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3 tankers with Chinese petrol to arrive in Capital today

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KATHMANDU — Three tankers filled with Chinese petrol came back from Kerung, the closest border town of China from Rasuwagadhi, on Saturday night.

Chief District Officer of Rasuwa, Shiva Ram Gelal has informed that the three fuel tankers that arrived at Rasuwagadhi custom point will be dispatched for Kathmandu early today morning.

Nepal has sent 12 tankers having 12 kilolitres capacity to Kerung in the first part to bring fuel from China. Of the 12 tankers that came to Nepal-China border on Friday,the Chinese side permitted only three tankers to enter China to refill yesterday as just a couple of tankers arrived at Kerung from Lhasa.

The tankers should cross the border in the morning however a snowfall in Kerung had deferred their departure.

China is providing loading facility to Nepali tankers from Kerung, which is 26 km far from Nepali border point at Rasuwagadhi. Nepali custom at Rasuwagadhi has been requested that dispatch all the remaining nine tankers for Kerung today as fuel tankers of China will be coming there by today.

According to NOC Spokesperson Deepak Baral, China-grant 1,000 tons of petrol will be transported within one week.

NOC has kept more than 100 tankers on standby for dispatch to Kerung to bring China-grant fuel. It is learnt that it will store petrol brought from China at the Thankot depot and it will be distributed to the petrol pumps of Kathmandu Valley at the current business rate.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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