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UML lawmaker Tumbahamphe elected Deputy Speaker

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KATHMANDU — CPN-UML lawmaker Shiva Maya Tumbahamphe has been elected to the post of Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives on Friday.

Backed by left-alliance-backed, Tumbahamphe defeated her one and only closest rival from main opposition Nepali Congress Pushpa Bhusal by 143 votes.

Tumbahamphe secured by 201 votes wile Bhusal trailed behind with 58 Votes. As many as 259 lawmakers were present in the voting.

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CPN (Maoist Center)’s Dev Gurung had proposed Tumbahamphe’s candidacy and UML’s Rabindra Adhikari seconded it. Likewise, Bhusal’s candidacy had been proposed by Dila Sangroula and been seconded by Debendra Raj Kandel.

Hailed from Morang district while Bhusal is from Arghakhanchi, Tumbahamphe holds a Ph.D. in political movement of women in Nepal from Tribhuvan University.

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

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KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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