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5.3-magnitude quake shakes Kathmandu Valley

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KATHMANDU — A strong jolt of local magnitude 5.3 was felt over the Kathmandu Valley and neighboring districts at 10 am on Thursday.

According to National Seismological Center, Lainchaur the aftershock was recorded at 10:00 am with Sindhupalchowk epicemter.

This aftershock has been felt in the whole central region of Nepal, sending individuals outside.

With this, the number of aftershocks of the Gorkha quake, with local magnitude of 4.0 or above has reached 408.

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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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