Rising death toll from corona infection, Director General of the Inland Revenue Department accused of corruption

The number of deaths due to corona infection has increased again in Nepal. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, another 81 people died of corona infection on Wednesday. At the same time, the number of deaths due to corona infection in Nepal has reached 8,894. In the last 24 hours, PCR and antigen tests conducted in different parts of the country have confirmed infection in an additional 2,421 people. Similarly, another 3,558 corona have been released today.

Following the dissolution of the Parliament by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, the Supreme Court has started hearing on the issue registered against it. The hearing has started on the case filed with the joint signatures of 146 lawmakers including Nepali Congress President and Leader of the Main Opposition Sher Bahadur Deuba. A constitutional bench headed by Chief Justice Cholendra Shamsher Jabra comprising Justices Deepak Kumar Karki, Mira Khadka, Ishwar Prasal Khatiwada and Ananda Mohan Bhattarai is hearing the case. Initially, advocate Khamba Bahadur Khatiwada argued on behalf of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba in favor of the petition. After that, advocate Govinda Bandi took time to debate and said that the President had shown the mentality that KP Sharma Oli should be the Prime Minister anyway.

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority has filed a case of corruption against three persons including the then Director General of the Inland Revenue Department. Akhtyar has filed a case against corruption in a special court in Kathmandu on the charge of giving tax exemption of Rs 1.33 billion to Chairman of the Tax Evasion Commission Lumbadhwas Mahat, members Umesh Prasad Dhakal and Sharma. A statement issued by the spokesperson of the commission Narayan Prasal Rijal states that the authority has filed the case appreciating the tax exemption given by the officials against the law.

Today’s meeting of the Lumbini Provincial Assembly has been postponed. In today’s meeting, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Planning was scheduled to speak on the revenue and expenditure estimates of the new budget and answer the questions raised. Also, the agenda for presenting the Appropriation Bill was fixed. On Sunday, the opposition boycotted the meeting, questioning the legitimacy of the government. It is said that the meeting was adjourned on July 6 after the parties reached an agreement only after the Supreme Court ruled on the issue.

The Lalitpur Metropolitan City has provided the second dose of covsild vaccine to senior citizens above 77 years of age. The Lalitpur Municipal Corporation has provided the second vaccine to the senior citizens above 77 years of age who have been vaccinated earlier. Vaccination centers have been set up at eight different places in the metropolis. Senior citizens who have come for vaccination have expressed dissatisfaction over the management of the metropolis.

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