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Koirala-Dahal meet postponed

Gorkha Post

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KATHMANDU —

The meeting, scheduled for Friday evening between Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Unified CPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal was postponed after Dahal cited his busy scheduled, said PM’s Press Coordinator Prakash Adhikari. The next date of meeting was not declared.

Ending the week long silence after the January clash in the Constituent Assembly, the two leaders had consented to sit for talks at 6pm when they attended in the Constitutional Council meeting earlier in the day.

Dahal expressed his inability to attend the meet at last, saying that he had to attend a meeting of the opposition alliance and the meeting was put off.

Sources said Dahal assured to announce a date for talks in the wake of counseling his party and the alliance of opposition parties.

Early yesterday, Koirala and Dahal had agreed to sit for talks at evening, as per CA Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang. He said he told the PM, UCPN-M seat and UML Vice-Chair Bamdev Gautam that he had stopped the voting process to encourage talks between the ruling and the agitating parties and the people were eager to know the outcome

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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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