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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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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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