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APF seize Panchaunle worth Rs 80 million from Kanchanpur

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KANCHANPUR — A huge collection of protected Panchaunle, or the Dactylorhiza hatagirea, was seized from near the Matena area of Bhimdutta Municipality in Kanchanpur on Sunday.

A team of Armed Police Force (APF) seized four sacks of the protected herb worth Rs 80 million while being transported to India on a Nepali motorbike (Ma 1 Pa 3436) and a bike with Indian license plate, UA 06 G 2963.

The confiscated herb has been sent to the District Forest Office, Kanchanpur, said Netra KC, APF’s Superintendent.

The market price of the seized herb is estimated to be more than Rs 80 million. The sale, distribution or supply of the herb is banned in Nepal.

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Finance Committee meeting deferred until 1 pm today

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KATHMANDU— The meeting of the Finance Committee under the House of Representatives that was scheduled at 9 am today has been postponed until 1 pm.

The meeting was put off for lack of a quorum, said Chairperson of committee Krishna Prasad Dahal. Until 9:30 am, only nine members of the 25-member committee were present in the meeting.

Issues relating to capital expenditures and non-budgetary release of fund were scheduled for discussion in the meeting.

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