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Lyarkal Lama arrested with bullets

Gorkha Post

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KATHMANDU — UCPN (Maoist) official Lyarkal Lama has been arrested with 14 rounds of bullets on Sunday.

He was arrest after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) discovered bullets from his Nepal Investment Bank locker in Durbarmarg during of its investigation.

Lama has handed over to the police office in Durbarmarg for further examination.

Lama, who has been accused of having a Nepali and Indian passport, a Tibetan refugee card and citizenship certificate from various districts of Nepal, was former CA member from the CPN-UML.

Lama was a State Finance Minister during Jhala Nath Khanal’s tenure as prime minister but had to resign from his state minister post following controversy over his citizenship certificate.

He then quit UML and joined UCPN (Maoist) where he was appointed as lawmaker despite some strong reservations from within the party.

The Election Commission had appointed Lama as Constituent Assembly (CA) member under the proportional representation (PR) quota from the UCPN (Maoist) on February 8.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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