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No load shedding except in industrial corridor: NEA

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KATHMANDU — The Nepal Electricity Authority has said that no power outage exist in any part of the country except in industrial corridor.

Stating that power cuts due to technical problems cannot be called as load shedding, the NEA has said that power supply has been deducted for three hours in industrial corridors.

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“Power supply sometimes faces problem due to technical problem including in transmission and distribution system, which used to take place in the past as well,” NEA Executive Director Kulman Ghising said.

The NEA is working to address them as well as soon as possible.

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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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