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US official William E Todd calls on PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — The United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, William E Todd, called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Singha Durbar on Thursday.

During the meeting, issues relating to the Constitution and its implementation, reconstruction after the earthquake, bilateral relationship between the two countries and the American assistance in the economic development of Nepal were discussed, according to Pramod Dahal, press advisor to the PM.

Todd also told the Prime Minister that he would encourage the US investors to come to Nepal as Nepal was safe for investment, said Dahal.

He also emphasised on the need to establish a healthy trade relation between the two nations, lauding the US government’s decision to grant duty-free access to 66 Nepali products.

In response, PM Oli had informed the US official about the ongoing issues in Nepal including the implementation of Constitution.

Oli also said he was for finding consensus on the disputed issues among political parties through peaceful talks, rather than indulging in protests.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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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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