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Former PM Koirala passes away

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala died of cardiac arrest after suffering from a bout of pneumonia on early Tuesday morning. He was 76.

According to Koirala’s private doctor Dr Kabirnath Yogi, died of cardiac arrest after he developed pneumonia in bronchitis’ infection due to change in the weather.

Koirala was suffering Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and he succumbed to the condition.

Sushil Koirala, who had announced his candidacy for the Nepali Congress president in the upcoming general election, inhaled his last at Shashanka Koirala’s residence.

Koirala, who was elected Prime Minister of Nepal on February 10, 2014, resigned as PM in October last year after parties failed to forge a consensus amid continued protests and blockade of a key border trade point with India over the country’s new Constitution.

Koirala entered politics in 1954. Born on 12 August 1939, Koirala was the cousin of former PMs Matrika Prasad Koirala, Girija Prasad Koirala and Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala.

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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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