New acting governor for Nepalese central bank

The government of Nepal has appointed Krishna Bahadur Manandar as the acting governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, the country's central bank. The temporary appointment comes after the suspension of governor Bijayanath Bhattarai.

Bhattarai has been removed from his post after he and the bank's executive director were charged with financial irregularities concerning the hiring of American consultants.

The country's Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), has filed a case against