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Govt objects to diplomats’ meeting with agitators

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KATHMANDU — The government has objected a reported meeting of foreign diplomats in Kathmandu with the leaders of the agitating Federal Alliance.

Issuing a statement on Friday, Ministry of Foreign Affairs objected a meeting of the diplomats with the Madhesi leaders.  “Such engagements in essentially internal matters of Nepal without the knowledge of the Government are regrettable,” said Spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The MoFA spokesperson commented that “the Government of Nepal was not informed of the event”.

“These kinds of incidents are not compatible with the letter and spirit of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, established diplomatic practices and code of conduct,” the MoFA statement read.

The agitating Alliance on Thursday had held a meeting with representatives of diplomatic missions based in the Capital to clarify that their new programs of protest would be peaceful, non-violent and democratic.

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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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