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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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Far-West Province has high potential: Minister Bhatta

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BAITADI— Minister for Industry, Tourism, Forests and Environment of Far-West Province Maya Bhatta has said that Far-West Province has high potentials for development.

At an orientation programme for journalists in Baitadi on Saturday, Bhatta said that the Far-West Province has high chance for religious tourism.

On the occasion, Province Minister Bhatta feted Far-West Provincial Chairman of National Association of Tourism Journalists (NATOJ) Amar Raj Bhattarai and newly-elected Chairman of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Baitadi chapter Mahesh Prasad Awasthi.

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