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PM Oli condoles Khotang bus victims

Gorkha Post



KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended sorrow over the demise of passengers in a bus accident in Khotang district on Tuesday morning.

PM Oli also directed the concerned bodies to carry out immediate rescue and to provide treatment to the injured in the accident.

23 passengers were killed and 26 were injured when a bus, Ba 2 Kha 6376, heading for Kathmandu plunged and fell around 200 meters down at Barkhetar at around 8 am today.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold





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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