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Seven Nepalis listed in Panama Papers data

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KATHMANDU — Seven Nepalis’ name appeared in the Panama Papers offshore data that the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) published on Monday.

Among them are Upendra Mahato, Nawang Dolma, Umadevi Singhania, Arun Kumar Chaudhary, Suryansh Kumar Chaudhary, Karan Kumar Chaudhary and Shila Chaudhary.

Total nineteen Nepalis’ names have appeared in the Panama Papers database that the ICIJ published online in this way.

ICIJ has integrated the new release with the Offshore Leaks database that it published in 2013.

The incorporated database includes name of Nepali entrepreneur Satish Lal Acharya, suggesting that details about him originated from the Offshore Leaks.

In 2013, the ICIJ’s Offshore Leaks Database had recorded 13 Nepalis. They were identified as Bijendra Joshi, Bijesh Kumar Todi Agrawal, Bishwa Barsingh Thapa, Bishwa Dhar Tuladhar, Dr. Shyam Bahadur Karmacharya, Harish Kumar Todi, Professor Shatendra Kumar Gupta, Bimal Kazi Tamrakar, Binu Shrestha, Rajendra Kumar Kabra, Reenuka Pradhan, Rekha Kabra and Shashi Kant Agarwal.

The database has published four addresses–three in Kathmandu and one in Siraha– also linked to the Panama Papers.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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