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Guthi Sansthan was in dark for years about how its land was being used: National Vigilance Centre’s investigation found that the land was being exploited for commercial purpose, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/08/2019)

Cases of irregularities in driver’s license distribution in Birgunj on the rise: Middlemen have been ‘active’ in facilitating driving license for those who fail the trial, by Bhusan Yadav (kp 24/08/2019)

NOC too secretive for a public company: The corporation has stopped sharing its profit-loss details since it started making gains, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 24/08/2019)

Misinformation Or The Truth, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 23/08/2019)

Fake bank guarantee cases are rare, but they are happening: At least two such incidents have already been identified, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/08/2019)

Public post holders told to submit property details (ht 23/08/2019)

In Nepal, your social and political standing dictates the applicability of laws: The principle of equality before the law was established in 1963, and yet rules are applied differentially, by Deepak Thapa (kp 22/08/2019)

Despite concerns, top officials in universities are set to be appointed on political sharing: The government is ignoring the recommendations made by a panel it had formed in May, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/08/2019) [After the abolition of the authoritarian monarchy, which in the recent history of the country was mainly responsible for the exclusion of the majority of the Nepalese population, the non-inclusive political parties dominated by male Bahun have infiltrated the entire state apparatus in a very short time. This is undemocratic, completely irresponsible and highly politically corrupt!]

Sacked Karnali minister has a long business and political history: A week after the court’s arrest order, police fail to locate the whereabouts of Khadka Bahadur Khatri, who has connections with the NCP leadership, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp)

Retired government employees see a rise in pensions thanks to salary hike of incumbent staff: Government may have to spend additional Rs1.3 billion to cover increased pay, Pension Management Fund says, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/08/2019)

How the public procurement process derails the economy: It took 15 years to pass the Public Procurement Act, the provisions of which have been largely ignored, by Achyut Wagle (kp 20/08/2019)

Fake credential cases top list of plaints (ht 19/08/2019)

Corruption under control, says Minister Baskota (ht 18/08/2019) [This strange man obviously lives in a different world!]

How farmers’ groups siphoned hundreds of thousands by faking documents of the dead: Three prominent farmers’ groups in Jhapa falsified documents to draw funds from the government’s spring paddy assistance programme, by Arjun Rajbanshi (kp 17/08/2019)

19 petrol pumps face action (rep 17/08/2019)

Despite steep fines, taxis continue to cheat customers: If customers complain to the police via social media or in person, they are ready to take action, say traffic police personnel, by Anup Ojha (kp 17/08/2019)

Driving Nepal deeper into debt: Government SUVs drive along roads in advanced stages of disrepair because budgets have been misspent on expensive cars, by Ramesh Kumar (nt 16/08/2019)

Indicted Karnali minister’s fate hangs in balance: Police told to produce him before high court within three days (ht 15/08/2019), Karnali chief minister sacks tainted minister (ht 16/08/2019), Sacked Karnali province minister, who faces banking offence charge, fails to appear before court: Khadka Bahadur Khatri’s whereabouts are unclear and police say there are no orders to arrest him, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/08/2019), Deadline to produce sacked provincial minister Khatri at Patan High Court ends (ht 20/08/2019)

Errant LOs to be disqualified for life: Tourism minister (rep 15/08/2019)

Graft-accused former civil servant found dead: Police believe it could be suicide, making it the third case in two months where people under probe took their own lives, by Dilliram Khatiwada (kp 13/08/2019)

Education consultancy swindles over Rs 11 million, by Ujjwal Satyal (ht 13/08/2019)

Panel to probe vehicle procurement anomalies, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 13/08/2019), Give a thorough probe: It would not bode well should it be found that irregularities occurred in the legislature (ht 14/08/2019)

Suspend police personnel accused of corruption: Special Court (ht 13/08/2019)

Commission gets less than expected complaints (ht 13/08/2019)

Dismantling cartels and ‘cartelpreuners’: Signs are emerging that will make cartels in Nepal lose their clout, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 13/08/2019)

Eight government employees face court cases for abetting traders to evade revenue last fiscal: Officials said this is the first time government staff are facing such action although they were liable to minor actions in the past, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/08/2019)

Questions remain over PM Oli’s health as he returns today: In the interest of transparency and accountability, the prime minister’s health status should be made public, along with his expenses and who paid for them, by Anil Giri (kp 12/08/2019)

Anti-graft body steps up sting operation against corruption (ht 12/08/2019)

Army crackdown on forged credentials: Dozens including army brigadier general may face dismissal, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 12/08/2019)

No more cash on the nail: The government’s decision to grant mobilisation advance to contractors only after they commence work is much-needed (kp 12/08/2019)

How Road Department officials traced their building’s ownership history: The department had abandoned its building and was preparing to build a new building in Minbhawan—until it found out it didn’t have to, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/08/2019)

13 ropanis of public land sold in Kavre: The former ward chairman of the erstwhile Saradabatase VDC had registered the land of Setimati Sapkota Pakha Forest in his name on September 25, 1998, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 11/08/2019)

How the government bowed down to contractors: All key demands of the contractors were addressed as the public procurement regulation was amended three times in two and a half months, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/08/2019), Top bureaucrats are thwarting investigation into transport entrepreneurs, officials say: At least six office-bearers of former transport committees have been under investigation since last year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/08/2019)

When politicians go to foreign lands, who pays? The prime minister is currently in Singapore with a seven-member team. While the government says he is paying his own way, many are sceptical, by Anil Giri (kp 07/08/2019)

114 ropani police academy land transferred to Prez Office: PMO (rep 06/08/2019) [Why???]

BPKIHS VC, nephew booked for graft (ht 05/08/2019)

CIAA raids Western Regional Hospital (ht 05/08/2019)

Suspected suicides by people under graft probe highlight need to revamp investigation process: Anti-corruption activists say the corrupt should not be spared, but agencies should be careful while filing charges and making the names public, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/08/2019)

Politicians’ self-centred attitude could put federalism in peril, say experts: Public post holders are increasing their pay and perks instead of spending more on public goods, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 04/08/2019)

Government to slash contractors’ advanceThe decision comes on the heels of complaints regarding public contractors misusing advance pay, officials say., by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/08/2019)

Cabbies continue to fleece passengers (ht 03/08/2019)

CIAA arrests 5 cops with bribes (rep 03/08/201p9)

In absence of consumer court, businesses keep getting away with selling substandard products: Although dozens of restaurants and companies are found selling contaminated and low quality food, lengthy administrative process results in little action, by Rajesh Khanal and Krishana Prasain (kp 31/07/2019)

Local bodies collect service charge for 'no service' (rep 31/07/2019)

Government witness faces graft case for changing statement: The incident should discourage other witnesses from lying to the court to protect defendants, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/07/2019)

House sub-committee begins discussion on the issue of unpaid electricity bills: Nepal Electricity Authority says 25 factories need to be forced to disgorge an estimated Rs10 billion, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 30/07/2019)

Oli, Dahal to go abroad (ht 30/07/2019) [Both will hopefully pay for these trips out of their own pockets and not export more than the 1500 dollars allowed by their government!]

