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Foreign governments and NGOs quickly promised $4 billion in aid, but the money has been slow to arrive, and the official reconstruction process has languished. The Nepalese government had thought that centralising relief efforts and creating a single autonomous agency to manage the aid would make ...
Talking to The Tribune on the sidelines of the Civil Services Day function here on Saturday, IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who shot into fame after his tireless efforts against corruption as Haryana cadre IFS officer and then as Deputy Secretary, AIIMS, said it was a matter of concern that even Nepal and Sri ...

Apr 16, 2018-Energy Minister Barsha Man Pun has said the government would investigate the policy-level corruption in rationing electricity in the past and take action against ... An investigative report by the Centre for Investigative Journalism, Nepal, has blown the lid off the decade-long rationing of power.
Apr 15, 2018-Energy Minister Barsa Man Pun has said the government will investigate the policy-corruption that occurred during power rationing in the past and take ... Former Energy Minister Janardan Sharma and then Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority, Kulman Ghising, had worked together to end power ...
“The government shall draft necessary laws to eliminate corruption from the country,” he said, adding that no one involved in corruption would be spared. Prime Minister KP Oli said the government had the responsibility of promoting Nepal from the status of least developed country by 2022 and meet 17 ...
Kathmandu: The Nepal government is determined to develop close relations with neighbouring countries, friendly nations and the international community keeping its national interest in focus, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Saturday. Addressing the nation from the banks of the scenic Rara lake in ...

'Role of local level in corruption control and promotion of good governance' was the theme of the day-long seminar. ... the government saved five billion to six billion rupees in the fiscal year 2015/2016 after the CIAA carried out investigation into the corruption that was taking place in government schools.
Apr 8, 2018-Nepal's rulers from the days of absolute monarchy and multiparty parliamentary democracy to a federal republic have vowed to stamp out corruption. Continuing the tradition, the newly elected government has declared zero tolerance for corruption. However, corruption remains endemic in almost all spheres of ...
RATNANAGAR, CHITWAN: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa said the government has launched stern steps against corruption and monopoly. Minister Thapa made the remark after laying the foundation stone for construction of a police station in Jutpani area of Kalika Municipality in eastern ...
“Over the past years, the party had been involved in the fight for democracy, transition management and government. In this course, we forgot to maintain a close relationship with the people, and the same has been reflected in the elections,” he said, adding that since the context had now changed, the party ...
Nepal's foremost ornithologist, Hem Sagar Baral explained that this species of endangered Golden Eagle usually migrates from Mongolia across the Himalaya to Nepal every winter enroute to Africa. He said the radio transmitter was probably installed by Mongolian conservationists to study the bird's habits ...
KATHMANDU - The leader of Nepal's largest Communist party was sworn in as prime minister Thursday, two months after leading his party to a thumping victory in landmark elections billed as a turning point for the impoverished Himalayan nation. K.P. Sharma Oli will head the first government elected ...
On Thursday, Oli was sworn in as Nepal's 41st Prime Minister and the first Prime Minister after Nepal adopted a federal system of government in the new constitution in 2015. The Election Commission of Nepal has proposed March 5 and March 17 as the dates for elections for the President and the Vice ...
From left: Nepal's Minister of Finance Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, acting CEO of Millennium Challenge Corporation Jonathan Nash, and U.S. Deputy ... and by enhancing transparency in government decision making, prosecuting corrupt officials, joining the international Open Government Partnership, ...
KATHMANDU: The leader of Nepal's largest Communist party was named prime minister Thursday, two months after leading his party to a thumping victory in landmark elections billed as a turning point for the impoverished Himalayan nation. K.P. Sharma Oli will head the first government elected under a ...
Rishing village in Tanahu elected Rajendra Krishna Shrestha of the Nepali Congress as village council chair in last year's local government elections. He is also the NC's regional head, is a building contractor by profession, and owns JCB excavators. After taking over as the head of the local government he ...
The panel has also recommended action against Nepal Medical Council (NMC) officials, including its former president Dr Damodar Gajurel and Registrar Dr ... It will be made public soon,” said Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha, adding that the government would implement the recommendations.

