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Juphal airport reopens after long closure

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DOLPA — Juphal Airport, the sole means of transportation in the mountainous district Dolpa which was closed for black topping, has resumed operation from Friday after eighty three days.

The airport remained closed for around three months as the upgradation work is underway. It started resuming flights, following the 90 percent completion of blacktopping of the runway, as per the Airport Upgradation Project Chief Bir Prasad Shahi.

The resumption of the airport on the eve of the Dhashain festival has brought cheers among the Dolpa locals who were facing a sort of blockade due to the suspension of air service.

According to Shahi, flights were resumed bearing in mind the need for the convenience of people, and transportation of daily essentials when festivals are around the corner. The remaining upgradation work of the project will complete soon, the airport authority said

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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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