RANJHA— Province-5 lawmaker Mohammad Yakub Ansari has been elected the chair of Nepal Herbal Entrepreneurs Association.
Ansari defeated his contender Sakil Ahamad Jasgadh to get elected to the post for the third time. Ansari got 98 votes against Ahamad’s 61, according to the vote count results made public on Sunday.
Likewise, Yunus Halwai secured the post of Vice-chair with 85 votes while his close rival Man Bahadur Oli obtained 73.
Other elected in the committee are Mohammad Rahis Halwai (general-secretary) and Mohammad Aslam Halwai (treasurer).
Official nabbed red-handed with bribe money
MAHOTTARI— A first class non-gazatted official working at Land Revenue Office in Mahottari was held red-handed along with Rs 10,000 in bribe money.
Nayab Subba Dhak Bahadur Karki was held by a team of the anti-graft body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Saturday afternoon. He is charged of accepting bribe money from a service seeker while managing documents in regard to land.
The CIAA Office based in Bardibas said that Karki would be booked as per the Corruption Control Act.
It is said that Nayab Subba Karki was transferred to the Mahottari Land Revenue Office just some months ago.