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State Assembly meeting postponed twice in Province 7

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DHANGADHI — The designated State Assembly meeting of Province-7 has been put off twice in the last couple of days for no agenda.

The designated State Assembly meeting of Province-7 has been put off twice in the last couple of days for no agenda.

Secretary at State Assembly Secretariat Balaram Sharma said that the meetings have been adjourned due to no timely registration of bill for discussion.

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“The meetings were called being based on information that the Ministry of Financial Affairs would table a bill for discussion”, he added.

The delay from the concerned ministry in registering bill at the province secretariat caused adjournments of meetings, Sharma clarified.

Next meeting for the same has been set for April 3 following postponements for two times before.

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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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