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CIAA files corruption case against Lharkyal Lama

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KATHMANDU — The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Thursday filed a corruption case against former UCPN-Maoist lawmaker Lharkyal Lama at the Special Court.

The anti-graft body has accused Lama for accumulating property worth Rs 298 million wrongfully by holding public posts over and over.

The Commission had investigated into property details of Lama from financial year 2001/2 to 2015/16.

The anti-corruption constitutional body said it found that his expenditure in last 15 years did not match with his earning, with a difference of the mentioned amount.

Among the property, he failed to furnish the sources for property worth Rs 92.4 million, CIAA said in a statement.

During the investigation, Lama had failed to show sources of his earning for the mentioned amount.

Earlier, in March, the Commission had found bullets in his bank locker while it was investigating into his involvement in embezzlement.

Lama, a permanent resident of Helambu-6 in Sindhupalchok district, was arrested in March by police after they discovered 14 projectiles in his bank locker.

A couple days after the fact, he was re-arrested on fraud charges related to foreign employment. He was later released by the Department of Foreign Employment on a bail bond of Rs 3 million.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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