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Probe panel formed to investigate budget leak

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KATHMANDU — The legislature on Tuesday formed a parliamentary probe committee to look into the budget leak issue as demanded by the main opposition Nepali Congress.

Nepali Congress (NC) had been blocking the parliament since yesterday demanding to form a probe panel to investigate the budget leakage prior to the announcement.

CPN-UML Chief Whip Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal had proposed to form a eight-member special committee led by Nepali Congress legislator Ramesh Lekhak.  Other members from the board are yet to be named.

Chief Whips of Nepali Congress and UCPN-Maoist Chin Kaji Shrestha and CPN (Center) lawmaker Hit Raj Pandey respectively had seconded the proposal.

After the formation of the committee, Nepali Congress allowed the House session.

Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel subsequently tabled a proposal to begin debate on the budget announcement.

Earlier, the ruling parties had agreed to form such panel as demanded by the main opposition.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring





KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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