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Civilized society thru cleanliness : Prachand

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KATHMANDU — CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that a civilized society would be built only if norms and values of sanitation can be spread across the nation.

At a special programme organised by Green City Hospital on the occasion of 50th week of Ring Road Clean-Up Campaign here today, Chairman Dahal urged all to join hands in this campaign at a time when the country is involved in the mega campaign of nation building.

Similarly, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ said that it was necessary to launch a campaign against the waste as it is the enemy of the people.

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He said action would be taken against those throwing waste in public vehicles as well as parking vehicles unsystematically.

Likewise, Minister for Forest and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, said that the constitution has guaranteed the right to live in clean and healthy environment.

He said all should work to build healthy environment, adding the mega campaign should be launched by integrating clean-up campaign of all sectors.

Deputy-Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Hari Prabha Khadgi, Mayor of Tokha municipality, Prakash Adhikari, among others expressed their views.

The campaign launched from April 15, 2017 has so far collected more than 750 metric tonnes of waste and more than 25,000 people have participated in it, said campaigner Lok Bahadur Tandon.

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

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KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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