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President,PM and leaders extend best wishes on Buddha Jayanti

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KATHMANCU —  President, Vice President, Prime Minister and other leaders have extended best wishes to all Nepalis on the occasion of the 2561st Buddha Jayanti on Wednesday.

On her message President Bidhya Devi Bhandari said, “Once we internalise the Buddha philosophy, internal peace and fraternity are possible”

“I wish the Buddha Jayanti inspired all for peace, harmony, coexistence and non-violence,” she said, adding that the precepts of the Lord Buddha are inspiring and exemplary.

The Buddha’s principles would be useful for Nepal’s campaign of fostering national unity, harmony and tolerance with durable peace, good governance, and building democratic, proportional, and inclusive society.

Likewise,Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that holding three levels of polls in the slated timeframe is the national need for the implementation of the constitution.

In a message given today on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, and the Ubhauli Festival of Kirant community, Vice President Pun said that there was no alternative to consensus and co-work among all political parties to successfully conduct the forthcoming polls.

The Vice President has also said that the importance and relevance of Buddha’s messages of peace and non-violence have further increased in the present world, adding that fraternity, goodwill and sustainable peace would be established in the country and the entire world if the messages of the Buddha were internalised.

Similarly, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal has also extended greetings on this day and expressed “Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and the multi-religious country. Diversity is our wealth and unity in diversity is our special identity.”

The precepts of Lord Buddha, born in Nepali soil, are known worldwide, he said, adding that the supreme wisdom gained by Lord Buddha with penance is eternal.

Once we abide by the teachings of the humanity and non-violence of Lord Buddha, peace and human welfare prevail in the country, the PM stressed.

“I wish this Day inspire all to work together for progress with the implementation of constitution and holding the local level elections,” said the PM in the message.

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has also wished for the emancipation of people from all sorts of injustice and suppression and peace would prevail in the country by following the teachings of the Lord Buddha.

Stating that sans enduring peace, overall development of the country is not possible, Deuba said that violence, murder, abduction and anti-human rights activities should be stopped forever, adding that establishing enduring peace is the priority of his party Nepali Congress.

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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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