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Many short-term solutions have been proposed but a permanent long-term solution is yet to be found


Fuel scarcity is a reality Nepalis are all too familiar with. In 2015, Nepal faced fuel scarcity like never before, which left the country crippled for weeks. The country still reels under pressure to maintain smooth supply of petroleum products and the government is yet to find a concrete solution to this threatening problem. Many short-term solutions have been proposed but a permanent long-term solution is yet to be found.

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An official from the election commission pours the ballot papers from the box, as officials start counting the votes, a day after the local election of municipalities and villages representatives in Kathmandu, Nepal May 15, 2017. Photo: Reuters

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission on Sunday said that 9,561 representatives in 229 local units have been elected in 34 districts of Province number 3, 4 and 6.

Speaking to the THT Online over a phone, EC spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma informed that 229 candidates were elected as mayors, 229 candidates as deputy mayors, 1959 candidates as ward chiefs, 3613 candidates as ward members, 1804 candidates as woman re Read More…

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