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Tourists illegally use drone cameras in Annapurna trek

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MUSTANG — Most of the tourists coming for trekking on the Round-Annapurna trek are found to be using illegal drone cameras.

The incidents came to light after two foreign tourists were found taking pictures and videos using drone cameras for which they had not obtained permission from the authorities.

Police arrested Michael and Aja Tosar from Lomangthang on December 2, 2015 and an Ukranian Domitrov Polikal from Ghorepani area on March 17 using the illegal drone cameras.

Police also confiscated drone sets, remote control, two sets of batteries and memory cards from them.

The tourists coming here for enjoying the natural beauty and local culture were found taking photos and videos with drone cameras.

One has to take permission from the local authorities for using drone cameras.

The government issued a directive on the use of drone cameras in November last year after domestic and foreign tourists were caught taking videos and photos of sensitive places using drone cameras, especially after the April 25 earthquake.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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