Even if not in consonance with expressed views, we generally detest commenting publicly for not wishing to offend. A positive note, in my mail box about my last write up “Positive spin gone awry” (Republica, January 12) was a rare happening. But a comment in the online edition, from a well known scribe, had me floored by his cryptic line while the only person with the widest knowledge of the widebody “deal” just opted to deal with peripheral technicalities.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Chairperson of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Unified) Prakash Chandra Lohani has accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, and former prime ministers Puspa Kamal Dahal (Prachanda) and Sher Bahadur Deuba for being involved in the wide body aircraft procurement process with a mutual understanding.
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: A day after a sub-committee of the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recommended action against 29 top officials including incumbent tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari, the government on Thursday formed a three-member judicial committee to look into the same matter.
KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of parliament has formed a sub-committee to probe alleged irregularities in the procurement of two wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: It has already been three weeks since the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) started investigation into the controversial purchase of wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC). However, but it has not even formed a sub-committee yet to take it forward, which is the standard practice to deal with any serious financial matter.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The Public Procurement Monitoring Office (PPMO) has found that the purchase of two wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) was made without any tender calls, and there was no open competition. This was a massive breach of procurement law.
KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Officials of the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) who were summoned at the parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Sunday for questioning over the purchase of two wide-body aircraft, faced a barrage of questions but shied away from answering most of them.