SC to give verdict on Sharma's case today
The Supreme Court (SC) will give its verdict on the habeas corpus petition filed by spouse of the arrested Director General of the Inland Revenue Department Chuda Mani Sharma later today.
An extended full bench of justices including Deepak Raj Joshi, Dipak Kumar Karki, Kedar Prasad Chalise, Sharada Prasad Ghimire and Anil Kumar Sinha had finished the final pleadings on the habeas corpus petition on Wednesday. The bench had said it will give the verdict on Friday stating that there was not enough time to read the notes submitted by the advocates while pleading their case on Wednesday.
The Apex Court earlier on August 1 had instructed the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), that had kept Sharma in its own custody since his arrest on June 2, to keep him in judicial custody.
CIAA has already lodged a corruption case against Sharma and chairman of the Tax Settlement Commission Lumb Dhwaj Mahat and its member Umesh Dhakal at the Special Court.
The joint bench of Cholendra Shumsher and Prakash Man Singh Raut, hearing the habeas corpus petition filed questioning legality of the corruption case lodged by CIAA for work done by Sharma as member secretary of the commission, had said an extended full bench will look into the legality of corruption case stating there is a serious question as to whether the commission is a judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative body.
Sharma was arrested on June 2 on charge of amassing disproportionate assets. CIAA arrested Sharma to investigate controversial issues like tax waiver of Rs 20 billion through the Tax Settlement Commission and lobbying for waiver of capital gain tax in sale of Ncell among others.
Sharma has been claiming that he worked remaining within the provisions of prevailing acts and laws. He has called the charges against him an insult of the parliament that formulated procedures for the commission and the government.
The CIAA had later asked Sharma to furnish guarantee of Rs 3.02 billion.
Chinese side to make on-site visits to proposed more border points
The decision was made during a meeting held on Wednesday between Nepal and China where former had proposed the latter to consider opening 13 new border transit points between the two countries with a view to enhancing connectivity and facilitating trade and business.
- NC wins in Ramnagar rural municipality
- Election results of 17 local units including 578 wards announced
- Terhathum's three local levels san bank, hitting locals hard
- Doctors demonstrate against Cabinet decision
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history
The invaders started embracing community values that helped them evolve from plunderers to freedom fighters. The alliance of the tribes “Iroquois Federate” became the basis for the government system of US that helped resist tyrannical British power for independence.
My Journey to Maiti Nepal
I was scared before I started volunteering, not so much because of the work I would be doing, but of the fact that I would be living alone in a new city where I wouldn’t know anyone except a handful of relatives, with everyone who I was close to on the other side of the world.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.