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Transport Entrepreneurs demand to roll back fuel price hike

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KATHMANDU — Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs has demanded to rollback the decision to hike petro product price.

Issuing a press release on Tuesday evening, Federation Chairperson Yogendranath Karmacharya called for the government to withdraw price hike in view of festive season.

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“We have opened prior ticket booking from September 21 to make easier for the passengers to travel during the festival. We could not open the ticket booking if the price hike was not rolled back within 48 hours”, he warned.

It may be noted that a meeting between the Department of Transport Management and Federation held on September 16 had decided to open ticket booking from September 21.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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