CDO of Myagdi arrested in Corruption
Kathmandu, Aug. 4: After an official vested with power from the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) was found to have embezzled, the commission put him in custody.Gyan Prasad Bhattarai, chief district officer of Myagdi district, who had received full authority from CIAA was arrested in Kathmandu Thursday and sent to the Ward Police Office Singhadurbar. He was caught for having embezzled Rs. 600,000 from the insurance money intended for the family of a Nepalese youth who died in Dubai.CIAA said that the preliminary investigation had showed that Bhattarai had received Rs. 2,238,000 in insurance money but had kept Rs. 600,000 in his own account at a bank in Bhairahawa and had given the rest to the family.The commission said that it was also investigating claims that Bhattarai had misappropriated funds during the rebuilding of government buildings in the district destroyed by the terrorists. It is also investigating the accusations that Bhattarai had forged signatures and received pay without employing a Personal Assistant and a Chef as well as buying goods for the office and keeping them elsewhere.
Appeal Court of Lalitpur issues prohibitory order
Kathmandu, Aug.4: The Appeal Court of Lalitpur has issued prohibitory order to cassette producers and distributor restricting them to release, produce and distribute the cassette of songs without consent of singer Ram Thapa and other artistes.Earlier, the court had issued stay order for such restriction on Magh 10 and 15 last year till the time of court verdict. The court order yesterday had revived the stay order.Producer Santosh Subedi and distributor of Opal International had produced and distributed ‘Addiction’ remix song cassette without consent of 10 singers including Ram Thapa, Bharati Upadhayay, Tirth Kumari, Dhurbaraj Khadka, Purna Nepali.The benches of Justices Nanada Raj Adhikari and Durga Prasad Upreti issued the court order.Five singers had filed the case with the court against Music Nepal.This is the first court order regarding remixed songs.