The Special Court on Tuesday remanded Dol Bahadur Karki, a UML CA member, to 20 days of judicial custody. He has been charged with accepting bribes from 12 people in exchange for arranging for recruitment into the police force. A CIAA team arrested him on Monday evening, allegedly while he was in the process of accepting a surety of Rs 100,000 from an individual to whom he had promised help in getting through the exams required to be appointed as a police officer.
Unlocking the mystery
The black box of the Dornier 228 belonging to Agni Air has been found a week after its crash on Tuesday. The Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) of the plane were recovered from the impact ditch created when the aircraft dived into the ground. Rescue workers used an excavator to look for the black box, which was buried 15ft below the surface.
Where have they gone?
Human rights organisations, civil society members and victims' families remembered those disappeared during the decade-long insurgency on the International Day of the Disappeared on Tuesday, with a lamp-lighting ceremony at Basantapur. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal urged the government to swiftly implement the Supreme Court decision of 2007 that requires the state to criminalise forced disappearances. Rights bodies emphasised the need to form commissions on forced disappearances, truth finding and reconciliation. A bill has been prepared and tabled to this effect, but lack of interest from the political parties has stalled the process.