WASHINGTON, Sept 28: Months before the call that set off an impeachment inquiry, many in the diplomatic community were alarmed by the Trump administration’s abrupt removal of a career diplomat from her post as ambassador to Ukraine.
KABUL, Sept 26: Millions of Afghans are expected to go to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president, despite an upsurge of violence in the weeks since the collapse of a U.S.-Taliban deal to end America’s longest war, and the Taliban warning voters to say away from the polls.
TAHAHUN, Sept 11: Tanahun has been ranked third on the list of most corrupted districts of Gandaki State having a total 11 districts. Kaski is positioned first and Parbat second. The list follows Syangja, Lamjung, Baglung, Myagdi, Gorkha, Mustang and Nawalpur respectively.
KHARTOUM, Sept 7: Sudan’s toppled former leader Omar al-Bashir was the only person with a key to a room at the presidential palace holding millions of euros, his last office manager testified on Saturday.
When the government makes mistakes, fails to deliver, or introduces flawed policies, people usually look up to the opposition party in a parliamentary system. People expect the opposition to come up with alternative policies and plans, suggest ways to amend the flawed government policies or support their implementation if policies are good. It is for this reason that opposition party is often called the government-in-waiting in parliamentary system.
ARGHAKHANCHI, Aug 25: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has instructed the government employees at Sandhikharka in the district to discharge their duties effectively and render services to service-seekers swiftly.
KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday has held four police constables Devendra Balayar, Aakash Khanal, Niraj Bhandari and Hitler Saud for allegedly receiving bribes from service-seekers.
KATHMANDU, Aug 13: As one after another junior government official commits suicide following implication by the CIAA, a debate has started whether such small fry is being made the scapegoats in various corruption scandals.
KATHMANDU, Aug 12: District Administration Office, Kathmandu has sought clarification from Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) over the alleged financial irregularities in the humanitarian body that receives billions of rupees as donations from foreign countries each year.
KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Sunday filed a corruption case against three individuals including BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) Vice-chancellor Dr Raj Kumar Rauniyar on the charge of receiving bribe from a contractor. The other accused dragged to the court include Ramhari Rauniyar and Sushil Kumar Jha.
KATHMANDU, July 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government was actively working to curb corruption. Talking to members of a delegation led by Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman and former Deputy Prime Minister, Chitra Bahadur KC, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Oli reiterated,
ASUNCION, July 24: Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned for one game and fined $1,500 after being sent off against Chile in the Copa America third-place playoff and levelling accusations of “corruption” at South American soccer chiefs.
LAHORE, July 18: Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, drawing a furious response from opposition parties, which accused the government of trying to silence its opponents.
KATHMANDU, July 16: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed a case against six officials of the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) including its former vice-chancellor Bal Bhadra Prasad Das and two suppliers at the Special Court on charges of corruption.
JOHANNESBURG, July 15: Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft on Monday, a dramatic fall from grace for a politician who has cast a long shadow over the country’s politics for the past decade.
MUGU, July 9: Embezzlement of millions of rupees in a road project in Mugu has come to the fore as the project's sub-contractor has approached the district court against the main contractor after not getting the agreed amount.
KATHMANDU, July 2: The Special Court on Monday acquitted 22 Armed Police Force officials, including former inspector generals Kosh Raj Onta, Sanat Kumar Basnet, Shailendra Kumar Shrestha and Basudev Oli, of corruption charges, on the ground that the charges labeled against them could not be substantiated.
BARA, July 1: On June 27, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Hetauda, arrested Aaspuran Kushwaha red handed while accepting bribe. Later, it was learnt that he was deployed by the section officer of the Planning Department of Prasauni Rural Municipality, Binod Yadav, to collect bribe from the consumer committee.
BUDAPEST – Hungary has become a post-communist mafia state. It is led not by a party but by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s political-economic clan, which treats society as its private domain while formally maintaining a democratic façade. The Hungarian state’s actions are not impersonal but rather discretionary, aimed at taking down the clan’s opponents and redistributing wealth and assets to loyalists.
KATHMANDU, June 25: In what appears to be maintaining poor records of important documents, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) is struggling to get the documents related to a charge-sheet filed against a high-profile corruption case involving former minister Gobinda Raj Joshi.
The government unveiled the budget for this year with a focus on increasing growth and reducing poverty. These are laudable goals, but they cannot be achieved without a direct and transformative effort to open up government, fight corruption and build integrity within the political system.
KATHMANDU, June 21: The CIAA on Thursday filed a corruption case against 13 officials working at the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, including the department’s director general Sanjeev Kumar Karna, on the charge of misusing Rs 240 million while procuring mobile laboratory vans.
KATHMANDU, June 18: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed corruption cases against 16 individuals on the charge of grabbing 590 ropanis of public land in Guthichaur of Jumla.
JUMLA, June 17: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has lodged a case of corruption against 16 officials including then Officiating Chief of the Land Revenue Office (LRO) in Jumla district after they were found to have worked in cahoot with middlemen to illegally transfer ownership of public property in Jumla in the name of individuals.
JERUSALEM, June 16: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time.
When bizarre things happen, people in Nepal often tend to say ‘this is Nepal’ meaning that anything can happen here and nothing is impossible. This seems to hold true in many cases. This is Nepal and we still don’t seem to be politically stable. This is Nepal and so many political parties are here. This is Nepal and we still don’t have water from Melamchi.
I remember the conversation I had with a barber while I was in Nepal recently. “It just takes a second for a person to become rich but you have to be corrupt,” he said, but he decided not to become corrupt rich and therefore chose to become a barber so that he would serve all lower, middle and upper-class people.
GENEVA, May 28: North Koreans are forced to pay bribes to officials to survive in their isolated country, where corruption is “endemic” and repression rife, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday.
LILONGWE, May 19: Corruption and the need for economic growth are the main campaign issues as Malawi goes to the polls Tuesday for a presidential election that pits the incumbent against his own vice president as well as the country’s main opposition party.
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.