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1 killed, 10 injured in Baglung bus accident

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BAGLUNG — One person killed and 10 other people have been injured in a bus accident in Gargare, Dhorpatan municipality-1, Baglung on early Tuesday morning.

The ill-fated bus (Lu 1 Kha 7439) heading to Baglung from Rupandehi fell below the road in Dhorpatan Municipality-2 of Baglung district on Tuesday morning.

One elderly died however her details are yet to be ascertained.

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Police have identified the injured as bus driver Kal Bahadur Thapa, 47 of Palpa, Riptikot-5, his son Bimal Thapa, 21, Kesu Gharti, 19 of Baglung, Tamankhola, Nar Bahadur BK, 50, Jhakas BK, 18 and Durga Bahadur BK, 45 of Dhorpatan Municipality-8, Mustetar Ali, 33 and Yubaraj Khan, 22 of India, Rampur, Ratanpura , Chandramala BK, 15, Subash BK, 22 and Aashika BK,9 of Dhorpatan-8.

Meanwhile, the injured have been sent to the Burtibang-based Primary Health Centre for treatment, informed police. They have been taken to Burtibang Primary Health Post said Area Police Office Chief Krishna Rana.

Further investigation into the case is underway while search is on for the missing, said police.

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Cabs face music for non-compliance with meter rule

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KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has broadened its action against taxis unwilling to operate on metre reading.

The traffic police will make monitoring extensive following an outpouring of grievances against the taxicabs from the commuters.

MTPD’s Joint Spokesperson Mukunda Marasini said the authorities have been taking action against 50 to 70 taxis on a daily basis for not complying with the rule to follow metre reading when charging fare.

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“Earlier, around 15 to 20 taxis fell under the action, but now our action has intensified,” he said urging the commuters to dial 103 to inform against any cabbies unwilling to travel on metre reading.

The MTPD has been charging fine ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 to cabbies violating the rule. Spokesperson Marasini added that 30 police officers have been deployed in the streets of Kathmandu to monitor the taxis.

Around 4,000 taxis have already faced legal charges at the hands of MTPD in the ongoing fiscal year for non-compliance.

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