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DPM Thapa meets Israeli prez Reuven Rivlin

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KATHMANDU — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday night.

Nepal’s envoy to Israel Prahlad Prasain and Israeli Ambassador to Nepal Yaron Mayer arranged the meeting between DPM Thapa and President Rivlin at the Teddy Stadium where final match of Israeli FA Cup was being held. Envoy Mayer had reached Israel along with Prasain for the meeting.

DPM Thapa, who was in Istanbul Turkey for the World Humanitarian Summit, reached Israel on a three-day official visit along with Ambassador Prasain and Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi.

Thapa is also scheduled to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today. During the meeting, Nepal and Israel will sign an agreement on Permanent Diplomatic Mechanism.

DPM Thapa will also address the Israeli Council on Nepal-Israel relations.

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4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs

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SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.

Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.

The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.

The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.

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