Builders complain about tax authority freezing their bank accounts: Those having tax liability face action such as export-import ban and travel restriction, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/07/2019)

Public procurement decisions are taken through the Cabinet to avoid scrutiny, chief of anti-graft body says: In an exclusive interview, Nabin Ghimire said his office is undecided on interrogating former prime ministers over Cabinet decision on Lalita Niwas scandal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/07/2019)  [Corruption in order to protect the corrupt!] [see interview with Nabin Ghimire]

Access to power decides where embankments get built: Report (rep 28/07/2019)

Police personnel undeterred by CIAA sting operations (ht 26/07/2019)

Data shows significant revenue and expenditure progress, but economists cry foul: Revenue and expenditure targets were considerably revised, leading new figures to show marked progress, economists say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/07/2019)

Thai group dupes four more Nepali students, by Sabitri Dhakal (ht 22/07/2019)

‘Well-connected’ liaison officers behind Everest scams, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 22/07/2019)

CIAA and Prevention of Corruption Act: New drafts propose amendments; This will enhance CIAA’s scope for action (ht 21/07/2019), More teeth for CIAA: CIAA is getting more legal teeth even to launch an inquiry on corruption in the private sector using public money as shares (ht 22/07/2019)

200 persons held by CIAA in fiscal 2018-19 (ht 21/07/2019)

Three arrested with undeclared money (ht 21/07/2019)

Billions at stake as projects delayed, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 20/07/2019)

CIAA received over 24,000 corruption complaints in FY 2075-76 (rep 20/07/2019)

Two former ministers and a sitting lawmaker among 351 people charged with corruption, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/07/2019)

Lalita Niwas land scam probe now at final stage: CIAA (rep 20/07/2019)

Disgraced anti-graft official Pathak under investigation for money laundering: Raj Narayan Pathak resigned as a CIAA commissioner over a bribery scandal in February, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/07/2019)

Priests of various temples involved in illegal selling of Guthi land, by Suresh Yadav (rep 17/07/2019)

Ex-vice chancellor of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences among eight charged with corruption, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/07/2019), CIAA books former vice-chancellor of BPKIHS, seven others for graftSeeks to recoup Rs 40.8 million from the ex-VC (ht 16/07/2019)

Irrigation office chief held with bribe (ht 16/07/2019)

Revenue Investigation Department identifies new group involved in faking and selling VAT bills: Investigations show fake VAT bills worth over Rs8 billion were sold to more than 600 firms, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/07/2019)

BPKIHS Vice Chancellor arrested (rep 13/07/2019)

CIAA files corruption case against seven persons, including four police officers (ht 13/07/2019)

KC demands halt to vice-chairperson appointment in medical commissionIrregularities would flourish and regulations would turn into a mess if incompetent people  or stalwarts of political parties are appointed as vice chairman, the orthopaedic surgeon says, by Arjun Poudel (kp 12/07/2019), ‘Appointment procedure for Medical Education Commission faulty’ (ht 12/07/2019)

Cabinet plans to award $16m ID card project to French company without bidding process: Public procurement law mandates a public call for bids while awarding contracts above one million rupees, by Anil Giri (kp 11/07/2019), More rules were violated in awarding national ID contract to French companyAlthough provisions require bidder to provide full security bond at contract signing, IDEMIA was given more time to submit the bond, by Anil Girci (kp 12/07/2019)

Closure of nutrition rehabilitation centre puts children’s lives at risk: Rapti Academy of Health Sciences has been fraught with irregularities since its establishment last year, by Arjun Poudel (kp 11/07/2019)

CIAA files case against three for altering exam grades (ht 09/07/2019)

Corruption in road project: Main contractor sub-contracts road project for half the cost, by Suman Malla (rep 09/07/2019)

156 drivers, riders arrested for bribe attempts (ht 07/07/2019)

Preventing resource drain: Cut non-essential agencies, by Mukti Rijal (ht 05/07/2019)

Nepal barely plays 50 different sports, but hosts nearly 200 sports associations: Organisations are used primarily to go abroad under the guise of competing  in international events, players and officials say., by Prajwal Oli (kp 04/07/2019)

10 Tribhuvan University officials face graft charge for manipulating scores in job exams:The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority found 33 answer sheets had been tampered with, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/07/2019)

TU confirms its official took bribes to manipulate scores of a student University official: Ram Bahadur Karmacharya and Patan Multiple Campus student Surendra Koirala are in the CIAA custody, by Binod Ghimire (kp 03/07/2019)

Seized by the corrupt: Yes, previous governments were also corrupt—but the Nepal Communist Party came to power to clean the system, by Naresh Koirala (kp 03/07/2019)

Sub-engineer arrested with bribe (ht 03/07/2019)

Special Court acquits 4 former chiefs of APF (ht 02/07/2019)

Bribery rampant in government offices, by Upendra Yadav (rep 01/07/2019)

Supreme Court asks government to show cause why Rs 60 million was allocated to lawmakers: The constitutional bench of the top court has demanded clarification within a week, by Tika R. Pradhan (kp 29/06/2019), SC notice to govt on pork barrel fund, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 29/06/2019), Fund For The Lawmakers, by Mukti Rijal (rn 04/07/2019)

Nepal is mired in corruption: The kleptocratic network here touches all aspects of society, making it almost impossible to destroy, by Deepak Thapa (kp 27/06/2019)

Obstacles To Ending Corruption, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 27/06/2019)

Lalita Niwas land grab: CIAA summons 86 individuals to record statementsThe anti-graft body has published notice only for those it could not contact, leaving many high-profile names (ht 27/06/2019)

CIAA investigates stadium upgradationThe anti-graft body has seized all related documents (ht 27/06/2019)

Around 2,500 contractors to get last deadline extension: As per the regulation, those failing to complete the work within a year will have their contracts terminated, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/06/2019)

NCP misusing NA chopper in Karnali (kp 25/06/2019)

Years on, CIAA still struggles to collect Joshi case documents (rep 25/06/2019)

Chaudhary’s shackling shows how state treats its citizens differently, rights defenders say: District court had convicted Chaudhary, who won the 2017  elections from Kailali, of inciting the 2015 Tikapur violence, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 23/06/2019)

In latest fake VAT bill scandal, revenue department charges 15 individuals: Suspects are accused of evading Rs 2.9b in taxes, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/06/2019)

Potential telecommunications contract winner includes tainted Malaysian firm: Co-venturer Nuemera is facing a lawsuit over the biggest data breach in Malaysia (kp 22/06/2019)

Sanjeev Karna, 12 others booked for graft (kp 21/06/2019)

Budget allocated thrice for the same road, by Pushpa Raj Joshi (rep 21/06/2019)

Tainted firm in the race to become the consultant for Dharahara reconstruction Seventh amendment to the Public Procurement Regulation opens door for the  corruption-accused ERMC (P) Ltd to vie for the consulting job, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/06/2019)

Finance ministry transfers Rs 85m in two months to finance foreign junkets: Rs 21 million transferred to pay for PM Oli's visit to Vietnam and Cambodia alone (rep 19/06/2019)

Private health centers charging exorbitant fee for dengue test: Patients forced to pay Rs 1500 to Rs 2500 for testing kits which costs Rs 248 (rep 19/06/2019)

Procurement monitoring office blacklists47 firms in 11 months of current fiscal year: Such moves will bar under-performing contractors from participating in additional government contracts, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/06/2019)

Windstorm victims protest after their names went missing from the beneficiary list: Protesters claim people’s representatives removed their names for political reasons as they supported a different political party, by Pawan Yadav (kp 16/06/2019)

Another Pappu Construction bridge found to be substandard: A parliamentary committee discovered that the bridge over Bagmati River in Tinkune had used faulty piles, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/06/2019), Action sought against Pappu Construction: A field visit report prepared by House sub-panel reveals  major discrepancies in Bagmati Bridge at Tinkune (ht 15/06/2019)

NA members shun association with HoR MPs on pork barrel fund, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 14/06/2019) [This is a system of highest level corruption either!]

