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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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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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