KATHMANDU, Jan. 7 -- Directs govt to suspend MD Kansakar immediately

Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday endorsed with some corrections the report of the subcommittee it formed to probe irregularities in the procurement of two wide-body jet aircraft for the national airline.

The sub-panel in its report submitted last week had suggested action against the tourism minister and two past holders of the post as well as other top officials after reaching the conclusion that Rs 4.35 billion was embezzled in the aircraft procurement.

The full committee meeting held on Monday softened the 'punishment' it recommended for Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, suggesting action against him 'as per t...