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KMC takes action against 84 people for littering

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KATHMANDU — Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has taken action against 84 people in the current fiscal year so far for littering and not disposing wastes at designated sites.

KMC collected Rs 237,350 in penalty from the people who were fined.

Chief of the operations section at KMC’s Environment Management Division, Meen Bahadur Thapa said that 84 people were booked for throwing wastes at places other than the designated waste collection sites and not disposing them in KMC’s garbage collection trucks.

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He said a majority of those booked for littering are from Putalisadak, Bagh Bazaar, New Road, and Jamal areas.

Penalty for littering ranges between Rs 500 and Rs 100,000.

KMC has been managing 800 metric tonnes of solid waste every day.

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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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