The government has increased public transportation fare by 12% to be effective from June 16. The government's move comes amid pressure from the transport entrepreneurs to increase the public transportation fare. With the hike in transportation fare, now the people have to pay minimum Rs16 for a travel of up to four kilometers. Earlier, the public had to pay a minimum of Rs 14 for the same.
The main opposition Nepali Congress on Thursday said that the vacancies announced by the Public Service Commission for 9,161 civil servants in various positions at 515 various local units should be scrapped immediately. The party's stance on the issue and said that these vacancies are against the constitutionally guaranteed principle of inclusiveness. Sharma also said that his party supports the recent order of the Parliament's State Affairs Committee to the government to scrap these vacancies.
Nepali Congress lawmaker Bhimsen Das Pradhan has urged the government to withdraw a bill on the management of lands belonging to Guthis (religious and social trusts). Speaking at a parliament session on Thursday, Pradhan warned that the Kathmandu folks might retort to protests if the government did not withdraw the Guthi bill.
Lawmakers have accused Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit of undermining the Parliamentary State Affairs Committee's recent order related to vacancy announcements made by the Public Service Commission at local levels. The lawmaker claimed that the minister's public remarks violated the recent order of the Parliamentary Committee.
Construction of the under-construction dry port in Nepalgunj has taken a slow pace, thanks to the apathy of Indian side. The Indian side is responsible to undertake some construction of the project. But the Indian government is less concerned about it, said engineer Hom Nath Bhusal at Nepalgunj-based federal project implementation unit office. Nepali side has completed some of its share of work for the project like land acquisition, while construction of 2,700 meters approach road from Chaulika of Nepalgunj to the port site is underway.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe traveled to Tehran on Wednesday to warn that an “accidental conflict” could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a message that came hours after Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels attacked a Saudi airport, wounding 26 people. be’s trip is the highest-level effort yet to de-escalate the crisis as Tehran appears poised to break the 2015 nuclear deal it struck with world powers, an accord that the Trump administration pulled out of last year.