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Ratna Park earns highest on New Year’s Day

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KATHMANDU — Ratna Park, the Valley’s most iconic landmark, has made the highest trade per day in its history.

The Park earned Rs 103,000 on the Nepali New Year’s Day on Wednesday.

Ratna Park and Rani Pokhari Unit Chief, Hari Sharan KC, said a total of 3,602 commoners and 90 students visited the park on the day.

Huge number of visitors inside the park has been attributed to a new facelift and management the park received and the cost-free internet service.

The free internet facility was set up at the park on March 18.

“In the earlier days average earning of the park used to hover around Rs 25,000 per day,” KC said. The entrance fee to the park is fixed at Rs 25 per public and Rs 15 for students.

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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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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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