online media has demanded a probe into the incident and action against the guilty.

KATHMANDU, April 3: The alleged involvement of Asgar Ali, the founder of F1Soft International which owns eSewa, in unauthorized infiltration and removal of a news content from a news website, www.kathmandupress.com, has raised concerns over the safety of money as well as sensitive private data of the public stored in the digital wallet.

KATHMANDU, April 2: KATHMANDU, April 2: Editors of various national dailies and online news portals have strongly condemned the unauthorized removal of a news item from a Kathmandu-based online portal.