10 persons booked for corruption (ht 13/06/2019)

Budget allocation draws HoR flak: Constituencies represented by top leaders get major chunk, say ruling, opposition during House discussion, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 12/06/2019)

Karnali spends Rs 2b development budget on vehicles, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 10/06/2019)

Politicians are their guardians but they live in orphanages or pick yarsa (rep 08/06/2019)

Govt picks envoys to Australia, Qatar, Bangladesh and Spain (rep 08/06/2019) [Continued nepotism and political nominations for important diplomatic positions!!], In recommending four ambassadors, Cabinet goes against foreign ministry’s criteria: Mahesh Dahal, Narad Bhardwaj Wagle, Banshi Dhar Mishra and Dawa Futi Sherpa have been named as  ambassadors to Australia, Qatar, Bangladesh, and Spain respectively, by Anil Giri (kp 10/06/2019), Government’s latest picks for envoys court controversy (rep 10/06/2019), Faulting on ambassador appointment (rep 12/06/2019)

Top court warns anti-graft agency of action for not abiding by its order: Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority told to furnish the file related to Govinda Raj Joshi in 15 days, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 07/06/2019), Joshi’s case  pending at apex court for six years (ht 07/06/2019)

Corruption thrives in development projects due to lack of monitoringMost projects in Sudurpaschim Province are selected to appease party activists, officials say, by Pant (kp 05/06/2019)

Public land grab investigation: High-level commission begins work (ht 04/06/2019)

SC moved to abrogate pork barrel fund, by Ram Kumar Kamat (ht 03/06/2019)

JC files  corruption case against former judge Upadhyay (ht 03/06/2019)

Contractors in firing line as parliamentary committee hints at enforcing new procurement regulations: The new regulations state that no contract may be extended beyond half of the original period, preventing norm of indefinite deadline extensions, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 01/06/2019)

Wide-body probe turning defunct before even getting started, by Bhadra Sharma (rep 01/06/2019)

Graft-tainted HC judge nominee in the soup: SC orders to procure files containing  corruption complaint against him (ht 01/06/2019)

When system corrupts: I realized that the corrupt system has corrupted everyone—from the powerful people to commoners, by Prem Lamichhane (rep 01/06/2019)

TIA immigration officer booked for graft (kp 31/05/2019)

Allocation of Rs 60 million to lawmakers draws public ire: The pork barrel spending will cost the state Rs 9.9b, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 30/05/2019) [Continued corruption and taking advantage of male high-caste parliamentarians, who are put up by the male Brahmin leaders at the top of the parties! Uncontrolled money distribution in arbitrary and uncoordinated development projects is not the task of the legislators!], Constituency Development Fund increased by 50 pc despite criticism: Each FPTP lawmaker to get Rs 60 million (rep 30/05/2019), Finance minister defends pork barrel funding, but analysts are unconvinced: Khatiwada faces criticism for bowing to pressure and giving Rs60 million each to lawmakers to spend in  their constituencies, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 31/05/2019), Finance minister defends funds for lawmakers, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 31/05/2019)

Financial anomalies in drinking water project, by Prakash Singh (kp 29/05/2019)

Genuine victims deprived of housing reconstruction grant after many families use fraudulent documents to misuse aid: Local officials told the Post that three or four members of a single family have received the reconstruction aid,  and they are using the newly built homes as shelter for their livestock, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 28/05/2019)

Two caught with bribe money of Rs 35,000 in Jhapa (ht 28/05/2019)

Nepali Army sacks graft-tainted colonel (ht 26/05/2019) [He has to be sentenced by a public law court!]

Sudurpaschim Province spends a major chunk of its budget on buying vehicles for people’s representatives: An activist claims that local units are purchasing vehicles for the sake of commission (kp 25/05/2019)

Panchayat-era minister says Lalita Niwas land owners were compensated 49 years ago, by Matrika Dahal (ht 23/05/2019)

Contractors evade tax for river extraction, by Arjun Oli (rep 22/05/2019)

Gross misuse of budget in the name of users’ groups: Over Rs 100 billion non-transparent spending, by Matrika Dahal (rep 20/05/2019)

Mid-Hill Highway Projectoffice seeks clarification from erring contractors: The project directorate has warned builders of blacklisting and contract termination, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/05/2019)

Haste makes waste at Sikta Irrigation project: Vested interest of former director blamed, by Arjun Oli (rep 19/05/2019)

Contractors oppose law barring graft-accused to bid govt projects (rep 19/05/2019) [Nepal cannot develop without flourishing corruption???], Amended public procurement regulation may lead to summary termination of contracts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 21/05/2019), Contractors charged with graft to be barred from fresh bidding (kp 21/05/2019)

Retired DSP Baburam Adhikari and three land revenue officials face corruption charges, by Nayak Paudel and Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/05/2019), Retired land revenue officer accused of grabbing 590 ropani govt land, by DB Budha (rep 18/05/2019), CIAA summons 11 persons over 590 ropani land grab case, by DB Budha (rep 23/05/2019)

TU anthropology department misused USAID fund: Probe, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 16/05/2019)

Lawmakers lobby for hiking constituency development fund: If allotted as per the demand, budget for them will reach a whopping Rs 21 billion, by Binod Ghimire (kp 14/05/2019) [A very special form of corruption!], Stick to your  mandate: MPs should stick to legislating and let local units carry out development plans (kp 15/05/2019), Cancel constituency development program (rep 19/05/2019), ‘Distribution of projects for development unfair’, by Tekendra Deuba (ht 22/05/2019)

Tainted TU registrar Upreti promoted to professor; TU Service Commission Chairman Chaitanya Sharma promoting nepotism: TU officials , by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 13/05/2019), Saving TU from infamy (rep 14/05/2019)

New bill to tighten noose on civil servants causing revenue losses: It has provisions to immediately suspend anyone found to be colluding with businessmen, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/05/2019)

Supplier accused of stealing 1000 quintals of subsidized rice, by Lokendra Khanal (rep 09/05/2019)

Anti-graft agency files another case against already disgraced officer: Suresh  Adhikari, suspended officer of Itahari Transport Management Office, is charged with illegally amassing property worth Rs51m this time, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 07/05/2019)

Only 10 percent of Poor ID cards distributed in seven years: While households not identified as poor have already received their cards, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/05/2019)

Against popular perception, Oli claims to have checked corruption, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/05/2019)

CIAA interferes to reopen illegal crusher plant, by Nagendra Upadhyay (rerp 05/05/2019)

Traffic police to remove illegal ticket counters, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/05/2019)

DSP Dhungel suspended for suspected association with a robber, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/05/2019)

Misuse of government vehicles goes unchecked in Sudurpaschim Province (kp 03/05/2019)

Land-grab allegation baseless: Rana family (ht 03/05/2019), 'Land-grab culprits will be brought to book’ (kp 03/05/2019)

Parliamentary committee to  monitor two bridges constructed by Pappu Construction (ht 03/05/2019)

4 ropani at Dhobi Khola illegally registered in names of individuals, by Prashanta Lamichhane (rep 03/05/2019)

Army awards tender for boots to party failing criteria, by Anil Yadav (rep 02/05/2019)

Prime minister defends NCP  general secretary (ht 01/05/2019) [It cannot be what must not be!]

Elected officials collude with land mafia to sell land plots, by Bharat Jarghamagar (kp 30/04/2019)

NCP MPs want hike in pork barrel spending, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 30/04/2019) [The uncontrolled and self-interested investment of money by the MPs elected under the FPTP system is a grave and very special form of corruption!!], No to pork barrel: The CISP has faced criticism in the past as it is largely geared towards giving the elected lawmakers an edge during the elections and purchase votes with patronage (ht 30/04/2019)

Fake VAT bill scam, which is under probe, estimated to be worth over Rs 7 billion: Failure to take timely measures and non-implementation of laws encouraged  fraudsters to continue practice, experts and officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/04/2019)

Mockery of socialism: 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, by Prakash Acharya (rep 29/04/2019)

18 land revenue officials sent to judicial custody, 12 still at large, by Arjun Oli (rep 29/04/2019)

Oli’s spokesman is unaware of Parajuli-led investigation panel’s status, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 29/04/2019)

Medical colleges charging high fees may soon face government action: Parliamentary sub-committee will begin recommending action against money-grabbing colleges, by Nayak Paudel (kp 29/04/2019)

After public outcry, authorities demolish illegal structures: But people who had rented the sheds built at Khula Manch paying  hefty amounts of money say they have been left in the lurch, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/04/2019)

CIAA to investigate railway property encroachment (ht 28/04/2019)

Government loses large swathes of land to enchroachers: 66,000 square metres of seven government offices encroached upon by individuals for private housing and other purposes, auditing body says, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/04/2019)

GMC chair Aryal released after posting bail (ht 23/04/2019)

