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Volkswagen fined USD 8.9 million for emissions in Mexico

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MEXICO — Volkswagen has been fined 168 million pesos (8.9 million U.S. dollars) in Mexico for selling almost 45,500 vehicles without the required environmental certificates, the country’s environmental agency said Monday.

The fine is not the last word in the VW emissions scandal.

The attorney general’s office for environmental protection said Mexican authorities are still investigating the sale of vehicles between 2009 and 2015 that may have software that lets them cheat on diesel emissions tests.

In a press release, the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) slammed Volkswagen for intentionally selling Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Seat and Volkswagen cars without complying with the country’s environmental rules.

Profepa inspectors detected the breach of rules during a visit to Volkswagen last December when they checked information about the company’s vehicles, according to the release.

Volkswagen says as many as 11 million cars worldwide have the software that enables them to cheat on tests. The company says it is working to fix the cars and to change its culture so it doesn’t happen again.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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