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PANCHTHAR— A joint team of concerned authority and security agencies has carried out a monitoring along the border with India in Panchthar district.

The monitoring team includes lawmaker Basanta Kumar Nembang, President of the District Coordination Committee Bishnu Prasad Sapkota, Chief District Officer Prakash Chandra Adhikari, Chair of Yanbarak Rural Municipality Lekhnath Ghimire and chiefs of all three security agencies.

The supervision aims to control criminal activities, human trafficking and the smuggling of counterfeit currencies, drugs, wild animals and weapons. The team also inspected border pillar no 47.

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On the occasion, a meeting was held between the team and security agency of Sikkim State. During the meeting, it was agreed upon that a security post would be set up in Panchthar and the rural municipality chair has been given the task of arranging two locations in that regard, said CDO Sapkota.

Likewise, Security Chief of the Sikkim State Laxman Gurung, who participated in the meeting, apprised the meeting of the progress in the construction of a road connecting Panchthar and Sikkim.

Lawmaker Nembang said initiatives would be taken in the nearest future to open more transit points with India.

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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