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4.6 magnitude aftershock jolts again

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KATHMANDU — An aftershock measuring 4.6 on Richter scale ripped through with the epicenter nearby Salme located in the bordering area of Dhading and Nuwakot districts early Friday morning.

The National Seismological Center (NSC) has confirmed that the aftershock occurred at 1.07am Friday. The Kathmandu denizens also felt the jolts of aftershock. The details of loss have yet to be ascertained.

The aftershocks are still continuous following the powerful earthquake with its epicenter of Barpak, Gorkha rocked the country on April 25 last year.

The number of aftershocks is so far counted 427 measuring above 4.0 in Richter scale, according to the NSC.

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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