Kathmandu, Jan 14, 2018
Rastriya Samachar Samiti, the state-owned news agency, has offered a 20 percent discount for its subscribers. The discount offer, which aims to provide people’s access to news in the easiest way, will come into effect from January 15, according to a meeting held recently under the chairmanship of RSS’s Chairperson Kul Chandra Wagle.
The beneficiary will include women, people with disabilities, victims of people’s movements, families of martyrs and backward communities.
Likewise, the beneficiary by geography includes media houses based in hill and mountainous districts including Jajarkot, Dailekh, Bajura, Bajhang, Doti, Achham, Darchula, Manang, Mustang, Humla, Jumla, Mugu, Dolpa, Kalikot, Solukhumbu, Sankhuwasabha, Taplejung, Rasuwa, Baitadi, Rukum, Rolpa, and Salyan.
The list of those benefitting from the offer comprises Dalit and marginalised castes including Raute, Chepang, Hayu, Danuwar, Majhi, Pode, Hamat, Kamar, Mali, Kushhawa, Kalwar, Mallaha, Kurmi, Kerawat, Musalman, Kumhar, Teli, Rajmar, Kahar, Nuniya, Rajbodh, Kewat, Baniya, Rauniyar, Barai, Lohar, Bhedimar, Sudhi, Saini, Sonar, Haluwar, Hajam and Kanul.
Likewise, an RSS’s meeting held under the coordination of member of RSS board of directors Daya Ram Dahal also decided to seek a legal remedy to curb the use of RSS’s news illegally by media outlets.