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- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
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May 17, 2014-

Govt to help CIAA probe ‘corrupt’ health officials

KATHMANDU: Minister for Health and Population Khagaraj Adhikari has pledged to help the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority in the investigation of health officials accused of corruption. Issuing a statement on Saturday, Adhikari said negligence while procuring equipment and drugs is condemnable, and the ministry is committed to upholding accountability and transparency by helping CIAA in its investigation. On Friday, CIAA had detained Dr Mingmar Gyalzen Sherpa, former director general of Department of Health Services, and four others on the charge of purchasing substandard drug in inflated price. (PR)

Missing woman found dead

KAPILVASTU: A woman who had gone missing for past two weeks was found dead near her residence in Banaganga VDC-7 in the district on Saturday. The body of missing Bishnu Sen was recovered in a Sisau nursery, police said. The body had decayed beyond recognition. Her family members recognised the body based on clothes and ornaments she wore. Police said an investigation into the matter is under way. (PR)

Money changer robbed of Rs 1m

JANAKPUR: Two robbers stabbed the owner of a currency exchange shop at Bidhyapati Chowk in Janakpur and made off with Rs 1 million on Saturday.The robbers knifed Mohammad Hamid Reja, the proprietor of Reja Money Changer, when he tried to retaliate. Reja was taken to Janaki Medical Nursing Home for treatment. Police claimed that the robbers have been identified and they will be arrested. (PR)

Nepal will remain secular: Gautam


Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam has claimed that Nepal will not revert to Hindu state due to Bharatiya Janata Party’s recent rise to power in India. Speaking at a programme in Bardiya district on Saturday, Gautam said just because BJP is a Hindu nationalist party does not mean that Nepal will change its secular position. BJP leader Narendra Modi does not have any wish to make Nepal a Hindu state, the CPN-UML leader added. (PR)

Published: 18-05-2014 09:01

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