Lawmakers make a case for giving CIAA chief the boot

  • Impeachment motion against karki
Binod Ghimire, Oct 26 2016
Parliament on Tuesday started theoretical discussion on an impeachment motion against Lokman Singh Karki, with around a dozen lawmakers airing their views in support of the motion.
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In NC, ‘dither and delay’ is the order of the day

    SARIN GHIMIRE, Oct 26 2016

    A dithering Nepali Congress (NC) said on Tuesday that the party would wait for clarifications from Lokman Singh Karki at the Impeachment Recommendation Committee of Parliament before making its official position public.

    The largest party in Parliament is yet to come up with a clear position on an impeachment motion against Karki, just as its leaders on Tuesday spoke strongly in Parliament in favour of impeaching the suspended chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority.

    After the party’s Central Working Committee meeting on Tuesday, senior NC leader Ram Chandra Poudel said

    the party would come up with its official position before

    the impeachment motion is put to vote. 

    “There is no need to rush for a decision as impeachment is a long process,” said CWC member Prakash Sharan Mahat. “Our decision will come before we have to vote on the motion.”

    According to leaders, the Parliamentary Party (PP) too will take up the matter soon. “The impeachment motion is in the House and lawmakers have to speak on the matter,” said NC leader Gagan Thapa. “Our PP will have to take a decision,” added Thapa who is among a few leaders in the Congress party who have stood in favour of voting for the impeachment motion against Karki.

    Speaking at Tuesday’s CWC meeting, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba came down heavily on Karki for making the anti-graft body a terror-mongering organisation.

    Deuba is also learnt to have expressed his dissatisfaction at the way the CPN (Maoist Centre) and CPN-UML moved the impeachment motion without taking the largest party in Parliament into confidence.


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    Nepal named the world’s ‘best value destination’

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 26 2016
    Nepal has topped Lonely Planet’s “Best Value Destination” list and has ranked 5th on the “Top Ten Destinations Guidebook”.

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    Anti-graft body seeks details from NRB

    PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA, Kathmandu, Oct 26 2016
    The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has sought details from the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) and other concerned agencies regarding Ncell’s dividend repatriation.

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    House adjourned till November 10

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 26 2016
    Speaker Onasari Gharti on Tuesday adjourned the House by two weeks until November 10. The Speaker decided to adjourn the House just as it took up the impeachment motion against Lokman Singh Karki for theoretical discussion.

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    Nepal to press for implementation of pacts with India

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 26 2016
    Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat meets his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi.File photo: PTI
    The fourth meeting of Nepal-India Joint Commission at Foreign Minister level will focus on implementing the past agreements signed between the two countries. The meeting takes place in New Delhi on Thursday.

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    Main News

    Lonely Planet crowns Nepal as world’s ‘best value destination’ for 2017

    Post Report, Oct 25 2016
    Nepal has been named among the top 10 countries in the world to visit in 2017, according to Lonely Planet’s annual Best in Travel list.
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    MJF-L Chairman Gachchhadar for fair investigation into Tikapur incident

    RSS, Oct 25 2016
    Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) Chairman Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar on Tuesday said an impartial investigation into the Tikapur incident should be conducted to publish the guilty ones.
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    Deliberations on impeachment against Lokman Singh Karki: House meet put off for Nov 10

    Post Report, Oct 25 2016
    The Legislature-Parliament on Tuesday put off the deliberations on impeachment motion registered against CIAA Chief Commissioner Lokman Singh Karki for November 10.
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    Jhapa FC entered the final of the All India 36th Governors Gold Cup football tournament in Sikkim on Monday. In the semi-final, Narendra Limbu’s 92nd minute goal handed Jhapa a slim 1-0 victory over Gangtok Himalaya Sporting Club. In the final match on October 27, Jhapa will face the winners of Tuesday’s second semi-final between Aakraman FC of Gangtok and Mohammedan Sporting Club of Kolkata. (PR)

    Kickoff Futsal hammered Chaur Recreation Centre 7-1 to maintain their lead at the top of the Group ‘A’ during the Red Bull National Futsal League on Monday.

    Man-of-the-match Rajin Pandey struck a hat-trick, while Prabesh Joshi scored twice and Arush Singh and Bijay Shrestha added one goal each for the home team. The victory meant Kickoff lead the pool with 12 points.

    In the Group ‘B’, Tahachal battled to a 4-3 win over Samakhushi Futsal 4-3. Bishal Gurung, Sunil Basnet, Binay Maharjan and Sujit Budathoki scored for Tahachal. Sujan Maharjan and Subhash Baniya scored a goal each for Samakhusi, while they got the third goal courtesy an own. Bishal of Tahachal was adjudged the man-of-the-match. Tahachal lead the pool with nine points from four games.

    The highest cash-prized futsal tournament of the country will give away Rs 1 million to the champions. The runners-up will walk away with Rs 500,000 in the event participated in by 16 teams. The best player and the best goalkeeper of the tournament will receive Rs 50,000 each.

    BG Brothers recorded their first win in the Red Bull National Futsal League with a 7-1 hammering of Kirtipur Futsal on Sunday.

    Played at the own home court, Akash Lama and Rajendra Deula both scored hat-tricks to help open their team’s account in the league. Prakash Tamang scored another goal for the hosts. Apex Maharjan pulled a consolation goal for the visitors. Lama was named man-of-the-match.

    Hosts Baneshwor Recreation Centre were held to a 5-5 draw by visiting Adarsha Futsal. Man-of-the-match Kurfew Rasaili struck a hat-trick and Manish Rana scored another goal for Baneshwor, who also got another goal courtesy an own goal.  Samir Karki and Raju Budathoki scored braces and Utsav Rana added another goal for Adarsha.

    Kickoff Futsal lead the Group ‘A’ standings with nine points, while Sankhamul Futsal are atop the Group ‘B’ standings with six points. Kumari and Tahachal also have six points each in the group.

    In all, 16 teams are taking part in the tournament organised by the AMA Events. The champions will earn Rs 1 million and runners-up will walk away with Rs 500,000. The best player and the best goalkeeper of the tournament will receive Rs 50,000 each.




    The High Court on Friday cleared All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) to go ahead of with its scheduled election that will elect president and vice-president on October 24.

    The court had on September 30 issued a stay order to halt the election procedure responding to a writ petition filed by referee committee’s Binod KC and the football governing body’s former general secretary Lok Bahadur Shahi. The duo had filed the writ claiming that the impending election was illegitimate. The court had summoned five defendants, including Sports Minister Daljit Shripali, National Sports Council Member Secretary Keshav Bista and Anfa, on  Oct 21.

    Acting Anfa president Narendra Shrestha and vice-president Karma Tshiring Sherpa are fighting for the top post in the football governing body. The regional football governing body— the Asian Football Confederation—had directed Anfa to hold elections for new president after Fifa slapped a 10-year ban on disgraced former president Ganesh Thapa for bribery and corruption.

    The Anfa general assembly will also elect a new vice-president to fill the vacancy left after the demise of Lalit Krishna Shrestha, who had died over a year ago. Former national team goalkeeper/skipper Upendra Man Singh, ex-central committee member Dipak Khati and Mani Kunwar are running for vice-president post.

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    Some things you cannot fix

    PUNAM GHIMIRE, Oct 02 2016
    I never knew when she would appear. She’d open windows to the cold air and steal the covers from my bed. I felt sure she didn’t act alone. She had a bevy of her girls assisting her. I was really up against a force stronger than I could handle
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