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Madan Bhandari was patriotic and versatile leader : PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli said that people’s leader the late Madan Bhandari was a patriotic and national development oriented figure.

Speaking at the program organised to commemorate the 15 anniversary of the Madan Bhandari Memorial College here in the capital today, PM Oli added that the late leader Bhandari had versatile, scientific and broader thoughts on the social justice regarding the national development and patriotism.

PM said that the government was working out to bring a new education policy because of the weakness in current policy and system.

Further, Oli asserted that an appropriate environment should be provided to the new generation which would flourish their interest and capacity.

Likewise, PM Oli honoured Professor P Kharel with the Madan Bhandari Education Journalism Award. The award carries a purse of Rs 25,000 and letter of honour.

Similarly, Sudan Lamichhane and Rama Parajuli were also honoured with gold medals for securing the highest marks in Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) exams.

PM Oli remembered the difficulty during establishment phase of the college as they faced fund crunch and lack of infrastructure; however, they had only determination and will power.

He said the students in the college should hone their talent, be disciplined and well mannered, adding that most of the college students are the same.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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