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.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
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”.