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PM Oli meets Indian President Ram Nath Kovind

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NEW DELHI — The President of India Ram Nath Kovind has received Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning on the second day of PM Oli’s three-day state visit to India on Saturday.

The Indian President on the occasion said that India was willing to expand cooperation that was in line with Nepal’s priorities to ensure stability and economic prosperity in the Himalayan nation.

The president expressed so after receiving visiting Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

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“India’s abiding interest is in the stability and economic prosperity of Nepal. India stands ready to expand cooperation with Nepal as per Nepal’s priorities,” the President tweeted.

It further read that India’s abiding interest is in the stability and economic prosperity of Nepal, and that India stood ready to expand cooperation with Nepal as per Nepal’s priorities.

He also stressed that Nepal and India shared bonds of friendship and cooperation that “no other countries in the world have.”

Earlier, PM Oli had expressed that friendship was one of the most important things that Nepal expected from its neighbors, especially India in changing context.

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Cabs face music for non-compliance with meter rule

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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.

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“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.

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