KATHMANDU — The Election Commission (EC) has given consent to transfer Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Chief Gopal Bahadur Khadka as per the demand of Supplies Ministry.
The Supplies Ministry on October 12 had written a letter to the election body seeking consent to summon Khadka at the ministry.
A meeting of the EC held on Monday to discuss the election code of conduct had decided to grant such permission to the ministry.
The Cabinet meeting on September 18 had decided to sack Khadka for his involvement in misappropriating around Rs 800 million, while buying land plots worth Rs 1.61 billion in Bhairahawa, Chitwan, Sarlahi and Jhapa for building oil storage facilities.
The Supreme Court on October 8 had reinstated Khadka to the top post of the NOC.Follow @gorkhapost
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe congratulates President Bhandari
KATHMANDU — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has offered congratulations to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-assumption of office as the head-of-nation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.
In his message, Prime Minister Abe said that he looks forward to actively cooperating with President Bhandari to further strengthen the long-standing friendly relation between Japan and Nepal.
He also said that Japan welcomes the solid progress Nepal is making in strengthening democracy following the elections to the Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies under the new constitution.
He assured that Japan would continue to strongly support Nepal’s efforts to consolidate democracy and to ‘build back better’ from the disastrous outcomes of the earthquake.Follow @gorkhapost