KATHMANDU- All the preparations for Buddhist International Travel Mart (BITM) going to be organised for the first time in Nepal have reached the final stage.
The event, chaired by Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, is being led by Nepal Association of Travel and Tour Agent (NATTA) with Nepal Tourism Board as the organiser partner.
The three-day mart is taking place in Lumbini from January 10 with an objective of developing Lumbini as the world’s one of the most important tourism destinations.
General Secretary of NATTA, Ramesh Thapa, said that more than 150 domestic and foreign tourism entrepreneurs would participate in the mart.
According to NATTA, the mart would help promote tourism, religious and archeological importance of different places including Lumbini, Bhairahawa, Tansen, Palpa, Taulihawa, Rangram, Devdaha and Kapilvastu.
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.