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Tara Airlines agrees to transport garbage from Mt Everest free of cost

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SOLUKHUMBU — Tara Airlines has agreed to transport the garbage gathered from various areas of the Mt Everest including the base camp free of cost.

An agreement has been reached with the airlines to transport 12 tonnes of garbage collected from various areas of the Mt Everest every year from Tenzing Hillary Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport for free, said Lama Kaji Sherpa, vice chairman of the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC).

The agreement would run for three years.

So far 2,660 kg garbage has been collected from various areas of the highest peak under the initiatives of the SPCC this year.

Meanwhile, out of the collected trash, the biodegradable garbage weighing 1,560 kg was destroyed at Namche and the remaining 1,018 kg non-biodegradable waste would be brought to Kathmandu for recycling, the SPCC said.

Likewise, out of 9660 kilogrammes trash collected by 35 climbers in the course of the ascent of the Mt Everest, 1063 kilogramme degradable waste should be transported to Kathmandu for recycling, it added.

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

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Notorious criminal Manoj Pun killed in police encounter

RUPANDEHI — Notorious criminal Manoj Pun has been killed in an encounter with the police in Devdaha of Rupandehi early Wednesday morning, police said.

Along with Pun, his aid Som Ale also killed in the firing, Rupandehi SP Shyam Gyawali said. Both succumbed to their injuries at Lumbini Zonal Hospital while undergoing treatment.

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According to the police, Pun was the main accused in the murder case of Youth Force leader Durga Tiwari. Tiwari was shot dead in Rupandehi district. He was also allegedly involved in the recent murder of businessman Sharad Gauchan.

Pun along with his aide Som Bahadur Ale was shot at after the duo opened fired at and tried to escape the police, the police said.

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