ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Monday, April 15

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 15, 2019-

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (April 15, 2019).

Flight that crashed and killed 3 in Lukla was under an inexperienced co-pilot’s command

A relatively inexperienced co-pilot was at the controls when a Summit Air plane started to skid during its attempt to take off at Lukla airport, causing it to lose control and run into an exterior fence colliding with two parked helicopters, three officials familiar with the preliminary probe told the Post.

Two policemen and the co-pilot, Sujit Dhungana, were killed when the 19-seater aircraft crashed on Sunday morning. The incident is the first recorded accident in Nepal’s civil aviation history in which an aircraft killed personnel on the ground.

Foreign NGOs are receiving more funds than they show to authorities

International non-governmental organisations are found to have received nearly three times more funds than what they showed to the government agencies concerned in the past three fiscal years, the Office of the Auditor General says.

This, according to the constitutional body, has raised questions over the transparency of funds received by the international NGOs.

Report exposes government bodies’ cybersecurity flaws

The annual report released by the Office of the Auditor General revealed that government bodies are exposed to cybersecurity risks because of their disregard for the existing rules and guidelines. Only one government body was found to have complied with the criteria set for software used in their IT systems, the Auditor General reported.

“It's dangerous when government bodies themselves are using software that doesn’t meet the prescribed legal standards,” the report states.

Bill to amend National Human Rights Commission Act alarms experts

The government has drafted a bill to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act-2012, which experts say would curtail the rights of the constitutional watchdog.

The bill, drafted by the Prime Minister’s Office, is set to be registered at the federal parliament’s secretariat.

Published: 15-04-2019 17:26

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