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Modi condemns Kabul suicide attack

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NEW DELHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condemned Monday’s suicide attack in Kabul in which at least 14 Nepalis were killed.

“We strongly condemn the horrible tragedy in Kabul,” Modi tweeted.

“Our deep condolences to people and governments of Afghanistan and Nepal on the loss of innocent lives,” he added.

The Indian PM also said that India is taking steps to assist Nepal in this hour of tragedy.

“We are taking steps to provide all relevant assistance to the Nepal government in this hour of tragedy,” he said.

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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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