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CIAA asks IOM to expel its staff member Lama

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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.

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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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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