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SC issues show cause notice against CIAA chief

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KATHMANDU — The Supreme Court on Monday issued a show-cause notice to Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Chief Lok Man Singh Karki.

A single bench of Justice Govinda Kumar Upadhyaya issued the show cause notice seeking Karki’s reply within three days responding to a contempt of court case filed by Shanta Dixit, wife of noted journalist and Sajha Yatayat Chairman Kanak Mani Dixit.

Dixit moved to the Apex court after Kanak’s arrest by the CIAA for investigation into a disproportionate property case against him, arguing that the anti-graft body breached due procedure in its investigation.

In January, a division bench of the then chief justice Kalyan Shrestha and justice Om Prakash Mishra had denied issuing interim order to Kanak Mani Dixit’s demand to stop the CIAA’s investigation against him but reminded the anti-graft body that no action should be taken against anyone without mentioning the jurisdiction and purpose as per the existing laws.

Earlier, the SC had directed that the CIAA should follow procedure while carrying out its investigation. Dixit had argued that a personal decision of a commissioner do not amount to process instead of a board decision.

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Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari

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GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.

He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.

Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.

The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.

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