KATHMANDU, April 17: Although the government had decided to blacklist the Omni Business Corporate International Private Limited, officials have been dilly-dallying to implement the decision amid alleged pressure from “people” at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM).

KATHMANDU, April 12: The Transparency International Nepal has urged the government and Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority to investigate alleged irregularities in the medical equipment procurement.

KATHMANDU, April 11: The Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) has started the process to blacklist Omni Group, the company accused of being involved in financial irregularities while procuring essential medical supplies required to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

KATHMANDU, April 10: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has said that it has already started a probe into the controversial medical equipment procurement deal signed between the government and a business firm to supply medical essentials required to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, April 9: Prime Minister KP Oli is under pressure to investigate alleged irregularities in medical equipment procurement after some leaders of his party raised the matter at an internal party meeting and called for action against anyone involved in wrongdoing.

KATHMANDU, April 6: After cancelling the previous deal with the controversial Omni Group, the government has initiated the process of a commercial demand with the Chinese government to procure necessary medical equipment and other logistics through the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing.

KATHMANDU, April 5: As the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)-led government has courted a series of controversy at a time when the cases of Covid-19 are increasing in the country, a section of leaders of the ruling party has demanded a meeting of the Secretariat - the party's apex body - at the earliest. Of late, the government has drawn widespread criticism for a controversial procurement deal signed with a company to supply medical equipment to contain the spread of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Nepal Army (NA) has been dragged into a controversy again. It is not because of the national army's own doings, though.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has demanded a fair probe into alleged irregularities in the procurement of medical equipment to contain the novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Amid widespread criticism, the Ministry of Health and Population has scrapped a controversial procurement deal that it had signed with the Omni Group for supplying essential medical equipment needed for containing any spread of the COVID-19 in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The government has scrapped a controversial procurement deal with Omni Group which was awarded to bring medical equipment from China to contain novel coronavirus, a senior government official said here.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The Omni Group which was awarded the contract to supply various medical equipment and logistics to control the coronavirus (COVID-19) by the government at exorbitantly higher prices is found to have been involved in similar controversial procurement deals with the Election Commission (EC) when the Group supplied faulty printing machines to the EC at higher prices.