ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Tuesday, May 21

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 21, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (May 21, 2019).

Mishra’s resignation throws the future of the governmental think tank into disarray

Chaitanya Mishra, a sociology professor at Tribhuvan University and well-known academic, was appointed to lead the think tank, which would recommend policies on issues ranging from development and construction to security, foreign relations and good governance.

But just as a debate was kindling on the need for a governmental think tank, Mishra quietly resigned last week, throwing the future of the much-touted think tank into doubt. Mishra’s departure has raised questions over whether the think tank will ever take off—and even if it does, will it ever be able to function as an independent institution? More by Anil Giri here.

Under pressure from Speaker and parties, lawmakers say sorry for attending Tibet convention in Europe

Two members of the House of Representatives, who were embroiled in controversy for their participation in World Parliamentarian Convention on Tibet, said on Monday they were unaware of the motive of the event and that they are filled with remorse for attending it.

Ekwal Miya and Pradeep Yadav, lawmakers from the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and the Samajwadi Party Nepal, respectively, had participated in the convention organised in Riga of Latvia from May 7 to 10. The event was aimed at garnering support to the Free Tibet movement.

Click here for more by Binod Ghimire.

Ajeya Raj Sumargi has refused to pay capital gains dues, tax office says

Controversial businessman Ajeya Raj Sumargi has refused to pay Rs 4.31 billion in capital gains tax in relation to a seven-year-old deal in which TeliaSonera had bought 75 percent shares from Sumargi’s Nepal Satellite Telecom, the Inland Revenue Department has said. Prahlad Rijal brings you the story here.

Published: 21-05-2019 19:00

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