Feb 2, 2018-The prime minister-in-waiting, KP Oli, when addressing a public meeting recently said that rooting out corruption from this country would be one of his topmost ... The CIAA in the past has nabbed a few government officials; some high ranking and mostly low ranking government officials were caught red-handed.
Liz was the Nepal correspondent for Reuters at a time when most of the news with a Kathmandu dateline was about mountaineering, and she was a walking .... Nevertheless, Nepal government decided to honour Liz's contributions to the country by naming a 6,182m mountain (above) near the China border ...
If this is not done, state and non-state actors will find an opportunity to engage in illicit activities, corruption and misgovernance. After the proclamation of the constitution and the completion of the elections to three tiers of government, the people assumed Nepal would become one happy, peaceful and ...
I'm writing this open letter because I fundamentally believe in you and your commitment to bring change in Nepal. ... In the era of institution building, government and governance failed, impunity and corruption became entrenched. ... We can sack the corrupt official but we can never find an honest one.
Successive administrations stalled on delivering justice for atrocities committed during the decade-long civil war between government forces and insurgent Maoist forces. The slow pace of reconstruction efforts around the devastating 2015 earthquakes, mired by corruption, reinforced social and economic ...
“Sumargi is currently under the radar of the Department of Money Laundering Investigation and the Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police. These government bodies have termed wealth obtained by him illegal. The media outlets under the KMG had published news reports on Sumargi based on the ...
Jan 16, 2018-The Nepali media, both print and digital, has been reporting stories of corruption involving the high and mighty in government, and yet those whose names are mentioned never bother to show any reaction and treat the whole thing as something that is not of concern to them. The politicians or the bureaucrats ...
In Nepal, half a dozen contractors exercise monopoly over construction contracts. The cartel holds sway over entire construction administration and political sector. They huddle together before bidding for large infrastructure projects. A report by Public Procurement Monitoring Office under Prime Minister's ...
Supreme Court verdicts in the cases involving Chudamani Sharma (the Inland Revenue Department's DG arrested on corruption charges but released on general bail), Gopal Khadka (Nepal Oil Corporation head suspended by the government over corruption, but reinstated by the court) and Ncell have ...
Defence minister Bhimsen Das Pradhan today stated that good governance, prosperity and corruption control were the main responsibilities of the new ... Speaking at a press meet organised by Nepal Press Union in Diktel of Khotang today, Minister Pradhan said the new government to be formed by the left ...
Transparency International Nepal has also drawn the attention of the government toward corruption perpetrated by officials of the Office of the Transport Management while distributing taxi plates to quake victims. The officials allegedly pocketed Rs 75 million while awarding taxi numbers to quake survivors.
A view of Nepal Oil Corporation Limited Central Office, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, on January 4, 2017. ... for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) started investigating the possible corruption in the Nepal Oil Corporation's land purchase deal, the anti-graft body has yet to finalise the probe report.
Dec 31, 2017-When we look back at 2017, it will be remembered, more than anything else, as a year when Nepal turned a political leaf. Despite deep foreboding in various quarters, we successfully conducted elections to three tiers of government—753 local bodies, seven provincial assemblies and a federal parliament.
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal continues to engage in bizarre practices, if the recent charade in which an investigation into a financial issue was ... raising the red flag against the reported unrealised revenues, if any, in earlier audits clearly reeks of connivance and therefore corruption, the TIA official said.
What miffed the governing parties the most was the decision of the Karki-led apex court to reject the government's appointment of Jaya Bahadur Chanda as chief of Nepal Police. The court said the appointee was less eligible compared another candidate, Nawaraj Silwal. The impeachment motion was ...
The Prime Minister did order the government to fix all potholes within 15 days but the order saw weak implementation. The country also mourned deaths of three fire ... Corruption cases, impeachments, plagiarism and sacking of top officials also ruled the year. The local level elections, which took place after ...
