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Corruption case filed against 36 PAF officials

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KATHMANDU — The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case at the Special Court against the then 36 officials of the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) on Sunday.

Issuing a statement, the anti-corruption constitutional body said the officials equally shared with each other embezzled a sum of Rs 43.49 million from the state coffers in three fiscal years (2009/10-2011/12).

Those include its finance and administration chief, 31 portfolio managers, three account officers, an environmental officer, and an account assistant.

The Commission has blamed them for producing fake bills and other documents while settling accounts of advances to claim the sum from the Fund.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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