KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has announced to maintain healthy competition in the market by ending all types of syndicate, cartelling, artificial shortage and black marketing.

KATHMANDU, August 15: Nepali cement manufacturers have increased the price of their products by Rs 50 per sack, attributing to the soaring prices of raw materials.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Around two years ago, the government announced the removal of a syndicate system in transport, and the move was expected to improve the Kathmandu Valley's transport system.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: There was huge optimism among people that the country was headed on the path of peace and stability after the formation of a new government with a near two-thirds majority in parliament. But such optimism has started to fade as people from different walks of life have started heating up the street again on a routine basis.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Transport entrepreneur committees surrendered to the government back in May after their bank accounts were frozen and some of their senior executives were threatened with probes into money laundering activities.

My way on the highway

September 14, 2018 08:55 am

How can you tell when it’s Dashain in Kathmandu? When there are no people around and it resembles a ghost town. Admittedly this phenomenon has declined over the years due to shorter holidays and the hassle of traveling, but that still doesn’t stop a mass exodus from taking place every year during this festival. This brief seasonal migration from Kathmandu is in danger of not happening at all this year, if the tussle between the government and transport ‘entrepreneurs’ is not resolved in the near future.

Say no to syndicate

August 26, 2018 01:00 am

The decision to end syndicate was right and just but the government did not have a concrete plan to implement it

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The Nepal Transport Workers Association has said that the government's decision to dissolve transport associations and committee made around 15,000 transport employees jobless.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Prime Minister KP Oli has expressed concerns over the failure of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transportation to take necessary measures to fully end syndicate in public transportation.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has ruled out the possibility of the revival of syndicate in public transport sector.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Saturday stressed the need for wiping out syndicate in sports. "Syndicate in any form is not acceptable," he said at a programme organized here by the Nepal Magar Sports Association to honor Magar athletes.

BIRATNAGAR, June 1: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa said the country's economic growth rate would touch an eight percent next year.

POKHARA, May 14: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has insisted on the need for eliminating a system of a syndicate for good governance and peace and security in the country and people's conveniences.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Transport entrepreneurs and the government reached a five point agreement to end decades of syndicate in public transport. Following the agreement, transport entrepreneurs have withdrawn their protests.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Transport entrepreneurs have agreed on the government decision to scrap the syndicate on public transport.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Ram Bahadur Thapa, Ministry for Home Affairs has directed not to release the arrested transport entrepreneurs if they are not ready to sign on papers to scrapping syndicate.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The government is adopting ‘zero tolerance’ policy against the syndicate of transport entrepreneurs. To defy the government’s implementation of this policy, transport entrepreneurs affiliated to different syndicates on Friday called a strike of public transportation across the country.


May 4, 2018 09:40 am

The government has decided to act tough against syndicate in public transport. Here, we look into what people have to say.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Transport syndicate is not only increasing travel prices and affecting quality of public transportation. This unholy nexus of transporters is also affecting prices of daily consumables like food materials and vegetables as well as fuel and apparel.

POKHARA, April 18: While the government is mulling stringent measures to uproot transport syndicates, the cartels are not ready to give up easily.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Amid ongoing war against syndicate, the Department of Transport Management has come up with uncompromising steps to demolish syndicate in public transportation.

KATHMANDU, April 2: While the syndicate system prevailing in the public transport sector in Nepal has drawn the attention of many, including the government agencies concerned, the 'syndicate' which exists in Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is hardly even talked about, let alone being brought to public scrutiny.

KATHMANDU, April 2: In a bid to break transport syndicates highly prevalent in the country, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) introduced a new Transport Management Directive on Sunday, promising serious action against syndicate operators.

BANEPA, July 13: The participation of a two-day interaction program on 'national communications policy and implementation' discussed the model of the mass communications policy and the Ministry of Information and Mass Communications in a federal setup.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: United Traders Syndicate, the authorized distributor of Toyota Motors for Nepal, has opened a new Toyota Showroom at Kupondole of Lalitpur.

DANG, Sept 28: Small-sized short-route buses were not catering to the growing needs and expectation of Dang’s residents.

POKHARA, Aug 19: Ujyalo Transport Entrepreneurs' Association planned to introduce luxurious and well-facilitated buses in Pokhara. The company, however, could not start its services due to obstruction from local transport associations and the inability of the local administration to intervene.