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Nuwakot Festival concludes, Rs 20 million transaction during festival

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NUWAKOT — The fifth Nuwakot festival organised recently here with the slogan of ‘Prosperous Nuwakot: Our Resolution’, has made the transaction of Rs 20 million.

The 12-day festival was organized by Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce at Bidur. Chamber has informed that the festival made the transaction of Rs 20 million and was visited by 100,000 people.

During the concluding session of the festival on Sunday, Nepali Congress central member and lawmaker Bahadur Singh Lama hoped the festival would propel the economic and commercial activities in the district. They also said such festival could promote religious and cultural tourism.

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Chief of the District Coordination Committee, Santa Man Tamang, said a means of economic prosperity could be sought through the festival.

Chamber Chairman Tara Bahadur Karki said the festival was organized to promote the local products. According to him, handicrafts and agricultural products were sold much in the festival.

Artists from different sectors had also made their performances.

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Public transport fares hiked by 10 per cent

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KATHMANDU — The government has hiked public transport fares by ten per cent effective from Sunday citing the recent increase in fuel prices.

The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport took a decision to this effect following a discussion between government officials and transport entrepreneurs held at the ministry on Saturday.

The meeting held at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport with federation representatives decided to hike fares, according to Department of Transport Management (DoTM) Spokesperson Gokarna Prasad Upadhyaya.

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With this, the annual Dashain pre-bookings, which had been stuck in a loop of fall-outs between the government and the protesting Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association, made headway from Saturday evening.

The meeting also decided to form a committee to review and report on systematic fare adjustment for public transport within two months.

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