The embezzled amount could be much higher once the CIAA completes all 1,069 files related to tax settlement, CIAA officials say. ... On August 11, the Supreme Court released him on general date but let the Special Court proceed with the corruption case against him, much to the relief of the CIAA which ...
Touted as Nepal's first governance mobile application, the application aims to educate, aware, and inform the public on critical and important laws and ... technology in governance will not only support in access and delivery of government services, but also help in curbing corruption, reduce government ...
Violence, corruption, lack of rule of law continued. Then King Gyanendra took advantage of the political turmoil, dismissed the government and suspended people's rights transforming Nepal from constitutional to an absolute monarchy. He turned 1990's constitution into a meaningless document, ...
Strong anti-corruption measures, like prosecuting corrupt officials and increasing government transparency by joining the Open Government Partnership, are critical to the growth of citizen confidence in Nepal's democracy and help to increase accountability and transparency. I resolve to continue ...
KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A sitting minister gets caught in camera asking for bribe from his prospective clients to do a work forbidden by the law. A senior ... A woman has to rely on a setting, an infamous nexus of cross-ministry government officials, to go to work abroad because there is no other alternative.
While this is good news for Nepal, which has been hobbled by corruption, poor economic growth and a breakdown in infrastructure following the 2015 earthquake, it is causing considerable disquiet in India. The likely return to power of former Nepal prime minister KP Oli, whose relations with New Delhi ...
As Nepal tallies the results of its historic provincial and parliamentary elections and thousands of new local government officials embody the country's new federal system of government, the time is ripe for Nepali citizens and leaders to take a bold stand against corruption and allow the country to realise its ...
As it turned out, multi-party politics came to be characterized with misrule, corruption, anarchy and instability. ... Even though voters have given clear mandate to left alliance to form and lead the next government, Nepali Congress and its president Sher Bahadur Deuba seem to be colluding to break the ...
The previous chief secretary Somlal Subedi had only three months to go till retirement. He pushed a file up to the cabinet to allow himself to work at the Asian Development Bank in a post meant for a civil servant working at a level three steps down the rung. The cabinet, under Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal ...
When asked about the corrupt practices in the health sector, the aid official's response would be, “That's not for me to worry about. ... Yes, careerism may blinker aid officials' views of the holistic picture of aid. ... In Nepal, the free press here routinely exposes corruption at various levels of government.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Chudamani Sharma, former official of the Tax Clearance Commission (TCC), was released on Tuesday after depositing a bail of Rs ... Claiming that the officials had given tax rebate improperly when they were in the official positions in 2015 and they were involved in corruption, the ...
But how? Republica's Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with Prasad, who has carried out extensive studies on fiscal federalism in Nepal. After the second phase elections on December 7, Nepal will have over 700 local governments, seven provincial governments and a federal government.
In its election campaign in the province, the Nepali Congress (NC)-led government highlighted the bringing forward of the contract award processes ... Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha granted affiliation to 23 private schools for operating various technical programs, courting allegations of corruption.
Anti-corruption laws do not work unless they are strictly ... People seeking some sort of official approval at labyrinthine government offices can be shunted ... or to negotiate with clients if officials make higher payment demands.
All this sounds very familiar to recent exposes in the Nepali press pointing to ... like Nepal: the prosecuting agencies, judiciary, anti-corruption bureau, state ... into a platform for government propaganda was resisted by eight ...
New Delhi– Many in East Europe love Indians but corruption is so ... Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China and Nepal and finally reached New Delhi. ... The official then settled for 1,000 roubles. ... but the police and custom officials were “very corrupt and whenever we dealt ...
Millions of Nepalese have braved cold weather to vote in the country's ... on ballot boxes at two others, local officials said according to AFP news agency. ... the war produced an array of different leaders and corruption burgeoned. ... "The government changes every nine months and don't get to do any work.


 

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