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Alleged mastermind behind the 88 kg gold smuggling case, arrested

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KATHMANDU — Police have arrested an alleged mastermind behind the 88 kg gold smuggling case from Swayambhu of the Capital.

The arrestee has been identified as Man Bahadur Tamang of Rasuwa. A police team deployed from Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) has arrested him on Monday.

Tamang, the Chairman of Nepal-Kerung Business Association, is in the name list from Nepali Congress under proportional representation for upcoming elections to the House of Representatives.

On September 4, a police team deputed from the MPCD had confiscated 88kg gold worth over Rs 340 million from Chhetrapati in the Capital. Police had arrested Manoj Adhikari of Makawanpur, driver of a Tata Storme jeep which was ferrying the gold, the same day.

Police claimed that Chinese smugglers, who are on the large, used to smuggle precious yellow metal to Kathmandu with the help of Tamang.

Then on September 6, police had apprehended two drivers — Dilip Khadka and Dampa Tamang — for their alleged involvement in assisting to smuggle the gold. Khadka was rounded up from Rasuwa and Tamang from Syaphrubesi.

Later, police arrested Subha Ratna Shakya, Nanda Kumar Margala,Satya Narayan Agrawal, Ganeshdutta Badu and Dinkar Salukhe from Kathmandu in connection with the same case.

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Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa narrowly escapes explosion at party rally

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HARARE — Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa narrowly escaped injury in an explosion on Saturday which has rocked a stadium where Zimbabwe’s president was addressing a campaign rally, with state media calling it an assassination attempt but saying the president was not hurt.

President Mnangagwa was whisked to a state house in Bulawayo, where he had been speaking ahead of next month’s historic election, the first since longtime leader Robert Mugabe stepped down.

The explosion occurred as the president, accompanied by other politicians, was walking off the stage at the White City stadium after addressing thousands of supporters in advance of next month’s vote.

Mnangagwa, the 75-year-old leader of ZANU-PF, was not hurt and taken to safety, officials said. However, witnesses said several people were injured, including the Vice-President.

Several others including number security personnel, the wife of fellow Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, the environment minister and the deputy speaker of parliament also suffered wounds.

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