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Ghumfir Barsa 2073 formally launched

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has formally launched Ghumphir Barsa 2073(travel year 2016-2017) on Monday, encouraging domestic and international voyagers to explore Nepal without hesitation.

Addressing the inauguration function of the campaign, he also urged foreign investors to take full advantage of Nepal’s enormous potential and opportunities to invest.

“It’s safe to travel and invest in Nepal. Nepal offers a good investment climate and I urge investors to put their money here. There have been lots of rumors about lack of safety and the investment climate in Nepal, but that is not the case. Hence, I urge foreigners not to run after rumors.” he said.

PM Oli also said that the earthquake had partially damaged places of historic and archaeological importance, and urged visitors to fully take advantage of these important sites.

The government has announced Ghumphir Barsa 2073 in a bid to revitalize the country’s flagging tourism industry and to promote domestic tourism is the first of its kind. It is also part of the preparations to declare 2017-18 as International Tourism Year.

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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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