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PM Deuba reshuffles cabinet, Maoist ministers relieved from portfolios

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has reshuffled the Cabinet on Tuesday evening and relieved all the ministers representing CPN (Maoist Center) from their portfolios.

However, the portfolio of CPN-United, Minister Mithila Chaudhary has been kept intact.  CPN-United was recently merged with CPN (Maoist Centre).

The prime minister has reshuffled the Cabinet after CPN (Maoist Centre)’s move to back down from its earlier decision to quit government. However, Maoist Centre said it has cancelled its decision to pull out of government after receiving tip that the government is trying to defer the elections dates.

The decision came into effect from Tuesday itself, according to Govinda Pariyar, Press Coordinator of PM Deuba.

PM Deuba has appointed Rashtriya Prajatantra PArty(RPP) Chairman Kamal Thapa as Deputy Prime Minister and Energy Minister, Jayanta Chand as Minister for Supplies, Bikram Thapa as Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare and Dil Nath Giri as Minister for Urban Development.

Likewise,  Sushil Kumar Shrestha as State Minsiter for Supplies,  Bhaskar Bhadra has been appointed as State Minister for Energy,Kunti Shahi as State Minister for Urban Development, Kanta Bhattarai has been appointed as State Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare.

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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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