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Fire guts property worth Rs 150 mln in Gulmi

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GULMI — A fire that has spread in Badagaun of Gulmi since Saturday has caused the loss of around Rs 150 million.

The fire had obliterated 71 houses of Dajakot and Majhgaun of Badagaun and took the life of a man.

It has been learned that the area has seen an acute shortage of drinking water after the outbreak of fire in the area.

Details about the incident are yet to come, Chief District Officer Pradeep Raj Kandel said.

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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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