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CIAA files graft case against ex-DEO

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KATHMANDU – The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Tuesday filed a case against six people, including former district education officer of Rautahat, at the Special Court on the charge of embezzling funds meant for Non-Formal Education and National Literacy programmes.

They have been accused of embezzling Rs 4.7 million, according to CIAA Spokesperson Krishnahari Pushkar.

Others accused in the case are Upendra Mandal, Narmada Acharya, Ranjan Kumar Karna, Jaya Prakash Yadav and Prem Shankar Mishra.

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Chhayanath Rara Municipality bans liquor

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RARA— Chhayanath Rara Municipality in Mugu district has been declared liquor-free zone. Declaration of a liquor-free zone was made amid a program on Saturday with a huge presence of locals from all 14 wards.

The municipality and local police administration had conducted a regular publicity campaign in all settlements for two months.

Chief Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi read out a commitment paper by declaring a liquor-free zone to the municipality.

Chairman of Ward No. 5 Dambar Bahadur Rawal of the municipality shared that the municipality council took a decision two months ago to impose a ban on liquor in the municipality with the conclusion that gender-based violence, child marriage, misuse of development and irregularity increased due to liquor.

Mayor Harijung Shahi, lawmaker Gopal Bahadur Bam, representatives of Mugu Chamber of Commerce and Industries, among others were present on the occasion.

During the event, Chief Minister Shahi compared Karnali with heaven.

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