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CPN (Maoist Centre) candidate Sharma elected in Rukum West

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RUKUM — CPN (Maoist Centre) candidate Janardan Sharma has been elected to federal parliament from Rukum West by defeating his rival candidate of Nepali Congress (NC) Gopalji Jang Shahi by a whopping 18,743 votes.

Sharma secured 34,442 votes while Shahi garnered only 15,659 votes. This is the highest winning margin so far in the federal parliamentary elections. Of the total 55,300 votes cast, 51915 votes were valid.

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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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