Why corruption endures: Failure to secure justice through the transitional peace process provides the moral justification that sustains corruption in Nepal, by Bishal Thapa (rep 23/04/2019)

Jumping on the gravy train: The linkages between Nepal’s private sector and corruption is increasing, by Ajaya Bhadra Khanal (kp 22/04/2019)

Selling prices of Lalita Niwas land were falsely undervalued to evade taxes: Govt records show land was sold for just Rs 800,000 per ropani, by Matrika Dahal (rep 22/04/2019)

Pressure mounts on ruling party to take action against general secretary: Bishnu Poudel’s Baluwatar land deal has put him into a controversy but leadership is maintaining silence, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 21/04/2019)

Medals for sale, by Guffadi (kp 20/04/2019)

Firms involved in supplying two A330s given one-week summon extension, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/04/2019), CIAA summons foreign firms (ht 19/04/2019)

Lalita Niwas Land Scam: Big businesses involved in Lalita Niwas land scam; Nearly 100 individuals own 114 ropani of Lalita Niwas land (rep 18/04/2019), Govt prepares to scrap all controversial cabinet decisions on Lalita Niwas land (rep 19/04/2019)

Complaints about irregularities at local level on the rise, CIAA says, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/04/2019)

Land revenue officials, brokers go out of contact, by Matrika Dahal (rep 16/04/2019)

Kathmandu-Hetauda Tunnel Highway: Govt neglect puts public money at risk (rep 16/04/2019)

Flaws in government mechanism led to misappropriation of funds, auditor general’s report says: The flaws reflect weak implementation of laws by the KP Sharma Oli administration, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 15/04/2019)

Irrigation department misusing project budget (ht 15/04/2019)

Land mafia grab 243 bighas of watershed land acquired by govt long ago, by Rohit Rai (rep 15/04/2019)

People above poverty line benefit from poverty alleviation programs, by Himnath Devkota (rep 15/04/2019)

Seed importer charging different prices for same product: Farmers (rep 15/04/2019)

A year mired in big time corruption (rep 14/04/2019)

Land grab cases to be probed (ht 14/04/2019)

'Mafia' grabbed 1,860 ropani govt land in 6 yrs post-Panchayat, by Matrika Dahal (rep 14/04/2019)

Community school denies students their exam results for failing to pay fees, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 14/04/2019)

Government audit highlights dubious accounting practices by emergency rescue agencies, hospitals, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/04/2019)

Huge profit margin of telecom companies raises OAG’s eyebrow, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 14/04/2019)

Parliament Secretariat spent millions illegally: OAG, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 14/04/2019), Reckless expenses have gone up, says OAG report (ht 14/04/2019), 116 state bodies bypassed Public Procurement Act, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 14/04/2019)

Govt decorating Bhatbhateni owner Gurung with high state honor: Gurung is under CIB investigation for his role in illegally transferring the ownership of Lalita Niwas land to private individuals, by Matrika Dahal (rep 13/04/2019)

Construction materials meant for highway sold elsewhere illegally, by Chhabilal Tiwari (rep 13/03/2019)

Sikta Irrigation Project: Land illegally transferred to private individuals, by Arjun Oli (rep 12/04/2019)

Land brokers ‘capture’ 15 bighas of Guthi land in Janakpur, by Suresh Yadav (ht 12/04/2019)

Fraud cases in the name of foreign employment on the rise in Jhapa district, by Parbat Portel (kp 11/04/2019)

NCP Gen Secy Paudel among those involved in Lalita Niwas scam, by Matrika Dahal (rep 10/04/2019), Billions in bank loans issued with Lalita Niwas land as collateral, by Matrika Dahal (rep 11/04/2019), Lalita Niwas land grab case to be probed, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 12/04/2019), ‘Nepal-led govt facilitated land grab in 2010’ (ht 13/04/2019)

Judge accused of accepting bribe, by Abadhes Kumar Jha (kp 10/04/2019)

Medical colleges charging extra fees even from govt scholarship holders, by Anita Shrestha (ht 07/04/2019)

DoFTQC files 136 cases against businesses selling low quality food (ht 07/04/2019)

City’s broomer machines cleaning VVIP areas only: Kathmandu Metropolitan City officials say they are still imparting training to the machine drivers, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/04/2019)

Police reveals the names of individuals accused of leaking SEE question papers: Two police officers at the district office were involved in stealing the papers, a preliminary investigation finds, by Binod Ghimire (kp 05/04/2019)

Jha and Moktan file applications at anti-graft agency, PM’s Office, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/04/2019)

Review electoral system for good governance, says CIAA chief (ht 03/04/2019)

114 ropani of Lalita Niwas land worth billions captured by individuals now under CIB probe, by Matrika Dahal (rep 03/04/2019), 20 land revenue officials under probe over Lalita Niwas land grab: 24 Kathmandu District Land Reform officials also under CIB scanner, by Matrika Dahal (rep 04/04/2019), Lalita Niwas land grabbed after due compensation already provided, by Matrika Dahal (rep 05/04/2019)

House sub-committee finds irregularities in Taragaon Hotels: Recommends PM office to look into ownership transfer of 150 ropani land (rep 03/04/2019)

Judicial Council’s judge picks draw flak from a section of legal fraternity: Senior advocates question competence of appointees and accuse the council of promoting nepotism akin to Rana regime, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 03/04/2019)

Gandaki Med College officials released on bail, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 02/04/2019) [??]

Local units of Kavre spending extravagantly for elected representatives and officials, by Madhusudhan Guragain (rep 01/04/2019)

Jha spared in Nepal Engineering College corruption case for cooperating in probe, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 29/03/2019)

Anti-graft body summons five international firms over Airbus deal: House committee investigation had found wide-body jet deal cost Nepal Airlines Rs4.35b in losses, by Sangam Prasain (kp 28/03/2019)

Corruption rampant in Janakpur labour office, by Santosh Singh (kp 28/03/2019)

CIAA chargesheets ex-commissioner Pathak: Its probe finds he accepted a bribe of Rs 7.8 million from Nepal Engineering College director (ht 27/03/2019), Disgraced anti-graft commissioner Pathak faces corruption case, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 27/03/2019)

Medical colleges accused of charging extra fee from students to be probed, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 27/03/2019)

Businesses fleecing consumers: Sellers, restaurateurs in capital illegally adding value added tax to retail, menu prices of products, food items, by Sujan Dhungana (ht 27/03/2019)

Corruption-accused appointed adviser to provincial government, by Suryamani Gautam (ht 26/03/2019)

Gandaki Med College officials, who are accused of fleecing students, still at large: Police say they are searching for nine individuals, including the college principal, by Nayak Paudel (kp 25/03/2019)

Waling mayor says they will sue Michael Kobold if the fire truck is not delivered: German watchmaker had promised multiple firefighting vehicles for Nepal and raised thousands of dollars, by Tsering D Gurung (kp 23/03/2019)

A man who embezzled money at all three offices he worked since 2015: The account officer faces charge of misappropriating millions from state coffers, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/03/2019)

Anti-graft watchdog faces scrutiny as bribe cases involving its staff grow: The involved officers will be prosecuted, the agency’s spokesperson Pradeep Koirala says, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/03/2019)

Irregularities reign supreme at Poverty Alleviation Fund: Agency established to combat poverty under probe for misappropriating Rs185 million, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/03/2019)

Anti-graft body to probe stock trading software deal, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 19/03/2019)

Eight years on, construction of the Kamala river bridge yet to complete: A joint venture of the disreputed Pappu Construction was contracted to complete the bridge by the fiscal year 2015-16, by Raj Kumar Karki (kp 18/03/2019)

E-procurement system on cards to keep tabs on contractors: Builders have to update the government on the projects they have bagged and the progress made, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 15/03/2019)

President, public and precedence, by Gunjan Upadhyay (rep 15/03/2019)

Anti-graft agency to mobilise teams to catch corrupt government staff, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/03/2019) [Please start at the top!]

