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Indian envoy Puri calls on Province 6 CM Bhatta

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DHANGADHI — Indian envoy to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri has called on Province 6 Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta at latter’s office in Dhangadhi, on Thursday.

During the meeting, CM Bhatta requested Indian envoy to coordinate for upgradation of historic border points Gauriphanta and Jhulaghat border points along Nepal-India border in the region.

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CM Bhatta and Indian envoy Puri also held discussions on transferring Indian agricultural technology to Province 6 to develop agriculture sector in the region.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs was informed about Puri’s visit to Mahendranagar and meeting with the CM Bhatta.

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

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The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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