KATHMANDU, March 13: The Public Account Committee (PAC) of the House of Representatives has directed the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to scrap the process initiated to purchase a security printing press.

KATHMANDU, March 5: A day after he tendered his resignation as minister of finance as well as communications and information technology, Yuba Raj Khatiwada again took the oath of office and secrecy as finance minister amidst a special function held at Shital Niwas, Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has flayed the government for not probing the controversial audiotape related to former minister Gokul Baskota. The former prime minister also demanded that the government disclose the other individuals mentioned by Baskota in the audiotape.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Eight days after his trusted cabinet colleague Gokul Baskota was forced to resign over allegations of involvement in a huge bribery case, Prime Minister KP Oli on Thursday came to the sacked minister’s defense, saying accusations against him have not been established.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: A day after a white paper released by the Nepal Trust stated that some of the controversial decisions relating to the leasing out of the trust’s property were taken when Sher Bahadur Deuba was the prime minister, Deuba has strongly objected to the ‘allegation’.

PM has a lot to answer

February 23, 2020 09:57 am

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s trusted cabinet member Gokul Prasad Baskota was forced to resign on Thursday after an audio of him bargaining for Rs 700 million in bribe in connection with the procurement of security printing press came out. The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has asked the government to halt the process of procuring security printing press worth billions of rupees after this controversial audio went to the public.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Until late Thursday afternoon, Nepal Communist Party leader Gokul Prasad Baskota was heading two ministries – Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and Ministry of Urban Development. At 4:08 pm Baskota, one of Prime Minister KP Oli’s favorite cabinet members, announced his resignation from both positions “after question was raised against me”.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Outgoing communications minister Gokul Baskota engaged in direct correspondence with the French company INGroupe for procuring a security printing press, it is learnt.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The government has expedited the process for a government to government (G2G) deal on setting up a security printing press without conducting any study of correspondence by the Investment Board-Nepal (IBN) regarding another proposal it received from a Swiss company.