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PM addresses nation from Rara Lake on New Year

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MUGU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has addressed the nation on the occasion of the Nepali New Year 2075 from Rara Lake on Saturday. For this, on Friday Prime Minister Oli left Mugu district from Kathmandu.

Addressing the nation, PM Oli said the new government is committed to developing and raise the country to new height. He stressed the need for filling the gap between the rich and poor people to develop the country.

The PM further reiterated that the significant role played by people in bringing democracy and federal republic respectively in the country saying, “The government will formulate policy and programmes in coordination with local level and provincial government”

PM Oli is accompanied by Minister of Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel, Minister of Defence Ishwor Pokharel and Minister of Tourism Rabindra Adhikari for the inauguration of the event in Mugu.

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He is scheduled to inaugurate Karnali-Rara Tourism Year-2075 BS later. The cabinet meeting of Karnali Province on March 10 decided to observe the Nepali New Year as Rara-Karnali Visit Year-2075.

The Karnali province government has requested all domestic and international tourists to visit Rara once in a lifetime to experience natural beauties of Karnali.

A Cabinet meeting of the province was held on Friday where the ministers raised issues of connectivity in the region through construction of international airport and road system, Giriraj Mani Pokharel said.

PM Oli also launched the School Admission Campaign too from Mugu today itself. He had visited Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve in Baglung before arriving in Dolpa on Friday evening.

The PM decided to visit the province after Karnali Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi formally invited him for the inauguration of the event.

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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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