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President Bhandari registers her candidacy for election of president

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KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari has registered her candidacy for the presidential election scheduled to he held on coming March 13.

The President’s nomination filed today was proposed by lawmakers Madhav Kumar Nepal, Bhim Bahadur Rawal, Subas Nembang, Ishwor Pokhrel and Onsari Gharti while lawmakers Ram Bahadur Thapa, Bishnu Prasad Poudel, Gokarnaraj Bista, Bhanubhakta Dhakal and Rabindra Adhikari backed it.

President Bhandari herself visited the Office of Election Officer set up on the premises of New Baneswhor-based Federal Parliament Building to register the candidacy.

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It may be noted that the CPN (UML) Tuesday decided to field incumbent President as the candidate for the post of President on behalf of the party.

The election of the president is taking place on March 13 in connection with the implementation of the Constitution of Nepal after the election to the House of Representatives and the National Assembly.

Today, Wednesday has been set for registering candidacy(ies) in view of the presidential election.

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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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