KATHMANDU, July 20: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Friday said that investigations into the notorious Lalita Niwas land scam have reached the final stage.

JUMLA, May 18: A land revenue officer in Jumla has been accused of converting 590 ropani (30.02 hectares) of land belonging to the National Sheep and Goat Research Program of Guthichaur Rural Municipality-4 to private ownership.

Scam central

May 3, 2019 08:38 am

This country is going to the dogs and, if anyone needed any convincing, then a brief glance at the news over the past year ought to do it. Our news feed seems to be filled with a never-ending assortment of scams. Over the past week it has been all about land – from the Lalita Niwas land scam to the blatant appropriation of public space at Khula Manc

KATHMANDU, April 9: The government has barred transaction of Lalita Niwas land at Baluwatar on the ground that it was acquired through various machinations.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has started investigations against 20 chief land revenue officers at Dillibazar Land Revenue Office in connection with the role they may have played in illegally transferring ownership of land belonging to Lalita Niwas, Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Eleven months after 33.5 kg gold 'disappeared' mysteriously from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), officials involved in the investigation of the scam have said that the gold bars confiscated in equal quantity in India last week could be the same one.

Probe NAC scam in depth

December 12, 2018 02:00 am

After decades-long mismanagement, politicization, opaque deals and corruption, a crucial organization of the country, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), stands at the crossroads.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: A high level probe panel formed by the government to investigate 33 kg sold scam has reached Baluwatar to submit their report.

KATHMANDU, July 31:  A taskforce formed to launch an investigation into fake rescue operations conducted by trekking companies in collusion with private hospitals and helicopter operators have recommended action against eight trekking companies, four hospital and three helicopter companies.

KATHMANDU, July 31: A taskforce formed to launch an investigation into fake rescue operations conducted by trekking companies in collusion with private hospitals and helicopter operators have recommended action against eight trekking companies, four hospital and three helicopter companies.

Bizarre food scam

July 19, 2018 11:58 am

Back in 2008, infants and newborn’s died due to adulteration in their formula milk which further caused 6,200 children to fall sick. It is not uncommon for some unscrupulous producers to indulge in milk adulteration in Nepal as well. Milk is often a subject of fraud for financial gain. Water is the most common adulterant, which decreases the nutritive value of milk. If water is contaminated, for example with chemicals or pathogens are added to the milk, then it possesses serious health risks for consumers. Other cheaper materials are milk powder, urea and cane sugar. These additions have the potential to cause serious health problems to the consumer.

BIRATNAGAR, May 31: Senior Superintendent of Police Shyam Khatri, a suspect in the 33.5 kilograms gold scam, who had been on the run, presented himself to Morang district court today.

BIRATNAGAR, May 14: After recording statements of those involved in gold smuggling case, Morang District Court has started hearing over the scam. Noted advocates including Shambhu Thapa, Raman Shrestha, Yadunath Khanal and Raju Basnet defended the case on behalf of Sanam Shakya, one who was killed in course of smuggling 33 kg gold from Tribhuvan International Airport.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has raided Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank (NCCB) and arrested some staffers for their alleged involvement in the past embezzlement scam.

NEW DELHI, Jan 6: Former chief minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison and fined Rs 10 lakh on Saturday by a special CBI court in the second fodder scam case+ in which he was found guilty.

NEW DELHI, Dec 23: Former chief minister and influencing leader of Bihar state, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been found guilty in one of the four pending fodder scam cases.

Trump’s tax scam

November 28, 2017 00:30 am

According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, the tax cuts will result in a cumulative deficit of about $1.4 trillion over next decade.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: A group of Indians and Nepalese doctors have been arrested for taking an amount of Rs 1, 600,000 each by providing enhanced equipment to cheat during the entrance examination of Institute of Medicine’s bachelor program. 16 persons are arrested too.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Transparency International Nepal (TI-N) has called on the government to issue a white paper on the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) land procurement scam without further delay.  It has also demanded that the government carry out an investigation into the case and punish the guilty.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Parliament's Industry, Commerce and Consumer Rights Protection Committee has concluded that the leadership of the Ministry of Supply, the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and other officials were involved in embezzling millions while buying land for  NOC, and has recommended legal action against all those involved in the scam.

