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State Assembly meeting postponed twice in Province 7

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DHANGADHI — The designated State Assembly meeting of Province-7 has been put off twice in the last couple of days for no agenda.

The designated State Assembly meeting of Province-7 has been put off twice in the last couple of days for no agenda.

Secretary at State Assembly Secretariat Balaram Sharma said that the meetings have been adjourned due to no timely registration of bill for discussion.

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“The meetings were called being based on information that the Ministry of Financial Affairs would table a bill for discussion”, he added.

The delay from the concerned ministry in registering bill at the province secretariat caused adjournments of meetings, Sharma clarified.

Next meeting for the same has been set for April 3 following postponements for two times before.

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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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