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ANNFSU launches a campaign against black marketeering

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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.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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