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Govt to provide corrugated zinc sheets to fire victims

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KATHMANDU — The government has decided to provide corrugated zinc sheets to the fire victims in various parts of the nation.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers, held at the Prime Minister’s legitimate home, Baluwatar, has decided to provide two bundles of corrugated metal sheets of 26 gauges to each family who lost their houses in the recent incidents.

Talking to media persons after the meeting, Minister for Industry Som Prasad Pandey said so far, 1,402 houses have been completely destroyed in the incidents of fire taken place in different parts of the country since November 17, 2015.

Similarly, the meeting appointed Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha to the post of the Executive Director of Human Organ Transplant Center.

Likewise, as per the meeting decision, six under-secretaries have been promoted to the posts of joint-secretaries and those promoted are Govinda Prasad Rijal, Jhakka Prasad Acharya, Nawaraj Dhakal, Nita Pokhrel Arayal, Uday Bahadur Rana Magar and Gajendra Kumar Thakur.

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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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