KATHMANDU – UML affiliated students wing, All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), has propelled a campaign entitled ‘Road Discussions’ to control thriving black marketeering across the country.
Speaking at a program organized in front of Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus in the Exhibition Road in Kathmandu today to inaugurate the campaign, the participants said that the market would be inspected strictly and those found promoting and involving in the illegal practice would be booked as part of the drive.
On the occasion, President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists Dr Mahendra Bista said that the market is still witnessing a short of the supply of petroleum products and cooking gas even after the border blockade ended, while the government is acting as a mute spectator to the problem.
Likewise, UML’s youth wing Youth Association Nepal Chairman Rajib Pahari and rights activists Subodh Pyakurel and Jyoti Baniya among others stressed the need for the government to make government employees active to control black marketeering, while consumers themselves should adopt the ways of being aware such as checking pricelist of goods in purchasing goods.
The participants said that they will put pressure on the Nepal Oil Corporations (NOC) to revise fuel price in line with international price and efforts would be made to press for decreasing transport fairs that increased under the grounds of a shortage of petroleum products previously.
In response, NOC executive director Gopal Bahadur Khadka pledged to take action against those found promoting and involving in black marketeering.
Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days
KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.
Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.
Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.
Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.
According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.Follow @gorkhapost