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Candle light vigil in memory of US-Bangla plane crash victims

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A candle light vigil at Maitighar Mandala on Tuesday evening in memory of those killed in the US-Bangla plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday that killed 52 people. RSS photo

KATHMANDU — A candle light vigil has been observed at Maitighar Mandala on Tuesday evening in memory of those killed in the US-Bangla plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday.

An organization of health practitioners, Sakshyam Foundation Nepal, observed the vigil; expressed condolences to the bereaved family members, and wished eternal peace to the departed souls. Doctors, nurses and health workers gathered at the vigil.

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Foundation Chairman Dr CK Singh said the deaths of many students returning home with the completion of medical studies from Bangladesh was an irreparable loss to the country.

The Foundation demanded that the government provide proper treatment to the injured ones.

Fifty persons travelling by the plane died after the crash, while 21 others are receiving treatments at different hospital.

Similarly, the students from Nepal Law Campus mourned the deaths by lighting the candle.

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

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The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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