More students file fraud case against Gandaki Medical College chair Khuma Aryal and 10 others: The number of students registering the case against the college administration has reached 54, by Nayak Paudel (kp 12/03/2019)

Public entities are recommending errant contractors for blacklisting more than ever: Amid growing media and public scrutiny, the government agencies can no  longer overlook contractors’ shortcomings, officials say, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/03/2019)

Consultant hiring process scrapped for Dharahara reconstruction: Bidder evaluated first faces case of corruption from CIAA, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 11/03/2019)

Video of frustrated citizens defying roadblock for President sparks discourse over VIP movements, by Anup Oja (kp 07/03/2019) [This is a special form of corruption by arrogant party politicians with royal ambitions!!]

Students file fraud case against Gandaki Medical College: They have charged college officials with raking in millions by charging them exorbitant fees, by Nayak Paudel (kp 04/03/2019)

The big fish in our midstHow is it that corrupt figures participate in our society with their heads held high?, by Sailesh Tiwari (kp 04/03/2019)

Nepal Police least corrupt among public offices, says CIAA (ht 02/03/2019)

Graft cases against local units continue to surge: CIAA study, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 28/02/2019)

Police inspector faces probe over charge of bribery (ht 27/02/2019)

MoHA recalls personnel being used as orderlies (ht 27/02/2019)

Strengthening CIAA: CIAA should be transformed into  a strong institution led by competent officials (ht 26/02/2019)

Professors demand action against bribe-accused PU dean, by Binod Subedi (rep 26/02/2019)

150 consultancies sent over 700 Nepalis to an Australian institute without accreditation: Education consultancies are asked to furnish details of the number of students they sent to the Australia Institute of Business and Technology, by Binod Ghimire (kp 26/02/2019)

Monitoring the monitors: Fewer people are filing complaints with the anti-graft body, reflecting its fading trust, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 25/02/2019)

CIAA plans dubious means to nab corrupt (ht 25/02/2019)

Teacher, former VDC secy booked for corruption (ht 25/02/2019), Graft cases filed against teacher, former VDC secy (ht 26/02/2019)

Wide-body aircraft scam probe underway: CIAA chief (rep 25/02/2019)

Pappu construction owners released on bail of Rs 1.75 crore each (ht 25/02/2019) [???]

Delayed service, bribery continue to mar government offices: Survey finds service delivery is better in offices of Baitadi compared to Okhaldhunga and Chitwan districts, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 24/02/2019)

Anti-graft body arrested 154 govt employees for bribery last fiscal (ht 24/02/2019)

CIAA says use of fake credentials for govt jobs on the rise (ht 23/02/2019)

CIAA arrests jailer for  bribery (ht 23/02/2019)

Complaint filed to probe properties of tainted anti-graft official and ‘his associates’, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/02/2019)

Nominated lawmakers angry as they are not allowed to spend Rs 40m, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/02/2019) [This once again means that the option is predominantly for male Tagadhari leaders only, expecially male Bahuns! Nevertheless, development investment is not the task of elected legislators, it only helps to promote corruption!]

Passengers obliged to change multiple vehicles in Dolpa-Nepalgunj route, by Bishnu Prasad Devkota (rep 21/02/2019)

Getting off easy: Corrupt officials get to resign and  go scot-free, fuelling impunity (kp 21/02/2019)

Probe opened into graft charge against Pathak (ht 20/02/2019)

Back to misrule: If Prime Minister Oli wants to make the country prosperous on the foundation of corruption and misrule, he will surely fail, by Nilam Sangroula (rep 19/02/2019)

Anti-graft official’s bribe case exposes how corruption thrives: Governance experts say letting go Pathak will perpetuate impunity, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 17/02/2019), CIAA, MPs least interested to implicate Pathak in bribery case (rep 17/02/2019), Prosecute Raj Narayan Pathak (rep 17/02/2019), CIAA discusses probe in Pathak’s graft case (kp 18/02/2019), Take further action: Pathak’s resignation must not make him a free man; he must face charges of corruption and abuse of authority (ht 18/02/2019), CIAA consults AG on Pathak investigation (ht 19/02/2019, Attorney general says CIAA can probe Pathak corruption case: Anti-graft agency sought the office’s opinion if laws allowed it to prosecute him, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 19/02/2019), Graft watchdog puts fallen commissioner Pathak under probe: Three-member committee is announced to look into bribery scandal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 20/02/2019), New footage shows Pathak planned to flee (ht 21/02/2019), Rs 7.8 million in sweets boxes: ‘Pathak was planning to extort Rs 250 million from local governments of Province 2’. ‘His brother Shubh Narayan took Rs 1.5 million for securing college affiliation’, by KP Dhungana (rep 21/02/2019), Who carried out sting against Pathak? (ht 23/02/2019)

CIAA flooded with graft complaints in far-west (ht 17/02/2019)

Cops crack down on motorists offering bribe (ht 16/02/2019), Nepal Police intensifies action against bribers, bribe-taking cops, by Biken K Dawadi (rep 16/02/2019)

Anti-graft agency official stares at impeachment over corruption: Commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak faces charge of taking bribe to ‘settle a case’, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 15/02/2019), Impeachment looms over CIAA Commissioner Pathak (rep 15/02/2019), Anti-corruption commissioner resigns over bribery scandal, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 16/02/2019), Pathak puts in his papers, prez accepts (ht 16/02/2019), CIAA’s Pathak resigns under bribery cloud: But will he be booked? (rep 16/02/2019)

Corruption at policy making level worries anti-graft body (ht 15/02/2019)

JC names justice to probe bribery charge against judge Baniya (rep 15/02/2019)

Checking Resource Misuse, by Mukti Rijal (rn 14/02/2019)

Tackling Corruption for Good Governance, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 14/02/2019)

Eight people face corruption cases for revenue dodging, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/02/2019), CIAA books customs officer, seven others for corruption (ht 14/02/2019)

NOC ex-chief out on Rs 25-million bail (ht 13/02/2019) [Obviously, his corrupt practices have been more lucrative than that for him ridiculous amount! There are 186.6 million Rs accumulated on his bank account!!], NOC ex-chief Khadka freed after posting Rs 20.5 million bail (rep 13/02/2019)

Corruption everywhere: Barely any sphere in Nepal remains secure from the clutches of unblushing bribery and nepotism, by Madhab P Khanal (kp 11/02/2019)

Pappu scam pegs back construction of central bank’s Baluwatar office: Given the contractor’s poor track record, officials at the bank are skeptical, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/02/2019)

CIAA suggests measures to fight corruption (ht 10/02/2019)

‘Corruption rampant in public offices’ (ht 09/02/2019)

Government advised to probe corruption in private sector (kp 07/02/2019)

Say watt? Perhaps our elected officials are taking their duty to ‘take charge’ too literally (kp 07/02/2019)

Watchdog draws authority’s attention to one-roomed houses: Transparency International-Nepal alerts the reconstruction body about the suspected bid of families to build small houses to claim the grant, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/02/2019)

Ex-minister among 14 people dragged to court in graft case: CIAA has charged them with irregularities worth Rs315m, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/02/2019), CIAA files corruption case against 14 persons (ht 05/02/2019)

Corruption at high level: Political will lacking to control it, by Ram Dayal Rakesh (ht 04/02/2019)

Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal lawmaker (ht), 7 projects worth Rs 351 billion for PM's constituency: Jhapa-5 is by far the largest recipient of federal projects under PM Oli, by Yuvraj Biwas (rep 04/02/2019)

Two Sajha Swasthya cooperative staff suspended for irregularities, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 04/02/2019)

As dirty cash flow review nears, Nepal scrambles to make and amend 50 laws: Country runs the risk of being blacklisted if it fails to prepare legislation compatible with global standards, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/02/2019)

54 MPs change PAs after parliament paid latter through bank, by Ashok Dahal (rep 03/02/2019)

Mafia 1 KC 0, by Guffadi (kp 02/02/2019), Dr KC ends fast-unto-death, slams govt for 'policy-level corruption' (ht 02/02/2019), Dr KC ends fast after 24 days, accuses Oli of dishonesty (rep 02/02/2019)

