KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel has announced to provide compensation to the owner of the taxi that was set on fire allegedly by the cadres belonging to the Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to enforce the general strike on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The government has once again backed away from a decision to crack down on ride-sharing, following widespread public criticism.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nepal Meter Taxi Entrepreneurs’ Association (NMTEA), an umbrella organization of registered taxis, is mulling over operating app-based tax services like Pathao and Uber in the capital. Their move comes after Pathao, an app-based ride-hailing service, last week launched its taxi service by including registered cabs and private cars.

12,000 taxi drivers faced action

August 7, 2019 09:53 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Traffic police have taken action against 12,749 taxi drivers in Kathmandu Valley for cheating passengers in various pretexts.

52 taxi drivers punished

March 2, 2019 09:14 am

KATHMANDU, March 2: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has taken against 52 taxi drivers for irregularities.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: With a sharp rise in the trend of taxi drivers ripping off passengers through various methods, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has stepped up efforts to take action against unscrupulous taxi drivers.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: A person was killed when a taxi hit his motorcycle at Sitapaila Chowk of Kathmandu last night. The dead has been identified as Niraj Lama, 23, of Roshi rural municipality of Kavrepalanchowk.

Bullies behind the wheels

September 22, 2018 09:07 am

I was going for my dad’s treatment at Fatima Healing Center last week. We were headed toward Bhatbhateni from Maitidevi on a taxi.  Our taxi driver, like every other cabby in Kathmandu, asked us to pay more than the metered price. We denied giving extra, but he insisted on charging additional. We refused again; he started using foul words on us. I got furious. I said that I would call the police on him.

Over 300 taxi drivers face action

September 13, 2018 12:20 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 13:  More than 300 taxies faced action under the special campaign launched by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division.

Traffic Police round up 71 cabbies

September 7, 2018 08:12 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has taken under control 71 taxi drivers for action as they were found overcharging passengers.

POKHARA, May 17: Police have arrested 36 taxi drivers of Pokhara for overcharging passengers and refusing to use fare meter. All of them were arrested from various parts of the metropolis on Tuesday.

Souls of My City: Taxi dreams

January 31, 2018 10:05 am

Asked how it feels like to be a taxi driver, Indra Lama says, “Well I get to travel a lot with different people and different behaviors. It is sometimes interesting and tiring at other times.”

PARBAT, Jan 28: The District Hospital of Parbat has suspended ambulance service for the past eight months following malfunctioning of its only ambulance, thus affecting patients.

POKHARA, Jan 11: Taxi drivers in Pokhara obstructed vehicular movement for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning to protest police action against their colleagues who refused to go by meter.

BHOJPUR, Dec 27: Taxi service has been started from Bhojpur to Dharan and vice-versa.  Taxi service came into operation from today at the joint initiative of the Sagarmatha Taxi Entrepreneurs Association, Bhojpur and Sunsari Taxi Entrepreneurs Association.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Jenish Shrestha had to walk home after a tiring day at work. Although he attempted to strike a deal with a cabbie to get home, it was all in vein as the driver was demanding excessive fare by refusing to go with fare meter on.

Man found murdered in taxi

November 8, 2017 12:40 pm

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 8: A man of around 40 years of age was found murdered in Manahara of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality in Bhaktapur. His body was retrieved from a taxi (Ba 1 Jha 1040), the Metropolitan Police Circle, Thimi confirmed.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The business of automobile, which dropped significantly after Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) tightened provisions to issue bank loans for buying personal vehicles, is now expected to rise as the government has issued taxi permits to 1,500 earthquake-affected people.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Laxmi intercontinental Pvt. Ltd, the sole distributor of Hyundai motors in Nepal, has announced to provide 100 percent cash back to one of the 1,500 earthquake victims, who have received taxi number from the government, purchasing Hyundai Eon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The Government has decided to provide 1500 taxi registration numbers to quake victims of 14 districts on March 8 through lottery.

Minor killed after being hit by taxi

February 25, 2017 14:06 pm

BHOJPUR, Feb 25: A minor has been killed after being run over by a taxi at Panityanki of Bhojpur Municipality-5.

PHILADELPHIA, Feb 7:  Police say a naked man stole a taxi and recklessly drove through a crowded park in a posh section of Philadelphia.

Taxi driver killed in road accident

January 25, 2017 11:53 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: A taxi driver was killed in accident in the wee hours at local Sorhakhutte this morning.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu has been organized various events and activities since November 25 as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee celebrations.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Even as taxi drivers in the Kathmandu Valley intensified their protest against police crackdown for discouraging meter fraud and overcharging, the government authorities continued to maintain that they would not bow to the irrational demands raised by the drivers.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Two persons sustained burn injuries as a taxi caught fire at KMC-5 Thankot in the Capital City on Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, June 9: The cadres of CPN-Maoist led by Netra Bikram Chand torched a taxi here in Koteshwar on Thursday morning. They set the taxi, Ba 1 Jha 8206, on fire the running taxi after spraying petrol minutes after they got in. They had hired it to go to Kalanki from Koteshwar.

KATHMANDU, June 9: The banda organizers have torched a taxi here in Koteshwore on Thursday morning. CPN-Maoists led by Netra Bikram Chand had called a nationwide banda (strike) today.  According to SSP Sushil Bhandari, the assailants torched the taxi,Ba 1 Jha 8206, stopping it on mid-way minutes after they got in. They had hired it to go to Kalanki from Koteshwor.