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Coupon system to get water in Gorkha

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GORKHA — The Baraha Drinking Water User’s Committee has distributed separate coupons for house owners and tenants to fetch water in the district headquarters as the water sources have gone dry bringing about lack of water supplies.

Local people in the district headquarters are forced to show coupon to fill their buckets and vessels with water every day.

The committee has arranged water supply since 4:00 am to 12:00 pm every day and locals are forced to show a coupon to fetch water.

There are 500 households in the settlement depending on the same source. Each house with cattle can fill three bucket-full of water while the households who do not own cattle get only two buckets of water.

Over 100 sources of water have dried up in the district and people are facing difficulties to meet their daily drinking water needs.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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