KATHMANDU, March 17: The Special Court on Monday sent Krishna Prasad Poudel, the then officer at Dilli Bazaar Land Revenue Office, to the judicial custody. Poudel has been accused of being involved in registering the government-owned land in Baluwatar in the name of private individuals.

KATHMANDU, March 7: The Special Court on Friday issued summons against Vice President of the Nepali Congress party Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar and former chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Deep Basnyat in connection with the Lalita Niwas land grab scam.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The Supreme Court has rejected a plea by a suspended judge, who challenged his suspension and prosecution over the Lalita Niwas land scam case against him.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Supreme Court on Friday issued show-cause notices to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and other government agencies concerned seeking their explanations for not prosecuting former prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai in the high-profile Lalita Niwas land scam.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Special Court has started summoning the accused in the Lalita Niwas land scam, preparatory to holding preliminary hearings. They stand accused of involvement in registering government land as the property of private individuals.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday demanding to file corruption case against two former prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Baburam Bhattarai for their alleged involvement in Lalita Niwas land scam.

NC to lift house obstruction from today

February 11, 2020 07:10 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: After obstructing three consecutive meetings of the House of Representatives, the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to end the obstruction of parliament from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The main opposition party Nepali Congress obstructed the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) for the third time on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Every time, in Nepal, when the head of the executive is spared when high-profile corruption cases are filed at the court, the anti-graft body faces criticism from media and civil society leaders. Be it the Lauda scam or Sudan scam or the more recent Lalita Niwas land scam, the head of government has never been booked for their alleged involvement.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Special Court on Friday said it will begin the process of prosecuting the case arising from the Lalita Niwas land scam from next week.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Main opposition Nepali Congress has protested in the parliament and in the streets against the ‘politically motivated’ decision of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to spare the ruling party leaders involved in the high-profile Lalita Niwas land scam.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) has expressed severe concern over letting off those in the main responsibility in connection with the Lalita Niwas land scam.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepal Tarun Dal (NTD) and Nepal Students' Union (NSU), the two sister wings of the main opposition party Nepali Congress, on Friday staged demonstration against the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)'s move to implicate their leader Bijaya Kumar Gachchadar in the notorious Lalita Niwas land scam.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has said that the corruption case against its Vice President Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar in connection with Lalita Niwas land scam was filed with political bias.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: After the CIAA filed a corruption case dragging influential politicians into the Lalita Niwas land scam, experts have raised questions over the anti-graft body’s investigation procedures as some high-profile individuals allegedly connected to the scam were let off the hook.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Thursday accused the Commission for Investigation and Abuse of Authority (CIAA) of coming under the undue influence of both the ruling Nepal Communist Party and entire state machinery.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Thursday obstructed the proceedings of the House of Representatives protesting the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA)’s move to implicate its key leader Bijay Kumar Gachhadar in the controversial Lalita Niwas land scam.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has decided to ask the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to investigate into the loans issued by various banks and financial institutions (BFIs) against the collateral of public, government and Guthi lands of Lalita Niwas that were ‘illegally’ captured by several powerful people.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Deputy Parliamentary Party (PP) leader of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar has been suspended from his position as lawmaker after the CIAA filed a corruption case against him in connection with Lalita Niwas land scam.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: After months-long investigations, the Commission for Investigations and Abuse of Authority on Wednesday registered charge sheets at the Special Court against 175 persons including three former ministers and six senior government officials.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police submitted an investigation report on the Lalita Niwas land scam to the government on Friday, recommending action against bureaucrats and middlemen but exonerating the political leadership, said a highly-placed source.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal said that those involved in notorious Lalita Niwas land grab case will be brought to book in a few days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The year 2019 was remarkable for Republica and its readers in many ways. Some investigative stories our journalists came up with are worth celebrating at the end of the year. Here we discuss a few of those stories - the revelations related with Tootle, Lalita Niwas, Grande Hospital, Yeti Holdings, Everest Liaison Officers and PM Constituency Fund that greatly shook various sectors.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The leftist government of Prime Minister KP Oli is pushing the country toward another cycle of conflict, lawlessness and authoritarianism, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has alleged.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Transparency International Nepal(TIN) has expressed concern over the news regarding the registration of the Baluwatar-based government land where Prime Minister's official residence is situated-also referred to as 'Lalita Niwas land'- in the name of individuals issuing a press release on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 17: Police have arrested 17 leaders, including Ujjwal Thapa, chairperson of Bibeksheel Nepali Party from Baluwatar.