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Small plane crash lands near Delhi Airport

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NEW DELHI — An air ambulance from Patna crash-landed near the airport in Delhi in the wake of losing both its engine. Seven individuals were onboard the plane.

According to reports, the air ambulance – a chartered flight from Patna to Delhi – crash-landed in a field in Kair village in Jaffarpur Kalan at around 2:45 pm.

The seven-seater C-90 Beechking airplane belonging to Trinamool lawmaker KD Singh’s Alchemist Group was remarkably intact after it landed on a field in Najafgarh in the South West part of the Indian capital.

Reports said the plane was forced to crash land because of an engine failure.

“The aircraft landed 6.0 nautical miles short of IGI Airport. Pilot reported failure of both engines. All seven on board are safe,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in a statement.

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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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