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Candle light vigil in memory of US-Bangla plane crash victims

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A candle light vigil at Maitighar Mandala on Tuesday evening in memory of those killed in the US-Bangla plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday that killed 52 people. RSS photo

KATHMANDU — A candle light vigil has been observed at Maitighar Mandala on Tuesday evening in memory of those killed in the US-Bangla plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday.

An organization of health practitioners, Sakshyam Foundation Nepal, observed the vigil; expressed condolences to the bereaved family members, and wished eternal peace to the departed souls. Doctors, nurses and health workers gathered at the vigil.

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Foundation Chairman Dr CK Singh said the deaths of many students returning home with the completion of medical studies from Bangladesh was an irreparable loss to the country.

The Foundation demanded that the government provide proper treatment to the injured ones.

Fifty persons travelling by the plane died after the crash, while 21 others are receiving treatments at different hospital.

Similarly, the students from Nepal Law Campus mourned the deaths by lighting the candle.

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Cabs face music for non-compliance with meter rule

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KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has broadened its action against taxis unwilling to operate on metre reading.

The traffic police will make monitoring extensive following an outpouring of grievances against the taxicabs from the commuters.

MTPD’s Joint Spokesperson Mukunda Marasini said the authorities have been taking action against 50 to 70 taxis on a daily basis for not complying with the rule to follow metre reading when charging fare.

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“Earlier, around 15 to 20 taxis fell under the action, but now our action has intensified,” he said urging the commuters to dial 103 to inform against any cabbies unwilling to travel on metre reading.

The MTPD has been charging fine ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 to cabbies violating the rule. Spokesperson Marasini added that 30 police officers have been deployed in the streets of Kathmandu to monitor the taxis.

Around 4,000 taxis have already faced legal charges at the hands of MTPD in the ongoing fiscal year for non-compliance.

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