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Bangladesh ambassador Shams says it will provide ports to Nepal to import fuel

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KATHMANDU — Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams said on Monday that Bangladesh would provide transit if Nepal imported petroleum products from third countries.

Speaking at a program organized by Reporters Nepal in Kathmandu, the Bangladeshi envoy said her country was ready to provide ports at Mangla and Chittagong as transit to Nepal for fuel and LPG imports.

Stating that Bangladesh knew about the existing fuel crisis in Nepal she said that Bangladesh has officially informed Nepal about the availability of the two ports and has shown interest in bringing in aviation turbine fuel from Bangladesh.

She said Nepal can be benefited by the railroad service reached out up to Rohanpur, Singhabad and Radhikapur.

Ambassador Shams pointed out the need for an immediate motor vehicle agreement between the two countries saying Nepali payload trucks can enter Bangladesh with any obstruction but Bangladeshi trucks are not allowed to enter Nepal.

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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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