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.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has underscored the need of carrying out thorough investigation to stamp out the growing corruption in the country.

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.

ALGIERS, April 30: Algeria’s ex-Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia appeared in court as part of a corruption probe, private channel Ennahar TV reported on Tuesday.

Mockery of socialism

April 29, 2019 01:00 am

Prime Minister committed to zero tolerance against corruption when he took office in 2017. Now this commitment is mocking at his face for his administration has failed to control corruption

KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal Republic Media  (NRM) Pvt Ltd has vowed to become a voice against corruption by covering more investigative stories in the days to come.

Why corruption endures

April 23, 2019 01:30 am

Failure to secure justice through the transitional peace process provides the moral justification that sustains corruption in Nepal

ALGIERS, April 22: Five Algerian billionaires, some of them close to former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika who quit over mass protests, have been arrested as part of an anti-graft investigation, state TV said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that the government will recover all the encroached public land at any cost under its anti-corruption drive in the country.

A year mired in big time corruption

April 14, 2019 07:14 am

KATHMANDU, April 14: Corruption remained big in 2075 BS and anti-corruption agencies took action against some big fish.

KATHMANDU, April 14: The so-called land mafia, which succeeded in transferring ownership of even public land adjoining the prime minister's official residence, is found to have illegally grabbed over 1,860 ropani within six years after the end of the Panchayat political system in the country.

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.

KATHMANDU, April 11: Various banks and financial institutions issued billions of rupees in loans with land at Lalita Niwas as collateral, it has emerged.

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Decentralization of corruption

March 24, 2019 02:25 am

That corruption is rampant in Nepal has been attested by Transparency International’s annual corruption perception index report. What is really troubling for the people at the grassroots is the fact that the leaders they chose to govern and carry out various administrative and development works have themselves been thoroughly corrupt.

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.

ITAHARI, March 22: With the implementation of federalism in the country, corruption has reportedly developed deep roots in various local units in eastern Nepal.

FIFA’s Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee has found Kokou Hougnimon Fagla, a referee and football official affiliated to the Togolese Football Association, guilty of having accepted bribes to manipulate an international friendly match in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics.

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.

Israeli authorities have announced they will indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery, fraud and breach of trust charges but Netanyahu labeled the move an opposition scheme intended to force him out of the running in the upcoming election on April 9.

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.

Corruption and us

February 18, 2019 14:43 pm

I was strolling around 'Napi Sakha Karyalaya'. Those who have already visited know the environment inside the office. Let me make it easier for the ones who haven't been there yet. Imagine a group of mad people pushing, yelling, spitting, and quarreling most of the time.

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: 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.

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.

RUPANDEHI, Feb 8: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Province 5 has come to the conclusion that there were irregularities in the purchase of vehicles by the provincial assembly and the provincial government.

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, Jan 30: With questions being raised over the sincerity of the government in combating corruption, Prime Minister KP Oli, on Tuesday said that he would not tolerate corruption in any form, adding that his government would bring stringent measures to fight the menace.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Nepal has slipped in the global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of Transparency International despite the government’s frequent commitments to crack down on graft. The extent of corruption has worsened at a time when it was expected that the election of governments to federal, provincial and local levels would help reduce this social malaise.

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How corruption weakens democracy

January 29, 2019 11:30 am

This year’s Corruption Perceptions Index reveals that the continued failure of most countries to significantly control corruption is contributing to a crisis in democracy around the world.

Officials into corruption

January 20, 2019 15:27 pm

Where is true and pure justice? When a victim needs it most Where is our professing government? When they take relief by her first

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Former forest minister and chairman of Kalika Construction Bikram Pandey, who is facing a corruption case at the Special Court, was released on Wednesday after posting a bail of Rs 40 million.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Metropolitan Crime Division of Nepal Police has arrested a person for allegedly amassing a huge amount of money by promising around 20 youth to send in the lucrative destinations.

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 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

ISLAMABAD, Dec 24: A court in Pakistan has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison for corruption and acquitted him in a second case.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The Commission for the 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.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 12: Ever since construction work started on the Sikta Irrigation Project in 2005, the political party in power at the time and departmental ministers have initiated a trend of transferring the director and other project staff as they pleased.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 12: A two-member team of experts from Australia has arrived and inspected the under-construction Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke on Tuesday.

LIMA, Dec 10: Peruvians showed strong support in a referendum on Sunday for political and judicial reforms introduced by the new President Martin Vizcarra to target corruption in one of Latin America’s most promising economies, according to an exit poll.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called on civil society to minutely observe the government's resolution against corruption.

Dilemma of corruption

December 9, 2018 01:30 am

With the rise of “populism” and populist governments in the world, corruption has been considered as both its cause and the consequence. Whether it is 1Malaysia Development Berhard (1MDB) in Malaysia, Operation Car Wash in Brazil or the case of Samsung in South Korea, corruption is the key factor in political changes. Even US President Donald Trump’s campaign for Draining the Swamp (DTS) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetization program are related with corruption problems. When corruption is deeply entrenched in politics, it is difficult to discern whether it is a problem or a solution.

HETAUDA, Dec 8: Province 3 government has formulated a five-year strategy on corruption control. The strategy is made in a bid to ensure citizen-friendly, corruption-free and fair public administration.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: CIAA on Friday filed a corruption case against former Minister Bikram Pandey and other 2o individuals on charge of embezzling billions of rupees while constructing Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke, at the Special Court on Friday.