KATHMANDU, May 14: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday raided Tribhuvan University (TU) and seized the documents related to recruitment following media reports that top university officials had recruited their relatives as university staffers.

Saving TU from infamy

May 14, 2019 02:00 am

Tribhuvan University has been in the news this week again, again not for good reasons. Most of the candidates to pass written examinations of Tribhuvan University Service Commission (TUSC) have been the close relatives of politicians linked mostly with ruling Nepal Communist Party or top officials of the university.

SURKHET, May 5: A crusher plant operating illegally at Gochhekhola in the Chure range was shut down in mid-March by the local authorities.

PARBAT, April 12: Dr Sabitri Gurung, commissioner of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), said the anti-graft body was scrutinizing the performance of local people-elected representatives with the rise in public complaints on irregularities and corruption.

NAWALPARASI, April 8: A team deputed from the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday held two files related to the bidding of Sunawal municipality in west-Nawalparasi.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is discussing in detail the multiple irregularities of Sajha Prakashan, according to the officials of the anti-graft body.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Chief Commissioner of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Nabin Kumar Ghimire has said that the anti-graft body is not under any political influence.

KATHMANDU, March 27: In a first of its kind, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday filed a corruption case against its own former commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak on a charge of involvement in multi-million rupee bribery while he was at the anti-graft body.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case against its own former commissioner, Raj Narayan Pathak, on Tuesday, over allegations of his involvement in a bribery scandal involving Rs 7.8 million.

KATHMANDU, March 23: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday filed a corruption case against tax officer Man Prasad BK on the charge of amassing Rs. 18.2 million in unexplained wealth while in government service.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case of corruption at the Special Court today against then accountant of the Nepal Electricity Authority, Ratnapark distribution center, Umesh Kumar Thakur.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nabin Kumar Ghimire, chief commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday said that the anti-graft body is probing the high-profile corruption cases including the multi-billion rupee wide-body aircraft purchase scam.

CIAA arrests govt employee taking bribe

February 22, 2019 21:14 pm

HETAUDA: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday held a government employee red-handed taking a bribe of Rs 75,000.

Rs 7.8 million in sweets boxes

February 21, 2019 07:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Last week, a video clip implicating then CIAA commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak in a bribery of Rs 7.8 million from a Bhaktapur-based college triggered a series of events culminating in his resignation from the post. What was not known was who shot the video, how and why.

CIAA starts probe against Pathak

February 20, 2019 08:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: A day after the Office of Attorney General (OAG) advised the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority to go ahead with a probe into former commissioner at the anti-graft body Raj Narayan Pathak, a three-member probe committee has been formed.

Feb 19 : 6 things to know by 6 PM today

February 19, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Confusion over whether or not to initiate investigations into Raj Narayan Pathak, who resigned as a commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority last week, has been cleared with the Office of the Attorney General, the apex legal advisory body to the government, advising the anti-graft watchdog go ahead with such a probe.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Amid widespread demand to arrest Raj Naryan Pathak, a controversial former commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), the parliament as well as the anti-graft body, which are supposed to take action against him, have been passing the buck to each other.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and parliament seem indifferent toward initiating probe into former CIAA commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak's involvement in a bribery case despite promising to investigate into the issue.

Prosecute Raj Narayan Pathak

February 17, 2019 02:30 am

Raj Narayan Pathak, one of the commissioners at Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), who resigned on Friday, has defamed the country, and our anti-corruption watchdog, the institution people look up to for corruption control, in many ways.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: CIAA Commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak, who has been accused of taking a Rs 7.8 million bribe from an engineering college, resigned from his position on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb. 15: Commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Raj Narayan Pathak, who stepped down from the post earlier today on moral grounds, has admitted that he received a bribe from the management committee official of an engineering college in Bhaktapur in return for promising to resolve an ownership row in his favor.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Bibeksheel Nepali Party (BNP) has sought an impeachment motion against CIAA Commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak for his alleged involvement in the corruption case.

Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has termed corrupts as an antagonist to development.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The parliamentarians of Nepal Communist Party are in awaiting Raj Narayan Pathak, the Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority's resignation following his alleged involvement in a Rs. 7.6 million rupees corruption case.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The Special Court on Tuesday released former Executive Director of Nepal Oil Corporation Gopal Khadka on a bail of Rs 25 million.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: In his crusade against judges allegedly involved in corrupt practices, Chief Justice Cholendra SJB Rana has summoned Kathmandu District Court (KDC) judge Babukaji Baniya to the Judicial Council (JC) for investigating into a bribery case he faces.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a graft-case against Geeta Kumari Panthi, assistant registrar at the Company Registrar Office, Tripureshwaor on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case against 14 individuals including former Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Badri Prasad Neupane over the fun-park lease at the Special Court on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Thursday caught Bholanath Chalise, a non-gazetted official of Kathmandu District Court, while he was taking a bribe from a service seeker.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday filed a case at the Special Court against Shyam Krishna Shrestha, one of the accused in the 33-kg gold smuggling case, of amassing properties without legal means.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested a police official with Rs 100,000 in bribe from Bardiya.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government has cancelled a controversial contract awarded to Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei to develop a Digital Action Room at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) after the anti-graft body CIAA launched a probe.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested a ward member of Rajapur Municipality-10 in Bardiya on the charge of taking bribe of Rs 250,000.

Jan 15: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

January 15, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested Assistant Registrar of Company Registrar Office, Kathmandu Geeta Kumari Panthi on the charge of taking bribes of Rs 100,000 from a service seeker, on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case of corruption against former Director General of Department of Transport Management, Chandraman Shrestha, at the Special Court.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed a corruption case against former Nepal Oil Corporation executive director Gopal Khadka on the charge of accumulating more than Rs 186.6 million in unexplained wealth.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case of illegal wealth amassing against former managing director Gopal Khadka on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed the charge sheet at the Special Court against three government employees including secretary of the then Dummana VDC in Bhojpur district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Bibeksheel Sajha Party (BSP) on Sunday filed a complaint at the Commission for Investigation and Abuse of Authority (CIAA) urging the anti-graft body to launch investigation into the alleged irregularities in procurement of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: A complaint has been filed at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) against the government's decision to award Chinese telecommunications firm China Communication Service, an agent of IT giant Huawei, the contract for installing a video conferencing system at the Prime Minister's Office without open competition and in a non-transparent fashion

CIAA arrests court clerk

December 31, 2018 15:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested a Bidur Pokhrel, a clerk at the District Court Kathmandu, on the charge of taking bribe of Rs 10,000.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested two government officials on the charge of taking bribe.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Supreme Court (SC) has scrapped the actions taken by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) and the District Administration Office (DAO), Lalitpur, against Social Science Baha, a research organization established a few years ago.

CIAA, keep the momentum

December 26, 2018 02:00 am

Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has upped its ante in investigating cases of corruption and irregularities.

CIAA’s 28th annual report

December 25, 2018 07:33 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) received a total of 19,488 corruption complaints against various public officials in fiscal year 2017/18. Of these complaints, 12,400 were settled, while 6,458 were put on hold after preliminary investigations, according to CIAA's 28th annual report.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed a graft case at the Special Court against 16 individuals including Kamal Prasad Timalsina, chief of Land Revenue Office, Chabahil for their alleged involvement in transferring the land ownership illegally.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Thursday filed a corruption case against three persons including a former Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) governor, on the charge of bribery while printing polymer bank notes at an Australian company.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Friday filed a corruption case against District Government Attorney of Rupandehi, Kosh Hari Niroula, at the Special Court on the charge of bribery.