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ANFA to give RS 2, 00,000 each to players of winner U-19 squad

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KATHMANDU —

All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Wednesday announced to reward each player from the wining squad of U-19 SAFF Championship with Rs 2 lakhs each.

A meeting of the ANFA’s executive committee presided by ANFA Chair Ganesh Thapa at ANFA Complex, Satdobato took the decision to felicitate players with cash reward.

Nepal won the title enlisting 5-4 in the hard-battled sudden death round over India in the last on August 29.
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Earlier, before the final match, Minister for Youth and Sports Purushottam Poudel had announced to reward the squad with Rs 100,000 if they won the championship.

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Govt, transport entrepreneurs strike eight-point agreement

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KATHMANDU — The government and agitating transport entrepreneurs have stroked an eight-point agreement on Friday.

The government has also agreed to amend provisions of the new Criminal Code as demanded by the transport entrepreneurs.

With the agreement, the agitating transport entrepreneurs have called off their protest programs after the government agreed to address their demands.

Tanker transport entrepreneurs had been staging protest since Tuesday against provisions in the penal code, including 10-year imprisonment for accidents and life imprisonment for causing death.

Following the agreement, the ongoing fuel supply crisis is now expected to end.

The entire country has been facing short of fuel due to the disruption of fuel supply after tanker drivers went on a strike to press for their demands.

Earlier today, after nation wide fuel shortage, the Nepal Oil Corporation has decided to start rationing of fuel citing depleting stock due to inadequate supply of petroleum products.

According to the NOC, a two-wheeler will be allowed to purchase 5 liters of petrol and light four-wheeler vehicle will be allowed to purchase 15 liters of petrol.

Likwise, the state oil monopoly has urged the petrol pumps to sell maximum 50 liters diesel to short-route vehicles and maximum 100 liters to long-route vehicles.

The NOC has also urged the fuel stations to prioritise ambulances, school buses and government vehicles while selling the fuel.

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