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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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