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Formation of mechanism within three days

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KATHMANDU — The joint meeting of the taskforce of the major three political parties and agitating Untied Democratic Madhesi Front on Friday decided to form a political mechanism to address the concerns of the Morcha regarding the provincial demarcation within three days.

A meeting between the taskforces of the three major parties—the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML and the UCPN (Maoist)— and the UDMF in Baluwatar on Friday agreed to give three months to the to-be-formed mechanism to find a meeting point on state boundaries.

The decision was taken at the joint meeting of top leader of the major three political parties at the official residence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Both sides have agreed, on a fundamental level, to from the mechanism, add to its Terms of Reference (ToR) and get it endorsed by the Legislature-Parliament before Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli leaves on his official visit to India starting February 19.

This is the first meeting of the taskforce summoned by PM Oli after the UDMF formally declared the lifting of its the four-and-half-month outskirt barricade, general shutdown and impediments at government workplaces.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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