KATHMANDU, June 1: The probe panel formed to investigate alleged irregularities in the purchase of two wide-body aircraft for Nepal Airlines Corporation has turned defunct without even getting started. It was mandated to complete its work within 45 days, but that was five months ago.
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari heartily accepted to come to our weekly Frontline live show on January 30. He came to our office at around 6:30 pm for the 7 pm live show. The show focused on wide-body aircraft procurement scam, fake rescue claims and other aviation issues. Those who watched the program only wanted to hear the minister talk about the wide-body investigations. Minister Adhikari promised to bring out the truth of the wide-body purchase in two-three months.
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.
KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Narendra Pathak, one of the members of the judicial commission formed to investigate the irregularities in the wide-body aircraft purchase scam, has expressed his inability to work as a member of the probe commission saying “I can’t bear double responsibilities.”
KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has denied his involvement in irregularities in procurement of two wide-body jets by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).
KATHMANDU, Jan. 5: Speakers at a program here on Saturday have sought actions against those involved in the procurement of the wide-body aircraft of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) stressing that the sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has reported massive irregularities in the procurement.
POKHARA, Jan 5: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwor Pokhrel has said the government has formed a high-level judicial probe commission in regard with the wide-body aircraft procurement scandal.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament on Wednesday directed the Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) to investigate the alleged ‘misuse’ of fund in the procurement of wide body aircraft and submit a report about it within a week.