KATHMANDU, September 11: Transparency International Nepal (TIN) has called on the government to issue a white paper on the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) land procurement scam right away.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: A ruling party lawmaker has come down heavily on Supply Minister Shiva Kumar Mandal for overlooking the corruption scandal within an entity under his ministry.

KATHMANDU, September 5: The main opposition CPN-UML has demanded that the government clarifications over the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) land scam.

KATHMANDU, September 4: Minister for Supplies Shiva Kumar Mandal has said he has not yet officially received information about the parliament’s Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) conclusion that there had been massive irregularities in the land procurement process at Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

SARLAHI, Sept 3:  The Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN-Maoist has demanded proper investigation into the land scam involving Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and stern action against the people involved in the embezzlement of millions of rupees.

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: A lawmaker involved in probing corruption  in the procurement of land by state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has complained of security threat.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30 :The Ministry of Supplies (MoS) appears to be reluctant to initiate investigation into the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC)’s land purchase scam despite separate calls from the Prime Minister’s Office and two parliamentary committees to probe into the multi-billion deal.

KATHMANDU, August 30: Lawmakers have claimed that they have found the involvement of former supplies minister Deepak Bohara and Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Executive Director Gopal Khadka in the controversial land purchase for setting up fuel storage facilities in various districts.

JHAPA, August 24: Members of a parliamentary committee have concluded that at least Rs 400 million has been siphoned off while buying land for  state-owned Nepal Oil Nepal Corporation (NOC) in Jhapa district alone.

CIAA begins probe into Sajha scam

August 10, 2017 07:49 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has started investigation into the irregularities at the Sajha Prakashan.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Parliamentary Committee on Industry, Commerce and Consumer Welfare has decided to conduct an on-site visit of the land purchased by Nepal Oil Corporation for petroleum storage in four districts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: More than two years have elapsed since FIFA suspended the then All Nepal Football Association President Ganesh Thapa on charge of corruption.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has directed the Commission for  Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) to conduct detailed investigations and take action against those involved in the controversial land procurement deal by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

KATHMANDU, July 21: Former President of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ),  Japan Chapter Tilak Malla is found involved in defrauding Japanese job aspirants of millions of rupees by promising them with  Japanese  visas.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Parliament’s Finance Committee has started probing alleged embezzlement in the purchase of land by Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) for building new storage facilities in four different places.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Sunday filed a corruption case against suspended chief of Inland Revenue Department, Chudamani Sharma, and two other officials of the Tax Settlement Commission.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Former Senior Superintendent of Nepal Police, Ravi Pratap Rana, one of the convicts in the infamous Sudan scam, has been sent to jail.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has intensified its investigation into the multi-billion rupee tax scam involving senior tax officials.

KATHMANDU, May 30: A high-level team of the CPN (UML) has today reached the Election Commission to draw the attention of the Election Commission to carry out investigation into Chitwan incident regarding tearing of some ballot papers of Bharatpur Metropolitan City Ward No. 19.

KATHMANDU, APRIL 30: The Supreme Court has declared three former chiefs of Nepal Police guilty in the high-profile Sudan APC scam and sentenced them up to two years behind bars.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed an ongoing government probe into a multi-billion rupee drug scam and ordered lifting of the suspension of senior government attorneys accused of letting major suspects in the case go scot-free.

Govt. asked to appear in SC on Sudan Scam

September 25, 2016 21:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Supreme Court (SC) has issued an order in the name of government to appear before the court for a hearing on Sudan scam.

Fakhri duped in credit card scam

August 18, 2016 18:44 pm

MUMBAI, Aug 18: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri has allegedly been cheated of around Rs 600,000 through fraudulent use of her credit card in the United States, police said today. The actress filed a complaint in this connection at Juhu Police Station earlier this week.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: With the legal hurdles removed, the government has decided to send the details of three companies including six Nepali nationals accused by Australia in the polymer note case.