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Koirala to be cremated with state honors, public holiday on Wednesday

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KATHMANDU — Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala would be cremated with state honors on Wednesday.

An emergency meeting of the Cabinet held this morning made the decision to that effect.

The government has expressed its shock over the demise of Koirala and offered its heartfelt condolence on his death.

The meeting has also decided to hoist the national flag in government offices across the country and Nepali embassies for three days (Feb 10-12) and announce public holiday tomorrow (Wednesday) to mourn the death of Koriala.

Likewise, the government has decided not to organise any formal programs for the next three days and condolence books will be opened for Koiral at Nepali embassies in foreign countries on Feb 12-13.

The government also expressed its sympathies with the bereaved families, relatives and well-wishers and Nepali Congress party.

Koirala died of cardiac arrest in the wee hours of Tuesday. He was 76.

Koirala served as Nepal’s 37th Prime Minister from February 2014 to October 2014. He was elected as the Nepali Congress President in September 2010. 0214

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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