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Ex-IRD DG Sharma released on bail of Rs 10 mln

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KATHMANDU — Former Director General of Inland Revenue Department Chudamani Sharma was released on bail of Rs. 10 million from the Special Court on Tuesday.

Sharma was arrested on June 2 earlier this year.

A bench of justices Dwarikaman Joshi, Ratna Bahadur Bagchand and Narayan Prasad Pokharel issued an order to seek the amount equivalent to ten million rupees in bail and accordingly Sharma was released on bail, said information officer at the Court Bishnu Pandey.

Sharma reportedly submitted a bank guarantee worth the amount from Nepal Investment Bank.

Sharma is facing a case of corruption at the court, filed by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on the charge of causing losses worth billions of rupees to the state in waiving taxes as then Chair of the Tax Clearance Commission.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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