ACHHAM — CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the unification between CPN-UML and his party Maoist Center would be announced before March third week.
Chair Dahal, at a press meet organized by the Press Centre Nepal at Ramaroshan in the district Friday, clarified that there were no hindrances for the unification bid, therefore, it gets concrete shape soon.
On another note, Dahal, also the former Prime Minister, shared that the Cabinet would be expanded very soon.
He also said the country was moving on the way to socialism, as the three tiers of governments (federal, provincial and local) were in place to expedite development activities in the country.
UML, Maoist Centre summon joint PP meet for today
The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) have summoned a joint Parliamentary Party meeting of the two parties at the Parliament building in New Baneshwor on Saturday.
A joint meeting has been summoned to impart training on making the parliamentary affairs uniform as the two parties have decided to train member of parliaments in view of the federal parliament meeting slated from Monday,according to UML office Secretary Krishna Gopal Shrestha.
Prime Minister and UML Parliamentary Party leader KP Sharma Oli, CPN (Maoist Centre) Parliamentary Party leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and former Speaker Subash Nembang will provide training along with the directive to the lawmakers of the two parties.
Cabs face music for non-compliance with meter rule
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.
“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.Follow @gorkhapost