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PM directs authorities to repair Kathmandu roads within 15 days

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the concerned authority to repair the eoads of Kathmandu within 15 days.

PM Deuba on Sunday summoned ministers, secretaries and department heads of the ministers concerned with construction and repair of roads, water supply and electricity and directed them to repair the potholes and the water drainage pipe that are posing a serious threat to the lives of general public.

The PM issued such directive after rising incidents of people falling into pits and drains in the Capital.

Saying that the government was ready to allocate additional budget for the purpose PM Deuba strictly instructed the authorities concerned to repair the road cavities in the Capital.

He also ordered the chief of concerned departments to visit the sites and take stock of the ground reality.

Last Friday, a flood on road swept away Binita Phuyal, a grade three student, in Nepaltar of the Capital. Binita dieed in course of the treatment while another school girl Satya Sapkota fell into a pit not visible due to flood in Samakhusi, Kathmandu. She, however, was immidiately rescued by locals.

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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.

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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