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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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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”.

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