CIAA files case against NEA deputy director (ht 02/02/2019)

Cheating cabbies paid Rs 20m in fines in six months (rep 02/02/2019)

Graft case filed against TMO staffers (ht 01/02/2019)

District court official held for graft, by Nayak Paudel (kp 01/02/2019)

Corruption rampant in local governments: Anti-graft body; Municipalities, rural municipalities are among the most corrupt agencies, CIAA survey shows, by Prithvi Man Shrestha(kp 31/01/2019)

NC to continue with pressure campaign to probe shady Aircraft deal, by Sanjaya Lama (kp 31/01/2019)

Nepal falls two places to 124 on Corruption Perception Index: The political leadership prioritised serving the interests of those who run syndicates and contractors with poor track records, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/01/2019), Nepal slips two notches in global corruption index (ht 30/01/2019), Graph keeps falling: Nepal has slipped from corrupt to  more corrupt in global rankings (kp 31/01/2019) [And this under a government that one year ago has claimed to eradicate corruption!],

TIA radio operator booked for amassing Rs 14 cr (ht 30/01/2019)

CIAA files case, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 30/01/2019)

Congress mum on wide-body deal: Aircraft purchase scam issue missing from minutes at Deuba’s behest, party insiders say, by Anil Giri (kp 29/01/2019) [This proves the hypocrisy of Nepalese politicians. Civil society is much more effective if the political parties do not participate!]

1,848 projects worth Rs 118 billion fail to meet completion deadline: CIAA (ht 29/01/2019)

Rural roads being constructed in Rolpa without following procedures, by Dinesh Subedi (ht 28/01/2019)

Anti-graft body opens detailed investigation on Airbus A330 deal (kp 25/01/2019), Making hay, our way: Probably nothing much will come out of investigations on wide-body scam. Events bear a “symbolic” and yet uncanny similarity to how Jamal Kashoggi was murdered, by Hemant Arjyal (rep 26/01/2019)

Govt scraps Huawei contract awarded without bidding as CIAA starts probe, by Sunil Sapkota (rep 24/01/2019)

Panel formed to probe into jet purchase deal is directionless: 19 days have passed since the probe body was formed, and it still lacks terms of reference, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 23/01/2019) [It has obviously been formed gang to prevent facts regarding a participation of leading politicians by doing nothing!]

They want to have no truck  with old vehicles: Most of 16 chiefs of parliamentary panels want new vehicles, but govt has allocated funds for only six (ht 22/01/2019)

CIAA requests govt to revise order of precedence (ht 22/01/2019)

Ex-NRB Governor Rawal posts Rs 1 million bail (rep 22/01/2019)

Two oil pumps found guilty of tampering (kp 21/01/2019)

Ex-minister Pandey posts Rs 40m bail: Sikta irrigation project scam (ht 17/01/2019)

‘Dr KC’s demands won’t be fulfilled’ (ht 16/01/2019) [Admits vested interests of NCP affiliated entrepreneurs!]

Politics in full play as accusations fly over tainted jet purchase deal: House panel tweaks report, takes out the part  that calls for ‘lawful action’ against ministers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/01/2019) [????], Poudel calls for enquiry into Deuba’s role in aircraft deal, by Anil Giri (kp 15/01/2019), Deuba denies involvemen, by Arjun Shah (kp 15/01/2019)

Plan to punish contractors dropped after pressure from higher-ups: Some companies with political connections were under scrutiny, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 14/01/2019)

Over Rs 6b released to local units to implement lawmaker-led projects: Rs40million allocated to 164 out of 165 constituencies as conditional grant, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/01/2019) [Local development projects are not the task of elected legislators! This is a very special form of corruption by the hands of the elected political elite!]

Positive spin gone awry: No bureaucrat or official will have the guts to try to execute this level of fraud without political blessings from the very top, by Hemant Arjyal (rep 12/01/2019)

Accounts committee ignores crucial facts in aircraft purchase probe: Jitendra Dev was not the tourism minister when the first instalment was released to Airbus plane vendor, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/01/2019), Action against those named in jet scam after panel report, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 11/01/2019) [???], Govt in bid to trash PAC probe report, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 11/01/2019), IRC still probing NAC jet purchase irregularities: Says PAC only considered OAG  report in its investigation, by Jagdishor Panday (ht 12/01/2019), Holes seen in house panel report on jet purchase deal: Despite shortcomings, PAC report has detected stench of corruption wafting over the A330-200 procurement deal, which must be probed, by Rupak D Sharma (ht 12/01/2019)

Anti-graft body drags Shrestha to court, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 10/01/2019), CIAA files graft case against former transport department chief (ht 10/01/2019)

Bribery rampant in govt offices, finds NVC survey (ht 09/01/2019)

House panel goes soft on ministers: Recommends action against two secretaries, acquits Home Secretary Rai, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 08/01/2019) [There is no rule of law as long as the crimes committed by politicians and their clientele remain unpunished!], PAC for action against current and ex-ministers, clean chit for Rai: Directs govt to suspend MD Kansakar immediately (rep 08/01/2019), Adhikari rejects charges of irregularities in Airbus deal, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/01/2019), Road to misrule: Lawmakers must act on measures to curb abuse of authority and impose harsh sanctions against those implicated and accused of robbing tax payers, by Kedar Neupane (rep 09/01/2019)

Anti-graft body files case against Khadka: Charges ex-NOC chief with amassing property worth Rs186m illegally, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/01/2019), CIAA sues ex-NOC chief Khadka over Rs 186m in unexplained wealth (rep 08/01/2019), Former NOC chief charged with graft (ht 08/01/2019)

MPs barred from pocketing salaries of aides, drivers, by Ashok Dahal (rep 08/01/2019), Right step by Parliament Secretariat (rep 09/01/2019)

Corruption watchdog seeks e-bus procurement details, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 07/01/2019)

PM lies to House over contract awarded to Huawei, by Sunil Sapkota (rep 07/01/2019)

Wide-body Plane Purchase and PAC, by Siddhi B Ranjitkar (km 06/01/2019)

PAC report has a long list of recommendations to different entities including CIAA (rep 03/01/2019)

Oli government faces moral quandary: While pressure mounts on the Oli government to open  a fair and comprehensive probe into the case, some  leaders from the ruling Nepal Communist Party say  the government will not take any decision in haste, by Anil Giri (kp 03/01/2019), Wide-body jet deal cost carrier Rs 4.35b in losses: KC report, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/01/2019), Sky-high corruption: Government must take serious note of the wide-body financial irregularity (kp 03/01/2019), Cabinet forms panel to probe disputed aircraft purchase: Three-member commission set up after a parliamentary subcommittee charges sitting minister and top bureaucrats with embezzling billions, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 04/01/2019), Former ministers Shahi, Dev refute their involvement in NAC irregularities (ht 04/01/2019), Panel fails to endorse subcommittee report for want of revision: Report on aircraft procurement to be endorsed after correcting three major issues, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 05/01/2019), 'Wide-body probe should include aviation expert', by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 05/01/2019), Lawmakers divided over wide-body aircraft scam, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 05/01/2018) [Stop any form of politicisation in the clarification of corruption cases!], Adhikari upbeat as criticism builds over aircraft deal: Minister says he will  not resign only for the ‘superficial’ charges  even as it created moral pressure on him, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 06/01/2019), ‘Probe panel undermining parliamentary supremacy’: Govt should have formed panel before Parliament started probe’, by Rewati Sapkota (ht 06/01/2019), Bibeksheel Sajha Party files corruption case (rep 07/01/2019), Roll back decision: With much hue and cry being made over the constitution of the probe panel by the government, its very credibility is at stake (ht 07/01/2019)

Payment made for bridges not yet built (ht 03/01/2019)

Complaint filed at CIAA over PMO contract to Huawei agent (rep 02/01/2019)

NVC seeks property details of elected local representatives (ht 02/01/2019)

