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.
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.
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 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.
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 Following the agreement, transport entrepreneurs have withdrawn their protests.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 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.
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.
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.
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.