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CIAA asks IOM to expel its staff member Lama

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KATHMANDU —

The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has asked the Tribhuvan University, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dean’s Office to suspend the Chief Office Assistant at the Office, Urmila Lama, charging her of misusing hundreds of thousands rupees.

The anti-graft body has stated that Lama embezzled hundreds of thousands rupees in the fees fixed for the foreign students in the elective course by IOM.

The CIAA said that Lama took a more fees than the stipulated amount from various foreign students on different dates and also failed to enter that in the University’s fund, thereby causing loss to the University.

It has written to the IOM Dean’s Office to suspend Lama citing to that the accused may destroy the evidence against her as the CIAA carries out its investigation into the embezzlement.
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Also on Sunday, CIAA arrested red handed Devendra Prasad Kumhar, a land surveyor at the District Land Survey Office, Banke while taking bribe of Rs 10,000 from a service seeker at the office and forwarded necessary investigation.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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