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Indian held with tiger hide, bones

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An Indian national was nabbed with a tiger hide and bones at Dodhara-Chandani VDC of Kanchanpur on Friday.

Police identified the suspect as Dulal Mandal (40) of Pillibhit of India.

Mandal was arrested by an investigative team deployed from the Far-Western Regional Police Office, said Sub-Inspector Birendra Johari.

The police confiscated 11 feet and four inch long tiger hide and 18 kilos of bones from his possession.

According to Mandal’s statement, the tiger was killed by using medicines at the Pillibhit Jungle in India few days ago.

Police said that Mandal was trying to smuggle the hide and bones to China in collusion with Nepali smugglers.

He was planning to sell it to a Chinese businessman for Rs 1.25 million, police said.

Police said that there were three persons including Mandal in the group.

Mandal has been kept at the District Police Office, Mahendranagar.

Sub-Inspector Johari said he would be handed over to the District Forest Office, Kanchanpur today.


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2018 to be marked as high-level visit year : Minister Gyawali





KATHMANDU — Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the year 2018 would be made the high-level visit year to solicit assistance for economic development.

Minister Gyawali, at an interaction programme in the capital city today, said that the high-level visit would be helpful to collect assistance for Nepal’s development and prosperity.

“Homework to invite Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping would begin very soon. Chinese President Xi Jinping was invited in 2016 but his visit could not happen due to change in government. This time, high-level visits from the USA, the UK, Japan and other countries would be arranged,” Minister Gyawali said.

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He also added that the visit from Prime Minister of Pakistan held last month increased goodwill and was concentrated on holding the stalled SAARC Summit.

On the occasion, the Foreign Affairs Minister said that truce in Syria should be held as the children are falling victims to the war.

He also pledged to work to increase Nepal’s access to UN adding that our approach is not established in comparison to Nepal’s contribution to peace keeping mission. Minister Gyawali reiterated his commitment to not allow Nepal’s soil to be used against any nation.

The Foreign Affairs Minister said that Nepal’s relations with China and India would be based on our necessity instead of an alternative to one another.

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