Around Rs 4b embezzled while buying planes: House sub-panel, by Anil Giri (kp 01/01/2019), Lawmakers call for joint investigation committee, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2019), PAC panel faults Minister Adhikari, others in wide-body scam (rep 02/01/2019), Sub-panel recommends action against tourism minister: The PAC sub-committee was formed to look into possible anomalies in NAC’s wide-body aircraft purchase deal, by Umesh Poudel (ht 02/01/2019)

CIAA’s conviction rate in corruption cases takes a hit, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 01/01/2019)

Anti-graft body to quiz driving licence vendor over plaints, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 31/12/2018)

Auditor general says minister lied to House panel: Tanka Mani Sharma says Rabindra Adhikari did not consult his office before making payment for the jets, by Anil Giri (kp 27/12/2018)

Elected officials face close scrutiny of dealings, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 26/12/2018)

CIAA, keep the momentum (rep 26/12/2018)

Land revenue officer among 13 dragged to court over corruption, by Sanjeeb Phuyal (kp 25/12/2018), 16 including land revenue officials charged for selling land by creating fake owner (rep 25/12/2018)

Implement UN’s anti-corruption convention: CIAA (ht 25/12/2018)

CIAA’s 28th annual report: Education sector tops corruption complaints list (rep 25/12/2018)

Cabbies continue to fleece passengers (ht 23/12/2018)

Two secys at health ministry which has office for one, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 22/12/2018)

'Scrap poverty ID cards issued to fake poor', by Janak KC (rep 22/12/2018)

Polymer note printing: Ex-NRB governor Rawal among three faces corruption case; Rawal says he will accept the court’s verdict  while denying any wrongdoing when the contract was awarded to Note Printing Australia, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 21/12/2018)

Deep pockets: Lawmakers have earned notoriety for being unethical and shameless (kp 20/12/2018)

PM’s IT consultant ‘misusing power’ to land big contracts, by Sunil Sapkota (rep 17/12/2018), Misuse of power under PM’s nose (rep 18/12/2018)

Police bust fake citizenship racket in Dhanusha: Seven including four DAO officials arrested, vy Suresh Yadav (rep 17/12/2018), Case filed against eight including assistant CDO for citizenship forgery, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 19/12/2018)

Top leaders’ silence in plane deal conspicuous: Leaders refuse to lead House sub-panels formed to probe dodgy deal, by Anil Giri (kp 16/12/2018)

Fake card holders take bus operators for a ride: Entrepreneurs rue losses due to undeserved discounts n Stationers freely sell fake student IDs, by Bibhu Luitel (kp 14/12/2018)

'Abroad trips by local reps a drain on taxpayers' money' (rep 14/12/2018)

Corruption: Bane of Nation, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 14/12/2018)

Misuse of government vehicles on the rise (rep 13/12/2018)

Legislation planned to pick developer for projects above Rs 50b without bids: PMo pushes draft law with contentious provisions; expert slams decision that ‘will promote corruption’, by Bibek Subedi (kp 13/12/2018), Shaking heads: New law avoiding competitive bidding could breed more corruption (kp 17/12/2018), Don’t award projects without competitive bidding: TIN asks govt (rep 19/12/218)

Taxi drivers face 6-month licence suspension for breaking laws: New rule to fix taxi drivers who cheat passengers, by Nayak Paudel (kp 13/12/2018), Cops book 512 taxi drivers in seven days (ht 15/12/2018), 300 erring taxi drivers penalised (kp 16/12/2018)

Graft rampant in Siraha government offices, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/12/2018)

1,020 officials fail to submit property details: Law states that public official should submit personal property details within 60 days of assuming office, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/12/2018)

Sudurpaschim solves 3,672 graft cases (kp 11/12/2018) [??]

Forty-two firms booked for revenue fraud, by Umesh Poudel (ht 11/12/2018)

Irregularities seen in development projects (rep 11/12/2018)

Misuse of govt vehicles rife in Khotang (ht 11/12/2018)

Accommodation fees being charged ‘illegally’ for walking to Everest, by Khumba Raj Rai (kp 10/12/2018)

Dilemma of corruption: Both bribe payers and bribe takers gain through corrupt transactions, but the cost is passed on to the poor, honest and disfranchised population, by Narayan Manandhar (rep 09/12/2018)

Watchdog files graft case against former minister: Case filed against 21 people at Special Court; Rs2.54b recovery sum sought from Pandey’s firm, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 08/12/2018), CIAA sues ex-minister Pandey, 20 others for shoddy work on Sikta (rep 08/12/2018), Ex-minister, others booked for embezzling billions (ht 08/12/2018), Welcome initiatives by CIAA (rep 10/12/2018), Will Kalika and its Chinese partner, consulting firm be chargesheated? (rep 10/12/2018)

Court order gives Pappu reprieve: The government had scrapped Pappu’s contract for the construction delay, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 06/12/2018)

Erring builders face seizure of guarantee bond: Politically connected contractors among those on the hit list of the Department of Roads, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 05/12/2018)

CIAA issues work plan to tackle procurement malpractices: Faults mainly MoPIT and PPMO for problems, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 03/12/2018), Follow CIAA’s recommendations (rep 04/12/2018)

57 civil, security officials held with bribe: The anti-graft body received 4,670 fresh complaints in the first quarter of the current fiscal (ht 03/12/2018)

Local officials ‘use government vehicles to visit dance bars’: Ministry of Federal Affairs awakens to the misuse of cars, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 02/12/2018)

Education ministry lies about foreign junket expenses (rep 02/12/2018)

173 convicted of bribing for Nepal Army jobs, by Binod Ghimire (kp 30/11/2018)

Health Ministry uncertain of status of 8,000 staff on its payroll, by Bishnu Prasad Aryal (rep 29/11/2018)

Funds for new cars but not fire engines, by Yubaraj Bibash (rep 29/11/2018)

CIAA, DMLI join forces to jointly fight corruption (ht 29/11/2018)

Lust for luxury: How do we explain President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s craving for luxury? Is this her obsession with power? Has she started to think of herself in terms of former kings and queens?, by Chiranjibi Paudyal (rep 28/11/2018), Government begins process to buy presidential carcade: Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee asks ministries to furnish documents, by Tika R Pradhan (kp 30/11/2018)

Graft cases filed against 11 persons (ht 28/11/2018)

Government’s purchase of assets abroad is haphazard and ineffective, by Anil Giri (kp 27/11/2018), Auditor general himself audited purchase of Nepal envoy’s mansion in US, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 29/11/2018)

Ministry declines funds to parliament for 23 new vehicles (rep 27/11/2018)

Bus operators defy to register as companies, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 27/11/2018)

President’s motorcade faces red light by Sanjeev Giri (kp 22/11/2018), Minister defends amenities for President, her deputy: It’s the duty of government to strengthen newly established constitutional offices, says Spokesperson Banskota, by Tilak R Pradan (kp 23/11/2018), The People’s President! Why does our President need to live like one of those dictators in a totalitarian regime when most of us barely make enough to provide for our families?, by Guffadi (kp 24/11/2018)

Bir hospital doctor charges ministry with seeking bribes: Officials deny  accusations, say  Dr Adhikari defied the transfer order, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 21/11/2018)

Singha Durbar: Where expensive cars go to die (kp 21/11/2018)

Sugar import quota: Anti-graft body told to look into possible corruption (kp 21/11/2018)

Keep unaccounted transactions below 4 percent: Ministry; Preliminary audit shows sharp rise in financial irregularities, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 18/11/2018)

Corruption rife at local units, by Ganesh BK (rep 18/11/2018)

Mayor’s construction firm embezzles NEA’s Rs 1.4 million, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 17/11/2018)

Govt replaces ambassador to Israel Thapa with Shakya: Shakya is Prime Minister KP Oli’s sister-in-law (rep 16/11/2018)

Corruption case filed against DSP (ht 15/11/2018)

Driving licence vendor hits speed bump: Contractor produces only 45,000 digital driving licences of  the 500,000 ordered, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/11/2018)

