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Fugitive poacher held after 5 years

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BARDIYA — Police on Wednesday arrested a fugitive poacher from Banbasa, on the Indian territory along the Nepal-India border, five years after the crime.

Acting on a tip-off provided by Indian authorities, a team led by DSP Pravin Pokhrel of of Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) has arrested Lal Bahadur BK, who was involved in poaching Namobuddha, the country’s first tiger fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS)— enabled satellite collar in Bardiya National Park (BNP).

BK also known as Raj Bahadur was on the run after killing Namobuddha in 2011.

BK was brought to BNP on Thursday morning for further investigation. It took one week for the CIB team to arrest BK with the support form Indian authorities.

“After the killing, BK had fled from Bardiya along with his family, and was working at the apple orchard in Shimla,” said Pokhrel.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Namobuddha was trans located from Chitwan National Park to Babai valley inside the BNP on January 22, 2011.

The carcass of Namobuddha was recovered from Narasoti inside BNP on May 18. Charred pieces of the GPS device were strewn around the site, while two dismembered cow carcasses were also found nearby and investigations revealed that the carcasses were poisoned and the Royal Bengal Tiger—protected in the BNP—died after consuming the poison-laced flesh.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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