KATHMANDU — The CPN Revolutionary Maoist led by Mohan Baidya has protested the decision taken by the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to hike power tariff by 22 percent from July 16.
In a statement issued by CPN Revolutionary Maoist Spokesperson Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma on Sunday, the party has pressed the NEA to retract its decision.
CPN Revolutionary Maoist has warned for stringent nationwide strike if the government does not backtrack on its decision to hike electricity tariff.
The NEA announced its decision to hike electricity tariff by 11.25 and 22.15 per cent citing its ballooning losses and service fare.
The party has claimed the strategy to import power on exorbitant prices from foreign companies, private electricity companies vested interests and intention on part of concerned government officials to draw commissions as the underlining factors at play behind the decision to hike electricity tariff.
‘C’ Division League Football tournament set for February
KATHMANDU— The Martyrs Memorial ‘C’ Division League Football Championship is set to take place in the third week of February 2019.
On Thursday the meeting held between the representatives of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and ‘C’ Division clubs at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Lalitpur set the date for the tournament, shared ANFA Spokesperson Kiran Rai.
League Director Sanjeeb Mishra said, “The ANFA and Club’s representatives have agreed to conduct the competition in the final week of February (second week of Falgun). We will finalize the specific date for the tournament in near future”.
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