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Pokhara-Delhi direct bus service begins

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KASKI — A direct bus service from Pokhara to New Delhi in India has begun from Monday.

Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet and Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae jointly launched the bus service on Monday.

The bus service is a joint initiative of the Modern Era Tours and Travels Pvt Ltd of Nepal and Uttar Pradesh Parivahan Nigam, Ghaziabad depot, of India.

On the occasion, Minister Basnet said it was very significant for Pokhara to have direct bus service to Delhi and help to boost the two country relations.

Likewise, Ambassador Rae said with the facility of bus service between Pokhara and Delhi, the tourists visiting Pokhara would also extend their travel to other places as Muktinath and the Annupurna region which would augment tourism in Nepal.

Total eight deluxe buses, four from each side, have started the operation.

The bus fare has been fixed at NRs 3,500 (IRs 2,200), informed Keshav Adhikari at the Pokhara-based travel company.

Nepal’s the then Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 had signed an agreement to launch such joint bus services.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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