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Businessman Bimal Poddar arrested in connection with 33 kg gold smuggling

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KATHMANDU — Businessman Bimal Poddar has been arrested for his alleged involvement in smuggling of of 33-kg gold and illegal hundi business.

The special probe committee led by Ishwor Raj Paudel, joint secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, formed to investigate the March 2 murder of Sanam Shakya and disappearance of 33-kg smuggled gold, has arrested him from Dillibazar last night, according to Home Ministry source.

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Poddar was arrested on the basis of the statement given by some persons held and charged in connection with gold smuggling, the source said.

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Woman died in scooter collision

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KATHMANDU—A woman in Gaindakot of Nawalparasi died after the scooter she was riding on collided with another scooter on Monday night.

According to the police, the incident occurred when the scooter (Na 41 Pa 2675) and scooter (Na 18 Pa 1246) collided head- on in Bhrikuti Chok yesterday.

Police identified the deceased as Anisha Rana Magar 26 of Gunjanagar, Chitwan.

Immediately, she was taken to New Medical College, but died in course of treatment.

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