Salary as well as pension for some ‘lucky’ ex-bureaucrats, by Dipesh KC (14/11/2018), Moral question to former bureaucrats (rep 15/11/2018)

CIAA files case against senior govt attorney Thapa (rep 14/11/2018)

Room for whom?  Public properties are owned by people, not by those at the helm of affairs (kp 13/11/2018)

Sajha GM files libel case against Nepal Republic Media (rep 13/11/2018)

Govt decides to recall its envoy to South Africa (rep 13/11/2018)

Coastal-Pappu venture close to be blacklisted: Irrigation Department to send papers to Public Procurement Monitoring Office within this week, by Sanjeev Giri and Bibek Subedi (kp 12/11/2018)

Baglamukhi Oil Stores sealed for giving short measure, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 12/11/2018)

180 army personnel face court martial (ht 12/11/2018)

Poaching and smuggling unabated under the nose of local authorities, by Bhagiswar Limbu (rep 11/11/2018)

Watchdog chief says joint effort required to eliminate corruption (kp 06/11/2018)

MPs, party honchos pocket funds meant for hiring PAs, chauffers: Height of moral deficiency, says ex-chief secretary Koirala, by Ashok Dahal (rep 06/11/2018)

Red tape, other charges mar free-visa-free-ticket scheme, by Roshan Sedhai (rep 06/11/2018)

Anti-graft body probes more Pappu projects: Seeks details of seven projects handled by joint ventures involving Rauniyar’s construction firm, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 03/11/2018)

Two doctors face lawsuit for ‘protecting rapist’ (kp 03/11/2018)

Vigilance exposes teachers’ avarice: Out of 7,920 permanent teachers of the Tribhuvan University, 1,410 moonlight in other colleges; Teachers conduct just  three to four hours of classes in a week instead of at least 12-15 hours  of classes (kp 02/11/2018)

Price hike of sand, stones affects rebuilding: Quake survivors accuse local crusher operators of profiteering, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 03/02/2017)

Dhading DAO to investigate fake quake victims, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 03/02/2017)

Plans to hand out public land to squatters draw flak: Experts fear misuse by politicians in favor of party cadres, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 12/11/2014)

Donated rice sold in valley in bulk (kp 17/06/2014), NFC suspected of misdoings: DoCSM investigating ‘illegal’ sales of rice received as aid (ht 17/06/2014)

CIAA probes arbitrary fund release (ht 17/06/2014)

Education officials booked for corruption (ht 17/06/2014)

Under-secy fails to post bail, sent to jail (ht 17/06/2014)

Graft-accused official kills self, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 16/06/2014)

Graft case lodged against Siraha District Education Officer (ht 16/06/2014)

NOC manager faces fake certificate charge (ht 14/06/2014)

DAO papers on illegal crusher industries missing, by Manoj Basnet (kp 13/06/2014)

MoE under-secretary faces graftcharge worth Rs 40.5 million (ht 13/06/2014)

Kavre DAO starts probe into peace fund graft, by Manoj Basnet (kp 12/06/2014)

CIAA probes Bajura, Ramechhap VDCs: Social security allowance, development project fund use under scanner (ht 12/06/2014)

MoUD to investigate fraud cases in housing sector: Forms commission for the purpose, seeks detailed report along with policy recommendations within three months (ht 12/06/2014)

School principal accused of fund misappropriation (kp 11/06/2014)

CIAA miffed over release of NOC, DOHS officials, to appeal to apex court, by Santosh Ghimire (ht 11/06/2014)

1,346 MoHP appointments scrapped (ht 10/06/2014)

CIAA prosecutes VDC secy, staffers (ht 10/06/2014)

18 CAN officials dragged to court for graft (kp 09/06/2014), CIAA books CAN prez, general secy for graft: Seeks up to 10-year jail term for 18 officials (ht 09/06/2014)

CIAA probing alleged irregularities at Maoist cantonments, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 09/06/2014)

Collective fight needed towipe out corruption: Karki (ht 09/06/2014)

CIAA deploys teams to probe local body graft (kp 09/06/2014)

RBS recovers Rs 10m from over 200 staff, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 09/06/2014)

Graft watchdog books 29 officials for deforestation (ht 03/06/2014)

Department of Drugs  officials freed on bail (ht 31/05/2014)

CIAA seeks clarification for delay in MA60 operation (ht 31/05/2014)

CIAA investigation: Eight NOC officials held over bonus scam (kp 29/05/2014), CIAA rounds up eight top NOC officials (ht 29/05/2014), CIAA nabs top NOC officials for distributing bonus 'illegally', by Santosh Ghimire (rep 29/05/2014), CIAA chargesheets 20 NOC employees (kp 31/05/2014), CIAA charge-sheets top NOC officials for graft: Accuses them of distributing bonus to the staff while being in the red (ht 31/05/2014)

Suspended VC of PU among six held by CIAA (kp 28/05/2014), CIAA detains top PU officials (rep 28/05/2014), Purbanchal VC, honchos in CIAA charge sheet (kp 02/06/2014), Purbanchal University officials released: Special Court said CIAA didn’t have enough evidence (ht 06/06/2014), CIAA moves SC against Special Court decision (ht 11/06/2014), CIAA appeals against release of PU officials (ht 11/06/2014)

A corrupt region: Corruption as a regional issue must figure prominently at the upcoming Saarc Summit in Kathmandu, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 28/05/2014)

Over Rs 10 million recovered from RBS staffers (rep 28/05/2014)

CIAA probe brings DEO work to a halt, by Aman Koirala (kp 25/05/2014)

Eleven face graft charge (kp 23/05/2014)

Bureaucracy under political siege: Report (kp 22/05/2014) [see report by Transparency International Nepal]

VDC secretary on the run with funds, by Laxmi Sah (kp 21/05/2014)

CIAA raids tobacco firms (ht 20/05/2014)

Officials in CIAA net over irregularities while issuing driving licence (kp 19/05/2014)

CIAA files corruption case against Sajha Prakashan MD Jha (kp 19/05/2014)

CIAA raids transport office in Valley: Four officers among 12 suspects rounded up (ht 19/05/2014)

Govt to rent homes for VIPs after buying plan collapses (kp 18/05/2014) [This is another way of corruption! There are so many poor people who never had such weel-paid jobs!!]

Ex-health dept chief in CIAA custody, by Manish Gautam (kp 17/05/2014), Six senior health officials held, two suspended: Anti-graft body during investigation found they had embezzled money while buying medicine (ht 17/05/2014), CIAA nabs 6 senior health officials, suspends 2 others, by Arjun Poudel (rep 17/05/2014)

CIAA arrests officials while receiving bribe (ht 16/05/2014)

CIAA asks RBS to recover perks given to staff (kp 14/05/2014)

CIAA nabs Saptari officials on school funds misuse charge (kp 12/05/2014), Graft case filed against 14  officials for school aid misuse (ht 12/05/2014)

Corruption blamed for textbook crisis (ht 07/05/2014)

Smugglers ‘bribe’ forest officials, police (kp 04/05/2014)

Govt to bear all treatment cost of KP Oli, support NC leaders (ht 03/05/2014)

Corruption and Constitution: The drafting of a new constitution provides a valuable opportunity to take a broader view of corruption, by Narayan Manandhar (kp 28/04/2014)

Corrupt official faces action (ht 27/04/2014)

NTB misusing resources by amending Financial Bylaws, by Sangam Prasain (kp 26/04/2014)

Rautes being used by interest groups (ht 24/04/2014)

Police probe into alleged corruption (kp 23/04/2014)

CIAA nabs suspended undersecretary (rep 23/05/2014)

Politics And Corruption: Tales Of Healthy Twins, by Prem Khatry (rn 22/04/2014)

Auditor General's report reveals rampant corruption in DEOs, by Nirjana Sharma (rep 21/04/2014)

‘Substandard materials’ used to build police posts, by Bechu Gaud (kp 20/04/2014)

School swindles fund by providing fake data to district education office (ht 15/04/2014)

CIAA case