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PM Oli urges Chief Ministers to get down to competitive development

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the Chief Ministers to get down to competitive development for the country’s prosperity.

In a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all the seven provinces at his office today, the Prime Ministsr has pointed out the need of competition between the province governments for the country’s better development, progress and prosperity.

He had summoned the Chief Ministers to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.

Stating that there was not much time for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, he said the only option was to move ahead on the path to prosperity in the remaining 13 years.

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“We waged successful revolutions in various phases and now there is no alternative to the local, provincial and federal governments than to moving forward on the path of prosperity,” Prime Minister’s press coordinator Chetan Adhikari quoted the PM as saying in the meeting with the Chief Ministers.

The Prime Minister also gave directives for resolving the problem to do with giving complete shape to the laws needed by the province government through the facilitation committee formed under the coordination of the Attorney General.

“We should all work towards poverty eradication; now nobody will die due to cold in Tarai. What is required for the province government, please be clear and put your views,” PM Oli said.

On a separate topic, Prime Minister Oli said nobody would be allowed to interfere in the country’s internal affairs and that relations based on equality and goodwill would be maintained with all neighbouring countries.

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Govt forms panel to look into vegetable syndicate

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a committee to look into the issues of the Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market and come up with a viable solution after receiving several complaints from customers regarding the price of vegetables skyrocketing due to the prevalence of syndicate.

Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav formed a seven-member committee on Tusday. Nabaraj Dhakal, the joint secretary and also spokesperson at Ministry for Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS), has been appointed as the chair of the committee.

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Other members of the committee are joint secretaries of the Ministry of Agricultural and Livestock Development and Ministry of Home Affairs, Executive Director of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Committee Tejendra Prasad Poudel, a deputy inspector general of Nepal Police and two officer-level staff of MoICS.

Earlier, vegetable traders had halted trade at the Market demanding immediate release of Bharat Khatiwada and Ujwal Dhungana, who had been arrested on Monday for creating disturbance and obstructing the vegetable market monitoring.

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