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2 Indians held with explosive materials in Dhading

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DHADING — Police said they have arrested two Indian nationals on Friday with explosive materials, which they were transporting to Kathmandu, at Khanikhola, along the Prithvi Highway, in Dhading district.

The arrestees have been identified as Raju Biswas,23, of Asam and Mohammad Ferman Ali,30, of Wes Bengal, India.

Police have also seized one two liter pressure cooker fitted with wires and two socket bombs from a passenger bus (Na 7 Kha 4976) heading to Kathmandu from Kakarbhitta during a security check.

Police suspected that the devices were being brought to Kathmandu to create terror and havoc among the voters and candidates.

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Acting on a tip-off, police frisked a passenger bus and arrested two Indian nationals, this morning.

Recent days, attacks on candidates have risen with the second phase of House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections on the door steps.

The second phase of the Parliament and Provincial elections is slated on December 7 in 45 districts across the country.

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Province 6 named Karnali, capital Surkhet

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SURKHET — Province number 6 has became the first province to get a name as a provincial assembly meeting renamed it Karnali on Saturday. The meeting also fixed Birendranagar in Surkhet as its Capital.

A meeting of the provincial assembly convened on Saturday unanimously endorsed the proposal to name the province as ‘Karnali’ and also fixed Birendranagar in Surket as the capital of the province which until now, Birendranagar was the temporary provincial capital.

CPN-UML Parliamentary Party leader of the province Yam Lal Kadel had proposed the name of the province while Din Bandu Shrestha of Nepali Congress, Ganesh Prasad Singh of CPN (Maoist Center) and Sohila Sahi of Rastriya Prajatantra Party seconded the proposal.

The name Karnali was endorsed by 37 of the 40 provincial assembly members.

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Likewise, Birendranagar, Surkhet, as Capital was proposed by opposition Nepali Congress’s Jiban Bahadur Shahi.

Speaking at the assembly, lawmaker from Jumla Dig Bandu Shrestha said Karnali will be an appropriate name as it sends out a strong message of geographical unity.

The meeting later unanimously endorsed the proposal. After that, another proposal was also tabled at the assembly, to fix Birendranagar as the provincial capital .

Nepali Congress PP leader of the province Jiwan Bahadur Sahi had proposed to make Birendranagar the province capital while Ambar Bahadur Sahi of CPN-UML and Naresh Bhandari of CPN (Maoist Center) seconded the proposal.

Lawmakers from CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepal Congress voted for the proposal. Only Rastriya Prajatantra Party lawmaker Soshila Sahi voted against .

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