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CIAA nabs journo Dixit

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KATHMANDU — The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) arrested senior journalist and civil society leader Kanak Mani Dixit to probe into corruption cases against him.

A team of police deployed by the anti-corruption constitutional body on Friday arrested Dixit from Patan Dhoka in Lalitpur district. However, the CIAA has not revealed the reason behind his arrest.

Dixit, the publisher of Himal and Nepali Times magazines, is additionally the Chairman of Sajha Yatayat.

Earlier in December, the Commission had summoned Dixit to its office to inquire about sources of income. Dixit, however, had challenged the Commission’s move at the Supreme Court.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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